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  1. Uncle Leo

    Local elections 2018

    Thought it worthwhile starting a thread on this as we are only a few weeks away. Any seats in or around Southend up for grabs this May? Obviously, London is going to be very interesting - e.g in Hillingdon Labour are really on the attack as Boris Johnson is an MP for a large chunk of that area...
  2. Tangled up in Blue

    Conservative party conference 2017

    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-41493370 Good to see the Maybot get her P45.The real one will follow soon enough.:happy:
  3. * ORM *

    S Korea Impeachment

    Had a great week in Korea, at 11am yesterday I was leaving a meeting no more than a couple of hundred yards away from the Blue House, where the President lives. The South Koreans are the friendliest people in the world and the food is fantastic but the impeachment ruling yesterday meant it was a...
  4. Tangled up in Blue

    Conservative party conference

    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-37536943 Looks like austerity's on the way out.Good.
  5. Supernaut

    Conservative Leadership Contest

    Gove has just thrown his hat in the ring - doesn't believe BoJo is the man for the job. Never saw that coming.
  6. RHB

    Dave has the hump with his local council!

    This made me smile on the BBC news this morning. PM leaning on local Tories?, naughty boy! David Cameron is involved in a row with the Conservative leader of his local county council over cuts to services. The PM has written to Oxfordshire council leader Ian Hudspeth saying he is "disappointed"...
  7. londonblue


    In the light of this: BBC going on in Aylesbury, which has a political composition of this: Aylesbury Political Composition Does anyone want to retract, or amend their views?
  8. Mad Cyril

    Election 2015 - Who or what has turned up at your front door?

    I live in South Benfleet and so far I have had a Rebecca Harris/Conservative newsletter and that's it. Anyone else?
  9. Uncle Leo

    Your constituency

    So, is anyone fortunate enough to be in a seat where there is a proper race on? Not since my first GE - 1997, when Labour defeated the Conservative incumbent in Reading East - have I cast my vote in a constituency where the result is genuinely unpredictable. Same again this time - Mike...
  10. Cricko

    Naughty Tory Boy

    They are all at it one way or another. Tut Tut and in The Daily Fail, what is the world coming to eh....:winking: Exposed: Star Tory candidate plotted with race thugs to stage fake EDL demo in cynical bid to win votes Star Asian Tory candidate planned fake English Defence League demo Afzal...
  11. Razam

    Southend to become a City??

    From the BBC's Prime Minister's Questions feed...
  12. Uncle Leo

    Predictions, tips, etc

    Starting a thread for all election tips and bets. To kick things off, I've backed the Conservative Party at 4/5 (1.80) to win the most seats. I don't think they'll get a majority and who knows what will happen with the post-election discussions, but reckon they are a fair punt in this market.
  13. Tangled up in Blue

    Party Conference

    This is how you keep a political party united.:smile: http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/sep/29/conservative-backbenchers-free-vote-eu-referendum-osborne
  14. Tangled up in Blue

    Clacton by-election

    http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/sep/04/clacton-byelection-conservative-candidate-open-primary See the Tories are going for an open primary in Clacton. It'll be interesting to see you they select. Meanwhile,UKIP's former parliamentary candidate in Clacton is not a happy bunny...
  15. Tangled up in Blue


    http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/aug/01/conservative-voters-ukip-coalition-poll A new poll suggestst that 30% of Tory voters would like to go into coalition with UKIP after the next election. No suprises there then.It won't happen though. With only one or two MP's, (and hopefully...
  16. Cricko

    Maria Miller

    How is is right that an MP steals money from her employer to the tune of 45k yet is then only asked to pay back 5k and say sorry. Surely any normal person who stole that amount would face jail for theft. This one rule for us in power and one for the plebs is disgusting.Cameron backing her...
  17. Arsenal rip off scousers

    Seems the Liverpool fans are to be charged £93 for the forthcoming cup game at the Emirates with no concessions?,Told this so not sure if accurate but if true those prices are damn crazy add the travel costs food drink and a prog means a conservative £150 at least. Mindboggling.
  18. How many humans have ever existed?

    The answer might surprise you.... 114 billion. :stunned: And that's a very conservative under-estimation allegedly.
  19. Benfleet A1

    The Milliband Speech

    Trying to play the class card again. Almost nothing on what he will do for the economy and even nicked the 'One Nation' slogan from Disraeli, a Conservative Prime Minister. Loved all his bluster about the forgotten 50% who dont go to university which is going to blow up in his face on wednesday...
  20. Thorpe Groyney

    ConHome Man Turns On Cameron

    Read a fairly illuminating interview with the founder of the "Conservative Home" website, Tim Montgomerie. ConHome is generally recognised as reflecting what the grassroots Tory membership are feeling. With him having supported Cameron from his leadership bid in 2005 up to the present day, it...