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    The knife murders in London eclipse all other...

    The knife murders in London eclipse all other violent crime in EU countries so they understandably grab the crime headlines. The murder rate in London now even exceeds that in New York. You have to...
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    Corbyn's wiki entry sums him up really: "When...

    Corbyn's wiki entry sums him up really:

    "When Corbyn was seven years old, the family moved to Pave Lane in Shropshire, where his father bought Yew Tree Manor, a 17th-century country house which...
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    Soon there will be a bus travelling round the...

    Soon there will be a bus travelling round the country with 'Brexit will take £350 million from our NHS every week' emblazoned on the side of it.
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    May hopes to hold fourth vote on Brexit deal ...

    May hopes to hold fourth vote on Brexit deal

    She's planning to doggedly work her way through the ordinal numbers and break the world record for the number of votes on the same question whilst...
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    But, she still thinks if she has enough of them,...

    But, she still thinks if she has enough of them, one day she will win one. If she gets 1 out of 50, that will do her.
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    She's probably still thinking if she could just...

    She's probably still thinking if she could just have a few more votes on her deal, eventually she'll win one of them and if not for Bercow's ruling, that's probably what she would have done.
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    The basic salary of an MP is £77,379 but they...

    The basic salary of an MP is £77,379 but they make considerably more in expenses than people do in most other jobs, including their accommodation costs and unlimited travel expenses. They also...
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    We have the 2nd largest legislature in the world,...

    We have the 2nd largest legislature in the world, after China, with 650 members in the House of Commons plus 793 in the House of Lords plus all of their secretaries, advisors and hangers-on. That's...
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    And May is only doing it because she wants 'her...

    And May is only doing it because she wants 'her place in the history books'.

    May and "my deal" remind me of Gollom and "my precious".
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    You might also like A Month in the Country by...

    You might also like A Month in the Country by J.L. Carr. But, I'm currently reading something a bit different to that: A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution by Orlando Figes. I never fully...
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    I'm going to see them in Hyde Park, supporting...

    I'm going to see them in Hyde Park, supporting The National and Florence + the Machine.

    I'm currently listening to Kacey Musgrave's Golden Hour. She is my favourite singer-songwriter atm - a...
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    This just reflects that most European countries...

    This just reflects that most European countries have predominantly white populations, whereas the UK, because of it's colonial past, has an ethnically more diverse population. I wonder if our...
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    At this stage it's mostly just online threats and...

    At this stage it's mostly just online threats and hate mail but some of the attempts to intimidate opponents are reminiscent of the 1934 German referendum and its aftermath. British politics seems to...
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    But Britain won control of the country during the...

    But Britain won control of the country during the Napoleonic Wars and the remaining Dutch settlers lost the Boer War a very long time ago so South Africa was very much part of the British Empire. The...
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    That would mean the people taking back control...

    That would mean the people taking back control from Downing Street and that's never going to happen, as they wouldn't allow it to. If we leave the EU, there will be even fewer checks on their power....
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    Although it doesn't seem to get mentioned much...

    Although it doesn't seem to get mentioned much nowadays, immigration, especially of non-white ethnic groups, was the key issue behind the Brexit vote. Having just returned from the Netherlands, I was...
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    Unfortunately, Brexit is no longer about what the...

    Unfortunately, Brexit is no longer about what the British people want; it's all about Theresa May getting her place in the history books.
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    (Sorry, I seem to have quoted the wrong post...

    (Sorry, I seem to have quoted the wrong post earlier)

    I think you're right. Brexit will lead to the break up of the UK. An independent Scotland will return to the EU. Demands for Irish unification...
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    I think you're right. Brexit will lead to the...

    I think you're right. Brexit will lead to the break up of the UK. An independent Scotland will return to the EU. Demands for Irish unification are going to increase too. In some ways the English...
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    Farage is trying to persuade Italy's new...

    Farage is trying to persuade Italy's new right-wing alliance to veto the British government's request. He reminds me more and more of Oswald Mosley, who was a friend of Mussolini.
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    Why there is so much fear of another referendum....

    Why there is so much fear of another referendum. The ever-widening gap:

    https://whatukthinks.org/eu/questions/in-highsight-do-you-think-britain-was-right-or-wrong-to-vote-to-leave-the-eu/
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    You'll have a long wait. Ian Nairn died 35 years...

    You'll have a long wait. Ian Nairn died 35 years ago.
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    Away trips to northern towns in the 1970s were...

    Away trips to northern towns in the 1970s were always interesting. Unfortunately I never made it to Halifax, which looks quite intriguing in this documentary, especially the Piece Hall, which is...
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    Football Towns

    Ian Nairn's 1970s BBC documentaries on northern football towns:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cnOA_1ZP04
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    I've been to a Boca game at La Bombonera but not...

    I've been to a Boca game at La Bombonera but not v River. I have been to other South American derby games including Botafogo v Fluminense at the Maracana and El Superclásico in Chile as well as...
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