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messageRe: Who to vote for?
Posted by fishbiscuits December 02, 05:59PM

Well, if you have the luxury of living in a constituency where the Tories don't stand a chance, then you don't have to vote Labour. If you're in Dulwich and Norwood, the Lib Dems have stood aside, so a vote for the Greens at least sends a clear signal that you're unhappy with Labour's stance on the EU.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was december 02, 05:59pm by fishbiscuits.

messageRe: Who to vote for?
Posted by Seabag December 02, 06:22PM

Sephiroth Wrote:
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> "Meanwhile.. Labour voters and Corbyn fanclub
> members up and down the country, desperately
> trying to convince themselves and others that a
> vote for Labour is a vote against Brexit. Utterly
> delusional!!"
>
> It's a bit of a rock and a hard place. the only
> route to potentially allowing the country to
> choose not to proceed with Brexit is via Labour
> policy. There is no other route
>
> But as we can see, Labour themselves don't believe
> in it, won't campaign for it and so would we
> really get anywhere? There are still not enough
> leaders spelling out clearly the problems with
> leaving - too many people still believe it's a
> benefit and not a shitshow. I know many people
> won't change their mind (eg The Cat) but the whole
> thing is so finely balanced it doesn't need many
> people to have changed their minds
>
> But even tho Labour is the route to that possible
> reversal, you have to get them elected (a red flag
> for many) AND trust them to deliver (I don't)
>
> But what options do we have


Ive run out of parties NOT to vote for.

God help me!

messageRe: Who to vote for?
Posted by uncleglen December 03, 12:03AM

second leaflet from the Greens- not very Green- anyone with half a brain cell knows they are around and can read their distortions of the truth

messageRe: Who to vote for?
Posted by Blah Blah December 03, 06:27AM

What distortions of the truth would they be Uncle? Meanwhile, if you really do want to see distortions of the truth, I suggest you watch Boris Johnson's car crash of an interview with Andrew Marr on iplayer. I suggest you also revisit the claims made by both sides during the referendum campaign ;)

messageRe: Who to vote for?
Posted by diable rouge December 03, 08:44AM

People are wasting their time trying to reason with racist xenophobes, political jihadis who would be willing to sacrifice their first born on the altar of Brexit. Instead I'd like to hear the thoughts of any centre/left leaning Brexit voters on here who don't want 5 years of a Johnson Gov. To me there was never any chance of there ever being a so-called Lexit, it was always going to end up with a hard right government. Are you happy to accept that if it means Brexit? Does Brexit trump everything else?...

messageRe: Who to vote for?
Posted by Seabag December 03, 09:09AM

I watched, or tried to watch the Andrew Marr interview

How can anyone take that seriously, like really, wtf. But sadly they do.

Im sure theres a whole group of lifers in the Tory party looking on and wondering the same thing. Its like a description I read of Johnson, likened to a rhino. He stomps, charges and throws dust up to cover his movements. He avoids the truth in questions and adds false premises and half factual statements, and then bullies on with bare faced lies, one after the other.

You saw how he weaponised the London Bridge attacks, where he knowingly attempted to turn the situation onto anyone but him and his party, their cuts and policies. Lies, mis truths, parry, deflection and blame. Hes been condemned by many respected prison reformers, and campaigners over it. But hes shameless, and opportunistic. Dead people are collateral now. Anything is armoury to fire at the opposition. (How many times has he mentioned Jeremy Corbyn now?)

Its like a snuff movie, where reality and anything you might recognise as decency in campaigning is killed off, live on screen, as the camera keeps rolling.

Id talked to my kids in the past about the dangers of in complacency in voting, how historically the far right fed on it, but Id been talking from a distance in time, looking back. But never did I think wed be looking at such a blatant far right propaganda driven group of politicians in our lifetime, not here in our own country. Its shocking,disturbing, and also very very real.

And lastly, the disowning comments about the past ten years of Tory rule, with Ive only been PM for 120 days! as if that exonerates him from the policies and practices that have lead this country to this most challenging of places, is testament alone to the duplicity of the man. He, they are not to be be trusted, they dont care that you know that either. Theyll do anything, anyhow, to form the next government.

God fookin help us!

messageRe: Who to vote for?
Posted by diable rouge December 03, 10:10AM

Seabag Wrote:
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> But never did I think wed be looking at such a
> blatant far right propaganda driven group of
> politicians in our lifetime, not here in our own
> country. Its shocking,disturbing, and also very
> very real.

