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  1. Denvek

    His Dark Materials Series

    Boreal crossing over to Will’s Oxford is intriguing, is the show going to have us know from the start Book spoiler
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    UK Politics: A Partly Political Broadcast

    No, the Benn Act considered this and so the default is the opposite - Parliament must affirmatively vote to crash out. If an extension date is offered that isn't 31st January 2020 then it is automatically accepted unless Parliament votes otherwise within 2 days of the offer. If Parliament is dissolved due to an election then I don't believe it can be recalled for any kind of vote like this, I think that the MPs officially stop being MPs as soon as the dissolution happens.
  3. I was timekeeping at a parkrun yesterday and not a single one of the over 500 runners did it in 14 minutes.
  4. Before that it used to be the Law Lords, who were automatically members of the House of Lords - in 2009 the government finally got around to separating the top level of the judiciary from also being part of the legislature.
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    Video Games: Gears of Borderlands

    Untitled Goose Game is great fun
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    Pokémon Go: It’s a Shiny World Out There!

    Not exactly Go news, but this seems the best place for it - Ash Ketchum is finally the very best, like no one ever was. https://edition.cnn.com/2019/09/15/entertainment/ash-ketchum-pokemon-win-trnd/index.html
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    UK Politics: It's Life Pfeffel but not as we know it

    Disassociating your party from the only electoral successes its had in the last 40 years doesn't sound like a vote-winning strategy to me, especially when the senior leadership were MPs for that party at that time.
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    UK Politics: It's Life Pfeffel but not as we know it

    The whole point of the backstop from the EU side is that it's what happens only if there is no workable alternative - if the EU put a time limit on it and then the UK government run down the clock on that limit because they continue to be unable to agree on anything, what happens? From my understanding, the backstop or at least the NI-only version of it, is the minimum required, in the EU's opinion, to abide by the terms of the Good Friday Agreement. Any time-limited thing would always have a question of what happens next if the time-limit runs out, and since the backstop is supposedly the answer to that question, it can't be time-limited itself.
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    Babylon 5

    Just finished my own Season 5 rewatch - say what you like about Byron and the telepath plot, but once that was out of the way the story significantly improves, and they absolutely nailed the endings.
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    Pokémon Go: It’s a Shiny World Out There!

    I was hoping I could get some Lake Trio trades done at Dublin.
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    DUBLIN 2019: An Irish Worldcon August 15-19 2019

    Is there a Grenadine code for the Worldcon programme?
  12. In the original short story they do - they're the ones who found her after the attack and set her up that way.
  13. Not sure what his role will be in season 4, but with no Pa in season 3, I imagine Ashford is where that strand of books 5 and 6 will land.
  14. Someone in the old thread mentioned Norse myths about Thor turning into a woman. If it's the one I'm thinking of, he only dresses up as one - the frost giants have stolen his hammer and will only give it back if Freya marries their king, so Loki persuades Thor to disguise himself as Freya so that they can go and steal it back. The disguise is apparently really convincing, despite Thor's refusal to shave off his beard.
  15. Jared O'Mara, the guy who beat Nick Clegg in Sheffield Hallam in 2017, but was then suspended from the Labour party for sexism and homophobia, probably hasn't realised that his PR guy has resigned yet.