the day after the deadline: can the union survive brexit and other deep questions

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electoral reform is even more of a "surely the grown-ups will now come and save us!!" move than "second referendum now": discuss

mark s, Tuesday, 5 December 2017 12:32 (ten months ago) Permalink

Yes it will survive and Ruth Davidson will save it

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 5 December 2017 12:35 (ten months ago) Permalink

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mark s, Tuesday, 5 December 2017 12:36 (ten months ago) Permalink

Do you mean the idea that whoever is in power* will be grown-up enough to say "Yes this system that got us here must go for the good of everyone - but probably not of us"? Or just that it will unleash further waves of swivel-eyed loons from every side.

* there is arguably no-one in power right now..

Andrew Farrell, Tuesday, 5 December 2017 12:37 (ten months ago) Permalink

it does seem like electoral reform could go a long way to provoking some meaningful change - the two parties contain multitudes of views that go too far along the political spectrum - a system which reduced their power and increased the chances of coalition, and led to more parties cropping up, would probably be good. but we've prob seen in recent years the strange suspicion of coalitions that exists in the uk and the perception that they are weak or a sign of a decadent state or whatever.

― Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Tuesday, 5 December 2017 12:21 (twelve minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Going to quote LocalGarda here because I feel what he's saying - but with the obvious caveat that we're both from a country that used an electoral system of beauty, nuance and power to elect the same shower of corrupt bastards in over and over for ever.

Andrew Farrell, Tuesday, 5 December 2017 12:40 (ten months ago) Permalink

no i mean the tendency -- which LG's post and yr affirmation of same dpn't really sidestep -- to pass the responsibility for significant change for the good onto a process that doesn't appear to have an agent (the "grown-ups" being the right-thinking people who will somehow to cause this to come about without it having to pass upwards through the extant political thingumajic you want to transform)

il a le pas de hors texte, as someone liked to say

mark s, Tuesday, 5 December 2017 12:45 (ten months ago) Permalink

thingumajic is the slovenian for what the old norse used to call the þing

mark s, Tuesday, 5 December 2017 12:46 (ten months ago) Permalink

No electoral reform when there won't be a country left to save.

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 5 December 2017 12:49 (ten months ago) Permalink

xp surely both these things are inevitable given how dysfunctional a shitheap british politics has become. it's not representative enough to have actually good agents

ogmor, Tuesday, 5 December 2017 12:50 (ten months ago) Permalink

By far the most politically significant thing in that Waterson tweet is the bit about Facebook. Things will profoundly change again when we really hit the social media backlash - not because of fake news or Trump or Russia or whatever, but just because the next generation think it's lame.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 5 December 2017 12:53 (ten months ago) Permalink

yes that's what i thought: that facebook and twitter are both OLD news (i mean, i'm on snapchat and friends with ppl who use it a LOT but it's more or less a closed book to me, and there's a micropolitics right there)

mark s, Tuesday, 5 December 2017 12:55 (ten months ago) Permalink

Actually curious as to why Twitter is perceived as 'boring' in presumably a different way to 'ruined by our parents and big business' re Facebook. If there is a distinction.

If you're 17 you probably don't/shouldn't think of (your) media as not social by default so that term itself is dating speedily.

nashwan, Tuesday, 5 December 2017 13:09 (ten months ago) Permalink

People spending a lot of time on Instagram were the first non-political people (in the sense that they’re not nerding on threads like us) I heard talking about the Labour surge (am not on Insta FWIW).

kim jong deal (suzy), Tuesday, 5 December 2017 13:13 (ten months ago) Permalink

That sounds like my first option there, mark - there can be no saving grownups in this scenario except the MPs, who aren't well suited for the job - no-one is going to march for AV.

