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[OC] Examining "unbreakable records" in football, and the stories behind them

2020.10.17 22:09 Azzbestos [OC] Examining "unbreakable records" in football, and the stories behind them

The term "unbreakable record" is something of an oddity in sports. Sporting records aren't supposed to be unbreakable - as any given sport moves forward, progress inevitably leads to new peaks, as the rules and tactics evolve to allow new feats. They are quite literally made to be broken. An unbreakable record means the record was either set so early that rules literally do not allow it to be broken (as seen in baseball when the Cleveland Spiders lost 101 games away in a season in 1899, an amount only breakable if a MLB team played 21 more away games than exist, and lost all of them). So let's examine four of football's unbreakable records, who set them, and see why they cannot be broken.

The fastest red card - 0 seconds

The reason I'm putting this record first is because I don't think it really counts. It's literally impossible for a player to be sent off having played less than zero seconds of football, but being sent off without a second played has actually happened a few times. Most recently, Inter Milan's long-term third choice goalkeeper, Tommaso Berni, received his second red card despite having never made an appearance for them. Another player to match this admittedly impressive feat is Northern Irish international Keith Gillespie, who was brought on as a substitute by Sheffield United against Reading, and proceeded to immediately elbow Stephen Hunt in the face, receiving his marching orders before play had started (he comes on at 3:15, and is off before the throw in is taken).
Often, the figure for the "fastest red card ever" is placed at two seconds, which is understandable if you only count players who played. Cross Farm Park Celtic striker Lee Todd was sent off within two seconds in a Sunday league match against Taunton East Reach Rovers. Immediately after the referee blew his whistle, Todd was quoted as shouting "Fuck me, that was loud!". Referee Pete Kearns viewed this as an immediate infraction of the rules disallowing abusive language and sent Todd off. Lee Todd would pay a £27 fine and miss 35 days due to his suspension; entertainingly, Cross Farm Park Celtic would end up winning the match he was sent off in 11-2.

Most red cards in one match - 36

In most football matches, maybe one player is sent off. If two are sent off, it's probably a derby, or there was a small scuffle between the two players who left the field early. If five players on one team are sent off, the match is automatically forfeited by the team with the diminished numbers. So how do you beat that tally by thirty-one?
Bizarrely, it has happened twice. The first time was in the Argentinian fifth division, where sides Claypole and Victoriano Arenas faced each other in early 2011. After two players had been sent off in the first half, things went fairly normally until the second half began, where, following a spat between two players, both teams, all their substitutes, the managers and several spectators entered the field. Though this set the record for the most red cards, it didn't stand alone for too long.
Just a year later, in the Paraguayan junior divisions, football clubs Libertad and Teniente Farina descended into similarly anarchic scenes, as despite referee Nestor Guillen sending off two players near the end, neither player would leave the pitch and their fight instead escalated to a mass brawl, including a spinning heel kick (shown at about 0:08) and several wild punches. The match officials, rather than controlling the match, simply left in fear, and appeared after the fight had ended to send off every player on both teams, including the entirety of both benches. The presidents of both Teniente Farina and Libertad were quoted expressing their disappointment in the match officials, with Teniente president Hernan Martinez saying "They weren't able to see anything that happened. But, in the report, to more or less wash their hands of the responsibility, they expelled all 36 players."

Most league appearances for one club - 1,013

One club men are getting more and more rare as football evolves to be a more globalized sport - the few footballers who spend a decade at one club will, most likely, leave near the end of their careers to somewhere where they'll get more game time in a less stressful environment. Obviously, there are a few famous exceptions to this, such as Ryan Giggs, Paolo Maldini, Paul Scholes and Francesco Totti. But above all of them sits Noel Bailie.
Noel Bailie was a sweeper for Linfield in the Northern Irish football system. He won ten league titles with them and seven Irish Cups over the course of his twenty-two year tenure as a Blue. Bailie, quite entertainingly, averaged a goal about every 92 games, while every year, on average, he appeared 46 times - this means he scored almost exactly once every two seasons.
Noel Bailie doesn't have a great deal of competition at the top. Lionel Messi, who has spent his entire career to date at Barcelona, has only played 734 senior games for them in all competitions. Paolo Maldini only reached 647 league games. Ryan Giggs only made it to 672. Noel Bailie has 1,013.
For the sake of a hypothetical, to break this record, a 16 year old joins a team that always stays in the Premier League. If this 16 year old plays every game, without missing a single one, for twenty-five seasons, they still have sixty-three games left to so much as equal it. This is a definitional unbreakable record - to break it, you need to never be injured, be good enough to play every game every season, and stay that good for at least 27 years. I can guarantee you this will never happen.

Most goals scored by one player in a season - 74

The final "unbreakable record" isn't particularly well known - it's often glossed over so that focus can be put on Dixie Dean scoring 60 in the old First Division, back in the 1927/28 season - a tally regularly reported as its own unbreakable record, and a single-season goalscoring record that has stood to this day. But that record only stood for 29 years, and to find the current holder, we have to go back to Northern Ireland, and find the story of a young footballer who made it through everything going wrong.
The true hero of these stories is Jimmy Jones. As a 20 year old, Jones was the main forward for Belfast Celtic, then a powerhouse in the Northern Irish football scene. There was controversy around them - their fans were majority Catholic, while their main rivals, Linfield, had a Protestant fanbase. Inevitably, something was going to happen, and on 27 December 1948, it did.
As the match began, things continued as usual until partway through the first half, when Jones, attempting an innocuous challenge on Linfield centre-half Bob Bryson, injured Bryson, who left the field with what appeared to be an ankle injury. Bryson's team mate, Jackie Russell, also left the field with an injury, though what this injury was is not known. Over half-time, Linfield's secretary Joe Mackey announced that Bryson's leg had been broken in the incident. Mackey had prior said that he would "get his revenge" on Jones, after he joined Belfast Celtic as a youth rather than go to Linfield.
In the second half, the already-heated fixture escalated. Linfield forward Albert Currie and Celtic winger Paddy Bonnar were both sent off, agitating both sides of the 30,000 strong crowd watching. Eighty minutes in, Celtic half-back Harry Walker scored a penalty; though it seemed to be a certain winning goal, Linfield centre-forward Billy Simpson equalized with a header. Immediately, some Linfield fans began a small pitch invasion, only to be pushed away by police with batons. Despite this, the police were not impartial that day. Celtic winger George Hazlett would later be quoted as saying "When I saw the uniformed policemen, who were supposed to be neutral, throwing their caps in the air with delight, I realised we were not going to have much protection at full-time." And he was correct.
Immediately after the full time whistle, a massive crowd of fans invaded from the Spion Kop (now known simply as The Kop Stand). Both teams' players were forced to flee the pitch out of fear for their own safety, but Jones never made it. He was chased onto the terracing beneath the South Stand, where a mob of Linfield fans brutally kicked and stomped him. He was rendered unconscious, and horribly broke his right leg. It was so badly broken that the Belfast hospital Jones had been admitted to ordered it amputated.
The doctor who was to amputate the leg, Jimmy Withers, decided to wait a few days before making any drastic action, and during that time, the leg healed just enough to show that it could survive. Jones would instead have surgery to save the leg, though it meant his left leg would always be slightly longer than the right. Eventually, despite all odds, Jones made a full recovery, and joined Larne in March 1950. After a brief spell there, he was signed by Fulham, who accidentally registered him to only be eligible as a reserve player. After a year of reserve games and frustration, Jones returned to Northern Ireland with Glenavon.
Unfortunately, records get a little spotty in the Irish League at this time, so I couldn't positively confirm or deny how many goals he scored in the league. But I'll trust UEFA when they say that he scored 74 goals for Glenavon in the 1956/57 season. To compare this to some other notable names, in his legendary 2011/12 season, Lionel Messi scored 73. Gerd Muller peaked at 67, Cristiano Ronaldo peaked at 61, and Luis Suarez peaked at 59. The only player to even come close to this record is the consensus greatest player ever, and he still couldn't even equal it. I would be shocked if this record were ever broken.
These four records are probably the most unbreakable records in football still standing; one literally cannot be broken, one can only be broken if something goes very wrong to an extent never before seen, and the other two require skill and persistence so elusive that it's almost certain no players will even break them. But that's the beauty of an unbreakable record - it shows you where things took a turn for the exceptional, or the strange, and for every record that may never be broken, there's a story behind it worth telling.
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2020.09.27 23:35 RingedMysteries In 1983 the Irish sporting legend Shergar was abducted at gunpoint and held for a ransom of 2 Million Pounds. What makes this case unique is that Shergar was in fact a Horse. To this day the abductors have not been identified. This is the story of the Million Dollar Horse.

This is the Third of Four write-ups and documentaries I have been working on Covering Unsolved Mysteries and Crimes within Ireland. For information on the documentaries please read at the end. Advice and constructive criticism is very much welcome. I hope you enjoy. This is possibly the most light-hearted of all the Irish cases I'm covering, yet still covers very dark and sad topics.
I will do my best to answer any questions.
An Incredible Horse -
The story of the Shergar, is possibly one of the most bizarre abductions of all time.
Shergar was a thoroughbred racehorse which was Irish-bred and British trained which competed for two years and grew an incredibly impressive collection of wins in multiple different derby’s such as the highly respected Irish Sweeps Derby. Most impressively Shergar won the Derby Stakes in Epsom by an incredible 10 lengths which was a record margin for the 20th century. In essence this horse wasn’t just fast, this horse was the fastest horse of its day.
Due to his impressive wins his owner the Aga Khan (A religious leader of Ismaili Muslims) split ownership of him into 40 shares, selling 34 and retaining only 6 himself. At this time Shergar was valued at a total of £10 Million Pounds (43 Million Pounds Today), making Shergar one of the most valuable horses of all time.
Shergar retired to Ballymany in Ireland and like all great race horses became a professional Stud, earning his owners £80 Thousand Pounds (345 Thousand Pounds Today) per “Booking” with a mare (a female horse). In total Shergar covered 44 meres in his first retirement season bringing in a total of 3.5 million pounds (15 Million Today) for his owners. One of his colts (sons) Authaal had an equally impressive career, Shergars stock was considered of very high quality and he was in high demand.
At the start of February 1983 Shergar was prepared to get his groove on and was fully booked for a second stud season with a total of 55 mares to cover.
A Precise Abduction -
The night of Tuesday the 8 February 1983 was a moonless foggy night at Ballymany stud, Jim Fitzgerald father of a family of six and head groom for Shergar was resting on the grounds, preparing for the night. Shergar was in the stables like he always was at this time, nothing was out of the ordinary.
At 8:30 a knock was heard at the door, Fitzgerald's son Bernard went to open it. Suddenly two masked men rush into the house armed with guns and ushered Fitzgeralds wife and children into a room, locking the door. Announcing they were there for Shergar and it would be £2 Million Pounds to get him back. Another man arrived and at gunpoint commanded Fitzgerald to lead them to Shergars stable, which he did. Upon arrival at the stable the masked men used a two-way radio, soon a horse trailer pulled up to the stable. By now there were at least 6 masked armed men occupying the grounds. Fitzgerald was forced to load Shergar into the horse trailer, which went without problem as Shergar was soothed by Fitzgerald.
The masked men then ushered Fitzgerald into a car at gunpoint, blindfolding him in the process. After driving around for three hours was given the command to not contact the Gardai (Irish Police) or else he and his family would be killed. Before their departure the gang of men gave Fitzgerald a code word: - ‘King Neptune’ - that would be used to identify the group when they contacted Shergars owners. Fitzgerald was dropped off on a back road near the village of Kilcock.
Shergar the horse of the century had been horsenapped.
Messy Negotiations -
Sources disagree over the exact dating. However the order of events is the same across all sources, I have decided to follow the BBC timeline.
Fitzgerald contacted the manager of the stud Ghislain Drion and urged them not to contact the Gardai, however eventually through contacting multiple different agencies and people of note including the Ministry for Finance and retired Military captains the police were eventually informed but only eight hours after the event. By this stage the trail had already gone cold.
Negotiations Team A:
The following day Wednesday the 9th a call was received by the BBC newsroom in Belfast, the call was made anonymously and informed the BBC the negotiations would only be conducted by three notable horse racing commenters and journalists: Derek Thompson, John Oaksey and Peter Campling.
The caller told the BBC the men had to be in the Europa Hotel (At the time the most bombed Hotel in the world) in Belfast by Thursday evening. The Europa hotel was swarmed by Journalists, once inside the commenters led by Thompson received commands by phone: They were being watched, they had to escape the press and were instructed to go to the house of Jeremy Maxwell a notable horse trainer in the North of Ireland.
Maxwell had received a call earlier which had dropped the ransom to a mere £52’000 Pounds. Once at the house, over the next eight hours Derek Thompson took 10 to 12 more phone calls where he attempted to keep the Anonymous caller on the line for more than 90 seconds in order to trace its location. Thompson managed to achieve this at 1AM, yet later its was broken to him the officer who traces calls went off-shift at midnight. The calls went cold for the night.
The following morning at 06:55 on the 12th of February Thompson received the last call, only eight words were said: ‘The Horse Had an accident. He’s dead’. All communications had ceased
Negotiations Team B:
During all these spectacular events a more covert line of negotiations began on February 9th, Ballymany Stud was contacted once again and Ghislaine Dion answered the call. Drion who was French pretended there was a language barrier in an attempt to keep the callers on the line for more than 90 seconds. But failed in this task.
Once again demanded £2 million pounds and informed Drion that they would deal through the Aga Khans French office.
Over four days a number of telephone calls took place between the captors and professional negotiators attempting to reach a deal however it became apparent the kidnappers did not account for the fact or did not know that the Aga Khan was not the sole owner of the Horse and a deal could not be reached without all the 34 other shareholders agreeing. On top of this they also demanded the ransom in 100 pound notes which did not exist at this time.
The one thing the abductors had going for them was that they managed to produce photos on February 12th of the horses head next to a newspaper dated the 11th of February by dropping them off at a Hotel in Dublin however these photos were just of the head and did not prove signs of life and were insufficient proof of life for the investigators.
On the 12th of February the negotiator received a call at 10:40 Pm where they expressed that the photos were not enough and did not show signs of life. In response the anonymous caller said ‘Well, if you’re not satisfied, that’s it’. No other calls were received.
Theories -
The investigation is most accurately described by Chief Superintendent James Murphy who announced at a press conference ‘A clue ? That’s something we haven’t got.’
Investigators were hindered by the 8 hour period between the abduction and them being informed, furthermore a horse auction was taking place in the area the following day making the presence of a horse trailer to be commonplace. So eyewitness accounts besides Fitzgeralds weren't leading to any progress. The police investigation at one point included up to 70 detectives working the case all over the country of Ireland including multiple lines of questioning and theories. Attempts at finding the horse trailer by releasing a description were made but no traces of it were ever found.
The main piece of physical evidence obtained by the police was a magazine for the Steyr Mpi 69. This gun is linked with the only major suspect in the whole case who were known to have had this gun within their arsenal: The IRA.
Ireland was still in the height of the troubles with both sides trading blows which were lethal to each other and non-combatants. The IRA would have needed funding to be able to sustain their efforts and in 1981 they abducted Irish Businessman Ben Dunne for a ransom of £300’000 pounds. So it would not have been outside their capabilities and considerations to abduct a horse. The IRA were considered heavily by both Police and Intelligence agencies yet no evidence fit for court could ever be located.
Furthermore a book written by Sean O’Callaghan a former IRA member and informant for the Irish Police in 1999 claimed it was in fact them who had abducted Shergar. In a 2004 interview Sean claimed that Shergar was killed within hours of his abduction, possibly the abductors lost control of Shergar due to him being such a strong and physically imposing stud which led to them killing him. It is also highly rumored that they accidentally broke the Horses leg, and this was the event leading to them killing Shergar.
Finally Derek Thompson, one of the sports commentators from earlier, confirmed that one passcode used by the abductors over the phone which featured in the book was kept secret and was guilty knowledge. Meaning only the the Abductors and the negotiators knew of this passcod and so most possibly it was them
Closing Statements
Truthfully, we will never for sure know who exactly did it. There are rumours and certain names flying around, however directly referencing this would be dangerous as all of these 'named' people are only known due to rumours. However we have a very strong indication of the group of people who did it: The Irish Republican Army.
The story of Shergar isn't as shocking or gruesome as others on this Subreddit. However it in itself is a tragedy and could be seen as almost allegorical for the Troubles of Ireland: Innocence being caught in the crossfire.
Shergar was a national icon for Irish Horse Racing at the time, and was something people could be proud of in a very dark period. Shergar survived in the hearts and minds of the Irish people and racing world with the creation of a now prestigious cup being made in honour of him: The Shergar Cup.
Thank you for reading this far, I know this is my most dense write-up yet even though it is the lightest case. I hope you enjoyed it. Below are the many references used for research. Most are news reports, and historical accounts. If you wish to see my documentary using video and audio from the time see below.
Documentary:
[RINGED: Who Stole Shergar, The Million Dollar Horse ?]
References:
[RTE]
[Belfast Telegraph]
[Mental Floss]
[Guardian]
[BBC Coverage]
[BBC Coverage From 1980's]
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2020.09.13 18:15 MC_Fugazi John Paul Savage

Seen this article about a John Paul Savage getting arrested there for shouting and going drunkenly mad by the sounds of it celebrating his engagement.
https://amp-belfasttelegraph-co-uk.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/amp.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sunday-life/electrician-ended-up-in-cell-after-travelling-to-belfast-to-celebrate-engagement-court-told-39525302.html?amp_js_v=a3&_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQFKAGwASA%3D#aoh=16000125067213&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&_tf=From%20%251%24s&share=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.belfasttelegraph.co.uk%2Fsunday-life%2Fnews%2Felectrician-ended-up-in-cell-after-travelling-to-belfast-to-celebrate-engagement-court-told-39525302.html
Then googled his name and found 2 more articles/charges if this is the same person?
https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/shoplifter-john-paul-savage-stole-chocs-and-flowers-for-woman-during-date-37829122.html
https://ballymenadaily.com/northern-ireland-court-news/man-spat-in-face-of-police-office
John boy, from the alliance of drunken lunatics, we salute you.
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2020.08.23 15:00 Complex_Avocado_6479 Come on, we all know who killed Jeffrey Epstein - The main players behind the worldwide child trafficking scandal are none other than the secret services - CIA, MI6, Mossad. Here is a collection of evidence.

Original post by the u/TheGrainLantern.
Following the Epstein "suicide", it's more clear than ever that there is an organization which uses children in pedophilic sex parties, in order to blackmail and control powerful people. These children are frequently murdered by these sick individuals. Some can also be traumatized for the purpose of creating dissociative personalities so they can be mind-controlled. For a full breakdown of the worldwide scandals, see this list and this documentary - both of which are non-exhaustive and already out of date, such is the scale of this operation.
Common traits of these scandals are:
Now ask yourself, what is the one type of organization which can accomplish all of these things? There is only one.
The secret services.
The only organization which would have the authority and the means to accomplish all these feats, to assert such a degree of control over all the outcomes, is military intelligence. Other entities may be involved - billionaires for example - but money can only accomplish so much. Yes you can purchase a newspaper and have journalists write something, but you can't just pay someone to murder someone in a prison and make it look like suicide. Prison security need to be moved, clearance needs to be given. People need to be so scared that they keep their mouth shut. The only way you do this is by having significant amounts of money and resources at your disposal, but also authority over them.
Here is a collection of evidence supporting this assertion:
  1. Epstein flew a helicopter which shared tail numbers with a covert US military helicopter used by DynCorp. Dyncorp has a history of child trafficking scandals in many countries and is owned by Steve Feinberg (US intelligence board). Epstein's pilot is rumored to be in US intelligence and a Mossad agent, Junkerman, has flown on his jet. Summary. Epstein's close associate, Ghislaine Maxwell, is the child of media baron Robert Maxwell, who had links to British, Israeli, and Russian secret service. Epstein got off very lightly in 2008 for sexually abusing underage girls. The current labor secretary, Alexander Acosta, gave him a very lenient deal. Who can pull the strings to make this happen? Either Acosta is a part of the conspiracy, or another entity was forcing his hand - the only entity that is capable of doing so is military intelligence. AG William Barr worked in Epstein's legal team. Barr's father, Donald Barr, was in the OSS, which was the precursor to the CIA. Donald Barr gave Epstein his first job as a math teacher in an elite, politically connected school, even though Epstein did not have any qualifications or even a college degree. And assuming that Epstein didn't commit suicide, whoever had him killed was able to make a murder look like suicide, inside a prison, while the target was under suicide watch. Guards were apparently told to leave the area due to maintenance, and CCTV camera footage was either prevented or confiscated Source. Only military intelligence operatives have the resources to pull this off. Epstein's murder, whether real or faked, was the CIA disposing of a loose asset.
  2. It is a documented historical fact that the CIA engaged in child trafficking, including child sexual abuse, to blackmail useful officials, in the MK Ultra project. Source 1 Source 2. Note that only a small portion of the documents for this project ever came to light - the majority were destroyed.
  3. The Franklin Scandal. The ring leader of the pedophile blackmail ring, Larry King, had ties to US Intelligence. Source, page 34 In a subsequent scandal involving a "call-boy ring" in Washington D.C., an associate of King's, Craig Spence, committed suicide in a hotel. The mysterious Spence was "a CIA asset" and had bugged his home so he could blackmail powerful people. Source, page 279
  4. Paul Bonacci, who was awarded $1m by a judge for the sexual abuse done to him by Larry King, was also involved in a MK-Ultra follow-up mind control operation called Monarch (also confirmed by other survivors). He directly named Colonel Michael Aquino as one of the leads in the project. Aquino worked for navy intelligence. Around this time, allegations of child sex abuse were being leveled at army bases all over the United States. Source. So it seems, at least in the 70s and 80s, there was a dedicated program by the US military for child trafficking, sexual abuse, and mind control.
  5. The Belgium Scandal. A key witness, Regina Louf, alleged that convicted child rapist and murderer Marc Dutroux kidnapped children, including her, for businessman Michel Nihoul. Louf alleged that Nihoul had hidden cameras and that she had to make sure her rapists were in the camera's field of view. Louf's allegations were independently corroborated by many other witnesses, many of whom could give intimate case details such as room layouts. Nihoul was found not guilty, after judges overruled the jury's guilty verdict. Louf was also discredited by the Belgian government's own TV station, which labelled her a deranged liar. The case was the subject of a massive public outcry after police made a huge number of serious mistakes, such as even neglecting to search a basement after children's voices could be heard - this mistake led to the children starving to death in their basement cell. Many witnesses related to the case died in mysterious circumstances, such as committing suicide despite having no personal problems, or having car accidents.Source 1 Source 2 Again, which organization has the ability to influence national media, influence senior judges, influence police, and kill people to make it look like suicide or an accident? The security services.
  6. The Hampstead cover-up, in which two children related that their father forced them to engage in satanic ritual abuse at their school and at a church, as well as pedophilic parties with their father's friends, including cutting off babies' heads. Babies were supplied to the cult by social services. An experienced police detective is on record saying he believed the children and their mother. The authorities quickly closed ranks on the situation, with a judge removing the children from their mother, which goes against lawful procedure. Medical examinations by experienced professionals proved that the children had been sexually abused (vaginal and anal examinations). Crucial evidence was withheld from hearings. Child protection authorities and the Home Office was silent and inactive. To cover up information related to the case, all major media outlets were served with a defense advisory (DA) notice - a DA notice is an official request to news editors not to publish or broadcast items on specified subjects which would compromise military or intelligence operations. Source.
  7. In 1987 a satanic cult in Washington D.C., the Finders, was investigated after children were seen being apparently trafficked by two well-dressed men. At the properties of the Finders, investigators discovered evidence of satanic ritual abuse, blackmail, sophisticated communication technology, and explosives. The CIA took over the investigation and declared it an "internal matter". No further investigation was permitted. Source
  8. Ronald Bernard confesses in an emotional interview about having to sacrifice children to prove yourself as a psychopath in the financial elite. He also says that "secret services are actually criminal organizations ... they will stop at nothing. They have their flows of money from trading drugs, weapons, people. All that money has to come from somewhere, everything has to be financed." Source
  9. The Jersey scandal (full breakdown here). A policeman, Lenny Harper, investigating a children's care home (which Jimmy Savile frequently visited), claims he recovered forensic evidence that children were killed and incinerated in the basement. In March 2008, BBC television personality Jimmy Savile started legal proceedings against The Sun newspaper which had, wrongly he claimed, linked him in several articles to the child abuse scandal at Haut de la Garenne. Savile initially denied visiting Haut de la Garenne, but later admitted that he had done so, following the publication of a photograph showing him at the home surrounded by children. The States of Jersey Police said that in 2008 an allegation of an indecent assault by Savile at the home in the 1970s had been investigated, but there had been insufficient evidence to proceed. The forensic evidence found on the site was repeatedly compromised when it was sent to the UK for analysis. Lenny Harper received many death threats and was attacked by Jersey's local media, and some national media outlets. A journalist who later tried to investigate was arrested, held for 12 hours at Heathrow airport, and banned from the island. Vice article The list of suspects in the case include British government officials. According to Harper, Chief Minister for Jersey Frank Walker (OBE) warned Harper that his investigation could "bring the government down". In September 2008, the investigation team was changed. David Warcup, the leader of the new team, said there was "no evidence" that children were killed at Haut and that Harper's information he gave to the press were not accurate. Warcup said that the bones were animal bones and that the 60 milk teeth had come out naturally. Telegraph article 2 The new team also claimed that a child's skull was actually a piece of coconut (citing no scientific analysis), going against statements made by two anthropologists that it was a skull fragment as it contained collagen, and moreover that it was "fleshed and fresh" when it had been burned. Source Warcup said that the bones which were found could have been hundreds of years old, however an expert told Harper that they could only be a few decades old. Source 2 MP John Hemming said that he had no doubt that there were efforts to cover up the murder evidence. BBC article
  10. A man called Carl Beech claimed that in the 70s and 80s he and a number of other boys were raped by powerful people in London. He made claims specifically against twelve people, including the former Members of Parliament Harvey Proctor (who had already been convicted of gross indecency for having sex with teenage boys) and Greville Janner, the former Home Secretary Leon Brittan, the former Prime Minister Edward Heath, the former Chief of the Defence Staff Lord Bramall, the former Director of the Secret Intelligence Service Maurice Oldfield, and the former Director-General of MI5 Michael Hanley. Beech claimed that he was abused at a number of places including Dolphin Square, the Carlton Club, and various other places in the Home Counties. Beech also falsely claimed that the group murdered three children: two for sexual pleasure, and a third to intimidate the others. Proctor's solicitors told him that Beech had alleged that he had seen Proctor repeatedly stab a 12-year-old boy before strangling him to death, and that he himself had been raped by Proctor. The officer leading the investigation, Detective Superintendent Kenny McDonald, said in December 2014 that experienced officers had concluded that the allegations were "credible and true". McDonald was later criticised for the statement, and it was retracted. The investigating team was changed, no further evidence was found, and Beech was sentenced to 19 years in prison. Source
  11. Natacha Jaitt, a playboy model, alleged that she had evidence of a VIP child abuse ring, involving journalists and politicians in Argentina. She tweeted that "Notice: I will not commit suicide. I won’t be bought off or drown in a bath tub, nor will I shoot myself in the head. So, if that happens: I wasn’t me. Save this tweet." She was later found dead of an apparent drug overdose - her lawyer and brother suspect foul play. Source
  12. Former police officer Mark Minnie wrote an explosive book detailing a pedophile ring in South African government. Minnie, 58, was found with a bullet to his head, but many people are refusing to believe the police version - that he took his own life at the farm of a friend near the coastal city of Port Elizabeth. "The fact that the suicide note was found doesn't necessarily mean he wrote it willingly. I mean he could've written it under duress. The fact that he shot himself with someone else's pistol already raises questions," investigative journalist and author Jacques Pauw told South Africa's radio 702. Source
  13. Imane Fadil was a Moroccan ex-model who became a celebrity after becoming a key witness in the 2013 “Rubygate” trials which accused the media mogul and ex-Prime Minister of Italy Silvio Berlusconi of “child prostitution”. Fadil was also looking to be a witness in a related investigation (dubbed “Ruby ter”) that is still ongoing. In 2018, Fadil claimed in an interview that Berlusconi’s infamous “parties” lead to dark, satanic rituals. She was also in the process of writing a tell-all book about Rubygate and the dark secrets of Berlusconi. The name of the projected book was quite evocative: I Met the Devil. However, in the past weeks, things dramatic turn. Imane Fadil died in a hospital room in Milan on March 1st after a month of agony. Media sources reported her death only 15 days after the fact, mostly because authorities announced the opening of a homicide investigation. Indeed, the cause of Fadil’s death is currently believed to be “murder by radioactive poisoning”. Source
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2020.06.13 15:31 SharpshooterTom Will you be going over the border to get a haircut?

