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Can someone please explain how

TORPC
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Can someone please explain how

Principle & Xenophobic are one & the same
As many know I have stated the word & meaning of principle in one thread
And in  similar thread I have be accused of being Xenophobic (due to the way the tittle is worded)
Have to put teacher(s) cap on again
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principle
ˈprɪnsɪp(ə)l/
noun
noun: principle; plural noun: principles
    1.
    a fundamental truth or proposition that serves as the foundation for a system of belief or behaviour or for a chain of reasoning.
    "the basic principles of justice"
    synonyms: truth, proposition, concept, idea, theory, postulate;
    assumption, basis, fundamental, essence, essential;
    philosophy
    "the most elementary principles of physics"
        a rule or belief governing one's behaviour.
        "struggling to be true to their own principles"
        synonyms: morals, morality, moral standards, moral values, ethics, code of ethics, beliefs, credo, ideals, standards, integrity, uprightness, high-mindedness, righteousness, virtue, probity, rectitude, sense of honour, honour, decency, conscience, sense of duty, scruples More
        "a woman of principle"
        morally correct behaviour and attitudes.
        "a man of principle"
        synonyms: morals, morality, moral standards, moral values, ethics, code of ethics, beliefs, credo, ideals, standards, integrity, uprightness, high-mindedness, righteousness, virtue, probity, rectitude, sense of honour, honour, decency, conscience, sense of duty, scruples More
        "a woman of principle"
    2.
    a general scientific theorem or law that has numerous special applications across a wide field.


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    xenophobic
    zɛnəˈfəʊbɪk/
    adjective
    adjective: xenophobic
        having or showing an intense or irrational dislike or fear of people from other countries.
        "xenophobic attitudes"
        synonyms: racist, racialist, ethnocentric, ethnocentrist;
        nationalist, nationalistic, jingoistic, jingo, isolationist;
        prejudiced, intolerant, bigoted, parochial, insular
        "an unadventurous and xenophobic nation"
        antonyms: xenomaniac


Let me set the record straight
I am most definitely not Xenophobic (I have many a foreign friend from several different races / countries / religions) & they also agree that UK should start standing up for itself & not be bullied to change
I am however strongly against the principles of the UK having to be forced to change to foreign laws / rules / religions et al
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Re: Can someone please explain how

No idea about the answer to your question but as far as the UK being forced to change to foreign laws and rules............ well that simply comes down to having a weak government.
As an individual if you wish to join any group or organization they will have some basic rules or regulations and if you don't like it then you are free to leave, weaker organizations may allow you to challenge and alter things but usually such organizations do not last very long.
Religion is an excellent example the more strict it is with it's members and punishing those who do not toe the line is the very reason many religions can go on for centuries getting stronger in the process.
Because some Christian religions have tried to be all things to all people they have become weak as can be seen by the many empty or near empty churches across the country.
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churches have also suffered because they failed to change and adjust there scripture to account for the more enquiring minds ability to understand that its all just made up stories, the average teenager can now run rings around a priest in a large part because the internet allows them access to knowledge they don't understand, that's made the western civilisations become far more non practicing than at any other time in history.
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Just the opposite, the ones who have failed to change are the very ones doing well.
It's does not matter what some youth thinks it's what his family thinks so if they are praising the church which can do no wrong it's not easy for a young member of the family to tell them it's all a load of rubbish, in some cases he may even be told to leave as his views are not acceptable either to his family or the community.
There are even some religions where you can only marry people of the same religion 
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Quote from: gleneagles
well that simply comes down to having a weak government

I really wish we had a prime minister that would speak up for the country. Thatcher did to a certain extent.
Our replies to tinpot dictators are usually just weasly words of appeasement.
I've always wanted to hear our prime minister say something like "go soak your head Mugabe".
TORPC
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I would like some PM's wash their lying mouths out with soap filled brillo pads, start speaking the truth & back up what they claimed they would do when they were voted in , that they always seem to do the complete opposite, especially IDS et al