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 Post subject: Tuesday 30th March 2021
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PostPosted: Tue 30 Mar, 2021 11:01 am 
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Good morefternoon all, something must be happening?


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PostPosted: Tue 30 Mar, 2021 12:01 pm 
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It happened yesterday, all hope is lost.

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Stratton cast away the last vestige of her credibility.

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Well that sucked. I woke up on Sunday night/Monday morning with chills, fever and a headache. It was weird, like having a dose of the flu without the actual flu. I remember getting up to get some water and the chills were so bad my teeth were chattering. I felt so shitty I didn't get out of bed yesterday until the early evening when the symptoms finally began to wear off. All in a good cause though and I feel fine today.

There are studies out there showing that if you've had Covid19 then your immune response to the vaccines is stronger, so maybe I've already had it or maybe I haven't, I'll never know.

I'm just glad I recovered quickly enough to enjoy this glorious sunny day.


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PostPosted: Tue 30 Mar, 2021 12:34 pm 
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And today we have the "report" of the police's handling of the Sarah Everard vigil. "Whitewash" would genuinely be over generous :evil:


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Labour MP apologises for saying he once saw business as 'the enemy'.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2021/mar/30/labour-mp-apologises-for-saying-he-once-saw-business-as-the-enemy

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After the remarks were highlighted by the Sun newspaper, Sobel apologised to the Labour leader.

Well now this is curious. If I put 'Boris Johnson fuck business The Sun' into Google I can't seem to find a single Sun article mentioning our Prime Minister letting British businesses know they could fuck off. How strange.


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PostPosted: Tue 30 Mar, 2021 5:18 pm 
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Sobel has a bit of a predilection for gaffes tbh.


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AnatolyKasparov wrote:
Sobel has a bit of a predilection for gaffes tbh.



I've read the linked article. I can't see the gaffe nor can I see anything to apologise for since, from what I've read, he'd already backtracked anyway. Hartlepool Candidate was more gaffe-prone in my opinion. But he, apparently, is "the best".


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Good evening.

'Er indoors is still in hospital but improving.

Muhammad cartoon row school launches independent probe into RSE lessons

https://schoolsweek.co.uk/batley-gramma ... rtoon-row/

Good idea to get someone outside to take a look but this...

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The DfE has also defended schools’ right to include “controversial” ideas in the curriculum, balancing it alongside the need to promote respect and tolerance between people of different beliefs.


Except when the DfE disagrees with them that is...

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Two stories very closely linked I would argue...

Schools have been told they have to show their pupil premium spending is 'backed by evidence' as a condition of getting the funding.

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Free school meals: 300k more pupils became eligible in first 7 months of Covid

So basically...it's costing us more so we're going to insist on you filing out our template and if we don't like your evidence then you lose the Pupil Premium.

Cynical, moi?

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PostPosted: Tue 30 Mar, 2021 6:25 pm 
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Anyone fancy some sleaze?

https://twitter.com/ChrisMasonBBC/statu ... 7542563843

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6:10 PM · Mar 30, 2021·Twitter Web App

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PostPosted: Tue 30 Mar, 2021 9:05 pm 
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A good article imo.

Austerity Raises Covid Deaths

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We are living in the age of consequences. The outbreak of SARS-CoV-2 uncovered our societies’ pre-existing structural weaknesses — which were the result of a pervasive political indifference to inequality, combined with decades of cuts to the most basic social protections and to wages, leaving large segments of our populations tragically vulnerable to the arrival of this virus (Marmot et al. 2020a, 2020b; Woolhandler et al. 2021).

Of course, the macroeconomic consequences of four decades of neoliberal management of the OECD economies were already there for all to see (Storm 2017): declining long-term growth (aka ‘secular stagnation’), suffocated by rising inequalities in income and wealth and by an obsessive-compulsive fiscal austerity by governments, but barely kept alive by rising (private and public) indebtedness and quasi-permanent asset-price bubbles (‘financialization’).


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Servaas Storm is a Dutch economist and author who works on macroeconomics, technological progress, income distribution & economic growth, finance, development and structural change, and climate change.

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RogerOThornhill wrote:
Anyone fancy some sleaze?

https://twitter.com/ChrisMasonBBC/statu ... 7542563843

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NEW; THREAD: The Labour Party has been handed what it claims to be a business card for the financier Lex Greensill -- when he worked in government under David Cameron.
6:10 PM · Mar 30, 2021·Twitter Web App


And here is said business card...

https://twitter.com/PippaCrerar/status/ ... 7385926657

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https://twitter.com/whazell/status/1377005606394019852

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Hardly a surprise given the hollowing out of manufacturing capacity in many key strategic industries over the past 30 years.

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I note the right wing commentators somewhat predictably putting the boot into teaching unions for apparently not doing anything about the Batley Grammar issues.

Except they clearly are. The difference being that they are simply getting on with their job and not proclaiming loudly about it.

https://twitter.com/neupresident/status ... 6793772032

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Rightwards arrow"fully supporting" - not posturing

Rightwards arrow"fully supporting" - it's what we do!

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PorFavor wrote:
AnatolyKasparov wrote:
Sobel has a bit of a predilection for gaffes tbh.



I've read the linked article. I can't see the gaffe nor can I see anything to apologise for since, from what I've read, he'd already backtracked anyway. Hartlepool Candidate was more gaffe-prone in my opinion. But he, apparently, is "the best".


I'm referring more to his past history (the time when he - unknowingly - invited some eugenicists to a local party meeting, for examples)


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