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    Once heard a description of American Foriegn Diplomacy......
    ”Akin to a Happy Labrador in a glass and china shop”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gee View Post
    Once heard a description of American Foriegn Diplomacy......
    ”Akin to a Happy Labrador in a glass and china shop”
    The Queen might have preferred a corgi today!
    But if choice is Trump or Junker I know who I would want onside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaza View Post
    Well Trump is Trump, Clinton was Clinton, etc. and we (and the population of the US) have to put up with that. But I will remind you all of this, which the younger generation by which I mean anyone living here under the age of 50, either don't know about or choose to forget. If it wasn't for the yanks we would be living under the jackboot now. They are our greatest ally and have been for decades.
    I know the yanks eventually came to our aid but it was only after the Japs had kicked their arse at Pearl Harbour. They would even let us have the ships and planes that we had bought off them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joyce View Post
    The Queen might have preferred a corgi today!
    But if choice is Trump or Junker I know who I would want onside.
    Referring to the “what you say or don’t say” quote....
    The trick is, to persuade both parties that they are onside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paw View Post
    I know the yanks eventually came to our aid but it was only after the Japs had kicked their arse at Pearl Harbour. They would even let us have the ships and planes that we had bought off them.
    If that were the only reason they got involved why didn't they just concentrate on the Japs then ? They lost far more men and women when fighting in Europe than they did in the Far East. The U.K. woudl have been seriously short of everything if they hadn't waded in. D-Day and the subsequent few weeks was a near-disaster for the Yanks.

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    For God's sake

    Criticising Trump isn't being anti-American any more than criticising May is being treasonous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gee View Post
    Referring to the “what you say or don’t say” quote....
    The trick is, to persuade both parties that they are onside.
    Gee,
    just wondered if you managed to watch the YouTube?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zaza View Post
    If that were the only reason they got involved why didn't they just concentrate on the Japs then ? They lost far more men and women when fighting in Europe than they did in the Far East. The U.K. woudl have been seriously short of everything if they hadn't waded in. D-Day and the subsequent few weeks was a near-disaster for the Yanks.
    I didn't say that was the only reason they joined in but they weren't being particularly helpful beforehand. The fact the '30's was a bad time financially for the US was probably a big factor in their decision making.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paw View Post
    I didn't say that was the only reason they joined in but they weren't being particularly helpful beforehand. The fact the '30's was a bad time financially for the US was probably a big factor in their decision making.
    Understandably, one of the main reasons was the memory of how many they lost in fighting for somebody else in the Great War. Do not forget also, people like Joe Kennedy were very pro Germany.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gee View Post
    Trump fights for America?
    Does he?
    Trumps says and does whatever he feels will get him re-elected, what is good for America and good for Donald Trump is not necessarily the same thing.
    One of his great complaints is that The streets of America are full of EU etc built cars, he seldom sees American built cars in Europe.
    Err isn’t MB American owned?
    Why would we want pretty poor quality gas guzzlers from America when vastly superior vehicles are available here?
    One very experienced foreign Diplomat remarked that the skill of Foriegn relations for diplomats and politicians, but especially diplomats, was not what you said, but you did not say!
    Mr Trump has a little way to go before learns that particular lesson.
    Gee, you focused on my remarks about trump and not the ludicrous situation of the failing EU (half staffed by unelected former politicians who have been run out of their own countries), it’s dreadful currency and it’s pissed leadership!.......just go and speak with people in Spain, Greece, Italy, even Germany is wobbling about EU impacts or more to the point Merkels immigration shambles! You can’t govern from the arctic circle to Turkey with the same rules, large blocks always fail if there is no local representation because by definition you can’t have local representation of any worth in a large block!

    This is not Brexit and it’s being forced upon us by a remainer leading a remainer cabinet in a remainer parliament with a remainer upper house........IT STINKS!'!!

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    So how far off are we from the end of Mrs May's premiership with all that has been going on. What about another general election?

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    Quote Originally Posted by essexpete View Post
    So how far off are we from the end of Mrs May's premiership with all that has been going on. What about another general election?
    Funny thing I think another general election would be worse than a second referendum!
    I think Corbyn would win and create even more chaos, and there is not time to elect another leader, even though today Anna Soubery was saying that Rees Mogg is now running the country. Come to think of it, not a bad idea, at least he is positive.
    Europe has out manoeuvred the whole lot of them, they should have gone for a hard Brexit from the word go, and let them come to us, they have more to lose than us(40 billion)?
    Making me I'll.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack_Caley View Post
    Rees Mogg is now running the country.
    Sturgeon should adopt that as a campaign slogan. It would be enough to make me vote for independance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack_Caley View Post
    I think Corbyn would win
    I would respectfully disagree Mr Caley.

    I think it's the spectre of comrade Corbyn entering the doors of Number 10 which allows the Tories to fight, squabble, and just generally make such a hash of things at present without the fear of consequence. I really can't see Corbyn ever being PM no matter how hard the Tories try to screw things up, and at the minute they're giving it a good go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack_Caley View Post
    I think Corbyn would win/QUOTE]

    I would respectfully disagree Mr Caley.

    I think it's the spectre of comrade Corbyn entering the doors of Number 10 which allows the Tories to fight, squabble, and just generally make such a hash of things at present without the fear of consequence. I really can't see Corbyn ever being PM no matter how hard the Tories try to screw things up, and at the minute they're giving it a good go.
    Who would have dreamt at the last election that the conservatives would have lost 33 seats?
    Corbyn played a blinder about austerity etc. He ignored Brexit and immigration and I think would repeat the exercise only better next time.
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