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Old 22nd Jul 2015, 22:03
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A Corbyn led Labour Party would have no chance of being elected,but the left knows that and has no interest in it. Their aim is to cause extra-parliamentary trouble by direct action and civil disobedience.

Militant Tendency tried it in the early 80's and were scuppered by Kinnock. With Corbyn in control it will be encouraged and could well cause a fair amount of trouble.
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Old 22nd Jul 2015, 23:15
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Labour look to have formed a circular firing squad, just waiting for a onlooker to shout fire. Awaiting developments with beer and popcorn.
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Old 23rd Jul 2015, 07:17
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Old 25th Jul 2015, 06:29
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The "age of austerity" seems to be rather selective....

John Bercow claimed £367 for going to Luton to talk about expenses scandal | Politics | The Guardian

0.7 miles must be a very arduous walk...
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Old 25th Jul 2015, 08:42
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Has to be the worst speaker in living memory and yet he still gets voted back in. A case of MPs from all sides looking after one of their own kind? Michael "Gorbals Mick" Martin resigned after the last expenses scandal, but Bercow seems to combine extreme touchiness about criticism with a gritty determination to cling onto power, so I doubt if he will be resigning over this.
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Old 25th Jul 2015, 09:39
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Has to be the worst speaker in living memory......
Actually, Gorbals Mick is a shoe in for that title. A man absolutely unsuited in every respect to be speaker (wasn't his elevation due at least in part to an informal betting ring established by Labour MP's?)

But Bercow would certainly be runner up.
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Old 25th Jul 2015, 10:28
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Bercow seems to combine extreme touchiness about criticism with a gritty determination to cling onto power
Short man syndrome (5' 6"), plus a slapper for a wife doesn't help.
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Old 25th Jul 2015, 19:10
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Old 25th Jul 2015, 20:10
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All they lacked was the twelve red bearded dwarfs.
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Old 26th Jul 2015, 11:47
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You can't help but laugh.........



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Old 26th Jul 2015, 13:06
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Or weep.....
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Old 26th Jul 2015, 14:14
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Quote: "... I know very little about politics... " then she goes on to prove herself absolutely perfectly correct!!

Hilarious!!
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Old 26th Jul 2015, 15:03
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The 20 year old MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire South who has, we understand, a penchant for excessive drinking and head butting political opponents, gives us an invaluable insight on how we should change the current process of governance which has served for centuries.

“I mean, see PMQs, especially the Conservative side, they’ve got this weird noise they do. It actually sounds like a drunken mob.”
Westminster must choose, she said, whether it is a museum or a functional parliament, saying: “It’s constantly swinging between the two.”
She also suggested the tradition of having to vote in person, rather than electronically, is outdated.
“Are we genuinely saying that the Underground can log millions of travellers without a problem, and 650 of us can’t hit a button?
“It’s just stupid. A couple of Mondays ago, I didn’t get home until half past midnight because we were voting. How is anybody with a family supposed to work those hours?”
How is anybody with a family supposed to work those hours?”

That's what the £75,000 per annum is for, or did she think this was another "benefit"?
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Old 26th Jul 2015, 16:12
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How is anybody with a family supposed to work those hours?
[Warning: aviation content to follow.]

When you fly down to London for your session in the Commons, or you head off to the Med on holiday, just look at ALL the staff at the airport and on the aeroplane and think, "How is anybody with a family supposed to work those hours?"!!
(Even if you travel by rail, the same would apply at the station or on the train.)

Git!
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Old 26th Jul 2015, 16:31
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I do wonder if those paying their three quid to vote for Corbyn know exactly what they are doing. The Labour Party is seeing entryism on a grand scale and the Trots and Militants who failed thirty years ago see this as manna from heaven.

A J.C. led party would be a mass movement dedicated to extra parliamentary activity that would likely end up with scenes not known since the miners strike. Most of those campaigning for Corbyn desire revolution. It really is playing with fire. You may feel safe in the Home Counties but large areas of the urban North are ready and waiting for the legitimising of a summer of rioting.
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Old 26th Jul 2015, 16:49
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" The 20 year old MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire South who has, we understand, a penchant for excessive drinking and head butting political opponents, gives us an invaluable insight on how we should change the current process of governance which has served for centuries".

You don't, by any chance, have any factual information to substantiate that statement do you ?...it does rather sound as if it has been extracted verbatim from the Mail.

Other than her comments about working hours and family life, she would seem to be otherwise correct with her views.

As for the views on Mr Corbyn, irrespective of whether he gets the position, once the cuts really begin to bite, then it will eventually dawn on the population who were so supportive of the Tories and their promises, that, oh look, we have been well and truly conned.

Thereafter comes the civil unrest, not on a revolutionary scale I grant you, but enough to become more than just the odd demo or two.

Still, most of you on here seem to be immune, or think you are, so the euphoria from May will no doubt continue for a while longer.

Meanwhile......

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-33667676
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Old 26th Jul 2015, 16:59
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That's what the £75,000 per annum is for, or did she think this was another "benefit"?
Now now. She's 20 years old, so she knows everything......

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I do wonder if those paying their three quid to vote for Corbyn know exactly what they are doing. The Labour Party is seeing entryism on a grand scale and the Trots and Militants who failed thirty years ago see this as manna from heaven.
When Ed Miliband faced down the unions and forced through OMOV in the Labour Party, I really thought he'd done a brave and positive thing. I now realise what a mistake it was. The lunatics really have been given the keys to the asylum.

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As for the views on Mr Corbyn, irrespective of whether he gets the position, once the cuts really begin to bite, then it will eventually dawn on the population who were so supportive of the Tories and their promises, that, oh look, we have been well and truly conned.
And you know what? That's exactly what the left were predicting after the formation of the coalition. Remind me again what happened at the last election.
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Old 26th Jul 2015, 17:07
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You don't, by any chance, have any factual information to substantiate that statement do you ?...it does rather sound as if it has been extracted verbatim from the Mail.
Which bit didn't you like? - it was essentially all repeated (albeit using different language) on Profile on Radio 4 a few minutes ago.
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Old 26th Jul 2015, 19:35
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You don't, by any chance, have any factual information to substantiate that statement do you
The young lady's tweet statements
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Old 27th Jul 2015, 00:09
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You don't, by any chance, have any factual information to substantiate that statement do you ?...it does rather sound as if it has been extracted verbatim from the Mail.
I believe, from something I read on the internet, they were referring to an incident in the Students Union bar in Glasgow.
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