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by Iris
3 months ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: TV/Streaming shows
Replies: 323
Views: 54017

Re: TV/Streaming shows

As it happens I didn't hear the Dead Ringers skits as undermining the premise of intimacy co-ordinators - which is an entirely admirable one - but as taking them for granted and riffing on what might happen if they were extended into inappropriate areas. If they'd wanted to undermine the concept the...
by Iris
3 months ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: TV/Streaming shows
Replies: 323
Views: 54017

Re: TV/Streaming shows

And predictable safe smug satire like Coldwar Steve, Steve Bell and that shouty sweary man whose videos sometimes pop up on here?
by Iris
3 months ago
Forum: Cycling
Topic: Front light recommendations?
Replies: 4
Views: 294

Re: Front light recommendations?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/cree-bike-light/s?k=cree+bike+light All of those look better quality and value than the ones I got from 7 day shop for about a fiver. They were perfectly good for unlit roads. My real recommendation is for a decent LED unit attached to a front wheel dynamo - but I accept th...
by Iris
4 months ago
Forum: General
Topic: UK politics
Replies: 177
Views: 21340

Re: UK politics

JohnToo wrote:
4 months ago
he directly said to the electorate, I promise you that these are things we will absolutely deliver come what may.
...which is a very accurate definition of a manifesto.

It's illogical to both support PR and complain when a coalition forces promises to be abandoned.
by Iris
4 months ago
Forum: General
Topic: UK politics
Replies: 177
Views: 21340

Re: UK politics

It's not just austerity though is it. There's a clear line through Nick Clegg - tuition fees - politicians blatantly demonstrating they can't be trusted - cynicism about politics - Brexit (not saying it's solely his fault before anyone misquotes me, just a contributor). Setting the cause of PR back...
by Iris
4 months ago
Forum: General
Topic: UK politics
Replies: 177
Views: 21340

Re: UK politics

Mathematically a rainbow coalition with the non-Conservative parties was almost impossible - it would have required very nearly every single MP from Labour and the LDs and Plaid and the SNP and the Greens and the (NI) Alliance and the SDLP to support Brown to beat the combined Tories plus DUP, even ...
by Iris
4 months ago
Forum: General
Topic: UK politics
Replies: 177
Views: 21340

Re: UK politics

I understood your point, but I fundamentally disagree with it. Austerity was moderated by being implented by a coalition government, and then the Labour party went and chose a leader who wasn't fit for office, enabling the worst PM in my lifetime to be elected.
by Iris
4 months ago
Forum: General
Topic: UK politics
Replies: 177
Views: 21340

Re: UK politics

Wikipedia is reporting that she's been an active liberal democrat since university, and has stood a couple of times for the Lib Dems before. A successful candidate here was never going to be anything other than reasonably conservative economically.
by Iris
4 months ago
Forum: General
Topic: UK politics
Replies: 177
Views: 21340

Re: UK politics

Sometimes things fall the way you're hoping. The last time I voted for an MP as opposed to a loser I also watched Neil Kinnock defeated by John Major winning his first GE. And the last time this part of the country was represented by someone other than a conservative was in the days of the National ...
by Iris
5 months ago
Forum: General
Topic: Twitter watch
Replies: 96
Views: 10427

Re: Twitter watch

I have the white-collar version - my job title is embedded as the first part of my office postcode. Not that I've been anywhere near the place for months.
by Iris
5 months ago
Forum: General
Topic: UK politics
Replies: 177
Views: 21340

Re: UK politics

That last post hasn't aged well, has it? I'm not going to get back into that particular discussion just yet. In the meantime, here's what FPTP politics and opposition infighting does for you. My local town council has just swung from strictly non-political (they were all Conservatives - a bonus poin...
by Iris
6 months ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Meanwhile...
Replies: 2405
Views: 208150

Re: Meanwhile...

One of my colleagues has a friend who has a senior position in one of the hospitals. Apparently he's not a good patient. (I'm being diplomatic). Meanwhile... I've got to have a call with a colleague on Sunday in hopes that we'll know whether or not I've got to ask people to make arrangements for a b...
by Iris
6 months ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Meanwhile...
Replies: 2405
Views: 208150

Re: Meanwhile...

The Real Ravenhurst wrote:
6 months ago
Oh gawd it's gonna be all over the telly tonight as well, isn't it?
That's what [insert catchup service of choice] is for.

We didn't watch Taskmaster last night. And we're still catching up on Luther and Elizabeth R. And Blackadder.
by Iris
6 months ago
Forum: General
Topic: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread
Replies: 873
Views: 58305

Re: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread

I'm hoping to see some sun over the winter. Nothing is booked beyond June (English Channel coast) and I'm not expecting to be able to get somewhere I actually want to go over the summer.
by Iris
7 months ago
Forum: General
Topic: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread
Replies: 873
Views: 58305

Re: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread

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Yesterday evening, Chesham town hall.

The injection site is a little sore, and I'm feeling a bit groggy today - but nothing especially material.