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by AnatolyKasparov
Fri 22 Oct, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Friday 22nd October 2021
Replies: 15
Views: 120

Re: Friday 22nd October 2021

I love buses. And trains. There are more night trains on the horizon which will be ACE. Trains are ace, though I have always found old/abandoned railways even more fascinating. You should check out Geoff Marshall, on Youtube. Loads of stuff on abandoned (and in use) railways. https://www.youtube.co...
by AnatolyKasparov
Fri 22 Oct, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Friday 22nd October 2021
Replies: 15
Views: 120

Re: Friday 22nd October 2021

tinyclanger2 wrote: Fri 22 Oct, 2021 3:16 pm I love buses.
And trains.
There are more night trains on the horizon which will be ACE.
Trains are ace, though I have always found old/abandoned railways even more fascinating.
by AnatolyKasparov
Fri 22 Oct, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Friday 22nd October 2021
Replies: 15
Views: 120

Re: Friday 22nd October 2021

She also apparently said existing care staff could "work harder" - they are already dropping out due to fatigue.
by AnatolyKasparov
Fri 22 Oct, 2021 11:49 am
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Friday 22nd October 2021
Replies: 15
Views: 120

Re: Friday 22nd October 2021

Good morefternoon to all.
by AnatolyKasparov
Thu 21 Oct, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Thursday 21st October 2021
Replies: 32
Views: 192

Re: Thursday 21st October 2021

Anti-vaxx protesters have filmed themselves handing bogus legal papers to staff at an Essex hospital, accusing them of “crimes against humanity” for their work tackling Covid-19. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/anti-vaxx-nhs-hospital-nuremberg-code-b1942573.html It's difficult to to...
by AnatolyKasparov
Thu 21 Oct, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Thursday 21st October 2021
Replies: 32
Views: 192

Re: Thursday 21st October 2021

Lots of people wanted a change from Bercow, the drawbacks of that are now becoming more apparent though.
by AnatolyKasparov
Thu 21 Oct, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Thursday 21st October 2021
Replies: 32
Views: 192

Re: Thursday 21st October 2021

How very hilarious.

Mind you, the right of the party don't help themselves when they come out with stuff such as the latest nonsense re Corbyn.
by AnatolyKasparov
Thu 21 Oct, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Thursday 21st October 2021
Replies: 32
Views: 192

Re: Thursday 21st October 2021

Good morning. Phil BC with a good rant, he's not wrong, especially about Javid being the worst person at the worst time. Responsibility is yours and yours alone, be it health, wellbeing, or how you make your living. Pushing down the popular perception of state responsibility is another conscious ef...
by AnatolyKasparov
Wed 20 Oct, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Wednesday 20th October 2021
Replies: 31
Views: 171

Re: Wednesday 20th October 2021

Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch, of course.
by AnatolyKasparov
Wed 20 Oct, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Wednesday 20th October 2021
Replies: 31
Views: 171

Re: Wednesday 20th October 2021

I'm sure I heard him point out that Cox and Amess *weren't* killed because of anonymous accounts being rude online. Just as well he did, since almost none of our "journalists" appear willing to do it. Of course he is also going to say he is for good things and against bad things, especiall...
by AnatolyKasparov
Wed 20 Oct, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Wednesday 20th October 2021
Replies: 31
Views: 171

Re: Wednesday 20th October 2021

Indeed, it appeared Starmer was almost trying to help him in that regard.
by AnatolyKasparov
Wed 20 Oct, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Wednesday 20th October 2021
Replies: 31
Views: 171

Re: Wednesday 20th October 2021

frog222 wrote: Wed 20 Oct, 2021 8:58 am I'm looking forward to the 'opposing views' on God and patriotism, for a start.
But we might not be able to have "opposing views" on MPs expenses any more, as they now want them hidden away.
by AnatolyKasparov
Tue 19 Oct, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Tuesday 19th October 2021
Replies: 14
Views: 116

Re: Tuesday 19th October 2021

Isn't this still mostly amongst younger people, though? Where it will do the least harm, in other words.

The shortcomings of this government have been well rehearsed, its worth noting other countries having similar problems though.

