CAUTION – LIMP DICK LIBERAL PUSSIES MAY BE OFFENDED BY THIS (Like I give a shit) Why did Theresa May lose her majority in the election in the UK? That wonderful place where if you fart and it smells like curry….. you’re a racist!
Well, I think there are two reasons. She chose to make this into a contest of personalities. Only problem is people didn’t like HER personality and that little socialist shit Jeremy Corbyn hasn’t got one. Under other circumstances she still would have won a large majority, except for; Comrade Corbyn promised 18 – 24 year olds lots of free shit (including free college tuition), so they registered to vote in their millions and voted not for Corbyn or the labour party, but for themselves so they could go to college on the taxpayers dime and do their PhD’s in Beyonce’s left tit or their masters in cloud gazing, whilst not giving a thought or a shit for where the money to pay for their free ride was coming from. They voted for the socialists and Comrade Corbyn because of self interest not political conviction. Only he couldn’t possibly have funded the freebies and would have reneged on it after he won. The current generation in the UK are a bunch of faggots with no balls.
Far removed from the heroes that fought two world wars who would have never tolerated the goat humping raghead domination of UK society there is today.
R.I.P Britain (far from GREAT anymore)
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Manchester United in fresh security alert as youths break into Old Trafford before Michael Carrick testimonial
The group of teenagers evaded stadium security and scaled Old Trafford, entering the world famous stadium via the Sir Alex Ferguson Stand. The 16-18-year-olds risked their lives walking around the perimeter of the Old Trafford roof and dangling their feet over the edge, before running over the pitch. The group, devotees of Parkour, the urban free-running discipline, even sat in the dug-out, which was later occupied by Carrick, former United boss Sir Alex Ferguson and a host of star names for the 70,000 sell-out testimonial.
The youths, who posted a video of their exploits on YouTube, were eventually chased away from Old Trafford by security in the early hours of June 4, just hours before Carrick’s star-studded testimonial, which drew a net capacity crowd.
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The episode is the latest security embarrassment for United, after two foregoing students, who had been on a stadium tour, managed to sleep overnight at Old Trafford in a bid to watch a game against Arsenal the following day, but were foiled when they were discovered by security staff. And on the final day of the 2015-16 season, United’s game against Bournemouth was abandoned following a bomb scare, although it later emerged the device found in a toilet cubicle at Old Trafford was a dummy device left behind following a security training exercise. United confirmed the latest episode in a statement today which read: “In the early hours of last Sunday morning, stadium security chased 4 urban climbers off the premises at Old Trafford after they had gained access to the stadium illegally, by scaling the outer works area of the stadium and gaining access to the roof . Such efforts appear to be motivated by a trend for similar actions on social media and followed a successful attempt to climb to the roof of a city centre hotel earlier that day.
“Their stupid and irresponsible actions, especially at such a sensitive time, put last Sunday’s game at risk and occupied both club staff and, more importantly, police officers in hours of work to make sure that the stadium was safe to stage the match.
“The response of the police was outstanding . With over 130,000 people coming into the Old Trafford area on Sunday, the last thing they needed was to have their time wasted in this way .
But as ever, they conducted a thorough search of the stadium to confirm it was safe to hold the match.
The security of fans attending games at Old Trafford is our highest priority and we work constantly with all local authorities and security contractors and advisors to keep all security measures, systems and protocols under constant review .
The fact that the necessary checks were carried out in time for the game to go ahead is testament to those close relationships.”
LONDON Often frivolous and meandering, the British election campaign has found a clear focus in these closing days: It s security and Theresa May s record on it. The shock of two terrorist attacks in as many weeks is casting a spotlight on policing, intelligence and counterterrorism and May s oversight of this domain, first as the longest-serving home secretary since World War II and for the past year as prime minister . The closing arguments concern what she did or didn t do, and who s best placed to lead the U.K . into the future. Notably and somewhat incongruously, the prime minister and her opponent Jeremy Corbyn seem to see in security a winning hand for themselves .
Both can t be right, of course . But their ability to tap into the national mood in a way that resonates before Thursday s election may help decide the outcome, and shape the British approach to fighting terrorism for years to come.
Duelling press conferences
To the Tories, the prime minister s strength is her reputation as an experienced and tough securocrat, which her campaign contrasts with Corbyn s perceived weaknesses on security . His alleged associations with the IRA and past opposition to anti-terror laws leave him exposed to Tory attacks . Yet the Labour campaign has turned the attention as well to what it perceives as May s own underappreciated vulnerability: her responsibility for cuts in police funding1 pushed through by her successive Conservative governments.
Theresa May during a campaign rally on June 5, on the first day of resumed campaigning after the attacks | Oli Scarff/AFP via Getty Images
Neither May nor the Labour leader wasted any time to pivot hard to security hours after three assailants killed seven people2 near London Bridge . Early on Sunday, the prime minster made an angry and to most ears, unusually political statement outside Number 10 Downing Street that enough is enough 3 and pledged a crackdown on Islamist extremism . Later that evening, Corbyn responded4 in political kind, accusing May of shortchanging police and attempting to protect the public on the cheap. The two kept it up in duelling press conferences on Monday .
