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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2019 12:23 
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I find him to be quite veined.


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2019 0:36 
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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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Isn't that lovely?

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Malc wrote:
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What the actual fuck!?

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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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An excess of caution around the rules on electioneering, I believe.

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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2019 1:02 
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Cras wrote:
An excess of caution around the rules on electioneering, I believe.

But Farage and Soubry were fine the day before?

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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2019 7:36 
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Malc wrote:
Cras wrote:
An excess of caution around the rules on electioneering, I believe.

But Farage and Soubry were fine the day before?


On question time? Which is about politics and has representation from multiple sides? Sure.

There is a term for the lockdown period where government organisations can't show bias. I want to say purdue, but don't think that's the term, it's something like that.


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2019 7:38 
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Purview. You idiot!

(That’s us done for the day I think, sorry I phoned it in)

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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2019 7:39 
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Purdah.


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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Purdah.

Isn’t that the Muslim practice of female seclusion?

*edit* turns out it’s both.

*narrator voice* it was Mop, who, indeed, turned out to be the idiot

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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2019 13:32 
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I remember the disruption of purdah when I was one of Her Majesty's civil servants. It used to get a bit complicated.

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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2019 16:17 
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I got my postal ballot for the European elections.

Don't know who to vote for.

Edit: thinking either Green or Lib Dem. Didn't 100% rule out labour, but their manifesto is full speed ahead brexit...


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2019 16:30 
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If I could vote, I would vote Lib Dem I think. Although I would note any tactical alliances in my area and vote accordingly to get the most likely Remain candidate in.

Mrs Hearthly is considering cancelling her Labour Party membership.

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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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Hearthly wrote:
Mrs Hearthly is considering cancelling her Labour Party membership.


Mali would Look Kindly on this

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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2019 16:41 
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LewieP wrote:
I got my postal ballot for the European elections.

Don't know who to vote for.

Edit: thinking either Green or Lib Dem. Didn't 100% rule out labour, but their manifesto is full speed ahead brexit...


Just tell any canvassers that you'll include the option of voting Labour.


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2019 20:05 
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LewieP wrote:
I got my postal ballot for the European elections.

Don't know who to vote for.

Edit: thinking either Green or Lib Dem. Didn't 100% rule out labour, but their manifesto is full speed ahead brexit...


I ruled out anyone who was pro Brexit or unable to articulate what the hell their policy was.

That left Green, Lib Dem and Change UK, so Green got my vote.


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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https://twitter.com/campbellclaret/stat ... 85057?s=09

I was playing Snooker in the Hallamshire Hotel in Crookes when this news broke.

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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 8:49 
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MaliA wrote:
https://twitter.com/campbellclaret/status/1128922522173485057?s=09

I was playing Snooker in the Hallamshire Hotel in Crookes when this news broke.

Pre 9-11, when fox hunting was the most contentious political issue we faced. Good times


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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Fascinating and terrifying in equal measure


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 18:37 
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Theresa May will stand down in June regardless of how the vote on the Withdrawal Agreement Bill goes. So where's the incentive for anyone to support it? No doubt Labour will see this amazing opportunity and just not do anything.

Still, we can now add her to our list of Tory Prime Ministers defeated by the European Question.


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 18:40 
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Yes. The Tories at constituency level are, now basically, the Party of Leave. If you want to be leader, you'd better get with these friends. But turning harshly in that overwhelmingly elderly and English direction will probably do them far more harm in the next decade.


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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Kern wrote:
Theresa May will stand down in June regardless of how the vote on the Withdrawal Agreement Bill goes. So where's the incentive for anyone to support it? No doubt Labour will see this amazing opportunity and just not do anything.

Still, we can now add her to our list of Tory Prime Ministers defeated by the European Question.


I had £50 on her going in May :(

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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 18:53 
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Even in defeat, she harms you.

I was toying with putting a flutter on Gove. There's just something about him that makes me think he'll emerge as a compromise candidate if the anyone-but-that-['charlatan' - Ed.]-Johnson camp is able to remove him from the top two.


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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If I could vote, I would vote Lib Dem I think.....


I could and I did. Postal vote is in the post.

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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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Old frog-face really doesn't like answering incisive questions does he?

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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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Yeah, he doesn't need to care either.


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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Ah fucking hell, shouldn't have read the replies should I?


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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He just gets worse and worse. As if Alabama's banning wasn't bad enough, now there's this.
Trump takes war on abortion worldwide as policy cuts off funds

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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 8:39 
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In the debate on the bill to repair Parliament, Meg Hillier, of all people, made a good quip:

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Pete Wishart (SNP): On that, let me declare an interest—or maybe a disinterest. Me and my colleagues do not intend to be here at the end of the process.

Meg Hillier (Labour):
Labour gains.


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 19:39 
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Andrea Leadsom has resigned, probably to spend more time with her family.


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