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Re: UK General Election 2015

#981  Postby chairman bill » Mar 27, 2015 12:36 pm

Paxman is a Tory, and Burley is a sorry excuse for a journalist (party politics unknown). So the blatant bias is unsurprising.
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Re: UK General Election 2015

#982  Postby ED209 » Mar 27, 2015 12:38 pm

In case anybody wants to know what a troll thinks:

@KTHopkins wrote:If this man [miliband] is Prime Minister I will leave the UK. This man is not Great Britain. This is Russell Brand in a chuffing suit #Battle4Number10


https://twitter.com/KTHopkins/status/581214496414404609

The comments aren't going her way :lol:

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Re: UK General Election 2015

#983  Postby chairman bill » Mar 27, 2015 12:42 pm

Another reason to vote Labour.
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Re: UK General Election 2015

#984  Postby Strontium Dog » Mar 27, 2015 4:02 pm

That takes the total number of reasons to vote Labour to 1. You're off and running!
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Re: UK General Election 2015

#985  Postby chairman bill » Mar 27, 2015 4:28 pm

Spoken like a True ToryTM
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Re: UK General Election 2015

#986  Postby ED209 » Mar 27, 2015 4:34 pm

I've just thought of another reason :awesome:
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Re: UK General Election 2015

#987  Postby Strontium Dog » Mar 27, 2015 5:10 pm

chairman bill wrote:Spoken like a True ToryTM


Thanks for that constructive, non-trollish response.
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Re: UK General Election 2015

#988  Postby chairman bill » Mar 27, 2015 5:13 pm

Strontium Dog wrote:
chairman bill wrote:Spoken like a True ToryTM


Thanks for that constructive, non-trollish response.


You were my inspiration
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Re: UK General Election 2015

#989  Postby Scot Dutchy » Mar 27, 2015 5:16 pm

chairman bill wrote:
Strontium Dog wrote:
chairman bill wrote:Spoken like a True ToryTM


Thanks for that constructive, non-trollish response.


You were my inspiration


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Re: UK General Election 2015

#990  Postby Strontium Dog » Mar 27, 2015 5:27 pm

chairman bill wrote:
Strontium Dog wrote:
chairman bill wrote:Spoken like a True ToryTM


Thanks for that constructive, non-trollish response.


You were my inspiration


Can't say I've ever made a post like that, but then, Catcher in the Rye inspired someone to kill John Lennon, so who knows what skewiff processes are at work in people's heads.
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Re: UK General Election 2015

#991  Postby chairman bill » Mar 27, 2015 5:37 pm

Well I simply found your comment about one reason to vote Labour, inspiring, in a constructive, non-trollish manner, so I thought I'd respond in kind.
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Re: UK General Election 2015

#992  Postby ED209 » Mar 27, 2015 6:03 pm

How is it trolling to liken somebody who reliably supports tory policies to a tory, but not trolling to liken other posters to deranged murderers?

Oh wait I nearly forgot; we all know off-topic lies and bullshit when we see them so nobody actually gives a fuck.
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Re: UK General Election 2015

#993  Postby Strontium Dog » Mar 27, 2015 6:15 pm

chairman bill wrote:Well I simply found your comment about one reason to vote Labour, inspiring, in a constructive, non-trollish manner, so I thought I'd respond in kind.


It seems I can't even praise Labour without someone taking exception. This forum is becomingly ever more like WarGames: the only winning move is not to post. And if activity is anything to go by, we have a rapidly increasing number of winners.
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Re: UK General Election 2015

#994  Postby chairman bill » Mar 27, 2015 7:33 pm

That was praising Labour? The fact that Katie Hopkins says she'll leave the UK if Labour win the election, is for you the one positive reason to vote Labour, and that's praise?
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Re: UK General Election 2015

#995  Postby Strontium Dog » Mar 27, 2015 8:50 pm

I think we can both agree it would be an unambiguously positive development.
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Re: UK General Election 2015

#996  Postby ED209 » Mar 29, 2015 12:11 am

Armando ianucci has a great piece in the graun:

A question for Ed and David: are you scared to talk about policies?

This election started with a prime minister refusing to take part in head-to-head TV debates and went on to be one where he announced his impending retirement. David Cameron may be the first politician to airbrush himself out of the future. Like the Cheshire Cat, he’s gradually disappearing from view, on the basis that strategic silence and tactical withdrawal is what wins votes.

Silence is here being used as a weapon: the man who didn’t want to do head-to-head TV debates on the grounds that they “sucked the life out of the campaign” starts the campaign with an announcement that will do nothing but suck the life out of it.

More telling than the announcement itself was its subsequent defence from Tory spokesmen: “He was just truthfully answering a question.” For someone whose main electoral ploy has been to restrict the opportunities to ask him any questions whatsoever, validating a query is a bold move.

With that precedent set, then, let’s ask some more. In the many, many weeks Cameron won’t be debating his opponents but instead meeting the ordinary hard-working electorate on the streets of Britain, do feel free to ask him some of the following questions...


http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfre ... o-iannucci
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Re: UK General Election 2015

#997  Postby Beatsong » Mar 29, 2015 12:27 am

Except that Ed isn't scared to talk about policies. On the contrary, he keeps fucking trying to do that while they fixate on his fucking brother and his bacon fucking sandwiches.
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Re: UK General Election 2015

#998  Postby smudge » Mar 29, 2015 6:59 am

Yes...but his poor mother.
And his kitchen(s).
And his funny eyes.
And stuff.
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Re: UK General Election 2015

#999  Postby Scot Dutchy » Mar 29, 2015 7:23 am

Yep Cameron not willing to take part in a head to head debate along with his retirement does expose the tory strategy.

They are clever like a bag of monkeys. Cameron's popularity is always a problem. He is always been too far away from the public. This way the tory party can say a new leader is coming. They wont say whom but this uncertainty could take the heat away from major discussions where they are doing badly. Also it gives an excuse to Cameron to withdraw partially into the background. I bet the other leading tories will step forward and do the lion's share of the discussion. This will also give the party the opportunity to gauge which one makes the biggest impression of the electorate. It gives Ed a big headache fighting a multi headed beast.

Even if they dont win (which I think is in the calculations) they would have found the best person for the leadership for the next election. Politics is always a long game.

The winner of these elections will have very little wiggle room thanks to torydem's policies and the state of the country.
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Re: UK General Election 2015

#1000  Postby chairman bill » Mar 29, 2015 9:35 am

Strontium Dog wrote:I think we can both agree it would be an unambiguously positive development.


Katie Hopkins leaving the UK? Indeed.
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