What's the political climate like in the UK right now?

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01 Sep 2019, 6:00 pm

What is wierd is that the press are still pushing the EU slave deal.


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02 Sep 2019, 2:03 am

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When you use a contactless payment card instead of an Oyster card, it's impossible to get refunded on those charges for not tapping in and out (when you have). There is nowhere on the TFL website to go to, and going to the desks inside stations does not work either. It majorly sucks and I lost so much money doing it, to the point I buy either returns or travelcards now.

Those fines are totally stupid. Maybe I have a dodgy card, but the one bleep each time on the readers is always the same.

You can definitely get refunded on it, you just have to register the card to a TfL account. It's exactly the same procedure as getting an Oyster refund. You can only make three applications a month but I've only had to make one in ~8 months.


Thanks for that advice. I'll look into that.



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02 Sep 2019, 2:07 am

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^ I don't know how you guys cope up in London , it was a sensory nightmare for me.


I just don't go during rush hour if I can help it. I recommend you go early.



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02 Sep 2019, 1:48 pm

We knew this week would be dramatic but on day one we have had high drama.

Anti no deal legislation drawn up ready for the Commons to open its doors tomorrow. Johnson reportedly threatening to deselect anyone in his party who votes against his Brexit plan. PM speech this evening threatening a General Election if his opponents win their anti no deal legislation.

Some claims tonight Johnson has already drawn up the motion ready to ask for a mid October election as soon as he loses control of the order paper tomorrow.



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02 Sep 2019, 5:52 pm

I can't speak for anyone from the UK, but as a US citizen, I suggest buying all your christmas presents within September/October, because come November 1st, Brexit is Oct 31st, new tariffs will come into effect, plus global uncertainty, you can expect prices for everything to go up astronomically.



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03 Sep 2019, 1:46 am

Corbyn & McDonnell sounding like they would back a call for a GE in October (while some of their MP's say they won't as they think it's a trap)

Chakrabarti saying they won't back a GE until the legislation is through

would make much more sense for Labour to pass legislation first and then get a GE on their own terms (VoNC) rather than on their opponents terms



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03 Sep 2019, 12:32 pm

Johnson being absolutely mauled in the Commons (his own party joining in), then as he goes to speak one of own MP's crosses the house.

And just like that, he no longer has a working majority.

Staggering stuff.



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03 Sep 2019, 4:32 pm

PM Johnson loses by 27. 21 of his own party voted against him, who he now says will have the whip removed.

Johnson then says he will ask for a GE this week if the Bill passes the Lords. Quite a challenge to get it through the Lords if the rumoured filibustering (90 amendments) turns out to be true

Spectacular evenings viewing tbf



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03 Sep 2019, 4:33 pm

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04 Sep 2019, 2:28 am

This all must look so odd from the outside if you don't usually see how the UK House of Commons works

https://twitter.com/MichelleGhsoub/status/1169009281099808769

'spare us the theatrics, behave yourself, be a good boy!'

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04 Sep 2019, 5:14 am

There is a thread just for the House of Commons crisis in the news and current events forum


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04 Sep 2019, 7:16 am

Johnson to ask the Commons at 7:00pm for a General Election



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04 Sep 2019, 12:30 pm

Joining Jason-Rees-Mogg on the side benches for a slump in bad Brexit times.

A Heroic testament to the encore of a free standing Britain in U.K joint political failures.



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06 Sep 2019, 9:56 am

I see yet another ex Labour MP,Luciana Berger, has chosen to join the Lib dems.
This with her supposedly being intelligent enough to check the leader of that party's voting record, which is clearly to the right of centre .


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-49594320?


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06 Sep 2019, 2:10 pm

firemonkey wrote:
I see yet another ex Labour MP,Luciana Berger, has chosen to join the Lib dems.
This with her supposedly being intelligent enough to check the leader of that party's voting record, which is clearly to the right of centre .


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-49594320?

The policies of the coalition government were to the left of the pledged policies of the Labour Party in the 2010 General Election. It's also relatively easy to look up Lib Dem policy, both in coalition and today, which is clearly left of centre (and particularly socially liberal). See here for example: https://www.markpack.org.uk/liberal-dem ... overnment/

And of course, the leader of the Liberal Democrats does not set policy. The party membership do.



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06 Sep 2019, 2:35 pm

^ We'll have to agree to disagree on that .


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