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Re: UK election 2019
« Reply #300 on: November 30, 2019, 12:06:00 PM »
On the anniversary of Swift's birth, an appropriately Juvenalian piece from Marina Hyde



https://amp.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/nov/29/climate-boris-johnson-shame-prime-minister-reputation?__twitter_impression=true

I love it.

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Boris Johnson’s big contribution to reducing plastic consumption is not wearing condoms.

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... this election marks a change of behaviour for the prime minister, who has finally started withdrawing. Unfortunately, he’s pulling out of climate debates and BBC interviews, as opposed to single mothers.

We should also consider the promises Mr Johnson made about Mrs Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe (already a victim of his dislocated brain-mouth connection). How many calories has he burned in his efforts to keep these promises?
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Re: UK election 2019
« Reply #301 on: November 30, 2019, 01:27:45 PM »
Just by way of some light relief in these politically grim times, I was watching something on TV the other night when they were interviewing people in traditionally Labour strongholds who were now intending to vote Tory/Brexit. One such was asked what is Dad would have though of his son voting Tory, and he came out with the immortal: "If he were alive today, he'd be turning in his grave". Priceless!
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Re: UK election 2019
« Reply #302 on: November 30, 2019, 02:09:57 PM »
OMG , I saw that too , spat my tea out laughing .
Haha you couldn't make it up 😂😂😂

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Re: UK election 2019
« Reply #303 on: November 30, 2019, 02:10:20 PM »
Just by way of some light relief in these politically grim times, I was watching something on TV the other night when they were interviewing people in traditionally Labour strongholds who were now intending to vote Tory/Brexit. One such was asked what is Dad would have though of his son voting Tory, and he came out with the immortal: "If he were alive today, he'd be turning in his grave". Priceless!

Nice one. ;D
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Re: UK election 2019
« Reply #305 on: November 30, 2019, 06:12:05 PM »
Westminster voting intention: CON: 39% (-2) LAB: 33% (+5) LDEM: 13% (-5) GRN: 5% (-) BREX: 4% (+1) via

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, 27 - 29 Nov Chgs. w/ 21 Nov

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Re: UK election 2019
« Reply #306 on: November 30, 2019, 06:14:30 PM »
The gap is closing! It seems we're on course for a hung parliament.
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Re: UK election 2019
« Reply #308 on: December 01, 2019, 10:21:06 PM »
More of Johnson's mouthing off


https://www.businessinsider.com/boris-johnson-said-britain-poorest-chavs-losers-criminals-addicts-burglars-2019-11?fbclid=IwAR1Ok96iex7e9a8t1Zd_DuAQc0lXh73naSgRLM8c0XGcEyR2k87v0H_YyYY&r=US&IR=T

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Earlier this week, it emerged that Johnson had labelled the children of single mothers "ill-raised, ignorant, aggressive and illegitimate," and accused their fathers of being too "feeble" to "take control of [their] woman."

Is this not a subject about which he has ... er ... personal knowledge?
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Re: UK election 2019
« Reply #310 on: December 02, 2019, 07:52:37 AM »
The wrong Amazon is burning.

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Re: UK election 2019
« Reply #311 on: December 02, 2019, 08:48:18 AM »
I'm no great lover of the Lib Dems, but this looks like a non-story to me.
Given the use of lawyers, faked email, and that a staff member has been sacked - I think it merits attention.

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Re: UK election 2019
« Reply #312 on: December 02, 2019, 12:14:47 PM »
From the Sinn Fein manifesto launch, which given their policy of not taking up their seats, is an odd thing.

"At the latter, Sinn Fein leader, Mary Lou McDonald says this is "the election of a generation".

"Brexit has changed everything for all of us," she tells those gathered in Londonderry, and has "had the effect of uniting improbable allies in the face of real threats to people's livelihoods"."


If it has changed everything, I do wonder if there might be a slight chance were they to be able to affect the govt installed in WM whether they might reverse the policy?

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Re: UK election 2019
« Reply #313 on: December 02, 2019, 03:56:54 PM »
The ghastly Farage has been campaigning for the Brexit party in a town close to our village, I hope to goodness he doesn't campaign here too. I would feel the need to decontaminate our property if he infested it. >:(
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Re: UK election 2019
« Reply #314 on: December 04, 2019, 07:05:42 AM »
Peter Oborne attacks BBC for favouring Tories. Interesting from one of the most principled of right wing commentators.



https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/dec/03/election-coverage-bbc-tories?fbclid=IwAR0OM0-sgVmNNWMyfpSoHYL3ghr7-N0c-p24h_71q6KK9fRmlgvTfKib8r8

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Re: UK election 2019
« Reply #315 on: December 04, 2019, 09:35:53 AM »
Peter Oborne attacks BBC for favouring Tories. Interesting from one of the most principled of right wing commentators.



https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/dec/03/election-coverage-bbc-tories?fbclid=IwAR0OM0-sgVmNNWMyfpSoHYL3ghr7-N0c-p24h_71q6KK9fRmlgvTfKib8r8

Very interesting, but of course, you can't count it because it's published in the Guardian  ;) that's despite the fact that as you say Oborne is a right wing commentator.

In the end though the article won't affect anything, the political classes have trained the apathetic masses to disregard nuance and jump to the dog whistle. Get Brexit done. Lock em up and throw away the key. Send em back to whence they came. Corbyn's an anti-semite/communist spy/terrorist sympathiser.

Oborne is pissing in a very ill-educated and misinformed wind.
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Re: UK election 2019
« Reply #316 on: December 04, 2019, 05:42:17 PM »

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« Reply #317 on: December 04, 2019, 10:56:11 PM »
 ;D
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Re: UK election 2019
« Reply #318 on: December 05, 2019, 03:43:47 PM »
So a right wing government seems on the cards, with the polls static.  It will shred the NHS, plunge more people into poverty, deregulate everything, and help the rich.   Why am I living in this nightmare?
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Re: UK election 2019
« Reply #319 on: December 05, 2019, 04:28:29 PM »
So a right wing government seems on the cards, with the polls static.  It will shred the NHS, plunge more people into poverty, deregulate everything, and help the rich.   Why am I living in this nightmare?
   




On the plus side, it will exacerbate the split and help break up the union.
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Re: UK election 2019
« Reply #320 on: December 05, 2019, 05:12:04 PM »
   




On the plus side, it will exacerbate the split and help break up the union.

OK, Jim, I will toast you in the water of life, while I sit in the workhouse.
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Re: UK election 2019
« Reply #321 on: December 06, 2019, 09:18:43 AM »
Johnson roasted by Andrew Neil.



https://youtu.be/ViNwF8qjTs4

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Re: UK election 2019
« Reply #322 on: December 06, 2019, 09:20:24 AM »

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