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Old Jun 9th 2017, 1:56 pm
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Originally Posted by Red Eric View Post

One huge rousing cheer for LOONY LEFTIES

I wear the label with pride this morning.

It's nice to have a recognizable Labour party back.
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Old Jun 9th 2017, 2:19 pm
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I think the conservatives did this deliberately just to sabotage Brexit.

But let's wait n see...
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Old Jun 9th 2017, 2:20 pm
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I think the conservatives did this deliberately just to sabotage Brexit.
It simply isn't possible to sabotage something that is as clearly defined as Brexit. Either you have a Brexit or you don't and there's no doubt at all that there will be a Brexit.

Brexit means Brexit. It's completely unsabotageable and you voted for it. Enjoy.
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Old Jun 9th 2017, 2:26 pm
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It simply isn't possible to sabotage something that is as clearly defined as Brexit. Either you have a Brexit or you don't and there's no doubt at all that there will be a Brexit.

Brexit means Brexit. It's completely unsabotageable and you voted for it. Enjoy.


This was a General Election, admittedly the Green Party went on a fair bit about remoaning. Lib Dems made a few comments.

SNP were the biggest party talking about wanting to stay in, look what happened to them.
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Old Jun 9th 2017, 2:59 pm
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Originally Posted by Red Eric View Post
Fantastic!

And against the grain of pretty much all the press, as well and that's a real achievement. They've really gone over the top on this and it's backfired. Just imagine what could be achieved if we had balanced and informative print news reporting in the UK but at least it's been shown that it's possible to overcome. That gives a breathing space and a chance to progressive politics.

Mustn't forget the sacrifices made by the Greens either.

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BTW there's something in the Tory manifesto about doing away with 5 year fixed term parliaments but nothing on what's in mind as a replacement.
Firstly, congratulations to Labour for running a far more effective and (importantly) nimble campaign. TM was atrocious.

Even though a minority Govt is a bad option, I would have preferred Labour to prove themselves this time round. It will be too easy for Corbyn in opposition.

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Old Jun 9th 2017, 3:16 pm
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Originally Posted by lutonlad View Post
Firstly, congratulations to Labour for running a far more effective and (importantly) nimble campaign. TM was atrocious.

Even though a minority Govt is a bad option, I would have preferred Labour to prove themselves this time round. It will be too easy for Corbyn in opposition.
Not that easy. He has to figure out how to build on his momentum without actually have the power to implement policy. He will need to do more than simply criticize the Tories, however easy they make that for him.
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Old Jun 9th 2017, 3:35 pm
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This was a General Election, admittedly the Green Party went on a fair bit about remoaning. Lib Dems made a few comments.

SNP were the biggest party talking about wanting to stay in, look what happened to them.
Little to do with brexit, all to do with the second Scottish referendum.
All the parties opposed to the SNP fought on a unionist ticket.
All of the 3 main parties including the pro remain Libs took seats from the SNP.

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Old Jun 9th 2017, 3:47 pm
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Don't worry, you will soon have Nigel back.
Cant wait.

Originally Posted by Red Eric View Post
It simply isn't possible to sabotage something that is as clearly defined as Brexit. Either you have a Brexit or you don't and there's no doubt at all that there will be a Brexit.

Brexit means Brexit. It's completely unsabotageable and you voted for it. Enjoy.

Wait n see.
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Old Jun 9th 2017, 3:55 pm
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Mustn't forget the sacrifices made by the Greens either.
Yup. We lost a fair amount of votes this election, but it was for a good cause.

Originally Posted by Lion in Winter View Post
I wear the label with pride this morning.

It's nice to have a recognisable Labour party back.
It definitely makes a change from Tory-lite, blue-Labour.

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Don't worry, you will soon have Nigel back.
And in other news, this month's UKIP leader Paul Nuttall has resigned.

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This was a General Election, admittedly the Green Party went on a fair bit about remoaning. Lib Dems made a few comments.
Leave won, but I think the Tories lost seats because Theresa May was all me, me, me.
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May visiting the palace at 12.30 , looks like a deal has been done with the anti gay, anti choice, pro brexit DUP.
It's fortunate they are not anti women rights.

Won't siding with the Unionists escalate the issues in NI?

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Old Jun 9th 2017, 4:25 pm
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This:

"One million 18- to 34-year-olds have registered to vote since the election was called."

And this.

https://www.theguardian.com/commenti...ative-campaign

I hope we get some durable political engagement now.
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Originally Posted by Lion in Winter View Post
This:

"One million 18- to 34-year-olds have registered to vote since the election was called."

And this.

https://www.theguardian.com/commenti...ative-campaign

I hope we get some durable political engagement now.
Maybe they were upset when the cost of the 18-30s holidays went up in price.
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ooh.. DUP great.
No need to leave Texas anymore. Homophobic, anti-abortion and climate changer deniers now having influence in the UK government. Home from home really.
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Old Jun 9th 2017, 4:35 pm
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Originally Posted by Lion in Winter View Post
This:

"One million 18- to 34-year-olds have registered to vote since the election was called."

And this.

https://www.theguardian.com/commenti...ative-campaign

I hope we get some durable political engagement now.
Some seriously pissed of people if they do not get all those freebies.
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ooh.. DUP great.
No need to leave Texas anymore. Homophobic, anti-abortion and climate changer deniers now having influence in the UK government. Home from home really.
I always thought there was something between May and Trump. Does this sound familiar?
Anti gay
Anti abortion
Denies climate change
Anti immigrants
Protectionists

https://www.theguardian.com/politics...uld-know-about
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