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    Manager Thread redux

    “What you see is what you get with me. I’ll be honest with the players, staff and the fans and I’ll graft as hard as I can to bring success to this football club.” Mike Bassett is alive and well and dwelling in BS3. Somehow I don't this will end well...
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    Ollie Watkins

    Harry Kane's partner. Spurs and England no doubt https://www.footballfancast.com/tottenham-hotspur-transfer-rumours/spurs-brentford-ollie-watkins-transfer-alasdair-gold-gossip-rumours
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    Politics Today

    You demonstrate the point that we have different definitions of democracy. That does not make me an anti democrat, it means that I don't hold with your simplistic definition of what democracy is. And pointing this out is not casting aspersions on you or anybody else. It is called disagreeing...
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    Politics Today

    Your definition of democracy is different from mine :cool:
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    Politics Today

    IIRC correctly there was a guillotine motion to cut short discussion of the WA.. I can't remember whether this won or lost, but I can remember that seeking time to discuss the WA in detail was seen as an act of disloyalty to A Johnson. And, lest we forget, the WA bill passed its second reading...
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    Politics Today

    You are right of course. What I really don't like is that neither of these choices about our relationship with the EU were made with very much, if any, consideration of the advantages and drawbacks of EU membership. The referendum was an expression of anger and resentment against the political...
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    Politics Today

    No they weren't, you're quite right. They were voting to say how cross they were and how dissatisfied they were with the UK political class. And because this must be "respected", the country is contractually obliged, it seems, to inflict an enormous injury on itself. We are a global laughing...
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    Politics Today

    So you're saying that what I'm saying has no basis in fact, but is merely a justification we use. Has it occurred to you that I might actually be factually correct? Words mean what I want them to mean in Tavyworld. I am old enough to remember something called racialism which is what you are...
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    UK Lockdown

    I went on the train last week. We were all told to sit by the windows, not the aisle and to sit two rows apart from eachother. This we all did. As the train approached final destination, 90% of the people in the carriage got up and queued in the aisle, less than a foot apart, and remained...
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    UK Lockdown

    This is what should have been happening ALL ALONG. Professionals in local councils' environmental health departments who have the experience and expertise to do this work and have the necessary tricky conversations with people they track and trace. Instead we had a thrown together national...
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    Politics Today

    Racism isn't racial prejudice Tavyred. It's racial prejudice coupled with an imbalance of power - this is what makes it so pernicious and damaging. Same with sexism - stereotypical remarks made by women about men does not constitute sexism
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    Obituary Thread

    John Hume. A very fine man
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    Politics Today

    Elgy - if you can keep me updated with your plans I look forward to regular catch ups in a Kafeneia convenient for both of us :)
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    Politics Today

    Yes, we are being cast into darkness because those wretched Europeans insisted we follow their rules if we want to trade with them on advantageous terms. You can't imagine the Chinese or Americans stooping so low...
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    Politics Today

    I think it was the British who pushed most fervently for admitting the ex commie countries with only light touch scrutiny as to their readiness to participate in a liberal democratic Union. All to do with weakening the Franco German axis IIRC. But, as you say, all water under the bridge now
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