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Gamal
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Re: What is democracy?

September 30th, 2019, 1:58 pm

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Re: What is democracy?

September 30th, 2019, 1:58 pm

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Gamal
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Re: What is democracy?

September 30th, 2019, 2:00 pm

We call them Kaviar Linke. But again - let's not argue about semantics.
 
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Re: What is democracy?

September 30th, 2019, 7:51 pm

We call them Kaviar Linke. But again - let's not argue about semantics.
Then there's not much else to argue about, is there?
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Re: What is democracy?

September 30th, 2019, 9:26 pm

Is there any left left in Europe? Except Spain, they are different.
UK has had a resurgence of left-wing activism in recent years.
 
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Gamal
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Re: What is democracy?

October 1st, 2019, 4:51 am

The British political system is falling apart. What means the UK is democratic.
 
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Re: What is democracy?

October 15th, 2019, 6:44 pm

I can only make sense of the left's belief that the BBC is right wing in one way:

Left = "There is only one right opinion. And it is mine."

Right = "Everyone has their own opinion. I just disagree with yours."

That is the only way that for example I can reconcile the evidence of BBC Question Time having two thirds of panellists being Remainers, and thus upsetting right-wing Brexiteers, and them having any Leaver panellists, and thus upsetting left-wing Remainers. (I don't know what left-wing Brexiteers or right-wing Remainers think about this.)
 
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Re: What is democracy?

October 15th, 2019, 8:46 pm

Right = "Everyone has their own opinion. I just disagree with yours."
There is a segment of the Right which expresses the disagreement by shooting the opponent.
 
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Re: What is democracy?

October 15th, 2019, 10:05 pm

Luckily for the UK, we don't have left-wing terrorism. It may change soon, though. IMHO, the heavy-handed response of police will rather accelerate than stop this.
 
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Re: What is democracy?

October 18th, 2019, 5:12 pm

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Re: What is democracy?

October 18th, 2019, 10:42 pm

I have actually seen that movie. Harold Lloyd at his best!
 
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Re: What is democracy?

October 18th, 2019, 10:55 pm

I loved it when I was a child :-)
We've trained the reality becoming a farce for over 3 years. I guess it's time for a farce turning into reality.
 
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Re: What is democracy?

October 19th, 2019, 5:59 pm

I loved it when I was a child :-)
We've trained the reality becoming a farce for over 3 years. I guess it's time for a farce turning into reality.
I'm stealing this line.
 
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Re: What is democracy?

October 26th, 2019, 4:28 pm

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Re: What is democracy?

October 26th, 2019, 7:27 pm

In this case, the parties aren't standing either...