The Irish government is likely to accelerate the re-opening date for hairdressers and beauty salons for the 29th June.
Local barbers in NI fear if Stormont doesn't reopen around the same time and instead is delayed by a month or so they will lose customers and revenue.
https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/health/coronavirus/the-border-chop-concern-people-will-head-to-republic-for-reopening-of-hairdressers-39277908.html
I live in Omagh so a day trip to Monaghan or Sligo is possible. Would you consider a trip across the border for a haircut in a few weeks or will you wait till they are reopened here?
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2020.01.03 06:06 tarabithia22 Was Katrice Lee murdered by Robert Black?


KATRICE LEE
It is November 28, 1981, in Paderborn, Germany on a British Army Base. Katrice Lee (Picture of her) is celebrating her second birthday, wearing a pretty dress and white tights/stockings. Her mother, Sharon, and Katrice’s aunt, Wendy, take Katrice to a shop at the northern end of town to pick up some last-minute party supplies. It is the last payday before Christmas, so the store is packed. Katrice didn’t want to be ride in the shopping cart, so her mother let her down at the checkout with the aunt. The mother left for a moment to grab some crisps, and the aunt thought Katrice had followed her mother. Within moments, Sharon returned and noticed Katrice was missing. Both women raised the alarm and everyone in the store began looking for the little girl, but she had vanished.
Katrice had curly light brown hair, brown eyes, a pink birthmark slightly to the right of the base of her spine which looked like a rash, and strabismus in her left eye.
The military police were effectively in charge, but had to negotiate with the German civil police because the NAAFI building was within a German town, not on military premises. Both the military and German police believed Katrice had fallen into the nearby River Lippe and drowned, but no body was ever discovered. The German police refused to go to the press, and it was six weeks before an item appeared in the local newspaper. The investigation produced little result, and despite dredging the river and conducting house-to-house inquiries, no trace of Katrice was found.
In 2012, a new probe into the case resulted in an eye-witness who stated that he saw a man carrying a small child into a green vehicle. An E-fit was constructed and released.
This is the E-fit side-be-side comparison with Robert Black: https://imgur.com/cDOg7eZ
ROBERT BLACK
Robert Black)was a Scottish paedophile serial killer and child rapist/kidnapper who was sentenced to life in prison and died in 2016 in Ireland. He had a fetish for white socks on little girls, liked to dress up as a little girl as he assaulted the children, would deliver packages while the children were in his vehicle, would rape them and sometimes keep them for days, then usually strangle them and throw them in bodies of water, often very far from the kidnapping site. He would select them impulsively. He is linked to 13 other child murders and disappearances, including Silke Garben of Detmold, Germany in 1985 (see further below for connection).
To increase his scope for casual work, in the mid-1970s Black bought a white Fiat van to enable him to commit to driving for a living. In 1976, Black obtained a permanent job as a van driver for Poster, Dispatch and Storage Ltd, a Hoxton-based firm whose fleet delivered posters—typically depicting pop stars—and billboard advertisements to locations across the UK, Ireland and continental Europe. To his employers, Black was a conscientious employee who was willing to undertake the long-distance deliveries some of his married co-workers disliked.
While working as a driver, Black developed a thorough knowledge of much of the UK road network, subsequently enabling him to snatch children across the entire country and dispose of their bodies hundreds of miles from the site of their abduction. To reduce the chance of being identified by eyewitnesses, Black often adjusted his appearance by alternately growing a beard or appearing clean-shaven, and occasionally shaved his head completely bald. Black also owned over a dozen pairs of spectacles, and would wear a pair significantly different from those he regularly wore when abducting children. He also covered the rear windows of his van with opaque black curtains.
He delivered to Germany as well.
SILKE GARBEN
Silke Garben was a Detmold, Germany schoolgirl who disappeared on her way to a dental appointment in 1985. Her body was found in a stream the day after her disappearance; she had been sexually assaulted and strangled. Black is known to have made a delivery of posters to a British Army base close to Garben's home on the date of her disappearance.
Detmold, Germany is a 30 minute drive away from Paderborn (where Katrice lived), directly around the lake to the northeast. MAP
OTHER SUPPORTING INFO:
“A retired detective claims to have uncovered significant evidence linking serial child killer Robert Black with the disappearance of a British toddler who vanished in Germany 35 years ago. Clark is adamant that the swiftness and subtlety of the way the toddler vanished bears all the hallmarks of Black's killing spree.
But as well as that, he has now found evidence that the Scotland based poster worker was in the Paderborn area at the time of Katrice's kidnapping.
He claims petrol receipts in Black's as yet unreleased police file show he had travelled to the outskirts of the German city to plaster up posters in the lead up to advent, 1981.
Speaking to The Mirror, Mr Clark said: 'Katrice disappeared just a few weeks before Christmas, when Black would have been travelling to Germany to put posters out for alcohol and cigarette firms.
'He'd have been visiting British Army camps along the Rhine, including Paderborn. I'm quite convinced Black quietly befriended Katrice Lee, took her to his van outside the NAAFI and took her away.'
The historical German city lies just off the delivery route Black would have used visiting the country - Highway 33.”
My theory is that Robert Black was delivering posters to the army base in Paderborn, Germany on November 28, 1981 and decided to drop into the complex north of town to shop and took the opportunity to snatch Katrice Lee. This has been my pet case for over two years, and I'm sad to come to this personal resolution.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3592580/Did-serial-killer-Robert-Black-snatch-two-year-old-girl-British-Army-base-Germany-three-decades-ago.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disappearance_of_Katrice_Lee
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Black_(serial_killer))
https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/773253/katrice-lee-disappearance-police-release-image-suspect
https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/other-young-girls-robert-black-believed-to-have-slain-34602281.html
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2019.10.07 11:57 ukpolbot Subreddit Stats: Top posts from 2019-09-30 to 2019-10-07

Period: 6.99 days
Submissions Comments
Total 998 52433
Rate (per day) 142.77 7433.17
Unique Redditors 401 6627
Combined Score 104639 321380

Top Submitters' Top Submissions

  1. 8482 points, 23 submissions: LeftWingScot
    1. BREAKING: Prince Harry is to take Sun and Mirror to court over phone hacking. Now confirmed by Buckingham Palace that claims have been filed on behalf of The Duke of Sussex at the High Court regarding the illegal interception of voicemail messages. (1536 points, 311 comments)
    2. Prince Harry calls out "ruthless campaign" against his wife in the tabloids & announces they have begun legal action against 'the Mail on Sunday', and its parent company 'Associated Newspapers'. (1531 points, 334 comments)
    3. 🚨 EXCLUSIVE: Boris Johnson wrote letter recommending "lover" Jennifer Arcuri for £100K job as head of public body Hundreds of leaked emails show Arcuri also put Johnson as reference on her CV She applied for TechCity CEO after being egged on by Milo Yiannapoulos (1450 points, 262 comments)
    4. Boris Johnson Has Handed £100,000 Of Taxpayers’ Cash To One Of His Main Donors (564 points, 51 comments)
    5. BREAKING: the UK has proposed a string of "customs clearance centres" on both sides of the Irish border as a key part of its plan to replace the backstop, RTE News understands. The "centres", effectively customs posts, would be located between 5-10 miles "back" from the border. (463 points, 757 comments)
    6. Today has demonstrated the cosy insularity of Westminster once again. MPs patting each other on the back for finally finding a way for half to agree with themselves with almost no regard to the other party (the EU) and the most critical component of that party, the Irish. (450 points, 71 comments)
    7. Krishnan Guru-Murthy: Obviously it was disappointing to be singled out to not get to question the PM at conference. But actually he’s done all his interviews before publishing his Brexit plan - so they’re all totally out of date straight away and nobody gets to question his proposal. (437 points, 35 comments)
    8. Parliament is to be prorogued on Tues 8 October & Queen’s Speech will go ahead on Mon 14 Oct, senior Westminster source has confirmed to Sky News. That means Boris Johnson will avoid PMQs on Wed 9 Oct. (277 points, 182 comments)
    9. Did anyone spot this moment at the Conservative Party Conference? @BorisJohnson was handed a plastic coffee cup by an aide, before another aide immediately snatched it away. "No disposable cups", she was heard saying. (257 points, 105 comments)
    10. Donald Tusk: Today I had two phone calls on #Brexit, first with Dublin then with London. My message to Taoiseach @LeoVaradkar : We stand fully behind Ireland. My message to PM @BorisJohnson : We remain open but still unconvinced. (229 points, 35 comments)
  2. 6869 points, 11 submissions: Wingo5315
    1. Matt Cartoon - 3/10/19 (1850 points, 59 comments)
    2. Peter Brookes Cartoon - 3/10/19 (1571 points, 234 comments)
    3. Morland Cartoon - 6/10/19 (1261 points, 53 comments)
    4. Peter Brookes Cartoon - 2/10/19 (832 points, 35 comments)
    5. Morland Cartoon - 7/10/19 (601 points, 25 comments)
    6. Matt Cartoon - 6/10/19 (298 points, 23 comments)
    7. Bob Cartoon - 6/10/19 (189 points, 10 comments)
    8. Morland Cartoon - 1/10/19 (143 points, 17 comments)
    9. Bob Cartoon - 3/10/19 (116 points, 5 comments)
    10. Matt Cartoon - 5/10/19 (8 points, 4 comments)
  3. 5512 points, 24 submissions: ITried2
    1. Boris Johnson tells Sky: "When I was mayor of London we drove up bus ridership by improving the service and having contactless payment - Oyster cards." Johnson became mayor in 2008; Oyster cards were introduced in 2003. He cannot help himself. (2805 points, 447 comments)
    2. Satisfaction with how the government is running the country Satisfied 14% Dissatisfied 81% Net -67 Since 1977, only Major and May's government's experienced worse ratings... (476 points, 87 comments)
    3. If it weren't for Theresa May and her stupid red lines, it's surely undeniable we could have left the EU on a soft Brexit deal? (428 points, 323 comments)
    4. For only 2nd time in 40 years at @Conservatives conference a leader who is also PM is not doing a @Channel4News interview on a day they release details of their proposed #Brexit deal. Millions of c4 TV & digital viewers will be denied @BorisJohnson being scrutinised by @krishgm (389 points, 134 comments)
    5. Tories quietly confirm plans to hike council tax to fund crippled social care (240 points, 94 comments)
    6. Tory MP Sir Desmond Swayne pictured "blacked up" as soul singer James Brown (194 points, 100 comments)
    7. Minister @theresecoffey walks out of a @BBCLeeds interview after being asked about @BorisJohnson posing with police officers in #Wakefield. (182 points, 33 comments)
    8. I understand @BorisJohnson has NOT personally contacted anyone in Jo Cox's family. Yet he told me 'I have tried to clear it up with her family'. I'm told Brendan Cox received contact from the PM's office. No one has spoken to Jo's sister Kim or her parents Gordon and Jean. (157 points, 37 comments)
    9. BBC director-general Tony Hall sends staff another email regarding the furore around the Naga Munchetty complaint. He’s personally reviewed the original decision, overturning it. (137 points, 37 comments)
    10. Opinium's poll showing a 15 point Tory lead (in ObserveSun/Express/Mail) over-represents: 2016 Leave Voters, Tory 2017 Voters, %Labour Leavers and %Tory Leavers. This is why it is (again) completely at odds with all 8 other pollsters operating in the UK. (134 points, 54 comments)
  4. 5180 points, 27 submissions: OldTenner
    1. John McDonnell: How dare Boris Johnson offer more tax cuts to the rich and corporations when 726 homeless people died on our streets last year, 4.5 million children are living in poverty and wages are lower than 2008. This was a speech to a small right wing cult called the Conservative Party. (2077 points, 521 comments)
    2. A Leaked Tory Memo Orders MPs To Call The EU "Crazy" If It Rejects Boris Johnson's Brexit Proposals (624 points, 133 comments)
    3. Lewis Goodall: Boris Johnson at DUP reception mentions Jeremy Corbyn, starts a sentence saying “we’ll invite him to enter...” Shout from the crowd: “Traitors’ gate!” Another: “a noose!” Grim. (357 points, 210 comments)
    4. Jeremy Corbyn: Football is part of our lives, our community and it's the place where people go to socialise and enjoy each other's company. Let's take the beautiful game away from the billionaires and hand it to the fans instead. (318 points, 200 comments)
    5. Jeremy Corbyn: This is the right decision. Now the BBC must apologise and overhaul its complaints procedure. When people of colour call out racism they should be listened to and supported. Action should be taken against racists, not those that challenge them. (297 points, 183 comments)
    6. John McDonnell: Pathetic attempt at catch up by Tories will fool nobody. Labour will introduce £10 as a minimum as soon as we take office and, rising with living costs, it will mean everyone over 16 years old will be earning comfortably more than £10.50 an hour by 2024. (211 points, 113 comments)
    7. Jeremy Corbyn: For once the Daily Mail is right. We'll take on the bad owners and billionaires like Mike Ashley, we'll give supporters a say over how their club is run and we'll make sure that the Premier League's riches are invested in grassroots football in our communities. (202 points, 136 comments)
    8. The Court of Session in Scotland has been told that Government documents say the Prime Minister will seek an extension from the EU if no EU Withdrawal Agreement is reached by 19 October (152 points, 78 comments)
    9. The Prime Ministers letter to Jean Claude Junker outlining the British offer on the backstop on the Northern Ireland Border (117 points, 110 comments)
    10. European Parliament says Boris Johnson's Brexit plan is 'not even remotely' acceptable (114 points, 43 comments)
  5. 4029 points, 24 submissions: chrisjd
    1. BBC Radio 4 today claims allegations are about Boris Johnson’s 'private life'. This is wrong and offensive. She was a young journalist. He was editor. It was a work lunch. Downplaying sexual harassment allegations as ‘private’ has been used to silence women for centuries. (1888 points, 285 comments)
    2. Latest 2nd EU Referendum polls (483 points, 689 comments)
    3. Scientists deride Johnson’s claim UK on ‘verge’ of creating commercial nuclear fusion reactors (288 points, 105 comments)
    4. SNP MP Drew Hendry: Liberal Democrats Refusing To Back Corbyn As A Caretaker PM Is "Frankly Ridiculous" (229 points, 293 comments)
    5. A 21-year-old Conservative campaigner scheduled a Twitter thread after her apparent suicide which alleged sexual assaults at party conference (213 points, 42 comments)
    6. Toby Young issues late-night apology after Philip Hammond threatens to sue him (158 points, 74 comments)
    7. Blow for Boris Johnson as Northern Ireland business leaders criticise Government Brexit plan (153 points, 22 comments)
    8. It’s not true to say a Brexit extension would cost £1 billion (107 points, 33 comments)
    9. Ipsos-MORI finds that 36% Johnson is a capable leader (10 points lower than Theresa May when asked in April 2018) (93 points, 26 comments)
    10. Extend free movement and give all UK residents equal voting rights, say LabourList readers (83 points, 196 comments)
  6. 3579 points, 22 submissions: qpl23
    1. @peterjukes So it gets worse. It seems that Arcuri was also involved in the RoadTrip organisation which overspent in 2015 election by using national money in local campaigns. This is also where the Young Britons Foundation scandal began, which leads back to Mercer and Bannon (936 points, 121 comments)
    2. Tory minister humiliated as she fails at her own department's citizenship test (659 points, 427 comments)
    3. @SolHughesWriter: Liz Truss having a glass of gin at Spectator meeting, paid for by the Cayman Islands government, who paid for the room and drinks for the whole audience. They are a Tax Haven lobbying against transparency rules. (595 points, 64 comments)
    4. @lewis_goodall: There’s going to be huge interest in the legal text and the speech today but we shouldn’t lose sight of the truly big change this week. Boris Johnson and the Brexiters have admitted their form of Brexit necessitates checks in Ireland after years of dismissing it as nonsense. (575 points, 67 comments)
    5. John Bercow Urged To Withdraw Dominic Cummings' Security Pass (165 points, 44 comments)
    6. Tory NHS lies crumble within hours (125 points, 15 comments)
    7. Former Tory minister 'appalled' over Jennifer Arcuri grant (103 points, 9 comments)
    8. Lockdown at Tory Party Conference after Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown punch-up (83 points, 32 comments)
    9. Prince Harry: tabloids hid hacking crimes for 20 years (70 points, 3 comments)
    10. Labour attacks plans for most hospital funds to go to Tory-held areas (64 points, 14 comments)
  7. 2727 points, 24 submissions: bottish
    1. Tonnes of British-grown fruit wasted over shortages of EU workers amid no deal Brexit fears (808 points, 484 comments)
    2. EU cancels Brexit talks as Boris Johnson's proposals fail to convince. Discussions between the UK and European Union will not take place this weekend as anticipated, as Brussels gave its clearest indication yet that Boris Johnson 's new Brexit proposals are not acceptable. (436 points, 218 comments)
    3. BBC reverses decision on Naga Munchetty complaint (301 points, 65 comments)
    4. Nick Eardley, BBC Political Correspondent: By my count - with figures from @laurencesleator - the Conservatives made spending pledges worth £54.6 billion at their conference (186 points, 103 comments)
    5. Chris Musson on Twitter: Boris Johnson has told a packed room of Scottish Tories at #CPC2019 that he doesn’t want @NicolaSturgeon “anywhere near” the COP26 global climate summit the UK Government is hosting in Glasgow late next year (145 points, 138 comments)
    6. How a no-deal Brexit could affect Northern Ireland’s food industry. Hundreds of millions of litres of milk cross from Northern Ireland into the Republic each year. (142 points, 92 comments)
    7. The Tories can live with a Brexit extension – as long as someone else takes the blame. Conservatives at their conference are plotting what to do if they face their nightmare scenario on 31 October. (137 points, 56 comments)
    8. Boris Johnson’s flirtation with populism will have lasting consequences for the UK (89 points, 38 comments)
    9. Border community ‘concerned’ as customs cars arrive amid Brexit row. Sinn Fein MEP for the area Matt Carthy said the approach would not be tolerated elsewhere and will not be tolerated by border communities. (82 points, 10 comments)
    10. The Conservatives have relearned the art of spinning the BBC. Boris Johnson’s Downing Street is better at managing the UK’s most important news source than Theresa May’s – and the consequences could be significant. (75 points, 10 comments)
  8. 2170 points, 6 submissions: HM_Queen_Lizzie_II
    1. Boris Johnson has accepted he will request Article 50 is extended if he fails to reach a new Brexit deal with the EU by 19 October (1680 points, 816 comments)
    2. Jacob Rees-Mogg Urged To Remove Parliament Ads From Breitbart (211 points, 91 comments)
    3. Boris Johnson loses bid to delay 'unprecedented' legal challenge that would scupper his Brexit plan - follow live (98 points, 44 comments)
    4. Baroness Warsi truly ashamed of Conservative party Islamophobia (94 points, 105 comments)
    5. Chancellor Sajid Javid admits he cannot say how much no-deal Brexit will cost (54 points, 11 comments)
    6. Justine Greening, Former Tory Cabinet Minister: Allegations Against Boris Johnson 'Deeply Concerning' (33 points, 1 comment)
  9. 2135 points, 24 submissions: CaravanOfDeath
    1. Brussels ready to bypass Boris Johnson and grant a Brexit extension (795 points, 474 comments)
    2. Sam Francis BBC: Extinction Rebellion have sprayed 1,800 litres of fake blood on the Treasury using an old fire engine (486 points, 664 comments)
    3. Nick Robinson: Finding all this complicated Brexit deal talk a bit hard to follow? Let me try to help. May negotiated a deal the EU could live with but MPs couldn’t. Johnson has now proposed a deal which Parliament would probably back & the EU almost certainly won’t. I hope this helps (174 points, 130 comments)
    4. US diplomat's wife suspected of involvement in fatal road crash left UK (131 points, 32 comments)
    5. Lib Dems to save Dominic Grieve in ‘remain alliance’ pact. Rival candidate will stand aside to allow former Tory rebel a free run at polls as another ex-minister defects (124 points, 140 comments)
    6. The Sunday Times: "Unless the police turn up at No 10 with a warrant, Boris won't be leaving," a senior figure boasts in The Sunday Times tomorrow [frontpage] (124 points, 107 comments)
    7. Jo Maugham: For an extension, two things must happen. First, the PM must request one (and he has said he will). Second, he must accept one if offered. On Tuesday, we will ask the Court to agree its clerk should sign the request (if he lied) and we may now ask it also to sign any acceptance. Cont... (123 points, 72 comments)
    8. Ministers expect Boris Johnson to lose Queen's Speech vote (67 points, 40 comments)
    9. PM Boris Johnson weighs three potential scenarios. Aides insist he wants to reach accord, while no-deal is next option and referendum is last (52 points, 28 comments)
    10. LBC Uncovers Major People Smuggling Ring Bringing Migrants Across Channel To UK (22 points, 22 comments)
  10. 2135 points, 22 submissions: The_ArchiveYT
    1. Alastair Campbell: Arlene Foster will go down in history as the woman who presided over the longest lasting non sitting political institution on the planet, preferring swanky trips to lobby the Liar in Number 10 to the hard graft of running the system created by a GFA you and the Liar now undermine (584 points, 98 comments)
    2. Conservatives know Boris Johnson is a fraud. But he's their fraud (576 points, 207 comments)
    3. Public 'would pull down Irish border' (265 points, 304 comments)
    4. Alliance Party: PRESS RELEASE: @naomi_long says UK Gov proposal of two borders for four years are “farcical and in no way serious.” "There is simply no chance of any of this actually happening. It is confirmation no deal has been the aim all along.” (232 points, 33 comments)
    5. Police Service of Northern Ireland will not staff border security (138 points, 64 comments)
    6. Former DUP mayor charged with child sex offences (93 points, 13 comments)
    7. Burger King 'milkshake' tweet ruled irresponsible (61 points, 103 comments)
    8. NI firms concerned by Brexit plan, says ex-DUP man (40 points, 4 comments)
    9. British Govt Irish Border Buffer Zone Proposal (31 points, 28 comments)
    10. Should NI have a backstop referendum? (22 points, 36 comments)

Top Commenters

  1. qpl23 (3288 points, 302 comments)
  2. ITried2 (2790 points, 226 comments)
  3. my_username_was (2176 points, 88 comments)
  4. FordTippex (1945 points, 165 comments)
  5. GuessImStuckWithThis (1810 points, 96 comments)
  6. The_ArchiveYT (1797 points, 86 comments)
  7. Ottandrie (1613 points, 68 comments)
  8. highkingnm (1531 points, 66 comments)
  9. Chris-P (1450 points, 9 comments)
  10. pickled-egg (1444 points, 193 comments)

