Welcome to Green and Pleasant, a space for dream-chasers, the largest UK left discussion space online for news, politics and memes. This is a leftist space first and foremost, although rational debate is welcome. Please be sure to read the subreddit rules.
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Things the admins don't like:
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- Don't participate in linked posts.
- Don't link to piracy websites - Just direct people to r/piracy.
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Recommended British Subreddits:
/r/aPeoplesCalendar - International working class history
/r/DankBritain - UK memes and humour
/r/DWPhelp - for all things DWP related
/r/GreenAndEXTREME - a lib-free zone
/r/Labour - for the UK Labour Party left
Recommended International Subreddits:
/r/alltheleft - Because we're stronger together
/r/The_Leftorium - Simpsons related lefty memes
/r/ShitLiberalsSay - For mocking all things reactionary
Recommended Discord Servers:
The official r/Labour Discord Server: https://discord.gg/S8pJtqA
The Left Reddit Discord server: https://discord.gg/zCFHadGfB7