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If it was close I wouldn't be surprised if May had 5-10 of her own supporters put them in, who would then vote in support.
If she wins a contest it is a full year before they can call it again.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: UK General Election 8th June: Shake it all about?
« on: November 15, 2018, 07:02:54 pm »
He knew she wouldn't go for it, but its easier to justify saying he wont take the job by asking that.
Doesn't like like the 1922 got the numbers, if they don't by morning there's nothing that will push them to. Fear of Corbyn and no deal / no brexit might be keeping them from doing it.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: UK General Election 8th June: Shake it all about?
« on: November 15, 2018, 02:59:54 pm »
I worry that I have must been drinking the nationalist cool aid that is going around europe, two years ago I didnt have strong feelings on a united Ireland. If I start complaining about foreigners take me out and shoot me.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: UK General Election 8th June: Shake it all about?
« on: November 15, 2018, 02:18:59 pm »
The UK's intention was to unilaterally leave, make a trade deal with the EU, and then be able to make them freely with other nations.
Under whats proposed Any deviation from EU rules will close off access unless Northern Ireland stays on those rules.

Its a black eye to the UK, and shows the consequences of leaving, but the elegant part of it (if you want to see it as a punishment, which from Ireland's perspective its not), it doesn't come with  financial damage to either the EU or UK, unless the UK diverges.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: UK General Election 8th June: Shake it all about?
« on: November 15, 2018, 12:24:30 pm »
It seems safe to say this wont pass Parliament.  Rumours are that a vote of no-confidence could happen as soon as tomorrow.
Mogg openly threatening it. I don't think they will, doing so would split the party in two. Actually that could be a good thing.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: UK General Election 8th June: Shake it all about?
« on: November 15, 2018, 12:21:31 pm »
Gove absent from HOC so he's probably going to jump ship as well.

Rumour is that he's being offered Brexit Secretary job.

HAS THE UK NOT SUFFERED ENOUGH

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: UK General Election 8th June: Shake it all about?
« on: November 15, 2018, 12:09:27 pm »
Direct rule would accelerate the process, union support would drop rapidly, which the Tory's could be happy with, and bring forward a border poll, I'd be happy with that but it would be chaos.

More resignations. Gove absent from HOC so he's probably going to jump ship as well.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: UK General Election 8th June: Shake it all about?
« on: November 15, 2018, 11:47:37 am »
That is very candid, surprised there wasn't backlash over that comment.

It will be seen that way, it's no secret that if it all goes to shit the DUP and tories will have that blame laid at their doorstep. Pretending NI doesn't exist (tories) or trying to drive a wedge between NI and the Republic(DUP) would accelerate a united Ireland.
It's cynical, but all SF have had to do is sit back and watch the dumpster fire and step in in  a year to say how much better it would be to be part of the republic.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: UK General Election 8th June: Shake it all about?
« on: November 15, 2018, 10:27:07 am »
Raab failed to negotiate anything, was belligerent with the EU who just stonewalled him and negotiation had to continue without him.
He should be resigning, but not because of the deal proposed, but because of his abject failure to bring home any alternative.
I'm seeing some comments about Ref2 which up until now the brexiteers were saying would violate "the will of the people". I am hoping if it comes down to it, it will be ref on this deal, or stay in the EU.
No deal should never be presented as an option because it would go through without anyone thinking about the consequences.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: UK General Election 8th June: Shake it all about?
« on: November 14, 2018, 11:12:52 pm »
So it seems May has gone for the "worst bits of all options" as opposed to the flaming wreckage of no deal.
Tomorrow it will be torn to shreds and either the government will collapse or the no deal measures will be triggered.

The backstop is there for NI, which means DUP (who dont want it) and SNP (who do want it but cant have it) will be voting this down, only hope this would have of getting through the house is with labor rebels but I dont see it happening.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: November 14, 2018, 12:04:40 am »
And Fox's usual MO is to whine and play the victim.

I've seen speculation that it is Mueller-linked, but people are always saying that about everything.  On the other hand, Mifsud, the missing professor, has suddenly reappeared and wants to testify to the Senate.

This sounds much bigger then it initially would appear: their entire bread and butter is maintaining a direct rapport with their audience.The only thing that would make them silent is some kind of legal ugliness and not just a gag order and subpoena because Fox would relish the thought of violating that and paying the contempt.

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Apple Talk / Re: Stan Lee dead at 95
« on: November 13, 2018, 03:29:40 pm »
He was a good age, and over the last decade he has seen his characters dominating modern culture and the screen, even enjoying his own pop celeb status because of it. Feels like he went out on a high note.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: November 12, 2018, 01:14:36 pm »
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Apple Talk / Re: Obligatory Invisibles TV Show Thread
« on: November 08, 2018, 11:12:16 pm »
Grant Morrison is, to me, the poor manís Alan Moore.

I used to think that and a lot of online conversation is a simplified Moore V's Morrison debate. I think this is largely down to the comments GMo has made about Moore and the way Moore responded. He seems to have a real chip on his shoulder or inferiority complex about his writing.
Morrison is a talented writer but he's never had that celebrated level of genre defining story to stand over as his the way Moore had Watchmen. Invisibles is amazing and weird but it's too out there for the average audience, However his contributions to properties that are not his own are where he has shone.
It's going to sound silly, but his Superman story titled with the very forgettable "All Star Superman", is the example of a Good superman story, it is character defining, loving, warm, funny and well written. Whenever someone says "Superman is a boring character" I point them, to this.

Doom Patrol is one of my all time favorites and I could go on about that at length but we already have comic threads so I wont derail further to gush over that.


Netflix produced Happy! which is one he wrote for the screen I think, so I wouldn't be surprised if they publish Invisibles.

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Apple Talk / Re: Obligatory Invisibles TV Show Thread
« on: November 08, 2018, 03:36:44 pm »
This could be a beautiful train wreck, the Invisibles is a lot of things to a lot of different people, there. I suspect the counterculture anarchistic element will be sanded down and that will annoy people. But they could have some beautiful surrealism and portrayal of mysticism and the weird,  Lord Fannies origin being one I suspect will either be brilliant or piss off everyone, there wont be an in between.

I think preacher and legion broke down a door and allowed the more experimental comic stories to be portrayed, a few things of GM stuff are getting the TeeVee Treatment, there is also a Doom Patrol show with Brandan Fraiser as Robot man and Timothy Dalton as Chief, its something I have been praying to Jack Kirby's interdimensional time traveling ghost for for over a decade, and now that it's happening the prospect terrifies me.

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