Politics Thread 6

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Who will you vote for at the next General Election?

Conservative
15
10%
Labour
59
40%
Liberal Democrat
27
18%
Green
21
14%
SNP
16
11%
Brexit Party
2
1%
UKIP
2
1%
Plaid Cymru
3
2%
DUP
1
1%
Sinn Fein
2
1%
The Independent Group for Change
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 148
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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Vermilion » Fri May 13, 2022 7:52 pm

Benzin wrote:Can only feel truly sorry for those who rely on the (already problematic) benefits system to actually live.

Disgusting treatment of people who have been ostracised and left hung out to dry for countless years with threats of their livelihoods constantly from all angles.


I still remember how Katie Hopkins, Channel 4/5, Jeremy Kyle, and others made a solid living by publicly smearing claimants at every opportunity.

In an era when forms of hatred and discrimination such as racism and homophobia are rightly considered to be appalling, this still carried on largely unopposed, and a large proportion of the population even seemed to support it.

Remember Cameron's 2015 election cry? 6 billion in welfare cuts he promised, and the voting public said 'bring it on'.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Moggy » Fri May 13, 2022 8:13 pm

Qikz wrote:
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Moggy wrote:

twitter.com/jasongroves1/status/1525150080801685504


He's literally describing his own work day.


"But he said his personal experience of working from home had convinced him that it was not an effective way of operating in the long term."

lmfao


You can't strawberry float the receptionist if you work at home.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Moggy » Fri May 13, 2022 8:18 pm

twitter.com/bootstrapcook/status/1525152756901847040



After what happened to Hopkins, you'd think these fuckwits would know it's very expensive to libel Jack Monroe. :lol:

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Knoyleo » Fri May 13, 2022 8:20 pm

I still needed "pot to piss in" to fill my bingo card. :x

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Drumstick » Fri May 13, 2022 8:26 pm

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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 Return_of_the_STAR » Fri May 13, 2022 10:53 pm

My local council has just taken a leaf out of the governments and said to a group of residents who asked to be able to pay monthly for their garden waste collection instead of annually. What did they say? Our computer systems won't allow us to take monthly payments :fp:

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by Carlos » Sat May 14, 2022 12:40 am

Return_of_the_STAR wrote:My local council has just taken a leaf out of the governments and said to a group of residents who asked to be able to pay monthly for their garden waste collection instead of annually. What did they say? Our computer systems won't allow us to take monthly payments :fp:


Don't get me started. I used to have an account with Very and they used to take or want to take payments every 4 weeks whilst the average person gets paid monthly. This meant at least one month you ended up paying twice.

After many complaints of trying to get them to change I told them outright they were only getting monthly payments. In the end they put my account on hold and charged me monthly to clear it. :fp:

I honestly think a lot of people's financial issues would be better managed if we all got paid weekly rather than monthly. How many of us have that last week of the month where money is tight? Budgeting for lengthy periods is a pain in the ass.

I only say this because during the years I spent as a supply teacher I got paid weekly and when I had regular work In was never skint because I could always rely on a fresh influx of cash the following Friday.

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by Vermilion » Sat May 14, 2022 7:55 am

Return_of_the_STAR wrote:My local council has just taken a leaf out of the governments and said to a group of residents who asked to be able to pay monthly for their garden waste collection instead of annually. What did they say? Our computer systems won't allow us to take monthly payments :fp:


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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Photek » Sat May 14, 2022 11:59 am

Thought this was to be voted on?

twitter.com/lbc/status/1525381476921004032


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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Moggy » Sat May 14, 2022 12:24 pm

Photek wrote:Thought this was to be voted on?

twitter.com/lbc/status/1525381476921004032



Tory MPs voted to allow the government to do it.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/h ... 4.html?amp

Boris Johnson said that he was ready for a fight with "leftie lawyers" seeking to challenge plans to offshore the processing asylum applications to Rwanda.

