General Election '24

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Re: General Election '24

Post by headshot » Tue Jul 09, 2024 5:38 pm

This could perhaps be explained by Labour voters assuming it was in the bag in safe seats so didn’t bother.

That’s why the vote share discussion is so dumb in a constituency system with FPTP.

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Re: General Election '24

Post by TimW » Tue Jul 09, 2024 6:03 pm

Once the Speaker had been re-elected, Farage had his first chance to gob off in the commons today:
Mr Speaker-Elect, thank you very much. We are the new kids on the block. We have no experience in this Parliament whatsoever, even though some of us have tried many times over the years to get here, so we cannot judge you from working in this place, but we can judge you from how the outside world sees you. I mean not just the United Kingdom but the world, because Prime Minister’s question time is global, box office politics. It is pretty clear to everyone that you act with great neutrality and that you have brought tremendous dignity to the role as Speaker, so we absolutely endorse you entirely for this job. That is, I must say, in marked contrast to the little man who was there before you, who besmirched the office so dreadfully in doing his best to overturn the biggest democratic result in the history of the country. We support you fully, Sir.

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Re: General Election '24

Post by TopBadger » Wed Jul 10, 2024 8:06 am

I suspect the speaker will be calling on Farage to speak as little as possible...
You can't polish a turd...
unless its Lion or Osterich poo... http://dsc.discovery.com/videos/mythbus ... -turd.html

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Re: General Election '24

Post by Stranger Mouse » Wed Jul 17, 2024 9:19 am

Rishi Sunak warned by senior civil servants a week before he called election that he was at risk of breaching legal responsibilities if he failed to take action over prison overcrowding crisis, leaked document reveals.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/art ... apers-show
I’ve decided I should be on the pardon list if that’s still in the works

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