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The most satisfying political moment in you lifetime?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Wanda_the_Wonder, Jun 29, 2020 at 7:00 AM.

  1. Wanda_the_Wonder

    Wanda_the_Wonder Occasional commenter

    For me it came last 12th December. The crushing defeat of the Liberal Democrats. Their arrogant and undemocratic determination to ignore the electorate and reverse BREXIT was breath-taking in its disrespect. Thank God they were so humiliatingly crushed and their leader, a lady whose name no one can now remember, losing her seat was such poetic justice.

    And, by the way, I was a remainer.
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  2. alex_teccy

    alex_teccy Lead commenter

    I think I have to agree.
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  3. Jolly_Roger15

    Jolly_Roger15 Star commenter

    January 1st 1973, when joined the EEC
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  4. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    Mine is yet to come. It will be in November when The Orange Oaf loses the US election and throws a public tantrum/claims he'd had enough anyway/blames everyone but himself.
  5. emilystrange

    emilystrange Star commenter

    Thatcher resigning
    Berlin Wall coming down
    Obama's election

    Bad ones - Brexit result, Trump elected and last election results
  6. gainly

    gainly Star commenter

    I just hope you're right.
  7. Kandahar

    Kandahar Star commenter

    How would one describe Obama?
  8. Kandahar

    Kandahar Star commenter

    Mine are naturally polar opposite.
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  9. FriarLawrence

    FriarLawrence Senior commenter

    The 1997 Labour landslide. It felt like a new dawn, and despite all the revisionism (and genuine mistakes by the Blair government, including Iraq), I still think the first two Blair governments were among the best we've ever seen.

    I realise that this will go down like a lead balloon with most of the shoutiest on here. The tankies still think of Iraq as the greatest atrocity ever committed by humankind, the alt-righties can't bear the social progress that was achieved, and lo! the two camps come together to vilify merrily. ;)
  10. Laphroig

    Laphroig Lead commenter

    2nd May about 0315ish when Portillo lost his seat. You didn’t hear the if it isn’t hurting, it’s not working slogan after that election.
  11. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

  12. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    The Brexit referendum result and the Conservative victory last December, definitely. It was so pleasing to see the biased media with faces like smacked behinds eating humble pie.
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  13. LiamD

    LiamD Occasional commenter

    The Good Friday Agreement was pretty special for me but hopes that it would impact on sectarianism in Scotland have since faded.
  14. Kandahar

    Kandahar Star commenter

    Yes. They destroyed Labour completely, allowing Conservatism free reign. I doubt the Labour brand will ever recover...certainly the working class will never forgive...how many chances did they have:

    1. End Ofsted
    2. Renationalise water, gas, electricity, railways
    3. Strengthen states schools under LEAs...etc

    Nothing...the complete reverse

    They didn't call him Phony Tony for nothing
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  15. smoothnewt

    smoothnewt Star commenter

  16. harsh-but-fair

    harsh-but-fair Star commenter

    Yeah, right!
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  17. Kandahar

    Kandahar Star commenter

    The politically correct version.
  18. sadscientist

    sadscientist Senior commenter

    free rein
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  19. Kandahar

    Kandahar Star commenter

    Thank you for correcting me. I often struggle with that one...reign as in to reign over v holding power.
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  20. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    The "can you remember where you were when..?" moment for me was Thatcher's resignation. I can remember the buzz going round the staffroom that Thatcher had gone, and one senior colleague believing/hoping for a moment that she'd died.

    Prior to that, the morning after her third election victory. The NASUWT rep asking "Has anyone got Gerry Adams' phone number?" causing deep outrage and offence to a gloating Tory boy activist at the other end of the staffroom.

    Insofar as politics is ultimately about power I'd put the 9-11 attacks up there too.
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