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Reading a Troll’s Playbook

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By Jason Michael

ONLINE TROLLS HAVE BECOME a ubiquitous feature of the internet. Social media has become the playground of the greater part of the global online community. This is where an increasing number of people gather to interact with family and friends from the comfort of their homes and mobile devices. Sites like Twitter and Facebook have, as a consequence, become the hi-tech marketplace of ideas, it is where millions of people get their news and political analysis, and it is where they share their own political views and opinions. Once upon a time, after sharing something about Scottish politics, a friend informed me that “Facebook was not the place for politics.” Maybe she was right – way back when, but that is no longer the case. Social media has become the largest real-time political hub in history. So, it makes perfect sense that this has become…

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The myth of the Union

via The myth of the Union

The myth of the Union

Wee Ginger Dug

As the UK lurches towards a Common vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal, and it becomes ever more obvious that no route out of the Brexmess enjoys the support of a majority of MPs, the entire future of the UK and everyone in it is being held hostage. British politics are in disarray.

Brexit is driven by xenophobia, by fear of the foreign, by nostalgia for a lost empire, by the burning resentment that England, and it’s always England, has limits placed on its absolute power by Europeans. Brexit dresses itself up in a Union fleg, it preens and poses as the restoration of the full sovereignty of Westminster, while really being used by the right wing of the Tory party to aggrandise the power of the executive over Parliament. Brexit calls itself a British project, but it’s being used to put the hems on the powers of the devolved…

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!!!!!!!!0Let’s see if I can get this right.

The Daily Mail told us that Brexit was a good idea. It even seemed to go along with the notion that we should get £350 million a week for our health service. This picture was taken from the Mail.

Image result for brexit bus, daily mailSo with all that extra money that we will have to spend as of the 29th of March, why on earth would we need to have volunteers. Surely we will be able to pay people to work in the NHS.

If we get volunteers to do all the work, what will be done with the £350 million a week that is coming as what Mrs May calls the Brexit bonus? I mean there are only so many royal palaces we can do up, and we’ve already set aside the money for Buck House and the Palace of Westminster so that our royals and…

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