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 Return_of_the_STAR » Sat May 14, 2022 8:02 pm

Qikz wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Photek wrote:Thought this was to be voted on?

twitter.com/lbc/status/1525381476921004032



Tory MPs voted to allow the government to do it.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/h ... 4.html?amp

Boris Johnson said that he was ready for a fight with "leftie lawyers" seeking to challenge plans to offshore the processing asylum applications to Rwanda.

He revealed that the first 50 "illegal entrants into this country" have already been served notice that they will be sent to the African nation within a fortnight.

He told The Daily Mail: "There's going to be a lot of legal opposition from the types of firms that for a long time have been taking taxpayers' money to mount these sorts of cases, and to thwart the will of the people, the will of Parliament. We're ready for that.

"We will dig in for the fight and you know, we will make it work. We've got a huge flowchart of things we have to do to deal with it, with the leftie lawyers."

Asked if he might respond with a review of the European Convention on Human Rights, Mr Johnson he said: "We'll look at everything. Nothing is off the table."



"Leftie" lawyers. Everything has to be part of the ridiculous culture war.


Will of the people? You mean this thing that was never part of your campaign promises or anything? Who voted for this? :lol:

EDIT: My bad, didn't notice this was talked about literally just below.


The people voted for the Tories, therefore the Tories can do what they like as they've given them a blank cheque. I think that's how their mindset works.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Nibble » Sat May 14, 2022 8:18 pm

Moggy wrote:
Photek wrote:Thought this was to be voted on?

twitter.com/lbc/status/1525381476921004032



Tory MPs voted to allow the government to do it.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/h ... 4.html?amp


"Leftie" lawyers. Everything has to be part of the ridiculous culture war.


And despite those in the legal profession having previously censured the government over this, the pricks continue to do it, ignoring the warnings that people are being put at risk. Party of law and order, indeed.

https://www.theguardian.com/law/2020/oct/06/legal-profession-hits-back-at-boris-johnson-over-lefty-lawyers-speech

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Lagamorph » Sat May 14, 2022 9:07 pm

Can't break the law if you just change the law.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Ironhide » Sat May 14, 2022 10:12 pm

Could Priti Patel look any more like a smug banana split in that picture?

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Samuel_1 » Sun May 15, 2022 7:54 am

Ironhide wrote:Could Priti Patel look any more like a smug banana split in that picture?

That's her default, she's looks constantly smug.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Victor Mildew » Sun May 15, 2022 9:06 am

She always looks like she's trying to melt a block of chocolate in her mouth.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Moggy » Mon May 16, 2022 8:31 am

twitter.com/skynews/status/1526094568952840193



Why can't everyone just become millionaires?

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by Oblomov Boblomov » Mon May 16, 2022 8:35 am

That's my MP, she seems to be cropping up on national media to embarrass herself more often these days :fp:.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Rex Kramer » Mon May 16, 2022 8:36 am

"If you could all stop being so poor then that would make my life much easier"

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Cuttooth » Mon May 16, 2022 8:48 am

What would the wealthy have if they could no longer believe they’re simply more intelligent than those in poverty, rather than in the vast majority of the time simply being born into wealth?

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Samuel_1 » Mon May 16, 2022 9:37 am

Moggy wrote:

twitter.com/skynews/status/1526094568952840193



Why can't everyone just become millionaires?

You hear this so often, as though 'better jobs' are infinite and we don't actually need people to do lower paying jobs, like carers, supermarket workers, etc.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Moggy » Mon May 16, 2022 9:40 am

Samuel_1 wrote:
Moggy wrote:

twitter.com/skynews/status/1526094568952840193



Why can't everyone just become millionaires?

You hear this so often, as though 'better jobs' are infinite and we don't actually need people to do lower paying jobs, like carers, supermarket workers, etc.


And then the same people are confused as to why the fruit is rotting in the fields.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Xeno » Mon May 16, 2022 9:40 am

https://news.sky.com/story/priti-patel- ... e-12614314

The home secretary is permanently lifting restrictions placed on police in the use of stop and search powers.

Priti Patel announced the changes in a letter to police forces on Monday, under Section 60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act, saying they are part of the government's strategy to tackle violent crime.

