ForenSix Opposition - Politics in the Soon To Be Former UK in Autumn 2020

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alright i guess we might as well

lol nothing matters

how do i shot moon? (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 16 September 2020 09:54 (two months ago) link

but are we going to lol die?

Monte Scampino (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 16 September 2020 10:00 (two months ago) link

I think that’s covered in the soon to be former UK

scampo italiano (gyac), Wednesday, 16 September 2020 10:00 (two months ago) link

Cool, cool

Monte Scampino (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 16 September 2020 10:01 (two months ago) link

Ah ok I see now nothing matters now

*Goes to the US, I hear they have an election soon*

joe no!! pic.twitter.com/7QS2GSDeKf

— wholesome on main (@InternetHippo) September 16, 2020

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 16 September 2020 10:02 (two months ago) link

i regret to inform you that the data on who is going to die has been irrecoverably wiped

how do i shot moon? (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 16 September 2020 10:04 (two months ago) link

Nothing ever mattered, Alphie.

scampo italiano (gyac), Wednesday, 16 September 2020 10:07 (two months ago) link

the six is the letters in chairman alph's name iirc

mark s, Wednesday, 16 September 2020 10:09 (two months ago) link

Six is the number of already-posted links he’s gearing up to post to the thread. He’s ready...

scampo italiano (gyac), Wednesday, 16 September 2020 10:10 (two months ago) link

Jerutm Cribbtn was a secret Brexiteer!
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EiBtlZ8WsAI7b1V?format=png&name=large

scampo italiano (gyac), Wednesday, 16 September 2020 10:11 (two months ago) link

shocked that the great white hope of the people's vote is sanctioning this line

how do i shot moon? (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 16 September 2020 10:14 (two months ago) link

meanwhile i know it's been a few months since i've been on a train but i can't remember the last time i saw any graffiti on one

how do i shot moon? (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 16 September 2020 10:15 (two months ago) link

My trains are often graffitied tbf, I particularly enjoy some of the graffiti en route to work on the way as well, especially the “Southeastern are cunts” someone has thoughtfully sprayed on the side of a bridge.

scampo italiano (gyac), Wednesday, 16 September 2020 10:17 (two months ago) link

This whole thing is sick, could do without the shadow justice secretary and the mcshitter reacting this way. Believe survivors (unless they’re not from your faction).

Shadow Justice Secretary doesn’t care about survivors is it? https://t.co/z0KhW9N7FQ

— Your Mum says Black Lives Matter (@judeinlondon2) September 16, 2020

scampo italiano (gyac), Wednesday, 16 September 2020 10:19 (two months ago) link

Nothing ever mattered, Alphie.

― scampo italiano (gyac), Wednesday, 16 September 2020 bookmarkflaglink

*goes on to post about internal factional Lab politics*

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 16 September 2020 10:26 (two months ago) link

“Southeastern are cunts”

otm

CP Radio Gorgeous (Colonel Poo), Wednesday, 16 September 2020 10:27 (two months ago) link

Anyway yes this is the thread where we should see Brexit getting done. I'm excited!

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 16 September 2020 10:29 (two months ago) link

Don't know much about this Athwal thing tbh but the extent to which he and his supporters keep referring to his family having gone through hell just seems quite dubious.

nashwan, Wednesday, 16 September 2020 10:32 (two months ago) link

Great day to be in the Labour party, really covering itself in glory 🎶

EXCLUSIVE: Lesbian staffer quits Rosie Duffield's office over the Labour MP's 'overtly transphobic' opinionshttps://t.co/e94J2cVN63

— PinkNews (@PinkNews) September 16, 2020

scampo italiano (gyac), Wednesday, 16 September 2020 10:39 (two months ago) link

That article was bad enough that I actually gasped out loud at one point, fair fucks to the staffer on walking.

scampo italiano (gyac), Wednesday, 16 September 2020 10:40 (two months ago) link

Oh

I'm very pleased and relieved that the test result for one of my children came back negative this morning.

Thank you to the NHS hospital where my wife works for ensuring that their staff and family members have quick access to a test.

