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by AnatolyKasparov
Sat 16 Oct, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Saturday, 16th and Sunday, 17th October 2021
Replies: 15
Views: 93

Re: Saturday, 16th and Sunday, 17th October 2021

Labour and LibDems will not contest the coming Southend W byelection, probably the right decision now that the cause looks like a terrorist act.
by AnatolyKasparov
Sat 16 Oct, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Saturday, 16th and Sunday, 17th October 2021
Replies: 15
Views: 93

Re: Saturday, 16th and Sunday, 17th October 2021

Hello there.

Anybody else about?
by AnatolyKasparov
Sat 16 Oct, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Saturday, 16th and Sunday, 17th October 2021
Replies: 15
Views: 93

Re: Saturday, 16th and Sunday, 17th October 2021

Though also let's not forget that Macron is up for re-election next year.
by AnatolyKasparov
Fri 15 Oct, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Friday 15th October 2021
Replies: 13
Views: 139

Re: Friday 15th October 2021

That's nothing, a Graun article the other day all but claimed trans people are responsible for the climate change disaster.
by AnatolyKasparov
Fri 15 Oct, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Friday 15th October 2021
Replies: 13
Views: 139

Re: Friday 15th October 2021

And that's before we get to the near constant demonisation of trans people in certain quarters.
by AnatolyKasparov
Fri 15 Oct, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Friday 15th October 2021
Replies: 13
Views: 139

Re: Friday 15th October 2021

Well, grim news from Southend.

And somebody "in another place" has already tried to blame Angela Rayner for it :toss:
by AnatolyKasparov
Fri 15 Oct, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Friday 15th October 2021
Replies: 13
Views: 139

Re: Friday 15th October 2021

An appropriate smiley at the right moment is truly one of life's simple pleasures 8-)
by AnatolyKasparov
Thu 14 Oct, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Thursday 14th October 2021
Replies: 22
Views: 158

Re: Thursday 14th October 2021

He said exactly the wrong thing at pretty much the worst possible time. I frankly don't see how it could have ended any other way.
by AnatolyKasparov
Thu 14 Oct, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Thursday 14th October 2021
Replies: 22
Views: 158

Re: Thursday 14th October 2021

Won't the "zzzzz" one do?
by AnatolyKasparov
Thu 14 Oct, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Thursday 14th October 2021
Replies: 22
Views: 158

Re: Thursday 14th October 2021

Isn't the simple answer to that "just about everything"?
by AnatolyKasparov
Thu 14 Oct, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Thursday 14th October 2021
Replies: 22
Views: 158

Re: Thursday 14th October 2021

Nice of you to give refitman a break.
by AnatolyKasparov
Wed 13 Oct, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Wednesday 13th October 2021
Replies: 22
Views: 174

Re: Wednesday 13th October 2021

He really is such a strange little man.

And the shame of it is that he does actually have some real abilities, that might have been put to better use in an alternate universe.
by AnatolyKasparov
Wed 13 Oct, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Wednesday 13th October 2021
Replies: 22
Views: 174

Re: Wednesday 13th October 2021

Is the covid report a distraction from Frost's brexit chaos or vice versa? Cummings: No what Ive said does NOT mean 'the PM was lying in GE2019', he never had a scoobydoo what the deal he signed meant . He never understood what leaving Customs Union meant until 11/20. In 1/20 he was babbling 'Id ne...
by AnatolyKasparov
Tue 12 Oct, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Tuesday, 12th October 2021
Replies: 18
Views: 176

Re: Tuesday, 12th October 2021

Let's be honest, Frost has been a joke figure ever since he tucked into that "patriotic" breakfast so the Barclaygraph could swoon over him.
by AnatolyKasparov
Tue 12 Oct, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Tuesday, 12th October 2021
Replies: 18
Views: 176

Re: Tuesday, 12th October 2021

Btw yesterday was the 2222th edition of this incarnation of the Daily Politics.
by AnatolyKasparov
Tue 12 Oct, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Tuesday, 12th October 2021
Replies: 18
Views: 176

Re: Tuesday, 12th October 2021

Please lets not forget our heroic and selfless leader "SAVING CHRISTMAS" and then having to act at the eleventh hour anyway.
by AnatolyKasparov
Tue 12 Oct, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Tuesday, 12th October 2021
Replies: 18
Views: 176

