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    Coronavirus

    The people in those States wanted to join the EU and NATO. They applied and were admitted. It is an obscenity to suggest Russia was somehow duplicitously treated.
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    "donald"

    Reassuring to know Kamala is not the choice of Russia and China.
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    Brexit

    Brits have gone from being the most respected globally in 2012 to a pitied risible laughing stock today. From the paper that campaigned so hard for Brexit.... it is almost laughable British holidaymakers enjoy one EU perk above all others — we must protect it telegraph.co.uk
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    Politics

    I have first hand knowledge of how Government worker around their own professional recruitment officers in order to pay inflated prices and get unwarranted £££ into the hands of their pals.
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    Politics

    This is an interesting piece of research. The points based system the UK has just imported from Australia produces the worst outcome in terms of successful migrants and avoiding family misery But the Patel was behind it so utterly predictable crock of shit. The U.S. selects better for Asian immigrants than does Australia by Tyler Cowen That is from a new piece by Van C. Tran, Fei Guo, and Tiffany J. Huang, via the excellent Kevin Lewis. The mix of offering a large potential market, and not so much welfare, is a significant part of the U.S. immigrant selection mechanism.
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    Coronavirus

    At least we know we are in deep trouble with Covid after having previously managed it well. https://www.bbc.com/news/health-53723398 The UK totally screwing up test trace and track whereas Malta has a 95% success rate in tracing and tracking and the number of tests done is rapidly approaching the equivalent of 50% of the population. Something welcome but very strange is happening and the Times (paywall) is drawing attention to the same phenomenon in the UK. We are far enough into this new wave that people are recovering - only one out of the 415 active cases (including the 120 in boat people rescued from the Mediterranean) has required hospitalisation so far. In the UK hospital admissions have dropped from 17,000 per day in April to 700 now. I don't think anybody knows why this is.
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    Brexit

    I will post again something I have posted since 2015. I have not seen a single argument for Brexit, politically or economically, that stands up to any scrutiny. Not one argument posted in favour of Brexit has not been demolished. Now they don't bother. Slinking off into airy fairy wishy washy nonsenses about getting on with it and making the most of a really bad mess. I have- I am out of the UK and helping others to leave.
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    Politics

    https://www.theguardian.com/education/2020/aug/11/pressure-grows-on-government-over-england-a-level-results-mess-coronavirus?utm_term=bac039d6e4163a37139c185e41d9835a&utm_campaign=GuardianTodayUK&utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&CMP=GTUK_email Not just in Scotland.. Whatever is going on, this is horrifically unfair on these students and their families.
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    Politics

    Chaddy, there are 3x £108m plus a £150m and a £500m contract which are in the public domain which are subject to cases the Good Law Review are bringing. Then there are the price raking cases and God knows how much more. I think we will find a professional procurement service of the type Boris dismantled would have cut that £16bn at least by 50% and that the overwhelming beneficiaries are Tory donors and mates of Johnson, not the Chinese manufacturers.
  10. Some seriously big clubs at imminent risk of getting knocked out at the third qualifying round stage this evening. ... and Celtic of course
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    Politics

    UK facing the greatest economic retraction of all advanced economies: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/aug/09/uk-to-fall-into-deepest-slump-on-record-with-worst-fall-in-gdp-among-g7
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    Brexit

    Notice, nobody voted for Brexit because it was a good idea.
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    "donald"

    At long last, somebody in the States has calculated excess deaths. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/05/05/us/coronavirus-death-toll-us.html 200,700 to 25 July as opposed to the official toll of 155,500 to today.
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    Politics

    But they didn't until they had dismantled all the exiting tried and tested logistics so they could corruptly enable their mates to get even more filthy rich.
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    Coronavirus

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/science-and-disease/long-covid-could-cast-long-shadow-thousands-lives/ You really really do not want to catch this bastard virus.
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    Politics

    Sunday Times trailing a story on Government corruption on social media tonight.
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    Politics

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/aug/07/its-taken-just-12-months-for-boris-johnson-to-create-a-government-of-sleaze Tory sleaze
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    Politics

    https://capx.co/is-it-really-time-to-panic-about-our-overcrowded-islands/?omhide=true&utm_source=CapX+briefing&utm_campaign=b91c8ecab7-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_07_17_COPY_02&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b5017135a0-b91c8ecab7-241800497 A Conservative article correctly debunking the nonsense that Britain is over crowded.
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    Politics

    Yes Chaddy, only you are like an old fashioned vinyl record stuck on a single groove. Politics is dynamic and if those numbers are correct now it shows the momentum and direction towards a Labour victory.
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    Politics

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/aug/06/the-cummings-effect-study-finds-public-faith-was-lost-after-aides-trip?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Gmail Cummings' eye test totally screwed Bozo. What a wonderful combo they make.
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    Politics

    D'oh I have just addressed it head on in an earlier post. That is a net swing to Starmer against Johnson of 30 over Corbyn/Johnson just 18 weeks ago. Starmer is going great and will be comfortably ahead of Johnson within this year.
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    Tosin

    Surprised Aderabioyo doesn't have his own thread. Quietly did what he was brought in for today but the system didn't gell. With Laporte out long term and City Central defense repeatedly vulnerable today, might he be recalled early?
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    Brexit

    The brown stuff meets the rotary blades on 1 January 2021 when supply chains brake. At the moment the Covid construction economy is like the cartoon character who has run off the edge of the cliff and doesn't know it yet. Get the Government business because the private sector is waking up to rents collapsing and clients cancelling.
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