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« Reply #10995 on: Thursday, January 14, 2021, 10:09:13 »

Is hapless too kind?

https://www.thelondoneconomic.com/politics/fisheries-minister-didnt-read-brexit-bill-because-she-was-organising-the-local-nativity-trail/14/01/
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« Reply #10996 on: Thursday, January 14, 2021, 12:54:36 »

Something that I think everyone needs to read. I hope more attention can be drawn to this and the world can unite in condemnation.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/12/uighur-xinjiang-re-education-camp-china-gulbahar-haitiwaji
thank you for sharing, that was an horrifically informative read
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« Reply #10997 on: Thursday, January 14, 2021, 13:06:12 »

Something that I think everyone needs to read. I hope more attention can be drawn to this and the world can unite in condemnation.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/12/uighur-xinjiang-re-education-camp-china-gulbahar-haitiwaji
While I agree with your sentiment, I think large parts of the world have united in condemnation of it. But that's the problem, that's pretty much all they've done.
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« Reply #10998 on: Thursday, January 14, 2021, 14:31:41 »

please tell me this hasn't been dubbed

https://twitter.com/TobyonTV/status/1349707738583093248?s=09

I've heard shit jokes, but even for Mogg this isn't the best timing to make one
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« Reply #10999 on: Thursday, January 14, 2021, 14:53:18 »

please tell me this hasn't been dubbed

https://twitter.com/TobyonTV/status/1349707738583093248?s=09

I've heard shit jokes, but even for Mogg this isn't the best timing to make one

Its only on twitter as far as I can see so I cannot comment on its authenticity.

If it is real I strong suspect it isn't a joke and he really thinks that.
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« Reply #11000 on: Thursday, January 14, 2021, 19:15:23 »

I think listening to the speaker following it tells you what JR-M was saying was not dubbed.

Speaker follows: Well obviously, there's a lot of overwhelming evidence for that... *chuckling*

Could it ever be a spoof when concerning Walter the Softee?
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« Reply #11001 on: Thursday, January 14, 2021, 22:07:27 »

Remember when concerns that Brexit would lead to the govt ripping up regulations to protect the environmental and workers' rights were dismissed as "Project Fear"?

https://www.ft.com/content/55588f86-a4f8-4cf3-aecb-38723b787569

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jan/09/pesticide-believed-kill-bees-authorised-use-england-eu-farmers
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« Reply #11002 on: Thursday, January 14, 2021, 22:30:43 »

Jesus. Govt are stepping in to prevent schools offering free school meals or vouchers over Feb half term. This is just deliberately malign now

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2021/jan/14/schools-in-england-told-not-to-provide-free-school-meals-at-half-term
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« Reply #11003 on: Monday, January 18, 2021, 11:20:30 »

Very good piece in The Economist outlining the deep links between the Tories (and the British Right generally) with Trumpism and the US far right, despite the bonfire of Tory MPs deleting tweets since the US Capitol riot

https://www.economist.com/britain/2021/01/14/trump-dont-think-i-know-him

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« Reply #11004 on: Monday, January 18, 2021, 17:19:12 »

Jesus. Govt are stepping in to prevent schools offering free school meals or vouchers over Feb half term. This is just deliberately malign now

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2021/jan/14/schools-in-england-told-not-to-provide-free-school-meals-at-half-term

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« Reply #11005 on: Tuesday, January 19, 2021, 07:28:52 »

Jesus. Govt are stepping in to prevent schools offering free school meals or vouchers over Feb half term. This is just deliberately malign now

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2021/jan/14/schools-in-england-told-not-to-provide-free-school-meals-at-half-term
Left wind rag sensationalises story by not quoting second sentence.

(Totally apolitical but it says that instead of a they get b during 1/2 term)
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« Reply #11006 on: Tuesday, January 19, 2021, 10:29:32 »

Left wind rag sensationalises story by not quoting second sentence.

(Totally apolitical but it says that instead of a they get b during 1/2 term)
They're getting fuck all, the reporting is accurate. Councils have already spent the "winter grant" several times over, the govt airily waving their hands around saying "oh just use some of that other money we gave you" when they know damn well it's already been spent doesn't feed kids.
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« Reply #11007 on: Tuesday, January 19, 2021, 10:33:54 »

They're getting fuck all, the reporting is accurate. Councils have already spent the "winter grant" several times over, the govt airily waving their hands around saying "oh just use some of that other money we gave you" when they know damn well it's already been spent doesn't feed kids.

Just for the record schools have also not been given a lot of the money they were promised at the start of the first lockdown, they were told to 'spend what needs to be spent' to get open, but when they came to claim it it has not all been reimbursed!

Not sure I would call the Guardian a left wing rag, albeit I suppose it depends what ones starting point is?
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« Reply #11008 on: Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 15:54:47 »

170bn worth of assets and 2500 jobs in the financial sector relocated to France

https://www.thelocal.fr/20210119/brexit-sent-2500-jobs-and-170-billion-assets-to-france-says-french-bank-chief

And hauliers refusing to transport goods to Britain due to complex rules and financial commitment required

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2021/jan/20/absolute-carnage-eu-hauliers-reject-uk-jobs-over-brexit-rules

While fish are rotting on the docks and fishermen protesting in the streets of London

But, you know, "Project Fear"
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« Reply #11009 on: Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 16:00:58 »

On a more personal annoyance, UPS are blaming the fact that my new mac which took 4 days to get from china to Donnington has taken 10 days and counting to get from Donnington to Chippenham, on Brexit.

Wankers.

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