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Your life in their hands!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by stockhausen, May 25, 2019.

  1. BowdonUK

    Mobster

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    I think its another step to the Americanisation of British society. In the US they televise all contender debates and have people saying they are a republican/democrat or other supporter even though they arent members of those political parties.

    On your first post I don't think what someone looks like is indicative of how they will act. The Tories have been more representative at MP level than Labour. But then identity politics also relies on stereotypes and we can't really say May was a kind and considerate woman?
     
  2. TJM

    Wise Guy

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    ...ultimately by the Queen if she is satisfied they have the support of the Commons. If a divisive opportunist like Boris or a hard Brexiter is selected by the party membership and publicly opposed by a sizeable chunk of Tory MPs, an immediate General Election is more likely than the appointment of a PM with an unworkable minority.
     
  3. JAYZ303

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    Looking likely that it will be.
     
  4. Hades

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    The Tories have a better track record at diversity in their party leader than Labour do.

    Two femle leaders/prime ministers

    Several women and non white people in the current race.
     
  5. Diddums

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    Yay politics.
     
  6. Wez1984

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    the only scum are the lefty limp wristed bed wetters.
     
  7. ricid

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    Almost all of them standing on an xenophobic message.
     
  8. Diddums

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    17 posts in almost two years. I see you go for quality rather than quantity.
     
  9. G-MAN2004

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    If we don't get a gender fluid midget as PM, we burn the city!
     
  10. h4rm0ny

    Soldato

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    Location: Yorkshire and proud of it!

    Look, it doesn't matter what their values are. What matters is what demographic they belong to. At least, to Stockhausen's mindset.
     
  11. Stephanie Peterson

    Hitman

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    Its easy and more importantly safe sitting behind a keyboard throwing abuse at random folk you have never met aint it?

    :rolleyes:
     
  12. chroniclard

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    Tories have values?
     
  13. ricid

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    At the risk of sounding a bit #NotAllTories - I'm not a Tory voter & likely never will be, but Heseltine has been showing more evidence of values than some that sit across from him in recent times.
     
  14. Diddums

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    I find that viewing all politicians as greedy parasites who don't give a toss about their people and would sell their mother for a profit greatly reduces my interest in them. They're all power crazed psycopaths, all of them.
     
  15. billysielu

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    and it's still more democratic than the EU lol
     
  16. Geodude97AD

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    Does it really matter who wins? If they don't as a party get their act together they will get a hammering at the next general election.
     
  17. G-MAN2004

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    Racist.
     
  18. mmj_uk

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    All of the main parties basically lie about and then renege on their policies, that's the problem with politics today. Then they wonder why voter turn out is always low, people have no confidence that a party will even enact their policies/promises once they're elected. At least the dictatorial EU tell you that they're going to screw you and don't pretend otherwise.
     
  19. Hades

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    Such as?
     
  20. CREATIVE!11

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    Even if the prime minister was a black, communist, transgender what much would change?

    System is rigged by corporations and money. End of.

    However.............................I do see your point though.