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dharrigan07:06:46

Humid out there (in SE) today

Ben Hammond07:06:09

Nick Clegg is working for his salay

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practicalli-john08:06:31

There was obvious and documented interference from the USA (Steve Bannon) in the 2016 advisory referendum. It always felt more credible that the USA wanted the UK to leave the European Union so it could exploit our special relationship by creating a lucrative trade deal (for themselves). The Russian link always felt more tenuous as even if the UK leaves the EU it the would not break up the EU (which again is more advantageous to the USA in terms of economics. Steve Bannon (the American billionaire) is on a very open mission to disrupt EU member states by funding and co-ordinating far right groups

Ben Hammond08:06:56

I guess the USA has always been in the business of exporting instability

Ben Hammond08:06:18

its just not been so noticeably directed at us

Ben Hammond08:06:25

until recently

practicalli-john08:06:51

I assume there was some interference from Russia, but I doubt on the scale of the USA. The article did say ‘no significant interference ‘ rather than no interference

seancorfield19:06:01

The articles I read about it said, basically, that Russia didn't need to interfere -- there were already enough active alt-right groups in Europe doing dissemination of misinformation 😐

Ben Hammond08:06:28

haha you mean the interference was put in the shade by the activities of Zuckerberg, Koch twins

practicalli-john08:06:41

Our own tabloids and the super rich behind them have monopolised instability in the UK for the last 40 years... I guess many of the UK have just succumbed to manipulation

seancorfield19:06:01

The articles I read about it said, basically, that Russia didn't need to interfere -- there were already enough active alt-right groups in Europe doing dissemination of misinformation 😐

yogidevbear20:06:09

Anyone given Dark a watch on Netflix yet? We're watching the final episode of season 2 now 🤯 https://www.netflix.com/title/80100172

Olical08:06:45

Season 2 is out!? I love the first one.

Olical08:06:59

The ending had me so excited for more. Like "wtaf...".

yogidevbear08:06:00

Season two will do the same thing to you 😂

seancorfield03:06:32

@U0MFQNXFZ We just started S2E1 tonight... We watched the recap because I'd forgotten how dark and creepy this show is 🤯

yogidevbear06:06:50

Yeah, I was scratching my head a little while trying to remember who some of the characters were from the first season. Not really a spoiler, but there's a great chicken or egg moment in season 2. You'll know what I'm taking about when it happens 😄 Enjoy watching!