Politics Thread 6

Fed up talking videogames? Why?

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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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Karl_ » Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:27 pm

Re: first line: absolutely no need to bait someone who isn't even here. You should edit that out.

Re: the tweet:
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Peak boomer imo.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Garth » Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:22 pm

Hoyle elected as the new speaker, 325 votes.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Mommy » Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:24 pm

Hoyle has zero personality.

Probably not a bad thing.

OK Boomer :simper:
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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Garth » Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:35 am


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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by abcd » Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:17 am

"HEY EVERYONE LOOK OVER HERE, JEREMY CORBYN WAS WEARING A GREEN TIE. WHAT A FANNY"

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Moggy » Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:46 am

abcd wrote:"HEY EVERYONE LOOK OVER HERE, JEREMY CORBYN WAS WEARING A GREEN TIE. WHAT A FANNY"


“Boris Johnson once conspired to beat up a journalist”

“Yes but Diane Abbott once got her maths wrong so they are the same”

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by KK » Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:15 pm

BBC News wrote:An 89-year-old Holocaust survivor in Italy has been assigned police guards for protection after receiving hundreds of threats on social media.

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Liliana Segre, who was sent to the notorious Auschwitz death camp at 13, has been subjected to a barrage of anti-Semitic messages in recent days.

It comes after Ms Segre, an Italian life senator, called for parliament to establish a committee to combat hate.

The motion passed despite a lack of support by Italy's right-wing parties.

Members of the nationalist League party, led by Matteo Salvini, the centre-right Forza Italia and the far-right Brothers of Italy all abstained from the vote in Milan last week.

The motion called for the establishment of an extraordinary commission in Italy to combat all forms of racism, anti-Semitism, incitement to hatred and violence on ethnic and religious grounds.

Ms Segre said after the vote that the abstentions made her feel "like a Martian in the Senate".

"I appealed to the conscience of everyone and thought that a commission against hatred as a principle would be accepted by all," she said at the time, Italy's La Repubblica reported (in Italian).

Since then, she has reported receiving as many as 200 hate messages a day.

Some of the threats have been so serious that the prefect of Milan, Renato Saccone, held at a meeting on Wednesday with the committee for security and public order, where it was agreed that Ms Segre needed police protection.

The measures that were approved include Ms Segre being accompanied in public by two paramilitary carabinieri officers.

Meanwhile, the Milan public prosecutor's office said it had opened an investigation into the hate messages targeting the senator and had requested the assistance of Italy's anti-terror police.

Ms Segre was born in Milan in 1930. She fled Nazi persecution in Italy with her father in December 1943.

After failing to secure refuge in Switzerland, the pair were sent by train to the Auschwitz death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland the following month, where her father and grandparents were killed.

Along with other Jewish prisoners transferred from Auschwitz in January 1945, Ms Segre was taken to the Ravensbrück concentration camp in Germany.

Weeks later she was moved to another camp operated by the Nazis which was eventually liberated by the Soviet Red Army.

Ms Segre was made an Italian senator for life by President Sergio Mattarella in January 2018.

Italy has a population of about 30,000 Jews. More than 7,500 Italian Jews died during the Holocaust.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-50329597

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Oblomov Boblomov » Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:37 pm

Beyond satire.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Moggy » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:21 am



It’s old but I’ve only just seen it. :lol:

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Godzilla » Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:47 pm


Wish my image sig would work
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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Preezy » Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:49 pm

Mommy wrote:Hoyle has zero personality.

Probably not a bad thing.

I just can't wait to hear his version of OOOOORRRRRDAAAIIIRRRRR

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Lex-Man » Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:44 am



Bercow decided to go into music.

Amusement under late capitalism is the prolongation of work.
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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Errkal » Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:44 am


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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Ecno » Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:51 pm

So I went out door knocking/canvassing for the first time today, and it was really enjoyable even to talk to people who didn't particularly agree with us.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Moggy » Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:05 pm

Ecno wrote:So I went out door knocking/canvassing for the first time today, and it was really enjoyable even to talk to people who didn't particularly agree with us.


Who are you canvassing for?

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by Ecno » Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:31 pm

Moggy wrote:
Ecno wrote:So I went out door knocking/canvassing for the first time today, and it was really enjoyable even to talk to people who didn't particularly agree with us.


Who are you canvassing for?


Liberal Democrats in a Lib Dem/Labour inner London marginal.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Moggy » Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:41 pm

Ecno wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Ecno wrote:So I went out door knocking/canvassing for the first time today, and it was really enjoyable even to talk to people who didn't particularly agree with us.


Who are you canvassing for?


Liberal Democrats in a Lib Dem/Labour inner London marginal.


Cool. Interesting that you say it’s enjoyable even when people don’t agree with you. I always imagined canvassing involved a lot of arseholes screaming abuse.

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by Ecno » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:16 pm

Moggy wrote:
Ecno wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Ecno wrote:So I went out door knocking/canvassing for the first time today, and it was really enjoyable even to talk to people who didn't particularly agree with us.


Who are you canvassing for?


Liberal Democrats in a Lib Dem/Labour inner London marginal.


Cool. Interesting that you say it’s enjoyable even when people don’t agree with you. I always imagined canvassing involved a lot of arseholes screaming abuse.


I would say a couple of things,

We had a target list of people who we thought would a least be somewhat receptive towards us, we weren't knocking on every door.

People do say they're not interested but I think it's very different to shout at a smiley happy young person on your doorstep than to rant on twitter.

Also even if you're not voting for us, you have a chance to say why, which then does get fed back upstairs so it's an important part of democracy. And fundamentally who doesn't want a chance to engage?

On very few occasions some people are a bit arsey but I've been told that's incredibly rare.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Meep » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:34 pm

Cool, I couldn't bring myself to canvass, I would be much to nervous.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Ecno » Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:10 pm

Meep wrote:Cool, I couldn't bring myself to canvass, I would be much to nervous.


I can understand that, it's not something I could have done a few years ago, but considering I get more grief from people at work than I did on the doorstop it's not too bad!

There are other activities people can do for their local party (whoever that may be), i.e. we need volunteers to deliver leaflets, staff our local HQ and stuff envelopes.

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