Andrew Farrell, Tuesday, 5 December 2017 13:17 (ten months ago) Permalink

interesting analysis (again irish academic) of what we can learn outcomes underlying tactics and strategy on all sides -- undermined a bit by annoying and smug rhetoric ("it is essential to analyse the motivations – more academically and more objectively", and also by bad style decision re the formating of dates (superscript -sts, -nds, -rds and -ths are the devil)

http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/brexit/2017/12/05/a-high-risk-game-of-chicken-is-being-played-over-the-irish-border/

mark s, Tuesday, 5 December 2017 13:59 (ten months ago) Permalink

lol s/b "what we can learn ABOUT outcomes VIA underlying tactics and strategy on all sides"

mark s, Tuesday, 5 December 2017 14:02 (ten months ago) Permalink

"They care about animals, it's disabled people they hate."

Or in Blairite Labour's case it was: "They care about foxes, it's The Iraqi people they hate."

it seems most of the UK are far more likely to get upset about animal welfare issues than atrocities committed against fellow humans, especially disabled or foreign peoples.

calzino, Tuesday, 5 December 2017 14:14 (ten months ago) Permalink

Why do you think this is, Calzino? And is it a particularly British thing or common to all countries? (never lived anywhere else so genuinely don't know).

Grandpont Genie, Tuesday, 5 December 2017 14:25 (ten months ago) Permalink

Don't think that's particularly different in any Western European country tbf. (with the exception of foxes, that is really your thing)

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 5 December 2017 14:40 (ten months ago) Permalink

I don't think the UK population are particularly more susceptible to hate propaganda than other nations. But in recent times Blair kept the benefits scrounger rhetoric going for a high viz wearing Gideon to continue with. And in recent times it would easy to believe that much of the UK electorate are callous, hateful, xenophobic, racist etc. But I think that might be an exaggeration encouraged by far too many callous, hateful, xenophobic, racist politicians.

calzino, Tuesday, 5 December 2017 14:44 (ten months ago) Permalink

i remember in the 80s having quite an unsettling conversation on the phone -- for a piece I was researching for Dylan Jones lol -- with a young woman from PETA in America, quizzing her about the argument that animals should of course be sacred but that people e.g. with spectacles, bcz unfit, should be herded to the Darwinian die-off, .

I said "but that includes me" and she said "so be it" (to be fair this was the correct response rhetorically to my manipulative gambit). Unsure if this was actual PETA doctrine at the time or since but the distinction being made was p stark. And is in some sense or other quite widespread.

mark s, Tuesday, 5 December 2017 14:45 (ten months ago) Permalink

peta are equal parts stupid and stupid, there are a lot of far better animal advocate groups out there that don't just do hateful shit for stunts

faust apes (NickB), Tuesday, 5 December 2017 14:50 (ten months ago) Permalink

EU official on DD's suggestion that whole of UK will align with EU regs. "The UK will not have any say on the decisions taken in Brussels and will basically implement them without having any influence over them... it makes the UK kind of a regulatory 'protectorate" of Brussels'".

— Daniel Boffey (@DanielBoffey) December 5, 2017

faust apes (NickB), Tuesday, 5 December 2017 14:56 (ten months ago) Permalink

DD taking back contrololol

faust apes (NickB), Tuesday, 5 December 2017 14:57 (ten months ago) Permalink

BANTZustan

mark s, Tuesday, 5 December 2017 14:58 (ten months ago) Permalink

no i mean the tendency -- which LG's post and yr affirmation of same dpn't really sidestep -- to pass the responsibility for significant change for the good onto a process that doesn't appear to have an agent (the "grown-ups" being the right-thinking people who will somehow to cause this to come about without it having to pass upwards through the extant political thingumajic you want to transform)

i don't have to be able to implement the solution to suggest it, or to have an idea how it could come about. i'm just posting about the situation, i'm not putting myself in a position where i am the one to set the wheels in motion to solve it.

if we discounted all political views that pass responsibility for change onto a process that doesn't appear to have an agent we wouldn't be left with very many views imo.

we're both from a country that used an electoral system of beauty, nuance and power to elect the same shower of corrupt bastards in over and over for ever.

sort of true but every party bar sinn fein has been in power in my lifetime, and several independents have had sway as well for better or worse.

you could argue that "stops things getting done" or you could say it tempers the worst excesses of the bastards.

