May still desperately clinging on to power

in reality, all of this has been a total load of old bollocks
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Re: May calls a snap election on June 8

Postby Diamond Dog » 26 Jun 2017, 13:38

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Re: May calls a snap election on June 8

Postby fire and fueryIre » 26 Jun 2017, 14:31

Well that's a billion pounds down the drain. There is no way on earth that the DUP wants to cause another election by being seen to effectively vote what currently passes for a government out of office.
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Re: May calls a snap election on June 8

Postby Darkness_Fish » 26 Jun 2017, 15:12

Someone's going to have some pretty snazzy new bowler hats and sashes for that kind of money.
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Re: May calls a snap election on June 8

Postby fire and fueryIre » 26 Jun 2017, 15:52

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Re: May calls a snap election on June 8

Postby PENK » 26 Jun 2017, 16:16

It's a shame as that £1bn could have paid for all those new ID cards that EU residents will have to have.

Oh well, I'm sure there's a cheaper solution. Sew a special badge onto their sleeves, something like that.
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Re: May calls a snap election on June 8

Postby The Great Defector » 27 Jun 2017, 14:52

Wales and Scotland are not happy with the money given to NI, understandably. Will May be the PM to lose Scotland?
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Re: May calls a snap election on June 8

Postby Jeemo » 27 Jun 2017, 15:36

The Great Defector wrote:Wales and Scotland are not happy with the money given to NI, understandably. Will May be the PM to lose Scotland?



no. as the SNP have just shelved their plans for indyref2 as they lost 21 seats at the last election.
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Postby Belle Lettre » 28 Jun 2017, 09:55

Oliver Letwin advocating higher taxation on the Today programme this morning :)
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Re: May calls a snap election on June 8

Postby fire and fueryIre » 28 Jun 2017, 10:03

The Great Defector wrote:Wales and Scotland are not happy with the money given to NI, understandably. Will May be the PM to lose Scotland?


No, but would imagine that Scotland and Wales might be moved to start boning up on the Barnett formula and seeing if there are ways they can demand/get a grant/hand out proportional to the one May gifted to the DUP in her pathetic attempt to stay in power...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barnett_formula
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Re: May calls a snap election on June 8

Postby The Great Defector » 28 Jun 2017, 12:38

fueryIre wrote: May gifted to the DUP in her pathetic attempt to stay in power...




Aye the rugby pitches around NI are gonna be for international quality. NI for the rugby world cup.
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Re: May calls a snap election on June 8

Postby Darkness_Fish » 28 Jun 2017, 13:25

The Great Defector wrote:
fueryIre wrote: May gifted to the DUP in her pathetic attempt to stay in power...




Aye the rugby pitches around NI are gonna be for international quality. NI for the rugby world cup.

And the grass will be painted orange.
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Re: May calls a snap election on June 8

Postby The Great Defector » 28 Jun 2017, 13:26

Darkness_Fish wrote:
The Great Defector wrote:
fueryIre wrote: May gifted to the DUP in her pathetic attempt to stay in power...




Aye the rugby pitches around NI are gonna be for international quality. NI for the rugby world cup.

And the grass will be painted orange.



Nah they wouldn't go that far.
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Re: May calls a snap election on June 8

Postby Goat Boy » 30 Jun 2017, 10:51

So what do we think about Corbyn sacking those frontbenchers?
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Re: May calls a snap election on June 8

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Goat Boy wrote:So what do we think about Corbyn sacking those frontbenchers?


yeah, Labour is providing SUCH effective opposition to Brexit.
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One of those frontbenchers is my local MP (Catherine West) and I guess I'm pleased that she took a stand on this, although again, no one who is in any way a Remainer should really be associated with Labour.
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Re: May calls a snap election on June 8

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Goat Boy wrote:So what do we think about Corbyn sacking those frontbenchers?


Entirely predictable and I would say, entirely correct in terms of appearing to act as a Leader of a party (something he was being heavily criticised for until recently). You can't really have front bench rebellions whilst appearing to lead the party.

However - it doesn't sit well with me personally. I don't like his position on Brexit and never have.

But... if it's a choice between Corbyn as leader or Chuka Umunna.... well, I know where my conscience lies.
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Re: May calls a snap election on June 8

Postby Samoan » 30 Jun 2017, 12:16

Goat Boy wrote:So what do we think about Corbyn sacking those frontbenchers?

"Do you know what?" ....


........."And do you know what?"

Plus ça change.
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Re: May calls a snap election on June 8

Postby Diamond Dog » 30 Jun 2017, 12:23

Still, whilst he's swatting down shadow cabinet rebellions, he isn't colluding with terrorists I suppose.

Silver linings and all that.
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Re: May calls a snap election on June 8

Postby Goat Boy » 30 Jun 2017, 12:23

We are heading towards hard brexit though, no?
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Re: May calls a snap election on June 8

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Goat Boy wrote:We are heading towards hard brexit though, no?


Well... I don't think so under Labour (even under Corbyn). He at least understands that we aren't exactly in the driving seat, something May and her party are seemingly incapable of processing.
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Re: May calls a snap election on June 8

Postby Samoan » 30 Jun 2017, 13:24

:?:

Labour is the opposition.
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