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By Bones McCoy
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davidjay wrote:
Tue Dec 22, 2020 2:29 pm
The thought of a permanent Tory majority and getting rid of those ungrateful Jockos will see to that.
You'd think that would be the case, and we regularly see outliers in newspaper comments sections expressing that view.
It might be worth considering why none of the Tory establishment dare voice that view.

1. London centric Tories are petrified that an Independent Scotland would drop corporation tax and hoover up a chunk of the capital's business.
2. Some of the Francois tendency are concerned about military recruitment.
3. The terror of having a land border on the big Island.
4. Upsetting for their pals in Ulster.

I'm sure there's a deep emotional attachment to the concept of Britishness too - something difficult to enumerate in cold financial terms.
 
By Bones McCoy
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Tubby Isaacs wrote:
Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:56 pm
A few months ago, but sounds pretty slack. Probably all too busy moaning about lawyers to bother with trivialities like deadly diseases.

Saturday night line has an ongoinh skit "The girl you wish you hadn't talked to at the party".
It's a valley girl with La Patel's brain.
By mr angry manchester
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I knew that hanging would come onto the agenda once Brexit is out of the way. Public opinion turned against it as far back as the 50s with controversial cases like Derek Bentley, Ruth Ellis and Timothy Evans and Britain was one of the earlier countries to abolish it, the last execution was in 64.

Now that the EU can't lecture us on human rights any more, let's pander to the mob.
 
By Kreuzberger
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It is almost inconceivable that Burchill will not have known vdL from the '77 - early-'78 period in London when the latter was supposed to be at the LSE but was jumping about from Earl's Court to Covent Garden and back. There must have been barely 1000 of us and very few posh women on the scene, and even fewer striking blondes with clipped, Germanic tones. Ari Up and Viv Albertine will have definitely crossed paths with her; Teutonic feminists were thin on the ground in West 11 in those days, too.

It is equally possible that someone has had a word in Joolz' ear and explained that she is misremembering whatever she believes that the now president of the European Commission was getting up to.

There again, Burchill is back, centre stage right now and for seemingly no good reason. For younger readers; there were no camera phones back then.
 
By youngian
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Kreuzberger wrote:
Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:22 pm

It is equally possible that someone has had a word in Joolz' ear and explained that she is misremembering whatever she believes that the now president of the European Commission was getting up to.
What stuff has Birchill’s been saying about Ursula von der Leyen?
 
By crabcakes_windermere
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Patel was obviously going to try to bring back capital punishment, because she’s a bully and a power freak. And the biggest thing a bully and a power freak. can do is have the literal power of life and death over someone.

It’s not as a deterrent or even in response to a demand. It’s because she’d like it.
 
By The Red Arrow
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Oops.

Priti Patel under fire as 150,000 police records accidentally lost

Fingerprint, DNA and arrest history records deleted and visa system thrown into disarray

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... tally-lost

See also
What the loss of records from the Police National Computer means
The kind of data that was accidentally deleted and what it could have been used for

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/202 ... uter-means
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