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Arron Banks...

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Vince_Ulam, Mar 5, 2019.

  1. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

  2. sparklesparkle

    sparklesparkle Established commenter

    In what way was he given or promised rubles to "land Brexit"?

    Please explain.

    In any case I imagine that few people were swayed by advertising one way or the other.
  3. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    The authorities have been on to Banks for a while. This from November:

    Scintillant likes this.
  4. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    The Brexit referendum was won with foreign money, so we should scrap the result.
  5. harsh-but-fair

    harsh-but-fair Star commenter

    Enough with the rhyming slang now!
  6. sparklesparkle

    sparklesparkle Established commenter

    Where is your evidence for this? Who is "we"?

    Do you and Channel 4 seriously think the average person was glued to the internet all day, waiting for ads which would tell them how to vote?
    nomad likes this.
  7. Geoff Thomas

    Geoff Thomas Star commenter

    So why did Banks and scum like him put so much cash onto promoting Putin's wishes?
    EmanuelShadrack and Vince_Ulam like this.
  8. sparklesparkle

    sparklesparkle Established commenter

    Because they are both Illuminati lizards.

    nomad likes this.
  9. harsh-but-fair

    harsh-but-fair Star commenter

    Beautiful plumage...
  10. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

  11. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    Tonight's report from Channel 4 News:

    Scintillant likes this.
  12. fraisier

    fraisier Established commenter

    I like when you talk like good old La Fontaine in "The crow and the fox", a parable of our times. Sublime, forcément sublime.

    The Crow and the Fox

    Master Crow perched on a tree,
    Was holding a cheese in his beak.
    Master Fox attracted by the smell
    Said something like this:
    “Well, Hello Mister Crow!
    How beautiful you are! How nice you seem to me!
    Really, if your voice
    Is like your plumage,
    You are the phoenix of all the inhabitants of these woods.”
    At these words, the Crow is overjoyed.
    And in order to show off his beautiful voice,
    He opens his beak wide, lets his prey fall
    The Fox grabs it, and says: “My good man,
    Learn that every flatterer
    Lives at the expense of the one who listens to him.
    This lesson, without doubt, is well worth a cheese.”
    The Crow, ashamed and embarrassed,
    Swore, but a little late, that he would not be taken again.

    Le Corbeau et le Renard

    Maître Corbeau, sur un arbre perché,
    Tenait en son bec un fromage.
    Maître Renard, par l’odeur alléché,
    Lui tint à peu près ce langage :
    Hé ! Bonjour, Monsieur du Corbeau.
    Que vous êtes joli ! Que vous me semblez beau !
    Sans mentir, si votre ramage
    Se rapporte à votre plumage,
    Vous êtes le phénix des hôtes de ces bois.
    A ces mots le corbeau ne se sent pas de joie ;
    Et, pour montrer sa belle voix,
    Il ouvre un large bec, laisse tombe sa proie.
    Le renard s’en saisit, et dit : Mon bon monsieur,
    Apprenez que tout flatteur
    Vit aux dépens de celui qui l’écoute :
    Cette leçon vaut bien un fromage, sans doute.
    Le corbeau, honteux et confus,
    Jura, mais un peu tard, qu’on ne l’y prendrait plus.
  13. fraisier

    fraisier Established commenter

    I like when you talk like good old La Fontaine in "The crow and the fox", a parable of our times. Sublime, forcément sublime.

    (see my previous post!)
  14. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

  15. Jude Fawley

    Jude Fawley Star commenter

    I didn't see any foreign money. I just went down to the polling station and voted leave. Here in the heart of the English countryside. I don't know any Russians. I don't see any Russians.

    I chose for myself based on years of experience.

    I know nothing about this Arron Banks. Nobody has been unduly influencing me. It's absolute nonsense.

    The left, the right, the Russians. I really am totally free of all that stuff.

    It's as though the people who should be grafting and getting on with their jobs are stuck to their mobile phones and have become mentally ill.
  16. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    Spare a thought for those of us who want to take care of whatever British culture remains. If this parcel of rogues bought and sold us for Russian gold, it would be like Robert Burns wasted his time warning the Scots about the English; and Thomas Hardy warning the English about the likes of you.
  17. NoseyMatronType

    NoseyMatronType Star commenter

    MAGAorMIGA, fredhaise, cissy3 and 2 others like this.
  18. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

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  19. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    If aaron banks set out to influence the result of the referendum with foreign money, the success (or lack of it) of his plan is irrelevant.
    MAGAorMIGA likes this.
  20. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    The fact that lies were stated by the leave camp is enough to invalidate the whole thing. I liken it to those massive insulting headlines the tabloids print on page one, then have to retract a few days later but in small print on about page 20. The whole thing was bent. And of course, as nothing had been worked out on either side in any form of reality, the vote was pointless.

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