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Should the UK Take a Harder Line Against Russia on the Basis of the ISC Report?

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Postby The Huskar Social Union » Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:16 am

An Alan Smithee Nation wrote:The response to the coronavirus pandemic shows the might of the union. I must admit I knew the union was shaky after the Brexit referendum result, but I didn't realise it was in quite as bad a shape as the Johnson government's response to the virus pandemic.

lol sure boris. Okay

Also ahead of that visit to Scotland where he didnt bother to inform the first minister of Scotland he was coming.

Well according to the National article i saw the other day anyway. So take it with a grain of salt
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Postby An Alan Smithee Nation » Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:13 am

The Huskar Social Union wrote:
An Alan Smithee Nation wrote:The response to the coronavirus pandemic shows the might of the union. I must admit I knew the union was shaky after the Brexit referendum result, but I didn't realise it was in quite as bad a shape as the Johnson government's response to the virus pandemic.

lol sure boris. Okay

Also ahead of that visit to Scotland where he didnt bother to inform the first minister of Scotland he was coming.

Well according to the National article i saw the other day anyway. So take it with a grain of salt


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Postby Gormwood » Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:51 am

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Postby The Huskar Social Union » Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:50 am

Climate change: Edwin Poots' officials 'reject crisis language'

Environment officials in NI do not accept the terminology "climate crisis" or "climate emergency", the environment minister has said.

Edwin Poots said "officials in my department do not believe that is the appropriate language".

Sinn Féin's Philip McGuigan called on Mr Poots to explain his remarks.

Earlier this week, Mr Poots said introducing legislation in the next three months to tackle climate change is an "impossible" timeframe.

Speaking on BBC Talkback, Mr Poots said: "That [language] is something my department do not accept, so leaving myself to the one side, the officials in my department do not believe that is the appropriate language, there is a course of work to be done."

The Department of the Environment has been approached for comment.


Pisses me off that this dipshit was made environment minister.
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Postby CoraSpia » Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:51 pm

The Huskar Social Union wrote:Climate change: Edwin Poots' officials 'reject crisis language'

Environment officials in NI do not accept the terminology "climate crisis" or "climate emergency", the environment minister has said.

Edwin Poots said "officials in my department do not believe that is the appropriate language".

Sinn Féin's Philip McGuigan called on Mr Poots to explain his remarks.

Earlier this week, Mr Poots said introducing legislation in the next three months to tackle climate change is an "impossible" timeframe.

Speaking on BBC Talkback, Mr Poots said: "That [language] is something my department do not accept, so leaving myself to the one side, the officials in my department do not believe that is the appropriate language, there is a course of work to be done."

The Department of the Environment has been approached for comment.


Pisses me off that this dipshit was made environment minister.

It's hard to take anyone called 'Mr. Poots' seriously.
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Postby Austria-Bohemia-Hungary » Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:53 pm

The Huskar Social Union wrote:Climate change: Edwin Poots' officials 'reject crisis language'

Environment officials in NI do not accept the terminology "climate crisis" or "climate emergency", the environment minister has said.

Edwin Poots said "officials in my department do not believe that is the appropriate language".

Sinn Féin's Philip McGuigan called on Mr Poots to explain his remarks.

Earlier this week, Mr Poots said introducing legislation in the next three months to tackle climate change is an "impossible" timeframe.

Speaking on BBC Talkback, Mr Poots said: "That [language] is something my department do not accept, so leaving myself to the one side, the officials in my department do not believe that is the appropriate language, there is a course of work to be done."

The Department of the Environment has been approached for comment.


Pisses me off that this dipshit was made environment minister.

So what does the environment minister wish to call it? The looming Anthropogenic Mass Extinction Event?

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Postby The Huskar Social Union » Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:44 am

Austria-Bohemia-Hungary wrote:
The Huskar Social Union wrote:Climate change: Edwin Poots' officials 'reject crisis language'



Pisses me off that this dipshit was made environment minister.

So what does the environment minister wish to call it? The looming Anthropogenic Mass Extinction Event?

Considering he is a bible thumping young earth creationist i doubt he wants to acknowledge it at all. Especially when he is also accused of blocking climate change legislation whilst being in office.
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Postby Austria-Bohemia-Hungary » Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:47 am

The Huskar Social Union wrote:
Austria-Bohemia-Hungary wrote:So what does the environment minister wish to call it? The looming Anthropogenic Mass Extinction Event?

Considering he is a bible thumping young earth creationist i doubt he wants to acknowledge it at all. Especially when he is also accused of blocking climate change legislation whilst being in office.

Is Northern Ireland Alabama socially? <.< >.>

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Postby Vassenor » Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:51 am

So it's been a year since Cummings took control of the country. Huh.
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Postby Salandriagado » Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:53 am

The Huskar Social Union wrote:
Austria-Bohemia-Hungary wrote:So what does the environment minister wish to call it? The looming Anthropogenic Mass Extinction Event?

Considering he is a bible thumping young earth creationist i doubt he wants to acknowledge it at all. Especially when he is also accused of blocking climate change legislation whilst being in office.


