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« Reply #175 on: June 16, 2012, 03:16:51 pm »
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« Reply #176 on: June 16, 2012, 04:01:50 pm »
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« Reply #177 on: June 17, 2012, 04:33:35 am »
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Rosindell is, and always has been, a country supper.
As in what Brooks texts Cameron?
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« Reply #178 on: June 17, 2012, 09:37:36 am »
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http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/06/13/mitt-romney-in-discussions-to-meet-david-cameron-in-london_n_1592872.html

An insanely rich guy who thinks he's totally normal whilst he flip-flops on every possible issue? He'll get on with Nick and Dave just fine.
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« Reply #179 on: June 17, 2012, 12:17:03 pm »
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Erm...
http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/jun/17/benefits-striking-low-paid-workers-docked
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« Reply #180 on: June 17, 2012, 12:21:27 pm »
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You can tell it's a Tory government, can't you?
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« Reply #181 on: June 17, 2012, 01:48:37 pm »
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You can tell it's a Tory government, can't you?

It's stuff like that which'll make it difficult for the Libs to play the "we stopped them from being slash-and-burn Tories" card in 2015. They have to vote stuff like this through as well to make it work.
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« Reply #182 on: June 17, 2012, 06:38:15 pm »
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The GMB will be submitting a resolution at the Labour Conference in September to outlaw Progress. 
OMG OMG I hope this works, though I have a gut feeling it won't. 
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« Reply #183 on: June 17, 2012, 06:46:01 pm »
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The GMB will be submitting a resolution at the Labour Conference in September to outlaw Progress. 
OMG OMG I hope this works, though I have a gut feeling it won't. 

It's like they want all out party civil war.
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« Reply #184 on: June 17, 2012, 08:50:36 pm »
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The GMB will be submitting a resolution at the Labour Conference in September to outlaw Progress. 
OMG OMG I hope this works, though I have a gut feeling it won't. 

It's like they want all out party civil war.

Well, with me being me, I really hope they at least force the party to reverse their support of the wage freeze and Ed Balls's statement that he won't guarantee that any cuts will be reversed.  But I really would like to see the Blairites forced out of the party.  It'll get the Labour party back to being an actual social democratic party again.  I also hope that if they can't ban it, then they can at least break Progress's grip on the party (especially when it comes to selection of prospective parliamentary candidates.  And policies, too.)
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« Reply #185 on: June 18, 2012, 03:51:36 am »
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If Progress had a 'grip' on the Party then David Miliband would be leader. Parliamentary selections are also a red herring: that process is now more 'democratic' (as the term is usually understood) then it ever has been (fixing still happens all the time, because that's politics. And it doesn't all go one way). A relatively high percentage of new MPs will tend to have some link or other to Progress because Progress attracts careerists; very much a chicken/egg situation. And, obviously, careerists present better at selection meetings than other people (for the most part). Of course the big issue is the rather stupid decision of its funder (someone by the name of Sainsbury) to stop his donations to the Party when his favoured candidate lost a leadership election, but to continue to fund Progress. That looks bad.

Anyways, the most that can happen would be Progress declared a banned organisation (or whatever term is currently used) for Party members to also be members of. Though, tbf, this whole thing reeks of a two bald men and a comb situation.
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« Reply #186 on: June 18, 2012, 09:24:49 am »
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After Cameron leaves, d'you recon CWF and Cornerstone will try to ban "Progressive" groups, and make a deal to merge with/take on board UKIP?
After the Coalition, LiberalVision and "Orange Book" could also tragically be under threat. The last pro-market mechanism group in the LibDems.
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« Reply #187 on: June 19, 2012, 03:42:35 pm »
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So Jimmy Carr's a tax exile, who've thought it?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=HXibReHW3UA
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« Reply #188 on: June 24, 2012, 01:50:47 pm »
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Yet another brilliant idea from number 10:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-18567855
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« Reply #189 on: June 24, 2012, 03:35:11 pm »
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Yet another brilliant idea from number 10:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-18567855

That just seems nonsensical!
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« Reply #190 on: June 25, 2012, 10:41:22 am »
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Political Scrapbook have dug up a photo of Danny Alexander at a party with a pro- pressure group from just before the Greek election! Even when they're not being Tories, the LibDems are crap.

http://politicalscrapbook.net/2012/06/danny-alexander-britain-in-europe-party/
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« Reply #191 on: June 26, 2012, 08:39:36 am »
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If Progress had a 'grip' on the Party then David Miliband would be leader. Parliamentary selections are also a red herring: that process is now more 'democratic' (as the term is usually understood) then it ever has been (fixing still happens all the time, because that's politics. And it doesn't all go one way). A relatively high percentage of new MPs will tend to have some link or other to Progress because Progress attracts careerists; very much a chicken/egg situation. And, obviously, careerists present better at selection meetings than other people (for the most part). Of course the big issue is the rather stupid decision of its funder (someone by the name of Sainsbury) to stop his donations to the Party when his favoured candidate lost a leadership election, but to continue to fund Progress. That looks bad.

Anyways, the most that can happen would be Progress declared a banned organisation (or whatever term is currently used) for Party members to also be members of. Though, tbf, this whole thing reeks of a two bald men and a comb situation.

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/06/25/lib-dem-tim-farron-progress-party-conference-letter_n_1623479.html?utm_hp_ref=uk-politics
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« Reply #192 on: June 27, 2012, 10:06:54 am »
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Instant Paxman classic. You can almost see her career (and Norwich North) falling away from her.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bddWaHuxTzc

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« Reply #193 on: June 27, 2012, 10:28:10 am »
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Lol! Required watching. I wish we had interviews like that in Germany.
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« Reply #194 on: June 27, 2012, 01:09:50 pm »
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Aye, hilarious. I'd find it hard to watch if she wasn't a Tory.
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« Reply #195 on: June 27, 2012, 01:49:04 pm »
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Yeah, Paxman back at his best.

Anyway....so, yeah.

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« Reply #196 on: June 27, 2012, 04:15:52 pm »
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Yeah, Paxman back at his best.

Anyway....so, yeah.



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« Reply #197 on: June 27, 2012, 04:45:37 pm »
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Instant Paxman classic. You can almost see her career (and Norwich North) falling away from her.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bddWaHuxTzc



She didn't even answer the question about whether she ever thought she was incompetent.  I note that if you type "chloe" into Google the auto-complete suggests "chloe smith newsnight".

Is it true that Cameron appointed Smith to the Treasury because he thought she was an accountant when she actually wasn't?
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« Reply #198 on: June 27, 2012, 04:48:01 pm »
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Instant Paxman classic. You can almost see her career (and Norwich North) falling away from her.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bddWaHuxTzc



She didn't even answer the question about whether she ever thought she was incompetent.  I note that if you type "chloe" into Google the auto-complete suggests "chloe smith newsnight".

Is it true that Cameron appointed Smith to the Treasury because he thought she was an accountant when she actually wasn't?

Wouldn't be shocked. It was a speedy appointment when Fox went and it seemed like an obscure pick at the time.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2052046/David-Cameron-gave-MP-aged-29-Treasury-job-wrongly-thinking-accountant.html
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« Reply #199 on: June 27, 2012, 05:14:36 pm »
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Political Scrapbook have dug up a photo of Danny Alexander at a party with a pro- pressure group from just before the Greek election! Even when they're not being Tories, the LibDems are crap.

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