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Stircrazy wrote:
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Starmer is a coward. Honestly I'd rather have someone with some conviction even if I didn't agree with them than Starmer.
The way Rosie Duffield has been treated and the lack of publuc support from Starmer is an absolute disgrace

The linked article would be funny if it wasn't so accurate

https://www.spiked-online.com/2024/06/19/why-we-must-never-forget-or-forgive-starmers-trans-lunacy/


From Jenni Russell's assessment in yesterday's Times of the BBC Question Time "leaders' special" on Thursday evening:

Starmer was also asked about his lack of support for Rosie Duffield, the MP who has been politically isolated and physically threatened for her gender-critical beliefs. His answer was evasive and unclear. He did not mention Duffield or apologise for the fact that she is still persona non grata, even when he and his party have wobbled closer to her position. Instead he cited another man, saying: I agree with Tony Blair when he said women have vaginas. He drew a distinction between sex and gender, excused his stance on the toxicity of the trans issue and said that people who felt their gender was different deserved support.


Matthew Syed's take on StarmerLike JK Rowling Ive been staunch Labour, but fear theyll bend the knee to the mob (archive.ph)



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How stupid are members of the current government?

This stupid

(Jeremy Hunt posted a picture on social media of his wife about to fill out her postal ballot paper with the caption: "Marriage safe got the wife's vote." It's an offence to "pressurise or induce a postal voter, or indeed any voter, to make their information available. It can also be an offence to obtain and share information about how someone else has voted.")



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Just when you think Reform couldn't sink any lower .....

.... Reform candidate Julian Malins K.C. was addressing a crowd where he is standing in Salisbury - yes Salisbury - where Putin sent KGB agents to murder two people and disrupted the town for weeks as it was cleared up from the Novichok virus, and said:


"I have actually met Putin and had a 10-minute chat with him and he seemed very good. He is not the Austrian gentleman with a moustache come alive again."

I know Farage has his fan club, but this is not a presidential election. People have to consider the quality of their other potential MPs.



-- Edited by Bob in Spain on Tuesday 25th of June 2024 06:09:03 PM

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And now we have a Labour candidate betting against himself in his own constituency. This is not technically illegal (no insider trading, so to speak), but still utterly moronic in the current climate. Pleased to see he was immediately suspended and his 100k donation to Labour is to be returned.

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Tanaqui wrote:

How stupid are members of the current government?

This stupid

(Jeremy Hunt posted a picture on social media of his wife about to fill out her postal ballot paper with the caption: "Marriage safe got the wife's vote." It's an offence to "pressurise or induce a postal voter, or indeed any voter, to make their information available. It can also be an offence to obtain and share information about how someone else has voted.")


That was my first thought when I saw that. What a complete idiot! My second thought was that in my marriage, it would be my wife (like Lucia Hunt, also from Shaanxi province in China) standing over me making sure I was putting the X in the correct box, not the other way round (you can take the girl out of China, but you can't ... wink)



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It makes you wonder if people really know what they are voting for biggrinbiggrin

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A thought-provoking article in today's Standard by Tom Newton Dunn. My favourite bit comes at the end:

What I'd most like to do is vote for None of the Above, to publicly register my dissatisfaction with the lot of them. But I can't do that because None of the Above isn't on the ballot paper. In the United States it is, because you can write in the name of whoever you want and it must be counted.

Just imagine how many of us would vote "None of the Above" this time round if we could. Hundreds of thousands? Millions? And if we did, what a powerful instruction that would send to Westminster that politics simply must be done differently.

What I can still do is the next best thing. I can spoil my ballot by writing None of the Above on it anyway. Sure, it will only be seen by one or two tellers, but all spoilt ballots must be counted and added to a column of their own, and their number read out by every returning officer.



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Stircrazy wrote:

A thought-provoing article in today's Standard by Tom Newton Dunn. My favourite bit comes at the end:

What I'd most like to do is vote for None of the Above, to publicly register my dissatisfaction with the lot of them. But I can't do that because None of the Above isn't on the ballot paper. In the United States it is, because you can write in the name of whoever you want and it must be counted.

Just imagine how many of us would vote "None of the Above" this time round if we could. Hundreds of thousands? Millions? And if we did, what a powerful instruction that would send to Westminster that politics simply must be done differently.

What I can still do is the next best thing. I can spoil my ballot by writing None of the Above on it anyway. Sure, it will only be seen by one or two tellers, but all spoilt ballots must be counted and added to a column of their own, and their number read out by every returning officer.


I have attended several counts and all the spoilt ballot papers are set aside till just before the announcement as their numbers are usually so small as to not affect the result. They broadly fall into 3 categories. People who write a comment, people who indicate their voting intention incorrectly and people who identify themselves. All are seen by candidates and agents present at the count and the returning officer explains them all. The 2nd groups votes are usually counted but not the others.



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So, with 10 days left to the election, the Tory government has suddenly fired 24 of the key civil servants involved in negotiating trade deals with the US

www.msn.com/en-gb/money/other/disbelief-as-us-uk-trade-deals-under-threat-after-britain-axes-negotiators/ar-BB1p6WKf

As one businessman said:

We shot ourselves in both feet by undermining Britains gateway to Europe status for American companies following Brexit, and were told to go west, and now weve self-elected a lobotomy, Ehrhardt said.

This [is an] act of arson in the final stages of this government. We claim it is a special relationship, yet remove our people at the very heart of it.

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Another interesting piece by Tom Newton Dunn from last month (only just come across it). I particularly like the description of that oily sleazebag, Jenrick.



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Just when you thought the Tories had nothing left of either foot in which to shoot themselves:

The bugger looked scruffier than ever in the TV news clip I saw last night. vomit.gif



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Farage is an MP. Wtf.

Good thing about living in NZ is that it's daytime when the results are trickling through.

ETA: Suella, really!?????



-- Edited by Blue_Belle on Friday 5th of July 2024 03:07:16 AM

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By 5.03 am Labour got their majority

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Really unimpressed with the comments of our tennis players, by the way, before the event:

www.theguardian.com/sport/article/2024/jul/03/emma-raducanu-claims-ignorance-of-general-election-and-says-she-will-lie-in

For Emma to supposedly be wanting to go to Oxford, and to say she doesn't know that yesterday was election day. Either she's an idiot or she's lying.

And the others are no better.

Only Harriet gave a comment that you can relate to

I find that really poor; the very least they could have said, as role models, was: "I'm not going to talk about politics directly, but elections are important events and it'd be great if young people went and voted"



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Blue_Belle wrote:

Farage is an MP. Wtf.

Good thing about living in NZ is that it's daytime when the results are trickling through.

ETA: Suella, really!?????


I'm glad Farage is finally an MP (and with only 3 other mates - Nigel-Practically-No-Mates)

At last he can stop griping and causing mayhem from the outside and then claiming he's going to leave the country if he doesn't get his way. He's an MP now - put up or shut up



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