Austin Allegro

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    Austin Allegro got a reaction from Sgt Hartman in NUS going bust   
    A lot of universities have disaffiliated themselves from the NUS and run their own bars etc now - so it's like a pub becoming a freehouse instead of brewery tied. So there are still individual non-affiliated unions, they're just not part of the national troughers.
    Having worked on a student union newspaper in the 90s, I'm not sorry to see them go. I was told the pictures of Mao, Stalin and Pol Pot on the walls of the office where  I worked were 'just a joke' when I asked if they were entirely suitable decoration.
     
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    Austin Allegro got a reaction from sarahbell in NUS going bust   
    I heard on Jonathan Davis' Booms and Busts Podcast that the NUS is facing a shortfall of £3m which will require major cuts and redundancies.
    Mr Davis pointed out that it will bring home to certain individuals what 'austerity' actually means and why it is required.
    Couldn't have happened to a nicer bunch.
    https://www.palatinate.org.uk/national-union-of-students-on-the-verge-of-bankruptcy/
     
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    Austin Allegro reacted to One percent in Bye bye Treason May?   
    The sky will fall in. the So-Called BBC told me so. 
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    Austin Allegro got a reaction from Sgt Hartman in NUS going bust   
    A lot of universities have disaffiliated themselves from the NUS and run their own bars etc now - so it's like a pub becoming a freehouse instead of brewery tied. So there are still individual non-affiliated unions, they're just not part of the national troughers.
    Having worked on a student union newspaper in the 90s, I'm not sorry to see them go. I was told the pictures of Mao, Stalin and Pol Pot on the walls of the office where  I worked were 'just a joke' when I asked if they were entirely suitable decoration.
     
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    Austin Allegro got a reaction from sarahbell in NUS going bust   
    I heard on Jonathan Davis' Booms and Busts Podcast that the NUS is facing a shortfall of £3m which will require major cuts and redundancies.
    Mr Davis pointed out that it will bring home to certain individuals what 'austerity' actually means and why it is required.
    Couldn't have happened to a nicer bunch.
    https://www.palatinate.org.uk/national-union-of-students-on-the-verge-of-bankruptcy/
     
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    Austin Allegro reacted to Happy Renting in THE REMAIN TRAP   
    Heseltine is chipping in now.

    I'm surprised he's still around.
    I thought I once saw a documentary where he tied some balloons to his house and floated away.
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    Austin Allegro reacted to Van Lady in THE REMAIN TRAP   
    I’ve had to listen to a remoaner a certain number of hours every week for the past two years.
    I have always shut down the “conversation” by saying “Don’t worry, just chill and listen to the eagles song Hotel California.....you can check out anytime you like but you can never leave”. It works every time. 
    If I could sing I would deliver a personal rendition of the song to the person next week
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    Austin Allegro got a reaction from Admiral Pepe in Bye bye Treason May?   
    Medicine works better for Project Fear. Most people are sensible enough to realise that even if they can't get exactly the kind of Chicken McBucket they would like if there are difficulties with food imports, they will still be able to get a McPizza or a Nando's Family Fun Bucket or something. If medicines go short however, it could mean life or death for little Tyson with all  his allergies etc.
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    Austin Allegro reacted to twocents in Bye bye Treason May?   
    Just what JRM said in Parliament yesterday was enough for me.  As far as I'm aware there was no rebuff to his points.
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    Austin Allegro got a reaction from wherebee in Bye bye Treason May?   
    If you take a look at her Twitter pic, I'm guessing her main following is from thirsty Betas - there are all sort of youtube videos on the most boring and inane of subjects but if they are hosted by a cute chick she will have thousands  - sometimes millions - of followers, all trotting out the same old nonsense 'You look gorgeous' etc.
    In other news, all Tory whips have been recalled to London, apparently. Mrs May was also told to resign live on the wireless by a Conservative councillor.
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    Austin Allegro reacted to JoeDavola in Malibu fire - James Woods   
    I like James Woods, both as an actor and a tweeter.
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    Austin Allegro reacted to SpectrumFX in Bye bye Treason May?   
    The process is that when Graham Brady gets to 48 letters he chases up all the letter writers to check that they haven't changed their minds.
    Thus came out recently when it became know that Theresa loyalists had put in a couple of letters so that they'd get advance warning of a no confidence motion, and a chance to kill it by withdrawing their letters.
    Sneaky fuckers.

