June 12th, 2013

Digital Dave Launches Online Referendum Push

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businessforbritain.org/

The Tories have finally realised that they need to bang on about Europe now UKIP have pushed it up the political agenda. The launch of the all-party Business for Britain campaign was the starting gun for the referendum campaign Cameron is promising for 2017.

Though the LibDems will hate it, the ‘Let Britain Decide’ website will target MPs who are refusing to trust the public with a referendum. Finally we are seeing the Tories utilising their European policy as a strength, it could all have been so different for Ed Miliband…

UPDATEFew teething problems, possibly CCHQ were a bit unwise to brief out the site before it was ready:

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114 Comments

  1. 1
    mad, swivel-eyed loon says:

    I see Cameron is signing away more of our rights, he is so toast come 2015.

    http://www.eureferendum.com/blogview.aspx?blogno=84026

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    • 5
      EU DAVE Belly Up says:

      Bollocks Guido. Dave is Pro EU and Pro signing away sovereignty. Position of strength my arse.

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      • 7
        Swift says:

        He is a scheming weasel. The public know he is not to be trusted.

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        • 13
          Northern benefit parasite says:

          No politician will give up their eu bribes, pensions, expenses and other slush funds. Referendum, my Arse.

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          • The British Public says:

            They will. We will make them.

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          • Handycock sex Tourist on Taxpayer's money says:

            I could not agree more, the Eu is good for us. I have been a Member of the Council for Europe for years, this is where I have done all my shagging at your expense. Europe is good for us all, especially me. Boaz.

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          • Kicking The Can says:

            Brilliant. After forty years of lies and deceit we finally get a website.

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      • 99
        Anonymous says:

        The Big Speech

        Dave, your long awaited speech
        Puts referendums out of reach
        We’ve not forgot the CAST IRON VOW
        And nobody believes you now
        So even if you makes it law
        No dice, we’ve heard it all before

        The Tory troops you try to muster
        All realise the speech is bluster
        Your hope to shoot the UKIP Fox
        Won’t surface in the ballot box
        Now UKIP’s got you on the ropes
        And blown away all Tory hopes

        We’re all fed up pissed off and grumpy
        Sick to death of Ange and Rumpy
        We do not want your EU flag
        To us it’s just a piece of rag
        We want our sovereignty back
        Our culture, laws and Union Jack

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      • 100
        Anonymous says:

        Cameron looking for face-saving miniscule tweaks to the EU budget so he can come back home looking as if he accomplished something.
        Well I keep posting this because it will come true shortly,
        Cameron WILL capitulate on the EU budget and British tax payers WILL stump up even more cash to the EU, There will of course be lots of posturing to give the impression that Cameron is dictating terms but its all bluster so dont be fooled.
        Cameron has claimed that Villans will NOT get the vote but he is allready talking of a fudge and some convicts WILL get the vote, so its even more bluster. His ploy is to throw the issue into the long grass instead of telling the ECHR to get stuffed
        Cameron will soon promise a referendum on the EU AFTER the next election and may well promise to put it into law. But there will be several caviates based on spurious renegotiations that will eventually deny an in/out referendum so do not fall for it.
        Cameron is a dyed in the wool Europhile and whilst his Eton cabal run the Tory party you will NEVER get out of the EU. And we can now look forward to vast numbers of immigrants from Rumania and Bulgaria who wil be entitled to benefits, housing, education and health care all at our expense.
        Remember this when your family allowance or disabillity is cut or granny has to sell her house

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    • 11
      Ah! Monika says:

      OOPS

      http://www.letbritaindecide.com/

      Need authentication to enter

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      • 18
        M102 says:

        He’s an EU placeman bought and paid for.

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        • 39
          Great Granddad says:

          He is indeed. I’m surprised that he has agreed to such an early date, 2017 is it, for us to be given the right to our referendum. Thank God that he wasn’t Prime Minister in 1941.

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          • Dave Cameron says:

            We will surrender to them on the beaches…

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          • Quisling says:

            He’d have signed the nation’s children up for German lessons using a textbook licensed to his father by Goebbels.

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          • Owen Jones says:

            It will be long and it will be hard. But in the end, there will be no withdrawel.

