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Old 16th Dec 2016, 15:14
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Can you polish a ...............?

Jeremy Corbyn to get populist rebrand in hope of catching Tories
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Old 17th Dec 2016, 06:23
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Ah, those wonderful Tory values come to the fore.....

https://www.theguardian.com/politics...ooring-cyclist

And Dave also gets a mention....must be nice to return to his roots after so many years away....

https://www.theguardian.com/politics...t-news-for-you

I have to say, the handbag gave a very good performance considering it was such short notice.
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Old 17th Dec 2016, 07:40
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Twenty six years after leaving office and she is still getting under the skin of the left. Now, that is an achievement!
How about "71 years after his death, Hitler still gets under the skin of most of the world". Now that should put him top of the pops, using that criterion.
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Old 17th Dec 2016, 10:00
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I see that the LibDems took three council seats from the Tories in Devon yesterday all with massive swings in the order of 30%. Not sure if this is indicative of anything.
Just a continuation of this year's pattern (albeit three in one night is better than the average Thursday, but there has been a sense of "oh, it's Thursday, how many are we going to win tonight" for some time (except that we also won at least one that wasn't on a Thursday)). Look up who's won and lost council seats over the year, perhaps most amusing are the defence success rate percentages.
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Old 18th Dec 2016, 00:32
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The more you read,

Unite, McCluskey and a battle for the soul of Labour - BBC News

the more you realise that as an opposition force they are about as impotent and irrelevant as it gets.
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Old 18th Dec 2016, 05:11
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Another delusional scot


SNP Brexit minister says Scotland will stay in single market even if UK doesn't after leaving the EU | The Independent


Scotland to unveil single market Brexit plan this week




The plans also will outline further "substantial" new powers that should be handed to the devolved parliament in Edinburgh post-Brexit.
Ahh right, and that's going to happen too.....




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Old 18th Dec 2016, 06:16
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Presumably, given his track record to date, the Divine Saviour has the original Tay bridge in mind when promoting his abilities. .......


Farage wants to be 'bridge' between UK and Trump - BBC News
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Old 18th Dec 2016, 09:19
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Originally Posted by Gertrude the Wombat View Post
Just a continuation of this year's pattern (albeit three in one night is better than the average Thursday, but there has been a sense of "oh, it's Thursday, how many are we going to win tonight" for some time (except that we also won at least one that wasn't on a Thursday)). Look up who's won and lost council seats over the year, perhaps most amusing are the defence success rate percentages.
Brexit has certainly breathed life into the Lib Dems. Mrs EM has always been to the left of me but she has suddenly abandoned Labour and become quite an enthusiastic LD. Their policy on immigration is a bit close to Corbyn's utterly mad open door for my liking.
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Old 18th Dec 2016, 12:03
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Presumably, given his track record to date, the Divine Saviour has the original Tay bridge in mind when promoting his abilities. .......

You mean he doesn't walk on water? Wow.
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Old 18th Dec 2016, 12:04
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The SNP dont use some very important devolved powers as it's easier to just blame the English or on Tory cuts rather than actually do something about it.
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Old 18th Dec 2016, 17:33
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Hearty load of balls, can you confirm your nationality? I'm in need of someone to blame next time it rains! As an atheist, God is out of the frame sadly and my list of random English people to blame for everything currently consists of my wife and inlaws - I could do with a few more for things like duff Lotto tickets, record hangovers, piles, etc. etc...
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Old 20th Dec 2016, 06:55
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Try as I might, I can't find any reference to traipsing through acres of cigarette ends and acquiring a 64in plasma television when inside.....


https://www.theguardian.com/commenti...dington-london

All happy now with the result of this "caring" Gov't and their policies ?
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Old 20th Dec 2016, 08:12
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Food banks... Ah, those things brought on by Labour financial mismanagement!

Best way to get rid of them is to get the economy going, and you need the Tories to get that done. I don't know about any of the socialist controlled corners of the country but in the area of the brewery, unemployment is very low and I know of employers struggling to get staff.

KnC, take your 'Guardian blinkers' off and try to see the real world out there. If someone quoted the Daily Mail as often as you quote the Guardian I can just imagine the howls of disapproval from all sides! There is a positive world out there, stop keeping you head stuck in all that negative socialist muck!
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Old 20th Dec 2016, 08:41
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The Food Bank is yet another shining example of the profligacy of Komrad BLiars halcyon days at the helm

https://www.trusselltrust.org/about/our-story/

as far back as the 2000 the founders of the Trussell Trust were being asked by residents in Salisbury for help.
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Old 20th Dec 2016, 10:13
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And whilst we are on the subject of how well dear old Tone cared for the low wage low skill market during his infamous tenure there is of course this hollow promise

A Brief History of Politicians Promising to End Zero Hours Contracts | VICE | United Kingdom

1995: Tony Blair definitively pledges an end to zero hours contracts over two decades ago

In the second ever speech to the Labour Party conference as leader, Tony Blair pledges that "part-time employees will no longer be treated as second-class citizens. There will be an end to zero-hours contracts ."

and still people would vote for these incompetent idiots.
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Old 20th Dec 2016, 10:26
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The Labour Party has performed consistently over the last 52 years. Having grown up in Harrold Wilson's constituency I never have, nor will, vote Labour. At ground level they were mostly solid old fashioned working class. Then we had Derek Hatton, now Momentum.
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Old 20th Dec 2016, 10:34
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Many Labour MPs employ staff on zero hours contracts, and the security company they used at their party conference in September does also.
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Old 21st Dec 2016, 08:02
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Nice to see the faithful rallying to the collective cause when it comes to their lack of comprehension as to the fact, that, in 2016/7 when the UK is, ostensibly, poised to become a global leader ( we aren't, and never will be, for reasons outlined on the Brexit thread ) the level of poverty within the UK requires the existence of food banks to help people feed themselves.

For once, I have some sympathy for a UKIP member.

Diane James: Why I quit as UKIP leader after 18 days - BBC News

I can more than empathise with her sentiments about "banging your head against a brick wall " and the "old guard " from recent personal experiences, not politically related I hasten to add, but, funnily enough, most of them were UKIP supporters.
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Old 21st Dec 2016, 08:26
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So the effectiveness of private sector food banks and charities run efficiently by volunteers leads, no doubt, to the conclusion that the task should be taken over by a public sector organisation costing billions, run inefficiently and doubtless managers on 80K+'salaries and public sector pensions? No doubt a quango with the board stuffed with the usual levies on 200K+ emoluments?
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Old 21st Dec 2016, 08:40
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Originally Posted by Krystal n chips View Post
Nice to see the faithful rallying to the collective cause when it comes to their lack of comprehension as to the fact, that, in 2016/7 when the UK is, ostensibly, poised to become a global leader ( we aren't, and never will be, for reasons outlined on the Brexit thread ) the level of poverty within the UK requires the existence of food banks to help people feed themselves.
Nice to see yet again the failure of the blinkered faithful to acknowledge or even start to comprehend that many of todays problems were not only started but utterly compounded by the 13 years of Labour under those mendacious feckwits Bliar and Broon as they took a healthy economy and turned it into bankruptcy.

But if ever an example of a political party in self destruct mode was needed then look no further than todays Labour party

Unite, McCluskey and a battle for the soul of Labour - BBC News

Whilst I know that UKIP are a convenient smokescreen for the left and are very easy lampoon material I do however think that if my party of choice were in such an utter utter state of laughable disarray and are quite likely to come in 3rd behind the Lib Dems in many places I might just be keeping my head down on the politics front for a bit
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