Ne'er get thee stitched til Booris be ditched: UK General Election 2019

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With apologies if you had a better title.

nashwan, Tuesday, 29 October 2019 23:07 (two weeks ago) link

lol we're all gonna.. die?

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 29 October 2019 23:09 (two weeks ago) link

this title is terrible lock thread and start again

mark s, Tuesday, 29 October 2019 23:10 (two weeks ago) link

this is always the subtext of these threads

gyac, Tuesday, 29 October 2019 23:10 (two weeks ago) link

flag thread

be goose, do crimes (||||||||), Tuesday, 29 October 2019 23:11 (two weeks ago) link

yeah the thread titles are almost as bad as the US politics ones.

content is a bit better though

ت (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 29 October 2019 23:11 (two weeks ago) link

not a poll?

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 29 October 2019 23:11 (two weeks ago) link

it doesn't mention brexit OR that we're all gnna die, halloween is two days early and it's bad

mark s, Tuesday, 29 October 2019 23:13 (two weeks ago) link

polly mackenzie and fraser nelson on NN. marked how bad their analysis is when put against stephen bush

be goose, do crimes (||||||||), Tuesday, 29 October 2019 23:15 (two weeks ago) link

sb is so dreamy it’s ridic

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 29 October 2019 23:16 (two weeks ago) link

Tom D to thread to talk about Fraser’s accent 🚨

gyac, Tuesday, 29 October 2019 23:17 (two weeks ago) link

xp this is not said enough

gyac, Tuesday, 29 October 2019 23:17 (two weeks ago) link

it doesn't mention brexit OR that we're all gnna die, halloween is two days early and it's bad

― mark s, Wednesday, October 30, 2019 12:13 AM (five minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

Bad as in we're all gonna die, or bad bad like that effing pumpkin gif?

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 29 October 2019 23:20 (two weeks ago) link

FN has a fairly typical posh northeast highland accent.

Heavy Messages (jed_), Tuesday, 29 October 2019 23:23 (two weeks ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EIFJxgXWkAIcrwe?format=jpg&name=large

gyac, Tuesday, 29 October 2019 23:32 (two weeks ago) link

No Lenin hat, no credibility

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Tuesday, 29 October 2019 23:40 (two weeks ago) link

Some awful layout work there

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 29 October 2019 23:44 (two weeks ago) link

london engulfed by the sea then smashed by the moon, reindeer noses all red, everything under heaven utter chaos, situation excellent

mark s, Tuesday, 29 October 2019 23:48 (two weeks ago) link

the fact that they've already got the fucking poppy on the front page is beyond parody.

ت (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 29 October 2019 23:50 (two weeks ago) link

already got the fucking poppy on the front page

Correct me if I'm wrong but the fucking poppy is displayed all year around nowadays no? Saw it on counters of "trendy" shops a month ago. That shit will never go away.

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 29 October 2019 23:53 (two weeks ago) link

I find that front page anti-semitic

Jeff Bathos (symsymsym), Wednesday, 30 October 2019 02:57 (two weeks ago) link

Bored with the election already tbh.

Michael Oliver of Penge Wins £5 (Tom D.), Wednesday, 30 October 2019 07:37 (two weeks ago) link

haha

seems like a bit of a strategic mistake letting parliament vote YES to your deal and then pulling it for an election where you say parliament is BLOCKING brexit

be goose, do crimes (||||||||), Wednesday, 30 October 2019 08:16 (two weeks ago) link

despite all the stage management, the line is sounding paper thin on today rn

be goose, do crimes (||||||||), Wednesday, 30 October 2019 08:17 (two weeks ago) link

despite all my stage i am still paper thin on the page

non-euclidean lenin (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 30 October 2019 08:18 (two weeks ago) link

McDonnell on good form already. Turning on Sky Breakfast News this morning, the strapline: Brexit Election >:(

Michael Oliver of Penge Wins £5 (Tom D.), Wednesday, 30 October 2019 08:22 (two weeks ago) link

🎶Rip it up and start again🎶

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 30 October 2019 09:29 (two weeks ago) link

Corbyn looks great in that Mail front page

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 30 October 2019 09:31 (two weeks ago) link

