one out all out: a brexit from the modern world and every one of its problems please (we're all gonna die lol)

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this is the new brexit thread: i'm sullying abba's name with such sordid nonsense

mark s, Thursday, 4 October 2018 09:49 (two months ago) Permalink

i always make a stupid mistake when starting a new thread, this one is no exception

mark s, Thursday, 4 October 2018 09:51 (two months ago) Permalink

good luck industrial north

imago, Thursday, 4 October 2018 09:53 (two months ago) Permalink

Moment of truth for #brexit talks will be October #EUCO. We expect maximum progress and results by then. https://t.co/MTtoEYpVTB pic.twitter.com/GwXBg2HARA

— Donald Tusk (@eucopresident) September 20, 2018

THEY'RE READY

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Thursday, 4 October 2018 09:55 (two months ago) Permalink

the phrase is 'lol we're all gonna die' ffs

shrek and han solo kinda dress the same (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 4 October 2018 09:56 (two months ago) Permalink

i refer the hon member to the second post in this thread

mark s, Thursday, 4 October 2018 09:59 (two months ago) Permalink

ffs

shrek and han solo kinda dress the same (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 4 October 2018 10:03 (two months ago) Permalink

good luck industrial north

― imago, Thursday, 4 October 2018 09:53 (fifteen minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yours or ours

Dmac TT (darraghmac), Thursday, 4 October 2018 10:09 (two months ago) Permalink

The figures quoted by education ministers defending their record on state school spending also included the money spent by parents on private school fees.

This has been confirmed by the OECD think tank that compiles the international comparisons of spending figures.

Head teachers' leaders say the Department for Education is "disrespecting" schools and teachers by this "extraordinary" use of statistics.

They also added university tuition fees to the quoted figure, just to round it up a bit!

calzino, Thursday, 4 October 2018 11:08 (two months ago) Permalink

fucking shameless

shrek and han solo kinda dress the same (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 4 October 2018 11:13 (two months ago) Permalink

I'm not saying resorting to outright lying and brandishing fake stats is a new thing, but this lot have been pushing the envelope on this game in recent years.

calzino, Thursday, 4 October 2018 11:23 (two months ago) Permalink

in the era of Russian Trumpbots who can say what's lying and fake any more?

Leon Carrotsky (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 4 October 2018 11:26 (two months ago) Permalink

maybe China's heavily censored version of the internet is the way forward! to quote Deng: "If you open a window for fresh air for longer than 10 hours, you have to expect some flies to blow in."

calzino, Thursday, 4 October 2018 11:40 (two months ago) Permalink

president xi, put up that firewall

shrek and han solo kinda dress the same (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 4 October 2018 12:25 (two months ago) Permalink

RIP Unilad, what a blow to the culture

Leon Carrotsky (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 4 October 2018 16:57 (two months ago) Permalink

oh nevermind apparently LadBible is still ok

Leon Carrotsky (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 4 October 2018 16:59 (two months ago) Permalink

I wasn't surprised to hear that this (the last 4 years) was basically UNILAD 2.0 - afaik it never got anywhere near the horrific stuff from pre-2012, but still why pick that as a brand to save?

Andrew Farrell, Thursday, 4 October 2018 17:03 (two months ago) Permalink

still kinda stunned that unilad has hundreds of staff and a New York office

it’s a facebook page for arseholes ffs

shrek and han solo kinda dress the same (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 4 October 2018 17:22 (two months ago) Permalink

Lol unilad's London office is/was the floor above mine. Sometimes hear loud braying laughter after 6, assume they have after work drinks or something

Colonel Poo, Thursday, 4 October 2018 18:06 (two months ago) Permalink

Hmm they might've moved already actually, their website has their address round the corner. Our building is a total shithole tbf

Colonel Poo, Thursday, 4 October 2018 18:08 (two months ago) Permalink

it’s a facebook page for arseholes ffs

do they need a parti-time sub-editor?

mark s, Thursday, 4 October 2018 18:10 (two months ago) Permalink

the typo makes the joke funnier

mark s, Thursday, 4 October 2018 18:11 (two months ago) Permalink

Apparently Unilad are the fourth biggest publisher on Facebook, which further underlines how completely fucked the online ad revenue model is.

