January 2021 UK Politics Thread - sunlit uplands are here

New year new me, full of optimism YAY :uk:

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Ian Duncan Smith on the BBC wishing he was 21 so he can “be out there, trading, buccaneering, dominating the world again”

Oh goodie

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Good piece, this

Personally, I’m looking forward to finally being able to negotiate my own trade deals in 2021 :sunglasses:

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on the plus side, the EU’s sexist tampon tax is now consigned to history. that’s actually a good thing to come out of this.

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Larry Elliot published an infuriating Lexiter read of Brexit yesterday. “Think of all the things a progressive Britian could do now!!?”

Yes Larry, but we have a right-wing government and no prospect of a remotely progressive one before roughly 2029 at the earliest.

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I note Brexit is off lads. Never going to happen.

[flicks on news]

[climbs back to bed and starts penning a lengthy apology]

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Except…

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Is there anything in this Kier Starmer quitting thing?

#StateOfOurWes

It’s a Twitter joke (not a very good one)

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Nah

Shame

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some rare good news

As mentioned in the other thread, the decision whether he’s extradited or not is ultimately the home secretary’s, so this is 100% only a momentary respite.

yep but take whatever respite you can get in 2021

oh fuck