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Tuesday, 5 December 2017 15:08 (ten months ago) Permalink

not sure there's an argument against brexit that doesn't involve some level of condescension towards vast swathes of the electorate. what can you do when people vote for something which will fuck them over?

it's certainly not an endorsement of the current democratic system and it's arguably less patronising to suggest a new system of democracy than it is to suggest going out to people and teaching them why they should value the lives of people whose skin colour is different or whatever.

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Tuesday, 5 December 2017 15:11 (ten months ago) Permalink

tbf i wasn't saying that, i was saying that Remain needs to make more of a case for the awesomeness of the EU than they bothered doing during the referendum campaign

after "after cease to exist" (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 5 December 2017 15:12 (ten months ago) Permalink

cos "hey guys, everything's great, you want this to carry on forever, right?" didn't really cut it

after "after cease to exist" (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 5 December 2017 15:13 (ten months ago) Permalink

“what can you do when people vote for something which will fuck them over?”

Don’t put forth policy proposals that will fuck people over?

YouTube_-_funy_cats.flv (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Tuesday, 5 December 2017 15:14 (ten months ago) Permalink

right, but we're past that point.

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Tuesday, 5 December 2017 15:14 (ten months ago) Permalink

fair enough LG -- i'm not exactly out manning picket lines myself here -- but i think it's a baked-in weakness of arguments for (and via) electoral reform, that they always seems to elide agency or (which is the same thing) trust in some slightly magical top-down institution to take charge of the process, which (to me)* makes ER quite a bad element to focus on or to foreground

*confessing: it's a bugbear, not least bcz step two is always a unresolvable stand-up drag-out fight between minutely distinct kinds of AV or STV or whatever, that causes the rest of the world's eyes to roll as they glaze over

mark s, Tuesday, 5 December 2017 15:15 (ten months ago) Permalink

i'd guess most brexiteers don't believe they will be fucked over, especially the people who are already fucked over. scratch that, those peeps don't really vote. it's the tier above them that are kinda paranoid about going back to being fucked over or have learned to believe that the only reason they're not fucked over is because of their own rugged individualism.

after "after cease to exist" (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 5 December 2017 15:16 (ten months ago) Permalink

yeah i mean it is essentially saying "some powerful people" need to reshape democracy. but a lot of discussions in recent months have had this element to them - eg the idea that brexit should never have gone to a public vote.

we sort of rely on a fair democratic system to shape its own rules or reform them, maybe that doesn't work or ever happen. maybe that's what we're seeing in america, uk etc, the idea that only a few people actually know the inner workings of these systems and they are all establishment politicians or academics - the rest might want to change the system but have no idea what that means, and are never offered the chance to do so apart from these roundabout tassels that bob above their head every now and again, not intended for that purpose but ripped down as a way of changing something.

xpost

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Tuesday, 5 December 2017 15:19 (ten months ago) Permalink

i mean fundamentally -- and this is the root of my politics i suppose -- i think meaningful transformation of the "system" for the better is just no longer going to be top-down tinkering with the machinery: for a variety of reasons, we've moved out beyond the end of the technocratic era (which began with bismarck-gladstone and ended maybe with blair-obama) -- which is also why the "mass education project" is a non-starter, yes, practically or politically

(something like this *did* exist back in the age of empire, bcz it was consonant with the structures and flows of empire -- but the structures and flows are really really different now, in whatever the current era is)

anyway, beyond saying "it must come from below to be meaningful" and "and actually it WILL come from below whether we accept it or not" and then flourishing my red flag dramatically, i don't really have much idea what "it" is actually going to be (except that it could be quite a bad "it" if nice ppl don't involve themselves)

mark s, Tuesday, 5 December 2017 15:28 (ten months ago) Permalink

have learned to believe that the only reason they're not fucked over is because of their own rugged individualism

see i think this is a commonly stated belief, that is deep down not believed at all: its most aggressive defenders have often simultaneously internalised serious but unspeakable self-blaming assumptions about their own uselessness

i derive this insight from watching the apprentice feat.sir a.sugar obv

mark s, Tuesday, 5 December 2017 15:34 (ten months ago) Permalink

baron sugar i mean

mark s, Tuesday, 5 December 2017 15:34 (ten months ago) Permalink

well you know i don't really count those dorks as fully human

after "after cease to exist" (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 5 December 2017 15:36 (ten months ago) Permalink