Top Submissions

  1. Boris Johnson tells Sky: "When I was mayor of London we drove up bus ridership by improving the service and having contactless payment - Oyster cards." Johnson became mayor in 2008; Oyster cards were introduced in 2003. He cannot help himself. by ITried2 (2805 points, 447 comments)
  2. John McDonnell: How dare Boris Johnson offer more tax cuts to the rich and corporations when 726 homeless people died on our streets last year, 4.5 million children are living in poverty and wages are lower than 2008. This was a speech to a small right wing cult called the Conservative Party. by OldTenner (2077 points, 521 comments)
  3. John Bercow proposed as prime minister of national unity government by EduTheRed (1920 points, 542 comments)
  4. The promise of the Leave campaign was unfettered access to the EU Single Market. They can’t even provide unfettered access to the rest of the UK by OnHolidayHere (1912 points, 358 comments)
  5. BBC Radio 4 today claims allegations are about Boris Johnson’s 'private life'. This is wrong and offensive. She was a young journalist. He was editor. It was a work lunch. Downplaying sexual harassment allegations as ‘private’ has been used to silence women for centuries. by chrisjd (1888 points, 285 comments)
  6. Matt Cartoon - 3/10/19 by Wingo5315 (1850 points, 59 comments)
  7. EU brings in 'right to repair' rules for appliances by Grand_Strategy (1784 points, 593 comments)
  8. Boris Johnson has accepted he will request Article 50 is extended if he fails to reach a new Brexit deal with the EU by 19 October by HM_Queen_Lizzie_II (1680 points, 816 comments)
  9. Peter Brookes Cartoon - 3/10/19 by Wingo5315 (1571 points, 234 comments)
  10. BREAKING: Prince Harry is to take Sun and Mirror to court over phone hacking. Now confirmed by Buckingham Palace that claims have been filed on behalf of The Duke of Sussex at the High Court regarding the illegal interception of voicemail messages. by LeftWingScot (1536 points, 311 comments)

Top Comments

  1. 1202 points: Chris-P's comment in EU brings in 'right to repair' rules for appliances
  2. 743 points: IbnGibbon's comment in John Bercow proposed as prime minister of national unity government
  3. 704 points: flappers87's comment in Boris Johnson has accepted he will request Article 50 is extended if he fails to reach a new Brexit deal with the EU by 19 October
  4. 651 points: Rarycaris's comment in John Bercow proposed as prime minister of national unity government
  5. 613 points: GuessImStuckWithThis's comment in 🚨 EXCLUSIVE: Boris Johnson wrote letter recommending "lover" Jennifer Arcuri for £100K job as head of public body Hundreds of leaked emails show Arcuri also put Johnson as reference on her CV She applied for TechCity CEO after being egged on by Milo Yiannapoulos
  6. 599 points: Pizza4TheMasses's comment in Latest 2nd EU Referendum polls
  7. 567 points: highkingnm's comment in Boris Johnson has accepted he will request Article 50 is extended if he fails to reach a new Brexit deal with the EU by 19 October
  8. 548 points: olosh's comment in Brussels ready to bypass Boris Johnson and grant a Brexit extension
  9. 515 points: my_username_was's comment in BREAKING: Prince Harry is to take Sun and Mirror to court over phone hacking. Now confirmed by Buckingham Palace that claims have been filed on behalf of The Duke of Sussex at the High Court regarding the illegal interception of voicemail messages.
  10. 509 points: TrickyDicky1980's comment in BREAKING: Prince Harry is to take Sun and Mirror to court over phone hacking. Now confirmed by Buckingham Palace that claims have been filed on behalf of The Duke of Sussex at the High Court regarding the illegal interception of voicemail messages.
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2019.10.07 11:31 subreddit_stats Subreddit Stats: ukpolitics top posts from 2019-09-30 to 2019-10-07 07:53 PDT

Period: 6.99 days
Submissions Comments
Total 998 52433
Rate (per day) 142.77 7433.17
Unique Redditors 401 6627
Combined Score 104639 321380

Top Submitters' Top Submissions

  1. 8482 points, 23 submissions: LeftWingScot
    1. BREAKING: Prince Harry is to take Sun and Mirror to court over phone hacking. Now confirmed by Buckingham Palace that claims have been filed on behalf of The Duke of Sussex at the High Court regarding the illegal interception of voicemail messages. (1536 points, 311 comments)
    2. Prince Harry calls out "ruthless campaign" against his wife in the tabloids & announces they have begun legal action against 'the Mail on Sunday', and its parent company 'Associated Newspapers'. (1531 points, 334 comments)
    3. 🚨 EXCLUSIVE: Boris Johnson wrote letter recommending "lover" Jennifer Arcuri for £100K job as head of public body Hundreds of leaked emails show Arcuri also put Johnson as reference on her CV She applied for TechCity CEO after being egged on by Milo Yiannapoulos (1450 points, 262 comments)
    4. Boris Johnson Has Handed £100,000 Of Taxpayers’ Cash To One Of His Main Donors (564 points, 51 comments)
    5. BREAKING: the UK has proposed a string of "customs clearance centres" on both sides of the Irish border as a key part of its plan to replace the backstop, RTE News understands. The "centres", effectively customs posts, would be located between 5-10 miles "back" from the border. (463 points, 757 comments)
    6. Today has demonstrated the cosy insularity of Westminster once again. MPs patting each other on the back for finally finding a way for half to agree with themselves with almost no regard to the other party (the EU) and the most critical component of that party, the Irish. (450 points, 71 comments)
    7. Krishnan Guru-Murthy: Obviously it was disappointing to be singled out to not get to question the PM at conference. But actually he’s done all his interviews before publishing his Brexit plan - so they’re all totally out of date straight away and nobody gets to question his proposal. (437 points, 35 comments)
    8. Parliament is to be prorogued on Tues 8 October & Queen’s Speech will go ahead on Mon 14 Oct, senior Westminster source has confirmed to Sky News. That means Boris Johnson will avoid PMQs on Wed 9 Oct. (277 points, 182 comments)
    9. Did anyone spot this moment at the Conservative Party Conference? @BorisJohnson was handed a plastic coffee cup by an aide, before another aide immediately snatched it away. "No disposable cups", she was heard saying. (257 points, 105 comments)
    10. Donald Tusk: Today I had two phone calls on #Brexit, first with Dublin then with London. My message to Taoiseach @LeoVaradkar : We stand fully behind Ireland. My message to PM @BorisJohnson : We remain open but still unconvinced. (229 points, 35 comments)
  2. 6869 points, 11 submissions: Wingo5315
    1. Matt Cartoon - 3/10/19 (1850 points, 59 comments)
    2. Peter Brookes Cartoon - 3/10/19 (1571 points, 234 comments)
    3. Morland Cartoon - 6/10/19 (1261 points, 53 comments)
    4. Peter Brookes Cartoon - 2/10/19 (832 points, 35 comments)
    5. Morland Cartoon - 7/10/19 (601 points, 25 comments)
    6. Matt Cartoon - 6/10/19 (298 points, 23 comments)
    7. Bob Cartoon - 6/10/19 (189 points, 10 comments)
    8. Morland Cartoon - 1/10/19 (143 points, 17 comments)
    9. Bob Cartoon - 3/10/19 (116 points, 5 comments)
    10. Matt Cartoon - 5/10/19 (8 points, 4 comments)
  3. 5512 points, 24 submissions: ITried2
    1. Boris Johnson tells Sky: "When I was mayor of London we drove up bus ridership by improving the service and having contactless payment - Oyster cards." Johnson became mayor in 2008; Oyster cards were introduced in 2003. He cannot help himself. (2805 points, 447 comments)
    2. Satisfaction with how the government is running the country Satisfied 14% Dissatisfied 81% Net -67 Since 1977, only Major and May's government's experienced worse ratings... (476 points, 87 comments)
    3. If it weren't for Theresa May and her stupid red lines, it's surely undeniable we could have left the EU on a soft Brexit deal? (428 points, 323 comments)
    4. For only 2nd time in 40 years at @Conservatives conference a leader who is also PM is not doing a @Channel4News interview on a day they release details of their proposed #Brexit deal. Millions of c4 TV & digital viewers will be denied @BorisJohnson being scrutinised by @krishgm (389 points, 134 comments)
    5. Tories quietly confirm plans to hike council tax to fund crippled social care (240 points, 94 comments)
    6. Tory MP Sir Desmond Swayne pictured "blacked up" as soul singer James Brown (194 points, 100 comments)
    7. Minister @theresecoffey walks out of a @BBCLeeds interview after being asked about @BorisJohnson posing with police officers in #Wakefield. (182 points, 33 comments)
    8. I understand @BorisJohnson has NOT personally contacted anyone in Jo Cox's family. Yet he told me 'I have tried to clear it up with her family'. I'm told Brendan Cox received contact from the PM's office. No one has spoken to Jo's sister Kim or her parents Gordon and Jean. (157 points, 37 comments)
    9. BBC director-general Tony Hall sends staff another email regarding the furore around the Naga Munchetty complaint. He’s personally reviewed the original decision, overturning it. (137 points, 37 comments)
    10. Opinium's poll showing a 15 point Tory lead (in ObserveSun/Express/Mail) over-represents: 2016 Leave Voters, Tory 2017 Voters, %Labour Leavers and %Tory Leavers. This is why it is (again) completely at odds with all 8 other pollsters operating in the UK. (134 points, 54 comments)
  4. 5180 points, 27 submissions: OldTenner
    1. John McDonnell: How dare Boris Johnson offer more tax cuts to the rich and corporations when 726 homeless people died on our streets last year, 4.5 million children are living in poverty and wages are lower than 2008. This was a speech to a small right wing cult called the Conservative Party. (2077 points, 521 comments)
    2. A Leaked Tory Memo Orders MPs To Call The EU "Crazy" If It Rejects Boris Johnson's Brexit Proposals (624 points, 133 comments)
    3. Lewis Goodall: Boris Johnson at DUP reception mentions Jeremy Corbyn, starts a sentence saying “we’ll invite him to enter...” Shout from the crowd: “Traitors’ gate!” Another: “a noose!” Grim. (357 points, 210 comments)
    4. Jeremy Corbyn: Football is part of our lives, our community and it's the place where people go to socialise and enjoy each other's company. Let's take the beautiful game away from the billionaires and hand it to the fans instead. (318 points, 200 comments)
    5. Jeremy Corbyn: This is the right decision. Now the BBC must apologise and overhaul its complaints procedure. When people of colour call out racism they should be listened to and supported. Action should be taken against racists, not those that challenge them. (297 points, 183 comments)
    6. John McDonnell: Pathetic attempt at catch up by Tories will fool nobody. Labour will introduce £10 as a minimum as soon as we take office and, rising with living costs, it will mean everyone over 16 years old will be earning comfortably more than £10.50 an hour by 2024. (211 points, 113 comments)
    7. Jeremy Corbyn: For once the Daily Mail is right. We'll take on the bad owners and billionaires like Mike Ashley, we'll give supporters a say over how their club is run and we'll make sure that the Premier League's riches are invested in grassroots football in our communities. (202 points, 136 comments)
    8. The Court of Session in Scotland has been told that Government documents say the Prime Minister will seek an extension from the EU if no EU Withdrawal Agreement is reached by 19 October (152 points, 78 comments)
    9. The Prime Ministers letter to Jean Claude Junker outlining the British offer on the backstop on the Northern Ireland Border (117 points, 110 comments)
    10. European Parliament says Boris Johnson's Brexit plan is 'not even remotely' acceptable (114 points, 43 comments)
  5. 4029 points, 24 submissions: chrisjd
    1. BBC Radio 4 today claims allegations are about Boris Johnson’s 'private life'. This is wrong and offensive. She was a young journalist. He was editor. It was a work lunch. Downplaying sexual harassment allegations as ‘private’ has been used to silence women for centuries. (1888 points, 285 comments)
    2. Latest 2nd EU Referendum polls (483 points, 689 comments)
    3. Scientists deride Johnson’s claim UK on ‘verge’ of creating commercial nuclear fusion reactors (288 points, 105 comments)
    4. SNP MP Drew Hendry: Liberal Democrats Refusing To Back Corbyn As A Caretaker PM Is "Frankly Ridiculous" (229 points, 293 comments)
    5. A 21-year-old Conservative campaigner scheduled a Twitter thread after her apparent suicide which alleged sexual assaults at party conference (213 points, 42 comments)
    6. Toby Young issues late-night apology after Philip Hammond threatens to sue him (158 points, 74 comments)
    7. Blow for Boris Johnson as Northern Ireland business leaders criticise Government Brexit plan (153 points, 22 comments)
    8. It’s not true to say a Brexit extension would cost £1 billion (107 points, 33 comments)
    9. Ipsos-MORI finds that 36% Johnson is a capable leader (10 points lower than Theresa May when asked in April 2018) (93 points, 26 comments)
    10. Extend free movement and give all UK residents equal voting rights, say LabourList readers (83 points, 196 comments)
  6. 3579 points, 22 submissions: qpl23
    1. @peterjukes So it gets worse. It seems that Arcuri was also involved in the RoadTrip organisation which overspent in 2015 election by using national money in local campaigns. This is also where the Young Britons Foundation scandal began, which leads back to Mercer and Bannon (936 points, 121 comments)
    2. Tory minister humiliated as she fails at her own department's citizenship test (659 points, 427 comments)
    3. @SolHughesWriter: Liz Truss having a glass of gin at Spectator meeting, paid for by the Cayman Islands government, who paid for the room and drinks for the whole audience. They are a Tax Haven lobbying against transparency rules. (595 points, 64 comments)
    4. @lewis_goodall: There’s going to be huge interest in the legal text and the speech today but we shouldn’t lose sight of the truly big change this week. Boris Johnson and the Brexiters have admitted their form of Brexit necessitates checks in Ireland after years of dismissing it as nonsense. (575 points, 67 comments)
    5. John Bercow Urged To Withdraw Dominic Cummings' Security Pass (165 points, 44 comments)
    6. Tory NHS lies crumble within hours (125 points, 15 comments)
    7. Former Tory minister 'appalled' over Jennifer Arcuri grant (103 points, 9 comments)
    8. Lockdown at Tory Party Conference after Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown punch-up (83 points, 32 comments)
    9. Prince Harry: tabloids hid hacking crimes for 20 years (70 points, 3 comments)
    10. Labour attacks plans for most hospital funds to go to Tory-held areas (64 points, 14 comments)
  7. 2727 points, 24 submissions: bottish
    1. Tonnes of British-grown fruit wasted over shortages of EU workers amid no deal Brexit fears (808 points, 484 comments)
    2. EU cancels Brexit talks as Boris Johnson's proposals fail to convince. Discussions between the UK and European Union will not take place this weekend as anticipated, as Brussels gave its clearest indication yet that Boris Johnson 's new Brexit proposals are not acceptable. (436 points, 218 comments)
    3. BBC reverses decision on Naga Munchetty complaint (301 points, 65 comments)
    4. Nick Eardley, BBC Political Correspondent: By my count - with figures from @laurencesleator - the Conservatives made spending pledges worth £54.6 billion at their conference (186 points, 103 comments)
    5. Chris Musson on Twitter: Boris Johnson has told a packed room of Scottish Tories at #CPC2019 that he doesn’t want @NicolaSturgeon “anywhere near” the COP26 global climate summit the UK Government is hosting in Glasgow late next year (145 points, 138 comments)
    6. How a no-deal Brexit could affect Northern Ireland’s food industry. Hundreds of millions of litres of milk cross from Northern Ireland into the Republic each year. (142 points, 92 comments)
    7. The Tories can live with a Brexit extension – as long as someone else takes the blame. Conservatives at their conference are plotting what to do if they face their nightmare scenario on 31 October. (137 points, 56 comments)
    8. Boris Johnson’s flirtation with populism will have lasting consequences for the UK (89 points, 38 comments)
    9. Border community ‘concerned’ as customs cars arrive amid Brexit row. Sinn Fein MEP for the area Matt Carthy said the approach would not be tolerated elsewhere and will not be tolerated by border communities. (82 points, 10 comments)
    10. The Conservatives have relearned the art of spinning the BBC. Boris Johnson’s Downing Street is better at managing the UK’s most important news source than Theresa May’s – and the consequences could be significant. (75 points, 10 comments)
  8. 2170 points, 6 submissions: HM_Queen_Lizzie_II
    1. Boris Johnson has accepted he will request Article 50 is extended if he fails to reach a new Brexit deal with the EU by 19 October (1680 points, 816 comments)
    2. Jacob Rees-Mogg Urged To Remove Parliament Ads From Breitbart (211 points, 91 comments)
    3. Boris Johnson loses bid to delay 'unprecedented' legal challenge that would scupper his Brexit plan - follow live (98 points, 44 comments)
    4. Baroness Warsi truly ashamed of Conservative party Islamophobia (94 points, 105 comments)
    5. Chancellor Sajid Javid admits he cannot say how much no-deal Brexit will cost (54 points, 11 comments)
    6. Justine Greening, Former Tory Cabinet Minister: Allegations Against Boris Johnson 'Deeply Concerning' (33 points, 1 comment)
  9. 2135 points, 24 submissions: CaravanOfDeath
    1. Brussels ready to bypass Boris Johnson and grant a Brexit extension (795 points, 474 comments)
    2. Sam Francis BBC: Extinction Rebellion have sprayed 1,800 litres of fake blood on the Treasury using an old fire engine (486 points, 664 comments)
    3. Nick Robinson: Finding all this complicated Brexit deal talk a bit hard to follow? Let me try to help. May negotiated a deal the EU could live with but MPs couldn’t. Johnson has now proposed a deal which Parliament would probably back & the EU almost certainly won’t. I hope this helps (174 points, 130 comments)
    4. US diplomat's wife suspected of involvement in fatal road crash left UK (131 points, 32 comments)
    5. Lib Dems to save Dominic Grieve in ‘remain alliance’ pact. Rival candidate will stand aside to allow former Tory rebel a free run at polls as another ex-minister defects (124 points, 140 comments)
    6. The Sunday Times: "Unless the police turn up at No 10 with a warrant, Boris won't be leaving," a senior figure boasts in The Sunday Times tomorrow [frontpage] (124 points, 107 comments)
    7. Jo Maugham: For an extension, two things must happen. First, the PM must request one (and he has said he will). Second, he must accept one if offered. On Tuesday, we will ask the Court to agree its clerk should sign the request (if he lied) and we may now ask it also to sign any acceptance. Cont... (123 points, 72 comments)
    8. Ministers expect Boris Johnson to lose Queen's Speech vote (67 points, 40 comments)
    9. PM Boris Johnson weighs three potential scenarios. Aides insist he wants to reach accord, while no-deal is next option and referendum is last (52 points, 28 comments)
    10. LBC Uncovers Major People Smuggling Ring Bringing Migrants Across Channel To UK (22 points, 22 comments)
  10. 2135 points, 22 submissions: The_ArchiveYT
    1. Alastair Campbell: Arlene Foster will go down in history as the woman who presided over the longest lasting non sitting political institution on the planet, preferring swanky trips to lobby the Liar in Number 10 to the hard graft of running the system created by a GFA you and the Liar now undermine (584 points, 98 comments)
    2. Conservatives know Boris Johnson is a fraud. But he's their fraud (576 points, 207 comments)
    3. Public 'would pull down Irish border' (265 points, 304 comments)
    4. Alliance Party: PRESS RELEASE: @naomi_long says UK Gov proposal of two borders for four years are “farcical and in no way serious.” "There is simply no chance of any of this actually happening. It is confirmation no deal has been the aim all along.” (232 points, 33 comments)
    5. Police Service of Northern Ireland will not staff border security (138 points, 64 comments)
    6. Former DUP mayor charged with child sex offences (93 points, 13 comments)
    7. Burger King 'milkshake' tweet ruled irresponsible (61 points, 103 comments)
    8. NI firms concerned by Brexit plan, says ex-DUP man (40 points, 4 comments)
    9. British Govt Irish Border Buffer Zone Proposal (31 points, 28 comments)
    10. Should NI have a backstop referendum? (22 points, 36 comments)

Top Commenters

  1. qpl23 (3288 points, 302 comments)
  2. ITried2 (2790 points, 226 comments)
  3. my_username_was (2176 points, 88 comments)
  4. FordTippex (1945 points, 165 comments)
  5. GuessImStuckWithThis (1810 points, 96 comments)
  6. The_ArchiveYT (1797 points, 86 comments)
  7. Ottandrie (1613 points, 68 comments)
  8. highkingnm (1531 points, 66 comments)
  9. Chris-P (1450 points, 9 comments)
  10. pickled-egg (1444 points, 193 comments)

Top Submissions

  1. Boris Johnson tells Sky: "When I was mayor of London we drove up bus ridership by improving the service and having contactless payment - Oyster cards." Johnson became mayor in 2008; Oyster cards were introduced in 2003. He cannot help himself. by ITried2 (2805 points, 447 comments)
  2. John McDonnell: How dare Boris Johnson offer more tax cuts to the rich and corporations when 726 homeless people died on our streets last year, 4.5 million children are living in poverty and wages are lower than 2008. This was a speech to a small right wing cult called the Conservative Party. by OldTenner (2077 points, 521 comments)
  3. John Bercow proposed as prime minister of national unity government by EduTheRed (1920 points, 542 comments)
  4. The promise of the Leave campaign was unfettered access to the EU Single Market. They can’t even provide unfettered access to the rest of the UK by OnHolidayHere (1912 points, 358 comments)
  5. BBC Radio 4 today claims allegations are about Boris Johnson’s 'private life'. This is wrong and offensive. She was a young journalist. He was editor. It was a work lunch. Downplaying sexual harassment allegations as ‘private’ has been used to silence women for centuries. by chrisjd (1888 points, 285 comments)
  6. Matt Cartoon - 3/10/19 by Wingo5315 (1850 points, 59 comments)
  7. EU brings in 'right to repair' rules for appliances by Grand_Strategy (1784 points, 593 comments)
  8. Boris Johnson has accepted he will request Article 50 is extended if he fails to reach a new Brexit deal with the EU by 19 October by HM_Queen_Lizzie_II (1680 points, 816 comments)
  9. Peter Brookes Cartoon - 3/10/19 by Wingo5315 (1571 points, 234 comments)
  10. BREAKING: Prince Harry is to take Sun and Mirror to court over phone hacking. Now confirmed by Buckingham Palace that claims have been filed on behalf of The Duke of Sussex at the High Court regarding the illegal interception of voicemail messages. by LeftWingScot (1536 points, 311 comments)

Top Comments

  1. 1202 points: Chris-P's comment in EU brings in 'right to repair' rules for appliances
  2. 743 points: IbnGibbon's comment in John Bercow proposed as prime minister of national unity government
  3. 704 points: flappers87's comment in Boris Johnson has accepted he will request Article 50 is extended if he fails to reach a new Brexit deal with the EU by 19 October
  4. 651 points: Rarycaris's comment in John Bercow proposed as prime minister of national unity government
  5. 613 points: GuessImStuckWithThis's comment in 🚨 EXCLUSIVE: Boris Johnson wrote letter recommending "lover" Jennifer Arcuri for £100K job as head of public body Hundreds of leaked emails show Arcuri also put Johnson as reference on her CV She applied for TechCity CEO after being egged on by Milo Yiannapoulos
  6. 599 points: Pizza4TheMasses's comment in Latest 2nd EU Referendum polls
  7. 567 points: highkingnm's comment in Boris Johnson has accepted he will request Article 50 is extended if he fails to reach a new Brexit deal with the EU by 19 October
  8. 548 points: olosh's comment in Brussels ready to bypass Boris Johnson and grant a Brexit extension
  9. 515 points: my_username_was's comment in BREAKING: Prince Harry is to take Sun and Mirror to court over phone hacking. Now confirmed by Buckingham Palace that claims have been filed on behalf of The Duke of Sussex at the High Court regarding the illegal interception of voicemail messages.
  10. 509 points: TrickyDicky1980's comment in BREAKING: Prince Harry is to take Sun and Mirror to court over phone hacking. Now confirmed by Buckingham Palace that claims have been filed on behalf of The Duke of Sussex at the High Court regarding the illegal interception of voicemail messages.
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Submissions Comments
Total 997 58352
Rate (per day) 143.19 8237.27
Unique Redditors 439 7871
Combined Score 128586 415378

