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Everything posted by Rayvin

  1. That's really interesting (and not too surprising). Is it within acceptable norms for testing durations at roughly a year?
  2. Does this mean we get to delay the game or are we just fucked?
  3. Today I learned that the EHRC board is made up of political appointments, including people who have either worked for or donated to the Tory party, and who post in support of fairly right wing views about Islamophobia and misogyny despite criticising Labour as not having done enough to investigate identical actions by members concerning antisemitism. I'm not saying this discredits their report on Labour, although the guy in question here actually led the report on Labour apparently but I'm pretty appalled by the sorts of people working for them and will apply more scrutiny to them
  4. I would go so far as to say that she created the recent trans shitstorm she was part of with an eye on publicity for her book. "Women are afraid of trans people, this is a serious issue I feel strongly about" followed by "here is my book which features a trans serial killer attacking women". Pathetic.
  5. Aye, totally agree with this. Depressing that some people don't realise the consequences of their words.
  6. There really is. That has to be the reason people are doing it.
  7. I despise Lawrence Fox, he's just another "political" opportunist who has slithered through the basement door left open by Brexit. Created his own political party ffs. The arrogance of the man is almost as repellent as his views.
  8. Have to say like, not entirely sure that particular post will resonate with the majority of people I doubt most Brexiteers will care in the slightest.
  9. Methven is the one who claimed people from the north didn't understand business, right? This was their PR man, iirc. Every single part of their existence feels like some kind of parody, it's bizarre.
  10. Sacked for what, they're 8th with a game in hand that could see them up to 3rd They're a bang average League One Team that stood a decent chance of getting the playoffs. Presumably we can expect the Bearded Wonder to weigh in on this. Maybe he's going to announce himself as the next manager.
  11. Starmer seems determined to push ahead with this idea that voting for the deal will win back red wall voters, despite the fact that when it all goes horribly wrong Labour will spend the rest of the term having valid criticism shot down with "but you voted for it!"
  12. Well, having read the Intercept's response it's hard to really get a sense for which side is telling the truth or not: https://theintercept.com/2020/10/29/glenn-greenwald-resigns-the-intercept/
  13. I've not gone into the Grenwald stuff in too much detail but as I understand it, he was trying to publish unsubstantiated reports about Biden. I'm open minded on this but has any evidence come to light that weighs in favour of one side or the other?
  14. Presumably the red wall seats are more important than the ability to say 'I told you so' as far as Starmer is concerned. Suggests that in reality, they think Brexit had a much bigger influence on last year's election than they've let on. I think they're damned either way - this move will cost them votes too.
  15. Starmer to back the government's Brexit deal if it manages to find one.
  16. Could he be involved in the assassination of the Iranian nuclear physicist as a pretense for staying in power or at the very least, fucking over any Biden attempt at reconciliation in the region?
  17. Is it not still the case though that the economy can and should bounce back from this to pre-2020 levels? This is a sort of controlled/managed drop rather than a complete structural collapse like 2008. In 2008 there was no immediately obvious way to turn the lights back on, this time it should be a case simply of lifting lockdown. Of course, whether Brexit permits any of that to happen is something else entirely.
  18. Yes absolutely, the left has been far too intolerant of opposing views and dialogue for some time. I've fallen foul of it myself. It does sound though from another line she's put in there, that it's more pressure coming from Guardian US than it is from Guardian UK. And the left wing movement in the US over social justice issues is far more highly charged (rightly) than it is here. Another example perhaps of a 'broad church' organisation not really being able to live up to what it claims to.
  19. Thanks for sharing that, it's a fascinating insight. I don't have the highest opinion of Moore, I think she's a thinly veiled misandrist, but it's illuminating how the Guardian has effectively shunted her out over trans rights issues. I'm on the Guardian side of that debate in truth, I think a lot of the pushback from feminists is coming from this idea that trans people are now coming to be seen as more 'hard done by' than women in their eyes - having said that, she absolutely should be able to make her views clear without 300+ colleagues denouncing her ffs. I won't miss her column
  20. Does the Magna Carta have provisions in it for pandemics? This is all presumably coming from this bullshit notion that the Magna Carta is a serviceable substitute for an actual constitution.
  21. I remember a few people saying, some years ago when this was all kicking off, that maybe Brexit is what this country needs to finally move on from the Imperial past and embrace a global future. The failure of it will demonstrate to people how deluded our imperialist mindset is. Brexit is basically the UK's midlife crisis - divorce the wife, lose all the stability but convince yourself that you're going to be free, like how you used to be. The euphoria lasts for a while before you realise that yeah, you're free, but that you lost all that stability, mutual co-operation and support.
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