Stability is change: crossing the floor from potato to potahto in uk 2024

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Get in here, loons

subpost master (wins), Wednesday, 22 May 2024 20:16 (three weeks ago) link

Very good

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 22 May 2024 20:17 (three weeks ago) link

Oddly starting this with Mason news.

Breaking: ISLINGTON NORTH Labour shortlist Sem Moema . Praful Nargund

— lee harpin (@lmharpin) May 22, 2024

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 22 May 2024 20:18 (three weeks ago) link

breaking: stoya cancelling travel plans

katy perry (prison service) (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 22 May 2024 20:20 (three weeks ago) link

From The Guardian blog quoting a tweet by a pol analyst:

Was in Westminster all day. Understand there’s 5 major reasons for @RishiSunak July 4 election gamble

1/ Key aides told PM inflation is now at its “election sweet spot” - 2.3% was today’s print - & warned it may rise again by autumn

2/ No fiscal space for NI cuts in Sept 1/

3/ Concern legal challenges will further delay/block flights to Rwanda taking off

4/ Mess in the English Channel with small boats during the summer months

5/ Nigel Farage hasn’t yet decided whether to front Reform UK, so snap poll may boost Tory prospects

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 22 May 2024 20:34 (three weeks ago) link

Praful Nargund?

I've left the box of soup near your shoes (Tom D.), Wednesday, 22 May 2024 20:35 (three weeks ago) link

if they won't accept Comrade Mason they should offer a spot to Dunty

https://x.com/IanDunt/status/1793343773667480015

Bitchin Doutai (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 22 May 2024 20:41 (three weeks ago) link

truly the most perfect idiot in the whole world, a brain as smooth as his scalp

katy perry (prison service) (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 22 May 2024 20:48 (three weeks ago) link

Nargund is a private IVF clinic chief executive, who really cares about healthcare inequities

vodkaitamin effrtvescent (calzino), Wednesday, 22 May 2024 20:54 (three weeks ago) link

Dunt isn't an idiot, he just plays one for money.

glumdalclitch, Wednesday, 22 May 2024 23:38 (three weeks ago) link

Mason the early Starmer adopter, most consistent apologist/obsequious toady towards him for almost 5 years and all he gets in return is one humiliating rejection after another - which is all he deserves tbf.

vodkaitamin effrtvescent (calzino), Thursday, 23 May 2024 05:59 (three weeks ago) link

I am sorry Tom D you will not be able to vote for this man

I didn't make the shortlist in @IslingtonNorth . Thanks to all those in the CLP who signed up to campaign for me, and to SERA for endorsing me. It's vital that we get out the vote the selected candidate, and keep Islington North red! ✊

— Paul Mason (@paulmasonnews) May 23, 2024

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 23 May 2024 07:01 (three weeks ago) link

No-one likes him he does care.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtTdQm57_MU

I've left the box of soup near your shoes (Tom D.), Thursday, 23 May 2024 07:20 (three weeks ago) link

100 empty spots to fill, keep on keeping on Paul

Bitchin Doutai (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 23 May 2024 07:28 (three weeks ago) link

If he wasn't such a weirdo who likes making a shit ton of noise he would've got into one of those.

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 23 May 2024 08:05 (three weeks ago) link

as well as being a foolish and deeply unlikable man I don't think he's ever been forgiven by the right for his supporting Corbyn years.

vodkaitamin effrtvescent (calzino), Thursday, 23 May 2024 08:09 (three weeks ago) link

Yeah there's no place in today's Labour for people whose politics change with the wind to support their own personal aggrandisement

Bitchin Doutai (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 23 May 2024 08:12 (three weeks ago) link

that's what they'll throw at Starmer, he can offer evidence that he helped finish off Corbyn by quoting the "People's Vote was a conspiracy" parts of the Eagleton book!

vodkaitamin effrtvescent (calzino), Thursday, 23 May 2024 08:17 (three weeks ago) link

he's an embarrassment because he actually believes things, even if he has forced himself to believe them to fit in. I remember a kid like him at school.

