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By Safe_Timber_Man
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It's a very odd strategy for them to keep repeating that line as if it's their main defence of the girl. I'm sure there is plenty of other evidence that she's been a victim of a botched/bias investigation if that is indeed the case.

Repeatedly saying "Nah, no white British girl would be that slutty" doesn't do anyone any favours. It's just weird.
 
By Bones McCoy
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Safe_Timber_Man wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:21 am
It's a very odd strategy for them to keep repeating that line as if it's their main defence of the girl. I'm sure there is plenty of other evidence that she's been a victim of a botched/bias investigation if that is indeed the case.

Repeatedly saying "Nah, no white British girl would be that slutty" doesn't do anyone any favours. It's just weird.
There's also a dissonance when you flip a few pages to "Dear Dierdre: I'm pregnant with brother's baby after a threesome".
By Andy McDandy
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There is a common thread. It's called "men who hate women". Or if not hate, want to control. Get yourself out of that hijab, darlin'. Stick on a nice bikini, show us yer tits.
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By Safe_Timber_Man
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The Sun are tying themselves in knots of the Huawei saga. At first, they were dead against it. Then, a few weeks ago they actually claimed Boris standing firm against the US over Huawei was actually a good thing and proved how tough Boris is. As shown below:

January 15th
Battler Boris

REMEMBER Remainers claiming Boris Johnson would be Trump’s poodle? How’s that prediction working out?

On Huawei he is demanding to know America’s alternative, since they are so violently opposed to the Chinese giant building our 5G network. The Sun ­happens to agree Huawei is a risk, but at least Boris is speaking his mind.

Not for the first time, though, Boris is proving critics wrong.


So they were praising Boris for NOT refusing to use Huawei...yet today they demand he DOES refuse to use Huawei...? What the fuck?

Say no, Boris

5G BROADBAND could power a dizzying technological revolution. Why would we let a branch of the Chinese state build it for us? The risk is huge.

This technology is so fast and so reliable it could run everything from our power grid to driverless cars to “smart” homes, offices and factories.

What happens if — in the face of all warnings — Boris Johnson today grants Huawei permission to build this ­network . . . and in years to come a hostile China shuts it down?

Is that paranoia? We don’t think so. Cabinet ministers fear it. So why risk it?

Why ignore other major nations who banned Huawei? Why gamble that the US is bluffing about limiting security ties if China has our data in its grasp?

Boris is desperate to roll out lightning fast broadband nationwide by the next election, as promised.

Banning Huawei would set that back, as we line up US or EU tech giants instead.

Surely better, though, to risk political embarrassment than endanger national security and have this threat hang over us.




The rest of their shite today:


The "won" but they're still angry.

THE SUN SAYS Remoaners weren’t worried about unity when their divisive campaign ripped it apart

CAN they not hear themselves?

Diehard Remoaners Michael Heseltine and Ed Davey demand not to have their “noses rubbed” in their double Brexit defeat. Their chums Alastair Campbell and Andrew Adonis refuse, like two toddlers, to touch new 50p Brexit coins.Yet this mob also want the country to heal. Now, that is, that their hideously divisive marches against the biggest democratic vote in our history are over.

Now that their appalling campaign to nullify 17.4million votes has failed.

Now that branding Leavers duped, racist morons has proven oddly ineffective in changing minds.

They weren’t worried about unity then. Their campaign ripped it apart. Yet the world’s worst losers now insist Leavers must be the best, most generous winners.

In fact, we see little crowing. And we also long for the nation to come together, with Brexit inevitable this Friday night.

We just can’t bear the “stop Brexit” mob calling for it.







They're genuinely trying to convince people the UK is 'stronger' than the EU:

Button it, Leo

WE know he has an election to win, but we hoped Irish PM Leo Varadkar had got past belittling Britain over Brexit.

And his claim that the EU is stronger than us simply because it has more people is childishly naive. It’s not about population, or the Swiss would be humiliated in their bilateral trade deals.

Our economy is far healthier than the EU’s. We are a vastly more attractive place to invest. The City of London is critical to the 27 remaining nations.

As for us rejoining the EU after our Brexit “adventure”, fat chance. We will never surrender our independence again.

And every time Brussels or its proxies criticise us, resolve hardens.
 
By youngian
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I'm in knots over Huawei trying to work out what the hell the government's strategy is. Some educated guesses;

A continuation of Osborne and Merkel's economic networking rapprochement to encourage China to partner Westwards with Europe ('Hi-tech Silk Road' being the buzzword for that).

A Tito or Nehru NAM (Non Aligned Movement) type policy where you spread relations between the big power rivals to keep them on their toes. Its playing cards you weren't dealt whereas Britain's the first country ever to choose to voluntarily surrender its big power rule making status.

A sop to the Chinese to quell their indignation at Brexiter fantasies about becoming an Asia Pacific power and player (See Private Pike Gavin Williamson putting the kibosh on Chinese trade discussions). It won't and I wouldn't want to rely on Huawei technology if the UK continues to pursue this foolishness.

Free market headbanger naivety that this is just a business decision to get the best price for the tax payer.

This is an excellent piece making the geopolitical case against Huawei investment from the perspective of a tech journalist background. Its also helping to tell the story as to why both parties became more convinced to join Europe in the early 60s; Britain no longer had the economy of scale to truly be an independent power.
 
By Safe_Timber_Man
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THE SUN SAYS Why is Boris Johnson letting a branch of China’s Communist regime loose on our vital 5G network?


Because you were praising him for it and using it as an example of "standing up against the US" just a couple of weeks ago?


