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Who will you be voting for?

Labour
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41%
Conservatives
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37%
Liberal Democrats
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7%
UK Independence Party (UKIP)
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Green Party
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7%
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Lost Leopard Spot » Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:07 pm

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I don't think anyone is claiming he is, but don't let that stop you arguing with yourself again.
Well it seems you're in a minority on this one. Not the first time either.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by jimbo » Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:34 am

Lost Leopard Spot wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:07 pm
Prufrock wrote:
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:23 pm
I don't think anyone is claiming he is, but don't let that stop you arguing with yourself again.
Well it seems you're in a minority on this one. Not the first time either.
Not many are saying it's his fault she's in prison, more that his utter lack of diplomacy has made her situation a bit worse. I'm sure I'm not the only one who would like support from the foreign office if I was in a sticky situation abroad rather than the minister blurting out in parliament some throwaway comments that would undermine the case.

That does not equal condoning Iranian law.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Lost Leopard Spot » Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:53 pm

jimbo wrote:
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:34 am
Lost Leopard Spot wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:07 pm
Prufrock wrote:
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:23 pm
I don't think anyone is claiming he is, but don't let that stop you arguing with yourself again.
Well it seems you're in a minority on this one. Not the first time either.
Not many are saying it's his fault she's in prison, more that his utter lack of diplomacy has made her situation a bit worse. I'm sure I'm not the only one who would like support from the foreign office if I was in a sticky situation abroad rather than the minister blurting out in parliament some throwaway comments that would undermine the case.

That does not equal condoning Iranian law.
"sticky situation" - she's in Evin Prison - notorious throughout the world; and was there before Boris opened his gob. Before that she spent eight months in solitary being interrogated by the Revolutionary Guard. Sticky situation! No: She's in deep shit.

"undermine the case" - there is no fxckin case. There never has been a fxckin case.

If I was in a 'sticky situation' rather than a media storm about 'much ado-about nothing', I would rather have hoped that the British Public would have made a stink about 'the case' once it was established that my two-year old child had been blindfolded when 'visiting' her falsely imprisoned mother, and that I'd been subjected to what amounts to torture, and that I had been picked on purely because I'd become a British citizen (which in the words of the slavering Islamic idiots that rule Iran is a member of the coalition of The Great Satan)... Only guess what, the media didn't report it. Until now. And, on advice from the fxckin Foreign Office (not, note, the Minister in charge of it, but the faceless mandarins that run this shit) the 'diplomacy' has consisted of not saying a fxckin word. Because we don't want to upset the Iranians, do we? Well fxck that, they need upsetting. The world should upset the cxnts. And instead of mealy-mouthed bullshit about Boris Johnson making the situation worse, we should have stated from the outset that the situation was fxckin INTOLERABLE.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Prufrock » Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:26 pm

Well yes, and now it's quite likely to be intolerable for even longer because of that f*cking berk.
Basically, if you can't make your meaning plain with all the richness of the English language and you have to resort to cartoon faces made with punctuation marks then you're a dick.

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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Hoboh » Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:44 pm

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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Lost Leopard Spot » Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:54 pm

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Well yes, and now it's quite likely to be intolerable for even longer because of that f*cking berk.
...and yet again an opinion expressed without a single word aimed at the actual dipsticks driving the intolerance. Bravo, defender of freedom 'Prufrock': you stick with the easy targets.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Lost Leopard Spot » Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:07 pm

However, now I've absorbed Boris and Supermouse Gove's public ejaculations, and taking into account the complete lack of any official UK statement regarding the Zaghari's innocence; and discovering today that Iran doesn't recognise dual citizenship in law ( a stance I'm 100% comfortable with); I'm more inclined to now doubt her total innocence in this matter: I mean, as somebody who apparently claimed asylum from the country what the fxck was she doing there? There are also (from the bearded Islamic fanatics that rule Iran) plenty of reasons to think she was anti-Iranian, which given the fact she knew that dual citizenship is not recognised there, just increases the feeling of unease in my initial total support for the woman.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Harry Genshaw » Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:12 pm

I did wonder if Boris had mistakenly spilt the beans on this one. Journalism/Journalist is usually the first cover story a spy uses.

