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I read the news today (oh boy) - Current world events
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Ringo knows what he thinks about the vote.
 

Glad he knows his own opinion :P

This is dividing the ex-Beatles. Interesting. .  

I wonder what John and George position would have been, if they were still alive....a-hard-days-night-ringo-7

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Just watched footage of the police shootings and killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile over the last two days and now 5 police officers shot and killed and another 6 officers injured in Dallas. Horrific.

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11 July 2016
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Teresa May will be PM on Wednesday in the UK replacing David Cameron. a-hard-days-night-paul-7ahdn_paul_01

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11 July 2016
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Teresa May will be PM on Wednesday in the UK replacing David Cameron. a-hard-days-night-paul-7ahdn_paul_01  

What do we know about her? Do our UK folks have an opinion on her ability to lead during Brexit talks?

11 July 2016
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BBC's article on who is Teresa May.

 

She'll go all hard line but give us a watered down Brexit to pacify those who don't want it in the guise its best for the UK.

 

In other news Angela Eagle is challenging to be Labour leader. Hard to select between the incompetent Corbyn and Eagle who will be just as useless. 

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12 July 2016
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Angela Eagle saying its time for a woman to lead Labour especially as the Tories have got Teresa May coming in. 

What the hell has your gender got to do with being leader of a political party? Who cares if its male or female as long as they are damn good at their job and have the interests of the country at heart. 

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Our new Foreign Secretary - effectively the highest diplomat the UK has.

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Have only just stopped laughing. And he was appointed last night.

Sorry world, in advance.

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Angela Eagle saying its time for a woman to lead Labour especially as the Tories have got Teresa May coming in. 

What the hell has your gender got to do with being leader of a political party? Who cares if its male or female as long as they are damn good at their job and have the interests of the country at heart.   

She was at it again this morning, dropping in that she was right for the position because she was a gay female. If a man suggested that he was right for the job because he was a heterosexual male he'd be burned down in flames within 3 seconds on twitter. Complete hypocrisy.

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Our new Foreign Secretary - effectively the highest diplomat the UK has.

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Have only just stopped laughing. And he was appointed last night.

Sorry world, in advance.  

Yeah. I am convinced a deal was done so Teresa May got PM, Boris got a high profile job in the Cabinet and Michael Gove got sacked. 

I see Andrea Leadsom, the challenger for PM before sensibly giving up, is now in command of Rural Affairs; another deal done?

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If it makes you feel any better Ireland has become the laughing stock of the economics' world:

Apparently our economy grew up 26% last year....

 

Hahahaha

 

No.

 

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Jesus Christ, some lunatic drove a truck into a croud of people who were celebrating Bastille Day in Nice. Reports are 'many dead'

 

I was there 2 years ago, watching the parade and the fireworks, standing right where those people were.

 

What has the world come to?

 

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Jesus Christ, some lunatic drove a truck into a croud of people who were celebrating Bastille Day in Nice. Reports are 'many dead'

 

I was there 2 years ago, watching the parade and the fireworks, standing right were those people were.

 

What has the world come to?  

Unconfirmed reports that 60 dead and people were gunned down after the truck(s) stopped.

 

Horrific.

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Looking at the photos of it, I lived literally 2 minutes away from the attack, my roommates were all out at that time- a selfish thought but it's just mental to think how that could have been me caught up in it.

 

RIP to all those who were caught up in this disgusting act.

 

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Seems like another terrorist attack. Just seen a picture of the lorry involved, front window peppered with bullet holes.

I'm hearing at least 30 dead and over 100 injured, according to the BBC.

EDIT: BBC now saying there are unconfirmed reports of 60 dead.

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I've seen videos on twitter which are horrific and will not be posted here due to their highly disturbing and upsetting content. 

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The reports coming in from eyewitnesses, those poor, poor people.

It really makes you fear the world, just the thought you could be out at a concert, in a restaurant, on a beach, watching fireworks, and some sick beasts attack you.

I'm watching French news at the minute and the fact that they start off every report with "France has suffered another terrorist attack", really drills home how bloody frequent, these attacks are happening.

 

The fact that we'll probably just hear of more and more and they'll most likely spread out to more European countries is terrifying.

 

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I went to the French Embassy this evening. Wanted to leave my message and demonstrate a sympathy to the victims. There were 2 french girls standing there and weeping. They came to me and hugged me, as they could see I was crying as well. We were standing like that for a wile,  trying to comfort each other, sharing the pain... ;-( It was a very touching moment heart

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Seems part of the military are attempting a coup in Turkey.

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It is a sad world when you are scared to walk outside your door now, worst thing is that them poor children will live in fear now 

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Ron Nasty said
Seems part of the military are attempting a coup in Turkey.  

They failed.

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Three more police officers killed in the US, this time in Baton Rouge.

It is not clear what the motive is, or whether there is any link to the killing by police of a black man in the city nearly two weeks ago.

The shooting of Alton Sterling and another killing of a black man in Minnesota, led to widespread protests across the US.

It also triggered a revenge attack by a black army veteran who shot dead five officers in the city of Dallas.

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