Politics Thread 6

Fed up talking videogames? Why?

Who will you vote for at the next General Election?

Conservative
11
9%
Labour
50
39%
Liberal Democrat
27
21%
Green
20
16%
SNP
12
9%
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: 128
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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Squinty » Tue May 04, 2021 8:05 am

Trelliz wrote:I was wondering when and what the grift was going to be on this, and there it is :lol:


Same. I'm curious to know how many will sub

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Trelliz » Tue May 04, 2021 8:26 am

Squinty wrote:
Trelliz wrote:I was wondering when and what the grift was going to be on this, and there it is :lol:


Same. I'm curious to know how many will sub


i has been told that the most sought-after recruits have been lured with a financial package including shares in the start-up, giving them a direct stake in the success of the business


This is some classic MLM bullshit, getting people personally and financially invested in others subscribing as a sunk cost fallacy mechanism, perfectly targeted at the demographics who fall for this kind of thing who are also their main viewerbase I suppose.

It's also a perfect cognitive safety net for if (when) it all collapses so those ripped off feel like they were doing their part to own the libs etc.

jawa2 wrote:Tl;dr Trelliz isn't a miserable git; he's right.
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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Oblomov Boblomov » Tue May 04, 2021 9:39 am

Moggy wrote:

twitter.com/guardian/status/1389368962127994884



It's crazy that we are only just changing that. :lol: :fp:

Typical woke generation :roll:.

Take me back to the good old days of 1837 when we had real pandemics like cholera and none of this millennial rubbish.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by KK » Tue May 04, 2021 9:49 am

twitter.com/britainelects/status/1389479967344431106


Been Labour since the 60s.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Dual » Tue May 04, 2021 10:06 am

:lol:

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Grumpy David » Tue May 04, 2021 10:21 am

I'd seen some polling (nationwide not Hartlepool) from companies I was unfamiliar with compared to YouGov showing a much smaller gap between Labour and the Tories but that's not seeming to apply to Hartlepool.

There's also another potential by-election in a tougher red wall seat to win for the Tories if the current Labour MP wins a Mayoral position (can't remember the constituency name!).

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Corazon de Leon » Tue May 04, 2021 10:23 am

Oblomov Boblomov wrote:
Moggy wrote:

twitter.com/guardian/status/1389368962127994884



It's crazy that we are only just changing that. :lol: :fp:

Typical woke generation :roll:.

Take me back to the good old days of 1837 when we had real pandemics like cholera and none of this millennial rubbish.


We’ve had that for well over a century - I’ve been able to use marriage records to trace the maternal line of my mums family back to Ireland in the 1790s.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Jenuall » Tue May 04, 2021 10:24 am

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Moggy » Tue May 04, 2021 1:46 pm

twitter.com/guardian/status/1389554107996905474



It's astonishing that is isn't a bigger story. A policeman is accused of murdering a famous footballer and the coverage is virtually non existent.

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by Return_of_the_STAR » Tue May 04, 2021 1:58 pm

Moggy wrote:

twitter.com/guardian/status/1389554107996905474



It's astonishing that is isn't a bigger story. A policeman is accused of murdering a famous footballer and the coverage is virtually non existent.


At the time it was massive, why it's not getting much coverage during the trial I don't know.

I can't see any reason to have been tasering for 33 seconds. I've seen no mention of him exhibiting signs of ABD or excited delirium. A shot of the taser sends a 5 second shot, you then have to manually apply any further charge. So it was clearly the officers decision to apply for so long.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Squinty » Tue May 04, 2021 3:25 pm

Moggy wrote:

twitter.com/guardian/status/1389554107996905474



It's astonishing that is isn't a bigger story. A policeman is accused of murdering a famous footballer and the coverage is virtually non existent.


I'm not really surprised by this. He's a black man, and our biggest press outlets are slanted towards anti BLM messaging.

Edit - It's on BBC news (as it should be).

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Ironhide » Tue May 04, 2021 4:14 pm

Squinty wrote:
Moggy wrote:

twitter.com/guardian/status/1389554107996905474



It's astonishing that is isn't a bigger story. A policeman is accused of murdering a famous footballer and the coverage is virtually non existent.


I'm not really surprised by this. He's a black man, and our biggest press outlets are slanted towards anti BLM messaging.

Edit - It's on BBC news (as it should be).


It was on the ITV news too.

Utterly disgusting that he was tasered for so long, I really don't agree with their use tbh.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Ironhide » Tue May 04, 2021 4:28 pm

OrangeRKN wrote:I think classism is more internalised than that. The English as a people like to be ruled over - it's evidenced in an open love of the monarchy as well as a tendency to vote for a ruling elite. That the ruling elite exists and is accepted is what keeps itself in power, with self-perpetuating logic of people voting for continued rule of the elite because that is how it has always been. Classism being internalised extends that from "the way it has always been" to "the way it is supposed to be be". It's an aversion to change, but more than that it's a firmly-held but contradictory belief that change is both impossible and dangerous (if it were really impossible, then voting for it could not be dangerous).

This is why the usual arguments made by a working class Conservative voter include both "it would be worse under Labour" and "all politicians are the same". Criticism against the concept of a ruling elite is replied to with an assertion that removing it is impossible, yet suggestion of an alternative is met with an assertion that the alternative would be worse. I think that logical contradiction is at the heart of classism in England.

There is also class stratification which is very comparable to US Trump voters - the idea that voting for your own suffering is ok, as long as someone else is suffering more. It's a need for superiority over any desire for a fair or progressive society. That's also a fundamental part of English identity, especially in the vestiges of Empire and colonialism. Sure there might be a ruling elite above oneself, but you're still English so you're still better than the rest of the world!

Combine the two and that's why a working class who do not benefit from a Conservative government will still vote for it.


In other words, people are strawberry floating idiots.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Moggy » Wed May 05, 2021 6:44 am

twitter.com/DawnHFoster/status/1389721886393835528



twitter.com/LozzaFox/status/1389605913770725378



:lol:

C'mon Binface, smash this banana split into last place.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Squinty » Wed May 05, 2021 7:16 am

Landslide victory what

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Dowbocop » Wed May 05, 2021 7:21 am

Bloody snowflake nurses wanting applause just for doing a bit of work. They should get a proper job, like acting...

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Rex Kramer » Wed May 05, 2021 7:28 am

I'd love to see the receipts for that twat paying any income tax over the last 10 years.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Squinty » Wed May 05, 2021 7:32 am

Pay attention when he says Landslide victory. His body language gets...evasive. He knows he's talking shite.

Also the bed and enemies part. Hope not fear eh?

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Rex Kramer » Wed May 05, 2021 7:47 am

Is he some kind of elaborate tax avoidance scheme for his donors? I mean, why else would they funnel money into a campaign that was a disaster already but has now been completely torpedoed by his own stupidity?

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Moggy » Wed May 05, 2021 7:55 am

Rex Kramer wrote:Is he some kind of elaborate tax avoidance scheme for his donors? I mean, why else would they funnel money into a campaign that was a disaster already but has now been completely torpedoed by his own stupidity?


I'm convinced it's an elaborate performance art piece.

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