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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: May 07, 2021, 08:45:08 PM »
What genuinely differentiates Starmer's Labour to the Tories.

Labour under Starmer are just a Diet Tory party, washed down Tory policies with a little more of a liberal touch but they'll do f**k all for the working class.

Corbyn and the left leaning element of Labour have lost out and should really break away at this point and set up a genuine leftist party. No doubt the media campaign against them would be fierce and relentless but it's needed.

Tories really do f**k all less for the working class, besides using them as a vehicle to further their own gains. You really don't know whether to feel pity or disdain for the working class in England, they appear to be so clueless that, as pointed out above, they take their informed opinions from the Sun and other rabid right-wing papers.

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: May 07, 2021, 04:09:28 PM »
I'm sure Hartlepool has had an MP in some shape or form for a lifetime but this constituency is only on the go since the 1970s.

They would have lost seat in the last election only the Brexit party refused to stand aside as they thought they'd a real chance, they did but split the vote and Labour got returned. The result is not unexpected no matter what the Tory press say, but it is a sad indictment of  the state (& perhaps decline) of the Labour Party and the continued rise of English Nationalism under the Tories. 

The continual bickering with the EU is a Tory tactic too, it keeps that Brexity conflict flame flickering.

Labour are effectively a centre right party now with a millionaire Sir as the leader.

Not much appeal there for working class voters, they are now just effectively Diet Tories under the leadership of Starmer.

Starmer's background is as working class as they come - father being a toolmaker. Worked hard and made a success of himself, an example to anyone from his upbringing. No comparison between he and the gilded, entitled, public-school attending Tory elite. Whatever his shortcomings are as a party leader, he comes across as a decent, conscientious politician, unlike the incompetent and mendacious charlatans now populating the Tories since BJ shunted the calm and level-headed Remainers from the party.

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General discussion / Re: Guess the Sindo Headline
« on: May 07, 2021, 09:50:29 AM »
From all accounts the Belgians want a total change in direction at the Sindo. Harris led the old guard revolt and they played this card. RDE also gone, O'Hanlon done a 180.

Be badly wanted if true. Paper has turned into a miserable, nihilistic rag with nothing positive to say about anybody or anything.

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General discussion / Re: Guess the Sindo Headline
« on: May 07, 2021, 12:12:59 AM »
F**kin sanctimonious donkey. A bad month for the DUP just keeps getting worse.

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General discussion / Re: Lions Tour
« on: May 06, 2021, 03:28:01 PM »

https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/rugby/lions-squad-johnny-sexton-left-out-as-eight-irish-players-selected-1.4557145
"Sexton, one of the undoubted heroes of both the 2013 and 2017 tours and indisputably the form outhalf of the Six Nations.
Instead, they have chosen Owen Farrell, short of form and predominantly used as an inside centre by England in the Six Nations, Finn Russell and Dan Biggar as their three outhalves."

His concussions must have caught up with him

D4 set going to explode in a DUP-like self-righteous fit of rage over his omission.

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: May 05, 2021, 11:29:02 PM »
Barnier's musings in his forthcoming book will prove interesting, particularly relating to the DUP, who don't come out of it very well;

https://www.rte.ie/news/brexit/2021/0505/1213988-barnier-book-brexit/


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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: May 04, 2021, 12:48:15 PM »
What has been forgotten is that Ferguson created this whole mess in the first place, his spat with Magnier caused them to increase their shares in order to sell to the Glazers. They knew that would f**k the club over but Sir Rednose was too greedy to see it  ;D

There's a certain dichotomy in observing that SAF was responsible for MU's greatest successes in this era but also was instrumental in bringing about their current situation. Being hard-nosed businessmen through, I wonder what Magnier and McManus would ultimately have done with their holdings? Might have found the lure of middle-east oil money too hard to resist in the long run.

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General discussion / Re: snooker world championship
« on: May 04, 2021, 11:07:01 AM »
Might be more in hoping that the underdog would make a match of it.

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General discussion / Re: snooker world championship
« on: May 04, 2021, 09:48:50 AM »
Selby must be an absolute nightmare to play against.

When hes at the top of his game he can tie his opponent up in knots. Every time they come to the table they seem to have a problem.

Hes great at what he does and is super effective but he can be unbearable to watch too. When hes in on a break hes not too bad but anytime he knows hes going to have to hand the the table back to his opponent he seems too take an unnecessary amount of time as it to make them stew that wee bit longer.

Watching him play over the 2-day final was like watching prime-Davis. He grinded his opponent down, especially in the Sunday evening session, and as you said, seldom left an easy opener for him. I think Murphy is a more talented player, potting certainly, but was slowly squeezed by the relentless pressure of Selby's safety exchanges. Shame though he missed that last red along the cushion, Selby was starting to have white-line fever at that point.

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General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: April 30, 2021, 10:59:56 AM »
Ion Mihai Papeca, passed away on Feb. 14 of Covid complications.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ion_Mihai_Pacepa

Interesting character; a high-level security and intelligence advisor to Romanian strongman Ceausescu but defected to the CIA when he declined to eliminate an outspoken critic of the dictator's. An enraged Ceausescu put a large contract on his head and supposedly sent Carlos the Jackal after him. His book Red Horizons gives a good insight into the murky world of Communist state-backed security and espionage operations.

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General discussion / Re: snooker world championship
« on: April 28, 2021, 09:49:12 PM »
C'mon Seaneen! Irish resident isn't he?

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General discussion / Re: 💩 DUP C*ntwatch - Arlene overboard!
« on: April 28, 2021, 04:57:21 PM »
When the new leader is chosen, will it be announced with white smoke?

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General discussion / Re: 💩 DUP C*ntwatch - Arlene overboard!
« on: April 28, 2021, 04:07:20 PM »
Bye bye Arlene:

https://news.sky.com/story/arlene-foster-to-step-down-as-dup-leader-and-northern-irelands-first-minister-she-tells-sky-news-12289489

Didn't even have the decency to go down fighting and bringing a few more down with her.  ;D

Poor Tommy Gorman will be gutted; he wudda come out of retirement to be the first to announce the news following a cosy fireside chat with her.

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General discussion / Re: snooker world championship
« on: April 28, 2021, 01:10:36 PM »
Neil Robertson beaten 13-8 by Kyren Wilson. Not for the first time hes come into the world championship in sh*t hot form only for his game to wilt away. Hes only made the semis once since he won it in 2010. Would love to see Wilson go on and win it now.

Selby currently leading Mark Williams 10-2 and he would be my pick to win the whole thing from here.

Hard to see the likes of Robertson, Mark Williams, John Higgins ever winning it again. With O'Sullivan gone, it opened up a bit for all of these with Trump probably being the next hardest to beat. That they couldn't capitalise doesn't augur well for future prospects. Wilson seems to have improved his match play since last year's defeat and has a fighting chance. Love to see Shaun Murphy have a go again, he has the ability for sure, but if he loses to Trump, you can add him to the list above.

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General discussion / Re: 💩 DUP C*ntwatch - Fleg Lives Matter
« on: April 27, 2021, 08:40:53 PM »
Given what she presided over, she done extremely well to last 5 years.
She rode the Brexit tiger for most of the 5 years.

The worst leader at the worst time.

https://mobile.twitter.com/RMcrory95/status/1349408946818330630

In an extremely crowded and ultra-competitive Brexit-era pantheon, that award must go to the utterly incompetent Theresa May.

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