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    Highgate reacted to GboroRam in The Politics Thread 2019   
    I'm sure if we had a Conservative government with a majority, everything would have worked out fine. 
    Er... 
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    Highgate got a reaction from angieram in Can Cocu Do It?   
    We aren't going to challenge for promotion this season.  It's not realistic with our squad of players.  Let's see what Cocu can manage this season and assess his performance in May.  To even talk about a sacking now is totally reactionary in my opinion. 
    Long season ahead, hopefully we will see an a gradual improvement in performance as the season develops.  That's all we can realistically ask for at this stage as there are plenty of more talented squads in this division.
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    Highgate got a reaction from Carnero in Can Cocu Do It?   
    We aren't going to challenge for promotion this season.  It's not realistic with our squad of players.  Let's see what Cocu can manage this season and assess his performance in May.  To even talk about a sacking now is totally reactionary in my opinion. 
    Long season ahead, hopefully we will see an a gradual improvement in performance as the season develops.  That's all we can realistically ask for at this stage as there are plenty of more talented squads in this division.
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    Highgate reacted to Tombo in Can Cocu Do It?   
    Whatever happens with Cocu, we need to stop this rubbish about not understanding English football.
    He's watched a lot of footage. He's watched a lot of football. He understands football, English or otherwise, better than any one of you lot.
    It's our first ever foreign manager and people want to boot him out on the grounds that he's foreign so obviously he doesn't understand. At best this is misguided, at worst its outright xenophobic. It needs to stop.
    And if anyone else brings up Frank De Boer like it has any relation to Cocu, I swear I will hunt you down and do some damage (this is a joke, pls don't ban)
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    Highgate got a reaction from Jimbo Ram in Can Cocu Do It?   
    We aren't going to challenge for promotion this season.  It's not realistic with our squad of players.  Let's see what Cocu can manage this season and assess his performance in May.  To even talk about a sacking now is totally reactionary in my opinion. 
    Long season ahead, hopefully we will see an a gradual improvement in performance as the season develops.  That's all we can realistically ask for at this stage as there are plenty of more talented squads in this division.
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    Highgate got a reaction from IslandExile in Can Cocu Do It?   
    We aren't going to challenge for promotion this season.  It's not realistic with our squad of players.  Let's see what Cocu can manage this season and assess his performance in May.  To even talk about a sacking now is totally reactionary in my opinion. 
    Long season ahead, hopefully we will see an a gradual improvement in performance as the season develops.  That's all we can realistically ask for at this stage as there are plenty of more talented squads in this division.
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    Highgate got a reaction from Derby4Me in Can Cocu Do It?   
    We aren't going to challenge for promotion this season.  It's not realistic with our squad of players.  Let's see what Cocu can manage this season and assess his performance in May.  To even talk about a sacking now is totally reactionary in my opinion. 
    Long season ahead, hopefully we will see an a gradual improvement in performance as the season develops.  That's all we can realistically ask for at this stage as there are plenty of more talented squads in this division.
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    Highgate got a reaction from Ted McMinn Football Genius in Can Cocu Do It?   
    We aren't going to challenge for promotion this season.  It's not realistic with our squad of players.  Let's see what Cocu can manage this season and assess his performance in May.  To even talk about a sacking now is totally reactionary in my opinion. 
    Long season ahead, hopefully we will see an a gradual improvement in performance as the season develops.  That's all we can realistically ask for at this stage as there are plenty of more talented squads in this division.
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    Highgate reacted to cosmic in Charlton Athletic (A) Match Thread   
    Bennett is as much a natural finisher as he is a tee totaller. 
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    Highgate reacted to Paul71 in The Politics Thread 2019   
    Yes i do tend to believe Cameron when he says boris only backed leave for personal gain.
     
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    Highgate got a reaction from ariotofmyown in The Politics Thread 2019   
    Unless it helps get Johnson re-elected as prime minister in the next General Election.  
    He is single minded, I'll give him that.  It's all about him...it always has been.
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    Highgate reacted to Angry Ram in The Politics Thread 2019   
    Yeah that's all well and good but you do have red socks.. So Labour bias is applicable 😂
     
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    Highgate got a reaction from i-Ram in The Politics Thread 2019   
    We have the Labour party in Ireland too, the only party that has remained from pre-independence times.  They still have the same symbol as your Labour party, and probably surely similar policies, although they are wholly independent now. In 25 years of voting in elections here, I've never voted for a Labour Party candidate once.  Not in General Elections, not in European Elections, not in Local Elections.  Not once. 
    I've voted for the Green Party and I've voted for Independents.  I can emphatically reject that I have a Labour Party bias.
    Go back up and read up the original post of if you must.  It wasn't suggested that I had a left of centre bias.  I was accused of having a Labour bias.  If he intended to say left of centre bias but just misspoke (as you seem to suggest) then it was a pretty redundant point anyway, given that his bias from the other side is at least as pronounced as mine.
    Incidentally, the revelation that you have US Republican bias is the least surprising revelation of this whole thread 🙂
     
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    Highgate got a reaction from Red_Dawn in The Politics Thread 2019   
    You are entirely right and your point reminds me George Carlin
     