— Keir Starmer (@Keir_Starmer) September 16, 2020

scampo italiano (gyac), Wednesday, 16 September 2020 10:43 (two months ago) link

i feel like maybe there's a broader point he could make?

how do i shot moon? (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 16 September 2020 10:46 (two months ago) link

Not every marginal Labour MP is being kept in their position by the youth vote but Rosie Duffield absolutely is. Even if the Tories lose the next election they are going to win Canterbury back.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 16 September 2020 10:47 (two months ago) link

You’ll actually love to see it. I’ve seen so many activists angry at her behaviour since even before the election she was on TV slagging them off. Absolutely terrible person.

scampo italiano (gyac), Wednesday, 16 September 2020 10:49 (two months ago) link

It's the petulant contempt in her response that rankles, along with everything else.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 16 September 2020 10:49 (two months ago) link

Duffield asked her staff member if, as a lesbian, she knew Sandi Toksvig.

the pinefox, Wednesday, 16 September 2020 11:07 (two months ago) link

Rayner doing great at PMQs: ‘get some skates on it!’

santa clause four (suzy), Wednesday, 16 September 2020 11:12 (two months ago) link

"The next time someone drives from London to Durham it will be for a Covid test" is a pretty good line in fairness.

Andrew Farrell, Wednesday, 16 September 2020 11:17 (two months ago) link

yeah nice moves from Rayner

Rayner: What was the top priority for the cabinet this weekend? Restoring grouse shooting. It's good news for people like the PM's friend who paid for a luxury Christmas getaway to a Caribbean Island and funded his leadership campaign and just so happens to own two grouse estates

— Simple Politics (@easypoliticsUK) September 16, 2020

nashwan, Wednesday, 16 September 2020 11:24 (two months ago) link

Guess now we know why we’re not seeing much of her.

scampo italiano (gyac), Wednesday, 16 September 2020 11:29 (two months ago) link

Angela Rayner says she has a message from someone called Keir. He cannot go to work today because his family needed a test.

Andrew Farrell, Wednesday, 16 September 2020 11:31 (two months ago) link

In new World Beating System news...

With some Londoners being offered local coronavirus tests only by entering an Aberdeen postcode, Matt Hancock has said that "people should take this seriously and not game the system"#MattHancock #TestandTrace #testing #Twickenham #governmenthttps://t.co/F4SR7pUrFp

— PublicTechnology (@PublicTech) September 16, 2020

Matt DC, Wednesday, 16 September 2020 11:38 (two months ago) link

love to game the system by doing a 1,100 mile round trip to get a covid test

you are like a scampicane, there's calm in your fries (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 16 September 2020 11:55 (two months ago) link

It's gaming the system to pretend you live 500 miles away so it will offer you a test down the road, apparently.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 16 September 2020 12:53 (two months ago) link

a genuine hero tbh

you are like a scampicane, there's calm in your fries (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 16 September 2020 14:48 (two months ago) link

he's no Peter Shitlon!

calzino, Wednesday, 16 September 2020 14:58 (two months ago) link

I'm predicting a surge in the polling for Labour this and then when Keith the Cooler comes out of quarantine it'll dip back down to minus a few points behind.

calzino, Wednesday, 16 September 2020 15:47 (two months ago) link

Nev was always a real one tbf

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XadLaAYKol0

Number None, Wednesday, 16 September 2020 18:47 (two months ago) link

"let's just level the playing field a bit"

(swings a lump hammer at Owen's right knee)

calzino, Wednesday, 16 September 2020 19:10 (two months ago) link

We can’t allow the Good Friday Agreement that brought peace to Northern Ireland to become a casualty of Brexit.

Any trade deal between the U.S. and U.K. must be contingent upon respect for the Agreement and preventing the return of a hard border. Period. https://t.co/Ecu9jPrcHL

— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) September 16, 2020

stet, Wednesday, 16 September 2020 21:51 (two months ago) link

Voting for Joe Biden now

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 16 September 2020 22:04 (two months ago) link

A locked account I follow makes the excellent point that ofc the US doesn’t care that much about a trade deal with the UK, they don’t need to except as an extractive partner.

scampo italiano (gyac), Wednesday, 16 September 2020 22:06 (two months ago) link

Going to need multiple ukpols threads at this rate

I’m hearing from a well-connected person that government now thinks, in absence of testing, there are 38,000 infections per day. Chris Whitty is advising PM for a two week national lockdown.

— Anthony Costello (@globalhlthtwit) September 16, 2020



(This guy has a patchy record on the takes but his leaks were good in the past iirc)

stet, Wednesday, 16 September 2020 22:20 (two months ago) link

A locked account I follow makes the excellent point that ofc the US doesn’t care that much about a trade deal with the UK, they don’t need to except as an extractive partner.

― scampo italiano (gyac), Wednesday, 16 September 2020 bookmarkflaglink

We both follow this account too

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 16 September 2020 22:27 (two months ago) link

Just stalking calmly as I normally do

scampo italiano (gyac), Wednesday, 16 September 2020 22:29 (two months ago) link

👍👍👍

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 16 September 2020 22:32 (two months ago) link

A good candidate for fucking off into the sun, here

Hey @joebiden would you like to discuss the Good Friday agreement? It is also called the Belfast Agreement so it doesn't offend both traditions. Did you actually know that? I was born in NI and I'm a Catholic and a Unionist. Here if you need help.