This is Dance Anthems, have some respect (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 23 May 2024 08:18 (three weeks ago) link

No Rwanda flights till after the election. If Reform get their act together its even worse for the Tories.

It also means a very grim debate where Starmer has to promise deportations of sone kind.

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 23 May 2024 08:25 (three weeks ago) link

Getting suicide-by-cop vibes from all of this, like Sunak is pleading with the election to put him out of his misery.

I've left the box of soup near your shoes (Tom D.), Thursday, 23 May 2024 08:37 (three weeks ago) link

the guy just wants a long summer break in california so he can pick out a house, move there ASAP, and die horribly in the record-breaking wildfires of 2028 enjoy a long and happy life

katy perry (prison service) (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 23 May 2024 08:47 (three weeks ago) link

maybe it was just a case of lose a suicide-election in the summertime or lose a confidence vote and resign

vodkaitamin effrtvescent (calzino), Thursday, 23 May 2024 08:54 (three weeks ago) link

The calculations are that Rwanda flights will never get off the ground, that inflation might go up (so no interest rate cuts), and that they cannot offer anything but tax rises bcz of the state of public finances.

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 23 May 2024 08:57 (three weeks ago) link

to gazzara's point, the domiciled tax status laws are getting changed next year yeah?

Daniel_Rf, Thursday, 23 May 2024 08:58 (three weeks ago) link

the way he brought up the furlough scheme yesterday seemed desperate, it was almost like he was inferring he paid it all out of his own pocket.

vodkaitamin effrtvescent (calzino), Thursday, 23 May 2024 09:05 (three weeks ago) link

it was like in the manner of a slimy boss giving you a tiny inconsequential pay rise and then never letting you forget about it

vodkaitamin effrtvescent (calzino), Thursday, 23 May 2024 09:12 (three weeks ago) link

The only time the guy was popular is when he gave lots of people money.

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 23 May 2024 09:24 (three weeks ago) link

also when he gave us rona dinners

Daniel_Rf, Thursday, 23 May 2024 09:30 (three weeks ago) link

How soon we forget "dishy Rishi".

I've left the box of soup near your shoes (Tom D.), Thursday, 23 May 2024 09:38 (three weeks ago) link

eat out to help out just a porn video name to most people now

Daniel_Rf, Thursday, 23 May 2024 09:39 (three weeks ago) link

a furlough scheme that was actually proposed and pushed for by McDonnell iirc and which sunak was originally dead set against…

bingo dabber acid, Thursday, 23 May 2024 11:44 (three weeks ago) link

and a furlough scheme which deliberately excluded hundreds of thousands of self-employed people, my wife being among them

katy perry (prison service) (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 23 May 2024 11:50 (three weeks ago) link

xp
to me there's no question that if Corbyn and McDonnell hadn't been at the despatch box in early 2020 we would never have got the furlough measures we did get, flawed as they were

glumdalclitch, Thursday, 23 May 2024 12:08 (three weeks ago) link

Quietly impressed by The Green Party response here. Has the right people crying about it.

Nothing to see here. Just @TheGreenParty⁩ leader on Radio 4 failing to condemn one of her fellow Green candidates for liking a post which said "we have to destroy Zionism". And she has the chutzpah to refer to the EHRC report into Labour's antisemitism to boot. What a state. pic.twitter.com/QrAo4fynZz

— Mike Katz (@mikekatz) May 23, 2024

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 23 May 2024 12:28 (three weeks ago) link

From a locked acc:

"On Politics Weekly, Kiran explains that Sunak would rather get drenched than be compared to noted brolly loser Steve McLaren. Optics discourse is incredible"

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 23 May 2024 12:46 (three weeks ago) link

Union Jack gazebos are a thing:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/165496541979

Grandpont Genie, Thursday, 23 May 2024 15:36 (three weeks ago) link

behold, the Racism Cube

katy perry (prison service) (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 23 May 2024 15:43 (three weeks ago) link

Don't let Starmer know or he'll be doing his press conferences from inside one.

