Question Time & This Week

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Liam147, Nov 23, 2012.

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    Ubik Full Member

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    There's a technocrat as well for us boring folk.
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    Expert? oh noes.
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    Ubik Full Member

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    If she calls it a "wab" again, I'll go full Gove.
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    Gammons for remain!
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    Sassy Colin Death or the gladioli!

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    There's not likely to be fisticuffs between the Sinn Fien and DUP guys, is there?
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    It's more likely to involve balaclavas, AK-47,s and the bombing of innocents.
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    Sassy Colin Death or the gladioli!

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    It's about to kick off now :nervous:
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    Who would have thought Sinn Fein would be the champions of same sex marriage?
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    Anybody who's paid a bit of attention to NI any time in recent history. But stick to your balaclava jokes.
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    I'll admit that I had missed Sinn Fein's stance on this issue. Been reading about it and fair play to them, they've really highlighted it as an issue of human rights and thrown their support behind it.
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    I watched it. Bregman made some good points but he was no match for Portillo and Johnston. Experienced politicians such as those obviously have the greater debating skills, irrespective of whether they're right or wrong, but Bregman's knowledge of history just wasn't there. I wish him well, but he needs other people to develop his ideas.
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    What !? Portillo did the whole Venezuela & you've got a iPhone shtick. Come on you didn't really think that part was anything other than a joke ? Plus to hear Johnston quote Atlee about the difference is not left and right but democratic government vs authoritarianism shows Johnston lack of historical knowledge. Labour government of Attlee imposed a naval blockade in the Gulf because a democratic leader of Iran want to nationalise Iranian oil.

    But anyway I agree that Bergman made some decent points but overall he was rubbish. He is in the end a 21st century social democratic.


    To me the interesting part of the twitter thread was just hearing 1)the lack of preparation by the BBC 2)How everyone must have a view on Brexit.
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    I made an exception and read this, I get his points but he was a bit naive not expecting it. He needs some media training!

    I don't do twitter in general, I don't want to go down the road of only reading the views of people I agree with, which is what seems to happen.
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    I actually like Bregman but his points in that thread are just bizarre. He seemingly expected everyone to be familiar with his relatively obscure book and yet he’s clearly unfamiliar with Question Time, the most popular political show in the UK. He expected to go on a show that deals with the current issues in the UK and was surprised to be asked about Brexit. Laughable stuff.
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    :lol: Ash Sarkar raging against ideologues and bemoaning a lack of compromise.
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    David Lammy is a great speaker.