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Sat Jun 18, 2016, 12:20 PM

Hello American friends

In case you're wondering what might prompt someone to murder a Labour MP it's fair to say that we in the UK have no idea. It certainly wasn't anything like this:
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Reply Hello American friends (Original post)
The King of Prussia Jun 2016 OP
redstatebluegirl Jun 2016 #1
The King of Prussia Jun 2016 #3
redstatebluegirl Jun 2016 #4
Cooley Hurd Jun 2016 #2
leveymg Jun 2016 #5
libodem Jun 2016 #6
PeoViejo Jun 2016 #7
shenmue Jun 2016 #8
wryter2000 Jun 2016 #9
felix_numinous Jun 2016 #10
Hoppy Jun 2016 #11
The King of Prussia Jun 2016 #16
Hoppy Jun 2016 #17
Denzil_DC Jun 2016 #18
Hoppy Jun 2016 #19
Ken Burch Jun 2016 #20
AllyCat Jun 2016 #12
sarge43 Jun 2016 #13
IronLionZion Jun 2016 #14
shadowmayor Jun 2016 #15

Response to The King of Prussia (Original post)

Sat Jun 18, 2016, 12:22 PM

1. I am so sorry that the cancer in the US has spread to the UK.

I spent a half a summer there and I loved the UK. Two of my former students did internships there and stayed. My sympathy on the loss of MP Cox.

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Response to redstatebluegirl (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 18, 2016, 12:24 PM

3. We've had the cancer a long while

For all I know we had it first.

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Response to The King of Prussia (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 18, 2016, 12:26 PM

4. I forgot to welcome you to DU!

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Response to The King of Prussia (Original post)

Sat Jun 18, 2016, 12:23 PM

2. Welcome to DU!

 



On both sides of the proverbial pond, we all have our fascist crosses to bear.

(on edit, and as an aside: when ever I welcome a new DU member, I cannot help to think of our dear member, NewYawker99/Roni. I miss her so much. )

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Response to The King of Prussia (Original post)

Sat Jun 18, 2016, 12:28 PM

5. America to Britain: Welcome to an era of uncivil wars. Together, again.

We slide into the Atlantic, Black Sea and Mediterranean together, pulling each other down. How's the weather in Damascus, today?

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Response to The King of Prussia (Original post)

Sat Jun 18, 2016, 12:30 PM

6. Hello there

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Response to The King of Prussia (Original post)

Sat Jun 18, 2016, 12:31 PM

7. Moi?

 

Cameron says.

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Response to The King of Prussia (Original post)

Sat Jun 18, 2016, 12:54 PM

8. Welcome KOP

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Response to The King of Prussia (Original post)

Sat Jun 18, 2016, 12:58 PM

9. Welcome

So sorry you've caught our sickness.

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Response to The King of Prussia (Original post)

Sat Jun 18, 2016, 01:18 PM

10. This dynamic does appear to be international

there are many countries dealing with the extremist right.


Welcome and cheers

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Response to The King of Prussia (Original post)

Sat Jun 18, 2016, 01:20 PM

11. Regarding Cameron's Tweet:

 

It was maybe 15 years ago, I was vacationing (you call it holiday) in U.K. and I recall a billboard, something warning about the conservative party, the tag line was, ".... be very afraid."


Not much different from Cameron's tweet except Cameron was a bit more specific.

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Response to Hoppy (Reply #11)

Sat Jun 18, 2016, 05:22 PM

16. Was it perhaps?

This

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Response to The King of Prussia (Reply #16)

Sat Jun 18, 2016, 05:31 PM

17. No.. It had the specific text, "....Be very afraid."

 

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Response to Hoppy (Reply #11)

Sat Jun 18, 2016, 06:28 PM

18. That would be this one



It's William Hague's face photoshopped (not terribly well) onto Maggie Thatcher's hairdo, or vice versa. Pretty tame by the standards of UK party political posters through the ages, TBH.

I can't see much of a parallel between that and Cameron's inflammatory tweet. The implication was that Hague, Tory Party leader at the time, despite attempts to portray him as a baseball cap-wearing beer-swilling dweeb o' the people, was the inheritor of Thatcher's mantle. Considering he first made a public splash as a 16-year-old giving a speech to the Tory Party Conference where he wowed the assembled, including Thatcher, with the incandescent wisdom that "half of you won't be here in 30 or 40 years' time", and was too right-wing for the likes of Michael Heseltine to consider serving under him if he became prime minister, it doesn't seem an unreasonable tack.

Funnily enough, the photoshopped poster bears an uncanny resemblance to Heseltine.

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Response to Denzil_DC (Reply #18)

Sat Jun 18, 2016, 08:08 PM

19. That was it.

 

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Response to Hoppy (Reply #19)

Sun Jun 19, 2016, 02:47 AM

20. Not comparable.

 

Nothing in that image would make anyone murder a Tory MP.

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Response to The King of Prussia (Original post)

Sat Jun 18, 2016, 01:57 PM

12. What a dangerous thing for him to say.

He and Trump should get on well I suspect.

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Response to AllyCat (Reply #12)

Sat Jun 18, 2016, 02:05 PM

13. Not that different from Bill Clinton saying

Sanders supporters are left wing tea baggers.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/12511248641

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Response to The King of Prussia (Original post)

Sat Jun 18, 2016, 02:16 PM

14. We could say the same about one Donald J Trump

except there's no need to kill anyone. I would just deport Trump back to his mother's homeland until we can figure this out. So then he will be Scotland's problem.

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Response to The King of Prussia (Original post)

Sat Jun 18, 2016, 02:23 PM

15. Blessed be Twitter

Re-uniting two countries once separated by a common language!

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