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Question: Will Iceland and Norway ever join the EU?
#1Iceland, but not Norway  
#2Norway, but not Iceland  
#3Both  
#4None of them  
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« on: March 30, 2012, 08:17:27 pm »

Are there normally this many political scandals in Sweden?
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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2012, 08:49:05 am »

I'm at least mildly amused that Bildt still has a political career.
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« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2013, 10:58:10 am »

An important fightback in the War on Christmas.
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« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2013, 02:47:57 pm »

He was the leading voice in the successful campaign against the Maastricht Treaty in 1992 with his famous slogan "Holger og konen siger nej til unionen (Holger and his wife say no to the union)", it rhimes in Danish Wink

Though presumably only to the highly limited extent that anything can rhyme in Danish... Tongue
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« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2013, 11:18:54 am »

Perhaps, but then maybe he's just politically ambitious in his own right.
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« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2014, 11:33:03 am »

Or Denis Healey.
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« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2014, 02:19:03 pm »

Playing a sort of sub-John Golding game?
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« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2014, 11:57:53 am »

I looked him up, but must admit I didn't get this one. How did the Labour left undermine Golding?

They didn't: he undermined them (that is, I was thinking of tactics adopted rather than which faction actually uses them). My fault for the confusion: assumed there would be more about his antics on his wiki bio than there is actually is.

Mostly I was thinking of the fact that he persuaded his fellow right-wingers on the NEC to let the Left put whatever they wanted in the 1983 manifesto, so that they copped all the blame for the inevitable electoral horror story. Which they did.
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« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2014, 12:30:02 pm »

lol
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« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2014, 10:59:28 am »

It's an eastern movement of the 'Arc of Prosperity' delusion.
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« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2014, 01:03:03 pm »

Truly we live in a postmodern world.
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« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2014, 09:41:39 am »

What, exactly, is the point of the Danish Conservatives these days? Lobbying group for right-wing municipal machines?
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« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2014, 11:42:41 am »

Iceland is an odd country so it should come as no surprise that it also has odd politics. Given the events of the past decade it's maybe not surprising that political life there has only got stranger. The Independence Party has deep roots; even in 2009 it could only be knocked down to 24%. It's difficult to truly kill a party that has a true social base, even if it disgraces itself spectacularly. This is obviously particularly true in a conservative society like Iceland.
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« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2015, 01:24:57 pm »

Maps of the last election ought to illuminate matters somewhat:

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« Reply #14 on: July 18, 2015, 08:28:22 am »

He's so getting lynched one of these days.
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« Reply #15 on: September 04, 2015, 11:19:55 am »

Well she has to do something while waiting for Ann Clwyd to retire in Cynon Valley doesn't she.
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« Reply #16 on: October 04, 2015, 01:31:02 pm »

Give it time and they'll hit single digits. What a spectacularly wretched situation to be in.
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« Reply #17 on: October 13, 2015, 01:08:33 pm »

Oh, they've pulled a UKIP?
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