Matt DC, Thursday, 4 October 2018 20:31 (two months ago) Permalink

The fact that they have hundreds of staff and a New York office is admittedly a significant part of the reason.

Matt DC, Thursday, 4 October 2018 20:32 (two months ago) Permalink

Yeah. With that scale they can literally A/B test every post on hundreds of sub-pages/"communities" they own, see what works best, and promote the top performing posts to the main page. It's a science and they're not stupid about it. They take their douche-bro'ing v seriously.

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 4 October 2018 20:36 (two months ago) Permalink

I'm not trying to brag here, but I'd never even heard of them before!

calzino, Thursday, 4 October 2018 20:39 (two months ago) Permalink

^^^ ^^^
I'm not on FB and don't even have a TV type brag post.

calzino, Thursday, 4 October 2018 20:41 (two months ago) Permalink

I've seen the name but had no idea what it was referring to... and still don't tbh.

Zach Same (Tom D.), Thursday, 4 October 2018 20:49 (two months ago) Permalink

we are lol gonna die*

Please watch this assessment of Brexit from the US embassy in London:

Key themes:
- economic catastrophe
- massive job losses
- duplicity from the UK government
- everyone is terrified about what is about to happen pic.twitter.com/VcYxmegOkj

— James Melville (@JamesMelville) October 4, 2018

*to the tune of moby's we are all made of stars

FRE SHA VAC ADO (jed_), Thursday, 4 October 2018 20:52 (two months ago) Permalink

(just read that that's actually from that ch4 Inside the American Embassy doc series from several months ago)

FRE SHA VAC ADO (jed_), Thursday, 4 October 2018 20:58 (two months ago) Permalink

Yeah they're terrified they'll have to go back to Trump's America.

Matt DC, Thursday, 4 October 2018 21:14 (two months ago) Permalink

lovely bit of publicity for the Football Lads Alliance on R4 earlier, these nice fellows handing out food parcels to the homeless in Birmingham and they aren't fascists cos they democratic etc.. Even far right beyond the pale ex-Tories like Bill Etheridge are balking at their UKIP leader aligning the party with this type of pondlife and jumping ship.

calzino, Thursday, 4 October 2018 21:36 (two months ago) Permalink

“James Cleverly insisted Shaun Bailey had been misunderstood, and that he was trying to say that because black boys were learning more about faiths other than “their own Christian culture”, they were more likely to drift into crime.” 🤔 https://t.co/EHtLk5Hixh

— Musa Okwonga (@Okwonga) October 5, 2018

😬

Isn’t this even worse than the original comment?!

gyac, Friday, 5 October 2018 08:43 (two months ago) Permalink

James not-Cleverly is consistent, I'll give him that. But even by his standards that be double wrongness there!

calzino, Friday, 5 October 2018 10:09 (two months ago) Permalink

we're all going to die lol for a myth:

https://www.lrb.co.uk/v40/n19/james-meek/brexit-and-myths-of-englishness

xyzzzz__, Friday, 5 October 2018 13:13 (two months ago) Permalink

Wouldn't exactly be the first time…

pomenitul, Friday, 5 October 2018 13:20 (two months ago) Permalink

nationalism is all myth

Leon Carrotsky (Noodle Vague), Friday, 5 October 2018 13:54 (two months ago) Permalink

countries infected with Eddie the Eagle brainworms

calzino, Friday, 5 October 2018 14:32 (two months ago) Permalink

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-45727317

Literally gonna die.

