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UK Politics Thread V: Upon This Blasted Heath

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Which of the following do you want to keep post-Brexit

Freedom of Movement
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13%
Single Market Access
62
25%
Both of the Above
102
41%
Neither of the Above
53
21%
 
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UK Politics Thread V: Upon This Blasted Heath

Postby The Archregimancy » Thu Sep 01, 2016 2:20 pm

Welcome to Version V of the UK politics thread, where we discuss the UK political scene with the wit and verve that only loyal tea-drinking subjects of Her Majesty can muster.

We carry over a debate from Thread IV where we seek to settle at last the leading political issue of the day, one that towers over Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn's ability to find a seat on Virgin Trains, or the junior doctors' strike for significance:

Just what is the greatest county in the United Kingdom?
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Postby Souseiseki » Thu Sep 01, 2016 2:20 pm

yawkshaaar wins again

e: but i seriously don't know about scottish counties because they keep reforming the damn things
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Postby Valaran » Thu Sep 01, 2016 2:22 pm

Thanks Arch :)
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Postby Rufford » Thu Sep 01, 2016 2:25 pm

According to Lamadia Surrey has [quote]Some of the best countryside in Europe.[/spoiler]

What a load of bs.
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Wolfmanne2 wrote:http://oi64.tinypic.com/35jf9rd.jpg

Why Valaran.

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Postby Valaran » Thu Sep 01, 2016 2:28 pm

Wolfmanne2 wrote:http://oi64.tinypic.com/35jf9rd.jpg

Why Valaran.


:twisted: :twisted:

I suppose Yorkshire has the last laugh?
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Postby Wolfmanne2 » Thu Sep 01, 2016 2:28 pm

Arachaea wrote:Tag.

We're playing?

Valaran wrote:
Wolfmanne2 wrote:http://oi64.tinypic.com/35jf9rd.jpg

Why Valaran.


:twisted: :twisted:

I suppose Yorkshire has the last laugh?

Tag, you're it.
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Postby Imperializt Russia » Thu Sep 01, 2016 2:32 pm

What did you bastards spend the last ten pages doing?

I saw Ostro somehow flashing his cash-loaf and that was it.

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Postby Imperializt Russia » Thu Sep 01, 2016 2:32 pm

Rufford wrote:
Wolfmanne2 wrote:http://oi64.tinypic.com/35jf9rd.jpg

Why Valaran.

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What is this, 1995? Get Imgur you wazz(s)
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Postby Arachaea » Thu Sep 01, 2016 2:33 pm

Wolfmanne2 wrote:
Arachaea wrote:Tag.

We're playing?

Valaran wrote:
:twisted: :twisted:

I suppose Yorkshire has the last laugh?

Tag, you're it.

I was getting it into the 'View your posts' tab.
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Postby Imperializt Russia » Thu Sep 01, 2016 2:34 pm

Also how very dare you, Arch, exclude God's Own County from the list?

Yorkshire is too grand to accept the label of "other".
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Postby Rufford » Thu Sep 01, 2016 2:34 pm

Imperializt Russia wrote:What did you bastards spend the last ten pages doing?

I saw Ostro somehow flashing his cash-loaf and that was it.

Also Sous not understanding the meaning of the term "internet girlfriend".

The great debate of our time, which county is Britain's greatest?
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Postby Olivaero » Thu Sep 01, 2016 2:34 pm

I understand everyone gets intimidated by Yorkshires size so I'll forgive it not being on the poll, But I must assert, it's the dogs bollock. They had to break us up we were so fucking intimidating. As it's my current place of residence Staffordshire gets an honourable mention but it's a poor surrogate on gods own county, as I cast my mind back to being on Ilkley Moor Baht 'at.
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Postby Imperializt Russia » Thu Sep 01, 2016 2:36 pm

Olivaero wrote:I understand everyone gets intimidated by Yorkshires size so I'll forgive it not being on the poll, But I must assert, it's the dogs bollock. They had to break us up we were so fucking intimidating. As it's my current place of residence Staffordshire gets an honourable mention but it's a poor surrogate on gods own county, as I cast my mind back to being on Ilkley Moor Baht 'at.

I've never lived in Yorkshire, lived in Lincolnshire (part of) for 18+ years and 5-ish years in Merseyside, and I still don't contest Yorkshire's rightful place as England's grandest County.

