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    Quote Originally Posted by luka View Post
    If that's the case then everyone has to withdraw their support from the system. The Labour Party needs to refuse to participate in elections. We need to stop voting. That is the only solution.
    This was the original point I was agreeing to. If being 'Peak Barcelona' isn't going to be enough (and Labour aren't even Liverpool under Graham Souness at the moment - I just aged myself), then it is time to stop giving legitimacy to the system.

    I am not saying that that is sufficient, necessarily, but it is necessary. Right now, Labour don't even seem sure they give a toss anyway.

    I do broadly agree with Luka though - the Left forsaking their place in the 'constellation' would I think have a more profound effect than some of you want to think. I don't think Torys are quite *Orwell alert* O'Brien level bad guys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by comelately View Post
    This was the original point I was agreeing to. If being 'Peak Barcelona' isn't going to be enough (and Labour aren't even Liverpool under Graham Souness at the moment - I just aged myself), then it is time to stop giving legitimacy to the system.

    I am not saying that that is sufficient, necessarily, but it is necessary. Right now, Labour don't even seem sure they give a toss anyway.

    I do broadly agree with Luka though - the Left forsaking their place in the 'constellation' would I think have a more profound effect than some of you want to think. I don't think Torys are quite *Orwell alert* O'Brien level bad guys.
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    a lot of people here are now referring to the uk as the pedophisles, has that always been a thing? i do know you guys talk about nonces a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yyaldrin View Post
    a lot of people here are now referring to the uk as the pedophisles, has that always been a thing? i do know you guys talk about nonces a lot.
    It's an old joke from Brass Eye, but I guess it may have occurred to people independently.

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    What a load of noncesense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by comelately View Post
    What a load of noncesense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by luka View Post
    I've just opened a beer.
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    And some more good news...

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-g...rvLUxKDhiRJ0SA

    Google is planning to move its British users’ accounts out of the control of European Union privacy regulators, placing them under U.S. jurisdiction instead, sources said.
    The shift, prompted by Britain’s exit from the EU, will leave the sensitive personal information of tens of millions with less protection and within easier reach of British law enforcement.
    Ireland, where Google and other U.S. tech companies have their European headquarters, is staying in the EU, which has one of the world’s most aggressive data protection rules, the General Data Protection Regulation.
    Google has decided to move its British users out of Irish jurisdiction because it is unclear whether Britain will follow GDPR or adopt other rules that could affect the handling of user data, the people said.
    If British Google users have their data kept in Ireland, it would be more difficult for British authorities to recover it in criminal investigations.
    The recent Cloud Act in the United States, however, is expected to make it easier for British authorities to obtain data from U.S. companies. Britain and the United States are also on track to negotiate a broader trade agreement.
    Beyond that, the United States has among the weakest privacy protections of any major economy, with no broad law despite years of advocacy by consumer protection groups.

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