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by bear » Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:26 am

https://amp.theguardian.com/politics/2017/sep/08/ian-paisley-jr-denies-100000-sri-lanka-holiday-claim


One of the Democratic Unionist MPs whose votes prop up Theresa May’s government has denied allegations that he took £100,000 in hospitality from the Sri Lankan government.

The North Antrim MP, Ian Paisley Jr, has referred himself to a Westminster watchdog committee amid allegations that he did not declare two all-expenses-paid holidays to the country in 2013


I wonder how much more DUP dirty laundry will be exposed now that they are being properly scrutinised by the UK media instead of the standard "them uns" antics of the NI press.

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by Squinty » Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:47 am

That interview is four car pile up. Maybot, engage soundbite.

I have to say Krishnan is damn good in terms of politics and holding people to account. He's like Paxman but without the smarmy attitude.

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by Preezy » Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:01 pm

Finally watched that GMTV (or whatever it's called) interview with Rees-Mogg and as I suspected he comes across as a bellend. Good luck getting regular joes to vote for someone 1) who holds those views and 2) sounds like a proper toff.

For all the flak Piers Morgan rightly gets, I do quite like the way he interviews. He doesn't seem to give a gooseberry fool who he's talking too, he isn't impressed with their position or status and badgers them until they give an answer. I like to think if I was a political commentator or interviewer I'd do the same.

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by Return_of_the_STAR » Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:05 pm

Preezy wrote:Finally watched that GMTV (or whatever it's called) interview with Rees-Mogg and as I suspected he comes across as a bellend. Good luck getting regular joes to vote for someone 1) who holds those views and 2) sounds like a proper toff.

For all the flak Piers Morgan rightly gets, I do quite like the way he interviews. He doesn't seem to give a gooseberry fool who he's talking too, he isn't impressed with their position or status and badgers them until they give an answer. I like to think if I was a political commentator or interviewer I'd do the same.


Yeah i agree, I don't necessarily agree with a lot of Piers personal views but as an interviewer he is good.

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by Squinty » Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:45 am

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-41198126

Hahahahahaha. Good luck with restoring the executive.

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by lex-man » Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:40 pm

Squinty wrote:http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-41198126

Hahahahahaha. Good luck with restoring the executive.


So there goes that union.

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by jiggles » Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:07 pm

Squinty wrote:http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-41198126

Hahahahahaha. Good luck with restoring the executive.


I have no doubt that Arlene willingly agreed to that to use it in her own talks for leverage. Eat this gooseberry fool sandwich for a billion pounds.

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by Tafdolphin » Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:41 am

I'll say it again; this government is a shambles unlike any we've seen in modern politics, consisting of a bunch of second stringers that literally do not know what they are doing. Personal politics be damned, if you voted for these arseholes you willingly sacrificed the prosperity of our country for personal strawberry floating gain.

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by Rocsteady » Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:12 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:I'll say it again; this government is a shambles unlike any we've seen in modern politics, consisting of a bunch of second stringers that literally do not know what they are doing. Personal politics be damned, if you voted for these arseholes you willingly sacrificed the prosperity of our country for personal strawberry floating gain.

To be frank I'm not sure that many would have foreseen what a total shitshow this government was going to become after the most recent election. Although admittedly post Brexit vote certain signs were there.

I'd hope that even dyed in the wool Tories would concede at this point that this is an incredibly weak and ineffectual government.

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by Denster » Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:17 pm

May is on borrowed time but not sure who is going to follow her.

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by Lagamorph » Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:21 pm

The big problem with the last election was, well, look at the choices people had. May? Corbyn? Neither of them should be remotely near positions of power. Forget the lesser of two evils, that was basically a choice of whether you wanted the giant dildo you were about to be sodomised with to be lubed with butter or margarine.

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by Karl » Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:42 pm

I genuinely don't think a Corbyn government would be particularly 'bad' for most average people. The manifesto was pretty popular and off the top of my head it didn't contain policies that far outside the European mainstream.

I'm not sure how you justify the idea that they are 'as bad as each other'. One is too idealistic/naive and might get knocked about a bit by the realities of running a country, the other is a space robot that wants to incinerate all humans.

Corbyn wouldn't be my first choice for Labour leader but it's a pretty easy decision between him and May really, isn't it? From the perspective of a relatively liberal young person on here, at least.

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by Lagamorph » Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:54 pm

Corbyn is a die hard Brexiteer, far moreso than May & co. The only reason Labour are currently in favour of the single market is because they're not in power. If they were Corbyn would never allow it and he'd likely dismiss anyone on the cabinet who so much as mentioned it.
Corbyn may be 'idealistic' but he'd very happily destroy the foundations of the UK economy to achieve his own ideals, and as we've seen he's more than willing to put his personal ideals ahead of those of the party and the country as a whole.

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by Karl » Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:04 pm

So in the worst case scenario - based on your assumptions, not current Labour policy - he would have the same 'hard Brexit' policy as May, right? But probably without the hatred of civil liberties and human rights, or wanting to dismantle the NHS, or being so thoroughly anti-immigrant.

So... they aren't just as bad as each other, then?

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by Denster » Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:08 pm

This dismantling the NHS nonsense really needs to stop.

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by Hyperion » Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:10 pm

Denster wrote:This dismantling the NHS nonsense really needs to stop.

So vote Labour ;)

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by Errkal » Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:11 pm

No no denster is right, they aren't dismantling it, they are letting it crumble.

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by Denster » Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:17 pm

Nonsense.

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by Rocsteady » Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:31 pm

IIRC weren't Labour planning a similarly hard Brexit but also planning to raise corporation tax? I'm really not certain that would be a great move in this climate despite on principle supporting such progressive taxation.

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