ResidentLeftie

ResidentLeftie

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47 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - How to ensure that dis... · 0 replies · +1 points

This was political idiocy. The government agreed to this before, they knew it was coming again, and it's a very low cost measure. If they can afford £12bn for a failed test and trace system, 500m for eat out, then they can afford £20m for FSM.

72% of those people in poverty are working. They are working hard. If an economy can't support its citizens when they are working full time, the problem isn't the workers, it's the system. Raise the minimum wage, don't punish third and subsequent children through no fault of their own, and ensure that benefits are enough to live on.

69 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Daniel Hannan: Where w... · 0 replies · +1 points

Aren't you the guy who said "The coronavirus isn't going to kill you, it really isn't."

This is risible: "When Neil Ferguson resigned after keeping a tryst with his mistress, I was angry, not because he had flouted the rules, but because he had contributed to their imposition in the first place." It straightforwarldy applies to Cummings, too.

116 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - The farcical horse-tra... · 3 replies · +1 points

You appear to be advocating for an elected commissioner, as opposed to one decided by the nation states.

118 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Our latest Next Tory L... · 1 reply · +1 points

The voter base - Tory members - would rather see the union broken up, significant economic damage to the UK economy and their own party being destroyed than no Brexit.

118 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Nadhim Zahawi: Johnson... · 0 replies · +1 points

I am very glad to hear it. I assume you have no moral objection to people who formerly supported Brexit proposing a 2nd referendum.

118 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Nadhim Zahawi: Johnson... · 0 replies · +1 points

I'm glad you got with the program.

118 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Nadhim Zahawi: Johnson... · 2 replies · +1 points

Boris Johnson voted for the withdrawal agreement. Other than the fact it didn't get through, nothing has changed about it. Johson has moved from EU supporter then leaver, to Withdrawal Agreement supporter then rejecter, to finally, after saying no deal would be disasterous, a no deal supporter. It's almost as if he has no moral compass at all, and simply wants to do and say anything that will get him power for as long as possible.

118 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Nadhim Zahawi: Johnson... · 6 replies · +1 points

The Tory No Deal strategy involves the threat of No Deal to get concessions out of the EU. For this to work, first, the EU has to be unwilling to accept No Deal (which I don't believe any more) and the EU has to believe that the person with whom they are negotiating is not bluffing.

Dominic Raab is the poster child for this approach. So, it's vital that when Raab makes threats, the EU will believe he will follow through. However in negotiations, he made a threat then immediately backed down.

One source said: “Raab never mentions that Barnier called his bluff. Barnier told Raab that he would tell the member states the UK wanted to blow up the negotiations and didn’t give a shit about the Irish border.”

The source added: “Raab backed down. He chickened out. Which shows he was a naive negotiator. You should never make a threat you are not able to back up.”

Raap, pleasingly enough, is the Dutch word for Turnip, and The Turnip is the name some EU negotiators used for Raab - a nickname not likely to engender fear.
https://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/brussels...

118 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - And the winner of the ... · 0 replies · +1 points

The Tory No Deal strategy involves the threat of No Deal to get concessions out of the EU. For this to work, first, the EU has to be unwilling to accept No Deal (which I don't believe any more) and the EU has to believe that the person with whom they are negotiating is not bluffing.

Dominic Raab is the poster child for this approach. So, it's vital that when Raab makes threats, the EU will believe he will follow through. However in negotiations, he made a threat then immediately backed down.

One source said: “Raab never mentions that Barnier called his bluff. Barnier told Raab that he would tell the member states the UK wanted to blow up the negotiations and didn’t give a shit about the Irish border.”

The source added: “Raab backed down. He chickened out. Which shows he was a naive negotiator. You should never make a threat you are not able to back up.”

Raap, pleasingly enough, is the Dutch word for Turnip, and The Turnip is the name some EU negotiators used for Raab - a nickname not likely to engender fear.
https://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/brussels...

118 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - ConHome’s leadership... · 0 replies · +1 points

I suggest you look at his indicative votes.