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    And that has what, exactly, to do with the left?

    The world has moved on, what matters to people has changed - some of it for the better, some of it for the worse, and which is which depends upon your own priorities and moral compass. None of it was the doing of a political grouping, it was never part of the agenda of the left to change such things.

    You have it backwards. Exploration of non-capitalist ideas has often been on the checklist of those who are (or were, if their movements are succesful) radical - but it was only ever that way round. All elephants are grey, but it doesn't follow that if it's grey it's an elephant. Many liberals are left-wing in a right-leaning nation, but there's little correlation the other way, extreme left wingers are very rarely liberal!
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    Looks like Mike has Fallon on his sword.
    New Defence Secretary required

    anyone..... anyone?

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    I don't blame him. He's probably extremely 'hacked' off with having his portfolio treated as if it was of no account. On the other hand......!
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    Shotgun.... Not a problem, how many would you like? Sparklers or fireworks..... Whooo there, they are dangerous and you might hurt someone.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-41811499

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    To avoid accusations of bias, this is the Telegraph's take on something that would have been a major scandal a few years ago but now just seems background noise: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017...etings-israel/

    Not just some lackey clumsily overstepping the mark, but the actual International Development Secretary (who oversees aid to Palestine) in off-record freelance meetings with political leaders and a lobbyist for Israel and without informing the Foreign Office.
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    It's all good. Probably.

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    Meanwhile, in home news: https://www.theguardian.com/politics...ence-secretary

    One Minister called him a 'slimeball'. A backbencher said the appointment was 'Unbelievable. Ludicrous. Astonishing'. Even without the cover of anonymity, Sarah Woolaston MP tweeted 'There are times when offered a job that it would be better to advise that another would be more experienced & suited to the role'

    This will come back to bite May. It seems that the Chief Whip was part of the ongong cover-up of inappropriate behaviour amongst party members, and now he is not in the Whip's position he will be unable to silence any investigation that reveals this.

    Somebody else said this will be May's last mistake. I hope so - she is the embodiment of the Peter principle.
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    On a purely common sense point of view I would hope for a Defence Secretary that has at least some experience and knowledge of the defence and the military. As much as he will rely on his more experienced advisors and MoD civil servants, ultimately he will set strategy (at least be accountable for) and that concerns me here.

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    These little b*stards should never see freedom again, and personally I'd bring back hanging and watch them dangle.

    https://news.sky.com/story/teen-held...-eyes-11111678

    As for these 6 years is nothing

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk...-a8032326.html


    It is a shame they haven't mastered eye transplants because on the top case I would remove the eyes from the scumbag and transplant them into his victim.
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    Further to the Church of England's opinions on 'gender matters'.

    The D. Tel. reports (Tue. 14th inst) that the chief education officer for the Church and responsible for matters to do with 'tutus' and 'tiaras' is named as Nigel Genders.

    Delicious !

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    Didn’t catch how this one developed, am out this evening, sounds a nasty incident reported by that most revered publication the DM?

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    Fake News!
    WA$.

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    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

    Wrong Forum!

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    Hi All,
    MrBlueSky - On another forum I would get hung out to dry if I posted those videos, It's been a long time coming but I think some hard to take truths
    are coming and it will hurt the believers...

    Geoff.

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    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

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    Last edited by MrBlueSky; 2nd February 2018 at 23:51.
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    Last edited by MrBlueSky; 5th February 2018 at 23:11.
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    Is there actually any point to these videos? The forum is for debate; not endless copying and pasting of You Tube videos.

    Not, it seems that anyone is using the forum any more!

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    Bruce, the apparent lack of forum activity might not be unconnected with an e-mail I received from James Martin about three months ago asking me if I could be 'a little more PC' presumably referring to various brisk exchanges of views then prevalent.

    I don't know whether any other contributor received similar advice !

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