Hereward

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  • Birthday 03/14/1933

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    Whisky, letter-writing and class oppression

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  1. Convince me that Brexit wasn't a terrible act of self-harm

    I don't see the problem. He said he would rather spend the money going on the EU in the UK, including the NHS, noting the rebate, but as he had never been involved in the £350m claim, that seems reasonable. He was then asked in a separate clip if he could guarantee that the £350m could be spent on the NHS, which he couldn't do as he never said made such a claim and he isn't in government and therefore able to make such a guarantee.
  2. Feminism - Post-apocalypse version

    I just wanted to say that someone using "begging the question" correctly gives me an inordinate amount of joy.
  3. Convince me that Brexit wasn't a terrible act of self-harm

    Am I on Ignore? Once again, Farage never claimed that £350m could be spent on the NHS. That was the official Leave campaign. Second, no-one credible said this? You mean, apart from the IMF, the OECD, the IFS, the OBR, and, though I doubt you think they're credible when it doesn't suit, the PM, the Chancellor, the Labour leadership, the LibDems, the SNP and the Green Party,
  4. Convince me that Brexit wasn't a terrible act of self-harm

    Nigel Farage is a dick and there are countless things to criticise him for that he has actually said. But as I've said again and again on these threads, could we not condemn him for things he hasn't said? The NHS claim was made by the official Leave campaign, which Farage was not a member of.
  5. He told Trump he wasn't up to the first job, so it wasn't as if he'd spurned Trump's generosity... maybe.
  6. I'm sure that's part of it amongst his advisers, but I assume that it might be more to do with the Trump personality portrayed in the Slate article from last week, where it was noted that he craves approval above all else. People who mock him must be punished and people who praise him must be themselves lauded and rewarded. Carson never attacked Trump in the primary and backed him early.
  7. Well, lots of people see what they want to see. My Daily Mail reading friends and family are equally convinced that she's either an SNP fanatic or a Trot, and will claim she soft soaps Sturgeon and is visciously unkind and unfair about the Tories on immigration and refugees. The reporting of the Labour infighting, complete with the most farcical coup attempt since BBC Director of Stategy James Purnell launched his putsch against Gordon Brown, has portrayed Labour as a disorganised rabble because, well, they are, not because she's a secret Tory. If the Tories tear themselves apart over Brexit, I expect her reporting to be equally uncompromising. I find it odd that her allegiance is so well known in Westminster, particularly as my job was to act as liaison between BBC News and Westminister and Whitehall, and yet I never heard any such thing. The BBC's commercial income was not too far of what the BBC spends on news and current affairs, which as you rightly point out, is incredibly expensive to do well. But no-one will pay directly for news, so what commercial organisation is going to keep paying for that? And without an impartial BBC news organisation to keep them honest, how much would C4 and ITV spend in future? Not much. If the BBC was privatised, it would be asset stripped and gutted, leaving a drama channel and maybe a documentary/natural history channel. It would be an act of cultural vandalism, IMO.
  8. Convince me that Brexit wasn't a terrible act of self-harm

    This is one of the things that I find most confounding. The LibDems have been all about PR so as to have coalition government for decades. In 2010 they got into a coalition government and their voters went mental and practically wiped them out, What is it they, the voters, actually want? If it's only to be in coalition with Labour, why not join Labour and exert influence from inside? It makes no sense.
  9. Convince me that Brexit wasn't a terrible act of self-harm

    No, the dissenter states are not mostly in Eastern Europe, they are generally in favour. I've already listed them, but to recap, the most opposed states are Ireland, Finland, Sweden, Austria and Cyprus, because they are all historically neutral. On top of that, you have states that aren't philosophically opposed, but are friendly towards Russia, such as Greece and Bulgaria, who have concerns that an EU would be an aggressive act towards Russia. Without a single foreign policy, the EU Army would be wholly pointless and unusable.
  10. Convince me that breakfast wasn't a terrible act of self-harm

    As a member of the distressed gentlefolk, I allow myself one or two luxuries. Certainly is.
  11. Convince me that breakfast wasn't a terrible act of self-harm

    Recent negative developments in the Heinz bean to sauce ratio have caused me much heartache. I now champion the Branston Baked Bean.
  12. UK Politics: The Overton Defenestration

    So, what do we think of Labour's call to send RAF transport planes to drop supplies in Aleppo?
  13. Convince me that breakfast wasn't a terrible act of self-harm

    Name goes on list.
  14. Convince me that breakfast wasn't a terrible act of self-harm

    I like white pudding, hash browns and haggis, But none of them have any place on a Full English.