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Discussion in 'Speaker's Corner' started by Cromulent, Apr 16, 2019.

  1. Mercenary Keyboard Warrior

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Aug 4, 2007

    Posts: 9,844

    Location: Wilds of suffolk

    To be honest I see the LDs as 1 credible leader away from a massive ressurgence
    Both Labour and Tories have left a gaping hole in the middle of the political spectrum.

    Tories are heading right and now have farage to worry about as well.
    Labour, well they need to somehow break momentum and the fixation with Corbyn.
     
  2. Terminal_Boy

    Soldato

    Joined: Apr 13, 2013

    Posts: 7,137

    Location: La France

    Entirely likely. The Tories are moving back to the right after a decade of being centrists and Labour have gone Full Marxist. I imagine another smooth-talking centrist leading the LDs would see them into 2nd place at the next GE.
     
  3. Teh_Next

    Perma Banned

    Joined: Nov 3, 2018

    Posts: 708

    Location: The other side of The Gap

    You guys want/need an equivalent SNP down there.
     
  4. Mr Badger

    Soldato

    Joined: Dec 27, 2009

    Posts: 6,552

    We've got all the English sovereignty we can handle at the moment thanks.
     
  5. billysielu

    Capodecina

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    Posts: 11,442

    Location: Oxfordshire

    Isn't that exactly what you're doing now....
     
  6. Mr Badger

    Soldato

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    Posts: 6,552

    FishFluff made what appears to be perfectly civil, reasonable and valid observation that "You seem to think everyone who disagrees with your opinion (which is most people, judging from other threads) is nasty or attacking you." and your response is:

    Are you perchance stood in a hole with a shovel in your hand?
     
  7. billysielu

    Capodecina

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    Location: Oxfordshire

    Well this thread isn't about me, yet he decided to make a negative post about me.
    So you're both wrong.
     
  8. mid_gen

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Dec 20, 2004

    Posts: 8,526

    A pro-EU centrist party would absolutely clean up with the utter shambles on both sides of the house right now.

    I sincerely hope the independent group can continue to grow and coalesce into something in this vein, before our political system turns into a parody of the US.
     
  9. Entai

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: Feb 28, 2004

    Posts: 72,154

    To be fair I was surprised she managed to wait 5 minutes. ;)
     
  10. Mercenary Keyboard Warrior

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Aug 4, 2007

    Posts: 9,844

    Location: Wilds of suffolk

    Probably took 5 minutes to realise he wasn't joking ;)

    Changing the subject though, I watched the party political broadcast by the lib dems that was on last night (its on iplayer) just confirms whats posted here tbh, if the electorate can get behind the LDs they are bang on message
     
  11. JeditOjanen

    Mobster

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    Posts: 4,566

    I voted Lib Dem until they joined up with the Tories, enabled austerity and threw away one of the central planks of their manifesto (tuition fees) in exchange for getting a 5p charge placed on plastic bags. The ******** of the SNP I saw through decades earlier, however, and I was not surprised when their councillors opposed bedroom tax relief in councils not controlled by their party.

    @terminal Boy - if you think Labour is "full Marxist" then you don't know what Marxism is. Corbyn is a social democrat, not a communist. But it's an easy lie for the media to sell because New Labour had triangulated so far to the right that adopting even mildly left wing politics is a huge shift.
     
  12. Hades

    Capodecina

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    Posts: 22,881

    Location: Pizza Express, Woking

    Didn't know they were still running :D
     
  13. Dolph

    Man of Honour

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    Location: Plymouth

    Corbyn isnt a social democrat, he's a democratic socialist. You cannot support mass monopolistic nationalisation and claim to be a social democrat unless you're a total idiot or a dishonesty liar.
     
  14. Rroff

    Man of Honour

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    Posts: 64,555

    Corbyn overlaps a number of socialist positions - he is neither a communist or not a communist and you can't really pigeon hole him as a democratic socialist either he borrows from various left leaning schools of thought.
     
  15. Double07

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Scotland

    Theyve barely even came up with anything vaguely resembling socialism never mind marxism.

    Maybe if they actually were more left wing they would be worthy of being called the labour party.
     
  16. JeditOjanen

    Mobster

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    Did you not get the memo? Anything to the left of Adolf Hitler is now fully automated luxury gay space communism.
     
  17. Double07

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Scotland

    Someone just took politics 101 at Uni eh! I love those dishonesty liars!
     
  18. Double07

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Scotland

    You missed Lenin-Marxism from the list of bad words there! Remember workers rights are just another attempt by the EU to subjugate our autonomy, we must resists by voting for Hitler-Himmler-Pot-Mogg-May!
     
  19. D.P.

    Caporegime

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    Posts: 30,208


    Did you not get the memo? Apparently Hitler was a Socialist, it says so in their name so it must be true. Therefore all WW2 deaths are somehow how magically related to communism and Corbyn will enslave millions.
     
  20. Tony Edwards

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    I wonder how long before this has to happen to the Tories and other very right wing parties who spout racist tropes.
    The racism and far right rhetoic of today has grown in leaps and bounds since the days of weekly shows like 'Love thy neighour' was recognised as being slightly racist and not really appropriate in todays age.