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Title: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Nick on April 18, 2017, 10:09:40 AM
 eeek:

Could be interesting. Corbyn and co defeated and Brexit reversed??
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Steve on April 18, 2017, 10:14:25 AM
Could be hysterical if the Labour and SNP MPs don't back this tomorrow and she has to wait 3 more years

What a sad choice we've got.  A would be Mrs T, a bearded saddo, a Harry Potter lookalike and Nutjob Nuttall.

Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Barman on April 18, 2017, 10:14:50 AM
Exciting!  :thumbsup:

Good speech akchewlee...
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Steve on April 18, 2017, 10:59:52 AM
Exciting!  :thumbsup:

Good speech akchewlee...
rubschin:

Sounded nervous to me and it all came over that she'd been briefed that without this she would lose the Commons vote on the eventual EU-UK divorce deal

Last weekends poll is a far better position for her than she would be after such a 2018 humiliation so this is her only way of being PM in 2020.   What's going to be interesting is what else she puts in the manifesto.  I can see her transferring the foreign aid budget to a new dept for kicking peasants

(https://d25d2506sfb94s.cloudfront.net/cumulus_uploads/inlineimage/2017-04-13/Voting%20intention%2012-13%20Apr-01.png)
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on April 19, 2017, 07:16:23 PM
I see that Osbourne has decided not to stand so that he can 'fight for Britain' as editor of the Evening Standard. In other words he knows that if he stood he'd get a hammering in the polls that he would never live down so he's going to save himself the humiliation and make a comeback at some point in the future when the peasants have forgotten just how much of a smug tosser he was.
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Barman on April 19, 2017, 07:17:13 PM
I see that Osbourne has decided not to stand so that he can 'fight for Britain' as editor of the Evening Standard. In other words he knows that if he stood he'd get a hammering in the polls that he would never live down so he's going to save himself the humiliation and make a comeback at some point in the future when the peasants have forgotten just how much of a smug tosser he was.

Can't fault that analysis...  noooo:
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on April 19, 2017, 07:21:30 PM
I see that Osbourne has decided not to stand so that he can 'fight for Britain' as editor of the Evening Standard. In other words he knows that if he stood he'd get a hammering in the polls that he would never live down so he's going to save himself the humiliation and make a comeback at some point in the future when the peasants have forgotten just how much of a smug tosser he was.

Can't fault that analysis...  noooo:

I'm disappointed that he isn't standing, I'd have paid to see that smug look wiped off his face when his constituents tell him to bugger off at the poles.
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Barman on April 19, 2017, 07:29:56 PM
I see that Osbourne has decided not to stand so that he can 'fight for Britain' as editor of the Evening Standard. In other words he knows that if he stood he'd get a hammering in the polls that he would never live down so he's going to save himself the humiliation and make a comeback at some point in the future when the peasants have forgotten just how much of a smug tosser he was.

Can't fault that analysis...  noooo:

I'm disappointed that he isn't standing, I'd have paid to see that smug look wiped off his face when his constituents tell him to bugger off at the poles.

Yes, Cameron too...
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Steve on April 19, 2017, 09:33:00 PM
I see that Osbourne has decided not to stand so that he can 'fight for Britain' as editor of the Evening Standard. In other words he knows that if he stood he'd get a hammering in the polls that he would never live down so he's going to save himself the humiliation and make a comeback at some point in the future when the peasants have forgotten just how much of a smug tosser he was.

Can't fault that analysis...  noooo:
Except as he has one of the safest seats in the country so no way was he going to get hammered so frankly I've seen better theories.

His problem was more subtle.  He was going to tough it out until 2020 when Tatton would no longer exist as a constituency and as an excommunicated non person by Saint Theresa he'd have no 2020 constituency to stand for under the new boundaries. He could go off to his 6 alternative careers as some sort of supposed martyr and probably imagined he'd become some sort of sub cult figure with a media career .

All got torn up when she went for an election on the current boundaries  lol:.

Have to say if he and May were both drowning and there was only one lifeline, I know which I'd throw it to and it wouldn't be that lying cow.   Osborne may be inept, charmless, self centred and with dodgy social values but he has at least played with a straight bat.




Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on May 17, 2017, 12:57:27 PM
Abbot strikes again, how can you get lost walking out on to a stage and then manage the same thing again when you walk off it?  noooo:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-4512938/Robert-Hardman-humiliation-Diane-Abbott.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-4512938/Robert-Hardman-humiliation-Diane-Abbott.html)
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Barman on May 17, 2017, 01:32:55 PM
Abbot strikes again, how can you get lost walking out on to a stage and then manage the same thing again when you walk off it?  noooo:

[url]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-4512938/Robert-Hardman-humiliation-Diane-Abbott.html[/url] ([url]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-4512938/Robert-Hardman-humiliation-Diane-Abbott.html[/url])


How I larfed!  lol:
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Barman on May 30, 2017, 01:40:57 PM
Car crash interview with Corbyn... (https://order-order.com/2017/05/30/corbyn-self-destructs-on-womans-hour/)

happy001
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Steve on May 30, 2017, 07:55:42 PM
Car crash interview with Corbyn... (https://order-order.com/2017/05/30/corbyn-self-destructs-on-womans-hour/)

happy001
Truly awful but no worse than the car crash May had last night with the studio audience and the Paxo

I hate to say this but only one party leader is worth the title of leader and sadly she wants an independent Scotland
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on May 30, 2017, 10:12:32 PM
The problem is that for years now we have seen an increase of 'professional politicians' who spend little or no time in the real world instead working within their respective party from the beginning or having a non job such as PR. Ultimately this means we end up with party leaders who in the main haven't a clue about the people they claim to represent. Abbot's recent 7 lane pile up intervies interview where she screwed up police costs and figures and compared her prior support of the IRA to changing her hairstyle, Corbyn's car crash interview and May's dismal efforts with the studio audience are just the latest examples of this trend.

Combine that with the 'time honored' practice of using cabinet positions as bribes and rewards for faithful service instead of giving them to the people who would be the most capable for the position and it's no wonder this country is going to hell in a handbasket.

As for Sturgeon, no matter what she rants about I don't believe that she want's independence for Scotland. She knows that she is raking in huge amounts of money from Westminster and that without those funds there is no way to continue with free prescriptions, university education et al. Basically I can see her having her cake and eating it, getting more powers devolved to Scotland while either keeping or increasing the funds gained through the Barnett formula. 
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on May 31, 2017, 02:39:01 AM
Just when I was thinking there couldn't be a Labour shadow minister who was more stupid that Abbot, Thornberry declares that we wouldn't be able to export food to Australia because it would go off by the time it gets there. Obviously she hasn't heard of refrigerated and frozen container ships, or possibly even home fridges and freezers.  noooo:

http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/811134/Labour-gaffe-Emily-Thornberry-Australian-food (http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/811134/Labour-gaffe-Emily-Thornberry-Australian-food)

Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Steve on May 31, 2017, 05:55:08 AM
Just when I was thinking there couldn't be a Labour shadow minister who was more stupid that Abbot, Thornberry declares that we wouldn't be able to export food to Australia because it would go off by the time it gets there. Obviously she hasn't heard of refrigerated and frozen container ships, or possibly even home fridges and freezers.  noooo:

[url]http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/811134/Labour-gaffe-Emily-Thornberry-Australian-food[/url] ([url]http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/811134/Labour-gaffe-Emily-Thornberry-Australian-food[/url])

 lol:

It's not like we'll have any spare food to export though is it.  We've been big food importers for over 100 years and a hard Brexit will reduce supply from Europe.
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Barman on May 31, 2017, 06:42:47 AM
Just when I was thinking there couldn't be a Labour shadow minister who was more stupid that Abbot, Thornberry declares that we wouldn't be able to export food to Australia because it would go off by the time it gets there. Obviously she hasn't heard of refrigerated and frozen container ships, or possibly even home fridges and freezers.  noooo:

[url]http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/811134/Labour-gaffe-Emily-Thornberry-Australian-food[/url] ([url]http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/811134/Labour-gaffe-Emily-Thornberry-Australian-food[/url])


