Politics Thread 6

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Who will you vote for at the next General Election?

Conservative
10
9%
Labour
46
40%
Liberal Democrat
26
23%
Green
19
17%
SNP
8
7%
Brexit Party
1
1%
UKIP
1
1%
Plaid Cymru
1
1%
DUP
0
No votes
Sinn Fein
2
2%
The Independent Group for Change
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 114
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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Tomous » Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:09 pm

It is an absolute travesty. You shouldn't be allowed to do the complete opposite of what you pledge in your manifesto. I dont know how you could prevent that but the only mechanism being voting them out 5 years later isn't exactly a helpful one

I will be signicantly changing my eating habits. I am trying to think about reducing meat consumption positively but I am really quite gutted.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Moggy » Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:03 am

Lex-Man wrote:It really annoys me that the government are blatantly lying about the food standards stuff. If they didn't intend to lower food standards they would have just passed their amendment. This has been the plan all along and they've been lying about it, if they had come out before the election and stood on lowering food standards it would have been one thing, but they knew it would have damaged their chances so they lied.


That goes for pretty much everything.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Moggy » Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:27 am



I'm so glad that we are all in this together. :simper:

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Knoyleo » Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:07 am


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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Drumstick » Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:18 am

So glad that we're all in this tog- oh.

One man should not have this much power in this game. Luckily I'm not an ordinary man.
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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Winckle » Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:43 am



Journalism is when you deploy the ruling party line without inspection or accountability, and the more you deploy it, the more journalism you're doing.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Drumstick » Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:46 am

If Keir Starmer is a shameless opportunist what does that make Boris Johnson?

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Moggy » Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:48 am

Drumstick wrote:what does that make Boris Johnson?


The answer to that is always "a banana split".

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Rex Kramer » Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:49 am

Winckle wrote:

Journalism is when you deploy the ruling party line without inspection or accountability, and the more you deploy it, the more journalism you're doing.

This absolutely boils my piss, what the strawberry float are these people doing. Every single senior government source quote should be attached to a specific person. This isn't whistle blowing, there is no repercussion for this unnamed source. It's just pathetic tittle-tattle. The journalist in question should be embarrassed to even consider tweeting it.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Lotus » Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:50 am

Tomous wrote:It is an absolute travesty. You shouldn't be allowed to do the complete opposite of what you pledge in your manifesto. I dont know how you could prevent that but the only mechanism being voting them out 5 years later isn't exactly a helpful one

I will be signicantly changing my eating habits. I am trying to think about reducing meat consumption positively but I am really quite gutted.

I try and eat relatively little meat and fish at the moment anyway, but if they remove or change the food origin labelling requirements to any significant degree (i.e. to disguise where gooseberry fool food has come from) I'd switch things up to local farm produce or something.

It's just one thing after another with this government. It'd be laughable if it wasn't so utterly depressing. And you can't even put it down to incompetence. It's wilful disregard for the rules, one rule for them and another for the plebs, constant back-tracking on pledges and promises made, a staggering level of arrogance...the list goes on.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Tomous » Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:52 am

BBC journalist being used as a mouthpiece for the government. Shameful.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Drumstick » Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:54 am

I love how it's always a "senior" Tory source, as well. Just to add that extra bit of credence.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Tomous » Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:54 am

Dominic Cummings blatantly

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Lex-Man » Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:05 am

The thing is say what you want about Starmer he's clearly hasn't been as oppostunist on this a issue. He's spent weeks politely asking the government to get there gooseberry fool which they've contently thrown back in his face while the government bumble from one strawberry float up to the next.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Cuttooth » Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:08 am

Tomous wrote:BBC journalist being used as a mouthpiece for the government. Shameful.

Politics journalism Twitter boils down to quote tweeting, only contributing your own expertise either by using the pointing-finger-down emoji or if someone's feeling a bit sassy the side eyes emoji.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Knoyleo » Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:19 am

Cuttooth wrote:
Tomous wrote:BBC journalist being used as a mouthpiece for the government. Shameful.

Politics journalism Twitter boils down to quote tweeting, only contributing your own expertise either by using the pointing-finger-down emoji or if someone's feeling a bit sassy the side eyes emoji.

Or summing up life and death policy choices by saying that whether you're on the right or the left, these are certainly interesting times.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Memento Mori » Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:32 am

Tomous wrote:Dominic Cummings blatantly

It's always Dominic Cummings.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Rocsteady » Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:57 pm

Latest Ipsos poll has Scotland independence at 58% yes, 42 no.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Corazon de Leon » Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:00 pm

I'd agree if I thought Westminster would give another vote.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Lex-Man » Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:24 pm

Corazon de Leon wrote:I'd agree if I thought Westminster would give another vote.


There's talk about a vote next year. The Tories have been talking about running a better to together campaign to various people.

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