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by Iris
1 day ago
Forum: General
Topic: UK politics
Replies: 162
Views: 5469

Re: UK politics

The latter. Its very depressing. I think you're wrong. There is no way that Johnson can get through the next 5 years without betraying someone like he betrayed the DUP. He's an incompetent nincompoop. Look at his past record - a chaotic fiasco as Foreign Secretary and a complete disaster as Mayor o...
by Iris
1 day ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Podcasts
Replies: 3
Views: 537

Re: Podcasts

Not really a podcast (despite BBC adverts) but available occasionally on BBC Sounds - Natalie Haynes stands up for the Classics. A classicist turned stand-up turned writer presents half-hour lectures on writers from the Greek and Roman worlds, often with a feminist slant. Moving and funny and academ...
by Iris
3 weeks ago
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Beer
Replies: 197
Views: 14796

Re: Beer

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by Iris
1 month ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: TV/Streaming shows
Replies: 205
Views: 14934

Re: TV/Streaming shows

Speaking (again) of TV programmes for which I'm not exactly the target demographic... https://www.channel5.com/show/worlds-strongest-man-2019/ One of the few televised sports where competitors are genuinely pleased to cheer each other on. And if you want to feel better about what's possible when you...
by Iris
1 month ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: TV/Streaming shows
Replies: 205
Views: 14934

Re: TV/Streaming shows

About half way through that sequence I realised it used very long takes. The whole thing (about 6 minutes of complex choreography, performed by actors, not dancers) was shot in at most three takes. The technical perfection alone was gobsmacking. And it was in every respect a brilliant show.
by Iris
1 month ago
Forum: General
Topic: UK politics
Replies: 162
Views: 5469

Re: UK politics

If you had acknowledged the degree to which that decision had been lead by interested parties, it might have been different. In a two-sentence howl of range composed on a phone with a hangover? Blimey - how much nuance do you expect? The question of how much influence those interested parties actua...
by Iris
1 month ago
Forum: General
Topic: UK politics
Replies: 162
Views: 5469

Re: UK politics

Blimey. How many properties are you envisaging ending up owning? And in all the excitement this question has gone unanswered. The answer is - eventually - one, unless there are good reasons to own more. But in the meantime UK property is still a pretty decent long-term investment for a couple with ...
by Iris
1 month ago
Forum: General
Topic: UK politics
Replies: 162
Views: 5469

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. Perh...
by Iris
1 month ago
Forum: General
Topic: UK politics
Replies: 162
Views: 5469

Re: UK politics

It overlooks the lunge into populism (and the associated traits of lies and racism and so forth) of the Conservatives, and the changed mood of the electorate, or swathes of it, that made them willing to vote for an openly and nakedly right-wing populist agenda. It's the evil forces in society unlea...
by Iris
1 month ago
Forum: General
Topic: UK politics
Replies: 162
Views: 5469

Re: UK politics

it's a bit odd to argue that media influence is not a major factor in accounting for people's view of Corbyn. 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 ...
by Iris
1 month ago
Forum: General
Topic: UK politics
Replies: 162
Views: 5469

Re: UK politics

And he's wrong to think they trusted Johnson any more - they don't trust anyone. 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 na...
by Iris
1 month ago
Forum: General
Topic: UK politics
Replies: 162
Views: 5469

Re: UK politics

Jonathan Freedland is really good when he's angry.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... left-party
by Iris
1 month ago
Forum: General
Topic: UK politics
Replies: 162
Views: 5469

Re: UK politics

Regulator wrote:
1 month ago
We were looking at houses in Cyprus today...
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.
by Iris
1 month ago
Forum: General
Topic: UK politics
Replies: 162
Views: 5469

Re: UK politics

Fuck
by Iris
1 month ago
Forum: General
Topic: UK politics
Replies: 162
Views: 5469

Re: UK politics

The problem with any such considerations is that, once you have cast your vote, you lose any control over it. Any nuance that you put on your decision disappears and others interpret it as they will. Which is how we got into this shitstorm - every vote for Labour last time was "counted" as a vote f...