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          • Mad Jack the Jungle Quack says:

            Yes how true Dave has the look of a collaborator all right! Can’t stand any of the crop of today’s politcos. I seen a few of the greats up close met Churchill in 44 when I was in London on sick leave from out East and he popped in to see my then CO who he had invited to lunch and I got to tag along. He wanted to know all about the operation I’d been involved in and asked very pertinent questions about kit and tactics and how these where improved over what we had previously when fighting the Japs in 42.

            You could tell at once here was a man who knew his mind and was convinced of what needed to be done. In short a leader!

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      • 22
        mad, swivel-eyed loon says:

        Well, that’s the useless lying conniving deceitful mendacious fuckwit Cameron all over.

        However, I have the password, it’s called press the cancel button and it lets you through.

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      • 26
        Ah! Monika says:

        Press cancel for a beta version

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      • 61
        nout.....yin says:

        blinded by water.
        yes.
        £55
        .
        is the landlord the father.
        is the landlord the sun
        is the landlord an aquarian.
        think we should zero be told.
        oro
        o, be my ro….time for lo. give it away.
        it was the cynical old man who started it.
        drama.

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        • 71
          nout.....yin says:

          osex
          is
          ono
          britwasthehit,
          forgetiime.
          sophieschoice.
          letthehousedecide.
          saynowt
          palythedgamenowt.

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    • 37
      Liar.Politicians says:

      Cameron can set up all the websites he likes, there will be NO in.out referendum on the EU. EVER!

      Any promise that the Conservatives, Labour or LibDems make on the EU, is a lie. The UK will stay in the Communist block until the EU collapses all by itself, in just a few more years.

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      • 49
        Captain Renault says:

        I’m shocked, shocked to find that our politicians have been lying to us and that there is no chance of a referendum.

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        • 87
          Village Idiot says:

          …In light of the “Wishfull Thinking Poll”,that puts UKIP on 12%,i would like to
          re afirm, that, i am a fruitcake,loon and whatever else the scared politicos’ would like to call me,and will support UKIP at every opportunity!!!Just because
          it has gone quiet does not mean support has gone away,just wait and see!!!

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      • 66
        Archbishop Cromwell says:

        He’s set up a website to campaign for his own policy. Who is being petitioned, himself?

        The elephant in the room is that in any referendum Dave and the rest of the establishment will campaign to stay in the EU regardless of what the terms are.

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    • 81
      Anonymous says:

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    • 92
      Anonymous says:

      A referendum from Cameron you must be joking

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    • 95
      Anonymous says:

      How much lower can we sink

      As Churchill said in 45 “This is our finest hour”
      He was a proper statesman, unlike the present shower
      These sycophantic Europhiles have bought us to our knees
      Now Cameron’s asking Merkle “Can we have some power please”

      I need to go back with a ruse to stem the UKIP flood
      The whole backbench will rise as one baying for my blood
      They want a referendum, not tomorrow but today
      I need to claim a victory to keep them all at bay

      We’ll fill it all with weasel words to let you off the hook
      I know it’s smoke and mirrors but its how we make it look
      You need to help me out here Ange, as PM I must stay
      If I should lose then kiss goodbye to 50 Mill a day

      This UKIP mob have pulled the rug from underneath my feet
      If I can’t claim a victory here I’m staring at defeat
      This Ferage chaps percentage vote is going through the roof
      I just don’t understand it, all he does is tell the truth

      I’ve lied and cheated schemed and stalled and gave a cast iron vow
      The cat alas is out the bag and no one trusts me now
      It’s time for you and Rumpy to step up to the plate
      With false negotiation spin before it gets too late

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    • 96
      Anonymous says:

      The Tory Voting Song

      Jolly voting weather
      We are all Europhiles
      We’re very clever
      And lie to you all the while
      You fell for our promise especially the CAST IRON trick
      We’re all from Eton, and you lot are all too thick.

      If you think I’ll claim back powers,
      You haven’t got a clue
      We’ll hand the UK to Merkle,
      There is nothing that you can do
      No referendums Changes through on the nod
      I am the PM and I’m a duplicitous sod

      As for immigration
      I know it gets on your tits
      I will flood the nation
      And pay their benefits
      I am from Eton; I am one of the ruling class
      If you don’t like it, you can just kiss my ****

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      • 111
        Schlieffen Plan says:

        If we had known it was this easy we could have saved millions of lives! Welcome to the new Greater Germany!

