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By Andy McDandy
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https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... competence

Marina on Starmer, the image of competence, and the rise of the nutters.
 
By youngian
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Britain is a majority-nutter nation, and we mostly want to elect politicians with something of the nutter to them. Sorry, but that’s the reality.

As a voting body, our longest electoral affections have been reserved for the very biggest nutters. Thatcher and Blair: obvious nutters. Fast-forward to the present day, and Johnson. Nutter. The message of the 2016 referendum was the euphoric nutting of David Cameron (non-nutter). In fact, let me go out on a limb here and posit that the reason Jeremy Corbyn – full nutter – did better than expected against useless anti-nutter Theresa May in 2017 was simply because he WAS full nutter, and the electorate was at some level strangely drawn to that.

Arguably, then, the riskiest position of all is this conviction that a technocratic dream of adequacy rocks the UK’s electoral boat. It’s certainly pretty to think so. But hand on heart, I suspect that even when the nutter of the day has cocked it up, what the nutter-addicted people are always really crying out for is just another nutter, a different nutter, a new nutter to bathe us in nostalgia for whichever previous nutters we currently yearn for

This is why the LDs should dump Ed Davey when they can have a nutter leader like Layla Moran. To hoover up the nutter vote.
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By Andy McDandy
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https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... quarantine

Marina on the travel bans and everyone picking on poor little Mattie Hancock.
 
By The Red Arrow
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We do get the occasional glimpse of the prime minister, who was wheeled out this week for a visit to Derby, where we were given yet another opportunity to see [REDACTED] Johnson dressed up in a white coat. I think he’s supposed to appear medical and scientific, but only ever succeeds in looking like he’s got a lovely bit of pork cheek he can do you for £3.50. It was while he was offering to chuck in some beef liver – just because you’re looking so lovely today, my darling – that the prime minister explained that there was no point closing borders.
That's offally good, I must say.
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By The Red Arrow
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From Farage’s flotilla to rotting exports – it’s the story of Brexit, in fish
Marina Hyde

Four years ago, Brexiteers led an iceberg-worthy event on the Thames. Now they’ve ghosted an entire industry

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... rexit-fish
 
By davidjay
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The Red Arrow wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:56 pm
From Farage’s flotilla to rotting exports – it’s the story of Brexit, in fish
Marina Hyde

Four years ago, Brexiteers led an iceberg-worthy event on the Thames. Now they’ve ghosted an entire industry

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... rexit-fish
She's good.
 
By Andy McDandy
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https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... tics-worse

Marina on the royal uterus, and the rather creepy nature of it all.
 
By Andy McDandy
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https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... alia-power

It's Friday, it's - uh - just gone quarter past two, it's Marina Time!

This week - Mark Zuckerberg - WTF?
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By Boiler
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Are you saying Zuckerberg should be exempt from criticism?

Ms. Hyde picks up on a point made by someone else that describes my feelings more eloquently than I ever could:
I can’t believe a product created to rate women has ended up as what the business professor and tech commentator Scott Galloway calls “the biggest prostitute of hate in the history of mankind”. Honestly, what were the chances?
 
By Kreuzberger
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Andy McDandy wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:16 pm
Snip...

This week - Mark Zuckerberg - WTF?
Facebook is topical due to the stand off between that company and other media owners in Australia, a market which the Guardian has been actively targeting for growth in recent years. It could be that she is simply paying the rent.
 
By Andy McDandy
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I wasn't questioning her analysis of him, more summing it up as "What the fuck is up with him?".
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