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  1. 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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    Lib Dems

    My Google search isn't working in work, hence the new thread. What do people make of the Clegg apology? Doesn't seem to be getting a favourable response judging by the people I've spoken to/articles I've read on it. Seems to me by issuing the apology he is planning on being leader going into the next election, which is surely electoral suicide? The only slim chance they have of gaining any kind of popularity back is by breaking the coalition and blaming it on the Tories, the longer they leave it, the more chance the Tories will be the ones to end it which will fuck them up even more. It's their party conference this weekend, with a bit of luck he will get loads of stick there. She's obviously biased but Toynbee makes some good points ( and a few bad ones ) here. This was Nick Clegg's chance to save his skin. He failed | Polly Toynbee | Comment is free | The Guardian
  3. 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?
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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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    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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    Historical pictures

    Some interesting feeds on Twitter and the like that have some ace Historical pictures. Worth a thread to throw a few up. Can't guarantee they are all 100% accurate but most seem to be.
  7. Another article I read said ten episodes and IMDB seem to be showing info for episodes 1,2,3 and 8. So it looks like between 8 and 11. I’m still going to wait I think and binge them all in a day or two.
  8. Eleven episodes mate. If you’re looking at IMDB they often don’t list all the episodes before they’ve aired.
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    Holiday's 2019.

    I’m going to Palma Nova on Saturday for three days with my mates. Three wife and child free days. Kiss my face.
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    This Apple TV Plus looks a bit shit for the amount they’re spending on it. They cancelled some crime show with Richard Gere the other day because it was too gritty and they want their shows to be ‘aspirational’. https://www.theverge.com/2019/9/10/20850996/apple-tv-plus-launch-lineup-shows-originals-see-morning-show-for-all-mankind-oprah-dickinson Apple TV Plus will launch with nine originals on November 1st, including Jason Momoa’s apocalyptic sci-fi series See and the Jennifer Aniston-led The Morning Show. TV Plus will launch on November 1st for $4.99 per month. This monthly cost includes family access, and you’ll even get a whole year free of Apple TV Plus if you buy a new iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV. The Morning Show and See are joined by For All Mankind, Dickinson, Helpsters, Snoopy in Space, Ghostwriter, The Elephant Queen, and a new project from Oprah Winfrey. Here’s a quick rundown of what these various series and original projects are, from a new Snoopy story to being part of Oprah’s book club. Apple wants TV Plus to be a spot for prestige TV. It’s why The Morning Show and See, which saw Apple spend more than $15 million per episode on each, are receiving so much attention. The Morning Show is a series about the politics of a morning show TV and stars Aniston alongside Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carell. See is a story about a group of humans trying to survive in a world where humans have lost sight. For All Mankind is a new series from Battlestar Galactica executive producer Ronald D. Moore, and imagines an alternate reality where the global space race never ended. Dickinson is a dramatic period piece about the poet Emily Dickinson, played by Hailee Stanfield. The Elephant Queen is a documentary exploring the threat of elephant extinction. It’s not just adult-oriented content, though. Apple wants TV Plus to be family ready from the get-go, and that’s clear from its launch titles. Helpsters is a new series from the creators of Sesame Street and will follow “Cody and a team of vibrant monsters who love to help solve problems,” according to Apple. Snoopy in Space is exactly what it sounds like — a new series from Peanuts Worldwide and DHX Media that follows Charlie Brown’s lovable dog as he follows his dreams of becoming an astronaut. Ghostwriter is a reinvention of the original series, and finds four kids teaming up to release fictional characters from their books. Last, but certainly not least, Oprah will join Apple TV Plus with a series that features “compelling authors in conversation as [Oprah] builds a vibrant, global book club community and other projects to connect with people around the world and share meaningful ways to create positive change,” according to Apple. Most TV Plus’ series will premiere with three episodes, with one new episode rolling out each week. Full seasons of some series, however, will be available all at once. The company also announced that there will be new series announced every month, but it’s unclear when those will drop. Some of the next series include Servant, Truth Be Told, and Little America. Two feature films, Hala and The Banker, will also be released in the coming months. The company’s commitment to original content is well-documented. Apple increased its content budget from around $1 billion to more than $6 billion, according to Bloomberg. It’s a figure that took Netflix years to reach once it started investing in original content, and is approximately 25 percent of Disney’s overall content budget. Apple wants its services division to reach $50 billion in sales by 2020, and investing in original content that drives monthly subscriptions is one way to do that. Apple — even more than Netflix, Disney, and other competitors like AT&T’s WarnerMedia or Comcast’s NBC Universal — needs to invest pretty heavily in original content from the get-go. The company hasn’t announced plans to invest in licensed content, like Amazon has done in the past, nor does it have the library of beloved titles like Disney+ or even WarnerMedia’s HBO Max to keep people satiated while new series are developed. If Apple wants to keep subscribers, and build its base, devoting a large amount of funds to original content upfront is imperative.
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    GE2019 result

    Pretty much certain we’ll have one before the year ends, I know a lot can happen between now and then to move the polls but what do you think is the most likely outcome? I’m not going to include a Labour or Tory minority government in the poll because if that’s the result and they can’t form a majority through a coalition then we’ll be having another GE sharpish.
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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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    Simon Green - Who Am I?

