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6 hours ago, Kim said:

Yes, I don't necessarily disagree with what he says most of the time, unfortunately a great majority of his OWN parliamentary party does though and his rhetoric ends up sounding hollow. He's not a great communicator or debater and that is unfortunately a vital part of being opposition leader. He really should have hammered the Tories on that u-turn, and on the burgeoning electoral fraud expenses scandal, and on Davis' admittance that there is no plan B if the Brexit negotiations in Europe result in no consensus. Instead, he makes the news for bumbling again.

 

Totally

The irony is that the only sane British politicians at the moment appear to be from one of the nations comprising the Union that won't accept the gambling away of the country's future in pursuit of petty little personal agendas. It would really be wonderful if Labour had someone like Mr Robertson who could own Theresa May the way he does rather than Corbyn's tripping and falling in his own speeches

What amazes me are the words of Old Guard Thatcherites such as Kenneth Clark and Lord Heseltine who have savaged their own party gimmicks and looking at history you wouldn't have thought you could get much worse than Thatcher /Reagan era politics but it appears the current Tory establishment has surpassed their predecessors. Meanwhile David Cameron must be enjoying the advance on his next book, tragic times we live in

 

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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/theresa-may-labour-party-policy-energy-prices-tarrifs-spiral-rises-tackle-tory-spring-conference-a7635161.html

Theresa May steals Labour policy by vowing to tackle spiraling energy prices

Prime Minister echoes Ed Miliband by admitting ‘the market is not working as it should’ – hinting at a cap to be announced soon

 

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Theresa May has stolen Labour clothes by vowing to act on sky-high energy prices, saying: “It is clear to me – and to anyone who looks at it – that the market is not working as it should.” In a speech to the party faithful in Cardiff, the Prime Minister said prices had soared by 158 per cent over the last 15 years, with the poorest hit by the highest tariffs.

“Our party did not end the unjust and inefficient monopolies of the old nationalised energy corporations only to replace them with a system that traps the poorest customers on the worst deals,” she said.

Ms May did not set out how her crackdown would work, but the pledge revived memories of Ed Miliband’s plans to intervene in the energy market – condemned by the Tories at the time.

 

Addressing the Conservative Spring Forum, the Prime Minister also sharpened her attack on the SNP’s determination to stage a second Scottish independence referendum.

“Three years ago they campaigned for a result that would have taken Scotland out of the EU altogether,” she said. “They are happy to see power rest in Brussels. But if those powers come back to London, they want them given to Edinburgh – so that they can try to give them back to Brussels.   :manson:  :manson:  

“And now they apparently say that an independent Scotland would no longer seek to become a member of the EU after a vote for separation. It is muddle on muddle.”

 

 

 

 

 

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We are now the party of a new centre ground of British politics. Rejecting the extremes of Labour's socialist Left, UKIP's libertarian Right and the divisive and obsessive nationalisms of Plaid Cymru and the SNP

 

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The markets NEVER worked as they should.  

Stupid CUNTS always repeating history and making people poorer.  

 

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I´m afraid it´s quite like that, or at least is what a lot of people think about it in the continent.

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Alliance Leader Naomi Long has described as "surreal" the Prime Minister's plans to visit Northern Ireland but not get involved in ongoing talks designed to restore powersharing.

Theresa May will visit Northern Ireland ahead of the triggering of Article 50, which will start the formal process of removing the UK from the EU. However, Mrs Long said it is almost unbelievable she would do so during the current devolution crisis and seek to remain outside of the ongoing talks.

"Brexit is without doubt the biggest political, economic and social challenge to face Europe and the UK in a generation. It has also divided the UK deeply in terms not only of support for Brexit, but also the challenges it presents in each region.

"The Prime Minister ought therefore to seek to discuss the matter with the devolved regions and be sensitive in seeking to represent their concerns, however, this whistle stop tour, far from demonstrating a willingness to engage and listen, seems to typify the lack of sensitivity to the particular challenges facing Northern Ireland, not least by the collapse of devolution.

"It is quite surreal to think Theresa May would visit Northern Ireland at a time when the very future of powersharing hangs in the balance, yet not feel compelled to actively participate in the current talks process. It suggests a Prime Minister who is either oblivious to the perilous state of devolution or simply doesn't care.

"At what is a critical time in the negotiations and in the Brexit process, I think it is important the Prime Minister considers carefully the message such non-engagement will send to the people of Northern Ireland regarding the importance of devolution and Northern Ireland's interests to her Government. Otherwise, what is intended to reassure people of her interest could spectacularly backfire."

 

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Why doesn't this demented old witch just LISTEN to what the devolved parliaments are asking for? Is she seriously considering having a hard border in Ireland where right now you can just walk from one side to the other like on an afternoon stroll? And if she doesn't, then that means Scotland/England could have the same soft border. The countries that didn't vote for Brexit want to remain in the single market if not the EU. She should respect that and put that option on the table. Simple.

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wow, that march in London was really crowded. Maybe in UK it's lived otherwise, but for me it seems those are a "silent majority", they are barely in the news the pro-EU british people. 

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pro-EU Brits are silenced by filthy Murdoch-dictated British media...

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4 hours ago, pjcowley said:

 

I love this. Uk belongs to Europe. Brexit still doesn't make any sense to me after all these months.

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17 minutes ago, Rebel Saviour said:

I love this. Uk belongs to Europe. Brexit still doesn't make any sense to me after all these months.

I know. There is so much in British politics not making sense - a demented fascist bitch bossing everyone around when she hasn't even been elected... British citizens living abroad for more than 15 years denied the right to vote... Scaremongering xenophobic lies propelled Brexit when the UK really had it easy compared to other EU members.

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Just now, pjcowley said:

 

finally!!!

 

I saw this on the news here, but they didn´t show any big images to see if there were a lot of peole.Anyways, I think it´s good that they are showing it

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