Following UK Politics Thread Page 846

  • JamboWayOh 19 Jul 2021 14:08:06 24,959 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    I think she is largely a morally bankrupt opportunist who would be espousing communism if the far-left paid well enough.

    Not that it matters either way, the results the same.
    I'm of that mindset too, if you saw her on the Apprentice and other spots you could tell she was beginning to believe in the idea of any publicity is great and she saw the market for notoriety pays and just went fully into it. I don't think she believes anything she says just like Candace Owens used to be on the liberal circuit and she saw how well that grift paid. IMO it makes them a worse person, at least with a proud racist they've got the integrity of standing behind their beliefs no matter what and I respect that in a very twisted way
  • sport 19 Jul 2021 14:22:38 17,030 posts
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    JamboWayOh wrote:
    nickthegun wrote:
    I think she is largely a morally bankrupt opportunist who would be espousing communism if the far-left paid well enough.

    Not that it matters either way, the results the same.
    I'm of that mindset too, if you saw her on the Apprentice and other spots you could tell she was beginning to believe in the idea of any publicity is great and she saw the market for notoriety pays and just went fully into it. I don't think she believes anything she says just like Candace Owens used to be on the liberal circuit and she saw how well that grift paid. IMO it makes them a worse person, at least with a proud racist they've got the integrity of standing behind their beliefs no matter what and I respect that in a very twisted way
    You're just afraid of strong women Jambo!
  • General_Martok 19 Jul 2021 16:50:01 2,447 posts
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    So at what point do the conservatives kick Johnson out?

    Or are we stuck with this cunt forever?
  • RichDC 19 Jul 2021 17:09:50 9,165 posts
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    When all his constant fuckups and general cuntary stop resulting in Con +5
  • dfunked09 19 Jul 2021 17:11:39 2,244 posts
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    So it'll be a while yet...
  • hillbilly66 19 Jul 2021 20:08:59 3,466 posts
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    Once you see Katie Hopkins through the lense of a grifter playing people both for and against, she's quite entertaining. When she tried to break America she started adopting religion in her rhetoric.
  • nickthegun 19 Jul 2021 20:25:09 87,508 posts
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    One of my friends gets so wound up over her, outrage sharing all her content and articles. She doesn’t give a fuck, it’s all eyes to her.

    Mind you, the volume has been significantly less recently so either the ‘just ignore her ffs’ message is sinking in or she’s much less visible.
  • hillbilly66 19 Jul 2021 20:28:19 3,466 posts
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    Twitter binned her I think. She was trying to ride trumps coat tails.
  • SolidSCB 19 Jul 2021 20:30:19 16,619 posts
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    These people always have a shelf life. You can only dine out on providing hot takes on everything for so long. That she's had to travel halfway around the world to get on a 25 year old reality show tells you where her career trajectory is currently.
  • hillbilly66 19 Jul 2021 20:34:33 3,466 posts
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    Yeah true that.
  • nickthegun 19 Jul 2021 20:36:36 87,508 posts
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    That’s the crazy thing. How fucked up is Australia that not only did they think she would be a good guest but someone in government signed off on her skipping the queue to get into the country?
  • JamboWayOh 19 Jul 2021 20:36:55 24,959 posts
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    SolidSCB wrote:
    These people always have a shelf life. You can only dine out on providing hot takes on everything for so long. That she's had to travel halfway around the world to get on a 25 year old reality show tells you where her career trajectory is currently.
    Very much a trying to keep the lights on job.
  • SolidSCB 19 Jul 2021 20:40:02 16,619 posts
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    While I can't say I'm particularly au fait on Australian Big Brother, I'm going to go out on a limb and say she was probably brought in to be the kooky fish out of water foreign one who's there to basically be laughed at for the first couple of days.
  • JamboWayOh 19 Jul 2021 20:46:52 24,959 posts
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    It's ok, California governor candidate Caitlyn Jenner will also be on and will miss the results of her run so she's in great company of fucking morons.
  • Technoishmatt 19 Jul 2021 20:48:37 5,336 posts
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    She is fairly awful, not just opportunistic.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/katie-hopkins-youtube-prank-speech-josh-pieters-fake-award-twitter-video-prague-a9312591.html%3famp
  • hillbilly66 19 Jul 2021 20:49:47 3,466 posts
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    I saw that. She drops the R bomb.
  • JamboWayOh 19 Jul 2021 22:04:27 24,959 posts
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    I think it's obvious that her grossly opportunistic nature makes her an overall total cunt.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 19 Jul 2021 22:05:15 19,679 posts
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    Dominic Cummings really does have a Batphone to get himself on BBC News whenever he wants.

