- EU Referendum – are you in or out?
Not that I like Nancy Pelosi that much, her world view has more logical inconsistencies than May. She strikes me as a fairly nasty American exceptionalist….whilst I agree with Israel’s right to exist, she has been putting pressure on Ireland for some of their pro-palestinian legislation and at the same time lecturing us about the GFA. She’s a careerist and not a nice one to boot, who is trying to please both the democratic Irish and Israeli lobby. Hopefully the Irish and the British realise that the yanks are no friends of either of us, despite their incessant harking on about being of Irish/Scottish/English/Italian stock etc.Posted 4 months ago
Corbyn’s body language says it all in that picture.
Is there any chance we could stop trying to read body language from a single picture? It’s Ed Miliband’s sandwich all over again. Except in this case, he just seems to be… sitting?
Here’s another picture in which Pelosi looks like she’s being told off in the headteacher’s office.Posted 4 months agomattyfezMember
Is there any chance we could stop trying to read body language from a single picture? It’s Ed Miliband’s sandwich all over again. Except in this case, he just seems to be… listening.
Very good point actually…
There’s the also the case of the Muslim woman who was photographed ‘notulantly’ walking past the wounded on the Westminster bridge van attack on her phone.
Turned out she was actively helping the emergency services, but it’s surprising how the right wing press can take and publish a picture that looks bad when you have a digital camera taking hundreds of burst shots and you can chose one that suits your narrative.
A picture no longer says a hundred words it just says one.Posted 4 months ago
Agreed about that. The whole “look at what this carefully chosen photo says” is always a bum steer.
Interesting how a discussion about “anti-semitism and Islamophobia” alway gets turned into a more vague agreement about “racism” more generally. Even when that discussion is with a Jewish politician being quite specific.
Posted 4 months ago
Open and wide ranging meeting with US House of Representatives @SpeakerPelosi today. We discussed the need to protect the Good Friday Agreement, take action on inequality and the climate crisis, confront racism and promote peace. pic.twitter.com/jHmWh04mju
— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) April 14, 2019mikewsmithMember
Interesting how a direct challenge about “anti-semitism” alway gets turned into Agreement about “racism” more generally. Even when that challenge is from a Jewish politician.
Yeah, it’s one of those blah blah blah DONT YOU KNOW WHAT CORBYN STANDS FOR! moments
Hey some of us are pro peace in the middle east which involves not being a complete dick to other people.Posted 4 months agonickjbMember
We left. On the 12th. Remember? It was on the news. Keep telling the brexiteers that. They’ll believe it and we can get on with our lives.
Seriously though, hopefully having a bit of a break from it dominating the news will mean there is less of a push to just get on with it whatever the consequencePosted 4 months agodogboneSubscriber
A good idea of what a UK – US trade deal would look;Posted 4 months agodazhSubscriber
Anyone thinking of voting for Mike Gapes and co should probably have a read of this first 😀Posted 4 months ago
What is the point of that McDuff beer article? It takes a logo being rejected for using a hashtag (small bit of boring news even to political anoraks) and then goes off on an empty headed tirad against the new party. I’m not planing on voting for them, and they may not be around for long… but that journalist is an utter waste of column inches.Posted 3 months agobinnersSubscriber
Looks like the less Brexity members of the labour party are getting pretty exasperated with Jezza’s nonchalant Brexit-enabling.Posted 3 months agozippykonaSubscriber
My feelings have been that a lot of people voted to leave, they didn’t know how they were leaving but their vote should be respected.
That video above shows that no respect whatsoever is due to the referendum result. Respecting the result is an assault on democracy.
Tear up article 50 and tell the leave puppet masters to **** off.
My Remain resolve is strengthened even more.
Tom Watson looks like the man for the job. I don’t care about his dodgy past. We can worry about that at our leisure once we are back in the E.U.Posted 3 months agodazhSubscriber
Although quite why daz thinks this would alter anyone’s attitude to voting for them
Because deapite it’s ranty style it speaks a simple truth that despite their name, they plan to change very little, have no original ideas and lack the competence which they claim is absent from the two main parties they seek to defeat. It beggars belief that people might be taken in by this vacuous rubbish.Posted 3 months ago
Well, the replacement logo is even worse. I know we’re not looking to elect designers… but they must have someone who understands messaging. It doesn’t fill you with confidence, does it… but then, look at past logo fun… a red rose that turned off non-English voters… a green tree that morphed into a Union Jack when green issues were dumped with great haste… a child on board window hanger… a vague bird… can anyone point us to a good (UK) one?Posted 3 months agobinnersSubscriber
Boris Johnson’s sister is standing for the Tiggers. With Rees Moggs sister standing for Farages Brexit lot, all it really does is stress even more – like we needed reminding – that politics in this country is pretty much a closed shop, which is the exclusive domain of the ‘born to rule’ entitled elitePosted 3 months agotjagainMember
eu elections are list PR elections. splitting of the vote does not occur in the same way as with FPTP. one party with 40% of the vote will get the same seats as two parties with 20% each.
Yes its a bit more complex than that but with the voting system in place for euyro elections then thisa effect does not happen. IIRC thresholds for representaton in euro elections is under 10% of the vote
So long as you remember to put the tories in last place!Posted 3 months agoPJM1974Member
One Johnson was enough.
And Boris & Jo’s sister Rachel is also campaigning: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/apr/23/change-uk-independent-group-launches-european-election-campaign-brexitPosted 3 months ago
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