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  • MrTomFTW Best Moderator, 2016 22 Aug 2013 10:03:09 46,869 posts
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    Nick Griffin is a homophobe as well as a racist? Well who'd have thought it!
  • Deleted user 22 August 2013 10:31:57
    That just has to be a pardoy account.
  • MrDigital 22 Aug 2013 12:01:16 1,885 posts
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    The account isn't actually, check the link from his website.
  • Moot_Point 25 Aug 2013 13:17:09 5,530 posts
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    God is a liberal democrat. Haha! Well they need all the help they can get, even non-existent ones!
  • mothercruncher 30 Aug 2013 18:34:28 13,535 posts
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  • MightyMouse 3 Sep 2013 16:22:12 1,160 posts
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    This infographic's been doing the round.

  • Psychotext 3 Sep 2013 16:46:59 61,505 posts
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    Wouldn't be surprised if it passes though. Got to love a nice chunk of self interest.
  • mal 3 Sep 2013 16:53:48 28,003 posts
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    What passes, sorry?
  • TheSaint 3 Sep 2013 16:58:08 17,304 posts
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    Hell hath no fury like the RSPB scorned.
  • Psychotext 3 Sep 2013 17:32:58 61,505 posts
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    mal wrote:
    What passes, sorry?
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-23939635
  • mal 3 Sep 2013 17:55:52 28,003 posts
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    @PT Ah, thanks. Does sound like a bill to try to be something good the tories can point to come next election, while also doing nothing at all to fix the current problems.
  • Psychotext 3 Sep 2013 17:56:59 61,505 posts
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    Some of the ideas are fine, but the bill as it stands is an absolute train wreck. The cynic in me, and many others, wouldn't be surprised if it's like that for a reason.
  • DaM 3 Sep 2013 18:05:24 16,697 posts
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    Our council does this unofficially - at the last elections, there was a non-political group, protesting against plans to build on the local greenbelt - 1000s of new houses with no new infrastructure. Totally non-political - but they got a phone call from the council employee (we suspect the aptly named "Head of Democratic Services"!) telling them that unless they stopped leafleting and took down all their posters, they were going to be deemed a political party, and would be taken to court and fined if they had spent more than the allowed amount. (or something similar - it was a legal threat).
  • Deleted user 3 September 2013 19:37:18
    Psychotext wrote:
    Some of the ideas are fine, but the bill as it stands is an absolute train wreck. The cynic in me, and many others, wouldn't be surprised if it's like that for a reason.
    Yeah, it's creating a nice big loophole for the alleged lobbyist targets, whilst ensuring that those do-gooder people Government hates the most get locked out of parliament. I'm sure 'commercial confidentiality' would then be used to keep whatever does go on away from the public.

    Cameron clearly has expertise in this sort of bill, whereby he takes a pre-election promise, does the complete opposite of what was meant, and still chalks it up as a promise delivered.
  • mal 3 Sep 2013 21:15:17 28,003 posts
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    This is rather partisan though, isn't it? Limiting trade unions to raising 390k for labour or other parties. I'd have thought some of the larger unions would raise much more than that from their fees (though I've never been unionised personally, so dunno).
  • TheRealBadabing 3 Sep 2013 21:26:04 1,708 posts
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    Bills like that are more poisonous to our country than any of the crap they have been doing to benefits and the NHS.

    One can almost respect them for dispensing with compassion, that's what they always said they would do. Worm-tonguing their way around a big problem like lobbyists will actively cause damage to our democratic process. Won't be long until we are told corporations are people...
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    :(
  • spamdangled 9 Sep 2013 11:34:33 30,586 posts
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    An EDM has been tabled proposing an official HoP stance that they are disgusted with Russia over the LGBT treatment going on there:

    http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2013-14/487

    Would be nice if it passes. I doubt it will, the Tories will shoot it down.
  • spamdangled 9 Sep 2013 11:36:46 30,586 posts
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    TheRealBadabing wrote:
    Bills like that are more poisonous to our country than any of the crap they have been doing to benefits and the NHS.

    One can almost respect them for dispensing with compassion, that's what they always said they would do. Worm-tonguing their way around a big problem like lobbyists will actively cause damage to our democratic process. Won't be long until we are told corporations are people...
    The funny thing is that most of the corrupt politicians over the lobbying issue have been members of the Tory party. And I doubt they would agree with a similar restriction on their "funding" from big business and millionaires.

    Edited by darkmorgado at 11:37:01 09-09-2013
  • Deleted user 16 September 2013 13:39:25
    Benefit fraud could lead to 10-year jail terms, says DPP

    Steal a few hundred quid from the state: Up to 10 years in jail.
    Steal a few hundred billion quid from the state: Knighthood, advisory role in government, another directorship or a comfortable, wealthy retirement - take your pick.
  • thelzdking 16 Sep 2013 13:45:09 5,892 posts
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    It's nice to see that our overcrowded jails will be used for truly dangerous criminals.
  • TheSaint 16 Sep 2013 13:45:57 17,304 posts
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    Who stole a few billion?
  • glaeken 16 Sep 2013 13:59:02 11,883 posts
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    It kind of seems odd in some ways to put someone up for 10 years at tax payers expense for stealing from the tax payer.
  • Deleted user 16 September 2013 14:34:21
    Guess Brem means tax evasion.

    Or privatisation contracts given to serially inept companies.
  • Dougs 16 Sep 2013 14:44:56 82,711 posts
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    Nah, on about bank bail out, surely? Not that any of that cash was paid to any one person...
  • Deleted user 16 September 2013 15:10:55
    TheSaint wrote:
    Who stole a few billion?
    YOU DID

    String him up.
  • TheSaint 16 Sep 2013 15:20:21 17,304 posts
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    And I'd have got away with it if it wasn't for you pesky kids.
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