Or aeroplanes...  noooo:
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on May 31, 2017, 02:06:15 PM
We've seen, both in the referendum and the previous general election just how 'inaccurate' these polls can be. The simple truth is that the majority of opinion polls are worthless now because of the way that they are put together. If you want a poll of say 1000 people you aim for 200 off the street and the rest done by phone which means you can contact the data supply companies and ask for specifically profiled data sets. Hell give me a grand and access to a call centre for a couple of days and I can give you an opinion poll set that predicts the Monster Raving Loony Party will win every seat. These polls are no longer objective and unbiased but have degenerated to propaganda tools.  noooo:

http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/811420/YouGov-General-Election-2017-Conservative-Labour-loss-win (http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/811420/YouGov-General-Election-2017-Conservative-Labour-loss-win)
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Uncle Mort on May 31, 2017, 02:21:18 PM
The polls might be correct, the Labour Manifesto reads like a Santa Claus wish list and could sway a lot of voters. Hell, I'll vote for all the goodies myself if I didn't believe it would bankrupt this country.
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Barman on May 31, 2017, 02:32:49 PM
The polls might be correct, the Labour Manifesto reads like a Santa Claus wish list and could sway a lot of voters. Hell, I'll vote for all the goodies myself if I didn't believe it would bankrupt this country.

Free pony with every vote...  noooo:
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Nick on May 31, 2017, 02:34:54 PM
Can I have a kitten?
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Barman on May 31, 2017, 02:39:15 PM
Can I have a kitten?

We've stocked up on ponies and donkeys...  noooo:
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Nick on May 31, 2017, 02:40:34 PM
DOnkeys  cloud9: cloud9: cloud9: cloud9:
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Barman on May 31, 2017, 02:41:38 PM
DOnkeys  cloud9: cloud9: cloud9: cloud9:

YEs... ::)
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Nick on May 31, 2017, 02:43:29 PM
Can it sleep on the end of my BEd?
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Barman on May 31, 2017, 02:56:58 PM
Can it sleep on the end of my BEd?

NO. But you can sleep on the end of HIs...
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Nick on May 31, 2017, 02:57:48 PM
 cloud9:
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Just One More on May 31, 2017, 05:27:56 PM
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Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Nick on May 31, 2017, 05:28:41 PM
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Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Steve on May 31, 2017, 05:42:17 PM
sad24:
sad24:  sad24:

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Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Barman on May 31, 2017, 05:49:46 PM
I can't see it... wot is it...? Shrugs:
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Steve on May 31, 2017, 05:53:22 PM
I can't see it... wot is it...? Shrugs:
Donkeys
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Nick on May 31, 2017, 05:53:44 PM
 cloud9: cloud9:
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Barman on May 31, 2017, 05:54:13 PM
I can't see it... wot is it...? Shrugs:
Donkeys

Oh... ::)
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on June 06, 2017, 08:38:44 AM
Can't help but wonder if she is genuinely ill or if the party leadership have decided to try and lock her somewhere away from interviewers she can't do them any more damage.  rubschin:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4574822/Diane-Abbott-embarrasses-new-TV-interview.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4574822/Diane-Abbott-embarrasses-new-TV-interview.html)
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Darwins Selection on June 06, 2017, 08:49:53 AM
Can't help but wonder if she is genuinely ill or if the party leadership have decided to try and lock her somewhere away from interviewers she can't do them any more damage.  rubschin:

[url]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4574822/Diane-Abbott-embarrasses-new-TV-interview.html[/url] ([url]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4574822/Diane-Abbott-embarrasses-new-TV-interview.html[/url])

[serious]I do think there is actually something wrong with her. She may be a loony but she used to be able to argue coherently and remember facts not that long ago.[/serious]
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Barman on June 06, 2017, 09:11:58 AM
Can't help but wonder if she is genuinely ill or if the party leadership have decided to try and lock her somewhere away from interviewers she can't do them any more damage.  rubschin:

[url]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4574822/Diane-Abbott-embarrasses-new-TV-interview.html[/url] ([url]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4574822/Diane-Abbott-embarrasses-new-TV-interview.html[/url])

[serious]I do think there is actually something wrong with her. She may be a loony but she used to be able to argue coherently and remember facts not that long ago.[/serious]


We can but hope it is nothing trivial...
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Nick on June 06, 2017, 09:15:24 AM
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Steve on June 06, 2017, 09:17:56 AM
Can't help but wonder if she is genuinely ill or if the party leadership have decided to try and lock her somewhere away from interviewers she can't do them any more damage.  rubschin:

[url]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4574822/Diane-Abbott-embarrasses-new-TV-interview.html[/url] ([url]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4574822/Diane-Abbott-embarrasses-new-TV-interview.html[/url])

