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    Liz Hurley

    Her Twitter feed is fantastic
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    Have a rant thread

    Anything you want to get off your chest? Work pissing you off? The state of the music industry these days? The Tories? Bono? Funnneeeee? Get it out in the open here. I am most pissed off today at working in an office. Specifically, working with middle aged women with children. Get it into your heads, I do not want to hear every last detail of what your fucking child does. I don't care about their open evening, I don't care what they had for tea, I don't care that they have a fucking boyfriend aged 5. I. Do. Not. Fucking. Care. My mind is melting listening to them every day. Woman " what did you think of Celebrity Juice last night " ( For the 10th time of asking ) Me " I don't watch it " Woman " why " Me " I don't find it funny. In fact, it's shit " Woman speaking at jet engine level " WHAT!!! Did you hear that, he doesn't like celebrity Juice " Numerous other women ( and to be fair, men ) You don't like Celebrity Juice? What programmes do you watch then? Me " Loads, Breaking bad, Dexter, Sons of anarchy, The American office, plenty really...." Woman " Never watched any of them. Do you watch Geordie Shore? " Me " No " Woman " The only way is Essex " Me " No " Woman screams " Hey, he doesnt watch Geordie Shore or Towie either " Me * Cries * If it isn't that it's non stop celeb gossip. Peter Andre, Jordan, Natalie Cassidy, it's relentless. Anyway, now that's off my chest I'm going to have a few bottles of Peroni.
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    Strike Action

    With the teachers unions voting to strike today and the PCS expected to say the same tomorrow; it looks like there is going to a big teachers/civil service strike on the 30th June, with even bigger ones probable for later in the year. I can only see this getting worse, especially with Vince Cable warning last week the government could clamp down on the right to take strike action. Anyone going to be taking part in this? Or going to be affected by it? Thoughts? BBC News - Teachers vote in favour of strike over pensions
  4. Listened to this Guardian Podcast before : Guardian Focus Podcast: Examining the British far right | World news | guardian.co.uk In England the far right seem a bit of a joke, I can't ever see the BNP or EDL taking off seriously. But in the likes of France and the Netherlands, it looks like it is gathering more support. And unlike Nick Griffin, I get the impression a lot of people in, say, France see the likes of Marine Le Pen as a credible politician. So, what do you think of it then? Where is it going to end? Will we see another openly fascist country in Europe anytime soon?
  5. Love this video. George, Ringo and Jeff Lynne. What’s not to like?
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    Love all the above. I'd like to get a few videos on here and a bit of a discussion. Nothing posted later than the 80's please. Growing up I can remember when we got a CD player, only cd's we had for ages where the best of Buddy Holly, Marvin Gaye Greatest Hits, Robert Palmer, The Drifters and the best of the Chi-lites. No matter what other genres I love, I come back to the above time again. So many great songs. I love this, but it upsets me every time I hear it. Lovely sentiments. [YOUTUBE]FrkEDe6Ljqs[/YOUTUBE] First dance at my wedding. And, I must say, one of the best live performances I have ever seen. [YOUTUBE]qiI42aZ5F40[/YOUTUBE] [YOUTUBE]2vf3ZE7CLg0[/YOUTUBE] Get onto Noel Edmonds introducing this : [YOUTUBE]rqE4PF1zDFo[/YOUTUBE] Is there a sadder story than what happened to this man? [YOUTUBE]k1odvp-_bhk[/YOUTUBE]
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    Barcelona Setting Fire to Their Future

