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messageHow naff is it?
Posted by Winder 30 May, 2017 20:15

One sees the odd house with a poster in the window or a bill board in the front yard saying " VOTE for ****".

Is this naff or should we all be doing it?

messageRe: How naff is it?
Posted by jaywalker 30 May, 2017 20:48

I think its great to put up posters and support a campaign you believe in. That's why my windows are blank this election.

messageRe: How naff is it?
Posted by Seabag 30 May, 2017 21:14

Winder Wrote:
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> One sees the odd house with a poster in the window
> or a bill board in the front yard saying " VOTE
> for ****".
>
> Is this naff or should we all be doing it?


The use of the phrase "One sees...." is naff, isn't it?

messageRe: How naff is it?
Posted by jaywalker 30 May, 2017 21:19

No, it is alienated. That is not the same thing, and in this context it is entirely justified.

messageRe: How naff is it?
Posted by Seabag 30 May, 2017 21:53

jaywalker Wrote:
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> No, it is alienated. That is not the same thing,
> and in this context it is entirely justified.

Ha!

Love the EDF, there's nowhere like it

messageRe: How naff is it?
Posted by steveo 30 May, 2017 22:02

Interesting that there must be some Conservative voters in London but they seem pretty much invisible.

messageRe: How naff is it?
Posted by rendelharris 30 May, 2017 22:08

steveo Wrote:
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> Interesting that there must be some Conservative
> voters in London but they seem pretty much
> invisible.

We were just remarking on that yesterday when out cycling - nary a Tory poster to be seen (except one, for Zac Goldsmith, on a very, very expensive house near Richmond Park's Ham Gate). As you say, there must be plenty but for their own reasons they don't like to advertise their preference. Haven't I heard somewhere that this sometimes explains polling errors - Tory supporters are more reluctant to tell pollsters their intentions than supporters of other parties?

messageRe: How naff is it?
Posted by Jules-and-Boo 30 May, 2017 22:32

We have a football club flag up in our window.

messageRe: How naff is it?
Posted by Jules-and-Boo 30 May, 2017 22:34

Well, no - we don't really.

But I'd prefer it.

If I had to choose.

messageRe: How naff is it?
Posted by JohnL 31 May, 2017 08:27

Winder Wrote:
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> One sees the odd house with a poster in the window
> or a bill board in the front yard saying " VOTE
> for ****".
>
> Is this naff or should we all be doing it?


Used to be rows and rows of houses with Labour posters
back in the day in Swansea

messageRe: How naff is it?
Posted by titch juicy 31 May, 2017 08:56

Not at all naff.

messageRe: How naff is it?
Posted by uncleglen 31 May, 2017 08:58

you can always spot the medics' houses whose kids are at private school in Dulwich by the Labour posters in the window- so if you get taken sick in the night.....

messageRe: How naff is it?
Posted by intexasatthe moment 31 May, 2017 09:01

I'd be thrilled if the display of a poster was the only thing that made the exterior of my dwelling look naff .

Though having googled the expression naff I'm not sure if poster display fits into this category .
Lots of definitions ,but I quite like this one

* Naff is polari (or palare), the gay urban secret language developed in London to ensure conversational privacy in public when talking about gay sex or insulting straight people.Naff is an example of an acronym - Normal As @#$%& - and means drab, unfashionable, dull. By extension, it is a defining characteristic of straight people, who lack the style and swagger of the urban homosexual."

messageRe: How naff is it?
Posted by intexasatthe moment 31 May, 2017 09:05

wrong thread .must focus!



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messageRe: How naff is it?
Posted by Borky 31 May, 2017 09:10

Why do we not see any Conservative posters ?

Obvious - Why advertise to the entire world that you are a greedy selfish prick that would benefit greatly from a neck shot and a shallow grave

messageRe: How naff is it?
Posted by uncleglen 31 May, 2017 15:46

The bit of the South Circular leading to the Richmond Park left turn also has some Zac Goldsmith posters up. I would put one up but I don't want a brick through my window....
And Borky- what is selfish about not wanting to donate half your tax and national insurance money to free-loaders and their dodgy families, instead of entrepreneurs who actually create jobs?

messageRe: How naff is it?
Posted by Dogkennelhillbilly 31 May, 2017 16:16

uncleglen Wrote:
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> what is selfish about not wanting to
> donate half your tax and national insurance money
> to free-loaders and their dodgy families

Which families were you thinking of? The Barclays, the Candys, the Hindujas, the Bransons, the Saxe-Coburg-Gothas, the Thatchers, the Kalanicks, the Bezoses...?

messageRe: How naff is it?
Posted by Borky 31 May, 2017 17:07

meanderings of an embittered old fool

messageRe: How naff is it?
Posted by rendelharris 31 May, 2017 18:06

uncleglen Wrote:
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> And Borky- what is selfish about not wanting to
> donate half your tax and national insurance money
> to free-loaders and their dodgy families, instead
> of entrepreneurs who actually create jobs?

