The Politics Thread

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Who will you be voting for?

Labour
12
40%
Conservatives
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37%
Liberal Democrats
2
7%
UK Independence Party (UKIP)
0
No votes
Green Party
3
10%
Plaid Cymru
0
No votes
Other
1
3%
Planet Hobo
1
3%
 
Total votes: 30

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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Bruce Rioja » Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:45 pm

What an utterly embarrassing wanker Nigel Farridge is. Is that it now? Has he fecked off? Do we never have to see or listen to the toe-curling c*nt ever again?
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Harry Genshaw » Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:30 pm

Bruce Rioja wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:45 pm
What an utterly embarrassing wanker Nigel Farridge is. Is that it now? Has he fecked off? Do we never have to see or listen to the toe-curling c*nt ever again?
I've never really had strong feelings about Farage but that display today by his lot in the European parliament, was embarrassing and shameful.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Bruce Rioja » Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:35 pm

The owners of the pub nearest mine (one that I walk past to get to the good one) have taken it upon themselves to fly Union flags, not just from their pub but from all surrounding railings etc. Who the feck do they think they are?
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Enoch » Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:30 pm

I'm off to a 'Brexit party' tonight. Not for the celebration, just cos the band they've booked are stonkin'. Once they've finished their set I'll be up the road to karaoke.

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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Montreal Wanderer » Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:55 pm

Bruce Rioja wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:35 pm
The owners of the pub nearest mine (one that I walk past to get to the good one) have taken it upon themselves to fly Union flags, not just from their pub but from all surrounding railings etc. Who the feck do they think they are?
Their lunch special will be chlorine washed chicken I expect. Enjoy.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Worthy4England » Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:24 pm

I shall be having a bit of a party. I'm celebrating being able to blame things like polar ice caps melting, Coronavirus and anything else I can think of, on Brexit and saying "told you so". Bit like the other way round relating to the curvature bananas, 85,000,000 Turks flooding into the UK and the like. Happy days.

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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Enoch » Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:41 pm

Montreal Wanderer wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:55 pm
Their lunch special will be chlorine washed chicken I expect. Enjoy.

No doubt served with the same chlorine washed salad we've been eating for years, Monty. :wink:

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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Hoboh » Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:55 pm

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Non, rien de rien
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Ni le mal
Tout ça m'est bien égal
Non, rien de rien
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Just back with a boot full of food (seats down) for the shortages tomorrow, off to the South East coast to ready for the French/Spanish Armada, no need to hurry back no work Monday, digging out the biscuit tin with a couple of pennies in to buy shed loads of worthless properties as advised by weeping remainers :D

Don't forget 9th May 2016
David Cameron has pleaded for Britain to stay in the EU to help prevent the Continent being ripped apart by another conflict.

Mr Cameron today highlighted the UK’s role in bringing peace to Europe as he hit the referendum campaign trail - just hours before a rival speech by rival Tory MP Boris Johnson.

Introduced by Labour ex-Foreign Secretary David Miliband at the British Museum in London, he said: "Can we be so sure peace and stability on our continent are assured beyond any shadow of doubt? Is that a risk worth taking?

"I would never be so rash to make that assumption."

And Mr Cameron's spokesman admitted the government has made no contingency plans for a Leave vote in the June 23 referendum - despite the warning of war.
12th May 2016
A vote for Brexit could cost jobs, raise prices, see the pound fall sharply and even lead to recession, the Bank of England warned in its quarterly inflation report on Thursday.

In the Bank’s most outspoken comments to date on the consequences of the EU referendum, Mark Carney, BoE governor, cautioned that the risks of a vote to leave “could possibly include a technical recession”.
23rd May 2016
Leaving the European Union would tip the UK into a year-long recession, with up to 820,000 jobs lost within two years, Chancellor George Osborne says.

Publishing Treasury analysis, he said a Leave vote would cause an "immediate and profound" economic shock, with growth between 3% and 6% lower.

David Cameron said it was the "self-destruct option" for the country.

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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Prufrock » Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:01 pm

A generation saw how excited we were about the final Harry Potter books and thought "we'll have a bit of that".
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That it's going to lose its mind
Be more kind, my friends, try to be more kind.

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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Enoch » Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:29 am

Crikey!

I feel so British.

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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Worthy4England » Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:48 am

Enoch wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:29 am
Crikey!

I feel so British.
I'm going to check in to A&E this morning. What with all that planning, they should have halved the waiting time by now, with all that extra cash.

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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Hoboh » Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:39 am

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A YouGov poll, asking remain voters at which of the five stages of grief they now found themselves, registered only 30% who had reached acceptance of the fact of Britain’s departure from the EU: 19% are in denial, 16% are angry and 25% are depressed.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Hoboh » Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:44 am

Two days out and the sky has failed to fall in, no sign of the Armarda, just a slightly irritating whining sound with an Irish tone.

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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Worthy4England » Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:33 pm

^^ Well that's coz nothing has yet changed. Everything pretty much still the same as it was on Thursday. They haven't got Brexit done yet. They've just tried to convince as many people as they can find, that it's done.

We will only see impacts of it when the government change something, over and after the transition period.

And when you're quoting shit in isolation, I don't remember much from leave about transition...coz it was the easiest deal in history...sorted in an afternoon over a cuppa...I think was the quote

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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by TANGODANCER » Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:58 pm

Had to laugh at the plonkers trying to set a flame-proof E.U flag alight. They gave up eventually and tore it up...Human nature is a strange thing.. :)
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Harry Genshaw » Sun Feb 02, 2020 2:06 pm

Trade deals and tariffs are a pretty dry topic. I don't get why a change in how we do business as a country prompts some people to react with parties and celebrations and others to wail and gnash their teeth.

It all seems over the top and a tad premature to me.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Prufrock » Sun Feb 02, 2020 2:12 pm

TANGODANCER wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:58 pm
Had to laugh at the plonkers trying to set a flame-proof E.U flag alight. They gave up eventually and tore it up...Human nature is a strange thing.. :)
There's a lovely David Mitchell bit about people burning flags.

"We're burning your flag"
- no you're not, you're burning *your* flag, you've been and bought it.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Hoboh » Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:21 pm

Prufrock wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 2:12 pm
TANGODANCER wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:58 pm
Had to laugh at the plonkers trying to set a flame-proof E.U flag alight. They gave up eventually and tore it up...Human nature is a strange thing.. :)
There's a lovely David Mitchell bit about people burning flags.

"We're burning your flag"
- no you're not, you're burning *your* flag, you've been and bought it.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: So true

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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Hoboh » Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:27 pm

Worthy4England wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:33 pm
^^ Well that's coz nothing has yet changed. Everything pretty much still the same as it was on Thursday. They haven't got Brexit done yet. They've just tried to convince as many people as they can find, that it's done.

We will only see impacts of it when the government change something, over and after the transition period.

And when you're quoting shit in isolation, I don't remember much from leave about transition...coz it was the easiest deal in history...sorted in an afternoon over a cuppa...I think was the quote
No, wrong, remain told us the day after the vote that is what would happen. Can kicking, the EU and remainers are all the same animal :D
Anyway no more from me about this, I voted out and we are out, Johnson needs to deliver now.

On another topic, Quite liked Liza Nandy but she seems to be losing the plot a touch now and falling into the category of being just another stupid PC contender for labour leader.

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