Brexit


#1331

Ehhhhhh … let me see. … no


#1332

Jacob still mourns the loss of the British Empire.


#1333

You mean he is aware of it?


#1334

Well, yeah. But only in the sense that it’s where his kids nannies tend to come from.


#1335

He wasn’t nicknamed “The Honorable Member for the 18th Century” for nothing!


#1336

What else would you expect from a man with a name like a debilitating illness.


#1337

You could not make this up…


#1338

… and there was nothing stopping them having blue passports all along. In a nutshell this sums up brexit.


#1339

Thought they were all getting Irish passports now??? :smirk:


#1340

Jesus what a scummy thing to do


#1341

#1342

Jaysus, she’d tear the mickey off ya…and flog the details to Amazoogle.


#1343

So the leave Eu campaign all deny having used these fookers …


#1344

So potentially vote leave deliberately overspent on the brexit election.

Spending limits are a cornerstone of the democratic process. If one side can spend 10 million and the other sticks to the rules at 7 million then that’s an unfair balance. This could get interesting.

Boris has already come out to attack the reporting, trumpian in his denials as usual. Problem is Boris, just like trump, you lie so much your credibility is shot.


#1345

So basically, as predicted since Brexit voted for, they’re starting to find a way out of it. Golly gosh


#1346

On the contrary the likes of Boris are happy to charge towards brexit. It just seems they used some extremely dubious tactics. Will anything happen as s result? I doubt it. Wait for farage to deny next. He is up to his balls in this stuff.


#1347

The defense seems to now be that ‘there’s no proof it works’ … as if advertising doesn’t work. But this is cleverer than your average advertising. They can tell if you are a leftie or right wing from your Facebook profile, they then tailor fake news ads to try and resonate with you. One of the actual ads was that ‘EU farming policy makes African farmers poorer’ they targeted young liberals with that. Right wing presumably was immigration, control boreders, sovereignty etcetc.

When there’s no editorial control or regulation on what you can say, you can fudge, exaggerate and lie. That is how this works. You throw enough shit and some of it will stick.

Look at trump and his birther myth. It is utterly absurd yet people still believe it, even after trump admitted it was bollocks.

Unfortunately these tactics work and CA used these tactics to help swing two very narrow elections. Now if it can be proven that they strategically & illegally funded ads above and beyond the election Rules then surely something has to be done.

Selling behavioral science for political gain. Personally I think this reeks.


#1348

I think the Farage link will be with Cambridge Analytica. Did I read that CA was named or set up in part by Steve Bannon? I think Farage and CA will be tthecommon denominator between the Brexit Referendum and the 2016 US Presidential Election.


#1349

Are you only making plans for Nigel?


#1350

You’ll be in ecstasy.