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And we're still on a path to war in Europe within a generation.

This is new (for me)? Who against whom? Is Russia involved? Will there be nukes?

They tried to assimilate me. They failed.

by THE Twank (yatta blah blah @ blah.com) on Sat Jul 30th, 2016 at 07:58:51 PM EST
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Will refreshments be served?  😁

They tried to assimilate me. They failed.
by THE Twank (yatta blah blah @ blah.com) on Sun Jul 31st, 2016 at 10:01:16 AM EST
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Most likely candidates are civil war in Greece, civil war in Spain and war between Hungary and weak neighbour with an Hungarian minority.

But this can't be news to you, you read it years ago (and commented) right here: http://www.eurotrib.com/story/2013/3/4/42525/06144

by fjallstrom on Sun Jul 31st, 2016 at 06:46:57 PM EST
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Speaking of Greece ... how IS Greece doing these days? What's life like for the average Greek?

They tried to assimilate me. They failed.
by THE Twank (yatta blah blah @ blah.com) on Sun Jul 31st, 2016 at 11:31:38 PM EST
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You did say Spain.
British warships must be sent to Gibraltar to "protect it from Spain" during Brexit negotiations, a former Ministry of Defence special adviser has said.

Luke Coffey, director of the Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies, argued the step was needed as part of measures to fend off Madrid's bid for joint sovereignty as discussions with the European Union continue.

by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Thu Aug 4th, 2016 at 07:55:04 AM EST
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Ah, gunboat diplomacy. That's so cuuuuute.

So very 19th century, which is where most ideas from the Centre for Policy Studies belong

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Thu Aug 4th, 2016 at 12:00:25 PM EST
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And I suppose that has been the dominant mode of the UK's relationship with "Europe" for the past 1000 years.  The 45 year period of EU membership - 1973-2018 - may come to be seen as a strange interlude of cooperation with Europe in the years to come...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Aug 4th, 2016 at 01:38:50 PM EST
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