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  • simpleexplodingmaybe 17 Mar 2017 14:32:49 4,092 posts
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    It'll be interesting to see what the unionist campaign looks like this time now there's no Scottish Labour Party.

    I mean, Ruth Davidson is a very likeable and popular politician up there but the Tories from south of the border are much less effective communicators than they were under Cameron.

    English Labour probably won't be much help either given Jezza even polls behind May in Scotland.
  • DaM 17 Mar 2017 15:23:04 16,751 posts
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    simpleexplodingmaybe wrote:
    It'll be interesting to see what the unionist campaign looks like this time now there's no Scottish Labour Party.

    I mean, Ruth Davidson is a very likeable and popular politician up there but the Tories from south of the border are much less effective communicators than they were under Cameron.

    English Labour probably won't be much help either given Jezza even polls behind May in Scotland.
    And much of the "liberal elite" down south will now see that it's a better deal than Brexit!

    As for timing, there is the fact that after Brexit, the 200k or so EU nationals in Scotland are unlikely to be able to vote in a referendum (they did at the last one). It's not unfair to assume they would probably be more inclined to vote for Yes this time round.
  • Jono62 17 Mar 2017 16:29:56 18,128 posts
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    https://www.conservatives.com/-/media/Clarissa/main-graphic.ashx?la=en&hash=2FF8139704890C1BEE86ABF555DB20C2DE16A7A6
  • Psychotext 17 Mar 2017 16:32:28 61,633 posts
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    lol, outward looking. Sure.

    Edit - Though they could be looking outward at all those filthy goddamn migrants!

    Edited by Psychotext at 16:35:01 17-03-2017
  • elstoof 17 Mar 2017 16:49:47 18,347 posts
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    Find it hard to take a Tory seriously when they claim success is to be based on merit rather than privilege
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 17 Mar 2017 17:02:54 4,092 posts
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    I think it's as much the May crowd sticking two fingers up at Cameron public school toffs as anything
  • elstoof 17 Mar 2017 17:08:25 18,347 posts
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    Real People like Jacob Rees-Mogg
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 17 Mar 2017 17:10:33 4,092 posts
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    We dodged a bullet when Tory backbenchers threatened to removed the Speaker earlier in the year - Rees-Mogg was favourite to replace him
  • LittleSparra 17 Mar 2017 17:19:01 6,600 posts
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    Hey wow Tories, what agreeable statements you make!

    Honestly, reverse them and who would agree but the bitterest of bastards?
  • GoatApocalypse 17 Mar 2017 17:35:30 3,041 posts
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    I can't stand Rees Mogg but I can imagine he'd be an excellent Speaker.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 17 Mar 2017 17:45:22 9,851 posts
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    You just know Rees Mogg was always the one to suggest playing soggy biscuit in the dorms.
  • Deleted user 17 March 2017 17:54:38
    But Jake, we'd have to wake cook what what
  • senso-ji 17 Mar 2017 18:27:32 7,970 posts
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    I still find it hard to believe that Rees Mogg is a real person. He looks and talks like a caricature.
  • elstoof 17 Mar 2017 19:50:20 18,347 posts
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    How is Osborne going to find time to edit the Standard between his 4 days a month advising BlackRock for 680,000pa and whatever it is he does for his constituents for the ~100,000 MP salary?
  • ResidentKnievel 17 Mar 2017 20:08:58 7,123 posts
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    By replacing sleep with cocaine
  • mal 17 Mar 2017 20:15:20 28,103 posts
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    senso-ji wrote:
    I still find it hard to believe that Rees Mogg is a real person. He looks and talks like a caricature.
    Like father like son.
  • Saul_Iscariot 17 Mar 2017 21:03:38 2,921 posts
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    Do you know how you get older you are supposed to get more right right wing? I think that is probably correct. I detest Rees Mogg for his opinions and talking about things like he has insight that we can relate to. Then I think of what a cock his father was, and cannot blame him for not breaking out of his bubble to improve himself. He is the posh version of someone living on JSA. It is just he has a bigger platform to opine his banal views on those he cannot relate to.
  • Armoured_Bear 20 Mar 2017 22:33:53 20,169 posts
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    Just watching the French debate, Le Pen sounds so much like Trump it's ridiculous, she's also devoid of charm and dislikable. I hope to god she gets pumped.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 21 Mar 2017 12:07:41 4,092 posts
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    George Galloway is standing in the Manchester Gorton by-election.

    i think whatever our politics we all agree the man is a sleazy embarrassment
  • Dougs 21 Mar 2017 19:30:56 83,102 posts
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    What the fuck? We've followed the US lead in banning electronics on planes from 6 mainly Muslim countries. This fucking country
  • Deleted user 21 March 2017 19:35:44
    Just wow.
  • Frogofdoom 21 Mar 2017 19:35:53 5,753 posts
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    Next step will be only white flyers at this rate.
  • Dougs 21 Mar 2017 19:47:19 83,102 posts
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    And of course, inflation is up. Won't be long before we all start to feel it. :-/
  • MrFlay 21 Mar 2017 20:05:01 3,344 posts
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    Supposedly the ban is to stop laptop bombs but the laptops are just put in the hold so that's probably bullshit. It looks like harassment aimed at Muslims.
  • RelaxedMikki 21 Mar 2017 20:09:41 2,044 posts
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    @Dougs

    Inflation has been pretty apparent in our shopping bills since before Xmas.

    I don't know if there is a delay in the official figures, or if the numbers are being surpressed for fear of being branded traitorous by the Daily Mail, or what.

    But prices have definately been sneaking up... 😟
  • Deleted user 21 March 2017 20:10:01
    It's obviously sucking up to the self-imploding moron in the US, great idea.
  • Fab4 21 Mar 2017 20:10:41 8,116 posts
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    Unless ofc there is specific information about the trigger mechanism, in that it requires human interaction.

    Edit: And as for inflation, we have been living a very low inflation state for quite a while.

    Edited by Fab4 at 20:12:57 21-03-2017
  • elstoof 21 Mar 2017 20:15:42 18,347 posts
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    Do we think jihadis are too stupid to book their flight with a different airline? Or get one flight to London then a forwarding flight to USA on one that's not banned?

    Fucking ridiculous pandering policies designed to appeal to idiot supporters than actually protect anyone, bunch of cunts happy to further divide humanity for their own little benefits. I'd shoot the lot of them
  • GoatApocalypse 21 Mar 2017 20:16:17 3,041 posts
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    @RelaxedMikki the Tories use use the Consumer Price Index as their preferred measure of inflation. CPI is more favourable (ie tacks lower as a measure) than the Retail Price Index.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consumer_Price_Index_(United_Kingdom)
  • Load_2.0 21 Mar 2017 20:19:52 25,460 posts
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    MrFlay wrote:
    Supposedly the ban is to stop laptop bombs but the laptops are just put in the hold so that's probably bullshit. It looks like harassment aimed at Muslims.
    This is it, bomb in the cargo hold still does the same thing.

    Surely carry on luggage is subject to greater scrutiny than the big bags? Just seems like a really offensive policy which labels entire countries as potential terrorists.

    Edited by Load_2.0 at 20:21:10 21-03-2017
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