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Re: Tory Party watch

#6841  Postby Spearthrower » Oct 29, 2022 6:34 pm

Sketchy. The only mainstream British press covering this are tabloids: Mail, Mirror, Express, Sun... but more credible outlets, and international media, either don't consider it substantiatedly newsworthy, or haven't got the scoop or whatever yet.
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#6844  Postby ronmcd » Oct 29, 2022 9:47 pm

The thing that put me on to the story was it was on BBC news channel around 8pm, before it was on the BBC website.
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Re: Tory Party watch

#6845  Postby Spearthrower » Oct 29, 2022 9:47 pm




Interesting how the tabloids were faster in the scoop.
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#6846  Postby Spearthrower » Oct 29, 2022 9:50 pm

So another major scandal, and the lying oaf was trying to get back into office when really he should've been taking the opportunity to fuck off somewhere and keep his head down. It's that Trumpian drive to be in power so you've got the power to obviate the consequences of your actions.
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#6847  Postby ronmcd » Oct 29, 2022 10:54 pm

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Interesting how the tabloids were faster in the scoop.


Pure speculation - Mail on Sunday is a Tory paper, leak came from someone within the Tory government to a friendly journo (Hodges).
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#6848  Postby Spearthrower » Oct 30, 2022 1:49 am

The in-fighting is astounding. Haven't they noticed they're fucking their electoral chances with Labour having as much as a 39 point margin?
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#6849  Postby Fenrir » Oct 30, 2022 3:13 am

Spearthrower wrote:Sketchy. The only mainstream British press covering this are tabloids: Mail, Mirror, Express, Sun... but more credible outlets, and international media, either don't consider it substantiatedly newsworthy, or haven't got the scoop or whatever yet.



If you simply throw everything you hear straight at the wall the stuff that is actually worthwhile will get there faster than from people who make the effort required to confirm the stuff before throwing it at the wall.
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#6850  Postby Spearthrower » Oct 30, 2022 3:34 am

Fenrir wrote:
Spearthrower wrote:Sketchy. The only mainstream British press covering this are tabloids: Mail, Mirror, Express, Sun... but more credible outlets, and international media, either don't consider it substantiatedly newsworthy, or haven't got the scoop or whatever yet.



If you simply throw everything you hear straight at the wall the stuff that is actually worthwhile will get there faster than from people who make the effort required to confirm the stuff before throwing it at the wall.



That was essentially what I was thinking at the outset, but there's also something sketchy there when this particular brood of newspapers were so quick on the scoop. I think ronmcd may be right - Tory leak.
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#6851  Postby ronmcd » Oct 31, 2022 9:07 pm

We have a Home Secretary who uses the language of the BNP/National Front/Britain First/Farage scumbags.

In Parliament.

What the fuck.
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#6852  Postby THWOTH » Nov 01, 2022 1:19 am

Cruella Braverman's dog whistling defense.
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#6853  Postby THWOTH » Nov 01, 2022 4:39 pm

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#6854  Postby Spearthrower » Nov 01, 2022 8:58 pm

She's just sticking to the Nasty Party's core principles of blaming all the nation's woes on foreigners, immigrants and the poor.
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#6855  Postby Matt_B » Nov 01, 2022 10:18 pm

I hope she realizes that she's appealing to the sort of people who'd have her on the first flight to Rwanda.

Seriously, I don't know what they were thinking when they withdrew from the Dublin regulation as that's only made the UK a far more attractive destination for asylum seekers. Even Iceland realizes this and they're not in the EU and a heck of a lot harder to get to by boat.
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#6856  Postby Thommo » Nov 02, 2022 5:08 am

Matt_B wrote:Seriously, I don't know what they were thinking when they withdrew from the Dublin regulation as that's only made the UK a far more attractive destination for asylum seekers.


Why do you say that?

From what I can tell net numbers from Dublin III transfers, even before the Brexit referendum, were measured in the tens or hundreds while asylum applications were measured in the tens of thousands.
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#6857  Postby Matt_B » Nov 02, 2022 9:03 am

Thommo wrote:
Matt_B wrote:Seriously, I don't know what they were thinking when they withdrew from the Dublin regulation as that's only made the UK a far more attractive destination for asylum seekers.


Why do you say that?

From what I can tell net numbers from Dublin III transfers, even before the Brexit referendum, were measured in the tens or hundreds while asylum applications were measured in the tens of thousands.


Although the transfers where what made the headlines, the Dublin Regulation also provided a lot of soft incentives for migrants not to enter the UK. Mainly, they'd only be able to put in one asylum application in one member state, typically the one where they first entered the EU. They'd be expected to remain until it was processed, and that'd determine their status across the entire bloc. Actual sanctions for moving to another country might have been rare, but the threat was there and the bureaucracy would get in the way of people attempting it.

Since the UK left though though, migrants who are prepared to cross the channel can lodge a separate claim there without even the possibility of being sent back. Seeing as the Rwanda program is in also tatters, they're probably not going to get sent there either, and onshore processing is pretty much guaranteed for anyone who can make it.

That's not to say that getting to the UK is some sort of special prize for asylum seekers or anything but it's probably better than, say, Hungary.
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#6858  Postby Tortured_Genius » Nov 03, 2022 11:33 am

It's interesting that the day-to-day crass behaviour of Tory MPs is so routine that it barely raises ripples anymore.

Tory MP Andrew Bridgen facing suspension from Commons (BBC)

Matt Hancock suspended as Tory MP for joining I'm a Celeb cast (BBC)
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#6859  Postby THWOTH » Nov 03, 2022 10:22 pm

Cruella Braverman spent the afternoon at the asylum interment camp she broke the law to fill 2.25x over. All to appear in the right-wing press, being seen to sort the mess out (which she has certainly contributed to) and to ensure that right-wing talking points remain the focus of the 'public debate'.
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#6860  Postby Calilasseia » Nov 03, 2022 10:28 pm

Tortured_Genius wrote:It's interesting that the day-to-day crass behaviour of Tory MPs is so routine that it barely raises ripples anymore.

Tory MP Andrew Bridgen facing suspension from Commons (BBC)

Matt Hancock suspended as Tory MP for joining I'm a Celeb cast (BBC)


The joke doing the rounds on Facebook is that Hancock isn't a contestant, he's the bush tucker ...
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