Politics Thread 8: Starmergeddon

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PostRe: Politics Thread 8: Starmergeddon
by poshrule_uk » Tue Jul 09, 2024 4:22 pm

So this is what competences looks like.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 8: Starmergeddon
by Garth » Tue Jul 09, 2024 4:38 pm

twitter.com/Keir_Starmer/status/1810690753007382638


twitter.com/mhclg/status/1810595688394129837


twitter.com/carolvorders/status/1810682457596829902


twitter.com/KayBurley/status/1810604984007852295


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PostRe: Politics Thread 8: Starmergeddon
by rinks » Tue Jul 09, 2024 4:41 pm

I love how happy Tracy Brabin is there. The contrast with Burley is sweet.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 8: Starmergeddon
by aayl1 » Tue Jul 09, 2024 4:42 pm

TALK'S CHEEP THO INNIT

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PostRe: Politics Thread 8: Starmergeddon
by aayl1 » Tue Jul 09, 2024 4:42 pm

Well yes Kay but the previous govt didn't even give us the talk so let us have this for 2 seconds plz

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PostRe: Politics Thread 8: Starmergeddon
by Moggy » Tue Jul 09, 2024 4:46 pm

rinks wrote:I don't think I can bear much more of this chaos.


Let's check on how the Telegraph are handling this.

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:lol:

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PostRe: Politics Thread 8: Starmergeddon
by rinks » Tue Jul 09, 2024 4:48 pm

Tories must win back Reform UK voters - Braverman
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cw4y7ewedg1o

This attitude poisons politics. How about MPs/parties state what they believe in and how they think the country should be run. Then, if people like those things, they will vote for them. Oh, no. It has to be all about "How do we have to change what we think in order to get people to vote for us?" So the ONLY thing that matters is getting into power.

I know I'm being idealistic, but their attitude sickens me. I've said it before, but I'd like to see a complete end to political parties. Each MP should have to establish their own identity and be voted on by that alone.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 8: Starmergeddon
by Garth » Tue Jul 09, 2024 4:49 pm

twitter.com/breeallegretti/status/1810691833468436641


Lisa Nandy has used her first address as culture secretary to staff at DCMS to promise “the era of culture wars is over”.

She said: “For too long, for too many people, the story we tell ourselves about ourselves as a nation has not reflected them, their communities or their lives.

This is how polarisation, division and isolation thrives.

In recent years we’ve found multiple ways to divide ourselves from one another.

And lost that sense of a self-confident, outward looking country which values its own people in every part of the UK.

Changing that is the mission of this department.

The era of culture wars is over.”

Nandy referenced investment in grassroots sports, and wanting to help working class kids succeed in drama, dance or journalism, adding that for too many “geography is destiny”.

She added: “It is my intention that we become the department at the beating heart of a government that puts its people first, always.”

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PostRe: Politics Thread 8: Starmergeddon
by rinks » Tue Jul 09, 2024 4:52 pm

Moggy wrote:
rinks wrote:I don't think I can bear much more of this chaos.


Let's check on how the Telegraph are handling this.

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:lol:

I'd love to spend an afternoon in their offices.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 8: Starmergeddon
by Rex Kramer » Tue Jul 09, 2024 5:04 pm

Garth wrote:

twitter.com/breeallegretti/status/1810691833468436641


Lisa Nandy has used her first address as culture secretary to staff at DCMS to promise “the era of culture wars is over”.

She said: “For too long, for too many people, the story we tell ourselves about ourselves as a nation has not reflected them, their communities or their lives.

This is how polarisation, division and isolation thrives.

In recent years we’ve found multiple ways to divide ourselves from one another.

And lost that sense of a self-confident, outward looking country which values its own people in every part of the UK.

Changing that is the mission of this department.

The era of culture wars is over.”

Nandy referenced investment in grassroots sports, and wanting to help working class kids succeed in drama, dance or journalism, adding that for too many “geography is destiny”.

She added: “It is my intention that we become the department at the beating heart of a government that puts its people first, always.”

It may just be talk but this is proper inspiring stuff.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 8: Starmergeddon
by Garth » Tue Jul 09, 2024 6:05 pm

twitter.com/PippaCrerar/status/1810713306337808579


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PostRe: Politics Thread 8: Starmergeddon
by Garth » Tue Jul 09, 2024 6:08 pm

Tory chaos continues:

twitter.com/JoshGafson1/status/1810720993163522186


twitter.com/christiancalgie/status/1810718111030497356


twitter.com/christiancalgie/status/1810718436579766619


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PostRe: Politics Thread 8: Starmergeddon
by Garth » Tue Jul 09, 2024 6:27 pm

twitter.com/Ed_Miliband/status/1810723102852272345


- Climate and energy expert and former chief executive of the Climate Change Committee, Chris Stark, appointed to lead control centre tasked with delivering clean power mission by 2030
- Under Chris Stark’s leadership, a top team of energy experts will break down barriers and accelerate progress on energy projects
- Energy Secretary Ed Miliband also asks the Electricity System Operator – soon to be the National Energy System Operator – to provide independent advice on the pathway to 2030
- Chris Stark will lead a new control centre to turbocharge the government’s mission to provide Britain with cheaper and clean power by 2030, Energy Secretary Ed Miliband announced today (Tuesday 9 July).

