CWC1983 reacted to Mostyn6 in The Politics Thread 2019
A couple of days to the election and I generally have never felt so detached from those wanting power.
It comes down to basically which liar you believe the most.
Tories have had 9 years in power and have proven to complicitly cruel manslaughterers selling off everything to line the pockets of their mates, whilst suggesting Labour sold off everything years before!
Labour just seem to be a mess, they have no true identity due to the Tory-lite Blairites undermining Corbyn's political stance.
The way I am going to look at is this:- Whoever you vote for is full of Bamford, but which is most likely to make things worse on a human level? It's time to remember about humanity, about the children of the future. People focusing on short-term gain, aren't realising that the kids now will be the ones running things when you're an old man. Starve them of a decent upbringing and you reap what you sow.
CWC1983 reacted to Ambitious in The Politics Thread 2019
This is the sort of bolleaux that has really put me off about this election campaign. Both the Tories and Labour lie, manipulate situations to highlight deficiencies in each other's campaigns or leadership. I understand it's part of politics. It just bores the living **** out of me.
Johnson handles an interview poorly regarding a 4 year old sleeping on the floor of a hospital. Low and behold, the same day, someone linked to him is attacked by 'leftie hooligans' that, unfortunately for the conservatives, is shown up as nothing more than a political set up to discredit the opposition. How can anyone say that these the actions of trustworthy leadership? Sly and underhand as they come.
CWC1983 reacted to B4ev6is in I went to peter pan pantio mine
Well I went to peter pan pantiomine and it was really good fully enjoyed it apart from a fuse blew up and I did not like that and white noise I could hear it. My mun just huggied me and said it was okay. I had my hands over my ears I was trying my best not to freak out as there a lot of little kids there and did not want to scare them. One women a nasty comment towards me I just wanted to say you got a probleam but like my mum said to me people dont understand my condation.
She said I am her peter pan boy that never grew up that is true about me.
CWC1983 reacted to BaaLocks in The Politics Thread 2019
1: Next World Cup we can bid for is in 2030, just in time to Get Brexit Done
2: Which nation will we unite by bringing the World Cup Home? Wales? Scotland? Northern Ireland?
They seriously post this bilge water and expect people to read it and then be motivated to vote for them? Utter, utter garbage.
CWC1983 reacted to Sexydadbod in Boxing Thread
I actually prefer it with no commentary, at least without the commentary from the sky team because they’re all always incredibly biased, Johnny nelson, Adam Smith, Tony Bellew, Carl Froch, the lot of them. It wasn’t so much a problem in this fight because we all knew AJ deserved to win but they always let their bias get in the way of their commentary. Bellew said a few weeks ago that Canelo will be terrified of Callum Smith after his masterclass against Ryder, when anyone who saw that fight, would say that Ryder battered Callum Smith.
They should introduce Pauli malignaggi more, he’s always the only one who is unbiased. I can’t remember which fight it was, it might have been Usyk v Bellew but Pauli actually called the rest of the commentary team about their BS because they were over scoring the scorecards and said we shouldn’t be looking to give him rounds just because he’s British and you want him to him.
CWC1983 reacted to 86 Schmokes & a Pancake in Boxing Thread
No great fan of Wilder's as the man has far more chat than technical ability, but he does have the heaviest hands in the game right now. Ruiz is very durable but far from mobile, especially when he's tipping the scales at over 20 stone. Wilder lays him out for me and Ruiz would struggle to lay a glove on Fury whom whilst lacking the power of Wilder and AJ, has more technical ability than either of them. For the time being, Ruiz is on the outside with no obvious fast route back in.
CWC1983 got a reaction from 86 Schmokes & a Pancake in The Politics Thread 2019
Don't rise to the troll.
Theres been good debate on this thread and its good to see different points of view being put across.
However, there are some treating this election and this thread like supporting a football team, where its about picking a side, sticking with them and not listening to anyone else's point of view. Blind faith.
