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  1. TheSecondStain

    TheSecondStain Needs an early night

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    Indeed. It's a bloody, bloody mess.
    I have a LEAVER Yorkshire friend, who lives in Stockton [I piss him off by occasionally asking him if any stars have recently fallen on Stockton], and he texted me this morning to say his town is actually shrinking. He means economically and migratory. The shops are shutting down for good and the population is disappearing. And we have had the logical Brexit discussion in the past, and he doesn't get the connection. I have thrown enormous amounts of data at him but he does the silly taking back control argument that was ridiculous at the time and has been ridiculed since because it is an empty argument. But his heels are inextricably dug in now, and he's not budging. He knows he's wrong. He knows he's been duped. He knows that the very people he voted for have absolutely no interest in him. Yet he still clings to some phantom dream that was never aimed at his income demograph anyway, and which will set back a whole generation, with knock-on effects thereafter for those who come after. It's a bloody, bloody mess.
     
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  2. SaintinSerbia

    SaintinSerbia Annoying Twat

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    The leaflet on the left was printed in Yorkshire in the lead up to the referendum

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  3. SaintinSerbia

    SaintinSerbia Annoying Twat

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    the one on the right also quotes Winston Churchill (who was one of the first to put forward the idea of a United Europe) as a leave supporter
     
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  4. TheSecondStain

    TheSecondStain Needs an early night

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    Jeez. That leaflet is 100% lies. You'd hope someone would have the sense to check those "facts".
     
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    I did read that one person admitted to voting Leave because she didn’t want to lose the Queen.
    So sad that so many voted Leave based on lies. (IMO)
     
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    SaintinSerbia Annoying Twat

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    Strangely, my father and mother-in-law (who both voted leave) are no longer interested in debating Brexit with me
     
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    SaintinSerbia Annoying Twat

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    Donald Trump (after what I think is the 293rd mass shooting in America this year) is finally going to crack down on .......

    video games
     
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    And he is though correctly saying it is white supremacy and hatred causing it.

    The point he misses is that he is the one fuelling all the hatred <doh><doh><doh><doh>
     
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    And tomorrow he will say the same hate he was saying last week. I just hope people start to see this from him before the election.
     
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    ChilcoSaint Lives in a Chilcohüttl
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    You’re hilarious, well done.
     
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  13. St Badger

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    This is quite shocking.

    The first map shows gun deaths in the USA THIS YEAR!!!
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    This map shows gun incidents THIS YEAR!!!
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  14. St Badger

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    Working for supermarkets used to be a steady and safe option, but no more.
    Asda are to enforce contract changes making working bank holidays compulsory and ending paid breaks (presumably coffee breaks as lunch breaks don’t get paid anyway). Refusal to sign the new contract will lead to dismissal.

    https://www.mirror.co.uk/money/thousands-asda-workers-told-sign-18829918?service=responsive

    Tesco also looking at store closures and job losses.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49239916

    The German supermarket chain I work for, is pushing more and more work on to fewer and fewer people. The depot they have on the M271 cannot retain staff, so are always recruiting, only to fail to retain the new employees owing to poor working conditions and them being coerced into having to stay beyond their contracted hours to meet store orders.
    They aren’t even using agency staff, this year, meaning that one section is operating about 25/30 people fewer than this time last year.
    Add in the absenteeism and you wonder why shops aren’t closing as a result of not receiving their orders.

    God help us when/if we Brexit, because it will only get worse for employees across the board.
     
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    TheSecondStain Needs an early night

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    Yes, indeed. When Trump has the audacity to say that the UK has a knife problem [which we do, but nothing like to the extent that he says], it is just another one of his manipulations of incidences and data coming together to make things seem worse than they are.
    Contrast this with his reactions to 3 mass gun attacks in a week in the USA, and he goes surprising coy.
     
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    TheSecondStain Needs an early night

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    I almost don't want to think about it St Badger. It just makes me so angry that enough people could have been so duped.
     
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    More concerns that will be called “project fear” by the Brexiteers.

     
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  18. St Badger

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    I often end posts I share on Facebook with #dupedbythemedia, simply because they are largely responsible for the mess we are now in, colluding with the right wing politicians to convince the “proletariat” that Brexit is good.
     
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    Wow.

     
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    These often my parting shots
    https://twitter.com/bydonkeys?lang=en
    https://thebrexitsyndicate.com/2018/07/04/the-barclay-brothers/
    https://thebrexitsyndicate.com/2018/07/04/daily-mail/
    https://thebrexitsyndicate.com/2018/07/04/the-rupert-murdoch-empire/
     
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