Following UK Politics Thread Page 279

  • simpleexplodingmaybe 13 Aug 2019 21:19:30 11,542 posts
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    THFourteen wrote:
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    Heh Caroline Lucas, what an idiot.
    Oh god, she's not still going is she?
    Yep. Apparently only white women are fit to "rule"
    Did she say that or is this reference to her previous faux pas?
    Out of interest why is it a faux pas when you like someone and an act of the highest cuntism when you donít?

    Ultimately she thinks women are better than men, fact, you could argue the racism angle was unconscious bias but you could also argue racism.
    Her previous general good and positive attitudes have got her a lot of banked up benefit of the doubt but she's really burning it up with her hourly interventions at the moment
  • JamboWayOh 13 Aug 2019 22:56:40 15,983 posts
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    fontgeeksogood wrote:
    Women politicians in Britain ARE better than men you daft Tory
    Well, I don't think Preeti Patel belongs on that list.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 13 Aug 2019 23:02:31 11,542 posts
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    I still don't fully understand what Lucas hoped to achieve in the first place

    Like actually, practically, hoped to achieve in actual practice
  • fontgeeksogood 13 Aug 2019 23:03:17 7,746 posts
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    JamboWayOh wrote:
    fontgeeksogood wrote:
    Women politicians in Britain ARE better than men you daft Tory
    Well, I don't think Preeti Patel belongs on that list.
    But she's brown. Lucas is onto something
  • disusedgenius 13 Aug 2019 23:07:27 10,224 posts
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    simpleexplodingmaybe wrote:
    I still don't fully understand what Lucas hoped to achieve in the first place
    I just assumed it was basically just political shitposting.
  • JamboWayOh 13 Aug 2019 23:07:45 15,983 posts
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    fontgeeksogood wrote:
    JamboWayOh wrote:
    fontgeeksogood wrote:
    Women politicians in Britain ARE better than men you daft Tory
    Well, I don't think Preeti Patel belongs on that list.
    But she's brown. Lucas is onto something
    Heh. As SEM says I don't really know what she was trying to achieve with her call to arms, all its done is appear like some stunt and blown up in her face.
  • fontgeeksogood 13 Aug 2019 23:12:19 7,746 posts
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    She hadn't planned on the left despising everyone. Say what you want about the right wing fucks, they sure do circle the wagons
  • You-can-call-me-kal 14 Aug 2019 02:46:45 18,196 posts
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    Chris Williamson is crowd funding so he can sue the Labour Party.

    I donít know why he canít just make money from being racist on Iranian and Russian TV like all the other Corbyn Comrades.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 14 Aug 2019 08:43:40 11,542 posts
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    @You-can-call-me-kal I'm sure Gorgeous George knows some tricks
  • RichDC 14 Aug 2019 15:49:17 8,621 posts
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    The Led by Donkeys guys are back and doing great work again. :D

    https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/by-donkeys
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 14 Aug 2019 18:19:48 11,542 posts
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    Johnson made this set himself didn't he?

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/aug/14/johnson-hits-out-at-terrible-collaboration-of-mps-and-eu-trying-to-block-brexit

    Can we have a YouTuber as PM?
  • FWB 14 Aug 2019 18:28:00 56,224 posts
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    It was much more palatable when the Etonian toffs were betraying us to Communism and not the right wing.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 14 Aug 2019 19:11:58 11,542 posts
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    Is this a racist April Fools stunt?

    https://twitter.com/ukhomeoffice/status/1161629920856084481?s=21
  • Psychotext 14 Aug 2019 19:28:58 65,860 posts
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    Jesus. Talk about being fucking clueless.
  • nickthegun 14 Aug 2019 19:34:16 79,422 posts
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    The pengest stunt
  • sirtacos 15 Aug 2019 02:20:24 8,196 posts
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    Historically, were politics ever this retarded, or have we all walked through *The Scary Door* and ended up in some fucked up alternate dimension?
  • sirtacos 15 Aug 2019 02:31:36 8,196 posts
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    I know the Tories have always been cunts ("If you want a nigger for a neighbour vote Liberal or Labour"), but as far as I can recall, they mainly used to be racist arseholes, not remedial graduates from the Totally Human Academy For Definitely Non-Reptilian Future Overlords

    Edit: oops, apparently the racist 1964 leaflet I refer to had nothing to do with the Tories