Where the fuck has the latest Green messaging been coming from? They've certainly lost me for this election, and I'd imagine their vote will crash across the country, which can only help Labour really

imago, Wednesday, 30 October 2019 09:50 (two weeks ago) link

cut to alphie and calz looking smug

imago, Wednesday, 30 October 2019 09:51 (two weeks ago) link

The Liberal Democrats are “within a small swing of winning hundreds of seats”, its leader, Jo Swinson, has claimed

https://media.giphy.com/media/1cFNeNUnpn6Tu/giphy.gif

nashwan, Wednesday, 30 October 2019 09:58 (two weeks ago) link

well, i've already hit my limit on how much vox pops i can handle between now and the 12th of December

Xia Nu del Vague (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 30 October 2019 09:59 (two weeks ago) link

cut to alphie and calz looking smug

― imago, Wednesday, 30 October 2019 bookmarkflaglink

Gotta deliver posting at this crucial time, like I've never done before #sorryNotsorry

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 30 October 2019 10:04 (two weeks ago) link

cut to alphie and calz looking smug


Where the fuck has the latest Green messaging been coming from? They've certainly lost me for this election, and I'd imagine their vote will crash across the country, which can only help Labour really


Wait...you vote Green in parliamentary?!

gyac, Wednesday, 30 October 2019 10:05 (two weeks ago) link

Keep death-wishing I lived in a marginal and I don't mean a Swinson-brain marginal where the LD vote was in single figures in 2017.

nashwan, Wednesday, 30 October 2019 10:10 (two weeks ago) link

Are we really going to have to look at this thread title for the next month and a half?

Matt DC, Wednesday, 30 October 2019 10:23 (two weeks ago) link

I'm already finding it a good mood-setter for the dismalness of the upcoming campaigns from all concerned

Cornelius Fondue (Matt #2), Wednesday, 30 October 2019 10:25 (two weeks ago) link

I can vote as a Commonwealth citizen but since I'm in a constituency that the Lib Dems narrowly snatched from the Tories in 2017 and I plan on bailing asap with no intention of ever returning, I'd rather just sit this one out and wish you all the best of luck.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 30 October 2019 10:37 (two weeks ago) link

Matt - I believe you have powers to change this title?

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 30 October 2019 10:38 (two weeks ago) link

it won't take effect in bookmarks where it counts

stet, Wednesday, 30 October 2019 10:42 (two weeks ago) link

I can vote as a Commonwealth citizen but since I'm in a constituency that the Lib Dems narrowly snatched from the Tories in 2017 and I plan on bailing asap with no intention of ever returning, I'd rather just sit this one out and wish you all the best of luck.


You should vote!!!

gyac, Wednesday, 30 October 2019 10:42 (two weeks ago) link

Pom, no one really minds a vote for LDs in that circumstance and as someone who has lived here for nearly three decades who nevertheless cannot vote, please vote.

I would be delighted to be able to vote for my MP, Keir Starmer.

coup de twat (suzy), Wednesday, 30 October 2019 10:43 (two weeks ago) link

That's fair, suzy (and gyac). Labour got less 15% in 2017 so it appears to be a lost cause 'round these parts.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 30 October 2019 10:46 (two weeks ago) link

I will be voting for Keir Starmer. If this parliament goes the full term (no chance) this will be the last UK general election I get to vote in.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Wednesday, 30 October 2019 10:49 (two weeks ago) link

Wouldn't want that dilemma of voting LD in a Tory seat where they're the likeliest gainer. Wouldn't judge anyone for doing so.

nashwan, Wednesday, 30 October 2019 10:49 (two weeks ago) link

Labour if elected should change the expat franchise rules - 15 years FLIES by.

coup de twat (suzy), Wednesday, 30 October 2019 10:52 (two weeks ago) link

Especially because the labor election loss handwringing seems to be resulting in costing up with coal mining shitbags down here.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Wednesday, 30 October 2019 10:58 (two weeks ago) link

Just registered. I'll get a postal vote application form, which should keep it hassle-free. I do find it somewhat amusing that my Canadian citizenship affords me more democratic rights than my EU one in this instance.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 30 October 2019 11:03 (two weeks ago) link

the fucking wankers retweeting that John Lennon vid from '72 imploring people to register to vote are all dead to me.

calzino, Wednesday, 30 October 2019 11:08 (two weeks ago) link

John Lennon: #brexitInADitch

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 30 October 2019 11:14 (two weeks ago) link

brilliant reading of the optics there from the LDs

The Man Who Was Thirsty (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 20:30 (yesterday) link

looooool what absolute cunts

Blandford Forum, Tuesday, 12 November 2019 20:38 (yesterday) link

PPB from Conservatives, basically Boris wandering around while his inner child asks him nice questions like "What's your favourite band", "What did you cook most recently" and "what are you thinking about?"

