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Old 1st Feb 2017, 11:34
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And just when you thought they could not be more screwed up
What about their candidate for a seat which voted overwhelmingly for Brexit (69%)?

https://order-order.com/2017/02/01/l...oking-racists/
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Old 2nd Feb 2017, 10:07
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Brexit vote: How did your MP vote on the the bill? - BBC News

How long before the 'Labour Party' implodes completely? Clearly in Scotland, Wales and England it no longer represents the wishes of the 'working people'. All it effectively is now is a 'London Socialist Party'. How long can that continue to have any relevance?
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Old 2nd Feb 2017, 10:24
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How long can that continue to have any relevance?
How long before we end up with a one-party state?

That always ends up well
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Old 2nd Feb 2017, 11:46
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Originally Posted by Sallyann1234 View Post
How long before we end up with a one-party state?

That always ends up well
Who is to blame for the current state of affairs?
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Old 2nd Feb 2017, 12:15
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Originally Posted by Sallyann1234
How long before we end up with a one-party state?
So you seem to think that all parties but one will be banned here some time? (That, after all, is what a 'one party state' is.) I'd be interested to hear the thought processes that came up with that statement.

The fact that Labour are heading to extinction does by no means mean that there are no other viable parties in the country. Nor does it mean that other viable parties cannot come into existence in the future. It will mean the end of the world for a lot of Guardian and Mirror readers, but not by any means the end of multi-party democracy in Britain.
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Old 2nd Feb 2017, 12:29
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Who is to blame for the current state of affairs?
The parties themselves of course, why blame anyone else?

Personally I'm quite content to have a Conservative government at the moment, since they are the only party capable of running the country. But as the other parties slide into the past they are providing no effective opposition. That's a bad thing.

Looking back in history, one-party states have started with a dominant party that gradually squeezed out opposition until it became illegal. I don't want to see my country heading that way.
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Old 2nd Feb 2017, 14:09
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The only way back for Labour is to somehow re re-invent themselves as another type of Tory Lite party as they did under Bliar.

But even if they tried the public will never forget or forgive the 13 years of Tone and the eventual bankrupting of the country.

Labour and the Lib Dems are a total busted flush and whats needed is a new party under a new banner that is slightly left of centre to keep the Tory party honest.
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Old 2nd Feb 2017, 15:05
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But even if they tried the public will never forget or forgive the 13 years of Tone and the eventual bankrupting of the country.
I think they will. Sooner or later people will become sufficiently disenchanted with the current government that the appetite for a centre left party will overcome any reservations. As long as Tone, Gordo and all the other soiled New Labourites are kept at arms length.

Iím sceptical, though, that the current Labour Party can meet that need. In handing over the asylum keys to the lunatics, Ed Miliband has made it very difficult for the party to elect a credible leader.
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Old 2nd Feb 2017, 15:17
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very difficult for the party to elect a credible leader
Particularly with so many of the sane ones leaving Labour and joining us.
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Old 2nd Feb 2017, 15:25
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Particularly with so many of the sane ones leaving Labour and joining us.
Never, ever place the slightest trust in any politician who jumps ship to another party. Opportunism disguised as conscience.
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Old 2nd Feb 2017, 15:34
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Never, ever place the slightest trust in any politician who jumps ship to another party. Opportunism disguised as conscience.
How about our MP then Siti ?
She is on her 3rd party already LOL


Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh was active in the Scottish Conservative Party from the age of 10 and a member from 16 She was chairperson of Edinburgh Central Young Conservatives and deputy spokeswoman for the party on women and family issues and equal opportunities. She stood as the party's candidate in Glasgow Govan in the 1999 Scottish Parliament election, where she came in third place with 2,343 votes (8.88%).
During the election, she was paraded as the bright new face of Scottish Conservatism. She ran her campaign on family life, law and order, health and education, and spoke against the SNP pledge to increase taxes. She also attacked Alex Salmond's criticism of NATO's involvement in the Kosovo War, saying his description of the intervention as "unpardonable folly" was "hopelessly naive" and he should hang his "head in shame". She said that Salmond's comments exposed "the stark truth" about him, that "he is hopelessly out of his depth in the arena of real politics, national, and international".
In 2000, she resigned from the Conservatives in response to William Hague's "right wing" pronouncements on asylum seekers. She briefly joined the Labour Party before declaring that she would join the Scottish National Party, and was welcomed as a 'defector'. Salmond said he was "glad she had joined the party".
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Old 2nd Feb 2017, 15:43
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Never, ever place the slightest trust in any politician who jumps ship to another party. Opportunism disguised as conscience.
Quite right. Otherwise we might have had Churchill as PM.
That would never have done.
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Old 2nd Feb 2017, 15:53
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It took a war to do it Sallyann..........

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Old 2nd Feb 2017, 20:57
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Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh
I've never seen her upheld as a comparator to Churchill before.

I don't think she compares very well.

I think she's a lowlife opportunistic little qunt.
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Old 2nd Feb 2017, 21:09
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Between the dwarf from the north and Corbyn, I'm having a right old chuckle this eve.

This corker of a video shows Brother Corbyn implying that people 'choose to be gay'.

https://order-order.com/2017/02/02/corbyn-choose-gay/

Awkward!
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Old 2nd Feb 2017, 21:39
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Imagining the discomfort that will be bringing to one or two folk out there is absolutely delightful.
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Old 11th Feb 2017, 06:11
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Location ! Location ! is, as we know for some people, an absolute must in their invariably, insipid and self absorbed, lives.

UKIP, being in a parallel universe and on a different planet anyway, are therefore only to be expected to conform to this desire for self promotion.

Sadly, sometimes, " unfortunate misunderstandings" can occur.....

https://www.theguardian.com/politics...rough-disaster

And then, as kindly highlighted on C4 News, further "confusion" as to location because, whilst their new ( as endorsed by the Divine Saviour himself no less ) is standing in the Stoke by-election, and indeed registered as living there, unfortunately, it transpired his address was, erm, back on Merseyside.......it's an easy geographical mistake to make as we know, a mere 50 (ish ) or so miles, but, now, thankfully, this has been resolved unless the Electoral Commission see matters differently that is.
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Old 11th Feb 2017, 08:46
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Meanwhile the supposedly official opposition become even lore of a laughing stock as their, hopefully long-term leader shows yet more lack of spine

Brexit: Labour rebels to receive formal written warning - BBC News

I love waking to these kind of tales of continual woe.
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Old 12th Feb 2017, 07:35
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Given the alleged, albeit woefully optimistic and delusional, the latter trait being equally applicable to many on here in so many contexts, but, in this case, UKIP in particular, then you may have gained the impression the streets of Stoke-on- Trent would be garlanded with bunting and messages of welcome for the potential MP....and leader, well, figurehead ( no strings attached ) of this dynamic party.

Sadly, it seems......

UKIP leader Paul Nuttall moves from Stoke house for 'safety' - BBC News
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Old 12th Feb 2017, 07:55
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Labour, being in a parallel universe and on a different planet anyway...
There, fixed it for you!!
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