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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:17 
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I'll deny all knowledge of you ask me, but I reckon Teresa has dealt with the Trump Tweet Twattastophe quite well.


Yes, I think she went as far as she could. The Hugh Grant moment is never going to happen, no matter how much we'd like it to.

Amber Rudd was very good in the Commons yesterday on this too.


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 14:55 
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GQ covers Corbyn

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"The actual shoot itself was quite tortuous. It was as difficult as shooting any Hollywood celebrity.

"We've shot many politicians for our cover ... but never have we encountered such a ring. Obviously [Labour director of communications] Seumas Milne and his crew are very particular gate-keepers.

"They didn't really seem to understand the process at all, didn't understand (a) that he would have to be photographed in the first place (b) that he would need to be presentable or that he couldn't just turn up in his anorak.

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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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Davis sees a way out

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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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Pretty bad for the police to have disclosed that stuff

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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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Keeping evidence that should have been destroyed, of an entirely legal act, from someone who was never charged with a crime, and then keeping that evidence in your personal possession after you leave the service and then leaking it 8 years after the event? That officer must be breaking some laws, surely.


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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stuff like this means I'm really not likely to vote Labour. As per last election.

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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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stuff like this means I'm really not likely to vote Labour. As per last election.

Latest Survation poll gives Labour an eight point lead. They were the only pollster to get even close with the GE17 result.


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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MaliA wrote:
stuff like this means I'm really not likely to vote Labour. As per last election.

Latest Survation poll gives Labour an eight point lead. They were the only pollster to get even close with the GE17 result.


Speak their name, and they shall appear. Local Labour canvaser appeared at my door this morning.

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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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Unexpected mention of the Chartists by my MP in the House on Friday:

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The idea of equalising the number of constituents predates all of us in this House. The Chartists first suggested it in the people’s charter of 1838, and it is important to read what the charter said. Point 5 of the Chartists’ demands—[Interruption.] This is a working-class movement for political reform—Opposition Members might want to listen. Point 5 refers to equal constituencies, securing the same amount of representation for the same number of electors, instead of allowing less populous constituencies to have as much or more weight than larger ones.


That's reduced my net disapproval of her by a point, but still a long way to go.

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I am also aware of the marvellous brewery in Hook Norton, which I am ever proud to represent and from which so many hon. Members are pleased to buy wares from time to time. Christmas is coming and it is doing a very good pack.


At this rate she'll have made her score positive by 2068.


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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A brief moment of loveliness from the Australian Parliament, of all places

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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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Does his face then sour, followed by him going on a rant about being eaten by crocodiles?

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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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Also this is happening:

THREE MPs NOW. THREE MPs WHO ARE COMPLETELY FAILING AT DATA PROTECTION AND SECURITY BY THEIR OWN ADMISSION, GOING ON LIKE THIS IS PERFECTLY NORMAL AND NOT AT ALL WRONG https://t.co/rxZyL9ZnHS https://t.co/oUAEBk57Ph


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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I'm really rather fond of my MP just lately. Go get 'em Alison!

https://twitter.com/daily_politics/stat ... 8750828544


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 15:28 
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That's not the twitter thing that I shared ^^


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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You're quite right.

That's odd.

DAMNIT GAYWOOD!

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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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It is now.

I didn't change anything, so I think maybe the Twitter script that makes things look pretty might have got confused.

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Fair enough. Awesome webmastering. Would web again. A+++


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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I have figured out why it was confused and hopefully it won't get confused again.

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I have figured out why it was confused and hopefully it won't get confused again.

Did it have too much cannabis?


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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Grim... wrote:
I have figured out why it was confused and hopefully it won't get confused again.

Did it have too much courgette?


Yes, yes it did.


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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Reviews of Shipman's new book are coming in https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/u ... ry-tragedy

I really enjoyed his last one so I'll pick this up at some point when I'm not reading books with zombies and/or spaceships on the cover.


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I really enjoyed his last one so I'll pick this up at some point


Aye. One of the most gripping political thrillers I've read in a long time.

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when I'm not reading books with zombies and/or spaceships on the cover.


That's for the third book in his trilogy.


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/ ... ssion=true

Cam W posted that on the twitter

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Donald Trump spent much of 2016 questioning his opponent's stamina to be president of the United States. But it is now Trump's own fitness that is being scrutinized by friends and foes alike.

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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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Jeremy Hunt does the right thing!

Guardian: Jeremy Hunt launches opt-out organ donation plans

Well done Jeremy. You're not a complete euphemism, after all.


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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http://highline.huffingtonpost.com/arti ... llennials/

This is an excellent, if throughout depressing, review of all the ways Millennials are thoroughly and dangerously screwed by the modern housing, jobs, and healthcare systems. It's written about America but Britain is not so different, I fear.


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