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1  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: UK Parliamentary by-elections, 2015-2020 on: December 09, 2016, 09:36:31 am
The Labour vote in this seat was primarily from the white working class parts of Sleaford and we are perhaps seeing the beginning of the collapse of the WWC Labour vote.

Don't know why the word 'white' is included in the context of this seat. I don't know the exact census figures but I doubt there's more than about seven non-white people in it.

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This should have Labour MPs and supporters very worried, there is some signs the right of the party (Kinnock Jr., Kendall etc.) are starting to realise the potential disaster however the leadership remain blissfully unaware and are making the problem worse with their policies on immigration amongst other things.

And the same people have also claimed to represent the 'liberal, progressive' voice of Labour, yet they are now adopting quasi-UKIP rhetoric because muh public mood.  Kendall neither bothers nor surprises me as much as she made noises in that direction during her leadership campaign and seems to genuinely believe the nonsense she spews, but people like Kinnock, Umunna etc...f**k them. I actually don't disagree that immigration needs controls or whatever, but ffs some of the Progress lot give the impression that would happily take a photo op with the Westboro Baptist Church if the mood of the electorate turned homophobic for some reason - as opposed to, you know, standing up for 'liberal, progressive' values.

Also has Umunna managed to avoid 'the trash' recently?
2  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: UK Parliamentary by-elections, 2015-2020 on: December 09, 2016, 09:19:30 am
This was a no-hoper for Labour, but coming fourth here is just embarrassing. If Corbyn is so wonderful, why aren't people voting for him?

Because most people don't live in Islington North and Islington North probably isn't going to vote until 2020 anyway. Wink
3  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: New PPP post-election poll: various questions on: December 09, 2016, 06:07:25 am
It seems his cult has finally fallen in line regarding his tax returns.

Sadly, it's certainly not a cult, otherwise he'd have done no better electorally than Lyndon LaRouche has ever done.
4  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Trump and Calvin Coolidge on: December 09, 2016, 05:31:30 am
The two most polar opposite in terms of personality o/c.

5  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: UK Parliamentary by-elections, 2015-2020 on: December 09, 2016, 05:24:03 am
British activity on this board has really dried up compared to the days of Brown.

Sleaford and North Hykeham result:

Caroline Johnson: (Conservatives) - 17,570
Victoria Ayling: (UKIP) - 4,426
Ross Pepper: (Liberal Democrats) - 3,606
Jim Clarke: (Labour) - 3,363
Marianne Overton: (Lincolnshire Independent) - 2,892
Sarah Stock: (Independent) - 462
The Iconic Arty-Pole: (Monster Raving Loony Party) - 200
Paul Coyne: (Independent) - 186
Mark Suffield: (Independent) - 74
David Bishop: (Bus Pass Elvis Party) - 55
6  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: I Got the final jeopardy question wrong which was about US elections on: December 08, 2016, 04:36:50 pm
Q: It's a quiz show that Americans keep going on about but one I've barely ever seen.

A: What is Jeopardy?
7  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: John Glenn Dead at 95 on: December 08, 2016, 04:34:34 pm
RIP Sad
8  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Has this year been written by Aaron Sorkin? on: December 07, 2016, 10:26:51 am
I have this feeling that this will be revealed as we're singing Auld Lang Syne and the like in a few weeks' time.
9  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Bloomberg national poll: Dems want Obama and Sanders as party’s “leading voices” on: December 07, 2016, 09:44:25 am
Well it makes sense. Obama is the most effective voice for the 'establishment' wing and Bernie is the most effective voice for the 'grassroots' wing.
10  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: TIME Person of the Year on: December 07, 2016, 09:42:59 am
LOL, Trump said it's a "great honor". No it isn't. This clown doesn't understand this isn't an award (though TIME kind of made it one by giving it to Giuliani in 2001).

