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  • Rishi! Sunak!
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    dissonance
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    Please tell me this is a spoof. Please!

    Yes it is.
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    I lied about that but since you asked so nicely.
    I can see the way their brains worked.
    Unicorn companies are the aim in Silicon valley start ups (privately held start up with value of a billion dollars or more).
    Unicorn is sort of like United.
    Unicorn is also on the royal coat of arms/one of the animals of the UK (this might be pushing it).

    Definitely seemed to be working well since he couldnt remember it himself.

    tjagain
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    I lied about that but since you asked so nicely.

    Lolz!

    nickc
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    This isn’t normal is it?

    binners
    Full Member

    The best bit about that video is the fat lad at the back who’s clearly thought ‘•••• this! Run after your own ****ing car!’, gives up and just walks

    That would definitely be me 😂

    But it does look like a sort of crap version of a presidential motorcade and also confirms that theres definitely a certain type of person who favours Range Rovers

    dissonance
    Full Member

    This isn’t normal is it?

    No.
    Either a rather enthusiastic response by the police to the Extinction rebellion protesters or them using it as a training exercise for a time if there are a large number of protesters.

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    moimoifan
    Free Member

    John Crace on form as usual.

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2023/apr/26/rishi-sunak-keir-starmer-pmqs-sloganeering

    When all is fury, the soundbite is king. But it comes at a cost to the national psyche. It degrades us.

    Quite.

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    binners
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    I read that earlier. Bang on, as ever

    Its right what he’s saying that Sunak wasn’t just indulging the headbangers by reappointing Braverman as Home Secretary, he’s a fully paid up member of their number and he appointed her because he fully agrees with and endorses what she’s doing.

    Behind the big, stupid stuck on grin and the ‘chilled tech bro’ exterior, he’s as nasty and unhinged as any of them

    kelvin
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    Yawn.

    MoreCashThanDash
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    To be fair, I’m more likely to pronounce it correctly with the English version rather than mangle the proper Welsh name and inadvertently call someones mother the local bicycle.

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    binners
    Full Member

    Member of English Nationalist Party in Acting Like English Nationalist Shocka!

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    Klunk
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    ernielynch
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    That is pretty good news for Labour imo as Opinium tends to be significantly more generous towards the Tories than most other pollsters. And 18% is a very healthy lead.

    kimbers
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    So Tory expectation management was that they might lose up to 1000 seats (when in reality they were hoping it would be less than 700)

    BBC projecting they will lose 1100

    Sunak is safe for now, simply because another leadership election would be a sh!tshow – some of the fruitloop Tories already back on the Boris Bus ;-)

    Where does Sunak go now? Rwanda policy is doomed to fail, inflation may slow but a lot of people have racked up debt, & Russia’s war will keep fuel prices high, strikes show no sign of ending, economy on shaky ground- even if we avoid recession.
    I suspect the voter ID thing will have to be reversed as well.

    Double down on the culture war crap or just go on a massive spending splurge?

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    kerley
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    Double down on the culture war crap or just go on a massive spending splurge?

    I would guess a bit of both plus get the media help on Starmer with loads of evidence of him contradicting himself so obviously you can’t trust him.

    ernielynch
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    Did the Guardian deliberately choose a photo of Starkey which makes him look remarkably like Edward Tattsyrup? Although to be fair I have always thought that there is an uncanny similarity

    https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2023/may/04/david-starkey-says-pm-uninterested-in-coronation-as-he-is-not-grounded-in-our-culture

    Local politicians for local people. We do not approve of non-local outsiders who do not understand our local customs and local ways.

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    kimbers
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    Spectator have published Starkey’s defence…

    ……Uber drivers love him 😳

    https://twitter.com/sunny_hundal/status/1654464800938754050?t=QkmrBYZsP7r9KLnVn__KqQ&s=19

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    binners
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    Looks like the flimsy coalition of headbangers that constitutes the Tory party are about to set about each other

    Priti Patel and the Boris supporting fruitloops are having their own conference

    Meanwhile Suella Braverman leads the ERG ‘National Conservatives looney tunes

    The one thing they both have in common? Everything is apparently Rishi’s fault! Nothing to do with themselves, obviously. The cognitive dissonance really is quiet something

    You know that you’re well through the bottom of the barrel when the only person you can wheel out for Question Time is the spectacularly dim witted and insipid Helen Whately

    https://twitter.com/gainward4/status/1656945573927309314?s=46&t=1lK7Dw1b6RqGJyvufO-trQ

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    martinhutch
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    No matter how bad your weekend, at least you aren’t at the loony right conference.

    <EXTREME HEADPHONE/HEADCASE WARNING>

    Thanks, Andrea, off to look for my cat and turn off my car alarm now. :)

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    stumpyjon
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    They really are imploding, the head bangers hsvent learnt a thing from whatd happened. Rishi has 2 options, do a Starmer and purge the loony tunes element or limp on trying to hold it all together as it turns to dust in his hands.

    The biggest irony is all this started because Camerloon tried to neutralise the head bangers with the referendum.

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    inkster
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    Bunch of plastic patriots the lot of them. For all their flag shagging they’d secretly love to see the back of the monarchy.

    The monarchy serves as a pretty benign space for crackpot nationalism. If the monarchy were removed then where would all that sentiment and energy migrate ? There’s two ways it could go; the development of a socialist utopia, or something else…

    If the right identified a social conservatism that could be exploited among red wall voters then just think what they’d do with the millions of disenfranchised royalists.

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    davros
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    If rishi purged the loons there would be no one left.

    Hilarious that Patel and co think somehow it’s all rishi’s fault. Yeah it’s got nothing to do with her or Boris or the rest of his cabinet of the damned and their general conduct over the past 3 years.