Poets Win Prizes (Tom D.), Thursday, 23 May 2024 15:48 (three weeks ago) link

he already is, psychically

Bitchin Doutai (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 23 May 2024 16:42 (three weeks ago) link

dismal

Keir Starmer needs you to vote for Reform on July 4th.

A vote for Reform is a vote to put Keir Starmer into power. pic.twitter.com/CGVoo5snGc

— Conservatives (@Conservatives) May 23, 2024

katy perry (prison service) (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 23 May 2024 17:21 (three weeks ago) link

in fairness his politics are more or less identical to theirs

Bitchin Doutai (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 23 May 2024 17:23 (three weeks ago) link

And I would have got away with it if it hadn't been for you meddling Conservative Party Central Office political advisers.

Poets Win Prizes (Tom D.), Thursday, 23 May 2024 17:26 (three weeks ago) link

A more abstract approach would be better: "vote Labour, you get Starmer as pm" with Starmer getting a Starmer mask yanked off, revealing that this confirms that he is indeed Starmer.

^^
I'm giving this one for free, if my name was saatchi & saatchi I could charge millions for this shit!

vodkaitamin effrtvescent (calzino), Thursday, 23 May 2024 17:49 (three weeks ago) link

I like that, you'll go far in this game

Nasty, Brutish & Short, Thursday, 23 May 2024 17:50 (three weeks ago) link

Still an opportunity for Paul Mason

NEW
 
Conservative HQ have emailed asking for candidates in almost 100 seats
 
When candidates ask when the deadline is, they have been told it’s 48 hours, according to 2 I’ve spoken to
 
Some Tory associations are pretty livid at having been left in such an unprepared situation pic.twitter.com/baBLr6TiMK

— Paul McNamara (@PGMcNamara) May 23, 2024

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 23 May 2024 21:26 (three weeks ago) link

lol, only a matter of time before serial carpetbagger Mason declares that the only way to advance the class struggle is by running as a Tory candidate.

vodkaitamin effrtvescent (calzino), Friday, 24 May 2024 00:40 (three weeks ago) link

Islington North too, he could run against Corbyn after all!

Poets Win Prizes (Tom D.), Friday, 24 May 2024 06:31 (three weeks ago) link

Excited for the Lab right focusing a proportionate amount of time and attention on this.

xyzzzz__, Friday, 24 May 2024 07:59 (three weeks ago) link

Probably not a coincidence that this guy was advising labour when their vote really bottomed out, in 2010 and 2015

Ethinically Ambigaus (Bananaman Begins), Monday, 10 June 2024 14:18 (four days ago) link

a total loser from the brains trust that commissioned the Ed Stone has got some things to say about Graeber, has he?

vodkaitamin effrtvescent (calzino), Monday, 10 June 2024 14:40 (four days ago) link

^ uses more words, but somehow pithier

Ethinically Ambigaus (Bananaman Begins), Monday, 10 June 2024 14:58 (four days ago) link

luke the nuke’s promo video is some laugh

LaMDA barry-stanners (||||||||), Monday, 10 June 2024 15:20 (four days ago) link

lol it's getting brutally ratio-ed

vodkaitamin effrtvescent (calzino), Monday, 10 June 2024 17:44 (four days ago) link

people clowning on him for looking like absolute refried dog diarrhoea but this might actually be the most put-together i’ve ever seen him look tbh

katy perry (prison service) (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 10 June 2024 18:07 (four days ago) link

Maybe it was best not to attempt any bits where Luke is trying to converse with the humans he is appealing to for votes.

