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    GboroRam got a reaction from ariotofmyown in The Politics Thread 2019   
    Honestly it's hard for me to answer. 
    I'm not a black woman growing up with racists around me, so I don't feel I can tell her how to feel about her experiences. But they don't sit easy with me. 
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    GboroRam got a reaction from Norman in The Politics Thread 2019   
    Sounds bad. Hope there's more to it than that.
    Legal action has been misused for a long time, it needs addressing. 
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    GboroRam got a reaction from Norman in The Politics Thread 2019   
    Honestly it's hard for me to answer. 
    I'm not a black woman growing up with racists around me, so I don't feel I can tell her how to feel about her experiences. But they don't sit easy with me. 
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    GboroRam reacted to Bound 2 tease in The Politics Thread 2019   
    It's Glasgow, and an unofficial pro Independence protest . Scots not wanting to recognise BJ as their PM, because he instantly dismissed the SNP's request for a 2nd referendum.
    A bit rowdy , but nothing serious.
    Antifa are about as dangerous as Class War were in the 80's, if you give them any oxygen , then you are an idiot, as is the chap in the "kill Tories Jacket"
     
    It's amazing, the election is over , yet the right wing  members of this forum still have their agendas,  all too willing to believe any distortion of the truth .
     
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    GboroRam got a reaction from Highgate in The Politics Thread 2019   
    Had a look. Really there's not, if you are looking for English language sites. For example there's not a single event in London. 
    The demo looks to me like an SWP attention seeker. Nothing new in that, and I know what they are like. Back in the 90s they were the face of the Anti Racist Alliance, which was a recruiting front for the SWP. I get it, the hard left think they can capitalise on the disillusioned Momentum members, and they want to appeal to the angry youth. But their methods will alienate more than they recruit, so it's counter productive long term. But if the SWP recruit another 10 paper sellers, they'll see it as a win. 
    I still think Antifa is a red herring. Plenty of anti racist and anti fascist groups, but I don't think Antifa have much of a presence in the UK. 
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    GboroRam got a reaction from TimRam in The Politics Thread 2019   
    Only because there aren't many actual people in the SWP. 
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    GboroRam reacted to maxjam in The Politics Thread 2019   
    Say no to racism placard - admirable
    Kill Tories now on the back of his jacket - not so admirable

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    GboroRam got a reaction from SchtivePesley in The Politics Thread 2019   
    I thought the posters and placards said Socialist Workers "Party", didn't see Antifa once. 
    Show me the SWPs policies on private capital, on nationalism, on class? Or stop misusing the word fascist. 
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    GboroRam got a reaction from SchtivePesley in The Politics Thread 2019   
    How dare you deny a proud patriot his right to free speech? You're the fascist! 😂😂
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    GboroRam reacted to Angry Ram in The Politics Thread 2019   
    Perhaps you only want to see what you want to see.. Plenty of Antifa sites and groups on Facebook and Twitter.
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    GboroRam got a reaction from Norman in The Politics Thread 2019   
    My understanding is they really only poll those swing constituencies as they don't really need to know how each area will vote. Apparently it gives them all the accuracy they need.
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    GboroRam reacted to ossieram in The Politics Thread 2019   
    That works for me. We'd leave without a deal tomorrow if I had my way.
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    GboroRam reacted to SchtivePesley in The Politics Thread 2019   
    The lead paint in his shed
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    GboroRam reacted to WharfedaleRam in The Politics Thread 2019   
    Is it just me who can’t believe, after all the demos, all the ‘young people are strongly pro-EU’, all the apparent division and determination to have voices heard this time, that 33% of the great British public didn’t bother to vote?!
     
