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by PaulfromYorkshire
Sun 23 Jan, 2022 5:10 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd January 2022
Replies: 36
Views: 272

Re: Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd January 2022

@ak

I know you explicitly said there was no equivalence, but perhaps the Jews who stayed in Labour mainly believed (rightly I think) that Corbyn supported them.

Muslims surely know that Johnson has, let’s say, questionable views on Muslims. There is clear evidence of this.
by PaulfromYorkshire
Sun 23 Jan, 2022 10:12 am
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd January 2022
Replies: 36
Views: 272

Re: Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd January 2022

Apparently if you add all the trucks in the lorry parks to the queue at Dover it would stretch back nearly to London!
by PaulfromYorkshire
Sun 23 Jan, 2022 10:10 am
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd January 2022
Replies: 36
Views: 272

Re: Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd January 2022

So whip Mark Spencer confesses it was him that offended Nusrat Ghani, but says that there is no substance to her claims!
by PaulfromYorkshire
Fri 07 Jan, 2022 5:42 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Friday 7th January 2022
Replies: 31
Views: 703

Re: Friday 7th January 2022

Thanks for confirming Sky
by PaulfromYorkshire
Fri 07 Jan, 2022 4:58 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Friday 7th January 2022
Replies: 31
Views: 703

Re: Friday 7th January 2022

On the Braveman thing, presumably all the Court of Appeal could do would be to find that due process was not followed (e.g. the jury wasn't selected properly). As everyone else is saying, they can't revisit the decision of the jury can they?
by PaulfromYorkshire
Fri 07 Jan, 2022 4:57 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Friday 7th January 2022
Replies: 31
Views: 703

Re: Friday 7th January 2022

RIP Jack Dromey
by PaulfromYorkshire
Wed 05 Jan, 2022 10:05 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Wednesday 5th January 2022
Replies: 28
Views: 591

Re: Wednesday 5th January 2022

@gilsey yes interesting point
by PaulfromYorkshire
Wed 05 Jan, 2022 9:18 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Wednesday 5th January 2022
Replies: 28
Views: 591

Re: Wednesday 5th January 2022

This Tweet made me laugh

“ Does Maureen Lipman just have a direct line to BBC News?

We don’t need daily updates on what she thinks, that isn’t news”
by PaulfromYorkshire
Wed 05 Jan, 2022 9:04 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Wednesday 5th January 2022
Replies: 28
Views: 591

Re: Wednesday 5th January 2022

@RoT class!

The number of people posting on Twitter that it’s a disgrace and we have to uphold the rule of law is rather amusing when the four were cleared by a jury in Bristol Crown Court.

How exactly do they want the rule of law to be upheld?
by PaulfromYorkshire
Wed 05 Jan, 2022 8:13 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Wednesday 5th January 2022
Replies: 28
Views: 591

Re: Wednesday 5th January 2022

Confused smear grinder thinks desecrating Marx’ grave is now legal (6,6).
by PaulfromYorkshire
Mon 03 Jan, 2022 10:47 am
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: New Year's Day - Saturday, 1st January 2022 (& Sun & Mon)
Replies: 51
Views: 1280

Re: New Year's Day - Saturday, 1st January 2022 (& Sun & Mon)

For clarity I didn’t pay specifically to dance with her!!!
by PaulfromYorkshire
Mon 03 Jan, 2022 10:46 am
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: New Year's Day - Saturday, 1st January 2022 (& Sun & Mon)
Replies: 51
Views: 1280

Re: New Year's Day - Saturday, 1st January 2022 (& Sun & Mon)

@Sky @AK

I am proud to say that I danced with Hazel Blears at a fundraiser at the Queens Hotel 😆 😆 😆
by PaulfromYorkshire
Sun 02 Jan, 2022 9:39 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: New Year's Day - Saturday, 1st January 2022 (& Sun & Mon)
Replies: 51
Views: 1280

Re: New Year's Day - Saturday, 1st January 2022 (& Sun & Mon)

Someone just retweeted this year-old thread from Jon Stone - I guess it’s relevant to the knighthood

by PaulfromYorkshire
Thu 30 Dec, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Thursday 30th December 2021
Replies: 24
Views: 597

Re: Thursday 30th December 2021

@tc nice
by PaulfromYorkshire
Thu 30 Dec, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Thursday 30th December 2021
Replies: 24
Views: 597

Re: Thursday 30th December 2021

Yeah and I guess folk like Ferguson and Dershowitz make themselves super easy to contact etc, unlike real experts who may actually be busy doing something.
by PaulfromYorkshire
Thu 30 Dec, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Thursday 30th December 2021
Replies: 24
Views: 597

