Following UK Politics Thread Page 670

  • Dgzter 22 May 2020 15:48:11 3,209 posts
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    Ahh, encouraging to see Bojo finally agree to appear before the Parliamentary Liaison Committee. Merely ten months after becoming PM; and having rejected just the three previous invitations without providing any suitable rationale as to why.

    I'm sure it's just a coincidence that he's now had a change of heart literally two-days after appointing a life-long ally and political chum as Chair of the committee.

    Such Account; much Holding to.
  • Nexus_6 28 May 2020 11:31:11 4,943 posts
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    THis is a piece from February this year, but I missed it then.
    It is an interesting read
  • TheSaint 28 May 2020 14:58:57 19,565 posts
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    Just when you thought this couldn't get any more stupid, they are shutting down the online parliament:

    https://twitter.com/redhistorian/status/1266001778740527107?s=20
  • You-can-call-me-kal 30 May 2020 10:03:51 19,702 posts
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    Gove accidentally liking a Brazzers link on Twitter is a good start to the day.
  • nickthegun 30 May 2020 13:08:13 81,739 posts
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    He needs to go for a drove to test his eyesight.
  • TechnoHippy 30 May 2020 17:24:15 17,299 posts
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    Anything kinky?
  • mothercruncher 30 May 2020 17:33:45 17,734 posts
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    Blow job, predictably bland.
  • challenge_hanukkah 30 May 2020 18:07:13 12,727 posts
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    mothercruncher wrote:
    Blow job, predictably bland.
    Yeah, he'd have come across as much more of a man of the people with a Cleveland Steamer.
  • Tomo 30 May 2020 19:30:02 17,693 posts
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    Nexus_6 wrote:
    THis is a piece from February this year, but I missed it then.
    It is an interesting read
    Yep. More sinister examples of why he is Trump lite. He has such a shady history, but it all gets swept under the carpet by his supporters.
  • Dougs 2 Jun 2020 08:22:20 94,063 posts
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    https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/jun/02/ai-firm-that-worked-with-vote-leave-wins-new-coronavirus-contract
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 2 Jun 2020 08:27:46 13,529 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/jun/02/ai-firm-that-worked-with-vote-leave-wins-new-coronavirus-contract
    Itís a shame most people will think Ďso whatí and see a boring tech story when really this will have a profound effect on politics. As the referendum showed these people cannot be trusted with personal data and are more than willing to use it against the population and democracy for their own ends
  • Dgzter 2 Jun 2020 12:46:27 3,209 posts
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    In relation to the government's lamentable plan to abolish online participation in parliament by those elected MPs currently shielding, this from Ruth Fox is worth a read: https://twitter.com/RuthFox01/status/1267763306808426497?s=20
  • Dgzter 2 Jun 2020 15:58:46 3,209 posts
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    So they're doing the first amendment to Mogg's motion now. It's an absolute farce, as everyone has to march in and present their credentials and their Aye/Nay vote at the dispatch boxes before looping back out of the room behind the speaker's chair.

    Strikes me as oddly symbolic watching several MPs, some with visible mobility issues, voting 'No' on an amendment the sole purpose of which is to protect the ability of other MPs, many of whom are currently shielding due to health and mobility issues, who are shortly to be disenfranchised off the back of this.
  • Deleted user 2 June 2020 16:03:36
    Why is our system so stupidly antiquated anyway?

    We seem to be the only system that has to do a song and dance about everything whereas everywhere else just clicks a button and we get the results straight away.
  • Nexus_6 2 Jun 2020 16:10:06 4,943 posts
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    A little thing called British Exceptionalism.
    It explains a lot
  • Psychotext 2 Jun 2020 16:11:01 66,923 posts
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    Google "Jacob Rees Mogg" and do some reading. That'll tell you everything you need to know.

    Him and his ilk are stuck two centuries back. They'd argue there needs to be pomp, ceremony and gravitas. Also, a braying bunch of Tory fuckboys.
  • Dougs 3 Jun 2020 06:07:35 94,063 posts
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    I am angrier about this than virtually anything else this Govt has done. It's an absolute affront to democracy and disenfranchises millions of constituents who will be left without representation through no fault of their own, or their elected representatives. It's a very slippery slope.
  • Dougs 3 Jun 2020 07:11:29 94,063 posts
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    This also genuinely made me laugh out loud.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/Nigel_Farage/status/1267861547914756100

    Such a cretin
  • mothercruncher 3 Jun 2020 07:18:56 17,734 posts
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    Thatís what England needs right now, a return to an archaic measuring system that virtually no one else uses.
  • Dougs 3 Jun 2020 07:24:15 94,063 posts
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    More than anything, it's the pomposity. He's such a twat.
  • elstoof 3 Jun 2020 08:21:11 25,669 posts
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    Iím one of the very very few people who still measures in inches and other weird units for work every day, but no fucking way would I try building a cupboard or measure if a new sofa will fit in imperial. None of these cunts would know what they were doing either
  • Nexus_6 3 Jun 2020 08:57:12 4,943 posts
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    What do you do that requires constant imperial measurement?
  • Frogofdoom 3 Jun 2020 08:58:11 16,417 posts
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    Porn.
  • elstoof 3 Jun 2020 08:59:20 25,669 posts
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    Quality assurance at a tape measure factory
  • nickthegun 3 Jun 2020 09:20:25 81,739 posts
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    Youre all laughing but this is exactly the kind of nostalgia bullshit thats been weaponised to drag old people out to vote.

    SHILLINGS AND PENCE 4 LYFE.
  • mrpon 3 Jun 2020 09:21:49 36,224 posts
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    Frogofdoom wrote:
    Porn.
    Stormtrooper Penis Measurer
  • Knighty 3 Jun 2020 09:35:25 1,118 posts
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    Probably aerospace or similar. Oh the joy of cutting a sheet and realising the measurements you were given were inches rather than millimetres....

    Standard refrain Ďwe did wonder why it was so smallí
  • elstoof 3 Jun 2020 10:57:48 25,669 posts
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    If you donít know how many rods are in a chain, how many chains are in a furlong, if you donít know what your wages should be in £sd, if you donít know how to pronounce Mr Featherstoneshaw or St.John properly, we can control you through imperialism
  • askew 3 Jun 2020 11:05:19 21,421 posts
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    I'll buy five barleycorns and a poppyseed of a chain for a peppercorn.
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