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  • Thriller
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    I know, it’s awful. The nationalism just reeks.

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  • Wayne
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    Oh god - the birth of a new movement, I swear that I’ve never known a more divisive time in my lifetime than what we are currently living through. As a country, we are so fragmented - beyond just borders.

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  • bm08
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    A 26 point drop in support for Labour among 25 - 49 year olds. Shocking!

    Sir Keir's party has almost entirely erased their 26 point lead over the Tories amongst 25-49 year olds last December.

    Now 39% would vote Labour amongst 25-49 year olds, while 37% would vote Tory in a group where only a small proportion have had one vaccine jab, suggesting this demographic has the potential to shift even more heavily against Labour in coming weeks.

    Labour still maintains a clear advantage amongst 18-24 year olds, although turnout in this group is often low.
    https://news.sky.com/story/labour-wh...ember-12291340

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  • Artoo
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    So people are facing financial ruin but Boris is spending 850 per roll of wallpaper. This 30,000 annual allowance for the PM flat needs reviewing - you could decorate a full house for 850!

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  • Artoo
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    I guess Kier doesn’t want to point score off the back of a pandemic, or he agrees with Boris’ decisions - meaning we’d have been screwed either way.

    Labour will need to bring it at some point this year though, all guns blazing. If he isn’t after the summer recess he’s just another useless leader to add to the rest over the last 14 year and I honestly don’t know where we go from here.

    I still want a real UK centrist party but it’ll never happen and Labour continues to have an identity crisis. The real problem though is that the left vote is now split between Labour and SNP, making it very unlikely Labour will ever achieve a comfortable majority ever again.

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  • Wayne
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    The fact that Boris is 3% more satisfactory than he was before the pandemic, and Keir is 9% less satisfactory says it all.

    The Labour Party is buggered - I know people said to give Keir time, but how much time and ammunition does he need?

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  • bm08
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    It gives the Conservatives ample room to frame him however they want if they choose to do so. They may be able to just run without even mentioning him

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  • Thriller
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    Look at that “neither/don’t know” stat for Keir. That’s the real tell - he’s just no opposition. The Labour Party is in tatters and I don’t think it can even be repaired by the 2024 GE.

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  • Wayne
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    Says it all.

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  • bm08
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    The way Sir Keir Starmer feels insignificant.

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  • shinydiscopaul
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    This government is getting worse by the day, The UK has never been in such a state.

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  • BehindBreakaway
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    Originally posted by menime123 View Post
    And she’s going! Arlene Foster announces she’s stepping down as DUP leader at the end of May and as First Minister at the end of June.
    I'd celebrate but she's one of the few dup who wanted to ban conversion therapy. So I'd hate to see what her replacement believes.

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  • Artoo
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    And she’s going! Arlene Foster announces she’s stepping down as DUP leader at the end of May and as First Minister at the end of June.

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  • Artoo
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    DUP trying to pull a Boris and oust Arlene Foster in a vote of no confidence.

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  • SholasBoy
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    Within a month of being voted in, our local mayor spent 1k on a new robe.

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  • Artoo
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    I think the most annoying thing about all this is that the Prime Minister gets 30k a year grant from public taxes to spend on the flat - why in the hell do they need that much to begin with?

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  • Wayne
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    Cabinet to meet as pressure builds on Boris Johnson amid leaks

    Boris Johnson will chair a cabinet meeting later as he attempts to shift the focus from a series of claims and questions over his conduct.

    Among them is an accusation the PM once said he would rather see "bodies pile high" than approve a third lockdown.

    Mr Johnson and No 10 strongly denied he said the phrase, as the PM described multiple reports as "total rubbish".

    The prime minister is also facing mounting pressure over the cost of redecorating his Downing Street flat.

    Downing Street refused to say whether Mr Johnson received a loan from the Conservative Party to pay for renovations, but said any "gifts or benefits" would be declared in the ministerial transparency registers.

    Shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that Mr Johnson had not explained how the renovation was being funded.

    "If he wanted to prove to the country that he has acted entirely above reproach, he should give us that full and frank explanation - but so far he's refused to do it," Mr Ashworth said.

    Asked about the funding, Work and Pensions Secretary Therese Coffey told BBC Breakfast: "The only thing I do know is the prime minister has said that he paid for the expenses of redecoration."

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-56897213

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  • Thriller
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    Keir is a bit of a wet wipe, because Boris is so bullish it makes him look even worse. I don’t think he’s the main to topple the Tories at Downing Street.

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  • SholasBoy
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    The clip of Sir Kier getting kicked out of someones pub was so embarrassing to watch. That landlord was pretty deluded though. He thought Labour had a responsibility to have opposed any kind of lockdown.

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  • Thombus
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    Wayne knew exactly what he was doing when he changed this thread title

    I'm pleased to see so much scrutiny on Boris though. He's an abysmal 'leader' and it's about time he and his minions stopped hiding under the pandemic umbrella.

    Problem is, there's no real alternative. I thought Sir Kier would breathe some new life in Labour but he's turned out quite disappointing

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  • SholasBoy
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    Originally posted by Thriller View Post
    Robert Peston claims he’s heard from several source Boris said last Autumn he would rather see “bodies pile high in their thousands” then enforce another lockdown. He’s denied it of course.
    Well if the statement is true, it's quite worrying, however it might put to rest some of the conspiracy theories that governments don't want to come out of lockdowns because they're enjoying the power over people.

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  • Thriller
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    Robert Peston claims he’s heard from several source Boris said last Autumn he would rather see “bodies pile high in their thousands” then enforce another lockdown. He’s denied it of course.

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  • Thriller
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    That’s a mental image I can’t unsee.

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  • ludichris
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    Sounds like a synopsis for a Blue 'movie'. A BJ, fingering and Cummings!!
    Last edited by ludichris; Mon April 26, 2021, 06:57.

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  • Rawiri James
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    MESSY.

    And honestly, I'm not a bit surprised. I could very well do without Boris Johnson's style of leadership.

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