Aided and abetted by an increasing rabid right-wing press and news outlets like the BBC who regularly report 'Downing St sources' without any critical thought, and can't see that they're constantly being played. There also needs to be a receptive public to these obvious lies, and that has been made possible under the umbrella of Brexit. Stop Brexit and you stop the lies, the charlatans, the creep towards fascism...

messageRe: Who to vote for?
Posted by Captain Marvel December 03, 11:35AM

Calm down you two

messageRe: Who to vote for?
Posted by diable rouge December 03, 11:51AM

Keep moving, nothing to see here...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EK13YtuWkAMaVy-.jpg:small

messageRe: Who to vote for?
Posted by Captain Marvel December 03, 12:28PM

You've been radicalised

messageRe: Who to vote for?
Posted by diable rouge December 03, 12:36PM

Lolz, you're lack of self-awareness is endearing. Keep tuning into Brendan...

messageRe: Who to vote for?
Posted by Captain Marvel December 03, 01:14PM

I don't know why you get so het up, the old duffer is prolly going to win, Brexit will be averted and we will all be able to take a cheap train ride together into a Trident-free future with free broadband and care homes. That should make you happy... or will you still think we're on the brink of the apocalypse?

messageRe: Who to vote for?
Posted by dulwichbloke December 03, 01:23PM

Loutwo Wrote:
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> Do the Monster Raving Looney Party still field
> candidates?
>
> Louisa.

I don't think they are in Dulwich and West Norwood. The closest thing to the Monster raving Loony Party would be Corbyn, but I appreciate you may be put off by the Labour party's racism (not to mention their manifesto promising "free" unicorns and unicorn accoutrements).

If you are an ABC voter, the Green Party would be your best bet, although an extremely long shot.

messageRe: Who to vote for?
Posted by JohnL December 03, 02:01PM

Now this one was a car crash - Pat Mountain - the latest UKIP leader

Crash: "Mountain presented a copy of the Ukip manifesto, which she couldn't actually reveal the contents of because it's not being launched until Friday."

Bang: On Tommy Robinson "Because of his association with **other** racist parties, our constitution says that he cannot be permitted to join us"

Wallop: On Racism "Have you got any black candidates?" "Erm, no...I think we've got an Indian?"

messageRe: Who to vote for?
Posted by cella December 03, 05:54PM

Captain Marvel Wrote:
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> I don't know why you get so het up, the old duffer
> is prolly going to win, Brexit will be averted and
> we will all be able to take a cheap train ride
> together into a Trident-free future with free
> broadband and care homes. That should make you
> happy... or will you still think we're on the
> brink of the apocalypse?

Yes of course - for most people in this country the world is potentially going to get worse on every level for the forseeable future. Maybe you think you are somehow protected from any of what may come but this is delusional at best.

messageRe: Who to vote for?
Posted by Captain Marvel December 03, 06:18PM

'Most people' hahahaha

messageRe: Who to vote for?
Posted by dulwichbloke December 03, 06:33PM

Captain Marvel Wrote:
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> 'Most people' hahahaha

You are laughing at the statement of opinion, but I suspect it was intended to be stated with complete unequivocal conviction as a FACT!

That's actually the amusing part.

messageRe: Who to vote for?
Posted by dulwichbloke December 03, 06:34PM

JohnL Wrote:
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> Now this one was a car crash - Pat Mountain - the
> latest UKIP leader
>
> Crash: "Mountain presented a copy of the Ukip
> manifesto, which she couldn't actually reveal the
> contents of because it's not being launched until
> Friday."
>
> Bang: On Tommy Robinson "Because of his
> association with **other** racist parties, our
> constitution says that he cannot be permitted to
> join us"
>
> Wallop: On Racism "Have you got any black
> candidates?" "Erm, no...I think we've got an
> Indian?"

'Pat Mountain' - is that name for real John? It sounds like a character off Father Ted.

messageRe: Who to vote for?
Posted by diable rouge December 03, 10:26PM

The previous UKIP leader was a certain Dick Braine...

messageRe: Who to vote for?
Posted by cella December 04, 01:00AM

dulwichbloke Wrote:
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> Captain Marvel Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > 'Most people' hahahaha
>
> You are laughing at the statement of opinion, but
> I suspect it was intended to be stated with
> complete unequivocal conviction as a FACT!
>
> That's actually the amusing part.


