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Sunak, Starmer face televised grilling by unhappy voters

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The Battle for Number 10: A Sky News Leaders' Special

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGcVqGfvI8U

Scroll to 35:11 for the grilling, Starmer first.

This is the reality, a two party political "twilight zone" ground hog day, in a plurality voting system,

Is it any wonder that up to 44% of voters are undecided.

I sat through Starmer, Sunak waffle, the endless disingenuous contempt for the electorate.

It is either politically, death by hanging, or drowning.

Neither will respect the public, families, with the truth, on the NHS, on taxation, on policing, education.

Just blurt out short-termism, political rose tinted glasses, job done, then in office its back to the mediocracy of business as usual.

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There was a time when utter incompetence and a complete lack of a popular mandate would motive a failed politician to resign from office and retire from public life.

Not so, tosser-Sunak.

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It is a choice, or a form of political social nihilism.

Any nation cannot throw a future generation on the scrapheap, when offering fake pots of gold at the end of a factitious rainbow.

That is what I witlessness for four flipping hours last night/J early morning.

Both parties must be open and honest for once, the rough with the smooth.

Taxes will have to rise, along with cuts to the welfare state.

Sorry.

This pandemic is not over, the financial costs, the borrowing will be felt for generations to come.

Sunaks errors of judgement as chancellor of the exchequer and the cost of living crisis will be his nemesis.

Liz Truss is a convenient political tethered goat, hapless and hopeless but a election day red herring.

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Two bad choices, I pray Margret isn't watching.

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None of the campaign promises will be realised, by either party. They never are. The media just ignore all the broken promises of the past and carry on with the show. If the last batch of promises had been honoured, we would be living in Utopia, our finances boosted by Brexit bonuses. Things should be better, but nothing actually works any more. The whole farce is just a contrived act of lies, hypocrisy and theatre that the media collude with. If you have any residual faith in humanity, watching this circus should remove it from you.

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There was a time when utter incompetence and a complete lack of a popular mandate would motive a failed politician to resign from office and retire from public life. 

Not so, tosser-Sunak

Leaders are usually pushed rather than jumping.

If Sunak hadn’t called an earlier than expected election, he probably would have been pushed before October or November. The ‘big beasts’ looking to replace him might get pushed themselves by the electorates in their constituencies.

While Farage gets more coverage than he deserves for shouting, it would be useful to put him up to serious grilling. He generally falls apart when pushed on the nuts and bolts and insults the interviewer for being part of the establishment for daring to ask.

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"I know we've been through a tough time, of course we have...

What ‘tough times’ has Rishi been through?

Remember that this is an individual that is opposed to raising the minimum wage in the UK.

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"I know we've been through a tough time, of course we have...

What ‘tough times’ has Rishi been through

He told us he knows hardship as he claimed his family didn’t have Sky TV when he was a kid.

Was that when he was attending an expensive private school at a time when he had no working class friends?

Anyway, he’s worth 100s of millions now.

Bet he’s got Netflix and doesn’t need to use dodgy streams to watch the footy these days.

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Nigel Farage is a political end of pier, watchable diversion.

Farage could well be the next MP for Clacton.

A future Prime Minster?

No, UK politics has an inescapable heritage, cultural history within the ballot box.

Farage can politically debate, a skilled populist singing dancing dandy deceiver.

However he is not a statesmen, a leader in the sense that he could take tough decisions that cost lives.

Tony Blair could.

Farage will ever be the political easy rider. That didn't end well.

I could listen to him all day.

Yet vote for him?

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Farage can politically debate, a skilled populist singing dancing dandy deceiver

He gets away with a lot because he’s very good at evading tough questions.

A classic populist - very good at sniping and insulting from the sidelines but actually very empty when it comes to practical solutions.

Be forensic with him. He’s also got the classic populist trait of dismissing tough questions as part of an ‘establishment’ hit job. His ‘Isn’t it just typical of…to try to silence/ridicule/misrepresent Reform as..’ line is getting irritating.

Get hold of this con man.

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In London last night there was a Trump fund raiser because he's lagging behind Biden. Only Americans allowed to donate. $10,000 entrance fee. $50,000 for dinner. Farage attended.

There was a similar one for Biden but much lower fees.

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Credit to Jenny Brighton dropped this to me ....all UK time

Watch: Sir Keir Starmer launches labour manifesto | at 11am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rw398f9Nwio

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Shadow cabinet on stage now....Angela Rayner making the introduction.

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