The Politics Thread 3.0

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by lex-man » Fri May 12, 2017 11:24 pm

Don't know how seriously to take this but apparently a BBC Newsnight producer is a far right sympathiser.

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/b ... db8c11add0

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by Return_of_the_STAR » Sat May 13, 2017 1:50 am

lex-man wrote:Don't know how seriously to take this but apparently a BBC Newsnight producer is a far right sympathiser.

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/b ... db8c11add0


I think he's just supposed to have unintentionally shared some 'Britain first' posts on Facebook. I've seen a number of people do this over the past year especially during the EU vote. One of the posts he shared was a picture of a poppy with the quote 'please share to pin a poppy to your wall and show your respect'. It's not obvious that this was created by Britain first without looking closely. You would also be surprised at the amount of people who have no idea who Britain first are.

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by Errkal » Sat May 13, 2017 6:39 am

Yeah seems like an accident.

Britain first are banana splits for making and sharing images that are inocent enough on their own to get people to not look at the source.

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by Oblomov Boblomov » Sat May 13, 2017 6:57 am

Errkal wrote:Yeah seems like an accident.

Britain first are banana splits for making and sharing images that are inocent enough on their own to get people to not look at the source.

They're banana splits, I agree, but it's not like they're barred from producing images or anything else that doesn't promote something evil!

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by Errkal » Sat May 13, 2017 7:00 am

Oblomov Boblomov wrote:
Errkal wrote:Yeah seems like an accident.

Britain first are banana splits for making and sharing images that are inocent enough on their own to get people to not look at the source.

They're banana splits, I agree, but it's not like they're barred from producing images or anything else that doesn't promote something evil!

I agree, it is for people to be careful. Most people don't look and that how they spread.

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by Rex Kramer » Sat May 13, 2017 7:15 am

lex-man wrote:Don't know how seriously to take this but apparently a BBC Newsnight producer is a far right sympathiser.

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/b ... db8c11add0

Imagine the mental gymnastics your average Mail reader is having to do right now. It must be like the cat/toast thing from hitchhikers.

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by lex-man » Sat May 13, 2017 8:39 am

Return_of_the_STAR wrote:
lex-man wrote:Don't know how seriously to take this but apparently a BBC Newsnight producer is a far right sympathiser.

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/b ... db8c11add0


I think he's just supposed to have unintentionally shared some 'Britain first' posts on Facebook. I've seen a number of people do this over the past year especially during the EU vote. One of the posts he shared was a picture of a poppy with the quote 'please share to pin a poppy to your wall and show your respect'. It's not obvious that this was created by Britain first without looking closely. You would also be surprised at the amount of people who have no idea who Britain first are.


There is some suggestion that the producer also shared stuff from vote leave and went up some obscure hard right groups Facebook pages.

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by Moggy » Sat May 13, 2017 9:57 am

lex-man wrote:Don't know how seriously to take this but apparently a BBC Newsnight producer is a far right sympathiser.

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/b ... db8c11add0


It can't be true, everyone knows the BBC is 100% far left! :shock:

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by Dowbocop » Sat May 13, 2017 10:03 am

A producer of Question Time was unaware of Britain First's wider context...

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by KK » Mon May 15, 2017 10:19 pm

Some people might enjoy The Fake News Show on Channel 4. It's a panel show in the vein of HIGNFY.

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by Moggy » Tue May 16, 2017 9:52 am

Knoyleo wrote:Inflation his 2.7%

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-39932653


It's going up. Strong and stable. :datass:

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by KK » Wed May 17, 2017 9:50 am

And on the other side of the coin...

BBC News wrote:The UK unemployment rate has fallen to 4.6%, its lowest in 42 years, as inflation outstrips wage growth, official figures show.

The number of people unemployed fell by 53,000 to 1.54 million in the three months to March, said the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Average weekly earnings excluding bonuses increased by 2.1%.

On Tuesday, figures showed inflation hit 2.7% in April, up from 2.3%, its highest since September 2013.

The jobless rate has not been lower since the June to August period of 1975.

The employment rate, the proportion of 16 to 64 year olds in work, was 74.8%, the highest since records began in 1971.

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by Errkal » Wed May 17, 2017 10:07 am

Does that include people on 0 hour contracts as I don't think they really count.

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by Moggy » Wed May 17, 2017 10:15 am

The lowest unemployment since Harold Wilson's Labour government? Nice to see the Tories are finally catching up with the glory of the Labour party in the 1970s.

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by BID0 » Wed May 17, 2017 10:21 am

KK wrote:And on the other side of the coin...

BBC News wrote:The UK unemployment rate has fallen to 4.6%, its lowest in 42 years, as inflation outstrips wage growth, official figures show.

The number of people unemployed fell by 53,000 to 1.54 million in the three months to March, said the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Average weekly earnings excluding bonuses increased by 2.1%.

On Tuesday, figures showed inflation hit 2.7% in April, up from 2.3%, its highest since September 2013.

The jobless rate has not been lower since the June to August period of 1975.

The employment rate, the proportion of 16 to 64 year olds in work, was 74.8%, the highest since records began in 1971.

0 hour contracts

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by Winckle » Wed May 17, 2017 12:08 pm

Underemployment is a significant problem.

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by Squinty » Wed May 17, 2017 1:55 pm

Must be good being on a zero hour contract.

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by KK » Wed May 17, 2017 2:04 pm

Some people like them for their flexibility. McDonald's are axing it, but according to internal polling a lot of their own staff don't have a problem with it.

It can also help smaller businesses who can't afford to give out guaranteed hours.

The problem itself is with low pay.

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by Errkal » Wed May 17, 2017 3:56 pm

Whether they are good or not isn't the point, the point is gooseberry fool loads of people are on them and it allows employment figures to be fudged because technically they aren't unemployed even though they may have no work.


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