    Jesus titty Christ.
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    GE2019 result

    Yeah I think that goes without saying. It was just Skend saying Corbyn could form a government now until 2022 if Johnson loses a vote of no confidence that I disagreed with. There’s no chance of that happening.
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    GE2019 result

    Not in this parliament they won’t as they’re well short of a majority. Edit: I was responding to Skend who seemed to be saying Corbyn would lead a government in this parliament and they wouldn’t call an election.
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    GE2019 result

    Corbyn would only be able to muster up a majority with the 21 Tories who lost the whip the other day. There is absolutely no chance they would prop Corbyn up as caretaker PM until 2022. Neither will the Lib Dems.
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    GE2019 result

    Exactly what people used to say about UKIP. Under PR they’d undoubtedly win seats. Under FPTP they’ll massively struggle. Like I said though, if either the Tories or Labour are the biggest party but don’t have a majority or are unable to form a coalition then they’ll never form a government. The other parties will no confidence them straight away and they’d never be able to pass any legislation. One way or the other, even if it takes another election, we’ll end up with one of the six options in the poll imo.
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    GE2019 result

    Small Tory majority I reckon. If they have a majority of less than ten then they’ll still struggle to get a lot through. I don’t think the Brexit party will win hardly and seats, if any at all. FPTP means they’ll struggle even in big Brexit constituencies.
  19. Season one of True Detective is absolutely brilliant. The others are a bit hit and miss but as it’s an anthology series it doesn’t impact on season one.
  20. She’s in the first season of True Detective as well and gets naked in that too, if I recall correctly.
  21. I miss Banshee. Doubt we’ll ever see another programme like it. Perfect blend of world class action scenes and smokin’ hot naked chicks. The Amish bird is a 10/10.
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    Sugar Tax

    What do you reckon on this then? I've seen a few commentators saying it's yet another tax on poor people since they are more likely to be buying sugary products. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-34603118 Sugar tax and offers ban 'would work' A sugar tax and cutting buy-one-get-one-free deals are part of Public Health England's "key actions" to tackle people's addiction to sugar. Their long-awaited report says the nation is "eating too much sugar" leading to health problems and obesity. The report also called for less marketing aimed at children in-store, on TV and online. A spokesman for David Cameron said the prime minister did not want to see the introduction of a sugar tax. People get between 12 and 15% of their energy from sugar, but official recommendations say it should be less than 5%. The report says achieving those levels could save the NHS £500m a year, but admitted no single measure would be effective. It suggests: A sugar tax between 10% and 20% Significantly reducing advertising high sugar food and drink to children Targeting supermarkets and take-away special offers Sugar reduction in everyday food and drink Ensure the sale of healthier foods in hospitals and other public bodies The report attacked price promotions that distort people's shopping baskets - 40% of money spent on food and drink was on products on offer. Public Health England called for a "rebalancing" of promotions with a shift away from cakes and biscuits towards healthier foods. And it concluded 6% of total sugar consumption could be prevented if promotions on higher sugar products were banned. On the sugar tax, it said a 10% tax in Mexico resulted led to a 6% reduction in sales of sugary drinks and says a similar policy in England would cut consumption "at least in the short term". Speaking to MPs on Tuesday, Dr Alison Tedstone from Public Health England said: "PHE does see there is a role for a fiscal approach in reducing sugary drink consumption. "The higher the tax increase the greater the effect," she said. There were also calls from the TV chef Jamie Oliver for ministers to introduce a tax on fizzy drinks saying it was the "single most important" change that could be made. To tax or not to tax? However, the report said the impact of extra taxes would be less than measures aimed at marketing and promotions. It said the use of "characters" such as the Coco Pops monkey and adverts masquerading as online games were hugely influential. And it added that end of aisle displays "significantly increase" the sale of sugary products. The prime minister's spokesman has confirmed that David Cameron has not read the report and that "he doesn't see a need for a tax on sugar". The government's plans for tackling childhood obesity will be released in January. They had been due to be revealed in the Autumn and the sugar report was commissioned to inform the plans. However, there was criticism from MPs that the sugar report was not being released as planned. The sugar problem There has been growing concern about the damaging impact of sugar on health - from the state of people's teeth to type-2 diabetes and obesity Sugar has been dubbed "empty calories" because it has no nutritional benefit Government advisers recommend no more than 5% of daily calories should come from sugar That is about 1oz (25g; six or seven teaspoons) for an adult of normal weight every day. For children, it is slightly less The limits apply to all sugars added to food, as well as sugar naturally present in syrups and honey To put this in context, a typical can of fizzy drink contains about nine teaspoons of sugar Why is sugar so addictive? The doctor's union, the British Medical Association, called on the government to adopt the recommendations in the report. But the Food and Drink Federation's director general, Ian Wright, said: "We do not agree that the international evidence supports the introduction of a sugar tax and for this reason would oppose such a move." However, he said the industry was "determined" to help tackle childhood obesity and had already "removed millions of calories from the food chain" by changing ingredients and pack sizes. Dr Julian Hamilton-Shield, from the University of Bristol, said: "No one can really doubt the harm sugar-containing drinks do to children - they rot their teeth and likely make them obese and at risk of later type 2 diabetes. "If a tax is needed to reduce sugar consumption, I am right behind it, no-one complains about tobacco taxation, sugar should be treated the same way."
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    New Draft Ideas

    I’m out. I won’t have time to do it before I go away on this stag do. You need to tag people in so they know it’s happening. Stig Col MagadriveMan Dynamite viRdjil @3 Stacks @Elite @Alex_K @John102 @DimReaper @Babb'sBurstNad @Ne Moe Imya @Red House @TheHowieLama @LF:D @Tony Moanero
  24. The new season of The Terror is good. It’s just building the story in the first few episodes like all good horror shows should.