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  • RedSparrows 21 Aug 2013 23:57:51 23,231 posts
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    According to some loons I've seen on that telebox, we already are a fully Islamic state.

    I for one welcome our new overlords.
  • RedSparrows 22 Aug 2013 00:00:06 23,231 posts
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    Also: reminds me of people who saw the opening of the Olympics as being too 'lefty' - because a black guy dancing with a white girl is somehow something the right really hate the idea of.

    OH WAIT, I SEE WHAT THE FUCKTARDS DID TO THEMSELVES THERE
  • senso-ji 22 Aug 2013 00:38:52 5,955 posts
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    MrDigital wrote:
    American journalist visits Edinburgh Festival. Hates it because socialism.
    Perhaps the authour should have paid attention to the 'Fringe' part of 'Fringe Festival' before visiting.
  • mcmothercruncher 22 Aug 2013 08:59:59 7,203 posts
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    Turns out this homophobic guy is homophobic.
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 22 Aug 2013 10:03:09 38,628 posts
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    Nick Griffin is a homophobe as well as a racist? Well who'd have thought it!

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  • Deleted user 22 August 2013 10:31:57
    That just has to be a pardoy account.
  • MrDigital 22 Aug 2013 12:01:16 1,866 posts
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    The account isn't actually, check the link from his website.

    Formerly TheStylishHobo and Geesh.

  • Moot_Point 25 Aug 2013 13:17:09 4,327 posts
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    God is a liberal democrat. Haha! Well they need all the help they can get, even non-existent ones!

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    mowgli wrote: I thought the 1 married the .2 and founded Islam?

  • mcmothercruncher 30 Aug 2013 18:34:28 7,203 posts
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  • MightyMouse 3 Sep 2013 16:22:12 1,133 posts
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    This infographic's been doing the round.

  • Psychotext 3 Sep 2013 16:46:59 54,391 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 22,682 posts
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    What passes, sorry?

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  • TheSaint 3 Sep 2013 16:58:08 14,602 posts
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    Hell hath no fury like the RSPB scorned.
  • Psychotext 3 Sep 2013 17:32:58 54,391 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 22,682 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.

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  • Psychotext 3 Sep 2013 17:56:59 54,391 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 13,326 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).
  • Bremenacht 3 Sep 2013 19:37:18 18,693 posts
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    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 22,682 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).

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  • TheRealBadabing 3 Sep 2013 21:26:04 1,329 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...
  • Bremenacht 8 Sep 2013 00:35:04 18,693 posts
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    :(
  • spamdangled 9 Sep 2013 11:34:33 27,410 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.

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  • spamdangled 9 Sep 2013 11:36:46 27,410 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

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  • Bremenacht 16 Sep 2013 13:39:25 18,693 posts
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    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 4,369 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 14,602 posts
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    Who stole a few billion?
  • LeoliansBro 16 Sep 2013 13:47:31 44,503 posts
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    Bremenacht wrote:
    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.
    Can you give me an example of someone who fits the second of your examples?

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • glaeken 16 Sep 2013 13:59:02 11,220 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.
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