Politics Thread 6

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Who will you vote for at the next General Election?

Conservative
11
9%
Labour
48
39%
Liberal Democrat
26
21%
Green
20
16%
SNP
10
8%
Brexit Party
2
2%
UKIP
2
2%
Plaid Cymru
2
2%
DUP
0
No votes
Sinn Fein
2
2%
The Independent Group for Change
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 123
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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Tineash » Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:30 pm

Keir Starmer is somewhat bad

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Karl_ » Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:43 pm

Moggy wrote:

twitter.com/KatyMontgomerie/status/1363986578251603969



strawberry float me :fp:

They'll wheel out the likes of Farage for "balance" on climate change, but strawberry float talking to a trans person on trans issues.

How trans people are treated in this country, especially in terms of news and media coverage, is absolutely appalling and so upsetting.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by KK » Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:51 pm

Godzilla wrote:

twitter.com/agnesfrim/status/1364192729777987584


I saw that and all I could think was Farming with Alan Partridge.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Hexx » Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:54 pm

Can anyone explain the Liverpool Mayor ongoing Lab cock up/disaster/purge/etc?

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by Lex-Man » Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:04 pm

The last Mayor was thrown out due to corruption the general view is the new people were either involved somehow. They haven't given any real reason though.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Tineash » Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:12 pm

The left wing candidate was going to win, and top-down interference in candidate selection is only Stalinism at certain times...

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by captain red dog » Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:36 pm

What on earth is going on in Scotland? The Scots Gov have published a statement from Salmond, from what I understand, only to then withdraw the document and redact it. But it's already in the public domain and has been for weeks from what I have read. So what is the point in withdrawing it and redacting it now?

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Grumpy David » Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:37 am

captain red dog wrote:What on earth is going on in Scotland? The Scots Gov have published a statement from Salmond, from what I understand, only to then withdraw the document and redact it. But it's already in the public domain and has been for weeks from what I have read. So what is the point in withdrawing it and redacting it now?


It's having a Streisand Effect too. The story had been bubbling along for weeks now but was the main story on Newsnight last night due to the Scottish Crown Office redacting the evidence even though the Courts had clarified it was fine to be published with no redactions.

It's still a tricky story to explain clearly and concisely and with the redaction it makes it difficult for Salmond to produce a Smoking Gun level of evidence too. But just by suppressing evidence it plays into Salmond's argument that there was something very dodgy going on.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Godzilla » Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:45 pm

twitter.com/Luiseach/status/1364548074337669123


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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Cyburn2 » Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:38 pm

Brian Rose from London Real, is running for London Mayor in May and is milking that fact he got fined £200 for breaking Covid rules. Coffeezilla says it best.


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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Rex Kramer » Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:24 am

I really hope the current hatchet job in the right wing UK media backfires spectacularly in the Scottish elections in May.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by mcjihge2 » Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:53 pm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-56007077

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has defended plans for teachers to grade GCSE and A-level pupils in England this summer as a "good compromise".


I think its a terrible idea.

I havent forgiven my chemistry A-level teacher predicting me a B, or my Maths GCSE teacher predicting me a B. strawberry floating insulting couple of banana splits, if i met either of them today i would rub their faces in gooseberry fool.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Jenuall » Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:57 pm

Spoiler: mcjihge2 got two D's

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by mcjihge2 » Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:32 am

Spoiler: It looks like Jenuall got U's

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Rocsteady » Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:09 am

mcjihge2 wrote:https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-56007077

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has defended plans for teachers to grade GCSE and A-level pupils in England this summer as a "good compromise".


I think its a terrible idea.

I havent forgiven my chemistry A-level teacher predicting me a B, or my Maths GCSE teacher predicting me a B. strawberry floating insulting couple of banana splits, if i met either of them today i would rub their faces in gooseberry fool.

For predicting you a B? :lol:

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by Rex Kramer » Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:11 am

Rocsteady wrote:
mcjihge2 wrote:https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-56007077

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has defended plans for teachers to grade GCSE and A-level pupils in England this summer as a "good compromise".


I think its a terrible idea.

I havent forgiven my chemistry A-level teacher predicting me a B, or my Maths GCSE teacher predicting me a B. strawberry floating insulting couple of banana splits, if i met either of them today i would rub their faces in gooseberry fool.

For predicting you a B? :lol:

Gotta respect the chemistry.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Moggy » Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:20 am

Rex Kramer wrote:
Rocsteady wrote:
mcjihge2 wrote:https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-56007077

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has defended plans for teachers to grade GCSE and A-level pupils in England this summer as a "good compromise".


I think its a terrible idea.

I havent forgiven my chemistry A-level teacher predicting me a B, or my Maths GCSE teacher predicting me a B. strawberry floating insulting couple of banana splits, if i met either of them today i would rub their faces in gooseberry fool.

For predicting you a B? :lol:

Gotta respect the chemistry.


Lucky you getting Boron.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Dowbocop » Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:29 am

When we were doing Chemistry A-Level we had to queue up outside the department one day to get some results for a modular test we'd done a few weeks before. One girl was looking really hyped for her results and as the teacher walked past he turned to her and said ”Don't get your hopes up..."

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Drumstick » Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:25 am

So apparently it's cool now to leave someone stateless.

One man should not have this much power in this game. Luckily I'm not an ordinary man.
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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Cuttooth » Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:29 am

Drumstick wrote:So apparently it's cool now to leave someone stateless.

The UK considers immigrants and their descendants second class citizens, and it's genuinely pointless to try to argue otherwise.


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