"i got where i am today thru the sweat of my own brow" is a pretty common working class trope as well as lol entrepreneurs

after "after cease to exist" (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 5 December 2017 15:37 (ten months ago) Permalink

which brings us back to Baron Harkonnen i guess

after "after cease to exist" (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 5 December 2017 15:37 (ten months ago) Permalink

Remain needs to make more of a case for the awesomeness of the EU than they bothered doing during the referendum campaign

I don't buy this really. It suggests there actually WAS a better way for the status quo to have been sold (or resold) to various sceptics and, pessimistically or cynically, I don't think in practice that was feasible (without getting into more general issues like how the Tories like to govern).

nashwan, Tuesday, 5 December 2017 15:38 (ten months ago) Permalink

prob like 9 out of 10 people think this way, either fully or to an extent.

xpost to nv

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Tuesday, 5 December 2017 15:38 (ten months ago) Permalink

yeah that doesn't feel like an overestimate, even if you're trust fund scum you probly like to kid yourself that you're worth it

after "after cease to exist" (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 5 December 2017 15:40 (ten months ago) Permalink

as a trope, i think it's very often a psychic defence against deep unstated belief in one's own weakness and (same thing ) unworthiness -- hence the outfacing rage that cocoons it

no one is fully human: those dorks are collective manifestations of the most problematic of all the symptoms we share

mark s, Tuesday, 5 December 2017 15:41 (ten months ago) Permalink

👉🏽 i'm fired

mark s, Tuesday, 5 December 2017 15:41 (ten months ago) Permalink

i dunno if people can function without some sense of "i am who i am because of choices i make"

and to some extent it must be true for everyone, tho not maybe in the ways they think.

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Tuesday, 5 December 2017 15:42 (ten months ago) Permalink

"i could be who i could be because of choices i must now make" is the lifeline

mark s, Tuesday, 5 December 2017 15:48 (ten months ago) Permalink

what are examples of bottom up change in british political history and why couldn't it happen wrt electoral reform?

ogmor, Tuesday, 5 December 2017 15:55 (ten months ago) Permalink

Civil war; repeal of the corn laws; agitation in the colonies against being colonies. Electoral reform followed from all of them, but the form it took was not predetermined or even the primary motor of the change.

I mean. maybe a mass movement could be formulated round electoral reform (like the suffragettes): but you'd need a structural change first, for it to be meaningful; for it to "take" (suffragettes achieved their goals as a consequence of the social changes wrought by WW1).

mark s, Tuesday, 5 December 2017 16:03 (ten months ago) Permalink

It's very possible that Brexit brings just that major upheaval (so far ofc it hasn't actually happened) that could mean the occurrence of structural changes.

Can't see anything like 2nd ref, not least bcz Europe has huge problems the likes of Juncker don't care and are perhaps unable to solve.

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 5 December 2017 16:12 (ten months ago) Permalink

is that all it takes to shift to the centre of politics, just a bit of lip service in a conference speech.

calzino, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 12:18 (two weeks ago) Permalink

ah yes, 'the centre of politics', that comfortable goldilocks zone where *checks notes* the country is frantically stockpiling medicines against the threat of a supply-chain collapse

shrek and han solo kinda dress the same (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 3 October 2018 12:18 (two weeks ago) Permalink

is that all it takes to shift to the centre of politics, just a bit of lip service in a conference speech.

Bit of a soft shoe shuffle.

Zach Same (Tom D.), Wednesday, 3 October 2018 12:19 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Call it what it is, an *attempt* to pitch herself into the centre ground, doomed to failure because Brexit is pretty much the #1 thing that pisses centrists off the most.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 12:28 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I mean her last big well-received non-Brexit speech was just after she became leader, which small shoots of hope have resulted in the news that she'll be cancelling Austerity next year, provided she gets her way with Brexit, which she won't.

Andrew Farrell, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 12:31 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Brb scrubbing my eyes w/ soap after seeing that 'dancing' footage. I can't decide whether she's determined or deranged. Probably both.

