Politics Thread 5

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by Preezy » Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:16 am

Moggy wrote:
Preezy wrote:Meh, they all seem like banana splits to me.


How can you compare Caroline Lucas to Jacob Rees-Mogg and conclude that they are both banana splits?

Alright, she's probably not a banana split.

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by Moggy » Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:18 am

Preezy wrote:
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Preezy wrote:Meh, they all seem like banana splits to me.


How can you compare Caroline Lucas to Jacob Rees-Mogg and conclude that they are both banana splits?

Alright, she's probably not a banana split.


And now we are making progress!

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by Preezy » Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:19 am

It seems I'm not completely beyond salvation.

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by KK » Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:30 am

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by Hexx » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:30 pm

With the usual caveat about the unreliability of polls, the London Evening Standard reports that Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership ratings have crashed to their worst level yet as a result of Brexit.



The poll also found that:

The proportion of the public satisfied with Corbyn’s performance has dropped to 17% per cent — the lowest figure recorded by any Labour leader apart from Michael Foot.
The proportion dissatisfied with the Labour leader has risen to 72%.
Under half of Labour voters (44%) are happy with him.

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by Jenuall » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:37 pm

State of the country when Vince Cable has the least shite net satisfaction figures! :fp:

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by KK » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:55 pm

Bacon Millipede would have done well now. Probably would have won.

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by Moggy » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:59 pm

Jenuall wrote:State of the country when Vince Cable has the least shite net satisfaction figures! :fp:


I follow politics and most of the time I completely forget Cable is the Lib Dem leader. It’s not surprising people don’t vote “dissatisfied” as they are too busy thinking “who the strawberry float is Vince Cable?”.

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by Jenuall » Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:01 pm

Moggy wrote:
Jenuall wrote:State of the country when Vince Cable has the least shite net satisfaction figures! :fp:


I follow politics and most of the time I completely forget Cable is the Lib Dem leader. It’s not surprising people don’t vote “dissatisfied” as they are too busy thinking “who the strawberry float is Vince Cable?”.

True, also I guess the threshold for "satisfied" is probably lower for Cable. It's like thinking about your elderly relatives, I'm satisfied if I visit them and they manage to remember my name and nobody soils themselves - I imagine many people hold Cable to similar standards

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by Moggy » Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:02 pm

Jenuall wrote:
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Jenuall wrote:State of the country when Vince Cable has the least shite net satisfaction figures! :fp:


I follow politics and most of the time I completely forget Cable is the Lib Dem leader. It’s not surprising people don’t vote “dissatisfied” as they are too busy thinking “who the strawberry float is Vince Cable?”.

True, also I guess the threshold for "satisfied" is probably lower for Cable. It's like thinking about your elderly relatives, I'm satisfied if I visit them and they manage to remember my name and nobody soils themselves - I imagine many people hold Cable to similar standards


Yep. And Cable is performing exactly as well as I expected him to. ;)

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by Moggy » Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:04 pm

KK wrote:Bacon Millipede would have done well now. Probably would have won.


The new modern snarky Ed as Labour leader would be amazing. Even the “hell yes I am tough enough” Ed would still be better than the May/Corbyn alternative.

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by Karl » Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:38 pm

Moggy wrote:
KK wrote:Bacon Millipede would have done well now. Probably would have won.


The new modern snarky Ed as Labour leader would be amazing. Even the “hell yes I am tough enough” Ed would still be better than the May/Corbyn alternative.


The nerves got to Ed a bit, and the bizarre media coverage (not entirely his fault) didn't help either, but I think he would have actually been pretty good. It's a much better timeline than this one at least.

Maybe we'll see the EdStone in New Palace Yard yet.

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by Moggy » Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:50 pm

Karl wrote:
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KK wrote:Bacon Millipede would have done well now. Probably would have won.


The new modern snarky Ed as Labour leader would be amazing. Even the “hell yes I am tough enough” Ed would still be better than the May/Corbyn alternative.


The nerves got to Ed a bit, and the bizarre media coverage (not entirely his fault) didn't help either, but I think he would have actually been pretty good. It's a much better timeline than this one at least.

Maybe we'll see the EdStone in New Palace Yard yet.


He was one of the few party leaders that I haven't utterly detested and so he did something right.

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by KK » Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:51 pm

That EdStone, backing/interview with Russell Brand, and the bacon sandwich photographs were the 3 killer blows, really.

Fast forward to the present day, and the public also like Ed Balls prancing around the dancefloor and doing his sporadic documentaries. See also Michael Portillo.

What links all three of them though is how their public personas completely changed the moment they left politics and just started being themselves. US politicians are much better at this while in office than our lot (apart from 'characters' Boris and Mogg).

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by Moggy » Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:10 pm

KK wrote:That EdStone, backing/interview with Russell Brand, and the bacon sandwich photographs were the 3 killer blows, really.

Fast forward to the present day, and the public also like Ed Balls prancing around the dancefloor and doing his sporadic documentaries. See also Michael Portillo.

What links all three of them though is how their public personas completely changed the moment they left politics and just started being themselves. US politicians are much better at this while in office than our lot (apart from 'characters' Boris and Mogg).


I don’t think Boris Johnson or Jacob Rees-Mogg are being themselves. They both perform in public and have created characters that they project onto the public. Rees-Mogg’s character is probably a little more like his actual self than Johnson’s is though.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 5
by Moggy » Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:29 pm

Remember that banana split that blocked the upskirting bill?

He’s done it again, this time objecting to an anti FGM bill.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/p ... 70026.html

Reprehensible prick.

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Wanker :x

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PostRe: Politics Thread 5
by KK » Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:59 pm

Lots of condemnation of Chope:







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PostRe: Politics Thread 5
by Knoyleo » Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:13 am

Pretty tautologous description of conservatism from Lammy, there.

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by Squinty » Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:26 pm

I don't understand why anyone would oppose this. He's a total banana split basically.

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by Lagamorph » Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:14 pm

Squinty wrote:I don't understand why anyone would oppose this. He's a total banana split basically.

His reason for opposing it was almost certainly "This will give women more rights, I'm not strawberry floating having that"

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