UK Politics Thread (Part 3)

Same scam as the last General Election, then.

Farage asked people to fork out their own cash to stand as a candidate, and then stood a bunch of them down because he had a better offer from the Tories.

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Fuck em. Anyone stupid enough to join the Brexit scammer again deserves to be scammed again

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Rishi coming out with his impoverished childhood and going without:

Reminds me of my ‘l just went to my local school’ windup I do with my wife when she tries to (erroneously) call me silver spoon (I’m not the one who grew up with horses, FFS)

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He went to a private boarding school. He didn’t go without. Still, it is interesting to hear of his impoverishments. “No Sky TV”. It was clearly Dickensian.

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Every night I remember those without Sky TV in my prayers. Poor little things. How do they cope?

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It’s just hilarious that he volunteered this. Beyond merely our of touch: completely in a different postcode.

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I still dont have it, (Sky).

I therefore claim the high ground Rishi.

Worth noting that Sky only came to be just before his 9th birthday, so no one had it before then.

I’m looking forward to the next installment of the Rishi is normal campaign titled “Carry on camping”.

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Who the hell advised him? He is the richest MP in parliament. There is old footage knocking about (and presumably being mashed up by the Labour party at the moment) that he doesn’t have working class friends and quite enjoyed his family’s wealth.

He doesn’t have to apologise for this privileged upbringing. He was born lucky. He should acknowledge that and get the message across that he wants others to share the privileges that he has: not the money or Sky fucking TV, but that they have access to the standard of education, healthcare and opportunity that he has benefited from.

Of course, his party has ensured that those things are fucked up for anyone but the very comfortably off, but seriously, don’t rub people’s noses in it with your imagined sob story.

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In my younger days…no sky…no house phone…(phone box at the top of the street)…no buses on sundays…no supermarkets…oh Rishi you’ve never lived…

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Three TV channels :wink:

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Oh let’ cut to the chase…

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Why should he need advice?
Anyone with an ounce if sense would know this but he seems so disconnected but also devoid of any real experience or knowledge of the world outside his extremely small bubble.

He’s obviously wealthy with both inherited wealth on top of the financial success he’s had but in all honesty I think he has very little self awareness and intelligence. Feel free to add common sense to that.

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That’s why he needs advice. TBH, any politician needs advice. It’s why we employ diplomats. It’s just that Sunak seems to go out of his way to ignore it.

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Yeah fair shout but this beyond the realms of basic.

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Maybe Armando Iannucci is writing his scripts?

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Monty Python sprang to my mind even to the point i was wondering when Bigus Dickus was going to be announced as Defence Secretary

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My theory is that Boris Johnson is his personal adviser. :rofl:

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I’m the same age as Rishi. We, like most people, had 4 channels when we were kids. My grandfather got Sky Sports in when we were teenagers so we’d go to his to watch the football. That felt rich!

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Does make me wonder what I’ve done with my life. When I was born we had 3 channels and Rishi beat me to Number 10. Something must be done.

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Kinda helps having a heap of cash to start with, attending a school / uni that gives you access to a certain network and then having an inside line on the job because you marry the daughter of a party donor and recipient of a hefty government contract.

Quite straight forward really. We should all do it

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