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    • 102
  2. 2
    genghiz the kahn says:

    Roman salutes?

    Salute Il Duce…

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  3. 3
    Anonymous says:

    First?

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  4. 4
    Lordy Dordy says:

    Too little too late Davey boy

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    • 84
      Big Bad Boris says:

      “Too big, too soon” is my motto.

      Keep on banging for Britain and leave Dave to the company of his nancy boys.

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  5. 6
    Empty Ed Milliband, trying to find somfing to say says:

    Arnie Graf asked me the other day what the EU stood for

    I told him he was a Chicago backwoodsman who should realise he was working in Europe now…

    He told me that in his view Britain was already the 51st State and that this matter was of no relevance…

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  6. 9
    Old Blind Pugh says:

    OK have an online vote whatever but would you and the other non-EU folks let it go if there was a resounding YES to staying in, and the other lot let it go if it was NO, I would guess the non-EUers wouldn’t.

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    • 15
      Democracy Now says:

      Not if they allow postal votes or allow Non-British citizens to vote.

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      • 31
        Old Blind Pugh says:

        Should that be income tax payers to the UK exchequer ?

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        • 89
          Village Idiot says:

          …EU referendums are not like normal referendums in as much that if the result is not compatible with EU thinking,you will be made to have continuous referendum until the EU answer required,is achieved!!! Isn’t democracy ,EU style, great!!!!!1

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    • 19
      Ah! Monika says:

      Just been on the site. Not available in Braille.

      I take it you have Text Aloud on.

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  7. 10
    A Position of Strength? Is Guido taking the Piss? says:

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  8. 12
    John Tandy says:

    I am Tory through and through since 1979 but totally and utterly anti EU as are many of the Tory voters I converse with. If the PM thinks he can get away with spinning a few cosmetic treaty changes as a ‘fundamental’ change in our relationship with Europe, he is going to be sadly disappointed in 2017, if he manages re-election in 2015. It looks increasingly unlikely that he will win outright in 2015 and that the Limp Dems will have a huge say in any referendum in 2017. Most Tory’s including Cam himself, campaigned against PR, which the Limp Dems were wedded to, they will take their revenge on Dave in 2017. Guaranteed !!

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    • 24
      We are in for a Surpise says:

      The LibDems may well have ceased to exist by the day after the election in 2015. What you see now is a shell of a party. They have no activists left in many parts of the country.

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      • 47
        Great Granddad says:

        Well said. I don’t understand how so many seem to have missed the point.

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      • 76
        Time For Real Change says:

        Agreed the Lib-Dem vote has collapsed, they are polling sub 10% consistently and have nothing to offer those who are fed up with the Labour / Conservative pro EU alliance.

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    • 42
      mad, swivel-eyed loon says:

      Sorry, you appear to be under several misapprehensions.

      Cameron does think that we’re stupid enough to fall for his lies.

      The Tories and especially Cameron will not be in power come June 2015, because their on voters are going to turn on them so badly, it will be carnage.

      AV is/was not PR, it is completely different and it would even more fix the LibLabCon into the tri-party state than we already have, which is why it was voted down. If you read the Royal Commission headed up by Roy Jenkins 1998, he said that it would favour the Labour party and that if AV were to be introduced then we should use AV+. AV+ means that some of the seats are allocated on a percentage basis, so that parties like UKIP that maybe got 20% of the vote but no MPs would at least be given some seats based on their vote percentage.

      Cam isn’t a Tory, not by a long shot.

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    • 43
      Old Blind Pugh says:

      Maybe Dave had one eye on the LibDems and the other on UKip, PR would have given both parties a good chance of obtaining more seats and lessening the grip of the Cons and Liebore. Geedo did not want PR and campaigned against it as did a lot of Cons.

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      • 62
        Great Granddad says:

        First past the post is the only system that can provide leadership. Sadly, it needs a real leader to make it work. The mess that we are in now became inevitable on the very day that Cameron, of all people, was ‘elected’ Tory leader. We now have a desperate need for U.K.I.P. to save us. Fortunately they are ably (but unintentionally) aided by their greatest asset, Mouthballs.

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      • 73
        mad, swivel-eyed loon says:

        Once again, AV is not PR.

