October politics thread - counting down to doom in weeks and days

Has Labour considered paying off the Lib Dems? Like they agree to a provisional Corbyn government and we give them guaranteed bullshit jobs in PR/tech in five years’ time.

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Gotta speak a language they understand.

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Extra funding to Richmond and the Shetlands

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I’m not sure there’s any group of people on the planet more self-congratulatory while simultaneously achieving nothing.

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The Liberal Democrats

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I’d imagine there’s significant overlap on the Venn diagram

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I’ve been out all day and all I’ve really seen so far is stuff saying that this new letter might represent a breakthrough. Is this:

  • True
  • Bullshit

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he seems to have abandoned the ‘double border’ plan but it looks like we’ve just pivoted back to ‘electronic checks’ using non-existent technology. so…no.

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First announcement for end of the road festival?

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Whoops, said the quiet part out loud.

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The presenter then asked: “Let me press you about it. If no one else does emerge and the choice that you face is between Jeremy Corbyn as Prime Minister or a no-deal Brexit, then your position is - you’re a pro-European party, you’re anti no-deal, where do you stand? Is it Jeremy Corbyn or is it no-deal?”

Mr Stone, who represents Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, replied: “It is no-deal every time.”

Would love to know which bit of the quote there is out of context.

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Yeah, apart from the fact that it fails to address one of the EU’s red lines, and the fact that it has zero chance of passing in the Commons it’s a blinder of epic proportions.

To be fair, before that, he was asked “Which is worse, Jeremy Corbyn as PM or no deal”. To which he gave the standard Lib Dem waffle of “How’s about a new unifying figure”

Given that context, I can sort of see how when pressed he might have thought he was still answering which of the two he thought was worse. I’m absolutely sure he’ll be out to clarify that he thinks no deal is worse than Corbyn as PM very shortly.

I like this new twist on “out of context”, where he took the question out of context.

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Classic JDT :smiley:

(Why did he put constituents in square brackets?!?)

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