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Theresa May calls for a General Election

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Re: Theresa May calls for a General Election

Postby Haighy » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:29 am

Personally,, I'm already sick of hearing about it..wish they'd all feck off ! :duno:

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Re: Theresa May calls for a General Election

Postby lufc1304 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:41 am

What Haighy said! :tup:

Typical Tory opportunism; Labour in-fighting, a rebellious Lords and an electorate who have reached saturation point with elections and referendums. Whatever the outcome, the working class, the poor, disabled and non-WASPs will be worse off.
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Re: Theresa May calls for a General Election

Postby 1964white » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:42 am

Liberal Democrats will love this decision

We've already gone through one farce with that lot !

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Postby 1964white » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:45 am

Well i think i can avoid the news bulletins on the telly for the next seven weeks now :lol:

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Postby HarryofOz » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:52 am

Do you get blasted with non-stop election ads on telly, the radio and in the print media? It drives me crazy during the election campaign and most of the are so biased that it's insulting that the party in question thinks that I'll fall for it.
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Postby 1964white » Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:00 pm

HarryofOz wrote:Do you get blasted with non-stop election ads on telly, the radio and in the print media? It drives me crazy during the election campaign and most of the are so biased that it's insulting that the party in question thinks that I'll fall for it.


Yes we have all that to look forward to Harry :roll:

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Postby HarryofOz » Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:02 pm

1964white wrote:Yes we have all that to look forward to Harry :roll:


Commiserations

Oh well, maybe Leeds will be promoted as a consolation and you can put your recording of the Wembley victory on permanent loop on your telly.
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Postby Gurj » Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:53 pm

Couldnt agree more with the earlier comments, sick of politics at the moment. Last thing we needed was a bloody General Election !!

After all May and her team said as well. They are all ( all parties ) a bunch of liars with self interest at heart.
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Postby hector » Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:23 pm

HarryofOz wrote:Do you get blasted with non-stop election ads on telly, the radio and in the print media? It drives me crazy during the election campaign and most of the are so biased that it's insulting that the party in question thinks that I'll fall for it.


I don't :-D

I don't have a telly, nor do I buy newspapers... I only have the local radio on whilst eating breakfast 20 mins a day..

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Postby John in Louisiana » Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:21 pm

HarryofOz wrote:Do you get blasted with non-stop election ads on telly, the radio and in the print media? It drives me crazy during the election campaign and most of the are so biased that it's insulting that the party in question thinks that I'll fall for it.


I feel your pain. The fundraising and jockeying for position has already started here in the USA for 2020, as well as the "public interest" advertisements from the massive political action committees.

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Re: Theresa May calls for a General Election

Postby mav » Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:16 pm

The way I see it this is caused largely by the SNP.

Any reduction in SNP vote will be lauded as a victory for the UK against a referendum.
The strength of the SNP means Labour will struggle to win regardless.
Jimmy Cranky appears to have stung Emperor Palpatine when she made comments about being unelected.
Jimmy Crankey also went on the "You have no mandate for this" track.


Right now the SNP are the largest thorn in the Govts side, an Election at worse makes this no worse, at best removes it, most likely deflects them for a period of time.
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Re: Theresa May calls for a General Election

Postby Durly » Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:20 pm

As a self-confessed, lifelong "lefty", I feel this is going to be enormously depressing.
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Postby mav » Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:25 pm

Durly wrote:As a self-confessed, lifelong "lefty", I feel this is going to be enormously depressing.



Half the people I know call me a lefty, the other half call me a right wing. so either I am doing something right or I just enjoy always pissing someone off.
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Re: Theresa May calls for a General Election

Postby Durly » Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:37 pm

mav wrote:Half the people I know call me a lefty, the other half call me a right wing. so either I am doing something right or I just enjoy always pissing someone off.


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Postby lufc1304 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:41 pm

Durly wrote:As a self-confessed, lifelong "lefty", I feel this is going to be enormously depressing.


