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    UK Politics: A Third Meaningful Thread

    Which is why I'd prefer a referendum - that way people are voting for what they actually believe rather than tactically, and there's no clouding the issue with people who don't like a given party's Brexit stance but vote for them anyway because they like the rest of the manifesto.
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    UK Politics: Time Marches On

    The motion for tomorrow is apparently the following: If Parliament can pass a deal by March 20th (next Wednesday), request an extension until June 30th for the purpose of passing the legislation needed to implement whatever that deal is. If Parliament can't pass a deal by March 20th, request an extension of currently undetermined length, understanding that the EU will require the UK to give a clear purpose for the extension, and that any extension past June 30th will require UK participation in the EU elections. The date of March 20th is because the European Council meeting where the request for an extension would need to be made is on March 21st. The motion is amendable, and there seems to be some suggestion that Parliamentary rules prevent May from putting her deal to Parliament again if there aren't any changes to it since its rejection last night, so its more likely that we'll be asking for the longer extension than the shorter one.
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    Make Mine Captain Marvel! (SPOILERS)

    Surely one of Dench or Mirren would be a good choice for Dr Doom?
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    Star Trek Discovery #3

    In case anyone's wondering why the name Talos IV sounds familiar, it's the planet from the original pilot The Cage, the events of which have already happened by Discovery's point in the timeline.
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    Star Trek Discovery #3

    I have to say I disagree with you about Culber - it was looking like a good emotional ending to the episode, with Stamets getting closure and learning to move on, and then the techno-babble hand wave happened. I did like Pike's callout on Ash's Section 31 comm-badge. They knew none of the viewers would realise we're not at that point in the timeline yet.
  6. So Parliament votes to reject what's automatically happening if they don't do anything, but also votes against actually doing anything to stop it. They then vote to replace the part of the deal they don't like but will only happen if they can't come up with an alternative, but they haven't come up with any alternative to replace it with. Does that sound about right?
  7. Something that clicked for me today that hasn't come up in the show yet, but we now know that the best human to have ever lived in the last 500 years was Mindy St. Claire.
  8. The treaty I'm talking about is the Good Friday Agreement, not whatever withdrawal treaty may happen. Anything that closes the Irish border violates that treaty, and while it is technically legal for countries to walk away from treaties if they want to, leaving that one unilaterally will have consequences no one wants. I'm aware that most British people, myself included, generally don't give a monkey's about Northern Ireland, I would prefer that the government was smart enough to realise that The Troubles starting up again would be bad. As for being "trapped" in the backstop, there's several ways out of it, the two ends being keeping the UK in the customs union at one end, and putting the customs border in the Irish sea (or even the actual border if a border poll happens and the nationalists win) at the other. And I'd bet that as soon as there's a government that doesn't need Northern Irish support to stay in power, one of those things will happen very quickly.
  9. The whole point of the backstop is that it's the absolute minimum necessary for the UK to meet its treaty obligations under the Good Friday Agreement. Leaving the backstop without the EU agreeing that what we're leaving it for is also "good enough" means the government's probably violating an international treaty, and that's just asking for Trouble.
  10. Bumping this thread now that nominations are open, and also adding Salvation by Peter F Hamilton as one that will make my list.
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    Moving Right Alolan - More Pokemon Go!

    I can only see that happening if they up the level cap and bring in new features for level 45 or 50 only.
  12. The best scene in this film is the Stan Lee cameo. Couldn't have been more appropriate if they'd tried.
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    Moving Right Alolan - More Pokemon Go!

    I think Budew is egg-only at the moment. Buizel is in the wild as well, but rare.
  14. Shows you how big it was - if they're in Hyde Park then they still haven't got to the official start of the march route. The speeches were finished long before I got Parliament Square, and I'm pretty sure from where I started there were more people behind me than in front of me.
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    Moving Right Alolan - More Pokemon Go!

    Shinx is a raid boss.
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