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What a horrible way to lose an fa cup game
at 23:48 8 Aug 2022

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No fines for Starmer
at 14:16 9 Jul 2022

Some people get so engrossed in Twitter, it becomes the real world for them, and they start to associate swathes of people with a few (usually moronic) Twitter accounts who share some similar views. A large proportion of my social circle were fans of Corbyn, but none of them bear any similarity to the Twitter accounts that regularly get held up as 'typical Corbynistas'.

it's either that, or people highlighting the bad eggs to try and prove all of the people of a certain political persuasion are idiots to fit/drive their narrative.
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The bots aren’t giving up without a fight
at 12:29 7 Jul 2022

I wonder what is going to become of all those #backboris accounts now.

It's depressing that Twitter can't pick up on these obvious bots and delete them.

I spotted one that was tweeting out the stuff above, but something almost identical for the Canadian PM.
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Tiverton electorate
at 21:49 7 Jun 2022

North Shropshire general election 2019:
- Conservatives: 63%
- Labour & Lib Dems: 32%

North Shropshire by-election 2021:
- Lib Dems: 47%
- Conservatives: 32%
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Elizabeth Line
at 13:12 26 May 2022

I was modelling Crossrail in my first job as a transport planner back in around 2001. Nice to see it finally happen!

I think Crossrail 2 was also in the model but was considered less likely to ever happen.
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*David McGoldrick*
at 11:22 14 May 2022

One game that really sticks in my mind regarding how poorly we used him is Millwall away in 2014, when we spent the whole match playing long balls to him, which Danny Shittu just headed away each time. Shittu won so many headers that he got into Championship team of the week.
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"Best Prime Ministers we never had"
at 13:57 9 May 2022

Perhaps Charles Kennedy is worth a mention.

I wonder if he'd been Lib Dem leader in 2010 whether people might have gone for the Lib Dems rather than the Tories – people wanted change but perhaps a slightly leftwards alternative of Labour (which is where Kennedy had positioned the Lib Dems when he was leader) might have been more appealing than the Tories.

Even if he'd only added a few more seats (at the expense of the Conservatives), he would have gone for a Labour–Lib Dem coalition and all the nonsense of the last ten years might not have happened (Labour might have actually acquiesced to a decent electoral system as opposed to the AV referendum farce).
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Arsenal women vs Leyton Orient
at 14:32 8 May 2022

If they played each other it would probably be double figures to Orient, simply because of the physical advantage. I think the US women's team (then the world cup winners) got beaten by an u-16 boys team a few years ago for the same reason.
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Labour need a new leader
at 22:14 6 May 2022

I was quite surprised by how poorly Rabina Khan did; I was expecting her to be a strong third. Similar for Andrew Wood who I had assumed would hoover up most of the Tory vote rather than the actual Tory candidate.

As I think you're saying, Labour have done a terrible job locally over the last few years and seemed to have lived off simply not being Rahman. The unpopularity of the Labour leadership in the Muslim community is also probably an important factor.

I had been considering trying to stand as a Labour candidate; I applied and made it through the interview stage but then got a new job shortly before the selection meeting that meant I couldn't do it. However, I had been quite nervous about the idea of canvassing as I wouldn't have been able to say anything positive about what Labour had done locally for the past few years...
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Labour need a new leader
at 21:38 6 May 2022

In 2016 one of my local councillors was convicted of housing fraud and sent to prison (he got a council flat while already owning properties).

He is running in the local elections as an independent, and has been tacitly backed by Rahman's party, which has only put up two candidates in a three-seat ward.

How the hell anyone can vote for a man who falsely obtained council housing in a borough with a 20k waiting list is completely beyond me. How he even has the brass neck to stand is another question.
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Labour need a new leader
at 17:24 6 May 2022

Do you not remember hampsteadblue?

Unfortunately it seems Rahman has won in Tower Hamlets; it's going to second preferences, but he is 12,000 ahead and there are only a maximum of 17,000 second preference votes; there's no way the Labour mayor will make up the gap.
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Labour need a new leader
at 16:25 6 May 2022

I can imagine this result went down particularly well with a former member of this forum.
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Labour need a new leader
at 15:44 6 May 2022

I don't think that's really true though; three of the four parliamentary constituencies covered by the new Cumberland Council (Carlisle, Copeland and Workington) were relatively recently held by Labour (Carlisle until 2010, Copeland until 2017 and Workington until 2019). It's not like rural Suffolk where it's always been Conservative.
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Labour need a new leader
at 15:38 6 May 2022

Yes, so not "more than double the tory vote"...
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Labour need a new leader
at 15:26 6 May 2022

Wait till the Tower Hamlets results come through...

I very grudgingly gave the woeful Labour mayor my second preference, but I fear Lutfur Rahman will be back...
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Labour need a new leader
at 15:22 6 May 2022

My point was the opposite of cherrypicking. I was trying to point out to you that the "overall stats" are not a true reflection of the whole UK because only a limited set of (usually Labour) areas are holding local elections this year; if anything, using the "overall stats" is cherrypicking because it's not the full picture.
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Labour need a new leader
at 14:56 6 May 2022

Only some councils are being elected, and many of them are metropolitan boroughs and London boroughs that usually vote Labour. The vote share is not reflective of the entire country.

Also, this was published earlier by the BBC - at that point Labour had actually lost seats outside London:

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Macron predicted to win in first ‘official’ poll from today
at 21:13 24 Apr 2022

Bizarrely, in Moldova the pro-Russia BECS alliance has seen a boost in the polls since the invasion (despite the possibility that Russia is trying to get a land bridge to Transnistria, the part of Moldova it has semi-occupied since the 1990s).
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When you’ve finished bashing Boris
at 12:46 19 Apr 2022

I was answering a post that assumed everything had been electrified.
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When you’ve finished bashing Boris
at 00:50 17 Apr 2022

The "proposed future dependence on electricity" that you were talking about.

If you won't have an electric car then you won't be dependent on electricity...
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