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by adam
Wed 06 Jan, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Wednesday 6th January 2021
Replies: 87
Views: 6221

Re: Wednesday 6th January 2021

There's talk of impeaching him again - whch does potentially have value, because the Senate, as well as removing him from office, can ban him from holding office again. It would potentially be an easy way out of a 2024 nightmare for senate republicans. We shall see.
by adam
Mon 14 Dec, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Monday, 14th December 2020
Replies: 45
Views: 2967

Re: Monday, 14th December 2020

Perhaps if Corbyn had had the sense to be more circumspect this country wouldn't be in the mess it currently finds itself. I think the term "less of a sanctimonious arse" would be more apposite. Yeah, it's all labour's fault. Perhaps we might also now be cirumspect when people assert that...
by adam
Mon 14 Dec, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Monday, 14th December 2020
Replies: 45
Views: 2967

Re: Monday, 14th December 2020

Evening. GOP Congressman resigns...wonder how many will follow? https://twitter.com/RepPaulMitchell/status/1338599898141356034" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; GOP congressman who didn't stand in November and is seeing out his term resigns from the GOP - I suspect the answer...
by adam
Mon 14 Dec, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Monday, 14th December 2020
Replies: 45
Views: 2967

Re: Monday, 14th December 2020

Keir Starmer under fire for failing to challenge radio caller's racism I know that analogising can be very imprecise, but try to imagine if Corbyn or anyone under his leadership had reacted to a blatantly anti-semitic caller, as Starmer did today to a white supremacist saying that the indegenous En...
by adam
Mon 14 Dec, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Monday, 14th December 2020
Replies: 45
Views: 2967

Re: Monday, 14th December 2020

Keir Starmer under fire for failing to challenge radio caller's racism I know that analogising can be very imprecise, but try to imagine if Corbyn or anyone under his leadership had reacted to a blatantly anti-semitic caller, as Starmer did today to a white supremacist saying that the indegenous En...
by adam
Sat 12 Dec, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Saturday & Sunday 12-13 December 2020
Replies: 61
Views: 4019

Re: Saturday & Sunday 12-13 December 2020

Police investigate suspected voyeur over fake nude gameshow A 28-year-old man reported that he had been approached by a man claiming to be in the entertainment industry. The suspect asked the man to take part in a game show for the chance to win £5,000, the Metropolitan police said. The man was ask...
by adam
Sat 12 Dec, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Friday, 11th December 2020
Replies: 14
Views: 1262

Re: Friday, 11th December 2020

US Supreme Court rejects Texas suit to overturn election. Texas GOP publishes a response suggesting likeminded states get together and secede from the union.
by adam
Fri 11 Dec, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Friday, 11th December 2020
Replies: 14
Views: 1262

Re: Friday, 11th December 2020

Somone btl at guardian is saying how no deal on january 1st will finally bring to an end a hostile occupation that began in 1066. And I'm pretty sure he's not being sarcastic or satirical. ETA - obviously those vikings and anglo-saxons and romans and so on were proper british. Not like the french. [...
by adam
Thu 10 Dec, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Thursday 10th December 2020
Replies: 22
Views: 1567

Re: Thursday 10th December 2020

Nice poster on the road out of town...
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by adam
Wed 09 Dec, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Wednesday, 9th December 2020
Replies: 42
Views: 3069

Re: Wednesday, 9th December 2020

Fox - Children will be taught how to think, not what to think.

Gove and co will be furious. Children need to learn to regurgitate facts!
by adam
Wed 09 Dec, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Wednesday, 9th December 2020
Replies: 42
Views: 3069

Re: Wednesday, 9th December 2020

Never underestimate the ability of people who have a decision to make to find space to kick the can into.
by adam
Tue 08 Dec, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Tuesday 8th December 2020
Replies: 22
Views: 2014

Re: Tuesday 8th December 2020

Evening all. Well, this wasn't inevitable at some poiint now was it? https://twitter.com/gregianjohnson/status/1336416304551653376" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Paris seems to be where it's at this evening... PSG v Istanbul Basaksehir suspended after fourth official accus...
by adam
Mon 07 Dec, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Monday 7th December 2020
Replies: 17
Views: 1729

Re: Monday 7th December 2020

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by adam
Mon 07 Dec, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Monday 7th December 2020
Replies: 17
Views: 1729

Re: Monday 7th December 2020

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by adam
Mon 07 Dec, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Monday 7th December 2020
Replies: 17
Views: 1729

Re: Monday 7th December 2020

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by adam
Sat 05 Dec, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th December 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 3124

