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  • thelzdking 16 Nov 2012 16:58:55 6,120 posts
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    Mensch was one of the most hate-able MPs in recent memory though.
  • Psychotext 16 Nov 2012 17:05:37 61,673 posts
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    Yup. Total cunt.
  • RobTheBuilder 16 Nov 2012 17:08:06 6,976 posts
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    thelzdking wrote:
    Mensch was one of the most hate-able MPs in recent memory though.
    That is saying an awful lot given our current leadership.
  • Dougs 16 Nov 2012 17:21:02 83,150 posts
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    Let Murdoch off the hook in the Select Committees, oh and look who she did some work for....
  • Deleted user 16 November 2012 17:21:50
    Lib Dems didn't even get enough votes to get their money back, good, serves you right for getting into bed with the Tories.
  • gang_of_bitches 16 Nov 2012 18:15:28 5,642 posts
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    So the Police Commissioner elections went well then, turnout percentages very low, in the early-mid teens.

    We didn't have them in London. Was there much build up in the areas that did?
  • El_MUERkO 16 Nov 2012 18:17:56 18,231 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    Let Murdoch off the hook in the Select Committees, oh and look who she did some work for....
    How long before we see her on Fox as a pundit? Six months me thinks.
  • chopsen 16 Nov 2012 18:38:53 19,860 posts
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    gang_of_bitches wrote:
    So the Police Commissioner elections went well then, turnout percentages very low, in the early-mid teens.

    We didn't have them in London. Was there much build up in the areas that did?
    No. Most people received no info regarding candidates
  • gang_of_bitches 16 Nov 2012 18:43:07 5,642 posts
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    @Chopsen

    You'd have thought, especially for the first one they'd have made a bit of an effort to inform people. They couldn't have done a much better job of making it a failure if they'd tried.
  • teamHAM 16 Nov 2012 21:24:15 3,765 posts
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    Getting pretty fed up of people saying "oh people got the polling card through and I'm sure people can do their own research etc so they have no excuse not to vote!".

    Sorry what?

    You want our vote don't you?! It's your job to campaign for it! That's what politicians do leading up to the elections; running/campaigning to get elected. As with many people in my area we had the polling card stuffed through the letterbox about a month ago and literally nothing since. Nothing through the door, no-one in the neighbourhood, nothing at the residents group, no visibility at all. I know I wouldn't want to run for public office without giving it my all with my campaign and at least getting myself out there and visible.

    Sadly the PCC election has been a total sham, and people getting elected by 7% of the electorate in some areas is a tragedy really. And of course most of these people also have zero policing experience.

    Yes ladies and gentlemen, we really are in a Conservative Government!
  • Khanivor 16 Nov 2012 21:33:23 43,245 posts
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    There should be a minimum number of votes required for an election to be valid. If a plurality of voters don't vote then try again.
  • bladdard 16 Nov 2012 23:09:01 1,241 posts
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    The Corby bi-election threw up some interesting and thought provoking questions.

    - Is UKIP the third biggest party now?
    - Is Labour a shoe-in for the next general election?
    - Will the lib-dems be wiped out?
    - Is it just a mid-term bi-election protest and the UKIP needn't get too excited and the Lib Dem's needn't be so worried?
    - Is Cameron burying his head in the sand dismissing the result as a Corby backlash against Mench?

    Edited by bladdard at 23:11:36 16-11-2012
  • RunningMan 16 Nov 2012 23:44:32 2,793 posts
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    Can we please have some sort of bloody alternative that isn't labour??? Can't stand the tories, but labour buggered up the economy so much last time, do we really want them back in???
  • bladdard 17 Nov 2012 00:08:45 1,241 posts
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    @RunningMan

    Did they though or did the lack of bank regulation and general greed of the city leave us in this shitty mess?
  • bladdard 17 Nov 2012 00:30:29 1,241 posts
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    Two of the largest contributing factors to the collapse of the UK economy were the investment of UK banks in toxic US sub prime mortgages and RBS aquiring ABN Amro.

