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    I'll fight you.

    (also, lol!)

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    How fucking dare you compare Theresa May to Elaine Benes.

    Reported.

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    Asked what the big challenge for the Tories was, the former minister Lord O’Neill judged: “I guess key people in this party have to stop being dickheads, really.”"

    This doesn't seem to be specifically about Johnson, but excellent advice.

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    ^^ cheers fellas! Might have a go on one of those Xiaomi things....

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    Anyone got thoughts on an Android watch with heart rate monitor and Bluetoothabilities? Lots of proprietary stuff out there, but thought there may be a Xiaomi of the wearables world.

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    Any kind of Brexit cannot pass the six tests, but the manifesto states that Labour are committed to leaving.

    If we take that for a given (which I'm happy to do), then something must give. I see zero reason to believe it would mean a hard Brexit, something labour has been pretty explicit about not supporting, rather than a soft Brexit (if it were possible to get parliamentary support for one) or second referendum.

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    How can a hard Brexit fulfill the six tests explicitly put forward by Labour?

    Does it ensure a strong and collaborative future relationship with the EU? Does it deliver the “exact same benefits” as we currently have as members of the Single Market and Customs Union? Does it ensure the fair management of migration in the interests of the economy and communities? Does it defend rights and protections and prevent a race to the bottom? Does it protect national security and our capacity to tackle cross-border crime? Does it deliver for all regions and nations of the UK?

    It seems unusual to me that anyone would imagine the Conservatives - the party that openly allows for (and in many cases calls for) a hard Brexit - become the party of remain, and Labour - the party which has explicitly come out against - become the party of hard Brexit.

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    In which case there is a large part of the population who will have no representation.

    As Andy pointed out, this is not unusual or new. What is more, the majority has been without representation (if by representation you mean, as it seems you do, a parliament which represents their political beliefs as expressed by voting for a party/candidate which shares them) since the Westminster system was established.

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