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The "Politics" and "Political Ranting Thread" threads were merged...

 

My thread was meant to be friendly political discussions, but whatever. It would eventually lead to ranting anyway :P

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The "Politics" and "Political Ranting Thread" threads were merged...

 

My thread was meant to be friendly political discussions, but whatever. It would eventually lead to ranting anyway :P

 

I think you need the context here, the Political Ranting Thread was a replacement for the original Politicians Thread, where we used to discuss non-death related politics until an eager mod merged it with the Political Frailty Thread.

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Waiting for Radguy to update us on the Polish elections, what is going on there? Some kind of run-off?

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Sorry, I haven't been on for a while.

Anyways, as expected, there will be a second round on May 24th with Andrzej Duda and Bronisław Komorowski, as neither got 50%.

But what wasn't expected is that Duda got more votes than Komorowski.

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Sorry, I haven't been on for a while.

Anyways, as expected, there will be a second round on May 24th with Andrzej Duda and Bronisław Komorowski, as neither got 50%.

But what wasn't expected is that Duda got more votes than Komorowski.

Cheers Radguy!

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Sorry, I haven't been on for a while.

Anyways, as expected, there will be a second round on May 24th with Andrzej Duda and Bronisław Komorowski, as neither got 50%.

But what wasn't expected is that Duda got more votes than Komorowski.

 

Cheers Radguy!

Third place was Paweł Kukiz, who got a lot of votes (20%) from young people for his "f**k the system" attitude.

Fourth place was Janusz Korwin-Mikke with about 4%.

Fifth place was Magdalena Ogórek with about 2%.

 

The rest got about 1% or less.

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Jeremy Corbyn enters the Labour leadership race. Now there is a candidate who actually stands for something.

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Jeremy Corbyn enters the Labour leadership race. Now there is a candidate who actually stands for something.

Yeah, looking like a busker

220px-Jeremy_Corbyn.jpg

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Jeremy Corbyn enters the Labour leadership race. Now there is a candidate who actually stands for something.

Has absolutely no chance of being on the ballot - even then he'll be a paper candidate.

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Jeremy Corbyn enters the Labour leadership race. Now there is a candidate who actually stands for something.

 

Yeah, looking like a busker

220px-Jeremy_Corbyn.jpg

He really is one of the last lefties, but it's utterly unforgivable to wear a shirt with button down collars and not have them secured. That's play loose and cheap in my book.

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Jeremy Corbyn enters the Labour leadership race. Now there is a candidate who actually stands for something.

Yeah, looking like a busker

220px-Jeremy_Corbyn.jpg

He really is one of the last lefties, but it's utterly unforgivable to wear a shirt with button down collars and not have them secured. That's play loose and cheap in my book.

 

 

But for a short while we can still try to believe that there are some socialist principles surviving in the Labour party rather than the synthetic centrist candidates who seem to be falling over each as they clamber to the right. He may get nominated by people who wouldn't actually vote for him in order to make the field look more interesting.

David Miliband signed Diane Abbott's nomination papers in 2010.

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Ok, I don't know much about the inner life of the Labour Party but I've been wondering why Tom Watson isn't the leader. The few times I watched him, he impressed me.

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Ok, I don't know much about the inner life of the Labour Party but I've been wondering why Tom Watson isn't the leader. The few times I watched him, he impressed me.

 

He wants to be deputy leader.

 

He has a little bit of baggage which is I think why he hasn't gone for leader but there is still the future.

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Jeremy Corbyn manages to get enough nominations to get on to the leadership ballot paper.

 

It cost £3 to become an affiliate member of the Labour party and thereby be eligible to vote in the election.

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Jeremy Corbyn manages to get enough nominations to get on to the leadership ballot paper.

 

It cost £3 to become an affiliate member of the Labour party and thereby be eligible to vote in the election.

Sadly can't see him getting to the second round let alone winning the thing.

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Jeremy Corbyn manages to get enough nominations to get on to the leadership ballot paper.

 

It cost £3 to become an affiliate member of the Labour party and thereby be eligible to vote in the election.

Sadly can't see him getting to the second round let alone winning the thing.

 

 

This is it. The ballot paper will contain four names. With One Member, One Vote on an alternative vote basis. There is no electoral college.

 

Jeremy has the advantage of being different. It is impossible to put a sweet wrapper between the other three candidates positions.

 

If you were just electing a leader of the opposition then Jeremy would be the best but I do not think he will be considered as Prime Minister material by most of the country.

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Wouldn't be funny if Corbyn won?

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Wouldn't be funny if Corbyn won?

 

The 2020 general election? Yes, it would.

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Wouldn't be funny if Corbyn won?

 

I was wondering if Tories might try to sabotage the vote by paying £3 each and voting in huge numbers for Corbyn. If this happened in conjunction with a leftie online campaign for Corbyn, it might be doable. . It would make the Government's next 5 years much easier if they were up against him.

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Wouldn't be funny if Corbyn won?

 

I was wondering if Tories might try to sabotage the vote by paying £3 each and voting in huge numbers for Corbyn. If this happened in conjunction with a leftie online campaign for Corbyn, it might be doable. . It would make the Government's next 5 years much easier if they were up against him.

 

 

Tony Benn would allow himself a smile for all sorts of reasons should this come to pass...

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Wouldn't be funny if Corbyn won?

 

I was wondering if Tories might try to sabotage the vote by paying £3 each and voting in huge numbers for Corbyn. If this happened in conjunction with a leftie online campaign for Corbyn, it might be doable. . It would make the Government's next 5 years much easier if they were up against him.

 

 

I do not think that it would make the government job easier whilst in office but it would probably increase thier chances of winning in 2020. Corbyn would call everything without fear of what the public would think.

 

They would probably oust him in 2018 and Dan Jarvis would take over.

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Wouldn't be funny if Corbyn won?

 

I was wondering if Tories might try to sabotage the vote by paying £3 each and voting in huge numbers for Corbyn. If this happened in conjunction with a leftie online campaign for Corbyn, it might be doable. . It would make the Government's next 5 years much easier if they were up against him.

 

Ah, in America it's called "ratfucking". It's generally beleived that Nixon did something like that to have an easy opponent in 1972. Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill did the same in her election in 2012 and was successful in getting a nutjob opponent she managed to defeat easily (Todd Akin).

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Wouldn't be funny if Corbyn won?

 

I was wondering if Tories might try to sabotage the vote by paying £3 each and voting in huge numbers for Corbyn. If this happened in conjunction with a leftie online campaign for Corbyn, it might be doable. . It would make the Government's next 5 years much easier if they were up against him.

 

Ah, in America it's called "ratfucking". It's generally beleived that Nixon did something like that to have an easy opponent in 1972. Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill did the same in her election in 2012 and was successful in getting a nutjob opponent she managed to defeat easily (Todd Akin).

 

 

I was in New Hampshire in the run up to the primaries in 2012 and all the Democrat supporters that I was talking to were voting for Rick Santorum because they though Obama would wipe the floor with him.

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:grave: Corbyn could actually win

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:grave: Corbyn could actually win

 

Corbyn would be an excellent Leader of the Opposition.

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