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Peteinblack

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The Tax Payers Alliance, based at Tufton Street. Say no more.
Yes, the Taxpayers' Alliance has been strangely quiet about the £ billions spaffed on faulty gear and dodgy contracts during Covid.

It's a typically dodgy self-appointed Right-wing pressure group which gets lots of attention in the Tory press, and is treated as authoritative, when it clearly has its own ideological agenda.
 

Peteinblack

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The tories know this, which is why Sue Ellen and her gang want us to rip up all our commitments to international law, and join Russia and North Korea as pariah nations, governing by decree.

You get the feeling that if one of their own got done for drink driving they would seek to change the law so that it is not legal to prosecute a drunk tory. It really is 'this level' cockwomblery, now.

Burn them. BURN them.

Burn them.
And anyone who did demand prosecution would be denounced as 'politically-motivated' or pursuing a Woke agenda.

There were letters in The Sunday Times recently complaining that the current Covid inquiry was a witch-hunt against Boris Johnson by his political enemies and that we should 'move on' from allegations of law-breaking from 3 year ago.

So by that perverted logic, any allegations of criminality or illegality - drunk-driving, murder, sexual assault, stabbing, GBH, welfare fraud, etc - should not be investigated and prosecuted if they occurred more than 3 years ago.

This from supporters of the so-called Party of law-and-order.
 

nicko31

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Yes, the Taxpayers' Alliance has been strangely quiet about the £ billions spaffed on faulty gear and dodgy contracts during Covid.

It's a typically dodgy self-appointed Right-wing pressure group which gets lots of attention in the Tory press, and is treated as authoritative, when it clearly has its own ideological agenda.
Basically lobbying syndicate masquerading as a think tank with opaque funding. What's their address again?
 


Peteinblack

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Basically lobbying syndicate masquerading as a think tank with opaque funding. What's their address again?
Tssk. Asking rhetorical questions :lolol:

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nicko31

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According to the Shropshire Star 'Ms Kearns, who chairs the Foreign Affairs Committee, posted: “Amazed this has not – despite requests – been taken down, it is beneath us.”'

The trouble is that is not 'beneath them' and we can expect a lot more of this desperate garbage..
I prefer it when it comes from a real politician, not a journalist the Tories are making up stories about

 
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WATFORD zero

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So the money now spent on the Rwanda 'Plan' is sufficient to have processed the whole backlog of asylum seekers twice over with money to spare :facepalm:

Rwanda ‘laughing all the way to the bank’ as £290m cost of scheme could have paid for 400,000 asylum claims​

https://www.lbc.co.uk/news/rwanda-scheme-290m-cost-400000-asylum-claims/

Anyone still trying to claim the asylum seekers 'issue' isn't the result of deliberate Government strategy ???
 


nicko31

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So the money now spent on the Rwanda 'Plan' is sufficient to have processed the whole backlog of asylum seekers twice over with money to spare :facepalm:

Rwanda ‘laughing all the way to the bank’ as £290m cost of scheme could have paid for 400,000 asylum claims​

https://www.lbc.co.uk/news/rwanda-scheme-290m-cost-400000-asylum-claims/

Anyone still trying to claim the asylum seekers 'issue' isn't the result of deliberate Government strategy ???
That's 3% of Rwanda's GDP, no wonder they're so keen
 

TomandJerry

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ULEZ camera's are being blown up...

"The London mayor’s office has condemned a “grotesquely irresponsible” attack in which a camera enforcing the city’s ultra-low emission zone (Ulez) was damaged with what appeared to be a homemade bomb, saying lives were put at risk."

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nicko31

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ULEZ camera's are being blown up...

"The London mayor’s office has condemned a “grotesquely irresponsible” attack in which a camera enforcing the city’s ultra-low emission zone (Ulez) was damaged with what appeared to be a homemade bomb, saying lives were put at risk."

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Tories have been stoking all this
 

sparkie

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£290 million.

I'd rather they gave every citizen a £5 food/drink voucher each. Have a beer on Hunt.
 


Bodian

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Oh look - the Government have changed the voting system for the London Mayor to a straight 'first past the post' election. Meaning less likelihood of Labour winning through the second preference option. Apparently the previous system was 'over-complicated and confusing'. Apparently voters were totally confused by 'Pick the one you would most like to win, then give a second preference vote to whoever you would like to see win if your favourite doesn't'

Together with almost a million not having the right documents for voter-id - looks increasingly as though it might be a Tory mayor.


 

The Clamp

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Oh look - the Government have changed the voting system for the London Mayor to a straight 'first past the post' election. Meaning less likelihood of Labour winning through the second preference option. Apparently the previous system was 'over-complicated and confusing'. Apparently voters were totally confused by 'Pick the one you would most like to win, then give a second preference vote to whoever you would like to see win if your favourite doesn't'

Together with almost a million not having the right documents for voter-id - looks increasingly as though it might be a Tory mayor.




Scum.
 

Sid and the Sharknados

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Oh look - the Government have changed the voting system for the London Mayor to a straight 'first past the post' election. Meaning less likelihood of Labour winning through the second preference option. Apparently the previous system was 'over-complicated and confusing'. Apparently voters were totally confused by 'Pick the one you would most like to win, then give a second preference vote to whoever you would like to see win if your favourite doesn't'

Together with almost a million not having the right documents for voter-id - looks increasingly as though it might be a Tory mayor.


So we can change an electoral system to FPTP by straightforward legislation whenever it suits the government, but any change that might actually lead to more votes having an influence on the outcome can't even be considered because it's "not a priority for most people" and needs to have the shit debated out of it to identify any and every hypothetical flaw that could conceivable arise under literally any situation imaginable?
f***ing bullshit.
Anti-democratic ****s.
Shit-streaked arseholes.
 


A1X

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Oh look - the Government have changed the voting system for the London Mayor to a straight 'first past the post' election. Meaning less likelihood of Labour winning through the second preference option. Apparently the previous system was 'over-complicated and confusing'. Apparently voters were totally confused by 'Pick the one you would most like to win, then give a second preference vote to whoever you would like to see win if your favourite doesn't'

Together with almost a million not having the right documents for voter-id - looks increasingly as though it might be a Tory mayor.


Fortunately they seem to have shot their bolt by picking a completely batshit candidate who is getting trounced by Khan in the polls repeatedly. Time to clear up another Tory mess once this mob are kicked into the wilderness where they belong.
 

Harry Wilson's tackle

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So we can change an electoral system to FPTP by straightforward legislation whenever it suits the government, but any change that might actually lead to more votes having an influence on the outcome can't even be considered because it's "not a priority for most people" and needs to have the shit debated out of it to identify any and every hypothetical flaw that could conceivable arise under literally any situation imaginable?
f***ing bullshit.
Anti-democratic ****s.
Shit-streaked arseholes.
I understand your annoyance but when you are voting for a single post (there will be only one mayor) it has to be first past the post, whether the count is based on one vote per elector or one hundred (transferrable lower preferences).

In the wider franchise, it seems to me that the only 'fair' electoral system these days is one that will guarantee more seats for the greens and liberals. And if you have a second or third preference, and your first preference is labour or tory, the system will give disproportionate reward to the liberals, who are tolerated by labour and tory voters in a way that they don't tolerate one another's party. If we changed the system to one where the winner is the one hated least by the most people, I'm not sure I'd be all that thrilled. Labour and tory voters are dogmatic, so let's settle for a liberal winner? Not for me, Clive.
 

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