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Originally posted by Green Cockade Green Cockade wrote:

Two hammerings for the Tories in tonight’s by-elections in Kingswood and Wellingborough, losing heavily to Labour in both. The former was won by Cork born Damien Egan. Hard to see how the government can limp on until autumn at this rate. Odds must now be on an early general election. May 2nd ?
The opposite actually no way Sunak will call an election for May why would he much more likely for the government to hang on as long as they can and go for the election in 2025 
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Originally posted by Cabra Hoop Cabra Hoop wrote:

Originally posted by Baldrick Baldrick wrote:

Originally posted by Cabra Hoop Cabra Hoop wrote:

Originally posted by Borussia Borussia wrote:

Originally posted by Cabra Hoop Cabra Hoop wrote:

Originally posted by Green Cockade Green Cockade wrote:

Two hammerings for the Tories in tonight’s by-elections in Kingswood and Wellingborough, losing heavily to Labour in both. The former was won by Cork born Damien Egan. Hard to see how the government can limp on until autumn at this rate. Odds must now be on an early general election. May 2nd ?
Fair play to the electorate for switching their vote, one of the strengths of the UK voting system where change can happen unlike here where the constitution was designed so that either FG or FF will always be in power.

The UK system is a terrible one. 
Merits and demerits in both system. FTPT is portrayed as a very egalitarian system but in reality it has maintained the status quo from the formation of the state until today. 

But we have PRSTV in Ireland and it is better for smaller parties and independents.  In fact FF tried to get rid of PRSTV a number of years ago in favour of FPTP as it would have suited them.  PRSTV means that’s the parliament is as reflective of the will of the people as much as possible.  

Under FPTP a candidate can win a seat with 40% of people voting for them or more importantly 60% not voting for them.  How can they represent an area when the majority don’t want them there. 
Mea Culpa, I meant we have PRSTV here...First day of the new season. Here a fella can get 900 first preference votes and get elected on the transfers from his fellow party member when a fella can get thousands more first preference votes and not get elected. 

Yes that’s true but The second persons has not got enough first votes to get him over the line and if he loses out in such a situation it means the majority of people in that area actively dislike him or her and do not want to see them
Elected.  PRSTV is factually more representative a system and it’s far more democratic.  The only criticism of it is that it produces more coalitions and some may argue less effective governments.  However on the basis of democracy and representation it
Is a far better system  
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The UK GE is going to be mid November. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Newryrep Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Feb 2024 at 9:15am
Originally posted by Roberto_Carlow Roberto_Carlow wrote:

The UK GE is going to be mid November. 

Yip tories have 2 mini budgets left I think that they hope will turn the tides and then there is always “events dear boy events”
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Originally posted by Newryrep Newryrep wrote:

Originally posted by Roberto_Carlow Roberto_Carlow wrote:

The UK GE is going to be mid November. 

Yip tories have 2 mini budgets left I think that they hope will turn the tides and then there is always “events dear boy events”
I’d be thinking along the same lines. Can’t see them going as long as Feb so November makes the most sense. 
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Shame Galloway benefitted from an absolute dumpster fire of a by-election in Rochdale. Another reason to hope the current parliament is dissolved as soon as possible and with another candidate Labour take the seat.
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Nothing wrong with Galloway 

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Originally posted by Roberto Baggio Roberto Baggio wrote:

Nothing wrong with Galloway 


Assume you don’t read much about him?
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Originally posted by Het-field Het-field wrote:

Originally posted by Roberto Baggio Roberto Baggio wrote:

Nothing wrong with Galloway 


Assume you don’t read much about him?

I do yes 


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Newryrep Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Mar 2024 at 12:54pm
Originally posted by Roberto Baggio Roberto Baggio wrote:

Nothing wrong with Galloway 


Galloway lost any credibility he had after big brother it was his Ratners moment  he is also a Scottish unionist ignoring the effect  Scottish independence would boost Irish reunification big time 
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Originally posted by Roberto Baggio Roberto Baggio wrote:

Originally posted by Het-field Het-field wrote:

Originally posted by Roberto Baggio Roberto Baggio wrote:

Nothing wrong with Galloway 


Assume you don’t read much about him?

I do yes 



What do you think of his views on conflicts like Syria and Ukraine? Or his comments on Tucker Carlson’s interview with Putin (“not Vlad the mad or the bad…”).
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote TRV Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Mar 2024 at 3:08pm
Great to see Galloway causing mayhem amongst the political elite and Msm, tory starmer truly humiliated 
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Originally posted by TRV TRV wrote:

Great to see Galloway causing mayhem amongst the political elite and Msm, tory starmer truly humiliated 

Expect nothing less from you. Opening a post on YBIG with ‘great to see’ is a sure fire sign of a dreadful post.
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Great to see you fuming 
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Originally posted by TRV TRV wrote:

Great to see you fuming 

Don’t worry about me. I’m not the one with your joke viewpoints.
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Great to see Galloway back in British politics. Has always being to the forefront of the truth about the war in Ukraine. Very much right about what happened in Syria and other conflicts in North Africa and the ME. It’s no surprise our resident Tory isn’t happy. Ye boys took one hell of a beating. 

You always needs effective opposition when dealing with a hard right government. Same with Europe, some of our MEP’s have been a disgrace and a small cohort of effective opposition ( Clare Daly) has held them to account. 

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Originally posted by Mush Cassidys Donkey Mush Cassidys Donkey wrote:

Great to see Galloway back in British politics. Has always being to the forefront of the truth about the war in Ukraine. Very much right about what happened in Syria and other conflicts in North Africa and the ME. It’s no surprise our resident Tory isn’t happy. Ye boys took one hell of a beating. 

You always needs effective opposition when dealing with a hard right government. Same with Europe, some of our MEP’s have been a disgrace and a small cohort of effective opposition ( Clare Daly) has held them to account. 


You’re talking absolute nonsense. The fact that you think he is ‘right’ about Syria says it all. Worth looking at how Galloway ran the campaign, and some of the company he has kept in recent years. If that’s your agenda then you are a joke.
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Clare Daly the Russian asset 😂😂😂
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