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Not that that will see off the pikeys. With our fearless leaders the thieving dregs will be fast-tracked to the front of the queue at the Home Office.
As long as that’s the queue leading them off the edge of the White Cliffs of Dover!
 
I deliberately missed QT last night. May I thank the members of this thread who have contributed so much about last night's programme, that I realise I missed absolutely nothing worth watching!
 

udipur

LE
Book Reviewer
I found that American woman rather hard to stomach, to be honest.

Firstly, it was all 'we, we, we' and lecturing us about why were idiots to pursue Brexit, then it was all about the complexities the DoS was having learning to be part of a new country (FFS, this one has been in thirty years and some niceties are clearly beyond her) only to end up with "you, you, you" about the NHS with this spurious claim that we're selling the costliest part of our expenditure to the Yanks.

Naturally it was a foolish quest of mine to seek detail and data to back up her claims but I nearly threw the telly out of the window when she had the gall to talk over an audience member and shout him down because only she could understand racism. Patronising cnut.
 
Why can't we have more guests on like the University professor specialising in the main topic to be discussed..

Everything he spoke about was on clear cut and to the point.

I hate Labour but the Tory done my bap in, trying to get Tory policy or an anti-Labour message into everything.
He also never had a clue on the ins and outs of NI and the issues around the GFA

Your in the government, just explain to the population, why your putting forward your proposals.

The Labour bird was banging on about the return of the border and the threat to peace, like it's just Republicanism who have a issue with Brexit...

I've seen three articles in the past few weeks, which include what seems to be, interviews with senior members of the UVF and it seems that the peace process is over, if the NI is aligned closer to the ROI than the rest of the UK, without the consultation of the population of NI.
 

BuggerAll

LE
Kit Reviewer
Book Reviewer
The original reason for the Irish getting the vote was that many of them were the King’s loyal citizens
Why can't we have more guests on like the University professor specialising in the main topic to be discussed..

Everything he spoke about was on clear cut and to the point.

I hate Labour but the Tory done my bap in, trying to get Tory policy or an anti-Labour message into everything.
He also never had a clue on the ins and outs of NI and the issues around the GFA

Your in the government, just explain to the population, why your putting forward your proposals.

The Labour bird was banging on about the return of the border and the threat to peace, like it's just Republicanism who have a issue with Brexit...

I've seen three articles in the past few weeks, which include what seems to be, interviews with senior members of the UVF and it seems that the peace process is over, if the NI is aligned closer to the ROI than the rest of the UK, without the consultation of the population of NI.
Why would the Labour / IRA be remotely interested in what unionists, who are all fascists, want? I believe the current policy is that unionists should all go back to England.
 
The original reason for the Irish getting the vote was that many of them were the King’s loyal citizens

Why would the Labour / IRA be remotely interested in what unionists, who are all fascists, want? I believe the current policy is that unionists should all go back to England.
It was how she and the Black bird kept banging on about the price of peace, the GFA and the need for the backstop to keep a lid on the sectarian trouble. They only see the subject through rose tinted googles.
 

BuggerAll

LE
Kit Reviewer
Book Reviewer
It was how she and the Black bird kept banging on about the price of peace, the GFA and the need for the backstop to keep a lid on the sectarian trouble. They only see the subject through rose tinted googles.
‘Green’ tinted goggles.
 
‘Green’ tinted goggles.
The Black bird was a twat.. Kept saying it was a truce..

She never watched Spotlight the other night then.
 

Arkanstigger

Old-Salt
It was how she and the Black bird kept banging on about the price of peace, the GFA and the need for the backstop to keep a lid on the sectarian trouble. They only see the subject through rose tinted googles.
I thought her “I'm from Chicago, we take being Irish seriously, we dye the river green on St Patrick's day” comment was comedy gold.
 
