u/d0mth0ma5 Jan 28 '18

META

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r/ukpolitics 1h ago

Twitter [Antonello Guerrera] Boris Johnson invites Nicola Sturgeon to join him at a summit "of the Union" with Welsh FM Mark Drakeford to "work together" for the UK and "overcome our shared challenges".

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COMMENT 2h ago

Happy to be told i'm wrong by someone more knowledgable, but I also assumed it was due to the cost cutting measures, having to switch regs is expensive for the teams.

What changes have been made the Mercs have been able to adapt to and continue to dominate.

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COMMENT 4h ago

That can be arranged though, maybe Angela Eagle feels like stepping down (or up into the Lords), Wallasey is a safe seat that Burnham would have some credibility representing.

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COMMENT 4h ago

Sophie Winkleman's father-in-law.

r/ukpolitics 5h ago

Twitter [Patrick Maguire] Angela Rayner sacked as Labour Party Chairman.

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COMMENT 7h ago

First League 2 title (in addition to non-league titles), have previously gone up via the playoffs (2002 and 2006).

r/soccer 7h ago

Cheltenham Town FC promoted as Champions.

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COMMENT 9h ago

Track seemed to have slowed down. But still probably 8 tenths slower on that run.

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COMMENT 9h ago

"Perez doing well"

No crofty, he's getting Greens because it was his first lap

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COMMENT 9h ago

The one and only.

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COMMENT 1d ago

Shocker...

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COMMENT 1d ago

"Once in a generation" seems to be the recent favourite.

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COMMENT 1d ago

I think that's absolutely how it's meant to be read.

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COMMENT 1d ago

Another MP labelled the leader a "lame duck", warning of a leadership challenge to come.

"You’ll begin to see his authority wane and the big fish manoeuvre quite disrespectfully around the still-moving carcass," they told Politico.

I know what they said, but it isn't valid. It may be what they want but it isn't true to the situation.

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COMMENT 1d ago

A lame duck politician (as Starmer is being accused of being) is one where they have no say in whether they continue being in their position in the coming days/weeks/months.

So in the US, Obama was a lame duck in the last 6 months or so as the election ramped up and he was term limited, Trump was a lame duck from election day onwards, in the UK we have such a short transition, and no terms limits that one is rarely a lame duck. When Theresa May announced she was stepping down she became one, but Starmer is not. He is not about to get booted out, has not resigned.

r/ukpolitics 1d ago

Elections 2021: Tories win Northumberland after dead-heat ballots

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COMMENT 1d ago

Do people not know what "lame duck" means?

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COMMENT 1d ago

Are there any studies on where the Labour 2005, or even 1997, voters now vote? If you were voting Labour in 2017 you weren't likely to be a Blairite.

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COMMENT 1d ago

The risk of a clot is roughly one in 100,000 for people in their 40s, but rises to one in 60,000 for people in their 30s. Two in a million people in their 40s died rising to four per million people in their 30s.

I think it was the deaths that people were referring to.

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COMMENT 1d ago

Probably en masse, but anecdotally I know several City workers living in the Home Counties who voted Blair but have voted Tory since. They don't want to "waste their vote" on the Lib Dems.

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COMMENT 1d ago

Who are currently voting for the Tories.

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COMMENT 1d ago

I read it as 2nd rate Lawyer and 3rd rate politician. But may be wrong.