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Brexit-related pitch

More post-truth politics?

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Malcolm Turnbull is looking more and more like that elder statesman of Conservative knobs, John Howard. Speaks and acts the same, too.

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Now Australia should hold a referendum on whether to be a REPUBLIC!

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Rule Brittania! Exporting football hooligans, murderous Islamic crackpots and now giving a boost to right wingers across the globe.

Makes you proud.

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Brexit or not, Shorten doesn't have the shoulders to be oz pm. The polls say it all, many labor voters knew Bill wasn't pm material and brexit didn't change a thing.

No idea why labor persisted with him.

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“It is critical that we maintain strong, stable leadership.”

I agree. And that is why no one should ever vote Conservative.

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I agree. And that is why no one should ever vote Conservative.

LOL, I think finally people are waking up thankfully and realizing and coming to their senses that liberals idea of a FREE for all massive OPEN borders to anyone from anywhere with anything of background, dubious or unethical without vetting or background checks under the illusion that we are all better for it without knowing anything about anyone is just absolutely absurd as well as ludicrous and suicidal. The last thing that anyone wants is to vote for are liberals that believe No borders is a utopian paradise.

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liberals idea of a FREE for all massive OPEN borders to anyone from anywhere with anything of background, dubious or unethical without vetting or background checks under the illusion that we are all better for it without knowing anything about anyone is just absolutely absurd as well

Yeah, the idea is so absurd that no one is preaching this anywhere.

More cluelessness from the bubble.

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Australia and Brexit in the same title? Rather a tenuous connection......

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"Clueless?" So that's the word liberals are using to describe the illogical and irrational excuse to describe the wave and dissatisfied people....No, clear rejection and repudiation of wanting a liberal utopia where people can go wherever they want, whenever they want and having the REAL group that's clueless and that's the liberal policies that are suffocating what just revealed itself to be a larger majority that wa t nothing to do with the EU and a similar situation that is brewing in the US with its open borders and massive influx of illegals entering the country.

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The liberal utopia is impossible. The worlds poor will flock to the wealth until it is bled dry then to the next well managed area of the world.

Greed, vengeance, hate, selfishness.......will alway be present. Utopia is only a dream. Personally I love to visit different cultures. If earth becomes only one culture, what fun is that? I won't be alive to visit other worlds in the future!

Liberals have no good reasoning in their agenda that I have ever read. And ironically I read more hate from liberals than acceptance! Either believe as they do or go take a leap from the bridge in their mind. I sure am glad I am a reasonable type! Clueless, yes I agree Bass!

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"Clueless?" So that's the word liberals are using to describe the illogical and irrational excuse to describe the wave and dissatisfied people

No, I was using it to describe this comment of yours:

liberals idea of a FREE for all massive OPEN borders to anyone from anywhere with anything of background, dubious or unethical without vetting or background checks under the illusion that we are all better for it without knowing anything about anyone is just absolutely absurd as well

I know Trump tells you these things, but even a cursory fact checking would show that it's entirely untrue. And since you seem to believe that untruth, I am calling you clueless.

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Please be careful here. The Liberal party may correctly be described as the conservative party of Australian politics. It is the Liberal party which takes a hard line and refuses to "open borders" particularly to those arrivals who turn up without a visa in an open boat. Close to 100%, subject to my last sentence, of Australians support the Liberal party closed border policy. There are citizens even though acknowledging benefits of closed borders consider the harsh treatment of arrivals, by way of despatching them to camps in either New Guinea or Nauru with no chance ever being permitted to reside in Australia ( by way of penalty ). Perhaps these folk may be determined to liberals. Then again there are those who consider the border should not be closed in its present form, which includes turning back boats, that is allowing the "illegals" to land in the mainland and to determine which of those are genuine refugees, as distinct from, say, economic refugees. The later group of citizens fall more clearly under the description of "liberals" and consist substantially of members of Green party.

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The problem with the far left is that they think 1) facts don't matter.....really, they don't. 2) if you say it isn't true long enough, after awhile, you just might believe the myth. 3) They just think we're all dumb and we should be spoon fed by millennials that think they know the world better than the people that wrote the book.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/terrorism-in-the-uk/11051958/Porous-borders-are-an-open-door-to-extremists.html

Who'd have thought, the Guardian is right on the mark.