— Conor Burns (@ConorBurnsUK) September 16, 2020

Andrew Farrell, Thursday, 17 September 2020 07:55 (two months ago) link

Anthony Costello, thank you for your opposition.

I've been told by another insider I respect that Chris Whitty does not support a 2 week lockdown, so I'm pleased to correct the record.

— Anthony Costello (@globalhlthtwit) September 17, 2020

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 17 September 2020 07:59 (two months ago) link

Also lol nothing matters

https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/chris-grayling-ports-brexit-ferries_uk_5f625651c5b6ba9eb6e8ab0d

'No Ships' Chris Grayling To Be Paid £100,000 A Year To Advise Ports Company

Andrew Farrell, Thursday, 17 September 2020 08:09 (two months ago) link

IKR? If cooler heads had prevailed we might be in EEA membership but technically out of the EU, with no upset to EU citizens long settled here and no loss of rights around travelling or working abroad.

scampopo (suzy), Wednesday, 25 November 2020 12:18 (yesterday) link

imagine the vitriol if Corbyn was still leader and he said: I'll do a three line whip on any old turd of deal, who cares?

calzino, Wednesday, 25 November 2020 12:28 (yesterday) link

and that Kieth fed this straight to the fucking S*n. remember when he told a crowd of scousers he wouldn't deal with them and then the next he told a load a fabian society wankers he would. That should have been enough to put people off voting for this cunt, but here we are.

calzino, Wednesday, 25 November 2020 12:36 (yesterday) link

Austerity sequel looks lit lads

Gab B. Nebsit (wins), Wednesday, 25 November 2020 12:39 (yesterday) link

we are still in the first Austerity movie - it never ended, and it makes Bela Tarr look like a maker of short jaunty comedy shorts!

calzino, Wednesday, 25 November 2020 12:42 (yesterday) link

I trust them to up the stakes, we’ve had it too good for too long

Gab B. Nebsit (wins), Wednesday, 25 November 2020 12:50 (yesterday) link

Surprise announcement of £500 rishmas bonus will sweeten the pill

Gab B. Nebsit (wins), Wednesday, 25 November 2020 12:53 (yesterday) link

I think my shithole of a one-horse Town got a hundred mill in the Towns "thanks for voting tory" Fund. It still doesn't look like austerity ended, fuck knows where it went! Yeah of course they can use all this Rona splurging and furlough debt as an excuse to kill more disableds and keep poor ppl even poorer, run down the public sector even more. At least we used to have that fine social-political writer suzy moore calling them out on it every week in the Graun!

calzino, Wednesday, 25 November 2020 12:55 (yesterday) link

this cheered me up a little

In order to regain the confidence of the Jewish community it is vital that Keir Starmer urgently say "oy" and sigh dramatically.

— jewdⒶs // ייִדהודה (@jewdas) November 25, 2020

Bandscamp Fryday (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 25 November 2020 12:59 (yesterday) link

He should definitely think about slipping some Yiddish words in here and there, a lot of them work well in a political context.

Naughty Boys Hoo! (Tom D.), Wednesday, 25 November 2020 13:05 (yesterday) link

In order to regain the confidence of the Jewish community it is vital that Keir Starmer urgently weigh in on the Duolingo Yiddish dialect dispute.

— jewdⒶs // ייִדהודה (@jewdas) November 25, 2020

lol !

calzino, Wednesday, 25 November 2020 13:07 (yesterday) link

Lol jewdas have been doing the Starmer tweets all day. I really hope the humourless thin-skinned knight of the realm is not reading them.

calzino, Wednesday, 25 November 2020 15:11 (yesterday) link

Another 10 years

Laura Kuenssberg talking absolute twaddle on #PoliticsLive. Repeating the "no money left" nonsense from 2020. Talking about "maxed-out national credit cards". @BBCPolitics this is an utter disgrace and totally irresponsible. Please educate your reporters in basic economics.

— (((Frances "Cassandra" Coppola))) (@Frances_Coppola) November 25, 2020

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 25 November 2020 15:28 (yesterday) link

The interest rates are like free money ffs! Economically illiterate lies from the BBC shocker!

calzino, Wednesday, 25 November 2020 15:31 (yesterday) link

funny how economic illiteracy in the media always works in favour of entrenched power structures innit

you are like a scampicane, there's calm in your fries (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 25 November 2020 15:35 (yesterday) link

Yeah, what if these tales are convenient..