     
    However, often when people say..I'm proud to be...whatever, they are not usually claiming that it's better than anywhere else or that deserve any special credit. Just simply that they have a love for their own country, it is their home, and they are concerned about it welfare.   And that's totally fine with me.
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    Highgate got a reaction from SchtivePesley in The Politics Thread 2019   
    We have the Labour party in Ireland too, the only party that has remained from pre-independence times.  They still have the same symbol as your Labour party, and probably surely similar policies, although they are wholly independent now. In 25 years of voting in elections here, I've never voted for a Labour Party candidate once.  Not in General Elections, not in European Elections, not in Local Elections.  Not once. 
    I've voted for the Green Party and I've voted for Independents.  I can emphatically reject that I have a Labour Party bias.
    Go back up and read up the original post of if you must.  It wasn't suggested that I had a left of centre bias.  I was accused of having a Labour bias.  If he intended to say left of centre bias but just misspoke (as you seem to suggest) then it was a pretty redundant point anyway, given that his bias from the other side is at least as pronounced as mine.
    Incidentally, the revelation that you have US Republican bias is the least surprising revelation of this whole thread 🙂
     
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    Highgate reacted to uttoxram75 in The Politics Thread 2019   
    Proud to be English as well. I want the people of my country to be free of poverty. Its great that we are all on the same side.👍
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    Highgate got a reaction from GboroRam in The Politics Thread 2019   
    It's pretty much exactly what you said in the post I read. 
    Labour bias?  I've never even voted in a UK election.
    It seems to me that the Conservatives surely deserve the lion's share of the blame if you are concerned with costs to Britain.  Given that they proposed the referendum (despite not really taking it seriously). Then they were then in government when it came to implementing it and have so far failed to deliver.  If that has been the thrust of your previous posts then it's fine to have a pop at Labour too I suppose.  If not, then I think it's you who is displaying bias.
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    Highgate got a reaction from GboroRam in The Politics Thread 2019   
    Strange to single out the opposition for criticism too, you would have thought the party in government might have borne some of the responsibility. Apparently not, it's all Corbyn's fault. 
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    Highgate got a reaction from Grumpy Git in The Politics Thread 2019   
    Strange to single out the opposition for criticism too, you would have thought the party in government might have borne some of the responsibility. Apparently not, it's all Corbyn's fault. 
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    Highgate reacted to uttoxram75 in The Politics Thread 2019   
    Referendum to leave the EU was called by a Tory Prime Minister in 2016 who then stepped down after the vote.
    The next Tory Prime Minister's deal to leave was voted against by the ERG, a group of far right Tories who wanted a no deal Brexit.
    If the Tory party had stuck together, Brexit would be done and dusted.
    Labour have been out of government since 2010, yet its Labour's fault that Brexit is a mess.......maybe a tad of Tory bias going on there Norm?
     
    Corbyn has been a weak leader of the opposition in my opinion.
    He under estimated the powerful lobby's against him from within his own party. By his support for a Palestinian state he guaranteed the influential Labour Friends of Israel group would oppose him no matter what his policies were on anything else.
    He should have concentrated on core policies of taking back control of the NHS, Transport, Education, Power and Water and not allowed himself to distracted by fringe policies that the Tory media seized upon to drive a wedge between the working class. The Tories have no principles of lying or omitting details about unpopular plans (Tories promise to increase spending on NHS when they mean extra money for multinational companies profiteering from the NHS).
    I think Corbyn is a principled, decent, civilised bloke who opposes war, racism and poverty as a natural, human position. 
    I also think he's too naive to be a modern politician. He's fully aware of the sinister forces against him but made it too easy for them to demonise  him.
    My hope is that the Labour Party, post Corbyn, will continue to fight for the people it was created for in the first place going forward and not taken back by a Tory- lite faction that allowed the right to decimate public services and so created the anger of ordinary people that led to Brexit.
    There is no point in civilisation and democracy if it doesn't use the combined strength of the people to eradicate poverty and suffering. We got very close to doing just that in our much maligned little island at one point. We could do it again if we stuck together but I fear the ruling class have found a way to divide us.
    Corbyn's biggest threat to the current ruling class is his opposition to war. War creates millions of refugees, refugees create racism and fear, without racism and fear, people may actually question the ones running the show when their lives are miserable....you know, the ones creating the wars and misery, not the ones who oppose it.
     
     
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    Highgate got a reaction from uttoxram75 in The Politics Thread 2019   
    Strange to single out the opposition for criticism too, you would have thought the party in government might have borne some of the responsibility. Apparently not, it's all Corbyn's fault. 
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    Highgate got a reaction from 1of4 in The Politics Thread 2019   
    Strange to single out the opposition for criticism too, you would have thought the party in government might have borne some of the responsibility. Apparently not, it's all Corbyn's fault. 
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    Highgate got a reaction from 86 Schmokes & a Pancake in The Politics Thread 2019   
    Strange to single out the opposition for criticism too, you would have thought the party in government might have borne some of the responsibility. Apparently not, it's all Corbyn's fault. 
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    Highgate reacted to 1of4 in The Politics Thread 2019   
    So he's leader of the opposition that voted consistently against May's deal . Was it not the leader of this present government along with some of his cabinet ministers and members of the ERG that flip-floped on their voting on May's deal. If these tory MPs had have supported their then leader, brexit may not have been delayed so saving us all those millions.
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    Highgate got a reaction from 1of4 in The Politics Thread 2019   
    It's pretty much exactly what you said in the post I read. 
    Labour bias?  I've never even voted in a UK election.
    It seems to me that the Conservatives surely deserve the lion's share of the blame if you are concerned with costs to Britain.  Given that they proposed the referendum (despite not really taking it seriously). Then they were then in government when it came to implementing it and have so far failed to deliver.  If that has been the thrust of your previous posts then it's fine to have a pop at Labour too I suppose.  If not, then I think it's you who is displaying bias.
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