January 21st, 2014

WATCH: Taking the Fear Out of Brexit

A teaser for David Campbell Bannerman’s documentary investigating the myths surrounding Britain’s withdrawal from the EU.


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    • 5
      William Wallace says:

      You have nothing to fear but freedom

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    • 19
      John Bellingham says:

      So we have the second UKIP story of the week that has wall-to-wall National TV and press coverage—–and it is only Tuesday!

      Prediction! At least three negatively couched UKIP stories a week. I bet that someone somewhere who joined UKIP or put one of their posters in his window kissed a member of the opposite sex forty years ago-shock-horror.

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        Lord Stansted says:

        Could it have anything to do with the other Parties being scared – very scared?

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          moderate me would you? says:

          Do you think? It does look like UKIP might be gaining critical momentum. I’ve not watched the video but if it’s trying to assure people that are ‘worried’ by leaving the EU then I think it’s way too early to be worrying about that.

          Look at the S&P in Scotland. It’s been their (sole) policy for years to leave the UK. They’ve been voted in twice on the trot to leave the UK. They’re having a referendum to leave the UK and it is only now they’re having to tell folk not to worry about the implications of that.

          Fuck the justification for leaving. I don’t give a fuck whether we leave or not right now. All I want is somebody to vote for that isn’t the same bunch of incompetent clowns that have been fucking up the UK since the First World War.

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    • 38
      lefti says:

      Farage tutched his wife on her bum!

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    • 41
      moderate me would you? says:

      The wimmin aren’t going to like that. No sirree.

      Whadya mean minhave to put off having children if they want to have the same career path as man? No. Wimmin should take their whole maternity leave and their employer should hold their job open for them while they’re away and let them take all the time off when (if) they return any time baby has a runny nose. It’s the law.

      Nigel’s right of course but the screeching from the Toynbee militia should be entertaining.

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    • 52
      Anonymous says:

      If instead of saying “women are worth less to employers” he had said something more like “women are more expensive to employ”, it would instantly have made this much harder to criticise or misquote.

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      • 86
        Its Not That I Hate You. It's Just That I Love To Hurt You says:

        When they don’t have an argument to refute what you say, they either attack you or how you say it. Think Bongo Bongo.

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  2. 2
    Pardon says:

    Brexit . . . right

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  3. 3
    Jimmy says:

    The fact that Britain’s most sane, rational and balanced politicians support this has convinced me.

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      Spartacus says:

      as noam chomsky said when asked why bush and b-lair were not in front of the war crimes tribunal in the hague:

      that is the difference between justice and power

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      • 21
        Lord Stansted says:

        It pains me to write this because in some matters, I think Chomsky is an idiot, but he’s right about B£iar.

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          moderate me would you? says:

          It would be nice to actually arrest him but in a way it doesn’t really matter. All that is needed is for Blair to constantly travel in fear of being arrested or there being a commotion every time he appears in public and he can go back to being trapped in his gilded cage.

          He’s looking cadaverous and h(a)unted as it is so perhaps it’s working.

          If so, good. The evil bastard.

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          • Bemused says:

            It’s worth keeping some handcuffs about my person just in case I bump into him.

            Fuck the establishment, let a jury decide.

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          • (Rarely) Dangerous Brian says:

            And still getting richer by the day, he can’t take it with him and if he is truly a Catholic (which, lets be fair is just him hedging his bets) all that awaits him is eternal damnation, rich or poor.
            A p*x on ALL his houses

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          • moderate me would you? says:

            It’s people like Blair and Brown that make me wish I believed in God. And Satan. Life would be so much more bearable knowing that those two were going to spend eternity getting thermite enemas.

            It would really put a spring in a chaps step.

            As it is I have to content myself with the fact that Blair looks to be rotting above ground. Fear I expect. Fear that any minute some Iraqi parent will take his/her revenge.

            The fear looks like it’s eating him up.

            Good.

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          • Rightwinggit says:

            Thermite enema…

            I’m stealing that.

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  5. 6
    Spartacus says:

    either it does not play, or it is currently overwhelmed . . .

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    Tim in Singapore says:

    Bunch of nutters. Hannan looks and sounds truly bonkers. I bet the tips of his ears go white when he’s roused. And why does Campbell Bannerman talk in that weird, slurry way? Maybe he’s had ‘training’. I bet he’s a charmer with the ladies in the lounge bar, though.

    The political bits were scarier than the horror-film inserts. Creepy. Eeek.

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    And Hancock still remains a LibDem says:

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  8. 16
    So will it or Won't it? says:

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      Bemused says:

      I dunno. What’s it got to do with that ugly cow from Sex and the City anyway?

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    • 84
      Pompey Voter says:

      … but sadly followed by an overwhelming LibDem vote to keep the Pascoe Report secret despite the fact that so many people have copies of it already.

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  9. 18
    Lord Christopher Patten of the BBC says:

    Well, we ceratinly be airing this documentary!

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  10. 22
    Mine d'Boggles says:

    Tim, I’m not sure how things work in Singapore, having only been there once (at a Chinese New Year), but I am quite sure that nowadays nobody in the UK says, or thinks, “Eeek”. It is so Beano.

    The political bits weren’t “scary” either. The video was very poorly done, I grant you that, but nowhere near the quality of Andy Warhol’s Frankenstein.

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    • 24
      Mine d'Boggles says:

      this was for #9

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      • 35
        Phrasebook Gwai Loh says:

        Number Nine in Cantonese and Hokkien is Gow, in Mandarin, Jiu–all spoken in Singapore. In all languages with a change of tone, it also means prick.

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        • 64
          Old Far East Hand says:

          …plus, as “Tim” will confirm, anybody who speaks out of turn and offends the high and mighty on the island tends to end up in front of something similar to a kangaroo court – and “disappears” for a few months. The government have a nasty track record of suing the pants off any dissenters – and thanks to a very tame judiciary, invariably win.

