Politics Thread 6

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Who will you vote for at the next General Election?

Conservative
15
10%
Labour
59
40%
Liberal Democrat
27
18%
Green
21
14%
SNP
16
11%
Brexit Party
2
1%
UKIP
2
1%
Plaid Cymru
3
2%
DUP
1
1%
Sinn Fein
2
1%
The Independent Group for Change
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 148
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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by mcjihge2 » Thu May 12, 2022 6:09 pm

Moggy wrote:

twitter.com/joe_mayes/status/1524615844428460033



Levelling up going well then.


How do i know if ive levelled up? Should Gove be handing out mushrooms to us?

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by Xeno » Thu May 12, 2022 6:22 pm

mcjihge2 wrote:
Moggy wrote:

twitter.com/joe_mayes/status/1524615844428460033



Levelling up going well then.


How do i know if ive levelled up? Should Gove be handing out mushrooms to us?


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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Hexx » Thu May 12, 2022 6:46 pm

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Godzilla » Fri May 13, 2022 8:22 am

Government's plan to help people during the worst cost of living crisis in living memory is.....

Make 91,000 civil servants unemployed.

In other news 91,000 people say they are now struggling to pay the bills due to being made unemployed

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Victor Mildew » Fri May 13, 2022 8:23 am

Well as long as Sunak's swimming pool stays warm, I think they can sleep easily.

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by Tineash » Fri May 13, 2022 9:41 am

Godzilla wrote:Government's plan to help people during the worst cost of living crisis in living memory is.....

Make 91,000 civil servants unemployed.

In other news 91,000 people say they are now struggling to pay the bills due to being made unemployed


It's a neat political strategy recycled from austerity doctrine; cut anything you want to and say how good it is to save that money.

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by Knoyleo » Fri May 13, 2022 9:49 am

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pjbetman wrote:That's the stupidest thing ive ever read on here i think.
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by satriales » Fri May 13, 2022 9:57 am

Rather than make 91,000 people unemployed to save £3B they could U-turn and claim back the £6B in fraudulent Covid payments that they handed out and then quickly wrote off.

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by Moggy » Fri May 13, 2022 10:02 am

Godzilla wrote:Government's plan to help people during the worst cost of living crisis in living memory is.....

Make 91,000 civil servants unemployed.

In other news 91,000 people say they are now struggling to pay the bills due to being made unemployed


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by Stugene » Fri May 13, 2022 10:05 am

satriales wrote:Rather than make 91,000 people unemployed to save £3B they could U-turn and claim back the £6B in fraudulent Covid payments that they handed out and then quickly wrote off.

Or reduce military spending, or raise corporation and high income tax.

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by Knoyleo » Fri May 13, 2022 10:20 am

twitter.com/gaytimes/status/1524681789779943424


pjbetman wrote:That's the stupidest thing ive ever read on here i think.
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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by KK » Fri May 13, 2022 10:32 am

Apparently on BBC News the other day, there was a reporter talking to camera and in the background was a bloke chasing after someone else in a wheelchair doing 25mph...ish. Straight out of a Little Britain sketch.

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by Tomous » Fri May 13, 2022 10:35 am

KK wrote:Apparently on BBC News the other day, there was a reporter talking to camera and in the background was a bloke chasing after someone else in a wheelchair doing 25mph...ish. Straight out of a Little Britain sketch.



That was posted somewhere here


Found it:

twitter.com/barnabybear70/status/1523379712440999936


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by Moggy » Fri May 13, 2022 10:35 am

KK wrote:Apparently on BBC News the other day, there was a reporter talking to camera and in the background was a bloke chasing after someone else in a wheelchair doing 25mph...ish. Straight out of a Little Britain sketch.


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by captain red dog » Fri May 13, 2022 10:59 am

Having spent the last couple of weeks moaning that civil servants need to return to the office because driving licences apparently take longer to process (didn't have a problem with mine), the next great idea from the right is to massively cut civil service numbers again. :fp:

If you speak to people that actually work in the civil service, the problem has always been caused by outsourcing of departments, high staff turnover through agency staff and lack of career progression and insane amounts of blocks through govt policy.

So the government solution is "more of that please". :?

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by Nibble » Fri May 13, 2022 11:35 am

twitter.com/Haggis_UK/status/1525005209893756933



The absolute arrogance of this creepy banana split. Criticising the severity of the legislation that he, as then Leader of the House, was personally responsible for pushing through parliament. All in order to absolve his shitstain government from proven lawbreaking.

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by Stugene » Fri May 13, 2022 11:37 am

captain red dog wrote:Having spent the last couple of weeks moaning that civil servants need to return to the office because driving licences apparently take longer to process (didn't have a problem with mine), the next great idea from the right is to massively cut civil service numbers again. :fp:

If you speak to people that actually work in the civil service, the problem has always been caused by outsourcing of departments, high staff turnover through agency staff and lack of career progression and insane amounts of blocks through govt policy.

So the government solution is "more of that please". :?

we'll just simply have to have each government department either be directly controlled by the prime minister's executive order or be made into a private company! wish there was another way, but according to our sources [points at combined works of James Buchanan] we just can't do it any other way!

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by Stugene » Fri May 13, 2022 11:41 am

Nibble wrote:

twitter.com/Haggis_UK/status/1525005209893756933



The absolute arrogance of this creepy banana split. Criticising the severity of the legislation that he, as then Leader of the House, was personally responsible for pushing through parliament. All in order to absolve his shitstain government from proven lawbreaking.

and the best part is that absolutely nothing will happen because of this. We'll have another tory landslide at the next general election too.

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by Lex-Man » Fri May 13, 2022 11:45 am

I can't believe the Tories will win the next GE, especially if the still have Johnson as PM.

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by Parksey » Fri May 13, 2022 11:47 am

captain red dog wrote:Having spent the last couple of weeks moaning that civil servants need to return to the office because driving licences apparently take longer to process (didn't have a problem with mine), the next great idea from the right is to massively cut civil service numbers again. :fp:

If you speak to people that actually work in the civil service, the problem has always been caused by outsourcing of departments, high staff turnover through agency staff and lack of career progression and insane amounts of blocks through govt policy.

So the government solution is "more of that please". :?


You also have Rees-Mogg saying that he's suspicious of people treating Monday and Friday as lazy days if they are at home, and the sister of the Prime Minister saying that people working from home are on their pelatons. Rees-Mogg also goes in to offices and leaves passive aggressive notes on peoples' desks, as well trying to force them into the office more. Then the news comes out that 91,000 jobs are being cut. .

People need to remember that this is the party that supports the workplace, not the workforce. If you're not a business leader and working for someone, they are not - and never will be - on your side.

People like Jacob Rees-Mogg weren't the people down the mines, or in factories. They were the Dickensian factory owners, wanting to wring every last coin out of their workforce and ignoring the human cost.

They do not belong to the working class or the workforce. They do not trust the workforce. When we are not at work, we are out of their watchful gaze and up to no good. We exist to work and we should be made to work. We need to be watched when we are at work and our jobs are merciful presents from our betters that we should be thankful for.

The workforce is there to exploit, whatever the cost, for personal, financial or political gain. We are capital.

These people are not on your side.


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