UK Political Thread, part the second

Did he really think that a right wing news channel started in this political climate wasn’t going to be hijacked by the far right? Zentrumists are as naive as they were in the 1930s.

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He will also return to the BBC as a panellist on Thursday night’s episode of Question Time.

Oh come on ! could the BBC really not take this opportunity to give us a well-earned break from him?

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For some unfathomable reason he is a respected broadcaster. Even now.

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And I think I can translate that to the UK. I want to make data protection easy – easy for industry to implement at low cost, easy for consumers to exercise privacy-friendly choices in their marketplace, and easy for people to access remedies when things go wrong."

Ahh there it is… he’s picked ease of use and low cost over strong security. You can only choose two afterall! We have been warned.

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He’s an Adam Smith institute bod isn’t he? That makes him pretty far right, just not fash.

But the BBC would not have someone as far left as he is right anywhere near the airwaves. They would have had a Christmas tree doodled on their HR files (back when they were paper). Shit, you could get that just for being mouthy.

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They did have Paul Mason on Newsnight for a while, but I can’t see that happening now.

ETA: His first appearance was 20 years ago on 9/11.

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He was on Question Time back in May but i take your point, he’s no longer a regular.

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I hate that it is so hard to leave a country. I don’t want to live here anymore.

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I’m hoping that Liz Truss is too busy at the foreign office to focus on her other job as minister for TERFs and inequality. Therese Coffey is still in charge of hating disabled people at the DWP.

Talking of minsters for TERFS and inequality

Shit is going to get ugly in the Labour party, and just in time for the party conference too.

ETA: the BBC reported earlier that Liz Truss is the first woman to be Foreign Secretary. Margaret Beckett would like a word with them…

Further Edit:

It looks like Marsha de Cordova’s resignation is for a valid reason, that the Labour Party are not taking racism seriously. Yet another group who are being failed by Labour. Is the party fit for purpose?

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It hasn’t been since John Smith died, unfortunately.

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Sources said that efforts to set up a taskforce of experts to design progressive race equality policy were held back over concerns this might upset Red Wall voters, and that Starmer had resisted pleas to make a speech setting out his vision to black communities.

I actually agree with Marsha de Cordova on this, despite my irreconcilable differences with her on other issues.

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I’m finding out what it takes to get past my mental inertia.

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Seeing how this title is oneboxed without a reference to the UK I should probably add that this is in the context of the new Aukus alliance where those three countries royally fucked over France.

They expected any different?

Not that I’m going to cry any tears about any country losing arms sales. And increasing arms sales and supply and decreasing oversight is absolutely a core policy of the UK post brexit.

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I’m so fucking sick of Starmer’s craven paralysis. The sooner he’s gone, the better. But that’s not happening til he gives away a bigger majority than Corbyn did whenever the Tories have their snap election and gain another five years in power.

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We controlled their strategic Hemsworth reserve. It was a done deal at that point.

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Is labour just going to keep hemorrhaging sensible human beings until all that’s left are the Blairite hardcore, some TERs, and Starmer? Cause that seems to be where things are going.

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