The Politics thread (to be taken serious, or not)

Discussion in 'The Premier League' started by The Prime Minister, Jan 8, 2017.

  1. Sharpe*

    Sharpe* Senior Member

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    I have often thought scenario 2 should happen.

    Should have been leader of labour years ago. Had he won there would be a good chance he would have been pm by now.
     
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  2. DMD

    DMD Eh?
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    Not for me. It just makes it dull, but in a funny sort of way. They're determined to be experts, but squeal like stuck pigs when their opinion is shown to bollocks.

    It's just what the lightweights resort to when they get challenged.
     
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  3. NowsufferinginSpain

    NowsufferinginSpain Well-Known Member

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    Of course. IMO, he would have won the 2015 GE. And, had he done so, this Brexit bullshit wouldn't be happening. But, the unions colluded to get his less than charismatic younger brother elected instead.

    The rest, we know!...
     
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  4. armchairblue

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    I think i actually agree with you ffs.Were you a fan of his father?
     
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  5. NowsufferinginSpain

    NowsufferinginSpain Well-Known Member

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    Go back to the pub, you pointless old tosser...
     
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  6. Stan

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    Thanks for that Julian.
     
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  7. PISKIE

    PISKIE Roasted Spuds
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    Yep, they chose the wrong Miliband last time.

    I listened to an interview with David Miliband on Radio 4 the other day, he seems quite happy in his current role in humanitarian aid and development programmes. He said that he can achieve more good in this role than he can as a politician, but I get the feeling that we haven't seen the last of him in British politics yet.
     
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  8. DMD

    DMD Eh?
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    QED

    :emoticon-0136-giggl
     
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  9. Archers Road

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    <ok> Naturally.

    The son's a moderate, by his dad's standards. Still a man of principle though. And a natural orator, with a bit of charisma.

    Old Jezza couldn't lead a dog round a park. He should go back to representing the people of Islington North, who tbf appear to hold him in high regard.
     
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  10. Stan

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    Did you just squeeze one out fella?
     
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    The main problem is that Corbyn's policies are not what I would call far left. Anyone who takes over and goes forward with those policies would immediately be attacked and condemned by the right wing media as a loony lefty even if up until now they had been considered more to the centre. Unless some form of factual reporting and unbiased comment returns to the UK I cannot see how we can oust the right wing dictator until they make such a monumental ****up of the country that public opinion stops being dictated and decided by Murdoch and co.
     
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  12. armchairblue

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    His dad was very well thought of,from what i can remember.Tbh i've a very low opinion of all
    our "politicians" at this moment.
     
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  13. PISKIE

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    ^ This

    Corbyn's policies aren't particularly left wing at all, certainly not as much as the media like to try and make out. The problem is that the country has drifted so far to the right because of an unchecked Tory party, that Corbyn's policies are being painted as being 'loony left' when they are in fact fairly straight forward social equity policies.
     
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  14. NowsufferinginSpain

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    I respected Tony Benn's political honesty.

    Having said that, I disagreed with just about everything he did or said. His political ideas were mostly a triumph of Utopianism over reality.
     
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  15. Sharpe*

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    Yup.

    I was shocked when his brother won.

    As soon as he did I knew he'd never win and that that would be the last seen of labour for a while. He just didn't come across as having the character, appearance and strength as a PM. Not a great orator either.

    Those should not perhaps matter but the cult of personality is more important than people like to admit.

    Corbyn is suffering from similar image issues. He's does't care for all that. He's a principles man - but a lot of people won't look beyond his appearance and morals which is why when push comes to shove people will vote Tory - what they think is a safe option.

    In fact you could argue labour have led the country into Tory oblivion through their own incompetence and lack of unity.
     
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  16. Tobes

    Tobes Usual bland and inoffenSive title

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    I've met Ed, he's a decent bloke, talks a lot of sense, but has got all the charisma of a white dog turd
     
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  17. Tobes

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    Oh look it's the boring old ****er, adding nothing as per.
     
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  18. FosseFilberto

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    Pere's a floater ... but I think he'll stick with the tories :)
     
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  19. Stan

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    We're going to need to see pictures otherwise we're going to have to assume that you're a short, unemployed fantasist whose life doesn't match up to an aging, sex pest salesman or an obese, sponging, failed accountant :emoticon-0148-yes:
     
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