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Re: Farage

Postby yomptepi » 29 May 2019, 10:08

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And the old Tory completely fails to mention May - the Prime Minister during this whole sorry episode.

Well that's a surprise. Said no one. Ever.


I don't recall her promising to give anything away. She was always the strong and stable candidate wasn't she. Not that you'd know...


Well there's all the tax breaks for the rich and allowing avoidance of corporation tax of course...but we shan't talk about that shall we? Why do you think London has become the favoured home for Russian oligarchs? They're not here for the weather.


But that has been the case for years. She wasn't offering any new give aways. In fact quite the opposite with changes to NI and taxes on Pensioners.. Her last election campaign was a complete disaster, and she still beat the senile old codger by 70 seats. She may be the worst tory leader ever, but she shines next to Corbyn.
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Re: Farage

Postby Deebank » 29 May 2019, 18:03

The Prof wrote:
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The Prof wrote:Looks like we hadnt had ‘peak’ Farage when this thread started. Might be a while yet before his bubble bursts



I don't know about that.
The actual result was at the lower end of what the Brexit Party was expected to do (Still astonishing though) and certainly not good enough to suggest any mandate for crashing out.

You think he’s just going to get back in his box? I don’t see that happening any time soon, unfortunately.


No, but that's not what I was getting at. I think Farage reached his maximum, in terms of support in the electorate, during that campaign. Anyone who is going to be converted is on board at this stage. He has plateaued ...

How else can I put it?... The only way is down from here?

I hope.
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Re: Farage

Postby The Prof » 29 May 2019, 20:33

We’ll see how he fares at the Peterborough by election. My guess is they’ll do quite well.

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Re: Farage

Postby Diamond Dog » 29 May 2019, 20:48

The Prof wrote:We’ll see how he fares at the Peterborough by election. My guess is they’ll do quite well.


They'll continue to do well until Brexit is sorted. That's it.
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Postby The Prof » 29 May 2019, 21:43

Brexit won’t ever be sorted.

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Re: Farage

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The Prof wrote:Brexit won’t ever be sorted.



Oh it will. We'll either leave with a No Deal on October 31st, or we'll stay in via a General Election/Referendum. The former being very much more likely.
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Re: Farage

Postby The Prof » 29 May 2019, 22:31

And you think that will be the end of the matter?? There will be all the recriminations, the blame as well as the shock to the economy. This won’t be over for a long time.

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Re: Farage

Postby yomptepi » 30 May 2019, 11:03

Diamond Dog wrote:
The Prof wrote:Brexit won’t ever be sorted.



Oh it will. We'll either leave with a No Deal on October 31st, or we'll stay in via a General Election/Referendum. The former being very much more likely.



Watching Peston last night, they had a chart of how the Brexit party might do if there was a GE soon. Even allowing for protest votes and other excuses, they still got over 400 seats. Even if the got 300 seats can you imagine the carnage they could do over 5 years. It would make Blair look like a green.
Even if they were part of some unholy coalition, they would make the DUP look like the Liberal democrats. I think the last thing we need is a general election until brexit is done, one way or another. It might not be the landslide for Corbyn you hope for, but the start of the age of Farage.
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Re: Farage

Postby Diamond Dog » 30 May 2019, 11:08

yomptepi wrote:
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The Prof wrote:Brexit won’t ever be sorted.



Oh it will. We'll either leave with a No Deal on October 31st, or we'll stay in via a General Election/Referendum. The former being very much more likely.



Watching Peston last night, they had a chart of how the Brexit party might do if there was a GE soon. Even allowing for protest votes and other excuses, they still got over 400 seats. Even if the got 300 seats can you imagine the carnage they could do over 5 years. It would make Blair look like a green.
Even if they were part of some unholy coalition, they would make the DUP look like the Liberal democrats. I think the last thing we need is a general election until brexit is done, one way or another. It might not be the landslide for Corbyn you hope for, but the start of the age of Farage.


:lol:

I think I'll start taking you seriously again when you stop being a dick, Mike.
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Postby Deebank » 30 May 2019, 11:15

The Prof wrote:We’ll see how he fares at the Peterborough by election. My guess is they’ll do quite well.



It would be interesting to see what percentage the Brexit Party got in Peterborough.
The question is could/would they repeat the same support in a byelection and is it enought to win?
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Re: Farage

Postby Deebank » 30 May 2019, 11:17

yomptepi wrote:
Diamond Dog wrote:
The Prof wrote:Brexit won’t ever be sorted.



Oh it will. We'll either leave with a No Deal on October 31st, or we'll stay in via a General Election/Referendum. The former being very much more likely.



Watching Peston last night, they had a chart of how the Brexit party might do if there was a GE soon. Even allowing for protest votes and other excuses, they still got over 400 seats. Even if the got 300 seats can you imagine the carnage they could do over 5 years. It would make Blair look like a green.
Even if they were part of some unholy coalition, they would make the DUP look like the Liberal democrats. I think the last thing we need is a general election until brexit is done, one way or another. It might not be the landslide for Corbyn you hope for, but the start of the age of Farage.



400 seat majority for Farage!
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Re: Farage

Postby yomptepi » 30 May 2019, 12:10

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Oh it will. We'll either leave with a No Deal on October 31st, or we'll stay in via a General Election/Referendum. The former being very much more likely.



Watching Peston last night, they had a chart of how the Brexit party might do if there was a GE soon. Even allowing for protest votes and other excuses, they still got over 400 seats. Even if the got 300 seats can you imagine the carnage they could do over 5 years. It would make Blair look like a green.
Even if they were part of some unholy coalition, they would make the DUP look like the Liberal democrats. I think the last thing we need is a general election until brexit is done, one way or another. It might not be the landslide for Corbyn you hope for, but the start of the age of Farage.



400 seat majority for Farage!
You heard it here first folks.


On Peston. Unlike Pete, I do try to keep up with political commentary, rather than just learning Corbyn's latest song off pat. I find information to be far more useful than cant.
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Re: Farage

Postby yomptepi » 30 May 2019, 12:12

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400 seat majority for Farage!
You heard it here first folks.


On Peston. Unlike Pete, I do try to keep up with political commentary, rather than just learning Corbyn's latest song off pat. I find information to be far more useful than cant. Farage is a real threat, and should not be disregarded, even if he doesn't have a song Pete can sing along to. Farage is a real threat, even if he doesn't have a song Pete can sing along to.
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Re: Farage

Postby Diamond Dog » 30 May 2019, 13:06

Diamond Dog wrote: :lol:

I think I'll start taking you seriously again when you stop being a d*ck, Mike.


That may be quite some time, mind.
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Postby yomptepi » 30 May 2019, 14:07

Diamond Dog wrote:
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I think I'll start taking you seriously again when you stop being a d*ck, Mike.


That may be quite some time, mind.


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Re: Farage

Postby clive gash » 30 May 2019, 15:02

Being taken seriously by DDogshit - something to aspire to there :lol:
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Diamond Dog wrote:...it quite clearly hit the target with you and your nonce...

...a multitude of innuendo and hearsay...

...I'm producing facts here...

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Re: Farage

Postby Diamond Dog » 07 Jun 2019, 06:13

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-48532869

Labour hold Peterborough.

'Nuff said.
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Re: Farage

Postby The Prof » 07 Jun 2019, 14:13

Well thank goodness for that.

Although for the amount of airtime Farage has had today you wouldn't think he'd just lost.