[serious]I do think there is actually something wrong with her. She may be a loony but she used to be able to argue coherently and remember facts not that long ago.[/serious]


true but she was always a self centred vacuous racist fat slob and maybe interviewers were kinder to her when she had a promising career in front of her
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Darwins Selection on June 06, 2017, 10:55:56 AM
Can't help but wonder if she is genuinely ill or if the party leadership have decided to try and lock her somewhere away from interviewers she can't do them any more damage.  rubschin:

[url]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4574822/Diane-Abbott-embarrasses-new-TV-interview.html[/url] ([url]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4574822/Diane-Abbott-embarrasses-new-TV-interview.html[/url])

[serious]I do think there is actually something wrong with her. She may be a loony but she used to be able to argue coherently and remember facts not that long ago.[/serious]


true but she was always a self centred vacuous racist fat slob and maybe interviewers were kinder to her when she had a promising career in front of her
I must have blinked and missed the "promising career" phase.
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Barman on June 06, 2017, 11:05:33 AM
Can't help but wonder if she is genuinely ill or if the party leadership have decided to try and lock her somewhere away from interviewers she can't do them any more damage.  rubschin:

[url]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4574822/Diane-Abbott-embarrasses-new-TV-interview.html[/url] ([url]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4574822/Diane-Abbott-embarrasses-new-TV-interview.html[/url])

[serious]I do think there is actually something wrong with her. She may be a loony but she used to be able to argue coherently and remember facts not that long ago.[/serious]


true but she was always a self centred vacuous racist fat slob and maybe interviewers were kinder to her when she had a promising career in front of her
I must have blinked and missed the "promising career" phase.


I think Steve forgot to add, "as a pie eater" after 'career'...  ;)
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Darwins Selection on June 06, 2017, 11:23:23 AM
Can't help but wonder if she is genuinely ill or if the party leadership have decided to try and lock her somewhere away from interviewers she can't do them any more damage.  rubschin:

[url]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4574822/Diane-Abbott-embarrasses-new-TV-interview.html[/url] ([url]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4574822/Diane-Abbott-embarrasses-new-TV-interview.html[/url])

[serious]I do think there is actually something wrong with her. She may be a loony but she used to be able to argue coherently and remember facts not that long ago.[/serious]


true but she was always a self centred vacuous racist fat slob and maybe interviewers were kinder to her when she had a promising career in front of her
I must have blinked and missed the "promising career" phase.


I think Steve forgot to add, "as a pie eater" after 'career'...  ;)
:thumbsup:
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Steve on June 06, 2017, 11:32:09 AM
Can't help but wonder if she is genuinely ill or if the party leadership have decided to try and lock her somewhere away from interviewers she can't do them any more damage.  rubschin:

[url]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4574822/Diane-Abbott-embarrasses-new-TV-interview.html[/url] ([url]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4574822/Diane-Abbott-embarrasses-new-TV-interview.html[/url])

[serious]I do think there is actually something wrong with her. She may be a loony but she used to be able to argue coherently and remember facts not that long ago.[/serious]


true but she was always a self centred vacuous racist fat slob and maybe interviewers were kinder to her when she had a promising career in front of her
I must have blinked and missed the "promising career" phase.


I think Steve forgot to add, "as a pie eater" after 'career'...  ;)
:thumbsup:
:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

But I actually meant 'promising career because of her oh so PC connections'
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on June 06, 2017, 03:06:54 PM
Not sure how much of an effective operation 'gag Diane to prevent embarrassment' is going to be seeing as her replacement on Women's Hour is going to be Emily Thornberry.  rubschin:
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Barman on June 06, 2017, 03:22:07 PM
Not sure how much of an effective operation 'gag Diane to prevent embarrassment' is going to be seeing as her replacement on Women's Hour is going to be Emily Thornberry.  rubschin:

facepalm:
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on June 06, 2017, 11:20:51 PM
The phrase 'shooting fish in a barrel' comes to mind...  noooo:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4578646/Diane-Abbott-fooled-Seumas-Milne-email-prankster.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4578646/Diane-Abbott-fooled-Seumas-Milne-email-prankster.html)
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Barman on June 07, 2017, 04:45:44 AM
The phrase 'shooting fish in a barrel' comes to mind...  noooo:

[url]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4578646/Diane-Abbott-fooled-Seumas-Milne-email-prankster.html[/url] ([url]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4578646/Diane-Abbott-fooled-Seumas-Milne-email-prankster.html[/url])


