The Politics Thread

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Who will you be voting for?

Labour
12
40%
Conservatives
11
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 Harry Genshaw » Thu Oct 06, 2016 1:43 pm

You've got to admire Farage for giving this rag tag bunch of crackpots a voice in politics. As soon as he steps aside there's chaos

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-37572377" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Montreal Wanderer » Thu Oct 06, 2016 1:50 pm

Harry Genshaw wrote:You've got to admire Farage for giving this rag tag bunch of crackpots a voice in politics. As soon as he steps aside there's chaos

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-37572377" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
You certainly have to read between the lines of that report.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Prufrock » Fri Oct 07, 2016 10:28 am

Diane Abbot is the actual Shadow Home Secretary. Good grief!

Keir is a good appointment for Shadow DExEU though.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Worthy4England » Fri Oct 07, 2016 10:35 am

Prufrock wrote:Diane Abbot is the actual Shadow Home Secretary. Good grief!

Keir is a good appointment for Shadow DExEU though.
He's appointed Shami Chakrabati as Shadow AG. So clearly not much to work with there.

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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Prufrock » Fri Oct 07, 2016 10:49 am

I look forward to her taking the same forensic mind that gave us the definitely-not-a-whitewash anti-semitism report and using it to tackle Jeremy Wright across the dispatch box in the Commons...

Wait.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Lord Kangana » Fri Oct 07, 2016 11:38 am

Abdoulaye's Twin wrote:I see the Tories are blaming everything on the foreigners again. Presumably they'll need special badges for their coats next :evil:
I was thinking yellow EU stars would do the trick.

Anyway, glad we've got our sovereignty back so our Government can ride roughshod over local democracy without meddlesome Johnny Foreigners getting involved.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Bijou Bob » Fri Oct 07, 2016 11:52 am

Prufrock wrote:Diane Abbot is the actual Shadow Home Secretary. Good grief!

Keir is a good appointment for Shadow DExEU though.
To be fair, the announcement about Abbott cast a shadow on my home. So, we now have an allegedly racist shadow home secretary, someone who possibly presided over an anti-semitic whitewash of an investigation as Shadow AG and Donald Trump as a possible US president.

I'm off to put a fiver on Ron Atkinson as next England manager.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Hoboh » Fri Oct 07, 2016 11:56 am

Just when you thought the political waters were being defined,

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/t ... ocid=edgsp" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Blair sparked speculation about his future last month when he announced he was winding down his commercial business consultancy and handing its reserves to his charitable causes.
He vowed to spend 80% of his time on not-for-profit activities, a move that some felt was a ‘clearing of the decks’ for a possible political comeback.
Given Labour’s current constitution and overwhelming pro-Corbyn membership, Blair’s remarks will prompt fresh suspicions that he could even be planning to launch a new pro-European centrist party
Mega, I hope he does, will be good to poke fun at the undemocratic, sniffling snowflake, swivel eyed, remain looney tunes when voting for a self glorifying Dr death.

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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by BWFC_Insane » Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:24 am

I've not followed the presidential race in America too closely, for obvious reasons, but caught up briefly this morning with the news of the second "debate".

It really is a shitshow of epic proportions.

You have a man who has been caught bang to rights saying his "power" lets him assault women going for president. He's caught, loses the support of most of his party, but carries on. His response is to dig up women who claim they were sexually assualted by his rival's husband. You really couldn't make this up.

It is hard to imagine the sort of human being who would vote for Trump in a non-ironic manner. The man really does reflect worst of humanity that you could possibly ever imagine.

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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Worthy4England » Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:41 pm

BWFC_Insane wrote:I've not followed the presidential race in America too closely, for obvious reasons, but caught up briefly this morning with the news of the second "debate".

It really is a shitshow of epic proportions.

You have a man who has been caught bang to rights saying his "power" lets him assault women going for president. He's caught, loses the support of most of his party, but carries on. His response is to dig up women who claim they were sexually assualted by his rival's husband. You really couldn't make this up.

It is hard to imagine the sort of human being who would vote for Trump in a non-ironic manner. The man really does reflect worst of humanity that you could possibly ever imagine.
I can imagine a few over here and plenty over there...

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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by boltonboris » Mon Oct 10, 2016 3:10 pm

It's absolutely batshit crazy. He's so unelectable, that he's becoming more electable by his cult
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Prufrock » Tue Oct 11, 2016 12:32 am

A Tory party that has lost a referendum, led by a leader who hasn't won an election, in a week where they had to U-turn on a policy widely-condemned as being reminiscent of the 30s is 17 (seventeen) points ahead in the polls. 25% in England (where the marginals are) and 48% among the over 65s (people who actually vote).
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Abdoulaye's Twin » Tue Oct 11, 2016 6:16 am

Because people are too thick to realise that you can actually vote for parties that are not Labour and Conservative. If you want change then stop voting for the same incompetents.

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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Prufrock » Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:33 am

I think there is maybe one other relatively significant reason too...

But Momentum are having a "Concert for Corbyn" with Paul Weller, which certainly isn't the sort of thing a cult would do.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Bruce Rioja » Tue Oct 11, 2016 2:11 pm

"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself" - Franklin D Roosevelt

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"Grab 'em by the pussy" - Donald Trump.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Enoch » Tue Oct 11, 2016 2:41 pm

Bruce Rioja wrote:"Grab 'em by the pussy" - Donald Trump.
I think that was originally said by some old Greek, or was it a Mesopotamian.

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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Prufrock » Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:28 am

Brilliant array of nutters outside the RCJ this morning ahead of the Article 50 JR.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Lord Kangana » Thu Oct 13, 2016 6:57 pm

In English?
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Montreal Wanderer » Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:06 pm

Lord Kangana wrote:In English?
A bit of guessing here but a mob of intelligent lunatics outside the Royal Court of Justice Judicial Review of article 50 for brexiting???
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Harry Genshaw » Fri Oct 14, 2016 11:26 am

I know the guy is a loon and it'll be damn scary if he wins but the Beebs coverage of this presidential election has been so biased it's untrue. This morning an interview with Pamela Anderson on R5, who's brought a book about sex out, suddenly turned into a what's wrong with Trump piece. Undoubtedly there's a lot wrong with the guy but I'm not sure political commentary is amongst Pams best skills!

The BBC imo, usually tread the difficult line of balance quite well but I reckon they've nailed their colours to the mast on this one
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