You and Marvel appear to be natural uncaring bedfellows. Assuming you are not trolling as you've both been on here so long then, even if you don't have partners, you may have children, family etc who will definitely be affected by the policies of a potential right wing government and they certainly won't thank you.

messageRe: Who to vote for?
Posted by stepdown December 04, 09:51AM

cella Wrote:
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> Maybe you think you are somehow protected from any
> of what may come but this is delusional at best.

Looking at the proposed changes to higher rate tax from the two major parties, you could actually stand to gain significantly from a "right wing" government. Admittedly, that does require you believing what's in the manifestos.

I am inclined to agree with you that most would be worse off as a result of these policies, which must mean there are huge swathes of the country voting against their best interest. I won't be voting for Christmas personally, but I will admit I'm starting to struggle to sympathise with the turkeys who are.

messageRe: Who to vote for?
Posted by cella December 04, 10:58AM

I agree. It's very hard to understand why people are even considering giving their vote to Johnson. Assume they mainly want to "get Brexit done" believing that this is the end rather than the start of many years of negotiations or a very tough leave with no deal and without thinking of all the other ramifications for most people. A lot of these voters are, as you say, voting against their own interests. Depressing.

messageRe: Who to vote for?
Posted by rahrahrah December 04, 12:57PM

I think a lot of people feel that things have declined and that their voices have been ignored. This is why the 'take back control' slogan was so successful. The referendum felt like a once in a lifetime opportunity to really effect change and radically disrupt what was perceived by some to be a broken system. Now they feel that the same political forces that have ignored them for so long are conspiring to stop things changing.
I don't think many people are really that interested in the detail - it's more emotional than that. This was their chance to shake everything up, to stand up to an indifferent political class based in London and again, they're being silenced.
Obviously its all going to end badly.

messageRe: Who to vote for?
Posted by fishbiscuits December 04, 01:29PM

Sometimes worth stepping outside of the echo chamber, and remembering that huge swathes of the country are deeply conservative. Pro-Brexit, anti-immigration, right-wing, opposing increases in taxation and spending.

The majority of people are inherently selfish and short-sighted. They'll vote for what they think is best for them and their family in the short term.

messageRe: Who to vote for?
Posted by rahrahrah December 04, 02:42PM

I don't know about that. I think most people vote in what they believe to be the best interests of the country. There are those that will vote in their narrow, short term interests, but they're a minority. The biggest problem is that people don't understand / aren't interested in the detail. They base their opinions on a few sensational stories and soundbites and use it to interpret their lived reality - which for many outside of London and the SE is one of things declining.

messageRe: Who to vote for?
Posted by fishbiscuits December 04, 03:15PM

rahrahrah Wrote:
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> I think most people vote in what they believe to be the best interests of the country.

I really think you give the public more credit than they deserve!

messageRe: Who to vote for?
Posted by JohnL December 04, 03:42PM

dulwichbloke Wrote:
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> JohnL Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Now this one was a car crash - Pat Mountain -
> the
> > latest UKIP leader
> >
> > Crash: "Mountain presented a copy of the Ukip
> > manifesto, which she couldn't actually reveal
> the
> > contents of because it's not being launched
> until
> > Friday."
> >
> > Bang: On Tommy Robinson "Because of his
> > association with **other** racist parties, our
> > constitution says that he cannot be permitted
> to
> > join us"
> >
> > Wallop: On Racism "Have you got any black
> > candidates?" "Erm, no...I think we've got an
> > Indian?"
>
> 'Pat Mountain' - is that name for real John? It
> sounds like a character off Father Ted.

They're saying many thought she was a Catherine Tate character.

messageRe: Who to vote for?
Posted by JohnL December 04, 04:43PM

Strange how Corbyn mentioned he watches the Queens speech in the morning and everybody says Liar - she doesn't do it until 3:00PM, then he says oh you mean the 3:00PM recording.

I wonder if he's trying to be clever and a rebel (maybe someone he spends Xmas with VPN'd to Australia and he saw it early)

messageRe: Who to vote for?
Posted by dulwichbloke December 04, 05:21PM

Or maybe he's a doddery old fool who makes stuff up and when called on it either doesn't have the honesty just to admit he did so, or the intelligence to talk his way out of it without digging himself a deeper hole?

Sometimes it's the obvious answer which is the correct one! I suspect the tongue in cheek speculation about Oz is probably not the explanation!

messageRe: Who to vote for?
Posted by dulwichbloke December 04, 05:23PM

diable rouge Wrote:
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> The previous UKIP leader was a certain Dick
> Braine...

Brilliant! Good spot!

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