The Politics Thread

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Who will you be voting for?

Labour
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40%
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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10%
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Other
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3%
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Total votes: 30

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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Worthy4England » Tue Aug 23, 2016 4:03 pm

It's the 11:08 heading to Newcastle. Sun's somewhere near a yardarm of some description. I want to see the pictures of the bar in Coach C. Sure all those seats LOOK empty, but there'll be a queue of Geordie pi$$ heads running from Coach C through to Coach F trying to make sure they can get enough cans of Ace 8 for a 2 hour 30 minute journey.

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Post by Abdoulaye's Twin » Tue Aug 23, 2016 4:33 pm

Bloody idiot. He could have used pretty much any peak time train in the country to make his point. In fact he should have gone on Thameslink as there would have been a reasonable chance of being delayed by days let alone hours!

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Post by boltonboris » Tue Aug 23, 2016 4:36 pm

Can think of worse lies by Labour leaders

Ahem war crimes ahem ahem
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Beefheart » Tue Aug 23, 2016 4:38 pm

boltonboris wrote:Can think of worse lies by Labour leaders

Ahem war crimes ahem ahem
Yeah, but that's not really relevant. The point is Blair was better able to convince people that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction than Jeremy Corbyn was at convincing people that a train was full.

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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by KeyserSoze » Tue Aug 23, 2016 4:48 pm

boltonboris wrote:Can think of worse lies by Labour leaders

Ahem war crimes ahem ahem

house!
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Post by boltonboris » Tue Aug 23, 2016 4:50 pm

KeyserSoze wrote:
boltonboris wrote:Can think of worse lies by Labour leaders

Ahem war crimes ahem ahem

house!
Not quite... Expenses

Now you may proceed
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Post by Lord Kangana » Tue Aug 23, 2016 4:54 pm

Worthy4England wrote:It's the 11:08 heading to Newcastle. Sun's somewhere near a yardarm of some description. I want to see the pictures of the bar in Coach C. Sure all those seats LOOK empty, but there'll be a queue of Geordie pi$$ heads running from Coach C through to Coach F trying to make sure they can get enough cans of Ace 8 for a 2 hour 30 minute journey.

I think you'll find it's 8 ace.
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Post by Harry Genshaw » Tue Aug 23, 2016 5:16 pm

Abdoulaye's Twin wrote:Bloody idiot. He could have used pretty much any peak time train in the country to make his point. In fact he should have gone on Thameslink as there would have been a reasonable chance of being delayed by days let alone hours!
Aye. Sad thing is, the point about the crappy train services in this country will be lost in the fall out from this gaff. Seems even spin can't be done properly these days
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Post by Worthy4England » Tue Aug 23, 2016 5:23 pm

Lord Kangana wrote:
Worthy4England wrote:It's the 11:08 heading to Newcastle. Sun's somewhere near a yardarm of some description. I want to see the pictures of the bar in Coach C. Sure all those seats LOOK empty, but there'll be a queue of Geordie pi$$ heads running from Coach C through to Coach F trying to make sure they can get enough cans of Ace 8 for a 2 hour 30 minute journey.

I think you'll find it's 8 ace.
Oh aye. :oops:

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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by bobo the clown » Tue Aug 23, 2016 5:27 pm

boltonboris wrote:
KeyserSoze wrote:
boltonboris wrote:Can think of worse lies by Labour leaders

Ahem war crimes ahem ahem
house!
Not quite... Expenses

Now you may proceed
"Second House" then.
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Post by KeyserSoze » Tue Aug 23, 2016 5:29 pm

bravo indeed.
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Post by BWFC_Insane » Tue Aug 23, 2016 6:01 pm

Seen some Corbyn supporters suggesting it is faked footage....

It really is a cult isn't it?

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Post by bobo the clown » Tue Aug 23, 2016 6:58 pm

BWFC_Insane wrote:Seen some Corbyn supporters suggesting it is faked footage....

It really is a cult isn't it?
Yes.
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Post by seanworth » Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:18 pm

bobo the clown wrote:
BWFC_Insane wrote:Seen some Corbyn supporters suggesting it is faked footage....

It really is a cult isn't it?
Yes.
Don't follow British politics but if it's anything like N.A. politics aren't all parties getting a bit cult like? Seems like all parties are getting more populist, and pandering to special interest groups that don't necessarily hold their traditional values whether right or left. Throw in the growing number of conspiracy theorists (set a bit of a trap for myself there) and it all looks like a bit of a circus out there.

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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Lord Kangana » Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:27 pm

All it needs is a picture of some refugees and a 'We're full up' style catchy slogan and I bet millions will vote for him. Scary times.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by thebish » Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:49 pm

I am sure we have every reason to be absolutely confident about the independant, disinterested train operator's account of the incident as they would have absolutely no reason I can think of tell a different story... no...

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Post by BWFC_Insane » Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:52 pm

thebish wrote:I am sure we have every reason to be absolutely confident about the independant, disinterested train operator's account of the incident as they would have absolutely no reason I can think of tell a different story... no...

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So the footage is faked then?

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Post by thebish » Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:56 pm

BWFC_Insane wrote:
thebish wrote:I am sure we have every reason to be absolutely confident about the independant, disinterested train operator's account of the incident as they would have absolutely no reason I can think of tell a different story... no...

#trustinvirgin
So the footage is faked then?
in what sense faked? anyone who travels by train knows that just cos someone is not currwently sitting in their seat doesn't mean they are not on the train and about to return to it...

it could be as jeremy's team says - they had bags on them... no fakery needed...

from where you and I sit, we have no real way of knowing - so you pays your money and takes your choice.

I don't see any obvious reason to choose to believe one account over the other - but you seem very, very, very sure that Virgin are the ones to believe! (The Transport Salaried Staffs Association support Jezza's version of events saying that Virgin are being "disingenuous".)


VIRGIN - disingenuous!! never, surely not? really???
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Harry Genshaw » Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:57 pm

BWFC_Insane wrote:
thebish wrote:I am sure we have every reason to be absolutely confident about the independant, disinterested train operator's account of the incident as they would have absolutely no reason I can think of tell a different story... no...

#trustinvirgin
So the footage is faked then?
I haven't seen the footage and tbh dont really want to but my Facebook feed is now full of pictures and stories purporting to show families and other passengers sat on the floor too. Claims that all the empty seats were reserved?
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by thebish » Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:58 pm

Harry Genshaw wrote:
BWFC_Insane wrote:
thebish wrote:I am sure we have every reason to be absolutely confident about the independant, disinterested train operator's account of the incident as they would have absolutely no reason I can think of tell a different story... no...

#trustinvirgin
So the footage is faked then?
I haven't seen the footage and tbh dont really want to but my Facebook feed is now full of pictures and stories purporting to show families and other passengers sat on the floor too. Claims that all the empty seats were reserved?
those families were ALL Jezza's henchmen... FACT
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