The Fracturing of British Politics

hollandia

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Can I just say, these personal attacks are an example of the rampant entrenched nordieism that's rife amongst the entitled, Golden pensioned, west Brit lickspittle sleeveens, who.... [cont. p94...]
 

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That's a vile calumny. I demand satisfaction. Let me assure you sir, the people of Monaghan are tough on cavan and tough on the causes of cavan.

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Unhand me, sir. Your very demeanour is that of a true Cavan man's.
 

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Seosamh

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I was thinking the other direction.
Nah, you need a compass, that’s across a nearby body of water...only tuppence for the ferry though...
 

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I ended up down a bit of a rabbit hole from following that Rishi Sunak tweet and I arrived in never-never land. It's 2021 in a nutshell...



JEDWARD (@planetjedward) Tweeted: Laura can you tweet about Politics @bbclaurak this isn’t a reality show you are reporting about it’s real life facts and news!
JEDWARD (@planetjedward) Tweeted: A Twitter fight is a Scuffle @bbclaurak Don’t down play something very serious! example: Simon on xfactor had a scuffle with Jedward about how talented and incredible their hair is!
 

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Never thought I would see the day, Jedward displaying more gravitas. What crazy times we live in.
 

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I ended up down a bit of a rabbit hole from following that Rishi Sunak tweet and I arrived in never-never land. It's 2021 in a nutshell...



JEDWARD (@planetjedward) Tweeted: Laura can you tweet about Politics @bbclaurak this isn’t a reality show you are reporting about it’s real life facts and news!
JEDWARD (@planetjedward) Tweeted: A Twitter fight is a Scuffle @bbclaurak Don’t down play something very serious! example: Simon on xfactor had a scuffle with Jedward about how talented and incredible their hair is!
I found her reporting and that of her colleagues to be very one sided during Brexit.....Adler in Brussels was worse constantly claiming the EU would give in to British demands according to ' sources '....

Totally discredited by the outcome IMV....
 

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I found her reporting and that of her colleagues to be very one sided during Brexit.....Adler in Brussels was worse constantly claiming the EU would give in to British demands according to ' sources '....

Totally discredited by the outcome IMV....
The BBC is a British state agency and it's employees are paid to support their employers - the British state - and policy - otherwise they are out of a job.
 

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I found her reporting and that of her colleagues to be very one sided during Brexit.....Adler in Brussels was worse constantly claiming the EU would give in to British demands according to ' sources '....

Totally discredited by the outcome IMV....
The UKs not too far behind the US in descending into chaos. The BBC has been turned into a genteel version of Fox News minus the honesty about what they are all about.
 

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Clearly, they're much less biased when Murdoch is paying their wages.
 

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Same with RTE ....

Agreed - all State broadcasters in every state are in the same boat - however, I´d argue that the BBC has cultivated an image of itself as "reporting the news in an impartial, factual manner" - which is of course not the case but on account of it´s global reach (BBC World Service, for example) and it´s excellent documentaries - for example on nature/wildlife/Planet Earth etc. - it very cleverly manages to transmit the message that it´s news service is simply relaying news/facts and is thereby just as neutral as the BBC documentaries on nature/wildlife etc.
 

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Because the government is trying to rein in the lefties.
The previous DG, Tony Hall, wasn't a Tory politician but was an establishment figure par excellence. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Hall,_Baron_Hall_of_Birkenhead

His predecessor Tim Davie, was a Tory. Davie stood as a councillor for the Conservative Party in Hammersmith in 1993 and 1994[9] and was deputy chairman of the Hammersmith and Fulham Conservative party in the 1990s.[10][11]

 
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The previous DG, Tony Hall, wasn't a Tory politician but was an establishment figure par excellence. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Hall,_Baron_Hall_of_Birkenhead
Its all very "game of thronsey".
"Lord Hall" as if he is some sort of super special human that is beyond reproach or human weakness. And to be obeyed or suffer the consequences
Like his shit don't stink same as the ordinary fellow on the street.
It is what ultimately brought Brexit about .
 

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Well now.


Interesting. Despite the 'world-beating' vaccination rollout, it seems fish really do matter.
 

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Well now.


Interesting. Despite the 'world-beating' vaccination rollout, it seems fish really do matter.
I have to say, Starmer has been disappointing overall since he took over. Almost absent.
 

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Perhaps the wrong thread-but a direct result of current politics in Britain, utterly shocking


Of course many Tories apparently believe, that those who attend foodbanks only do so to avoid paying for their food....
 

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Perhaps the wrong thread-but a direct result of current politics in Britain, utterly shocking


Of course many Tories apparently believe, that those who attend foodbanks only do so to avoid paying for their food....
There's a few Labour ones who feel the same.
 

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There's a few Labour ones who feel the same.
I see Keir has been expelled from the society of socialist lawyers...censured and has to re-apply...for not being a socialist....:)
 

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It took 5 years of plotting and character assassination to render the opposition’s former leader unelectable. Unfortunately those actions rendered the plotters and their figurehead unelectable too.
I fear that it will take a couple of years yet at least for anyone to become a viable but false alternative to the current Tory Party.. The rightward ratchet will proceed...except relatively which is a real problem for anyone interested in the many but not the few..
 

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Perhaps the wrong thread-but a direct result of current politics in Britain, utterly shocking


Of course many Tories apparently believe, that those who attend foodbanks only do so to avoid paying for their food....
And, according to Rabb, those who have temporary cash flow problems.

I volunteered at a food bank last year... or year before last actually. Queues weren’t like that but weren’t short either. Woman came just as we were closing up, she had to sneak away from work early so she could get there or she wouldn’t eat until the weekend - it was Tuesday. Single mother, two kids, worked full time. Her cash flow problem was she didn’t have enough cash to feed herself, her children, and pay for gas and electricity. It was heartbreaking.
 

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