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  1. He's definitely entertaining but I feel like they've missed a trick by ignoring all the creepy / spiritual / borderline insane stuff from the books.
  2. Marina Hyde's brilliant. She's been on top form since the referendum.
  3. Why would you want to visit the forum when you could be reading the book?
  4. Theresa May is still favourite. All things considered that would probably be the least bad option, bearing in mind she's just abandoned her pledge to withdraw from the European Convention on Human Rights. Although Gove has the backing of the Sun and the Mail which might help his campaign (but how many Tory members actually read either of those papers)?
  5. Apparently Owen Smith is considering standing for the Labour leadership. Seems like a decent bloke and would probably have a better chance of beating Corbyn than Angela Eagle because he's not tarred by the Iraq vote.
  6. I'm simultaneously delighted for Iceland and thoroughly pised off with England. That's by far the worst I've ever seen them play. They seemed to mentally collapse in the second half, particularly Rooney, Kane and Alli. That's twice in a week now we've been the laughing stock of the world. Oh well, can't wait for the Iceland v Wales final (there's a whaling joke in there somewhere).
  7. I'd quite like Corbyn to go but it's ridiculous to blame him for the referendum result. The problem wasn't that he wasn't campaigning hard enough, it was that the Labour Party had nothing to say on immigration. The exact same thing would have happened with a different leader. Completely disingenuous from the PLP.
  8. Well this is depressing. You're only supposed to have this feeling once every five years. Bad things ahead. No doubt withdrawing from the European Convention on Human Rights will be next on the agenda. Lots of Labour MPs turning on Corbyn for his lacklustre campaigning. Because telling more people that he was pro-immigration would really have helped them win it. This was New Labour's failure more than his. I'm not too worried about Scottish independence. The SNP don't have a majority, the oil prices have plummeted and I'm not sure the Scots can be bothered with another referendum.
  9. Ha! No that's not me.
  10. Yeah I live in Newcastle and I've had the exact same experience in some of the poorer areas. It does my head in.
  11. Well this is a bit worrying. Could easily be counteracted though by a few bigger than expected Remain votes down South. There's something depressing about the North East (one of the areas with the lowest levels of immigration) being so Eurosceptic.
  12. Potentially a cracking set of quarter finals. Poland v Croatia Wales v Belgium Germany v Spain France v England
  13. Fucking mental! Best game of the tournament. Unfortunately that means the mighty Iceland are now playing the mighty England. I might have to ditch Gylfi and the boys and go back to my real team.
  14. The Guardian have come out unequivocally in favour of Remain. They might criticise the EU, but most Remainers have problems with the EU. It's just better than the alternative.
  15. I don't think there'll be any upsets today. Wins for Italy, Belgium, Portugal and Austria.