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Brexit could spark City exodus as 80,000 jobs are moved to Europe, BCG says

Around 20% of banking and financial jobs may be moved to another European centre like Frankfurt

 

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/brexit-could-spark-city-...

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This sleezeball ran the UK. Frown

Tony Blair admits he should have challenged intelligence that led to Iraq War

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/tony-blair-chilcot-report-...

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For the first time this week, Jeremy Corbyn looked like a Prime Minister

https://www.google.ca/amp/www.independent.co.uk/voices/jeremy-corbyn-pri...

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Rev Pesky

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Pathetic little man. Smile

The spectacular self-destruction of Michael Gove

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/07/07/the-spectacular-self-destruct...

I don't live in the UK, but I was very happy to hear that Gove lost out in his bid to become Prime Minister. He is a grade A weasel. And with him gone, now ALL of the top 'Leave' campaigners are gone. That must be the strangest result from a winning campaign ever.

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There needs to be a process to allow the UK people to reject the Chilcot Report as it is not worth the paper it is written on. If there is no accountability why even bother. Chilcot should be sued for uselessness

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Agreed!

 

We can’t leave the negotiations with Europe to the ToriesJeremy CorbynJeremy Corbyn

Labour’s membership has surged to half a million. And all of us know freedom of movement will never be accepted if it means the freedom to exploit cheap labour

 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jul/08/jeremy-corbyn-labo...

josh
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The Telegraph in another article is suggesting Leadsom will win. Ugh! Frown

Brexit: The view from the Reichstag

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-36719060

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Nobody's perfect but having Corbyn become the PM of the UK would be major relief both inside and outside the UK, from the damage recked on society by both these useless assholes. 

Cameron really was the true heir to Blair: both were totally recklessJonathan FreedlandJonathan Freedland

Trusting too much in their powers of persuasion, both men misunderstood Britain’s place in the world – and unleashed havoc

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jul/08/david-cameron-true...

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Get with it guys!

Labour: a party meant to help women but run by menDeborah Orr

Deborah Orr

As Conservatives smash glass ceilings, the left preaches values that it still fails to embody

 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jul/08/labour-party-women...

bekayne
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Confirms a lot of my apprehnsions about Brexit! Laughing

You thought TTIP was dead? With Brexit we’ll get the same thing, on steroids

The most extreme free-market fundamentalists in Europe are now in the driver’s seat in Britain.

That’s what ‘taking back control’ looks like in practice

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jul/08/ttip-dead-brexit-b...

Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo's picture

When did links to people's opinions start coming with a free headshot?

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Today!

Rev Pesky

Quote from the Deborah Orr column posted above:

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You have to laugh, as Boris Johnson proclaims the Tories as the most progressive political party in Britain and Michael Gove professes his delight at the all-female fight for the Tory leadership. Both men quite clearly considered themselves to be superior candidates to any woman, until their own fight for the top job scuppered the chances of each.

If it is true that a man must  'consider himself to be superior to any woman' in order to run for the leadership of a party, does that not also mean that a woman must 'consider herself to be superior to any man' to do the same?

Or is it that woman run for leaderships altruistically, and men run because they're 'superior'?

In any case, the column was a crock because if you read your way to the end, you'd see the rank bigotry displayed by Orr in the last paragraph.

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Welcome to the new England

Major banks 'charging more to borrow money than payday lenders'

The magazine found that some RBS customers could face costs of £90, while customers at Lloyds, HSBC and TSB could face £80

 

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/major-banks-charging-more...

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We know all about that in Canada, don't we!m

The media against Jeremy Corbyn

https://www.jacobinmag.com/2016/07/jeremy-corbyn-media-coup-bbc-labour/

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jeremy corbyn will win

josh

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jeremy corbyn will win

He has to get on the ballot first. If they require him to get the requisite number of elected official nominations, and they refuse to give it to him, he should bolt. No doubt his supporters will.

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josh

Apparently Leadsom is pulling out so May will be the next PM.

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Theresa May: 5 things to know about Britain’s incoming Prime Minister 

From relishing being called a “bloody difficult woman” to talking tough on terrorism, a first glance at the U.K.’s next leader.

 

https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2016/07/11/theresa-may-5-things-to-kn...

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May promises social reform in centrist leadership pitch

Home secretary sets out stall for becoming PM in speech before rival Andrea Leadsom’s withdrawal from Tory race

 

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/jul/11/theresa-may-tory-leaders...

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The biggest blunder of them all

It was a catastrophic error of judgement that produced the referendum – and now the British political class is paying the price.

 

http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/uk/2016/07/biggest-blunder-them-all

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With PM on Wednesday, Remain May now promoting Brexit, it creates a golden opportunity now for Labour to win the next election under Corbyn. Dislodging him at this point will throw the Labour Party under the bus perhaps never to recover in the foreseeable future.  

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Apparently there are at least 3 people running now. 

Angela Eagle flounders as she makes her leadership bid to ‘heal Labour’

http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2016/07/angela-eagle-makes-her-leadership-bid/

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Unfortunately this is going to get very ugly and will probably hand the Cons another election victory. 

