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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #18885 on: 17 January, 2022, 02:45:30 PM »
Yep, there they are: The right's favourite scapegoats; public services and immigrants. 
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #18886 on: 17 January, 2022, 04:15:40 PM »
They're also punting a "Don't worry! Boris is going to get to the bottom of this!" line.

(Which, yes, is more scapegoating.)
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #18887 on: 18 January, 2022, 10:20:22 PM »
Rich arsehole publicly doesn't give a fuck about China's genocide against the Uyghars: Backlash as US billionaire dismisses Uyghur abuse.

I expect he profits quite nicely from their enslavement. Long term, he may have issues with the forced sterilization, though. How can you turn a profit from the next generation if they're not going to be born?
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #18888 on: 18 January, 2022, 10:39:27 PM »
Loving this clickbait image from Channel 4 News:



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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #18889 on: 19 January, 2022, 10:17:52 PM »
Privilege is being able to make a successful career out of being a liar, despite being a really shit liar.

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #18890 on: 20 January, 2022, 08:25:32 AM »
Privilege is also being able to instigate policy against scientific advice that you know will lead to thousands of unnecessary deaths, all because you think it might save your own skin.

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #18891 on: 20 January, 2022, 08:38:19 AM »
Loving this clickbait image from Channel 4 News:



Gie's a job! I can do that! I can have parties! That's easy, that is!

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Cummings definitely has the Yosser look there, but I'm not sure who should be begging who for a job...
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #18892 on: 20 January, 2022, 08:57:50 AM »
Apparently Boris Johnson is now more likely to stay in power now that an MP has crossed the floor and he's being directly attacked.

Just another day in a broken country, with a broken system and a broken media.

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #18893 on: 20 January, 2022, 09:13:07 AM »
Telegraph claiming today “up to five” Con MPs are considering crossing the floor. Well, I suppose zero is technically “up to five”.

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #18894 on: 20 January, 2022, 10:57:20 AM »
Now accusations that the Whips are Blackmailing Con Mps to toe the line. I always knew they (whips) stronge armed the backbenchers to support the party line but to go as far as "Blackmail" surely that's a step too far?

I wonder  what skeletons they were going to use and against who?
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #18895 on: 20 January, 2022, 12:01:28 PM »

"Skeletons" imply wrongdoings, improprieties, illegalities - which in turn suggests that such malfeasances are being deliberately withheld from the electorate in order to make unsuitable persons appear fit for government in the first place.

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #18896 on: 20 January, 2022, 03:30:54 PM »
Shirley Knott?
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #18897 on: 20 January, 2022, 05:45:40 PM »
"Skeletons" imply wrongdoings, improprieties, illegalities - which in turn suggests that such malfeasances are being deliberately withheld from the electorate in order to make unsuitable persons appear fit for government in the first place.

That sounds tremendously Machiavellian, but then I realized it's also how people behave in job interviews and on first dates.
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #18898 on: 20 January, 2022, 07:12:27 PM »

"Skeletons" imply wrongdoings, improprieties, illegalities - which in turn suggests that such malfeasances are being deliberately withheld from the electorate in order to make unsuitable persons appear fit for government in the first place.

Possibly the main thing is withholding constituency funding with which you could try blackmail someone with no skeletons.

I note that the phrase "there's no evidence this happened" has been trotted out as opposed to a proper denial.
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #18899 on: 22 January, 2022, 10:30:01 PM »
Keeping detailed files on 'leverage' which could be applied by the whips when necessary has been a thing for decades - unusual for it to be mentioned in public though.