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Thursday 15th April 2021

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Morning all.
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Good afternoon, everyone.
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Re: Thursday 15th April 2021

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Hi there cJA.

I see that Eric Pickles has been exhumed.
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Thank you for letting me know, AK. It spares me having to look at the Pickles's exhumation.

In other news, Joe Biden is pulling all US troops out of Afghanistan.
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YouGov Labour Members poll.

https://twitter.com/YouGov/status/13826 ... wsrc%5Etfw

How well is Starmer doing as leader?
Well – 64%
Badly – 34%
Changed party for better?
Changed the party for the better – 48%
Not made much difference – 27%
Changed the party for the worse – 22%
Better than Corbyn?
Better – 61%
Same – 10%
Worse – 29%
Personal attributes?
Competent – 82%
Trustworthy – 73%
Likeable – 69%
Decisive – 57%
Strong – 55%
Leftwingometer.
Very / fairly / slightly left wing
Myself 18% / 46% / 29%
Labour party 2% / 36% / 52%
Keir Starmer 1% / 17% / 50% (+20% centre)
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Re: Thursday 15th April 2021

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citizenJA wrote:Thank you for letting me know, AK. It spares me having to look at the Pickles's exhumation.

In other news, Joe Biden is pulling all US troops out of Afghanistan.
To be completed on the 20th anniversary of Sept 11th 2001.
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Re: Thursday 15th April 2021

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Looking at the Question Time panel for this evening I can barely contain my excitement.

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We went to the pub in the next village yesterday afternoon, for coffee not a drink.

There are 18 households in our village/hamlet and 4 of them were there at the same time. :)
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BBC Question Time -

The ex-civil servant audience member (Elizabeth?) has just expressed the situation regarding lobbying brilliantly and eloquently.

(I should clarify that I'm bundling in together the lobbying issue with the top civil servants and second jobs.)
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Re: Thursday 15th April 2021

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The right wing 'comedian' seemed to understand the danger to the Tories more than Bernard Jenkins. I was interested to hear him say that he thought once Covid was less of a concern then all those fat contracts to their mates could come back to haunt the government.
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Re: Thursday 15th April 2021

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How obnoxious (or not) is Duffield being?
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It was also good to hear people saying corruption out loud without using euphemisms.
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Possibly what will resonate most with the public over all the lobbying and the awarding of lucrative contracts to "mates" is, given Covid, the sheer bad taste of it all.
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How refreshing, a reasonably sensible discussion on Covid without anyone saying anything stupid.
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Re: Thursday 15th April 2021

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Re NI - Bernard Jenkin is wittering on about the magic technology which still doesn't exist.
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Re: Thursday 15th April 2021

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Ayesha Hazarika just handed Bernard Jenkins his sorry arse on Brexit and Northern Ireland.
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So from the lack of response to my above query, she's thankfully being quite sensible?

Just don't ask her about trans people.
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Bernard Jenkin is still digging.

You wait all day for a Bernard then two turn up at once.

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PorFavor wrote:Re NI - Bernard Jenkin is wittering on about the magic technology which still doesn't exist.
How long has it been "about to happen" now?
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PorFavor wrote:Re NI - Bernard Jenkin is wittering on about the magic technology which still doesn't exist.
I'm quite excited, if what Jenkins is saying is true then we'll have x-ray specs in the immediate future.
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Re: Thursday 15th April 2021

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AnatolyKasparov wrote:How obnoxious (or not) is Duffield being?
She was wearing knee length high heel kinky boots which put her on my good side but said little of consequence.
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AnatolyKasparov wrote:Just don't ask her about trans people.
I'm not sure that's entirely fair AK.
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Re: Thursday 15th April 2021

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That is a matter of opinion, but I really don't want to replay the Great Trans Wars on here tbh :)
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Re: Thursday 15th April 2021

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gilsey wrote:We went to the pub in the next village yesterday afternoon, for coffee not a drink.
That sounds lovely.

Sometimes there are benefits to being a hick :D.

Here in the big city I'll let others perform the beer garden experiment first and observe the results.

Although nobody I know has managed to have a drink at a pub yet because wandering the streets hoping to just turn up and get a table has failed miserably because they're all fully booked online.
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AnatolyKasparov wrote:That is a matter of opinion, but I really don't want to replay the Great Trans Wars on here tbh :)
Phew.

You and me both.

I've had to deal with this shit personally (Canadian dick pics) and it's just so frustrating because it seems to me it's a war between two sides who should be able to come to a reasonable compromise.
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This song always sounds so chirpy, but it isn't. Rather like another one which shall remain nameless.

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Re: Thursday 15th April 2021

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Night night.
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