    Could and should government have prevented these appalling decisions?

    Edited by bladdard at 00:30:58 17-11-2012
  • Deleted user 17 November 2012 00:31:24
    RunningMan wrote:
    Can we please have some sort of bloody alternative that isn't labour??? Can't stand the tories, but labour buggered up the economy so much last time, do we really want them back in???
    Pick a single-issue candidate. You know, like those doctors who are standing simply as a way of attempting to defend the NHS? Or like Martin Bell did?
  • Moot_Point 17 Nov 2012 00:36:39 5,530 posts
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    Bremenacht wrote:
    RunningMan wrote:
    Can we please have some sort of bloody alternative that isn't labour??? Can't stand the tories, but labour buggered up the economy so much last time, do we really want them back in???
    Pick a single-issue candidate. You know, like those doctors who are standing simply as a way of attempting to defend the NHS? Or like Martin Bell did?
    Brilliant idea. Split the vote further. /Claps
  • TheRealBadabing 17 Nov 2012 08:25:48 1,709 posts
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    Moot_Point wrote:
    Bremenacht wrote:
    RunningMan wrote:
    Can we please have some sort of bloody alternative that isn't labour??? Can't stand the tories, but labour buggered up the economy so much last time, do we really want them back in???
    Pick a single-issue candidate. You know, like those doctors who are standing simply as a way of attempting to defend the NHS? Or like Martin Bell did?
    Brilliant idea. Split the vote further. /Claps
    Yeah, the current system of MPs voting as the whips tell them is great! Stops them thinking about what they are supporting and gives lobbyists lots of bang for their buck. Why would anyone want to change that system?
  • teamHAM 17 Nov 2012 10:51:48 3,765 posts
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    Independent wins in Hampshire with 5% of the electorate vote.
  • el_pollo_diablo 21 Nov 2012 00:18:34 2,666 posts
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    bladdard wrote:
    The Corby bi-election threw up some interesting and thought provoking questions.

    - Is UKIP the third biggest party now?
    - Is Labour a shoe-in for the next general election?
    - Will the lib-dems be wiped out?
    - Is it just a mid-term bi-election protest and the UKIP needn't get too excited and the Lib Dem's needn't be so worried?
    - Is Cameron burying his head in the sand dismissing the result as a Corby backlash against Mench?
    And

    - Where the fuck is Corby?
  • spamdangled 21 Nov 2012 01:43:45 30,753 posts
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    Northamptonshire. The OH lives in Irthoingborough, which falls under that constituency, as does large parts of the county.
  • Moot_Point 21 Nov 2012 06:05:56 5,530 posts
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    everywhere!
  • el_pollo_diablo 21 Nov 2012 13:00:26 2,666 posts
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    darkmorgado wrote:
    Northamptonshire. The OH lives in Irthoingborough, which falls under that constituency, as does large parts of the county.
    Just being facetious. :)
  • Moot_Point 30 Nov 2012 17:53:17 5,530 posts
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    Lib Dems slump below BNP support. I am sure this will not make Nick Clegg flinch, much!
  • TheRealBadabing 30 Nov 2012 19:09:34 1,709 posts
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    It's almost sad to see how far the LibDems have fallen since one of the worst decisions in political history. Only almost sad though, they brought it on themselves with their Faustian Bargain. Might as well disband at this point.
  • bladdard 30 Nov 2012 19:17:40 1,241 posts
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    @Moot_Point

    Nick Clegg is either in massive denial or aware being junior partner to the nasty party will wipe his party out of existence but is happy to make hay while the sun shines.

    I voted libdem at the last general election but this government in no way represents the values of the party I thought I'd voted for.
  • Clive_Dunn 30 Nov 2012 19:23:24 4,862 posts
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    Goodbye Nick Clegg, wasn't very nice knowing you. Going into this coalition was possibly the most arrogant political decision of the last 50 years, the Social Democrat wing of that party was always were the majority of the popular support came from - ignoring that and going with the Liberal side was always going to end in disaster.
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