He revealed that the first 50 "illegal entrants into this country" have already been served notice that they will be sent to the African nation within a fortnight.

He told The Daily Mail: "There's going to be a lot of legal opposition from the types of firms that for a long time have been taking taxpayers' money to mount these sorts of cases, and to thwart the will of the people, the will of Parliament. We're ready for that.

"We will dig in for the fight and you know, we will make it work. We've got a huge flowchart of things we have to do to deal with it, with the leftie lawyers."

Asked if he might respond with a review of the European Convention on Human Rights, Mr Johnson he said: "We'll look at everything. Nothing is off the table."



"Leftie" lawyers. Everything has to be part of the ridiculous culture war.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Carlos » Sat May 14, 2022 12:42 pm

At the very least if he has to throw insults it means they are getting to him.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Knoyleo » Sat May 14, 2022 12:49 pm

Carlos wrote:At the very least if he has to throw insults it means they are getting to him.

Not really, he's just trying reinforcing that any opposition to the government puts you on the left in their binary culture war, and the left is full of "loonies".

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Cuttooth » Sat May 14, 2022 1:43 pm

Moggy wrote:

twitter.com/bootstrapcook/status/1525152756901847040



After what happened to Hopkins, you'd think these fuckwits would know it's very expensive to libel Jack Monroe. :lol:

twitter.com/BootstrapCook/status/1525448909002260482


Hope they take the twats to the cleaners.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Tomous » Sat May 14, 2022 1:48 pm

Moggy wrote:
Photek wrote:Thought this was to be voted on?

twitter.com/lbc/status/1525381476921004032



Tory MPs voted to allow the government to do it.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/h ... 4.html?amp

Boris Johnson said that he was ready for a fight with "leftie lawyers" seeking to challenge plans to offshore the processing asylum applications to Rwanda.

He revealed that the first 50 "illegal entrants into this country" have already been served notice that they will be sent to the African nation within a fortnight.

He told The Daily Mail: "There's going to be a lot of legal opposition from the types of firms that for a long time have been taking taxpayers' money to mount these sorts of cases, and to thwart the will of the people, the will of Parliament. We're ready for that.

"We will dig in for the fight and you know, we will make it work. We've got a huge flowchart of things we have to do to deal with it, with the leftie lawyers."

Asked if he might respond with a review of the European Convention on Human Rights, Mr Johnson he said: "We'll look at everything. Nothing is off the table."



"Leftie" lawyers. Everything has to be part of the ridiculous culture war.



The strawberry float is he on about, the will of the people? :fp:

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Moggy » Sat May 14, 2022 1:54 pm

Tomous wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Photek wrote:Thought this was to be voted on?

twitter.com/lbc/status/1525381476921004032



Tory MPs voted to allow the government to do it.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/h ... 4.html?amp

Boris Johnson said that he was ready for a fight with "leftie lawyers" seeking to challenge plans to offshore the processing asylum applications to Rwanda.

He revealed that the first 50 "illegal entrants into this country" have already been served notice that they will be sent to the African nation within a fortnight.

He told The Daily Mail: "There's going to be a lot of legal opposition from the types of firms that for a long time have been taking taxpayers' money to mount these sorts of cases, and to thwart the will of the people, the will of Parliament. We're ready for that.

"We will dig in for the fight and you know, we will make it work. We've got a huge flowchart of things we have to do to deal with it, with the leftie lawyers."

Asked if he might respond with a review of the European Convention on Human Rights, Mr Johnson he said: "We'll look at everything. Nothing is off the table."



"Leftie" lawyers. Everything has to be part of the ridiculous culture war.



The strawberry float is he on about, the will of the people? :fp:


35% is a massive majority. ;)

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Tomous » Sat May 14, 2022 1:55 pm

Moggy wrote:
Tomous wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Photek wrote:Thought this was to be voted on?

twitter.com/lbc/status/1525381476921004032



Tory MPs voted to allow the government to do it.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/h ... 4.html?amp

Boris Johnson said that he was ready for a fight with "leftie lawyers" seeking to challenge plans to offshore the processing asylum applications to Rwanda.