Top Submitters' Top Submissions

  1. 13475 points, 35 submissions: OldTenner
    1. BREAKING: Speaker of the Commons John Bercow announces that he will not stand at the next election. (2380 points, 952 comments)
    2. BREAKING: MPs have voted to force government advisors including Dominic Cummings to release texts, emails, whatsapp messages and all other communications detailing the decision to prorogue Parliament and the impact of No Deal. 311-302 Question now, will Downing Street comply? (2140 points, 710 comments)
    3. Jeremy Corbyn: Official government documents confirm Boris Johnson is prepared to punish those who can least afford it with a No Deal Brexit to benefit his wealthy friends. He must be stopped. (1676 points, 415 comments)
    4. Gabriel Pogrund: A Labour government would back a Royal Commission into "all" drugs laws If experts back decriminalisation or legalisation of cannabis, cocaine or heroine, Corbyn likely to follow Diane Abbott says all options on the table. War on drugs could end. (1427 points, 541 comments)
    5. Government response to Humble Address Motion (Yellowhammer docs!) (859 points, 866 comments)
    6. Keir Starmer: I welcome the Court's judgement. No one in their right mind believed Boris Johnson's reason for shutting down Parliament. I urge the Prime Minister to immediately recall Parliament so we can debate this judgement and decide what happens next. (500 points, 120 comments)
    7. Exc: No10 has seen polling that means if there was an election now, Boris Johnson would do worse than Theresa May, according to Jason Stein, who was a Tory special advisor and Amber Rudd aide until Saturday night (497 points, 179 comments)
    8. Sky News: Shadow sec @johnmcdonnellMP is working on introducing legislation that would allow for a reduced working week. McDonnell hopes to use a report by Robert Skidelsky to shape Labour policy. (426 points, 486 comments)
    9. The current top post on the subreddit was picked up by a journalist from an account which is incredibly dubious. It should be removed. (424 points, 115 comments)
    10. Today @Plaid_Cymru will call on opposition leaders to impeach Boris Johnson if he ignores the law preventing a No Deal Brexit on Oct 31st. No PM has ever been successfully impeached before. (374 points, 80 comments)
  2. 6884 points, 40 submissions: Crappy99
    1. The I Paper Cartoon - No Food or Medicine? (1813 points, 142 comments)
    2. Fruit shortages will hit UK if no-deal Brexit goes ahead, warns Sainsbury’s boss (680 points, 403 comments)
    3. The Telegraph Matt Cartoon - Jail or Brussels... (626 points, 25 comments)
    4. The Times Cartoon - Downton Shabby (619 points, 38 comments)
    5. Civil service union warns Boris Johnson not to force officials to break law over Brexit (486 points, 102 comments)
    6. The Independent Cartoon - Boris 'Pinocchio' Johnson (418 points, 30 comments)
    7. The Independent Cartoon - Ghost of Referendums Past... (298 points, 10 comments)
    8. Boris Johnson And Michael Gove 'Breached Ministerial Code' With No-Deal Brexit Ads, Says Jo Swinson (268 points, 24 comments)
    9. The Evening Standard Cartoon - ... In the Name of the Law (242 points, 12 comments)
    10. The Telegraph Matt Cartoon - Proroguing Bookshops... (163 points, 8 comments)
  3. 5986 points, 10 submissions: LeftWingScot
    1. Last week in Morley - Boris Johnson was told #PleaseLeaveMyTown. Today - it’s Doncaster. “People have died because of austerity. And you’ve got the cheek to come here.” (1917 points, 631 comments)
    2. Heckler shouts “get back to Parliament Boris!” at PM’s speech before being escorted out. Today is not totally going to plan. (918 points, 235 comments)
    3. NEW: Former government source says on Yellowhammer: “They’ve clearly relabelled it - this was originally a ‘base scenario’, which is government language for what is most likely to happen, from a list of the most plausible assumptions/expectations.” (859 points, 143 comments)
    4. BREAKING: As I reported earlier, MPs have requested emergency debate to get hold of all govt docs on prorogation & No Deal... and the request is 🔥 🔥 🔥 Includes all communications by “WhatsApp, telegram(!), signal(?), facebook, private email...” and names specific advisors. (824 points, 242 comments)
    5. Scottish Court of Sessions: "The Court will accordingly make an Order declaring that the Prime Minister’s advice to HM the Queen and the prorogation which followed thereon was unlawful and is thus null and of no effect." (620 points, 374 comments)
    6. Ouch. BBC Breakfast presenter and conference compere Steph McGovern sticks one on the PM after he leaves the stage: “I'd just like to point out, I am a girly swot and I’m proud of it. Let’s see who’s in the job the longest”. (598 points, 181 comments)
    7. Lindsay Hoyle: Now that there is a vacancy for the Office of Speaker of the House of Commons, I am happy to confirm that I will be standing as a candidate. (149 points, 59 comments)
    8. Petrol bombs thrown at police during rioting in Creggan Heights #Derry. (52 points, 9 comments)
    9. Arlene Foster: UK must leave as one nation. We are keen to see a sensible deal but not one that divides the internal market of the UK. We will not support any arrangements that create a barrier to East West trade. Anonymous sources lead to nonsense stories. #frontpages (28 points, 15 comments)
    10. So although the UKSC will heat Cherry (Scotland), Miller (E&W) & McCord (NI) at the same time, they are appeals from different systems of law, and in theory could come to different conclusions. Scottish law on this question might genuinely be different to English law. (21 points, 9 comments)
  4. 4928 points, 21 submissions: bottish
    1. Conservative Party Facebook advert altered BBC headline. An advert featured the BBC logo with a headline saying "£14 billion pound cash boost for schools". But a BBC story linked in the advert said the figure was £7.1bn. (1673 points, 216 comments)
    2. Channel 4 News on Twitter: “The United Kingdom has not proposed any alternatives and anything that is legally credible.” European Parliament President David Sassoli says the UK government has offered no initiative to reopen Brexit talks - and that “there cannot be an agreement without a backstop”. (505 points, 156 comments)
    3. Dominic Casciani on Twitter: Extraordinary letter from the union representing UK's top civil servants - the people who run the country - demanding the Prime Minister stops "political game playing" and gives an assurance that officials will not be asked to break the law over Brexit (423 points, 36 comments)
    4. Whitehall 'overly secretive' on how it has spent £97 million on Brexit consultants. The influential Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC) said departments had generally failed to meet the government's own transparency standards in regards to the spending. (367 points, 51 comments)
    5. Kevin McKenna: Scotland is closer to independence than it ever was in 2014. Perhaps Scotland hasn’t changed much in the five years since the first referendum on independence but its relationship with England has. (361 points, 257 comments)
    6. Boris Johnson cabinet minister Nicky Morgan says she would vote Remain in second Brexit referendum: 'It is not a result I was comfortable with' (353 points, 102 comments)
    7. BBC James Cook on Twitter: Many observers north of the border will feel that casting aspersions on the entire centuries-old Scottish judicial system is dangerous, even desperate, territory which is likely to be counter-productive for Number Ten in terms of the debate about independence. (290 points, 58 comments)
    8. SNP criticise Scotland Office after spending £1m on Tory spin. The outlay on communication has risen from £108,439 in 2010/11, meaning the latest figures represent a 655% increase since the Tories came to power. (171 points, 20 comments)
    9. No-deal Brexit advert about duty-free alcohol is ‘misleading’. The government has been criticised for ‘misleading the public’ after claiming that spirits and wine bought from the EU would no longer face excise duties in the UK in the event of a no-deal Brexit. (127 points, 19 comments)
    10. Brexit: 'Has Monty Python taken over?' - what the world press thinks — BBC World News (113 points, 69 comments)
  5. 4410 points, 16 submissions: chrisjd
    1. Boris Johnson has now lost his first six votes in parliament, beating the record of Boris Johnson who was the first PM to lose his first five. (2785 points, 396 comments)
    2. It looks like parliament will be prorogued today. Note that the Prime Minister was scheduled to give evidence to the Liaison Committee this Wednesday. Prorogation means the committee can't meet, and Johnson avoids scrutiny and accountability yet again. (815 points, 114 comments)
    3. Number of homeless families in England rises 11% in a year, new figures show (402 points, 209 comments)
    4. Fewer than half of Leave voters would consider a No Deal Brexit a success (247 points, 69 comments)
    5. Sky cuts speech by Labour’s official Brexit spokesperson but shows Watson’s personal opinion speech live (42 points, 32 comments)
    6. Chaos is being normalised. It is all part of Boris Johnson’s pernicious plan (24 points, 18 comments)
    7. Cornwall MP denies suggesting Boris Johnson should break the law (19 points, 7 comments)
    8. Jeremy Hunt warns 'divided' Tories face election defeat after Amber Rudd's shock resignation (19 points, 6 comments)
    9. Changing the Prime Minister might be the only way (17 points, 0 comments)
    10. Brexit ad spending spree begins despite departure date uncertainty (14 points, 10 comments)
  6. 2913 points, 1 submission: cragcrag
    1. BBC News - Parliament suspension ruled 'unlawful' (2913 points, 1565 comments)
  7. 2472 points, 13 submissions: Linksversifft
    1. CONFIRMED: Sam Gyimah is defecting to the Lib Dems (1164 points, 880 comments)
    2. Options if #Brexit deal can't be done w/EU: Boris shd ignore Act of P and leave w/no deal 34% Delay Brexit to 31/1/20 38% Revoke A50 and stay in EU 42% @ComRes for Sunday Express (297 points, 218 comments)
    3. "Parliament puts political point scoring before interests of the country" agree 73% disagree 12% DK 15% @ComRes for S Express (237 points, 36 comments)
    4. Westminster voting intention: CON: 28% (-2) LAB: 27% (-2) LDEM: 20% (+3) BREX: 13% (-) GRN: 5% (+1) via @ComRes Chgs. w/ 08 Sep (226 points, 139 comments)
    5. "The House of Commons attracts the brightest & best ppl to become MPs" agree 6% disagree 73% DK 21% @ComRes for Sunday Express (135 points, 69 comments)
    6. Public still split on Brexit future - "If an EU deal can't be done then Govt shd revoke A50 and remain in EU" agree 42% disagree 39% DK 20% @ComRes for Sunday Express (125 points, 81 comments)
    7. "If the Government cannot get a Withdrawal Agreement through Parliament, they should go back to the EU and ask for an extension to the UK's leaving date" Agree: 41% Disagree: 37% via @ComRes (68 points, 7 comments)
    8. Options if Brexit is delayed again, to 31.1.20: Boris shd resign immediately 41% There shd be a General Election 59% @ComRes for S Express (63 points, 15 comments)
    9. Early candidates for Speaker include @HarrietHarman @RhonddaBryant @LindsayHoyle_MP (50 points, 37 comments)
    10. Westminster Voting Intention: CON: 38% (-4) LAB: 24% (-4) LDM: 20% (+5) BXP: 7% (+2) GRN: 3% (=) UKIP: 1% (+1) CHUK: 1% (=) Via @KantarTNS , 5-9 Sep. Changes w/ 15-19 Aug. (50 points, 102 comments)
  8. 2341 points, 3 submissions: themongspeaks
    1. It sounds as if the government won't be releasing the #Yellowhammer #NoDeal docs. Andrea Leadsom - Putting out #Yellowhammer docs would just "concern people" #r4today #bbcbreakfast #brexit (1121 points, 463 comments)
    2. Senior Tory: “I’ve heard that Dominic Cummings has said ‘I don’t care if Northern Ireland falls into the [email protected]@king sea’.” #gulp #making #waves #confidenceinshortsupply (1065 points, 401 comments)
    3. "The backstop continues to be a critical component of the withdrawal agreement, unless and until alternatives are found" Ireland's Leo Varadkar tells Boris Johnson he's yet to receive "realistic, legally-binding and workable" plans to replace the backstop (155 points, 19 comments)
  9. 2039 points, 28 submissions: CaravanOfDeath
    1. Yvette Cooper: Parliament has been cancelled for 5 weeks so our @CommonsHomeAffs formal evidence session on No Deal preparations cannot take place. So instead we are meeting informally - still taking public evidence from the Borders Inspectorate & the Freight Transport Assoc at 10am (871 points, 101 comments)
    2. Exclusive: Liberal Democrats unveil plan to give £9,000 to over-25s for adult education (183 points, 267 comments)
    3. Labour members to push for anti-Brexit stance at conference. Vast majority of motions submitted call for party to explicitly back remain (155 points, 103 comments)
    4. Lib Dems Could Back Britain Rejoining The EU After Brexit. "The Russians might be breathing down our necks. not just flying sorties over the UK once a month – we may feel like we needed that security," Tom Brake, the party’s Brexit spokesperson, told BuzzFeed News. (144 points, 258 comments)
    5. Why do we cling to the myth of the evil genius? Because the alternative is worse. From Steve Bannon to Dominic Cummings, we like the idea that someone’s pulling the strings, even if they’re awful Nesrine Malik (131 points, 38 comments)
    6. Full Fact: We think there's a big error in that viral article about hedge funds and Brexit (93 points, 42 comments)
    7. Megathread: Live - Lib Dem Autumn Conference 2019 (72 points, 198 comments)
    8. Four-day working week rejected by Labour-commissioned review (51 points, 55 comments)
    9. YouGov: Lindsay Hoyle is MPs favoured candidate for next Speaker (50 points, 51 comments)
    10. Aubrey Allegretti: "My advice to the prime minister is don't go up to Scotland, you're liable to face a citizen's arrest." Len McCluskey, Unite general secretary, gives his reaction to the prorogation court case to Jon Craig (41 points, 25 comments)
  10. 1977 points, 6 submissions: wappingite
    1. Legalise cannabis, says Liberal Democrat candidate for London mayor (1901 points, 479 comments)
    2. Brexit showdown looms at Labour conference (26 points, 10 comments)
    3. Fears of no-deal chaos as ministers forced to publish secret Brexit papers (19 points, 3 comments)
    4. Airbnb and a free lunch: how county lines drug gangs lure teenagers (16 points, 7 comments)
    5. Bexit secretary [Steve Barclay MP] raises possibility of standstill transition deal (12 points, 4 comments)
    6. Tom Watson to break Labour's uneasy truce over Brexit (3 points, 11 comments)

Top Commenters

  1. FordTippex (2700 points, 228 comments)
  2. pickled-egg (2617 points, 293 comments)
  3. AlwaysALighthouse (2287 points, 99 comments)
  4. JoshM_01 (2195 points, 91 comments)
  5. bobbykjack (2185 points, 118 comments)
  6. craigizard (1797 points, 65 comments)
  7. ITried2 (1787 points, 142 comments)
  8. DassinJoe (1695 points, 113 comments)
  9. Duke0fWellington (1686 points, 31 comments)
  10. am0985 (1662 points, 120 comments)

Top Submissions

  1. BBC News - Parliament suspension ruled 'unlawful' by cragcrag (2913 points, 1565 comments)
  2. Boris Johnson has now lost his first six votes in parliament, beating the record of Boris Johnson who was the first PM to lose his first five. by chrisjd (2785 points, 396 comments)
  3. BREAKING: Speaker of the Commons John Bercow announces that he will not stand at the next election. by OldTenner (2380 points, 952 comments)
  4. BREAKING: MPs have voted to force government advisors including Dominic Cummings to release texts, emails, whatsapp messages and all other communications detailing the decision to prorogue Parliament and the impact of No Deal. 311-302 Question now, will Downing Street comply? by OldTenner (2140 points, 710 comments)
  5. Last week in Morley - Boris Johnson was told #PleaseLeaveMyTown. Today - it’s Doncaster. “People have died because of austerity. And you’ve got the cheek to come here.” by LeftWingScot (1917 points, 631 comments)
  6. Legalise cannabis, says Liberal Democrat candidate for London mayor by wappingite (1901 points, 479 comments)
  7. The I Paper Cartoon - No Food or Medicine? by Crappy99 (1813 points, 142 comments)
  8. Jeremy Corbyn: Official government documents confirm Boris Johnson is prepared to punish those who can least afford it with a No Deal Brexit to benefit his wealthy friends. He must be stopped. by OldTenner (1676 points, 415 comments)
  9. Conservative Party Facebook advert altered BBC headline. An advert featured the BBC logo with a headline saying "£14 billion pound cash boost for schools". But a BBC story linked in the advert said the figure was £7.1bn. by bottish (1673 points, 216 comments)
  10. Mounting pressure to recall parliament as Yellowhammer 'catastrophe' follows ruling prorogation is illegal by Newman1651 (1658 points, 508 comments)

Top Comments

  1. 1033 points: Jindabyne1's comment in BBC News - Parliament suspension ruled 'unlawful'
  2. 927 points: 0fiuco's comment in BREAKING: Speaker of the Commons John Bercow announces that he will not stand at the next election.
  3. 911 points: xnzv's comment in David Allen Green: Boris Johnson is the first prime minister to have been found by a court to have misled a king or queen.
  4. 763 points: vagueillusion's comment in BBC News - Parliament suspension ruled 'unlawful'
  5. 719 points: JoshM_01's comment in BREAKING: Speaker of the Commons John Bercow announces that he will not stand at the next election.
  6. 700 points: Jazz-Mojo's comment in BREAKING: Speaker of the Commons John Bercow announces that he will not stand at the next election.
  7. 686 points: buddamus's comment in Mounting pressure to recall parliament as Yellowhammer 'catastrophe' follows ruling prorogation is illegal
  8. 634 points: OptioMkIX's comment in It sounds as if the government won't be releasing the #Yellowhammer #NoDeal docs. Andrea Leadsom - Putting out #Yellowhammer docs would just "concern people" #r4today #bbcbreakfast #brexit
  9. 597 points: McRattus's comment in Scottish Government's version of Yellowhammer titled 'base scenario'.
  10. 578 points: IncredibleBert's comment in Brexit Party MP candidate backs calls for politicians to face “execution or prison”
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2019.09.16 12:29 subreddit_stats Subreddit Stats: ukpolitics top posts from 2019-09-09 to 2019-09-16 07:29 PDT

Period: 6.96 days
Submissions Comments
Total 997 58352
Rate (per day) 143.19 8237.27
Unique Redditors 439 7871
Combined Score 128586 415378

Top Submitters' Top Submissions

  1. 13475 points, 35 submissions: OldTenner
    1. BREAKING: Speaker of the Commons John Bercow announces that he will not stand at the next election. (2380 points, 952 comments)
    2. BREAKING: MPs have voted to force government advisors including Dominic Cummings to release texts, emails, whatsapp messages and all other communications detailing the decision to prorogue Parliament and the impact of No Deal. 311-302 Question now, will Downing Street comply? (2140 points, 710 comments)
    3. Jeremy Corbyn: Official government documents confirm Boris Johnson is prepared to punish those who can least afford it with a No Deal Brexit to benefit his wealthy friends. He must be stopped. (1676 points, 415 comments)
    4. Gabriel Pogrund: A Labour government would back a Royal Commission into "all" drugs laws If experts back decriminalisation or legalisation of cannabis, cocaine or heroine, Corbyn likely to follow Diane Abbott says all options on the table. War on drugs could end. (1427 points, 541 comments)
    5. Government response to Humble Address Motion (Yellowhammer docs!) (859 points, 866 comments)
    6. Keir Starmer: I welcome the Court's judgement. No one in their right mind believed Boris Johnson's reason for shutting down Parliament. I urge the Prime Minister to immediately recall Parliament so we can debate this judgement and decide what happens next. (500 points, 120 comments)
    7. Exc: No10 has seen polling that means if there was an election now, Boris Johnson would do worse than Theresa May, according to Jason Stein, who was a Tory special advisor and Amber Rudd aide until Saturday night (497 points, 179 comments)
    8. Sky News: Shadow sec @johnmcdonnellMP is working on introducing legislation that would allow for a reduced working week. McDonnell hopes to use a report by Robert Skidelsky to shape Labour policy. (426 points, 486 comments)
    9. The current top post on the subreddit was picked up by a journalist from an account which is incredibly dubious. It should be removed. (424 points, 115 comments)
    10. Today @Plaid_Cymru will call on opposition leaders to impeach Boris Johnson if he ignores the law preventing a No Deal Brexit on Oct 31st. No PM has ever been successfully impeached before. (374 points, 80 comments)
  2. 6884 points, 40 submissions: Crappy99
    1. The I Paper Cartoon - No Food or Medicine? (1813 points, 142 comments)
    2. Fruit shortages will hit UK if no-deal Brexit goes ahead, warns Sainsbury’s boss (680 points, 403 comments)
    3. The Telegraph Matt Cartoon - Jail or Brussels... (626 points, 25 comments)
    4. The Times Cartoon - Downton Shabby (619 points, 38 comments)
    5. Civil service union warns Boris Johnson not to force officials to break law over Brexit (486 points, 102 comments)
    6. The Independent Cartoon - Boris 'Pinocchio' Johnson (418 points, 30 comments)
    7. The Independent Cartoon - Ghost of Referendums Past... (298 points, 10 comments)
    8. Boris Johnson And Michael Gove 'Breached Ministerial Code' With No-Deal Brexit Ads, Says Jo Swinson (268 points, 24 comments)
    9. The Evening Standard Cartoon - ... In the Name of the Law (242 points, 12 comments)
    10. The Telegraph Matt Cartoon - Proroguing Bookshops... (163 points, 8 comments)
  3. 5986 points, 10 submissions: LeftWingScot
    1. Last week in Morley - Boris Johnson was told #PleaseLeaveMyTown. Today - it’s Doncaster. “People have died because of austerity. And you’ve got the cheek to come here.” (1917 points, 631 comments)
    2. Heckler shouts “get back to Parliament Boris!” at PM’s speech before being escorted out. Today is not totally going to plan. (918 points, 235 comments)
    3. NEW: Former government source says on Yellowhammer: “They’ve clearly relabelled it - this was originally a ‘base scenario’, which is government language for what is most likely to happen, from a list of the most plausible assumptions/expectations.” (859 points, 143 comments)
    4. BREAKING: As I reported earlier, MPs have requested emergency debate to get hold of all govt docs on prorogation & No Deal... and the request is 🔥 🔥 🔥 Includes all communications by “WhatsApp, telegram(!), signal(?), facebook, private email...” and names specific advisors. (824 points, 242 comments)
    5. Scottish Court of Sessions: "The Court will accordingly make an Order declaring that the Prime Minister’s advice to HM the Queen and the prorogation which followed thereon was unlawful and is thus null and of no effect." (620 points, 374 comments)
    6. Ouch. BBC Breakfast presenter and conference compere Steph McGovern sticks one on the PM after he leaves the stage: “I'd just like to point out, I am a girly swot and I’m proud of it. Let’s see who’s in the job the longest”. (598 points, 181 comments)
    7. Lindsay Hoyle: Now that there is a vacancy for the Office of Speaker of the House of Commons, I am happy to confirm that I will be standing as a candidate. (149 points, 59 comments)
    8. Petrol bombs thrown at police during rioting in Creggan Heights #Derry. (52 points, 9 comments)
    9. Arlene Foster: UK must leave as one nation. We are keen to see a sensible deal but not one that divides the internal market of the UK. We will not support any arrangements that create a barrier to East West trade. Anonymous sources lead to nonsense stories. #frontpages (28 points, 15 comments)
    10. So although the UKSC will heat Cherry (Scotland), Miller (E&W) & McCord (NI) at the same time, they are appeals from different systems of law, and in theory could come to different conclusions. Scottish law on this question might genuinely be different to English law. (21 points, 9 comments)
  4. 4928 points, 21 submissions: bottish
    1. Conservative Party Facebook advert altered BBC headline. An advert featured the BBC logo with a headline saying "£14 billion pound cash boost for schools". But a BBC story linked in the advert said the figure was £7.1bn. (1673 points, 216 comments)
    2. Channel 4 News on Twitter: “The United Kingdom has not proposed any alternatives and anything that is legally credible.” European Parliament President David Sassoli says the UK government has offered no initiative to reopen Brexit talks - and that “there cannot be an agreement without a backstop”. (505 points, 156 comments)
    3. Dominic Casciani on Twitter: Extraordinary letter from the union representing UK's top civil servants - the people who run the country - demanding the Prime Minister stops "political game playing" and gives an assurance that officials will not be asked to break the law over Brexit (423 points, 36 comments)
    4. Whitehall 'overly secretive' on how it has spent £97 million on Brexit consultants. The influential Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC) said departments had generally failed to meet the government's own transparency standards in regards to the spending. (367 points, 51 comments)
    5. Kevin McKenna: Scotland is closer to independence than it ever was in 2014. Perhaps Scotland hasn’t changed much in the five years since the first referendum on independence but its relationship with England has. (361 points, 257 comments)
    6. Boris Johnson cabinet minister Nicky Morgan says she would vote Remain in second Brexit referendum: 'It is not a result I was comfortable with' (353 points, 102 comments)
    7. BBC James Cook on Twitter: Many observers north of the border will feel that casting aspersions on the entire centuries-old Scottish judicial system is dangerous, even desperate, territory which is likely to be counter-productive for Number Ten in terms of the debate about independence. (290 points, 58 comments)
    8. SNP criticise Scotland Office after spending £1m on Tory spin. The outlay on communication has risen from £108,439 in 2010/11, meaning the latest figures represent a 655% increase since the Tories came to power. (171 points, 20 comments)
    9. No-deal Brexit advert about duty-free alcohol is ‘misleading’. The government has been criticised for ‘misleading the public’ after claiming that spirits and wine bought from the EU would no longer face excise duties in the UK in the event of a no-deal Brexit. (127 points, 19 comments)
    10. Brexit: 'Has Monty Python taken over?' - what the world press thinks — BBC World News (113 points, 69 comments)
  5. 4410 points, 16 submissions: chrisjd
    1. Boris Johnson has now lost his first six votes in parliament, beating the record of Boris Johnson who was the first PM to lose his first five. (2785 points, 396 comments)
    2. It looks like parliament will be prorogued today. Note that the Prime Minister was scheduled to give evidence to the Liaison Committee this Wednesday. Prorogation means the committee can't meet, and Johnson avoids scrutiny and accountability yet again. (815 points, 114 comments)
    3. Number of homeless families in England rises 11% in a year, new figures show (402 points, 209 comments)
    4. Fewer than half of Leave voters would consider a No Deal Brexit a success (247 points, 69 comments)
    5. Sky cuts speech by Labour’s official Brexit spokesperson but shows Watson’s personal opinion speech live (42 points, 32 comments)
    6. Chaos is being normalised. It is all part of Boris Johnson’s pernicious plan (24 points, 18 comments)
    7. Cornwall MP denies suggesting Boris Johnson should break the law (19 points, 7 comments)
    8. Jeremy Hunt warns 'divided' Tories face election defeat after Amber Rudd's shock resignation (19 points, 6 comments)
    9. Changing the Prime Minister might be the only way (17 points, 0 comments)
    10. Brexit ad spending spree begins despite departure date uncertainty (14 points, 10 comments)
  6. 2913 points, 1 submission: cragcrag
    1. BBC News - Parliament suspension ruled 'unlawful' (2913 points, 1565 comments)
  7. 2472 points, 13 submissions: Linksversifft
    1. CONFIRMED: Sam Gyimah is defecting to the Lib Dems (1164 points, 880 comments)
    2. Options if #Brexit deal can't be done w/EU: Boris shd ignore Act of P and leave w/no deal 34% Delay Brexit to 31/1/20 38% Revoke A50 and stay in EU 42% @ComRes for Sunday Express (297 points, 218 comments)
    3. "Parliament puts political point scoring before interests of the country" agree 73% disagree 12% DK 15% @ComRes for S Express (237 points, 36 comments)
    4. Westminster voting intention: CON: 28% (-2) LAB: 27% (-2) LDEM: 20% (+3) BREX: 13% (-) GRN: 5% (+1) via @ComRes Chgs. w/ 08 Sep (226 points, 139 comments)
    5. "The House of Commons attracts the brightest & best ppl to become MPs" agree 6% disagree 73% DK 21% @ComRes for Sunday Express (135 points, 69 comments)
    6. Public still split on Brexit future - "If an EU deal can't be done then Govt shd revoke A50 and remain in EU" agree 42% disagree 39% DK 20% @ComRes for Sunday Express (125 points, 81 comments)
    7. "If the Government cannot get a Withdrawal Agreement through Parliament, they should go back to the EU and ask for an extension to the UK's leaving date" Agree: 41% Disagree: 37% via @ComRes (68 points, 7 comments)
    8. Options if Brexit is delayed again, to 31.1.20: Boris shd resign immediately 41% There shd be a General Election 59% @ComRes for S Express (63 points, 15 comments)
    9. Early candidates for Speaker include @HarrietHarman @RhonddaBryant @LindsayHoyle_MP (50 points, 37 comments)
    10. Westminster Voting Intention: CON: 38% (-4) LAB: 24% (-4) LDM: 20% (+5) BXP: 7% (+2) GRN: 3% (=) UKIP: 1% (+1) CHUK: 1% (=) Via @KantarTNS , 5-9 Sep. Changes w/ 15-19 Aug. (50 points, 102 comments)
  8. 2341 points, 3 submissions: themongspeaks
    1. It sounds as if the government won't be releasing the #Yellowhammer #NoDeal docs. Andrea Leadsom - Putting out #Yellowhammer docs would just "concern people" #r4today #bbcbreakfast #brexit (1121 points, 463 comments)
    2. Senior Tory: “I’ve heard that Dominic Cummings has said ‘I don’t care if Northern Ireland falls into the [email protected]@king sea’.” #gulp #making #waves #confidenceinshortsupply (1065 points, 401 comments)
    3. "The backstop continues to be a critical component of the withdrawal agreement, unless and until alternatives are found" Ireland's Leo Varadkar tells Boris Johnson he's yet to receive "realistic, legally-binding and workable" plans to replace the backstop (155 points, 19 comments)
  9. 2039 points, 28 submissions: CaravanOfDeath
    1. Yvette Cooper: Parliament has been cancelled for 5 weeks so our @CommonsHomeAffs formal evidence session on No Deal preparations cannot take place. So instead we are meeting informally - still taking public evidence from the Borders Inspectorate & the Freight Transport Assoc at 10am (871 points, 101 comments)
    2. Exclusive: Liberal Democrats unveil plan to give £9,000 to over-25s for adult education (183 points, 267 comments)
    3. Labour members to push for anti-Brexit stance at conference. Vast majority of motions submitted call for party to explicitly back remain (155 points, 103 comments)
    4. Lib Dems Could Back Britain Rejoining The EU After Brexit. "The Russians might be breathing down our necks. not just flying sorties over the UK once a month – we may feel like we needed that security," Tom Brake, the party’s Brexit spokesperson, told BuzzFeed News. (144 points, 258 comments)
    5. Why do we cling to the myth of the evil genius? Because the alternative is worse. From Steve Bannon to Dominic Cummings, we like the idea that someone’s pulling the strings, even if they’re awful Nesrine Malik (131 points, 38 comments)
    6. Full Fact: We think there's a big error in that viral article about hedge funds and Brexit (93 points, 42 comments)
    7. Megathread: Live - Lib Dem Autumn Conference 2019 (72 points, 198 comments)
    8. Four-day working week rejected by Labour-commissioned review (51 points, 55 comments)
    9. YouGov: Lindsay Hoyle is MPs favoured candidate for next Speaker (50 points, 51 comments)
    10. Aubrey Allegretti: "My advice to the prime minister is don't go up to Scotland, you're liable to face a citizen's arrest." Len McCluskey, Unite general secretary, gives his reaction to the prorogation court case to Jon Craig (41 points, 25 comments)
  10. 1977 points, 6 submissions: wappingite
    1. Legalise cannabis, says Liberal Democrat candidate for London mayor (1901 points, 479 comments)
    2. Brexit showdown looms at Labour conference (26 points, 10 comments)
    3. Fears of no-deal chaos as ministers forced to publish secret Brexit papers (19 points, 3 comments)
    4. Airbnb and a free lunch: how county lines drug gangs lure teenagers (16 points, 7 comments)
    5. Bexit secretary [Steve Barclay MP] raises possibility of standstill transition deal (12 points, 4 comments)
    6. Tom Watson to break Labour's uneasy truce over Brexit (3 points, 11 comments)

