The UK General Politics Thread Page 1016

  • H1ggyLTD 10 Aug 2018 09:07:36 9,897 posts
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    Lots of Labour members want Brexit.
  • TheSaint 10 Aug 2018 09:11:33 17,885 posts
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    I guess we'll find out how many support it when they get a free vote.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 10 Aug 2018 10:52:32 7,509 posts
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    Then gulags for the melty lot of them
  • LetsGoAGAIN 10 Aug 2018 20:29:08 549 posts
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    Anyone else concerned with InfoWars getting banned from media platforms?

    Whilst a part of me is happy, getting rid of not only fake news but the racist views, a part of me is concerned that driving this kind of behaviour underground may only make it worse.

    We need to tackle this head-on, that is the only way to destroy views like this.
    Do you remember question time when the BNP leader got completely destroyed on the programme? That was the start of the end for the BNP.

    Banning them just makes them more determined to peddle the ‘the liberals are banning free speech’ agenda doesn’t it?
  • Jyzzy-Z 10 Aug 2018 20:32:31 3,423 posts
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    Fuck off.
  • TheSaint 10 Aug 2018 20:32:36 17,885 posts
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    Talking of right wing idiots that could do with being banned.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 10 Aug 2018 21:11:15 7,509 posts
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    I'm not at all upset by bigots being de-platformed
  • JamboWayOh 10 Aug 2018 21:59:45 8,763 posts
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    Hmmm, didn't another forum cretin post this exact diatribe in another thread for some attention?
  • GoatApocalypse 10 Aug 2018 22:04:29 4,229 posts
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    Fun fact: BNP vote share increased after Nick Griffin appeared on Question Time.

    The notion that extremist views can be defeated the The Marketplace of Ideas is demonstrably false.

    Again, I refer users to the Paradox of Tolerance.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 10 Aug 2018 22:29:07 7,509 posts
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    Even so it would be nice to see those ideas challenged more than accepting the "legitimate concerns" raised about multiculturalism or endorsing and repeating the idea that migrant labour undermines British worker's rights like we get from our current and recent leaders
  • GoatApocalypse 10 Aug 2018 22:32:13 4,229 posts
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    I agree with that but, as I've said consistently, providing a platform for fascists serves only to legitimise them and their fascism.
  • elstoof 10 Aug 2018 22:35:49 20,785 posts
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    When a man rings your doorbell demanding to take a shit on your living room floor, you don’t stop to let him explain why he should be allowed to in order for you to counter his argument. You kick the cunt in the cunt for being a prick
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 10 Aug 2018 22:39:52 7,509 posts
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    Yeah doing stuff like the Clegg v Farage to debate was a mistake. I meant more in the general policies and statements we get from people who you'd have hoped would know better, pandering to the narratives of the baddies.

    Giving Farage a fortnightly spot on Question Time arguably tipped the scales on Brexit by giving the Tory base an itch Cameron stupidly scratched.
  • arty 10 Aug 2018 22:42:59 357 posts
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    Farage and Johnson used to be regulars on HIGNFY.
  • Not-a-reviewer 10 Aug 2018 22:47:00 5,216 posts
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    Giving time to the fascists is like giving coverage to anti vaxers or climate change deniers. Free speech means they can say their shit but no one needs to debate the idiocy.

    Same applies to engaging with letsgo. Just cos he won't stop posting doesn't mean people have to reply.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 10 Aug 2018 22:49:08 7,509 posts
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    HIGNFY wiki claims only six appearances for Johnson which seems far too low

    Three for Farage actually feels like more than I thought he'd had.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 10 Aug 2018 22:52:19 7,509 posts
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    For all the Daily Mail and Momentum types both think the BBC is part of a conspiracy against them it's biggest crime is a massive repeated case of false equivalence.

    Thinking balance means showing two opposing views in equal proportion instead of the actual reality of where the facts on an issue might lie
  • H1ggyLTD 10 Aug 2018 23:16:23 9,897 posts
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    They are clearly Tory biased. Look who works for them.

    Stop trying so hard to be the sensible one.
  • TheSaint 11 Aug 2018 00:15:15 17,885 posts
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    Lots of people work for them. Name some names.
  • H1ggyLTD 11 Aug 2018 00:18:55 9,897 posts
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    Andrew Neil
    Sarah Sands
    Nick Robinson
    Laura Kuenssberg
    John Humphreys
    Andrew Marr
    Amol Rajan
    James Harding



    All have Tory/right-wing links.
  • H1ggyLTD 11 Aug 2018 00:19:18 9,897 posts
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    Your turn.
  • TheSaint 11 Aug 2018 00:31:59 17,885 posts
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    Marr isn’t right wing.

    You missed off those two from the one show. They are definitely raging tories. Not to mention Topsy and Tim.
  • spamdangled 11 Aug 2018 00:44:07 31,731 posts
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    H1ggyLTD wrote:
    They are clearly Tory biased. Look who works for them.

    Stop trying so hard to be the sensible one.
    Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha
  • spamdangled 11 Aug 2018 00:45:24 31,731 posts
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    Higgy is actually an ok guy, but suggesting the bbc is right-leaning is just fucking retarded beyond belief.
  • Wade_Garrett 11 Aug 2018 00:55:06 260 posts
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    Tony Stark calling someone else retarded. What a fucking world.
  • JamboWayOh 11 Aug 2018 01:08:10 8,763 posts
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    Lol, I just got the Tony Stark reference.
  • Dougs 11 Aug 2018 06:02:12 86,220 posts
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    :D
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 11 Aug 2018 06:08:24 15,212 posts
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    So this is what it feels like to have a joke stolen.
  • fontgeeksogood 11 Aug 2018 06:09:11 1,654 posts
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    Heartless joke stealing
  • mothercruncher 11 Aug 2018 08:57:33 15,105 posts
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    Can c, er, what you did there.
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