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« Reply #20 on: June 25, 2017, 11:59:37 PM »
A clear indictment of Tory policy towards the NHS.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/jun/26/uk-public-are-more-dissatisfied-than-ever-with-nhs-poll-shows   

But do any of these worried people vote Tory? Surely. So we're all getting what they voted for. Time to wake up, before it's gone.
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« Reply #21 on: June 26, 2017, 03:23:56 AM »
Shock U-turn by May:
There is a magic money tree: £1bn for Northern Ireland, the price for propping up the morally bankrupt Tories.
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« Reply #22 on: June 26, 2017, 04:16:16 AM »
Shock U-turn by May:
There is a magic money tree: £1bn for Northern Ireland, the price for propping up the morally bankrupt Tories.

It's amazing how the "no magic money tree" excuse is only trotted out when they're trying to justify cuts or not spending money on things they don't want to spend it on. When it comes to spending money on things they want or need it turns out there's an entire bloody forest of magic money trees crapping out gold bars for fun.

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« Reply #23 on: June 26, 2017, 04:24:04 AM »
It's amazing how the "no magic money tree" excuse is only trotted out when they're trying to justify cuts or not spending money on things they don't want to spend it on. When it comes to spending money on things they want or need it turns out there's an entire bloody forest of magic money trees crapping out gold bars for fun.

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« Reply #24 on: June 26, 2017, 10:21:15 AM »
The government is now may-dup.
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« Reply #25 on: June 26, 2017, 01:51:18 PM »
Theresa May and the Holy Grail

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« Reply #26 on: June 26, 2017, 02:41:02 PM »
<a href="https://youtu.be/RdACEzbjG-w" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://youtu.be/RdACEzbjG-w</a>

As ever, Frankie Boyle nails it.
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« Reply #27 on: June 28, 2017, 01:23:08 PM »
Labour's amendment to lift the public sector pay cap has been defeated, with not a single Tory MP voting for it. All 10 DUP MPs voted with the Tories. I suppose they're happy to give the rest of the country the middle finger now they've trousered the £1billion bung. Despite that bribe I wouldn't be surprised if both parties said they voted to keep the cap in place "because we don't have a magic money tree".

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« Reply #28 on: June 28, 2017, 01:30:17 PM »
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« Reply #29 on: June 28, 2017, 01:47:41 PM »
Labour's amendment to lift the public sector pay cap has been defeated, with not a single Tory MP voting for it.

Indeed, as we might expect. I think politically it was the right thing for Labour to do, it was a win-win. If the amendment HAD carried it would have been fatal to maybot (so it was never going to happen) but having been defeated, every voter across every Tory constituency can see what their MP has just expressed; and judge accordingly.

Standing up for working people? #### off.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/picture/2017/jun/28/steve-bell-conservative-public-sector-pay-u-turns-cartoon





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« Reply #30 on: June 28, 2017, 02:49:30 PM »
Sam Neill: Brexit simplified

https://twitter.com/TwoPaddocks/status/879233937070931968

A lot of Brexit voters will be happy with that outcome.
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« Reply #31 on: June 28, 2017, 04:09:02 PM »
Indeed, as we might expect. I think politically it was the right thing for Labour to do, it was a win-win. If the amendment HAD carried it would have been fatal to maybot (so it was never going to happen) but having been defeated, every voter across every Tory constituency can see what their MP has just expressed; and judge accordingly.

Standing up for working people? #### off.

Definitely the right thing for Labour to do politically. It's the sheer shamelessness of it that takes the breath away. Voting against a pay rise for public sector workers because they "have to be responsible with the public finances" within days of bunging the DUP a billion quid in what amounts to a cash for votes deal. I hope the images of them cheering the fact that they managed to stop this pay rise happening is broadcast on the same sort of endless loop as Diane Abbott's gaffes during the election campaign, though I'm not holding my breath. 