Top Commenters

  1. FordTippex (2700 points, 228 comments)
  2. pickled-egg (2617 points, 293 comments)
  3. AlwaysALighthouse (2287 points, 99 comments)
  4. JoshM_01 (2195 points, 91 comments)
  5. bobbykjack (2185 points, 118 comments)
  6. craigizard (1797 points, 65 comments)
  7. ITried2 (1787 points, 142 comments)
  8. DassinJoe (1695 points, 113 comments)
  9. Duke0fWellington (1686 points, 31 comments)
  10. am0985 (1662 points, 120 comments)

Top Submissions

  1. BBC News - Parliament suspension ruled 'unlawful' by cragcrag (2913 points, 1565 comments)
  2. Boris Johnson has now lost his first six votes in parliament, beating the record of Boris Johnson who was the first PM to lose his first five. by chrisjd (2785 points, 396 comments)
  3. BREAKING: Speaker of the Commons John Bercow announces that he will not stand at the next election. by OldTenner (2380 points, 952 comments)
  4. BREAKING: MPs have voted to force government advisors including Dominic Cummings to release texts, emails, whatsapp messages and all other communications detailing the decision to prorogue Parliament and the impact of No Deal. 311-302 Question now, will Downing Street comply? by OldTenner (2140 points, 710 comments)
  5. Last week in Morley - Boris Johnson was told #PleaseLeaveMyTown. Today - it’s Doncaster. “People have died because of austerity. And you’ve got the cheek to come here.” by LeftWingScot (1917 points, 631 comments)
  6. Legalise cannabis, says Liberal Democrat candidate for London mayor by wappingite (1901 points, 479 comments)
  7. The I Paper Cartoon - No Food or Medicine? by Crappy99 (1813 points, 142 comments)
  8. Jeremy Corbyn: Official government documents confirm Boris Johnson is prepared to punish those who can least afford it with a No Deal Brexit to benefit his wealthy friends. He must be stopped. by OldTenner (1676 points, 415 comments)
  9. Conservative Party Facebook advert altered BBC headline. An advert featured the BBC logo with a headline saying "£14 billion pound cash boost for schools". But a BBC story linked in the advert said the figure was £7.1bn. by bottish (1673 points, 216 comments)
  10. Mounting pressure to recall parliament as Yellowhammer 'catastrophe' follows ruling prorogation is illegal by Newman1651 (1658 points, 508 comments)

Top Comments

  1. 1033 points: Jindabyne1's comment in BBC News - Parliament suspension ruled 'unlawful'
  2. 927 points: 0fiuco's comment in BREAKING: Speaker of the Commons John Bercow announces that he will not stand at the next election.
  3. 911 points: xnzv's comment in David Allen Green: Boris Johnson is the first prime minister to have been found by a court to have misled a king or queen.
  4. 763 points: vagueillusion's comment in BBC News - Parliament suspension ruled 'unlawful'
  5. 719 points: JoshM_01's comment in BREAKING: Speaker of the Commons John Bercow announces that he will not stand at the next election.
  6. 700 points: Jazz-Mojo's comment in BREAKING: Speaker of the Commons John Bercow announces that he will not stand at the next election.
  7. 686 points: buddamus's comment in Mounting pressure to recall parliament as Yellowhammer 'catastrophe' follows ruling prorogation is illegal
  8. 634 points: OptioMkIX's comment in It sounds as if the government won't be releasing the #Yellowhammer #NoDeal docs. Andrea Leadsom - Putting out #Yellowhammer docs would just "concern people" #r4today #bbcbreakfast #brexit
  9. 597 points: McRattus's comment in Scottish Government's version of Yellowhammer titled 'base scenario'.
  10. 578 points: IncredibleBert's comment in Brexit Party MP candidate backs calls for politicians to face “execution or prison”
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2019.08.11 20:23 AwayResolution Epstein was a CIA asset. The main players behind the worldwide child trafficking scandal are none other than the secret services - CIA, MI6, Mossad. Here is a collection of evidence.

Following the Epstein "suicide", it's more clear than ever that there is an organization which uses children in pedophilic sex parties, in order to blackmail and control powerful people. These children are frequently murdered by these sick individuals. Some can also be traumatized for the purpose of creating dissociative personalities so they can be mind-controlled. For a full breakdown of the worldwide scandals, see this list and this documentary - both of which are non-exhaustive and already out of date, such is the scale of this operation.
Common traits of these scandals are:
Now ask yourself, what is the one type of organization which can accomplish all of these things? There is only one.
The secret services.
The only organization which would have the authority and the means to accomplish all these feats, to assert such a degree of control over all the outcomes, is military intelligence. Other entities may be involved - billionaires for example - but money can only accomplish so much. Yes you can purchase a newspaper and have journalists write something, but you can't just pay someone to murder someone in a prison and make it look like suicide. Prison security need to be moved, clearance needs to be given. People need to be so scared that they keep their mouth shut. The only way you do this is by having significant amounts of money and resources at your disposal, but also authority over them.
Here is a collection of evidence supporting this assertion:
  1. Epstein flew a helicopter which shared tail numbers with a covert US military helicopter used by DynCorp. Dyncorp has a history of child trafficking scandals in many countries and is owned by Steve Feinberg (US intelligence board). Epstein's pilot is rumored to be in US intelligence and a Mossad agent, Junkerman, has flown on his jet. Summary. Epstein's close associate, Ghislaine Maxwell, is the child of media baron Robert Maxwell, who had links to British, Israeli, and Russian secret service. Epstein got off very lightly in 2008 for sexually abusing underage girls. The current labor secretary, Alexander Acosta, gave him a very lenient deal. Who can pull the strings to make this happen? Either Acosta is a part of the conspiracy, or another entity was forcing his hand - the only entity that is capable of doing so is military intelligence. AG William Barr worked in Epstein's legal team. Barr's father, Donald Barr, was in the OSS, which was the precursor to the CIA. Donald Barr gave Epstein his first job as a math teacher in an elite, politically connected school, even though Epstein did not have any qualifications or even a college degree. And assuming that Epstein didn't commit suicide, whoever had him killed was able to make a murder look like suicide, inside a prison, while the target was under suicide watch. Guards were apparently told to leave the area due to maintenance, and CCTV camera footage was either prevented or confiscated Source. Only military intelligence operatives have the resources to pull this off. Epstein's murder, whether real or faked, was the CIA disposing of a loose asset.
  2. It is a documented historical fact that the CIA engaged in child trafficking, including child sexual abuse, to blackmail useful officials, in the MK Ultra project. Source 1 Source 2. Note that only a small portion of the documents for this project ever came to light - the majority were destroyed.
  3. The Franklin Scandal. The ring leader of the pedophile blackmail ring, Larry King, had ties to US Intelligence. Source, page 34 In a subsequent scandal involving a "call-boy ring" in Washington D.C., an associate of King's, Craig Spence, committed suicide in a hotel. The mysterious Spence was "a CIA asset" and had bugged his home so he could blackmail powerful people. Source, page 279
  4. Paul Bonacci, who was awarded $1m by a judge for the sexual abuse done to him by Larry King, was also involved in a MK-Ultra follow-up mind control operation called Monarch (also confirmed by other survivors). He directly named Colonel Michael Aquino as one of the leads in the project. Aquino worked for navy intelligence. Around this time, allegations of child sex abuse were being leveled at army bases all over the United States. Source. So it seems, at least in the 70s and 80s, there was a dedicated program by the US military for child trafficking, sexual abuse, and mind control.
  5. The Belgium Scandal. A key witness, Regina Louf, alleged that convicted child rapist and murderer Marc Dutroux kidnapped children, including her, for businessman Michel Nihoul. Louf alleged that Nihoul had hidden cameras and that she had to make sure her rapists were in the camera's field of view. Louf's allegations were independently corroborated by many other witnesses, many of whom could give intimate case details such as room layouts. Nihoul was found not guilty, after judges overruled the jury's guilty verdict. Louf was also discredited by the Belgian government's own TV station, which labelled her a deranged liar. The case was the subject of a massive public outcry after police made a huge number of serious mistakes, such as even neglecting to search a basement after children's voices could be heard - this mistake led to the children starving to death in their basement cell. Many witnesses related to the case died in mysterious circumstances, such as committing suicide despite having no personal problems, or having car accidents.Source 1 Source 2 Again, which organization has the ability to influence national media, influence senior judges, influence police, and kill people to make it look like suicide or an accident? The security services.
  6. The Hampstead cover-up, in which two children related that their father forced them to engage in satanic ritual abuse at their school and at a church, as well as pedophilic parties with their father's friends, including cutting off babies' heads. Babies were supplied to the cult by social services. An experienced police detective is on record saying he believed the children and their mother. The authorities quickly closed ranks on the situation, with a judge removing the children from their mother, which goes against lawful procedure. Medical examinations by experienced professionals proved that the children had been sexually abused (vaginal and anal examinations). Crucial evidence was withheld from hearings. Child protection authorities and the Home Office was silent and inactive. To cover up information related to the case, all major media outlets were served with a defense advisory (DA) notice - a DA notice is an official request to news editors not to publish or broadcast items on specified subjects which would compromise military or intelligence operations. Source.
  7. In 1987 a satanic cult in Washington D.C., the Finders, was investigated after children were seen being apparently trafficked by two well-dressed men. At the properties of the Finders, investigators discovered evidence of satanic ritual abuse, blackmail, sophisticated communication technology, and explosives. The CIA took over the investigation and declared it an "internal matter". No further investigation was permitted. Source
  8. Ronald Bernard confesses in an emotional interview about having to sacrifice children to prove yourself as a psychopath in the financial elite. He also says that "secret services are actually criminal organizations ... they will stop at nothing. They have their flows of money from trading drugs, weapons, people. All that money has to come from somewhere, everything has to be financed." Source
  9. The Jersey scandal (full breakdown here). A policeman, Lenny Harper, investigating a children's care home (which Jimmy Savile frequently visited), claims he recovered forensic evidence that children were killed and incinerated in the basement. In March 2008, BBC television personality Jimmy Savile started legal proceedings against The Sun newspaper which had, wrongly he claimed, linked him in several articles to the child abuse scandal at Haut de la Garenne. Savile initially denied visiting Haut de la Garenne, but later admitted that he had done so, following the publication of a photograph showing him at the home surrounded by children. The States of Jersey Police said that in 2008 an allegation of an indecent assault by Savile at the home in the 1970s had been investigated, but there had been insufficient evidence to proceed. The forensic evidence found on the site was repeatedly compromised when it was sent to the UK for analysis. Lenny Harper received many death threats and was attacked by Jersey's local media, and some national media outlets. A journalist who later tried to investigate was arrested, held for 12 hours at Heathrow airport, and banned from the island. Vice article The list of suspects in the case include British government officials. According to Harper, Chief Minister for Jersey Frank Walker (OBE) warned Harper that his investigation could "bring the government down". In September 2008, the investigation team was changed. David Warcup, the leader of the new team, said there was "no evidence" that children were killed at Haut and that Harper's information he gave to the press were not accurate. Warcup said that the bones were animal bones and that the 60 milk teeth had come out naturally. Telegraph article 2 The new team also claimed that a child's skull was actually a piece of coconut (citing no scientific analysis), going against statements made by two anthropologists that it was a skull fragment as it contained collagen, and moreover that it was "fleshed and fresh" when it had been burned. Source Warcup said that the bones which were found could have been hundreds of years old, however an expert told Harper that they could only be a few decades old. Source 2 MP John Hemming said that he had no doubt that there were efforts to cover up the murder evidence. BBC article
  10. A man called Carl Beech claimed that in the 70s and 80s he and a number of other boys were raped by powerful people in London. He made claims specifically against twelve people, including the former Members of Parliament Harvey Proctor (who had already been convicted of gross indecency for having sex with teenage boys) and Greville Janner, the former Home Secretary Leon Brittan, the former Prime Minister Edward Heath, the former Chief of the Defence Staff Lord Bramall, the former Director of the Secret Intelligence Service Maurice Oldfield, and the former Director-General of MI5 Michael Hanley. Beech claimed that he was abused at a number of places including Dolphin Square, the Carlton Club, and various other places in the Home Counties. Beech also falsely claimed that the group murdered three children: two for sexual pleasure, and a third to intimidate the others. Proctor's solicitors told him that Beech had alleged that he had seen Proctor repeatedly stab a 12-year-old boy before strangling him to death, and that he himself had been raped by Proctor. The officer leading the investigation, Detective Superintendent Kenny McDonald, said in December 2014 that experienced officers had concluded that the allegations were "credible and true". McDonald was later criticised for the statement, and it was retracted. The investigating team was changed, no further evidence was found, and Beech was sentenced to 19 years in prison. Source
  11. Natacha Jaitt, a playboy model, alleged that she had evidence of a VIP child abuse ring, involving journalists and politicians in Argentina. She tweeted that "Notice: I will not commit suicide. I won’t be bought off or drown in a bath tub, nor will I shoot myself in the head. So, if that happens: I wasn’t me. Save this tweet." She was later found dead of an apparent drug overdose - her lawyer and brother suspect foul play. Source
  12. Former police officer Mark Minnie wrote an explosive book detailing a pedophile ring in South African government. Minnie, 58, was found with a bullet to his head, but many people are refusing to believe the police version - that he took his own life at the farm of a friend near the coastal city of Port Elizabeth. "The fact that the suicide note was found doesn't necessarily mean he wrote it willingly. I mean he could've written it under duress. The fact that he shot himself with someone else's pistol already raises questions," investigative journalist and author Jacques Pauw told South Africa's radio 702. Source
  13. Imane Fadil was a Moroccan ex-model who became a celebrity after becoming a key witness in the 2013 “Rubygate” trials which accused the media mogul and ex-Prime Minister of Italy Silvio Berlusconi of “child prostitution”. Fadil was also looking to be a witness in a related investigation (dubbed “Ruby ter”) that is still ongoing. In 2018, Fadil claimed in an interview that Berlusconi’s infamous “parties” lead to dark, satanic rituals. She was also in the process of writing a tell-all book about Rubygate and the dark secrets of Berlusconi. The name of the projected book was quite evocative: I Met the Devil. However, in the past weeks, things dramatic turn. Imane Fadil died in a hospital room in Milan on March 1st after a month of agony. Media sources reported her death only 15 days after the fact, mostly because authorities announced the opening of a homicide investigation. Indeed, the cause of Fadil’s death is currently believed to be “murder by radioactive poisoning”. Source
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2019.06.09 20:59 ukpolbot Subreddit Stats: Top posts and comments from June 02 to 09

Period: 6.98 days

Submissions/comments this week: 1734 / 71600

Submissions/comments last week: 1921 / 90214

Submissions Comments
Total 998 52486
Rate (per day) 142.95 7392.89
Unique Redditors 376 6503
Combined Score 79509 315006

Top Submitters' Top Submissions

  1. 11655 points, 73 submissions: mmmmmm-_-
    1. Jeremy Hunt video says that when he set out as an entrepreneur it was a “daily grind just to stay alive, just to pay the bills”. - That’s Jeremy Hunt, son of Admiral Sir Nicholas Hunt and Lady Hunt, Charterhouse, PPE at Oxford, worth £14 million, richest member of the cabinet... (2234 points, 375 comments)
    2. Guy Verhofstadt: The European Union is, above all, a peace project. Lasting reconciliation and brotherhood after the horrors of nationalism. Salute! (1164 points, 750 comments)
    3. A thought experiment. Imagine a left-wing MP called for Parliament to be prorogued to force through an ultra radical agenda for which Labour had no majority. Newspaper front pages would scream about a Corbynite authoritarian plot to stage a coup d'etat to destroy democracy. (1118 points, 489 comments)
    4. Prince Harry snubs Trump by skipping State Banquet hours after keeping his distance from the President at Buckingham Palace following 'nasty' Meghan jibe (1056 points, 705 comments)
    5. Bob Cartoon: Fields of Coca (959 points, 100 comments)
    6. Peterborough by-election: Nigel Farage's silence is significant after Brexit Party fails to win seat in parliament (610 points, 511 comments)
    7. Home solar panel installations fall by 94% as subsidies cut (306 points, 242 comments)
    8. Tory leadership hopeful Andrea Leadsom admits smoking cannabis (306 points, 284 comments)
    9. EU firms 'abandoning' UK orders over Brexit uncertainty (297 points, 170 comments)
    10. Campaigners project Johnson's 'nasty' comments about Trump on to Big Ben (275 points, 61 comments)
  2. 7965 points, 45 submissions: YakkyLemon
    1. in a curious twist, it turns out that the Brexit Party candidate for the Peterborough by-election - Mike Greene - is a former business partner of Greybull Capital, the private equity group which let British Steel collapse into administration a few weeks ago (1207 points, 332 comments)
    2. Majority of voters think Boris Johnson would make bad PM (1076 points, 279 comments)
    3. Lib Dem Press Office: As drugs seem to be the topic of the day...worth saying we are the only party offering a solution to the criminal and health implications of currently illegal substances. Let’s legislate to regulate! (979 points, 132 comments)
    4. Peterborough loser Nigel Farage somehow let into Downing Street for letter stunt - The Brexit Party leader, who just lost an election, is now demanding a seat at negotiations that don't exist from a Prime Minister who isn't there (714 points, 266 comments)
    5. Everything you think you know about Leavers and Remainers is wrong - A new study reveals that Remainers care much more about remaining than Leavers do about leaving — and it could have grave consequences for Labour and the Tories. (562 points, 537 comments)
    6. Vince Cable: We should not be rolling out the red carpet for Donald Trump or involving the royals. Trump is doing great damage to British interests and our traditional alliance with America. (426 points, 286 comments)
    7. Which? disagrees that fears around chlorinated chicken are ‘unfounded’ (417 points, 259 comments)
    8. Loser Nigel Farage reels out excuses for Brexit Party's defeat in Peterborough - The Brexit Party leader said his party's problem was that too many people voted for another party (414 points, 196 comments)
    9. The UK has much to fear from a US trade agreement - Any deal with Trump would likely stray into areas such as food safety and drug pricing — and the president would come back for more. (304 points, 125 comments)
    10. Tory leadership race: Candidates misleading voters, says Stewart (184 points, 51 comments)
  3. 4242 points, 28 submissions: bottish
    1. The wealthy businessman who paid just £35.20 in tax. A wealthy businessman who lived a life of luxury paid just £35.20 income tax, a BBC investigation has discovered. Frank Timis rented a £14,000-a-month penthouse and spent thousands dining in London's finest restaurants. (1275 points, 385 comments)
    2. BBC Politics on Twitter: US Ambassador to the UK Woody Johnson tells #Marr that the whole of the economy, including the #NHS, will be “on the table” in a future US-UK trade deal after Brexit (973 points, 579 comments)
    3. Spain: We will not block independent Scotland’s EU membership. Spain's top diplomat in Scotland has declared clearly and unequivocally that the Spanish government will not block an independent Scotland’s entry into the European Union. (596 points, 447 comments)
    4. Glasgow drives huge fall in violent crime across Scotland. Falling levels of violent crime in the west of Scotland has driven an 89% reduction across the country over the past decade, a study has concluded. (230 points, 112 comments)
    5. DWP is cutting 570,000 people's Universal Credit to pay off old Tax Credit debts. Citizens Advice said poor families are being "pushed over the edge" after the DWP admitted more than a quarter of UC claims are being docked for old Tax Credit debt. (157 points, 66 comments)
    6. Rule changes in PM race considered as Hammond tells candidates to be honest. Tory grandees are considering rule changes for the race to be the next British Prime Minister as Chancellor Philip Hammond challenged contenders to explain why they would not end up as ‘Theresa May mark two’ on Brexit. (147 points, 59 comments)
    7. Brexit 'causing' more British nationals to become Irish (110 points, 47 comments)
    8. Electoral Reform Society on Twitter: Three consecutive polls published over the weekend have shown three different parties in first place (Lib Dem, Brexit and Labour) – the first time this has happened since 1986 (104 points, 8 comments)
    9. Brexit: Government spends £97m on consultants. Preparing for Brexit has cost the UK government £97m in consultancy fees, the National Audit Office has revealed. The money has been spent on hiring external experts because government departments lack the staff and skills needed, the NAO said. (96 points, 30 comments)
    10. SNP MEP set for leading role in European Parliament. The SNP MEP Alyn Smith is set to become the vice-president of a bloc wielding almost 10 per cent of the votes in the new European parliament. (90 points, 49 comments)
  4. 3953 points, 12 submissions: ThomasJentz
    1. Martin Rowson on Donald Trump's welcome to the UK – cartoon (1945 points, 304 comments)
    2. Ben Jennings on Theresa May’s exit from No 10 – cartoon (1202 points, 110 comments)
    3. Trump baby blimp 'stabbed with sharp object' by pro-Trump activist in London ‘It’s not surprising the far right would want to meet freedom of expression with violence,’ says organiser (619 points, 596 comments)
    4. [...] Rory Stewart amassed just over £50,000 in donations, despite his minimal chances of becoming Tory leader. (76 points, 64 comments)
    5. Peterborough byelection result: Labour scrapes past Brexit party to hold seat Labour’s Lisa Forbes says result shows ‘the politics of division will never win’ (35 points, 57 comments)
    6. Join Kit @kitmalthouse: I have decided to withdraw from the contest for the leadership of the Conservative Party. Thank you to all those who have supported me. (34 points, 20 comments)
    7. UK running out of care home places, says geriatrics society chief Quality of care for older people set to fall and ‘wheels could come off completely’ (15 points, 7 comments)
    8. New Tory leader could avoid immediate confidence vote Ministers considering whether to schedule summer break before new PM is announced (11 points, 12 comments)
    9. Doorsteps and dodgy sound: how the Tory candidates' videos compare As Boris Johnson unveils his leadership pitch, we look at the social media campaign so far (6 points, 7 comments)
    10. Theresa May to use last days as PM to make series of policy moves May expected to press ahead with policy announcements that could cost billions (6 points, 16 comments)
  5. 2844 points, 8 submissions: OldTenner
    1. Jeremy Corbyn: Absolutely shocking. We must not, and will not, accept this homophobic and misogynist violence in our society. Solidarity to Melania and Chris, and to all in the LGBT+ community for everything they endure for simply being who they are. (1790 points, 786 comments)
    2. Peterborough result: LAB: 30.9% (-17.2) BREX: 28.9% (+28.9) CON: 21.4% (-25.5) LDEM: 12.3% (+8.9) GRN: 3.1% (+1.3) UKIP: 1.2% (+1.2) (580 points, 667 comments)
    3. Nigel Farage defends Ann Widdecombe over gay therapy comments (197 points, 195 comments)
    4. Westminster Voting Intention: BXP: 26% (+4) LDM: 20% (-4) LAB: 20% (+1) CON: 18% (-1) GRN: 9% (+1) Via @YouGov, FW Unknown. Changes w/ 28-29 May. (127 points, 149 comments)
    5. Jeremy Corbyn Likened To Hitler By Tory Leadership Candidate Matt Hancock (58 points, 129 comments)
    6. Leader of the Brexit Party Nigel Farage has delivered a letter to Prime Minister Theresa May demanding his party is involved in the Government's Brexit negotiations (57 points, 112 comments)
    7. "Do you approve or disapprove of the Government's record to date?" 72% ~ Disapprove 9% ~ Approve 20% ~ Don't Know Via @YouGov, 12-13 May 2019 (29 points, 11 comments)
    8. Jeremy Corbyn Offered Trump The Chance To Meet. Trump Said No (6 points, 12 comments)
  6. 2421 points, 3 submissions: EHEC
    1. James Crisp: NEW: Nigel Farage has been given 24 hours to come to Brussels and explain himself over 450k pounds of allegedly undeclared gift from Arron Bnks or face being banned from the European Parliament. [Thread] (2115 points, 416 comments)
    2. Wes Streeting: This made me feel sick to my stomach. One of my own Labour colleagues stood with people who have peddled hatred and bigotry on school gates, intimidating pupils, teachers and parents. 800 young people in his city have called Childline - some suicidal. No return to Section 28! [Thread] (224 points, 163 comments)
    3. James Crisp: EU Parliament caves over 24hr deadline it set @Nigel_Farage to attend hearing into alleged undeclared gifts. MEPs usually have 7 days to respond. Hearing now next wk. Farage refused 2 attend & complained abt confidentiality breach after y'day's story (82 points, 122 comments)
  7. 1881 points, 10 submissions: Lolworth
    1. Dave Brown on D-Day (1168 points, 398 comments)
    2. Four teens arrested after gruesome attack on lesbian couple on Camden bus (349 points, 331 comments)
    3. Michael Gove says he 'deeply regrets' taking cocaine 'on several occasions' (157 points, 230 comments)
    4. Jeremy Corbyn: We won't ignore the refugee crisis - the 65 million people around the world who are escaping oppression, war, climate crises and poverty. We're standing against those who treat them as enemies. They're our fellow human beings who deserve compassion and safety. #TrumpProtest (83 points, 160 comments)
    5. Adams on the Peterborough bi-election (47 points, 10 comments)
    6. Sadiq Khan: Today thousands of Londoners of all faiths, ages and backgrounds joined @rizahmed @asmakhanlondon & many more to celebrate #Eid in Trafalgar Square. Together we sent a clear message across the world: London's diversity is our strength - and #LondonIsOpen to everyone. #EidMubarak (32 points, 47 comments)
    7. Saturday caption competition. (13 points, 22 comments)
    8. Blower on the alternative State Visit (12 points, 24 comments)
    9. Michael Gove promises to scrap VAT after Brexit to boost economy (12 points, 85 comments)
    10. Friday caption competition. (8 points, 25 comments)
  8. 1669 points, 7 submissions: StirlingSauce
    1. Times Cartoon - ‘And these two are mine!’ (1488 points, 86 comments)
    2. Times Cartoon - The Ugly Sisters (159 points, 23 comments)
    3. Rory Stewart campaign point to new polling in bid to win backing of MPs (11 points, 16 comments)
    4. In our politics, are right wing views more geared towards cynicism, while left wing views tend to be more optimistic? (8 points, 34 comments)
    5. May to take tough line with Trump over China #tomorrowspaperstoday (3 points, 8 comments)
    6. Saturday’s Times “New Labour MP ‘must be suspended’” #tomorrowspaperstoday (main body of article also reveals Rupa Huq subject of complaints of antisemitism by former staff members) (0 points, 30 comments)
    7. Theresa May’s gift to Donald Trump is a dig at America First (0 points, 6 comments)
  9. 1369 points, 3 submissions: PLanPLan
    1. Andrew Neil: On 75th anniversary of D-Day, time to debunk Hollywood myth it was largely a US invasion force. Of 1,213 warships involved, 892 were British/Canadian; only 200 US. Royal Navy in charge of Operation Neptune. Of 4,126 landing craft involved, 805 American, 3,261 British. 1/2 (1298 points, 418 comments)
    2. Yest another disgraceful attack in London today as an elderly Trump supporter is assaulted and shoved to the ground by the self-appointed anti-fascists shortly after Jeremy Corbyn's anti-hate speech.This is hate. This is fascism. (67 points, 201 comments)
    3. Ruth Lea: Important report from the Commons Library: "EU preparations for a no-deal Brexit". The Commission's no-deal preparedness plan is now complete. In addition, Member States also have their own plans "to mitigate the impact of ‘no deal’ on their economy". (Report link in tweet) (4 points, 9 comments)
  10. 1320 points, 17 submissions: ainbheartach
    1. Sky News: Donald Trump has compared the post-Brexit Irish border with his own planned wall for the US border with Mexico. /Video (448 points, 177 comments)
    2. Tory talk of no-deal Brexit costs jobs, warns industry (258 points, 36 comments)
    3. Dominic Raab has refused to rule out proroguing parliament, something which @lewis_goodall says would be "a hand grenade into our constitution". /Video (148 points, 130 comments)
    4. How Brexit Broke Britain and Revealed a Country at War With Itself (91 points, 21 comments)
    5. Peter Foster: This is 100% bang on. Problem with Tory party at the moment is that you give them one hypothetical, caveated straw to clutch and they instantly turn it into an ocean-going lifeboat. Says a lot actually. (80 points, 4 comments)
    6. Emily Thornberry: Trump is a ‘sexual predator’ and ‘racist’ (63 points, 124 comments)
    7. EU gives Nigel Farage 24 hours to explain Arron Banks funds (41 points, 14 comments)
    8. David Blunkett: Jeremy Corbyn won’t listen to the many and heeds only the few (30 points, 9 comments)
    9. No Wonder Donald Trump Loves Brexit So Much (26 points, 3 comments)
    10. Police end criminal probe into Loughinisland massacre investigative journalists (25 points, 2 comments)

