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by Iris
1 year ago
Forum: General
Topic: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread
Replies: 899
Views: 217798

Re: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread

JohnToo wrote:
1 year ago
of AF for
Avian Flu?
by Iris
1 year ago
Forum: General
Topic: UK politics
Replies: 183
Views: 76851

Re: UK politics

Oh fuck.
by Iris
1 year ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Meanwhile...
Replies: 2424
Views: 490047

Re: Meanwhile...

Shingles.

Yuk.
by Iris
1 year ago
Forum: Cycling
Topic: My new friend....
Replies: 15
Views: 11839

Re: My new friend....

She's got a big job ahead of her....I have done something foolish. https://londonedinburghlondon.com/ 😳😳😳 You have indeed. I can't decide whether I want to ride from Essex to Edinburgh and back, or want to be the sort of person who might be able to ride from Essex to Edinburgh and back. This year I...
by Iris
2 years ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: We're off on holiday...
Replies: 9
Views: 5049

Re: We're off on holiday...

Regulator wrote:
2 years ago
(unfortunately no practical overland route is available)
That sounds like a challenge to the rest of us, especially as you're bumming around Oporto for a couple of days.
by Iris
2 years ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: We're off on holiday...
Replies: 9
Views: 5049

Re: We're off on holiday...

We're not off on holiday.

We'd planned to go to Ghent next Sunday (postponed since April 2020), but have just bowed to the inevitable omicron and postponed our train tickets till June next year.

We're now looking for somewhere in the UK to go from next weekend...
by Iris
2 years ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: TV/Streaming shows
Replies: 327
Views: 97150

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
2 years ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: TV/Streaming shows
Replies: 327
Views: 97150

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
2 years ago
Forum: Cycling
Topic: Front light recommendations?
Replies: 4
Views: 2762

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
2 years ago
Forum: General
Topic: UK politics
Replies: 183
Views: 76851

Re: UK politics

JohnToo wrote:
2 years 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
2 years ago
Forum: General
Topic: UK politics
Replies: 183
Views: 76851

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
2 years ago
Forum: General
Topic: UK politics
Replies: 183
Views: 76851

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
2 years ago
Forum: General
Topic: UK politics
Replies: 183
Views: 76851

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
2 years ago
Forum: General
Topic: UK politics
Replies: 183
Views: 76851

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
2 years ago
Forum: General
Topic: UK politics
Replies: 183
Views: 76851

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 ...