Politics Thread 5

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PostRe: Politics Thread 5
by Errkal » Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:45 pm

BID0 wrote:There have been studies that have shown that swearing may in fact display a more rather than less intelligent use of language skills. The whole swearing is for stupid people isn’t necessarily true


Yeah! Dick!

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PostRe: Politics Thread 5
by Vermilion » Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:47 pm

Yeah, upon reading my recent posts back it does seem kinda dumb. Probably best to ignore some of my bs, i get a bit carried away sometimes and when that happens i post stuff which doesn't always make a lot of sense.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 5
by Moggy » Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:54 pm

Vermilion wrote:Yeah, upon reading my recent posts back it does seem kinda dumb. Probably best to ignore some of my bs, i get a bit carried away sometimes and when that happens i post stuff which doesn't always make a lot of sense.


strawberry floating snowflake.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 5
by Igor » Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:48 am

Moggy wrote:
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.


I've fixed it now, it was actually this one:

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That's all I can see whenever I see a QT audience. Seriously, it's been 10 strawberry floating years, how can 'it was a Labour government that caused the financial crash' still get a round of applause?

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PostRe: Politics Thread 5
by Moggy » Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:50 am

Igor wrote:
Moggy wrote:
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.


I've fixed it now, it was actually this one:

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That's all I can see whenever I see a QT audience. Seriously, it's been 10 strawberry floating years, how can 'it was a Labour government that caused the financial crash' still get a round of applause?


Because they are stupid banana splits? The same stupid banana splits that think everything will be fine because “we are British!”.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 5
by KK » Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:22 pm

Heads up that Dispatches: Lawless Britain - Where Are The Police? is on Monday at 8pm on Channel 4.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 5
by Hexx » Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:49 am

So today's the Uber strike with people being urged not to "cross the digital picket line"

Isn't that odd? The business will lose money, but won't have to deal with the issues of reduced staff volumes.

But it'll also cause users to look for alternatives (maybe better!) alternatives and cost the company (and therefore employees?)

Am I missing something?

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PostRe: Politics Thread 5
by KK » Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:04 pm

Another YouGov poll:

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I guess 21% of the population thinks he's just a nodding dog. What the hell are they teaching in schools these days...

'My Dad hates Churchill'
'And why's that, Timmy'
'He refused to payout on the roof repairs, Miss.'

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PostRe: Politics Thread 5
by Preezy » Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:09 pm

I don't think history lessons in school focus on Churchill at all. I imagine the vast majority of the population just know that he was Prime Minister during WW2 and gave them Germans a damn good seeing to!

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PostRe: Politics Thread 5
by OrangeRKN » Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:11 pm

What's wrong with answering "Don't know"? I certainly don't have biographical knowledge of Churchill, so while I have a mixed opinion of him I would be wary of sitting in judgement when I haven't studied his life.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 5
by DML » Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:11 pm

KK wrote:Another YouGov poll:

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I guess 21% of the population thinks he's just a nodding dog. What the hell are they teaching in schools these days...

'My Dad hates Churchill'
'And why's that, Timmy'
'He refused to payout on the roof repairs, Miss.'


I'm not sure 21% 'not knowing' their opinion on the quite complex case of Churchill is actually that worrying, I think its shows admirable restraint.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 5
by Moggy » Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:16 pm

I think Churchill was necessary for the time, but I don’t get why he has been elevated to near sainthood. He had a huge number of serious character flaws, was guilty of plenty of incompetence and was a racist old prick.

I am grateful that he was the figurehead that people rallied around to defeat the Nazis, but I don’t pretend he was a decent chap.

This country seriously needs to get over its fixation on WW2 though. England has existed for well over 1000 years, we need to stop defining everything on 1939-1945.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 5
by OrangeRKN » Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:17 pm

It's nice to concentrate on a war where we were actually the good guys tbf

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PostRe: Politics Thread 5
by Preezy » Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:21 pm

“Beware that, when fighting monsters, you yourself do not become a monster... for when you gaze long into the abyss. The abyss gazes also into you.”

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PostRe: Politics Thread 5
by Garth » Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:47 pm

Northern Ireland abortion: 75% of UK public want government to change law - new polls
https://www.amnesty.org.uk/press-releas ... -new-polls

Amnesty’s survey of people living in Northern Irish revealed that:

65% believe that having an abortion should not be a crime;
66% believe that in the absence of a devolved government, Westminster should reform the law;
80% think a woman should have the choice of an abortion when her health is at risk;
80% agree that a woman should have the choice of abortion in cases of rape or incest;
73% agree that the woman should have the choice of abortion in cases of fatal foetal abnormality.

Amnesty’s poll of people living in England, Scotland and Wales found that:

81% agree that Northern Ireland’s abortion law should be reformed;
85% believe women in Northern Ireland should be able to access abortion services in Northern Ireland rather than having to travel to other parts of the UK;
78% agree that abortion should be decriminalised for women who have an abortion and for medical practitioners who provide the service in Northern Ireland;
83% think women in Northern Ireland should have the same access to abortion pills as women in the rest of the UK;
75% think the UK Government should act to change the abortion law in Northern Ireland.

The results show that this is not a political or contentious issue, it’s fundamentally an issue of health, human rights, equality and dignity. Voters of all political backgrounds - including Labour, Conservative, Sinn Fein and DUP voters - are backing decriminalisation of abortion.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 5
by Drumstick » Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:49 pm

Why are their surveys about public on Churchill now? It's 2018 FFS.

Edit: Those abortion stats are strawberry floating mental. What on Earth are the 15-35% against it thinking?

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PostRe: Politics Thread 5
by Preezy » Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:50 pm

Drumstick wrote:Why are their surveys about public on Churchill now? It's 2018 FFS.

I think someone quoted him on Question Time or something like that recently and was forced to apologise? Might have that completely backwards.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 5
by Rex Kramer » Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:13 pm

Drumstick wrote:Why are their surveys about public on Churchill now? It's 2018 FFS.

Gotta keep stoking those good ol' Blighty Blitz spirit feelings ahead of next March.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 5
by Moggy » Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:13 pm

Garth wrote:Northern Ireland abortion: 75% of UK public want government to change law - new polls
https://www.amnesty.org.uk/press-releas ... -new-polls

Amnesty’s survey of people living in Northern Irish revealed that:

65% believe that having an abortion should not be a crime;
66% believe that in the absence of a devolved government, Westminster should reform the law;
80% think a woman should have the choice of an abortion when her health is at risk;
80% agree that a woman should have the choice of abortion in cases of rape or incest;
73% agree that the woman should have the choice of abortion in cases of fatal foetal abnormality.

Amnesty’s poll of people living in England, Scotland and Wales found that:

81% agree that Northern Ireland’s abortion law should be reformed;
85% believe women in Northern Ireland should be able to access abortion services in Northern Ireland rather than having to travel to other parts of the UK;
78% agree that abortion should be decriminalised for women who have an abortion and for medical practitioners who provide the service in Northern Ireland;
83% think women in Northern Ireland should have the same access to abortion pills as women in the rest of the UK;
75% think the UK Government should act to change the abortion law in Northern Ireland.

The results show that this is not a political or contentious issue, it’s fundamentally an issue of health, human rights, equality and dignity. Voters of all political backgrounds - including Labour, Conservative, Sinn Fein and DUP voters - are backing decriminalisation of abortion.


Arlene Foster wrote:Northern Ireland must be treated the same as the rest of the UK.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 5
by Preezy » Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:30 pm

I find it quite disgusting that abortion is still illegal in Norn Iron. I assume it's purely religiously motivated? Muppets.


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