Politics Thread 6

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Who will you vote for at the next General Election?

Conservative
10
11%
Labour
30
33%
Liberal Democrat
24
26%
Green
18
20%
SNP
6
7%
Brexit Party
0
No votes
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: 92
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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Parksey » Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:21 am

Lex-Man wrote:
Cuttooth wrote:In case you were wondering where the BBC currently is in trying to improve its news coverage, they had Nigel Farage on Newsnight to talk about coronavirus. :simper:


That's do bad I'm actually intrigued what he said.


I mean, the virus has come from abroad innit so we can probably guess. It's taken the place of the good old British common cold.

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by Rex Kramer » Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:38 am

Cuttooth wrote:In case you were wondering where the BBC currently is in trying to improve its news coverage, they had Nigel Farage on Newsnight to talk about coronavirus. :simper:

I imagine his extensive knowledge of virology will be invaluable at a time like this.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Lagamorph » Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:16 am

Who better to talk about a disease than a personification of a disease?

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Moggy » Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:25 am

Lex-Man wrote:
Cuttooth wrote:In case you were wondering where the BBC currently is in trying to improve its news coverage, they had Nigel Farage on Newsnight to talk about coronavirus. :simper:


That's do bad I'm actually intrigued what he said.


"Italy has it worse than us and that proves that leaving the EU protects us from disease"

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Moggy » Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:35 am

Chris Grayling is going to be named chair of the intelligence committee. :lol:

Hopefully that means an actual chair, because otherwise that incompetent prick should be nowhere near anything intelligence related.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Squinty » Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:15 am

Nigel Farage talking about the virus is like inviting me onto national TV to speak about quantum mechanics. Get a strawberry floating expert, he knows strawberry float all about this.

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by Meep » Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:07 am

Squinty wrote:Nigel Farage talking about the virus is like inviting me onto national TV to speak about quantum mechanics. Get a strawberry floating expert, he knows strawberry float all about this.

Shut up, you metropolitan elite. We've had enough of bloody experts. Let our boy, salt-o-the-earth investment banker Farage tell it like it is.

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by Dual » Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:25 am

Squinty wrote:Nigel Farage talking about the virus is like inviting me onto national TV to speak about quantum mechanics. Get a strawberry floating expert, he knows strawberry float all about this.


HE TELLS IT LIKE IT IS!

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by Cheeky Devlin » Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:49 pm


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by Rocsteady » Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:27 pm

From the Guardian's high level overview it actually looks ok, I'm glad infrastructure spending is shooting up.

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by KK » Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:34 pm

Spend and borrow was the theme of this surprisingly monster budget. Almost the complete antithesis of what the Conservatives have been about under the previous regimes.

The actual real details are always revealed in the coming hours and days though.

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by Vermilion » Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:39 pm

Saw some of the budget speech, i'm pleased that the dreadful road at Stonehenge will finally be getting fixed, and am looking forward to seeing what other infrastructure projects are gonna be put forward.

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by Hexx » Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:15 pm

This was where we talked Megxit right?

I really don't get this prank?

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/202 ... a-thunberg

"Sometimes the right decision isn’t always the easy one."

"And this decision certainly wasn't the easy one but it was the right decision for our family, the right decision to be able to protect my son.

"And I think there's a hell of a lot of people around the world that can identify and respect us for putting our family first."

Harry reportedly joked that marrying into the royal family is "not all it's made up to be", but said he and Meghan would be starting a new life.

The audio continues with Harry confiding: “You forget, I was in the military for ten years so I'm more normal than my family would like to believe.“

“But certainly being in a different position now gives us the ability to say things and do things that we might not have been able to do.”

The prince also provided advice about dealing with the media.

He said: 'The best advice I can give on that is to be able to see through the fear.

'For most, all of my life, I've always been part of a family and part of a country that is scared of the tabloid media because they have so much power and influence and no morals (chuckles).

'From the moment that I found a wife that was strong enough to be able to stand up for what we believe in together, has basically scared them so much that they've now come out incredibly angry, they've come out fighting, and all they will try and do now is try and destroy our reputation and try and, you know, sink us.“

“Unfortunately the world is being led by some very sick people so the people like yourselves and younger generation are the ones that are going to make all the difference.