    Edited by sirtacos at 02:34:19 15-08-2019
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 15 Aug 2019 07:16:53 11,542 posts
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    We've definitely got a thick thick crop at the moment
  • macmurphy 15 Aug 2019 08:07:27 4,078 posts
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    simpleexplodingmaybe wrote:
    Is this a racist April Fools stunt?

    https://twitter.com/ukhomeoffice/status/1161629920856084481?s=21
    Just one on this, LBC was talking about chicken shop gangs that groom kids (into crime) by giving them free food. I live in North London and you do see a lot of kids (of all races) in chicken shops. They offer the cheapest food and a place to sit down and hang out. Theyíre also omnipresent on almost all streets.

    People are reading the racism into this. Kids hang out here because itís cheap - kebab shops punt out kebabs for a fiver whereas the other day I think I got chicken burger, chips and coke for like three quid.

    It makes sense to target these shops, especially as they have already noted presence of these gang members offering free food to get them on board. I think people are retrospectively trying to stamp the racism charge on it.

    Whether a campaign like this works and is an efficient use of cash is another question, but theyíre definitely in the right place.
  • Frogofdoom 15 Aug 2019 08:28:31 14,847 posts
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    Were you groomed whilst you were in there?
  • macmurphy 15 Aug 2019 08:37:11 4,078 posts
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    Frogofdoom wrote:
    Were you groomed whilst you were in there?
  • RichDC 15 Aug 2019 08:39:07 8,621 posts
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    It shows a fundamental misunderstanding of the problem though. The process isn't:

    Go to chicken shop > Get recruited by gang > Pick up knife

    It's more like:

    Be hungry, have no parent at home as they're working, have nothing to do > get in trouble at school because of all of this > feel rejected > still feel hungry > hear from a friend about older guys who will give you food if you help them out a bit > go to chicken shop > Get free food from an adult who says they'll look you > go back get more chicken for a few days/weeks > no longer feel hungry or lonely > get told by the guy providing food that he needs a bit of help and you owe him > carry something / deal something > get more food > notice other kids have nice things and ask how > do more for the adult and get initiated into the gang (likely via form of sexual act that will be videoed and used to control you) > continue to deal for the gang > realise its dangerous and carry a knife for protection > Get arrested and sent to youth schemes > Get convinced by the older gang members that no one really wants to help you but they will look after you > commit more serious crimes for the gang (robbery, assaults) > Get money and buy nice clothes, ps4 etc > tell other hungry boys at school about the guy at the chicken shop who can feed them
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    See kid from rival gang in street > put hand on knife...
  • JamboWayOh 15 Aug 2019 08:42:07 15,983 posts
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    Hmmm, you're right some words on the side of a fried chicken box will definitely change their mind.
  • Frogofdoom 15 Aug 2019 08:58:23 14,847 posts
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    Rich isnt really a copper, he owns a very successful chicken shop in Bermondsey
  • Psychotext 15 Aug 2019 09:22:38 65,860 posts
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    Free knife sharpener with every 6 pack of wings.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 15 Aug 2019 10:05:18 11,542 posts
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    Corbyn's please let me be PM instead because you got the job undemocratically letter is getting some interesting reacts then
  • FWB 15 Aug 2019 10:18:38 56,224 posts
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    simpleexplodingmaybe wrote:
    Corbyn's please let me be PM instead because you got the job undemocratically letter is getting some interesting reacts then
    Aye and they're all pigheaded. I really don't like the guy, but I would take what he's offering. It's the simplest and easiest way to stop the cliff jump right now. It won't solve anything long term but then nothing right now will...
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 15 Aug 2019 10:25:59 11,542 posts
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    There is no good Brexit but this could delay one of the worst options

    It's just a pity that the very partisan purity spin that has deliberately driven his popularity and kept him in power is probably going to be the reason it won't happen

    Edited by simpleexplodingmaybe at 10:26:25 15-08-2019
  • disusedgenius 15 Aug 2019 10:26:06 10,224 posts
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    Yeah, I hate the idea and I think he's an idiot for proposing it, but if it's the only way it's the only way. I'd expect some negotiation the same way you would with a supply and confidence so that it's not a pure power grab.
  • disusedgenius 15 Aug 2019 10:29:10 10,224 posts
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    I guess on the other hand it's as likely to happen as May's Deal was. So why risk associating your party with a failed coup when it's almost guaranteed to fail.
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