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    Austin Allegro reacted to dgul in Bye bye Treason May?   
    I find this sort of attitude very worrying, but it appears to be more and more common.
    It is as though the main activity of everyone should be to work out exactly why we're going to be a failure, and then moan and moan about it.  It doesn't matter if you're female, black, young, old, disabled, gay, poor, whatever -- there's always a something.
    And there is always a something, even for middle aged white straight men.  The point of getting on isn't to moan -- it is to get up and do something.
    Oh, not 'moan some more in a protest', or 'take the house of commons to court', etc.  But actually do something with your life.
    This girl is moaning about how she's hard done by... I'd let her into a secret -- it doesn't matter about the EU or that she's a girl, or her boob size -- if she wants to get on she should just try, and then she's likely to get somewhere.  Moaning, however, is merely destructive and will merely result in her being middle aged and resentful (and then old and resentful).
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    Austin Allegro reacted to Cosmic Apple in Bye bye Treason May?   
    That's why we need a perpetual vote... there will always be 17 year olds who don't get a say otherwise!
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    Austin Allegro reacted to sarahbell in Bye bye Treason May?   
    And what about the next lot of 17 year olds?
    And the next?
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    Austin Allegro reacted to Banned in Bye bye Treason May?   
    They managed to find pretty much identical people on Radio 4 this morning. Ive never met anyone who gives a fuck about what was or wasnt written on a bus, apart from tossers on the internet.
    The MSM has gone into project fear over drive, we must have a peoples vote between this shit deal which keeps us in or staying in. These people are  mental.
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    Austin Allegro reacted to Chewing Grass in Bye bye Treason May?   
    Amazing how narrow minded and selfish some people are if all they care about is their own personal short-term needs.
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    Austin Allegro reacted to One percent in Bye bye Treason May?   
    Convinced now that this is deliberate. Either it’s all just theatre or it’s to force another vote, one they intend to win, or both. 
    No one, given the amount of advisers and public servants there are in the background, no one could be this incompetent  
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    Austin Allegro reacted to Errol in Bye bye Treason May?   
    Agree. Quite clearly there can be no question of another referendum. We just need to leave - walk away. Tell the EU to sod off and sort the details out later.
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    Austin Allegro reacted to satch in Bye bye Treason May?   
    Seems quiet but .......
    Muffled sounds from deep inside 10 Downing Street; ‘… BASTARDS BASTARDS BASTARDS they are all bastards and bitches, every last one of them.’ In a darkened room Theresa moves slowly and stands at a lectern and starts. Sometimes mumbling, sometimes shouting, she reads the words of TF50 (2018), the words that define her life, her very being; The Draft Withdrawal Agreement.
    In one corner of the room is a small pile of dolls; a bald blond Sindy, it was her favourite, Theresa used to call her my special one, my Esther. But now Esther has had her beautiful long blond locks torn and hacked out. Next to Esther, the now headless blond clown Boris Buffoon and a Lord Snooty dressed only in his nappy with two drawn on black eyes and a red bloody nose.
    In the other corner in a grand leather chair the person who is both Theresa’s heroine and nemesis, the dark shadow that occupies her every thought and action. The person that Theresa loves and hates and who has driven Theresa to the edge of insanity and beyond. Sat bolt upright in the chair the exhumed body of Baroness Thatcher stares across the room in silence as only the dead can do.
    Meanwhile in the Rees-Mogg residence Nanny has spoken; ‘Jacob, now you have a nice new clean nappy on, your fountain pen is full and the vellum is laid out for you on your school writing desk. Now compose your magnum opus which must be done ‘quam celerrime hodie’ (as quickly as possible today); it must have an appropriate title, so use this … ‘Veni ad pythonissam, vidi te occisus est’ (I came I saw I killed the witch). Nanny continued; ‘If you fail this test you will be given no sustenance other than thin gruel and stale bread until that old insane witch Mrs May has been vanquished. Carpe diem my little man carpe diem.’ ‘Yes, Nanny’ replied Jacob and continued ’There is a tide in the affairs of man …’. ‘Enough’ said Nanny ‘Get on with it your country awaits, this is the hour of your destiny.’
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    Austin Allegro reacted to WorkingPoor in Bye bye Treason May?   
    Of course,
    I will wager extensive training has taken place over the last 2 years at military barracks up and down the country, with the aim of controlling mass countrywide peaceful protests by millions of people 
    the reason for the scum fudge /and attempt at an 8 year can kicking is purely because as someone mentioned on this thread, going with leave or remain would likely see millions marching on westminster.
    It a very real risk they have been shitting themselves about since the referendum aftermath 
    There has probably been a myriad of secret Cobra meetings about it.
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    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6147101/Police-draw-plans-call-ARMY-no-deal-Brexit.html
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    Austin Allegro got a reaction from DeepLurker in THE REMAIN TRAP   
    This is where things like BBC bias come into their own. The 'no deal' Brexit is always presented as the end of the world, the worst case scenario etc, when in fact as somebody (Jonathan Davis?) points out, it is Brexit on WTO terms, there is  no such thing as a 'no deal'. The whole thing is intended to promote the idea that EU membership is unassailable.
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    Austin Allegro got a reaction from DeepLurker in THE REMAIN TRAP   
    This is where things like BBC bias come into their own. The 'no deal' Brexit is always presented as the end of the world, the worst case scenario etc, when in fact as somebody (Jonathan Davis?) points out, it is Brexit on WTO terms, there is  no such thing as a 'no deal'. The whole thing is intended to promote the idea that EU membership is unassailable.
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    Austin Allegro got a reaction from The XYY Man in Pathological demand avoidance   
    I've heard ADD referred to as 'Absence of Dad's Discipline'. 
    I assumed it was for this reason they changed it to ADHD.
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    Austin Allegro got a reaction from shindigger in Not buying EU Products   
    I suggest holidaying in the Visegrad Treaty states. They are delightful places to visit, they are good value and your money will not be going to support pro-EU expansionists.