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Not content with Brexit, now it's Unexit

Discussion in 'Personal' started by monicabilongame, Nov 13, 2018.

  1. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

  2. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    I wish I had Irish grandparents - or French - or Polish - or....
    Alice K and sparkleghirl like this.
  3. Photo51

    Photo51 Established commenter

    Better to have Irish parents - or French - or Polish - or.... than you could get another passport
    (Although, if you had, you would probably be living in those countries already.)
  4. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    It hasn't been. The Grauniad was merely relaying a rumour it had seen in The Times:

    No 10 slaps down Penny Mordaunt over plan to end Unesco funding

    Downing Street today rebuked Cabinet minister Penny Mordaunt over her rumoured plan to pull Britain out of global cultural body Unesco.

    According to the Times, the International Development Secretary had been preparing to end the UK’s £11.1m annual payment to the UN education and culture scheme, on the basis that it is bad value for money.

    But today a spokesman for the Prime Minister insisted that the funding would continue, saying: "There has been no change to our commitment to Unesco."
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  5. nomad

    nomad Star commenter


    That's the Grauniad for you!

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  6. Brunel

    Brunel Lead commenter

    I’m not sure the term ‘fake news’ is applicable since the article was written by Labour’s Emily Thornberry, accurately outlined Penny Mordaunt’s views and was written before the ‘slap-down’ from Number 10. Withdrawal from UNESCO is a policy that attracts support within sections of the Conservative party and assuming that Theresa May will be around indefinitely to veto such a move may, in the present circumstances, be a tad complacent.
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  7. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    I don't think it was fake news at all. Just a damp squib from Thornberry and a reminder to Mordaunt that it's always best to consult the boss before floating a change to government policy.
    nomad likes this.
  8. Brunel

    Brunel Lead commenter

    Sorry - don’t know where I got the idea you’d referred to it as fake news. Multi-tasking, must focus better.
    nomad likes this.
  9. nomad

    nomad Star commenter


    But it doesn't stop the expected result (which was, of course, the aim of both Thornberry and the Grauniad...)

  10. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    I'm Northern Irish born and reared.
  11. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    My parents and grandparents were Irish.
  12. lapinrose

    lapinrose Star commenter

    My ancestors were Norman!!

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