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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2023 19:09 
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Would be good to see the back of Kawzynski. Not sure about this Unknown person though

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Would be good to see the back of Kawzynski. Not sure about this Unknown person though


Bring back Ron

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I'd vote RON

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Would be good to see the back of Kawzynski.

He came to visit the new offices that my old company moved into back in 2014. He's massively tall, even compared to me, and he's a massive bellend. Just wanted to punch him square in the face the whole time.

Shrewsbury has always been the kind of place that would vote for a rotting carcass if you put a blue flag on it, so if this actually comes to pass I'll be amazed -- but it's nice to dream.


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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Whenever I think of ghastly MPs like him, I always shudder to think about the quality of those the local Tories rejected.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2023 11:08 
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You had me all confused. I'm going off looking for by-election results.


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2023 22:21 
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Cras wrote:
Would be good to see the back of Kawzynski.

He came to visit the new offices that my old company moved into back in 2014. He's massively tall, even compared to me, and he's a massive bellend. Just wanted to punch him square in the face the whole time.


Has anyone on here got nice things to say about meeting or interacting with politics people?

A politics man came to visit here once, I can't remember exactly when or why but our big bosses were looking for state funding or something. He's an MP and from google I can see was 'Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Development and Infrastructure'

He was nice enough but also didn't seem too interested and was in a bit of a rush, quickly came in and met a few senior staff (somehow including an idiot like me), offered some platitudes, then looked a bit bored and went off again. When he shook my hand he said "it's an honour to meet you" and that always stuck in my head because I thought it seemed overly, trying too hard, to be charming. Don't fucking lie to me, it's no honour - maybe it's nice to meet normal folk but also that's your damn job. Keep it real, as the kids say said back when I was young, it's 'nice' or 'great' or 'cool' to meet you would be fine thanks.


Some years later, a different politics person came and did a talk at the party we held for our 10 year celebration. She spoke nicely and eloquently in front of everyone and I quite liked her BUT she also seemed to appear like she was taking a lot, and I mean a lot, of credit for things that weren't by her hand. I was also sat next to a professor (a client of ours) that has a reputation as a bit of a gruff guy and had been enjoying some bevarages. The professor would mutter under his breath, but at the same time not all that quietly, things like 'bullshit', 'these people' and 'what do they know anyway' (I like him).

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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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Yeah, I've been on several Zoom calls with my MP, and one with a shadow minister, and spoken on the phone about some stuff. Everytime it has been massively insightful, really interesting, and I leave thinking "bloody hell, she's clever".

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Rishi Sunak’s government has blocked legislation passed by the Scottish parliament that would make Scotland the first part of the UK to introduce a self-identification system for people who want to change gender.

Trap well sprung here.

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Rail strikes cost UK £1bn and settling would have been cheaper, minister admits

Hahaha hahahahahahahahaha

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"..or chaos with Ed Milliband"


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Nicola Sturgeon is stepping down as SNP leader


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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Maybe she's going for Westminster?


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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I keeping on flicking over to the Johnson Comeback Special then quickly closing the tab when I get reminded how much I don't want to ever hear him speak again.


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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Half the Tories and all of everyone else fucking hates him. If he's as clever as loads of people seem to think he secretly is then why doesn't he just fuck off?


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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There are three riot vans and assortment of coppers up the road. I thought it was due to there's that Prime drink for sale at the corner shop for £5.99 a bottle, but it is the third installment of protest/counter protest at the asylum hostel.

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Prime is £10 a bottle in the shop up the road from me.


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

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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-65071989

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A principal of a Florida school has been forced to resign after a parent complained that sixth-grade students were exposed to pornography.

The complaint arose from a Renaissance art lesson where students were shown Michelangelo's statue of David.


Honestly, the bloody americans.

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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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Didn't the Simpsons already do that?


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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Didn't the Simpsons already do that?

All of 33 years ago.


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2023 16:59 
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I suppose I should post about the legal difficulties of both Mr Trump and the former First Minister of Scotland's husband, but all the insight I can offer is:

Giphy "popcorn":
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Oh, and the Tories are being fucking awful again and thinking about it just ruins the moment.


