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Oh dear, the number one BJ fan boi looks like it maybe turning against him.

"Whitehall's secret no-deal plan" splashed across its front page today. It says the leaked document lays bare the "gaps in contingency planning" as Britain faces "shortages of fuel, food and medicine".

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37 minutes ago, SchtivePesley said:

Meanwhile I see we've reached the "actively assaulting journalists" stage of the rise of fascism.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-49381944

 

This is really sad, and the biggest worry for me is that the 'it won't happen here' brigade blithely sweep it under the carpet as a bit of a pub scuffle. As I've said for a while, there are a lot of angry and stupid people who are ready to mobilise if only someone a little less ridiculous than Farage or Yaxley Lennon chooses to come forward. For this reason, I fear Rees Mogg more than any of them - my concern is he is playing a long game, let BoJo take the flak for Brexit and then come in once we have descended into crisis and impose his view of the future. I don't say he is a fascist but I do say many will take plenty from what he says and he will turn a blind eye to the odd journalist getting a thump / put in hospital / worse for what he believes in.

In conclusion, I don't say it's the rise of the black shirts but I do say it's the risk of more divisive and discriminatory politics than anyone on here has seen in their lifetime (and I include the wicked witch of Grantham in that - and, no, I'm not referring to any posters on this board with that reference).

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1 hour ago, BaaLocks said:

This is really sad, and the biggest worry for me is that the 'it won't happen here' brigade blithely sweep it under the carpet as a bit of a pub scuffle. As I've said for a while, there are a lot of angry and stupid people who are ready to mobilise if only someone a little less ridiculous than Farage or Yaxley Lennon chooses to come forward. For this reason, I fear Rees Mogg more than any of them - my concern is he is playing a long game, let BoJo take the flak for Brexit and then come in once we have descended into crisis and impose his view of the future. I don't say he is a fascist but I do say many will take plenty from what he says and he will turn a blind eye to the odd journalist getting a thump / put in hospital / worse for what he believes in.

In conclusion, I don't say it's the rise of the black shirts but I do say it's the risk of more divisive and discriminatory politics than anyone on here has seen in their lifetime (and I include the wicked witch of Grantham in that - and, no, I'm not referring to any posters on this board with that reference).

You have a fantastic imagination I would recommend a career writing horror novels you would definitely give Stephen King a run for his money. 

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I expect the likes of Tesco to increase prices by double digit percentages and blame it on Brexit if/when we eventually leave with or without a deal.

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54 minutes ago, Uptherams said:

No longer an unbelievable response 😵

Was any context available to any of those clips? What happened in the run up to the shown clips? 

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5 minutes ago, GboroRam said:

Was any context available to any of those clips? What happened in the run up to the shown clips? 

A mob of hundreds of masked thugs, throwing things at a dad (who had a sign saying he hated the left and RACISM)and his little daughter, chasing them. What context does that require exactly? 

That 'protest' is just a baying mob. 

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7 hours ago, cstand said:

You have a fantastic imagination I would recommend a career writing horror novels you would definitely give Stephen King a run for his money. 

Who could have possibly imagined in 2016 we would be where we are now?

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