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  1. #23926
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    Quote Originally Posted by Professor Wolfgang Schnell BSc. PhD. View Post
    That cannot be correct? I saw it, painted on a bus!

    „I believe in socialism because it seems more humanitarian, rather than every man for himself and 'I'm alright jack' and all those arsehole businessmen with all the loot. I made up my mind from viewing society from that angle. That's where I'm from and there's where I've made my decisions from. That's why I believe in socialism“

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strummer View Post
    That cannot be correct? I saw it, painted on a bus!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Joao CarvAndy!ho View Post
    Sorry but James O’Brien is a nonsensical bitter arsewipe. He could have made a point about how bad austerity was whether I agree with that or not is a different matter but it’s more than possible to change positions on spending. You can be in favour of austerity and when the books are back to normal then be in favour of spending more. It’s for me the new stupidity on the left, it’s like when they tweet that’s it’s ironic that the new British passports are made in Poland when it’s not!! It shows that we still want to work with Europe just not be part of the eu. James O’Brien thinks he’s found something ironic and hypocritical and does what most people on the left do and blame the media. Blaming the media is the most lazy stupid thing that they do. Most people don’t even read newspapers anymore and the media dosen’t set agenda it panders to it.

    James O’Brien is a clever guy and some points he makes are coherent and ones where you can debate but things like this just make him out to be plain stupid.


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    That new broad Marsh Centre was a good idea.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51851791

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    I walked through the Broadmarsh about an hour ago. There are roughly 5 or 6 shops still trading in there. Coincidentally, there are about the same number of shop units vacant on Bridlesmith Gate, just at the edge of the Broadmarsh centre. Which begs the question, what is the point of refurbishing it, why not just knock it down?


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    Default Re: A week in politics

    Maybe they could turn it into the Jodie Marsh Centre, as a tribute to her life and struggles?

    Just a thought.


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    I would be interested to learn how the UK government justifies this:

    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/...e_iOSApp_Other

    A man who has worn the uniform of the U.K. treated in such a shabby manner.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Strummer View Post
    I would be interested to learn how the UK government justifies this:

    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/...e_iOSApp_Other

    A man who has worn the uniform of the U.K. treated in such a shabby manner.
    Fucking scandalous.

    Given the shamelessness of the current incumbent at the Home Office, I'd be surprised if many more cases such as this don't arise.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Otis Redd'un View Post
    Fucking scandalous.

    Given the shamelessness of the current incumbent at the Home Office, I'd be surprised if many more cases such as this don't arise.
    You might have imagined that they might have learned their lesson from the Windrush nurses.
    Monkeys might fly out of my ass.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Strummer View Post
    I would be interested to learn how the UK government justifies this:

    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/...e_iOSApp_Other

    A man who has worn the uniform of the U.K. treated in such a shabby manner.
    I'd like to say its unbelievable. But with this current shower of shit, nothing is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strummer View Post
    I would be interested to learn how the UK government justifies this:

    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/...e_iOSApp_Other

    A man who has worn the uniform of the U.K. treated in such a shabby manner.
    Without clicking I asssume it’s the Fijian ex soldier who has been billed 27k?

    This government and the people that support it make me want to vomit at times


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wes' Organ View Post
    You might have imagined that they might have learned their lesson from the Windrush nurses.
    Monkeys might fly out of my ass.
    Priti Vacant doesn't give a shit about having a heartless reputation, to the point that she plays on it. It's likely to be the primary reason Johnson appointed her in that role in the first place.


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    I think we may have a new candidate for weakest member of the Government.

    Helen Whately just had a proper car crash interview on Sky News, where she had none of the facts or figures required, tried the usual tactic of avoiding Kay Burghley's questions but then allowed herself to be bullied, on the subject of sending untested patients into care homes, into literally saying that she could "put it on the Scientists" before trying, unconvincingly, to retract.


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    Quote Originally Posted by congo_red View Post
    I think we may have a new candidate for weakest member of the Government.

    Helen Whately just had a proper car crash interview on Sky News, where she had none of the facts or figures required, tried the usual tactic of avoiding Kay Burghley's questions but then allowed herself to be bullied, on the subject of sending untested patients into care homes, into literally saying that she could "put it on the Scientists" before trying, unconvincingly, to retract.
    She was pathetic, absolutely no confidence or authority


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    She was on BBC Breakfast as well. You could tell she knew she’d fluffed her audition pretty early doors.

    Junior ministers like her are sent out to do these things as a test of mettle. Is she a team player (i.e. is she willing to be the public face of a decision she had nothing to do with) and can she push the narrative back in a direction that suits the government? Michael Fallon probably the modern master of this particular dark art. Unfortunately for Ms Whateley, her career as a frontline politician probably died in the womb after this morning’s display.


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    Couple of Tory councillors have found new and interesting ways of resigning...

    Tory councillors accused of racist posts on social media

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...y_to_clipboard

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    Default Re: A week in politics

    Starmer battering Boris in PMQs has become routine.


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    As soon as Johnson starts looking behind him whilst banging on the dispatch box and playing the "loyalty" card you know he hasn't a clue how to react to Starmer's calm authority.

    I didn't actually think that Starmer was that impressive today, but then again he didn't need to be. It's becoming increasing pitiful just watching Johnson.


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    https://www.theguardian.com/politics...ng-development

    With everything going in I think Jenrick was hoping this would get buried.


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    Boris resembles a mad professor and he's beginning to act like one too.

    At first, I never thought Starmer had much charisma to make an impact with the general public, but he hasn't really put a foot wrong to be fair.

    I'd be interested to see where both lie on the popularity scale currently, especially given Boris's failing to sack Cummings, bumbling around a lot and fobbing off questions to people around him.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BryanRoy22 View Post
    Boris resembles a mad professor and he's beginning to act like one too.

    At first, I never thought Starmer had much charisma to make an impact with the general public, but he hasn't really put a foot wrong to be fair.

    I'd be interested to see where both lie on the popularity scale currently, especially given Boris's failing to sack Cummings, bumbling around a lot and fobbing off questions to people around him.
    I think Starmer has got off to a great start but he has a lot of work to do to repair the damage inflicted by Corbyn and his followers.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BryanRoy22 View Post
    Boris resembles a mad professor and he's beginning to act like one too.

    At first, I never thought Starmer had much charisma to make an impact with the general public, but he hasn't really put a foot wrong to be fair.

    I'd be interested to see where both lie on the popularity scale currently, especially given Boris's failing to sack Cummings, bumbling around a lot and fobbing off questions to people around him.
    I saw a poll on Sunday. Starmer was on +26 approval and Johnson on -6, so a 32pt gap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redemption View Post
    I saw a poll on Sunday. Starmer was on +26 approval and Johnson on -6, so a 32pt gap.
    Wow. Interesting.

    I'm hearing Johnson has rejected Marcus Rashford's open letter to extend the free school meal voucher scheme into the summer holidays.

    Not sure that was a good move either.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BryanRoy22 View Post
    Wow. Interesting.

    I'm hearing Johnson has rejected Marcus Rashford's open letter to extend the free school meal voucher scheme into the summer holidays.

    Not sure that was a good move either.
    Except, Johnson doesn't give a shit because, what can anyone do about it? He's already managed to kill a butt load of his own citizens, presumably some of which voted for him and yet he can't be arsed to attend cobra meetings anymore.

    ... And frankly who can blame him. There's sod all anyone can do about it so why would he bother even pretending he gives a shit.

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