The law gives police officers the right to search people without reasonable grounds when serious violence is expected.

The changes extend the length of time the powers can be in force from 15 hours to 24 hours, and they can be extended to 48 hours instead of the previous 39 hours.

They also mean that the use of the powers can be authorised by an inspectors rather than the previous senior office, while a superintendent can no extend the length of time the powers are in force.

Officers authorising the powers now only need to anticipate that serious violence "may" occur, whereas previously they had to anticipate that this level of violence "will" occur, and they no longer have to inform communities in advance.


I have no words.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Moggy » Mon May 16, 2022 9:44 am

Xeno wrote:https://news.sky.com/story/priti-patel-permanently-lifts-restrictions-on-police-stop-and-search-powers-to-tackle-violent-crime-12614314

The home secretary is permanently lifting restrictions placed on police in the use of stop and search powers being used to harass black people.

Priti Patel announced the changes in a letter to police forces on Monday, under Section 60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act, saying they are part of the government's strategy to victimise black people.

The law gives police officers the right to search black people without reasonable grounds because "we know what they are like!".

The changes extend the length of time the powers can be in force from 15 hours to 24 hours, and they can be extended to 48 hours instead of the previous 39 hours.

They also mean that the use of the powers can be authorised by an inspectors rather than the previous senior office, while a superintendent can no extend the length of time the powers are in force.

Officers authorising the powers now only need to anticipate that black people "may" be outside, whereas previously they had to pretend there was no racial basis, and they no longer have to inform communities in advance.


I have no words.


FTFY

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Tomous » Mon May 16, 2022 9:46 am

Samuel_1 wrote:You hear this so often, as though 'better jobs' are infinite and we don't actually need people to do lower paying jobs, like carers, supermarket workers, etc.




Remember when we had a pandemic and society was held together by lower paying jobs?

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Preezy » Mon May 16, 2022 9:47 am

Just get a better job, stupid!

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Moggy » Mon May 16, 2022 9:48 am

twitter.com/adamndsmith/status/1526102142146203649


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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Oblomov Boblomov » Mon May 16, 2022 9:50 am

Thoroughly enjoying the wholesale roasting Maclean is getting on Twitter :lol:.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Tomous » Mon May 16, 2022 9:52 am

Xeno wrote:https://news.sky.com/story/priti-patel-permanently-lifts-restrictions-on-police-stop-and-search-powers-to-tackle-violent-crime-12614314

The home secretary is permanently lifting restrictions placed on police in the use of stop and search powers.

Priti Patel announced the changes in a letter to police forces on Monday, under Section 60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act, saying they are part of the government's strategy to tackle violent crime.

The law gives police officers the right to search people without reasonable grounds when serious violence is expected.

The changes extend the length of time the powers can be in force from 15 hours to 24 hours, and they can be extended to 48 hours instead of the previous 39 hours.

They also mean that the use of the powers can be authorised by an inspectors rather than the previous senior office, while a superintendent can no extend the length of time the powers are in force.

Officers authorising the powers now only need to anticipate that serious violence "may" occur, whereas previously they had to anticipate that this level of violence "will" occur, and they no longer have to inform communities in advance.


I have no words.




It's incredible how the Government continually find no ways to disgust me.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by OrangeRKN » Mon May 16, 2022 11:00 am

Samuel_1 wrote:
Moggy wrote:

twitter.com/skynews/status/1526094568952840193



Why can't everyone just become millionaires?

You hear this so often, as though 'better jobs' are infinite and we don't actually need people to do lower paying jobs, like carers, supermarket workers, etc.


The genuine belief is that anyone who wants to can get a better job and all those in the lower paying jobs are undeserving. It's self-evident that not everyone can get a better job, but that's either never examined or dismissed on the understanding there will be plenty of the working class undeserving of social mobility, and that is both entirely their fault and just. It's a delusion of meritocracy to make the upper classes feel deserving and unchallenged of their privilege.

There's a lot of doublethink to avoid cognitive dissonance. People who claim we live in a meritocracy will also defend inheritance, despite the two being obviously contradictory.

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