Mark G, Tuesday, 12 November 2019 20:45 (yesterday) link

Last q's answer was something like "The general election, I cannot lie"

(he might not have actually said that, you may need to check that one)

Mark G, Tuesday, 12 November 2019 20:46 (yesterday) link

was the BJ deepfake linked? eerie

ntcham is antifa (||||||||), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 21:05 (yesterday) link

i’m absolutely not googling ‘bj deepfake’, nice try

Titanic was cliched Marxist crap. (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 21:25 (yesterday) link

great to see these kinds of numbers

It’s frosty but our people-power is keeping us warm 🔥 200 of you door knocking and painting Kensington RED tonight 🌹 #PaintTheTownRed pic.twitter.com/0DXdPpAJjn

— Momentum (@PeoplesMomentum) November 12, 2019

gyac, Tuesday, 12 November 2019 21:26 (yesterday) link

Also I am extremely here for this ridiculous Momentum ad

Does Batman really need a Bat-Yacht? 🦇#Joker #Batman #JokerMovie pic.twitter.com/Vu3wEBiHGo

— Momentum (@PeoplesMomentum) November 12, 2019

gyac, Tuesday, 12 November 2019 21:32 (yesterday) link

This technology is actually terrifying. https://t.co/vhoyDCanhY

— Adam Bienkov (@AdamBienkov) November 12, 2019

ntcham is antifa (||||||||), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 21:34 (yesterday) link

There are reports that Canterbury LibDems actively don't want to field a replacement candidate and are at odds with the leadership over the issue.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 12 November 2019 21:35 (yesterday) link

seems like it will end well for swindon

cllr doja xunt QC (||||||||), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 21:39 (yesterday) link

after she's toast very soon I feel like a hundred flowers will bloom from disgruntled LibDems who are waiting to let it out how they absolutely despise every aspect of her leadership, from tactics, psychotic head nodding, Trumpian melt analytica, idiotic delusions of grandeur, risible Cameron lite policies - the whole fucking shebang!

calzino, Tuesday, 12 November 2019 21:46 (yesterday) link

I’m urging all Labour members and SuPpOrTeRs

gyac, Tuesday, 12 November 2019 21:47 (yesterday) link

well(o)

Rob Flello who was announced as the Liberal Democrat candidate for Stoke South on Monday has now been deselected by the party. @BBCRadioStoke @sunpoliticsmids pic.twitter.com/zAKGEbxapn

— Sophie Calvert (@SOPH_C_) November 12, 2019



Rob Flello’s deselection is said to be over his voting record (as a Labour MP between 2005-17) on same sex marriage and abortion. Here is what the Lib Dems have sent me: pic.twitter.com/sb0LrCIwjv

— Sophie Calvert (@SOPH_C_) November 12, 2019

gyac, Tuesday, 12 November 2019 21:51 (yesterday) link

You say Flello, and I say goodbye

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 12 November 2019 21:55 (yesterday) link

it’s a real shame SV is in another time zone and is not here to defend Russia from us, alas

Shamefully sleeping on the job. I strongly suspect Labour have more to fear from Langley than Lubyanka if it looks like Corbyn’s got a shot at power.

Srinivasaraghavan VONCataraghavan (ShariVari), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 23:01 (yesterday) link

Swamp’s been drained, haven’t you heard? Nobody left in Langley to do the work.

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 12 November 2019 23:04 (yesterday) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EJNIfZoXUAAR8Ua?format=jpg&name=large

gyac, Tuesday, 12 November 2019 23:37 (yesterday) link

Judging by Alexander Downer’s remarks, Australia is ready to do Langley’s dirty work again.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Wednesday, 13 November 2019 00:37 (eleven hours ago) link

This man is 10/10 on fire. 🔥

BBC screws up and accidentally interviews a Remainer... then can’t stop him.
pic.twitter.com/YthzlVtiwk

— Mike Galsworthy (@mikegalsworthy) November 12, 2019

Heavy Messages (jed_), Wednesday, 13 November 2019 01:13 (ten hours ago) link

Re: Canterbury etc, how much evidence is there that these Lib Dem voters are just going to vote Labour if there's no LD candidate? I get the idea that it splits the 'Remain Vote' or whatever but how true is this?

