Did anyone see the BBC leaders' debate?

  • Theresa May's political rivals lined up to criticise her for not taking part in a seven-way general election debate.


    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-2017-40105324
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    Did anyone see the debate on BBC 1 last night? No, I didn't think so, wish I hadn't.


    Total waste a time. Like the Republican American primary debates when the had all the candidates, especially Trump, all shouting at each other, this was exactly the same. Too many people, too much noise. I thought Amber Rudd actually did a good job as everyone else was all against her. I wonder if she'll do a "May" in the future and stick the knife into her boss for a chance at the top job. She carried herself well, although I don't share all her views especially on the brief that she is in charge of.


    I agreed with some of what Nuttal said, but he really came across as creepy, perhaps he was just nervous, but he basically made my skin crawl.


    Little boy Farron gave it his best shot, can't remember a word he said.


    Caroline Lucas was firing on all guns, shame she's a socialist with a different label, as I rather like her.


    Angus from the SNP was his usual snarling self.


    And finally Corbyn was pretty much drowned out by all of them. Obviously, it was a browny point to him for turning up at the last moment, but he seemed to be quite happy just to stand there most of the time and let the others slog it out. As he is the main rival against May for the PM job, he should have been right at the centre of things, but he wasn't.


    May probably made the right decision not to attend. It was a mess.

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  • No I don't bother watching any of the TV debates, in my opinion it just gives them another opportunity to bullshit us.

    Young boys in the park jumpers for goalpost that's what footballs all about isn't it.

  • It was dire Ron, you didn't miss anything. They were squabbling like kids.


    I've haven't really followed the campaign much as I've been busy with "other" things....;):)

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  • Labour's Jeremy Corbyn and Tory leader Theresa May had a tough interrogation from Question Time audience members in an election special.


    Mrs May faced nurses angry over a pay cap and a woman who had suffered ill treatment in a work assessment.


    Mr Corbyn was repeatedly asked if he would fire nuclear weapons if Britain was under attack, after ruling out "first use" of them. He said it was a "shame" Mrs May had refused to debate him "head-to-head".


    The two leaders were questioned consecutively in the 90-minute special on BBC One.


    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-2017-40139052

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    Don't know if everyone saw this, but it seemed another very left leaning audience again, although the audience from that Cambridge debate a few days ago was worse.

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  • He got an awful lot of claps though....very left leaning audience.


    He supports the IRA who killed us for decades (actually hundreds of years, but we'll save that for another topic) he supports Hamas, he loves Putin and all things Russian and wants to get rid of our nukes.


    If he gets elected, we deserve all the hell that will then rain down on us.

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  • I seem to be re-evaluating my opinions every day. At first like most people I thought it would be a one horse race. Then the manifestos were launched and the Tories care plans went down like a lead balloon. Then Corbyn made it clear he was going to go for Brexit, albeit in God only knows what way. Since then he's concentrated on domestic issues and left May floundering a bit.


    Now I'm beginning to think that perhaps the referendum result has made people realise that voting can sometimes change things and ex UKIP voters, apparently the disenfranchised who voted Leave, are switching to either Labour who they hope may improve their lot or the Tories simply for Brexit. I've spoken to a few young people and whereas the family aren't usually interested in voting, Corbyn's promise on tuition fees has made them decide to vote Labour.


    I wouldn't put a bet on anything other than a small Tory majority at best for May.

  • You may well be right Morgan.


    Because I've been busy with behind the scenes stuff here over the last few weeks (well, actually months really) I haven't had a chance to read the manifestos. I suppose I'll get around to it at some point...:rolleyes:

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  • Corbyn is just a grumpy dithering old coot he would be an embarrassment of a PM so Labour look to be out as far as voting goes for me, even though I admit to being a labour voter in the past, Lib-dems are far too delay brexit at all costs for me to vote for them so that leaves Tories, UKIP or some NHS supporting party in my constituency, but truth be told it won't make much difference who I vote for as I live in a Tory stronghold area.

    Young boys in the park jumpers for goalpost that's what footballs all about isn't it.

  • UKIP are finished Ron, I reckon, so wouldn't bother with them. But, we'll see if they get any MPs at the general election.


    I wouldn't vote for "little boy" Farron, if my life depended on it. I think the Lib Dems will get traction again this time around after their disastrous result last time. They'll surely pick up some Labour voters.


    I just think, despite his comments on social care and other things, a vote for the Irish terrorist, arab terrorist (put whatever terrorist group group you want here) supporting Corbyn, is utter madness.

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  • Like I said it won't make much difference who I vote for as the Tories always get in where I live, I could always exercise my right not to vote, they should definitely introduce a 'None of the above' option for those who can't decide who to vote for or feel they can't vote for any of them. 8)

    Young boys in the park jumpers for goalpost that's what footballs all about isn't it.

  • Oh no, don't do that Ron. Another member said he was going to do the exact same thing as you.


    Just choose who you hate the most and vote the other way. If you don't ever vote tory and aren't keen on Corbyn, then do go for the lib dems, or how about the nice greenies?

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  • But whoever I vote for really won't make any difference, Tories always win in my constituency to the extent that none of the parties bother campaigning.

    Young boys in the park jumpers for goalpost that's what footballs all about isn't it.

  • Fair enough Ron.


    Where do you come from, north, south, east or west? I don't think you're a Scot, by your comments so far.

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  • Banbury in Oxfordshire it's been a tory safe seat for as long as I can remember which would be some fifty odd years, I voted Labour in the last GE mainly because the Labour candidate was the only one doing any campaigning he actually knocked on my door, I certainly can't b arsed to vote for anyone who can't be arsed to campaign why should I, so far this time no sign of any party knocking on doors, if they don't bother they don't get my vote, simples.

    Young boys in the park jumpers for goalpost that's what footballs all about isn't it.

  • Ahh, I thought you were a true blue (pardon the pun) leftie there, for a moment. Which would have been my first victim member who was.:)


    Banbury is very nice. I don't think I've been there, but have been around the area a long time ago. Is it close to that town with all the tescos and big shops, Bicester, I think, or am I getting my places mixed up here?

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  • I don't really see myself as a true lefty righty or whatever, I can pick and choose polocies from all the parties that I like or dislike.

    Young boys in the park jumpers for goalpost that's what footballs all about isn't it.

  • Brilliant!


    I'm the same and I think most other people are too. With all this election rubbish on at the moment, there are very political types around, but most people aren't political for the sake of it. They are just interested in policies rather than all the backstabbing etc that seems to go hand in hand with politics. We all want the best health system, education system, best defence etc. It's just about which system do you use and how to pay for it.


    Glad you came Ron. I must pay another visit to DS again soon, set up a new account and see if I can get more people here from there. We had several register and some of them you would recognise as they used the same or similar usernames, but moat of them haven't posted yet. I will try and get more people, especially if DS keeps banning everyone. Makes my job easier as I pimp for new blood!:)

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  • He got an awful lot of claps though....very left leaning audience.


    He supports the IRA who killed us for decades (actually hundreds of years, but we'll save that for another topic) he supports Hamas, he loves Putin and all things Russian and wants to get rid of our nukes.


    If he gets elected, we deserve all the hell that will then rain down on us.

    I am hoping all the yobbish clapping is just that , it seems the more excited these fools get the more they believe the rubbish he talks.

  • Corbyn has certainly warmed to the crowds, rather than previously hiding behind doors, so I guess he likes all the attention.

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