Re: Thursday 30th December 2021

It is remarkable that the BBC managed two entirely unnecessary and deranged interviews with Dershowitz in the same week.
by PaulfromYorkshire
Thu 30 Dec, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Thursday 30th December 2021
Replies: 24
Views: 597

Re: Thursday 30th December 2021

Author of report on Downing Street refurbishment is, shockingly, gilded rot (4,5).
by PaulfromYorkshire
Thu 30 Dec, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Thursday 30th December 2021
Replies: 24
Views: 597

Re: Thursday 30th December 2021

Back to the isolation thing, a very unscientific survey suggests younger folk are getting out after 7 days more easily, which makes sense….
by PaulfromYorkshire
Thu 30 Dec, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Thursday 30th December 2021
Replies: 24
Views: 597

Re: Thursday 30th December 2021

Lots of folk on Twitter lauding this as a late entry for Twitter burn of 2021

by PaulfromYorkshire
Thu 30 Dec, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Thursday 30th December 2021
Replies: 24
Views: 597

Re: Thursday 30th December 2021

Thanks frog yes understood. I think I shall venture out but be cautious, to coin a phrase.
by PaulfromYorkshire
Thu 30 Dec, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Thursday 30th December 2021
Replies: 24
Views: 597

Re: Thursday 30th December 2021

On a more personal note, it’s my last day of isolation! I don’t have a temperature or any symptoms apart from an occasional cough, so I shouldn’t be a danger to anyone. However, I do still test positive on lateral flow, which seems to be the case with more or less everyone. It’s very confusing, beca...
by PaulfromYorkshire
Thu 30 Dec, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Thursday 30th December 2021
Replies: 24
Views: 597

Re: Thursday 30th December 2021

Me, but there’s not much new to say. The government’s Covid policy is “bonkers” according to a SAGE member. And it obviously is. People are rightly calling the establishment media on their reporting of “favourite daughter” and “socialite” Ghislaine Maxwell brought to justice by the testimony of her ...
by PaulfromYorkshire
Thu 30 Dec, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Thursday 30th December 2021
Replies: 24
Views: 597

Re: Thursday 30th December 2021

This looks like genuinely good news. A cheap, easily manufactured, not patented Covid vaccine

https://www.texaschildrens.org/texas-ch ... -emergency

I hope it’s as promising as it sounds!
by PaulfromYorkshire
Thu 30 Dec, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Thursday 30th December 2021
Replies: 24
Views: 597

Re: Thursday 30th December 2021

BBC acknowledges Alan Dershowitz was an unsuitable choice as an “impartial analyst”.
by PaulfromYorkshire
Tue 28 Dec, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Monday 27th & Tuesday 28th December 2021
Replies: 35
Views: 896

Re: Monday 27th & Tuesday 28th December 2021

Yeah if you are going to shout dictionary definitions at people….
by PaulfromYorkshire
Tue 28 Dec, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Monday 27th & Tuesday 28th December 2021
Replies: 35
Views: 896

Re: Monday 27th & Tuesday 28th December 2021

@refitman

I am now literally crying with laughter at “adult human chicken”

(as seen on Twitter)
by PaulfromYorkshire
Tue 28 Dec, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Monday 27th & Tuesday 28th December 2021
Replies: 35
Views: 896

Re: Monday 27th & Tuesday 28th December 2021

@ak Regardless of that party, which I don’t think is “hers”, I’d think twice if I found myself in the other side of an argument to Thelma.
by PaulfromYorkshire
Mon 27 Dec, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Monday 27th & Tuesday 28th December 2021
Replies: 35
Views: 896

Re: Monday 27th & Tuesday 28th December 2021

This hasn’t gone down terribly well

by PaulfromYorkshire
Mon 27 Dec, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Monday 27th & Tuesday 28th December 2021
Replies: 35
Views: 896

Re: Monday 27th & Tuesday 28th December 2021

I hope so AK. The optimist in me says playing a waiting game was important. We really need people who voted (a) Boris and (b) Brexit to come round to the idea that they were misguided (careful choice of word). The first of those has now happened it seems. Brexit is going to be interesting in the New...
by PaulfromYorkshire
Mon 27 Dec, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Monday 27th & Tuesday 28th December 2021
Replies: 35
Views: 896

Re: Monday 27th & Tuesday 28th December 2021

A policy supported by the majority according to polls.
by PaulfromYorkshire
Sun 26 Dec, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Xmas Eve, Xmas day & Boxing Day 2021
Replies: 55
Views: 1398

