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IDS slagging off the Withdrawal Agreement he voted for
at 18:20 4 Aug 2020



From this it can be inferred that he's either a hypocrite, too lazy to read the documents in full, or too stupid to understand them - none of which paint him in a good light.

Besides, I thought people aren't allowed to change their minds after the first vote anyway?
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Paul Cook resigns from Wigan
at 10:58 1 Aug 2020

Linked with Bristol City but Hughton is said to be the favourite there. If Hughton does get that job, surely Cook should be on Evans' list of potential Lambert replacements?
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Annunziata Rees Mogg lecturing people on food poverty
at 11:25 29 Jul 2020




I think this sums up my reaction to it... now they can’t blame immigrants anymore, it’s back to poverty shaming



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Republican Voters Against Trump
at 19:39 24 Jul 2020

I'm aware that the Twittersphere isn't the real world but this account has been gaining traction online - there are some really great stories in here from Republicans with integrity. This is my personal favourite.

"Populism is nothing more than a perrenial search for a villain to slay with no plan of what to do with the body"



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Blimey...
at 08:55 22 Jul 2020

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Trade Bill
at 22:57 20 Jul 2020

So the Tories have voted against Parliament being able to scrutinise any future trade deals. This whole thing was never about our elected MPs taking back control was it?

Brexiters on here, I assume you're as annoyed as I am
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Arron Banks
at 14:24 19 Jul 2020

Trying to prevent the Russia report coming out... What motive could Banks, who allegedly has links with all sorts of dodgy Russian figures, have for doing this?
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Brexit Party MEPs
at 09:46 19 Jul 2020

Have any of you Twitter users noticed how Farage's old pals in the European Parliament are now (somehow) getting even more ridiculous now they've been consigned to the political rubbish bin and are doing absolutely anything to stay relevant? Here are my 2 favourite offerings from this morning



Plucky Rupert Lowe, public school boy and investment banker, railing against the "establishment" and criticising Phillip Hammond for supposedly frustrating Brexit, despite him voting for every deal in Parliament.




Martin Daubney telling lies about Keir Starmer, who he knows has described the demand to abolish the police as "nonsense." I also find it hilarious that in the same tweet he's dissing someone for saying they want to abolish the polish whilst simultaneously advocating we should break international law in the Begum case.


It's incredible how many muppets we elected to that Parliament - one upside to Brexit is that they're no longer fleecing the public purse.

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Anti-mask hypocrisy
at 15:09 14 Jul 2020

Notice how those who are furious at the thought of wearing a bit of cloth over their face because they "don't want government to interfere on their rights" are often the same ones who think it's okay to force women to have a child even if her pregnancy comes as a result of a rape.

Similarly, the likes of Alison Pearson, who were delighting at the thought of a lockdown to teach those entitled millenials, are also losing their sh1t over this

Almost as if they're being ridiculously self-centred in the middle of a pandemic
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FAO Football Manager nerds
at 13:53 13 Jul 2020

Haven't played properly for a while and got a few days off work... I somehow managed to delete my Town save so I'll get going with a new one. Any good ideas for teams to start a save with? Preferably football league or foreign teams.

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Apparently it's my fault if Brexit isn't a success
at 13:33 13 Jul 2020

https://www.politico.eu/article/why-uk-britain-boris-johnson-must-ditch-the-brex

Former Tory MEP John Longworth "The Remainers will always be shamed for shackling the country to a poison pill: the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement"

Even for the Tories, that is a ridiculous deflection of responsibility. David Davis has been on twitter saying we should re-negotiate it, despite voting for it in parliament. And of course there were the headlines saying that Johnson himself wasn't happy with the deal he personally agreed with.

It shouldn't surprise me - they were always going to look for someone else to blame.
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Mick’s on GMB!
at 07:46 13 Jul 2020

Talking about Jack Charlton
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Ed Davey offers to work with Labour if elected Lib Dem leader
at 11:58 11 Jul 2020




I didn't have strong views on their leadership contest before, but this is a sensible statement when you contrast it with Layla Moran talking about targeting the Labour vote.

When you consider that 18 of the top 20 Lib Dem targets are Tory held, then Layla Moran's pitch of being untainted by the coalition, whilst a good point, is unlikely to be hold much traction in the areas they need to win. The Lib Dems need to focus on liberal economic Tories who are against the idea of Johnson/Cummings, if they are to maintain electoral relvenace.

Davey also makes the point that in Tory areas, the idea of a Starmer-led govt is likely to be more appealing than a Corbyn administration was to potential tactical voters. I don't think a full-scale pact would work, as the parties have different voter bases, but if they could each stand aside in 2 or 3 seats to defeat high profile Tories in key marginals where the vote was split last time, then that would be beneficial.

Tactical voting worked for the right in 2019, so the centre-left should follow suit.
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Claire Fox on BBC's Any Questions tonight
at 23:00 10 Jul 2020

Not sure she should be given a platform on a public service broadcaster. She's a pretty clear extremist - has previously been part of organisations which voiced support for the IRA and denied the Bosnian genocide, and has refused to apologise for both.

When she was an MEP, it would have been fine as I don't think elected officials should be barred from these sort of things. I'm still not convinced we should ban people based on their views (unless they're inciting hatred/telling lies) but if extremists are to be given platforms then surely this should be made clear to the audience, at the very least? I haven't tuned in, but from the BBC Politics tweet, there's no mention of her previous exploits in the description of her
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Johnson blaming it on care homes
at 18:32 6 Jul 2020

It's not often I get seriously angry but this is taking the p1ss... Care homes didn't choose to accept Covid patients without testing them, that was his own govt's policy... plus support staff have been working much harder than he is during this crisis....

This is really below the belt, even for him

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/boris-johnson-sparks-anger-blaming-223114
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Can anyone give me a hand with CV/Cover Letters?
at 11:11 6 Jul 2020

I'm applying for a job as a constituency support officer for an MP in Wales. It's the bottom rung of the ladder and the description describes it as a good opportunity to "gain experience", but as my previous employment isn't in the subject area I'm not really sure where to start? Of course my degree is in the correct area, and I possess sufficient communication skills (which seems to be the most important attribute), but might be quite difficult to beef up my application

Also not 100% sure how to not repeat my CV in the Cover letter? It's been a while since I've written one.

I'm 99% sure I won't get it as I'm still doing my degree (although will of course defer if I'm successful) and it'll likely go to a graduate but I'm going to ask if I can do a week or two's work experience in June if I'm unsuccessful, which is something I was going to do anyway.

It's largely an attempt to get my foot in the door, although I'd obviously like to get the job.
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Trump or Biden?
at 14:11 3 Jul 2020

If you had a gun to your head and had to predict which way it'll swing, what outcome do you predict ? I think Trump's in serious trouble and is making the same errors as Corbyn did in 2019. Sounds odd to make that comparison, but here's my working


https://www.thingscanonlygetbetter.online/post/donald-trump-is-a-right-wing-corb
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If anyone was in any doubt that the far right and far left...
at 23:32 2 Jul 2020

... are the opposite cheek of the same arse, I give you exhibit A

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Another shadow ministerial sacking may be coming
at 23:25 27 Jun 2020

I disagree with Rowling’s comments and I’m in support of self-ID for transgenders, but these comments are particularly nasty... can’t go around accusing people of exploiting their sexual assault. It’s hardly his first offence with regards to extreme comments either.

Again, it’s not a factional thing, I’d be happy to give his position to someone else on the left of the party, it’s about standards.


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First time since October 2007 that a Labour leader has been ahead
at 21:03 27 Jun 2020

... in the "Who would make the best PM?" poll

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