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  1. Journalist Tim Walker has said that a Tory MP said brexit is a device to help old people accept they will be left to die
  2. I don't often watch it. I did last night & I was really appalled, not only by the boorish behaviour of some of the audience, but by Fiona Bruce who seemed to enjoy the fact that the audience was lively, but then couldn't cope when they were 'too lively' ( i.e. rude). That actor bloke, John Rhys Davies was horrible to Caroline Lucas (who outshone the lot of them) - when he called her 'that woman'. Ignorant pig.
  3. Phones4U tycoon told the luxury lifestyle magazine Spears said that if Labour wins the election: "Why would be stay and be raped?" Labour has proposed a 50 per cent tax rate on those earning more than £125,000, and a 45 per cent rate for those earning more than £80,000 - lower than it was during most of the Thatcher years. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/phones4u-john-caudwell-leave-uk-monaco-taxes-corbyn-a8885796.html Many counselling services and rape crisis centres are facing devastating cuts or being shut altogether so that real rape victims have not been able to access services ffs!
  4. Is a pathetic apology from the DWP enough for this? Apparently 'their thoughts are with Stephen Smith's friends and family'. A likely story. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/stephen-smith-dwp-benefits-dies-sick-ill-disability-esa-fit-for-work-a8881001.html Pity that corporate manslaughter charges won't be following.
  5. I'm surprised there hasn't been some kind of Royal Commission or independent enquiry given the staggering number of fatalities, misery and caused by the DWP / ATOS /MAXIMUS. I can't begin to list all of everything that has happened under Iain Duncan Smith & Esther McVey's reign. It's appalling. Deliberate lies & misinformation to Parliament & smearing of benefit claimants. Just know that Stephen Smith isn't the only victim. I'm aware that the system of WCA was started under Labour, and that should be condemned without question.
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    Rate the last film that you've seen - part two

    Burnt Offerings 4/10 A bit mean giving only a mediocre score. It's not a bad film as such, a good production, story, script and acting (with a stellar cast). It's just a very slow moving film; since it was made in the mid 1970s, other films which have been inspired by it have produced better (e.g. The Shining). Nevertheless, anyone who watched it as a child will have been terrified by the grinning chauffeur of the hearse who appeared when you least expecting him! Truly hideous
  7. Depends whose defining what class war is. Some might say that the massive growth in the use of food banks since 2010 is evidence of class war. Interestingly, he stayed in Britain when Gordon Brown introduced a top rate of income tax for those earning more than £150,000 per year. Perhaps his threat to leave the UK sometime soon might have something to do with the Brexit that he campaigned for: https://www.express.co.uk/comment/expresscomment/1074934/john-caudwell-politics-latest-brexit-brussels-mess-uk He wouldn't be the only fantastically wealthy man who campaigned to leave / threaten to leave the UK because his precious Brexit has caused an almighty mess.
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    Tommy Robinson thread - All discussion here.

    Ugh Yaxley Lennon is campaigning to be elected to the EU Parliament. https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/breaking-tommy-robinson-reveals-hes-14594010 Let's hope he doesn't succeed.
  9. Unfortunately I, like probably millions of others, only know rape as a word in the context of forced sexual assault. The point of language to me is about communicating meaning. So as a support worker who has worked with young people who've experienced sexual assault on multiple occasions, and has seen those very services to support them cut; understandably my hackles have been raised by what he said. Oh I have had a reasonable education too.
  10. It can do - but when someone uses the term rape, it conjures (in my mind anyway) an image of forced sexual assault.
  11. No of course I'm not going to defend Omara.
  12. That doesn't mean to say that ministers aren't in denial; or that the treatment of disabled people by the DWP and whichever private company contracted is disgusting; or that the extent of the hardship suffered is casually dismissed by those who have a vested interest in downplaying its extent or significance; or that the experiences of the people who the UN official met aren't real.
  13. No outrage, or even a whisper about Chris Davies Hacks?
  14. In the mix of all of this is the role of the supposed leftie BBC. I think ch4's investigations have shown that it stands for the Brexit Broadcasting Corporation. I just love the fact that so far they haven't reported on it on their news bulletins.
  15. Yes but before Christmas isn't good enough for many Tory MPs. Personally I think she should stick two fingers up to those who want her out, and say 'if you can do it any better, give it a go'. But Gove, Hunt and Javid don't want to get their hands dirty. I don't like her politics, but I do think the way she's been treated by her own is pretty shoddy.
  16. Come on Hacks, it's not everyday that the 1922 committee have their dirty linen washed in public. I know you'd love it if we were supposed to focus on the Labour Party, but the Tories are in Government, and they are in a pickle of their own making. We were warned by Cameron that if we voted Ed Milliband and Labour it would be a 'coalition of chaos'*, and that Theresa May would provide 'strong and stable leadership'. You can hardly blame others for pointing this out. * Incidentally I've never understood why Ed Miliband eating a bacon sandwich was such a problem for the tabloids. I've wracked my brains and I just don't get it. Do you know why it was news?
  17. Anyway this is the Labour Party thread - perhaps you should suggest to the Moderators that the Brexit Party should have it's own thread.
  18. That they're plotting to get rid of her. It was reported that when she spoke to the 1922 committee, some of its members were visibly upset when May spoke about how she didn't go to the tearooms and engage in gossip, but spoke of her awareness of what people are saying behind her back.
  19. Speaking of corruption, have you been watching Channel 4 News investigations into Aaron Banks and the shenanigans the leave campaign got up to? You ought to.
  20. Oh I do beg your pardon. Did you complain about all the exaggerations and downright lies Fartrage told before the referendum? Not to mention the one man campaign he's run against MPs from Westminster who've been taking the taxpayer for a ride with their expenses. I know that hypocrisy is nothing compared to some of the allegations laid before him There again I think that's motivated by envy - in spite of trying god knows how many times to be an MP he's failed, so he lashes out at those who have been successful.
  21. I see that the 1922 committee has rejected calls for the rules to be changed so that 'strong and stable Mabel', can be replaced. She's finding out first hand that Tories really are the nasty party.
  22. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jan/12/nigel-farage-eu-salary-docked-claim-misspent-public-funds
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    No DSS when renting.

    According to the linked article the “no DSS” practice breached equality law because it disproportionately affects women and people with disabilities said housing charity Shelter.
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    No DSS when renting.

    I see that MPs are saying that Landlords should stop the practice of saying "No DSS". Shelter believe that the practice breaches the Equality Act 2010 https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/apr/24/mps-urge-landlords-scrap-no-dss-clauses-rental-ads
  25. Widdicombe is the past, not so much in terms of her biological age but in terms of her attitude. Umunna definitely represents a part of politics that is definitely modern. And that's not meant as a compliment. EDIT: And I'm bound to say, after reading the stories about the candidates Change UK have secured. Umunna's new party is staffed by people from the 'old politics'.

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