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"intelligent" but certainly NOT well informed in particular where you make mention of the "news cycle". First thing the blog community speaks of ... the MSM and lack of insight. Speaking of the "Union" but lacking knowledge of NI, Belfast and the "troubles" seems to me a contradiction. Certainly a studied person should be qualified to see through propaganda. The "Leave" movement campaign was purely build on propaganda feeding on nationalist feelings. For all clear to see ... emotions win elections, not rationale.

By chance a forewarning the states Trump would win ... supporting the #VoteLeave campaign. Alt-right support.

by Oui on Sun Aug 11th, 2019 at 06:39:14 PM EST
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tbh the "Union" is really an expression of Greater England. It's what Home counties Tories cleave to to make themselves seem rooted in our Imperial past.

Equally, in Ulter (and to a lessser extent in Scotland), it is a prop for politicians who fear irrelevance unless bolstered by the financial clout of Big Brother.

It's like the "Special Relationship", it's a confession of weakness rather than of strength

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sun Aug 11th, 2019 at 08:54:14 PM EST
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