It's possible that he perfectly understands; he's just happy to have his face on yet another front cover.
11  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Austrian Elections & Politics 2.0 (Presidential runoff re-vote: 4 Dec. 2016) on: December 07, 2016, 08:41:20 am
Someone should tell them that it's not the most meaningful position in the world anyway.
12  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Chuck Schumer 2020 on: December 07, 2016, 06:58:29 am
I recently created a thread in which I ironically included him as a 'fresh face' for the Democratic Party...
13  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Chance the democrats go full corbyn in 2020 on: December 07, 2016, 06:56:54 am
It's far harder for geniunely radical candidates to win presidential primaries than it is for them to win UK-style party leadership elections. Important to note that Bernie of course did way better, generally speaking, in the caucus contests than in the primary contests.
14  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: Empty Quoting on: December 07, 2016, 06:39:51 am
The obvious solution is to install a 'like' button.

And of course:

15  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Game-Changer? Republicans now more critical of free trade than Democrats on: December 06, 2016, 09:04:11 pm
This was the case a century ago o/c.
16  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: word association game on: December 06, 2016, 05:07:22 pm
Mining
17  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Dumbest Country of 2016 (REVISED) on: December 06, 2016, 04:12:15 pm
I voted UK by the way... as of yet, the United States has no chance of breaking up.  England and Wales basically just decided not only to say f**k you to Europe.. but also to their own union.

That's certainly not what current Scottish polling suggests, but our Union was probably done in the long-term regardless of the June 23rd result. I actually consider 48% and 16-odd million for Remain to have been a good result for them given how unpopular the EU has been for decades here.

Anyway, Colombia is the correct answer here and would be getting far more votes if the situation there were as well-known as the UK and US situations.
18  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 Senatorial Election Polls / Re: LA-Tulane/Lucid: Kennedy +20 on: December 06, 2016, 07:30:00 am
Robert and Edward will be proud.
19  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: The “Who is running in 2020?” tea leaves thread on: December 06, 2016, 06:19:09 am

It'd be helpful to hear audio of that, but it seems like typical Biden irony.
20  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Already ready to call the 2020 presidential election! on: December 06, 2016, 06:16:59 am
Democrats should pick a younger person who is more of an outsider and less gaffe prone with more charisma.

This

Few Democrats of today are more charismatic than Biden; he's certainly infinitely more so than robots like Booker and Gillibrand.
21  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: word association game on: December 06, 2016, 06:14:23 am
Family Guy
22  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: NZ PM John Key Resigning on: December 05, 2016, 07:03:29 am
Throughout his eight-year premiership not a single poll has shown the National Party behind in voting intentions (unless Wikipedia has missed some out). Must be some kind of record for a developed country.
23  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: The Official Trump 1.0 Approval Ratings Thread on: December 04, 2016, 08:41:54 pm
Nov 29th YouGov favorablity rating:

Unfavorable - 54%
Favorable - 40%
DK - 6%

https://d25d2506sfb94s.cloudfront.net/cumulus_uploads/document/9ufc2hsirx/tabs_OP_Recount_20161130.pdf

They have….

Trump 40/54% for -14%
Clinton 39/55% for -16%
Jill Stein 19/43% for -24%

Compared to their last poll (taken right after the election), Clinton’s popularity is down.  Trump is down too, albeit just slightly (-14, as compared to the previous -12).

Trump favorability margin by region:
Midwest: -14
Northeast: -10
South: -8
West: -25

Trump favorability margin by race:
whites: +8
blacks: -75
Hispanics: -33

Trump favorability margin by income:
under $50k: -16
$50-100k: -6
over $100k: -14





26% of Americans are out of their minds. Sad to see that Hillary number so high on the belief it was rigged. But lol at the 12% of Trump people thinking it was rigged. Must have been those 3 million illegals that voted Wink.

He is still pretty far underwater...

But we know from the election results that many of those who dislike him are willing to vote for him.
24  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Bernie's enthusiasm wasn't because he was far left. on: December 04, 2016, 07:49:44 pm
Bernie wouldn't have won, and going faaaaaar left is easiest way to send us back to the 1980s where we lose every election in a landslide.

If viewed within the context of their times then Mondale and Dukakis (especially the latter) were not anymore left-wing than Hillary and Obama. Jesse Jackson was the Bernie of the 80s, Mondale and Dukakis were the bland establishment choices.
25  General Politics / International General Discussion / BREAKING: New Zealand PM John Key resigns on: December 04, 2016, 07:10:05 pm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-38204424

Seems a bit random.
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