(despite having more restrictions still in place in some cases, too)
by AnatolyKasparov
Tue 19 Oct, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Tuesday 19th October 2021
Replies: 14
Views: 116

Re: Tuesday 19th October 2021

Good morefternoon to all, anything happening?
by AnatolyKasparov
Mon 18 Oct, 2021 11:32 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Monday 18th October 2021
Replies: 12
Views: 159

Re: Monday 18th October 2021

He probably did mellow a bit in old age tbf (as is not that uncommon really) He was strongly pro-Brexit and loved Thatcher, yeah. But he was also once one of a very small minority of Tory MPs who consistently voted for anti-hunting legislation during the Blair years. And I think a lot of tributes fr...
by AnatolyKasparov
Mon 18 Oct, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Monday 18th October 2021
Replies: 12
Views: 159

Re: Monday 18th October 2021

That's not just up to her personal whim, fortunately.
by AnatolyKasparov
Mon 18 Oct, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Monday 18th October 2021
Replies: 12
Views: 159

Re: Monday 18th October 2021

The applause in the Commons today was a bit tacky I thought, making Southend a city is a nice touch though.
by AnatolyKasparov
Mon 18 Oct, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Monday 18th October 2021
Replies: 12
Views: 159

Re: Monday 18th October 2021

"One person, one vote, one time" :)
by AnatolyKasparov
Sun 17 Oct, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Saturday, 16th and Sunday, 17th October 2021
Replies: 47
Views: 325

Re: Saturday, 16th and Sunday, 17th October 2021

Electoral reform wasn't far off passing at the Labour conference last month, if that is any comfort.
by AnatolyKasparov
Sun 17 Oct, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Saturday, 16th and Sunday, 17th October 2021
Replies: 47
Views: 325

Re: Saturday, 16th and Sunday, 17th October 2021

Looks rather like the Daily Heil told a pack of lies about David Amess dying and the RC priest.

Anybody surprised?
by AnatolyKasparov
Sun 17 Oct, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Saturday, 16th and Sunday, 17th October 2021
Replies: 47
Views: 325

Re: Saturday, 16th and Sunday, 17th October 2021

Its airborne, but not very.

I still wear my mask in certain places, for the record.
by AnatolyKasparov
Sun 17 Oct, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Saturday, 16th and Sunday, 17th October 2021
Replies: 47
Views: 325

Re: Saturday, 16th and Sunday, 17th October 2021

Even relatively innocuous stuff (eg council planning decisions) can attract a stream of online invective these days.
by AnatolyKasparov
Sat 16 Oct, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Saturday, 16th and Sunday, 17th October 2021
Replies: 47
Views: 325

Re: Saturday, 16th and Sunday, 17th October 2021

There's also the (2016) Batley and Spen precedent.
by AnatolyKasparov
Sat 16 Oct, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Saturday, 16th and Sunday, 17th October 2021
Replies: 47
Views: 325

Re: Saturday, 16th and Sunday, 17th October 2021

Labour and LibDems will not contest the coming Southend W byelection, probably the right decision now that the cause looks like a terrorist act.
by AnatolyKasparov
Sat 16 Oct, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Saturday, 16th and Sunday, 17th October 2021
Replies: 47
Views: 325

Re: Saturday, 16th and Sunday, 17th October 2021

Hello there.

Anybody else about?
by AnatolyKasparov
Sat 16 Oct, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Saturday, 16th and Sunday, 17th October 2021
Replies: 47
Views: 325

Re: Saturday, 16th and Sunday, 17th October 2021

Though also let's not forget that Macron is up for re-election next year.
by AnatolyKasparov
Fri 15 Oct, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Friday 15th October 2021
Replies: 13
Views: 175

Re: Friday 15th October 2021

That's nothing, a Graun article the other day all but claimed trans people are responsible for the climate change disaster.
by AnatolyKasparov
Fri 15 Oct, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Friday 15th October 2021
Replies: 13
Views: 175

Re: Friday 15th October 2021

And that's before we get to the near constant demonisation of trans people in certain quarters.
by AnatolyKasparov
Fri 15 Oct, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Friday 15th October 2021
Replies: 13
Views: 175

Re: Friday 15th October 2021

Well, grim news from Southend.