Re: Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th December 2020

British journalism though. It's mostly lazy and ghoulish. I remember when Coronation Street was ace "I wouldn't have your body Chalky Whitely if it came wi' a nest of tables" (Phyllis) or Hilda Ogden singing "I'm only a bird in a guilded cage". It was about characters, dialogue ...
by adam
Sat 05 Dec, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th December 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 3124

Re: Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th December 2020

From last night... haggling over 85p for over 10 minutes "I'll give you all my coinage - over 2 quid - on the condition you'll leave immediately" I worked for family law departments in law firms for about six or seven years in the 90s and on one occasion spent a long day in court negotiati...
by adam
Wed 02 Dec, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Wednesday 2nd December 2020
Replies: 45
Views: 3766

Re: Wednesday 2nd December 2020

Well it probably is déjà vu. Sounds like it.
by adam
Wed 02 Dec, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Wednesday 2nd December 2020
Replies: 45
Views: 3766

Re: Wednesday 2nd December 2020

This is a good piece tucked away down the guardian's homepage Brexit fishing gamble suggests No 10 forgot its economics homework Lord Liddle, a veteran of European trade negotiations who advised Peter Mandelson when the latter was the EU’s trade commissioner, said Brussels’ negotiators will have org...
by adam
Mon 30 Nov, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Monday 30th November 2020
Replies: 28
Views: 2187

Re: Monday 30t November 2020

I'm overflowing with tinned goods but it's the fresh stuff - salad from Spain etc - that will be affected most, the things you can't stock up on. The vet's have had a poster up for the last couple of years explaining the process for taking a pet to the EU after we leave, just in case we crashed out...
by adam
Sun 29 Nov, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th November 2020
Replies: 62
Views: 3733

Re: Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th November 2020

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by adam
Sun 29 Nov, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th November 2020
Replies: 62
Views: 3733

Re: Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th November 2020

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by adam
Sun 29 Nov, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th November 2020
Replies: 62
Views: 3733

Re: Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th November 2020

Pear vodka. From the freezer. Mmmmm.
by adam
Sun 29 Nov, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th November 2020
Replies: 62
Views: 3733

Re: Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th November 2020

Am liking Adam's new red panda look For some reason it brings to mind a certain raccoon: [youtube]d7TVXZx3JNo[/youtube] I'm quite taken with that bit at the beginning of Winnie The Pooh when the author explains how the right kind of person, when they go to the zoo, doesn't just wander around but go...
by adam
Sun 29 Nov, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th November 2020
Replies: 62
Views: 3733

Re: Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th November 2020

According to the indie, Trump's latest plan is to launch his 2024 bid during Biden's inaugaration.
by adam
Sun 29 Nov, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th November 2020
Replies: 62
Views: 3733

Re: Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th November 2020

I know this doesn't need saying really but John redwood is remarkably dim. John Redwood @johnredwood Why not open and staff all the Nightingale hospital capacity they need for CV 19 cases and get the rest of the NHS back to full capacity for everything else? No need to scare us with the idea the NH...
by adam
Wed 25 Nov, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Wednesday 25th November 2020
Replies: 38
Views: 2417

Re: Wednesday 25th November 2020

Both one of the world's great sports photographs and one of the best if most obvious 'what happened next' questions.

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by adam
Sat 21 Nov, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd November 2020
Replies: 44
Views: 2911

Re: Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd November 2020

Also how did we miss this the other night?

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by adam
Sat 21 Nov, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd November 2020
Replies: 44
Views: 2911

Re: Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd November 2020

From last night Priti Patel was warned to treat staff with respect, says former official https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-55015493" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Sir Philip Rutnam quit as permanent secretary at the Home Office in February, after complaining about Ms P...
by adam
Thu 19 Nov, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Thursday 19th November 2020
Replies: 35
Views: 2229

Re: Thursday 19th November 2020

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by adam
Thu 19 Nov, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Thursday 19th November 2020
Replies: 35
Views: 2229

Re: Thursday 19th November 2020

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by adam
Thu 19 Nov, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Thursday 19th November 2020
Replies: 35
Views: 2229

Re: Thursday 19th November 2020

What on earth does trump think he's doing to America's reputation in the wider world? There's also this Trump administration in 'staggering' isolation at UN on health issues The outgoing Trump administration’s final days at the United Nations have resulted in a deepening of US isolation on social a...
by adam
Thu 19 Nov, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Thursday 19th November 2020
Replies: 35
Views: 2229

Re: Thursday 19th November 2020

It's not all. I roasted some lumps of celeriac and of fennel around a piece of pork belly last weekend and they both came out lovely. (I'm not lumping fennel in as a root here, it's just what happened). Parsnip and celeriac mash is very nice too. Sweet potato is one of the very few food things I rea...
by adam
Thu 19 Nov, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Thursday 19th November 2020
Replies: 35
Views: 2229

