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  1. arthur

    Politics Today

    What is miserablist about not being happy about a country where inequality is rife, where educational attainment is poor, where lots of people can't get housed, where an electoral system is not fit for purpose? What is miserabilist about voicing concern when those who choose not to conform to...
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    Politics Today

    Yes, of course we did, under that great British general Dwight Eisenhower who masterminded the D Day landings, cleverly linking up with his British colleague General Zhukov whose troops captured Berlin. Of course we were involved in the international operation to liberate of Europe and this is...
  3. arthur

    Politics Today

    Must I? Every time I suggest ways in which this country might be a bit better, or behave differently in relation to other countries, you accuse me of loathing it. If a person were to be unwilling or unable to ask themselves questions, i.e. not deploy self criticial faculties for fear of what...
  4. arthur

    Politics Today

    Has it ever struck you that equating questioning oneself with self loathing is a sign of deep insecurity?
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    Politics Today

    Yes, great to see our newly sovereign Government and Parliament is doing such a fine job
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    Politics Today

    Interesting that the countries actually occupied by Germans are OK with being in a Union with them whereas our glorious island nation seems to find it impossible to embrace the concept. And that those who most buy into this enduring folk myth, that we defeated the third reich during which the...
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    Politics Today

    And what ironic truth might that be? "We saved the Europeans from Fascist domination and now they're bossing us about". As I said, this is Brexit in a nutshell.
  8. arthur

    Politics Today

    All you need to know about Brexit in one short post....
  9. arthur

    Politics Today

    Yes, Mr Jinx is Everyman. He is so typical of this country that whatever happens to him is indicative of what is happening to the country as a whole. His job prospects have improved and his musical equipment is cheaper. Ergo, all arguments against leaving the EU are invalid:cool:
  10. arthur

    MDT : Exeter City v Bolton Wanderers 7pm KO

    ..or instead of Bowman, next to MJ? 1986 world Cup, replace Hateley with Beardsley and then what happened?
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    MDT : Exeter City v Bolton Wanderers 7pm KO

    Re the non booking in the first half. The ref reached into his pocket for his free kick spray not his card. He had a good game btw
  12. arthur

    MDT : Exeter City v Bolton Wanderers 7pm KO

    We are Ryan Harley - not so good once the pitches deteriorate. Maybe we'll improve as spring approaches.. Thought Collins was fairly anonymous for the first 80 minutes. Our corners are getting a bit better though
  13. arthur

    Politics Today

    Heartily agree. You'll always find someone to object to something, no matter how sensible the proposal and how small the vocal minority opposing it. I am still awaiting examples of BBC left wing bias. To pass the time I'll mention a couple of things. 1. The night before the HoC debate on...
  14. arthur

    Politics Today

    Yes. Which makes it a bit dull, rather than biased, imho. I can understand why someone like Jinx, who has an Arron Banks like desire to stir things up for the sake of his own amusement, wants something feistier....
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    Politics Today

    So, following the American example is not a good idea? Could you have a word with Jinx, who seems to think it is?
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