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  1. late review, but i very much enjoyed it. good bands, talks and atmosphere. mpre toilets/buses from london/less of a full bag search causing massive queues would be an improvement. next years headliners i reckon should be charlatans, hot chip and pet shop boys
  2. all the festivals they headlined this year in Europe sold out very quickly. They can definitely headline glasto
  3. coach from london. prob in by 1.30sh
  4. interestingly, 90% of the labour membership are pro eu and 65% want another referendum. owen smith is running on a pro eu basis so may be able to win against corbyn based on that
  5. maybe but trying to preserve the good friday agreement and the NI border issues will take years alone. In pragmatic terms, we cant trigger article 50 anytime soon!
  6. no scorn from me: the longer the delay the better!
  7. not a veto. keeping the union together though is apparently a binding constraint on negotiations. Just another excuse for delay and working out how not to trigger it.
  8. http://www.itv.com/news/update/2016-07-15/theresa-may-article-50-will-not-be-brought-forward/ interesting. So scotland and northern ireland presumably have to agree before Art 50 invoked?
  9. trump leading polls in swing states in america http://www.politico.com/blogs/swing-states-2016-election/2016/07/trump-has-edge-in-key-states-225442
  10. they are mainly just normal people who want a left wing leader, not unreasonable automatons. give them someone with beliefs like corbyn and they will vote for them. 146 labour mps voted against iraq for example or against welfare cuts. the plp cant find one of them to run???
  11. sometimes the public are wrong: a referendum is just an overhyped opinion poll, with the legal force of such if an opinion poll had the uk supporting the death penalty, should we do that? no. its the same as leaving the EU. some things are too important for the uninformed to decide
  12. studies have shown that areas with the least immigration are the most virulently anti immigration. high immigration areas are more tolerant. scotlands lack of immigration would not be a factor!
  13. sturgeon is bravely and openly pro immigration. for that reason, i have a lot more respect for her than for any of the self serving, pandering politicians from othet parties.
  14. so if they miss that trigger, they may have to wait a year for a next one. then the eu agrees to negotiate informally, so they wait for that to finish. then its 2020 and its put to the people at the general election that the tory party stand by the new agreement, labour and lib dems by the current deal with us staying in the eu with no article 50 trigger. if the tories dont get a majority, the british people have spoken to not trigger article 50 (all speculation and wishful thinking i know!)
  15. its all talk. eu wont change freedom of movement for us in a million years. we will def cave in on that, and theyll make some form of statement implying we have