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  1. Well that's just effing marvellous. Poor man's Donald Trump, Zac Goldsmith, also trying to smarm his way back in at Richmond Park.
  2. I actually have sympathy for Corbyn on the defence / nuclear question, although the way he has handled it is indicative of the reason why he will not be PM. He has campaigned all his life for CND and I would hope that he retains that view now - if he then tries to persuade his party on this issue and fails, well so be it. That's democracy and he can either live with it or make it a resignation issue. If he lives with it he explains that Labour will enact that policy even though he personally disagrees I don't see a problem. In a broad church multi-facted party like Labour or the Tories you cannot possibly agree with every policy unless you have no principles and are willing to back anything that the Great Leader says. If so, please relocate to North Korea. However it appears that we are told by the press that leaders have to be "strong"; so suddenly it's strong to do a complete 180 spin every time something challenging comes up just so you agree with the current party line?
  3. I keep coming back to this because it's such a brilliant stream of consciousness. While she's on the subject of assisted dying she suddenly realises that "people are becoming far too old"
  4. You're clearly not a politician then (*). Ploughing on in the face of logic and not answering direct questions would have been the way forward if you were. (*) Consider this a compliment
  5. Item 2 is relatively miniscule in the scheme of things and is a vital part of our foreign and defence strategy. The school fields and sports stuff won't gain many votes (even though I agree with item 6) and as for the rest, where's the money coming from? Keep printing it, borrowing it and hoping someone in the future will deal with it? If asked, people will agree that more needs to be spent on education, the NHS, defence, local amenities, etc. but when asked about tax they go into a meltdown as if taxing people were the equivalent of murder.
  6. Macron v Le Pen Discuss...
  7. I don't even know where to start with it. It's like you've just written down all the weird stuff that's in your head into the world's most specific manifesto. With every sentence the Venn diagram of people who agree with you just gets smaller.
  8. It's a good argument, but surely not one that a libertarian would make? I don't really want to read all of it as I don't want to give Breitbart a hit.
  9. Here's one for Theresa May from the pen of Chris Difford The truth, it's the toughest thing to explain the truth, playing tricks with me again when the truth has to be told my blood runs hot and cold the truth is not my middle name
  10. They all love it. That's the reason we're having this election.
  11. I'm a positive melange of progressive, lefty, snowflakey ideologies. I know I would be SNP if I lived in Scotland. Perhaps the first question should be "What country do you live in?" so it can eliminate parties I can't vote for. SNP 73%, Labour 68%, Green 68%, PC 63%, Lib Dem 63%, Sinn Fein 60%, UKIP 40%, Con 36% It seems I'm not with the Lib Dems on Education and slightly surprising given how much emphasis I placed on the Brexit questions. Might be interesting to re-do it when the manifestos appear.
  12. It would be 8 out of 8 failures and it's about time he focused on a job he's been handsomely paid for and didn't do properly. He really is a massive end of a bell.
  13. Millom is more "cross country spikes" than trail shoes apparently. A couple of quicker runners allegedly discarded their shoes altogether and ran it barefoot.
  14. If that's the case then it makes this series of statements even more breathtakingly duplicitous. http://metro.co.uk/2017/04/18/theresa-may-backtracks-on-vow-she-would-not-call-early-general-election-6581170/
  15. Anyone who voted for the fixed term elections should vote No. But they won't. Changing your position on important constitutional issues is a thing now apparently.