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      • 112
        The Public says:

        AV would have been the worst outcome of all.

        Anyway, whether it is PR or FPTP, we’d still be in a ‘parliamentary democracy’ in which MPs do what the feck they want, regardless of promises made (or the appearence of having been made), once every 5 years.

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  9. 14
    Kinnots says:

    Well boyos, the EU is broadly neutral as far as I can see. Yes, the Government puts a lot of cash into the EU, but, hell, you haven’t seen just how much Glenpis and me get out in return.

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  10. 17
    Fuck Off you Old Communist says:

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  11. 20
    Back@woodsman says:

    Damascene conversion, or weasel words taken to hitherto unreached levels ?

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  12. 21
    One-term Dave, dragging the Tories to their grave, says:

    Over the next few years, I will be borrowing hundreds of millions of pounds which I’ll spend very widely on convincing you silly little oiks to vote “YES” to staying in the EU.

    If you vote “YES”, well that will be simply spiffing! And if you vote “NO”, I’ll jolly well think of a way to ignore you. Perhaps I’ll hold another referendum (after spending even more of your money), in the hope you give the right result. Or perhaps I’ll just ignore you. Guff-haw haw haw haw!

    Remember, fruitcakes: There are absolutely no circumstances under which I will take Britain out of the super duper EU. Your silly little referendum doesn’t alter that fact one little bit, what what.

    Toodle-ooh!

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    • 57
      Hansard writer says:

      That should read “borrowing tens of BILLIONS”

      From the Chinese…

      That is why he kisses Chinese arse nowadays….and wants London to become the centre for trading Yuan….

      Simples

      PS Tony Blair called Cameron to say that he should kiss US arse rather than Chinese recently, because it was good for his personal offshore business…

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  13. 23
    Wyle Cop says:

    LetBritainDecide.com, eh?

    There’s a much shorter domain name: http://www.ukip.org

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  14. 28
    Nigel Mirage says:

    Obviously we don’t want you to have a referendum either.

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  15. 29
    nellnewman says:

    That sites not working – it’s asking for authentication before you’re given a chance to sign up for it.

    I hope this isn’t an example of how he’s planning to run the referendum!!

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    • 33
      A Postal Vote Stuffer in Lahore says:

      It’s an example of how he is planning to not run the referendum

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    • 103
      Burghers are bad for you says:

      Just more data mining. Have you not been reading the snooping news lately?

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  16. 32
    The British Public says:

    Cameron can give us a referendum this year, if he is sincere.

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    • 40
      Anonymous says:

      Honey, there aren’t enough Tory MPs. No wonder Ukip are slumping. They talk bollox.

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      • 59
        A Reader says:

        A simple declaration that the terms of membership have altered in the last twelve months or so, because of the ever increasing powers of the EU over areas of vital national interest (there are plenty of examples) and the other parties will be forced to agree to a referendum.

        Its not rocket science – it is called leadership and putting the nation first. Incidentally, I do not support UKIP. I do, however, believe we should have a referendum on this issue. It is long overdue.

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  17. 38
    Mandy from Moscow says:

    Hello boys and girls

    I am getting filthy rich in Moscow now

    My new friend Mr Putin tells me that he wants Britain to stay in the EU so that it can be better controlled

    And of course I agree with him

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  18. 45
    Ah! Monika says:

    How MPs racked up 3m Facebook hits: Figures show they waste thousands of hours on social networks and betting sites. Mail

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  19. 46
    the mystic mould with the appearance of the face of jesus says:

    Ignoring that this is a political site it is funny to air views.
    I was just this minute thinking.
    “Why are things the way they are ? Why aren’t they like something else?”
    “Is the universe life ?”
    these puzzling issues are way more important than does one gay guy plus another gay guy make 2 gay guys.
    well I think so. Things need to be dealt with in order of importance with the tricky ones dealt with first.
    Having taken that we are a Country then it’s quite important to identify and control borders and our relations to all the others

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  20. 53
    F*ck off Lib lab con says:

    If you press cancel twice it lets you in to the site without authentication.
    As a UKIP loon I was interested to see what it said. Usual crap from the Conservatives, who I have voted for like a stupid donkey for 45 yrs. No more.

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    • 60
      A Gourmet says:

      Donkey meat is delicious.

