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 Post subject: Friday 5th February 2021
PostPosted: Fri 05 Feb, 2021 7:01 am 
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The Cabinet Office has confirmed that local elections will go ahead in England on 6 May.

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PostPosted: Fri 05 Feb, 2021 10:44 am 
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Hello there cJA.

And everybody else, of course :)


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AnatolyKasparov wrote:
Hello there cJA.

And everybody else, of course :)
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PostPosted: Fri 05 Feb, 2021 2:22 pm 
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Gone quiet here again.....


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the sun was out for a couple hours
the new year blossoming
year of the ox feb 12 2021


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citizenJA wrote:
year of the ox feb 12 2021


Is it OK to be bullish about this?

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AnatolyKasparov wrote:
citizenJA wrote:
year of the ox feb 12 2021


Is it OK to be bullish about this?

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I'd have been disappointed had you not
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I know what it is to wonder about friends who've not checked in for awhile
Some days I can't face the computer or look at news


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Personally am looking forward to the end of covid and my visit to Leeds (part of Clanger UK pub crawl) to sample live zazz.

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I also very much liked this:
https://www.theguardian.com/environment ... st-reptile
It is indeed a really small reptile.

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PostPosted: Fri 05 Feb, 2021 7:23 pm 
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Good evening.

Equalities minister Kemi Badenoch must apologise or be sacked, says peer

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... -says-peer

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Simon Woolley said the prime minister must intervene in the row over Kemi Badenoch, after a damning leaked letter sent by a No 10 adviser suggested she may have broken the ministerial code when she publicly criticised a journalist on social media.

The special adviser, Samuel Kasumu, also complained of unbearable tension within Downing Street over race and said he considered resigning over fears that the Conservatives were pursuing a “politics steeped in division”.

Following frantic interventions from ministers and senior aides including the vaccines minister, Nadhim Zahawi, Kasumu retracted his resignation on Thursday night


I found the tweets that Badenoch sent quite extraordinary.

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Personally am looking forward to the end of covid and my visit to Leeds (part of Clanger UK pub crawl) to sample live zazz.
my bedtime is 9pm


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UK reported...a further 1,014 deaths from Covid-19
https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/ ... 2153547592
it didn't have to be this way


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I also very much liked this:
https://www.theguardian.com/environment ... st-reptile
It is indeed a really small reptile.
perfect

I found a mummified reptile about that size in a window sill space. The creature had gotten trapped and climate conditions kept it perfect. It's body was in a circular position, it's head slightly raised and peaceful, it seemed to me. Feeling the warmth of the sun.


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I chased a poor lizard when I was a kid and when I caught it by the tail the tail came off (they can shed them to escape predators and annoying kids).

Obviously I kept the tail and hid it in a drawer inside a cassette box thinking it would dry out and mummify. Instead it went rancid and my Mum discovered it (presumably through the use of her nose) and threw it in the bin.

I was most displeased.

Later I tried the same with a rat's tail brought home after a school dissection and pretty much exactly the same thing happened.


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RogerOThornhill wrote:
I found the tweets that Badenoch sent quite extraordinary


That is one way of describing them, yes.


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I saw this tweet about the US headcase Marjorie Taylor Greene and the interviewer is none other than Katie Hopkins. Aaaaarrgh.

https://twitter.com/funder/status/1355351179958620160

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I just thought I'd share with you something from a book about the history of France I'm reading that caused me considerable amusement.

What's being discussed here is a cabinet d'aisances or a toilet to you and me. Apparently they were introduced into French hotels in the 18'th century to please English tourists, but the locals weren't too keen.

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The servant maid told me her mistress had caused it to be made on purpose for the English travellers; but now she was very sorry for what she had done, as all the French who frequented her house, instead of using the seat, left their offerings on the floor, which she was obliged to have cleaned three or four times a day.


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We need to talk about Keir Starmer.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/feb/05/britons-drama-keir-starmer-labour-leader-competence

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it’s hard to surrender fully to Keir Starmer’s apparent conviction that what the Great British PublicTM are crying out for is calmness and competence, even if that’s what we collectively tell the pollsters. I mean, we tell the doctors we drink 14 units a week.


Quite.

When Marina Hyde is putting her particularly sharp pointy toed boot in you know you have a problem.


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Goodnight, everyone.
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I mean I'm on record on this forum saying Starmer was painfully dull and only seemed to have two facial expressions. Blank and pained like he really needed a poo.

But I also thought and do still think he was an vast improvement on the vain, self important fool who came before him.

And let's face it he's closed a polling gap that was the size of Olympus Mons.

While being attacked relentlessly by members of his own party.

So maybe it's not quite time yet for him to be feeling Marina's boot up the crack of his arse.

Let's see how the flag waving and pariotism shit goes first because I have high hopes for that.


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He's certainly an improvement on his forerunner who had some good ideas but no self awareness at all but, for me, Keir Starmer's probationary period has very nearly run its course. I make some allowances for the peculiar times we're in.


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