Total spending on benefits in the UK comes to 23% of all public spending. Of that 23%, 47% goes on pensions (I assume even you aren't going to call pensioners freeloaders?). So that leaves around 12% of total spending on everything else - child tax credits, disability benefits, unemployment benefits etc. Even judging by your standards of "everyone who's not been here since Magna Carta is a scrounging freeloader I know because I met one in a pub once and he told me he was" let's assume at least half of those are people genuinely in need of DLA, JSA etc. Which leaves us, even when calculating by your own myopically hateful standards, with 6% of your tax and national insurance money going to "freeloaders". Now go and look up the definition of "half."

Or to précis, you're talking bollocks.



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messageRe: How naff is it?
Posted by rahrahrah 31 May, 2017 19:33


messageRe: How naff is it?
Posted by rendelharris 31 May, 2017 20:03

rahrahrah Wrote:
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> [visual.ons.gov.uk]

Hadn't seen that before RRR, very interesting cheers.

messageRe: How naff is it?
Posted by miga 31 May, 2017 22:05

Clearly the most effective way to reduce spending is to eliminate anyone over 65 in a one off budget rebalancing cull. Apart from reducing the pensions bill, this will solve the housing crisis as well as the NHS capacity issues.



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messageRe: How naff is it?
Posted by TheCat 01 June, 2017 11:24

Borky Wrote:
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> Why do we not see any Conservative posters ?
>
> Obvious - Why advertise to the entire world that
> you are a greedy selfish prick that would benefit
> greatly from a neck shot and a shallow grave

Why? Posts like your post are why.

Strange how those who purport to be so caring and tolerant are often the exact opposite.

messageRe: How naff is it?
Posted by Borky 01 June, 2017 11:43

*yawns*

*goes back to sleep*

messageRe: How naff is it?
Posted by TheCat 01 June, 2017 11:46

Borky Wrote:
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> *yawns*
>
> *goes back to sleep*

Sweet dreams. Dont forget to set your 'trolling alarm'....

messageRe: How naff is it?
Posted by Borky 01 June, 2017 12:06

I blame the grammar school system.

messageRe: How naff is it?
Posted by KalamityKel 02 June, 2017 07:22

miga Wrote:
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> Clearly the most effective way to reduce spending
> is to eliminate anyone over 65 in a one off budget
> rebalancing cull. Apart from reducing the pensions
> bill, this will solve the housing crisis as well
> as the NHS capacity issues.

Not concerned when you hit 65?
May as well ban families of more than two children, introduce gender screening to ensure there is the correct balance and make entire families live together in a community forever rather than insist the new adults fly the nest at the earliest opportunity *sigh

messageRe: How naff is it?
Posted by miga 02 June, 2017 07:49

You're hired!

messageRe: How naff is it?
Posted by Lordship 516 02 June, 2017 08:59

miga Wrote:
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> Clearly the most effective way to reduce spending
> is to eliminate anyone over 65 in a one off budget
> rebalancing cull. Apart from reducing the pensions
> bill, this will solve the housing crisis as well
> as the NHS capacity issues.

Why stop with eliminating the old? - eliminate the sick, the disabled, the poor & the unemployed & you can have your ideal eugenicist utopia that the gallant Nazi cousins fought for. Then the £258billion saved would build all the houses that were needed - solution all round. Fixed.



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messageRe: How naff is it?
Posted by uncleglen 02 June, 2017 09:30

Way back in the 1970s the WRP had a manifesto which included setting up a workers' militia instead of the police, locking everyone up who was a drug addict or alcoholic- because apparently in their 'utopia' people would not need these escapes - some of the members I met were teachers, Vanessa Redgrave and her late brother, Robert Powell popped up at a spring fair fund raiser, and Mungo Jerry (the band) played at the conference.
These ideas do not go away- their adherents are just better than they used to be at hiding them...

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