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UK: 1973 vs Today

UK: 1973 vs Today

For ten years the Mail has campaigned for this day. We have not wavered in our conviction that Britain's best and brightest future is with Europe. (Daily Mail - 1973)

Nvm. (Daily Mail - 2017)

EDIT: It's funny how I simply stated a fact in a jocular fashion and so many in this thread interpreted it as a personal attack to the DM. Lighten up, sweethearts!

It was nice while it lasted. But then the freedom to have a more desperate labour pool, a dimmer future for our kids, and an outright neutering of our diplomatic soft power was too good an opportunity to pass up, I suppose.

What a silly island.

I can't possible imagine any Flemish newspaper publishing, on its front page, anything similar to this.

"Get a life", "Censored by the left", "Freedom!", I'm honestly laughing my ass off. Their printed version is just as horrible as their website, lol.

"Censored by the left"

This pisses me the fuck off. People criticised the DM for writing about the legs of female politicians Nicola Sturgeon and Theresa May, which the DM calls "censorship". This feeds into the mindset of legions of entitled morons who think being told that they're wrong=oppression. This is why we can't have nice things.

Never gonna let EU down

Never gonna let EU down

No it does not, comrade.

That G reminds me of something...

Of course it doesn't. This lady is merely expressing her love of the Union of Socialist So... European Union, my fellow capitalist swine friend.

The Union is dank and full of memes.

Me today at PulseOfEurope in Cologne, Germany

Me today at PulseOfEurope in Cologne, Germany

Can't disagree with that logic.

Dinosaurs had no EU, now they are extinct.

Check mate atheists!

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Ha I recognize that dinosaur from a porno

They're not extinct, birds are dinosaurs. They learned to fly!

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From today's "Unite for Europe" march in London.

From today's "Unite for Europe" march in London.

To be honest, going back 40 years would mean we could undo both Blair and Thatcher.

So in 40 years time they will trigger article 50 again?

Or we have to do them again.

They'd do us again

FTFY

How members see European union

How members see European union

I love how the Dutchball is always, I mean always, fucking stoned out of his mind.

As if that is really all we do around here!

nah man, you also ride bikes and stare at windmills, right?

All the way to England. Let's see how those guys would feel about "being mainland".

What are those crossed-off marks on the EU on the scenes with the Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania?

It is President Erdogan's Turkey, not humane Germany, that is guilty of 'Nazi practices'

It is President Erdogan's Turkey, not humane Germany, that is guilty of 'Nazi practices'
It is President Erdogan's Turkey, not humane Germany, that is guilty of 'Nazi practices'

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Summary = we were left very weak after ww1 (the ottoman empire was already very weak in it's last 150 years). So ismet inonu did his best at keeping the borders as they were before ww2, doing his best included staying neutral to nazis, aiding them with resources at times and then joining the war agains them in the end.

Most PMs and Presidents in our history did their best to balance our relationship between the west and the east; because both the western world and Russia have their interests in dividing Turkey. This politics of balance changed after the 80s american backed coup and here we are today with an islamist leader and dealing with the Armenian genocide issue and the Kurdish seperatist movement. If we were pro-east all the way then Russia had it's own plans to divide Turkey too. So now after failing to do the "politics of balance" for 15 years Erdogan is trying to clean up the mess he created and failing miserably.

Turkey's going to shit! I work for a large real estate company and we just pulled out of all projects there. Were hoping for a recovery after the coup, but it's clear Turkey's now a dictatorship and no longer a democracy...we don't do business with dictators.

Shoutout to Erdogan for restoring the Greek economy.

Parliament shooting: Police officer and another man shot outside UK House of Commons

Parliament shooting: Police officer and another man shot outside UK House of Commons
Parliament shooting: Police officer and another man shot outside UK House of Commons

I wouldn't want to have gone on the record today, saying that 'no European in any part of the world can walk safely on the streets'.

I'm relatively new to reddit.. But I still remember when I opened reddit every time there was a 'global' breaking news and find it immediately in the front page with live threads, and a lot of links and info..

Lately, reddit is almost like the last resort to see what's happening in that moment in the world. You better go look in newspapers websites etc.

And that's a shame.

Just speculating, but might this be connected with the one year anniversary of the Brussels attack?

I fully agree. The front page algorithm needs to be reworked. I learned about this event from a Google News app notification (which is usually the last thing to notify me about news) but as I'm typing this the news about this event is just barely on the front page (#24 at the moment) on /sub/all.

Hungarian secret agent reveals in detail how serious the Russian threat is

Hungarian secret agent reveals in detail how serious the Russian threat is

WE is just blissfully ignorant. For one thing, people don't see what is said in Russian state-TV (and virtually all Russian TV is to some extent controlled by the state). They think that "RT is just different perspective, another kind of lie, just like West is spreading", which is actually so. kurwa. wrong. This attitude is EXACTLY the goal of Russia. Divide, deceive, conquer.

The Czech service BIS practically sent anyone who was active before the democratic transition packing and then built a completely new agency with the help of the British intelligence. With this the BIS practically allowed Prague to become a safe haven for spies for a long time and 5-8 years had to pass before the new officers got the hang of it.

I knew we had issues when we started to massively cleanse our diplomatic and secret services post-89, didn't know that the UK was involved in helping us, so I guess if it's true, thank you, UK. He's right that it came with a prize and that it contributed to Prague becoming one of the centers of Russian espionage activities, however it had to be done.

Haha jokes on them. I only pretend to know state secrets to get the free, high quality Russian hookers.

Many people have no idea how Russia works, they still use good old seduction technique either with hookers or with long term relationships with sleeper agents.

And on bigger scale - lies, propaganda, trolls and bots.

Najac, France

Najac, France

I've been there and they told me this awesome story. The king of France had a claim on the *county of Toulouse IIRC so he invaded it. Najac was a major town at the time and the castle was one of the hardest to attack. It was the last standing and the siege promised to be very long. The king could not bother to wait that long.

So he declared the creation of Villefranche de Rouergue 10km from there. "Villefranche" meant it was a city free of royal taxes. By the end of the year, half of Najac had moved to live in Villefranche.

Nowadays, Najac is an irrelevant village with an enormous castle and church. And Villefranche de Rouergue is the local urban center.

Now you know that tax breaks can win wars.

NB: This is a story I'm telling from memory of what the guide told me there. I really should check if it was romanticized.

Why the EU remains, for now, the most ambitious political project the world has ever seen

Why the EU remains, for now, the most ambitious political project the world has ever seen

Looking at European history, having someone on a table and not a battlefield is already ambitious as hell.

Try one of these subthreads