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    (Original post by Davij038)
    I think Britain is essentially a one party state
    When the opposition amounts to only one person (Caroline Lucas, the Green MP) then there is a danger that we are very near to one.*
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    Someone incompetent gets promoted in the Political world, shocker.
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    (Original post by Nirvana1989-1994)
    Someone incompetent gets promoted in the Political world, shocker.
    There's a distinct difference between incompetence (e.g. Chris Grayling) and being dangerous and divisive (Diane Abbott)
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    (Original post by Nirvana1989-1994)
    Someone incompetent gets promoted in the Political world, shocker.
    Although don't get me wrong, you make a very good point ;P
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    (Original post by Connor27)
    There's a distinct difference between incompetence (e.g. Chris Grayling) and being dangerous and divisive (Diane Abbott)
    Someone dangerous and divisive gets promoted in the Political world, shocker.
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    (Original post by Connor27)
    Although don't get me wrong, you make a very good point ;P
    Of course I do.
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    *Appointed, she was appointed, along with other close allies of Corbyn to pull up the drawbirdge against the moderates who actually want to win elections.
    Yes, indeed. What a silly mistake to make, suggesting that Corbyn's Labour would elect anyone to a cabinet position.
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    Doesn't make much different to the political landscape other than the fact that A) The Tories will have an even bigger victory in 2020 and B) Many people across the country will have to switch off their TV sets during the news to avoid having to listen to that hateful woman's words.
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    I don't really like her, I think she makes ridiculous statements far too often but considering the poisonous bile coming from much of the CPC she might be the firebrand that's required in tackling Tories who are trying to scapegoat societys problems on immigrants while simulatenously using them as a bargaining chip in EU negotiations. Fight fire with fire might a viable strategy here particularly with Corbyn refusing to buy into the populist anti-immigrant sentiment in this post-Brexit Britain.*
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    I don't see how this is a surprise - she's Corbyn's #2 after all. I can easily see her being leader when he eventually flakes.

    The really dangerous appointment is Shami Chakrabarti. I mean - come on. Anyone had a go at Cameron for trying to get an MBE for his wife's hairdresser (or whatever it was) and thought that was politcial corruption - just look at this one:

    Appointed to chair an independent inquiry into anti-Semitism in the Labour Party.
    Gives Labour the all-clear.
    Sits in select committee into that same issue passing notes to Corbyn and telling him what to say (the chair of the inquiry let's not forget)
    Becomes a Labour Party member a few days later
    Become a Labour life peer a few weeks later
    Becomes Shadow attorney general a couple of months later.

    At this rate, we're looking at a triple-digit Conservative majority next time around.
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    (Original post by Wattsy)
    I don't really like her, I think she makes ridiculous statements far too often but considering the poisonous bile coming from much of the CPC she might be the firebrand that's required in tackling Tories who are trying to scapegoat societys problems on immigrants while simulatenously using them as a bargaining chip in EU negotiations. Fight fire with fire might a viable strategy here particularly with Corbyn refusing to buy into the populist anti-immigrant sentiment in this post-Brexit Britain.*
    The difference is the "poisonous bile" is the mainstream thought that people actually agree with, her ridiculous statements are just that, ridiculous and ridiculed.
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    (Original post by Wattsy;[url="tel:67919288")
    67919288[/url]]I don't really like her, I think she makes ridiculous statements far too often but considering the poisonous bile coming from much of the CPC she might be the firebrand that's required in tackling Tories who are trying to scapegoat societys problems on immigrants while simulatenously using them as a bargaining chip in EU negotiations. Fight
    fire with fire might a viable strategy here particularly with Corbyn refusing to buy into the populist anti-immigrant sentiment in this post-Brexit Britain.*
    I'm sorry, but I can't particularly accept that, this country has always stood up against extremism, it's sad that the Labour Party, a movement created in my home county of West Yorkshire, has gone from the being the party of the workers to a narrow middle class intelligentsia socialist party that defends Mao, a dictator who abused the workers he claimed to represent, (look at the most recent Abbott video), accepts money to appear on Iranian propaganda TV (a sexist homophobic dictatorship) and endorses violence against rival MPs (McDonnell on Esther Mcvey) any party that gives oxygen to the idea of or endorses violence as a political tool is an extremist party, and extremism is morally wrong.

    I don't know how you can call the CPC proposals "Poisonous Bile", they are enforcing the will of the majority of the people (many of whom were working class northerners with a labour MP) if you look at the statistics, a lot of the conservative seats in the south east voted remain
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    (Original post by Wattsy;[url="tel:67919288")
    67919288[/url]]I don't really like her, I think she makes ridiculous statements far too often but considering the poisonous bile coming from much of the CPC she might be the firebrand that's required in tackling Tories who are trying to scapegoat societys problems on immigrants while simulatenously using them as a bargaining chip in EU negotiations. Fight fire with fire might a viable strategy here particularly with Corbyn refusing to buy into the populist anti-immigrant sentiment in this post-Brexit Britain.*
    It's a sad reflection that the labour "heartland" is now the metropolitan wine bars of London, and not the former industrial towns of the North, most of the northerner labour seats will turn purple at the next election, believe me, and then the far left will realise they ****ed up...
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    Sadly, the promotion of Abbott was inevitable when Blairites accused Corbyn of being misogynistic, she really is a balloon of hot air.

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    (Original post by Connor27)
    It's a sad reflection that the labour "heartland" is now the metropolitan wine bars of London, and not the former industrial towns of the North, most of the northerner labour seats will turn purple at the next election, believe me, and then the far left will realise they ****ed up...
    Have I actually silenced the lefties? :O none of them made a comeback yet
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    Sadly, the promotion of Abbott was inevitable when Blairites accused Corbyn of being misogynistic, she really is a balloon of hot air.

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    Now they get to accuse him of transphobia and make him urgently look for a ****** to appoint, this could be fun.

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    "In @jeremycorbyn's diverse shadow cabinet the shadow Home, Foreign and Brexit secretaries all have seats bordering his Islington N berth"

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    (Original post by That Bearded Man)
    Sadly, the promotion of Abbott was inevitable when Blairites accused Corbyn of being misogynistic, she really is a balloon of hot air.

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    Hopefully Abbott as Home Secretary will stop the long prison sentences and ASBOs that new labour introduced in the late 90s early 2000s. Long prison sentences, and ASBOs and excessive police recruitment are fascist ways of dealing with crime. Crime can be cured by mending communities, ending poverty and improving equality. No prison sentence should exceed 8- 10 years except in the most exceptional cases as it did before new labour came to power.
 
 
 
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