Politics threads overgrowing again?

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mattheus
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Re: Politics threads overgrowing again?

Postby mattheus » 17 Dec 2019, 8:20am

From my brief visits to date, I really like Germany (not enough to live there mind - well maybe …)

So perhaps I should spend some time learning about their govt - it sounds interesting!

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Re: Politics threads overgrowing again?

Postby Tangled Metal » 17 Dec 2019, 9:16am

Coalition politics doesn't always work. Italy, iirc Greece too.

If you cite German politics as proving coalition is the ideal you need to factor in national character traits. I think German society is more unified than the UK and that isn't due to coalition politics it was that way before that came in I reckon.

The day British people become more Germanic in nature is the day coalition politics will happen and work like in Germany.

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Re: Politics threads overgrowing again?

Postby Cyril Haearn » 17 Dec 2019, 6:36pm

Thread drift alert :wink:
We are getting away from talking about thread proliferation

Actually Germany was re-booted after 1945, I think the Americans suggested the federal system, West Germany the BRD had an American zone, a French and a British, in part of the latter Scottish regiments were deployed complete with kilts and bagpipes, +1
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Re: Politics threads overgrowing again?

Postby Tangled Metal » 17 Dec 2019, 9:26pm

Bagpipes -1

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Re: Politics threads overgrowing again?

Postby pwa » 18 Dec 2019, 4:02pm

Tangled Metal wrote:Bagpipes -1

Probably developed to keep midges away.

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Re: Politics threads overgrowing again?

Postby Tangled Metal » 18 Dec 2019, 4:14pm

pwa wrote:
Tangled Metal wrote:Bagpipes -1

Probably developed to keep midges away.

Or attract canadians, Americans and new zealanders who claim Scottish ancestry. A clarion call for yanks looking for their clan tartan claiming to be the real clan chief or laird.