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by bovlomov
2 Jan 2020, 12:20pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Yet Another Boris-bashing thread
Replies: 18
Views: 499

Re: Yet Another Boris-bashing thread

I am grateful that this platform has been provided for me to air my views on the PM. Until now there hasn't been enough space on the internet to accommodate the full range of his crimes. It's a pleasure, I didn't think I could assist in the campaign against The Messy-Haired Satan, but it seems I ca...
by bovlomov
2 Jan 2020, 12:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Yet Another Boris-bashing thread
Replies: 18
Views: 499

Re: Yet Another Boris-bashing thread

I am grateful that this platform has been provided for me to air my views on the PM. Until now there hasn't been enough space on the internet to accommodate the full range of his crimes.
by bovlomov
1 Jan 2020, 12:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is anyone moving?
Replies: 209
Views: 6698

Re: Is anyone moving?

The only thing that I can imagine ousting Johnson at this point is if he utterly fails to deal with some sort of major crisis. Like Gove failing to keep a lid on his ambition. With friends like that, anything could happen. With Labour so weak, now would be a perfect time for Gove to orchestrate Joh...
by bovlomov
31 Dec 2019, 9:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Labour finished?
Replies: 56
Views: 1128

Re: Is Labour finished?

So you want a one party state? Not an unusual view from someone on the far right. The British system needs a change in governing party from time to time. I’d agree a change of party is a good thing, from time to time, just never Labour. In the UK that effectively means the Conservatives ruling us p...
by bovlomov
31 Dec 2019, 1:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Labour finished?
Replies: 56
Views: 1128

Re: Is Labour finished?

Believe it or not, my view of politics isn't primarily governed by how it immediately affects me. I understand that, but do you accept that Labour cannot simply put forward a vision that appeals to the Labour membership and hope that it also appeals to the voters? Labour has to work out a nicer alt...
by bovlomov
31 Dec 2019, 1:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Labour finished?
Replies: 56
Views: 1128

Re: Is Labour finished?

The Living Wage move is not much on its own but I think it may signal a desire to appeal to folk who would previously have voted Labour, and if Labour are not concerned by that, they should be. I think the Tories are eyeing up the centre ground that keeps parties in power for a decade or more when ...
by bovlomov
31 Dec 2019, 12:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Labour finished?
Replies: 56
Views: 1128

Re: Is Labour finished?

The Living Wage move is not much on its own but I think it may signal a desire to appeal to folk who would previously have voted Labour, and if Labour are not concerned by that, they should be. I think the Tories are eyeing up the centre ground that keeps parties in power for a decade or more when ...
by bovlomov
31 Dec 2019, 12:33pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Labour finished?
Replies: 56
Views: 1128

Re: Is Labour finished?

I expect the Tories to move a little to the left (yes, really) and attempt to occupy the centre ground over the next few years, so yes, I do fear that Labour will be in the wilderness for another decade. The Tories are putting the over-25 Living Wage up by about 6% in April. I see that as a stateme...
by bovlomov
30 Dec 2019, 9:07am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: 5000 Britain First extremists join Tory Party
Replies: 87
Views: 2103

Re: 5000 Britain First extremists join Tory Party

We should be criticising our own country more than others. We have a stake in it and we have some small means of changing it.
by bovlomov
29 Dec 2019, 5:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: 5000 Britain First extremists join Tory Party
Replies: 87
Views: 2103

Re: 5000 Britain First extremists join Tory Party

I have no idea why anyone would think PH is a Tory Party supporter or apologist.
by bovlomov
27 Dec 2019, 6:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1613
Views: 33070

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

The truth is that propaganda works and that view has been promulgated for various reasons, from both ends of the political spectrum for a generation or two. And the middle of the spectrum. There seems to be an attitude in Education, from the ministry downwards, that the working class home is a brut...
by bovlomov
27 Dec 2019, 5:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1613
Views: 33070

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

So called unemployment black spots like Hull, Grimsby and Doncaster are but a few miles away from the Lincolnshire agricultural heartlands. Why couldn't the unemployed from those places move that relatively short distance to fill the vacancies instead of moaning about immigrants taking all the jobs...
by bovlomov
27 Dec 2019, 5:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1613
Views: 33070

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

Possibly due to racist comments like BR's above which are part of the narrative about working class people in Britain. "Give a dog a bad name" is a phrase which springs to mind. Is it true though? This attitude to British workers comes from all sides, but not least from members of the pre...
by bovlomov
27 Dec 2019, 1:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 1851
Views: 43011

Re: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?

PH wrote: I think the abuse may deter them, people have been more abusive to me on this forum than they ever have been in the pub.

Well done for sticking around. Despite appearances, most of us are quite nice in real life.
by bovlomov
27 Dec 2019, 12:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 1851
Views: 43011

Re: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?

This thread seems to have run it's course, he is in power and there's a huge battle ahead just to put up a credible opposition. The thread definitely hasn't run its course. He is still in power and a new lie emerges every time he opens his mouth. We'll not be short of fresh material. But it's true ...