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geoffwp

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The paper version. Its website gets good clickage however.
Hmmm, I started the paper again this year. I cant be bothered reading it on tablet or phone, much rather be able to turn pages and do a crossword. At least I dont have to wash a stench off my hands after handling it.
 

Mr Jinx

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Elections Bill (voter ID) seems closer to going through after this past week. It's with the Lord's now.

I'd still like to know how it would apply to postal voting but, nevertheless, a good step forward imo.
 

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I’ve seen the old duffer all over MSM since 2016 Al, I guess he’s only being invited on because he’s got the kudos of being a Tory grandee and he hates Boris which means he’s good for a couple of withering comments on his character, but as fossils go I think he has more cut through than you think.
He may get an airing but anything he spouts is soon forgotten.
 

Alistair20000

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Plod now gingerly dipping his toe in the stinking waters of Westminster. Meeting arranged with Mr Wragg to discuss alleged intimidation and blackmail of MP’s.

I thought this was standard fare from the Whips Office of all parties.
 

Suzi & The Banned Cheese

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Plod now gingerly dipping his toe in the stinking waters of Westminster. Meeting arranged with Mr Wragg to discuss alleged intimidation and blackmail of MP’s.

I thought this was standard fare from the Whips Office of all parties.
Have they never seen Francis Urquahart in the House Of Cards?
 

tavyred

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Elections Bill (voter ID) seems closer to going through after this past week. It's with the Lord's now.

I'd still like to know how it would apply to postal voting but, nevertheless, a good step forward imo.
I don’t think there’s a lot you can do with postal votes Jinxy, they only get given out if you’re on the electoral register anyway. We can argue about how in some cultures Women tend to not have a lot of personal input as to how they might want to vote, but what can you do in that regard without scrapping them all together.
Apart from the ‘eccentric’ David Davis, the bill does seem to be winding up a lot of Labour MP’s for some reason.
I fully expect the Lords to hold up its progress unfortunately.
In the fullness of time I hope we go the whole hog and adopt ID cards across the board, IMO there’s too many people living on the fringes of society and I’m not sure they’re all playing the game properly as regards benefits and the world of work.
 

arthur

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Have they never seen Francis Urquahart in the House Of Cards?
Threatening MPs is one thing, threatening constituents ( with the loss of school, health centre, relief road etc.) is quite another. Still, the Leave government prides itself on breaking rules, laws and conventions so what's the problem?
 

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I don’t think there’s a lot you can do with postal votes Jinxy, they only get given out if you’re on the electoral register anyway. We can argue about how in some cultures Women tend to not have a lot of personal input as to how they might want to vote, but what can you do in that regard without scrapping them all together.
Apart from the ‘eccentric’ David Davis, the bill does seem to be winding up a lot of Labour MP’s for some reason.
I fully expect the Lords to hold up its progress unfortunately.
In the fullness of time I hope we go the whole hog and adopt ID cards across the board, IMO there’s too many people living on the fringes of society and I’m not sure they’re all playing the game properly as regards benefits and the world of work.
I've no problem with voter ID, I would though have serious doubts if electronic machines were given an outing, A pencil and ballot paper maybe old fashion but it works.
 
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