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 25 November 2020 15:45 (yesterday) link

thing is reducing the spending power of millions of people (just to buy necessities like food and clothes) is fucking lousy economics and the Tory addiction to austerity (even though they say it is over) is why the UK economy will continue to be the most stagnant basket-case of the European post-Rona ones. And I honestly don't believe Starmer Labour's approach would be any different. Shit times.

calzino, Wednesday, 25 November 2020 15:57 (yesterday) link

if only there was a large and credible evidence base that showed post-2008 austerity didn’t work, or a report from the un rapporteur that blamed austerity for crushing deprivation across the uk, which could change their minds

you are like a scampicane, there's calm in your fries (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 25 November 2020 15:59 (yesterday) link

but as ever the cruelty is the point

you are like a scampicane, there's calm in your fries (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 25 November 2020 15:59 (yesterday) link

if the credit cards are maxed out how did Gabriel González Andersson pocket £28m?

the amount of money that goes to absolutely corrupt and moronic procurement - just staggering sums - dwarfs anything any council needs in order to just keep the car on the road and it seems nothing can or will be done about it

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 25 November 2020 17:45 (yesterday) link

libraries in Wolverhampton did corona

Gab B. Nebsit (wins), Wednesday, 25 November 2020 17:55 (yesterday) link

why the fuck is Dudds rambling on about "policemen with less in their pockets" in context of public sector wage freeze, they've already had a recent 2.5% payrise ffs, any excuse to bum a copper.

calzino, Wednesday, 25 November 2020 18:08 (yesterday) link

They deserve a pay rise. pic.twitter.com/z3OsPy8eHA

— Keir Starmer (@Keir_Starmer) November 25, 2020

give me a fucking break lad, this is taking the piss.

calzino, Wednesday, 25 November 2020 20:01 (yesterday) link

they got a 2.5% pay rise last year, there are NHS nurses and hospital porters who haven't had one in almost decades

calzino, Wednesday, 25 November 2020 20:03 (yesterday) link

Truncheons don't come cheap you know.

ILXceptionalism (Tom D.), Wednesday, 25 November 2020 20:04 (yesterday) link

yeah but every time they give some cheeky young blighter a tap on the noggin with it they get a bonus - it pays for itself!

calzino, Wednesday, 25 November 2020 20:07 (yesterday) link

Starmer Labour putting out messaging that makes it look like it was clap for fucking pigs while the NHS were at the coal face of one the worst Rona death rates in the world. He said NHS nurses should get medals and now he says coppers should get (another) pay rise. Seriously I wish nothing but death upon this man, he's the worst possible LOTO you could have during a crisis like this. I'd love to batter him! I don't mean kill him - just swing a shovel into his bollocks and listen to that satisfying crunch as he falls to the ground in agony!

calzino, Wednesday, 25 November 2020 20:20 (yesterday) link

cover him in egg and flour and slowly lower him into 250 Celsius vegetable oil

imago, Wednesday, 25 November 2020 20:52 (yesterday) link

How did you know about his usual skincare routine?

calzino, Wednesday, 25 November 2020 21:04 (yesterday) link

In one of the other pics they've put out it features a fucking armed cop as a "key Worker". a bit awkward for Kieth seeing as he was involved in the de Menezes whitewash.

calzino, Wednesday, 25 November 2020 21:21 (yesterday) link

Just awful..

NEW: Housing benefits cut for low-wage renters quietly slipped out in spending reviewhttps://t.co/CupRgbSnhS

— Dan Bloom (@danbloom1) November 25, 2020

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 25 November 2020 22:34 (yesterday) link

the bbc - actually quite surprisingly - covered this on the R4 money program earlier, they had a decent expert on who basically said people who are just about getting by are going to struggle, and people doing a bit worse than that are going to go under as in develop deeper problems with rent arears and go into a death-poverty spiral down the drain.

calzino, Wednesday, 25 November 2020 22:41 (yesterday) link

I hadn't thought of Tesco as a hostile environment, which was apparently naïve on my part:

According to @Tesco, if you can read this poster, you are a thief. #Romanian pic.twitter.com/1fb2QsZufv

— Oana Gurau (@OanaGurau) November 24, 2020

Did anyone find these posters translated in the other minority languages of the UK? Or did @Tesco just opt for the "language of thieves"? #Romanianhttps://t.co/tPlGoX4tqa

— Oana Gurau (@OanaGurau) November 24, 2020

pomenitul, Wednesday, 25 November 2020 22:41 (yesterday) link

fucking hell

calzino, Wednesday, 25 November 2020 22:49 (yesterday) link

Disgusting. I’ve boycotted Tesco for years for other reasons, so might as well add this to the charge sheet.

