O/T - General Politics thread

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14 Nov 2020 18:58 pm:

lovejoy wrote: I think they wheel him out for announcements to talk posh public school nonsense and throw in some distracting Latin to impress the masses.


What a chippy little person you are.......... :roll: :roll:

Surely you should be aiming your classist rant at his father ?? The son can't be blamed for his parent's decisions on schooling.
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14 Nov 2020 19:46 pm:

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14 Nov 2020 20:07 pm:

Very much put in my place Sir Henry. An interesting and thought-provoking read. BUT

Was it BJ's fault where he went to school and/or learnt Classics and/or picked up an accent ??
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15 Nov 2020 09:05 am:

Again you’ve completely missed the point, this happens so often, I have to think it’s intentional.

After everything that’s gone on this week, together with the death rate with CovId, and the status of the Brexit negotiations, I have to think that people who would vote for this crowd are doing it out of blind habit, unshakeable in their convictions. Regardless of reason and facts.
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15 Nov 2020 10:13 am:

Well, maybe it could be different under starmer, not convinced yet, but personally it was more a case of anything but corbyn.. even though I am disillusioned with the conservatives these past few years, there’s no way I was voting for corbyn, abbot at al.. (starmer being a prominent figure in that bunch of course). Maybe I should have spoiled my paper in hindsight.. drawn a meat & two veg on it.. always wanted to do that.
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15 Nov 2020 12:49 pm:

Agreed, although there are other alternatives out there. But I mean now rather than during the election. Tory support is still 40%.

Actually another reason you’d still support them I didn’t defence above is if you don’t follow politics much so you’re not very well informed.
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15 Nov 2020 13:00 pm:

BUT

Was it BJ's fault where he went to school and/or learnt Classics and/or picked up an accent ??


Not his fault at all, but it is arguable that it is the fault of our system that so many of those who end up in positions of power come through this very narrow route.

In the long run, it's probably not very healthy.

Ref ADBJ, I would focus more on the apparent lack of moral fibre and reported laziness as an indicator of unfitness for the role of PM. He is a frontman, a PM for the TV age and that also is not very healthy.
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25 Nov 2020 22:16 pm:

Sadly, for me the Tories are the best from a truly rotten bunch.

Voting for a political party today is very much like us having to choose between wearing a B*rf or $aracen$ shirt. :shock:

You just hope that the one you pick will be less bad than the alternatives.
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25 Nov 2020 23:51 pm:

Tuffty wrote:Sadly, for me the Tories are the best from a truly rotten bunch.
Voting for a political party today is very much like us having to choose between wearing a B*rf or $aracen$ shirt. :shock:


As a Shed dweller you should feel at home supporting the Lib Dem’s.
They both get a lot of support but are well used to losing and it will be a long time before they get any seats.
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26 Nov 2020 10:16 am:

Tuffty wrote:Sadly, for me the Tories are the best from a truly rotten bunch.

Voting for a political party today is very much like us having to choose between wearing a B*rf or $aracen$ shirt. :shock:

You just hope that the one you pick will be less bad than the alternatives.


Genuine question - how do you reach that conclusion Tufty, I can see the logic if you are a Brexit voter I suppose but has the performance since the election been of high enough quality to justify support?
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