Top Commenters

  1. deeacorn (2900 points, 136 comments)
  2. potpan0 (2019 points, 106 comments)
  3. ITried2 (1736 points, 157 comments)
  4. Duwenii (1616 points, 140 comments)
  5. studentfeesisatax (1562 points, 150 comments)
  6. ThomasJentz (1529 points, 79 comments)
  7. thebluemonkey (1514 points, 146 comments)
  8. PoachTWC (1454 points, 39 comments)
  9. MimesAreShite (1450 points, 120 comments)
  10. JavaTheCaveman (1442 points, 151 comments)

Top Submissions

  1. Jeremy Hunt video says that when he set out as an entrepreneur it was a “daily grind just to stay alive, just to pay the bills”. - That’s Jeremy Hunt, son of Admiral Sir Nicholas Hunt and Lady Hunt, Charterhouse, PPE at Oxford, worth £14 million, richest member of the cabinet... by mmmmmm-_- (2234 points, 375 comments)
  2. James Crisp: NEW: Nigel Farage has been given 24 hours to come to Brussels and explain himself over 450k pounds of allegedly undeclared gift from Arron Bnks or face being banned from the European Parliament. [Thread] by EHEC (2115 points, 416 comments)
  3. Martin Rowson on Donald Trump's welcome to the UK – cartoon by ThomasJentz (1945 points, 304 comments)
  4. Jeremy Corbyn: Absolutely shocking. We must not, and will not, accept this homophobic and misogynist violence in our society. Solidarity to Melania and Chris, and to all in the LGBT+ community for everything they endure for simply being who they are. by OldTenner (1790 points, 786 comments)
  5. Times Cartoon - ‘And these two are mine!’ by StirlingSauce (1488 points, 86 comments)
  6. Andrew Neil: On 75th anniversary of D-Day, time to debunk Hollywood myth it was largely a US invasion force. Of 1,213 warships involved, 892 were British/Canadian; only 200 US. Royal Navy in charge of Operation Neptune. Of 4,126 landing craft involved, 805 American, 3,261 British. 1/2 by PLanPLan (1298 points, 418 comments)
  7. The wealthy businessman who paid just £35.20 in tax. A wealthy businessman who lived a life of luxury paid just £35.20 income tax, a BBC investigation has discovered. Frank Timis rented a £14,000-a-month penthouse and spent thousands dining in London's finest restaurants. by bottish (1275 points, 385 comments)
  8. So i emailed The Brexit Party asking what their plan for Brexit was... by Waftmaster (1245 points, 365 comments)
  9. in a curious twist, it turns out that the Brexit Party candidate for the Peterborough by-election - Mike Greene - is a former business partner of Greybull Capital, the private equity group which let British Steel collapse into administration a few weeks ago by YakkyLemon (1207 points, 332 comments)
  10. Ben Jennings on Theresa May’s exit from No 10 – cartoon by ThomasJentz (1202 points, 110 comments)

Top Comments

  1. 815 points: PoachTWC's comment in Prince Harry snubs Trump by skipping State Banquet hours after keeping his distance from the President at Buckingham Palace following 'nasty' Meghan jibe
  2. 756 points: lithaborn's comment in James Crisp: NEW: Nigel Farage has been given 24 hours to come to Brussels and explain himself over 450k pounds of allegedly undeclared gift from Arron Bnks or face being banned from the European Parliament. [Thread]
  3. 675 points: usernamepusername's comment in Trump says NHS must be 'on the table' in post-Brexit trade deal
  4. 631 points: deeacorn's comment in James Crisp: NEW: Nigel Farage has been given 24 hours to come to Brussels and explain himself over 450k pounds of allegedly undeclared gift from Arron Bnks or face being banned from the European Parliament. [Thread]
  5. 586 points: smity31's comment in So i emailed The Brexit Party asking what their plan for Brexit was...
  6. 555 points: GuessImStuckWithThis's comment in Jeremy Hunt video says that when he set out as an entrepreneur it was a “daily grind just to stay alive, just to pay the bills”. - That’s Jeremy Hunt, son of Admiral Sir Nicholas Hunt and Lady Hunt, Charterhouse, PPE at Oxford, worth £14 million, richest member of the cabinet...
  7. 541 points: OptioMkIX's comment in Bring your own containers, says Waitrose
  8. 526 points: Zircez's comment in Martin Rowson on Donald Trump's welcome to the UK – cartoon
  9. 513 points: Patch95's comment in BBC Politics on Twitter: US Ambassador to the UK Woody Johnson tells #Marr that the whole of the economy, including the #NHS, will be “on the table” in a future US-UK trade deal after Brexit
  10. 512 points: HoareHouse's comment in Fury as Ann Widdecombe claims 'science may produce an answer' to homosexuality
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2019.06.09 12:37 subreddit_stats Subreddit Stats: ukpolitics top posts from 2019-06-02 to 2019-06-09 07:40 PDT

Period: 6.98 days
Submissions Comments
Total 998 52486
Rate (per day) 142.95 7392.89
Unique Redditors 376 6503
Combined Score 79509 315006

Top Submitters' Top Submissions

  1. 11655 points, 73 submissions: mmmmmm-_-
    1. Jeremy Hunt video says that when he set out as an entrepreneur it was a “daily grind just to stay alive, just to pay the bills”. - That’s Jeremy Hunt, son of Admiral Sir Nicholas Hunt and Lady Hunt, Charterhouse, PPE at Oxford, worth £14 million, richest member of the cabinet... (2234 points, 375 comments)
    2. Guy Verhofstadt: The European Union is, above all, a peace project. Lasting reconciliation and brotherhood after the horrors of nationalism. Salute! (1164 points, 750 comments)
    3. A thought experiment. Imagine a left-wing MP called for Parliament to be prorogued to force through an ultra radical agenda for which Labour had no majority. Newspaper front pages would scream about a Corbynite authoritarian plot to stage a coup d'etat to destroy democracy. (1118 points, 489 comments)
    4. Prince Harry snubs Trump by skipping State Banquet hours after keeping his distance from the President at Buckingham Palace following 'nasty' Meghan jibe (1056 points, 705 comments)
    5. Bob Cartoon: Fields of Coca (959 points, 100 comments)
    6. Peterborough by-election: Nigel Farage's silence is significant after Brexit Party fails to win seat in parliament (610 points, 511 comments)
    7. Home solar panel installations fall by 94% as subsidies cut (306 points, 242 comments)
    8. Tory leadership hopeful Andrea Leadsom admits smoking cannabis (306 points, 284 comments)
    9. EU firms 'abandoning' UK orders over Brexit uncertainty (297 points, 170 comments)
    10. Campaigners project Johnson's 'nasty' comments about Trump on to Big Ben (275 points, 61 comments)
  2. 7965 points, 45 submissions: YakkyLemon
    1. in a curious twist, it turns out that the Brexit Party candidate for the Peterborough by-election - Mike Greene - is a former business partner of Greybull Capital, the private equity group which let British Steel collapse into administration a few weeks ago (1207 points, 332 comments)
    2. Majority of voters think Boris Johnson would make bad PM (1076 points, 279 comments)
    3. Lib Dem Press Office: As drugs seem to be the topic of the day...worth saying we are the only party offering a solution to the criminal and health implications of currently illegal substances. Let’s legislate to regulate! (979 points, 132 comments)
    4. Peterborough loser Nigel Farage somehow let into Downing Street for letter stunt - The Brexit Party leader, who just lost an election, is now demanding a seat at negotiations that don't exist from a Prime Minister who isn't there (714 points, 266 comments)
    5. Everything you think you know about Leavers and Remainers is wrong - A new study reveals that Remainers care much more about remaining than Leavers do about leaving — and it could have grave consequences for Labour and the Tories. (562 points, 537 comments)
    6. Vince Cable: We should not be rolling out the red carpet for Donald Trump or involving the royals. Trump is doing great damage to British interests and our traditional alliance with America. (426 points, 286 comments)
    7. Which? disagrees that fears around chlorinated chicken are ‘unfounded’ (417 points, 259 comments)
    8. Loser Nigel Farage reels out excuses for Brexit Party's defeat in Peterborough - The Brexit Party leader said his party's problem was that too many people voted for another party (414 points, 196 comments)
    9. The UK has much to fear from a US trade agreement - Any deal with Trump would likely stray into areas such as food safety and drug pricing — and the president would come back for more. (304 points, 125 comments)
    10. Tory leadership race: Candidates misleading voters, says Stewart (184 points, 51 comments)
  3. 4242 points, 28 submissions: bottish
    1. The wealthy businessman who paid just £35.20 in tax. A wealthy businessman who lived a life of luxury paid just £35.20 income tax, a BBC investigation has discovered. Frank Timis rented a £14,000-a-month penthouse and spent thousands dining in London's finest restaurants. (1275 points, 385 comments)
    2. BBC Politics on Twitter: US Ambassador to the UK Woody Johnson tells #Marr that the whole of the economy, including the #NHS, will be “on the table” in a future US-UK trade deal after Brexit (973 points, 579 comments)
    3. Spain: We will not block independent Scotland’s EU membership. Spain's top diplomat in Scotland has declared clearly and unequivocally that the Spanish government will not block an independent Scotland’s entry into the European Union. (596 points, 447 comments)
    4. Glasgow drives huge fall in violent crime across Scotland. Falling levels of violent crime in the west of Scotland has driven an 89% reduction across the country over the past decade, a study has concluded. (230 points, 112 comments)
    5. DWP is cutting 570,000 people's Universal Credit to pay off old Tax Credit debts. Citizens Advice said poor families are being "pushed over the edge" after the DWP admitted more than a quarter of UC claims are being docked for old Tax Credit debt. (157 points, 66 comments)
    6. Rule changes in PM race considered as Hammond tells candidates to be honest. Tory grandees are considering rule changes for the race to be the next British Prime Minister as Chancellor Philip Hammond challenged contenders to explain why they would not end up as ‘Theresa May mark two’ on Brexit. (147 points, 59 comments)
    7. Brexit 'causing' more British nationals to become Irish (110 points, 47 comments)
    8. Electoral Reform Society on Twitter: Three consecutive polls published over the weekend have shown three different parties in first place (Lib Dem, Brexit and Labour) – the first time this has happened since 1986 (104 points, 8 comments)
    9. Brexit: Government spends £97m on consultants. Preparing for Brexit has cost the UK government £97m in consultancy fees, the National Audit Office has revealed. The money has been spent on hiring external experts because government departments lack the staff and skills needed, the NAO said. (96 points, 30 comments)
    10. SNP MEP set for leading role in European Parliament. The SNP MEP Alyn Smith is set to become the vice-president of a bloc wielding almost 10 per cent of the votes in the new European parliament. (90 points, 49 comments)
  4. 3953 points, 12 submissions: ThomasJentz
    1. Martin Rowson on Donald Trump's welcome to the UK – cartoon (1945 points, 304 comments)
    2. Ben Jennings on Theresa May’s exit from No 10 – cartoon (1202 points, 110 comments)
    3. Trump baby blimp 'stabbed with sharp object' by pro-Trump activist in London ‘It’s not surprising the far right would want to meet freedom of expression with violence,’ says organiser (619 points, 596 comments)
    4. [...] Rory Stewart amassed just over £50,000 in donations, despite his minimal chances of becoming Tory leader. (76 points, 64 comments)
    5. Peterborough byelection result: Labour scrapes past Brexit party to hold seat Labour’s Lisa Forbes says result shows ‘the politics of division will never win’ (35 points, 57 comments)
    6. Join Kit @kitmalthouse: I have decided to withdraw from the contest for the leadership of the Conservative Party. Thank you to all those who have supported me. (34 points, 20 comments)
    7. UK running out of care home places, says geriatrics society chief Quality of care for older people set to fall and ‘wheels could come off completely’ (15 points, 7 comments)
    8. New Tory leader could avoid immediate confidence vote Ministers considering whether to schedule summer break before new PM is announced (11 points, 12 comments)
    9. Doorsteps and dodgy sound: how the Tory candidates' videos compare As Boris Johnson unveils his leadership pitch, we look at the social media campaign so far (6 points, 7 comments)
    10. Theresa May to use last days as PM to make series of policy moves May expected to press ahead with policy announcements that could cost billions (6 points, 16 comments)
  5. 2844 points, 8 submissions: OldTenner
    1. Jeremy Corbyn: Absolutely shocking. We must not, and will not, accept this homophobic and misogynist violence in our society. Solidarity to Melania and Chris, and to all in the LGBT+ community for everything they endure for simply being who they are. (1790 points, 786 comments)
    2. Peterborough result: LAB: 30.9% (-17.2) BREX: 28.9% (+28.9) CON: 21.4% (-25.5) LDEM: 12.3% (+8.9) GRN: 3.1% (+1.3) UKIP: 1.2% (+1.2) (580 points, 667 comments)
    3. Nigel Farage defends Ann Widdecombe over gay therapy comments (197 points, 195 comments)
    4. Westminster Voting Intention: BXP: 26% (+4) LDM: 20% (-4) LAB: 20% (+1) CON: 18% (-1) GRN: 9% (+1) Via @YouGov, FW Unknown. Changes w/ 28-29 May. (127 points, 149 comments)
    5. Jeremy Corbyn Likened To Hitler By Tory Leadership Candidate Matt Hancock (58 points, 129 comments)
    6. Leader of the Brexit Party Nigel Farage has delivered a letter to Prime Minister Theresa May demanding his party is involved in the Government's Brexit negotiations (57 points, 112 comments)
    7. "Do you approve or disapprove of the Government's record to date?" 72% ~ Disapprove 9% ~ Approve 20% ~ Don't Know Via @YouGov, 12-13 May 2019 (29 points, 11 comments)
    8. Jeremy Corbyn Offered Trump The Chance To Meet. Trump Said No (6 points, 12 comments)
  6. 2421 points, 3 submissions: EHEC
    1. James Crisp: NEW: Nigel Farage has been given 24 hours to come to Brussels and explain himself over 450k pounds of allegedly undeclared gift from Arron Bnks or face being banned from the European Parliament. [Thread] (2115 points, 416 comments)
    2. Wes Streeting: This made me feel sick to my stomach. One of my own Labour colleagues stood with people who have peddled hatred and bigotry on school gates, intimidating pupils, teachers and parents. 800 young people in his city have called Childline - some suicidal. No return to Section 28! [Thread] (224 points, 163 comments)
    3. James Crisp: EU Parliament caves over 24hr deadline it set @Nigel_Farage to attend hearing into alleged undeclared gifts. MEPs usually have 7 days to respond. Hearing now next wk. Farage refused 2 attend & complained abt confidentiality breach after y'day's story (82 points, 122 comments)
  7. 1881 points, 10 submissions: Lolworth
    1. Dave Brown on D-Day (1168 points, 398 comments)
    2. Four teens arrested after gruesome attack on lesbian couple on Camden bus (349 points, 331 comments)
    3. Michael Gove says he 'deeply regrets' taking cocaine 'on several occasions' (157 points, 230 comments)
    4. Jeremy Corbyn: We won't ignore the refugee crisis - the 65 million people around the world who are escaping oppression, war, climate crises and poverty. We're standing against those who treat them as enemies. They're our fellow human beings who deserve compassion and safety. #TrumpProtest (83 points, 160 comments)
    5. Adams on the Peterborough bi-election (47 points, 10 comments)
    6. Sadiq Khan: Today thousands of Londoners of all faiths, ages and backgrounds joined @rizahmed @asmakhanlondon & many more to celebrate #Eid in Trafalgar Square. Together we sent a clear message across the world: London's diversity is our strength - and #LondonIsOpen to everyone. #EidMubarak (32 points, 47 comments)
    7. Saturday caption competition. (13 points, 22 comments)
    8. Blower on the alternative State Visit (12 points, 24 comments)
    9. Michael Gove promises to scrap VAT after Brexit to boost economy (12 points, 85 comments)
    10. Friday caption competition. (8 points, 25 comments)
  8. 1669 points, 7 submissions: StirlingSauce
    1. Times Cartoon - ‘And these two are mine!’ (1488 points, 86 comments)
    2. Times Cartoon - The Ugly Sisters (159 points, 23 comments)
    3. Rory Stewart campaign point to new polling in bid to win backing of MPs (11 points, 16 comments)
    4. In our politics, are right wing views more geared towards cynicism, while left wing views tend to be more optimistic? (8 points, 34 comments)
    5. May to take tough line with Trump over China #tomorrowspaperstoday (3 points, 8 comments)
    6. Saturday’s Times “New Labour MP ‘must be suspended’” #tomorrowspaperstoday (main body of article also reveals Rupa Huq subject of complaints of antisemitism by former staff members) (0 points, 30 comments)
    7. Theresa May’s gift to Donald Trump is a dig at America First (0 points, 6 comments)
  9. 1369 points, 3 submissions: PLanPLan
    1. Andrew Neil: On 75th anniversary of D-Day, time to debunk Hollywood myth it was largely a US invasion force. Of 1,213 warships involved, 892 were British/Canadian; only 200 US. Royal Navy in charge of Operation Neptune. Of 4,126 landing craft involved, 805 American, 3,261 British. 1/2 (1298 points, 418 comments)
    2. Yest another disgraceful attack in London today as an elderly Trump supporter is assaulted and shoved to the ground by the self-appointed anti-fascists shortly after Jeremy Corbyn's anti-hate speech.This is hate. This is fascism. (67 points, 201 comments)
    3. Ruth Lea: Important report from the Commons Library: "EU preparations for a no-deal Brexit". The Commission's no-deal preparedness plan is now complete. In addition, Member States also have their own plans "to mitigate the impact of ‘no deal’ on their economy". (Report link in tweet) (4 points, 9 comments)
  10. 1320 points, 17 submissions: ainbheartach
    1. Sky News: Donald Trump has compared the post-Brexit Irish border with his own planned wall for the US border with Mexico. /Video (448 points, 177 comments)
    2. Tory talk of no-deal Brexit costs jobs, warns industry (258 points, 36 comments)
    3. Dominic Raab has refused to rule out proroguing parliament, something which @lewis_goodall says would be "a hand grenade into our constitution". /Video (148 points, 130 comments)
    4. How Brexit Broke Britain and Revealed a Country at War With Itself (91 points, 21 comments)
    5. Peter Foster: This is 100% bang on. Problem with Tory party at the moment is that you give them one hypothetical, caveated straw to clutch and they instantly turn it into an ocean-going lifeboat. Says a lot actually. (80 points, 4 comments)
    6. Emily Thornberry: Trump is a ‘sexual predator’ and ‘racist’ (63 points, 124 comments)
    7. EU gives Nigel Farage 24 hours to explain Arron Banks funds (41 points, 14 comments)
    8. David Blunkett: Jeremy Corbyn won’t listen to the many and heeds only the few (30 points, 9 comments)
    9. No Wonder Donald Trump Loves Brexit So Much (26 points, 3 comments)
    10. Police end criminal probe into Loughinisland massacre investigative journalists (25 points, 2 comments)

Top Commenters

  1. deeacorn (2900 points, 136 comments)
  2. potpan0 (2019 points, 106 comments)
  3. ITried2 (1736 points, 157 comments)
  4. Duwenii (1616 points, 140 comments)
  5. studentfeesisatax (1562 points, 150 comments)
  6. ThomasJentz (1529 points, 79 comments)
  7. thebluemonkey (1514 points, 146 comments)
  8. PoachTWC (1454 points, 39 comments)
  9. MimesAreShite (1450 points, 120 comments)
  10. JavaTheCaveman (1442 points, 151 comments)

