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2 hours ago, MakemineVanilla said:

I think "white knight" would be more accurate.

The role of the white knight is to protect snowflakes from being exposed to opinions that hurt their feelings.

They are usually lefties who join the 'me too' flash-mob when a subject known to trigger snowflakes is aired.

there is nothing more snowflake-y than calling someone a snowflake or white knight.

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1 minute ago, Awol said:

Sad to see people making political capital from saying the Tories will use the attack to make political capital.. which plainly isn't happening. 

Who's done that?

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1 minute ago, Awol said:

Sad to see people making political capital from saying the Tories will use the attack to make political capital.. which plainly isn't happening. 

Yep, have to agree with Darren here.

Who's doing that?

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8 minutes ago, Awol said:

Sad to see people making political capital from saying the Tories will use the attack to make political capital.. which plainly isn't happening. 

It does however divert any attention from the actual conversation we should be having about radical Islam and what the election contenders policies are for dealing with it. 

That doesn't favour or privilege one party over another, both (all) have the opportunity to set out their policy approach for public consideration. It hasn't featured in this campaign yet and it should do.

Judge them on that, not what they haven't said or what either side wants to imply the other actually thinks. That just allows them all to keep playing Punch and Judy while avoiding the issue.  

Agree with this part, it's a question people time after time avoid talking about or proposing solutions. 

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after the initial shock of finding out about the attack last night and thinking about the poor people caught up in it's effects, it didn't take long to see how the Tory party would use the events to their advantage, hell just the break in news focus itself is priceless for them and the breathing space it has given may, It;s stopped the momentum that was building up against May in it's tracks, It will also allow May to return to the highly controlled orchestrated speeches,,the stage managed appearences, All designed to show how she is strong stable and a magnificent leader, basically undoing most if not all of the recent unraveling of this pretense that was showing she is anything but this. 

wonder how easy she'll find it to hide her pleasure at how events have come to her rescue

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9 minutes ago, mjmooney said:

May's Falklands moment. 

she, don't say that, you'll be accused of accusing the Tory party of using the events for political gain, c'mon we all know they would never do such a thing, 

we all know tomorrow Thersa May will go on the telly and say, ah yes where were we, ah yes weak and wobby u-turns, lets get talking about that again

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6 minutes ago, Risso said:

Lots of people all over social media.

 

edit: the post immediately before this being an example.

Yes, and on the previous page by DK82, but as you say primarily on social media. 

It's a very serious issue issue generally but to see the attack itself used to score political points is pretty uncivilised.

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2 minutes ago, villaglint said:

I think it's one of those days when everyone is angry and should take a moment before responding to cut everyone a bit of slack. 

I was thinking the same thing. Let's just give it a rest today, and have the inquest later. As much as we probably need to have these conversations, now isn't the time.

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37 minutes ago, Xann said:

Let's hope it plainly doesn't.

The whole circus should be put on hold whilst the children are laid to rest and the election date should be postponed accordingly.

They have suspended the campaign for today but allowing it to delay the election is a massive propaganda win for the perpetrator(s). On the practical side it would be a nightmare logistically to reschedule the vote. 

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1 hour ago, darrenm said:

Especially with stuff like this.

I'm not suggesting the obvious conclusion for a minute, but this really couldn't have come at a better time for the Tories or a worse time for Labour. They had the Tories on the ropes.

In terms of winning the arguments - yes the tories were on the ropes - in terms of winning votes they weren't.

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8 minutes ago, Awol said:

They have suspended the campaign for today but allowing it to delay the election is a massive propaganda win for the perpetrator(s). On the practical side it would be a nightmare logistically to reschedule the vote. 

I'd say the nation putting everything on hold, with all the creeds and communities being seen to come together to mourn the dead as a propaganda victory for us.

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