Yeah, too easy really...  noooo:
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Barman on June 07, 2017, 05:23:22 AM
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 lol: lol: lol:
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on June 07, 2017, 10:08:46 AM
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 lol: lol: lol:


Funny you should post that, granted it's the Daily Mail but if it's true pulling this 2 days before the election could be the final nail in Abbot's coffin.....  rubschin:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4579892/Corbyn-says-Diane-Abbott-asked-stand-aside.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4579892/Corbyn-says-Diane-Abbott-asked-stand-aside.html)
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Barman on June 07, 2017, 10:13:45 AM
([url]https://s29.postimg.org/8rilskcav/19029392_1762075897143471_5138287756731774245_n.jpg[/url]) ([url]https://postimg.org/image/u1683eslf/[/url])pictures upload ([url]https://postimage.io/[/url])

 lol: lol: lol:


Funny you should post that, granted it's the Daily Mail but if it's true pulling this 2 days before the election could be the final nail in Abbot's coffin.....  rubschin:

[url]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4579892/Corbyn-says-Diane-Abbott-asked-stand-aside.html[/url] ([url]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4579892/Corbyn-says-Diane-Abbott-asked-stand-aside.html[/url])


Replacing her hasn't been a 100% success either!

DIANE ABBOTT REPLACEMENT LYN BROWN SAID CORBYN “UNTENABLE” (https://order-order.com/2017/06/07/diane-abbott-replacement-lyn-brown-said-corbyn-untenable/)


Quote
Corbyn has replaced Diane Abbott with Lyn Brown as a “temporary” Shadow Home Secretary. That’s the same Lyn Brown who resigned last year from the Shadow Cabinet, saying the “the situation” in the party under Corbyn “is now untenable” and that “it’s time to go to the membership”. She said:

Quote
“Following the overwhelming vote of the parliamentary Labour party, it was with a heavy heart that I concluded that we had reached a tipping point and, for the good of the party and the country, I believe that we should seek a new leader.”

Brown also once shouted “for f*cks sake, move out of my f*cking way” at a blind journalist on the Parliamentary Estate. No Corbyn loyalists left to fill even the most important roles…


point: point: point:


Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on June 07, 2017, 11:39:06 PM
I know that this is a spoof but I can't help but wonder just how many idiots will be looking for this option on the ballot paper thinking it's genuine.  noooo:

http://youtu.be/L6PFNcON1OU (http://youtu.be/L6PFNcON1OU)
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Darwins Selection on June 08, 2017, 07:07:18 AM
I know that this is a spoof but I can't help but wonder just how many idiots will be looking for this option on the ballot paper thinking it's genuine.  noooo:

[url]http://youtu.be/L6PFNcON1OU[/url] ([url]http://youtu.be/L6PFNcON1OU[/url])
rubschin:
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Steve on June 08, 2017, 10:42:39 AM
So armed with the knowledge (true) that you don't have to place a cross against your selected candidate to make a valid vote, what symbols should we use?

I'm thinking  facepalm:
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on June 09, 2017, 01:12:45 AM
Watching the BBC coverage on the results and so far I'm losing the will to live...  Banghead
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on June 09, 2017, 02:25:55 AM
Somebody cloned BM to stand against Theresa May in her constituency  eeek:

http://youtu.be/FJzW_gFoXR0 (http://youtu.be/FJzW_gFoXR0)

Lord Buckethead was a little short on votes though.  lol:

Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Barman on June 09, 2017, 03:01:44 AM
OMG!  Shocked:
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on June 09, 2017, 03:30:36 AM
OMG!  Shocked:

Is that in response to the results so far or Lord Buckethead?  rubschin:
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Barman on June 09, 2017, 03:36:23 AM
OMG!  Shocked:

Is that in response to the results so far or Lord Buckethead?  rubschin:

Yes!  eeek:
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on June 09, 2017, 03:43:31 AM
Breaking news, Alex Salmond is out.

Given how bad tonight has been I'm taking good news where I can find it.  redface:
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Barman on June 09, 2017, 03:44:30 AM
Breaking news, Alex Salmond is out.

Given how bad tonight has been I'm taking good news where I can find it.  redface:

And Clegg!  eveilgrin:
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on June 09, 2017, 03:45:34 AM
Breaking news, Alex Salmond is out.