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      • 82
        the mystic mould with the appearance of the face of jesus says:

        donkeys are like 3 grand a piece in that part of the UK called Southern Ireland

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        • 83
          the mystic mould with the appearance of the face of jesus says:

          I didn’t actually try to buy one you understand but I did meet a guy in a pub in (where shall I say) Lickeen and he told me

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          • the mystic mould with the appearance of the face of jesus says:

            what m i saying ? there are no pubs in Lickeen obviously I meant Lahinch

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  21. 54
    Nick says:

    It won’t help the Conservative Party because no one trusts them on this issue. I have canvassed for the Conservative Party in the past and told people that it offers the best chance for Eurosceptics, but I am not going to be fooled again.

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  22. 55
    Hear all See all Say nowt says:

    Sod their phoney attempt to find out my intentions.
    I’ll record them in the ballot box next year & in 2015.

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  23. 63
    Tory voter says:

    99% of people couldn’t be bothered to visit a political party website. Waste of time and money

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  24. 68
    Oooh look they took the Greek telly away, oh we can't no telly says:

    Pigs seen flying around the palace of thieves, they will be mining cream cheese from the moon before “our Dave” gives the people of this sad country a referendum n the EU, come 2015 he can go to hell in a handcart for all I care.

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  25. 69

    Never look at humanity out of context or you’ll die laughing
    Ivan Kozlov 1779 – 1840

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  26. 72

    Nеvеr lооk аt humаnіty оut оf cоntеxt оr yоu’ll dіе lаughіng
    Іvаn Kоzlоv 1779 – 1840

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  27. 79
    the mystic mould with the appearance of the face of jesus says:

    What I do not understand and perhaps somebody can help with this ?
    an example bought binoculars the other week and before I used them they had fallen apart the structure was relying on a tiny 1/2 mm piece of crap plastic.

    My problem is. why would somebody do that ?
    why set up tooling make this investment to produce crap ?
    I don’t understand

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    • 94
      Grimy Miner says:

      Mystic Mould

      If you were intending to use the binoculars to view the date that Dave Scameron intends to hold a referendum you have bought the wrong equipment. You should have invested in the Hubble Space Telescope, old boy.

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    • 106
      Burgers are bad for you says:

      That’ll learn you to buy cheap Chinese “genuine imitations” off the web.

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  28. 80
    Blind_leading_the_blind says:

    ” It’s 40 years since the British people had their say”

    Not true – We’ve never had a “say” on EU – last referendum was on EEC – completely different subject. Yes -EEC No – EU

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  29. 88
    Cllr. Brian Silvester, Cheshire East Council. says:

    No Conservative Minister will pledge to take us out if we vote out, so what is the point of an in/out EU referendum?

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    • 108
      Angry frog says:

      Nope that didn’t work either. Why are some people so sensitive about their names? It was only the French word for angry!

      To repeat again once more..

      It gives us the excuse to start a proper rev*lution a la belle France

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  30. 93
    davo says:

    Problem is, Davey, the smaller boys thought of it first, my old chummy. Being British and fair minded we would prefer to vote for the party who thought of it first and not someone who pretends that it’s their idea. Too little, too late, Cammy Wammy.

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  31. 97
    Hang The Bostards says:

    We’re not fooled Dave…..

    You will simply hijack this with “Business says we need to be in the EU”…..

    You can see the script thats comming. Camoron you are a fraud.

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  32. 98
    blondini says:

    Is this a result of the billionaire freemasons’ meeting, last weekend?
    What exactly were your instructions, Dave?
    Reel ‘em in slowly, slowly?

    What do you think you are doing, Dave?
    Where do you think you are going, Dave?

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  33. 101
    The Public says:

    We’ve already decided.

    We just want our decision enacted.

    Out of the EU.

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  34. 110
    Jack the Ripper says:

    Cameron’s party took us into Europe. They have kept us in Europe. They will continue to do so. Voting for the Conservatives is like a man on chemo cuddling a plutonium hot water bottle.

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  35. 113
    Jimmy says:

    Don’t worry, as tory astroturf sites go, they have a lot to do to catch you up.

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  36. 114
    I hate Hugh Grant cos he's a moron says:

    2017! to hell with that I want a vote BEFORE the next election not after

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