THE SUN SAYS Why is Boris Johnson letting a branch of China’s Communist regime loose on our vital 5G network?
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10842650/ ... i-5g-risk/

TO the fury of the public, the Press, our No1 global ally and enough of his own MPs to trouble him, Boris Johnson has picked Huawei as our 5G supplier.

It is either extremely brave or staggeringly reckless. It will either benefit Britain hugely and rapidly or, if our worst fears are confirmed, endanger national security and destroy his Government.

The first big decision of Boris’s majority administration is a high-risk gamble. We know this because, incredibly, ­Huawei is officially deemed “high risk”.

Which begs the question: Why ARE we risking letting a branch of China’s Communist regime loose on our vital new broadband network — through which it could conceivably steal untold quantities of data and state secrets or shut down our power grid?

A regime infamous for the relentlessness and ingenuity of its hackers?

In fairness Ian Levy, technical chief of our National Cyber Security Centre, has produced a solid and detailed defence of how the risks will be mitigated, core parts of the network kept beyond China’s reach and our secrets protected.

And we accept that Boris is in a bind, needing to roll out 5G fast and with no one else ready to deliver it. But that will not satisfy the US nor our other security partners.

And The Sun believes those relations matter more than delaying 5G.

For now, the decision is made. And our intelligence chiefs are right to demand no such risk ever be repeated.

That means ensuring there are British firms to produce the kit we need once even 5G becomes obsolete.









Dodging Duke

PRINCE Andrew lurches from one PR ­disaster to another. First the calamitous Newsnight interview. Now he’s swerving the FBI he promised to help.

He may have been legally advised to keep schtum about his paedophile pal Jeffrey Epstein. But it makes him look even worse.

Yes, it is ironic for the Americans to complain about his failure to co-operate as they continue to hide Anne Sacoolas from justice over Harry Dunn’s death.

But Andrew should do the right thing by Epstein’s victims. And tell the FBI everything he knows, here or in the US.




Beeb own goal

STOPPED clocks are right twice a day, a success rate Gary Lineker can only envy.

But the overpaid snack pusher is for once correct over the compulsory BBC licence fee.

It is, as he says, a tax which — like contributing to his unconscion-ably vast salary — should be voluntary.

BBC chiefs are in denial, so long have they idly taken this archaic public funding model for granted.

But when your own most lavishly-paid star cannot justify it, the game looks up.
 
By Safe_Timber_Man
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The Sun continues to call for calm and unity in the only way they know how...by flinging insults at the people they demand unity from.

THE SUN SAYS Brexit day’s the day Remoaners should stop spewing their hate — but they won’t

WE know the countdown to 11pm tomorrow is traumatic for some Remainers, but they can’t have it both ways.

They tell Leavers not to be overtly triumphant. That the country must unite.

On balance, we agree.

But then publicity-hungry TV has-beens launch vile, deranged rants against Brexit supporters, cheered on by like-minded bigots convinced THEY are the nice, open-hearted liberals.

In fairness, plenty of other Remainers just want Brexit done too. The election proved that. So does the latest poll giving the Tories 49 per cent. But many more are still angry.
Unity requires Leavers and Remainers to make Brexit work together. That will happen only when both sides denounce hate-filled Remoaner “celebrities” as the poisonous, divisive extremists they are.

Sadly, that still seems a long way off.







Labour LOLs

IT is a travesty that Mrs Brown’s Boys took the Best Comedy gong.

By far the year’s best comedy is ­Labour’s official report into its election disaster, completely exonerating Jeremy Corbyn and all his mighty works.

Brexit and the party’s second referendum stance were to blame, it concludes. Not Corbyn’s lunatic plan to transform Britain into Venezuela. Not his anti-Semitism or terrorist friends. Millions of people only loathed and feared him because a hostile Press tricked them.

This is pant-wettingly brilliant material written by two clowns who cannot admit that the ideology they have devoted their lives to is toxic to voters.

But it has serious consequences.

Because if they turn a deaf ear to reality and reheat their Marxist claptrap again they will get the same result.

And if Labour has managed to survive until 2024, it won’t be for long.





The nerve of this. Aggressively campaign for years for the collapse of the BBC...then give it the whole "Oh we hate to see BBC staff losing their jobs".

Beeb in denial

IT has always been profligate of the publicly funded BBC to cover events with multiple news crews from different shows.

But The Sun hates to see the loss of so many journalists’ jobs. And the redundancies at its news operation show only that the Corporation hasn’t remotely grasped the scale of change it needs.

It’s not about trimming the newsroom or cutting the odd programme, hand-picked to generate the loudest pro-Beeb protest. It’s about the basic structure of the place, about paring the output back to the essentials it can do better than a commercial broadcaster.

Be bold. Scrap the entire website. Who will miss it? Bin the podcasts few listen to. To win back viewers, change your ingrained cultural and political bias. Make comedy and drama genuinely funny or gripping, not unwatchable tripe that ticks “woke” boxes.

The BBC needs reinvention. Losing a few salaries barely even tinkers at the edges.
 
By cycloon
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Be bold. Scrap the entire website. Who will miss it? Bin the podcasts few listen to. To win back viewers, change your ingrained cultural and political bias. Make comedy and drama genuinely funny or gripping, not unwatchable tripe that ticks “woke” boxes.
Fuck off. Jesus. The comedy and drama thing is especially absurd.
 
By Cyclist
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I suppose the call to scrap the BBC website comes from jealousy that, however shit the BBC TV news output may be (ok, is), the news part of the website is still a decent and reasonably reliable source of information, and any one of their in-depth articles is worth a whole decade of the shiterag that's hard to find in Liverpool.
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