Re: Xmas Eve, Xmas day & Boxing Day 2021

Kamala Harris

“Archbishop Desmond Tutu was a fervent, vocal opponent of apartheid and committed champion of human rights. He inspired millions, not just in South Africa, but worldwide to stand with those fighting for freedom and justice. My thoughts are with his wife Leah and his entire family.”
by PaulfromYorkshire
Sun 26 Dec, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Xmas Eve, Xmas day & Boxing Day 2021
Replies: 55
Views: 1398

Re: Xmas Eve, Xmas day & Boxing Day 2021

Sorry to be so conciliatory, but it’s Boxing Day, I’m still isolating with Covid (still testing positive) and can’t really handle an argument!
by PaulfromYorkshire
Sun 26 Dec, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Xmas Eve, Xmas day & Boxing Day 2021
Replies: 55
Views: 1398

Re: Xmas Eve, Xmas day & Boxing Day 2021

Perhaps we could agree that neither covered themselves in glory in that episode?!
by PaulfromYorkshire
Sun 26 Dec, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Xmas Eve, Xmas day & Boxing Day 2021
Replies: 55
Views: 1398

Re: Xmas Eve, Xmas day & Boxing Day 2021

On balance, I think I’ll stick with my assessment that it wasn’t a very comfortable Day for Starmer ;-)
by PaulfromYorkshire
Sun 26 Dec, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Xmas Eve, Xmas day & Boxing Day 2021
Replies: 55
Views: 1398

Re: Xmas Eve, Xmas day & Boxing Day 2021

There’s nothing wrong with it, but even Johnson managed to talk about the fight against apartheid, which ultimately is his outstanding, Nobel Prize winning contribution.
by PaulfromYorkshire
Sun 26 Dec, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Xmas Eve, Xmas day & Boxing Day 2021
Replies: 55
Views: 1398

Re: Xmas Eve, Xmas day & Boxing Day 2021

“ Desmond Tutu was a tower of a man, and a leader of moral activism.

He dedicated his life to tackling injustice and standing up for the oppressed. His impact on the world crosses borders and echoes through generations.

May he rest in peace.”
by PaulfromYorkshire
Sun 26 Dec, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Xmas Eve, Xmas day & Boxing Day 2021
Replies: 55
Views: 1398

Re: Xmas Eve, Xmas day & Boxing Day 2021

Which is a shame, because I’m delighted to see Starmer and Labour doing better in the polls.

But he just seems to fumble these things in a way that really great leaders don’t.
by PaulfromYorkshire
Sun 26 Dec, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Xmas Eve, Xmas day & Boxing Day 2021
Replies: 55
Views: 1398

Re: Xmas Eve, Xmas day & Boxing Day 2021

@ak I think his Tweet was asking for trouble. Calling him a “leader of moral activism” so missed the mark IMO. Tutu was uncompromising in calling Israel an apartheid state and calling for sanctions against Israel. I’m not saying people have been expelled from Labour over those issues, but Starmer’s ...
by PaulfromYorkshire
Sun 26 Dec, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Xmas Eve, Xmas day & Boxing Day 2021
Replies: 55
Views: 1398

Re: Xmas Eve, Xmas day & Boxing Day 2021

I don’t think Tutu was Blair’s number one fan either!
by PaulfromYorkshire
Sun 26 Dec, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Xmas Eve, Xmas day & Boxing Day 2021
Replies: 55
Views: 1398

Re: Xmas Eve, Xmas day & Boxing Day 2021

Yes it hasn’t been a comfortable day for Starmer
by PaulfromYorkshire
Sun 26 Dec, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Xmas Eve, Xmas day & Boxing Day 2021
Replies: 55
Views: 1398

Re: Xmas Eve, Xmas day & Boxing Day 2021

So, Andrew Adonis just posted this.

‘My motto of the year is from Roy Jenkins - “never worry about criticism from people you wouldn’t dream of taking advice from”’

The problem it seems is this relies on careful choice of advisors. I suspect Jenkins got it right. I’m less certain about Adonis.
by PaulfromYorkshire
Sun 26 Dec, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Xmas Eve, Xmas day & Boxing Day 2021
Replies: 55
Views: 1398

Re: Xmas Eve, Xmas day & Boxing Day 2021

Yeah poor isn’t it Refitman?
by PaulfromYorkshire
Sat 25 Dec, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Xmas Eve, Xmas day & Boxing Day 2021
Replies: 55
Views: 1398

Re: Xmas Eve, Xmas day & Boxing Day 2021

Which made me think of It’s a Sin - easily the best TV of 2021?
by PaulfromYorkshire
Sat 25 Dec, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Xmas Eve, Xmas day & Boxing Day 2021
Replies: 55
Views: 1398

Re: Xmas Eve, Xmas day & Boxing Day 2021

In fact @Refitman it must surely be against the site rules ;-)