The Politics Thread 4

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by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:40 am

captain red dog wrote:I heard on the radio this morning that student debt stood at 1% GDP in 2009 and it set to raise to 7% by 2022. That surely has to be completely unsustainable.


I read your post just after reading this.


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by Regginator3 » Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:02 am

Return_of_the_STAR wrote:Question time on Thursday 1st March is Nigel Farage, Diane Abbott and Ken Clarke. Must watch car crash tv.

I have a feeling this will be amazing.

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by Squinty » Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:13 am

Regginator3 wrote:
Return_of_the_STAR wrote:Question time on Thursday 1st March is Nigel Farage, Diane Abbott and Ken Clarke. Must watch car crash tv.

I have a feeling this will be amazing.


This will be incredible.

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by captain red dog » Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:22 am

Moggy wrote:
captain red dog wrote:I heard on the radio this morning that student debt stood at 1% GDP in 2009 and it set to raise to 7% by 2022. That surely has to be completely unsustainable.


I read your post just after reading this.


From what they were saying on the radio, the review is just to kick the issue into the long grass, which seems to be a familiar Tory tactic at the moment.

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by Vermi-Claus » Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:34 am

Return_of_the_STAR wrote:Question time on Thursday 1st March is Nigel Farage, Diane Abbott and Ken Clarke. Must watch car crash tv.


They should have also invited Jacob Rees Mogg.

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by lex-man » Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:14 pm

Vermilion wrote:
Return_of_the_STAR wrote:Question time on Thursday 1st March is Nigel Farage, Diane Abbott and Ken Clarke. Must watch car crash tv.


They should have also invited Jacob Rees Mogg.


Then tell them they should keep an eye on a bee kept in the BBC cellar.

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by captain red dog » Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:02 pm

Astounding for Teresa May to be moaning that student fees are the highest in the world! That is a problem entirely almost entirely of their own making, with a little help from Clegg and the Lib Dems!

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by Squinty » Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:10 pm

captain red dog wrote:
Moggy wrote:
captain red dog wrote:I heard on the radio this morning that student debt stood at 1% GDP in 2009 and it set to raise to 7% by 2022. That surely has to be completely unsustainable.


I read your post just after reading this.


From what they were saying on the radio, the review is just to kick the issue into the long grass, which seems to be a familiar Tory tactic at the moment.


Can you blame them though? Brexit is the alpha and omega right now. Everything else is not even worth the time. Such a strawberry floating pointless waste of time.

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by Vermi-Claus » Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:26 pm

lex-man wrote:
Vermilion wrote:
Return_of_the_STAR wrote:Question time on Thursday 1st March is Nigel Farage, Diane Abbott and Ken Clarke. Must watch car crash tv.


They should have also invited Jacob Rees Mogg.


Then tell them they should keep an eye on a bee kept in the BBC cellar.


The bee won't be contained for long, especially if Smithers allocates Diane Abbot as head bee lady.

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by Hyperion » Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:38 pm


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by KK » Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:30 pm

Italy’s version of Donald Trump has a bit of a limp wrist...

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by garfield.0 » Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:23 pm

i too sneer at diane abbot. why doesn't she do some sensible politics and stop brexit.

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by Earfolds » Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:25 pm

garfield.0 wrote:i too sneer at diane abbot. why doesn't she do some sensible politics and stop brexit.

Because she thinks Remain won by 80 million percent.

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by garfield.0 » Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:27 pm

my own invention CALCULON R TYPE should replace her with its ability to remember all numbers

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by Regginator3 » Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:27 pm

Evil Ted wrote:
garfield.0 wrote:i too sneer at diane abbot. why doesn't she do some sensible politics and stop brexit.

Because she thinks Remain won by 80 million percent.

completely wrecked

I really, really can't wait for her and Farage to show themselves up on Question Time by hurling nonsense at each other

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by FudgeDiver » Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:30 pm

but remain did win you cis scum

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by Regginator3 » Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:32 pm

FudgeDiver wrote:but remain did win you cis scum

please stop triggering me

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 4
by garfield.0 » Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:32 pm

the only thing i'm remaining on is this forum for many, many years

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by FudgeDiver » Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:34 pm

remain in my heart, valentine

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by The Cuttcracker Suite » Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:57 pm



Interesting analysis that further suggests the perception that the 18-24 vote exploded in last year's election is wrong.

I think that should suggest Labour still have a huge amount of work to do if they think non-voting young people are going to sweep them into office. Not sure it changes the unsustainability of the core Tory vote, where they were only most popular with the over 50s.


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