    Barcelona have told Frenkie de Jong they want to annul his existing contract and return to the deal he was on before, alleging the terms given to him by the club’s previous board involved criminality and provide grounds for legal action against those involved, The Athletic can reveal. The Catalan side have serious financial problems and among the ways they are trying to improve matters is by selling De Jong or reaching an agreement with him over deferred wages he is owed. There has so far been no sign of a compromise between the 25-year-old Netherlands midfielder and his employers in what is becoming one of the most extraordinary sagas the game has seen. Manchester United had a bid for De Jong accepted, as reported on July 14, but issues with the player — the outstanding money owed and whether he wants a move to United — remained unresolved. According to sources in Spain, Barcelona wrote to De Jong on July 15 claiming to have found evidence of criminal actions on behalf of the parties who signed his renewal on October 20, 2020. It was a two-year extension until 2026 that is reported to have reduced his salary for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons, leaving €18 million (£15.2m, $18.3m) to be spread across the subsequent four campaigns. De Jong’s deal was announced alongside three others — Gerard Pique, Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Clement Lenglet— and this proved to be one of the final decisions by then president Josep Bartomeu prior to he and the entire board of directors at the time stepping down from their posts. The letter sent to De Jong last month is thought to inform the Dutchman that Barcelona think they are in a position to initiate criminal proceedings to establish what happened in relation to the signing of his contract and ascertain where responsibility resides for the supposed wrongdoing. It is believed to then express Barcelona’s wish to rescind the deal and proceed with De Jong’s career at the Camp Nou under the conditions agreed when he arrived from Ajax in January 2019. The Athletic understands the previous board are confident in the legality of the contract De Jong signed in 2020 and insist the deal was agreed after approval from legal parties and La Liga. In an interview with the Barcelona newspaper Mundo Deportivo last year, former president Bartomeu insisted the previous board’s management of the club was “serious and responsible”. Sources around the Catalan club suggest there has been further dialogue between Barcelona and De Jong’s camp, in which the present board have identified their predecessors for the alleged criminality and warned that De Jong and his representatives may also be implicated. That could be perceived to reinforce comments by Evgeniy Levchenko — chairman of the Dutch players’ union — that De Jong might be a victim of extortion, a notion current Barcelona president Joan Laporta denies. Global players’ union FIFPRO is known to be closely monitoring the situation and Barcelona’s attempts to try to make the player accept a vastly reduced sum from the €18m he agreed to defer during the pandemic. Barcelona are engaged in similar conversations with Pique and Ter Stegen (Lenglet is on loan at Tottenham Hotspur) but it is unknown if they have also received communication of a legal nature. De Jong’s preference is to stay with the 26-time La Liga champions but if a departure does end up materialising, he is said not to have made a decision so far on the team he would like to join. Chelsea have a firm interest and while it is understood they are yet to submit a formal bid, sources indicate they are prepared to fund the transfer fee and cover the salary debt should De Jong pick a switch to Stamford Bridge. They have an advantage over United in playing Champions League football this season, although it is thought that alone will not determine his potential destination. Despite their predicament, Barcelona have recruited heavily this summer; Franck Kessie, Andreas Christensen, Raphinha, Robert Lewandowski and Jules Kounde are the most notable acquisitions. Barcelona declined to comment and HCM Sports Management, who look after De Jong, were approached for comment.
  8. Simple question. Personally I think he's been a disaster so far and I want shut now. I respect people who think he's doing a good job and realise he's hamstrung to a certain extent by a very hostile press and also his own MPs but I don't see him ever getting close to winning an election so he's got to go for me. He might have the backing and resonate with the Labour membership but I don't think that translates to Labor voters. Things are about to get a lot worse than they are now under that cunt Johnson and we desperately need someone to step up and take him on and I don't think Corbyn with McDonnell and Dianne fucking Abbot as his generals can do that. Cameron couldn't convince Tory voters to vote the way he wanted and ultimately that cost him his job. Corbyn, whether you think he made a decent attempt at convincing Labour voters to stay or not ( and for me it was a half arsed attempt ), couldn't convince enough Labour voters to vote remain either as evidenced by the scores of Labour heartlands that voted to leave. That's not just a failure from him but he's the leader and he carries the can. He did an interview a couple of days before the referendum saying there could be no upper limit on the freedom of movement of people and I just cringed watching it. Whether that is true or not don't fucking say it! I realise that's part of the appeal, that he speaks his mind and won't play games, but on an issue as important as this you need to do whatever you can to win and I don't think he's ruthless and pragmatic enough to compromise So like I said, simple question; do you think he should stay or go? And if it's go then who replaces him?
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    Anyone watching this? Just watched the first couple of episodes now, entertaining to say the least! Insane amount of fighting, and Ivana Milicevic? Fuck me, she's amazing. Agent Harris from The Sopranos is in it also. Warning! The following content is NOT WORK SAFE. Click the Show button to reveal. Warning! The following content is NOT WORK SAFE. Click the Show button to reveal. Warning! The following content is NOT WORK SAFE. Click the Show button to reveal. Warning! The following content is NOT WORK SAFE. Click the Show button to reveal.
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    C’mon Kev, give me some credit. Doesn’t quite hit the heights of Banshee though.
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    Can’t sleep so going to start a whole rewatch. What a programme this is.
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    Tickets for some new gigs on sale tomorrow morning. https://www.seetickets.com/tour/michael-head-the-red-elastic-band
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    Upcoming TV Shows

    Any decent new shows due out this year or next? So far the two below look like they could be good. Terra Nova (TV series) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Terra Nova : This in particular looks good, created by Steven Speilberg. Falling Skies - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Falling Skies :
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    Absolutely terrible how camp he is. Louis Spence is pretty bad too.
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    Anyway, much too hot to pack your kid off to tit island. Keep ‘em home I say.
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    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samson,_Isles_of_Scilly Excellent knowledge to have, this.
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    By The Decade Draft - Semi-Final 1

    You reckon? I think he’s overrated on here tbh, he gets praised to the rafters in any draft he’s in. Very good player but he’s against the very best the world has seen in this draft and he’s not on that level. Same goes for McGrain. I’d say Lee has the better defence and Dynamite the better attack. Maradona and Van Basten would make mincemeat out of Kompany. I think Lee has the better midfield though so I’m going to plump for him but it’s very close. Now Michael Laudrup is a player who is underrated in general (I know you love him) I think. Hardly ever gets mentioned nowadays when talking of the all time greats but he was an exceptional player.