Likewise, Durly. I truly believe Corbyn to be a man of the people, whose policies seek to create a fairer society with a more even distribution of wealth, properly funded public services and an end to tax breaks for corporations (most of whom fund the Tories). But his message seems to fall on deaf ears and is corrupted by both the MSM and the Blairite element within Labour who have lost sight of what being a socialist actually means. Sadly, I only see one outcome in early June and it will be grim :(

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Re: Theresa May calls for a General Election

Postby Durly » Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:53 pm

lufc1304 wrote:Likewise, Durly. I truly believe Corbyn to be a man of the people, whose policies seek to create a fairer society with a more even distribution of wealth, properly funded public services and an end to tax breaks for corporations (most of whom fund the Tories). But his message seems to fall on deaf ears and is corrupted by both the MSM and the Blairite element within Labour who have lost sight of what being a socialist actually means. Sadly, I only see one outcome in early June and it will be grim :(

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I like Corbyn a lot and I hold a lot of the same beliefs. The weird thing is that, despite his approval rating being desperate, many of his policies are actually pretty popular. People like the ideas but won't vote for a Socialist. He's going to be a ridiculously easy target for the right-wing media to pick off in the coming weeks though. If they could do such an easy number on Milliband then they'll make light work of JC.
It will be grim viewing for the likes of you and me, mate. Chairman May will march back in with an increased majority and the perfect opportunity to further s*** on the poor and vulnerable and push through the "hard Brexit" that we apparently all voted for. We are edging ever closer to being a one-party state. The next few years are going to be very grim indeed. :(
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Postby lufc1304 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:04 pm

Durly wrote:I like Corbyn a lot and I hold a lot of the same beliefs. The weird thing is that, despite his approval rating being desperate, many of his policies are actually pretty popular. People like the ideas but won't vote for a Socialist. He's going to be a ridiculously easy target for the right-wing media to pick off in the coming weeks though. If they could do such an easy number on Milliband then they'll make light work of JC.
It will be grim viewing for the likes of you and me, mate. Chairman May will march back in with an increased majority and the perfect opportunity to further s*** on the poor and vulnerable and push through the "hard Brexit" that we apparently all voted for. We are edging ever closer to being a one-party state. The next few years are going to be very grim indeed. :(


I don't understand this; like a socialist policy, but won't vote for a socialist. Obviously why Blair, Brown and Mandelson moved 'New' Labour so far to the right that they were indistinguishable from the Tories they replaced.

I personally think Corbyn would wipe the floor with May in any debates, but he won't get the opportunity as Downing St has ruled out any televised debates and will rely on their puppet-masters in the press to twist JC's message and spread disinformation. We are well and truly f**ked
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Postby Ronan » Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:16 pm

lufc1304 wrote:I don't understand this; like a socialist policy, but won't vote for a socialist. Obviously why Blair, Brown and Mandelson moved 'New' Labour so far to the right that they were indistinguishable from the Tories they replaced.

I personally think Corbyn would wipe the floor with May in any debates, but he won't get the opportunity as Downing St has ruled out any televised debates and will rely on their puppet-masters in the press to twist JC's message and spread disinformation. We are well and truly f**ked


Jaysus Nick......how many elections are we gonna have to put up with..i have abstained in one Stormont one already....wonder if i can be bothered with 2 more ?? :duno:

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Re: Theresa May calls for a General Election

Postby Durly » Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:40 pm

lufc1304 wrote:I don't understand this; like a socialist policy, but won't vote for a socialist. Obviously why Blair, Brown and Mandelson moved 'New' Labour so far to the right that they were indistinguishable from the Tories they replaced.

I personally think Corbyn would wipe the floor with May in any debates, but he won't get the opportunity as Downing St has ruled out any televised debates and will rely on their puppet-masters in the press to twist JC's message and spread disinformation. We are well and truly f**ked


Socialism as a concept has been demonised by the right-wing media, mate. It's looked upon with disdain now, even though the vast majority of the population agree with and share a good amount of its basic tenets. Just look at that Thatcher meme that goes around from time to time. Has a picture of her and says something like "the problem with Socialism is that sooner or later you run out of other people's money". Guff. Utter s***. Was it Socialism that made the bankers gamble all our money away? No. The main issue is (I think) that as a Capitalist, consumer society, we have all been told repeatedly that Socialism doesn't fit in with the principles of being a "free economy".........which again is nonsense. If you agree with any form of state help or intervention - a free at point of use health service, financial help if you get ill and can't work/get made unemployed, are in danger of being made homeless, then you agree with the basic principle of Socialism.
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