Matt DC, Friday, 5 October 2018 14:44 (two months ago) Permalink

Behind the bravado, We are just a shy and self-aphasiaing nation.

calzino, Friday, 5 October 2018 15:09 (two months ago) Permalink

we were just looking to see if my wife is effectively confined to the UK for the rest of her life because we won't have EHIC anymore but the best I could find was articles from a few months ago saying there's a transition period up to Dec 2020 on that, so we've still got a while to visit anywhere in the EU she wants to go to. there are some insurers that will insure terminal patients but I would expect they are prohibitively expensive (tbf I haven't got a quote I'm just guessing)

Colonel Poo, Friday, 5 October 2018 15:32 (two months ago) Permalink

Noel Gallagher would reform Oasis to stop ‘lunatic’ Jeremy Corbyn from being Prime Minister https://t.co/UJkjJUiVZw pic.twitter.com/uFOibDO3RR

— NME (@NME) October 5, 2018

mark s, Friday, 5 October 2018 16:08 (two months ago) Permalink

just start a band with tony blair already

Herb Achelors (NickB), Friday, 5 October 2018 16:14 (two months ago) Permalink

"The Tories don’t care about the vulnerable, and the communists don’t care about the aspirational.”

This from the guy who admits he spent seven years on the dole playing the guitar rather than get 'a proper job'.

Zach Same (Tom D.), Friday, 5 October 2018 16:24 (two months ago) Permalink

isn't this how the 30 years' war started?

So, a UNILAD founder, Alex Partridge, had his debt bought up by Lad Bible to force UNILAD into administration. UNILAD staff are currently locked out of crucial systems, and are claiming the whole thing is a hostile Lad Bible takeover - to mothball the site https://t.co/NoKV2iBGJM

— Luke Bailey (@imbadatlife) October 5, 2018

mark s, Friday, 5 October 2018 16:30 (two months ago) Permalink

Hadn't thought of the positives to the universal credit reforms until today.

calzino, Friday, 5 October 2018 16:30 (two months ago) Permalink

that is such bants

imago, Friday, 5 October 2018 16:49 (two months ago) Permalink

Gallagher threatening to reform Oasis is an incentive for people to vote Corbs, kudos

Leon Carrotsky (Noodle Vague), Friday, 5 October 2018 17:30 (two months ago) Permalink

now if Tony Robinson could threaten to leave the country everything would be perfect

Leon Carrotsky (Noodle Vague), Friday, 5 October 2018 17:32 (two months ago) Permalink

Threaten to reform the Time Team, er, team.

Zach Same (Tom D.), Friday, 5 October 2018 17:54 (two months ago) Permalink

Gove claimed that TMay was UK's "first Catholic PM" and therefore unsuited to delivering brexit iirc.

Stevie T, Sunday, 16 December 2018 09:19 (yesterday) Permalink

that seems like a bizarre line of attack, but at least it acknowledges that Blair was a pure fake catholic motherfucker!

calzino, Sunday, 16 December 2018 09:47 (yesterday) Permalink

I have never loved T May more.

Also Tressell was otm

I Accept the Word of Santa (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 16 December 2018 10:05 (yesterday) Permalink

guys someone has hacked NV's account i think

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 16 December 2018 10:11 (yesterday) Permalink

Imagine thinking you could decide when and when not to call for a vote.

nashwan, Sunday, 16 December 2018 11:12 (yesterday) Permalink

I keep trying to remember what David Lidington looks like or indeed anything about him at all and coming up short. Next PM then.

Matt DC, Sunday, 16 December 2018 11:42 (yesterday) Permalink

Shocked to discover he's still an MP

I Accept the Word of Santa (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 16 December 2018 11:47 (yesterday) Permalink

the current game in the Con party is survival of the weakest (even though all the so-called big beasts are weak as well)

calzino, Sunday, 16 December 2018 11:50 (yesterday) Permalink

stonking speech from sir ivan rogers (speaking, if the accompanying photo is of the actual event, to a largely empty room):

https://news.liverpool.ac.uk/2018/12/13/full-speech-sir-ivan-rogers-on-brexit/

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 16 December 2018 12:00 (yesterday) Permalink

yep i had started that last night and its very good

got the impression that posting itt would probly lead to finding out he was himself an awful man so i decided to labour on in happy ignorance

gabbnebulous (darraghmac), Sunday, 16 December 2018 12:01 (yesterday) Permalink

haha yes. i too have deliberately avoided what would normally be a reflexive google

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 16 December 2018 12:03 (yesterday) Permalink

Moreover, the right seems to have shifted from ‘the CofE is the bedrock of English culture’ to ‘the church is beset by political correctness and is going down the drain’ in recent years. The bishops are perceived as being vastly more progressive than the laity.