Top Submissions

  1. Jeremy Hunt video says that when he set out as an entrepreneur it was a “daily grind just to stay alive, just to pay the bills”. - That’s Jeremy Hunt, son of Admiral Sir Nicholas Hunt and Lady Hunt, Charterhouse, PPE at Oxford, worth £14 million, richest member of the cabinet... by mmmmmm-_- (2234 points, 375 comments)
  2. James Crisp: NEW: Nigel Farage has been given 24 hours to come to Brussels and explain himself over 450k pounds of allegedly undeclared gift from Arron Bnks or face being banned from the European Parliament. [Thread] by EHEC (2115 points, 416 comments)
  3. Martin Rowson on Donald Trump's welcome to the UK – cartoon by ThomasJentz (1945 points, 304 comments)
  4. Jeremy Corbyn: Absolutely shocking. We must not, and will not, accept this homophobic and misogynist violence in our society. Solidarity to Melania and Chris, and to all in the LGBT+ community for everything they endure for simply being who they are. by OldTenner (1790 points, 786 comments)
  5. Times Cartoon - ‘And these two are mine!’ by StirlingSauce (1488 points, 86 comments)
  6. Andrew Neil: On 75th anniversary of D-Day, time to debunk Hollywood myth it was largely a US invasion force. Of 1,213 warships involved, 892 were British/Canadian; only 200 US. Royal Navy in charge of Operation Neptune. Of 4,126 landing craft involved, 805 American, 3,261 British. 1/2 by PLanPLan (1298 points, 418 comments)
  7. The wealthy businessman who paid just £35.20 in tax. A wealthy businessman who lived a life of luxury paid just £35.20 income tax, a BBC investigation has discovered. Frank Timis rented a £14,000-a-month penthouse and spent thousands dining in London's finest restaurants. by bottish (1275 points, 385 comments)
  8. So i emailed The Brexit Party asking what their plan for Brexit was... by Waftmaster (1245 points, 365 comments)
  9. in a curious twist, it turns out that the Brexit Party candidate for the Peterborough by-election - Mike Greene - is a former business partner of Greybull Capital, the private equity group which let British Steel collapse into administration a few weeks ago by YakkyLemon (1207 points, 332 comments)
  10. Ben Jennings on Theresa May’s exit from No 10 – cartoon by ThomasJentz (1202 points, 110 comments)

Top Comments

  1. 815 points: PoachTWC's comment in Prince Harry snubs Trump by skipping State Banquet hours after keeping his distance from the President at Buckingham Palace following 'nasty' Meghan jibe
  2. 756 points: lithaborn's comment in James Crisp: NEW: Nigel Farage has been given 24 hours to come to Brussels and explain himself over 450k pounds of allegedly undeclared gift from Arron Bnks or face being banned from the European Parliament. [Thread]
  3. 675 points: usernamepusername's comment in Trump says NHS must be 'on the table' in post-Brexit trade deal
  4. 631 points: deeacorn's comment in James Crisp: NEW: Nigel Farage has been given 24 hours to come to Brussels and explain himself over 450k pounds of allegedly undeclared gift from Arron Bnks or face being banned from the European Parliament. [Thread]
  5. 586 points: smity31's comment in So i emailed The Brexit Party asking what their plan for Brexit was...
  6. 555 points: GuessImStuckWithThis's comment in Jeremy Hunt video says that when he set out as an entrepreneur it was a “daily grind just to stay alive, just to pay the bills”. - That’s Jeremy Hunt, son of Admiral Sir Nicholas Hunt and Lady Hunt, Charterhouse, PPE at Oxford, worth £14 million, richest member of the cabinet...
  7. 541 points: OptioMkIX's comment in Bring your own containers, says Waitrose
  8. 526 points: Zircez's comment in Martin Rowson on Donald Trump's welcome to the UK – cartoon
  9. 513 points: Patch95's comment in BBC Politics on Twitter: US Ambassador to the UK Woody Johnson tells #Marr that the whole of the economy, including the #NHS, will be “on the table” in a future US-UK trade deal after Brexit
  10. 512 points: HoareHouse's comment in Fury as Ann Widdecombe claims 'science may produce an answer' to homosexuality
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2018.12.22 00:06 subreddit_stats Subreddit Stats: ukpolitics posts from 2018-12-16 to 2018-12-20 22:42 PDT

Period: 4.38 days
Submissions Comments
Total 847 41580
Rate (per day) 193.32 7726.11
Unique Redditors 330 4990
Combined Score 48626 208080

Top Submitters' Top Submissions

  1. 5449 points, 26 submissions: mmmmmm-_-
    1. Andy Burnham: Honestly, I despair. We can find £2b planning for something a majority of MPs oppose but only peanuts for the 1000s sleeping on our streets. (1590 points, 683 comments)
    2. Times Cartoon: Speaking May (1497 points, 86 comments)
    3. Polling shows growing support for staying in EU (998 points, 809 comments)
    4. Times Cartoon: Barricades (470 points, 71 comments)
    5. Good news! Theresa May has a backer for her Brexit deal. Bad news: it's Putin (270 points, 54 comments)
    6. Teachers witnessing 'distressing' new levels of child poverty in schools this winter (235 points, 209 comments)
    7. Netherlands PM uses Britain's Brexit 'chaos' as cautionary tale (163 points, 159 comments)
    8. Activists pile more pressure on Corbyn to back a second referendum on Brexit (97 points, 106 comments)
    9. Homeless Man Found Dying Next To Entrance To Parliament (50 points, 64 comments)
    10. Chickens freezing to death and boiled alive: failings in US slaughterhouses exposed - An investigation finds hundreds of shocking welfare incidents, fuelling concerns about standards in a post-Brexit trade deal (26 points, 18 comments)
  2. 2597 points, 21 submissions: OrneryThroat
    1. Sam Gyimah MP: "Downing St has stopped selling the PMs flawed deal. Instead we have displacement activity designed to distract from last weeks failed renegotiation. And a concerted attempt to discredit every plausible alternative as they run down the clock. This is not in the national interest." (989 points, 167 comments)
    2. No deal scenario - Irish Unification Referendum: Remain in the EU by joining the Irish Republic: 57% Leave the EU by staying in the UK: 43% (411 points, 333 comments)
    3. Sources say Corbyn WILL call for a vote of no confidence in the PM (not the govt) if she does not announce a date for a vote on her Brexit deal asap - expect the move from him in response to PM's statement at 3.30 (206 points, 184 comments)
    4. Cross-party coalition of senior MPs, led by Yvette Cooper and Nicky Morgan, is attempting to amend finance bill to prevent the government going for a no-deal Brexit without obtaining the consent of parliament. There should now be a big vote on 8 Jan. See attached (203 points, 159 comments)
    5. Cabinet source tells me Rudd also urged caution on No Deal, saying this could not become default govt option & PM had to work cross party. Told she said; “Just because you’ve put a seatbelt on, it doesn’t mean you should crash the car.” (183 points, 43 comments)
    6. Other opposition parties have just put down amendment to Corbyn’s motion which would make it a full blown proper confidence motion (139 points, 115 comments)
    7. Exclusive: Geoffrey Cox allegedly told ministers that Theresa May must be 'removed' from office after Brexit (117 points, 31 comments)
    8. "How would you vote if another European Union referendum was held today?": Remain: 54% Leave: 46% (78 points, 71 comments)
    9. Keir Starmer will apply for emergency debate on no deal planning in Commons after prime minister's questions (57 points, 3 comments)
    10. Corbyn’s spokesman: “he did not call her a stupid woman, so I don’t think there are any grounds for an apology”. Says JC said “stupid people”. (54 points, 244 comments)
  3. 2507 points, 20 submissions: Cheapo-Git
    1. Theresa May loyalist Amber Rudd breaks ranks as she becomes the first cabinet minister to call for a second Brexit vote if MPs cannot agree a deal (2013 points, 442 comments)
    2. U.K. to put troops on standby for no-deal Brexit "contingencies" (178 points, 156 comments)
    3. UK economy set for slowest growth since 2009 as Brexit nears - BCC (85 points, 44 comments)
    4. May’s plans for Brexit ‘a wee bit nebulous’, says Sturgeon (35 points, 3 comments)
    5. UK would have to delay Brexit for an 'entirely new' proposal - Irish foreign minister (34 points, 8 comments)
    6. Theresa May's government is spending an extra £2 billion on no deal Brexit planning (21 points, 6 comments)
    7. Bank of England warns of intensified Brexit uncertainties (20 points, 2 comments)
    8. UK's Transport Secretary lifts night-flying restriction at other airports - Sky News (19 points, 18 comments)
    9. Mail journalist ejected from Irish embassy over shouts of 'Brexit' (18 points, 9 comments)
    10. Tory MPs could resign whip if no-deal Brexit becomes primary focus (18 points, 0 comments)
  4. 2398 points, 11 submissions: chowieuk
    1. If the prospect of a peoples' vote or remaining is undemocratic, then how can 'no deal' be democratic? It's the one option that wasn't on the ballot in 2016 and was unanimously promised would never happen... (1431 points, 803 comments)
    2. Peter Geoghegan - "Britain - and British media - is engaging in a lot of displacement activity right now. Friday it was nonsense over 'nebulous'. Today, with 'no deal' plans released, it's what Corbyn said in parliament." (441 points, 97 comments)
    3. Road Haulage Association on no deal - only 2000 permits for 40000 trucks - firm running 300 trucks a week would need to make 7 million customs declarations a week (191 points, 178 comments)
    4. Ian Dunt - "So desperately saddening to now watch Diane Abbott, a supporter of liberal immigration policies, support the end of free movement, but dress it up as 'treating a doctor from Poland the same as one from Pakistan'." (83 points, 72 comments)
    5. Jess Phillips MP - "Everyone's a feminist when their opponents are sexist. Less so when their mates are." (80 points, 47 comments)
    6. Anna Soubry MP - "Happy to apologise but that’s what I thought he was saying. I was a little distracted at the time being called a “fucking traitor” by a rather large & aggressive man - against a back drop of death threats (3 people prosecuted all of whom received custodial sentences)" (74 points, 69 comments)
    7. Anna Soubry receives barrage of abuse whilst walking along the street (55 points, 122 comments)
    8. Why is Nicola Sturgeon the only person showing political leadership in the UK right now? Our political class are somewhat broken (41 points, 82 comments)
    9. Tim Martin speech at Leave means Leave event (2 points, 35 comments)
    10. Geert Wilders - "Today I hosted my brave friend #TommyRobinson in Parliament of The Netherlands. Great meeting, great discussions, great guy!" (0 points, 40 comments)
  5. 2235 points, 18 submissions: OldTenner
    1. Diane Abbott: Strange experience but not unique. Invited by @BBCr4today to speak on immigration policy, yet only 1 question, repeated 3 times. Main questions simply a string of attacks on Jeremy Corbyn. This is not public service broadcasting. (647 points, 351 comments)
    2. Jeremy Corbyn: It is unacceptable for the country to wait another month before Parliament has the chance to vote on Theresa May's botched deal. Therefore I have tabled a motion of no confidence in the PM this evening, so Parliament can take back control. #NoConfidence (479 points, 177 comments)
    3. John McDonnell: Commons Chamber packed out with Tory MPs shouting & bawling about words, which were never spoken. And yet a fellow human being dies on the doorstep of Parliament and they barely say a word. Shameful. “Homeless man found opposite Houses of Parliament dies” (350 points, 198 comments)
    4. Jeremy Corbyn: Agreeing a 'rulebook' to put the Paris climate agreement into practice is important, but we need much more to achieve #ClimateJusticeNow. Big polluters like the USA and Russia must shoulder the biggest responsibility, not collude with oil producers to block progress. #COP24 (171 points, 70 comments)
    5. BREAKING: Theresa May will tell MPs tomorrow: "Let us not break faith with the British people by trying to stage another referendum ... another vote which would further divide our country at the very moment we should be working to unite it.” (156 points, 301 comments)
    6. Faisal Islam: Whilst reporting that some pro Brexit campaigners in yellow jackets were shouting misogynist stuff at Kay and that I was “not British” and “a rapist” ... well done all who helped create this situation. Good job. (133 points, 127 comments)
    7. No-deal Brexit will raise food prices, says Michael Gove (78 points, 39 comments)
    8. Westminster voting intention: LAB: 40% CON: 37% LDEM: 7% UKIP: 6% GRN: 3% via @PopulusPolls, 10 - 11 Dec (78 points, 74 comments)
    9. Iain Anderson: I’m told HMG now readying a mass consumer campaign to get people ready for no deal #Brexit - full blown consumer website and campaign ready for mid January 😳 (77 points, 132 comments)
    10. The Government is altering some of its official Brexit paperwork to remove the word "unlikely" when used in relation to a 'no-deal' Brexit (43 points, 34 comments)
  6. 2029 points, 10 submissions: Lolworth
    1. Adams on grounded planes (1921 points, 138 comments)
    2. Steve Bell on parliament (30 points, 10 comments)
    3. Amazon chief squirms as MP demands she hand over the online giant's business rate and sales figures after denying the firm is 'single-handedly killing Britain's high streets' (27 points, 21 comments)
    4. Steve Bell on homelessness (25 points, 1 comment)
    5. Briton 'faces up to 15 years' in Bali jail over cannabis oil (13 points, 22 comments)
    6. Hypothetically - a surprise general election is called for January. What is the result? (8 points, 88 comments)
    7. Ministers suggest rival Brexit 'Plan Bs' (3 points, 12 comments)
    8. Jacob Rees-Mogg answers two questions from students (1 point, 13 comments)
    9. Sadiq Khan: Hello Wembley! Absolute joy to address the spectacular @hillsonglondon Christmas Carols at @ssearena and thank London's Christian community for the huge contribution they make to our city, putting into practice values of kindness, love and generosity. Merry Christmas, London 🎄 (1 point, 34 comments)
    10. 'We were one bill away from disaster' (0 points, 57 comments)
  7. 1965 points, 2 submissions: IntoTheDepthsMine
    1. The "stupid woman" drama is simply an attempt to distract to paint Theresa May as a victim or anything other than the disaster she is and to draw ranks. (1935 points, 644 comments)
    2. The Blairites who claimed speaking about immigration was 'racist' in the years before 2016 are in part responsible for Brexit. (30 points, 216 comments)
  8. 1399 points, 1 submission: accountaccumulator
    1. Nick Boles MP (Con): "If at any point between now and 29 March the government were to announce that ‘no deal’ Brexit had become its policy, I would immediately resign the Conservative whip and vote in any way necessary to stop it from happening." (1399 points, 502 comments)
  9. 1255 points, 19 submissions: Pro4TLZZ
    1. Russia using 'hardcore propaganda' against UK, warns top diplomat (703 points, 257 comments)
    2. WATCH: @SamGyimah confirms to me that Downing St and cabinet ministers are indeed discussing a second referendum with MPs, as one of a number of options to break the parliamentary deadlock. (324 points, 314 comments)
    3. Lib Dems Press Office: Tonight the Liberal Democrats have tabled a cross-party amendment to Jeremy Corbyn's fudged no confidence vote, which if passed, would trigger the terms of the Fixed Term Parliament Act and lead to a general election. (72 points, 124 comments)
    4. Steve Baker: “Eurosceptic Conservatives are clear that we accept the democratic decision of our Party to have confidence in Theresa May as PM. We will vote against Labour in any confidence motion.” (55 points, 72 comments)
    5. Tube ad with topless man, 58, banned 'for objectifying' the model who features in it (37 points, 67 comments)
    6. MPs want halt to smart motorway rollout over safety concerns (19 points, 13 comments)
    7. Apparently even Russian state TV no longer believes the Salisbury suspects' flimsy cover story: Rossiya-24 just said the US has sanctioned "Anatoly Chepiga, or Ruslan Boshirov, & Alexander Mishkin, he's Alexander Petrov." From denial to defiance, like with the green men in Crimea (16 points, 7 comments)
    8. If there is a second referendum should it be advisory? (7 points, 56 comments)
    9. @RichardAENorth: "1. They catch up eventually ... (5 points, 1 comment)
    10. Brexit: panto politics (4 points, 0 comments)
  10. 1121 points, 1 submission: ElvisJesus
    1. Jeremy Corbyn just tabled a motion of no confidence! (1121 points, 837 comments)
  11. 1101 points, 10 submissions: LeftWingScot
    1. NEW: Understand cabinet members pushing for a second referendum or votes on other options in parliament were all freelancing. Downing Street's official position has not budged. Tomorrow PM will come out hard against a second referendum. (342 points, 298 comments)
    2. All of us say stupid shit. Can we go back to the fact we are as a country bulk buying fridges to store our stockpiled medicines. (304 points, 38 comments)
    3. Homeless man died outside Parliament last night according to the homeless women I just spoke to. They've set up a memorial outside the door of parliament to the tube where they live. (169 points, 103 comments)
    4. Am told Labour chief whip Nick Brown told PLP if the government doesn’t grant time for Jeremy Corbyn’s no confidence motion in Theresa May then Labour will escalate: no confidence motion in government as a whole under Fixed Term Parliaments Act. That has to be granted time (99 points, 49 comments)
    5. Government quietly edits no-deal Brexit preparation documents to remove the word 'unlikely' (74 points, 13 comments)
    6. Uh oh. @NicolaSturgeon says PM was “nebulous” in Brexit talks - no real details on what govt planning (70 points, 16 comments)
    7. No 10 sources confirm vote will not go ahead - and effectively challenge Corbyn to table full-blooded motion of no confidence 'There is a method under the Fixed Term Parliament Act if MPs want to express no confidence in the Government.' (23 points, 65 comments)
    8. Iirsh Tánaiste [Deputy PM]: "We have accelerated our planning for a no-deal Brexit." (16 points, 86 comments)
    9. Even lip readers can't agree on whether Jeremy Corbyn called Theresa May a 'stupid woman' (4 points, 30 comments)
    10. Had to change my transport arrangements home because one of the world’s great military powers can’t deal with a couple of ‘drones’ at Gatwick. (0 points, 44 comments)
  12. 1041 points, 10 submissions: bhosk
    1. £435k Brexit donation to DUP not reported to Electoral Commission (448 points, 68 comments)
    2. Uber loses landmark case over worker rights, entitling UK drivers to minimum wage and sick leave (371 points, 159 comments)
    3. No-Deal Brexit Fears Take Heavy Toll on U.K. Housing Market (119 points, 240 comments)
    4. Scottish Budget: Council tax reforms considered by ministers (30 points, 43 comments)
    5. EU nationals that do not earn over £30,000, by occupation (26 points, 28 comments)
    6. Deaths of homeless people up 24% in England and Wales (22 points, 4 comments)
    7. Leo Varadkar to share Government plans for hard Brexit (14 points, 15 comments)
    8. Brexit: NI Civil Service plans for potential 'disruption' (5 points, 0 comments)
    9. Low Pay Commission Response to the Government on 'one-sided flexibility' (5 points, 1 comment)
    10. Three steps to make it a happier new year for Universal Credit (1 point, 1 comment)
  13. 1026 points, 39 submissions: BothBawlz
    1. Nicola Sturgeon (@NicolaSturgeon) Tweeted: Labour tabling a motion just in the PM rather than in the entire government begs the question, which Tory do they want to see as PM? (237 points, 369 comments)
    2. Henry Smith MP: The closure of Gatwick Airport for 12 hours now due to drone flying appears to be a deliberate criminal act with geofencing breached. I’ve previously raised this issue in Parliament and will be again. The sentence is now 5 years in prison but further efforts are clearly required. (89 points, 141 comments)
    3. Commons Live: Emergency Debate - EU Withdrawal Agreement (82 points, 367 comments)
    4. No Confidence Motion in Her Majesty's Government - EDM #1943 - Tabled 18 December 2018 -2017-19 Session (72 points, 37 comments)
    5. MPs launch bid to amend finance bill to rule out no-deal Brexit without Commons approval (61 points, 76 comments)
    6. Emergency debate on UK-EU Brexit negotiations (52 points, 14 comments)
    7. Laura Kuenssberg Tweeted:No 10 has batted ball back to Labour tonight, to see if they have the guts to upgrade their motion to a genuine vote of no confidence that could collapse the whole govt - let's see but up until now Corbyn's team have been adamant they'll only do that as and when they can win (50 points, 71 comments)
    8. Brexit: cabinet meets to discuss ramping up plans for no deal (47 points, 99 comments)
    9. Labour support could slump below Lib Dems if Jeremy Corbyn backs Tory Brexit deal, poll suggests (41 points, 8 comments)
    10. Harry Yorke (@HarryYorke1) Tweeted: Right, my understanding amid all the confusion is that Labour will demand that the Government allow for their non-binding confidence motion in PM to be held tomorrow, or they will bring forward a formal no confidence motion in the Government, which is binding. (37 points, 19 comments)
  14. 1014 points, 1 submission: Grumptun
    1. Those, like Jeremy Hunt, who glorify a no–deal Brexit are totally irresponsible. It is not the job of politicians to make the people they lead poorer, remove opportunities, rights & make lives more uncertain. There is no such thing as a "managed no deal". (Guy Verhofstadt) (1014 points, 893 comments)
  15. 824 points, 5 submissions: jaydenkieran
    1. Nicola Sturgeon - We disagree on lots but in the spirit of the season, I took the PM a Christmas present today - a bottle of @IsleSkyeDistil gin from @IanBlackfordMP’s beautiful constituency. Maybe she should give @NSoames a taste! (318 points, 75 comments)
    2. Jeremy Corbyn: "You and your colleagues in the media seem utterly obsessed with this" - Labour leader says he's "made very clear what I actually thought and said" after he was accused of calling Theresa May a "stupid woman" during #PMQs (260 points, 353 comments)
    3. Former Labour whip Fiona Onasanya has been found guilty of perverting the course of justice following an Old Bailey retrial for lying to police to avoid a speeding charge (157 points, 101 comments)
    4. PMQs (19 Dec 18) Megathread (68 points, 834 comments)
    5. House of Commons leader Andrea Leadsom says Parliament will begin the debate on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal on Wednesday 9 January (21 points, 5 comments)

Top Commenters

  1. redrhyski (2713 points, 284 comments)
  2. FordTippex (1918 points, 271 comments)
  3. john_C_random (1878 points, 185 comments)
  4. BothBawlz (1779 points, 431 comments)
  5. ITried2 (1501 points, 110 comments)
  6. DirtyNortherner (1418 points, 143 comments)
  7. chowieuk (1380 points, 172 comments)
  8. deeacorn (1280 points, 148 comments)
  9. DaveChild (1178 points, 97 comments)
  10. andrew2209 (1069 points, 154 comments)
  11. betweentwoeternities (1067 points, 218 comments)
  12. CheesyLala (1018 points, 110 comments)
  13. OnDrugsTonight (980 points, 101 comments)
  14. luke_c (964 points, 49 comments)
  15. Scetis (912 points, 69 comments)
  16. PigeonMother (883 points, 147 comments)
  17. Spotted_Blewit (866 points, 266 comments)
  18. GitGudDandy (860 points, 131 comments)
  19. Nevyn16 (859 points, 71 comments)
  20. G_Morgan (848 points, 82 comments)
  21. Zeal_Iskander (834 points, 181 comments)
  22. shutupandgettobed (834 points, 37 comments)
  23. Morgy117 (824 points, 120 comments)
  24. Wai53 (819 points, 123 comments)
  25. Asystole (810 points, 121 comments)
  26. vladimir_Pooontang (794 points, 198 comments)
  27. OptioMkIX (793 points, 70 comments)
  28. ScoobyDoNot (779 points, 88 comments)
  29. Caridor (767 points, 114 comments)
  30. potpan0 (756 points, 73 comments)
  31. viscountbongbreath (751 points, 93 comments)
  32. Nosferatii (738 points, 32 comments)
  33. 640TAG (736 points, 181 comments)
  34. Selerox (704 points, 52 comments)
  35. Ivashkin (686 points, 70 comments)
  36. small_trunks (685 points, 90 comments)
  37. themongspeaks (682 points, 44 comments)
  38. jampax84 (680 points, 132 comments)
  39. DrWernerKlopek89 (666 points, 24 comments)
  40. socr (662 points, 47 comments)
  41. Devil-TR (640 points, 102 comments)
  42. pickled-egg (623 points, 72 comments)
  43. 00890 (603 points, 124 comments)
  44. NeuralTactics (578 points, 33 comments)
  45. HailSatanHaggisBalls (577 points, 27 comments)
  46. aoide12 (564 points, 87 comments)
  47. Romulus_Novus (559 points, 27 comments)
  48. Your__Mum__ (557 points, 80 comments)
  49. antitoffee (555 points, 151 comments)
  50. danklymemingdexter (544 points, 104 comments)
  51. Rarycaris (534 points, 95 comments)
  52. BraveSirRobin (534 points, 74 comments)
  53. MimesAreShite (527 points, 45 comments)
  54. Rob_Kaichin (525 points, 135 comments)
  55. BrightCandle (517 points, 75 comments)
  56. cultish_alibi (517 points, 73 comments)
  57. chris__bacon (516 points, 19 comments)
  58. Scusala (514 points, 130 comments)
  59. mike_blomkvist (493 points, 5 comments)
  60. OrneryThroat (483 points, 63 comments)
  61. BenTVNerd21 (477 points, 140 comments)
  62. YsoL8 (469 points, 56 comments)
  63. _pragmatic_ (463 points, 38 comments)
  64. PoachTWC (461 points, 65 comments)
  65. mellett68 (457 points, 21 comments)
  66. eindride (454 points, 44 comments)
  67. ThatFlyingScotsman (449 points, 60 comments)
  68. CJGitzfiggle (443 points, 49 comments)
  69. ApostateAardwolf (423 points, 66 comments)
  70. Mygore (414 points, 74 comments)
  71. FrankExchange0fViews (411 points, 114 comments)
  72. abraxian (410 points, 74 comments)
  73. specofdust (406 points, 80 comments)
  74. Mr_Miscellaneous (406 points, 22 comments)
  75. StirlingSauce (403 points, 75 comments)
  76. Screaming_Remainer (402 points, 73 comments)
  77. aCNDerivative (402 points, 40 comments)
  78. BlackCaesarNT (398 points, 90 comments)
  79. articleofpeace (398 points, 40 comments)
  80. SavageNorth (397 points, 24 comments)
  81. Oooch (396 points, 5 comments)
  82. UhhMakeUpAName (395 points, 82 comments)
  83. SpeedflyChris (394 points, 45 comments)
  84. Quagers (392 points, 74 comments)
  85. Liloxtc (390 points, 8 comments)
  86. GuessImStuckWithThis (389 points, 32 comments)
  87. oCerebuso (388 points, 70 comments)
  88. delethisuser (388 points, 60 comments)
  89. HardtackOrange (388 points, 40 comments)
  90. frankster (385 points, 76 comments)
  91. Shockwavepulsar (385 points, 37 comments)
  92. Psimo- (383 points, 26 comments)
  93. yamahahahahaha (383 points, 1 comment)
  94. LeftWingScot (381 points, 17 comments)
  95. nunnible (378 points, 75 comments)
  96. Prometheus38 (372 points, 32 comments)
  97. EtchyTWA (371 points, 224 comments)
  98. ExdigguserPies (369 points, 35 comments)
  99. LowlanDair (365 points, 58 comments)
  100. the_commissaire (364 points, 110 comments)