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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Prufrock » Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:36 pm

Lost Leopard Spot wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:54 pm
Prufrock wrote:
Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:26 pm
Well yes, and now it's quite likely to be intolerable for even longer because of that f*cking berk.
...and yet again an opinion expressed without a single word aimed at the actual dipsticks driving the intolerance. Bravo, defender of freedom 'Prufrock': you stick with the easy targets.
The dipstick I was aiming at was you saying it's nothing to do with Johnson. It's hardly surprising that reply focused on Johnson rather than the Iranians, is it?

For the record, they're a bunch of c*nts too. Doesn't mean Johnson isn't.
Basically, if you can't make your meaning plain with all the richness of the English language and you have to resort to cartoon faces made with punctuation marks then you're a dick.

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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Hoboh » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:11 am

Prufrock wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:36 pm
Lost Leopard Spot wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:54 pm
Prufrock wrote:
Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:26 pm
Well yes, and now it's quite likely to be intolerable for even longer because of that f*cking berk.
...and yet again an opinion expressed without a single word aimed at the actual dipsticks driving the intolerance. Bravo, defender of freedom 'Prufrock': you stick with the easy targets.
The dipstick I was aiming at was you saying it's nothing to do with Johnson. It's hardly surprising that reply focused on Johnson rather than the Iranians, is it?

For the record, they're a bunch of c*nts too. Doesn't mean Johnson isn't.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Prufrock » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:29 am

As opposed to "never a bad word to say about anyone" Hoboh...?
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Lost Leopard Spot » Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:07 pm

Prufrock wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:36 pm
Lost Leopard Spot wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:54 pm
Prufrock wrote:
Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:26 pm
Well yes, and now it's quite likely to be intolerable for even longer because of that f*cking berk.
...and yet again an opinion expressed without a single word aimed at the actual dipsticks driving the intolerance. Bravo, defender of freedom 'Prufrock': you stick with the easy targets.
The dipstick I was aiming at was you saying it's nothing to do with Johnson. It's hardly surprising that reply focused on Johnson rather than the Iranians, is it?

For the record, they're a bunch of c*nts too. Doesn't mean Johnson isn't.
And neither, if you go back and read through the 'record', did I say Johnson isn't a cxnt. I made a specific statement saying he wasn't responsible for any length of sentence for which N Z-R is subjected to. Which, indeed he isn't. Kind of pisses on your 'signature' doesn't it. You obviously require drawings of some kind to enable you to extract the meaning contained within the sentences...

[Sentences in the latter instance being constructed of words, and not lengths of time behind bars, which was the meaning in the first mention of sentence (within the above sentences)]
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Re: The Politics Thread

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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Lost Leopard Spot » Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:37 pm

Today we are warned that No-deal Brexit adds €2bn a year to imported German cars.
Sorry, but that should cut no ice with us. If prices increase by that amount then market forces should dictate that we buy cheaper cars from other sources. In that scenario it isn't the British consumer who will suffer (although there will be less choice for the average cost-conscious Brit consumer), but the EU exporters. And quite a big hit too. Maybe they ought to reconsider the totally blinkered approach they are imposing on the way Brexit talks are going.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Bruce Rioja » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:52 pm

Lost Leopard Spot wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:37 pm
Today we are warned that No-deal Brexit adds €2bn a year to imported German cars.
Sorry, but that should cut no ice with us. If prices increase by that amount then market forces should dictate that we buy cheaper cars from other sources. In that scenario it isn't the British consumer who will suffer (although there will be less choice for the average cost-conscious Brit consumer), but the EU exporters. And quite a big hit too. Maybe they ought to reconsider the totally blinkered approach they are imposing on the way Brexit talks are going.
Market forces will definitely win if that becomes the case. Plenty of other car companies nicking their ideas and making some very good cars. When I'm away I get to effectively test drive whichever car Avis present me with, and some of the better cars I've driven are Korean. Who'd of thought that a few years ago?
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Lost Leopard Spot » Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:31 pm