He revealed that the first 50 "illegal entrants into this country" have already been served notice that they will be sent to the African nation within a fortnight.

He told The Daily Mail: "There's going to be a lot of legal opposition from the types of firms that for a long time have been taking taxpayers' money to mount these sorts of cases, and to thwart the will of the people, the will of Parliament. We're ready for that.

"We will dig in for the fight and you know, we will make it work. We've got a huge flowchart of things we have to do to deal with it, with the leftie lawyers."

Asked if he might respond with a review of the European Convention on Human Rights, Mr Johnson he said: "We'll look at everything. Nothing is off the table."



"Leftie" lawyers. Everything has to be part of the ridiculous culture war.



The strawberry float is he on about, the will of the people? :fp:


35% is a massive majority. ;)

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Funnily enough after my post I googled yougov and found that poll too.

Brexit did not give them a mandate to come up with whatever racist policy they wanted :fp:

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Moggy » Sat May 14, 2022 2:02 pm

Tomous wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Tomous wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Photek wrote:Thought this was to be voted on?

twitter.com/lbc/status/1525381476921004032



Tory MPs voted to allow the government to do it.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/h ... 4.html?amp

Boris Johnson said that he was ready for a fight with "leftie lawyers" seeking to challenge plans to offshore the processing asylum applications to Rwanda.

He revealed that the first 50 "illegal entrants into this country" have already been served notice that they will be sent to the African nation within a fortnight.

He told The Daily Mail: "There's going to be a lot of legal opposition from the types of firms that for a long time have been taking taxpayers' money to mount these sorts of cases, and to thwart the will of the people, the will of Parliament. We're ready for that.

"We will dig in for the fight and you know, we will make it work. We've got a huge flowchart of things we have to do to deal with it, with the leftie lawyers."

Asked if he might respond with a review of the European Convention on Human Rights, Mr Johnson he said: "We'll look at everything. Nothing is off the table."



"Leftie" lawyers. Everything has to be part of the ridiculous culture war.



The strawberry float is he on about, the will of the people? :fp:


35% is a massive majority. ;)

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Funnily enough after my post I googled yougov and found that poll too.

Brexit did not give them a mandate to come up with whatever racist policy they wanted :fp:


It's probably a pure coincidence that 35% is also roughly the percentage of the country that voted for Brexit.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Tineash » Sat May 14, 2022 2:24 pm

That's wrong anyway, it's not for processing they're just being sent there to rot.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Moggy » Sat May 14, 2022 5:41 pm

twitter.com/christopherhope/status/1525476112737964032



They think it's a good think that a modern day politician thinks it's 1892?

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Qikz » Sat May 14, 2022 6:31 pm

Moggy wrote:
Photek wrote:Thought this was to be voted on?

twitter.com/lbc/status/1525381476921004032



Tory MPs voted to allow the government to do it.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/h ... 4.html?amp

Boris Johnson said that he was ready for a fight with "leftie lawyers" seeking to challenge plans to offshore the processing asylum applications to Rwanda.

He revealed that the first 50 "illegal entrants into this country" have already been served notice that they will be sent to the African nation within a fortnight.

He told The Daily Mail: "There's going to be a lot of legal opposition from the types of firms that for a long time have been taking taxpayers' money to mount these sorts of cases, and to thwart the will of the people, the will of Parliament. We're ready for that.

"We will dig in for the fight and you know, we will make it work. We've got a huge flowchart of things we have to do to deal with it, with the leftie lawyers."

Asked if he might respond with a review of the European Convention on Human Rights, Mr Johnson he said: "We'll look at everything. Nothing is off the table."



"Leftie" lawyers. Everything has to be part of the ridiculous culture war.


Will of the people? You mean this thing that was never part of your campaign promises or anything? Who voted for this? :lol:

EDIT: My bad, didn't notice this was talked about literally just below.

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