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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy Floyd View Post
    They don't have legs as pleasing as those at 0:04.

    What band/group of people is featured just after said legs? I thought it was Teenage Fanclub but maybe not.
    The Housemartins. I forgot Fatboy Slim was in them.

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    I did not expect such a dumpster fire when I pasted the link.

    Still, nice to see some action on TTH.

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    Hopefully you can find something about slavery tomorrow and Jimmy can finally roll out his theory that sport team demographics are set up in the same way plantation work was.

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    My local reform candidate has apparently been chucked out, although he's still listed as someone you can vote for.


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    That'll do. Go on Jim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by niko_cee View Post
    My local reform candidate has apparently been chucked out, although he's still listed as someone you can vote for.

    Ew he likes cats. I thought people like that were exclusively dog lovers.

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    I'm still mystified by them sacking people like him. Who do they think their voters are? This is exactly what they would vote for.

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    There aren't enough of those people to get them elected.

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    It has to have the veneer of respectability. Like the other day when Farage said Sunak doesn’t understand our value’s fairly obviously based on the fact that he’s of Asian heritage but he then spins it out by saying it’s because he’s rich.

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    I was walking in town the other day and a Reform campaigner went up to a woman and asked her "Would you ever consider voting for Reform?" which I thought was a great question.

    She just said no and carried on walking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben View Post
    I did not expect such a dumpster fire when I pasted the link.

    Still, nice to see some action on TTH.
    It's because I have returned. You're welcome everybody.

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    Just found out, rather upsettingly, that Fishy Rishi was in what will one day be my local pub today. Missed chance.

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    Latest Redfield and Wilton poll has CON at 19%! Reform 17%.

    Obligatory FT model:
    LAB 514
    LD 67
    CON 33

    50-99 seats for CON now the overwhelming favourite with Ladbrokes.

    Isle of Wight set to become Labour for the first time ever.
    Last edited by Ben; 11-06-2024 at 08:37 AM.

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    Hitchin looks set to be Labour for the first time since 1964.

    I've seen plenty of posters (and a billboard is being installed today) for Labour as well as Lib Dem around here but nothing for the Tories.

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    Obviously Rishi has no control of his party anymore, but should he not be sacking Braverman for her very public endorsement of another party?

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    I sent that political quiz to my younger siblings and they let their friends/partners do it. Man I will say Gen Z is fucked. Most of them came out as UKIP or Conservative.

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    The Tory candidate for one of the Southend Seats went to a good old fashioned Summer Fete at the weekend. Sadly he lost at the coconut shy.



    A reform candidate by tea time.
    Last edited by Spikey M; 11-06-2024 at 10:08 AM.

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    Violent left wing mob?



    I guess he was wearing a red jacket.

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    Michael Bevan getting beaned by a can of John Smith's remains the gold standard for that sort of thing.

    Although apparently I have misremembered and it was a can of VB. At Lords? Struggling to make sense of that.

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    Rishi Sunak's line to the effect that one should look to the future, and not the past [failures of his predecessors] when determining how one should vote seems a bit at odds with the opening line of their manifesto being, "In 2010 we inherited an economy in tatters, with Labour admitting themselves there was 'no money'." Can't have it both ways matey.

    Also, flagship promise to end the inequality in child benefit, a system introduced by . . . ?

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    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cmjj1n030djo

    The picture of Farage on here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by niko_cee View Post
    Rishi Sunak's line to the effect that one should look to the future, and not the past [failures of his predecessors] when determining how one should vote seems a bit at odds with the opening line of their manifesto being, "In 2010 we inherited an economy in tatters, with Labour admitting themselves there was 'no money'." Can't have it both ways matey.

    Also, flagship promise to end the inequality in child benefit, a system introduced by . . . ?
    Everything in there is just nakedly desperate appeals to certain demographics that they think might save them a few seats.

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    Oh, and the old chestnut of funding things by raising Ł6 billion a year 'cracking down on tax avoidance and evasion', fair play it's normally the left who go for that.