After attacks in Belgium's capital claimed the lives of at least 31 people, the country reintroduced border checks. That move, and the attacks themselves, raise further questions about the future of an open borders policy that is critical to the movement of people and commerce in most of the European Union.

http://www.cnbc.com/2016/03/22/brussels-attacks-can-europe-keep-its-open-borders.html

Oh, and then there's this and as person who's from a border state and seen enough craziness happen, people pretty much have had it with the liberal failed utopia of wanting to have open borders. This was just the beginning. The Dutch will probably be next followed by the French, the signs and discontent are already there, not a question of if, but when?

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2014/08/doj-report-nearly-half-fed-crimes-near-mexican-border/

The Obama administration has dealt with this crisis by pretending it doesn’t exist. The president’s first Homeland Security Secretary, former Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano, spent a great deal of her tenure proclaiming that the Mexican border “is as secure as it has ever been.” In the meantime, the Justice Department’s National Drug Intelligence Center, shut down by the Obama administration in 2012, confirmed that Mexican drug cartels do in fact “control access to the U.S.-Mexico border” and the “smuggling routes across it.”

And this from Obama's own DOJ!!!!! absolutely astounding!! Ladies and gentlemen, the prosecution rests its case! This is way bigger than Trump, he had nothing to do with the anger and resentment that has been boiling in the US for a very, very long time and the UK is proof of that.

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Bass,MarkG - Exactly right!

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@bass4 The problem with the far left is that they think 1) facts don't matter

Fact: the link you sent was NOT, as you wrote, from The Guardian. A seasoned journalist confusing the two?

@MarkC The worlds poor will flock to the wealth

Why did your ancestors come to the US?

If earth becomes only one culture, what fun is that? I won't be alive to visit other worlds in the future!

It's really not all about you if you think about it for a few seconds.

I sure am glad I am a reasonable type!

I suggest you go back and read some of your posts.

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@PT...

They were here

No, it's not but the majority likes individual cultures. If libs want a single earth it's not all about them.

Please do the same with an objective mind. Remove the synicism thought process of yours. I can tell you the sky is blue and somehow you cannot accept that.

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Fact: the link you sent was NOT, as you wrote, from The Guardian. A seasoned journalist confusing the two?

I made a mistake. Thanks for the correction, my bad. I have a question, are conservatives allowed to make mistakes or does that apply to liberals only? But then again, methinks judging that Hillary is still breathing fresh air, double standard is indeed alive and well.

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Now Australia should hold a referendum on whether to be a REPUBLIC!

If the UK disintegrates after Brexit, you can count on it.

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"Please do the same with an objective mind. Remove the synicism thought process of yours. I can tell you the sky is blue and somehow you cannot accept that."

You're on very shaky ground talking about scientific fact when defending US conservatives. This lot are about the level of the Taliban on this score.

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bass4funk:

" I have a question, are conservatives allowed to make mistakes or does that apply to liberals only? "

Only for liberals. You didn´t know that?

" But then again, methinks judging that Hillary is still breathing fresh air, double standard is indeed alive and well. "

Hillary is breathing wonderful fresh air, radiates pure innocence, and is striving day and night selflessly to improve the lifes of the poor and downtrodden. You didn´t know that either? You never read the mainstream media?

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You're on very shaky ground talking about scientific fact when defending US conservatives. This lot are about the level of the Taliban on this score.

Seriously? Wow! The only group that comes close to the terrorization of the Taliban are liberals. Liberals care about one thing, controlling every aspect of your life, what to eat, how to worship, limit your rights, take as much of your hard earn money as their pockets will allow, lie with impunity, limit your choices in life, dictate how you should live yours, force you to think as they do, embrace beliefs that they feel is good for you or what is satisfactory for them.

The White House has shown this time after time and again and again... When you look at the facts and history, there really isn't a lot of difference between the Taliban and Liberals.

Hillary is breathing wonderful fresh air, radiates pure innocence, and is striving day and night selflessly to improve the lifes of the poor and downtrodden. You didn´t know that either? You never read the mainstream media?

Silly me. LOL

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