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by JohnToo
4 days ago
Forum: Cycling
Topic: While out on my bike ....
Replies: 1
Views: 797

Re: While out on my bike ....

Churchwarden [as we left the 8am service this morning and he saw me unlocking my bike]: Cold day for cycling Me: That's why I've got my woolly hat [pulling same on] Churchwarden: Yes, but why aren't you wearing your helmet? Me: Why would I want to wear a helmet? Churchwarden [letting himself in to h...
by JohnToo
4 days ago
Forum: Cycling
Topic: Your Ride Today
Replies: 136
Views: 10896

Re: Your Ride Today

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My ride up Box Hill this evening. I am aware that I have probably posted several rather similar pictures over the years...
by JohnToo
5 days ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Podcasts
Replies: 3
Views: 559

Re: Podcasts

"..the Iliad. It's a work that I've always struggled with,.... "

Me too, though probably for different reasons to you....
by JohnToo
2 weeks ago
Forum: General
Topic: UK politics
Replies: 162
Views: 5555

Re: UK politics

She made sweeping generalisations about Pakistanis in her constituency and, when challenged, made a complaint against the person who challenged her. She's also taken digs at Diane Abbott and Dawn Butler... She supports TERFs and groups like Womans Place. I'm afraid the more I dig behind her media p...
by JohnToo
2 weeks ago
Forum: General
Topic: UK politics
Replies: 162
Views: 5555

Re: UK politics

I considered joining up in order to get a vote until I realised it wont make feck all difference. ...because you don't think your vote will make a difference to who the leader ends up being, or because you don't think that who the leader is will make any difference to the next few years of UK polit...
by JohnToo
2 weeks ago
Forum: General
Topic: UK politics
Replies: 162
Views: 5555

Re: UK politics

So, who should those of us with a vote cast it for in the Labour Leadership election?

(I appreciate that there other places on the interwebs where this issue is no doubt being discussed, but I'm avoiding those...)
by JohnToo
1 month ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Meanwhile...
Replies: 2078
Views: 58488

Re: Meanwhile...

Our Nine Lessons and Carols last night. Our statutory Rutter was "I wonder as I wander", which, because it's only his arrangement of a traditional Appalation number rather than his original, may not irritate those of you who are irritated by Rutter quite as much as usual. A new fast number "make we ...
by JohnToo
1 month ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: TV/Streaming shows
Replies: 210
Views: 15362

Re: TV/Streaming shows

Rutabaga wrote:
3 months ago
.... I thought Giri/Haji was fresh, involving, amusing, and interesting....
We caught up with the final episode last night and thought the whole series has been gripping. And this is from the Church Times ( ??? ) TV reviewer this week:
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by JohnToo
1 month ago
Forum: General
Topic: UK politics
Replies: 162
Views: 5555

Re: UK politics

ransos wrote:
1 month ago
Yeah, but you said it nicer.
Yeah, that's cos I is retired and have all the time in the world to refine my already verbose prose style, whereas you are a working man :)
by JohnToo
1 month ago
Forum: General
Topic: UK politics
Replies: 162
Views: 5555

Re: UK politics

I also think that much of the analysis erroneously assumes that the public perception of a politician is fixed. That overlooks how Corbyn's brand of straightforward speaking, manifestly having principles and sticking to them, and not being a Westminster greasy pole climber, were perceived as an asse...
by JohnToo
1 month ago
Forum: General
Topic: UK politics
Replies: 162
Views: 5555

Re: UK politics

Follow the link in the article. That particular claim derives from an opinion poll in which a very specific question was asked. There is only one man to blame for the widespread contempt in which Corbyn is held. His name is Jeremy Corbyn. May I very respectfully suggest that any analysis of the sit...
by JohnToo
1 month ago
Forum: General
Topic: UK politics
Replies: 162
Views: 5555

Re: UK politics

Iris wrote:
1 month ago
Everyone does that on holiday, don't they?

There's somewhere in Orkney we have our eyes on. And getting a toe hold in Wales wasn't entirely without geopolitical forethought.
Blimey. How many properties are you envisaging ending up owning?
by JohnToo
1 month ago
Forum: General
Topic: UK politics
Replies: 162
Views: 5555

Re: UK politics

Jonathan Freedland is really good when he's angry. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/dec/13/corbynism-labour-left-party He puts the very prevalent view from the last few days, that the election was there for Labour's taking, and any half-decent opposition would have walked it, and the ...
by JohnToo
1 month ago
Forum: General
Topic: UK politics
Replies: 162
Views: 5555

Re: UK politics

Jess Phillips to be the next Labour Prime Minister. It might be in 10 years time, but fingers crossed. But it's worse than that, isn't it. Before the next election, Johnson will have implemented the boundary changes, which creates a twenty-? seat disadvantage to Labour, and introduced compulsory vo...
by JohnToo
1 month ago
Forum: General
Topic: UK politics
Replies: 162
Views: 5555

Re: UK politics

Congratulations TRR on helping retain Gower. I feel we have to celebrate whatever we can find. Personally, my tactical vote helped the LibDems get closer than, I think, ever before in our constituency, but not, of course, close enough. My wife and I are looking at estate agents websites' for Edinbur...