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Post  fatbob5 on Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:56 pm

What is a failed state? Not so long ago, when I was Britain’s Overseas Development Minister, and later European Commissioner for External Affairs, I would probably have tried to answer the question by pointing to specific examples, including several countries in Latin America and Africa.

I would have highlighted tribal conflicts, military coups, economic failure, extremes of poverty, and high mortality rates. I might have referred to the failure of more prosperous societies to ensure that globalisation helped everyone and did not leave some communities trapped in deprivation. In addition, I would certainly have mentioned systems of government that had ceased to deliver what they were intended to do, and certainly what outside well-wishers hoped and assumed they would do.

By these latter criteria, one no longer needs to travel to Latin America or Africa to discover failure. .................

https://www.fnlondon.com/articles/brexit-britain-is-becoming-a-failed-state-here-is-the-evidence-20190822
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Post  Flap Zappa on Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:15 am

@fatbob5 wrote:What is a failed state? Not so long ago, when I was Britain’s Overseas Development Minister, and later European Commissioner for External Affairs, I would probably have tried to answer the question by pointing to specific examples, including several countries in Latin America and Africa.

I would have highlighted tribal conflicts, military coups, economic failure, extremes of poverty, and high mortality rates. I might have referred to the failure of more prosperous societies to ensure that globalisation helped everyone and did not leave some communities trapped in deprivation. In addition, I would certainly have mentioned systems of government that had ceased to deliver what they were intended to do, and certainly what outside well-wishers hoped and assumed they would do.

By these latter criteria, one no longer needs to travel to Latin America or Africa to discover failure. .................

https://www.fnlondon.com/articles/brexit-britain-is-becoming-a-failed-state-here-is-the-evidence-20190822
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Post  smelly-bandit on Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:20 am

Who??
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Post  Flap Zappa on Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:23 pm

@smelly-bandit wrote:Who??
Patten, it's what the chinese called him when he was governor of honkers


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Post  fatbob5 on Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:45 pm

Dean, I dont think your post was very Politically Correct
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Post  nicko on Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:39 pm

Don't have to be PC here Bob !
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Post  Flap Zappa on Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:31 am

@fatbob5 wrote:Dean, I dont think your post was very Politically Correct
what wasn't? Fatty pang pang is what the chinese called Patten

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Post  smelly-bandit on Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:07 pm

@Flap Zappa wrote:
Patten, it's what the chinese called him when he was governor of honkers

patten is a gook??
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Post  nicko on Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:53 am

He's a cunt, is that good enough ?
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Post  smelly-bandit on Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:41 am

@nicko wrote:He's a cunt, is that good enough ?

Good enough.

Better if he is angwy about Brexit
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