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by ransos
1 week ago
Forum: General
Topic: UK politics
Replies: 161
Views: 5371

Re: UK politics

I too like Keir Starmer, but then I'm a city-dwelling, Remain supporting middle-class man. I have serious concerns about his ability to reach beyond his natural constituency and reclaim the seats across the north that Labour will need in order to return to power. I have a lot of time for Angela Rayn...
by ransos
3 weeks ago
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Beer
Replies: 197
Views: 14561

Re: Beer

Life has got in the way of brewing this year, but I finally managed to make a batch of special bitter yesterday. Plenty of Challenger, Northdown and Golding hops, 7% crystal, Fuller's yeast, pitched this evening and it's already fermenting. Should take the edge off Christmas with the in-laws. It's ...
by ransos
1 month ago
Forum: General
Topic: UK politics
Replies: 161
Views: 5371

Re: UK politics

Perhaps three people made some unwarranted assumptions based on their own view of the world and their own assumptions about what I was saying? Certainly three people seem to have read some quite complicated stuff into what was a very simple howl of rage about someone who the voters of the UK decide...
by ransos
1 month ago
Forum: General
Topic: UK politics
Replies: 161
Views: 5371

Re: UK politics

@@Iris I'm engaging with what you actually said rather than what you claim to have said. I would've hoped that three people picking you up on the same issue might've given you some pause for thought, but experience tells me that your blinkered credentials are far too well established for that.
by ransos
1 month ago
Forum: General
Topic: UK politics
Replies: 161
Views: 5371

Re: UK politics

May I very respectfully suggest that any analysis of the situation that runs "there is only one X to blame" may serve a useful emotional purpose but is nevertheless not exactly the sort of reasonable analysis we rather desperately need to foster right now? edit: didn't see Ransos's before pressing ...
by ransos
1 month ago
Forum: General
Topic: UK politics
Replies: 161
Views: 5371

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. Do leave off. I'm very far from a card-carrying Corbynite, b...
by ransos
1 month ago
Forum: General
Topic: UK politics
Replies: 161
Views: 5371

Re: UK politics

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 failure to do so is evidence of just how bad Corbyn was. But I don't think that's the whole story, or even the main part of the story...
by ransos
1 month ago
Forum: General
Topic: UK politics
Replies: 161
Views: 5371

Re: UK politics

It's a condition of my employment that I don't publicly advocate for any political party, which is proving to be somewhat frustrating.

I can say that tactical voting is unlikely to be an issue in my constituency, given that it's been held continuously by Labour since 1935...
by ransos
1 month ago
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Intermittent Fasting
Replies: 12
Views: 479

Re: Intermittent Fasting

My wife's done it for a couple of years now and the weight she lost has stayed off.
by ransos
1 month ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Meanwhile...
Replies: 2075
Views: 57609

Re: Meanwhile...

LowlifeDes wrote:
1 month ago
You might need something a bit stronger than that.
Should I happen upon a process for home-brewing ketamine, I'll be sure to let you know.
by ransos
1 month ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Meanwhile...
Replies: 2075
Views: 57609

Re: Meanwhile...

Brexit planning is proceeding well chez Ransos: the beer and rhubarb gin are bottled; loganberry whisky is steeping; apple and grape wine is fermenting. See you on the other side. Hic.
by ransos
2 months ago
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Food stories
Replies: 34
Views: 2014

Re: Food stories

I'm slow roasting a shoulder of lamb over boulangere potatoes. The smell of garlic and rosemary is making me very hungry.

I also, for no great reason, decided to open a bottle of something special:
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by ransos
2 months ago
Forum: General
Topic: Derek Hatton
Replies: 52
Views: 2666

Re: Derek Hatton

Iris wrote:
2 months ago
No, you can't. As I said, I'm not commenting either way.
That's a shame. I was hoping that you'd explain these complex problems to us thickos.
by ransos
2 months ago
Forum: General
Topic: This made me angry
Replies: 53
Views: 2804

Re: This made me angry

by ransos
2 months ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Meanwhile...
Replies: 2075
Views: 57609

Re: Meanwhile...

We called at the Tebay services last weekend. They are very nice, farm shop, tea room looking over duckpond, homemade-style food, artisan local suppliers and all. But the sheer wonder of them not being the depressingly soul destroying standard offering does tend to blind one to the fact of them sti...