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    Default British General Election 14 October



    First General Election to not be held on a Thursday since 1931. Let us hope the results are as auspicious. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1931_U...neral_election
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    Being upset is understandable, but be upset at yourself for poor planning, not at the world by acting like a spoiled bitch during an interview.

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    I love the idea doing the rounds that 14 Oct was chosen because some aide looked at the calendar on their phone and was accidentally looking at November

    Spoiler:
    Sadly not true, the date has logic.
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    Haha, no election on the 14th of October it is then.

    Boris couldn't get together an orgy in a brothel.
    Greece shows us that there is a kind of politician worse than the ones that break their election promises; the ones that keep their election promises.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steely Glint View Post
    It's actually the original French billion, which is bi-million, which is a million to the power of 2. We adopted the word, and then they changed it, presumably as revenge for Crecy and Agincourt, and then the treasonous Americans adopted the new French usage and spread it all over the world. And now we have to use it.

    And that's Why I'm Voting Leave.

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    Never more pathetic.
    “Humanity's greatest advances are not in its discoveries, but in how those discoveries are applied to reduce inequity.”
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    Desperate, transparent stuff.

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    Poundshop Trump:

    Last edited by Aimless; 09-05-2019 at 05:48 PM.
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    OMG while announcing increased funding for the Police, the Prime Minister stood in front of Police. No PM has ever stood in front of the police/military/nurses/doctors/children before!






    Completely unprecedented.
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    Strong evidence that dickheads like posing with people in uniform.
    Some people are too dense to bother with

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    It is noteworthy, because the context and content of the speech make it clear that a speech that should've focused on funding and recruiting more police officers (in itself little more than a populist gimmick intended to distract the public from irresponsible governance) was instead repurposed as a Trumpian display to arouse authoritarians in the public in furtherance of his Brexit agenda.

    The photo of Cameron is from a visit to British troops in Afghanistan, where he addressed the troops about the war. The photo of Blair is from a speech addressing British troops. The photo of Brown is from a visit to Basra, where he addressed British troops. Even the photo of May is from a non-political event, when she hosted the police bravery award ceremony. Posing for a photo with soldiers and police isn't all that controversial, but doing so with the intention of exploiting them for a political speech about unrelated and deeply divisive issues is controversial, and rightfully so. The govt. is hijacking the police for political shenanigans and that is quite disgraceful. You utter nimrod.
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    — Bill Gates

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    Unless its a different date the Brown photo is when he was addressing British troops while campaigning for an election.
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    The photo was taken in October of 2007.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aimless View Post
    The photo was taken in October of 2007.
    Yes, while campaigning for the election that never was.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Premie...t_never_was%22
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    Being upset is understandable, but be upset at yourself for poor planning, not at the world by acting like a spoiled bitch during an interview.

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    https://www.theguardian.com/politics...ervatives.iraq

    Naked electioneering just days before Brown cancelled the election.

    https://www.newstatesman.com/blogs/c...ority-increase
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    You're free to speculate all you like, but no election had been officially announced, and, unless you have credible evidence suggesting he used British troops as a backdrop for a campaign speech or otherwise blatantly partisan speech addressing the public, you don't have a leg to stand on. That he may have used the announcement itself as an electioneering opportunity is less severe an offense than using the soldiers themselves as authoritarian props for a partisan speech, but, if you disagree, then you should by rights be critical of Johnson as well.
    “Humanity's greatest advances are not in its discoveries, but in how those discoveries are applied to reduce inequity.”
    — Bill Gates

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    You're being blatantly partisan and hypocritical.

    His team had completely briefed that there would be an election then did this as a major publicity stunt during Tory Conference that backfired badly and then the next day Cameron gave a confident speech, by the end of the week the polls turned and he was forced into a humiliating interview where he cancelled the election saying it wasn't planned which was a blatant lie nobody believed. And his credibility was shot from there and he never recovered.

    Check Oct 2007 here.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ominous Gamer View Post
    Being upset is understandable, but be upset at yourself for poor planning, not at the world by acting like a spoiled bitch during an interview.

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    Those halcyon days where simply lying about whether or not you're going to call an election was enough to tank your opinion polls.
    I'll lend you my essence for your rusted throne, and you could bring back the light to the last home of civilisation without which I'm gone
    So take this godsoul to bring forth a new dawn, I'll forgive the death you've earned, the cities you've burned, the lessons we've learned
    For all that remains, just sacrifice me. I'll hide away in a castle on the sea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RandBlade View Post
    You're being blatantly partisan and hypocritical.

