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Tony Angelino

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #13155 on: 05 June, 2017, 05:00:44 PM »
Over police cuts.

Its worth listening to Nick Ferrari's interview with Diane Abbott though (if you haven't already) to hear Labour's view on policing. 

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #13156 on: 05 June, 2017, 06:01:20 PM »
I shudder to think. Or is it a rare 'not car crash' interview with her?

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #13157 on: 05 June, 2017, 06:23:05 PM »
Its the one from a few weeks ago. Apologies if you thought it was a new interview with Diane Abbott. I'm a bit behind the times so you've maybe already heard it or read the transcript.

http://www.lbc.co.uk/radio/presenters/nick-ferrari/diane-abbotts-agonising-interview-over-policy-cost/


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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #13158 on: 05 June, 2017, 06:41:37 PM »
Diane Abbot's meltdown on national media was an impressive performance.  Why the hell she felt the need to get into figures is beyond me but I guess coming from the back foot it was needed on one level.  As for May being copulated, as much as it would be incredibly satisfying I don't think she is there yet, just bloody close.  The whole election campaign has turned into a shambles and a half for the Tories but I don't think they've done enough to lose it completely.  Of course I could be wrong.  Part of me almost wishes it on the Tories because if they follow through on their instincts with Brexit  then it is likely to do them irreparable damage.  Unfortunately that will be because of the damage that they have done to the country that is going to relegate us to a status below that of your average banana republic.

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #13159 on: 05 June, 2017, 07:22:08 PM »
MP talks about bolstering police numbers days before a terror attack caused by low police numbers and what we take away is that she fudged a zero.

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #13160 on: 05 June, 2017, 07:28:15 PM »
I thought the terrorist attack was caused by the terrorists.

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #13161 on: 05 June, 2017, 07:38:19 PM »
I thought the terrorist attack was caused by the terrorists.

Now you are trolled this!

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #13162 on: 05 June, 2017, 07:41:36 PM »
I thought the terrorist attack was caused by the terrorists.

I would respectfully suggest that, whilst this is unquestionably true, when the police tell you that cutting their numbers materially impairs their ability to prevent terrorist attacks, and then you have three attacks in three months, one of them in the city whose police specifically told you that the cuts were endangering the public, you are culpably negligent for ignoring those warnings.
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #13163 on: 05 June, 2017, 07:43:07 PM »
As for May being copulated, as much as it would be incredibly satisfying...

 :o Too much information, old chap!
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #13164 on: 05 June, 2017, 07:50:03 PM »
MP talks about bolstering police numbers days before a terror attack caused by low police numbers and what we take away is that she fudged a zero.

I think most people who listened to that interview with Diane Abbott thought it was much more than fudging a zero.  It was probably the worst interview I have ever heard a politician give.

I also don't agree that terror attacks are caused by low police numbers. 

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #13165 on: 05 June, 2017, 08:12:54 PM »
You don't think that having 20,000 less police officers means that police are less able to gather intelligence, less able to maintain a community presence, less able to investigate reports of suspicious behaviour? 

Never mind, we can always blame Facebook. 

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #13166 on: 05 June, 2017, 08:21:28 PM »
Never mind, we can always blame Facebook.
Yeah May utilizing the other nights attack to push her policing of the internet agenda is incredibly squeaky, ESPECIALLY considering how often it's been proven to be a near impossible task (Private servers, Dark Net involvement etc).

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #13167 on: 05 June, 2017, 08:23:42 PM »
I thought the terrorist attack was caused by the terrorists.

I would respectfully suggest that, whilst this is unquestionably true, when the police tell you that cutting their numbers materially impairs their ability to prevent terrorist attacks, and then you have three attacks in three months, one of them in the city whose police specifically told you that the cuts were endangering the public, you are culpably negligent for ignoring those warnings.

His ignoring the obvious point of the post in favor of pedantry kind of made my point for me, tho.

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #13168 on: 05 June, 2017, 08:51:01 PM »
You said the terrorist attack was caused by low police numbers, I disagree.

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #13169 on: 05 June, 2017, 09:04:01 PM »
You said the terrorist attack was caused by low police numbers, I disagree.

I've tried to give youn the benefit of the doubt over the years but your vile, willfully misleading posts mean you are now on my igbnore list (out of all the people we've had on this board, you are unique in this).

and  don't give me that shit about typing short posts because you're disabled - you can be short and make a useful contribution, or short and be a trolling twat and you've finally crosssd the line