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Re: Time for BREXIT FAQ

September 9th, 2019, 8:22 pm

I thought it odd that the Brexit Party has been abbreviated to BXP. A bit too close for comfort.

Having attended events with Cons, Libs, Lab, Ukip and BXP I can say that BXP is easily the most diverse. In terms of racial background, jobs, sexuality. Ukip was pretty close, especially diverse sexuality. Libs the least diverse.
That's very possible. My problem with the Brexit Party is that every one of their candidates in the EP elections that I considered voting for was a loon on some issue, be it vaccinations or climate change. Not comforting.
 
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Re: Time for BREXIT FAQ

September 9th, 2019, 8:23 pm

Well, I say “my parents”...
We say "my guardians" now. Hooray for the political correctness!
 
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Re: Time for BREXIT FAQ

September 9th, 2019, 8:30 pm

Payout coming towards JB

Poland also went through a rough patch at the end of the XVIIIth century, when foreign agents bribed Polish nobles to disrupt the government. It didn't end well (partitions).
Are you talking about Ukrainian magnates' revolt against the Polish occupation government, which resulted in breaking off the former Kievan Rus territory?
The leader of Targowica was Stanisław Szczęsny Potocki. The Potocki family came originally from Potok in Świętokrzyskie (south-central Poland). Many others were also Polish nobles (e.g. Józef Ankwicz or Franciszek Ksawery Branicki). They were bribed by the Russians. Kosciuszko hanged many of them, but not all, unfortunately.
 
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Re: Time for BREXIT FAQ

September 9th, 2019, 10:24 pm

Potoccy are from Galicia (Sandomierz), former Galician-Volynian Rus - what was considered the remnant of Kievan Rus after Golden Horde. They aren't even half-Medieval.
 
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Re: Time for BREXIT FAQ

September 10th, 2019, 3:11 pm

I thought it odd that the Brexit Party has been abbreviated to BXP. A bit too close for comfort.

Having attended events with Cons, Libs, Lab, Ukip and BXP I can say that BXP is easily the most diverse. In terms of racial background, jobs, sexuality. Ukip was pretty close, especially diverse sexuality. Libs the least diverse.
Any big drinkers, on a par with that of, let's say Anthony Eden?
 
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Re: Time for BREXIT FAQ

September 10th, 2019, 4:01 pm

Payout coming towards JB

Poland also went through a rough patch at the end of the XVIIIth century, when foreign agents bribed Polish nobles to disrupt the government. It didn't end well (partitions).
Are you talking about Ukrainian magnates' revolt against the Polish occupation government, which resulted in breaking off the former Kievan Rus territory?
The leader of Targowica was Stanisław Szczęsny Potocki. The Potocki family came originally from Potok in Świętokrzyskie (south-central Poland). Many others were also Polish nobles (e.g. Józef Ankwicz or Franciszek Ksawery Branicki). They were bribed by the Russians. Kosciuszko hanged many of them, but not all, unfortunately.
I am glad Jan Potocki didn't get hanged. Saragossa Manuscript would have been a loss to literature.
 
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Re: Time for BREXIT FAQ

September 10th, 2019, 9:04 pm

Jan Potocki was not a traitor. He was a cool dude. He became convinced that he's a werewolf, so he shot himself with a silver bullet blessed by the village priest.
 
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Re: Time for BREXIT FAQ

September 10th, 2019, 10:50 pm

Any more doubts that he was Ukrainian?
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