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    Not to mention that your bloody tabloids foster this "us versus them" type of thinking which is very much one of the reasons for Corbyn. Because any kind of moderate person will be labelled devil incarnate.
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    Being a horse's ass is a requirement for becoming PM:

    https://www.the-pool.com/news-views/...s-second-wrong
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    There's as much chance of JRM becoming PM as there is of me wearing a burqa for the rest of my life.
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    Absolutely disgraceful:

    https://mobile.twitter.com/MyDoncast...01015977738241

    The UK has completely lost its way, no good judgement left whatsoever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aimless View Post
    Absolutely disgraceful:

    https://mobile.twitter.com/MyDoncast...01015977738241

    The UK has completely lost its way, no good judgement left whatsoever.
    That's a really tough choice. I mean Spready Mercury I would go for any day of the week normally, a nod to an absolute legend and one of the greatest musicians of all time who left too soon.

    But Gritsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Anti Slip Machinery ... come on that's good. How often do we get a nod to Timmy Mallet, the greatest child's comic when I was growing up?

    I'm torn, I wouldn't know how to vote. Maybe lean towards Gritsy Bitsy.

    At least its not Gritty McGritface. That joke's been done to death.
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    God damn it now I have to change my vote to Spready. It's been 50-50 since I first saw the poll at 4000 votes. Looks like it'll be a clear mandate.
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    Gritsy Bitsy won, along with David Plowie.
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    I'm fond of Gritsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Anti Slip Machinery myself.
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    ICJ without a British judge for the first time since 1946. Interesting commentary on what's happening on the UN as well.
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    https://www.theguardian.com/politics...risk-of-defeat

    Most likely because Ken Clarke revealed the real reason for the proposal

    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Clarke
    “Presumably it's because it's got the word 'European' and 'rights' in it, and this was intended as a Daily Telegraph gesture to the hard right wing of my party.”
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    40% cut to FCO budget in one year :



    "Global Britain"
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    In your own graphic the rise in International Development in that year exceeds the fall in FCO spending.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RandBlade View Post
    In your own graphic the rise in International Development in that year exceeds the fall in FCO spending.
    Yes, some of those extra funds will, hopefully, be allocated to FCO--among others--later.



    In other news, after Andrew Neil's meltdown on Twitter last week, the Spectator has decided to take things to the next level. Keeping it classy:

    https://webcache.googleusercontent.c...&ct=clnk&gl=se

    Meghan Markle is unsuitable as his wife for the same reason that Wallis Simpson was unsuitable: she’s divorced and Harry’s grandmother is supreme governor of the CofE.

    [...]

    When the Queen dies, it will be pretty well impossible to invest the actual holder of the office of monarch with any real degree of respect. [...] Some of us will simply detach our respect for the office of monarch from the person who holds it when the Queen goes.

    Obviously, seventy years ago, Meghan Markle would have been the kind of woman the Prince would have had for a mistress, not a wife.

    [...]

    The immediate challenge though is for the CofE to devise a service to bless this particular union. Good luck with that.
    Some background:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/p...baby-boom.html

    But the figures don't suggest that Brits from all classes and communities are merrily procreating to the same extent. More than half the increase is attributable to mothers born outside the UK, and many of those mothers born here will be second generation immigrants. Of the indigenous mothers, many are in their twenties and some of the increase there is attributable to more generous benefits.

    [...]

    That's why organisations such as the Optimum Population Trust seem so beside the point, proselytising about how we shouldn't have more than two children. The people most likely to take their views to heart are the agonised Anglo-Saxon liberals, for whom excess fecundity is never going to be much of a problem in the first place. They don't seem to cut much ice with the Somali mothers you see in West London.
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    Despicable, this is why I despise Theresa May and the sooner we have a different Tory PM the better.
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    Here you go, a "different Tory PM": https://www.theguardian.com/politics...nnon-in-london
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    Only utter lunatics think that JRM is a potential PM or would get the backing of his fellow MPs that's a pre-requisite to becoming Party Leader.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RandBlade View Post
    Only utter lunatics think that JRM is a potential PM or would get the backing of his fellow MPs that's a pre-requisite to becoming Party Leader.
    No doubt JRM is a lunatic, but, regardless, this is a strategy many Tory MPs will want to pursue.

    In other news, this is the best defense of the pornservative MP that I've seen so far:

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    It's absolutely correct and the actions of the disgraced Police officers involved here are utterly contemptible.

    Firstly the original raid on Green's office was unforgiveable, ordered by a pawn of the government of the day against political opponents it was unprecedented and the action of a banana republic.
    Secondly the officer involved had to leave the force in disgrace and has continued to pursue a personal grudge against Green.
    Thirdly the "evidence" such as we have is meaningless and weak, "thumbnails" of porn images found in a browser.
    Fourthly no crime has been committed or alleged.
    Fifthly the officers involved were ordered to destroy all records as part of routine data protection laws etc and this was not done.

    These meaningless smears about something that is not a crime a decade after the fact without any semblance of real evidence should not be treated seriously and the ex-officers who are breaking the law here by breaking data protection laws and spreading unfounded smears are the real story. It is a disgrace.

    As much as I don't like him I would not support the Police raiding Jeremy Corbyn's office or one of his ministers then spreading smears about something that is not a crime.
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    ... please reread the tweet.
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    I read the Tweet, hence why I said "It's absolutely correct".

    The fact a site was accessed does not mean that a specific person accessed it, not that it even matters since it was a legal site a decade ago found in an unjustified politically motivated raid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RandBlade View Post
    I read the Tweet, hence why I said "It's absolutely correct".

    The fact a site was accessed does not mean that a specific person accessed it, not that it even matters since it was a legal site a decade ago found in an unjustified politically motivated raid.
    It's generally a breach of any IT or security policy to share your credentials. I imagine that's fairly important especially in his position.

    That said, I agree that the police should never release information they find during a search, that seems to me like a serious breach of privacy. Plus he wasn't doing anything illegal anyway - maybe improper and presumable against their iT policy, but not illegal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RandBlade View Post
    I read the Tweet, hence why I said "It's absolutely correct".

    The fact a site was accessed does not mean that a specific person accessed it, not that it even matters since it was a legal site a decade ago found in an unjustified politically motivated raid.
    For sod's sake one of your MPs has just publicly confessed to a gross and sustained violation of one of the most important principles of IT security.
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    So what? Do you think everyone in the world operates with perfect IT security?

    At my workplace we have a single account and everyone logs onto it with the same password.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aimless View Post
    For sod's sake one of your MPs has just publicly confessed to a gross and sustained violation of one of the most important principles of IT security.
    Depends on what the computer is used for, what it has access too, and whether the password(s) used there are used elsewhere as well.
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