Friday, 21 November 2014

Political

As Rochester and Strood fall to the advancing UKIP juggernaut (and Labour, with one magnificently contemptuous tweeted image, self-immolate yet again), the Tories can't say they weren't warned - on this very blog and only last year. What Carshalton thinks today, the nation thinks tomorrow... There's even an outside chance now that that 'Image from #Rochester' (unexceptional house with fake portico, white van, three St George's cross flags) might have lost Labour the election. Funny old world.

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  1. The culprit, allegedly, lives in a chatty-left-champagne north London suburb and as such requires roasting in hell, totally missing the point, the lady is a lawyer, what else would we expect.

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  2. Yes indeed Malty, and she's an alleged alumna of Michael Mansfield's chambers. The real joy of it though is that she was (allegedly) the first MPto back Ed M for leader - and now he's sacked her. You have to laugh...

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  3. Apologies for the irrelevance but have you seen Richard E Grant's recent Riviera programme on Modern Art. Just been looking at Picabia's Promenade des Anglais. Right up your street if you'll excuse the own Nige

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  4. pun not own! Bloody predictive text!

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  5. Yes Guy, I was watching it only last night - v enjoyable!

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  6. I'm not normally one for condoning twitterstorms, but it does seem to me that Thornberry's tweet was the perfect encapsulation of what Labour has become, and the storm is thus for once justified. I don't expect she was being snobby - it's more damning than that - it was that she was bemused by something completely mundane and ordinary and entirely uncommentworthy unless you never, ever enter a working class neighbourhood. Much worse even than Gordon's 'bigoted woman'.

    The Labour front bench now has absolutely sweet FA in common with its core vote of the white working class, esp in the north. And they know it too, hence Miliband's own-foot-shooting overreaction.

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  7. Absolutely, Brit - and yet Millie cld still win the election by default. No wonder people are giving up on parliamentary politics...

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  8. Its our own fault for rejecting the Alternative Vote system... we've conservatived ourselves into a Labour government...

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  9. On the other hand, if the Libs hadn't blocked boundary reform...

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