    Living on another planet and I can’t wait to see the back of them all.

    MoreCashThanDash
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    The monarchy serves as a pretty benign space for crackpot nationalism.

    And a useful distraction for the republican element to blame for things – win/win

    inkster
    Free Member

    “And a useful distraction for the republican element to blame for things – win/win”

    Agreed.

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    binners
    Full Member

    If rishi purged the loons there would be no one left.

    Indeed. Boris made sure that anyone who possessed even a hint of sanity was shown the door and then elevated the most extreme fruitloops to the cabinet table in return for their fawning sycophancy.

    Now they’re like the Taliban. Individual factions trying to outdo each other with their particular interpretation of right wing idealogical zealotry

    binners
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    Rishi was getting himself in the mood for the general election and to see what he’s got coming by going watching the team he allegedly supports*

    The Torygraph put it quite well 😂

    * or more like ‘Dave’Cameron can’t actually remember which one he said it was from one week to the next

    Caher
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    Good fun watching the blue wedge – right wing libertarians – who’ve ruined the country and lined their own pockets. Even my brexity cycling group were moaning about the potholes today.

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    theotherjonv
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    I’m sure there must be a Jacob! Rees! Mogg! thread but can’t be arsed to locate it and we don’t need another politics thread on P1 anyway.

    But this tickled me. Video is a few tweets down and seems to have upset the minister for the 18th century,because Sebastian looks quite like JRM. But his ‘threat’ is being ripped to shreds which is ace.

    NB vid has the c word. No, not conservative, but similar.

    kelvin
    Full Member

    Ah… the Moggster… champion of free speech… vanquisher of the snowflake cancel culture mob…

    inkster
    Free Member

    Deserves a link me thinks…

    jonnyboi
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    I’m calling fake. But an excellent bit of self promotion and marketing.

    Northwind
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    Looks fake, sadly, though Jim seems to think it’s real. Who says Carter aren’t relevant any more?

    theotherjonv
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    I think it’s fake now, but still. Fake news can be weaponised both ways, and my twitter feed has a whole load of RW snowflakes frothing up about it.

    And it’s a catchy tune!

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    binners
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    PMQ’s should be worth a listen today. Rishi’s off counting his money or splashing about in his pool or something, so Oliver Dowden is standing in for him. Which obviously means Keir will be replaced by Angela Rayner

    I almost feel sorry for him. Almost…

    inkster
    Free Member

    Starmer definitely made the right choice when he chose Rayner as deputy.

    I’m sure many thought he appointed her to placate the left of the party, (which he might well have done) but unlike Prescott, she’s no ornament, she’s extremely effective and makes up for Starmer’s charisma deficit somewhat.

    Though I’m sure they’d disagree over on the Satrmer thread…

    kelvin
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    Starmer definitely made the right choice when he chose Rayner as deputy.

    Sorry to disagree with you… 😉 …but she was elected by members.

    [ and I also think she’s great in the role ]

    Unlike… (checks Google in disbelief)… Oliver Dowden?!? Or Sunak come to think of it. Neither chosen by party members, or voters more widely.

    dazh
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    Though I’m sure they’d disagree over on the Satrmer thread…

    We might actually discuss something of substance on the Starmer thread about Rayner’s stance on policy rather than banging on about how entertaining it is watching her hurling insults and faux-outrage at public school tory boys. Like why is she so quiet about all the policies Starmer has dumped which she enthusiastically supported and promoted a few years ago? She was an uber flag waver for energy and water nationalisation and the abolition of tuition fees back then. Why has she changed her mind?

    binners
    Full Member

    OI! Back in your box, you! Off you go to metaphorically shout at buses….

    kelvin
    Full Member

    Why has she changed her mind?

    Why will Labour fight the next election on a different platform to the one from 2019? That’s what you’re asking really. Done to death on the other thread.

    ernielynch
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    Angela Rayner, like others in the party, is hugely limited by what she can say and do, such is the totally undemocratic grip the right-wingers have on Labour.

    Starmer definitely made the right choice when he chose Rayner as deputy.

    Not only was she elected by the membership, who obviously thought that she would make a good deputy to the man who claimed to be a radical socialist, but Starmer has deliberately sought to neutralise her influence.

    Although Starmer has the overwhelming support of the Parliamentary Labour Party, many of whom easily despise Labour Party members more than they do the Tories, Rayner is nevertheless a formidable adversary.

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2021/may/09/starmer-faces-backlash-over-sacking-of-angela-rayner-after-election-losses

    Keir Starmer handed his biggest internal rival, Angela Rayner, a major promotion on Sunday night after a day of fraught negotiations, but sacked his shadow chancellor and promoted his close ally Rachel Reeves to the role, in a move set to further inflame tensions with the party’s left.

    The reshuffle of Starmer’s shadow cabinet was derailed by a prolonged standoff with Rayner who was locked in talks with Starmer’s team for hours on Sunday after leaked plans to sack her as party chair and national campaigns coordinator triggered an outcry.

    I am surprised that you didn’t know that inkster, it was quite a major story.

    I agree that Angela Rayner has to a degree sold out, anyone in the upper echelons of Starmer’s Labour Party has, but she was elected by the membership and she has one redeeming quality imo, she hasn’t forgotten her roots.

    You will still see Rayner standing shoulder to shoulder with trade unionists in dispute, and she will willingly speak at events staged by the organised labour movement, things which Starmer would shamefully never consider.

    binners
    Full Member

    Oh christ! They’re all here…

    Anyway… Rayner ripping local am-dram theatre director Oliver Dowden a new one should be quite funny :D

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