          Not really a pleasant regime to live under (and very expensive too!).

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        • 81
          M­a­q­bo­ul says:

          I thought Number 9 was vegetarian Spring Rolls.

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  11. 23
    Sir William Wayde says:

    Kids love BREXIT, the wholewheat cereal that’s SUGARTASTIC!

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  12. 25
    NE Frontiersman says:

    Back in ’75 the best-intentioned of traditional Labour were against joining what they quite rightly called a rich mans’ club.
    I don’t see this as a conservative issue, simply one of democracy. UKIP is picking up Labour votes too, remember, from people who would never vote Conservative.

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  13. 27
    Just sayin.. says:

    Alcohol is expensive in Norway and Switzerland. I wouldn’t vote for that.

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      tacksman says:

      They choose to impose very high taxes on booze, we don’t have to (mind you, they are more than high enough here already).

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    • 65
      Travelling man says:

      In Norway, EVERYTHING is expensive. Must be one of the most expensive countries in the world to visit or live in.

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        Bemused says:

        Not if your Norwegian it isn’t.

        Thing is everybody in Norway wants a slice of the oil money, so prices went up until everybody got a share. It is a clear demonstration that prices are not determined by competition so much, but how much the market can afford to pay.

        Ergo, if you give money to the poor all that happens is that prices rise to absorb the extra money, and they end up as poor as they were before you started.

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        • 79
          Non taxable pikey says:

          There’s only about 4 million Norwegians. The government set up a sovereign fund and also the state oil company has a percentage of every discovery. Blond haired, blue eyed Saudis. If the government gave everyone in the country a million or two an awful lot of them would head south and buy Spain. Don’t know why Norway doesn’t do that anyway, and use it as a holiday camp.

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        M­a­q­bo­ul says:

        Booze isn’t that expensive in Norway especially not beer if bought in a shop. In pubs it does cost quite a bit more but that’s not because of the taxes but because of the high minimum wages they have to pay the full time bar staff.

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    Blue Munk says:

    and Bannerman held a banner high
    with an “up yours Brussels” in his eye
    and I hope we’ll all become like Bannerman

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  15. 29
    are u sane says:

    every person 3 sec soundbites for leaving

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  16. 37
    Orson Cart says:

    Go for the full version – You know it makes sense !
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiUkyAb2L7o

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  17. 40
    Owen Jones says:

    I saw a Guido Fawkes today with sunglasses on indoors and Beats headphones. I don’t think we’re likely to be friends.

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  18. 51
    Anonymous says:

    George Galloway And BBC “moderate” Muslim Activists Round On Lib Dem Candidate Maajid Nawaz.

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    • 54
      Anonymous says:

      Tell Mama should try telling the truth.

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      moderate me would you? says:

      Islam seems to be spiralling into a kind of competition. If somebody says something radical then you’ve got to be at least as insane or, ideally, even more insane.

      I think the jooz are mean.

      Well I think they’re evil.

      Well I think we should kill them.

      WellI think we should kill them and eat them.

      They’re all fucking petrified of being the one who stood back and said ‘Hold on a minute, it’s only a fucking T-shirt…’

      Galloway particularly. He must be petrified that any minute now they’ll suss him.

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      • 68
        Fly on the wall says:

        … and vote him right off the gravy train!

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      • 69
        unnatural weather says:

        I used to think that the Islamics were a threat to civilization but I’m coming round to thinking that they are just comical loons. I’d still like them to fuck off tho’

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        • 73
          Bemused says:

          They are very defensive aren’t they?

          Why’s that I wonder?

          Could it be that their fucked up religion can’t cope with being confronted with the 21st century and they are hoping to scare us all away so we leave them alone?

          Oh, I think so.

          They are far more scared of us than we are of them.

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        • 77
          Jack Ketch says:

          When does an “activist”, become an agitator? When does an agitator become a militant? When does a militant become a terrorist?
          Can’t we cut out the middlemen and just eliminate them at the first stage?

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      • 71
        Bemused says:

        Galloway is the political version of Kim Kardashian.

        He has no talent, other than a talent of making himself the centre of attention.

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  19. 59
    Bemused says:

    Best solution. We re-define Britain as being Islington. Islington can remain part of the EU and adopt the Euro. The rest of the United Kingdom will declare itself outside the EU and a “free-port”.

    Those people keen on being part of the EU experience can move to Islington.

    This is the approach the Canary Islands have taken and it seems to work for them. Even the weather is better.

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    • 72
      Fly on the wall says:

      As you are obviously trying to find something to put on Ed’s little list, how about :

      — employing every unemployed layabout to go out and round up every illegal immigrant they can find and deposit him/her/them at the nearest police station all nice and ready for deportation? As is the case with rat catching, they could be paid, say 20 quid a head – and being gainfully employed will no longer require to be fed with all the various benefits they can claim.

      That will solve two of our major problems at a stroke – reducing youth unemployment and getting rid of those who should not be in the country in the first place.

      Run that by Ed and see what he thinks.

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      (Rarely) Dangerous Brian says:

      That just might work, the bonus being of course that free movement means the residents of Islington will never be short of a reasonably priced nanny, cook or gardener.
      Up the workers.

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  20. 75
    Anonymous says:

    Having seen that little masterpiece I think we should sign up for the euro. ‘Brexit’? Is that some alternatives to Shreddies? Loons, the lot of them

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  21. 85
    Paddy S says:

    NO CHANCE GUIDO YOU WOULD DO AN IRISH EXIT IN FUTURE….

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    Larry the Cat says:

    The old chestnut of Norway. Dont make me laugh. They are even bigger slaves to the EU than us.

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