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 Worthy4England » Fri Aug 19, 2016 1:34 pm

Enoch wrote:I think I'm comfortable with the concept that there are undesirables at each end of the political spectrum.

Not to mention the ones in the middle.
Me too - Amazing how many people seem to have restricted vision in this regard...

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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Prufrock » Fri Aug 19, 2016 6:55 pm

Sounds promising:

http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2016/08/la ... s-go-away/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Hoboh » Sat Aug 20, 2016 11:58 am

Worthy4England wrote:I have to ask. Have you actually had ninja's bricking your windows or crowding outside your house, Hobes? I know there were incidents involving Labour MP'S which should be subject to the full force of the law. Quite correctly so. As should people who think it's fine to firebomb mosques.
And the managers of firms in Scotland.

Personally I had bricks thrown at the van I was in at British Aerospace at Wharton and got told in no uncertain terms I get my fcuking head kicked in if I crossed the picket line of about 500 people.
The Police and security just told me I'd be better off going home, I went in and left late after most of them had fcuked off home.

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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by bobo the clown » Sat Aug 20, 2016 12:19 pm

Worthy4England wrote:
Enoch wrote:I think I'm comfortable with the concept that there are undesirables at each end of the political spectrum.

Not to mention the ones in the middle.
Me too - Amazing how many people seem to have restricted vision in this regard...
My point exactly.
Not advocating mass-murder as an entirely positive experience, of course, but it had its moments.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Hoboh » Sat Aug 20, 2016 12:25 pm

Prufrock wrote:Sounds promising:

http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2016/08/la ... s-go-away/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
These comments were quite funny
Corbyn could just hire some Hamas and Hezbollah security forces. Nobody important in Labour these days would object
Or McDonnell could ask his IRA friends.
Momentum has plenty of thugs willing to do the job.
The Graun are reporting that Momentum have removed "non-violent" from their code of ethics so we can look forward to their kind and gentle enforcers taking care of security.

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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by bobo the clown » Sat Aug 20, 2016 12:35 pm

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The Graun are reporting that Momentum have removed "non-violent" from their code of ethics so we can look forward to their kind and gentle enforcers taking care of security.
Does that not sort of disqualify them from all sorts of things political ?


I do wish I'd seen all this coming. Then, maybe, I'd not fail to understand politics so badly. Y'know ... be a little less .... what's the word ..... "c*ntish"
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Prufrock » Sun Aug 21, 2016 2:35 pm

Sadiq Khan has enjoyed today getting truck-loads of anti-Semitic abuse on Twitter.

There is no typo in that sentence.

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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by bobo the clown » Sun Aug 21, 2016 3:04 pm

Prufrock wrote:Sadiq Khan has enjoyed today getting truck-loads of anti-Semitic abuse on Twitter.

There is no typo in that sentence.

#Corbyn'sLabour
Can't have. It doesn't exist !!
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Worthy4England » Sun Aug 21, 2016 4:37 pm

Twitter?

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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Lord Kangana » Sun Aug 21, 2016 4:59 pm

At least it's a step up from The Daily Mail.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Hoboh » Sun Aug 21, 2016 10:48 pm

Lord Kangana wrote:At least it's a step up from The Daily Mail.
Aye, just one down from a Facebook campaign :doh:

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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Prufrock » Mon Aug 22, 2016 2:40 am

Worthy4England wrote:Twitter?
It's this new website. Pretty big deal tbf.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Prufrock » Tue Aug 23, 2016 2:51 pm

Oh...and now it turns out captain principled, real issues, no spin, totally staged the whole sitting on the floor of the train thing. There were seats.

This is beyond embarrassing.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Prufrock » Tue Aug 23, 2016 2:51 pm

Oh...and now it turns out captain principled, real issues, no spin, totally staged the whole sitting on the floor of the train thing. There were seats.

This is beyond embarrassing.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by KeyserSoze » Tue Aug 23, 2016 2:54 pm

Not quite as embarrassing as posting the same message twice, but yes, just an absolute mess.

I just don't get...why? Why would you lie about that?
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by BWFC_Insane » Tue Aug 23, 2016 2:58 pm

KeyserSoze wrote:Not quite as embarrassing as posting the same message twice, but yes, just an absolute mess.

I just don't get...why? Why would you lie about that?
Were the seats empty but booked perhaps?

Having said that it is claimed a minute or so after the photo was taken he was shown to a seat and sat in it. Which is pretty shall we say....misleading....at best. Doubt even good old Alaistair would go that far....

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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by KeyserSoze » Tue Aug 23, 2016 3:02 pm

I can understand the idea of making a point, but why do it on a train that clearly isn't full? And then say it is full while at the same time banging on about the need for more investment in trains? Did he think he wouldn't be found out?

Virgin statement says they were unreserved, and that JC sat in one after the filming

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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Prufrock » Tue Aug 23, 2016 3:15 pm

There's another pic that shows him walking past ones that were both empty and non-standard.

Someone has also found a quote in Hansard of him complaining about non-functioning CCTV on trains.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Prufrock » Tue Aug 23, 2016 3:17 pm

There's also an image his folk have put about v bigging up "our" achievements e.g. Sure start, min wage, civ partnerships. I don't f*cking think so, sunshine.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by bobo the clown » Tue Aug 23, 2016 3:32 pm

KeyserSoze wrote:I can understand the idea of making a point, but why do it on a train that clearly isn't full? And then say it is full while at the same time banging on about the need for more investment in trains? Did he think he wouldn't be found out?

Virgin statement says they were unreserved, and that JC sat in one after the filming

https://www.virgintrains.co.uk/about/me ... ce-1530005" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Despite a lack of empathy to his objectives .... and complete loathing of the tactics of his henchmen ... I DO hope this is 'Team Corbyn' playing games and he's blundering into it.

But it's shoddy stuff and the man who exposes a "new type of politics" should steer well away from this.
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