Politics Thread 5

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by Karl_ » Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:49 am

captain red dog wrote:The drugs issue is an interesting subject. I don't think it is as simple as legalising and regulating all of it. In terms of Gove, the talk is about cocaine and I don't really see a decent case to legalise that.

Easy two step argument that works for any mainstream drug:
* People who want cocaine will always be able to get it
* It's better they get it pure & in a safe dose from an official source, than buy mystery powder from criminals

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by Karl_ » Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:05 am

Moggy wrote:Since the coalition I haven’t voted for them once. I wasn’t voting Lib Dem to get bloody Tories in charge.

I don't think I will ever forgive them for this. The Lib Dems could have formed a progressive coalition with Labour in 2010. The numbers were there for a majority of 1. It would have been fraught, but so much better than a Tory government.

But they were more concerned about seeming "credible" to right-wing shitheels who were never voting for them anyway.

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by KK » Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:39 am

Ha, ha, I do love how after yesterday’s schmaltzy rubbish in the Daily Mail, today’s Mail on Sunday and its columnists have completely torn Gove a new arsehole.

Michael Gove hosted a cocaine-fuelled party in his London flat just hours after writing an article condemning the evils of the Class A drug, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.

The would-be Prime Minister was last night branded a hypocrite after claims that guests at his Mayfair home were openly taking cocaine, even as the presses rolled on his column urging tougher action against those who abuse the drug.

Writing in The Times, Mr Gove slated ‘middle-class professionals’ who took drugs and wanted them legalised. But a witness who attended the party told The Mail on Sunday: ‘Some of the other people were openly taking cocaine.

‘Those of us who were aware of what he had written were staggered at the hypocrisy of it.’

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PostRe: Politics Thread 5
by Squinty » Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:05 pm

Gove just admitted on Marr that he committed a crime. The strawberry floating idiot.

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by Lagamorph » Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:49 pm

Jeremy Hunt in being a banana split shocker

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PostRe: Politics Thread 5
by Rex Kramer » Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:55 pm

Gotta appeal to that blue rinse demographic.

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by Qikz » Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:16 pm

The tories are strawberry floating scum.

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by Dual » Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:24 pm

Lagamorph wrote:Jeremy Hunt in being a banana split shocker

[tweet]https://mobile.twitter.com/RidgeOnSunday/status/1137648043904385025[/tweet]


But why

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PostRe: Politics Thread 5
by Winckle » Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:52 pm

All the gooseberry fool that Cameron tried to keep a lid on is coming out now.

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by Garth » Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:58 pm

Any of them said they want to lift the ban on fox hunting yet?

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by Preezy » Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:37 pm

Thinking of voting Conservative next time, they all just seem like such cool, relatable people.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 5
by Rex Kramer » Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:58 am

Nice to see Boris has found some more money from the magic money tree so he can hand out freebies to his mates.

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by KK » Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:11 am

Boris Johnson has pledged to cut income tax bills for people earning more than £50,000 a year if he wins the race to succeed Theresa May as prime minister.

The former foreign secretary told the Telegraph he would use money currently set aside for a no-deal Brexit to raise the 40% tax rate threshold to £80,000.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-48577579

In a remarkable coincidence, the same amount MPs get paid...

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by Parksey » Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:13 am

Rex Kramer wrote:Nice to see Boris has found some more money from the magic money tree so he can hand out freebies to his mates.


I noticed this as well on the BBC News app. Good job he's campaigning on the burning issues or country faces.

He's also throwing out the big talk about refusing to pay the "Brexit divorce bill" if the EU don't offer better terms.

Now, I'm out of the country (in one of those terrible, shitty countries, you know, one which isn't the UK and is full of foreigners or, as they call them here, the Japanese), but when has the issue with our deal been the cost of it?

When deals were going up in front of parliament and subsequently being thrown out of parliament, when was the issue ever the amount of money it cost? When has that ever been a factor of what deal we get and how we leave?

It's just empty rhetoric, to show that Boris is the man to stand up for plucky Britain in front of the evil EU overlords.

Every issue that we have had from the deal has been out own bloody politicians disagreeing with it and voting it down.

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by Rex Kramer » Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:27 am

Parksey wrote:
Rex Kramer wrote:Nice to see Boris has found some more money from the magic money tree so he can hand out freebies to his mates.


I noticed this as well on the BBC News app. Good job he's campaigning on the burning issues or country faces.

He's also throwing out the big talk about refusing to pay the "Brexit divorce bill" if the EU don't offer better terms.

Now, I'm out of the country (in one of those terrible, shitty countries, you know, one which isn't the UK and is full of foreigners or, as they call them here, the Japanese), but when has the issue with our deal been the cost of it?

When deals were going up in front of parliament and subsequently being thrown out of parliament, when was the issue ever the amount of money it cost? When has that ever been a factor of what deal we get and how we leave?

It's just empty rhetoric, to show that Boris is the man to stand up for plucky Britain in front of the evil EU overlords.

Every issue that we have had from the deal has been out own bloody politicians disagreeing with it and voting it down.

Thinking more on this and now I'm strawberry floating fuming. We've had nearly 10 years of being told there is no money, nothing for public services, nothing for wage rises. Actually nothing. And now this floppy haired wanker can swan in and start handing out freebies whilst destroying our trading relationship with 40% of our export business as a country in the most ridiculous show of faux patriotism I've ever seen. There shouldn't be a single MP, let alone any British voter, who should back this nonsense as it's patently absurd and completely unsustainable. But they will. Tally ho, Britain rides the waves again. strawberry floating, strawberry floating, strawberry floating stupid arseholes.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 5
by Moggy » Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:53 am

[tweet]https://mobile.twitter.com/sara_rose_g/status/1138014228563058688[/tweet]

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by satriales » Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:32 pm

Dual wrote:
Lagamorph wrote:Jeremy Hunt in being a banana split shocker

[tweet]https://mobile.twitter.com/RidgeOnSunday/status/1137648043904385025[/tweet]


But why

He's trying to keep the DUP on his side. It's all about staying in power.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 5
by Moggy » Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:32 pm

Garth wrote:


Is that Mark Francois?

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PostRe: Politics Thread 5
by KK » Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:10 pm

BBC News wrote:Up to 3.7 million pensioners who previously received a free TV licence will now have to pay for it.

The BBC will scrap blanket free licences for over-75s, but housesholds with one person who receives Pension Credit will still be eligible.

The BBC said "fairness" was at the heart of the ruling, which comes into force in June 2020.

It follows a consultation with 190,000 people, of which 52% were in favour of reforming or abolishing free licences.

According to the BBC, around 900,00 households are claiming Pension Credit, which is is a non-taxable weekly top up for pensioners based on a person's income.

The number of households which could be eligible to apply for Pension Credit could number 1.5 million by 2020.

The BBC Board said it was the "fairest option to help the poorest pensioners".

BBC chairman David Clementi said it had been a "very difficult decision".

"We think it's fair to those over 75 but also to all our audiences for whom there was no appetite for the level of cuts that would have been necessary if the concession had been extended," he added.

"There are people for whom this will be unwelcome news, who have not paid until now but will do so.

"We know we have a loyal audience over the age of 75 and we think many of them will understand the difficult position we are in."

n 2015, the government announced the BBC would take over the cost of providing free licences for over-75s by 2020 as part of the fee settlement.

The cost was expected to total £745 million - a fifth of the BBC's current budget by 2021/22.

The new scheme will cost the BBC around £250 million by 2021/22 depending on the take-up.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-48583487

That's tomorrow's front pages sorted.

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