Tom Watson tries to calm tensions ahead of crunch NEC meeting

http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2016/07/tom-watson-tries-calm-tensions-ahea...

montrealer58 montrealer58's picture

Mrs. May is not going to be easy to dislodge as UK Prime Minister. 

mark_alfred

Post #380 wrote:

Apparently there are at least 3 people running now. 

Angela Eagle flounders as she makes her leadership bid to ‘heal Labour’

http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2016/07/angela-eagle-makes-her-leadership-bid/

Three people?  Where does it say that?  So far as I know it's only Eagle and Corbyn.

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Corbyn should never have left the room!

However, in a separate decision taken after Corbyn had left the room, the NEC ruled that only those who have been members for more than six months will be allowed to vote – while new supporters will be given two days to sign up as registered supporters to vote in the race, but only if they are willing to pay £25 – far higher than the £3 fee many Corbyn-backers paid in the contest last year.

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/jul/12/jeremy-corbyn-must-be-on...

josh

A new kind of poll tax.

sherpa-finn

josh wrote:
A new kind of poll tax.

A silly comparison, wholly irrelevant.

As everyone well knows, the new membership fee is an attempt to dissuade further "entryism" into the Labour Party.... a favoured old Trotskyist tactic for infiltrating and disrupting more mainsteam and credible leftist political parties.

Though in this case it may well be closing the barn door a little too late in the day ...

montrealer58 montrealer58's picture

It may continue to be argued that 'entryism' is political necrophilia.

sherpa-finn

That seems a little uncharitable. Doesn't the body have to be dead before its actually necrophilia? 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grbSQ6O6kbs&index=5&list=RDdGFXGwHsD_A

 

 

bekayne

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jul/12/theresa-may-has-vo...

It’s hard to know whether all this is taking it out of Corbyn, due to his clever tactic of starting each day looking like he slept in his car. Yes, the media is hugely, systemically biased against him, and reason in general, but his one-note response seems to be going nowhere. He has this manner with interviewers where he seems to think that he is calmly talking sense to a lunatic, when really he is talking to the machinery in an abattoir.

...The fallout from the referendum continues. Some people are finally saying they’re embarrassed to be British, admittedly because we’ve left a trading union, rather than the centuries of mass murder, but it’s a start.

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Good speech.

May to Fight ‘Burning Injustice’ as New U.K. Prime Minister

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-07-13/new-u-k-prime-minister...

Rev Pesky

sherpa-finn wrote:
...As everyone well knows, the new membership fee is an attempt to dissuade further "entryism" into the Labour Party.... a favoured old Trotskyist tactic for infiltrating and disrupting more mainsteam and credible leftist political parties.

Though in this case it may well be closing the barn door a little too late in the day ...

That's a laugh. Since when have the 'Trots' had the numbers to disrupt any mainstream party? Or to put it another way, if the UK Labour party is so feeble they can't fend off a 'Trotskyist' attack, they deserve to be disrupted.

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sherpa-finn

Once the dust settles on the Labour Party leadership race, the re-drawing of the national electoral map will be the next big thing in the on-going redefinition of British electoral politics.

Gerrymandering has not been as huge a problem in the UK in recent times as it continues to be in the US, but this year's re-drawing of the electoral map involves a reduction of 50 seats (down from 650). So a sizable proportion. And it now looks like the demographics are going to hurt Labour most, as (somewhat surprisingly) they currently hold most of the smaller seats, which will be lost / merged in the revision process.

A second issue around the new electoral map is that it will likely involve the redefinition of almost all seats, to some degree. Which means that a lot of sitting MPs will not have immediate incumbent status in their new ridings. Which of course opens the door to all sorts of contested nominations that would not "technically" be reselection votes, as per all the on-going acrimony around some Labour "rebels".   

Labour will suffer more than any other party from constituency boundary review, Conservative peer warns

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/labour-will-suffer-the-mos...

josh

Not surprising since the current system favors Labour. But have they ever reduced the number of seats?

sherpa-finn

The numbers have been pretty consistent for over 200 years, with the general tendency to grow constituency size rather than number of constituencies. The big jumps up and down in numbers came when Ireland was included (1800) - and then excluded (1922).  

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G7 rejection of Russian sanctions is the latest in a series of failures for Boris Johnson

As Theresa May’s government attempts to curry favour with Donald Trump, it is hard to know how much autonomy Mr Johnson has

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/russia-sanctions-failure-boris-johns...

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Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

sherpa-finn wrote:

josh wrote:
A new kind of poll tax.

A silly comparison, wholly irrelevant.

As everyone well knows, the new membership fee is an attempt to dissuade further "entryism" into the Labour Party.... a favoured old Trotskyist tactic for infiltrating and disrupting more mainsteam and credible leftist political parties.

Though in this case it may well be closing the barn door a little too late in the day ...

At some point, sherpa-finn, you're going to have to accept the fact that the overwhelming majority of Corbyn supporters are not now and never were "Trots".  There's nothing Corbyn ever supported that you have to be a Trotskyist to agree with.

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British Government ‘Realizes’ Brexit Is a Mistake

http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2017/04/14/british-government-realiz...

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The result in the traditionally Labour region saw an eight per cent swing to the Tories in the Coulby Newham seat – leaving Labour’s candidate, Annalise Higgins, with 35 per cent of the vote share compared with Jacob Young from the Conservatives with 38 per cent.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/jeremy-corbyn-s-leadership...

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