Re: Thursday 19th November 2020

Celeriac. That is all.
by adam
Tue 17 Nov, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Tuesday 17th November 2020
Replies: 20
Views: 1406

Re: Tuesday 17th November 2020

It's a bit like how what was meant to be an 'implementation period' of of a deal that had been made became a 'transition period' towards a deal which didn't exist yet.
by adam
Sun 15 Nov, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th November 2020
Replies: 66
Views: 3084

Re: Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th November 2020

tinyclanger2 wrote:I particularly like the fact that the Canadian Potato Museum describes itself as one of the Top 11 Food Musuems in the world.
For some reason it brings to mind Spinal Tap.
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by adam
Sun 15 Nov, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th November 2020
Replies: 66
Views: 3084

Re: Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th November 2020

I have been to Canada, but not to the potato museum. I went to tea with my friend Richard and his mum asked if I wanted to go to Canada with them at Easter and I said yes and went home and told my mum I was going to Canada at Easter with Richard. I was 5.
by adam
Sat 14 Nov, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th November 2020
Replies: 66
Views: 3084

Re: Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th November 2020

I'm aware this isn't terribly helpful, and I'm not encouraging anybody, but it's interesting, and historically interesting, that this kind of over-reach by the federal government, and especially by the executive branch of the federal government acting like royalty, is exactly - exactly - what the se...
by adam
Wed 11 Nov, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Tuesday 10th November 2020
Replies: 29
Views: 2234

Re: Tuesday 10th November 2020

Odds on it being time for the coup appear to be shortening.
by adam
Mon 09 Nov, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Monday 9th November 2020
Replies: 33
Views: 2545

Re: Monday 9th November 2020

I think that it's either kind of tin foil hat time in the states or it's just a matter of patience and time- I think there is no route back for Trump from other this unless THEY decide that now is TIME for THE COUP, which doesn't strike me as completely impossible but is very unlikely. The situation...
by adam
Mon 09 Nov, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Monday 9th November 2020
Replies: 33
Views: 2545

Re: Monday 9th November 2020

Weirdly quiet on the Brexit front. It really is now or never for some kind of deal. Surely someone in the media is talking about it. If anyone has any links they'd like to post, it would be much appreciated. I haven't much spare time atm for trawling the internet. Screenshot 2020-11-09 at 22.51.43....
by adam
Mon 09 Nov, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Monday 9th November 2020
Replies: 33
Views: 2545

Re: Monday 9th November 2020

They are the gift that keeps on giving... from the US live blog on the graun A man featured at Rudy Giuliani’s Philadelphia press conference this weekend, focused on pushing baseless allegations of voter fraud, is a convicted sex offender who has repeatedly run for office in New Jersey. Trenton poli...
by adam
Sun 08 Nov, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th November 2020
Replies: 80
Views: 5302

Re: Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th November 2020

Or this one

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by adam
Sun 08 Nov, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th November 2020
Replies: 80
Views: 5302

Re: Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th November 2020

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Have we had this one?
by adam
Sun 08 Nov, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th November 2020
Replies: 80
Views: 5302

Re: Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th November 2020

I do wonder, when it becomes indisputable that the electoral college have confirmed Biden's election, whether Trump will walk. I can't see him standing respectfully on the platform for BIden's inaugaration. If he quit then Pence could give him a general pardon without any question of its legal probi...
by adam
Sat 07 Nov, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th November 2020
Replies: 80
Views: 5302

Re: Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th November 2020

Straight outa Scranton

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by adam
Sat 07 Nov, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th November 2020
Replies: 80
Views: 5302

Re: Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th November 2020

This one's not taking it well... Nigel Farage @Nigel_Farage Four years ago when Trump won, broadcasters showed scenes of people in shock and crying. Today, a Biden declaration shows coverage that would make you think Jesus had returned. 7:01 PM · Nov 7, 2020·Twitter for iPhone :clap: He says that a...
by adam
Sat 07 Nov, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th November 2020
Replies: 80
Views: 5302

Re: Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th November 2020

More updates from Nevada still looking good. Arizona looks like Trump not catching up quickly enough but not over yet.
by adam
Sat 07 Nov, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th November 2020
Replies: 80
Views: 5302

Re: Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th November 2020

Democrats 3-0 this century when they have a black candidate on the ticket and 0-3 when they don't. Nate Silver.
by adam
Fri 06 Nov, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Friday 6th November 2020
Replies: 44
Views: 2575

Re: Friday 6th November 2020

There should be a bunch more votes from Nevada at around midnight. The general consensus seems to be that if they hadn't called Arizona early and so made Nevada the decisive result it would definitely have been called for Biden by now.