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Started by CaptainBlack on Mar 31, 2021 1:35:35 PM
The Northern Independence Party

From 'who?' to deserving their own thread inside two weeks.

The long-awaited socialist alternative to Starmer's New New Labour or just a Twitter bubble?

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thisonehasalittlehat - 31 Mar 2021 15:08:11 (#1 of 105)

Nippers?

Ginmonkey - 31 Mar 2021 15:12:09 (#2 of 105)

What do they want independence from?

machiavelli - 31 Mar 2021 15:17:21 (#3 of 105)

I'm as professionally northern as any northerner but I can't really see the point. Yorkshire independence would make more sense - defined boundaries (when we take various bits back that Westminster loaned to other counties), our own airport and ports, an inflated sense of our own worth etc.

Moschops - 31 Mar 2021 15:18:52 (#4 of 105)

Where's the southern boundary of the North under their plan?

guigal - 31 Mar 2021 15:20:35 (#5 of 105)

an inflated sense of our own worth etc.

Isn't that enough? It is for Brexiters, even without the etc.

CaptainBlack - 31 Mar 2021 15:21:53 (#6 of 105)

#4 Doesn’t go past Cheshire.

TheValkyrie - 31 Mar 2021 15:22:11 (#7 of 105)

Agree with Mach. The North as a political entity seems fanciful with no structural/cultural basis.

As for NIP. Twitter bubble for now but who knows. I suspect they will end up like the SLP/SWP. Also rans with maybe the odd councillor.

UKIP/Plaid/SNP all started small but represented one side of a major political cleavage. NIP doesn't yet have such a grounding unless the North/South divide becomes a hot button issue.

DesEsseintes - 31 Mar 2021 15:32:44 (#8 of 105)

Trouble is, if it gets anywhere, the same people that join the other parties will join it.

Shadrack22 - 31 Mar 2021 15:34:18 (#9 of 105)

From 'who?' to deserving their own thread inside two weeks.

They had a thread two weeks ago! Lack of basic research before starting a thread. Poor show.

TheExcession - 31 Mar 2021 15:47:28 (#10 of 105)

"What do they want independence from?"

Those Lannister bastards! Call the banners!

CaptainBlack - 31 Mar 2021 17:10:31 (#11 of 105)

Well I can’t see this other thread.

TheValkyrie - 31 Mar 2021 17:11:35 (#12 of 105)

Splitter!

Hilary - 31 Mar 2021 17:14:20 (#13 of 105)

Yorkshire independence would make more sense - defined boundaries (when we take various bits back that Westminster loaned to other counties)

See also: Khrushchev, Russia, Crimea, Ukraine.

tasselhoff - 31 Mar 2021 17:16:16 (#14 of 105)

Is this the thread for the Independence of the North Party?

HerrWalrus - 31 Mar 2021 17:32:45 (#15 of 105)

When the Scots embark on independence after their election, there may be a lot of talk of regional "levelling-up" in England and Wales. But the last thing the Tories will want is further carving up of the nation. Bad enough that they broke up the union by plowing ahead with Brexit.

machiavelli - 31 Mar 2021 17:39:57 (#16 of 105)

See also: Khrushchev, Russia, Crimea, Ukraine.

The Lancastrians may be hard to take on - they've got Ecky Thump.

TheValkyrie - 31 Mar 2021 19:20:17 (#17 of 105)

Death to the Red Rose!

breakfast - 31 Mar 2021 19:25:14 (#18 of 105)

The other thread -

https://justthetalk.com/uknews/50568/free_the_nort
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HerrWalrus - 31 Mar 2021 19:26:13 (#19 of 105)

Lancashire and Merseyside would be a tough nut to crack. No soft underbelly there.

breakfast - 31 Mar 2021 19:28:08 (#20 of 105)

I meant t’other thread of course.

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