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2 hours ago, Norbert Rassragr said:

Which flag is that?

I think it's this one.Feb19th.jpg.767f80ef2898ba0b766a12fef4bdfabe.jpg

 

Though rumour has it that there's a bit of an internal feud as the big day approaches, as The Queen apparently prefers the Rolf Harris one.

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On 06/02/2020 at 20:09, Mashed Potatoes said:

"She's at that time of the month, love, I'll just have me fifth pint of bitter please, ooh you've got a nice pair on you haven't you, I'll tell you no woman could ever lead the Labour party , they just don't have what it takes, eh"

Who are you quoting ?

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3 minutes ago, Tyrone Shoelaces said:

Himself probably.

No, those men in the Labour party who pay lip service to the idea of equality but will find every excuse imaginable as to why a man should be leader. Even if the only men standing meant that it came down to a choice between Richard Burgon and Clive Lewis.

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Just now, Mashed Potatoes said:

No, those men in the Labour party who pay lip service to the idea of equality but will find every excuse imaginable as to why a man should be leader. Even if it came down to a choice between Richard Burgon and Clive Lewis.

Where did it come from ? ( the quote )

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It didnt. He imagined the kind of things theyd say. As though large numbers of Tory males wouldn't say exactly the same but with a posh accent

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Just now, gumboots said:

It didnt. He imagined the kind of things theyd say. As though large numbers of Tory males wouldn't say exactly the same but with a posh accent

I know quite a few Labour Party members via my wife and I can tell you nobody thinks like that these days. As you said earlier getting best leader is what matters.

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I agree. If I come across those kind of comments they're said as a joke against themselves by men who do as much housework and cooking as their partners. 

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1 hour ago, gumboots said:

I agree. If I come across those kind of comments they're said as a joke against themselves by men who do as much housework and cooking as their partners. 

We got a " Dyson " a few years ago. We'd had it a for about a year when for some reason Mrs Shoelaces decided to get it out of the cupboard. She said to me " How do you switch this on ? " I must admit cooking isn't my forte but as long as " M&S " is still in business I'll never starve.

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I was reading the Express article that @chaddyrovers posted yesterday about an alleged plot by Corbyn allies to regain control of Labour. I had a bit of a chuckle at some of the headlines as I scrolled down. I've always regarded it as a right-leaning paper, and even at 13 years old during my paper round, you could tell which papers supported the governmnet of the day, and which didn't (it was during the Major/Blair years), and the Express did always seem a bit dramatic. I have a little relaxation time today, so what better way to spend it than counting the negative buzz words on the Express website?

Of the first 53 headlines, I discovered 52 occurrences of negative or silly-dramatic-opinionated buzz words. Or just call them negative, if you like - there are "normal" ones in there, such as "death" and so on, but it's the ones like "outrage" and the end is nigh-type buzz words that tickle me. I suppose people on the right think that The Guardian is a joke of a paper, but I think the left wins the last laugh given that the Express isn't rooting for them!

Here's what I found...

Outrageous (1)
Shame (1)
Shock (1)
Scorcher (1)
Bleating (1)
Costly (1)
Row (1)
Warning (5)
Dodge (1)
Horror (1)
Horrified (1)
Plunging (1)
Urgent (1)
Rages (1)
Heartbreak (1)
Distraught (1)
Spat (1)
Fears (1)
Stark (1)
Looming (1)
Deadline (1)
Dying (1)
Deaths (1)
Plot (2)
Invaded (1)
Covidiot (1)
Loses it (1)
Heatwave (1)
Morgues (1)
Recession (2)
Disastrous (1)
Dark (1)
Awful (1)
Absurd (1)
Crash (1)
Exposed (1)
Hell (1)
Bombshell (1)
Rude (1)
Admission (2)
Humiliated (1)
Snubs (2)
Guilt (1)

So that's virtually one negative buzz word per headline. After scanning those headlines, even I almost feel like the world is caving in, and Boris Johnson is our saviour, and the world owes me a bloody big favour, although I did get some tips on saving my pension pot from burglars that don't exist. I award it as the worst mainstream national from my own personal viewpoint. I'm interested in all viewpoints, so which paper irks you the most, and why?

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All the indications are Kim Jo Yong, the sister would take over in North Korea.

Her reputation is so bad, wouldn't bet against her nudging the surgeon's knife so to speak.

She will totally fuck with Trump's mind, what's left of it.

