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UK PoliGAF thread of tell me about the rabbits again, Dave.

CyclopsRock

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I think that's partly because the left is fucked.
Trying to find answers when the power of institutions have been weakened, when the people don't really trust the state is difficult.

Labour will shift to follow the tories tail again, there's not much to debate really.

IMO It's because the coalition was just so, bloody, stonkingly good. Nothing to discuss in heaven!
 

Number45

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I really hope we get a lot more posters from the Election thread engaged over on our normal threads. Im sure that will balance things out more on a consistent basis.
I intend to contribute, although I'm new to it all so I'll be learning as I go!
 

PJV3

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IMO It's because the coalition was just so, bloody, stonkingly good. Nothing to discuss in heaven!

I'm hoping the SNP spice things up, and the Libdem's are free agents again, I should try and be a bit more positive really.

It's a shame the SNP aren't the official opposition, you would be knee deep in lefties to argue with.
 

dapperbandit

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I really hope we get a lot more posters from the Election thread engaged over on our normal threads. Im sure that will balance things out more on a consistent basis.

It's been calm and reserved in here though, with the occasional flare up or dispute from time to time.

I'd rather not have the thread inundated with hysteria, hyperbole and omens of doom as we've seen in the election OT.

Just my opinion.

But perhaps it's just a passing reaction to the result, maybe people will cool their shit and become accustomed to their oppression.
 

tomtom94

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Chuka Umunna has withdrawn from the Labour party leadership contest.

As someone who thought he was too much of a Blairite I'm reasonably delighted, although that makes it more likely Burnham will get the job. Apparently he's citing "pressure" which is presumably code for either 'I couldn't get enough MPs' or 'the Mail were threatening to leak something'.
 

Jezbollah

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As someone who thought he was too much of a Blairite I'm reasonably delighted, although that makes it more likely Burnham will get the job. Apparently he's citing "pressure" which is presumably code for either 'I couldn't get enough MPs' or 'the Mail were threatening to leak something'.

There seems to be a story around about to be revealed so I think you're spot on there.
 

War Peaceman

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Chuka was never a threat. He's just not very good. He leaves a nice first impression but after that, nothing. It is a shame but that's how it is. Burnham and Cooper are the only proper candidates right now and both are tainted.

I really wish Jarvis was up for it. Jarvis pls respond. Your country needs you
 

CyclopsRock

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Chuka was never a threat. He's just not very good. He leaves a nice first impression but after that, nothing. It is a shame but that's how it is. Burnham and Cooper are the only proper candidates right now and both are tainted.

I really wish Jarvis was up for it. Jarvis pls respond. Your country needs you

Boris vs Jarvis, the 2020 showdown.
 

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I hope it opens up a bit more. I did get the impression sometimes it was a bit like the backroom of the Conservative Club with a couple of interlopers. Mea culpa partly.

Well in that sense it accurately reflects the state of popular political discourse in the UK at the moment.
 

PJV3

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Labour hopes are resting on a man who has only been an MP for a week (it's a bit sad for a party with its history) he was shit hot as director of public prosecutions, give it to him.
 
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why is this idiot even in the labour party? she sound a much better fit for the tories.

She's Blairite even by Blairite standards. From the rumours I'm hearing, she's struggling to get the votes necessary for nomination; certainly doesn't have 35 yet which means she has the support of well under 15% of the PLP which is further to the right than the Labour Party at large anyway. I wouldn't worry too much. Honestly, at this point it's going to Burnham and he's going to walk it.
 

tomtom94

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Javid is another one of those politicians who I just don't understand... your father came to Britain with nothing in his pocket and the kindness of a stranger helped him up, which made you love Britain so much you want to claim anyone who does the same is a benefits scrounger?

In any case, good on the Cabinet for drawing the line, I guess? Scary what they let her get away with normally and ridiculous that she's allowed to just cite "extremist content" as some kind of catch-all justification.
 

Tak3n

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I'm all for it.
letting food go to waste is absolutely disgusting!

a lot of supermarkets also bleach their food, they treat their skips like some sort of justification of righteous justification against poor people, petrified that you might get food from their skips rather than pay for it
 

CyclopsRock

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a lot of supermarkets also bleach their food, they treat their skips like some sort of justification of righteous justification against poor people, petrified that you might get food from their skips rather than pay for it

You'd like to imagine they wouldn't do this if they were forced to give it away, though.

That said, I'm not entirely sure how much food they throw away that's edible by their standards - like, I know there's a difference between "sell by" and "edible" but doesn't it make a mockery of the system (lol) if you're just giving poor people the food in sell-by purgatory? I mean, surely that means it is safe. So why can't they sell it?
 

anonymous_abc

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You'd like to imagine they wouldn't do this if they were forced to give it away, though.

That said, I'm not entirely sure how much food they throw away that's edible by their standards - like, I know there's a difference between "sell by" and "edible" but doesn't it make a mockery of the system (lol) if you're just giving poor people the food in sell-by purgatory? I mean, surely that means it is safe. So why can't they sell it?

In Germany it is not allowed to donate food which is past its sell by date, which in most cases is a great shame and just silly.
 

Walshicus

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They're also talking about using food that wouldn't be edible for composting and animal feed. Which would probably be a good chunk of what gets thrown.
 

Tak3n

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I used a chicken Korma sauce from 2011 I found in my cupboard the other day, it was perfectly fine
 

Walshicus

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I learned a few months back that tea comes with an expiry date - noticed that the Ceylon I'd kept in my work draw had a Best Before of sometime in 2009...
 

CyclopsRock

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I learned a few months back that tea comes with an expiry date - noticed that the Ceylon I'd kept in my work draw had a Best Before of sometime in 2009...

When I went to China I bought my dad back some tea that opened up like a petal in the water. That was in 2009 and to this day he insists that, one day, he'll try it... That went out of date several years ago which I was surprised at too, given it's just dried leaves.
 

Lirlond

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My experience in supermarkets is that bread is sent to be made into animal feed and any food which is "waste" is sent to a large digester and turned into compost.

There is a huge amount of perfectly edible food just thrown away due to trading law, pasta and rice with a small hole in the packet for example, that we legally cannot sell. Would be great if we could give that to food banks or charities.
 

Dr Zhivago

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http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/may/21/mays-plan-to-censor-tv-programmes-condemned-by-tory-cabinet-colleague

Interesting story.

A bit of a cabinet fall out over May and her plans to censor broadcasters.




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Walshicus

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Baffling article in today's Evening Standard by Isabel Oakeshott suggesting that pro Europeans are noisier and more organised than euro sceptics.
Not sure what planet she's on...