And somebody "in another place" has already tried to blame Angela Rayner for it :toss:
by AnatolyKasparov
Fri 15 Oct, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Friday 15th October 2021
Replies: 13
Views: 175

Re: Friday 15th October 2021

An appropriate smiley at the right moment is truly one of life's simple pleasures 8-)
by AnatolyKasparov
Thu 14 Oct, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Thursday 14th October 2021
Replies: 22
Views: 204

Re: Thursday 14th October 2021

He said exactly the wrong thing at pretty much the worst possible time. I frankly don't see how it could have ended any other way.
by AnatolyKasparov
Thu 14 Oct, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Thursday 14th October 2021
Replies: 22
Views: 204

Re: Thursday 14th October 2021

Won't the "zzzzz" one do?
by AnatolyKasparov
Thu 14 Oct, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Thursday 14th October 2021
Replies: 22
Views: 204

Re: Thursday 14th October 2021

Isn't the simple answer to that "just about everything"?
by AnatolyKasparov
Thu 14 Oct, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Thursday 14th October 2021
Replies: 22
Views: 204

Re: Thursday 14th October 2021

Nice of you to give refitman a break.
by AnatolyKasparov
Wed 13 Oct, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Wednesday 13th October 2021
Replies: 22
Views: 295

Re: Wednesday 13th October 2021

He really is such a strange little man.

And the shame of it is that he does actually have some real abilities, that might have been put to better use in an alternate universe.
by AnatolyKasparov
Wed 13 Oct, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Wednesday 13th October 2021
Replies: 22
Views: 295

Re: Wednesday 13th October 2021

Is the covid report a distraction from Frost's brexit chaos or vice versa? Cummings: No what Ive said does NOT mean 'the PM was lying in GE2019', he never had a scoobydoo what the deal he signed meant . He never understood what leaving Customs Union meant until 11/20. In 1/20 he was babbling 'Id ne...
by AnatolyKasparov
Tue 12 Oct, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Tuesday, 12th October 2021
Replies: 18
Views: 284

Re: Tuesday, 12th October 2021

Let's be honest, Frost has been a joke figure ever since he tucked into that "patriotic" breakfast so the Barclaygraph could swoon over him.
by AnatolyKasparov
Tue 12 Oct, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Tuesday, 12th October 2021
Replies: 18
Views: 284

Re: Tuesday, 12th October 2021

Btw yesterday was the 2222th edition of this incarnation of the Daily Politics.
by AnatolyKasparov
Tue 12 Oct, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Tuesday, 12th October 2021
Replies: 18
Views: 284

Re: Tuesday, 12th October 2021

Please lets not forget our heroic and selfless leader "SAVING CHRISTMAS" and then having to act at the eleventh hour anyway.
by AnatolyKasparov
Tue 12 Oct, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Tuesday, 12th October 2021
Replies: 18
Views: 284

Re: Tuesday, 12th October 2021

Hello there froggers.
by AnatolyKasparov
Mon 11 Oct, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Monday 11th October 2021
Replies: 5
Views: 177

Re: Monday 11th October 2021

Another quiet day, does this place only come alive now when Sky is around?
by AnatolyKasparov
Mon 11 Oct, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Monday 11th October 2021
Replies: 5
Views: 177

Re: Monday 11th October 2021

That's an excellent quote, indeed.
by AnatolyKasparov
Sun 10 Oct, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th October 2021
Replies: 35
Views: 510

Re: Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th October 2021

I hardly dare ask.......but what is?
by AnatolyKasparov
Sun 10 Oct, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th October 2021
Replies: 35
Views: 510

Re: Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th October 2021

Good morefternoon, even.
by AnatolyKasparov
Sat 09 Oct, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th October 2021
Replies: 35
Views: 510

Re: Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th October 2021

Australia has an awful lot wrong with it, not least a Johnsonite right wing government.
by AnatolyKasparov
Sat 09 Oct, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th October 2021
Replies: 35
Views: 510

Re: Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th October 2021

Hello all, I see quite a few were otherwise engaged yesterday.
by AnatolyKasparov
Fri 08 Oct, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Friday 8th October 2021
Replies: 6
Views: 167

Re: Friday 8th October 2021

Well, thank you for blowing the tumbleweed away if nothing else ;)
by AnatolyKasparov
Fri 08 Oct, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Friday 8th October 2021
Replies: 6
Views: 167

Re: Friday 8th October 2021

James Brokenshire MP, overall one of the better Tories, has died. Aged just 53 too, which is no age at all.

His seat looks pretty safe in the coming byelection (but then again so did C&A)
by AnatolyKasparov
Thu 07 Oct, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Thursday 7th October 2021
Replies: 33
Views: 512

Re: Thursday 7th October 2021

Oh dear Johnson's speech seems to have gone down about as well as a shit sandwich with the audience, which apparently has a majority of Conservative voters, seems Zahawi was right to be cacking his pants and now he's going all red. In actual fact "quickie" polling has suggested people fou...
by AnatolyKasparov
Thu 07 Oct, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Thursday 7th October 2021
Replies: 33
Views: 512

Re: Thursday 7th October 2021

And I see that this place went down for a bit.....