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  1. prussianblue

    Political Discussions And Ranting Thread

    Dual (or more) mandates were the norm in France. MPs would commonly also be local mayors, and there was huge overlap between local, regional, national and European representation in different combinations.
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    Political Discussions And Ranting Thread

    Salmond was indeed an MP while simultaneously being an MSP. Between 2007 and 2010 he was an MP and First Minister. In his case he was representing more or less the same constituents, just with different parliamentary mandates, which doesn't strike me as too much of an issue. Current Scottish Tory leader/waste of space Douglas Ross is an MP and MSP. Somewhat farcically he became leader before he had a seat in Holyrood, so had to use Ruth Davidson as a sort of proxy for a year. He has a third job as a professional football referee.
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    British Character Actors

    Potentially autistic Scottish faggot here
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    20th Century Americans Sitcoms

    Curb started in 2000, so the pedantic response is that this belongs in the 21st century American sitcoms thread
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    Aristocrats

    I'm going to see an opera about Robert the Bruce tomorrow. The Earl wrote a sort of foreword for the website about it, as he's the current Bruce clan chief.
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    20th Century Americans Sitcoms

    My soon-to-be septuagenarian mother is an NCIS fan. I believe she watched Man from U.N.C.L.E. as a child, so the presence of McCallum was probably appreciated.
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    Political Discussions And Ranting Thread

    Given that our country has become a reactionary, stagnating, polluted, crumbling, asset-stripped, neoliberal hellscape, they aren't doing a very good job.
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    Aristocrats

    Grim snippet from Wiki re. the 1st Baron Davies: 'In 1944, while launching a new X-Ray mobile scanning unit at Sully Hospital...Davies volunteered to undergo the first routine chest scan. The scan revealed advanced cancer from which he died from a few months later in June 1944.' The 2nd Baron Davies only held the title for 3 months.
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    Alexey Navalny

    You need to reverse your logic. You could bump the guy off the second he returns, when he's all over the news and a cause celebre with the west. Or you could wait. You're a dictator, you have the luxury of time. Give it a few years, let the interest wane, move him to increasingly remote prisons far from anyone who cares. Then one day, you quietly dispose of him. Which approach would you take?
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    Alexey Navalny

    Fair enough, Patrushev's son is in cabinet, at that bastion of sinister state power, the Ministry of Agriculture. The Telegraph isn't a quality paper any more, just a rag filled with right-wing fever dreams. I'm sure they'd love the idea of Patrushev Snr., possibly the most hawkish member of the government, plotting against Putin, but it would hardly aid his cause. What opposition? What channels are there for discontent at Navalny's inevitable death to make any tangible difference? As far as the average Russian knows or cares, some troublemaker from a few years ago is now permanently out of sight and mind.
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    Alexey Navalny

    You really are an idiot, aren't you? What UK media is constantly saying this? Any examples? The big flaw in your claim is that, while Putin is speculated to have a couple of secret infant sons with the gymnast mistress, he certainly doesn't have any publicly acknowledged adult sons, let alone any with cabinet posts. Killing Navalny now isn't such a bad idea. Putin's position isn't in any serious doubt, and Navalny has been neutralised for a long time now. I always thought his genuine appeal to the Russian people (beyond the urban elite) was massively overstated anyway.
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    Political Discussions And Ranting Thread

    In coalition with George Galloway.
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    Political Discussions And Ranting Thread

    I'm going to have D:Ream in my head all morning now.
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    Political Discussions And Ranting Thread

    Surprised we don't have any discussion of actual results from noted psephologist Sir Old Crem?
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    Disc Jockeys

    This is my mental association with him too. He always looked sweaty, so I can't imagine his cardiovascular health was very good.
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