I just saw a vid of Starmer strangely guffawing at a young girl who was talking about living with heating poverty (having to wrap in multiple blankets at home) and his dismissive one-way conversation reply was that his 15 yr old son still loves his onesie. He's far weirder (and more sociopathic) than the Maybot of '17 when she awkwardly faced the public.

vodkaitamin effrtvescent (calzino), Monday, 10 June 2024 18:22 (four days ago) link

very telling that these absolute sociopaths are out there revealing their awfulness in public and the media response is just a huge shrug

i love a man in a unicorn (Noodle Vague), Monday, 10 June 2024 18:47 (four days ago) link

How shameless is this worm.

BREAKING: Keir Starmer accuses Tories of "Corbyn-style manifesto"

The Conservative Party is to launch its manifesto at 11.30am

Latest: https://t.co/aj0cjpNqAp

📺 Sky 501, Virgin 602, Freeview 233 and YouTube pic.twitter.com/Gezma89zz4

— Sky News (@SkyNews) June 11, 2024

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 11 June 2024 11:09 (three days ago) link

spineless dog dirt of a man

glumdalclitch, Tuesday, 11 June 2024 11:26 (three days ago) link

Laying himself open to people pointing out how both 2017 and 2019 were fully costed. Let's hope some brave, heroic reporter/anchor steps up on this

glumdalclitch, Tuesday, 11 June 2024 11:34 (three days ago) link

he should be nervous about mentioning Corbyn, because that opens him up to: well you were in his shadow cabinet and campaigned for him. But it doesn't matter, he's got it in easy mode and the outcome of the GE has already been decided.

vodkaitamin effrtvescent (calzino), Tuesday, 11 June 2024 11:52 (three days ago) link

What an utterly despicable cunt.

Poets Win Prizes (Tom D.), Tuesday, 11 June 2024 11:53 (three days ago) link

Looks like Les off Vic Reeves having a leek waved at him

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/article/2024/jun/11/nigel-farage-barnsley-objects-thrown-man-arrested

Alba, Tuesday, 11 June 2024 12:30 (three days ago) link

Looks like Les from Vic Reeves having a leek waved at him

https://i.imgur.com/f8G0ge8.jpeg

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/article/2024/jun/11/nigel-farage-barnsley-objects-thrown-man-arrested

Alba, Tuesday, 11 June 2024 12:32 (three days ago) link

apols for guardian but good riddance:

Robin Harper | The first ever Green parliamentarian in the UK, Harper has crossed the floor (sideways?) to join the Labour party, saying they are the only ones with a serious prospect of fighting climate change. The move will be much less contentious than Conservative defections, some of which have dismayed Labour members. It’s unlikely to cause too much distress in the Scottish Green party, which Harper left last year, disagreeing with its support for trans rights.

Bernard Quidbins (NickB), Tuesday, 11 June 2024 17:37 (three days ago) link

Labour welcoming transphobes, surely not?

i love a man in a unicorn (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 11 June 2024 18:21 (three days ago) link

Great news from EC. He really has changed. https://t.co/r3OLyEu9Vv

— Tariq Ali (@TariqAli_News) June 11, 2024

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 12 June 2024 07:18 (two days ago) link

Ooft, neither of those racist fossils is someone you want in your corner

subpost master (wins), Wednesday, 12 June 2024 07:30 (two days ago) link

Sometimes I really feel the British state and that class of people could be so easily burnt to the ground.

‘There’ll be all sorts of things that I would have wanted as a kid that I couldn’t have - famously Sky TV'@RishiSunak reveals the sacrifices his parents were forced to make when he was young

Watch full interview on the Tonight programme on ITV at 7pmhttps://t.co/WN3WqEFirH pic.twitter.com/6XNLBJdMM8

— ITV News (@itvnews) June 11, 2024

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 12 June 2024 08:08 (two days ago) link

They were forced to send him to one of the most expensive schools in the UK.

