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Discussion in 'Personal' started by JL48, Dec 7, 2019.
Somebody needed to say it.
I should perhaps explain that the video above, by Michael Spicer, is one of a series based on the notion that BoJo pauses in his answers in order to receive directions in a hidden earpiece from "the room next door". Altogether more pleasant than the swearing idiot in the video of post #1, who portrays tory opponents as so unlikeable that he is likely, if anything, to convince more to vote tory!
If this election has given us anything, at least we finally have an answer to the timeless riddle of "Why did the chicken cross the road?"
He saw Andrew Neil coming.
There is absolutely NOTHING that would convince me to vote Tory. Ever.
Its preaching to the converted when it's the unconverted that will really matter next week. Its a shame Labour supporters don't get that simple fact, it just takes them slipping out of indoctrinated comrade mode for a week, but will they do it? No, because they don't really want the support of people who don't wholly subscribe to their doctrine so it's easier to offer financial bribes at every level ignoring the longer term effects of such economic activity... they say working class voters are stupid to vote Tory but the Labour party's bribes are just as insulting.
Best election broadcast so far, by some distance.
Were you considering voting for anyone other than Labour?
After the LibDems turned fascist (mother knows best, ignore the referendum), No.
As much as I dislike leaving the EU, I think the far greater danger will be people losing faith in democracy.
To avoid any confusion
The Conservative party has suspended 14 members for posting Islamophobic or racist comments on internet amid accusations of “insititutional Islamophobia” in the party.
Accusations of racism and Islamophobia have dogged the Tory Party in recent years amid calls for an inquiry.
Yesterday the Tory Party came under criticism for allowing an activist suspended for “vile” racist comments to stand as a councillor.
Peter Lamb is to sand as a councillor for Harlow District Council in May. He had been suspended for Islamophobic tweets including “Islam like alcoholism [sic]. The first step to recovery is admit you have a problem” and “Turkey buys oil from ISIS. Muslims sticking together.”
Former Tory co-chair Baroness Warsi told PoliticsHome yesterday that Islamophobia has become “institutional” within the Conservative Party.
“I have been raising these issues for over 3 years and yet still the Party fails to act. We now have daily examples of the most vile racist and Islamophobic comments from both elected representatives and members and still the Party remains in denial,” said the Conservative peer.
“And whilst the comments and actions of individuals are disturbing what’s even more hurtful and worrying is my Party’s complete lack of political will to even acknowledge the extent of the challenge we face. This rot is institutional and it’s why I have been urging the Prime Minister and others to hold an Independent Inquiry.”
So where is the public outrage? Where are the front-page spreads? Where are the 20 minute questionings on the Today programme on the subject? Nope - nothing.
At least four ministers have gone on election campaigning trips to endorse Tory candidates facing allegations of Islamophobia since the claims against them came to light, the Guardian has learned.
In constituency visits that appear to contradict Boris Johnson’s repeated claim that the party has a “zero tolerance” stance on the issue, Sajid Javid, Matt Hancock, Andrea Leadsom and Thérèse Coffey have thrown their weight behind the accused candidates – all of whom are fighting in key marginal battlegrounds.
Incidents include one candidate who argued that Muslims have divided loyalties, as well as blaming immigrants for bringing HIV to Britain, and another who retweeted posts from former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson.
Johnson himself has also posed shaking hands with a Conservative candidate accused of sending an anti-Muslim tweet to Nobel Peace prize winner, Malala Yousafzai, 22. It is understood the photograph was taken after the party became aware of the tweet.
I didn't get part the first bit where you said they were suspended, I'd say that's a result and beats a long term investigation or worse still promotion to head up Race and Faith in the party.
When everyone is racist, who does one vote for?
The greater longer term negative effects on our economy will be as a result of voting the Tories to an election win, leading to leaving the EU. The outcome of repeated lies.
A difficult question - all racists look the same to me.
Cheer up - we are about to get another 5 years of them featuring the most dishonest leader and most inept cabinet we have ever had to suffer with.
It's gonna be so much fun.