    He really does paint a picture of Boris as being exactly the person a lot of people feared he was
  • JamboWayOh 19 Jul 2021 22:42:38 24,959 posts
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    And it will make no difference because Boris gave us FREEDOM DAY
  • General_Martok 19 Jul 2021 22:50:40 2,447 posts
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    Those over 80s probably voted for him.
  • X201 19 Jul 2021 22:58:32 22,082 posts
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    Great slip of the tongue from Starmer earlier, when he was criticising ‘Fredom Day’

    …and doing this while the Johnson variant is out of control…

    :D
  • Psychotext 21 Jul 2021 00:02:37 70,557 posts
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    CON (-4)

    Wait... that's not right.

    https://twitter.com/Survation/status/1417559489700630541
  • Dougs 21 Jul 2021 07:10:52 100,260 posts
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    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jul/20/proposed-secrecy-law-journalism-spying-home-office-public-interest-whistleblowing

    JHFC
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 21 Jul 2021 07:15:16 19,679 posts
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    They/Patel really are indulging all of their worst impulses aren’t they?

    It’ll be gunboats in the Channel to drown refugees next

    Edited by simpleexplodingmaybe at 07:15:49 21-07-2021
  • Dougs 21 Jul 2021 08:12:21 100,260 posts
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    And then there's this, which I am sure you're familiar with.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/ucu/status/1417564996482093057
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 21 Jul 2021 08:19:14 19,679 posts
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    Yeah, its pretty grim. For a few years now there’s been talk about some unis being on the edge financially and could go under or be forced to merge with a bigger one. Between the pandemic damaging international recruitment and this it really could happen now.

    Williamson said that they will reinvest the saving into STEM courses but I don’t see it happening. Not to a level that fully compensates unis losing arts funding.

    Plus the idea of reallocating funding ignores the idea that most universities specialise in particular areas so the cuts will be very unevenly distributed.
  • Not-a-reviewer 21 Jul 2021 08:41:49 7,640 posts
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    I wouldn’t mind those cuts so much if they shifted the funding to early years and added to that, still shouldn’t be done though. They’ve gone for the easy targets the right wing press always moan about.
  • X201 21 Jul 2021 08:58:03 22,082 posts
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    simpleexplodingmaybe wrote:
    Yeah, its pretty grim. For a few years now there’s been talk about some unis being on the edge financially and could go under or be forced to merge with a bigger one. Between the pandemic damaging international recruitment and this it really could happen now.

    Williamson said that they will reinvest the saving into STEM courses but I don’t see it happening. Not to a level that fully compensates unis losing arts funding.

    Plus the idea of reallocating funding ignores the idea that most universities specialise in particular areas so the cuts will be very unevenly distributed.
    I think every mention of Gavin Williamson should be accompanied by a photo

  • simpleexplodingmaybe 21 Jul 2021 09:06:57 19,679 posts
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    Not-a-reviewer wrote:
    I wouldn’t mind those cuts so much if they shifted the funding to early years and added to that, still shouldn’t be done though. They’ve gone for the easy targets the right wing press always moan about.
    Its going to be a straight cut or a tiny redistribution to institutions who don’t need the money
  • IRWATWO 21 Jul 2021 11:14:23 1,310 posts
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    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2021/jul/21/tory-mps-suspended-for-trying-to-influence-judge-in-elphicke-case

    MPs tried to pervert the course of justice. On HMG notepaper. No criminal charges. A beyond pointless 1 day job suspension for 3 and the other 2 merely urged to apologise. And the seat vacated by the convicted criminal is picked up by his wife, who is one of those who wrote to the judges.

    Anyone else - major scandal, resignations, by elections. Tories - fucking, fucking, fucking scum

    Edited by IRWATWO at 11:14:55 21-07-2021
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