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Food Morning.

https://twitter.com/BoozeAndFagz/status ... 1692682240


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PostPosted: Tue 16 Mar, 2021 9:33 am 
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Actually, admitting that Rod Liddle is a friend is possibly the worst thing on that "apology."

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Excellent news to start the morning - about time a few other of these types (Liddle very much included) were finally held to account.


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Bye-election klaxon

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PostPosted: Tue 16 Mar, 2021 12:41 pm 
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Bye-election klaxon


Interesting.

Though hopefully not in the Chinese sense.


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We can only hope that Richard Tice's party whatever it's called now does well and splits the right wing vote.

Otherwise I can see a Tory gain easily.

Maybe Lozza Fox's party will confuse matters further in the Reform/Reclaim and split it even further.

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That may be slightly too pessimistic, it shouldn't be presumed that even Brexit Party voters will go Tory en masse now if they still weren't willing to in 2019.

(as if to illustrate this point, Labour got over 50% of the vote in Hartlepool just two years earlier)


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110 more CV9 deaths today in the UK


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Deaths with COVID-19 on the death certificate
Weekly number of deaths...registered during the week ending Friday, 5 March 2021
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Good chance it will ultimately top 150k on that basis.


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I was going to say it's not a good day to be Julie Burchill.

But then it occured to me that there are no days when it would be a good day to be Julie Burchill.


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Surge testing is being deployed in the West Midlands after cases of the South African Covid-19 variant were found, PA Media reports.
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Sky'sGoneOut wrote:
RogerOThornhill wrote:

I was going to say it's not a good day to be Julie Burchill.

But then it occured to me that there are no days when it would be a good day to be Julie Burchill.
She may be genuinely sorry. She may devote the rest of her life to fixing her mistakes and making life better for everyone.


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She may, but almost certainly she will not.


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Good afternoon.

This is worth a read about the nuclear weapons bit of the defence review.

https://twitter.com/LawDavF/status/1371837330378661893

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citizenJA wrote:
She may be genuinely sorry. She may devote the rest of her life to fixing her mistakes and making life better for everyone.

There's always that possibility but the odds of it happening are as vanishingly small as the chances of me giving up alcohol and taking up embroidery instead.

I really wish I still had the cross stitch cat I attempted to demonstrate quite what a bad idea that would be.


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Interesting...

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Poor Shaun Bailey getting squeezed from both sides of the Tory Party...

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Government plans to change mayor of London elections to First Past the Post

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EXCL: Tory chiefs ‘pull the plug’ on funding for Shaun Bailey’s campaign for London mayor - sticking to minimum expenditure and a skeleton staff.


https://twitter.com/PippaCrerar/status/ ... 2506129413

Worst.Candidate.Ever.

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I remember JB from NME days. Was it clear then that her and Parsons were going to be so ... disappointing.

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I was a Melody Maker man myself so never really knew Tony Parsons or Julie Burchill as music writers, my experience of them has always been as sneering rent-a-gob wankers.

It must be noted, if it weren't for the Guardian Burchill would have faded into obscurity. Just another bitter, washed up cokehead hack. They were the ones who took her on when nobody else would touch her with a shitty stick.


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Burchill in particular has always been a bit "odd" IMO.

She had a strong "performative" side to her nature long before that became an in vogue term.


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Sky'sGoneOut wrote:
citizenJA wrote:
She may be genuinely sorry. She may devote the rest of her life to fixing her mistakes and making life better for everyone.

There's always that possibility but the odds of it happening are as vanishingly small as the chances of me giving up alcohol and taking up embroidery instead.

I really wish I still had the cross stitch cat I attempted to demonstrate quite what a bad idea that would be.

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AnatolyKasparov wrote:
Burchill in particular has always been a bit "odd" IMO.

She had a strong "performative" side to her nature long before that became an in vogue term.


That's what taking cocaine every day for 30 years (so she claimed) will do. I doubt there's anything left of the 'natural' Burchill. Just a burned out, frazzled husk. Perhaps she should have heeded Vonnegut's warning when he wrote 'we are what we pretend to be' but it's too late now, there's no going back, all that's left is the performance.


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Goodnight, everyone.
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I can't work out whether the pitiful sabre rattling in the defence review makes this country look like it has a really small dick, a Napoleon complex, or both.


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