I thought her “I'm from Chicago, we take being Irish seriously, we dye the river green on St Patrick's day” comment was comedy gold.
She's only Irish because her Da drunk a few tins of Guinness and found her Ma attractive that night
 
I thought her “I'm from Chicago, we take being Irish seriously, we dye the river green on St Patrick's day” comment was comedy gold.
I am curious as to many dollars she has thrown in the collection tin, being that she takes being Irish seriously.
Anyway, hasn't she lived in Britain for about forty years?
 

BuggerAll

LE
Kit Reviewer
Book Reviewer
I thought her “I'm from Chicago, we take being Irish seriously, we dye the river green on St Patrick's day” comment was comedy gold.
Actually it was the only serious point she made all evening - that the Irish Lobby, which is big in the states may mobilise it’s self to ‘defend’ the old country and stick it to their oppressors and try and interfere with US British trade arrangements. She may have a point.
 

NSP

LE
I thought her “I'm from Chicago, we take being Irish seriously, we pollute the river with green chemicals on St Patrick's day” comment was comedy gold.
Adjusted for accuracy and because I'm trying to get a nosh off of Caroline Lucas.
 

Arkanstigger

Old-Salt
Actually it was the only serious point she made all evening - that the Irish Lobby, which is big in the states may mobilise it’s self to ‘defend’ the old country and stick it to their oppressors and try and interfere with US British trade arrangements. She may have a point.
It was a valid point, but illustrating it with an example of high grade plastic paddyness just showed the superficiality of Irish Americans.

Post Brexit we'll have to negotiate with three economic superpowers, China, the US and the EU. None of those will be giving us an easy ride, regardless of if their populace has a penchant for green leprechaun hats.
 

ACAB

LE
I won't watch QT. I just come here to read what has made you all have palpitations and think "There but for the grace of God go I".
 
Factoid - Melanie Phillips started her London journalistic career as the social services correspondent for the Guardian... ;-)
Guardianistas made Melanie Phillips see the light, like P Hitchens, and realise the Left actively fosters – and revels in – destruction of society

...I believed I was doing no more than stating the obvious when I deplored the explosion of lone parenting, female-headed households and mass fatherlessness.

But, to my amazement, at The Guardian, I found that over this and many other issues, I was branded as reactionary, authoritarian and, of course, Right-wing.

The result was social ostracism. One of the mentors I had looked up to — a thoughtful person, independent-minded and intellectually curious, or so I had thought — simply walked off rather than talk to me about these issues.

All this was very painful. I was accosted angrily by someone I had previously thought of as a friend.

‘How can you possibly say that family breakdown hurts children?’ he spat out at me.

‘The worst damage to a child is always done by the traditional nuclear family!’

I could only gaze at him, defeated by the stupendous shallowness of such an attitude.

The ones who were the most aggressive and offended, I noticed, were those who had walked out on their families or were cheating on their spouses.

This revealed another sad truth about the Left. What matters to them above all is that they are seen to be virtuous and compassionate. They simply cannot deal with the possibility that they might not be.

They deal with any such suggestion not by facing up to any harm they may be doing, but by shutting down the argument altogether.

That’s because the banner behind which they march is not altruism, as they kid themselves. It is narcissism.

It was increasingly clear that the Left, the movement whose goal was to create a better society, had lost the moral plot — and not just over the family. It embraced the doctrine that all lifestyles were equal and none could be deemed to be better than any other.

The more those around me demonised those of us who were clinging to moral precepts based on duty rather than self-interest, the more important it became to me to try to open people’s eyes to what was thus being ignored, denied or misrepresented.
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Our cultural and political elites have simply turned truth and justice inside out and, with argument replaced by insult and abuse, taken leave of reality itself. They have destroyed rational discourse, polarised opinion and thereby undermined the possibility of finding common ground.

The result is that there are two Britains — the first adhering to decency, rationality and duty to others, and the second characterised by hatred, rampant selfishness and a terrifying repudiation of reason.
 

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