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Old May 4, 2018, 7:49pm   #46
 
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Old May 5, 2018, 11:13pm   #47
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Oh dear Sajid Javed, what was I saying about corruption?
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Old May 5, 2018, 11:40pm   #48
 
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Oh dear Sajid Javed, what was I saying about corruption?
have i missed something ? was a bit preoccupied watching it all kick off in Russia

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Family of Home Secretary Sajid Javid accused of running a ‘cash for visas’ con ???
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have i missed something ? was a bit preoccupied watching it all kick off in Russia

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Yes that was what I was referring to, although today it’s about his successful brothers, odd reporting going on here, somethings afoot.

Yes Russian protests are sparking interest, but how far will they lead, not seen much like it (reported) in recent years, will be interesting to see what back story emerges, if any.
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Old May 24, 2018, 12:24am   #50
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Oh dear, seems there is some UK involvement in the emerging spygate, off to the popcorn shop to top up for a bit.
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Old May 29, 2018, 4:14pm   #51
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Old Jun 21, 2018, 9:35am   #52
 
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Bring Back the Sweeney?

With certain parts of London not really safe to walk the streets and an instinctive reaction by the police not to get to grips with any serious crime isn't it about time they got a grip?

This fine art painter & journalist sums up the situation rather well: https://www.conservativewoman.co.uk/...this-betrayal/
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Old Jun 21, 2018, 10:43am   #53
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Where there's no fear of arrest, prosecution and significant punishment, there's no deterrent.

The majority of crimes are not investigated as we would understand the term, they are simply logged so that the victims can obtain recompense through insurance etc. and the police can maintain their resources.
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Old Jun 21, 2018, 2:03pm   #54
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If anyone is interested in an alternative viewpoint to the MSM on the state of UK Politics, they should take a look at UK Column news. Whilst I don't agree with everything being stated, what they investigate, report on and hypothesise about is very interesting.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr_...QdRiwVatkuHPcA
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Old Jun 22, 2018, 8:40am   #55
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Democracy at work

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Old Jun 22, 2018, 9:51am   #56
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Of course, no socialist can accept the monarchic and capitalist democratic system of the UK. Any system which does not match their selected leftist view, from democratic socialism to Marxist communism, they see as not simply a poor political choice in let's say economic terms but an illicit and oppressive dictatorship. Many socialists recoil from the idea of a revolutionary destruction of the current state apparatus by any means including violence, but many socialists do not and communists do not.

The leftist view of non-leftist political systems as immoral oppression backed by armed state bodies, means that socialists will always be inches away from lighting up a Molotov cocktail.
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Old Jun 22, 2018, 10:29am   #57
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Of course, no socialist can accept the monarchic and capitalist democratic system of the UK. Any system which does not match their selected leftist view, from democratic socialism to Marxist communism, they see as not simply a poor political choice in let's say economic terms but an illicit and oppressive dictatorship. Many socialists recoil from the idea of a revolutionary destruction of the current state apparatus by any means including violence, but many socialists do not and communists do not.

The leftist view of non-leftist political systems as immoral oppression backed by armed state bodies, means that socialists will always be inches away from lighting up a Molotov cocktail.
It's not just restricted to the left to think in such terms though, there is growing disquiet in the UK with the whole democratic system amongst ordinary people that have never before considered themselves left or right, but just as straight, hard working, moral, tax paying, upstanding citizens wanting to live life peaceably with a government and media that is balanced. These citizens are awakening to a perceived state bias that appears to be working against them, it appears they have legitimate concerns, whilst most people wish to resolve issues through the democratic process, there is a fear that there will be a clash between the already existing violent extreme left and the emerging extreme far right. This just provides the state with more excuse to clamp down on the situation, exacerbating the range of issues.

The problem is that the citizens see the 'moderate' left appearing to have control of most things, from state institutions, the media, law enforcement and the judiciary, the sheer number of institutional scandals that are coming to light: rape gang cover-ups, NHS death cover-ups, Islamic appeasement, migrant crisis, EU corruption, a changing world is providing unease for lots of people. They see the media denouncing their efforts for their voices to be heard as 'far-right', this angers and frustrates even more, the media are complicit in fomenting a worse situation by providing biased views, to which government react by introducing 'hate crimes' and clamping down on social media.

The calls for calmness are also rising, as this lady writes (note that social media has enabled the 20/30s young to be calling the narrative at the moment, the older generation are not as active in that medium as, I'm guessing, the change from legacy media MSM is relatively slow in that demographic):

https://lucybrown.info/FreeTommy-Sho...rowded-Theatre
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Old Jun 23, 2018, 10:44am   #58
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People vs Money, who wins?

Momentum chief Jon Lansman's 'run on pound' fear http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-44582711
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Old Jun 23, 2018, 12:28pm   #59
 
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Government authorities and the major political parties are starting to get worried because they feel that they have lost effective control of the electorate – Brexit as a result of the (now defunct but could always come back to life) UKIP movement was ample demonstration of that. When authorities start to panic things can go disastrously wrong (Cameron panicked over UKIP didn't he?) – You only have to look at the 18th and 19th century politics in Europe to get some sort of comparison. Hitler got to power through dissatisfaction of the electorate with their current lot.

Because we have no decent potential leadership in UK things are starting to look a little bit dangerous. It's also looking very dodgy in the EU.
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Government authorities and the major political parties are starting to get worried because they feel that they have lost effective control of the electorate – Brexit as a result of the (now defunct but could always come back to life) UKIP movement was ample demonstration of that. When authorities start to panic things can go disastrously wrong (Cameron panicked over UKIP didn't he?) – You only have to look at the 18th and 19th century politics in Europe to get some sort of comparison. Hitler got to power through dissatisfaction of the electorate with their current lot.

Because we have no decent potential leadership in UK things are starting to look a little bit dangerous. It's also looking very dodgy in the EU.

Just because Germany changing leaders it's looking dodgy in the EU


Compared to state of UK parliament and thread TM hanging by that's funni
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