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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:00 
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Conservatives called a referendum and Conservatives lead the Vote Leave efforts and Conservatives are implementing Brexit. That's not an external factor, it's Conservative party policy.


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:05 
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Conservatives called s referendum and Conservatives lead the Vote Leave efforts and Conservatives are implementing Brexit. That's not an external factor, it's Conservative party policy.

Not Brexit. The EU. Clearly the only reason we could be leaving to get away from them taking all our money. Not rank xenophobia at all.


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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What's the Conservative party line on why they haven't balanced the budget as was promised, anyway? I can't think of any external factors that have significantly affected us, so what's their excuse for missing their target by ten years when they've had everything their own way?


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
Conservatives called a referendum and Conservatives lead the Vote Leave efforts and Conservatives are implementing Brexit. That's not an external factor, it's Conservative party policy.


But just think of the damage Labour and Jeremy Corbyn would do!


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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But just think of the damage Labour and Jeremy Corbyn would do!

I heard that if Corbyn was in charge we'd be see a deleterious run on the pound, devaluing our currency to record lows not seen for hundreds of years. Imagine that!


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And a brain-drain as our renowned financial sector flees to our competitors in Europe!


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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It might get so bad that we'd no longer be one of the five largest economies in the world! That'd be awful, a real embarrassment.


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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It might get so bad that we'd no longer be one of the five largest economies in the world! That'd be awful, a real embarrassment.

As a fan of a yo-yoing football team, I can assure you, constant promotion and relegation is awesome entertainment value


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
It might get so bad that we'd no longer be one of the five largest economies in the world! That'd be awful, a real embarrassment.

As a fan of a yo-yoing football team, I can assure you, constant promotion and relegation is awesome entertainment value

Heh

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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
It might get so bad that we'd no longer be one of the five largest economies in the world! That'd be awful, a real embarrassment.

As a fan of a yo-yoing football team, I can assure you, constant promotion and relegation is awesome entertainment value


:DD Superb.


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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It might get so bad that we'd no longer be one of the five largest economies in the world! That'd be awful, a real embarrassment.


Piffle. We would just roll up our sleeves and get down to business for blighty. There's no problem that us British can't solve with our wit and stiff upper lip.

We survived The Blitz for the love of God. Johnny foreigner can't break the British Bulldog spirit with his annoying facts and boring detail.

DUNKRIK!

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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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The story is as it always was: it is the fault of Gordon Brown.

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The story is as it always was: it is the fault of Gordon Brown.


He should have taught his dog to sleep IN the kennel.

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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:06 
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Build a fuck ton of housing?

Never in Mali's back yard


Round me would cause traffic issues to further worsen, rainwater run off would cause havoc and subside the remnants of the open cast coal pits. There would be huge pressure on already over subscribed schools and other infrastructure and why build on green belt when there are loads of brownfield sites in Bradford proper?

Too easy


All valid points I put on the last objection I had to houses.


4,000 empty homes in Bradford. Fill those before digging up countryside.

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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:43 
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Mr Speaker laid down the burns yesterday:

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Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield) (Lab/Co-op):
When I was a little boy, my grandmother used to say, “Shame the devil and tell the truth.” When will this Secretary of State tell the truth? He has been, with his colleagues, going around the world begging for a trade deal and everyone is telling him, “We want to trade with the European Union, a much bigger trading group.”

Mr Speaker:
Order. Just to be absolutely clear, I am sure that the hon. Gentleman would not suggest that the Secretary of State would ever tell an untruth in this House.

Mr Sheerman:
Absolutely not, and I did not mean to imply that he would. I thought the House would like to know what my grandmother used to say to me about the importance of veracity.

Mr Speaker:
No further explanation is required. We are immensely interested in the hon. Gentleman’s grandmother, and his ruminations on that matter will doubtless be found in his memoirs, which will be deposited in the Library and we can consult in the long winter evenings that lie ahead.


Ouch.


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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Like. A. Fucking. Game. To. Them.


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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Maybe that's just how it comes off when you just hear the "highlights" but it's like listening to a bunch of public schoolboys doing the world's shittest comedy panel show.


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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"Just to be absolutely clear, I am sure that the hon. Gentleman would not suggest that the Secretary of State would ever tell an untruth in this House."
"Are you fucking kidding me? He's a lying cunt!"

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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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MaliA wrote:
MaliA wrote:
Lonewolves wrote:
MaliA wrote:
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Build a fuck ton of housing?

Never in Mali's back yard


Round me would cause traffic issues to further worsen, rainwater run off would cause havoc and subside the remnants of the open cast coal pits. There would be huge pressure on already over subscribed schools and other infrastructure and why build on green belt when there are loads of brownfield sites in Bradford proper?

Too easy


All valid points I put on the last objection I had to houses.


4,000 empty homes in Bradford. Fill those before digging up countryside.

They should be requisitioned if they are just sitting there earning money for landlords not being used.


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 22:13 
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Peak Grauniad

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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 22:16 
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MaliA wrote:

You can like her music, but she does seem to be a somewhat problematic individual, as a lot of celebrities are for varying reasons.

For example I really hate the fact I like Katy Perry's music - she seems to be a terrible person.


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 22:59 
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Jesus H fucking Christ in a chicken basket.

She hasn't publicly denounced Trump so is therefore a racist nazi. Obvs.

The Guardian, painting in primary colours since... well, probably since that year they tried to get people in the UK to write to voters in the US to tell them who to vote for.

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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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If that's what you gleaned from that article (or more likely the headline) then I don't know what to say.


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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It's what I took from it.

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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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It's what I took from it.

I gathered that.

If you think the article says 'Taylor Swift is a literal Nazi' then I think it is your own critical faculties and ability to spot nuance that is in question, not the Guardian's, sorry mate.


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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Maybe she saw what happened to the Dixie Chicks and stays well clear of overt politicing.


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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Maybe she saw what happened to the Dixie Chicks and stays well clear of overt politicing.

I don't think she really stands for anything politically, or at best it's muddled. She's certainly insensitive to race issues. Just like… I'll let you join the dots.


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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You don't have to defend her just because you like her music btw. I quite like 1989 too.


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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It's what I took from it.

I gathered that.

If you think the article says 'Taylor Swift is a literal Nazi' then I think it is your own critical faculties and ability to spot nuance that is in question, not the Guardian's, sorry mate.


1st para: Taylor has not denounced Trump!
2nd para: Look at the similarities between them! Here are some!
5th para: She hangs about with rich, white people! And sues people who link the her to right wing views!
Final para: Country music is republican!
Final sentence: "[Swift is ] a musical envoy for the president’s values".

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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:59 
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It's an editorial exploring the ideas, not a news report. Some of it I agree with. You don't have to!

You also don't have to get outraged every time your faves get criticised.


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