Politics Thread 6

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Who will you vote for at the next General Election?

Conservative
10
11%
Labour
27
31%
Liberal Democrat
24
28%
Green
18
21%
SNP
6
7%
Brexit Party
0
No votes
UKIP
0
No votes
Plaid Cymru
0
No votes
DUP
0
No votes
Sinn Fein
2
2%
The Independent Group for Change
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 87
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by KK » Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:46 pm

Press Association wrote:Lib Dem leader's 'fake news' warning after false 'squirrel abuse' story goes viral

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Liberal Democrats leader Jo Swinson has warned the public to be wary of sharing misinformation after a story went viral that wrongly claimed she had abused squirrels.

Doctored images claiming to show an article on the Mirror’s website were shared thousands of times across Twitter and Facebook last week, including by a number of pro-Brexit and Brexit Party groups.

But Mirror executive editor Michael Greenwood tweeted today: “The Mirror website has never published a story about Jo Swinson and squirrels (until this one).”

The false story, written by non-existent journalist “Wurrance Telephene”, claimed the Lib Dem leader was blasted by animal rights charities after “harrowing footage” was found on a private Facebook account.

Speaking to LBC’s Iain Dale today, she said: “This sort of fake news is surprising to me, now that I am the leader of a party. This isn’t the only one, there has been various other fake news story. Sometimes using the byline of an established journalist.

“There was one that used Peter Walker’s name from the Guardian and he had to go online to debunk it and say he never wrote it.

“But they’re quite sophisticated in that people believe them.

“I do think it’s worrying because it has echoes of what we’ve seen in other elections. Particularly when you think about fake news and the technological possibility for deep fakes, where videos can be faked.

“I think it’s very difficult to prevent the spread.”

Researchers at First Draft, a non-profit group fighting misinformation, found that the false story was originally circulated among anonymous pro-Labour accounts, confined to a fairly small section of Twitter.


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The Sun has announced it is launching its trainee scheme for aspiring journalists "from all walks of life" to further diversify its team, with five spaces available to those without a degree qualification or prior training.

A further ten spaces are open to those who have already completed training with the National Council for the Training of Journalists, or equivalent.

It comes as The Sun's editor in chief Tony Gallagher has called for increased diversity in newsrooms to reflect the UK population.

The five trainees without prior experience will join a 40-week part time journalism course at News Associates, during which they will work in The Sun newsroom for three days a week.

The remaining ten will take part in a "journalism bootcamp" at News Associates followed by a placement with news agency SWNS at one of its UK offices. They will then get 12 months on-the-job training at The Sun.

All 15 trainees will receive a competitive salary and fully-funded training.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Knoyleo » Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:57 pm

Equality is more women phone hackers of colour

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Mr. Mystery Garth » Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:07 pm

Prince Andrew stepping back from public duties:

Just another GRcadian who saw too many Christmas movies as a child. Another orphan of a bankrupt culture who thinks he's John McClane.
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by Knoyleo » Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:09 pm


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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Merry Christmous Everyone » Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:43 am

Terrible situation with Harry Dunn's family:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-n ... e-50501097

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Rex Kramer » Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:46 am

The real cuntishness of Johnson is not the cuntishness of the man himself but the gigantic cuntishness of the people he's surrounded himself with. Are Raab and Patel in some kind of secret competition to be the biggest strawberry floating arsehole in Britain?

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Jenu-All I Want For Christmas » Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:47 am

Raab is a bona fide grade A banana split.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:11 am



We really are an arsehole of a country. :x

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Mommy Christmas » Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:02 pm

Right. Politics then...

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by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:02 pm

Mommy wrote:Right. Politics then...


Looks like you’ve found a loophole? :lol:

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Mommy Christmas » Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:28 pm

This is probably a better thread to have a civilised discussion. Expect no goading, trolling or baiting from me in here. Not that there was any in the other place.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Mommy Christmas » Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:40 am

I thought Corbyn did very well last night. His neutral stance was the right thing (although I doubt its his personal view) given the circumstances. Could it be seen as weak? Of course, but looking deeper, its measured. He isnt making the mistake that David Cameron made in being pro remain then sulking when we voted to leave. A sign of good leadership.
Boris bumbled and lied about hospitals - this is worrying but the press brush over it.
Sturgeon was sound, Swinson was wishy washy.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Mommy Christmas » Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:15 pm

https://assets-global.website-files.com ... ifesto.pdf

The Conservative Party manifesto.


A much more measured set of proposals that the Labour one.

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by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:23 pm

Mommy wrote:https://assets-global.website-files.com/5da42e2cae7ebd3f8bde353c/5dda924905da587992a064ba_Conservative%202019%20Manifesto.pdf

The Conservative Party manifesto.


A much more measured set of proposals that the Labour one.


Measured? Brexit plus additional spending with no tax rises? How can you query how Labour will pay for their promises but describe the Tories as measured?

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Karl_ » Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:25 pm

Mommy is pretty clearly evading a thread ban here.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Mommy Christmas » Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:28 pm

Moggy wrote:
Mommy wrote:https://assets-global.website-files.com/5da42e2cae7ebd3f8bde353c/5dda924905da587992a064ba_Conservative%202019%20Manifesto.pdf

The Conservative Party manifesto.


A much more measured set of proposals that the Labour one.


Measured? Brexit plus additional spending with no tax rises? How can you query how Labour will pay for their promises but describe the Tories as measured?



Sorry Moggy but ive been banned from entering into debate by the Moderators (the one who had earlier referred to me as "Spineless" no less) as it was upsetting people in the Election thread and with this being the case, ill have to decline your offer to engage in discussion.
Ive posted the Conservative Manifesto here as it hadnt been posted in the other place.
Im sure you understand.

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Reason: This is not true. You can and should respond to other other people's views cordially instead of blaming moderator action on the part of your own behaviour.
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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Mommy Christmas » Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:30 pm

Karl_ wrote:Mommy is pretty clearly evading a thread ban here.


If I do something out of order in here Ill expect to get banned.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:43 pm

Mommy wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Mommy wrote:https://assets-global.website-files.com/5da42e2cae7ebd3f8bde353c/5dda924905da587992a064ba_Conservative%202019%20Manifesto.pdf

The Conservative Party manifesto.


A much more measured set of proposals that the Labour one.


Measured? Brexit plus additional spending with no tax rises? How can you query how Labour will pay for their promises but describe the Tories as measured?



Sorry Moggy but ive been banned from entering into debate by the Moderators (the one who had earlier referred to me as "Spineless" no less) as it was upsetting people in the Election thread and with this being the case, ill have to decline your offer to engage in discussion.
Ive posted the Conservative Manifesto here as it hadnt been posted in the other place.
Im sure you understand.


You didn’t just post it, you posted a comment along with it. And now you’re dodging questions on that comment.

Either engage or don’t post in these threads.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Rudolphin » Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:46 pm

So has Mommy been thread banned from the Election thread then?

Good. Not afraid to admit I was the one (though I'm sure I wasn't alone) who requested it. As demonstrated in here the guy's out for a reaction and attention, nothing more.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Mommy Christmas » Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:07 pm

Moggy wrote:
Mommy wrote:https://assets-global.website-files.com/5da42e2cae7ebd3f8bde353c/5dda924905da587992a064ba_Conservative%202019%20Manifesto.pdf

The Conservative Party manifesto.


A much more measured set of proposals that the Labour one.


Measured? Brexit plus additional spending with no tax rises? How can you query how Labour will pay for their promises but describe the Tories as measured?


The Conservatives will spend less than a fifth of what Labour would. Id much rather that than Labour's huge spending plan.

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