“The usual way things have been done over the last how many years has not had the effect that it needs to.

“I think people need to be woken up and the only way to wake people up from what effectively is a consciousness crisis is, I think, you need to be doing extreme things.

“And small steps or giving out prizes doesn't make any difference these days.

“I think what you need to do is make real big changes that actually shock people, and it's that shock factor that wakes people up.

“Because at the end of the day we are all the frog that has been put in cold water and brought to a boil without realising.”

“Whether you have an option to meet President Trump or an option to meet Boris Johnson, I think I would always.

“It's far more important to have an open dialogue and have conversation with these people than not.'

He urged the fake Greta to seek a meeting with Boris Johnson, claiming: 'I think he is a good man, so you are one of few people who can reach into his soul and get him to feel and believe in you.

“But you have to understand that because he has been around for so long like all of these other people, they are already set in their ways.

“They believe what they want to believe, they believe what they have been told.

“What you are now saying to them is not only inconvenient but is completely against everything they have ever believed.

'So that is what you're up against, up against changing habits, as you know.”


They just showed he seems to be a nice, kind bloke with his head screwed on

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by Preezy » Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:17 pm

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by Hexx » Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:19 pm

Preezy wrote:HAZZA PRANK SCANDAL - GINGER PRINCE SLAMS FREE PRESS!


I like you better when you post about Dark Souls

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by Preezy » Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:24 pm

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I like you better when you post about Dark Souls

If you cut me, do I not bleed? :cry:

If you're a good boy I may have an update in that thread later this evening.

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by KK » Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:16 pm

London Mayoral elections looking like a very easy victory for Khan:

YouGov wrote:Latest YouGov polling puts current Mayor Sadiq Khan well ahead of the competition

As the clock counts down to the 7th of May the various candidates running for London Mayor are stepping up their campaigns. However, polling of Londoners by YouGov shows Sadiq Khan having a 25-point lead over the competition.

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Voting Intention
The latest voting intention figures show Sadiq Khan could secure just under half (49%) of first round votes, with Conservative candidate Shaun Bailey picking up 24% of the vote. Independent candidate Rory Stewart is currently polling at 13% of the vote.

In the second round of voting, Sadiq Khan could pick up two thirds (67%) of the vote, with Shaun Bailey winning 33%.

The data shows that voting patterns for the mayoral candidates largely follows party lines, with 79% of Londoners who voted Labour in the 2019 general election backing Sadiq Khan, and 74% of 2019 Conservative voters backing Shaun Bailey.

Interestingly, 14% of Conservative voters say they back former-Tory now independent candidate Rory Stewart, however only 8% of 2019 Labour voters say they plan on backing Stewart over Khan.

Stewart is also splitting the Liberal Democrat vote, with 25% of 2019 Lib Dem voters planning on backing Stewart. Only 20% of 2019 Lib Dem voters say they are planning on backing the Lib Dem candidate Siobhan Benita, who is currently polling on 4%.

How do Londoners view independent candidates?
Despite Rory Stewart’s best efforts to distance himself from party politics to appeal to voters by running as an independent candidate, Londoners say they aren’t particularly more likely to trust independent politicians as opposed to other party politicians.

A quarter of Londoners (25%) say the trust politicians who do not represent any political parties. Interestingly, trust in independent politicians is highest among Londoners from AB social backgrounds (35%) and is lowest among those from DE backgrounds (18%).

However, politicians representing the Labour party are seen as most trustworthy by Londoners, with 34% saying they trust them, compared to 19% of Londoners who trust politicians representing the Conservative Party. Londoners aged between 18 and 24 are most trusting of Labour politicians (46%) compared to 21% of Londoners over 65.

Londoners are also split over whether having more independent candidates not tied to political parties would be of benefit. Just under three in ten (28%) say Parliament would more effective with more independent MPs, however 25% say it would make no difference.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Moggy » Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:25 pm

How bad is Mandu Reid if “some other candidate” is easily beating them? :lol:

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by Lagamorph » Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:11 pm

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Jenuall » Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:27 pm

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Well played.

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