Discussion of article from the Mail's columnists and RightMinds contributors
:sunglasses: 58.1 % ❤ 15.5 % :thumbsup: 6.1 % 😯 0.4 % :grinning: 9 % 🧥 1.1 % 🙏 4.3 % 😟 4 % :cry: 1.1 % :shit: 0.4 %
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
 
By Kreuzberger
Membership Days Membership Days Posts
#620126
crabcakes_windermere wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:29 am
The mail are against working from home because...
...you don't buy their rag at the station.

Apologies for the brevity, but it really is that simple. Their print sales and display advertising revenue went under the 07:48 from Horsham a full week before official lockdown and they are shitting Aga briquets.
 
By davidjay
Membership Days Membership Days Posts
#620127
Kreuzberger wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:12 pm
crabcakes_windermere wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:29 am
The mail are against working from home because...
...you don't buy their rag at the station.

Apologies for the brevity, but it really is that simple. Their print sales and display advertising revenue went under the 07:48 from Horsham a full week before official lockdown and they are shitting Aga briquets.
There's a few reasons, but they're all simple ones and most can be traced directly to the bottom line.
 
By Kreuzberger
Membership Days Membership Days Posts
#620129
Of course, they have their Clients' interests at heart but, as in any thoroughbred capitalist business, it is "us first."

It's the dishonesty of faux concern which I find most insulting.
 
By Andy McDandy
Membership Days Membership Days Posts
#620854
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/arti ... tions.html

Laying into a few low-hanging Tories. And civil servants. And after attacking Williamson over the A levels, is it really a good idea to say
Which begs the question: are any of these fancy qualifications worth the paper they’re written on?
Then a load of "you can't say X any more" stuff and some gay 'jokes'. Topical reference is Round the Horne.
 
By youngian
Membership Days Posts
#620856
It’s not as if our hapless Health Secretary Matt Hancock is over-qualified when it comes to running the NHS.

Yes, he’s got a degree in PPE. Unfortunately that stands for Philosophy, Politics and Economics, not Personal Protective Equipment. His brief real-life experience before entering politics full-time was limited to computer software and analysing the housing market.

‘Politicians have no experience’ is such a dull cliche. The best experience for being a politician is to go into politics and spend years pounding the pavements on a wet Wednesday evening and sorting out problems as a councillor. Now meter readers are no longer a thing its hard to think of a job that gets you more out of your bubble to taste the diversity in your community. A GP maybe. ‘We should have business people who know how to run things.’ Its fascinated me for years just how bad business people are at politics when you’d think their skills are transferrable. The ones who aren’t have done the same political apprenticeship as the spotty faced grad with a PPE.

The ones who waltzed into politics through their connections are dangerous lightweight amateurs. Who should be locked in their posh shed in Oxfordshire for eternity.
Last edited by youngian on Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:55 am, edited 1 time in total.
 
By Andy McDandy
Membership Days Membership Days Posts
#620858
The problem with "business people", as seen with Trump, is that they're used to an environment where once a decision has been made, people follow it; and where if you're not happy with the conditions or service, you go elsewhere.

Problem is, politics is more often about building a consensus, and with the second, if you're not happy, it's a lot harder to switch country than job or service provider.
 
By Bones McCoy
Membership Days Membership Days Posts
#621173
Andy McDandy wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:11 am
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/arti ... tions.html

Laying into a few low-hanging Tories. And civil servants. And after attacking Williamson over the A levels, is it really a good idea to say
Which begs the question: are any of these fancy qualifications worth the paper they’re written on?
Then a load of "you can't say X any more" stuff and some gay 'jokes'. Topical reference is Round the Horne.
Ar the fancy Qualifications the O'Levels (or wahtever da yoot is sittin' now), or the PPE degrees that our leaders "earned".

Just asking, Cos LJ was apparently a bit of a swot in his time and got himself a barrowload of O'Levels.
 
By Bones McCoy
Membership Days Membership Days Posts
#621174
Andy McDandy wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:48 am
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/arti ... -diet.html

Get back to work you horrible fat slobs.
He's gone too far this time; plagiarised my favourite musical.
 
By Andy McDandy
Membership Days Membership Days Posts
#621177
Write what you know, I guess. Given that his tales of his time on Fleet Street seem to consist of him propping up bars with shady coppers, and engaging in extracurricular activity at any opportunity, it's no wonder his first instinct is to assume everyone's looking for a skive.

As several commentators point out though, it's not a case of wanting to remain at home - many people who want to get back to work can't until their employers decide buildings are safe. And, as my partner's company are realising, if you can run operations from home just as well as maintain an office, why pay the office rent?
 
By Amazonian
Membership Days Membership Days Posts
#621183
'Waddling'.

That fat fuck's got a nerve calling others corpulent. The lard you could render from its bloated corse would keep our supermarkets stocked for a year. And those terrible plebs in Blackpool, eating double burgers fried in batter. Yeah, why can't they just stuff bacon 'banjos' down their multi-chinned gullet like any true Englishman? Piss off Dickie.
Boiler, spoonman liked this
 
By Andy McDandy
Membership Days Membership Days Posts
#621537
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/arti ... Proms.html

Proms, old cop shows, sneers at the green lobby, and don't all Asians look the same.
I’ve seen every episode of The Sweeney, Minder...
I'd never have guessed.
Amazonian liked this
  • 1
  • 1266
  • 1267
  • 1268
  • 1269
  • 1270
  • 1273
Labour, Generally.

Yeah, that's definitely possible. We're talking ab[…]

Zelo Street

Yes. He used to provide more in the way of counter[…]

Rishi Sunak

The worst history of failure has to be the East Co[…]

US election 2020

https://twitter.com/Schwarzenegger/status/13088815[…]