The Politics Thread 3.0

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by captain red dog » Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:25 pm

strawberry floating hell, the highlights of the speech on the radio were not comfortable listening! :lol:

I almost feel sorry for May, she looks massively worse than Gordon Brown did when he was going through a similar spell of shite. I can't believe how quickly things have changed since 2015! :lol:

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by Knoyleo » Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:10 pm

Irene Demova wrote:Anyone mentioned that May was wearing a bracelet with pictures of Frida Kahlo yet?

Frida was awesome and she's a major feminist figure and all but I'm not quite sure why a Tory would want to publicly wear images of a communist. Maybe May's stylist really strawberry floating hates her lol

She's either no idea about Frida Khalo and her political views, or is just utterly oblivious.

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by Garth » Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:45 pm

Borrowing not just from Labour but West Wing too in that speech:


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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by Knoyleo » Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:50 pm

Channel 4 News dropping letters from the on screen graphics in the background as they're discussing the speech. :lol:

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by Meep » Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:17 pm

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by andretmzt » Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:46 pm

Knoyleo wrote:Channel 4 News dropping letters from the on screen graphics in the background as they're discussing the speech. :lol:


strawberry floating hell. :slol:

Is there a clip of that anywhere? :slol:

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by Knoyleo » Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:58 pm

andretmzt wrote:
Knoyleo wrote:Channel 4 News dropping letters from the on screen graphics in the background as they're discussing the speech. :lol:


strawberry floating hell. :slol:

Is there a clip of that anywhere? :slol:

The C4 News site has the segment here:

https://www.channel4.com/news/philip-co ... e-election

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by Lagamorph » Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:39 pm

Knoyleo wrote:
andretmzt wrote:
Knoyleo wrote:Channel 4 News dropping letters from the on screen graphics in the background as they're discussing the speech. :lol:


strawberry floating hell. :slol:

Is there a clip of that anywhere? :slol:

The C4 News site has the segment here:

https://www.channel4.com/news/philip-co ... e-election

That woman constantly saying "frew" was almost as bad as May's speech.

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by KK » Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:55 pm

No Daily Mail yet...how odd. They're usually one of the first out of the gate.

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by Irene Demova » Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:57 pm

Laughed out loud when I got to the express one

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by Irene Demova » Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:20 am



Amazing, especially given they ran with a picture where the slogan is transformed into a criticism :lol:

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by Squinty » Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:18 am

I haven't seen the whole thing, but I did watch clips of it. She did alright considering she was sick, but my word, it really was a metaphor for her leadership. The final nails are being put into the coffin.

The donor idea is very good. I thought the energy prices was u turned out of, but it seems to be brought back.

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by Moggy » Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:34 am

Squinty wrote:I haven't seen the whole thing, but I did watch clips of it. She did alright considering she was sick, but my word, it really was a metaphor for her leadership. The final nails are being put into the coffin.

The donor idea is very good. I thought the energy prices was u turned out of, but it seems to be brought back.


I'd agree with that, her coughing and spluttering was funny but other than as a metaphor I don't look down on a politician for being ill. I actually thought she made a decent joke (for a politician!) when Hammond gave her a lozenge and she said "the Chancellor is giving something away for free!".

The organ donation is a great idea, there should be no reason that it isn't an opt out arrangement.

The social/council house stuff was not very impressive really. The amount of money being put forward will not build anywhere near enough. Better than nothing I guess, but hardly a return to the house building of old.

I think all the reports of utter disaster I had read over the day made her speech sound better, I was expecting a car crash but instead it was mostly dull.

The clip of Amber Rudd getting Boris to stand up and clap was great though. :lol:

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by Grumpy David » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:00 am

How embarrassing. :slol:

Listening on the radio yesterday morning and there was talk of a massive house building policy.

How disappointing to find out it's only an extra 2 billion. Something like an extra 25,000 homes. Drop in the ocean.

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by Moggy » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:11 am

Grumpy David wrote:How embarrassing. :slol:

Listening on the radio yesterday morning and there was talk of a massive house building policy.

How disappointing to find out it's only an extra 2 billion. Something like an extra 25,000 homes. Drop in the ocean.


I think it's estimated that we need to build an extra 250,000-300,000 per year. :lol:

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by Rex Kramer » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:16 am

Grumpy David wrote:How embarrassing. :slol:

Listening on the radio yesterday morning and there was talk of a massive house building policy.

How disappointing to find out it's only an extra 2 billion. Something like an extra 25,000 homes. Drop in the ocean.

Tim Farron tweeted something along the lines of 25,000 homes over 5 years averages out to 15 houses per local authority per year.

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by Errkal » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:17 am

I guess post brexit when they don't need to worry about paying people but and safety they could do a house 8k.

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by captain red dog » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:20 am

Moggy wrote:
Squinty wrote:I haven't seen the whole thing, but I did watch clips of it. She did alright considering she was sick, but my word, it really was a metaphor for her leadership. The final nails are being put into the coffin.

The donor idea is very good. I thought the energy prices was u turned out of, but it seems to be brought back.


I'd agree with that, her coughing and spluttering was funny but other than as a metaphor I don't look down on a politician for being ill. I actually thought she made a decent joke (for a politician!) when Hammond gave her a lozenge and she said "the Chancellor is giving something away for free!".

Given this Government's treatment of the sick and disabled, she gets no pass from me!


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