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    The money will come from cancelling diversity training which costs 100bn per year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben View Post
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cmjj1n030djo

    The picture of Farage on here.
    Imagine having a paper cup chucked at you and calling that assault. My favourite Farage picture is still him standing on his own after his plane crashed.

    Last edited by Shindig; 11-06-2024 at 05:20 PM.

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    I work in the printing industry now, local Labour candidate who's core message is supporting local independent business said we're too expensive and went online.

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    Please please please

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    The Conservative Party destroyed and the electoral system disenfranchising twenty-ish per cent of the electorate who voted Reform would be a good medium-term result.

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    The Farage plane crash being a bit worse is an interesting counterfactual.

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    This "I didn't have Sky TV" thing might help out with the Lib Dems as the opposition dream.

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    The D-Day stuff isn't going away either.

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    Old people do like to yap on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lewis View Post
    The Conservative Party destroyed and the electoral system disenfranchising twenty-ish per cent of the electorate who voted Reform would be a good medium-term result.
    Why?

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    I keep getting Rishi/D-Day memes forwarded onto our family whatsapp group from our parents' boomer-humour circles, if ever there was a dire sign for Tory prospects that is it.

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    All jokes aside, other than as a mark of respect for a campaign ostensibly entirely based on having days out, the idea of a Lib Dem opposition is a bit concerning.

    Unless they have Paul Kohler as their spokesman for everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikey M View Post


    Having looked at the Lib Dem policies, I'm calling bullshit on this. It's a no from me.

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    If Labour get 500+ seats it'll make little difference who the official opposition ends up being, as in reality there won't be one with that few seats between the other parties.

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    Until Labour splits into Pro-Palestine and Pro-Israel Labour and becomes it's own opposition.

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    The contempt I feel for some of the minor parties on there is overpowering. Everything below Rishi should be put in a mincer, and I'm presuming 'Volt UK' are some form of embarrassment as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy Floyd View Post
    The contempt I feel for some of the minor parties on there is overpowering. Everything below Rishi should be put in a mincer, and I'm presuming 'Volt UK' are some form of embarrassment as well.
    Pro EU nonsense, but I apparently agree with them on not teaching Critical Race Theory and not banning plastic spoons, so yeah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy Floyd View Post
    The contempt I feel for some of the minor parties on there is overpowering. Everything below Rishi should be put in a mincer, and I'm presuming 'Volt UK' are some form of embarrassment as well.
    Good to know that you are against women's equality and animal welfare.

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    But also Laurence Fox, so it balances out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pepe View Post
    Good to know that you are against women's equality and animal welfare.
    General election is about who runs the country (all of it), single issue cunts can get fucked.

    What about ME? What about MY pet causes? It's ME that matters most, fuck the other 66 million people.

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    A couple of other observations I've had about the campaign.

    What's the deal with getting rid of self-employed NICs? Wasn't the government's policy until quite recently to equalise them with employed contributions until the media, a sector that massively benefits from arguably abusing the 'freelance' system got all frothy about it? And on the subject of the media getting all frothy, the same thing seems to be happening with the whole private school VAT thing, which I can only assume is because media opinion formers tend to largely send their kids to private school. I've never really understood the charitable status tax breaks given to private schools. But then I don't really understand the whole VAT system from the jaffa cake controversy up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy Floyd View Post
    General election is about who runs the country (all of it), single issue cunts can get fucked.

    What about ME? What about MY pet causes? It's ME that matters most, fuck the other 66 million people.
    It's been very clear during numerous arguments we've had on here that you vote solely based on what you think will be best for you personally, so that's a pretty hilarious stance to take.

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    We need to deal with the crippling inequality women face in society Jim. Like, erm...

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    I thought the binning off NICs for the self-employed was a desperate pitch to get white van man back from Reform, while knowing they'll never have to actually implement it.

    Private school VAT would be a good way of fucking up private schools if you wanted to do that, because it would take out all of the people who can currently only just afford it and restrict it to the freako rich.

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    Quote Originally Posted by randomlegend View Post
    It's been very clear during numerous arguments we've had on here that you vote solely based on what you think will be best for you personally, so that's a pretty hilarious stance to take.
    Who doesn't?

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