The 2019 General Election

Discussion in 'UK politics, current affairs and news' started by brogdale, Oct 24, 2019.

  1. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

  2. emanymton

    emanymton A cat politely sat on the flaming gardener.

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  3. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Is Swinson going to last till election day? If she does will she win her seat?
  4. Artaxerxes

    Artaxerxes Well-Known Member

    Choco biscuits or ginger it's with your coffee?

    [Boris just sweats in terror]
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  5. Buckaroo

    Buckaroo Donkey piss and tractors

    Election day will be Swinson's swansong
  6. weepiper

    weepiper Jock under the bed

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  7. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model every man and every woman is a star

    More likely to be a tuneless wail
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  8. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    The squeak of a dying squirrel.
  9. Buckaroo

    Buckaroo Donkey piss and tractors

    Or a mute swan song
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  10. treelover

    treelover Well-Known Member

    Sky News were just saying how welcome he was

    But it did look like just one person
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  11. treelover

    treelover Well-Known Member

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  12. treelover

    treelover Well-Known Member

    They got Corbyn to apologise for A/S, sort of.
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  13. Idris2002

    Idris2002 perkins saved by moscow gold

    Of a fascist octopus
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  14. Buckaroo

    Buckaroo Donkey piss and tractors

    Last edited: Dec 3, 2019
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  15. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model every man and every woman is a star

    With a garden no doubt
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  16. Spandex

    Spandex A crazy bulbous punchbag of sound

    All this blather about the NHS is doing my head in. 'Not for sale' says Corbyn. 'I won't sell the NHS' say Johnson. 'I don't want it anyway' says Trump.

    Is this some alternate reality where the NHS is a single public sector organisation and the argument is about it being sold wholesale to US businesses? You'd be forgiven for thinking so looking a the media the last week.

    The NHS has been gradually yet continually nudged towards privatization for the past 30 years, by governments Conservative and Labour. There'd up uproar at a 'tell Sid' style sell off, so it hasn't happened. Instead marketisation has been marching steadily onwards'. Private firms have been handed £15 billion of NHS contracts over the past 5 years. The idea of 'free at the point of delivery has been gradually erroded: 'sorry, we don't syringe ears anymore, you'll have to pay £50 at a private clinic', 'sorry, we don't freeze off keratosis anymore, you'll have to pay £350 for that 10 second procedure'.

    Privatisation of the NHS needs reversing, not preventing. This needs shouting clearly and loudly, but Corbyn seems incapable of being clear and most of the media don't seem to want to cover this message anyway, preferring to present a simplistic 'not for sale/we won't sell it' argument that doesn't reflect the lived experience of normal people.

    Sure a Johnson-Trump trade deal will be a disaster for the UK, but that's a different, if related, issue to NHS privatization.

    Christ this country is so fucked.
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  17. Gerry1time

    Gerry1time pities the neurotypical

    That would be brilliant. First because she’s no great asset to parliament obviously, but second because it’s the Lib Dems that have been banging on about running a ‘decapitation strategy’ (removing opposing parties’ senior leadership) at every election since 2005, and every time they’ve failed at it. For them to be the first victims of such an effect would be ironic beyond words.
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  18. mx wcfc

    mx wcfc Well-Known Member

    Johnson's seat isn't that safe either. That would be funny.
  19. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat Santa is an evilous man

    first communication from tories / john redwood through the door today. basic message seems to be that if we dare to vote limp-dem we'll get jeremy corbyn as PM and brexit might not happen.

    limp dems have gone quiet - don't think i've had any crap from them this week (did reach three things a day a week or two back)

    nothing from labour (who came second here the last couple of times round, despite the limp dems' dodgy graphs) yet
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  20. mx wcfc

    mx wcfc Well-Known Member

    I've had tory and Lib Dem stuff through the door. The local tory mp is very, very quiet in his leaflet about the fact that he's a TORY. very odd, and he is clearly very scared. :thumbs::D
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  21. xenon

    xenon A move in any direction

    Good post. Allows the Tories the simple rebuttle of we have no plans to privatise the NHS. When one of the core things about those leaked documents is the NHS being screwed over by having to buy various medicines from US suppliers who's products have longer patents.
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  22. two sheds

    two sheds Least noticed poster 2007

    The Thatcherite 'household' analogy of economics is indeed shite. One place though where I think it does hold is in borrowing to renationalize essential services - much like getting a mortgage which is cheaper in the long term by avoiding having to pay extortionate rents to private profiteers who picked stuff up on the cheap in the first place.
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  23. toblerone3

    toblerone3 Grrrrr

    Vintage new political Madness song.
  24. kabbes

    kabbes "A top 400 poster"

    We get loads of Lib Dem crap, because there are some passionate Lib Demmers (can you imagine?!) in the village. Noticeably, they’ve dropped Swinson from the leaflets. At first, it was all pictures of her and “Jo Swinson’s Lib Dem’s” and “Jo Swinson’s plans for Britain”. They have now replaced her with rubbish photos of the celery in a jumper that is their candidate though. They’ve even done a cut and paste so it now says “Paul Kennedy’s Lib Dem’s”. They obviously have cottoned on to how shot she is.

    incidentally, autocorrect keeps trying to change Swinson to Swindon. Somehow, this seems right.
  25. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Starting to warm to the LibDems

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  26. fishfinger

    fishfinger تپلی

    Looks more like UKIP colours!
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  27. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model every man and every woman is a star

    The only way to warm to the lib dems is to enjoy a fire made from their dessicated corpses
  28. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model every man and every woman is a star

    Fucking lib dems even fuck up conspiraloon nonsense they invent
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  29. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model every man and every woman is a star

  30. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

    Not all the family turned out bad then.

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