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 3 October 2018 12:33 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I won't believe she's trying to capture the centre ground until she makes some vague pledges and literally has them carved into stone, that would show serious intent!

calzino, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 12:35 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Theresa May’s speech - Snap verdict: By the relatively low standard of what was expected, that was a success - probably even a triumph.

She convinced the Gruan tho

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 3 October 2018 12:35 (two weeks ago) Permalink

it's definitely an abject failure then.

calzino, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 12:40 (two weeks ago) Permalink

"May leaves to Mr Blue Sky"

that's that ruined

koogs, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 12:42 (two weeks ago) Permalink

"May leaves to Mr Blue Sky"

that's that ruined

never mind, i'll remember you this i'll remember you this way

canary christ (stevie), Wednesday, 3 October 2018 13:03 (two weeks ago) Permalink

BUT SOON COMES MISTER NIGHT

canary christ (stevie), Wednesday, 3 October 2018 13:03 (two weeks ago) Permalink

lol rekt

The writing is on the wall for the Conservatives. Or at least it was…

Eight years of budget cuts and the Tories have completely abandoned any pretense of standing for security and stability.#CPC18 pic.twitter.com/DydqAlUeOv

— The Labour Party (@UKLabour) October 3, 2018

shrek and han solo kinda dress the same (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 3 October 2018 13:04 (two weeks ago) Permalink

> CPC18

makes me think of Combat 18 everytime i see that...

koogs, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 13:08 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Opportunism

nashwan, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 13:25 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Splitting the Union flag up in their branding still - a little on the nose no?

nashwan, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 13:29 (two weeks ago) Permalink

the subtlest goatse

shrek and han solo kinda dress the same (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 3 October 2018 13:37 (two weeks ago) Permalink

"Austerity is over" would seem to contradict what Hammond was saying earlier in the week. Not sure it's going to go down well with the electorate either - "we could have just turned it off at any point" is the message it sends out.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 13:52 (two weeks ago) Permalink

given that the financial situation is pretty ropey, I guess it's partly getting their story straight for if Labour do come to power? "it was a long painful process, but we fixed the economy, then Labour ruined it again"?

soref, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 13:58 (two weeks ago) Permalink

When the ATOS PIP assessors come to the house on Friday for a face to face assessment with my partner with MS. I'm going to tell them: The Dancing Dead Cat says austerity is over, so assess accordingly motherfuckers!

calzino, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 14:02 (two weeks ago) Permalink

given that the financial situation is pretty ropey, I guess it's partly getting their story straight for if Labour do come to power? "it was a long painful process, but we fixed the economy, then Labour ruined it again"?

Bit difficult to do that when there's no food on the shelves because the lorries are stuck at Calais.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 14:09 (two weeks ago) Permalink

How can I spot the difference between austerity and standard Tory economic policy?

Leon Carrotsky (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 3 October 2018 14:10 (two weeks ago) Permalink

It's like Nelson Muntz telling you you've stopped hitting yourself.

Leon Carrotsky (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 3 October 2018 14:12 (two weeks ago) Permalink

would that our government have the humanity and compassion of a nelson muntz

shrek and han solo kinda dress the same (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 3 October 2018 14:13 (two weeks ago) Permalink

S Bush:" a weird hybrid of Ed Miliband and the Daily Mail’s comment section." so in other words austerity isn't over!

calzino, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 14:20 (two weeks ago) Permalink

truecolors.mp3

Cayman Islands has stand at UK Conservative Party Conference #Conservatives2018 @caymangovt @BritishOverseas pic.twitter.com/VfJJGmSlPX

— crown dependency pol (@CROWNDPN) October 1, 2018

shrek and han solo kinda dress the same (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 3 October 2018 14:32 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I'd missed this lol

“We will fight hope with hate,” bellows the Home Sec, before correcting himself

— steve hawkes (@steve_hawkes) October 2, 2018

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Wednesday, 3 October 2018 14:39 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The booklets, handed out at a conference fringe meeting, reference "the Great Replacement" and the anti-Semitic conspiracy theory "cultural Marxism".

luckily for them, nobody gaf about good old-fashioned Conservative anti-Semitism.

