Politics Thread 6

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Who will you vote for at the next General Election?

Conservative
10
9%
Labour
44
39%
Liberal Democrat
26
23%
Green
19
17%
SNP
8
7%
Brexit Party
1
1%
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: 112
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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Drumstick » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:49 am

Knoyleo wrote:
Drumstick wrote:Another great reason not to go anywhere near London.

You aren't going to get stabbed on a day trip to visit the museums, so I really wouldn't worry about it.

Tomous wrote:Pub stabbing near British Museum leaves man fighting for life

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3385069/b ... old-crown/

These posts being consecutive has really tickled me. :lol:

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Knoyleo » Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:06 am

Drumstick wrote:
Knoyleo wrote:
Drumstick wrote:Another great reason not to go anywhere near London.

You aren't going to get stabbed on a day trip to visit the museums, so I really wouldn't worry about it.

Tomous wrote:Pub stabbing near British Museum leaves man fighting for life

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3385069/b ... old-crown/

These posts being consecutive has really tickled me. :lol:

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Knoyleo » Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:10 am

Seriously though, knife crime in London disproportionately affects those living in the cities poorest areas. Tourists/visitors are perfectly safe.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Balladeer » Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:21 am

Linking to the Sun :dread:

Seconding Knoyleo by the way, as a middle-class bloke living in London the only time I’ve ever felt threatened when was walking through the less well-off bits of Camden before it got properly gentrified.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by captain red dog » Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:53 am

So glad we have Boris as PM, all these jobless people can get on their bikes and find a job at a local building site. :fp:

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Return_of_the_STAR » Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:56 am

Knoyleo wrote:Seriously though, knife crime in London disproportionately affects those living in the cities poorest areas. Tourists/visitors are perfectly safe.


Indeed it is. However those areas are increasingly becoming no go zones for ‘outsiders’.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Moggy » Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:33 pm

Return_of_the_STAR wrote:
Knoyleo wrote:Seriously though, knife crime in London disproportionately affects those living in the cities poorest areas. Tourists/visitors are perfectly safe.


Indeed it is. However those areas are increasingly becoming no go zones for ‘outsiders’.


You sound about 2 posts away from turning to a Fox News style "London's Islamic no go zones!"

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by OrangeRKN » Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:11 pm

Avoiding London because of knife crime is ridiculous

There are plenty of better reasons to avoid London!

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Karl_ » Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:13 pm

OrangeRKN wrote:Avoiding London because of knife crime is ridiculous

There are plenty of better reasons to avoid London!


Some parts of London are now effectively a "no-go zone" for people disgusted by cereal and toast themed restaurants

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Moggy » Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:15 pm



This government is so bad that they make Theresa May look good. :slol:

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Lex-Man » Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:28 pm

Moggy wrote:
Return_of_the_STAR wrote:
Knoyleo wrote:Seriously though, knife crime in London disproportionately affects those living in the cities poorest areas. Tourists/visitors are perfectly safe.


Indeed it is. However those areas are increasingly becoming no go zones for ‘outsiders’.


You sound about 2 posts away from turning to a Fox News style "London's Islamic no go zones!"


Having lived in high knife crime areas, they're not really no go areas for outsiders. The people getting stabbed are mostly kids who live in the area because of gang violence. When I lived in Brixton I use to hear a load of stuff about a running gang war between school kids from Brixton and South Wimbledon.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Return_of_the_STAR » Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:44 pm

As if by magic another person has died as a result of a stabbing in my town this morning.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by captain red dog » Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:44 pm

Moggy wrote:

This government is so bad that they make Theresa May look good. :slol:

It's incredible that Boris actually makes her leadership look strong and stable! :lol:

Edit: It's like the Trump effect, making Bush seem like an intellectual and oratory genius.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Return_of_the_STAR » Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:45 pm

Moggy wrote:
Return_of_the_STAR wrote:
Knoyleo wrote:Seriously though, knife crime in London disproportionately affects those living in the cities poorest areas. Tourists/visitors are perfectly safe.


Indeed it is. However those areas are increasingly becoming no go zones for ‘outsiders’.


You sound about 2 posts away from turning to a Fox News style "London's Islamic no go zones!"


At what point have I made reference to race or religion in relation to knife crime? Don't be a Hexx.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Moggy » Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:46 pm

Lex-Man wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Return_of_the_STAR wrote:
Knoyleo wrote:Seriously though, knife crime in London disproportionately affects those living in the cities poorest areas. Tourists/visitors are perfectly safe.


Indeed it is. However those areas are increasingly becoming no go zones for ‘outsiders’.


You sound about 2 posts away from turning to a Fox News style "London's Islamic no go zones!"


Having lived in high knife crime areas, they're not really no go areas for outsiders. The people getting stabbed are mostly kids who live in the area because of gang violence. When I lived in Brixton I use to hear a load of stuff about a running gang war between school kids from Brixton and South Wimbledon.