Top Submissions

  1. Theresa May loyalist Amber Rudd breaks ranks as she becomes the first cabinet minister to call for a second Brexit vote if MPs cannot agree a deal by Cheapo-Git (2013 points, 442 comments)
  2. The "stupid woman" drama is simply an attempt to distract to paint Theresa May as a victim or anything other than the disaster she is and to draw ranks. by IntoTheDepthsMine (1935 points, 644 comments)
  3. Adams on grounded planes by Lolworth (1921 points, 138 comments)
  4. Andy Burnham: Honestly, I despair. We can find £2b planning for something a majority of MPs oppose but only peanuts for the 1000s sleeping on our streets. by mmmmmm-_- (1590 points, 683 comments)
  5. Times Cartoon: Speaking May by mmmmmm-_- (1497 points, 86 comments)
  6. If the prospect of a peoples' vote or remaining is undemocratic, then how can 'no deal' be democratic? It's the one option that wasn't on the ballot in 2016 and was unanimously promised would never happen... by chowieuk (1431 points, 803 comments)
  7. Nick Boles MP (Con): "If at any point between now and 29 March the government were to announce that ‘no deal’ Brexit had become its policy, I would immediately resign the Conservative whip and vote in any way necessary to stop it from happening." by accountaccumulator (1399 points, 502 comments)
  8. Jeremy Corbyn just tabled a motion of no confidence! by ElvisJesus (1121 points, 837 comments)
  9. Those, like Jeremy Hunt, who glorify a no–deal Brexit are totally irresponsible. It is not the job of politicians to make the people they lead poorer, remove opportunities, rights & make lives more uncertain. There is no such thing as a "managed no deal". (Guy Verhofstadt) by Grumptun (1014 points, 893 comments)
  10. Polling shows growing support for staying in EU by mmmmmm-_- (998 points, 809 comments)

Top Comments

  1. 627 points: ITried2's comment in The "stupid woman" drama is simply an attempt to distract to paint Theresa May as a victim or anything other than the disaster she is and to draw ranks.
  2. 588 points: DrWernerKlopek89's comment in The "stupid woman" drama is simply an attempt to distract to paint Theresa May as a victim or anything other than the disaster she is and to draw ranks.
  3. 512 points: luke_c's comment in Jeremy Corbyn just tabled a motion of no confidence!
  4. 494 points: CheesyLala's comment in Theresa May loyalist Amber Rudd breaks ranks as she becomes the first cabinet minister to call for a second Brexit vote if MPs cannot agree a deal
  5. 403 points: DaveChild's comment in If the prospect of a peoples' vote or remaining is undemocratic, then how can 'no deal' be democratic? It's the one option that wasn't on the ballot in 2016 and was unanimously promised would never happen...
  6. 383 points: yamahahahahaha's comment in Jeremy Corbyn just tabled a motion of no confidence!
  7. 380 points: mike_blomkvist's comment in Russia using 'hardcore propaganda' against UK, warns top diplomat
  8. 366 points: shutupandgettobed's comment in Jeremy Corbyn just tabled a motion of no confidence!
  9. 346 points: mrelevenoutoften's comment in Theresa May loyalist Amber Rudd breaks ranks as she becomes the first cabinet minister to call for a second Brexit vote if MPs cannot agree a deal
  10. 340 points: Oooch's comment in Theresa May loyalist Amber Rudd breaks ranks as she becomes the first cabinet minister to call for a second Brexit vote if MPs cannot agree a deal
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2018.08.15 11:21 sparckzero Subreddit Stats: ukpolitics posts from 2018-08-08 to 2018-08-14 10:01 PDT

Period: 5.82 days
Submissions Comments
Total 815 32253
Rate (per day) 139.92 4740.25
Unique Redditors 244 4045
Combined Score 29693 150165

Top Submitters' Top Submissions

  1. 4061 points, 23 submissions: chowieuk
    1. "Boris Johnson is working to the Trump playbook - the more he is attacked for his islamophobia and prejudice the more popular he becomes with the dwindling Tory membership who, absent a general election, will pick the next PM. UK politics is in a very dark place indeed." (1039 points, 662 comments)
    2. Daniel Hannan - "Why do people use food banks in Britain? It's not because of food prices, which have halved over the past 50 years. But over the same period, house prices have increased by 450% above inflation. High rents are arguably now the chief driver of UK poverty." (1038 points, 707 comments)
    3. "Jim Ratcliffe [UK's richest man], leading Brexiter and founder of Ineos , is not only relocating to Monaco he is considering moving much of his new production to Germany (Land Rover Defender) and Holland (chemicals).The hypocrisy and shamelessness of the Brexiters is boundless" (651 points, 188 comments)
    4. Leaflets against the 'Democratic Football Lads Alliance' handed out during a Liverpool football club match - Merseyside Together (251 points, 195 comments)
    5. Rees-Mogg's Somerset Capital sending targeted adverts about 'brexit-proofing your investments' (228 points, 132 comments)
    6. "Bizarre anti-business rant from Ian Duncan Smith on #r4today, who says the 130,000 firms consulted by the CBI "have not even bothered" to hire British people. His form of petty nationalism will bring this country to its knees." (156 points, 146 comments)
    7. Why 'British in Europe' has to come off the fence - After nearly two years fighting for the rights of UK citizens in the EU after Brexit ... British in Europe has to accept that the rights of UK citizens in the EU will only be protected fully if the UK remains in the EU. (149 points, 160 comments)
    8. Andrew Adonis - "My letter today to Jacob Rees-Mogg about his so-called ‘no deal’ Brexit. ‘It appears that ‘no deal’ is an even greater & more calculated deceit than the claim of Leave campaigners in 2016 that Brexit would provide £350m extra for the NHS and keep out 70m Turkish immigrants’" (107 points, 62 comments)
    9. MP Craig Mckinley has had a trial date set for October 2018.... for electoral offences committed in June 2015. (92 points, 45 comments)
    10. IFS: One in six 55-64 year olds owns a second home (77 points, 114 comments)
  2. 3452 points, 139 submissions: Crappy99
    1. Sky Views: You can say what you want in Britain - as long as you're posh (700 points, 420 comments)
    2. The Independent Cartoon - The Great War... (229 points, 24 comments)
    3. Public backing for Final Say referendum leaps amid division over May's Brexit plans - [For 48%, against 24%, no strong feelings 16%, not known 11%] (160 points, 138 comments)
    4. Young voters want final say on Theresa May’s Brexit deal, poll finds - Survey by BMG claims that every group under the age of 55 also wants the chance to decide the terms of Britain’s exit from the bloc (155 points, 54 comments)
    5. Boris Johnson is auditioning to lead a grim, insular Britain (131 points, 210 comments)
    6. The Independent Cartoon - Dog Whistle (114 points, 55 comments)
    7. Labour denies Jeremy Corbyn honoured Munich Massacre terrorists amid fresh claims (86 points, 228 comments)
    8. Boris Johnson's new puppeteer Steve Bannon is pulling cynical strings to turn Britain towards far right (85 points, 33 comments)
    9. Stop and search zones planned for Northern Ireland border after Brexit (84 points, 62 comments)
    10. This poll just about sums Brexit up – 60% don’t care what happens over Brexit they just want it to be over (74 points, 50 comments)
  3. 2793 points, 44 submissions: OldTenner
    1. Jeremy Corbyn: These children were slaughtered travelling back to school after a picnic. It is the latest atrocity in the Saudi-led war in Yemen, armed and backed by the UK government. UK support for this conflict, and the humanitarian crisis it's unleashed, must end. (1107 points, 458 comments)
    2. Owen Jones: If you denounced Labour over anti-Semitism but you're defending Boris Johnson, you don't really care about racism at all. The end. (222 points, 463 comments)
    3. Jeremy Corbyn: Under this Tory Government homelessness has doubled and 130,000 children are without a home. A target of ending rough sleeping by 2027, with no new money, is meaningless to the people on the streets now. Labour will end rough sleeping in our first term. (211 points, 219 comments)
    4. Owen Jones: If a magazine published an article saying “there is not nearly enough anti-Semitism within the Labour Party”, it would rightly be a national scandal and both the writer and editor would be fired. Why is this different? Because Islamophobia is rampant and normalised on the right. (167 points, 477 comments)
    5. Lewis Goodall: Leaving aside the rights and wrongs of the Burka, it says a lot about what’s wrong with British society that Boris Johnson’s father and sister have both (with ease) been able to write columns defending him in the Sunday newspapers this morning. And we just think that’s normal. (152 points, 93 comments)
    6. Jeremy Corbyn: I was “present” when the wreath was laid “I don’t think I was actually involved in it.” (150 points, 284 comments)
    7. "Having greater control over immigration is more important than having access to free trade with the EU": Agree: 37% Disagree: 49% New record high for the % who disagree. via @ORB_Int, 03 - 05 Aug (100 points, 35 comments)
    8. Confidence in Theresa May to get the right deal in the Brexit negotiations has fallen to a new record low: 22%. via @ORB_Int, 03 - 05 Aug (95 points, 26 comments)
    9. We like to mock Trump, but Britain’s Russia stance is even worse Jonathan Freedland (85 points, 33 comments)
    10. Labour Press Team: Brandon Lewis intentionally broke his pair with a woman MP on maternity leave. He's not taken action against one of his MPs who made racist comments about Muslim women at a time when hate crime has spiked. But it's cool because they've made him pink. (81 points, 49 comments)
  4. 1094 points, 20 submissions: Pro4TLZZ
    1. Jeremy Corbyn MP: Israeli PM @Netanyahu's claims about my actions and words are false. What deserves unequivocal condemnation is the killing of over 160 Palestinian protesters in Gaza by Israeli forces since March, including dozens of children. (810 points, 782 comments)
    2. Deborah Meaden refuses to be ‘bullied into silence’ on Brexit (89 points, 59 comments)
    3. Chancellor Philip Hammond considering 'Amazon tax' for online retailers (42 points, 44 comments)
    4. Met police chief: Boris Johnson's burka comments would not 'reach bar' for criminal offence (29 points, 69 comments)
    5. A year of denials: How Jeremy Corbyn changed his story (27 points, 28 comments)
    6. Owen Jones: Let’s be clear. Saudi Arabia is a terrorist state. It slaughters innocent people for political ends. It exports extremism. It is armed and backed by the British government. No one has killed by a wreath. Countless civilians have been killed by British-supplied bombs. (22 points, 73 comments)
    7. "I have nothing to say about this matter except to offer you some tea..." @BorisJohnson greets the media armed with a tray of mugs amid burka row (19 points, 126 comments)
    8. [May 2017] Corbyn's answer to me saying he laid a wreath in Tunisia; when I asked about Munich massacre perpetrator (18 points, 26 comments)
    9. US imposes sanctions on Russia over Skripal poisonings in Salisbury (12 points, 0 comments)
    10. Programme: EU-UK Article 50 negotiations Brussels, 16 to 17 August 2018 (11 points, 29 comments)
  5. 1029 points, 3 submissions: brexittrain123
    1. Major Brexit poll finds 53 per cent would now back Remain (1016 points, 623 comments)
    2. Treasury starts prepping City for no deal Brexit (7 points, 12 comments)
    3. Theresa May planning Cabinet summit on no-deal Brexit (6 points, 7 comments)
  6. 950 points, 15 submissions: Lolworth
    1. Rowan Atkinson defends Boris Johnson over burka 'joke'. “All jokes about religion cause offence, so it’s pointless apologising for them” (264 points, 504 comments)
    2. More than two-thirds of Brits support 'wealth tax' to fund social care (233 points, 224 comments)
    3. Metro front page today (158 points, 255 comments)
    4. Chris Riddell on the new Churchill (82 points, 25 comments)
    5. House of Fraser bought by Sports Direct for £90m ⚽️ (65 points, 65 comments)
    6. Martin Rowson on the Tory grassroots (37 points, 12 comments)
    7. Friday caption competition. (27 points, 41 comments)
    8. Jack Straw’s veil comments spark anger [2006] (23 points, 41 comments)
    9. Theresa May unveils £100m government fund to eradicate rough sleeping in England within a decade (13 points, 87 comments)
    10. BBC iPlayer - Lost Boys? Whats Going Wrong For Asian Men (11 points, 27 comments)
  7. 871 points, 39 submissions: CaravanOfDeath
    1. Supermarkets on Brexit: no deal ‘will hike food bills by 12%’ (225 points, 351 comments)
    2. End of days feel in a Westminster crying out for strong leadership (87 points, 110 comments)
    3. ICM Polls: Con 39% (-1), Lab 40% (-1), Lib Dem 7% (-1), SNP 4% (+1), PC% (nc), Green 3% (nc), UKIP 6% (+1) 3-5th Aug (63 points, 118 comments)
    4. No 10 must kill off Boris Johnson now if May is to survive (63 points, 42 comments)
    5. Conservative Party of Canada adds CANZUK to National Policy Committee Convention Package 2018 (55 points, 189 comments)
    6. Greens drawn into antisemitism row (42 points, 90 comments)
    7. Blackadder star backs Johnson in burka row - Times front page (39 points, 159 comments)
    8. Secret plot to oust Theresa May in Brexiteer putsch and install David Davis as 'interim' PM with Boris Johnson urged to delay his leadership bid until after Brexit (39 points, 75 comments)
    9. Brexit tariffs plan is fanciful, experts warn Theresa May (31 points, 9 comments)
    10. The row over the burka reveals just how idiotic the political class has become (30 points, 11 comments)
  8. 864 points, 7 submissions: reddevel1285
    1. Conservative MPs plan to avoid their party conference 'like the plague' over fears of a Brexit 'bloodbath' (484 points, 200 comments)
    2. Support for a People's Vote on Brexit surges as UK heads closer to a no-deal Brexit (207 points, 133 comments)
    3. The EU is preparing to offer a major Brexit concession to Theresa May (77 points, 257 comments)
    4. Conservative Brexit rebels will block Theresa May from crashing out of the EU without a deal (74 points, 215 comments)
    5. The far-right BNP backs Boris Johnson as Britain's new Trump (22 points, 83 comments)
    6. Conservative MPs to challenge Theresa May to accept no-deal Brexit (0 points, 8 comments)
    7. Why Jeremy Corbyn's anti-Semitism crisis now risks a major split in the Labour party (0 points, 6 comments)
  9. 829 points, 4 submissions: zakkyb
    1. Iain Macwhirter - Infuriating thing about Boris Johnson's cynical burqa provocation is that it's worked. Everyone is talking about him. Alt right hear a racist dog whistle. Centre see him as a champion of free speech. Left have been conned into defending a symbol of patriarchal oppression. (597 points, 419 comments)
    2. Private Eye Summer Appeal - Save Darren Tribute Fund (183 points, 29 comments)
    3. The New European - Gavin Esler - Why I’ve changed my mind on Brexit (30 points, 27 comments)
    4. NewStatesman - British democracy is dangerously vunerable to tyranny (19 points, 19 comments)
  10. 813 points, 1 submission: mozzboi
    1. Toby Young stated that university application are down because universities are becoming "left-wing madrassas". As someone who's going into his first year of uni here is my opinion. (813 points, 632 comments)

Top Commenters

  1. FormerlyPallas_ (1798 points, 140 comments)
  2. chowieuk (1689 points, 157 comments)
  3. andrew2209 (1227 points, 222 comments)
  4. BothBawlz (1001 points, 173 comments)
  5. michaelisnotginger (928 points, 27 comments)
  6. chopyhop (895 points, 46 comments)
  7. elrika (887 points, 78 comments)
  8. CaravanOfDeath (834 points, 249 comments)
  9. taboo__time (834 points, 166 comments)
  10. jampax84 (782 points, 115 comments)

Top Submissions

  1. Jeremy Corbyn: These children were slaughtered travelling back to school after a picnic. It is the latest atrocity in the Saudi-led war in Yemen, armed and backed by the UK government. UK support for this conflict, and the humanitarian crisis it's unleashed, must end. by OldTenner (1107 points, 458 comments)
  2. "Boris Johnson is working to the Trump playbook - the more he is attacked for his islamophobia and prejudice the more popular he becomes with the dwindling Tory membership who, absent a general election, will pick the next PM. UK politics is in a very dark place indeed." by chowieuk (1039 points, 662 comments)
  3. Daniel Hannan - "Why do people use food banks in Britain? It's not because of food prices, which have halved over the past 50 years. But over the same period, house prices have increased by 450% above inflation. High rents are arguably now the chief driver of UK poverty." by chowieuk (1038 points, 707 comments)
  4. Major Brexit poll finds 53 per cent would now back Remain by brexittrain123 (1016 points, 623 comments)
  5. Toby Young stated that university application are down because universities are becoming "left-wing madrassas". As someone who's going into his first year of uni here is my opinion. by mozzboi (813 points, 632 comments)
  6. Jeremy Corbyn MP: Israeli PM @Netanyahu's claims about my actions and words are false. What deserves unequivocal condemnation is the killing of over 160 Palestinian protesters in Gaza by Israeli forces since March, including dozens of children. by Pro4TLZZ (810 points, 782 comments)
  7. Sky Views: You can say what you want in Britain - as long as you're posh by Crappy99 (700 points, 420 comments)
  8. Man charged with walking pig without a lead in Norwich by PCKing93 (676 points, 143 comments)
  9. "Jim Ratcliffe [UK's richest man], leading Brexiter and founder of Ineos , is not only relocating to Monaco he is considering moving much of his new production to Germany (Land Rover Defender) and Holland (chemicals).The hypocrisy and shamelessness of the Brexiters is boundless" by chowieuk (651 points, 188 comments)
  10. Iain Macwhirter - Infuriating thing about Boris Johnson's cynical burqa provocation is that it's worked. Everyone is talking about him. Alt right hear a racist dog whistle. Centre see him as a champion of free speech. Left have been conned into defending a symbol of patriarchal oppression. by zakkyb (597 points, 419 comments)

Top Comments

  1. 720 points: michaelisnotginger's comment in Major Brexit poll finds 53 per cent would now back Remain
  2. 451 points: chowieuk's comment in "Boris Johnson is working to the Trump playbook - the more he is attacked for his islamophobia and prejudice the more popular he becomes with the dwindling Tory membership who, absent a general election, will pick the next PM. UK politics is in a very dark place indeed."
  3. 397 points: murdock129's comment in Daniel Hannan - "Why do people use food banks in Britain? It's not because of food prices, which have halved over the past 50 years. But over the same period, house prices have increased by 450% above inflation. High rents are arguably now the chief driver of UK poverty."
  4. 358 points: Malkochson's comment in Major Brexit poll finds 53 per cent would now back Remain
  5. 337 points: chopyhop's comment in Sky Views: You can say what you want in Britain - as long as you're posh
  6. 317 points: Hrax535's comment in Toby Young stated that university application are down because universities are becoming "left-wing madrassas". As someone who's going into his first year of uni here is my opinion.
  7. 257 points: MimesAreShite's comment in Jeremy Corbyn: These children were slaughtered travelling back to school after a picnic. It is the latest atrocity in the Saudi-led war in Yemen, armed and backed by the UK government. UK support for this conflict, and the humanitarian crisis it's unleashed, must end.
  8. 227 points: elrika's comment in Jeremy Corbyn: These children were slaughtered travelling back to school after a picnic. It is the latest atrocity in the Saudi-led war in Yemen, armed and backed by the UK government. UK support for this conflict, and the humanitarian crisis it's unleashed, must end.
  9. 218 points: LightaFireinMyHeart's comment in Iain Macwhirter - Infuriating thing about Boris Johnson's cynical burqa provocation is that it's worked. Everyone is talking about him. Alt right hear a racist dog whistle. Centre see him as a champion of free speech. Left have been conned into defending a symbol of patriarchal oppression.
  10. 214 points: TvrtkoIKraljSrbljem's comment in Jeremy Corbyn 'thinks' he did not lay wreath to Palestinian activists
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2018.08.11 10:20 alternate-source-bot [Banned] /r/gadgets/: Finally, Google has released the ninth edition of its mobile operating system!

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Android 9 Pie comes to Google Pixel, featuring AI to make you use your phone less
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2018.03.19 16:28 alternate-source-bot [Banned] /r/politics/: The UK and EU agree terms for Brexit transition period

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2017.10.10 05:25 KaySen762 Archive of season 8 news and leaks post

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2017.09.06 04:26 autobuzzfeedbot 45 Things You Didn’t Know About Kit Harington

  1. He may be known the world over as Kit, but his real name is actually Christopher Catesby Harington.
  2. Although he didn't actually know that was his real name until he was 11 years old because his family only ever called him Kit.
  3. His middle name, Catesby, is actually his mother's maiden name and he almost chose to be known professionally as Kit Catesby instead.
  4. Speaking of his mother (who was a playwright herself) – she named him after fellow British playwright Christopher Marlowe, who was also better known as Kit.
  5. Kit started his career on stage.
  6. In fact, he played the lead male in War Horse while he was still at drama school.
  7. And it was during that run that he caught the attention of Game of Thrones producers, who invited him in for an audition.
  8. Although he turned up to that first audition with a black eye after having a fight in a McDonald's the night before.
  9. He had short hair and no facial hair pre Game of Thrones and he'd never tried to grow it before. He didn't even know his hair was naturally curly.
  10. Although he had to wear a wig for the pilot episode.
  11. But now he is contractually obliged to keep his hair long the entire time.
  12. He's 5'8", hence some of the height gags in Game of Thrones.
  13. He had a broken ankle throughout season 3 after hurting himself while trying to climb into his apartment when drunk a few weeks before filming began.
  14. In Season 6 he faced his worst fear – he's terrified of being buried alive and is extremely claustrophobic, so the "Battle of the Bastards" epic fight scene was his idea of a nightmare thanks to being trapped under piles of bodies.
  15. He also accidentally really punched Iwan Rheon (Ramsay Bolton) in the face twice during filming for that episode.
  16. He has a few other fears – spiders being one of them.
  17. He's also scared of flying, despite his jet-set lifestyle.
  18. And is also afraid of video games.
  19. He's also not a fan of his birthday because he was born on Boxing Day (26 December).
  20. His northern accent in the show was based on Sean Bean's accent.
  21. He was sworn to secrecy over his big death/coming back from the dead storyline... but he did tell one person – a cop so that he could get out of a speeding ticket.
  22. But he absolutely detested having to lie to close friends about him coming back.
  23. Sophie Turner was so convinced he was done on the show she wrote him a really long letter saying how much she'd enjoyed working with him.
  24. He feared people wouldn't give a shit when Jon Snow died.
  25. He's anti social media and you won't ever see him join up to Twitter.
  26. He's happy to be nude on screen.
  27. And he appears to enjoy skinny dipping.
  28. He thinks he was too young when he lost his virginity.
  29. He has ancestral links to King Charles II. But he's adamant he's not posh.
  30. He's also anti pretentious titles.
  31. And is not a fan of Downton Abbey because of how it celebrates the class system.
  32. He also has another notable family link – his relative invented the flushing toilet for Queen Elizabeth.
  33. And in case you weren't already aware, Kit fell in love with co-star Rose Leslie (Ygritte) on set in Iceland.
  34. In fact, they are still dating now and have moved in together.
  35. Before he was a famous actor he used to work in a bookstore.
  36. And for that reason he used to resent George R.R. Martin before he was on the show.
  37. His favourite book is George Orwell's 1984.
  38. And he's a huge fan of horror movies.
  39. Kit also loves Harry Potter. He even wanted to audition to be Harry but was a year too old at the time.
  40. You're unlikely to see him in a rom-com.
  41. But he does love a good cry every now and then.
  42. His talents don't end at acting – he's already written three TV shows and sees himself producing in his career.
  43. His ideal first date is quite romantic.
  44. He had a scary moment when on set for Pompeii when he was momentarily paralyzed.
  45. And this is his advice to his younger self: Don't do anything dickish.
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2017.05.12 14:26 acepar Pakistan bomb attack in Balochistan kills 25 and Injurious 37

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2017.04.08 01:15 autotldr Cleveland Police apologises for spying on journalists' phones

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The Chief Constable of a scandal-hit police force has apologised to three journalists - including two from the Press Association - for using anti-terror legislation to spy on their phones.
The Press Association covered the story and it has since emerged that Cleveland Police monitored the phone of Tom Wilkinson, a Newcastle-based reporter, and his colleague Owen Humphreys, a photographer with the national news agency.
Cleveland Police has also admitted spying on the phone of Northern Echo reporter Graeme Hetherington after the story about Ms Hall broke.
The force already apologised to Mr Hetherington and his colleague Julia Breen in January for monitoring their phones in 2012 in a bid to unearth their sources following other critical stories about Cleveland Police conduct.
"Chief Constable Iain Spittal said:"Following a ruling by the Investigatory Powers Tribunal earlier this year that in 2012 Cleveland Police had, in a small number of instances, used Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act authorisations unlawfully the force launched a review of all such authorisations dating back to that time.
Mr Wilkinson said he had covered many stories about Cleveland Police in his 16 years with the Press Association, including the news conference in January where the force announced it was scrapping its Professional Standards Department in the light of its unlawful use of RIPA. "In some ways I am not surprised that the force monitored my phone," the 44-year-old said.
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