Narrative seems to be that LD top brass dgaf about remain but their voters do - and that definitely seems to be true on the ground in Canterbury as local LDs want to not field a candidate (so these will presumably vote tactically for Labour?). But the ones that are going to stick LD in these circumstances....I don't see how they would switch to Labour if they had no candidate, surely they would go Tory to keep Corbyn out?

There must be loads of LDs that aren't bothered either way about Remaining, it seems a stretch to say Labour would get these votes if LDs stood down

anvil, Wednesday, 13 November 2019 04:38 (seven hours ago) link

Again, compare the national party's willingness to stand their candidate down for former Tory Attorney General Dominic Grieve. https://t.co/Y6d9Hj9tyy

— Lafargue (@Lafargue) November 12, 2019

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 13 November 2019 07:37 (four hours ago) link

Lmao pic.twitter.com/ukxEZWwWjn

— Loki 💀🔶💀 (@Lokinash06) November 12, 2019

cllr doja xunt QC (||||||||), Wednesday, 13 November 2019 07:38 (four hours ago) link

Re: Canterbury etc, how much evidence is there that these Lib Dem voters are just going to vote Labour if there's no LD candidate? I get the idea that it splits the 'Remain Vote' or whatever but how true is this?

Have you not got to how do we actually know the Earth isn't flat yet?

'Skills' Wallace (Tom D.), Wednesday, 13 November 2019 07:51 (three hours ago) link

The Lib Dems’ Paula Ferguson says the party will field a candidate against Labour’s Rosie Duffield in Canterbury as people should "have a chance to vote for a Remain candidate.”

Earlier today the Lib Dem's candidate stood down over fear of dividing the Remain vote#Newsnight pic.twitter.com/sDIAM9X6Ji

— BBC Newsnight (@BBCNewsnight) November 12, 2019



Because the Lib Dems are explicitly positioning a vote for them as a vote for Remain in a constituency they have no chance of winning. Given the margin last time, there’s a huge risk of returning a Brexiteer MP.

gyac, Wednesday, 13 November 2019 07:56 (three hours ago) link

That woman had a truly horrific combination of rising inflection and starting every sentence with 'So'.

'Skills' Wallace (Tom D.), Wednesday, 13 November 2019 07:59 (three hours ago) link

Canterbury is a city with a big student population and probably a reasonable chunk of affluent liberals who either commute into London and work in Kent.

But it's traditionally been very Tory of the garden variety Brexity type and the candidate is very on message and will hoover up a lot of votes. But she's likely to be anathema to most of the people who would be tempted to vote LibDem whereas Rosie Duffield comes across as quite nice basically and a passionate Remainer and not one of those nasty Corbyn types. Most liberals would be perfectly comfortable voting for her.

In any case, you don't need the entirety of the LibDem vote to go Labour, you just need to stop enough of the Labour vote seeping over to the LibDems. Its very finely balanced. I'd expect whichever candidate the LibDems put in to tank.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 13 November 2019 08:23 (three hours ago) link

Mr Corbyn, with your horrendous footwear decisions, you have made it impossible for me to vote Labour.

open toes in a kitchen = HSWA transgression, surely?

fetter, Wednesday, 13 November 2019 08:29 (three hours ago) link

Tldr version my guess is that Rosie Duffield is a lot more appealing to LibDem voters than Jo Swinson is and certainly more appealing than the Tory candidate is. Which won't be enough to persuade all of them to put an X next to Labour but it might well be just enough and just enough is all it takes in a knife edge marginal.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 13 November 2019 08:38 (three hours ago) link

Corbyn delivering the new manifesto like pic.twitter.com/FAMnidTd8v

— Bertie (@bert_slide) November 11, 2019

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 13 November 2019 08:38 (three hours ago) link

Whatever the outcome of this election at least there are people out there...posting like their lives depended on it

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 13 November 2019 08:40 (three hours ago) link

Whoa there!

