There an election this year.....

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gottago wrote: Fri 07 Jun, 2024 14.37 D Day has got to be Sunak's "bigoted woman" moment right? An absolutely extraordinary own goal of monumental proportions. That image of Cameron with three actual current world leaders is quite something. There's four more weeks but surely, surely it can't get worse than this?!

Labour were polling three points behind him in his Richmond seat, which just happens to have the biggest military base in the UK.
As gaffes go, it's quite something. Deciding, in advance, that it wouldn't be bad optics for the current UK PM to leave early in order to do a pre recorded interview that won't air until next week rather than renegotiate when he would be available to do the interview.

Then the further bad optics of David Cameron deputising when despite how it ended he is by most measures the most successful Tory PM since Thatcher, and one of the longest serving Tory party leaders of the past hundred years. Not necessarily a good look when you're fighting a GE campaign from being very very on course to be (Truss aside) the shortest tenured and least successful PM and leader, on either side, for decades. And again, this was planned.
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I see tonight's election debate was apparently organised by the ghost of Anglia TV

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dosxuk wrote: Fri 07 Jun, 2024 21.58 I see tonight's election debate was apparently organised by the ghost of Anglia TV
Like a mashup from Anglia's breakbumper and the purple GR/\N/\D/\ era endcaps :D
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My first thought was the Highland Council

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Lib Dem manifesto released this morning. Here are the key media bits taken from various different parts of it:
We will: Protect the BBC, S4C, BBC Alba and Channel 4 as independent, publicly owned, public service broadcasters.

Support the BBC both to provide impartial news and information, and to take a leading role in increasing media literacy and educating all generations in tackling the impact of fake news

Require at least 80% of on-demand TV content to be subtitled, 10% audio described and 5% signed.

Properly fund the impartial BBC World Service from the Foreign Office budget and restore its global reach.

Mandating the provision of televised leaders’ debates in general elections, based on rules produced by Ofcom.
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Amazing

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There's more where that came from...

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(a 32-year old captioning error claims he's in Television Centre, whereas it's actually the White City building.)
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Most of the posters where my sister lives are for either Lee Anderson or Jason Zadrozny. So they're choosing either a racist or a scandal ridden man on trial for fraud. If you measured the average IQ there it would probably be a negative number.

I know a lot of people are fed up with the major parties, but they've got to be two of the worst non LibLabCon candidates in the country.
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In my local constituency the Labour candidate is the only candidate who doesn't live locally. She lives in London, so was seemingly parachuted in, apparently to the displeasure of the local Labour Party.

At the first local hustings the Reform candidate didn't show up. The hustings poll indicated that based on what those attending had heard the largest percentage were going to vote Labour. Except it transpired the vote had been rigged, with Labour getting a last minute surge of votes, likely from those not in the room. At the two local hustings since then the Labour candidate hasn't turned up.

Apparently polls show my constituency as being close between Conservative and Lib Dem. I'm not sure if the polls are taking into account a fairly strong independent.
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james2001 wrote: Sat 22 Jun, 2024 16.42 Most of the posters where my sister lives are for either Lee Anderson or Jason Zadrozny. So they're choosing either a racist or a scandal ridden man on trial for fraud. If you measured the average IQ there it would probably be a negative number.

I know a lot of people are fed up with the major parties, but they've got to be two of the worst non LibLabCon candidates in the country.
Ashfield is a peculiar place indeed.

To be honest though, I've hardly seen any party posters anywhere - there was absolutely loads of Tory and Labour signs up in Gedling in 2019, but I think I've seen a couple so far this time. Perhaps that says something about the general lack of enthusiasm for politics right now.
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It only seems to be Ashfield (and the bits of Mansfield that were moved into it) where I've seen any number of posters - again, mostly for said two candidates (though according to the local newspaper Facebook, a lot of Zadrozny signs are going up with no knowledge from the householders). Move into any of the neighbouring constituencies and... virtually nothing. Though 95% of the few I have seen (outside of Ashfield) are for Labour, the houses who had Tory ones in 2017 and 19 have nothing (though I saw a couple of Tory ones in rural Derbyshire earlier, the only ones I've seen anywhere).

My sister actually said my nephew and his school friends were raving about Reform and Lee Anderson based on stuff they'd read on social media... which is concerning. She gave him a good talking to and history lesson which I hope he's taken on board, but it's worrying that teenagers (who could be given the vote if Labour win, he's 16) are being sucked in by all this.

And if Zadrozny does get elected, then is found guilty at his trial, then he'll likely be facing a recall petition and gone after only a few months anyway. Not that I can understand what people think a lone independent stuck on the very back of the back benches can do for then anyway even when they aren't due in court and riddled in scandal.

Mentioning Gedling, I saw a garden with two massive Labour billboards going into Daybrook on the A60 last week which stood out- but I think they're the only ones I saw on that journey.
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