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Re: UK Politics

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:11 pm

-Politics Home doing a list of which Mp's are standing, which are going

-Thornberry urges May to summon Russia ambassador over Chechnya's treatment of homosexuals

-Probate fees rise scrapped

-Farron urging Remain Tories to oppose hard Brexit

-Corbyn attacks supersized classes, Tories put to Wales 18% rise in such classes, would abolish zero hour contracts and says he loves campaigning, feels Labour are already making a lot of ground

-Dawn Butler's claim that May is trying to rig democracy (by calling an election) is not helping Labour and idea of rolling manifesto, wonder if that could be an issue.

-Farron being challenged in his seat by Mr Fish Finger

-Antonio Tajani, president of the European parliament would be very happy to welcome us back

-Leaked EU guidelines suggest they want us to honour billions in budget commitments, guarantee lifelong rights for EU citizens in Britain, and stay bound to the European court of justice

-Patel has written to MP's with a long defence of Dfird's work amidst rumours the 0.7% target would be axed though May (apparently persuaded by Ruth Davidson) has now said it will be kept

-Tory MP's are being invited to give idea's for manifesto

-Tory HQ fears polls are leading to unrealistic expectations of what would be a good win

-Lib Dems emergency appeal for election funds has raised more then double Labour but the latter should be able to tap up union funding

-Stormont talks extended to June 29th (I said N.Ireland councils were setting business rates, turns out it was distract rates, my mistake)

-Sturgeon makes clear she sees Scottish Tories as big threat in local election but suggests some of their candidates are akin to UKIP

-May has lost communications chief Katie Perrior and press secretary Lizzie Loudon since that election announcement, Vote Leave's Rob Oxley is Tory's head of media for election

-Ofcom delays report into Fox bid for Sky till June 20th aka after election

-May warns election can not be taken for granted

-Hammond hopes this manifesto will give more flexibility with econimic policy which is pretty much seen as "please allow me to raise Vat and National Insurance"

-McCluskey wins Unite elections, a boost to Corbyn. Winner got 59,067 votes (46%), Gerard Coyne 53,544 (41%) and Ian Allinson 17,143 (13%), in a turnout of just over 12.2%. Coyne's strategy to reach out beyond that hardcore 15% to get them to vote clearly didn't work but he did quite well getting so close in McCluskey's heartland, might not be comfort given his suspension though. Coyne says machine made it impossible for some of his supporters to vote and tried to bully him

-Election Commission investigating Leave.EU for alleged spending offences in referendum

-A sense Tories are refusing to commit to pension triple lock

-Retail sales fell by 1.8% which is far more then expected. 7 year worst result with quarter of 1.4% fall, pound slips

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-Valarie Vaz attacks in Commons don't land

-Farage not standing as he would have won this time but felt Brussels work more important

-Gisela Stuart warns Parliament has difficult task with Brexit

-Carswell doubts UKIP will ever another MP

-Ed Balls not returning this time

-Dugher retiring, a small tear rolling down Corbyn's cheek

-Daily Mirror doing the chicken thing on May

-Baroness Prosser compares Unite's suspension of Coyne to North Korea. As concerning as Unite suspending McCluskey's rival is, not sure people should use North Korea as an example of anything

-Telegraphs Chris Chope fearing manifesto is not going to proper Tory

-Blair predicts large Tory majority

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-The Economist welcomes election

-Kuessenberg on May and Corbyn touching on same vein of anger

-D'Arcy prasies the skill of Carswell

-Iain Watson on Corbyn's strong start

-Hardman on Labour backbench tactics won't work in election

-Gabby Hinsliff on Labour's tax plans

-Professor Scully on elections in Wales
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Re: UK Politics

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:09 pm

-Tories trying to dampen down talks from opposition and media of Tory tax bombshell coming

-David Mackintosh facing deselection after allegations about finances and a loan his council, when he was leader, gave Northampton Town Football club

-Sir David Beamish retires as Clerk of the Parliaments

-D'Arcy's week ahead

-Corbyn mixed up statistics in education speech, a minor case this time and he has been having a good few weeks but those statistical errors keep happening risks biting him

-Leave.EU figures clearly feel the Electoral Commission is out to get them and nobble Banks in Clacton (admitting he has no idea where it is and will need to look up on a map suggests the best way to do that is let him run)

-Britain went a full day without using coal to generate electricity for the first time since the Industrial Revolution (1882 to be exact)

-Times has White House sources claiming that trade deal with EU is higher priority then trade deal with UK

-The money spent on bailing out Lloyds have been repaid

-Gina Miller did really badly on This Week, not helped by denying she is a Remainer though interesting she opposes second referendum and she had a right to be angry at Andrew Neill (I paraphrase) "is this a new hobby for rich woman?"

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-Bush on Unite election

-Marina Hyde has fun with never ending cycle of elections

-James Foyrsth on e elections prediction, May and Crosby, concerned Tories, manifesto

-Richard Angell of Progress on his strategy for Labour campaign
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Re: UK Politics

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:46 pm

-Corbyn pledges making each country's saints day (St George, St David, St Patrick and St Andrew) a bank holiday but asked by Marr, made clear his dislike of Trident, concerned over Kora and Trump unpicking Iran deal. The Bank Holidays was a good move, hard for business to argue, taps into a patriotism that is Corbyn's weak point, everyone loves holidays (we need more Bank Holidays but they are badly placed, this makes it even worse) but Trident remains an issue he is going to struggle with. He has been doing well this campaign and came across well on Marr, calm, polite, warm

-Express says 1 in 7 Labour voters have turned Tory, Mail on Sunday says Tory lead halved due to tax U-turn, Comres gives Tory 50% though that seems an outlier

- McLoughlin calls Corbyn a man who puts UK at more risk against terrorism

-Farron rules out going into Coalition

-Mail on Sunday declared for May

-UKIP would ban the Burqa, Nuttall saying he is following European example while UKIP leadership says they are open for their local parties to decide not to stand against Brexit MP's

-May says Tories are the low tax party

-Nice Tory line on Corbyn bank holidays ""The British economy would be on a permanent holiday if Mr Corbyn got near Downing Street."

-Guy Verhofstadt says election is simply political opportunism that will not help her on Brexit and irrelevant to Brussels if she increases majority and gives a hard warning to UK citizens

-Environment Department tries to block report on air pollution in courts but failed and have to publish on Monday

-SNP will not back Michelle Thomson and Natalie McGarry during election, Thomson is stepping down

-Greg Clark warns energy regulation needs improving, would welcome nuclear engineers from EU but not power station workers

-Javid says changing business rates to suit digital economy isn't a priority and points out business groups are great at critiszing but not coming up with an agreed alternative

-Sun saying Javid, Truss and Leadsom are in real danger of axe, Greening and Grayling could also be in trouble and if May thinks she has a big enough majority to take the risk: out go Fox, Hunt and Boris with Brandon Lewis and Raab tipped for promotion

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-Sir Cable suggests Hammond and May are at loggerheads over tax plans

-Sir Pickles retiring after 25 years

-Constitutional Select Committee chair Graham Allen retiring due to ill-health after 30 years

-Tip Shipman says Tory MP's are referring to May as "Mummy" and that some part of May calling election would have been forcing Osborne to make a decision to stay or go

-Lord Prescott calls for no election polls and says Corbyn's superior campaigning skills could see him win

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-Peter Barnes on target seats

-Ether Webber on the admin behind election campaigns

-John Rentoul on plans for after Labour defeat
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