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On 11/04/2020 at 13:28, OnePhilT said:

I was reading the Express article that @chaddyrovers posted yesterday about an alleged plot by Corbyn allies to regain control of Labour. I had a bit of a chuckle at some of the headlines as I scrolled down. I've always regarded it as a right-leaning paper, and even at 13 years old during my paper round, you could tell which papers supported the governmnet of the day, and which didn't (it was during the Major/Blair years), and the Express did always seem a bit dramatic. I have a little relaxation time today, so what better way to spend it than counting the negative buzz words on the Express website?

Of the first 53 headlines, I discovered 52 occurrences of negative or silly-dramatic-opinionated buzz words. Or just call them negative, if you like - there are "normal" ones in there, such as "death" and so on, but it's the ones like "outrage" and the end is nigh-type buzz words that tickle me. I suppose people on the right think that The Guardian is a joke of a paper, but I think the left wins the last laugh given that the Express isn't rooting for them!

Here's what I found...

Outrageous (1)
Shame (1)
Shock (1)
Scorcher (1)
Bleating (1)
Costly (1)
Row (1)
Warning (5)
Dodge (1)
Horror (1)
Horrified (1)
Plunging (1)
Urgent (1)
Rages (1)
Heartbreak (1)
Distraught (1)
Spat (1)
Fears (1)
Stark (1)
Looming (1)
Deadline (1)
Dying (1)
Deaths (1)
Plot (2)
Invaded (1)
Covidiot (1)
Loses it (1)
Heatwave (1)
Morgues (1)
Recession (2)
Disastrous (1)
Dark (1)
Awful (1)
Absurd (1)
Crash (1)
Exposed (1)
Hell (1)
Bombshell (1)
Rude (1)
Admission (2)
Humiliated (1)
Snubs (2)
Guilt (1)

So that's virtually one negative buzz word per headline. After scanning those headlines, even I almost feel like the world is caving in, and Boris Johnson is our saviour, and the world owes me a bloody big favour, although I did get some tips on saving my pension pot from burglars that don't exist. I award it as the worst mainstream national from my own personal viewpoint. I'm interested in all viewpoints, so which paper irks you the most, and why?

My personal view is the Express and Mail are absolutely awful just from a pure accuracy perspective.

Mirror and Sun a bit better but still terrible.

Broadsheets all good for factual news reporting and various features, but Telegraph and Guardian comment hopelessly in hoc to their respective favoured parties and ideology to the point of having virtually no real interest value. Times and Independent not quite as bad but still bat for their teams pretty forcefully.

To be honest for all its detractors it's hard to beat the BBC website - theyre mandated to be factual rather than comment, are publically owned and funded, and get incredibly closely scrutinised and have a good balance of people from across the political spectrum. So while they are a bit behind the curve and hardly insightful they are at least very reliable which is not to be underrated.

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31 minutes ago, joey_big_nose said:

My personal view is the Express and Mail are absolutely awful just from a pure accuracy perspective.

Mirror and Sun a bit better but still terrible.

Broadsheets all good for factual news reporting and various features, but Telegraph and Guardian comment hopelessly in hoc to their respective favoured parties and ideology to the point of having virtually no real interest value. Times and Independent not quite as bad but still bat for their teams pretty forcefully.

To be honest for all its detractors it's hard to beat the BBC website - theyre mandated to be factual rather than comment, are publically owned and funded, and get incredibly closely scrutinised and have a good balance of people from across the political spectrum. So while they are a bit behind the curve and hardly insightful they are at least very reliable which is not to be underrated.

Basically... yep! If the left and right both think you're biased against them, it's because they can't accept the facts.

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12 hours ago, chaddyrovers said:

 

Yes, this looks and feels like a breakthrough. The transferring of ownership of his car the day after Maddie's disappearance will take some explaining.

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The police had been told about this guy years ago. Would have thought he'd been investigated earlier. 

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Was investigated four years ago - he is just a patsy.

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Britain First goons doing nazi salutes in front of the Winston Churchill statue. 
The man that helped defeat nazism.

You don’t get to be British and a nazi, we had a war about that which ended 75 years ago. 
 

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47 minutes ago, K-Hod said:

Britain First goons doing nazi salutes in front of the Winston Churchill statue. 
The man that helped defeat nazism.

You don’t get to be British and a nazi, we had a war about that which ended 75 years ago. 
 

Ironically, it's a war that lot refuse to STFU about too.

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