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It's utterly sickening that someone would even propose such a thing.

Ugh. I don't think I've ever despised an administration more.


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It's utterly sickening that someone would even propose such a thing.

Yup and the Great British Public will fucking love it.


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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Just saw this on the BBC news website front page.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-58929453

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A man has been arrested after reports that Conservative MP Sir David Amess was stabbed at a constituency surgery.
Essex Police said they were called to reports of a stabbing in Leigh-on-Sea at 12:05 BST and recovered a knife from the scene.
They said they were not looking for anyone else in connection to the incident.
Former party leader Sir Iain Duncan Smith said he was "praying for a full recovery".
He said on Twitter: "My thoughts are with David Amess MP and his family at this awful time.
"Praying for a full recovery following this appalling, shocking news. This angry, violent behaviour cannot be tolerated in politics or any other walk of life..."

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He died.

Bloody hell.

https://www.essex.police.uk/news/essex/ ... of-murder/

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Devastating

I wasn't hopefull when I saw the air ambulance was still there almost 3 hours after it happened, but I feel sick now hearing that my worst fears are confirmed.

I really am shocked

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That is truely horrible..

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Jeez. That’s horrible.

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I was on a zoom call with my MP and MrsA came down, told me to mute it and said "An MP has been stabbed". End of call, she was off to do her surgery work.

It's sickening.

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Deeply sad and disturbing. I pray this is the last time this happens.

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The Standards Commissioner has found a Tory MP guilty of dodgy dealings, so the Tories want to throw out the findings.

Not sure this is how you restore trust in politics.


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I see corruption is now A-OK

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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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I see corruption is now A-OK


Its always been A-OK , however being caught at it was not before , it will be shortly :-(


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No, corruption is still bad, but we're not going to do anything about it this time for reasons, and we'll change how the committee works to make sure that nobody notices the corruption in future

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It's the utter contempt that really gets to me.

Checking the voting lists, and yes, my MP when faced with doing the right thing or somehow not making it to the chamber, voted on the party line. Never a good idea to write when angry, however...


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I'm guessing all the ones that didn't show were busy at sex parties or eating children or something. They probably have a rota for who has to show up when they need to get something like this through.


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There's apparantly a lot of pairing, and covid, which explains some absentions.

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I have a Labour MP, (who is pretty useless, really), but at least doesn’t aid in voting this shit through.

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I have a Labour MP, (who is pretty useless, really), but at least doesn’t aid in voting this shit through.


I have Sajid.


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Labour were belling me up again on Saturday, whilst I think of it. Asked them to call back and then missed the second call.

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I have a Labour MP, (who is pretty useless, really), but at least doesn’t aid in voting this shit through.


I have Sajid.

We have Vaz (Valerie, sister to Keith of ‘prostitutes and cocaine’ fame, when stuff like that had an impact).

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I'm guessing all the ones that didn't show were busy at sex parties or eating children

Come on now, have some respect - I'm sure they can do both!


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I feel like this country is about done. Neither politicians nor populace can really be bothered making a proper showing of doing their bit and so we're lazily sighing our way to the bottom of the barrel.


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when stuff like that had an impact.


I was thinking a similar thing as I was reading through this thread. Now, I'm not and nor have I ever been particularly politically active but even I can recall when the whole 'sleaze' thing was a big concern and it seemed like people were booted for it, what happened to all of that?

It seems like these days it's very hard for the pollies to mess up in a way that results in any repercussions at all.


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‘prostitutes and cocaine’


If that was a policy it might win some votes right now

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belling me up


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‘Bell me’ or ‘bell me up’ was slang for ‘call me’ even when I was a kid, you old-timer.

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I feel like this country is about done. Neither politicians nor populace can really be bothered making a proper showing of doing their bit and so we're lazily sighing our way to the bottom of the barrel.

I don't think it's just us

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And now they've ditched it.

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This tactic of governing by reaction is awful. They seem to push the boundaries by seeing what the public pick up on, notice, or react to and then roll back the instances where this happens, so they seem to feel free to let pretty much any awful shit pass in the idea that if the public raise an outcry, they’ll just undo it, no harm done.

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So that's twice in (how many days ago was the vote for shit in rivers?) days where Conservatives have voted for something and then the very next day when they realise that EVERYONE hates how they voted, they have immediatly said "oh we didn't mean it like that! "

and yet, they are still polling at over 40%!

What an ignorant country we live in.

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It's the ongoing relentlessness of it that really gets to me. If it's not corruption, it's the on-going disaster of Brexit; if not Brexit, it's pouring shit into the rivers; if it's not pouring shit into the rivers, it's the Prime Minister making Britain look stupid on the world stage, and so on ad nauseum.

Whilst I've been cutting down my daily intake for my own sanity's sake, I just cannot comprehend what people still see in these people. It's not even like they're competently evil or people I disagree with but can respect.

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It's the ongoing relentlessness of it that really gets to me. If it's not corruption, it's the on-going disaster of Brexit; if not Brexit, it's pouring shit into the rivers; if it's not pouring shit into the rivers, it's the Prime Minister making Britain look stupid on the world stage, and so on ad nauseum.

Whilst I've been cutting down my daily intake for my own sanity's sake, I just cannot comprehend what people still see in these people. It's not even like they're competently evil or people I disagree with but can respect.

Gah.


Bring back the good old days of Michael Howard as Home Sec. At least he was a grown-up awful bastard.

I was listening to the radio this morning and No Surprises came on. And the line "Bring down the government, they don't speak for us." of course resonated strongly. And it made me think about how furious(ly teenage) I felt about things back in 1997. But those really were the good old days, pre-millenial tension or not.


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and yet, they are still polling at over 40%!

What an ignorant country we live in.
Perhaps it's ignorance in the political action gross groups and media, maybe if they figured out how to convey their messages via tiktok...


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Maybe they went a bit far when this is the front of the Daily Mail:
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The Mail published some of its own reader survey results the other week (maybe two or three weeks ago?) and the results were pretty interesting.

I couldn’t find a brilliant copy of them, apologies, and I didn’t want to go clicking around giving them ad revenue, but no matter how they try to spin these results, I think there is some regret creeping in. Especially the EU vote.


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:D just re-read over it. Alongside Brexit regret is the pressing question of whether you’d like to go for a int with the queen. Goodness me.

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"Sink back into sleaze" is a bit passive. It's more of a joyous gambol.

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41% not quite grasping the concept of hereditary monarchy either.


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41% not quite grasping the concept of hereditary monarchy either.

I’ve wondered this (because I’d be in that 41%; my knowledge and care for the royals is poor). If Charles abdicated, or just refused the crown (if abdication is only when in-post) does it go to his son, or would it be his brother (or… sister?)

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His son.

The line to 24th place is here, whilst Wikipedia goes to 63.


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So maybe that’s what they’re thinking: that Charles should just step aside for the good feeling of Mailers.

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It would make sense when they're going to have to go to all the faff of changing the coins and stamps to not have someone who's already about 80 or something.


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Looks like they really wouldn't want Megan as the next James Bond. What do they have against her?


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