Politics Thread 5

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PostRe: Politics Thread 5
by captain red dog » Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:28 pm

Christ, my spine broke cringing so much at her dancing onto the stage.

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by Tafdolphin » Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:17 pm

Moggy wrote:
Garth wrote:A clearly planned attempt to humanise her.


100% this.

It’s great when somebody is capable of laughing at themselves but we all know Theresa May is not that sort of person. The least convincing dancing robot ever (and I am including Peter Crouch).


You can just imagine the 20-something PR guy trying to convince her it's a good idea during the prep sessions...

"Honesty, Terry, it's great, a total curve ball, it'll have them standing in the aisles can you imagine? Can you imagine?"

(Best if read in an Athletico Mince Barry Homeowner voice)

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PostRe: Politics Thread 5
by BID0 » Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:24 pm



The angry person :lol: i was expecting it to be an old man when I read about it before

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PostRe: Politics Thread 5
by Vermilion » Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:25 pm

Parksey wrote:arguably the Conservatives biggest selling point is that they aren't Corbyn.


Yep, pretty much this.

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by Moggy » Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:42 pm

Vermilion wrote:
Parksey wrote:arguably the Conservatives biggest selling point is that they aren't Corbyn.


Yep, pretty much this.


And Corbyn's biggest selling point is that he isn't the Conservatives.

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by satriales » Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:16 pm

Moggy wrote:
Vermilion wrote:
Parksey wrote:arguably the Conservatives biggest selling point is that they aren't Corbyn.


Yep, pretty much this.


And Corbyn's biggest selling point is that he isn't the Conservatives.

Yep, pretty much this.

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by Lagamorph » Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:58 pm

For anyone (un)lucky enough to not see it,

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PostRe: Politics Thread 5
by Godzilla » Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:50 pm

What the actual strawberry float was that. When Boris takes over I bet he dances into Downing Street like that.

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by Garth » Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:16 pm

Pretty good article on May's speech - it was detached from reality:
http://politics.co.uk/blogs/2018/10/03/ ... ived-in-it

In the end we were left with a speech which seemed merely cruel. It was a tantalising glimpse of a country we'd much rather live in, where the Tory party was building opportunities for migrants, ensuring civility and decency in politics, acting consistently against antisemitism and providing security for national finances. It was like a dream of a sunny afternoon on a bleak midwinter night: You feel more depressed about things for having been given a glimpse of something better.

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by Meep » Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:46 pm

The speech contained outright lies, the most grievous of which was stating that austerity was over. This is not the case by any measure; budgets for education and policing amongst other things are scheduled to fall in real terms for the next two years at the very least and there is no sign of any extra funds for council services. The challenge of funding the growing need for social care still has a massive question mark hanging over it after the aborted attempt to do something in their last manifesto. The chancellor himself outlined his commit to austerity at this very conference.

Another lie was implying that good times were ahead. This is not true, at least in the short term. The global financial situation is extremely perilous at the moment even before you consider the fallout of Brexit and severe consequences a potential no deal will have on living standards with currency depreciating sharply, major redundancies and homeowners being thrown into negative equity. Telling people that good times are ahead is irresponsible as it may lead to people who believe her into making risky decisions that will blow up in their faces.

One good thing to come out of this conference was allowing councils to build much more housing. It will take a few years to actually impact available social housing but you have to start sometime. It would have been better five years ago but no use crying over spilt milk I suppose.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 5
by Preezy » Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:48 pm

How can you tell when a politician is lying?

THEY'RE ALL strawberry floating LIARS THE banana spliting BASTARDS

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PostRe: Politics Thread 5
by Tafdolphin » Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:38 pm



Oh strawberry float! :slol:

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by <]:^D » Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:54 pm

this is the worst thing

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PostRe: Politics Thread 5
by Garth » Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:16 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:

Oh strawberry float! :slol:

That fits pretty well :lol:

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by DML » Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:21 am

BID0 wrote:

The angry person :lol: i was expecting it to be an old man when I read about it before


To be fair, I find aspects of that video a bit more hopeful. All the younger people (while I don't agree with them on large) were able to argue their standpoint and could see faults in their own party. Watching the old people is a bit depressing at times, but even some of them weren't SO bad, but the younger people give me some hope that things will change in the future. I'm never voting for them ever, but the Conservatives can be far better than they are currently.

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by Garth » Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:38 am


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by Hexx » Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:12 am

https://www.thedailybeast.com/major-men ... ia=desktop

One of the internet’s leading “men’s right activists” is shuttering his website after being banned from Paypal, Amazon, and a number of other tech giants.

The “indefinite hiatus” for Return of Kings, a misogynist website run by pick-up artist Daryush “Roosh” Valizadeh, marks another win for liberal activists who have pushed tech companies to kick extremist personalities and groups off their platforms.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 5
by Igor » Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:40 pm

I cannot stand Question Time anymore, the absolute moronic braying audience gets on my nerves.

'Let's not forget who was in charge when the financial crash happened.'

Audience:

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PostRe: Politics Thread 5
by Garth » Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:09 am

I stopped watching it. I've had my fill of misinformed gammons angrily ranting about the EU, immigration etc and some of the panellists they repeatedly invite on are awful.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 5
by Moggy » Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:32 am

Igor wrote:I cannot stand Question Time anymore, the absolute moronic braying audience gets on my nerves.

'Let's not forget who was in charge when the financial crash happened.'

Audience:

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Your image doesn't work, but I bet it was this one.

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I stopped watching it after Farage was on for the 1000th time in a year and the gammons were still banging on about the lefty biased BBC.


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