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Everything posted by Rayvin

  1. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/dec/07/remainers-britain-soft-brexit "Hard Remainers wouldn't accept a soft Brexit, and now we're all paying the price" Yes, that one The fucking pillock.
  2. There was enough backing from pro-remain MPs on at least two of Theresa May's deal submissions that had the ERG gone in for it, it would have passed. It has always, always, always been the hard Brexiteers who have forced us to this point. Coupled with Theresa May's own total inadequacy in refusing to seek cross party consensus early on. She was repeatedly asked to include other parties, by the other parties. She was repeatedly asked to include protections for workers rights and other useful and pragmatic provisions by Labour. She refused time and time again because the only thing that mattered
  3. Would he have said "the white one" though? There's a possible argument I guess that if you were in a majority black country and wanted to identify an individual who was white, that you would indeed say 'the white one', but I'm still not sure that this makes it right. The argument I believe is that people of colour never get to escape from being "the black one" in white society. Why not "the guy on the right", or "the taller one" or whatever. The fact that his skin colour comes up so readily as a descriptive tool is probably the problem here. I've certainly said "the bla
  4. I don't understand why it's so hard. It's not like their whole careers would fall apart if they admit getting something wrong ffs, I mean there's no consequence to anything they do anyway. But it's not just politicians, people in general in this country are now so fucking precious that they can't handle being wrong about anything. I've repeatedly read comments in the Guardian in the past few days (the Guardian is now pro-Brexit incidentally, following Labour into the breach, and therefore churning out articles about how the mess we find ourselves in is all the fault of Remainers -
  5. You're right and I needlessly hedged my view. I agree. It's unsettling to see people equate it with cultural marxism and all that Frankfurt School stuff though and I'm starting to wonder if something more is needed to reach people like Millwall's fanbase who apparently think this is all some kind of conspiracy and that the only people who think their booing of it is racist are "uneducated". I was reading through a Millwall forum on it and I don't think I saw a single post calling out their fans. It was split between people (the majority) decrying BLM, and the rest who simply didn't
  6. They've "solved" Northern Ireland. Remains in the single market. Hard border down the Irish sea then, presumably.
  7. At the risk of sounding like a snowflake, it should stop for everyone who is only doing it for show, but continue for those who feel strongly about it?
  8. Seems like Millwall's game tonight could be an interesting one. The club had originally said that the players wouldn't take the knee again after the fans humiliated themselves in the last game, but now it seems some of the players still intend to proceed, so Millwall has in fact decided that it will go ahead. And the fans will inevitably boo this once again. At least one of their players has claimed he will walk off if this happens.
  9. He is, hilariously, one of their leading ITKs
  10. You're absolutely right - unfortunately this has now been going on for 5 years and it doesn't seem to be a situation that Starmer is capable of fixing. In his defence, I'm not convinced anyone is. I'm increasingly starting to think it just isn't going to happen for Labour, in general. There isn't actually that much common ground between the left and the centre anymore. If we had a proper electoral system this wouldn't be a problem, but under FPTP, it is. Maybe the way to heal this would be for Starmer to promise PR as the reward for the left falling into line. It would mean the end
  11. I went the same way as Fish and Alex but on balance of discussion, I think I've been converted to seeing it the other way.
  12. Just having a quick scan - everyone they're linked with is "worse than Parkinson". I'm curious who they really thought they'd get tbh. Either way the trajectory is set in stone no matter what. They hate whoever it is until he signs, then once he signs they all 'get behind him, get behind the shirt" etc, before giving him the first 45 mins of his first game, deciding he's shite and then proceeding to destroy any chance the poor bastard has through extreme toxicity, all the while claiming to be "the best fans in the world FTM". Rinse and repeat.
  13. Interesting choice... is he actually any good?
  14. I meant more the debate about the extent of the antisemitism doesn't matter, rather than the antisemitism itself. Corbyn and his wing have lost this fight, and I didn't really bring up the EHRC thing in order to re-run the argument - it was more to demonstrate that the EHRC could probably do with questioning itself over the same lines of enquiry that it charged Labour, the hypocritical fucks.
  15. I'm not going to get headlong back into this and respect your opinion on the matter, but I've read things which suggest that "the political interference from the leaders office in the processes" were actually to speed up the handling of the complaints rather than to slow them down. I think the truth of this issue is that there were some instances of legitimate antisemitism, and some instances of actual sabotage to make the party look bad. If Corbyn's office did try to speed up handling, then the EHRC has pulled them up on a context free technicality that doesn't match the spirit of what the re
  16. It does not. It does rather confirm my view that the only reason anyone with authority or power cared was to be able to weaponise the issue, however. Clearly this guy who led the inquiry doesn't actually give a shit. Corbyn should have done better, he should have seen it coming and cracked down. He enabled antisemitism through inaction. However, I'm going to struggle to believe that this wasn't just a convenient excuse in the end for a great many of those who picked it up as a cause. Which, for all our arguments on this issue, is more or less what I said to
  17. From what I have seen, people who get behind rallying cries like "Defund the police" are already so disillusioned with the political system that they don't care how the message is received because they no longer believe in democracy as a means for change. They now have greater faith in organised protest and public mischief. So yeah, nice points from Obama, and I agree with him, but he's speaking to other moderates with that message. He's speaking to people who still believe that the system works. Not the people who are carrying those messages.
  18. Thanks for this, feel a bit better about it now. It's just hard to trust this government in any sense whatsoever.
  19. Ok so the MHRA has approved it which might be more reassuring than just the government coming out and announcing it. Are they 'independent' in the same way that the EHRC has been shown to be 'independent' or are they actually credible?
  20. With January 1st, 2021 as Day 1 of our new post-EU reality, I think we can safely say that 2021 will not be alright after all.
  21. So we have approved this vaccine ahead of even Trump... Factors in the decision presumably including: 1 - Brexit is imminent and the country won't survive the twin crisis. 2 - It can be painted as some kind of crazy success story. 3 - The government is tired of dealing with this and wants it to go away so that their primary policy goal of shameless corruption can be pursued with less scrutiny. 4 - What could possible go wrong anyway 5 - Common sense, another victory for. This government is not competent enough to be trusted in taking a le
  22. They have a thread that was started at almost 2pm this afternoon, confirming that Poyet had signed. It has now reached 80 pages. The first 20 pages of it is joy and euphoria, the rest is swinging wildly looking for people to blame and cursing their fathers for raising them as Sunderland fans https://www.readytogo.net/smb/threads/gus-has-signed-ed-or-maybe-he-hasnt.1535224/
  23. That's really interesting (and not too surprising). Is it within acceptable norms for testing durations at roughly a year?
  24. Does this mean we get to delay the game or are we just fucked?
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