January 2019 politics thread


#161

What @Parsefone said but also she is simply struggling at this point because she’s started out convinced she’s right that ‘rigged economy’ is a phrase synonymous with the International Jewish Conspiracy types and now that guy’s reasonable arguments have pushed her into a corner.

Obviously she can’t back down because the point here is to discredit Corbyn and Momentum hence the pure muddle you’re seeing there shown by the next reply and her response to that



I mean by this point she’s just flailing widly…


#162

Owen Jones destroyed Neil and Portillo last night


#163

Neil with the rarely seen “not all far right wingers!” there


#164

‘Also, nobody from the centre/right is calling ME a Tory melt on Twitter, they’re inherently decent’


#165

She’s an idiot. But, alas, a loud one. Ignore.


#166

Genuinely one of the worst things I’ve ever seen

“The Weetman” ffs

Also she’s a local councillor?!? Yet her bio doesn’t mention that anywhere!!! Brilliant. I thought about moving to Tynemouth…


#167

the misogyny is bad but it doesn’t excuse her shit opinions and awful politics


#168

curious how the wasp-run clintonite democratic faction have drilled into their base of supporters not to trust this elderly jewish man because he’s an outside agitator, a parasite leeching off the party, “isn’t a real democrat”, and has a lot of funny ideas about taking away people’s hard earned money.

@marckee this reminds me of when i think jonathan chait tried to say that anyone using the term “neoliberal” was actually talking about jews


#169

what a cynical and hollow shell of a person


#170

It was Stephen Pollard, I think. Falling back on antisemitic tropes to er… accuse others of being antisemitic.


#171

She was a Labour councillor, with an appalling attendance record, who was facing censure by the local party, but quit ahead of that blaming the antisemitism in the party (like other notables such as John Woodcock, Ivan Lewis and Frank Field).

The fact that she’s been wholeheartedly embraced by the anti-Corbyn centre-right tells you all you need to know about how desperate and bereft of actual ideas they are.


#172

ah, okay. iirc there was a thread by…someone (maybe MZC?)…last year where they (it turns out, accurately) predicted the new centrist strategy beat for beat. once the terrorism smears failed to stick, and the soviet spy stuff crashed and burned, it was inevitable they’d start conflating class analysis and critique of capitalist inequality with antisemitism, as it’s all they really have left. i’m sure they’re creaming over the fact that celebs are getting involved and amplifying this idiocy.

i just read UnHerd’s review of an anti-corbyn book and within a few paragraphs the critic had compared JC to trump, orban, and the fucking nazis. it’s unhinged.


#173

Belfast not understanding the yellow jacket thing


#174

Bit of a shite Shaft cover version, that.

(shite autocorrected to white. fair enough. take your pick.)


#175

80% of the people posting Twitter links in these threads need to stop posting 80% of the Twitter links posted in these threads.


#176

But if we don’t counter the bad posts with good ones, how will we win the politics?


#177

Bridgen is a former winner of the Young Executive of the Year UK and Young Director of the Year (Midlands) Medium-sized business awards.

It’s no 2007 & 2012 Tameside Young Businessman of the Year (Trade Division), eh? @bugduv


#178

*actual source of numbers does not seem to be stated


#179

The numbers are from the DWP, given in writing by Sarah Newton (Minister for Disabled People) in answer to a written parliamentary question by Madeleine Moon (Labour MP for Bridgend).


#180