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By MisterMuncher
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Just saying.

Dad's Army was remade in 2016. The principal cast were all white men. There's virtually no ethnic minorities in the cast at all. The plot revolved around confusion between a German spy and a visiting female journalist. Tedious hijinks no doubt ensued.

It's not even lazy.
 
By Big Arnold
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RICHARD LITTLEJOHN: Labour's four-day week pledge? Talk about back to the future!
Says someone who surely doesn't take four days to write two formulaic articles a week.
The SNP declares it backs a second referendum on Brexit, but no longer sees any need to hold a second independence referendum before taking Scotland out of the UK.
It has been suggested, but isn't popular and not official SNP policy


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By Andy McDandy
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In 1974 he was at most 20. OK, he didn't go to university, went straight into work. But I'm calling shenanigans on his rather cliched memories.

A bit like how his schooldays seemed to owe much to memoirs by Roald Dahl and Bill Bryson.
 
By youngian
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The back-breaking world of Fleet Street in the 70s. You could hardly pick up a pen in the afternoon after a gruelling three-hour session down the Cheshire Cheese.
Few under 50 can have the faintest idea what Britain was like then. Today's pampered and indulged Corbynista millennials wouldn't last five minutes.

Free university education, a well-paid career structure even in the media with a final salary pension and affordable property beyond their wildest dreams. I think they'd cope.
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By Andy McDandy
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I love the way he implies that it's somehow a sign of weakness that "the kids" (Well, those under 50) can't instantly picture the world of 1972, and not to do with the fact that at best they were 4 years old.
 
By Daley Mayle
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youngian wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:36 pm
The back-breaking world of Fleet Street in the 70s. You could hardly pick up a pen in the afternoon after a gruelling three-hour session down the Cheshire Cheese.
Few under 50 can have the faintest idea what Britain was like then. Today's pampered and indulged Corbynista millennials wouldn't last five minutes.

Free university education, a well-paid career structure even in the media with a final salary pension and affordable property beyond their wildest dreams. I think they'd cope.

Indeed. In 1972 I started a free three year graphic design course and when I graduated went straight into a job paying £25 per week in Cardiff and four months later bought a three bedroom terraced house in Splott with a Cardiff Council mortgage. My employer lent me £400 for the 10% deposit.

Millennials? Bloody whinging snowflakes.
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By Andy McDandy
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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/arti ... tjobs.html

"Look, I'm not denying the REAL...". More kicking the can down the road.
 
By Bones McCoy
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youngian wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:36 pm
The back-breaking world of Fleet Street in the 70s. You could hardly pick up a pen in the afternoon after a gruelling three-hour session down the Cheshire Cheese.
Few under 50 can have the faintest idea what Britain was like then. Today's pampered and indulged Corbynista millennials wouldn't last five minutes.

Free university education, a well-paid career structure even in the media with a final salary pension and affordable property beyond their wildest dreams. I think they'd cope.
Take a quick social historian's comparison between 1974 and today.
You'll see a lot of changes, some things are better for the majority, some things are worse.

Now split those things into a pile of the better and the worse.

You'll find that most of the better: Serious illness survival rates, reduced road fatalities, improved personal communications, access to infomation (if you can be arsed to type a question), range of foods in shops and restaurants - are down to technological (in its widest sense) progress.
A big hand is due to the scientists, engineers, designers, visionaries, and (let's say it) the entrepreneurs who develop new and clever stuff.

Now look at the stuff that's got worse: Purchasing power for the average earner, housing availability (related to the former), rise of payday loans, FOBTs, blatantly biased media. Closing libraries, reducing access to GP and Dentist.
The majority can be laid at the feet of Immigrants with flat screen tellys// what fucker wrote that.
I meant to write,
The majority can be laid at the feet of government austerity, rentier / spiv / vulture capitalism, and the politicians who have assisted those bad forms of capitalism to thrive at the expense of human dignity and well run businesses.
By Andy McDandy
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But you could smoke in pubs and slap the barmaid on the arse and the worst you'd get is her saying "Oi cheeky, don't touch what you can't afford!", and you could drive home pissed because plod was busy kicking the crap out of Mick and Sambo and you had Morecambe and Wise on the telly and dinner was ready when you got in and the wogs and poofs knew their place and...
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