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    GboroRam reacted to SaintRam in The Politics Thread 2019   
    Lets have a good old fashioned civil war.
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    GboroRam got a reaction from sheeponacid in The Politics Thread 2019   
    Thinking of traditional Labour voters who switched to other parties.
    Some people couldn't support Labour because they believed Labour wouldn't or couldn't deliver Brexit.
    Some people couldn't support Labour because they perceive (rightly or wrongly) Corbyn is unelectable based on his popularity/Marxistness/failure to address antisemitism/looks like an old man/isn't a "leader" figure
    Some people couldn't support Labour because they believe the policies will cost them money
    I don't see many other reasons people voted, but what proportion the breakdown fell in. I think it was mostly the first.
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    GboroRam reacted to ariotofmyown in The Politics Thread 2019   
    If you found distasteful, you must have been even more appalled than me by Johnson's comments on letterboxes, watermelon smiles, bum boys, single mothers etc etc etc
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    GboroRam got a reaction from Norman in The Politics Thread 2019   
    Don't believe I did, maybe you're confusing me with someone else. I've always said I think a revote is a mistake as I don't think anyone has convinced people remaining is the right answer and leave would still win.
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    GboroRam got a reaction from SchtivePesley in The Politics Thread 2019   
    I think this is a view from within a little bubble., and I'd guess there's still around 50/50 support for leave/remain. To claim that there's a significant number of people who have changed their mind is probably wishful thinking. 
    Personally I think the result of a revote would be closer, but still in favour of leave. People have moved a little. Probably similar numbers have become aware that they weren't given the full story and feel leave isn't as straightforward as was intimated therefore have switched to remain, as those who want to uphold the original vote.
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    GboroRam got a reaction from Norman in The Politics Thread 2019   
    I think this is a view from within a little bubble., and I'd guess there's still around 50/50 support for leave/remain. To claim that there's a significant number of people who have changed their mind is probably wishful thinking. 
    Personally I think the result of a revote would be closer, but still in favour of leave. People have moved a little. Probably similar numbers have become aware that they weren't given the full story and feel leave isn't as straightforward as was intimated therefore have switched to remain, as those who want to uphold the original vote.
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    GboroRam reacted to JfR in Gruaniad anti-sports personality award for the Rams   
    YOU'LL NEVER SING THAT
    YOU'LL NEVER SING THAT
    GUARDIAN ANTI-SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNERS
    YOU'LL NEVER SING THAT
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    GboroRam reacted to Van Gritters in The Politics Thread 2019   
    The ones I know saw them as voting against Brexit and they blamed Corbyn for it.
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    GboroRam got a reaction from Van Gritters in The Politics Thread 2019   
    Thinking of traditional Labour voters who switched to other parties.
    Some people couldn't support Labour because they believed Labour wouldn't or couldn't deliver Brexit.
    Some people couldn't support Labour because they perceive (rightly or wrongly) Corbyn is unelectable based on his popularity/Marxistness/failure to address antisemitism/looks like an old man/isn't a "leader" figure
    Some people couldn't support Labour because they believe the policies will cost them money
    I don't see many other reasons people voted, but what proportion the breakdown fell in. I think it was mostly the first.
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    GboroRam got a reaction from SchtivePesley in The Politics Thread 2019   
    Thinking of traditional Labour voters who switched to other parties.
    Some people couldn't support Labour because they believed Labour wouldn't or couldn't deliver Brexit.
    Some people couldn't support Labour because they perceive (rightly or wrongly) Corbyn is unelectable based on his popularity/Marxistness/failure to address antisemitism/looks like an old man/isn't a "leader" figure
    Some people couldn't support Labour because they believe the policies will cost them money
    I don't see many other reasons people voted, but what proportion the breakdown fell in. I think it was mostly the first.
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    GboroRam got a reaction from TigerTedd in The Politics Thread 2019   
    I'm sort of in the same boat. I never thought Brexit was the big issue that it seems to have turned out, but I'm convinced the route of no deal is a stupid and damaging one. But we've given control to Boris, and if he goes for it, we get what we deserve. I'm accepting whatever happens, but don't expect me to say nothing if it turns out to be a disaster.
    My main concern is, if it's a disaster, who will Boris pin the blame on?
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