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    Quote Originally Posted by Conor Dary View Post
    Meanwhile....The Tories lost a seat today in a special election...

    Boris Johnsonís party suffers defeat in UK special election

    https://www.apnews.com/0c787633acc04...source=Twitter
    He now has a working majority of one Member of Parliament. Propped up by the Democratic Unionist Party of Northern Ireland who are arguably the most stubborn, awkward political group in the whole of the British Isles.
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    There's nothing arguable about the DUP's status as the most stubborn political group in the British Isles. Ironically, they got more stubborn when they pushed Ian Paisley aside.
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    Meanwhile...

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    More important than any of this fruitless political drivel, Rory Burns just scored a century in the Ashes at Edgbaston.
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    I saw that....fascinating day yesterday...
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    Does the "no politics" suggestion in the off topic rules only apply to American politics? While this particular thread appears to be under control and without much, if any, vitriol I've noticed this in the past and wondered about it.
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    I don't know enough about British politics to know when to be offended.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gm View Post
    More important than any of this fruitless political drivel, Rory Burns just scored a century in the Ashes at Edgbaston.
    Alastair Cook is the last England opening batsman to bat an entire day of Test cricket, at Melbourne in 2017.
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    Quote Originally Posted by user4 View Post
    Of course nothing is better for the national character than a healthy skepticism and cynicism of ones leaders. And nothing more dangerous than a population convinced that their leaders are their superiors.
    Us Brits have always been wary of political figures who are rather too full of themselves. I think that's why we've never fallen for a pompous demagogue such as Hitler, Stalin or Mussolini.

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    Brits are wary of anyone too full of themselves....I know a few Brits who don't like Mo....
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