Bruce Rioja wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:52 pm
Lost Leopard Spot wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:37 pm
Today we are warned that No-deal Brexit adds €2bn a year to imported German cars.
Sorry, but that should cut no ice with us. If prices increase by that amount then market forces should dictate that we buy cheaper cars from other sources. In that scenario it isn't the British consumer who will suffer (although there will be less choice for the average cost-conscious Brit consumer), but the EU exporters. And quite a big hit too. Maybe they ought to reconsider the totally blinkered approach they are imposing on the way Brexit talks are going.
Market forces will definitely win if that becomes the case. Plenty of other car companies nicking their ideas and making some very good cars. When I'm away I get to effectively test drive whichever car Avis present me with, and some of the better cars I've driven are Korean. Who'd of thought that a few years ago?
There was, although I think it is 'temporarily' suspended, a car built in a collaboration between North & South Korea.
Imagine, a Kim Jung-un special. That'll piss on WTO, the EU, and America's chips.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Lost Leopard Spot » Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:55 pm

Trash, tabloid-style, journalism in the Times today, where they accuse 'Russia' (Svetlana and friends) of interfering in our Brexit referendum.
Absolute bullshit, contradicted even by their own words and graphs. They try to make out Svetlana was a bot, but she's still tweeting and mostly on non-political subjects. Also the graph, and the content of the article once sifted of all the shit, states quite categorically that the vast majority (95%) of the tweets occurred After The Fxckin Vote had taken place. That was influencing us was it then? What next, Brits try to 'overthrow Mugabe' because we are commenting on the coup d'bollox after the event? (Mind you, I'd have executed the cxnt by now [Mugabe, that is]. And if I can express that having never visited Zimbabwe how can anybody state that 45,000 tweets from Russians commenting on Brexit isn't normal, rather than state-inspired interference?)
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Lost Leopard Spot » Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:54 pm

^ and anyway, if I, and fifty thousand others, tweet that Kim Jung-un is a sex god, are you going to believe it? :roll:
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Lost Leopard Spot » Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:26 pm

My former Halls of Residence's name is next in the firing line. Roscoe & Gladstone.
Maybe it should be renamed. Maybe it shouldn't. I fall firmly within the latter category. But, if the renamers' have their way I'd suggest the Corbyn & Abbott & Costello Halls of Residence as a suitable title.

Furthermore, as the leader of the campaign stated "as former residents of the halls we were horrified to find out we had been living in a building named after such a figure for a whole year without even realising".
Thus:
Did you not know the name of the building you lived in for a whole year, or were you horrified to find out you'd been living in that building and not some other building, or did you not realise that Gladstone referred to, well, Gladstone, or did it take a year before you were horrified to discover that you should have been horrified from day one?
I think Stupid Cxnt applies equally well whichever. I'm somewhat amazed the said individual, given the length of time it takes her to realise shit, ever won a place at university in the first place.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by boltonboris » Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:05 pm

Lost Leopard Spot wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:31 pm
Bruce Rioja wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:52 pm
Lost Leopard Spot wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:37 pm
Today we are warned that No-deal Brexit adds €2bn a year to imported German cars.
Sorry, but that should cut no ice with us. If prices increase by that amount then market forces should dictate that we buy cheaper cars from other sources. In that scenario it isn't the British consumer who will suffer (although there will be less choice for the average cost-conscious Brit consumer), but the EU exporters. And quite a big hit too. Maybe they ought to reconsider the totally blinkered approach they are imposing on the way Brexit talks are going.
Market forces will definitely win if that becomes the case. Plenty of other car companies nicking their ideas and making some very good cars. When I'm away I get to effectively test drive whichever car Avis present me with, and some of the better cars I've driven are Korean. Who'd of thought that a few years ago?
There was, although I think it is 'temporarily' suspended, a car built in a collaboration between North & South Korea.
Imagine, a Kim Jung-un special. That'll piss on WTO, the EU, and America's chips.
It's a 'neutral' zone on the border and heavily armed either side! Must be a bit unerring for the average joe who goes to work on their first day!

It's been shut since 2016 - The South Koreans who operate it, employ(ed) 90% of the workers in the zone from DPRK, they work the same hours as SOK staff, but their salaries went straight to Kims palace

$90m a year.. No wonder Kim was happy to play along with that!!
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