Re: Tuesday, 12th October 2021

Hello there froggers.
by AnatolyKasparov
Mon 11 Oct, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Monday 11th October 2021
Replies: 5
Views: 119

Re: Monday 11th October 2021

Another quiet day, does this place only come alive now when Sky is around?
by AnatolyKasparov
Mon 11 Oct, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Monday 11th October 2021
Replies: 5
Views: 119

Re: Monday 11th October 2021

That's an excellent quote, indeed.
by AnatolyKasparov
Sun 10 Oct, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th October 2021
Replies: 35
Views: 338

Re: Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th October 2021

I hardly dare ask.......but what is?
by AnatolyKasparov
Sun 10 Oct, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th October 2021
Replies: 35
Views: 338

Re: Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th October 2021

Good morefternoon, even.
by AnatolyKasparov
Sat 09 Oct, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th October 2021
Replies: 35
Views: 338

Re: Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th October 2021

Australia has an awful lot wrong with it, not least a Johnsonite right wing government.
by AnatolyKasparov
Sat 09 Oct, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th October 2021
Replies: 35
Views: 338

Re: Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th October 2021

Hello all, I see quite a few were otherwise engaged yesterday.
by AnatolyKasparov
Fri 08 Oct, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Friday 8th October 2021
Replies: 6
Views: 125

Re: Friday 8th October 2021

Well, thank you for blowing the tumbleweed away if nothing else ;)
by AnatolyKasparov
Fri 08 Oct, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Friday 8th October 2021
Replies: 6
Views: 125

Re: Friday 8th October 2021

James Brokenshire MP, overall one of the better Tories, has died. Aged just 53 too, which is no age at all.

His seat looks pretty safe in the coming byelection (but then again so did C&A)
by AnatolyKasparov
Thu 07 Oct, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Thursday 7th October 2021
Replies: 33
Views: 319

Re: Thursday 7th October 2021

Oh dear Johnson's speech seems to have gone down about as well as a shit sandwich with the audience, which apparently has a majority of Conservative voters, seems Zahawi was right to be cacking his pants and now he's going all red. In actual fact "quickie" polling has suggested people fou...
by AnatolyKasparov
Thu 07 Oct, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Thursday 7th October 2021
Replies: 33
Views: 319

Re: Thursday 7th October 2021

And I see that this place went down for a bit.....
by AnatolyKasparov
Thu 07 Oct, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Thursday 7th October 2021
Replies: 33
Views: 319

Re: Thursday 7th October 2021

The allegations have long been out there, but almost nobody in the media has been willing to even acknowledge them.
by AnatolyKasparov
Thu 07 Oct, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Thursday 7th October 2021
Replies: 33
Views: 319

Re: Thursday 7th October 2021

Now, who could possibly be referenced by that Private Eye claim?

Shurely not the person who Lucy Siegle bravely broke the omerta about yesterday??

(a visit to her Twitter account will reveal all, if she hasn't been bullied into taking it down)
by AnatolyKasparov
Thu 07 Oct, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Thursday 7th October 2021
Replies: 33
Views: 319

Re: Thursday 7th October 2021

Ah, saw that last night.

The reaction of certain people had similar happened at the Labour gathering can, of course, be imagined.
by AnatolyKasparov
Thu 07 Oct, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Thursday 7th October 2021
Replies: 33
Views: 319

Re: Thursday 7th October 2021

refitman wrote: Thu 07 Oct, 2021 7:21 am Le sigh

The tweet referred to appears to have been zapped.
by AnatolyKasparov
Wed 06 Oct, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Wednesday 6th October 2021
Replies: 13
Views: 202

Re: Wednesday 6th October 2021

Not like its even that good a joke in the first place.
by AnatolyKasparov
Wed 06 Oct, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Wednesday 6th October 2021
Replies: 13
Views: 202

Re: Wednesday 6th October 2021

My main response to all that - "is that it?"

Strikingly empty.
by AnatolyKasparov
Tue 05 Oct, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Tuesday 5th October 2021
Replies: 29
Views: 297

Re: Tuesday 5th October 2021

People usually (not always, but usually) do get their just desserts in the end. It can sometimes take a while, though.