I think that's being going on for a long time, as far back as Thatcher, though George Carey did his best to try to drag the CofE rightwards.

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christ (Tom D.), Sunday, 16 December 2018 12:22 (yesterday) Permalink

More speeches - found this brief one from Donald Tusk interesting on his terrace menace past.

nashwan, Sunday, 16 December 2018 12:53 (yesterday) Permalink

What do they want? Better wigs! #Conservatives #Brexit pic.twitter.com/RuFJrjdJSQ

— AnotherGreen (@Anothergreen) December 16, 2018

nashwan, Sunday, 16 December 2018 13:09 (yesterday) Permalink

good decision by fabricant to stand next to someone who looks even more ridiculous than him for a tv appearance.

calzino, Sunday, 16 December 2018 13:11 (yesterday) Permalink

Came here to post the Ivan Rogers speech - he's a free-marketeer and a former representative to the EU, but it does seem a good (and very depressing) summary of what's going to happen sans referendum.

Andrew Farrell, Sunday, 16 December 2018 13:13 (yesterday) Permalink

uh

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5S1EMmCWAE

Number None, Sunday, 16 December 2018 15:34 (yesterday) Permalink

wtf is up with Bennie's accent? Is it supposed to be Scottish or Geordie? Or Southern English when he's by the side of the bus?

Chequers Plays Pop (snoball), Sunday, 16 December 2018 15:38 (yesterday) Permalink

James Graham has written two genuinely terrific political plays (This House and Ink) but both are great because we're at a safe distance from the historical moment. He's really good at capturing the moment before a big rupture in British society and it works because we know what happens next and what it means more than any of the characters do.

His last play, Labour of Love, was mediocre in large part because it didn't have that historical distance (although it was also clearly written in a hurry) and it's likely that the Brexit drama will be the same.

Matt DC, Sunday, 16 December 2018 15:45 (yesterday) Permalink

yep i had started that last night and its very good

got the impression that posting itt would probly lead to finding out he was himself an awful man so i decided to labour on in happy ignorance

Same

the salacious inaudible (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Sunday, 16 December 2018 15:48 (yesterday) Permalink

david peace or gtfo xp

gabbnebulous (darraghmac), Sunday, 16 December 2018 15:48 (yesterday) Permalink

Lol the Boris

I Accept the Word of Santa (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 16 December 2018 15:49 (yesterday) Permalink

We need a rolling UK into the shitbin thread https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/dec/16/jaguar-land-rover-to-axe-up-to-5000-jobs

Dan Worsley, Sunday, 16 December 2018 18:45 (yesterday) Permalink

Should have posted it here too: Rolling UK Economy Into The Shitbin Thread

Dan Worsley, Sunday, 16 December 2018 18:46 (yesterday) Permalink

Yes, good work there, HBO.

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christ (Tom D.), Sunday, 16 December 2018 19:14 (yesterday) Permalink

him that played unintentionally funny coke dealer in corrie as Aaron Banks seems about right.

calzino, Sunday, 16 December 2018 19:42 (yesterday) Permalink

I'm deffo voting Leave now if there's a 2nd ref!

calzino, Sunday, 16 December 2018 19:57 (yesterday) Permalink

Rowan Williams, Damon Albarn, Ruth Lister, Laura Janner-Klausner, Jonathan Coe, Ian McEwan, Caitlin Moran, Neal Lawson

say no more!

calzino, Sunday, 16 December 2018 20:03 (yesterday) Permalink

Fucking Damon fucking Albarn, God help us.

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christ (Tom D.), Sunday, 16 December 2018 20:06 (yesterday) Permalink

Facilitated by experts, and combining small-group discussions with large-scale debates and a series of votes, they are aimed at removing the conflicts of interest and tribal loyalties that can hamper politicians in reaching a conclusion.

