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    Hugo Nominations and Awards - Onwards to 2020

    Normally I find I’ve read one or two of the novels when the shortlist comes out, but this year I haven’t read any of them.
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    UK Politics: Life in the Johnsonian Dystopia

    It only applied when Labour was in opposition, a Labour PM could choose his own Cabinet.
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    UK Politics: Life in the Johnsonian Dystopia

    Shadow Cabinet elections were abolished by Ed Miliband.
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    UK Politics: Life in the Johnsonian Dystopia

    The Russians were claiming he was already on a ventilator
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    UK Politics: Life in the Johnsonian Dystopia

    I said a few days ago I expected Starmer to give jobs to all the rival candidates, as a sign of party unity, so Philips being offered something and declining seems the likely explanation. I think David Lammy is the other big recognisable name to have come into the front bench.
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    UK Politics: Life in the Johnsonian Dystopia

    Ed Miliband is back. Nothing for Jess Philips though, which is a bit of a surprise.
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    The Gallows Humor Thread

    Germans have been advised to stockpile sausages and cheese. It’s a Wurst Kase scenario.
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    UK Politics: Life in the Johnsonian Dystopia

    Clearly none of you have ever heard the Black Country accent.
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    UK Politics: Life in the Johnsonian Dystopia

    We’ll see how he’s going about things when he hands out the Shadow Cabinet jobs. I assume he’s going to present himself as a unifier and so all the leadership challengers will get roles - the big question will be how many of the centrists who wouldn’t work with Corbyn will he bring back - Yvette Cooper, Hilary Benn and suchlike.
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    UK Politics: Life in the Johnsonian Dystopia

    Labour going with the sensible option. Nice to see Rayner won the deputy race, hopefully we will never hear from Richard Burgon again.
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    Corona Horse, Corona Rider - Covid #9

    The BBC has done an article on the countries which don't yet have any cases - mostly either Pacific islands, poor countries that probably have a load of undiagnosed cases, or dictatorships that are probably lying. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-52120439
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    UK Politics: Life in the Johnsonian Dystopia

    https://waterfordwhispersnews.com/2020/04/01/wheres-our-fucking-chips-demand-seagulls/
  13. Now that DC have officially won the bid, I thought we should have a thread for it. http://discon3.org/ Who's going? I only have a supporting membership right now, and I hope to go, but honestly I will probably only upgrade if Trump loses the election.
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    Westworld IX; 03.22.20 Divergence - Westeros.org

    I’m going to vote for Hale being William.
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    The Gallows Humor Thread

    I believe Ran has disabled image embedding
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    Who Pays the Coronaman? - Covid #8

    The Irish PM just quoted Terminator when announcing their new lockdown restrictions.
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    US Politics: Get Tested or Get Bested

    India went full lockdown yesterday, but Bolsonaro seems to be following the Trump path so Brazil has potential
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    UK Politics: Life in the Johnsonian Dystopia

    Also, given his age, it would not be surprising if he has underlying health conditions we don’t know about that make him higher risk.
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    The Mandalorian: Eurotrip

    It’s releasing weekly, only the first two episodes are available now.
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    UK Politics: Life in the Johnsonian Dystopia

    There was a question at today’s press conference which suggested that if he was in England he wouldn’t have got tested.
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    Will We Stand The Corona Test of Time? - Covid #7

    I now have a piece of paper confirming I’m a key worker in case I get stopped by police. On the plus side, my employer has now said they will reimburse us for car parking fees in order to get us off public transport.
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    UK Politics: Life in the Johnsonian Dystopia

    On the Prince Charles thing, it seems he got tested because he’s at Balmoral and Scotland is testing more than England.
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    UK Politics: Drawing Priti Patterns

    How did he manage to get a test when he only has mild symptoms?
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    Will We Stand The Corona Test of Time? - Covid #7

    I’ve heard stories about people buying multiple freezers and setting them up in their garages. Of course, I don’t have a garage so not an option for me.
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    UK Politics: Drawing Priti Patterns

    Well, no change for me because I’m a key worker (banking). Hopefully fewer people on the train, but based on this morning it seems unlikely to go much lower.
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