UK politics April 2018


#1

Found a good talking point on Facebook to begin this month’s thread:

No Labour Party member should ever use self checkout

What do we think?

I understand the argument for not wanting 25 staff replaced by 25 machines. Is it that simple?

Do we, in maintaining staff levels, want to keep workers subservient to the owners of capital?

Are there greater risks (eg single use plastics) that demand our attention first?


#2

Short answer, “yes” with an “if.” Long answer, “no” with a “but”


#3

In what way is self-checkout any different from the introduction of any other technology that made an occupation redundant?


#4

It isn’t. Guess it’s supposed to be a current technology and therefore a threat we can all evaluate


#5

Then I guess the answer is yes if you’re a labour party member who wishes to eschew capitalism and no if you’re not.


#6

use the self checkout to rob the supermarket.
Noobs


#7

did they not read that thread?


#8

Looking forward to this type of thing being announced every month until the day Corbyn is assassinated.


Uk politics March 2018
#9

Aren’t there laws against newspapers running ads without clearly describing them as such


#10

only media outlets in russia and other countries on our shit list engage in censorship and propaganda


#11

“Mainstream” is one potential label I’ve heard mooted, which sounds moderate and inclusive without being as anaemic as “Centre party”.

For crying out loud


#12

I’m pretty sure that the British Public would laugh “The Mainstream Party” out of politics within days.

Should go for Party McPartyFace if they really want to appeal to the masses.


#13

what do we think they’ll call it? i’ve got:

mobility
reason
alternatas
inspire

it will definitely have this kind of shitty corporate branding.


#14

sensible raving sensible party


#15

Some Labour people have talked about breaking away as “Real Labour”

love it when my sensible moderates steal organizational ideas from embittered IRA members


#16

reckon they’ll watch lots of old Apprentice episodes and pick one of the team names. probably SYNERGY.


#17

Didn’t that get mooted as Socialist Labour or something back during Blair’s time? I guess I mean it’s just normal Labour times?


#18

Central Democrats


#19

DIGNITAS


#20

pretty sure this is already official policy of some trade unions so yeah where possible use a till