How does that even work in our current system of parliamentary democracy?

calzino, Sunday, 16 December 2018 20:11 (yesterday) Permalink

I think you write a shitty single about it then everything's sorted

I Accept the Word of Santa (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 16 December 2018 20:16 (yesterday) Permalink

worked in africa tbf

gabbnebulous (darraghmac), Sunday, 16 December 2018 20:23 (yesterday) Permalink

lol at the idea that some unelected bureaucrats in the guise of "experts" are gonna heal the nation by overriding parliamentary sovereignty and saving the electorate from themselves. These people are deranged.

calzino, Sunday, 16 December 2018 20:36 (yesterday) Permalink

wait i cant tell if thats sarcasm or not

gabbnebulous (darraghmac), Sunday, 16 December 2018 20:45 (yesterday) Permalink

half sarcasm/half this is how these dickheads will be perceived!

calzino, Sunday, 16 December 2018 20:48 (yesterday) Permalink

I know they used the RoI abortion vote as an example of a good citizens' assembly doing good work or whatever, but this is a completely different type of vote - it's not a vote to ban the birching of bairns or something - even though some compare leaving the EU to something as unspeakable as that.

calzino, Sunday, 16 December 2018 21:08 (yesterday) Permalink

fair enough you dont want it to be amy old berks

but unelected bureaucrats saving the people from themselves is ime pretty much how theres anything left anywhere at all at this stage tbh

gabbnebulous (darraghmac), Sunday, 16 December 2018 21:26 (yesterday) Permalink

amy oldberk, you know, daughter of sir les oldberk, running for his seat next time round

gabbnebulous (darraghmac), Sunday, 16 December 2018 21:27 (yesterday) Permalink

RoI abortion / birching of bairns / Brexit is a pretty close comparison in that the experts are pretty clear on whether it's a good idea, but that by itself isn't going to carry the day.

Andrew Farrell, Sunday, 16 December 2018 21:28 (yesterday) Permalink

"unelected bureaucrats" is such a big thing in the lexicon of UKIP/Far right Con/the Brexit campaign, that I deffo meant that as sarcasm, or how it would be reported by what's left of the right wing printed press.

calzino, Sunday, 16 December 2018 21:31 (yesterday) Permalink

heh i thought so but look i also know the other types of unelected bureaucrats and obv they ought be in the flatbed trucks with the rest of em when the time comes

gabbnebulous (darraghmac), Sunday, 16 December 2018 21:32 (yesterday) Permalink

ah, the ideal world, where every position in every department of government is filled via an election by the general populace! or better still, via lottery.

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 16 December 2018 21:38 (yesterday) Permalink

I am delighted to inform you that the perpetually constipated Jordan Peterson has opinions about Corbyn:

Elect him at your peril https://t.co/BX91vYNsXc

— Jordan B Peterson (@jordanbpeterson) December 16, 2018

gyac, Sunday, 16 December 2018 21:39 (yesterday) Permalink

Suggest everyone ripping the piss out of the Citizens’ Assembly read this: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/08/how-99-strangers-in-a-dublin-hotel-broke-irelands-abortion-deadlock

The Citizens’ Assembly voted 64-36 in favour of repeal; the actual result was 66-34.

It’s a bad idea for the UK, which a) has already voted and b) ran the referendum in the first place without a clear outcome.

gyac, Sunday, 16 December 2018 21:45 (yesterday) Permalink

can only speak for our own goodselves on the emerald isle

we are posted via lottery

xp tbf to calz gyac he nodded our way

also we are i hope more reasonable than the brits right

gabbnebulous (darraghmac), Sunday, 16 December 2018 21:47 (yesterday) Permalink

Idk about reasonable but I would say more politically educated through good ol CSPE

gyac, Sunday, 16 December 2018 21:51 (yesterday) Permalink

no doubt John Sacks and all those other JP groupies at the bbc will working out how to subliminally brainwash the UK into hearing that piece in their sleep if there is a build up to a snap election.

calzino, Sunday, 16 December 2018 21:51 (yesterday) Permalink

Just reminds me of that bit from Betting the House where the Sun have that anti-Corbyn front page on polling day and Corbyn just pisses himself laughing when he sees it. “Oh noooo, lobster man thinks I’m bad, oh nooooo”

gyac, Sunday, 16 December 2018 21:56 (yesterday) Permalink


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