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Re: UK politics thread

Post by Ethics? The Gall! on Fri 15 Jul 2016, 07:34

its actually pretty clever. a lot of the most exposed cabinet positions went to brexiteers. they wanted it and now theyre gonna have to deliver it. for once the people who caused the mess are gonna have to sort it out
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Re: UK politics thread

Post by Basil on Tue 19 Jul 2016, 18:50

The parliamentary Labour Party have chosen Owen Smith to go head-to-head with Jeremy Corbyn for the leadership election.

That'll be Lighweight V Deadweight then.
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Post by PeterCS on Tue 27 Dec 2016, 14:21

Beware quickly shifting images. Otherwise a pretty spot-on expose' of Brexit, its motives & shambles.

https://www.theguardian.com/news/video/2016/dec/27/cassetteboy-remix-the-news-2016-review-special-video


Happy New Year to all - & to UK readers, Happy & Miraculous New Year.
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Post by Basil on Sat 31 Dec 2016, 19:56

PeterCS wrote:Beware quickly shifting images. Otherwise a pretty spot-on expose' of Brexit, its motives & shambles.

https://www.theguardian.com/news/video/2016/dec/27/cassetteboy-remix-the-news-2016-review-special-video


Happy New Year to all - & to UK readers, Happy & Miraculous New Year.

We'll get an early indication of the way the wind is blowing in Feb when there will be a by-election in Copeland. Labour are defending a 2,550 majority. The Tories finished second in 2015 with UKIP third. If the Tories win, Labour are screwed. If UKIP win, we are all screwed.
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Post by JGK on Tue 18 Apr 2017, 11:15

Interesting move by May to call a snap election.


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Post by taipan on Tue 18 Apr 2017, 11:30

JGK wrote:Interesting move by May to call a snap election.


Interesting. She needs two thirds of the Commons to agree to the election.
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Post by lardbucket on Tue 18 Apr 2017, 11:52

She's desperate to be out of office before Brexit and the secession of Scotland. Who'd want to be remembered for that?

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Post by taipan on Tue 18 Apr 2017, 12:00

The Bullingdon club caused Brexit.
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Post by Basil on Tue 18 Apr 2017, 18:47

taipan wrote:
JGK wrote:Interesting move by May to call a snap election.


Interesting. She needs two thirds of the Commons to agree to the election.

It looks like she'll get it as Labour will vote in favour - thus disproving the theory about Turkeys not voting for Christmas.

Anyway, another election, I can't chuffing well wait!
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Post by taipan on Tue 18 Apr 2017, 21:46

Interesting times
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Post by Basil on Tue 18 Apr 2017, 21:53

It's not so much, will the Tories win? as, by how many?
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Post by Basil on Mon 01 May 2017, 22:11

Right then, my prediction: Tory majority of no more than 70.
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Re: UK politics thread

Post by PeterCS on Tue 02 May 2017, 00:00

Bold!

Crosby aims to steamroller all opposition with his lie-barrage politics (dogwhistles, flung dead cats, hammering slogans people don't believe but feel there's no alternative as all alternatives are (supposedly) worse)
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Post by horace on Tue 02 May 2017, 01:01

Will Corbyn hold his seat? I see That criminal Blair is calling for a return to Blairism. What a bastard!
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Post by Basil on Tue 02 May 2017, 07:57

PeterCS wrote:Bold!

Crosby aims to steamroller all opposition with his lie-barrage politics (dogwhistles, flung dead cats, hammering slogans people don't believe but feel there's no alternative as all alternatives are (supposedly) worse)

I don't think that it's possible to sustain one theme, i.e. Brexit, for the whole campaign - other factors will come into play. That's why I think the Tory lead will shrink.
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Post by Basil on Fri 05 May 2017, 22:15

Local elections yesterday. Big gains for the Tories, big losses for Labour and UKIP have had their arses handed to them.
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Post by JGK on Fri 09 Jun 2017, 08:57

Tories are funny.

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Post by furriner on Fri 09 Jun 2017, 09:35

I could swear UK Parliament elections seem to happen once every fortnight. And their Prime Ministers get blander with change. Time was when I could name every post WWII Prime Minister of UK, right upto Blair.

Now I don't know which c*nt succeeded the last one, and have trouble remembering the name of the one that's on. It looks like the factory output of a long line of lukewarm milk puddings.
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Post by JGK on Fri 09 Jun 2017, 09:48

furriner wrote:I could swear UK Parliament elections seem to happen once every fortnight.  And their Prime Ministers get blander with change. Time was when I could name every post WWII Prime Minister of UK, right upto Blair.  

Now I don't know which c*nt succeeded the last one, and have trouble remembering the name of the one that's on.  It looks like the factory output of a long line of lukewarm milk puddings.


It's Boris time....

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Post by taipan on Fri 09 Jun 2017, 09:56

JGK wrote:
furriner wrote:I could swear UK Parliament elections seem to happen once every fortnight.  And their Prime Ministers get blander with change. Time was when I could name every post WWII Prime Minister of UK, right upto Blair.  

Now I don't know which c*nt succeeded the last one, and have trouble remembering the name of the one that's on.  It looks like the factory output of a long line of lukewarm milk puddings.


It's Boris time....

He may be better than Theresa
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Post by furriner on Fri 09 Jun 2017, 12:28

taipan wrote:
JGK wrote:
furriner wrote:I could swear UK Parliament elections seem to happen once every fortnight.  And their Prime Ministers get blander with change. Time was when I could name every post WWII Prime Minister of UK, right upto Blair.  

Now I don't know which c*nt succeeded the last one, and have trouble remembering the name of the one that's on.  It looks like the factory output of a long line of lukewarm milk puddings.


It's Boris time....

He may be better than Theresa

Boris I'd have no problem remembering.  Come to think of it, he's the only Brit politico I can recognize, over and above any recent PM or Minister, well him and Anjem - Just Tilt Your Throat A Wee Bit That Way Will Ya, This Isn't Going To Hurt At All- Chaudhry.
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Re: UK politics thread

Post by horace on Fri 09 Jun 2017, 16:14

What a mess.
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Post by JGK on Sat 10 Jun 2017, 00:29

horace wrote:What a mess.

Aye. It's hard to imagine than any politicians are politically more incompetent than ours.

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Post by Bradman on Sat 10 Jun 2017, 00:51

Hubris, greed, just plain dumb? She surely doesn't believe she can hang around? Though the fact that no-one else would want the job may help.
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Re: UK politics thread

Post by JKLever on Sat 10 Jun 2017, 01:00

May deserved that for the most turgid bland non-event campaign I can ever recall, from refusing to do TV debates to her BS manifesto. WTF would you put Grammars, Fox hunting etc on the menu? Almost like she felt she could throw anything in there and get away with it.

And I say that as a centre-right voter (who voted Blair twice)

The fact that 40% of the UK population voted for an actual hard far-left marxist in a party full of antisemites scares the absolute crap out of me. Given that the Tories actually increased their vote by 2 million + it seems Corbyns surprise came from larger than usual Yoof turnout which was promised Unicorns for all, freebies galore...

I'm hoping that 265 seats is the ceiling, but fark me for letting them get that close to power May needs to go even though i'm not sure that helps anyone!

Who to go for?

Hammond? Duller than May, and you would think that's impossible
Boris? Lots of enemies in the party & media but generally popular in the country.
Rudd? on a majority of 600? No chance
Gove, stabbed Boris in the back last year

Feck it, call for Jacob Rees-Mogg. This bloke is a cliche of an 1890's British politican but is a superb orator and would rub lots of noses the wrong way but what the hell. We're all farked either way tbh.
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