scampopo (suzy), Wednesday, 25 November 2020 22:52 (yesterday) link

moneybox is consistently one of the most progressive shows on radio 4 just by actually reporting on regular people's financial issues. i think a lot of the guests are surprised by how persistent the questions actually are, they're like ah, a cozy little consumer affairs programme, and this man sounds polite.. hmm ah whoa

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 25 November 2020 22:57 (yesterday) link

yeah they did a really good job today I thought. heads will now roll obv!

calzino, Wednesday, 25 November 2020 23:05 (yesterday) link

lol nothing matters

An acquaintance and former neighbour of Matt Hancock is supplying the government with tens of millions of vials for NHS Covid-19 tests despite having had no previous experience of producing medical supplies.

Alex Bourne, who used to run a pub close to Hancock’s former constituency home in Suffolk, said he initially offered his services to the UK health secretary several months ago by sending him a personal WhatsApp message.

Bourne’s company, Hinpack, was at that time producing plastic cups and takeaway boxes for the catering industry. It is now supplying about 2m medical grade vials a week to the government via a distributor contracted by the NHS.

Bourne categorically denies he profited from his personal contact with Hancock. However, the case raises questions for the health secretary and is likely to reignite the row over alleged government cronyism during the pandemic.

Contacted last week by the Guardian, Bourne’s lawyers flatly denied that their client had any discussions with Hancock in relation to Covid-19 supplies.

However, on Monday, after being confronted with further details about his interactions with the health secretary, Bourne backtracked. In a phone call with the Guardian, he conceded that he has in fact exchanged text and email messages with Hancock over several months.


A Suffolk local and friend of Bourne’s, Sukhvinder Dhat, said he had regularly seen Hancock in the pub when he lived in the village and claimed that Bourne and Hancock were “friends” and “buddies”. Bourne’s lawyers denied that characterisation, saying Bourne does not now have a “close personal connection” with the health secretary.

you are like a scampicane, there's calm in your fries (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 26 November 2020 07:55 (five hours ago) link

this alex bourne guy used to run a pub called the ‘cock inn’ btw

you are like a scampicane, there's calm in your fries (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 26 November 2020 07:56 (five hours ago) link

no contact vs many emails and whatsapp messages over several months - i can see how it would be easy to confuse the two

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 26 November 2020 07:57 (five hours ago) link

i wish things mattered

stet, Thursday, 26 November 2020 09:48 (three hours ago) link

If there wasn't something at least somewhat untoward about the prices they're paying / profit margin, you'd have people out there spinning this as a wonderful story of small businesses chipping in to help the national cause.

Nothing matters in the sense of any hope of personal accountability but, at least a little, the drip drip of these stories might undermine the 'maxed-out national credit card' narrative a touch.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Thursday, 26 November 2020 10:00 (three hours ago) link

Seriously I wish nothing but death upon this man, he's the worst possible LOTO you could have during a crisis like this. I'd love to batter him! I don't mean kill him - just swing a shovel into his bollocks and listen to that satisfying crunch as he falls to the ground in agony!

I derive mild catharsis from these regular, justified, comments on KS.

the pinefox, Thursday, 26 November 2020 10:02 (three hours ago) link

"In his call with the Guardian, Bourne also played down his relationship with Hancock. “I’ve never once been to his house,” he said. “He’s never been to mine. I’ve never once had a drink with him.”

https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/e5517000b6c4c991eff6fff9e496b1af7e52595a/0_122_2448_2613/master/2448.jpg?width=620&quality=45&auto=format&fit=max&dpr=2&s=955e20ccd84a42ecfdf9a38fa0e38e4d

koogs, Thursday, 26 November 2020 10:25 (three hours ago) link

(posted twice for emphasis, or because i thought i got it wrong the first time but in reality i just had images off. sorry)

koogs, Thursday, 26 November 2020 10:27 (two hours ago) link

an appropriately-named pint to be pulling

you are like a scampicane, there's calm in your fries (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 26 November 2020 10:34 (two hours ago) link

He means that once, he didn't have a drink with him.

Mark G, Thursday, 26 November 2020 10:46 (two hours ago) link

Just got a nightmare report that I've been put into a bad kier

calzino, Thursday, 26 November 2020 12:16 (one hour ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Envb_wtWEAEMaZB?format=jpg&name=medium

I wish there was some English press slamming the BBC like this

calzino, Thursday, 26 November 2020 13:22 (four minutes ago) link


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