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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Having a productive day so decided to ask ChatGPT to write some jokes about contemporary British politics for me.

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Why did Boris Johnson wear a yellow raincoat to Parliament? So he could keep his backbenchers dry!

Why did Keir Starmer refuse to take a stance on Brexit? Because he's still waiting for the focus groups to tell him what to think!

Why did Dominic Raab forget to pack his passport when he went to negotiate with the EU? Because he thought "Global Britain" meant he didn't need one!

Why did Priti Patel order a new fence for the UK border? So she could finally get a good night's sleep!

Why did Rishi Sunak become Chancellor of the Exchequer? Because he heard the job came with a free money printer!


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BBC chairman Richard Sharp resigns after a report finds he breached rules while being interviewed for his role by failing to disclose two potential conflicts of interest.


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Isn't that lovely?

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My council is now Orange coloured instead of Blue, which is nice.

How about everyone else?

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My council is now Orange coloured instead of Blue, which is nice.

How about everyone else?

No change in any of the wards here to leave an overall Conservative hold, but I'm loving the trends over the rest of the councils.

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Gone from three blue to two blue and one red.

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Bromsgrove went from very Conservative to “No overall control” which was nice to see. Plenty of independents as well in equal numbers to Labour and Lib Dem.


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East Herts! Holy cow. So much true-blueness in there, but the Greens had a lovely day out for another gain for NOC.


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3 Lib Dems became 3 Lib Dems


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I thought I lived in the liberal heartlands and my ward is blue. Thankfully the overall city is red and green. Just shitty neighbours.


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Still blue here, imagine putting a tick next to a Tory after everything that's happened. Mind boggling.


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markg wrote:
Still blue here, imagine putting a tick next to a Tory after everything that's happened. Mind boggling.

Yep. More of this, please!


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“ The Tories have lost 48 councils and more than 1,000 councillors, exceeding their worst predictions.” - Which was nice.

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I bet Sunak is happy there’s a bit of distraction in the news today.

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The Tories lost their majority in my district this month. The local Labour group have pulled out of negotiations with the other parties so we're looking at a minority Tory administration.

Good work everyone!

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Because Bedford likes to be different, we went from Lib Dem to Tory.

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She really is a fucking vile specimen.

Only a few years into the promised brexit glory, and she thinks “cheese sandwiches are a luxury”.


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Zardoz wrote:
“ The Tories have lost 48 councils and more than 1,000 councillors, exceeding their worst predictions.” - Which was nice.


Still Labour in Manchester, as it has been for aeons.


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She really is a fucking vile specimen.

Only a few years into the promised brexit glory, and she thinks “cheese sandwiches are a luxury”.


Stupid thing to say. If they can't afford them, they won't be making them, will they?


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Dr Zoidberg wrote:
She really is a fucking vile specimen.

Only a few years into the promised brexit glory, and she thinks “cheese sandwiches are a luxury”.


Stupid thing to say. If they can't afford them, they won't be making them, will they?


But they shouldn’t have the cheek to ask why they can no longer afford a basic item like this, and instead accept that such things are beyond their means.


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<looks at news>

Well...

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Boris Johnson is a liar? Fake news obvs.


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Boris Johnson is a liar? Fake news obvs.


Obvs

If you'd like a sorta summary then this is a good read :

https://twitter.com/IanDunt/status/1669256190864375808




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Watching the debate on the Johnson report.

We've come a long way from Barnard Castle.


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Dawn Butler has had a great day.

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I'm genuinely shocked that my MP actually voted for the report and penalty. Quite the surprise given how much effort she made over the years to defend Johnson.


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Don't give any credit, just a rat off a sinking ship.


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Don't give any credit, just a rat off a sinking ship.

:this:

Anyone who wasn’t actively at the party would take the opportunity to take the ‘moral’ high ground and point the blame for this disastrous period of politics away from themselves. It’s part of damage control at this point.

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