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Thu Aug 16, 2012, 11:56 AM

Tories seem to have already conceded Corby!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/9480226/Tories-will-lose-Corby-by-election-says-Lord-Ashcroft.html

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Reply Tories seem to have already conceded Corby! (Original post)
LeftishBrit Aug 2012 OP
non sociopath skin Aug 2012 #1
oldironside Aug 2012 #2
T_i_B Sep 2012 #3
Anarcho-Socialist Sep 2012 #4
T_i_B Sep 2012 #5
Anarcho-Socialist Sep 2012 #6
T_i_B Nov 2012 #7
non sociopath skin Nov 2012 #8
T_i_B Nov 2012 #9
non sociopath skin Nov 2012 #11
tjwmason Nov 2012 #10
fedsron2us Nov 2012 #12
tjwmason Nov 2012 #13

Response to LeftishBrit (Original post)

Thu Aug 16, 2012, 04:09 PM

1. Amazing really. If the think they can write off seats like this ..

.. heaven only knows how they intend to win really tight marginals in a General Election.

The Skin

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Response to LeftishBrit (Original post)

Thu Aug 16, 2012, 04:13 PM

2. I haven't read the article...

... but I can imagine the bullshit. "Mid term blues, protest vote, only to be expected, natural Labour seat, symptomatic of progress in this region, two steps forward one step back, win it back at the General Election..."

Crap. You didn't win the last election, even against a Labour government that was exhausted, and you've only proved since then that you haven't got a fucking clue. Gideon? Sod off back to towel folding, you pathetic little prick.

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Response to LeftishBrit (Original post)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 07:59 AM

3. I still pity the good people of Corby

Looks like they will have James Delingpole standing as an anti-wind farm candidate.

http://www.spectator.co.uk/issues/8-september-2012/5e3d1db7-0a75-4fac-9580-a107724ad117

Personally if I were building a wind farm I'd want it to be as close to James Delingpole as possible, given how much hot air he produces.

Probably the looniest colummist in the right-wing press, and that takes a LOT of doing! So loony is Delingpole that I usually end up wondering if he is a left wing double agent put there to discredit the right wing whenever I have the misfortune to read and of his screeds.

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Response to T_i_B (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 12:23 PM

4. Heh

I'll award Delingpole with the Order of Lenin myself.

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Response to Anarcho-Socialist (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 04:14 PM

5. Delingpole is quite like a Leninist in some respects

The same blind adherance to ideological dogma, the same belief that a theory in a textbook trumps experience in the real world, the same tendency to judge others on the basis of ideologial purity above all else.

If you've ever had the misfortune to hear Delingpole's performances as a talking head on the radio you'll know that he tends to regard pretty much everyone to the left of Iain Duncan-Smith as a communist. Truth is it's actually him who displays many of the very worst traits of the far left.

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Response to T_i_B (Reply #5)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 02:58 AM

6. Not all Leninists thankfully

I know some Leninists, many of whom are open, analytical, empirical and sceptical yet I know others who treat Marx and Lenin as scripture and are trapped within a circular dogmatic logic.

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Response to LeftishBrit (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 03:09 AM

7. Tory MP running Corby campaign 'backed rival in anti-windfarm plot'

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2012/nov/13/tory-mp-corby-anti-windfarm-film

Conservative MP Chris Heaton-Harris is recorded by an undercover investigator for Greenpeace apparently supporting the campaign of anti-wind farm campaigner Link to this video The Conservative MP running the party's byelection bid in Corby has been secretly filmed apparently supporting the campaign of a rival candidate.

Chris Heaton-Harris, who is campaign manager for the Tories in Corby, was recorded saying he encouraged an anti-wind farm candidate to join the election race against the Tories, adding: "Please don't tell anybody ever."

The footage, covertly recorded by the environmental group Greenpeace, captures the MP saying the independent anti-wind farm candidate, James Delingpole, had announced his candidacy as part of a "plan" to "cause some hassle" and drive the wind issue up the political agenda. He is also filmed claiming he helped Delingpole by providing him with "a handful of people who will sort him out", including the deputy chairman of his own constituency party, who had stood down and then became the anti-wind candidate's campaign agent.

Delingpole, a Telegraph writer and climate change sceptic, withdrew from the race two weeks ago the day after the energy minister, John Hayes, gave a controversial interview to the Daily Mail in which he said the development of onshore wind farms in Britain should be reined in. Asked by the Guardian whether his comments to the Daily Mail were timed to coincide with Delingpole withdrawing his candidacy, Hayes said: "James Delingpole was never a candidate in this byelection." He did not deny he had been communicating with Delingpole via Heaton-Harris.

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Response to T_i_B (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:55 AM

8. I really am getting to the stage where nothing surprises me any more ...

... even the witterings of that prize clown, Delingpole.

The Skin

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Response to non sociopath skin (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 07:07 AM

9. It's not Delingpole being a professional eejit that's the issue here

It's what John Hayes and especially Chris Heaton-Harris are playing at. If I were David Cameron I'd be furious about this stunt.

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Response to T_i_B (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:44 AM

11. But, as usual, he does Sweet Fanny Adams.

Afraid. Frightened. Frit.

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Response to LeftishBrit (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:00 AM

10. Well Ashcroft was right.

Tories and LibDems fell dramatically (the latter lost their deposit) - Labour winning with a decent margin.

Andy Sawford (Lab) 17,267 (48.41%, +9.71%)
Christine Emmett (C) 9,476 (26.57%, -15.63%)
Margot Parker (UKIP) 5,108 (14.32%)
Jill Hope (LD) 1,770 (4.96%, -9.48%)
Gordon Riddell (BNP) 614 (1.72%, -2.93%)
David Wickham (Eng Dem) 432 (1.21%)
Jonathan Hornett (Green) 378 (1.06%)
Ian Gillman (Ind) 212 (0.59%)
Peter Reynolds (Cannabis) 137 (0.38%)
David Bishop (Elvis) 99 (0.28%)
Mr Mozzarella (Ind) 73 (0.20%)
Dr Rohen Kapur (Young) 39 (0.11%)
Adam Lotun (Dem 2015) 35 (0.10%)
Chris Scotton (UPP) 25 (0.07%)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-20345196

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Response to tjwmason (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 03:51 PM

12. UKIP polling 14.32% of the vote is bad news for the Tories

They will nearly all be Conservative protest voters. If UKIP hang onto just half of them at a General Election then the Tories are probably out of office.

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Response to fedsron2us (Reply #12)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 04:33 AM

13. Totally agree

I do wonder how soft the protest votes were - people who knew that they could give Cameron et al a well-deserved kick in the nuts, but who don't want the Tories out of government...but if UKIP were to poll anything like 14% at the next general the Tories wouldn't have a chance.

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