Politics Thread 6

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Who will you vote for at the next General Election?

Conservative
11
9%
Labour
48
39%
Liberal Democrat
26
21%
Green
20
16%
SNP
10
8%
Brexit Party
2
2%
UKIP
2
2%
Plaid Cymru
2
2%
DUP
0
No votes
Sinn Fein
2
2%
The Independent Group for Change
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 123
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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Godzilla » Fri Feb 19, 2021 7:06 pm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-56128879

Boris Johnson's 'union adviser' quits after two weeks

Boris Johnson's main adviser on keeping the UK together has departed, saying his position was made "untenable" by others within Downing Street.

Oliver Lewis, an ally of the prime minister's former chief adviser, Dominic Cummings, was a key part of the campaign for the UK to leave the EU
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He split, the union advisor split. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Moggy » Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:17 pm

twitter.com/PhantomPower14/status/1362768069790162944



"How strawberry floating dare they live their lives in the way they want. banana splits!"

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Meep » Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:20 pm

These people spend so much time fantasising about royalty that they get upset about stuff like this because it's like the canon deviating from their preferred fanfiction.

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by Return_of_the_STAR » Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:31 pm

The aggression towards Harry and Meghan is amazing. The hatred is so pathetic and worrying. Just take a look at the DM stories and comments :dread:

Harry didn’t choose to be born into the royal family why should he live his life as essentially a back up plan to William?

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by Trelliz » Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:33 pm

I have learned almost everything I know about the current goings-on in the royal family against my will.

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by Moggy » Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:35 pm

Return_of_the_STAR wrote:The aggression towards Harry and Meghan is amazing. The hatred is so pathetic and worrying. Just take a look at the DM stories and comments :dread:

Harry didn’t choose to be born into the royal family why should he live his life as essentially a back up plan to William?


This sums it up nicely.

twitter.com/JimMFelton/status/1362885392874287113


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by Dowbocop » Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:44 pm

Meep wrote:These people spend so much time fantasising about royalty that they get upset about stuff like this because it's like the canon deviating from their preferred fanfiction.

Somehow, Diana returned
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by Return_of_the_STAR » Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:21 pm

What confuses me even more about this is I’m pretty sure a lot of the people ranting about Harry would have been spitting feathers at the royal families treatment of Diana and ‘holding her hostage’ etc..

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by Jenuall » Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:07 am

Dowbocop wrote:
Meep wrote:These people spend so much time fantasising about royalty that they get upset about stuff like this because it's like the canon deviating from their preferred fanfiction.

Somehow, Diana returned
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:lol:

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by VlaSoul » Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:00 am

do the royals really count as politics

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by That's not a growth » Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:02 am

VlaSoul wrote:do the royals really count as politics


I guess you've missed all the stuff recently where they got laws changed to help hide their wealth.

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by Moggy » Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:24 am

VlaSoul wrote:do the royals really count as politics


We live in a monarchy, so yes.

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by Drumstick » Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:47 am

The royals are the absolute least of this country's worries and are on the whole reasonably harmless in comparison to say, ooh, I dunno, the Tories.

The right-wing media are demonising MegHan (can't possibly think why????) in an attempt to deflect the failings of Bozo and 100,000 needless deaths.

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by VlaSoul » Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:56 am

That's not a growth wrote:
VlaSoul wrote:do the royals really count as politics


I guess you've missed all the stuff recently where they got laws changed to help hide their wealth.

Honestly I can't recall this but I suppose its in-line for these kinds of people

Moggy wrote:
VlaSoul wrote:do the royals really count as politics


We live in a monarchy, so yes.

This pisses me off everytime I remember it

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Meep » Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:16 am

VlaSoul wrote:do the royals really count as politics

Unfortunately yes.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Knoyleo » Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:04 pm

Moggy wrote:

twitter.com/PhantomPower14/status/1362768069790162944



"How strawberry floating dare they live their lives in the way they want. banana splits!"



You've been this way since school
Dysfunctional, translucent
Royalty on your wall
So desperately mundane
They're inbred baby just like you
But you'd love the chance to eat their food
Even though it has been chewed
Royal correspondent
Sad and lonely
Royal correspondent
Kills her daily
Dream of the Daily Mail
It is the Holy Grail
And then the BBC
Your life would be complete
Build a fountain, wash away the poor
Just as long as your motives are pure
Hold on tight or you just might lose her
Royal correspondent
Wears their Sunday best
Royal correspondent
Smarter than the rest
Royal correspondent
Smarter than the rest
Royal correspondent
Smarter than the rest
Royal correspondent
Smarter than the rest
Royal correspondent
Smarter than the rest
Smarter than the rest

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by captain red dog » Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:23 pm

It's a weird one the Harry/Meghan story. On the one hand, I've no issue with them wanting to leave the Royal family as an institution. I don't blame them as I imagine it's such a confined existence, it would be stifling.

But on the other hand, they should go the Tony Benn route and renounce all their titles if they want to just be private citizens. I guess being a Duke and Duchess opens certain doors for them commercially, which is why they have held onto them. I think they'd have gotten a better press up front if they renounced the titles back when they first decided to leave, but I suppose the Royal Family wanted to leave the door open for their return.

Otherwise, its an absolute non-story and if the press hate them so much, just stop reporting on them. But I guess commercial interests go both ways and the press know that it sells their rags.

I find it very hard to understand any personal criticism of either of them. We literally don't know anything about them as people, and some of the coverage of Meghan has undoubtedly been not so covertly racist.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by KK » Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:31 pm

They'll be divorced anyway within the next, ooooh, 5 years.

I don't think this is going to be a good decade for the royals anyway, tbh. Without THE QUEEN I think it all begins to fall apart.

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by Return_of_the_STAR » Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:36 pm

I think the Queen has been really shortsighted here. I would have thought having Harry live in the States and officially represent the royal family over there would have been a great thing for the ‘institution’. It’s all strawberry floating pathetic and reeks of a mafia style institution where a family member dares to want to do something different and not join the ‘club’.

I also can’t help but think if Harry had married one of his previous hot young blonde girlfriends and wanted to move to Australia that they would have been fine with it.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Tineash » Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:50 pm

Andrew is the Queen's favourite, so... y'know.

strawberry float her.

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