BBC Daily Politics and PMQs

Listening on the radio I heard some news agency saying that Tony Blair was re-entering politics. ITV news are saying something about it.

BBC news - Nothing. Not a whisper - is this story too toxic for BBC? Why no mention at all?
Sky News did a whole Tony Blair Special on Sunday with Adam Boulton - it was all his greatest hits throughout his time of coming to power and in office - the anointed one was given a huge platform by Sky News to make his comeback - it was sickening!
 
Sky News did a whole Tony Blair Special on Sunday with Adam Boulton - it was all his greatest hits throughout his time of coming to power and in office - the anointed one was given a huge platform by Sky News to make his comeback - it was sickening!
So they missed out asking about the circumstances of the death of Dr David Kelly then?
 
Have to say, all political commentators interviewing any political figure are attempting to wheedle manifesto titbits out of all MPs and it's getting very boring (apart from the obvious DA & JC clustertrucks).
 
Coburn on one side and Rabb on the other side, both giving Abbott a good kicking, but there again she's so thick skinned so doesn't realise it but there again she almost lost it with Coburn.
 

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Abbott floundering, I think she was hoping Corburn was going to give her an easy ride. Coburn wielding the knife saying she did not know her brief.
I missed it but they showed a clip of the LBC interview on the news.
LBC. So how much is it going to cost to recruit these extra 10,000 coppers?
DA, about £30,000
LBC, £30,000, how much are you going to pay them?
DA. Silence followed by her sickly voice finally throwing out a figure of £80million.
Now that was priceless. And she wants to become the next Home Secretary. Funnier than a Peter Kay gig and I really like him.
 

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Unfortunately the target audience for these ridiculous promises is quite unable to see what's wrong with them. Socialism is the tyranny of the thick.
 
Gardiner spending Corporation Tax again and hinting CGT will rise as well. Starting to get flustered when AN said how high will Corporation Tax will rise.
 
AN hits the nail on the head.. Gardner and labour Do NOT have a clue how to get back into power.

Wrong, they do have a clue regarding how to get back in power, it's called "Free stuff for all".

You're mixing things up with having a clue about what to do IF they get in power
 
Wrong, they do have a clue regarding how to get back in power, it's called "Free stuff for all".
The SNP will be along shortly to accuse them of nicking their policies.
 
Labour may not have a clue how to get back into power but be afraid. Do not underestimate the back stabbing deviousness of the left. They will do everything, fair or foul to grab power. Labour may be in dire straights with the voters but they're not all going to suddenly wake up and think "feck it, I'll give the Conservatives a go". They don't think like that. Most off them vote Labour because their great granddaddy voted Labour in the day when he worked as a dirt management consultant, 7 days a week for a farthing a month. This round expect them to vote for the likes of the green fruitcakes. Another given is probably that the UKIP vote will be less. All that has to happen is that what's left of Labour forms a coalition with the Limp Dims, SNP, the yoghurt knitters and any other loony lefties and they might just tip the balance.
 

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McDonnell on Marr now saying that the rich are going to be hit by the tax man. Now he didn't use those words but said lower and middle taxpayers won't be hit.
 
McDonnell on Marr now saying that the rich are going to be hit by the tax man. Now he didn't use those words but said lower and middle taxpayers won't be hit.
So it's true then Labour have learned absolutely nothing from their 70's experiments with the country and Browns raping of the public purse.
 

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Just watching the Sunday Politics and once again Andrew Neil asked how Labour will find their policies. Again wait for the manifesto was the reply. AN, "OK, I'll be patient".

I am looking forward to when the manifestos come out, the gloves will be well and truly off - for all Parties.
 
McDonnell on Marr now saying that the rich are going to be hit by the tax man. Now he didn't use those words but said lower and middle taxpayers won't be hit.
"Modest" rises was the term he used repeatedly, without going into detail. Says it all! :smile:
 
I fear for my poor old country. There seems to be a feeling that the Conservatives have the election sewn up already but my natural pessimism kicks in and I can remember the feeling back in the 1945 election when even Labour politicos thought Winston would walk back into power. As it was we had an unexpected Labour landslide. It was termed the "khaki election" as it was supposed the army voted Labour as a backlash in that they had had enough of the officer class. Be that as it may have been, the thought of a Communist fellow traveller like McDonnel and he and JC both IRA sympathisers and with loons like that silly woman Abbott as Home Secretary, I despair. Let us hope I am proved wrong!
 
Just watching the Sunday Politics and once again Andrew Neil asked how Labour will find their policies. Again wait for the manifesto was the reply. AN, "OK, I'll be patient".

I am looking forward to when the manifestos come out, the gloves will be well and truly off - for all Parties.
I believe that kicks off on Wednesday with the Tories, with Labour and the Libs revealing theirs in the following days (if they can rewrite them quick enough after seeing what the Tories say).

Good one for the Tories, their manifesto gets all the headlines. But it also means theirs gets torn apart first.
 

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