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gingerjon

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#3130318 Corruption arrests at FIFA

Posted by gingerjon on Today, 01:22 PM

On today's journey to deepest Deabyshire I was able to listen to the FIFA press conference in full. I bet you didn't know that this is all part of Fifas plan to clean things up, and that they initiated the action by giving the Garcia report to the Swiss police!

 

Yes, I heard that too.  What a magnificently selfless bunch.

 

Still, the IOC are their equal in many ways!




#3130074 The Human Rights Act

Posted by gingerjon on Today, 09:58 AM

Conservative Manifesto 2015, page 58, bold headline text: "Our commitment to you: scrap the Human Rights Act"

 

They didn't mean it though.

 

And that's fine.




#3122857 Labour leadership contest

Posted by gingerjon on 15 May 2015 - 02:22 PM

Not to mention the EdStone!

 

What's happened to that, by the way?

 

A joke on twitter:

 

Ed Miliband returns from Ibiza.

New gravel driveway.

"Is... Is that the...?"

"Yes, Ed. It is."




#3122843 Labour leadership contest

Posted by gingerjon on 15 May 2015 - 01:57 PM

Labour could also make a bid to sign Nigel Farage, especially if he could bring four million votes with him.

 

Ukip could have Ed Miliband and take 9.3m votes instead ...




#3122326 UKIPpery

Posted by gingerjon on 14 May 2015 - 10:27 AM

 

It comes to something when you end up thinking Patrick O'Flynn is being reasonable.




#3121680 General Election 2015 - Poll & Discussion Thread

Posted by gingerjon on 12 May 2015 - 01:57 PM

I'm looking for a party that shows centre-left leanings.  I'm not convinced with the Lib Dems yet, they're more likely to go that way if Farron is in charge.  Labour have a decision to make though, if they go for Umunna then they're going the way becoming a less-nasty version of the Tory party, if they go for Burnham then they're going centrist and may just create some clear-red water between them and the Tories.

 

I accept that by delaying I won't get the chance to vote for the party leader but I'm waiting to see who is leader before making my choice between the two.

 

And JohnM is right, if the SNP had an English party and I could vote for someone down here then I'd vote for them and may even join in the party.

 

SNP win popular vote in England


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#3121677 Danny Jones

Posted by gingerjon on 12 May 2015 - 01:51 PM

It's fantastic the money that's been raised. Not wanting to be negative but I really hope those other collections are kept off just giving. They’re already making £6,885 out of this!

 

As said, that's mainly credit card transaction fees.

 

They're also a lot cheaper than most other sites.

 

And, of course, the overall amount raised would be much, much, much lower without the ease of people around the world being able to click and donate.




#3121621 General Election 2015 - Poll & Discussion Thread

Posted by gingerjon on 12 May 2015 - 11:52 AM

Labour's defeat encourages thousands to join the party Over 21,000 join in the few days following the election. I have to say, I'm one of them.

 

9,500 to the Lib Dems.

 

I'm one of them!




#3121278 General Election 2015 - Poll & Discussion Thread

Posted by gingerjon on 11 May 2015 - 05:20 PM

Anyway, on Farage's 'resignation', I can't help but feel this is the best news Labour have had in a long time.  It makes him a politician rather than some anti-establishment outsider - and I suspect it would have been easier for a new, and less 'southern' face, to convert those second-places in the north than for Farage who is a bit marmite.




#3121276 General Election 2015 - Poll & Discussion Thread

Posted by gingerjon on 11 May 2015 - 05:18 PM

Understanding isn't the point though is it?  It's the feeling: the feeling of being imposed upon by a distant body with which few people here have any real connection. 

 

The same reason people voted SNP.




#3120520 General Election 2015 - Poll & Discussion Thread

Posted by gingerjon on 10 May 2015 - 04:01 PM

It is parliamentary convention to honour the manifesto pledges of the incoming government.

 

The convention, I've just looked it up, applies only to the House of Lords.  http://en.wikipedia....bury_Convention

 

Unless you're thinking of something else?




#3120452 General Election 2015 - Poll & Discussion Thread

Posted by gingerjon on 10 May 2015 - 03:04 PM

And flat-out impossible in the case of Northern Ireland, I would have thought, without ripping up the British-Irish (Good Friday) Agreement, guaranteed by international treaty.

 

A mere detail.




#3120249 General Election 2015 - Poll & Discussion Thread

Posted by gingerjon on 10 May 2015 - 08:40 AM

I know it's only propaganda but the Lib Dems were reporting a rise in membership of over 3,000 between Friday morning and Saturday afternoon.

 

I believe that means we now have 3,001 as only Nick Clegg was left before.




#3120241 General Election 2015 - Poll & Discussion Thread

Posted by gingerjon on 10 May 2015 - 08:27 AM

How unremittingly miserable life must be on the left. Always seeing the worst, never satisfied, always negative, seeing "big business" conspiracies at every turn....

 

What an intellectual titan you are.




#3120100 General Election 2015 - Poll & Discussion Thread

Posted by gingerjon on 09 May 2015 - 09:39 PM

Right, so there are now 50 odd SNP MPs in Westminster. So this is what we do lads. We give more powers to the Scottish Assembly and let the MSPs get on with things. That way, there are no decisions that the SNP MPs can vote on.

The, what we
lol do, and this is the best bit, well stop them voting on issues that only affect England.

That way, these 50 very odd SNP MPs will have their guns spiked and will be as powerless as all our MEPs in Brussels.

 

I liked the bit where you were almost coherent.