General Election 2019

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Toppet

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If we were taxed to the extent you are, we would revolt...Oh wait...
...and if we killed tens of thousands of our countryfolk each year with firearms we'd probably do something about it.

Oh well, horses for courses.
 
It would appear that the UK has finally lost the plot. We are a couple of days away from a GE and everyone is talking about Twitter accounts, fake news and which party tells the least amount of lies!
Does anyone have any idea on policy?
And as we are supposed to be a military themed website, has anyone heard any mention of a defence policy from any of the main parties? I know the SNP want to scrap Trident, but that's about it.
I think its more than clear that the main focus from all parties, and MSM outlets is towards the "woke" generation.

One wonders if the media et alia have spent too long breathing in their own farts though, relying on social media echo-chambers to judge opinion and - form policy. I'm minded of the fragrant Emily of BBC, when it became apparent Trump was winning and Clinton wasn't - and the BBC live feed resorted to posting whatever emojis decrying Trump were 'trending' on twitter - fighting back tears: "How could we have got it so wrong?"
 
I'm trying to explain in words that you probably understand that the BBC is a state funded MSM organ. The state controlled bit was in reference to NK.
No you’re not. This is what you wrote:
“Except it funds a state controlled TV.....Like North Korea.”

Now you’re wriggling like a worm to try and cover the contradictions in your position.
 
I think its more than clear that the main focus from all parties, and MSM outlets is towards the "woke" generation.

One wonders if the media et alia have spent too long breathing in their own farts though, relying on social media echo-chambers to judge opinion and - form policy. I'm minded of the fragrant Emily of BBC, when it became apparent Trup was winning and Clinton wasn't - and the BBC live feed resorted to posting whatever emojis decrying Trump were 'trending' - fighting back tears: "How could we have got it so wrong?"
The broadcast media is heavily staffed by twentysomething and gender wise closer to a 50/50 split and so to be fair they reflect those demographics pretty accurately.. The written media is a wider grouping, but is catching up quickly, as they also go for the lower paid youth.

Most of my arguments revolve around the theory, that many sections of our community, have almost no representation. Even in the teens/twenties, only the voices of graduates is now heard in the media and its creating most of the problems in our society and effectively created the bogeymen they fear (Trump/Boris) through their inability to respect other opinions.
 
Taxes pay for a large amount. Be it property tax or sales tax. But we don’t endorse taxing everything either. We don’t have to pay a fee to license a TV. That just makes it harder for consumers to stimulate the economy.
You pay subscription fees though.
 

Toppet

War Hero
Chance would be a fine thing.
We seem to be topping the charts in London with stabby blade things.
Yep, and the Govt needs to sort that. First by replacing the Police that have been cut, then increasing the numbers; not just büllshot soundbites.
 

Wordsmith

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Would you say the Labour Party has shifted further left after the Blair and Brown years?
I think the leadership has, however many of the members (excluding the momentum lunatics) have remained where they always were - sadly a lot of these are (literally) a dying breed.

A strong opposition is important to create a strong government, in my mind. Labour currently seem to be full of shrieking socialists, who overrule any of the more moderate voices.
The hard left have always realised that they can never come to power under their true colours - look at the derisory vote the Socialist Workers Party gets in General elections; it doesn't even stand under its own name. So it relies on entryism to seize the levers of power in the Labour party. The Militant Tendency (aka Militant) did it in Liverpool in the 70's. As did the hard left in the Greater London Council in the 80's - deposing a moderate leader and installing Ken Livingstone.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Livingstone
...the GLC election of May 1981 led to Labour gaining power, with McIntosh installed as Head of the GLC; within 24 hours he was deposed by members of his own party, and replaced by Livingstone.
Fortunately Momentum have gone full retard. Had they put together a more moderate manifesto with the intent of binning it as soon as they came to power, the result of the impending GE would have been in serious doubt.

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...and if we killed tens of thousands of our countryfolk each year with firearms we'd probably do something about it.

Oh well, horses for courses.
Oh I have no doubt you would, big government would trample the rights of the citizenry in a heart beat.
 
TV coverage in the UK has reached such a level for me that I am now seeking something to watch that is a-political.
I now find myself watching a very entertaining Celebrity Antiques Roadshow.

(I have a BBC licence mafia tax because Mrs Biff watches stupid soaps and I am a law abiding citizen. The silly moo.)
 
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