The Politics Thread 3.0

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by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:27 pm

Lagamorph wrote:As much as I'd love to see her gone, Brexit negotiations are going badly enough without everything having to go on hold/restart because of a leadership change and the likely cabinet reshuffle that goes with it.

On the other hand if someone unexpected could swoop in and completely reshuffle things, especially Davis and Johnson, it may end up getting things moving faster in the long run.


As it stands Brexit is heading towards no deal. Any new leader literally cannot do any worse.

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by Irene Demova » Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:35 pm

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Lagamorph wrote:As much as I'd love to see her gone, Brexit negotiations are going badly enough without everything having to go on hold/restart because of a leadership change and the likely cabinet reshuffle that goes with it.

On the other hand if someone unexpected could swoop in and completely reshuffle things, especially Davis and Johnson, it may end up getting things moving faster in the long run.


As it stands Brexit is heading towards no deal. Any new leader literally cannot do any worse.

tbh I half suspect that the tories are trying to lose so they can blame any gooseberry fool from brexit on the other parties

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by Rex Kramer » Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:36 pm

I disagree, a Boris Brexit would be a clusterfuck of astronomical proportions. He would literally clamber over the dead bodies of every single person in the country if it would get him a sniff of power. He's a despicable arsehole.

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by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:46 pm

Rex Kramer wrote:I disagree, a Boris Brexit would be a clusterfuck of astronomical proportions. He would literally clamber over the dead bodies of every single person in the country if it would get him a sniff of power. He's a despicable arsehole.


He’d be a clusterfuck, but he couldn’t make Brexit any worse as we’re already heading for the worst option.

I agree he’d be worse in all other areas though!

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by Xeno » Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:50 pm

I suggest using a D20 and a choose your own adventure book, we may even come out with a little respect.

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by Squinty » Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:53 pm

No deal is looking increasingly likely whoever is leader of the Tory party. They aren't going to elect someone who isn't a complete nutjob.

Ehhhh. At this point, I'm just severely apathetic.

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by Schiess dem Denster » Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:19 am

Really wish I'd gone to the conference. For the wrong reasons.

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by KK » Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:32 am

Grant Shapps, what a slimeball he is.

It's beginning to irritate me all this nonsense. It's like a never ending merry-go-round of leadership contest, election, in-fighting, leadership contest...

Self-interested, self-obsessed, and in some cases outrageously lazy (Boris, Davis).

It feels like the country is in the exact same place it was post referendum, as the Tories are on the verge of having yet another "reboot".

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by DML » Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:37 am

KK wrote:Grant Shapps, what a slimeball he is.

It's beginning to irritate me all this nonsense. It's like a never ending merry-go-round of leadership contest, election, in-fighting, leadership contest...

Self-interested, self-obsessed, and in some cases outrageously lazy (Boris, Davis).

It feels like the country is in the exact same place it was post referendum, as the Tories are on the verge of having yet another "reboot".


This will constantly happen because Brexit as people want it is an impossibility. This whole merry-go-round exists because they are all playing musical chairs of responsibility and theres no way of escaping it.

And 'beginning to irritate'? How is it only starting to annoy you now!

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by Lastpostamorph » Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:47 am

UK Home Secretary Calls Tech Leaders 'Patronizing' For Refusing To Believe Her 'Safe Backdoors' Spiels

strawberry float off Amber :fp:

She's literally saying that you can have an encryption backdoor without having a backdoor, because she doesn't even begin to understand how encryption works.
She insisted she does not want "back doors" installed in encryption codes, something the industry has warned will weaken security for all users, nor did she want to ban encryption, just to allow easier access by police and the security services.

What the strawberry float does she think that is if not a backdoor?

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by Garth » Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:51 am

I guess she's had enough of experts.

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by Lastpostamorph » Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:53 am

Garth wrote:I guess she's had enough of experts.

It seems more like she's declaring herself as the expert and that the tech companies are the ones who don't know what they're talking about.

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by DML » Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:57 am

Its frustrating knowing how close she was to losing her seat as well.

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by Lastpostamorph » Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:58 am

If she hadn't demanded so many recunts she might have lost it :x

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by Meep » Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:11 pm

Amber Rudd wrote:I don't need to understand how encryption works

Just strawberry float off. Anyone can learn the basic principles in less than a day. If you can't be bothered then resign and let someone else do your job.

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by Garth » Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:59 pm

Theresa May insists she has 'full support' of cabinet after leadership challenge

Theresa May has responded to claims of a plot involving Tory MPs to oust her from Number 10, saying she is providing "calm leadership" with the "full support" of her cabinet.

Speaking in her Maidenhead constituency, the Prime Minister told reporters she had "had a cold all week".

But she insisted all ministers backed her to remain in the top job.

Mrs May's comments follow former party chairman Grant Shapps' claim that he and 30 other MPs - including "one or two cabinet ministers" - had agreed to call on her to resign.

http://news.sky.com/story/theresa-may-i ... e-11069352

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by Squinty » Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:09 pm

Lagamorph wrote:UK Home Secretary Calls Tech Leaders 'Patronizing' For Refusing To Believe Her 'Safe Backdoors' Spiels

strawberry float off Amber :fp:

She's literally saying that you can have an encryption backdoor without having a backdoor, because she doesn't even begin to understand how encryption works.
She insisted she does not want "back doors" installed in encryption codes, something the industry has warned will weaken security for all users, nor did she want to ban encryption, just to allow easier access by police and the security services.

What the strawberry float does she think that is if not a backdoor?


The BBC interview with her at the Tory conference was a funny. I forget the exact example she used for it, but she said she claimed she doesn't actually need to know about these things at all.

She also said it wasn't about encryption, but getting personal info from Whatsapp to aid in crime prevention.

She hasn't a hope in hell.

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by Irene Demova » Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:20 pm

The one thing standing between us and a dystopia is the fact that Tories understand less about technology than my nan

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by Mistletooth » Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:27 pm



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by Lastpostamorph » Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:33 pm

Our governing political party are turning into a badly written High School drama.

I don't know whether to laugh or cry.

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