Given how bad tonight has been I'm taking good news where I can find it.  redface:

And Clegg!  eveilgrin:

I watched that as it happened, he looked like someone had kicked him in the balls. Still managed to give a good losing speech though.
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on June 09, 2017, 03:51:38 AM
The more I think about it the more I'm convinced that the only credible choice for Conservative leader now is Ruth Davidson.  rubschin:
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Barman on June 09, 2017, 03:57:48 AM
The more I think about it the more I'm convinced that the only credible choice for Conservative leader now is Ruth Davidson.  rubschin:

There will be blood letting for sure... facepalm:
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on June 09, 2017, 04:03:57 AM
It's looking like a choice of soft Brexit to prop up the Tories or the 'Coalition of Chaos'


Stop the ride, I want to get off. 

It's almost as if Theresa got her hands on a copy of Hilary's campaign manual and thought "that's the approach for me"  Banghead
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Barman on June 09, 2017, 04:08:47 AM
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But could Tim Farron really turn down the opportunity to be Deputy Prime Minister?

Of course he fucking won't... ::)
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on June 09, 2017, 04:14:14 AM
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But could Tim Farron really turn down the opportunity to be Deputy Prime Minister?

Of course he fucking won't... ::)

Farron's price will be making him Deputy Prime Minister (assuming that the SNP hasn't already taken that role) and having another referendum on leaving the EU because we were all too stupid to understand what we voted for last time.  Banghead
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on June 09, 2017, 04:28:47 AM
Oh crap, Paul Mason and Alastair Campbell are both being interviewed at the moment.


Must...........................................resist.............................urge...............to..................bury..........fist............in................screen...  Banghead
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Barman on June 09, 2017, 04:33:27 AM
Oh crap, Paul Mason and Alastair Campbell are both being interviewed at the moment.


Must...........................................resist.............................urge...............to..................bury..........fist............in................screen...  Banghead

Oh noes, I couldn't watch anything live...  noooo:
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on June 09, 2017, 04:34:35 AM
Oh crap, Paul Mason and Alastair Campbell are both being interviewed at the moment.


Must...........................................resist.............................urge...............to..................bury..........fist............in................screen...  Banghead

Oh noes, I couldn't watch anything live...  noooo:

Seeing as they went from those two to Yvette Cooper I think you have the right idea...  Yargh:
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Barman on June 09, 2017, 04:56:51 AM
The fat laydee has sung...  noooo:
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on June 09, 2017, 10:19:18 AM
The fat laydee has sung...  noooo:

And still managed to retain her seat, despite her dismal performances of late.  noooo:
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Steve on June 09, 2017, 11:40:27 AM
Watched it til gone 4.30  surrender:

A sort of dodgy curate's egg result.  Happy to see the lying cow humiliated and Scottish independence kicked into the long grass but not good to see Corbyn do well.  Shame to see Goldsmith sneak back in and Robertson lose out.

Most worrying thing is we now have a government beholden to Ulster Unionists and the last time that happened people died in their thousands
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: The Moan Ranger (Orderer of the Youngs) on June 09, 2017, 08:52:34 PM
DUP + Conservatives  cloud9:

Sinn Fein will be pissing their Fenian knickers now  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Barman on June 10, 2017, 05:12:17 AM
DUP + Conservatives  cloud9:

Sinn Fein will be pissing their Fenian knickers now  :thumbsup:

happy001


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Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Darwins Selection on June 10, 2017, 09:15:02 AM
Watched it til gone 4.30  surrender:

A sort of dodgy curate's egg result.  Happy to see the lying cow humiliated and Scottish independence kicked into the long grass but not good to see Corbyn do well.  Shame to see Goldsmith sneak back in and Robertson lose out.

Most worrying thing is we now have a government beholden to Ulster Unionists and the last time that happened people died in their thousands
At least comrade Corbyn won't persuade the deluded students to get up and vote for him a second time.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Barman on June 10, 2017, 09:46:46 AM
Watched it til gone 4.30  surrender:

A sort of dodgy curate's egg result.  Happy to see the lying cow humiliated and Scottish independence kicked into the long grass but not good to see Corbyn do well.  Shame to see Goldsmith sneak back in and Robertson lose out.