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« Reply #32 on: June 28, 2017, 05:46:17 PM »
Sam Neill: Brexit simplified







https://twitter.com/TwoPaddocks/status/879233937070931968

Twinings and Johnny Walker stay on the British side, so I say it comes out even.

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« Reply #33 on: July 03, 2017, 03:12:43 AM »
Trump is apparently possibly going to make a sneak (rather than State) visit in the next fortnight, to avoid demos and protests. The only good thing about the toad being here would be that ANY exposure with the maybot will further corrode her already plummeting public rating (assuming she's still PM, which is looking less likely by the day).


https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jul/03/donald-trump-may-visit-uk-within-fortnight-whitehall-sources-say
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« Reply #34 on: July 03, 2017, 08:39:12 AM »
Is Rory Stewart anyone actually of importance?

Asking because I got a book out of the library by him on the mistaken assumption that it was mostly about  Cumbria, Yorkshire, the Border Marches and Lowlands.  Instead, I find it's mostly about his father....

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« Reply #35 on: July 03, 2017, 02:24:33 PM »
Is Rory Stewart anyone actually of importance?

Asking because I got a book out of the library by him on the mistaken assumption that it was mostly about  Cumbria, Yorkshire, the Border Marches and Lowlands.  Instead, I find it's mostly about his father....

As important as any Tory MP. 😉
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« Reply #36 on: July 09, 2017, 05:29:57 AM »
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« Reply #37 on: July 09, 2017, 11:17:36 PM »
"Theresa May to invite Labour to help create policy amid plot to oust her."

Mrs Strong & Stable admits she is Mrs Weak & Faltering.



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« Reply #38 on: July 11, 2017, 05:39:46 AM »
"Theresa May to invite Labour to help create policy amid plot to oust her."

Mrs Strong & Stable admits she is Mrs Weak & Faltering.



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But...but.....the Tories have repeatedly told us that the Labour Party is a threat to both our national security and our economy and is led by a terrorist sympathiser. Surely the Theresatron isn't being so irresponsible as to ask for policy suggestions from such people? In any case, she's bunged the cuddly funsters from the DUP a billion quid, so surely they could come up with a few suggestions? On second thoughts, maybe not.

And it gets even better:

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jul/11/european-leaders-can-go-whistle-over-eu-divorce-bill-says-boris-johnson 

Of course, if the government did tell the EU to "go whistle" over the Brexit divorce bill, that would pretty much guarantee we'd crash out with no deal. Not to worry though, David Davis was asked a few months back what the plan is should that happen, to which he responded that, er......actually, the government had not conducted an impact assessment of a no deal scenario. Still, Boris has assured us that were it to happen it would be "perfectly OK".

Isn't it reassuring to know that our country's future is in the hands of such skilled political operators?   

EDIT: According to the BBC, Johnson has reiterated that the government still has "no plan" for what to do in the event we leave with no deal. Good to know. I for one cannot see what could possibly go wrong.

Ah, the Guardian article now says the same thing:

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Speaking in the House of Commons, the foreign secretary also told MPs that the government had “no plan for no deal” because of its confidence in securing a strong Brexit settlement with the bloc.

"Are you sure it's safe to drive off that cliff?"

"Yep, it'll be fine, no worries."

"But won't we be smashed to bits when we hit the bottom?"

"No, I'm fully confident we'll be cushioned by a great big bouncy castle."

"Shouldn't we have a plan just in case the bouncy castle isn't there?"

"Nah, we don't need a plan. Like I said, the bouncy castle will be there. We'll be fine."

That is essentially the government's Brexit *ahem* "strategy".

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Re: UK Politics / Current Affairs
« Reply #39 on: July 11, 2017, 08:47:48 AM »
Bankers arent the patient type:

http://uk.reuters.com/article/amp/idUKKBN19W1UV

As a result the price of office space in a number of European cities is soring.  Mrs May still has until september/october to stop the movement but not a lot more.
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