Politics Thread 6

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Who will you vote for at the next General Election?

Conservative
10
9%
Labour
46
40%
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: 114
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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Balladeer » Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:38 pm


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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Diehard » Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:34 pm

Beep beep

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by Moggy » Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:35 pm

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That's an interesting and terrifying article.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Moggy » Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:26 am



"They've got cricket and railways, what more do the ungrateful bastards want!"

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by Meep » Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:37 pm

I watched with my mouth open this morning as Buckland stated he would resign if the law was broken, and I quote, "in a way I find unacceptable". Holy strawberry floating gooseberry fool. So apparently he is now arbiter of what laws apply and which don't. It's like we're living in a tinpot dictatorship.

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by Outrunner » Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:39 pm

Moggy wrote:

"They've got cricket and railways, what more do the ungrateful bastards want!"


No 1 language? Isn't that Mandarin? Followed by Spanish?

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by Oblomov Boblomov » Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:13 pm

Outrunner wrote:
Moggy wrote:

"They've got cricket and railways, what more do the ungrateful bastards want!"


No 1 language? Isn't that Mandarin? Followed by Spanish?

Yes but it doesn't count if it's poor people speaking it.

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by Lex-Man » Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:38 pm

Oblomov Boblomov wrote:
Outrunner wrote:
Moggy wrote:

"They've got cricket and railways, what more do the ungrateful bastards want!"


No 1 language? Isn't that Mandarin? Followed by Spanish?

Yes but it doesn't count if it's poor people speaking it.


It's actually quite difficult and changes on what you're counting. English might be first if you are counting total number of fluent speakers not the total number of people whose first language is English. Also if you count just spoken language and not written I think Hindi is the second after Mandarin with Spanish third.

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by Squinty » Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:31 pm

Meep wrote:I watched with my mouth open this morning as Buckland stated he would resign if the law was broken, and I quote, "in a way I find unacceptable". Holy strawberry floating gooseberry fool. So apparently he is now arbiter of what laws apply and which don't. It's like we're living in a tinpot dictatorship.


'I want to keep my job, so I will say any old shite'.

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by gaminglegend » Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:50 pm

Lex-Man wrote:
Oblomov Boblomov wrote:
Outrunner wrote:
Moggy wrote:

"They've got cricket and railways, what more do the ungrateful bastards want!"


No 1 language? Isn't that Mandarin? Followed by Spanish?

Yes but it doesn't count if it's poor people speaking it.


It's actually quite difficult and changes on what you're counting. English might be first if you are counting total number of fluent speakers not the total number of people whose first language is English. Also if you count just spoken language and not written I think Hindi is the second after Mandarin with Spanish third.


At school I was always told it was Spanish or it was the largest commonly spoken language in the world. But I think English is used heavily in business world wide?

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by Moggy » Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:55 pm

gaminglegend wrote:
Lex-Man wrote:
Oblomov Boblomov wrote:
Outrunner wrote:
Moggy wrote:

"They've got cricket and railways, what more do the ungrateful bastards want!"


No 1 language? Isn't that Mandarin? Followed by Spanish?

Yes but it doesn't count if it's poor people speaking it.


It's actually quite difficult and changes on what you're counting. English might be first if you are counting total number of fluent speakers not the total number of people whose first language is English. Also if you count just spoken language and not written I think Hindi is the second after Mandarin with Spanish third.


At school I was always told it was Spanish or it was the largest commonly spoken language in the world. But I think English is used heavily in business world wide?


Mandarin is the most spoken first language.

If you count second languages then English is the most spoken language.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Moggy » Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:14 pm



strawberry floating gammons didn't even bother watching it. :lol:

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Tomous » Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:48 pm

Why is #starmerout trending?

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Hexx » Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:57 pm

Corbyn fanatics still whinging I expect

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by Lex-Man » Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:59 pm

It seems to be mostly Starmer fans complaining that people are tweeting #starmerout while tweeting #starmerout although I probably missed the start.

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There seems to be a bunch of people agreeing with the tag mostly over Stamer being complicit in getting kids back to school but some calling him a Blairite champagne socialist.

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by Dowbocop » Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:12 pm

Tomous wrote:Why is #starmerout trending?

I don't think he'll be out any time soon, everyone knows he's supposed to be self-isolating.

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by Hexx » Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:16 pm

Lex-Man wrote:It seems to be mostly Starmer fans complaining that people are tweeting #starmerout while tweeting #starmerout although I probably missed the start.

EDIT:
There seems to be a bunch of people agreeing with the tag mostly over Stamer being complicit in getting kids back to school but some calling him a Blairite champagne socialist.


Yeah he’s basically doing everything utterly wrong and it’s absolutely not the right thing like what St. Jeremy would be doing. It’s as tiresome as it is predictable

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Cuttooth » Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:34 pm

It's perfectly valid to criticise any political leader's actions and policies at any point. To suggest otherwise is to lionise them and view the leadership position they hold as being the single most important aspect of a political party and potential future government, which is a criticism doggedly held against Momentum and the like.

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by Moggy » Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:58 pm

Cuttooth wrote:It's perfectly valid to criticise any political leader's actions and policies at any point. To suggest otherwise is to lionise them and view the leadership position they hold as being the single most important aspect of a political party and potential future government, which is a criticism doggedly held against Momentum and the like.


True.

It's also one of the many reasons we're stuck with Tory rule. The left just can't stop eating itself.

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by Lex-Man » Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:10 pm

There's criticism and then there's calling for the opposition leader to stand down.

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