Most worrying thing is we now have a government beholden to Ulster Unionists and the last time that happened people died in their thousands
At least comrade Corbyn won't persuade the deluded students to get up and vote for him a second time.  :thumbsup:

Certainly not twice in one year I shouldn't think...  Thumbs:
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Steve on June 10, 2017, 09:56:16 AM
Watched it til gone 4.30  surrender:

A sort of dodgy curate's egg result.  Happy to see the lying cow humiliated and Scottish independence kicked into the long grass but not good to see Corbyn do well.  Shame to see Goldsmith sneak back in and Robertson lose out.

Most worrying thing is we now have a government beholden to Ulster Unionists and the last time that happened people died in their thousands
At least comrade Corbyn won't persuade the deluded students to get up and vote for him a second time.  :thumbsup:

Certainly not twice in one year I shouldn't think...  Thumbs:
She's going to try and hang on for longer than that and she won't make the mistake of a nearly end of uni year election again.  But this might just have been a sea change in terms of younger voters voting and after a year of Tory infighting and fraught EU negotiations who knows what might happen in the next election.

Now who was it here that signed up to Labour just to help get Corbers as leader?
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Nick on June 10, 2017, 05:03:39 PM
 redface:

Nod wanted a Grauniad to read on the plane but could only get a Torygraph instead.

He said, "Fvck me, they hate her even more than that Guardianistas!" eeek:
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Steve on June 10, 2017, 05:09:36 PM
She's bought herself a little time by sacking two of her aides but whether that's hours, days or weeks she surely is toast
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Nick on June 12, 2017, 09:25:48 AM
Lord buckethead is everything that's great about uk politics. He stood against Chorizo May. His manifesto:
1. The abolition of the Lords (except me).

2. Full facial coverings to be kept legal, especially bucket-related headgear.

3. No third runway to be built at Heathrow: where we’re going we don’t need runways.

4. Ceefax to be brought back immediately, with The Oracle and other Teletext services to be rolled out by the next Parliament.

5. Regeneration of Nicholson’s Shopping Centre, Maidenhead.

6. Buckethead on Brexit: a referendum should be held about whether there should be a second referendum.

7. Nuclear weapons: A firm public commitment to build the £100bn renewal of the Trident weapons system, followed by an equally firm private commitment not to build it. They’re secret submarines, no one will ever know. It’s a win win.

8. Nationalisation of Adele: in order to maximise the efficient use of UK resources, the time is right for great British assets to be brought into public ownership for the common good. This is to be achieved through capital spending.

9. A moratorium until 2022 on whether Birmingham should be converted into a star base.

10. Legalisation of the hunting of fox-hunters.

11. New voting age limit of 16 to be introduced. New voting age limit of 80 to be introduced too.

12. Katie Hopkins to be banished to the Phantom Zone.

13. Stop selling arms to Saudi Arabia. Start buying lasers from Lord Buckethead.

14. Prospective MPs to live in the seat they wish to represent for at least five years before election, to improve local representation in Parliament.

15. Free bikes for everyone, to help combat obesity, traffic congestion and bike theft.
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Steve on June 12, 2017, 09:41:22 AM
 lol: Some promising policies in there.

But I see you a Bucket manifesto and raise you an OMRLP manifesto https://www.loonyparty.com/2017-general-election-manicfesto/ (https://www.loonyparty.com/2017-general-election-manicfesto/)

2017 General Election Manifesto
We will stand on a platform of free woollen hats  for all, so we can pull the wool over peoples eyes.

Taxation
Tax payers to receive Nectar Points from HMRC

Nationalisation.
The Loony Party will Nationalise all Political parties.. and if they don’t keep their manifesto promises.. we will sell em off.

We will nationalise crime to make sure it doesn’t pay

Austerity
Due to the fact that the Government have made cuts in almost everything around. the loony party proposes to cut the letters of the alphabet..
Starting with the letters N. H. and S

Educational funding
The Loony Party proposes that all Schools would have a Jumble sale or fete or other fundraising event at least twice per month to help raise funds for those little extras.. such as Desks, Books, paper, pens etc.

Electoral Change
The Loony party propose that voters will get a 30 day cooling off period during which, if you change your mind, didn’t like the result, or didn’t know what you were voting for, you can get your vote back.

Reduce the voting age to 16 (carried forward from our 1983 manicfesto) ..(nicked by labour))

Imigration policy
One in one out (carried forward from our 2015 manicfesto (nicked by UKIP))

Pensions or How to get the grey vote…
In keeping with the Labour Party’s latest bid to get one or two pensioners to vote for them they have brought out a new policy guaranteeing the Triple lock on pensions until 2025 if they get voted in..The Loony party of course will go one better and buy a very large padlock,

Defense
We shall replace the Trident missile.. with a three pronged fork

Economy & Pensions
We will further complicate the UK tax system so that large companies can no longer find loopholes.

