RidingPie

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    Our new position in the EU

    Isn't this the practice that Hesletine swung the mace over?
  2. More people through history have believed the world is flat than believe in Tony Blair. Still doesn't mean you're more likely to fall off the edge of earth than meet Blair.
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    Our new position in the EU

    The Conservatives are nothing if not ruthless internally.
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    Our new position in the EU

    I do know more than a few people who have changed side. Although whether I'd really call it changing sides is debatable. All of them voted leave to "annoy that smug Cameron, but I didn't think leave was going to win.". Shrug... just shows you should vote for what you want/ believe in and not just to annoy a rich Etonian.
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    Our new position in the EU

    Hardly an order of magnitude. We’re one country. They are 26 meaning the average is about 550. Double but not an order of magnitude.
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    Those nice tories

    its not that I don't welcome it. I do. I'm just a bit wary of a few things. That said they need some good news and maybe linking this to the mythical brexit dividend unicorn might make the hard brexiteers more malleable in the upcoming weeks.
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    Those nice tories

    ah fair enough... bad me for missunderstanding
  8. RidingPie

    Those nice tories

    so, in a nut the NHS is getting an increase 1% above inflation for the next few years. Not really as advertised this rise is it!
  9. Well Tony Blair has the advantage of actually existing.
  10. I prefer someone commentating with passion to being boring. And living as I do in East Riding I’ve listened to radio Humbersides coverage often enough.
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    Those nice tories

    I’ll be pleased if this is adopted and goes through on govt time. However, it’s more difficult to disown someone who has worked for the party for 40 odd years.
  12. and in spite of the swing, probably a good result for Labour. Lib Dems always do well in a by-election. I'll be more impressed if the swing holds at the next GE later in the year.
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    Our new position in the EU

    Not really against the ones who resigned, assuming they were voting for what they thought was best. The ones who voted with the govt are really no different to those who abstained, with the majority of labour MP's not voting it was wasn't going to get through. Still Griff's use of the word treasonable is a bit strong for my liking. Putting party before country... definitely.
  14. RidingPie

    Our new position in the EU

    The SNP walkout was during PMQ's. It was caused by Blackford asking for an immediate vote on the session being made private (the public gallery being emptied inc journalists and any transmissions from the chamber cut). Bercow offered to have the vote at the end of PMQ's, Blackford refused to sit down and was then expelled from the chamber (and Westminster) for the day. The SNP followed him. In fairness this was just a publicity stunt designed to highlight how badly they were treated yesterday, but it would require something pretty substantial to make PMQ's private.
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    Our new position in the EU

    The problem is that the conservatives have taught the SNP how to win the vote next time, with irrational arguments.