Always think about it this way - what are the Tories going to do once a critical mass of boomers are dead?
by AnatolyKasparov
Tue 05 Oct, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Tuesday 5th October 2021
Replies: 29
Views: 297

Re: Tuesday 5th October 2021

Ah, those halcyon days (barely a decade ago) when the Graun couldn't print enough pro-Clegg puff pieces.
by AnatolyKasparov
Tue 05 Oct, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Tuesday 5th October 2021
Replies: 29
Views: 297

Re: Tuesday 5th October 2021

Johnson apparently saying (if not in quite those words) that rape victims can't expect justice - WTF??
by AnatolyKasparov
Tue 05 Oct, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Tuesday 5th October 2021
Replies: 29
Views: 297

Re: Tuesday 5th October 2021

The same street lights run down for years due to government cuts on local council budgets?
by AnatolyKasparov
Mon 04 Oct, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Monday 4th October 2021
Replies: 17
Views: 251

Re: Monday 4th October 2021

Yes, some things are true even when etc etc.
by AnatolyKasparov
Mon 04 Oct, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Monday 4th October 2021
Replies: 17
Views: 251

Re: Monday 4th October 2021

I mean, "former minister" is probably revealing a lot there given how awful many of those still on the government front benches are.
by AnatolyKasparov
Mon 04 Oct, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Monday 4th October 2021
Replies: 17
Views: 251

Re: Monday 4th October 2021

So what was Sunak's "optimistic" message?: he has dialled up the rhetoric, and today he set out a vision for how the UK could become “the most exciting place on the planet” Actually he said "in the planet", rather than on, which conjured up an image of the entire island plummeti...
by AnatolyKasparov
Mon 04 Oct, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Monday 4th October 2021
Replies: 17
Views: 251

Re: Monday 4th October 2021

Good morefternoon, all.
by AnatolyKasparov
Sun 03 Oct, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd October 2021
Replies: 45
Views: 477

Re: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd October 2021

Can you imagine the reaction if a left wing Labour MP said they wanted supermarket chains "dismantled"?
by AnatolyKasparov
Sun 03 Oct, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd October 2021
Replies: 45
Views: 477

Re: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd October 2021

I mean, there are people who think this sort of stuff.

But for a public official to feel the need to say those things *at that particular time* is genuinely baffling.
by AnatolyKasparov
Sun 03 Oct, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd October 2021
Replies: 45
Views: 477

Re: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd October 2021

Of course, some - including people generally well disposed to SKS - noticed the "during this campaign" qualifier at the time.
by AnatolyKasparov
Sat 02 Oct, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd October 2021
Replies: 45
Views: 477

Re: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd October 2021

Shockingly low percentage vaccinated in the US still - Trump's malign influence lives on.
by AnatolyKasparov
Sat 02 Oct, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd October 2021
Replies: 45
Views: 477

Re: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd October 2021

tinyclanger2 wrote: Sat 02 Oct, 2021 1:53 pm Giving an author his comeuppance might make a few people feel a bit better but it doesn't alter the state of play.
It means that more people see the likes of JF for what they actually are, that is better than nothing.
by AnatolyKasparov
Sat 02 Oct, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd October 2021
Replies: 45
Views: 477

Re: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd October 2021

As plenty have pointed out to the author, he got the outcome he wanted at the last election.
by AnatolyKasparov
Fri 01 Oct, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Friday, 1st October 2021
Replies: 22
Views: 307

Re: Friday, 1st October 2021

Harriet Harman is hardly hard left, but she has called for Dick's resignation - it doesn't help to reduce these things to simplistic binaries.

(also, Corbyn did quite a bit of pro-police stuff)
by AnatolyKasparov
Fri 01 Oct, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Friday, 1st October 2021
Replies: 22
Views: 307

Re: Friday, 1st October 2021

Starmer has said she should stay as well - does Dick have compromising photos?
by AnatolyKasparov
Fri 01 Oct, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Friday, 1st October 2021
Replies: 22
Views: 307

Re: Friday, 1st October 2021

Charlton is pretty iconic to people of a certain age tbf.