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Morning.

A lot of news yesterday, all at once. The media, with lots of people still on Xmas hols no doubt, seemed to struggle to cover it all. There is surely going to be a lot of fallout over the next few weeks, though, as people start to understand the impact of Brexit and begin to feel the effects of a new strain of Covid-19 that can only be described as completely out of control.
How long will Boris stick it out, I wonder?

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Johnson will at the moment be believing his own boosterism, how long that lasts is another question.


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Last night's thread
Williamson 'announcing away' laws past in the House
dark age levels of chaos


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Eton isn't opening
Some children ware worth more than others, says Tory government


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I can't stay online
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I mean, can he actually do that?


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Swiftly followed by this, highly unethical and also possibly not even lawful:

https://www.theguardian.com/society/202 ... cond-doses
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Covid vaccine: UK doctors criticise rescheduling of second doses

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I see Stanley Johnson is sorting out his French citizenship so he can remain European.

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He's "reclaiming what is already his".

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Anyway here's to the end of 2020.

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PSB NYE 2011

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Hope everyone's up for a New Years Eve party this evening.

Never mind government advice, I'm staying in because it's bloody freezing out there and the pavements are covered in ice, attempting to navigate them drunk would be suicide.

I see Jool's Hootenanny looks shit as usual.


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Gibraltar making a big leap towards becoming Spanish again, it appears.

A happy 2021.


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This is the Covid test site in the car park round the corner from my parents' house.

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You may be able to make out a bloke in a hi-viz vest, I've cropped it so you can see him a bit more clearly here.

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I'm assuming he was some kind of security monkey and he took great exception to me taking photographs of the place. The picture above documents the beginning of our hilarious altercation. Apparently I wasn't allowed to take photos because it was a 'government site' until I pointed out he was working for a private company, then he switched to 'patient confidentiality' until I made him aware that there were in fact no patients there, just him. He then called me 'fucking weird' for wanting to take pictures in the first place and demanded I delete them. After that it quickly descended into a most enjoyable bout of verbal jousting consisting almost entirely of swearing and abuse where I goaded him to come out from behind the fence and try and take my phone off me. Eventually my brother, who had been watching all this with amusement from a distance, joined me and my adversary quickly retreated back into his shipping container.

I'm not exactly proud of my behaviour during this encounter but he was an absolute dick. I've no doubt he was probably bored out of his skull but if he'd been polite in the first place none of it would have happened.


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Evening.

Someone is not impressed with our AG...

https://twitter.com/ProfMarkElliott/sta ... 0348730368

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I'd love to hear Suella explain how ceding total control of passporting rights (amongst other things) for our banks and financial sevices to the EU is 'restoring our sovereignty'. I mean I know I might be nitpicking and fish are far more important than money to an economy but there must be some reason the press in Germany and France are pissing themselves laughing while their financial centres rub there hands in glee.


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I'm currently watching "Ice Age 2: the Meltdown" on my own. Husband's "working". Clearly it's very important people can still get about on the buses on New Year's Eve, despite the fact nowhere's open and no one's supposed to be visiting anyone else. At least he'll be home before midnight, unlike the poor sod who'll be driving an empty bus until 1am.

Anyway, Happy New Year everyone or maybe that should be Tolerable New Year. I suspect happy is going to be hard to come by in the coming weeks for a lot of people, unfortunately. I have never known a government so unutterably not up to the task at such a crucial time. We will just have to muddle through on our own, I guess, as indeed many do every day around the globe. We are, it seems, not so very exceptional after all ;)

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Willow904 wrote:
I'm currently watching "Ice Age 2: the Meltdown" on my own. Husband's "working". Clearly it's very important people can still get about on the buses on New Year's Eve, despite the fact nowhere's open and no one's supposed to be visiting anyone else. At least he'll be home before midnight, unlike the poor sod who'll be driving an empty bus until 1am.


For the last couple of years I've spent New Year's eve with a friend who moved out into rural Yorkshire and have ended up stuck there hungover facing another night sleeping on his living room floor because the lazy bus drivers can't be arsed to work on New Year's day. So as far as I am concerned they deserve no sympathy whatsoever and if I had my way they would be permanently affixed to their seats with some kind of exo-skeleton making them one with their bus knowing no other life than to respond to my every travel whim because I'm too stingy to pay for a taxi.

In all seriousness I've not been on a bus since March but friends of mine have to catch them for work and from what they've told me some of the crap bus drivers have had to put up with has been horrendous. But I'm sure I don't need to tell you that. As a bus user in the past and in the future please pass on my best wishes to your husband and let him know at least some of us appreciate the job he's been doing.


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My husband is a bit of a homebody and struggles to understand why people are constantly going out and about when they don't have to at the best of times. Since Covid he's become mega grumpy, he'd love to be locked down for weeks on end like everyone else but alas his services continue to be in demand :D

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I may have been wrong about "nowhere open" :?

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/d ... ssion=true
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The day after the ref in 2016, who'd have thought that leaving the EU would actually be a poor second on our list of concerns, now.

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Willow904 wrote:
he'd love to be locked down for weeks on end like everyone else but alas his services continue to be in demand :D


I spent Christmas with my brother who teaches science to years 7 to 11 (ages 11 to 16) who would share that sentiment. He seemed to have lost the ability to be angry about it anymore, all that's left is a resigned cynical gallows humour.


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It's been half an hour and I don't know about any of you but I definitely feel an increased tingle in my sovereignty organs.

Either that or the out of date humus I had earlier is making its presence known.


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refitman wrote:
Happy new year everyone!


You're being a bit previous, aren't you? Or is it your bedtime?


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What really sums 2020 up is to spend 30 minutes trying in vain to extract a champagne cork...and then it breaking off leaving the remainder in the bottle.

2020 can get in the bin.

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Refitman may live somewhere 20 minutes to the East.


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Holy shit, Leeds council said they were going to have their fireworks display from an 'undisclosed location' to avoid crowds and it would appear it was the park next door.

The last 15 minutes has been like something out of Apocalypse Now.


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Sky'sGoneOut wrote:
Refitman may live somewhere 20 minutes to the East.


Barnsley?

Happy New Year to all :heart:


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refitman wrote:
Happy new year everyone!

I was seeing in the new year with international friends, on a streaming site. Was just making sure I didn't forget :clap: (also may have gotten confused with time zones :lol: )


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AnatolyKasparov wrote:
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Refitman may live somewhere 20 minutes to the East.


Barnsley?


Quite a lot further east, 20 minutes would put Refitman slap bang somewhere in the North Sea.

Where no quaint Yorkshire accent would save him.


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The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away.

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HNY
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Thank god 2020 is over
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