ILX: a violent left-wing mob who hate our country (Tom D.), Wednesday, 12 June 2024 08:13 (two days ago) link

3 more weeks of this shit

subpost master (wins), Wednesday, 12 June 2024 08:20 (two days ago) link

Sky dishes would be considered infra dig in the circles his parents wanted him to inhabit.

guillotine vogue (suzy), Wednesday, 12 June 2024 08:34 (two days ago) link

Just think he couldn't watch Sky TV in any of the six bedrooms in the family home, oh the humanity!

ILX: a violent left-wing mob who hate our country (Tom D.), Wednesday, 12 June 2024 08:39 (two days ago) link

still more honest than when Kieth does his phoney maloney routine about his dad walking the factory floor, without mentioning that he owned the business. lol, the proper way to do it would be to say: we had a vintage b+w tv and no tv license, my mum would shut the curtains, tell us to hush and ignore the door when the tv license people came knocking.

vodkaitamin effrtvescent (calzino), Wednesday, 12 June 2024 10:45 (two days ago) link

Remembering the early ‘90s time a friend and I saw a TV Licensing van in the street on our way to work, loudly mocked it, only to be rounded on by a young woman who shouted: “vat’s ma bawfriend, how dare you, I hope you get done!”

My friend looked her up and down, then said “you’d never get fucked otherwise, I guess?”

guillotine vogue (suzy), Wednesday, 12 June 2024 11:02 (two days ago) link

Well of course he didn't have SkyTV growing up, he was twenty seven when it was launched. https://t.co/yAlAaLXOV4

— Dr Charlotte Lydia Riley (@lottelydia) June 12, 2024

vodkaitamin effrtvescent (calzino), Wednesday, 12 June 2024 11:28 (two days ago) link

if Corbyn had done this, the UK media would be going through his entire childhood history with a magnifying glass and calling him out as a lying fucker. I can't even remember Blair having it this easy.

vodkaitamin effrtvescent (calzino), Wednesday, 12 June 2024 11:55 (two days ago) link

Sky in the 90s was cheaper than Netflix now. And when there was a shit video on MTV we got on our bikes and we bricked Keir's windows.

nashwan, Wednesday, 12 June 2024 12:21 (two days ago) link

Sir Window Smasher

vodkaitamin effrtvescent (calzino), Wednesday, 12 June 2024 12:50 (two days ago) link

The deepfakes are getting good fellas.

'My dad was a toolmaker'

*Audience laughs* pic.twitter.com/1EME2W2C0u

— j (@jrc1921) June 12, 2024

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 12 June 2024 19:13 (two days ago) link

Kieth was actually not floundering in his appearance on this Sky bullshit - he's not really answering any of the more pertinent questions either. But yeah, the only enjoyable part was the spontaneous jeering audience laughter during his "my dad was a toolmaker" bit.

vodkaitamin effrtvescent (calzino), Wednesday, 12 June 2024 19:20 (two days ago) link

great photo of rishi making an impression at the g7 summit in today's grauniad

https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/48fd7e8a87ad9a4b1ff646ffb54ce7377210fba2/0_82_4238_2543/master/4238.jpg?width=1900&dpr=2&s=none

katy perry (prison service) (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 13 June 2024 09:50 (yesterday) link

The stuff that isn't happening.

Manifesto of @TheGreenParty in summary: #RealHopeRealChange https://t.co/vBH2hnRfj3 pic.twitter.com/XTaZgPVttz

— Natalie Bennett (@natalieben) June 12, 2024

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 13 June 2024 11:00 (yesterday) link

Well I guess all the melts that said we shouldn't judge Labour until we'd seen the manifesto will be ok with us judging them now

i love a man in a unicorn (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 13 June 2024 11:47 (yesterday) link

The hard questions are being asked:

Q: [From the Guardian’s Pippa Crerar] Sunak has struggled to lead a government of integrity. Will you do any better?