    His team had completely briefed that there would be an election then did this as a major publicity stunt during Tory Conference that backfired badly and then the next day Cameron gave a confident speech, by the end of the week the polls turned and he was forced into a humiliating interview where he cancelled the election saying it wasn't planned which was a blatant lie nobody believed. And his credibility was shot from there and he never recovered.

    Check Oct 2007 here.
    So the conclusion is that you condemn Johnson for his even more disgusting display, forgive Cameron and May for their innocuous and also unrelated photo ops?
    “Humanity's greatest advances are not in its discoveries, but in how those discoveries are applied to reduce inequity.”
    — Bill Gates

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    No I don't condemn any politician for politicking, especially when they're being honest about it.

    If there is an election expect to see bombarded with photos of Corbyn surrounded by nurses etc, etc
    Quote Originally Posted by Ominous Gamer View Post
    Being upset is understandable, but be upset at yourself for poor planning, not at the world by acting like a spoiled bitch during an interview.

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    "In a field where an overlooked bug could cost millions, you want people who will speak their minds, even if they’re sometimes obnoxious about it."

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    The Conservative Party is in a genuinely sorry state:
    “Humanity's greatest advances are not in its discoveries, but in how those discoveries are applied to reduce inequity.”
    — Bill Gates

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    Jezza being too chicken to let the voters choose is a more sorry state. Good on the Tories for taking pot shots at the coward.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ominous Gamer View Post
    Being upset is understandable, but be upset at yourself for poor planning, not at the world by acting like a spoiled bitch during an interview.

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    Lmao you truly have turned into a boomer meme
    “Humanity's greatest advances are not in its discoveries, but in how those discoveries are applied to reduce inequity.”
    — Bill Gates

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    You're a partisan hack. There's a long history of mocking political opponents as chickens if they act like chickens.




    Some take it in better humour than others
    Quote Originally Posted by Ominous Gamer View Post
    Being upset is understandable, but be upset at yourself for poor planning, not at the world by acting like a spoiled bitch during an interview.

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    So the Conservative Party is finally living up to the high standards for lame grandpa-thrilling memes set by... UKIP and the Daily Mirror.

    Like I said - sorry state. Thank you for proving my point.

    “Humanity's greatest advances are not in its discoveries, but in how those discoveries are applied to reduce inequity.”
    — Bill Gates

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    They're poking fun of their opponents on Twitter because it works yes. Memes work.

    If Corbyn is too chicken to face the ballot box let him suffer for that. Why treat him with kid gloves?
    Quote Originally Posted by Ominous Gamer View Post
    Being upset is understandable, but be upset at yourself for poor planning, not at the world by acting like a spoiled bitch during an interview.

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    At least their Photoshop job was better than the Sun's



    Like, this is best selling Newspaper in the UK. You'd think they could afford a guy who knows how to Photoshop at least a bit.
    I'll lend you my essence for your rusted throne, and you could bring back the light to the last home of civilisation without which I'm gone
    So take this godsoul to bring forth a new dawn, I'll forgive the death you've earned, the cities you've burned, the lessons we've learned
    For all that remains, just sacrifice me. I'll hide away in a castle on the sea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RandBlade View Post
    They're poking fun of their opponents on Twitter because it works yes. Memes work.

    If Corbyn is too chicken to face the ballot box let him suffer for that. Why treat him with kid gloves?
    So, what's the line going to be when you try and use this to harm him at the ballot box? "Corbyn is too chicken have this election we are now having, even though it is only happening because he agreed to have it, since we threw our own majority away due to our deep personal stupidity"
    I'll lend you my essence for your rusted throne, and you could bring back the light to the last home of civilisation without which I'm gone
    So take this godsoul to bring forth a new dawn, I'll forgive the death you've earned, the cities you've burned, the lessons we've learned
    For all that remains, just sacrifice me. I'll hide away in a castle on the sea.

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    ♫ hello darkness my old friend
    I'll lend you my essence for your rusted throne, and you could bring back the light to the last home of civilisation without which I'm gone
    So take this godsoul to bring forth a new dawn, I'll forgive the death you've earned, the cities you've burned, the lessons we've learned
    For all that remains, just sacrifice me. I'll hide away in a castle on the sea.

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    “Humanity's greatest advances are not in its discoveries, but in how those discoveries are applied to reduce inequity.”
    — Bill Gates

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