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Yellow vest movement growing in the UK

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posted on Jan, 7 2019 @ 02:32 PM
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originally posted by: bastion

originally posted by: Wide-Eyes
a reply to: uncommitted


Nice derailment there pal.

This isn't either of those places. This is England and we want our vote heard to leave the EU.

F#ck off with that NAZI BS.


Eh? It was the yellow vests in the UK who attacked an MP outside Parliament and called her a Nazi for not being pro hard-Brexit. There's been a pattern of them making threats and harassing MPs around Parliament in recent weeks - nothing wrong with protests, but that kind of behaviour is an assault on democracy.


It was THE yellow vests was it?

Who are THE yellow vests?




posted on Jan, 7 2019 @ 02:47 PM
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originally posted by: Wide-Eyes
a reply to: uncommitted


Nice derailment there pal.

This isn't either of those places. This is England and we want our vote heard to leave the EU.

F#ck off with that NAZI BS.


What are you talking about? The piece from Belfast was clearly about the UK movement calling itself yellow vests. If you want to troll, then troll - and I showed evidence of what they were doing, give your ignorance a rest.



posted on Jan, 7 2019 @ 02:48 PM
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originally posted by: SprocketUK

originally posted by: uncommitted

originally posted by: SprocketUK
a reply to: anonentity

Nice posts.
I've noticed the msm either ignored this or painted them as nazis.

Good to see they were mostly normal people.


www.bbc.co.uk...

www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk...

They seem lovely people don't they?


We judging a whole group by a couple of nobs now then?



A couple? Where do you get that from?



posted on Jan, 7 2019 @ 03:33 PM
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a reply to: uncommitted

Well, neither of your vids were from England, so I gave you the benefit of the doubt and figured you were on about that edl bloke and the one who called the mp a Nazi.

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posted on Jan, 7 2019 @ 06:41 PM
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originally posted by: 727Sky
NO ONE RULES IF NO ONE OBEYS.. Everyone should think about that IMO


Nothing could terrify governments like ordinary people exercising independent thought.


originally posted by: paraphi

Yellow Vests, which is a French idea based around the initial reaction to raised fuel prices, and then becoming a wider movement incorporating all sorts of grievances that seem to revolve around political and economic reforms.

The demonstration in the UK was a pro-Brexit march. The protesters may have chosen to wear a yellow vest to make a point, but the causes are not similar at all.


Diverse issues expressing a common problem.


originally posted by: AndyFromMichigan
The media in the United States tries it's hardest to ignore the yellow vest protests. I'm sure most Americans would be surprised to learn they're still going on.


Is there no independent media left in your country? Nothing to sharpen the minds of ordinary Americans?


originally posted by: Wide-Eyes
Who are THE yellow vests?


What are yellow vests associated with? Who, in their ordinary, everyday lives dons an ugly hi-vis yellow vest?

I think the vests are symbolic. They represent ordinary working people who are telling their governments they are sick of being patronised, robbed and ignored.



posted on Jan, 7 2019 @ 07:08 PM
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a reply to: teapot


But how does this thing go in a pseudo democracy , which is in fact an oligarchy/ kleptocracy. The MSM first ignores it, when it cant, it claims a few disgruntled individuals are causing havoc. When that fails it gives them a few bones with the left hand and takes them back with the right. The fact they have got concessions emboldens the protest and they start to feel the real power that they have. Then the state gets scared along with the Police and Army, and the guns come out, then the repression starts. Somewhere along the line if their are any leaders the attempt to buy them off is tried, by putting them on advisory committees. But the fact remains that the people have suffered a massive drop in their standard of living, when others are still driving their Merc.



posted on Jan, 8 2019 @ 10:04 AM
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originally posted by: SprocketUK
a reply to: uncommitted

Well, neither of your vids were from England, so I gave you the benefit of the doubt and figured you were on about that edl bloke and the one who called the mp a Nazi.


The BBC one was about disparate groups of people allegedly belonging to the same movement springing up in different countries and included the UK (which the OP is about - the UK), and the second was from the Belfast telegraph which is also in the UK. Not sure why you thought this thread was specific to England?

If you are on about Anna Soubry, it wasn't one person it was multiple in more than one location.



posted on Jan, 9 2019 @ 03:24 AM
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It ain't happening.

The British working man, historically, knows his place. The French, the Spanish, the Italians will get the pitchforks and blazing torches out for any reason at all but the Brit won't.

Don't get me wrong, there have been acts of mass resistance - the early 19th century, the Chartists, the uprisings of 1919 (which saw the army with live ammo on British streets - the death toll has never been tallied because, hey, they were working men), the General Strike of 1926 - but they never really caught on.

The self proclaimed British yellow jackets are a handful of the same old faces - led by James Goddard who sees himself as the new Tommy Robinson - using the internet echo chamber to magnify their influence. Not even the police take them seriously while they are intimidating an MP - Sky News's bouncer had to escort her into Parliament.



posted on Jan, 15 2019 @ 05:47 AM
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originally posted by: anonentity
Yellow vest movement growing in the UK


No it's not. A tiny handful of nutters who want to copy the French does not equate to a 'growing movement.'



posted on Jan, 15 2019 @ 06:27 AM
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a reply to: MrSporkster

It's not a thing here, yet. We will see what happens if we do not get a Brexit, though.



posted on Jan, 15 2019 @ 06:29 AM
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originally posted by: oldcarpy
a reply to: MrSporkster

It's not a thing here, yet. We will see what happens if we do not get a Brexit, though.


I wouldn't hold your breath.

More than 700,000 people marched against Brexit, demanding a People's Vote. Less than 10,000 marched in favour of Brexit.



posted on Jan, 15 2019 @ 06:34 AM
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a reply to: MrSporkster

Yes, but wait and see what happens if the vote is betrayed.



posted on Jan, 15 2019 @ 08:51 AM
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originally posted by: bastion

originally posted by: Wide-Eyes
a reply to: uncommitted


Nice derailment there pal.

This isn't either of those places. This is England and we want our vote heard to leave the EU.

F#ck off with that NAZI BS.


Eh? It was the yellow vests in the UK who attacked an MP outside Parliament and called her a Nazi for not being pro hard-Brexit. There's been a pattern of them making threats and harassing MPs around Parliament in recent weeks - nothing wrong with protests, but that kind of behaviour is an assault on democracy.


And how many people attacked the likes of Nigel Farage for being pro Brexit and calling him a nazi ?? Oh wait that doesn't get reported or made a big deal be the media because it doesn't fit their agenda




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