Yes, says Starmer. He is determined to do better. He will get on with changing ethical codes from day one.

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 13 June 2024 11:55 (yesterday) link

most normal deputy leader of a uk political party

Deputy Green Party Leader admits to performing hypnotherapy to 'enlarge' women's breasts in the past https://t.co/BSf4vyqU0z

— LBC (@LBC) June 12, 2024

katy perry (prison service) (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 13 June 2024 12:21 (yesterday) link

Is it in the manifesto though?

ILX: a violent left-wing mob who hate our country (Tom D.), Thursday, 13 June 2024 12:23 (yesterday) link

It's so obvious that the media is soft pedalling on Starmer and Labour because they know they'll get a whopping majority and thus be secure enough to not to have to rely on any of the usual chummy "you scratch my back" garbage. A powerful government can make things tough for the media.

ILX: a violent left-wing mob who hate our country (Tom D.), Thursday, 13 June 2024 12:27 (yesterday) link

I like think Starmer was channelling Jurassic 5 here. "Let's take it back to the concrete streets,
Original beats with real live MCs,
Playground tactics,
No rabbit in a hat tricks ..." https://t.co/L1Eh2qcKi7

— Rafael Behr (@rafaelbehr) June 13, 2024

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 13 June 2024 13:13 (yesterday) link

🔴 Oh dear, it seems some of these retiring Labour MPs who had peerages dangled in front of them to encourage give up their seats, didn't know that in its manifesto Labour was about to impose a new age limit for members of the Lords, of 80 at the end of each Parliament.

— @Tomorrow'sMPs (@tomorrowsmps) June 13, 2024

oh dear, a major blow for some people's dreams of joining the job 4 life superannuated corpse set. Can't believe Kieth has lied to people again.

vodkaitamin effrtvescent (calzino), Thursday, 13 June 2024 13:49 (yesterday) link

Love this when they will have to nationalize the water industry and put up flood defences.

The shift from Labour under Corbyn to Labour under Starmer in a single chart👇
The bars here show you how much each manifesto - 2017 and 2019 under Corbyn, 2024 under Starmer - pledged in new spending, taxes & investment.
It’s night and day… pic.twitter.com/KHuk4EAgPD

— Ed Conway (@EdConwaySky) June 13, 2024

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 13 June 2024 13:57 (yesterday) link

basically austerity

LaMDA barry-stanners (||||||||), Thursday, 13 June 2024 14:36 (yesterday) link

Got to wait till you turn 80 to get in the House of Lords eh

Ethinically Ambigaus (Bananaman Begins), Thursday, 13 June 2024 14:43 (yesterday) link

i need Rafa Behr's address so i can send him the bill for the costly surgery i need to uncurl my toes

i love a man in a unicorn (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 13 June 2024 16:14 (yesterday) link

Carla Denyer has become the Corbyn proxy in these useless fucking debates and I guess at least she makes Labour look as fucking awful as they are.

vodkaitamin effrtvescent (calzino), Thursday, 13 June 2024 20:35 (yesterday) link

Farage, emboldened by Reform being ahead of the tories in the latest yougov poll, says we need to build a new home every two minutes to deal with this mass influx of unchecked migration.

"I was on free school meals" "my father was a toolmaker" the Angela and Kieth handbook of irrelevant speak when difficult questions are asked

vodkaitamin effrtvescent (calzino), Thursday, 13 June 2024 20:44 (yesterday) link

we need to build a new home every two minutes

he has this talent of mixing in incontrovertible truths with his toxic hatred, it's like a special gift

Humanitarian Pause (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 13 June 2024 21:10 (yesterday) link

a new home every 2 minutes and things like the 2 billion trees from the last election always sounds faintly ridiculous until you remember there are 60 million people in the country capable of working in parallel.

no trees arms race this election that I've seen, i kind of miss it.

koogs, Friday, 14 June 2024 03:27 (one hour ago) link


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