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FFS Scotland.

I'm off to see my support bubble mate. It's supposed be be 'feels like' -8° C out there so if you don't hear from me again it's been a pleasure.


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I do believe this is a rugby reference?


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Ah the joy of a gas fire on full while drunk and not giving a shit about what it costs.

I have to say that was pretty cold on the way home. I couldn't breathe properly and my fingers were frozen sticks despite my 99p gloves.


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Also I decided to take a shortcut because it was so fucking cold and ended up briefly lost.

There's nothing like the drunken fear that you have when your surroundings make no sense.


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Good morning.

The most culturally tin-eared and illiterate government ever?


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Culture secretary Oliver Dowden has also summoned 25 of the UK's biggest heritage bodies and charities to a summit on Feb 23 where they will be told "to defend our culture and history from the noisy minority of activists constantly trying to do Britain down”.
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The Government's twin assault on the so-called 'cancel culture' comes amid concern at senior levels in the Government over attempts to rewrite Britain's past.


I'd love to a fly on the wall when the heads of the National Trust and English Heritage explain patiently, as if to a small child, what exactly historians do...

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Yeah, but it plays well in this mythical "red wall" so.......


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PostPosted: Sun 14 Feb, 2021 10:35 am 
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Can't think that anyone is remotely surprised by this.

How expert was rejected for education role given to PM’s ally

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The job of independent regulator of higher education in England was instead handed to James Wharton, a 36-year-old former Tory MP with no experience in higher education who ran Boris Johnson’s leadership campaign. But the Observer can reveal that Crewe – the former vice-chancellor of the University of Essex, one-time head of Universities UK and most recently the master of University College, Oxford – was interviewed for the post and rejected.


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Good to see lots of horrible people getting a good kicking in here including Nigel Biggar who, I was astonished to learn, is actually a canon of Christ Church Cathedral in Oxford.

Woke warriors on the march? Don’t forget the bigotry of the ‘unwoke’

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Oxford theologian Nigel Biggar, a defender of the British empire as a moral good, claimed that Rhodes “was an imperialist, but British colonialism was not essentially racist, and wasn’t essentially exploitative, and wasn’t essentially atrocious”. Rhodes was merely “a supporter of the British empire as a modernising force for good”.

If we want to discuss the rewriting of history, those words are as good a place to start as any. For this is the same Rhodes who believed that non-white areas of the world were “inhabited by the most despicable specimen of human being” needing to be “brought under Anglo-Saxon influence”. It’s the “not essentially racist” colonialism about which the Liberal politician Charles Wentworth Dilke could boast that “nature seems to intend the English for a race of officers, to direct and guide the cheap labour of Eastern peoples”. It’s the empire so modernising that during the course of British rule, India’s share of the world economy fell from 23% to less than 4%. Biggar is not against the rewriting of history. He just wants to rewrite it with his own myths.

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Biggar's definition of "racist" basically says nothing short of genocide is actual racism.

(and maybe not always even then)


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Can't think that anyone is remotely surprised by this.

How expert was rejected for education role given to PM’s ally

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... dApp_Other

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The job of independent regulator of higher education in England was instead handed to James Wharton, a 36-year-old former Tory MP with no experience in higher education who ran Boris Johnson’s leadership campaign. But the Observer can reveal that Crewe – the former vice-chancellor of the University of Essex, one-time head of Universities UK and most recently the master of University College, Oxford – was interviewed for the post and rejected.


:roll:

This might say something about the inclusiveness of Durham Uni.

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TSG Wharton I call him, since his days as a local MP.
That Slimy Git.

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https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/ournhs ... -interest/
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Why did the government say revealing NHS plans is not in the public interest?

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I see that Jenrick is after another bunch of woke lefties...the City of London Corporation.

https://www.onlondon.co.uk/robert-jenri ... r-statues/

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The “oldest continuous municipal democracy in the world”, dating back to before Magna Carta, finds itself in an unwelcome “culture war” standoff with the government after deciding that statues of two prominent City figures with slave trade links should come down.

An icily-worded missive from Jenrick, noting that the Corporation “may be minded to remove statues and rename street names within your local authority”, reminds the City not only that “the removal of statues does harm rather than good” but also of its “unique status” as a “leading authority”.

The Corporation was “itself a product of the City’s rich history. It is in the City’s own interests that heritage and tradition are given robust protection,” Jenrick warned, somewhat ominously. “I hope this feedback is helpful in your careful consideration.”


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Have we seen this, it's pretty hilarious as you might expect...

Woke so intellectually fragile they can't handle anyone thinking differently LAURENCE FOX

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This is why The Reclaim Party exists.

We don’t like politics in the form they have so recently taken. We aren’t politicians. We want to take the politics out of politics as much as possible, because politics is already everywhere. It’s in our relationships, in our workplaces, on the television and in the papers.


:lol:

"We can't think of any policies so we're having to come out with this awful old bollocks to cover it up"

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GOP

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GOP


What about them?

(though I seriously doubt that it is good)


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