The End Of UK Democracy

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Re: The End Of UK Democracy

Post by Chadwick » Fri Jul 08 2022 1:58pm

Richard Frost wrote:
Fri Jul 08 2022 10:28am
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We do appear to have lost several of the most unapologetically far-right members of this forum in recent years, or they're keeping very quiet. I'm not going to lie, I don't miss hearing from them.
I tend to agree, but miss them or not, they do I feel have a right to a voice. I was just prompted to say it by the outrageous statement of Steve Baker,
Yes, it would be interesting to have an exchange of views, and perhaps a little pressure to justify our own standpoints.

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Re: The End Of UK Democracy

Post by Sarah » Fri Jul 08 2022 6:32pm

Sarah wrote:
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Andrea Jenkyns shouted “He who laughs last, laughs the loudest. Wait and see!” at the crowds gathering outside Downing Street. What will we see, Andrea?
She has become a junior minister in the Department for Education.

Peter Bone has also been thrown a post; he's now Deputy Leader of the House of Commons.

Johnson clearly scraping the bottom of the barrel even harder, but it's not armageddon.

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Re: The End Of UK Democracy

Post by Richard Frost » Fri Jul 08 2022 7:20pm

Sarah wrote:
Fri Jul 08 2022 6:32pm
Sarah wrote:
Thu Jul 07 2022 2:26pm
Andrea Jenkyns shouted “He who laughs last, laughs the loudest. Wait and see!” at the crowds gathering outside Downing Street. What will we see, Andrea?
She has become a junior minister in the Department for Education.

Peter Bone has also been thrown a post; he's now Deputy Leader of the House of Commons.

Johnson clearly scraping the bottom of the barrel even harder, but it's not armageddon.
The events of the next few weeks are really not that important, they have (hopefully) no lasting effect. Giving Bone a post really is scraping the barrel. Not for no reason has he never been in government in any way other than an MP before. The man is possibly even dodgier than Johnson with some very close misses regarding scandals in his career.

The important thing to watch is to see who is elected and who gets posts in the next government. The news programmes are really scraping the barrel with interviewing people about who would make a good PM for the future. The fact remains that unless there is a crowning less than 150.000 people will decide on who the next PM is and even they will only get a choice of two.

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Re: The End Of UK Democracy

Post by Sarah » Fri Jul 08 2022 7:46pm

I've a theory that Bone sometimes says outlandish things just so that he can get invited onto Newsnight to explain himself.

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Re: The End Of UK Democracy

Post by Richard Frost » Fri Jul 08 2022 7:59pm

Sarah wrote:
Fri Jul 08 2022 7:46pm
I've a theory that Bone sometimes says outlandish things just so that he can get invited onto Newsnight to explain himself.
you could be right.

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Re: The End Of UK Democracy

Post by Sarah » Fri Jul 08 2022 10:41pm

Steve Baker has decided not to enter the leadership contest. His poster was risible (if real). It's almost like he was never really serious about standing and might instead prefer influencing others to achieve his goals. He's apparently backing Suella Braverman now.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/20 ... eadership/

Here's classy Andrea Jenkyns giving the public outside Downing Street a clear message.

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Re: The End Of UK Democracy

Post by macliam » Sat Jul 09 2022 5:48pm

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Re: The End Of UK Democracy

Post by macliam » Wed Jul 13 2022 12:29pm

What the heck....... :shock:

Steve Bray, the Brexit protestor outside Parliament, is now being shadowed by 2 uniformed police officers ALL DAY! Good to know that at a time when crimes can't be investigated due to "lack of resource" the Met can afford to send a couple of Bobbies to intimidate a protestor!

https://twitter.com/i/status/1547144080815177730
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Re: The End Of UK Democracy

Post by Sarah » Thu Jul 14 2022 11:11am

"Should the Human Rights Act be replaced with a Bill of Rights?"

Very short questionnaire by @HumanRightsCtte here - literally just a couple of minutes to complete:

https://forms.office.com/Pages/Response ... Q2TEdMVC4u

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Re: The End Of UK Democracy

Post by Sarah » Fri Jul 15 2022 8:08pm

This might not be any more qualified than rumour/hearsay right now, but let's face it nobody will be the least bit surprised if they do try to stuff the Lords as reported here:

"Revealed: Secret plan to pack Lords with Tory loyalists"
https://www.itv.com/news/2022-07-15/rev ... -loyalists

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