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Principia Discussion / Re: Neoism
« on: Yesterday at 03:01:12 pm »
Post-neoism is better  :lol:

I disagree. The second and third  ones weren't great, that said the animatrix wasn't bad.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: UK General Election 8th June: Shake it all about?
« on: December 07, 2017, 11:39:25 am »
It would at least put a concrete figure on [MONEY IN] from the EU and [MONEY OUT] and show if there is a net gain or loss from subsidies. That wouldn't even be a hard one to put together.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: UK General Election 8th June: Shake it all about?
« on: December 07, 2017, 09:33:21 am »
According to a senior civil servant who has seen over half of the sector analyses, the government decided not to bother with doing impact assessments because it would be too much work.

Is that because the sector analyses are so rough that it was safe to assume what the impact assessments would say, or was it that no sector analysis was done at all?

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: UK General Election 8th June: Shake it all about?
« on: December 06, 2017, 02:47:07 pm »
If people push hard enough, campaign to find out where those recommendations and figures came from, what the Tories have been basing all this on, a freedom of information request will eventually lead to the Tory chamber of secrets, held pristine under a glass dome, is a pawed photo of a bus that says they will get 350 million on the side of it.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: UK General Election 8th June: Shake it all about?
« on: December 06, 2017, 02:30:38 pm »
That was a chilling revelation.
Does it indicate willful arrogance, or that they know doing those impact studies will all return "Nothing good can come of this"

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: UK General Election 8th June: Shake it all about?
« on: December 05, 2017, 08:11:10 am »
Today was the day that the initial set of negotiations would have been agreed upon, of which one of the big sticking issues is the border in Northern Ireland.

Theresa May, who's Tory government is propped up by the DUP who are time traveling Northern Ireland racists from the 1800 made a proposal to keep NI in the customs union (IE allow free trade and movement from the EU), avoiding any kind of border in NI, which in looked really good for the republic, and for the North. This looked like a done deal, May, the EU president and our own Taoiseach were set to make a big announcement that talks were moving forward.

On the speculation of this alone, Scotland insisted that should NI have special status there is no reason why any other part of the UK couldn't have the same arrangement and wanted it for them (this would result in either a border between Scotland and England, or the UK being completely unable to control migration which is what a lot of this whole Brexit shite was about. OK fine it Results in Hadrians wall  being rebuilt for the first time since the Romans but whatever.

Then London City chimed in saying they would also want the same deal as 90% of their trade is finance and international commerce. This would require London becoming a walled city or again completely invalidate the control of migration.

Not to mention the fact that May's own party were horrified at the prospect of parts of the UK's trade and travel still being dictated by Europe, and are now after her head.

But either way it didn't matter, because in making the deal either Theresa May didn't tell her partners in government the DUP what she had proposed or they got cold feet in the last five minutes and pulled the plug.

So no deal was reached, literally everyone was unhappy and it will be very unlikely May's government will last another week, if the DUP don't pull the plug, her own party might without her.
There is until the 14th to get a deal agreed upon, the likely outcome of failing to do so is the UK ends up on WTO rules, and Northern Ireland goes back to the bad old days of British soldiers shooting children and drunken mongoloid IRA "Freedom fighters" blowing up innocents.

The worst is, it came tantalizingly close to being OK. Let's see how the next week plays out maybe there is still some hope in this.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: UK General Election 8th June: Shake it all about?
« on: December 04, 2017, 08:22:43 pm »
What do you make of todays dumpster fire Cain?

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: UK General Election 8th June: Shake it all about?
« on: December 04, 2017, 08:06:23 am »
He's fighting back on the first step because if the the pensions go, right to property and so on is on the table.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: December 01, 2017, 05:27:48 pm »
Come oooon impeachment.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: UK General Election 8th June: Shake it all about?
« on: December 01, 2017, 03:31:04 pm »
Mays position is rough, she has three sets of demands on her in relation to the negotiations (on a single issue)
-Irish Government: NI stays in customs union (basically)
-British Government: UK leaves customs union
-DUP: NI follows rest of UK

I don't see the Irish Government backing down, definitely don't see the UK staying in the customs union which leaves her in the position that she needs to fuck the DUP under the bus (best place for them), but doing so collapses her government and an election could well end up with a Corbyn led gov.