Were it not obvious, yes I am drunk.
My alcohol tolerance has really tanked, I was past tipsy on 3.8 units (710cl) of Corona on Saturday, and tonight on 4 bottles (330ml) of Tiger beer.
Though tbh, that's 2.5 shots of pure alcohol, or 100ml of spirits equivalent.
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Olivaero wrote:I understand everyone gets intimidated by Yorkshires size so I'll forgive it not being on the poll, But I must assert, it's the dogs bollock. They had to break us up we were so fucking intimidating. As it's my current place of residence Staffordshire gets an honourable mention but it's a poor surrogate on gods own county, as I cast my mind back to being on Ilkley Moor Baht 'at.

I've never lived in Yorkshire, lived in Lincolnshire (part of) for 18+ years and 5-ish years in Merseyside, and I still don't contest Yorkshire's rightful place as England's grandest County.

I've been to Lincs. As far as I saw its just RAF bases and LIncon, but its not that bad.
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Postby Imperializt Russia » Thu Sep 01, 2016 2:39 pm

That is an adequate description of the various Lincolnshires.
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Postby Vassenor » Thu Sep 01, 2016 2:40 pm

Imperializt Russia wrote:What did you bastards spend the last ten pages doing?

I saw Ostro somehow flashing his cash-loaf and that was it.

Also Sous not understanding the meaning of the term "internet girlfriend".


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Postby Harold I » Thu Sep 01, 2016 2:40 pm

It can only be Norfolk. Birthplace of Thomas Paine, Lord Nelson, Edith Cavell and Boudicca. Not bad for a small county 8)
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Vassenor wrote:
Imperializt Russia wrote:What did you bastards spend the last ten pages doing?

I saw Ostro somehow flashing his cash-loaf and that was it.

Also Sous not understanding the meaning of the term "internet girlfriend".


Vanguard went full T4 and had to be benched.

If I weren't drunk and could quote posts, I'd totally go back and look.
Executive summary?

Also, where'd Ostro go?
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Imperializt Russia wrote:
Vassenor wrote:
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If I weren't drunk and could quote posts, I'd totally go back and look.
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Postby Imperializt Russia » Thu Sep 01, 2016 2:44 pm

Was he not quoting the Mitchell & Webb sketch? Because that'd be a fair defence imo.
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Postby Lamadia III » Thu Sep 01, 2016 2:44 pm

Rufford wrote:According to Lamadia Surrey has
Some of the best countryside in Europe.[/spoiler]

What a load of bs.

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Olivaero wrote:I understand everyone gets intimidated by Yorkshires size so I'll forgive it not being on the poll, But I must assert, it's the dogs bollock. They had to break us up we were so fucking intimidating. As it's my current place of residence Staffordshire gets an honourable mention but it's a poor surrogate on gods own county, as I cast my mind back to being on Ilkley Moor Baht 'at.

I've never lived in Yorkshire, lived in Lincolnshire (part of) for 18+ years and 5-ish years in Merseyside, and I still don't contest Yorkshire's rightful place as England's grandest County.

Were it not obvious, yes I am drunk.
My alcohol tolerance has really tanked, I was past tipsy on 3.8 units (710cl) of Corona on Saturday, and tonight on 4 bottles (330ml) of Tiger beer.
Though tbh, that's 2.5 shots of pure alcohol, or 100ml of spirits equivalent.

Eh, Lincolnshire (North, at any rate) is close enough to Yorkshire I guess.
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Postby Olivaero » Thu Sep 01, 2016 2:45 pm

Imperializt Russia wrote:
Olivaero wrote:I understand everyone gets intimidated by Yorkshires size so I'll forgive it not being on the poll, But I must assert, it's the dogs bollock. They had to break us up we were so fucking intimidating. As it's my current place of residence Staffordshire gets an honourable mention but it's a poor surrogate on gods own county, as I cast my mind back to being on Ilkley Moor Baht 'at.

I've never lived in Yorkshire, lived in Lincolnshire (part of) for 18+ years and 5-ish years in Merseyside, and I still don't contest Yorkshire's rightful place as England's grandest County.

Were it not obvious, yes I am drunk.
My alcohol tolerance has really tanked, I was past tipsy on 3.8 units (710cl) of Corona on Saturday, and tonight on 4 bottles (330ml) of Tiger beer.
Though tbh, that's 2.5 shots of pure alcohol, or 100ml of spirits equivalent.

I've been to scunthorpe, it's okay, but what really what sets Yorkshire apart in my opinion is the sense of togetherness that's felt within it's borders I've never found that in the midlands to my dismay where I went to uni and now where I live. In London there is some of that, but one part of London hates the other, it's like class conflict was given an earthly location to battle it out and that place was London. Also I'm jealous my high tolerance some times annoys me. Costs me a fortune in clubs.
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