Farage attacked in Barnsley!

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    I think by that you mean re-drawing the boundaries, which is undertaken by the theoretically independent electoral commission. Which of course is "advised" by the party in government. The Commission has to change the boundaries in order to try to keep constituencies roughly the same in terms of population. Since the governance of the UK has been shared between Labour and the Tories (the Tories edging it) for the last 80 years, the two have roughly cancelled each other out.

    The term "gerrymandering" comes from a US politician from way back called Gerry Mander who changed the voting districts to his party's advantage.
     
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    I view it as the same thing. They can claim it's impartial/independent all they like
     
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    I never realised that it literally came from the mans name
     
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    Did rodgering have similar origins?
     
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    The government paid everyone 80% of their salaries to stay home. Maybe that's hard for people to understand especially who don't work. Covid cost the u.k between 310 to 400 billion which we will still be paying back whoever is in charge. It crippled people financially, It cost countless lives caused depression, kids missed out on education people couldn't attend there close familys funerals. But the other poster actually said beer went up because of brexit. I've read it all on this forum.
    Your the fuckjng idiot.
     
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    This fella!
     

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    Must have been a colossus.
     
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    Tbf I was making the general point thar everything has increased in price because of Brexit, and used beer as an example of something inconsequential. I did mention mortgages, rent, utilities, food etc before that. It wasn't a BREXIT HAS PUT 10p ON A PINT kind of post - although if that's your thing, then it probably has.

    And not everyone stayed at home. Nurses certainly didn't, as they had to deal with the mess than the Tory Party and their decimation of the NHS over the past 15 years left them. My bin still got emptied. Delivery drivers still came. The Tesco click and collect driver was grafting. There were plenty of folk who had to graft it out - my cousin worked at the Northern General and you can't imagine the horrors she saw.

    But going back to Brexit, the country has simply been decimated since we left the EU.
     
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    LibDem not a wasted vote in my constituency. It's the only vote that might have a chance of preventing a Tory MP. Again.
     
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    Yes key workers went to work. Like I said covid lockdowns etc cost the country more both financially and socially than brexit. Although I do agree with you on some stuff regards bexit. But the beer going up has probably done us a favour. I used to have a few at home a few years back recently I've noticed it go up even more in the shops so knocked it on the head. Only drink at local on a weekend nowadays.
     
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    It's a book called the Orwell diaries (I think). The parts relevant to the road to Wigan pier actually give more information regarding Barnsley than the book. I've got a copy but lent it to somebody, and I guess you know the rest lol
     
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    Back when I studied politics (2007-ish), the received wisdom in British political science was that there was a general consensus from 1945 to the mid 70s, and then another one from '79 through to then. Blair's 'third way' was always interpreted as an extension of Thatcherite neoliberalism - the end of history and all that.

    I don't know what they're saying now that history appears to have been restarted, so to speak.
     
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    I'm not sure that's factual tbh...out of idle curiosity a few years ago I did some work to try and find out the strength of support for the British Union of Fascists in South Yorkshire and it became clear it was very little...they did take Offices in both Barnsley (Peel St) and Doncaster but they were only open a short while due to lack of support...I'll try and check back on it....
    Edit...I stand corrected...Mosley did have a meeting at Barnsley in March 1936, Stones were thrown at the Fascist's buses as they left the meeting on Eldon Street.

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    No silly boy, that came from Captain Pugwash and Roger the cabin boy. Obviously.
     
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    He was called Tom
     
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    Silly me, of course it did.:D
     
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    Molsey did what Farage does today, he brought supporters with him to cheer and give the impression of popularity.
    According to the book, there were dissenters in the meeting who were beaten up and ejected by Mosley's henchmen, the black shirts, if they dared to heckle. No doubt they joined the 'reception committee ' waiting outside.
    Thanks for the newspaper clip BTW, I looked for something like that online but couldn't find anything. For my dissertation I went to the library and scanned the Barnsley Chronicles from 1936. It really is a fascinating subject.
     
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    Hoping someone dies in a plane crash is plain horrible………..
     
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    I've not said that though, have I?
     

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