I live a stones throw away from a road once described as "one of the most dangerous in Britain"

https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bris ... er-2765503

It's improved over the years, but it was never as scary as the headlines would have people believe. Most crime is shoplifting or gangs, ordinary people have little to fear. Muggings and assaults happen of course, but it can happen anywhere. And there are millions of other horrible events that happen to people every day.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Return_of_the_STAR » Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:46 pm

captain red dog wrote:
Moggy wrote:

This government is so bad that they make Theresa May look good. :slol:

It's incredible that Boris actually makes her leadership look strong and stable! :lol:

Edit: It's like the Trump effect, making Bush seem like an intellectual and oratory genius.


May hasn't been afraid to stick it to the current government. I wish more ex PM's would stick around as MPs.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Moggy » Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:48 pm

Return_of_the_STAR wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Return_of_the_STAR wrote:
Knoyleo wrote:Seriously though, knife crime in London disproportionately affects those living in the cities poorest areas. Tourists/visitors are perfectly safe.


Indeed it is. However those areas are increasingly becoming no go zones for ‘outsiders’.


You sound about 2 posts away from turning to a Fox News style "London's Islamic no go zones!"


At what point have I made reference to race or religion in relation to knife crime? Don't be a Hexx.


You seem to miss the point quite often. I wasn't saying you were being racist or Islamophobic, I was commenting on your "no go zones!" hyperbole.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Return_of_the_STAR » Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:58 pm

Moggy wrote:
Return_of_the_STAR wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Return_of_the_STAR wrote:
Knoyleo wrote:Seriously though, knife crime in London disproportionately affects those living in the cities poorest areas. Tourists/visitors are perfectly safe.


Indeed it is. However those areas are increasingly becoming no go zones for ‘outsiders’.


You sound about 2 posts away from turning to a Fox News style "London's Islamic no go zones!"


At what point have I made reference to race or religion in relation to knife crime? Don't be a Hexx.


You seem to miss the point quite often. I wasn't saying you were being racist or Islamophobic, I was commenting on your "no go zones!" hyperbole.


Is it hyperbole? I don't think so. There are areas in my town that I 100% would not walk down or visit on my own.

I actually think as it was my point, it's you that is missing it.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Lex-Man » Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:59 pm

Moggy wrote:
Lex-Man wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Return_of_the_STAR wrote:
Knoyleo wrote:Seriously though, knife crime in London disproportionately affects those living in the cities poorest areas. Tourists/visitors are perfectly safe.


Indeed it is. However those areas are increasingly becoming no go zones for ‘outsiders’.


You sound about 2 posts away from turning to a Fox News style "London's Islamic no go zones!"


Having lived in high knife crime areas, they're not really no go areas for outsiders. The people getting stabbed are mostly kids who live in the area because of gang violence. When I lived in Brixton I use to hear a load of stuff about a running gang war between school kids from Brixton and South Wimbledon.


I live a stones throw away from a road once described as "one of the most dangerous in Britain"

https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bris ... er-2765503

It's improved over the years, but it was never as scary as the headlines would have people believe. Most crime is shoplifting or gangs, ordinary people have little to fear. Muggings and assaults happen of course, but it can happen anywhere. And there are millions of other horrible events that happen to people every day.


I lived on Atlantic Road in Brixton, which was the heart of the Brixton riots. It's proper gentrified there now, it use to be full of drug dealers when I lived there but I never felt threatened by anyone living there.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Return_of_the_STAR » Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:03 pm

Lex-Man wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Lex-Man wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Return_of_the_STAR wrote:
Knoyleo wrote:Seriously though, knife crime in London disproportionately affects those living in the cities poorest areas. Tourists/visitors are perfectly safe.


Indeed it is. However those areas are increasingly becoming no go zones for ‘outsiders’.


You sound about 2 posts away from turning to a Fox News style "London's Islamic no go zones!"


Having lived in high knife crime areas, they're not really no go areas for outsiders. The people getting stabbed are mostly kids who live in the area because of gang violence. When I lived in Brixton I use to hear a load of stuff about a running gang war between school kids from Brixton and South Wimbledon.


I live a stones throw away from a road once described as "one of the most dangerous in Britain"

https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bris ... er-2765503

It's improved over the years, but it was never as scary as the headlines would have people believe. Most crime is shoplifting or gangs, ordinary people have little to fear. Muggings and assaults happen of course, but it can happen anywhere. And there are millions of other horrible events that happen to people every day.


I live on Atlantic Road in Brixton, which was the heart of the Brixton riots. It's proper gentrified there now, it use to be full of drug dealers when I lived there but I never felt threatened by anyone living there.


High foot fall, shopping and eatery areas aren't the problem anymore. It's moved to other areas.


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