Now here is a funny thing, SF could well end up being approached on a confidence and supply arrangement with the Tories to prop up their government, which would be an unholy alliance if ever there was one, unless she can find enough members of the SNP and Labour willing to hold the bandages on the government long enough to get negotiations finished.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: UK General Election 8th June: Shake it all about?
« on: November 29, 2017, 08:52:50 am »
That's what it seems like, a schizo self harming mess that meets its own internal debate with "You lost" (in relation to the Brexit referendum), mirroring the same exact interactions from the lobotomites from /t/The_donald, how can anything meaningful come come of that?

Even at the high levels, the UK should be forming a coherent strategy from the different parts of the Union:
I was completely for Scottish independence and I like sturgeon a lot, but I've lost a lot of respect for her lately as she's taken to shitting on England as much as she can, instead of making suggestions on the negotiations and fleshing out what the UK should look like after Brexit. If anything its probably the biggest opportunity for the Scots to shape the union to something more like what they want to see, but instead they squander it with contrarian antics, like a bickering couple in a loveless marriage.

I can't really blame May for becoming completely detached from reality either, everyone she is interacting with is pushing their shitty agenda or contradicting her suggestions, her own party are using all of this to play power games for her seat, which no one wanted a year ago. She is reliant on the DUP time travelers from the dark ages to keep her tenuous grasp on power. If she can't get her own party let alone the houses of parliament to decide on what Brexit should be, I suppose it's impossible for her to communicate that to the people she's actually supposed to be negotiating with in the EU block.

The DUP thing makes me worried, Northern Ireland enters direct rule in a few days because they have failed to form a government, but May needs the DUP in power to sustain their government, which means she can't call an election again in Northern Ireland without collapsing her own government, which means direct rule could be in NI for the foreseeable future, regardless of borders etc, that's likely the biggest threat to the peace process right now.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: UK General Election 8th June: Shake it all about?
« on: November 29, 2017, 07:56:23 am »
To be fair that was from the likes of UKIP, the sun and some member of the UUP
But it worries me that this will become the accepted rhetoric for the talks.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4940971/irelands-naive-young-prime-minister-should-shut-his-gob-on-brexit-and-grow-up/

https://twitter.com/gerardbattenmep/status/934821820859068417

There was another kipper then trying to pull a trump and suggesting that the Republic would have to pay for a border with Northern Ireland.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: UK General Election 8th June: Shake it all about?
« on: November 28, 2017, 10:29:46 am »
So yeah, what I didn't want to happen, happened. The republic is playing the veto card because May wont commit to what her policy is on the Northern Ireland border, so far we have had:
  • No border.
  • Hard physical border that we will be paying for, which doesn't account for all the homes that are built straddling the border, or the roads, shopping centers etc.
  • Soft border (of which no one has explained what this is but at some point cameras were mentioned).

We've been accused of making demands of the UK, trying to derail brexit, and being uppity Irish who don't know better so we should just defer to our UK superiors better knowledge.
Despite the fact that the only statement our ministers have had has been repeatedly hammered home:
"We will not progress to the next phase until the UK commits to its border strategy". We're not even pushing for any of the three options above (but the hard border would make negotiation difficult), it has literally just been a case of "PICK ONE".



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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: You are a work of art
« on: November 23, 2017, 09:24:21 pm »
I'm a Francis Bacon painting.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: UK General Election 8th June: Shake it all about?
« on: November 20, 2017, 09:15:54 am »
She's not in the least bit classy, she appeals to a very low mentality that glorify the IRA as hero's that could do no wrong. Normally that is teenagers but a small subset of people don't grow out of it.

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