The Labour Party Election

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Re: The Labour Party Election

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Whats a proper routine? I would not of thought that this was something not achievable no matter where you lived. A routine is a routine surly.


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Daily line dancing lessons and snake catching....8)
Ps: Probably visiting the 'dunny to check for red 'bitey spiders...
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He needs to keep his eyes peeled though ;) the other day some nutter yelling "Allahu Akbar" attacked two Brits in Queensland killing one and leaving the other one in a critical condition, "snake hook at the ready" MT :o
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I realise you can only have a routine when there are plenty of things to do, that's the idea of a routine go put things in your life into more of an organised one. When there is very little to do your routine then is to sit down a few hours and ask yourself what will I do today, by the time you have decided, it's already tomorrow and of course so on. Today was woken by the laughing of the Kukaboro, so up and now in Kuranda watching a concert of didgeridoo players then to lunch in Mareeba. The weekend will consist of going to the V8 Supercar racing Last night met a couple from Boston Lincolnshire, who have lived here now since retiring 7 years ago, he used to be a milkman, now has a 4 bedroom home and runs a 3 year old Merc. He works 3 hours a day at a restaurant from 7-10am washing dishes for those who have breakfast out. Good luck to the bloke, like he says keeps him active, gives him a big of an interest and provides trips out. 2 weeks ago they were in Bali on a 2 week holiday, it's only 6 hours away and flights around £70 return.
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Last thing I want is routine, I had that, up shower breakfast, off to work. Weekends spent catching up with the shopping and housework plus entertaining my relatives for Sunday lunch. Routine who needs or wants it?
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So, back to politics.....

What annoys me is the total misunderstanding by many MP's of the mind of the 'British voting public.
Seems like JC is already 26points ahead of this idiot Smith and there is still another month to run....8)
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Whilst I would not argue with you over the fact that MP’s themselves are often out of touch with the voters opinions, I reckon you are wrong about the majority of voter’s feelings regarding Jeremy Corben. Even though he has a strong lead and will almost certainly win again, it is only a vote from a certain section and not from the country as a whole. Like most political parties there is a core of active supporters and it is they who choose the leader, in the past it was mainly trade union block votes that chose Labour Party leaders. All that changed with the “one member, one vote” rule that came in and resulted in many people joining the labour party (very cheaply at £3 a head) just in order to vote in the leadership elections. A good deal of those new members did so because they supported the left wing ‘Momentum’ group of whom Corben is their man and they saw this as a chance to get him elected. ‘Momentum’ itself is very London centric and is supported by the ‘Unite’ union who mainly represent the lower paid occupations. So what I am saying is that although in certain sections and areas of the country he is popular, he does not represent the vast majority of voters who make or break a national election.

I will confidently make a few predictions, should Corben win by a larger majority (as he should) he will have to purge around 120 of the countries best known Labour politicians, who you have to remember were elected by their own constituencies and those voters will not be happy. He will have to do this to retain control of the Labour Party and that in itself will cause a split within the party and we may even see another form of a Labour party being created as Corbens version will be seen as unworkable by many standing MP’s. The result of his re-election will be a big bonus for the Tory Party as they will certainly win the next general election with him as leader, the lefties may love him, but nationally the population as a whole will never vote for him. If I were Teresa May I would call a general election as soon as the Labour leadership result was known, she would win it hands down.
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Can a general election be "called " now with the fixed term parliaments? I agree with Horus another split in the Labour party rather like the S.D.P. meaning it will be years before the socialists win another election.
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carrie wrote:Can a general election be "called " now with the fixed term parliaments? I agree with Horus another split in the Labour party rather like the S.D.P. meaning it will be years before the socialists win another election.
Carrie, according to Wiki this is the process

Section 2 of the Act also provides for two ways in which a general election can be held before the end of this five-year period:
If the House of Commons resolves "That this House has no confidence in Her Majesty's Government", an early general election is held, unless the House of Commons subsequently resolves "That this House has confidence in Her Majesty's Government". This second resolution must be made within fourteen days of the first.
If the House of Commons, with the support of two-thirds of its total membership (including vacant seats), resolves "That there shall be an early parliamentary general election".


In either of these two cases, the Monarch (on the recommendation of the prime minister) appoints the date of the new election by proclamation. Parliament is then dissolved 25 working days before that date. :up
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Islington is generally known as an expensive place to reside also populated by many MP's
Now you explain how come old Jeremy has been voted in by Islington residents for over 30 years.

We also knew he wanted out, way before he became leader of the Labour Party.
But the whole of London wanted to stay, that's because London is full of foreigners.
Always was always will be, it's London.

Jeremy's views have been known for years around Islington..8)
Ps: most people had never heard of him until he stepped through the 'stargate.
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I don't think anyone will dispute he is a good MP for his area, many places vote in a leftie type as they are known for harassing the opposition on councils and getting things done and no doubt he does the same for his constituency of Islington. I would not call the most densely populated are in London affluent or particularly desirable, it may have attracted a few wealthy socialites like Blair and Brown, but it has long been regarded as a very left wing borough, so hardly surprising that they elect him as their MP, but as I have said before, his brand of politics don’t travel far outside of London.
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No body floated my boat except Thatcher, the best PM for Centuries.
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Maggie ?
She made me lots of money, she was a women which is no bad thing in politics, she screwed the Argie's.
And somewhere along the line the men took umbrage and assassination was required..
That's politics for you.... 8)
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Maggie Thatcher had some good points and at the beginning she did many things that needed to be done at the time. She certainly stood up for this country in any scenario and ‘The Iron lady’ title suited her very well, the problem came in the later years when she seemed to have lost the plot, her desire to tame the unions and Arthur Scargill in particular made her many enemies amongst the working class and the ‘Poll tax’ for all its good intentions of being a fairer system was really the end of her. She was definitely a Marmite character as most people either loved or hated her, I started out liking her, but towards the end I could not wait to see the back of her. Either way she was a good Prime Minister for this country and had more backbone than many others who followed her, just a pity she will probably be remembered more for the bad things than the good she did. :urm:
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She never bothered me, in 1982 I was still employed by the NCB. Back to the Election, what was the result?
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