Discussion in 'Speaker's Corner' started by Sankari, Dec 6, 2019.
It never goes away, in any country, ever.
it would have done if they passed the law the hunger strike protests were asking for in India.
Basically any politician found guilty of corruption would have to serve life in prison.
That would have overnight changed the country completely.
Putin prepares to extend his dictatorship for another 16 years.
'Putin could rule Russia until 2036 under proposed constitutional reforms.
Gotta give him credit for lasting this long.
This will be the most dangerous time then, his last moments, assuming Russia isn't fed up, whatever master plan he's been trying to push is going to culminate at some point.
Shocker. No one didnt see that coming
Certainly at his age if he has some grand master-plan time isn't on his side. Though not everyone thinks like that. Or he is the best MI6 plant of all time.
The bill has passed. Putin can now legally remain in power until 2024.
Laughable, but unexpected. Ukraine, Georgia and Azerbaijan beware.
Unexpected? By who?
Oh I meant expected...
True to form, Russia's dictator has found a new way to remain in power: 'In Russia's constitutional referendum, Putin seeks 16 more years.'
And there we go.
'Putin declared triumphant in referendum allowing him to rule until 2036 - five hours before polls close.'
Trump must be drooling with envy.
It's a whole mentality in that nation unfortunately, you essentially cheat your way to the top. Yes, that happens over here but nowhere near that level.
enlighten us how a referendum is cheating this time?
Oh I dont know, perhaps the fact people got scratch cards to win cars and ipads and mobile phones and even apartments?
16 more years of belligerence, he's going to get more dangerous as well.
We can be confident that Boris will tell Putin to "Behave - or we will have to respond appropriately and robustly" just as he did when he was the Foreign Secretary following the poisoning with Novichok of the Skripals in Salisbury two years ago.
Also I discovered today that it wasnt just a referendum on Putin getting 16 more years, that was just item 81. It was over 800 changes, a lot of them really good and beneficial to the country and the people living there so obviously on balance people are going to vote in favour and ignore the one bad thing slipped in there. Plus it was illegal for anybody to campaign against it.
I mean if the UK Govt pulled a stunt like that with a referendum with 800 beneficial things in like payrises for all, lowering pension age, everybody gets a free BJ every Saturday etc and there was one line in there that said BJ was made emperor for life and nobody in the country was legally allowed to campaign against it or criticise it, dont you think it would pass with a huge majority here?
A free Boris every Saturday, definitely. But I get your point Putin always was a KGB gangster and with his false referendum has secured his position until someone stronger can bump him off. At the moment that's unlikely however sixteen years is a long time in politics.
Hes 67 years old right now, will he even live another 16 years?!?!?!
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