The Politics Thread 4

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 4
by Hyperion » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:07 pm

Urgh. Can we have Cal back?

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 4
by Lagamorph » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:29 pm

Vermilion wrote:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-43031441

It was bad enough when Labour decided to use a dodgy PC ticket pricing strategy a while back.

The Young Labour event next month is open to under-27s who "self define" as women, LGBT+, BAME or disabled.

You can self define as disabled?

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 4
by Hyperion » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:39 pm

Lagamorph wrote:You can self define as disabled?

I suppose you have to. The Tory DWP certainly won't declare you as such

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 4
by Regginator3 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:57 pm

bring back Blair

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by Karl » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:00 pm

Lagamorph wrote:You can self define as disabled?

For the purposes of admission to a minorities event, yeah? How else would it work? Doctor's note to be presented with your badge? :?

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 4
by Jenuall » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:12 pm

Regginator3 wrote: Also I agree with corporation tax cuts. Not just from a moral point of view (why should I be forced to give up money I've earned?) but from a practical point of view




Just wondering how in this world of little or, as you seem to advocate, no taxation we are going to afford to pay for all the trivial little things like schools, hospitals, police and such like?

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 4
by Vermilion » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:19 am

Regginator3 wrote:bring back Blair


No thanks, Labour needs a new leader who is actually sane.

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by Hexx » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:44 am

Karl wrote:
Lagamorph wrote:You can self define as disabled?

For the purposes of admission to a minorities event, yeah? How else would it work? Doctor's note to be presented with your badge? :?


Presumably the counter argument is that people should "look" disabled and have obvious limps.

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 4
by Benzin » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:58 am

Hexx wrote:
Karl wrote:
Lagamorph wrote:You can self define as disabled?

For the purposes of admission to a minorities event, yeah? How else would it work? Doctor's note to be presented with your badge? :?


Presumably the counter argument is that people should "look" disabled and have obvious limps.


And that's a whole can of worms in of itself :dread:

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 4
by Lotus » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:20 pm

Did anything ever happen with Labour and the whole 'charging people different ticket prices based on their skin colour' thing? I think it got reported to the equality commission, but I never heard anything else on it.

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 4
by Earfolds » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:08 pm

Vermilion wrote:
Regginator3 wrote:bring back Blair


No thanks, Labour needs a new leader who is actually sane.



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by Irene Demova » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:36 pm

Vermilion wrote:
Regginator3 wrote:bring back Blair


No thanks, Labour needs a new leader who is actually sane.

So what do you want lol, someone with Blair's shitty liberal politics but none of the stigma he got from enacting his shitty liberal politics?

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 4
by OrangeRakoon » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:45 pm

None of the war crimes I imagine

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by Irene Demova » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:19 pm

OrangeRakoon wrote:None of the war crimes I imagine

Imperialism's an essential part of that political worldview though lol, just look at how Hilary Benn got cheered on whilst he advocated bombing the middle east. They're always going to be interventionists.

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by Earfolds » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:20 pm

The shitty liberal party were against the war, though.

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 4
by Vermilion » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:45 pm

Just out of curiosity, i was wondering if anyone here has undertaken an actual tour of parliament?

I've done the tour twice now, and it is genuinely fascinating, you get to see Central Lobby, Westminster Hall, The House of Commons, House of Lords, The Robing Room, and a whole bunch of other places, i've even been able to stand at the PM's spot at the dispatch box in the commons which was seriously neat. Unfortunately, you can only do filming and photos in Westminster Hall & St Stephen's Hall, but even so, that still allows for some pretty neat shots and footage.



I highly recommend you try it if you've not yet had the chance to do so.

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by Errkal » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:50 pm

I went on one when I was a youth, was in my town young person's council as we were invited and taken round by our MP. Was a good day.

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by Preezy » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:52 pm

I sat in on a very boring House of Commons debate during an A-Level politics trip.

I got a D :toot:

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 4
by Moggy » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:58 pm

I have been on a tour of the Australian Parliament but not the British one. :lol:

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 4
by Hexx » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:59 pm

Preezy wrote:I got a D :toot:


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