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Discussion in 'Politics Forum' started by aranea, May 19, 2017.

  1. The Lucky Moose

    I'm Emotional, I Hug the Block Prestigious

    Curfews have actually helped in some places, Antwerpen for example, or countries that can’t implement full lockdowns
     
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  2. Philll

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    Fair enough, I'll have to take a look at that. My instinct is to think that the people who would be out after 10 would more than likely be out before then as well so what difference does it make, but perhaps its not that simple.
     
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  3. The Lucky Moose

    I'm Emotional, I Hug the Block Prestigious

    It’s a numbers game probably, a lot of things help and the question is how many of them are enough
     
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  4. Philll

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    Update on this, my daughter spent 3 days at nursery this week and now has a cold. We're fairly confident its not covid, the symptoms don't quite align, but it just goes to show how quickly and easily illnesses rip through these settings.
     
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  5. AFoolsGlory

    @MattW182 Supporter

    Don't really have anywhere else to share this, but tinfoil hat theory - Starmer missing today's Internal Market bill debate is entirely planned as a way of getting him out of having to actively oppose the bill, so that Johnson can't use it as a stick to beat him with about being "anti-brexit" or a remainer.

    Very conveniently timed otherwise, and very carefully worded about a family member having symptoms. Gets him out of the debate today, then everyone tested and back in time for PMQs.

    (Obviously all that is probably just me connecting dots that don't exist, so I hope he and him family are all healthy, but just seems a bit fishy to me).
     
  6. awakeohsleeper

    I do not exist.

    Impressed with Ed Miliband’s performance in his place though. One heck of a speech. Completely dismantled the bill.
     
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  7. AFoolsGlory

    @MattW182 Supporter

    Absolutely. Did an amazing job. I'm so happy Ed is back on the front bench. Might not have been an amazing Leader of the Opposition, but clearly a very talented and passionate MP.
     
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  8. StevenW92

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    Starmer seems far to Johnson friendly for my liking. Refreshing to see someone on the opposition front bench really go for him. The look on his face was priceless.
     
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  9. Philll

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    UK friends, I got in touch today with Green New Deal UK to inquire about volunteering/organising, got a zoom meeting with someone next week. Anybody here got any experience with them/know of anything they do in your area?
     
  10. SamLevi11

    Trusted Supporter

    Well I'm pretty sure today's announcement is a nail in my employers coffin. They largely work with events and I think they won't survive this.

    Luckily, I have a job interview tomorrow so I guess I have no choice but to fucking nail it.
     
  11. Philll

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    Good luck!
     
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  12. awakeohsleeper

    I do not exist.

    All the best. Sorry to hear that.

    My wife is a florist so the limits on weddings have hit hard. Thankfully I work at a college so have worked throughout. It’s a tough time.

    Hope that interview goes well.
     
  13. GBlades

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    Yeah, the wedding thing is hitting hard. 15 person limit and my friends wedding is 13 but they still might not be able to do it because of the household rule. It's already been rescheduled.
     
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  14. SamLevi11

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  16. AFoolsGlory

    @MattW182 Supporter

    Along the same lines -

     
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  17. SamLevi11

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    I actually live near this girl and MY GOD she is the worst. She’s the face of “young tories”

     
  18. AFoolsGlory

    @MattW182 Supporter

    I've always wondered whether people like that actually exist or are just pretending, like young right wingers. I genuinely don't think I've ever met a young passionate Conservative.
     
  19. Philll

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    There's a young guy who i kinda know indirectly who is an enthusiastic young tory, pictures on his Facebook with Rees-Mogg, shit like that. I truly don't understand it.
     
  20. The Lucky Moose

    I'm Emotional, I Hug the Block Prestigious

    I know young conservative-ish people, but yeah they’re not like her and others like her
     
  21. AFoolsGlory Sep 22, 2020
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    AFoolsGlory

    @MattW182 Supporter

    The closest I think I've got is vaguely going to Uni with a girl who at the time was I think the youngest Tory Councillor in the country and who also had a 65 year old boyfriend. I'll try and find an article about her haha.

    Edit - so apparently I haven't been paying attention to the news, because now she's an actual Tory MP haha. Dehenna Davison, for Bishop Auckland. In the ERG of course.

    I did find this fun article though - https://www-hulldailymail-co-uk.cdn...ws/dehenna-davison-husband-split-hull-3671212
     
  22. SamLevi11

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    That photo made me sick in my mouth.
     
  23. AFoolsGlory

    @MattW182 Supporter

    I remembered him being more repulsive than that. I'm kinda disappointed
     
  24. StevenW92

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  25. StevenW92

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    Most young people who take an interest in politics are conservative where I’m from. The tories took a shock win in my constituency in 2017, then won by a landslide last year.