calzino, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 15:02 (two weeks ago) Permalink

the subtlest goatse

hats off for planting "maybe tomorrow I'll wanna settle down..." in my head

nashwan, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 15:07 (two weeks ago) Permalink

worst reboot idea ever

shrek and han solo kinda dress the same (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 3 October 2018 15:25 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The list of illustrations on the Cultural Marxism leaflet gives a sense of the fresh and enlightening right wing thought contained herein:

Diagram 1 : Horseshoe
Diagram 2 : Virtue-Signalling Cycle

calzino, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 15:38 (two weeks ago) Permalink

diagram 3: the typical skull shape of the degenerate slav

shrek and han solo kinda dress the same (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 3 October 2018 15:45 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Whoever said fascists hate dancing and fun are wrong.

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 18:13 (two weeks ago) Permalink

You may or may not need this in your lives:

https://mobile.twitter.com/dancingtheresaM

suzy, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 18:19 (two weeks ago) Permalink

have another:

I spent too much time on this. #TheresaMay pic.twitter.com/4aODFe0VLU

— Luke (@Mr_LukeBenson) October 3, 2018

FRE SHA VAC ADO (jed_), Wednesday, 3 October 2018 19:02 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Can we start a new thread? This is getting a pain to load on my crappy phone/internet connection/whatever. And our transatlantic friends get a new one every month. NOT FAIR!

Ned Trifle X, Thursday, 4 October 2018 07:52 (two weeks ago) Permalink

'lol we're all gonna die: a pre-brexit uk politics panic thread'

shrek and han solo kinda dress the same (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 4 October 2018 08:13 (two weeks ago) Permalink

(i agree btw, this thread is hueg)

shrek and han solo kinda dress the same (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 4 October 2018 08:14 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i don't think we should take any cues from the US politics thread

not that i'm saying this one might be due for a new chapter

Leon Carrotsky (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 4 October 2018 08:14 (two weeks ago) Permalink

'Further adventures of the dancing queen: Onward to Brexit and other mishaps'.

Dan Worsley, Thursday, 4 October 2018 08:46 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I'm so angrily unbalanced rn I couldn't think of anything without using unpleasant murderous terms!

The BBC's political social media team tweeted 22 breezily upbeat times on the May speech yesterday to the single ho-hum its Corbyn talking again Kuenssberg tweet, last week. The end of austerity comes with a freeze on fuel duty and Local Authorities still not having the funding to meet their legal obligations to protect disabled/vulnerable people/children etc. Anyone talking up this End of Austerity as an actual thing needs shooting down immediately. If anything we are going into Peak Austerity and the the national rollout of UC next year is going be a real treat for aficionados of tinned foodbank goods!

calzino, Thursday, 4 October 2018 08:59 (two weeks ago) Permalink

as Dawn Foster pointed out, Gideon has already declared austerity was over in 2015.

calzino, Thursday, 4 October 2018 09:08 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I have no idea where you're getting those figures from, man - there's at least nine tweets on the BBC politics twitter with Corbyn's speech. And I'd expect there to be more coverage of May's - she's the one actually in charge, and as you say what she says kills people.

Andrew Farrell, Thursday, 4 October 2018 09:15 (two weeks ago) Permalink

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dol1rB5XsAAEH0c.jpg

from this on twitter, didn't check its veracity tbh!

calzino, Thursday, 4 October 2018 09:24 (two weeks ago) Permalink

*bangs clipboard*
NEW THREAD NEW THEAD NEW THREAD

mark s, Thursday, 4 October 2018 09:41 (two weeks ago) Permalink

That's your job.

Zach Same (Tom D.), Thursday, 4 October 2018 09:44 (two weeks ago) Permalink

new thread new thread new thread (bangs clipboard)

― mark s, Monday, July 9, 2018 3:20 PM (two months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

^^^ >:(

mark s, Thursday, 4 October 2018 09:46 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i'm on strike

mark s, Thursday, 4 October 2018 09:46 (two weeks ago) Permalink

(someone else has to do the locking tho)

mark s, Thursday, 4 October 2018 09:50 (two weeks ago) Permalink


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