This new Mission Control will be the first of its kind in government, with a relentless focus on accelerating the transition away from volatile fossil fuel markets to clean, homegrown power, to boost Britain’s energy independence and cut bills for the British people.

Mission Control will be a one-stop shop, bringing together a top team of industry experts and officials to troubleshoot, negotiate and clear the way for energy projects.

It will work with key energy companies and organisations including the regulator Ofgem, the National Grid and the Electricity System Operator to remove obstacles and identify and resolve issues as they arise. This will speed up the connection of new power infrastructure to the grid, and cleaner, cheaper power to people’s homes and businesses.

As former chief executive of the Climate Change Committee, and former Director of Energy and Climate Change in the Scottish Government, Chris Stark will bring extensive expertise working with the energy sector to remove barriers and achieve the clean power mission on the country’s path to net zero.

Energy Security and Net Zero Secretary Ed Miliband said:
Years of underinvestment has left our country suffering energy insecurity, with working people paying the price through their energy bills and a cost-of-living crisis.

That cannot happen again. This new Mission Control centre, benefitting from the expertise and experience of Chris Stark’s leadership – and bringing together the brightest and best in the national interest – will have a laser-like focus on delivering our mission of clean power by 2030.

Making Britain a clean energy superpower will not only keep bills down, it will also create hundreds of thousands of good jobs, while protecting national security by keeping dictators out of our energy markets. And, of course, it will allow us to play a leading role in tackling the climate crisis.

Chris Stark, head of the new Mission Control for clean power 2030, said:
Tackling the climate crisis and accelerating the transition to clean power is the country’s biggest challenge, and its greatest opportunity.

By taking action now, we can put the UK at the forefront of the global race to net zero – driving down our carbon emissions but also cutting bills for households.

It is a privilege to head up this work alongside the country’s top energy experts who will make this mission a reality.

To achieve clean power by 2030 – and with it, boost energy independence and lower bills – the Energy Secretary has also asked the Electricity System Operator to provide advice on the pathway towards the 2030 ambition, with expert analysis of the location and type of new investment and infrastructure needed to deliver it.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/chri ... er-by-2030

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PostRe: Politics Thread 8: Starmergeddon
by Tomous » Tue Jul 09, 2024 6:35 pm

Garth wrote:Tory chaos continues:

twitter.com/JoshGafson1/status/1810720993163522186


twitter.com/christiancalgie/status/1810718111030497356


twitter.com/christiancalgie/status/1810718436579766619




Is 61 not a majority though? 121 seats.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 8: Starmergeddon
by DML » Tue Jul 09, 2024 6:49 pm

How is Mark François still an MP? :lol:

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PostRe: Politics Thread 8: Starmergeddon
by Moggy » Tue Jul 09, 2024 6:53 pm

DML wrote:How is Mark François still an MP? :lol:



Everyone loves a tough cop.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 8: Starmergeddon
by Cuttooth » Tue Jul 09, 2024 7:28 pm

twitter.com/Luiseach/status/1810718130957631545



:lol:

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PostRe: Politics Thread 8: Starmergeddon
by Qikz » Tue Jul 09, 2024 7:33 pm

Tomous wrote:
Garth wrote:Tory chaos continues:

twitter.com/JoshGafson1/status/1810720993163522186


twitter.com/christiancalgie/status/1810718111030497356


twitter.com/christiancalgie/status/1810718436579766619




Is 61 not a majority though? 121 seats.


Um, am I being stupid here but if everyone voted there'd only be 60 votes remaining so wouldn't that equal a majority?

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PostRe: Politics Thread 8: Starmergeddon
by Tomous » Tue Jul 09, 2024 7:35 pm

Qikz wrote:
Tomous wrote:
Garth wrote:Tory chaos continues:

twitter.com/JoshGafson1/status/1810720993163522186


twitter.com/christiancalgie/status/1810718111030497356


twitter.com/christiancalgie/status/1810718436579766619




Is 61 not a majority though? 121 seats.


Um, am I being stupid here but if everyone voted there'd only be 60 votes remaining so wouldn't that equal a majority?


Yeah, what I'm saying is they're moaning about missing the deadline but haven't they just stopped the count at 61 votes because the other person can't win at that point.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 8: Starmergeddon
by Rex Kramer » Tue Jul 09, 2024 7:38 pm

To be fair to François, 61 is 51 higher than he can count with his shoes on.


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