Daz Hall

  • dazh replied to the topic New Labour leader/ direction in the forum Chat Forum 10 hours ago

    Labour’s attitude to anyone vaguely electable.

    I said just after the election that the right of the party had sown the seeds of their own defeat due to their actions in the preceding 4 years and now we see the result. Phillips thought she could just waltz in with her media profile and clean up, but she didn’t consider that she’d need a good p…[Read more]

  • dazh replied to the topic New Labour leader/ direction in the forum Chat Forum 11 hours ago

    I see Phillips is already getting her excuses ready about being too common rather than the real reason that she’s just not very good and people in the party don’t have a much time for her due to her spending the last few years promoting herself by trashing the party and it’s leadership. Good riddance.

  • dazh replied to the topic The Brexit Paradox in the forum Chat Forum 14 hours ago

    It’s not just about money when it comes to Europe.

    By any measure the the union with Scotland is much stronger and more important than being in the EU, and pretending otherwise is a bit daft.

  • dazh replied to the topic The Brexit Paradox in the forum Chat Forum 1 day ago

    No chance.

    It’s not just about money when it comes to Scotland. It’s centuries of history, a shared culture, and almost inseparable links at very level of society. No prime minister would want to be the one who splits up the UK.

  • dazh replied to the topic The Brexit Paradox in the forum Chat Forum 1 day ago

    Scottish independence is coming – make no mistake about that and the tories are going to carry the can

    This. Cameron was petrified at losing Scotland. The history behind the union and the vested establishment interests, not least those of the queen, will be Johnson’s downfall. The break up of the UK is a much bigger deal than brexit. And who…[Read more]

  • dazh replied to the topic New Labour leader/ direction in the forum Chat Forum 2 days ago

    I’d just rather not live with permanent Tory government

    If the world goes to shit because of climate change and unfettered capitalism I couldn’t really give a **** who the government is, it’s the same result. This year carbon concentrations reached 415ppm. The last time it was that high the world was 3.5c hotter, and they’re still rising. At t…[Read more]

  • dazh replied to the topic New Labour leader/ direction in the forum Chat Forum 2 days ago

    Yet more delusional lefty wishful thinking.

    It’s not wishful thinking. We have a monetary system based on an unsustainable pyramid scheme which relies on money being created out of nothing and infinite amounts of natural resources to fuel perpetual growth. That would be bad enough but the lion’s share of this money goes to people and corporations…[Read more]

  • dazh replied to the topic New Labour leader/ direction in the forum Chat Forum 2 days ago

    what you’re doing is demonstrating the paradox at the heart of the present Labour Party.

    The paradox is putting huge effort into winning power, and then not wanting to do anything with it, especially at a time like now when we desperately need politicians who have the vision and courage to deal with the pressing problems of the day rather than c…[Read more]

  • dazh replied to the topic New Labour leader/ direction in the forum Chat Forum 2 days ago

    Let me put it even more simply, people need to grow up, including many on here. Who gives a toss whatever people call themselves? I’ve never used the word comrade in my life, nor have any of my mates who are a lot more active and involved than me. You really think the use of the word comrade is top of the priority list?

  • dazh replied to the topic New Labour leader/ direction in the forum Chat Forum 2 days ago

    Unless things change radically, which hardly looks likely

    What are you blathering on about? All polls apart from one are saying Starmer is miles ahead. The reason for that is his support for the policies which you seem to suggest labour should abandon.

    And on the climate change issue, it’s true people generally don’t want to know. On this iss…[Read more]

  • dazh replied to the topic New Labour leader/ direction in the forum Chat Forum 3 days ago

    Like I said: deal with the world as it is, rather than as you’d like it to be.

    That’s exactly what labour, and Sanders in the US are doing. The science tells us radical and unprecedented action is required on climate change. There isn’t time to nudge and encourage people to change, the time for that was 20 years ago. This isn’t left wing utopian…[Read more]

  • dazh replied to the topic New Labour leader/ direction in the forum Chat Forum 3 days ago

    get into government and start improving things, ASAP

    I can’t remember who said it, but I read on twitter the other day that the labour party has to do more than merely being nice to poor people. This is the crux of the whole getting into government issue. The world is at a dangerous tipping point, and if we don’t take radical action to address…[Read more]

  • dazh replied to the topic New Labour leader/ direction in the forum Chat Forum 4 days ago

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Murray_(trade_unionist)

    One person out of half a million. Any more?

  • dazh replied to the topic New Labour leader/ direction in the forum Chat Forum 4 days ago

    Communists who have joined Labour since 2016

    And who might they be? Even just using the term ‘communist’ is pretty daft, as there are very few people who would identify themselves like that these days. This obsession with 100 year old labels is stupid. Those on the left who have joined the party since 2016 are not communists, probably not even…[Read more]

  • dazh replied to the topic New Labour leader/ direction in the forum Chat Forum 4 days ago

    What the right of the party did to corbyn was so self defeating

    In more ways than one. Not only did they ensure a labour defeat, but they also marginalised themselves within the party so that they won’t regain control. The membership won’t forgive or forget, which is why there is no real rightwing candidate in the leadership election. In this…[Read more]

  • dazh replied to the topic New Labour leader/ direction in the forum Chat Forum 4 days ago

    let’s all go for a Leader who needs a Democratic Revolution!

    I presume you missed my post about who I’m voting for? Seriously though, RLB is right on the policy in that the Green New Deal and greater democratic devolution should be the priorities. Nandy is also right on the need to listen to and empower the regional working classes. Starmer has t…[Read more]

  • dazh replied to the topic New Labour leader/ direction in the forum Chat Forum 5 days ago

    Starmer is the only credible candidate and if they elect anyone else its the end of the party.

    I’m still voting for Starmer, on the proviso that he keeps the green new deal and his commitment toward radical reformist economic policies. Any hint of him compromising on those It’ll be a toss-up between RLB and Nandy. RLB has the policies, but she’s…[Read more]

  • Aggravated tresspass needs an additional step to criminalise hunt sabs. this would make it much easier to arrest them

    It would, but in my experience the main deciding factor in sabs being arrested is whether the cops can be arsed getting in the fields and being fast enough to catch them 🙂 (usually not on both counts)

  • dazh replied to the topic New Labour leader/ direction in the forum Chat Forum 5 days ago

    Why couldn’t RLB just come up with some back to the 70s stuff, then it would be easy to vote against her. If I’ve understood her correctly, and she’s sincere, then this is a far cry from the old fashioned top-down paternalism of McCuskey and co. Going to be a tricky…[Read more]

  • dazh replied to the topic Creating little ones in the forum Chat Forum 5 days ago

    This reminds me of one of my mates who was less than enthusiastic about the idea of having kids but had agreed to it as his Mrs was pretty adamant. My advice was to look on the bright side, as it could take some time and he could look forward to an indefinite period of frequent shagging. A month later he looked somewhat depressed when he told me…[Read more]

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