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Now the GE is done and dusted, and with MP’s returning to Parliament today to begin being sworn in, we’ve locked the GE Thread last night, and you can now use this one for any Westminster related stuff.

Anything Brexit related will be moved to the ongoing Brexit Thread!

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This new daily testing plan that Boris mentioned yesterday is a load of bollocks according to the experts. :(


Of course it's bollocks. If someone needs to have a negative test result to go to a concert or a football match they'll be letting someone else take the test even if its their dog or cat. Also the accuracy for a rapid test is unlikely to be much better than 99%. Yet there is 14 days quarantine when travellers are 99.98% likely not to have the virus. Masks, social distancing and temperature checks are the best way to live with the virus.
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Leader of Country with Independence dreamings won’t admit that they’d be screwed without Central Govt?!
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Admit it CCU, you love her.

It is pretty obvious every time you post.

Look at the words you use..."dreamings" "cummings" "screwed".

I reckon Laffy is in first but you'll be hanging around for sloppy seconds.
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Aye I love her, as the more she spouts the more the Union will be maintained!
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It was sneaked out but the government is planning to toughen the sentences for causing death by dangerous driving and speeding etc to life sentences. I don't have a problem with tough sentences for the worst offenders but accidents do happen to generally law-abiding individuals. A driver could be in an accident where the ambulance takes 2 hours to arrive and the pedestrian dies. Or as often the case in London at night, the pedestrian is black, wearing dark clothing, not crossing the road at a recognised acrossing point and almost impossible to see. It is outrageous to have possible life sentences for drivers who while committing a minor traffic offence happen to kill someone who may themselves be partly at fault for the accident. Tragic yes but not in the same league as pre-meditated murder.

Is there no end to the bad decision-making and incompetence of this government?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-54141729
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It was sneaked out but the government is planning to toughen the sentences for causing death by dangerous driving and speeding etc to life sentences. I don't have a problem with tough sentences for the worst offenders but accidents do happen to generally law-abiding individuals. A driver could be in an accident where the ambulance takes 2 hours to arrive and the pedestrian dies. Or as often the case in London at night, the pedestrian is black, wearing dark clothing, not crossing the road at a recognised acrossing point and almost impossible to see. It is outrageous to have possible life sentences for drivers who while committing a minor traffic offence happen to kill someone who may themselves be partly at fault for the accident. Tragic yes but not in the same league as pre-meditated murder.

Is there no end to the bad decision-making and incompetence of this government?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-54141729


I don't think there will be many who would be against the idea of major sentencing reforms being brought in, of which the example you refer to above would only form a small part. Who hasn't, in the very recent past thought that a sentence dished out has been unduly lenient. Regarding the dangerous driving issue surely this is attempting to deter the ****holes racing through towns and cities usually high on drugs and/or alcohol or doing 130mph up the M6 rather than putting someone away for life after someone has stepped out in front of them whilst they were doing 32mph in a 30.
But in answer to your question....No, I can't see an and to it.
We are being led by a blundering buffoon who has surrounded himself with yes men - you just have to check back to see the caliber of some of those he sacked or who resigned on principal following Brexit. The die was cast then and we are now reaping what was sown.
He is now intent on breaking international law, but hey, we are Ingerlund, we can do what we want!
We will see.
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You can criticise Boris all you want but my God, don’t forget the rather thin field of viable alternatives in the other parties.

He has delivered Brexit and will stand up to Sturgeon.Corbyn would still be looking for nerve agent evidence and figuring out what Brexit strategy to follow.
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Boris thinks he's the UK's answer to Donald Trump and can do what he likes. If the Withdrawal Agreement is that bad that we will have to break International Law to change it why the hell did the stupid idiot sign up for it in the first place.
The (mis)handling of Covid is down to him and his out of his depth stooge Matt Hancock (up)
He must be in the running for the most incompetent PM Britain has ever had.
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You can criticise Boris all you want but my God, don’t forget the rather thin field of viable alternatives in the other parties.

He has delivered Brexit and will stand up to Sturgeon.Corbyn would still be looking for nerve agent evidence and figuring out what Brexit strategy to follow.


You're right about Corbyn and if Starmer had been leading Labour things may have been different, you are assuming that 'getting Brexit done' is/was a good thing and as much as I dislike a lot of what Sturgeon stands for I would certainly back her against Boris in a one on one on.........well anything really.
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He has delivered Brexit and will stand up to Sturgeon.


Which is a bad thing unless you're a Russian oligarch or a disaster capitalist

And he's now realised he can't have no border between Ni/republic and no border between Ni/ GB (despite being told so at the time) and is making a pig's arse of it.

He'll give sturgeon another ref as if Scotland goes independent he only loses about 10 mps but the opposition 50. Union? Pfft. He stabs his friends in the back and shakes his enemies hands.

Still at least we haven't had chaos with Ed Miliband eh?
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Imagine having an IQ low enough to believe that Boris Johnson’s doing a good job
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Things wont of been different as labour were going against the will of the people and were trying to get a second referendum because they didnt like result of the first one.

The last general election was basically the second vote and brexit won again by a landslide.

No fan of Boris but there was mo other option as labour were so out of touch with reality.
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The Tories were always going to win the election against Corbyn, but the fact that he 'borrowed' so many brainwashed Labour voters resulted in your landslide.
This has basically allowed him to do whatever the hell he wants, and boy are most of us (not the richest of course) going to pay for it.
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Things wont of been different as labour were going against the will of the people and were trying to get a second referendum because they didnt like result of the first one.

The last general election was basically the second vote and brexit won again by a landslide.

No fan of Boris but there was mo other option as labour were so out of touch with reality.



Landslide? Conservatives (+ Brexit party) got less than 50% of the vote. It was their pact wot wun it.

Corbyn definitely didn't help. If the brittle old tit had done the same with the lib dems / snp / greens (as the tories / farage party did) he'd have won. In fact agreeing to the election was a stupid idea as johnson was getting a daily kicking at that point.
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80 seat majority not a landslide? Lol biggest majority for decades because the woke left wouldnt accept democracy.

There was no pact as Boris wouldnt agree to it, nigel just knew what he had to do to get the result for the public, and boy did it work.
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Boris is a very optimistic person.

The trouble with optimists is that they are prone to making wild claims and breaking promises.
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