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Everything posted by Hereward

  1. To you, with your frame of reference. Doesn’t make it a universal thing. I suggest looking at comments from those, particularly the military, whose oaths were to her, personally. I find it tear jerking to read some of them. But I realise I’m wasting my time. There’s absolutely nothing that we (not you personally, the denizens of this thread) have in common. A good time to make the final break from a place that I’ve mostly loved for over 20 years. Good luck and best wishes.
  2. This is really funny. Gomez might as well be wearing a blue shirt.
  3. I can highly recommend the Wyndham-Banerjee series by Abir Mukherjee, set in 1920s Calcutta.
  4. True, but I really don’t think the kind of player that would attract is the kind of player they need to turn this shit tanker around.
  5. Watching Man U get relegated for a second time in my life would make me so very happy.
  6. I have a funny feeling this is going to be a season of the unexpected. Obviously, West Ham will win it, but I tip Spurs for second, Man City in third and Arsenal in fourth, with Liverpool in fifth.
  7. I just came to mention this. What with other recent reports about Ryan Jones and Joe Marler, and many other less celebrated players, despite my (waning) love for the game, I’m not sure I can morally support it anymore. My love of the scrum and the “big hit” just feels reprehensible at this point.
  8. English wine is actually very good these days, especially sparkling, having won numerous international awards. Apparently, southern England has the same geology as Champagne, and now has the climate Champagne used to have. Champagne itself is now too warm for great sparkling wine.
  9. ? His votes haven’t gone anywhere yet. We’ll see where they go tomorrow. Probably mostly Sunak, some to Mordaunt and a couple to Truss.
  10. Aussies, can you hop over and check the Kiwis are alright? I’m worried about them.
  11. Everything I thought I knew about the world is wrong. Except Roisin Conaghty being the least amusing person in human history, obviously.
  12. Not madness. Evil. Pure evil. Mengele type evil. My rage has no words.
  13. Didn’t you say “it’s almost like a walk of shame”? Sounds like an endorsement to me, and even if you said nothing, sharing misogynist material doesn’t generally give you a pass, does it? Or is this in the same category as fat shaming posts about Arlene Foster and homophobic comments about Gove? Totally fine cause they’re baddies.
  14. Jesus, if this had been a comment from Heartofice about Yvette Cooper after a meeting with Starmer I’m betting deletions, warning points and admonishing posts would have followed within microseconds.
  15. If it helps at all, I repudiate every single one of them!
  16. But MPs can’t be straightforward as you’ve already indicated, without lying or causing a complete fracturing of political parties. To me, a long-standing MP should be able to stand without complete adherence to current stupid policies. Taking your position as an absolute would prevent Thatcherites from standing in the 70s, all Remainers standing as a Tory, and all Labour left wingers standing since 1951. That’s just a) wrong and b) silly. PS Grieve did eventually stand as an independent, so I don’t think we can compelling accuse him of being a lying careerist.
  17. That hurts. Is your position that anyone standing has to wholeheartedly agree with policies they fundamentally disagree with, which rather prevents stupid policies from being overturned?
  18. Oh come on, if every long standing MP refused to stand because there was something in the manifesto they disagreed with, the HoC would be even more of a vacuous bunch of bots than it is already. Do you really want a party that requires every single candidate to miraculously be of exactly the same mind on every single issue?
  19. I’m going with Edmund Burke on this one. Opposing what to him, and me, was a massively self-destructive policy, damaging the country, on a matter of principle sounds like what I expect from an MP. Blaming Grieve for the party failing to see that and electing that shyster in response sounds like their problem, not his.
  20. Really? What did I miss? Apart from being a Francophile. OK, answered my own question. I kid! A bit.
  21. Nice burn, although brave considering Thornberry’s leadership attempt!
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