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 Post subject: General Election 2017
PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 8:53 
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Four weeks to go, so time for a thread.
Here's a recent campaign pic from here in the Shire:
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 Post subject: Re: General Election 2017
PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 10:23 
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I have some very committed Corbyn supporting friends who are absolutely convinced that the BBC are biased against him every time there's any coverage that's even slightly negative.
It seems pretty even handed to me, and the BBC are normally accused of being left leaning. What do people here think about the way it's being reported?


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 Post subject: Re: General Election 2017
PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 10:29 
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I think people who think that the BBC having any kind of bias is a problem haven't looked at a newspaper in twenty years.

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 Post subject: Re: General Election 2017
PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 10:30 
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The BBC are accused of bias from both left and right, which probably means they're getting it right most of the time.

Not that being without bias is wholly useful.


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 Post subject: Re: General Election 2017
PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 8:55 
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Barry Gardiner came across as a right twat on R4's Today, this morning. Seemed really annoyed that he was asked questions.

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 Post subject: Re: General Election 2017
PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 9:29 
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Yeah he was a proper bellend. Fits right in with the current shower, of course.

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 Post subject: Re: General Election 2017
PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 18:39 
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I'll be voting Labour, because fuck the Tories.


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 Post subject: Re: General Election 2017
PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 18:44 
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Pundabaya wrote:
I'll be voting Labour, because fuck the Tories.

You should vote for whomever can keep the Tories out in your constituency. So if it's a safe Labour seat or Tory/Lab marginal then vote Labour. But if it's a Lib Dem/Tory marginal then vote Lib Dem.

I am voting Labour in the general election for the first time! My constituency is a safe Labour seat, but Tories were 2nd in 2015 and UKIP were third, so I'm not taking any chances.


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 Post subject: Re: General Election 2017
PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 19:38 
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Bromsgrove is a very safe Conservative seat, so I'll be voting safe in the knowledge that my opinion is largely irrelevant.


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 Post subject: Re: General Election 2017
PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 23:18 
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Bedford is a nailed on Tory seat so I'll be voting Lib Dem to try and get them their deposit back.

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 Post subject: Re: General Election 2017
PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 10:24 
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Grim... wrote:
Bedford is a nailed on Tory seat so I'll be voting Lib Dem to try and get them their deposit back.

:(

That might be the first time I've seen you express a political leaning. Interesting


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 Post subject: Re: General Election 2017
PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 11:16 
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Looks like the Greens didn't learn from the last time and have submitted Spoz the Poet as their candidate again.
http://www.redditchadvertiser.co.uk/new ... confirmed/

Other than that we have clones of Paul Weller and Nick Robinson to go against Sajid Javid.


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 Post subject: Re: General Election 2017
PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 20:23 
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DavPaz wrote:
Grim... wrote:
Bedford is a nailed on Tory seat so I'll be voting Lib Dem to try and get them their deposit back.

:(

That might be the first time I've seen you express a political leaning. Interesting

Do you have me on ignore or something?

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 Post subject: Re: General Election 2017
PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 22:14 
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Yes. Wait... Maybe not


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 Post subject: Re: General Election 2017
PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 22:36 
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Grim... is one of those wanky liberals


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 Post subject: Re: General Election 2017
PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 12:20 
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My current MP. He seems to lack a certain way with the younger voters.


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 Post subject: Re: General Election 2017
PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 13:36 
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That's like a reverse- :attitude:

23 days to go and I'm suffering from a very deep ennui about the election. Might get some beer in later and dream up some questions for local candidates to ignore.


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 Post subject: Re: General Election 2017
PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 18:11 
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Leaflet watch! Not sure what they're getting at.


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 Post subject: Re: General Election 2017
PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 9:09 
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Smooth moves by the Tory candidate:

http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/n ... _for_seat/

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AN election event featuring just the Muslim women standing in Bradford West has been criticised by two excluded candidates.

The Muslim Women’s Council (MWC) will today hold an event described as ‘an audience with’ independent candidate Salma Yaqoob and Labour’s Naz Shah.

But Conservative candidate George Grant, a Christian, called the premise “unprogressive, undemocratic and deeply unhelpful”.

He said: “It is not simply that this event prevents five of the seven candidates standing for Bradford West from putting forward their prospectus, it is the notion that selected candidates should be considered of greater relevance to a specific group in the community based purely on their gender and their religion.


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http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/n ... walks_out/

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A POLITICAL platform for Muslim women which was dubbed a "hustings in all but name" was spectacularly shunned by Bradford West Labour candidate Naz Shah after she walked out before the debate had started in a show of defiant democracy.


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Ms Shah asked that because the constituency's Conservative candidate George Grant was in the audience, that he be given a chance to speak.

Her request was refused because she was told "it's not a hustings" and she walked out of the room to a mixture of applause and boos.

Event organisers, The Bradford Muslim Women's Council, said Ms Shah's actions had been "unexpected".

But in an equally spectacular turn of events, no sooner had she departed from the hall that Mr Grant was invited to take to the stage.

Muslim Women's Council chief executive Bana Gora said: "Now that Naz has left we have an extra 10 minutes. Should we ask George Grant to come up?"

He took Ms Shah's vacated seat to shouts and applause.

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 Post subject: Re: General Election 2017
PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 9:59 
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What an utterly ridiculous farce!


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 Post subject: Re: General Election 2017
PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 11:41 
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What an utterly ridiculous farce!


Usual.

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 Post subject: Re: General Election 2017
PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 15:47 
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http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/n ... feminists/
More provincial news on the scuffle to oust Tory Fillibusterer Davies:
Labour sending in re-enforcements. I think they are getting very concerned about being beaten i to third.

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 Post subject: Re: General Election 2017
PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 17:31 
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I should be talking about the Tory manifesto but as they state they want to leave the single market and the customs union I really don't care if they promise a new Jerusalem.

Three weeks to go. Mrs May was in the Shire this week, and I'm happy to offer you a photo of the greeting she received in Abingdon:

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 Post subject: Re: General Election 2017
PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 9:00 
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I didn't watch the C4 interviews last night. Are they worth watching?


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 Post subject: Re: General Election 2017
PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 9:20 
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I am already thoroughly, utterly, sick of the mudslinging that's going on in this election. I want it to be over already, come what may.


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 Post subject: Re: General Election 2017
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 Post subject: Re: General Election 2017
PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 9:25 
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 Post subject: Re: General Election 2017
PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 9:29 
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DavPaz wrote:
I am already thoroughly, utterly, sick of the mudslinging that's going on in this election. I want it to be over already, come what may.


I always thought politics in the country became a lot duller after the demise of Lord Sutch.


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 Post subject: Re: General Election 2017
PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 9:44 
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DavPaz wrote:
I am already thoroughly, utterly, sick of the mudslinging that's going on in this election. I want it to be over already, come what may.


I still don't feel any great connection with the parties' campaigns and messages, and am getting weary of being frustrated by the use of vacuous statements in place of actual policies. Saying you want 'the best deal' is up there with wanting better schools and hospitals when it comes to meaningless promises.


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 Post subject: Re: General Election 2017
PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 10:08 
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http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/n ... ference_/#

This is nice.

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