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Tory Death Spiral

Discussion in 'UK politics, current affairs and news' started by Kaka Tim, Jun 11, 2017.

  1. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    Whichever way you look at it, the illustrator needs re-educating. :hmm:
     
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  2. Dogsauce

    Dogsauce Lord of the Dance Settee

    It was total arrogance, the 'we're going to win this easily so might as well be honest about our shitty intentions' manifesto. Made it more satisfying when the manifesto lead ballooned and they suddenly had a fight on their hands.
     
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  3. teqniq

    teqniq DisMembered

    Yup. I think they grossly underestimated how much that would piss off non-rural tories (and the rest of us).
     
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  4. Pickman's model

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

    A place secured for the re-education camp on west falkland
     
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  5. A380

    A380 How do I change this 'custom title' thing then?

    In my opinion the whole fox hunting thing predates even the current class struggle and goes back to the start of the one before that with the introduction of feudalism.

    I don’t like being told what to do by a bloke with a French name who is sitting on a horse.

    Too much of a reminder of the consequences of Harold’s housecarls getting a bit over confident and chasing the Normans down that hill.
     
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2017
  6. mojo pixy

    mojo pixy unquantifiable hazards

    Oh dear. Such a shame.

    Tory group angry at Heseltine's 'sniping'
     
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  7. SaskiaJayne

    SaskiaJayne Rural Guerrilla

    The old twat had smoke coming out of his ears on R4 interview today. Cable was on there as well in much the same anti brexit mode but being more coherent. I think we can expect plenty more of this neo lib/old tory/old nu labour/anti brexit/stop brexit ranting in the nu year. Should be a bit entertaining I reckon. :D
     
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  8. bemused

    bemused Well-Known Member

    What is with people wanting others expelled from their party for wrong think? Ironically the same lot who'll wax on about Churchill being awesome.
     
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  9. ruffneck23

    ruffneck23 Well-Known Member

  10. bemused

    bemused Well-Known Member

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  11. tim

    tim Well-Known Member

    Entertaining to laugh at, not to listen to.
     
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  12. ruffneck23

    ruffneck23 Well-Known Member

  13. Dogsauce

    Dogsauce Lord of the Dance Settee

    I imagine anyone halfway competent and without a preposterous ego within the parliamentary Tory party will be keeping some distance between themselves and this shambles of an administration so as to avoid reputational damage when it crashes and burns. Only those with no reputation to lose may apply.
     
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  14. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Shit paper with a shit editor but good to see the headline.

     
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  15. bemused

    bemused Well-Known Member

    Isn't this just standard get the vote out stuff?
     
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  16. A380

    A380 How do I change this 'custom title' thing then?

    Maybe, or maybe it’s Gideon’s masturbation fantasy.
     
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  17. bemused

    bemused Well-Known Member

    I hope she does ok, just to rub it in his face.
     
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  18. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Probably
     
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  19. bemused

    bemused Well-Known Member

    That thing we these local elections. If Labour doesn't increase the share of the vote it'll be 'peak Corbyn' if May doesn't do ok we'll have more stories of Tory panic. I can't see any leadership change until Brexit is in the bag.
     
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  20. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Happy new year
     
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  21. bemused

    bemused Well-Known Member

    Feel sorry for Owen Jones, he doesn't know who to support.
     
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  22. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

  23. teqniq

    teqniq DisMembered

    That is a nice graph, but does little to explain how/why they are still in power.
     
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  24. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Little does apart from greed and old age protectionism
     
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  25. Dogsauce

    Dogsauce Lord of the Dance Settee

    Historical membership was often built around the old social clubs (as with other parties too), an ex-girlfriend's grandparents were members back in the day because they 'had the best sandwiches' apparently! It's a reflection of social changes which affected other parties too, plenty of Labour and Liberal clubs gone to the wall as well.

    Doesn't really match to what we would now see as 'party activists' which were always smaller in number.

    Having said that, the Tory party are quite fucked on activist numbers and had to bus them into target seats in recent elections, whereas Labour had no shortage of volunteers last year. It's reasonably significant, feet on the ground can be effective, but then so can a large war chest from corporate donors or a sympathetic ear in the press.
     
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  26. killer b

    killer b Gazing vacantly at a plate of mince

  27. bemused

    bemused Well-Known Member

    'upgrade to https' .... the cert has expired, no upgrading required.
     
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  28. killer b

    killer b Gazing vacantly at a plate of mince

    The point - that the tory party website is down due to some clown-shoed incompetence at CCHQ - remains correct though.
     
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  29. bemused

    bemused Well-Known Member

    I'm just mocking the tweet that claims that the Tories don't understand technology whilst misunderstanding the technology.
     
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  30. agricola

    agricola a genuine importer of owls

    Grayling has started early then.
     

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