May returned to the Whitehall library where a year ago she launched her bid to lead the Conservative party5 to talk about leadership . Corbyn would have no time for learning on the job, she said . Corbyn, in turn, pointed to a fall of almost 20,000 in the number of police officers since 2010 even calling on May to resign over the issue6.
Jeremy Corbyn during a minute silence for victims of the Manchester terror attack, before making a speech on defense | Carl Court/Getty Images
Soon after, Labour gathered union leaders to highlight the cost of austerity to frontline emergency services imposed by Conservative governments . Nobody here will say: If it wasn t for this cut, that wouldn t have happened , Mark Serwotka, general secretary of the PCS union, which represents the police, said at the event . It would be folly to say so . But what we can say is that the figures speak for themselves and questions need to be asked.
Police cut, MI5 protected
If facts matter, Labour s attack line on cuts is well-founded insofar as the police are concerned . Government figures show the total number of officers in England and Wales fell from 143,734 in March 2010 to 124,066 in March 2016 . In the same time period, the number of armed officers fell from 6,653 to 5,639.
The commissioner of London s Metropolitan Police, Cressida Dick, was careful not to wade into a political row when she appeared BBC Radio 4 s Today program7 Monday, but did say that the police and security services had to step up their game in countering terrorism and that included the need to look at resourcing. But in defending her record during her press conference, May pointed out that despite the wider cuts, counter-terrorism budgets had been protected . The commissioner of the Metropolitan Police has said that the Met is well-resourced, and they are, and that they have very powerful counter-terrorism capabilities, and they do . We have protected counter-terrorism policing budgets, she told journalists gathered at the headquarters of the Royal United Services Institute.
The same goes for the domestic intelligence services, said Malcolm Rifkind, a former Conservative foreign secretary and ex-chair of Parliament s intelligence and security committee . The resources for the security services have increased dramatically over the last 10 years since the 2005 London bombings, he said.
Conservative government cuts to police showed a callous disregard for our safety Manuel Cortes, general secretary of the TSSA union that represents British Transport Police staff
According to government figures, spending on the security and intelligence agencies domestic security service MI5, foreign intelligence service MI6 and surveillance agency GCHQ increased from 1.93 billion in 2010/11 to 2.6 billion in 2015/16. Praising May s record at the Home Office, Rifkind said that the security services would be deeply disappointed they had been unable to prevent the recent attacks, but said there was a limit to what additional resourcing of police and security services could do.
The real practical issue is not the number of police, he added . The practical problem is that MI5 and the intelligence agencies have literally thousands of individuals on their books who are known to have radical opinions Even when they have reason to suspect such individuals to be moving in that direction, the law does not allow the security services to take action and you can never have sufficient manpower to have 24-hour surveillance of thousands of people, or hundreds of people. David Wells, a former intelligence officer at GCHQ, said that it was too early to pin any blame on the intelligence services, but warned that the next government, of whichever stripe, would find no quick fixes to the terror threat facing Britain.
As of the London Bridge attack it s too early to determine if it was a failure of security services Yes, you could hire new personnel but it would take time to train and vet them, he said.
Dereliction of duty
While chinks is May s armor are hard to find with regards to the security services, she may be more vulnerable to questions about the austerity agenda s impact on frontline public services during her years at the Home Office. The strategy of linking the attacks to austerity is not universally backed within Labour. In his first speech after the attack, Corbyn on Sunday night attempted to capture the mood8 of gratitude to the police and other emergency services by reminding voters that he was the candidate promising to give public sector workers a pay rise .
They cannot just get warm words for their heroism, they deserve our respect every day, he said. The strategy of linking the attacks to austerity is not universally backed within Labour, with one senior party figure with expertise in security matters saying that if it weren t for the election campaign, police cuts would not be on the agenda . We just don t know enough about it, said the former Labour parliamentarian who asked to remain unnamed.
But at the union event Monday Serwotka, the union chief, was clear that it would be a dereliction of duty for him and his colleagues not to speak out and Manuel Cortes, general secretary of the TSSA union, which represents British Transport Police staff, said the cuts had shown a callous disregard for our safety. Such attacks on May s record from the Labour party and its backers are familiar . Whether or not they have more cut-through in the wake of recent tragedies will be clearer Friday morning when the vote tally comes in.
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- ^ cuts in police funding (www.politico.eu)
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- ^ enough is enough (www.politico.eu)
- ^ Corbyn responded (www.politico.eu)
- ^ a year ago she launched her bid to lead the Conservative party (www.politico.eu)
- ^ May to resign over the issue (www.politico.eu)
- ^ when she appeared BBC Radio 4 s Today program (www.politico.eu)
- ^ attempted to capture the mood (www.politico.eu)