Environment
We will change the English symbol of three lions to 3 badgers. How often do you see lions running round the countryside?

All Food sold in fast food establishments should be clearly marked “May contain traces of real food”

Social Media
All Social Media sites to be taken down for one day a year for a “Remember when we used to talk” day.

Transport
We will only paint yellow lines where you CAN park,

We will rename the current Oyster travel cards, ‘Sardine Cards’ to better reflect the experience when travelling on public transport

Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Barman on June 12, 2017, 09:58:50 AM
 lol: lol: lol:

Actually, I remember reading a proposal years and years ago about the yellow line thing - seems very reasonable and ensures that picturesque villages aren't spoilt with miles of yellow paint...
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Nick on June 12, 2017, 12:18:21 PM
http://newsthump.com/2017/06/12/everyone-planning-to-vote-tory-now-that-michael-gove-is-back/ (http://newsthump.com/2017/06/12/everyone-planning-to-vote-tory-now-that-michael-gove-is-back/)
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Steve on June 12, 2017, 12:56:38 PM
[url]http://newsthump.com/2017/06/12/everyone-planning-to-vote-tory-now-that-michael-gove-is-back/[/url] ([url]http://newsthump.com/2017/06/12/everyone-planning-to-vote-tory-now-that-michael-gove-is-back/[/url])

happy001
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: boogs on June 13, 2017, 08:10:28 PM
[url]http://newsthump.com/2017/06/12/everyone-planning-to-vote-tory-now-that-michael-gove-is-back/[/url] ([url]http://newsthump.com/2017/06/12/everyone-planning-to-vote-tory-now-that-michael-gove-is-back/[/url])


 lol: lol: lol:
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Steve on June 13, 2017, 08:44:21 PM
Have to say Boogs I'm very disappointed that the Can't give a Flying Fuck party couldn't be arsed to put up any candidates last week.  A golden opportunity missed if I might say so

As usual the Procrastinators party were a day late putting in the required papers  Banghead
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Barman on June 14, 2017, 06:30:33 PM
Dim Tim has gone!  lol:
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Steve on June 14, 2017, 09:45:06 PM
Dim Tim has gone!  lol:
Seems so

Clever principled guy but just always came over as immature. Was showing signs that by 2022 he might have been a credible leader.

Definite crisis for the Libs as Cable is no populist vote winner
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Nick on June 15, 2017, 10:48:43 AM
http://rochdaleherald.co.uk/2017/01/17/impossible-michael-gove/ (http://rochdaleherald.co.uk/2017/01/17/impossible-michael-gove/)
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Steve on June 15, 2017, 10:52:03 AM
[url]http://rochdaleherald.co.uk/2017/01/17/impossible-michael-gove/[/url] ([url]http://rochdaleherald.co.uk/2017/01/17/impossible-michael-gove/[/url])

 :thumbsup:

happy001
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Just One More on June 15, 2017, 05:20:43 PM
[url]http://rochdaleherald.co.uk/2017/01/17/impossible-michael-gove/[/url] ([url]http://rochdaleherald.co.uk/2017/01/17/impossible-michael-gove/[/url])

 :thumbsup:

happy001


 happy001 happy001
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Nick on December 20, 2017, 12:04:24 PM
I have it on good authority that May plans to call another General Election in 2018  whistle:
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Barman on December 20, 2017, 12:46:19 PM
I have it on good authority that May plans to call another General Election in 2018  whistle:

 eeek:
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Nick on December 20, 2017, 12:47:23 PM
I imagine she is hoping to lose it.........
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Steve on December 20, 2017, 01:50:42 PM
I have it on good authority that May plans to call another General Election in 2018  whistle:
She'd have to (still) be head of the Conservative party (and PM) to do that.   
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Nick on December 20, 2017, 01:53:31 PM
Sooner rather than later then............
Title: Re: The all new sudden General Election thread
Post by: Steve on December 20, 2017, 02:00:38 PM
Sooner rather than later then............
You can just see it.

One morning in the cabinet room May blurts out "hey Turkeys let's vote for an early Christmas"