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Re: Politics 101

Postby Edwin » Fri May 19, 2017 9:21 pm

Does that sort of stuff actually change opinions, do as I say or you're a deplora- er... idiot?
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Re: Politics 101

Postby Raid » Sat May 20, 2017 5:09 pm

Another day, another suggestion of how much the Tories think they can get away with this time around.

Pledge to ban ivory imports to the UK conspicuously absent from Tory Manifesto.

Can you guess who the president of the British Antique Dealers' Association is? Yup, Tory MP.

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Re: Politics 101

Postby Sly Boots » Sat May 20, 2017 5:17 pm

Raid wrote:Another day, another suggestion of how much the Tories think they can get away with this time around.

Pledge to ban ivory imports to the UK conspicuously absent from Tory Manifesto.


Also found out this morning they're doing away with the majority of free school dinners for primary school children, which is one that directly affects us on a daily basis.

There's a theory doing the rounds via Twitter - obviously tongue in cheek, but anyway - that the Tories are trying to throw the election so that they're not the ones made to look bad when Brexit is an epic disaster.

Which would make their manifesto the political equivalent of Ireland entering My Lovely Horse into the Eurovision Song Contest in Father Ted.
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Re: Politics 101

Postby Animalmother » Sat May 20, 2017 5:32 pm

Raid wrote:Another day, another suggestion of how much the Tories think they can get away with this time around.

Pledge to ban ivory imports to the UK conspicuously absent from Tory Manifesto.

Can you guess who the president of the British Antique Dealers' Association is? Yup, Tory MP.


And there's silly me taking it for granted that ivory was banned pretty much everywhere outside of Asia.

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Re: Politics 101

Postby Raid » Sat May 20, 2017 5:34 pm

Sly Boots wrote:There's a theory doing the rounds via Twitter - obviously tongue in cheek, but anyway - that the Tories are trying to throw the election so that they're not the ones made to look bad when Brexit is an epic disaster.

I have actually considered that more than once these last few weeks, but I'm not convinced. They exist to be in power, and frankly a disastrous deal will be blamed on Europe anyway.

Animalmother wrote:And there's silly me taking it for granted that ivory was banned pretty much everywhere outside of Asia.

I know, right? I thought it had already been banned for a long time. Presumably it's just the hunting part that's banned.

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Re: Politics 101

Postby Edwin » Sat May 20, 2017 8:41 pm

Its about the trade of antique ivory, fresh stuff has been banned for decades.
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Re: Politics 101

Postby Sly Boots » Sun May 21, 2017 8:33 am

Latest poll puts Labour just 9 points behind the Tories, sounds like their manifesto has upset a lot of people.
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Re: Politics 101

Postby DjchunKfunK » Sun May 21, 2017 9:16 am

Something that might have been missed regarding the Tory manifesto. They want to seriously regulate the internet, more details here.

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style ... 44176.html
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Re: Politics 101

Postby Sly Boots » Sun May 21, 2017 11:18 am

That Father Ted Eurovision theory is starting to sound more plausible by the hour.

So they've managed to piss off, at the last count, young and net savvy people, parents of young children, the elderly and those planning for their retirement/senior care and anyone against bloodsports, which is about 83% of the population going by poll results.

Resigned to the fact they will win, but it seems eminently possible that Labour could gain enough ground to curb their powers, that's possible right?
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Re: Politics 101

Postby Mantis » Sun May 21, 2017 12:23 pm

Don't forget just about every public servant, particularly teachers and nurses.

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Re: Politics 101

Postby Sly Boots » Sun May 21, 2017 12:33 pm

It's quite a feat to alienate half your voter base in the space of a week.
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Re: Politics 101

Postby Subway Diet » Sun May 21, 2017 12:35 pm

And they'll still get a landslide victory, I'm sure.
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Re: Politics 101

Postby Raid » Sun May 21, 2017 1:08 pm

DjchunKfunK wrote:Something that might have been missed regarding the Tory manifesto. They want to seriously regulate the internet, more details here.

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style ... 44176.html

I didn't miss it, I was simply too depressed about it to post.

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Re: Politics 101

Postby Subway Diet » Sun May 21, 2017 1:39 pm

"Some people say that it is not for government to regulate when it comes to technology and the internet. We disagree."

There's something chilling about a Tory writing that. Sounds like a threat.

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Re: Politics 101

Postby Animalmother » Sun May 21, 2017 3:27 pm

Subway Diet wrote:And they'll still get a landslide victory, I'm sure.


There's always hope mate, that French right wing shitebag didn't get elected.

On an interesting side note, the new prime minister of Ireland might be an openly gay chap whose dad was an immigrant. Progress and stuff yo.

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