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The Labour Party: Where do we go from here?

Discussion in 'Speaker's Corner' started by q974739, Nov 25, 2015.

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  1. Rroff

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    Heard it a lot in the 90s often it wasn't intended hurtfully but sometimes definitely was. Lot of casual use when I was a kid by other kids when someone did something stupid. Didn't experience it used as a blanket term for all disabled but probably half the time it was used in the context of someone disabled it was meant insultingly.
     
  2. Faustus

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    Who cares, I tell it like it is and if those I converse with in the real world don't like it I simply shrug my shoulders and tell'm to suck it up.

    One benefit of being older, you don't need to conform to political correctness.
     
  3. StriderX

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    ‘Tell it like it is’ is just as abused in a similar manner, usually as a justification to spout nonsense that is based usually on anecdotes and opinions.

    It’s entirely fine if it’s factual and you use it in a beneficial manner (when it would actually aid a situation and not just add worthless **** onto a fire for personal gratification), but the value is lost when you just base your personality around it.

    It’s also being coopted by nefarious belligerents in the form of ultranationalists, religious fanaticism and conspiracy theorists.
     
  4. jimjamuk

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    Yep this was a thing in the south West aswell. Probably one of the most common insults at that time
     
  5. Faustus

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    No, I tend to use facts or truth to give it another name. I find that quite often people don't like listening to facts or the hearing truth, especially if it doesn't chime with their narrative, but hey what the heck.
     
  6. Nasher

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    Heh, even many Sikhs and Hindus could be accused of "Islamaphobia". It's something we don't come across or hear about much, but they have "issues" too.

    Sikhs and Hindus don't get the same kind of attention because we don't see them going on stabbing sprees.
     
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  7. JeditOjanen

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    Look at this word salad.
     
  8. robgmun

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    learn to read then.
     
  9. JeditOjanen

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    Go on then - parse that sentence. When you "lump" things, you take a number of individual things and put them into a single group. Nothing is being put into anything in that sentence. It reads like a Markov chain.
     
  10. do_ron_ron

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  11. StriderX

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    ‘SNP supports free buses in next manifesto/budget’

    ‘SNP bad, free buses awful’ - Labour probably

    People don’t support them because they’ve trashed decades of goodwill with awful governance at the council level. On top of anti Blairite fever and them becoming tragic after the fact.

    The snp should just copy labours entire manifesto to see what happens.
     
  12. do_ron_ron

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    Scotland is not overwhelmed with good political partys at the moment. The SNP are in power because they are not the others and have done some good. Why would they copy failing policies of other parties.
     
  13. Caracus2k

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    The good news for Labour re Laura Murray just keeps rolling in. Nothing says Labour more then a champagne socialist from money who thinks she is removed from the 'bourgeois'



     
  14. StriderX

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    What’s wrong with a that?

    A rich person supporting a wealth tax, and legally avoiding some is hardly contradictory.

    Do you believe Bill Gates is a bad person for also agreeing with increased tax on himself?

    Had she literally evaded taxes in some manner and been found guilty, then assuredly it would be a conflict of interest.
     
  15. Caracus2k

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    She has on her Facebook 'no bourgeoisie' .....

    She is a ****ing member of the bourgeoisie.

    Just another champagne socialist hypocrite in a party rammed full of hypocrites of various stripes.

    Bill Gates made his own money by providing goods and services billions of people use and has given away most of it doing things like trying to fight diseases unlike people like Soros who uses his money to try and subvert democracies.. .. no relevant comparison between Laura Murray and Bill Gates.
     
  16. Dolph

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    You'd have thought he would have learnt by now...

    Linky
     
  17. StriderX

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    Soros has done nothing of the sort, I’m not going to fall into your conspiracy laden trap.

    He’s consistently pushed countries with a lack of democracy to reform, through various channels, as a Jewish survivor, who knows all too well what subverted democracy actually means.

    And frankly someone who made billions is not going to be brutally left wing either.
     
  18. Caracus2k

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    I don't go after Soros because he's a jew. I go after him beacause I he has a demonstrable history of funding NGO's who actively try to subvert the majority will of numerous Western counties. Like wise you don't get to give him a free pass because he has Jewish heritage.....

    Don't you find it stange that a Hungarian born person who spends most of their time in the US spent hundreds of thousands backing a plan to derail a previous UK Referendum? He clearly doesn't give a care for the economic well being of the UK given his currency manipulation antics so what's his angle?

    Also a man who uses his money and power to advocate for Europe to throw billions more in of borrowed money at Africa (he called it an African Marshall plan) .... Because corruption won't at all be an issue if we do that right?

    No comparison between a convicted fraudster who funds NGO's trying to subvert the majority will and people like Gates trying to eliminate disease at their source.
     
  19. StriderX

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    Except he’s still consistent and I’m not using his heritage as a ‘someone is racist card’ either. Indeed he even described his family as being far removed from Jewish traditions, yet simply because he was born one he was destined for slaughter.

    Just that being a survivor of nazi occupied Hungary gives him a unique position for which his activities can be justified.

    His pushing of staying in the EU is justified because a united democratic Europe is entirely consistent with his desire for closer global cooperation and keeping nationalism at bay. His punishing of the uk in leaving the financial instrument pre EURO, I am not entirely sure what the aim was, but it fits with a right wing view of his increasing wealth, but he’s getting old and has little reason to sit on it.

    And I have no clue about what his African thing is, so won’t comment.

    Regardless if the likes of the Koch brothers are allowed to do literally the same thing for entirely traditionalist nonsense (though in reality not entirely sure what their goal is beyond what’s implied), why is soros the only enemy?

    What about Qatari or Russian oligarchs? Do they get a free pass and Soros doesn’t?
     
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  20. Caracus2k

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    I never suggested he wasn't on the contrary its his consistent history of funding dubious causes and NGO's that's the issue

    You bought it up and if we are going to explore his actions during the world war then its only fair to bring up his indifference to the actions of the Nazi's he was accompanying (whilst hiding his heritage) and his attempts to subsequently surpress the documentary in which he made the comments about it...

    A unique positions as a survivor who clearly could not give a **** about the people he was witnessing being abused beacuse you know if he hadn't if done it someone else probably would have!

    I think your confusing no borders and 'closer global cooperation'.... Nothing gets nationalism riled up better than trying to implement mass uncontrolled migration of people often antagonistic to their host nation as well so nice try but no prize for you this time...


    His actions were solely for his own personal gain and forced the UK out of the ERM! How does that fit in with your fantasy idea of promoting greater international cooperation...?



    if only you had access to a network of interconnected computers and a very easy to use search engine....
     
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