CWC1983 reacted to Paul71 in The Politics Thread 2019
I have had a brief read and don't get it myself.
You are either capable of doing the job or not.
Clearly people with any form of disability are capable of doing a whole range of jobs. Its obvious that some jobs you cannot do if you have a disability.
I am colour blind so I am unable to do a range of jobs. I don't moan about it.
But if someone is happy to employee someone with disabilities to do a job, whatever that disability, then they should be paid the going wage.
By giving the option to work at a lower rate people (employers) will abuse it.
I cannot believe she felt it was a good idea to post this article, or try and defend it.
CWC1983 reacted to ariotofmyown in The Politics Thread 2019
I've been a bit busy over the last week or so and not really read the news or this thread. I'm more than bored by this election now and nothing new seems to have happened for the last week or so.
Still hopeful of a hung parliament with a remainish Coalition. Don't really understand why the non-far right parties aren't standing together to keep the lunatics out and have a non-extreme approach to Brexit. Seems to me that Labour have the most sensible Brexit strategy and can't understand why the remain parties didn't sort out a sensible policy together. Immediately revoking article 50 may be what I ultimately want but it's going to turn off Brexit moderates. 2nd referendum seems so obvious.
Trump/Brexit style electioneering combined with unaccountable social media seems to have pushed politics into a position where it cannot continue in it's current form. We need some great reforms or else we could be heading towards a place with little or no hope.
CWC1983 reacted to reverendo de duivel in The Politics Thread 2019
Speak for yourself.
I'd rather take a lower wage, and know the most vulnerable, needy and disadvantaged of the society I live in get to enjoy at least the basic standard of living that the 5th largest economy in the world could easily support.
Near on a decade of Tory rule, and what progress has been made under the small state mantra?
Rising levels of homelessness, disabled people treated like second class subjects and refused the benefits they're entitled to on the say so of a private company's healthcare assessments, stopping much needed help only for the large majority to be overturned on appeal, months later and when some have been driven to suicide by the delay.
Every single NHS target missed over multiple years, whether waiting times in A&E, referral to a specialist, start of cancer treatment or even how long you'll wait for an ambulance.
Far less doctors, nurses and GP's than was promised, and certainly far less than needed.
The privatised Probation system, which required multiple bailouts before even the government gave up the ghost and began bringing it back in house, but not before it allowed convicted criminals back into society with minimal checks on whether the individual was safe, supported and ready to be released.
The dismantling of the legal aid system, which means amongst other things Dominic Raab can tell a Norfolk couple they'll have to fund the pursuit of the American serviceman's wife who killed their son by running him down while on the wrong side of the road, that they'll have to chase justice at their own cost.
Justice is still accessible, as long as you can afford it, if not tough.
Still, the growth of foodbanks shows not everything is going backwards.
Part One rant over!
CWC1983 reacted to 86 Schmokes & a Pancake in The Politics Thread 2019
Agree with most of this Paul but I think you'll find most Labour supporters have a deal of time for John Major and respect and acknowledge his key role in delivering the Good Friday Agreement. Interestingly he was much derided amongst Tories for being a bit of a 'grey man' in much the same way as Corbyn is among some Labour supporters now, a criticism that's never made any sense to me.
in any case, not all of us Labour voters have always voted labour, nor are we all the rabid Trots that some would have you believe! Policies first! Some of us just sincerely want a different future to that we're offered by the current Tory government and nothing more or less than that. Unfortunately social media only serves to define a chasm that may not in all reality even exist.
CWC1983 got a reaction from bigbadbob in The Politics Thread 2019
Listened to the first 30mins of the debate on the radio tonight.
It was good that there wasnt the usual cheerleading from the crowd.
I tried to listen without any bias and give credit for actually speaking positively rather than whataboutery.
The conservative and brexit representatives were terrible, the labour one only slightly better.
Swinson, to my surprise spoke well, as did Sturgeon and the Plaid Cymru person.
Star of the show for me tonight and over the past week has been Caroline Lucas.