This is what I looked like before Brexit! https://t.co/UmIzT2JXWp

— Keir Starmer (@Keir_Starmer) November 12, 2019

santa clause four (suzy), Wednesday, 13 November 2019 09:05 (two hours ago) link

xxp brilliant

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 13 November 2019 09:05 (two hours ago) link

Angela Rayner seems to be very prominent in this campaign which feels like a wise decision.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 13 November 2019 09:27 (two hours ago) link

hope this is the beginning of a proper LD meltdown

The Lib Dem candidate in High Peak, @GuyKiddey says he may stand down.

It's over a row in the party that began yesterday when Canterbury candidate @ThatTimWalker decided to stand aside, to avoid splitting the remain vote.

— Chris Doidge (@BBCChrisD) November 13, 2019

cllr doja xunt QC (||||||||), Wednesday, 13 November 2019 09:34 (two hours ago) link

Guy Kiddey says he'll pull out: "unless the party retracts its implicit threat to candidates, drops its intended disciplinary proceedings against Mr Walker & apologises unreservedly. I doubt it will, in which case I too will stand down & resign my membership & I will vote Labour"

— Chris Doidge (@BBCChrisD) November 13, 2019

||||||||, Wednesday, 13 November 2019 09:35 (two hours ago) link

Bit louder for the people in the back: the lib dems are not a remain party, they are not concerned with 'stopping brexit'.

Camille Paglia is on my partner's NextDoor (Bananaman Begins), Wednesday, 13 November 2019 09:36 (two hours ago) link

xxp Angela Rayner comes out with some daft stuff on social media sometimes but she's very personable and a natural born campaigner who always remains calm under pressure. I've often totally disagreed with her comments and takes on that 90's era of Labour Party history but still like her a lot.

calzino, Wednesday, 13 November 2019 09:44 (one hour ago) link

I think she views herself as a party unity type which might explain those comments - she's also a very vocal Corbyn defender of the "we're all on the same side" type.

More pertinently she doesn't come off the standard MP conveyor belt, isn't from London or representing a London seat, and comes across as the sort of person that a lot of voters already know and like.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 13 November 2019 10:13 (one hour ago) link

Been humming this last few days

pic.twitter.com/T4SsHHvNNg

— pixelatedboat aka “mr tweets” (@pixelatedboat) November 10, 2019

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 13 November 2019 10:16 (one hour ago) link

Heard some superb rumours last night that many in the PLP absolutely loathe Jess Phillips, that she’s just plain rude to colleagues who are not Diane Abbott too.

santa clause four (suzy), Wednesday, 13 November 2019 10:25 (one hour ago) link

Whodathoughtit?

'Skills' Wallace (Tom D.), Wednesday, 13 November 2019 10:27 (one hour ago) link

I know, but confirmation from a top-class source is another matter.

santa clause four (suzy), Wednesday, 13 November 2019 10:40 (one hour ago) link

obv they are just a bunch of metropolitan snobs who can't deal with such a working class pit-prop bringing such energy to PMQ's that she has to be James Brown stylee carried out off the stage by medics.

calzino, Wednesday, 13 November 2019 10:40 (one hour ago) link

off the back of Cam's tweet

#bristol pic.twitter.com/IVaDJzVTRU

— Nikesh Shukla (@nikeshshukla) November 13, 2019

nashwan, Wednesday, 13 November 2019 10:42 (one hour ago) link

are we going to talk about the PM putting the image of his elderly opponent self-pleasuring out into the public imagination?

gyac, Wednesday, 13 November 2019 11:02 (forty-one minutes ago) link

not aware

nashwan, Wednesday, 13 November 2019 11:06 (thirty-seven minutes ago) link

Please join @UNISON_GSTT and @AngelaRayner in supporting the @SRTRC_England #wrd19 campaign. Please also buy me a comb pic.twitter.com/566tyLxruT

— UNISON GSTT (@UNISON_GSTT) June 19, 2019

always appreciated Angela Rayner's willingness to continue to rub shoulders with the unwashed rabble in the trade union movement that launched her political career

Dadjokke (Sgt. Biscuits), Wednesday, 13 November 2019 11:29 (fourteen minutes ago) link

corbyn in scotland for two days from today - might finally get some reporting/insight into a part of the election where 78% (!) of seats are marginal

||||||||, Wednesday, 13 November 2019 11:31 (thirteen minutes ago) link

And yet everyone seems to be taking an SNP sweep there as a foregone conclusion?

Matt DC, Wednesday, 13 November 2019 11:36 (seven minutes ago) link


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