Ah, Northern Ireland. Just because Westminster is moving into your traditional "comedy spinoff of British politics" territory doesn't mean you need to go further that way to stay relevant.
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Postby Austria-Bohemia-Hungary » Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:54 am

Salandriagado wrote:
The Huskar Social Union wrote:Considering he is a bible thumping young earth creationist i doubt he wants to acknowledge it at all. Especially when he is also accused of blocking climate change legislation whilst being in office.


Ah, Northern Ireland. Just because Westminster is moving into your traditional "comedy spinoff of British politics" territory doesn't mean you need to go further that way to stay relevant.

Tbh I expected this sort of shit from the Deep South of USA. Not parts of Europe... then again *looks at Poland right now*
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Postby The Huskar Social Union » Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:55 am

Austria-Bohemia-Hungary wrote:
The Huskar Social Union wrote:Considering he is a bible thumping young earth creationist i doubt he wants to acknowledge it at all. Especially when he is also accused of blocking climate change legislation whilst being in office.

Is Northern Ireland Alabama socially? <.< >.>

Some people here definitely make it feel like that.
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Postby The Huskar Social Union » Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:01 am

Oh one other thing i forgot to mention about ole Poots, is that he is a member of the Caleb Foundation, which is not only a hard core religious institute that pushes creationism, it also believes that Ulster Scots are a lost tribe of Israel.
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Postby The New California Republic » Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:02 am

The Huskar Social Union wrote:[...] it also believes that Ulster Scots are a lost tribe of Israel.

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Lol.
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Postby The Huskar Social Union » Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:04 am

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The Huskar Social Union wrote:[...] it also believes that Ulster Scots are a lost tribe of Israel.

...

Lol.

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Postby Austria-Bohemia-Hungary » Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:04 am

The Huskar Social Union wrote:Oh one other thing i forgot to mention about ole Poots, is that he is a member of the Caleb Foundation, which is not only a hard core religious institute that pushes creationism, it also believes that Ulster Scots are a lost tribe of Israel.

How did this man end up in a position of responsibility?

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Postby The Huskar Social Union » Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:11 am

Austria-Bohemia-Hungary wrote:
The Huskar Social Union wrote:Oh one other thing i forgot to mention about ole Poots, is that he is a member of the Caleb Foundation, which is not only a hard core religious institute that pushes creationism, it also believes that Ulster Scots are a lost tribe of Israel.

How did this man end up in a position of responsibility?

He is one of the most senior DUP politicians, he is always gona be involved in Government here in NI unless he burns some monumental bridges or does something so extreme even the DUP cant defend him.
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Postby Philjia » Fri Jul 24, 2020 5:30 am

The Huskar Social Union wrote:Oh one other thing i forgot to mention about ole Poots, is that he is a member of the Caleb Foundation, which is not only a hard core religious institute that pushes creationism, it also believes that Ulster Scots are a lost tribe of Israel.

Every time I think that Northern Irish politics cannot become more stupid, I find out something like this.
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Postby The New California Republic » Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:58 am

Three teenagers have been convicted of the manslaughter of PC Andrew Harper, who died after being dragged along a road by a car.

Following their convictions, it can now be revealed jurors in the trial had to be given special protection after police received intelligence (that) associates of the killers had planned to intimidate them.

Towards the end of the second trial, on 17 July, a juror was seen by a prison officer mouthing "goodbye boys" to three defendants as she left the courtroom.

Mr Justice Edis discharged her, saying her "surprising conduct" could be seen as a "display of partiality towards these defendants".

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-53526636

What the hell.
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Postby Greed and Death » Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:21 am

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The Huskar Social Union wrote:Oh one other thing i forgot to mention about ole Poots, is that he is a member of the Caleb Foundation, which is not only a hard core religious institute that pushes creationism, it also believes that Ulster Scots are a lost tribe of Israel.

Every time I think that Northern Irish politics cannot become more stupid, I find out something like this.



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Postby The Notorious Mad Jack » Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:30 am

The Huskar Social Union wrote:Oh one other thing i forgot to mention about ole Poots, is that he is a member of the Caleb Foundation, which is not only a hard core religious institute that pushes creationism, it also believes that Ulster Scots are a lost tribe of Israel.

Heh. I didn't realise anyone still believed any of the strands of British Israelism - outside of the Christian Identity movement in the US.
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Postby An Alan Smithee Nation » Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:40 am

Boris Johnson is on some nanny state anti-obesity kick.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-53522492
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Postby Gormwood » Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:44 am

An Alan Smithee Nation wrote:Boris Johnson is on some nanny state anti-obesity kick.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-53522492

If coronavirus only killed fat people, why would the Tories care about cracking down on obesity? Oh wait, Johnson. Self preservation?
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Postby The New California Republic » Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:47 am

An Alan Smithee Nation wrote:Boris Johnson is on some nanny state anti-obesity kick.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-53522492

Somewhat linked to this, there has actually been a sharp rise in the number of people trying to quit smoking, as it became clear that smokers were at heightened risk of serious complications/death from Coronavirus.
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Wave on, wave on
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