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by BobbyD
June 27th, 2019, 4:34 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: A strategy for Remain to win
Replies: 84
Views: 1425

Re: A strategy for Remain to win

Our FPTP system rewards a certain amount of geographic concentration of votes. If you come second in a lot of places all those votes are wasted. How many other elections can you name where a party won the popular vote in England and lost the seat count, let alone lost it so dramatically? {/quote] 1...
by BobbyD
June 27th, 2019, 12:56 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: A strategy for Remain to win
Replies: 84
Views: 1425

Re: A strategy for Remain to win

Our FPTP system rewards a certain amount of geographic concentration of votes. If you come second in a lot of places all those votes are wasted. How many other elections can you name where a party won the popular vote in England and lost the seat count, let alone lost it so dramatically? FPTP natur...
by BobbyD
June 26th, 2019, 11:24 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: A strategy for Remain to win
Replies: 84
Views: 1425

Re: A strategy for Remain to win

Labour got a lot larger share of the English vote than the Tories in 1997 and 2001. They did get a smaller share of that vote than the Conservatives in 2005 but it was pretty close (and as you stated they still managed to get 92 more seats in England). That to me is the outrage, not a mitigating fa...
by BobbyD
June 26th, 2019, 9:42 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: A strategy for Remain to win
Replies: 84
Views: 1425

Re: A strategy for Remain to win

SteMiS wrote:This was already debunked little more than a week ago. Blair won all his general elections carrying a majority in England.


A majority of what?

More English voters voted Tory than Labour in 2005. Labour won 92 more English seats than the Tories in 2005.
by BobbyD
June 26th, 2019, 3:29 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Quote of the day
Replies: 153
Views: 9218

Re: Quote of the day

I can confirm, as has been repeated several times, we will not be renegotiating the withdrawal agreement, full stop,


- EU Commission Spokeswoman, this day 26th June 2019.
by BobbyD
June 26th, 2019, 12:24 pm
Forum: Macro and Global Topics
Topic: Musk endeavours
Replies: 2581
Views: 78675

Re: Musk endeavours

You do realise that the Clean Air Act prompted the move from coal to natural gas for domestic heating. The recent urban pollution problems may be better addressed by a switch from diesel to CNG for urban transport. At least two bus companies have given up hybrid diesel in favour of CNG on cost grou...
by BobbyD
June 25th, 2019, 3:50 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Brexit all over?
Replies: 2089
Views: 39787

Re: Brexit all over?

What evidence? As Clegg explained, the information shared with Select Committee. BobbyD is accused of not accepting facts supported by evidence provided via the select committee. I don't see BobbyD stating anything remotely resembling this on the current thread. Unsurprising since I never wrote any...
by BobbyD
June 25th, 2019, 11:02 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Brexit all over?
Replies: 2089
Views: 39787

Re: Brexit all over?

Strange you don't believe anything else he says, but hold this to be gospel though. I say strange, I mean hilarious. But you accept all of his opinions based on his view of what may happen (well I guess you disagree with him on the existential threat CUK pose :lol: ) but seemingly do not want to ac...
by BobbyD
June 25th, 2019, 12:09 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Brexit all over?
Replies: 2089
Views: 39787

Re: Brexit all over?

If you accept the substance and only wanted nit pick on the choice of language fine, the substance remains, which is at least progress. Your choice of language means that what you said was not the same as what he said. Again Vice President of Facebook claims there is no evidence Facebook was compli...
by BobbyD
June 24th, 2019, 8:54 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Brexit all over?
Replies: 2089
Views: 39787

Re: Brexit all over?

Sir Nick added: "Much though I understand why people want to sort of reduce that eruption in British politics to some kind of plot or conspiracy – or some use of new social media through opaque means – I'm afraid the roots to British Euroscepticism go very, very deep." https://www.theparl...
by BobbyD
June 24th, 2019, 5:32 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Brexit Party Challenge plebiscite result on grounds of corruption
Replies: 5
Views: 280

Re: Brexit Party Challenge plebiscite result on grounds of corruption

They are within the 21 day limit. This is the right legal mechanism to challenge an election result. It's more the irony of the Brexit Party challenging a result where as yet there has been no finding of illegal conduct whilst simultaneously maintaining that the outcome of a vote in which there has...
by BobbyD
June 24th, 2019, 3:59 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Tory Leadership candidates
Replies: 96
Views: 2257

Re: Tory Leadership candidates

The Evening Standard has now published an apparent papparazzi snap of Boris and Carrie looking all lovey-dovey in a countryside setting. They claim it was taken on Sunday, but Boris's hair is a lot thicker and longer than at the Saturday hustings, so either he's wearing a wig, or he uses a magical ...
by BobbyD
June 24th, 2019, 2:46 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Tory Leadership candidates
Replies: 96
Views: 2257

Re: Tory Leadership candidates

I'm surprised nobody has wondered what it was serial philanderer Boris had on his laptop that he didn't want his partner to see.
by BobbyD
June 24th, 2019, 2:22 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Brexit Party Challenge plebiscite result on grounds of corruption
Replies: 5
Views: 280

Brexit Party Challenge plebiscite result on grounds of corruption

The Brexit party is to launch a formal legal challenge against the result of this month’s Peterborough byelection, where it was narrowly beaten by Labour, claiming that allegations of corruption connected to postal votes need to be investigated. Nigel Farage, the party’s leader, insisted the challe...
by BobbyD
June 24th, 2019, 1:12 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: 'Rigged' Labour election analysis leaked - Tom Watson
Replies: 3
Views: 275

Re: 'Rigged' Labour election analysis leaked - Tom Watson

As an elected party position unaccountable to the party leader deputy leader offers Watson a perfect high profile perch from which to undermine Corbyn. Resigning the position would be madness.
by BobbyD
June 24th, 2019, 1:08 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Tory Leadership candidates
Replies: 96
Views: 2257

Re: Tory Leadership candidates

Just a thought, but if you were concerned about your neighbours' safety (in the context of a domestic row) and had called the police, would you really record the content of their dispute... If you believe a crime is being committed against the person of your neighbour not taking the simple step of ...
by BobbyD
June 24th, 2019, 1:01 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: BoJo has an interesting girlfriend
Replies: 8
Views: 356

Re: BoJo has an interesting girlfriend

31 year old Carrie Symonds is the former Conservative Party director of communications (i.e spin doctor) and a very ambitious lady. Boris on the other hand is completely unambitious, a hard working individual dedicated to the anonymous fight for the good of his fellow man and untouched by the desir...
by BobbyD
June 24th, 2019, 12:54 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Tory Leadership candidates
Replies: 96
Views: 2257

Re: Tory Leadership candidates

Just a thought, but if you were concerned about your neighbours' safety (in the context of a domestic row) and had called the police, would you really record the content of their dispute... If you believe a crime is being committed against the person of your neighbour not taking the simple step of ...
by BobbyD
June 23rd, 2019, 6:26 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: 'Rigged' Labour election analysis leaked - Tom Watson
Replies: 3
Views: 275

'Rigged' Labour election analysis leaked - Tom Watson

Labour bosses rigged election analysis to block full backing for second Brexit referendum, deputy leader Tom Watson claims 'The summary section that was leaked to the media bore little relation to the evidence of the main report - instead, it was a series of assertions based on no evidence' - https...
by BobbyD
June 23rd, 2019, 2:25 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Mark Field
Replies: 81
Views: 1613

Re: Mark Field

GoSeigen wrote:It is by self-definition and self-assertion the right of the Right to conveniently allocate others into Classes and thereby define, discriminate and divide.


Indeed Comrade, down with the bourgeoisie and the lumpenproletariat!

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