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    Poverty in the UK

    The gap between rich and poor only grows when you let it, Britain has the biggest in western Europe last time I looked.
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    Favourite Sopranos Scenes

    Love this one. Meadow is singing All Through the Night, Christopher receives a high-colonic from a pair of Russians, and Brenden gets it in the eye. Hi Jack, Bye Jack. Loved Mikey Palmice, he was fucking ace. [YOUTUBE]ICgm3kq1pcM[/YOUTUBE]
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    Favourite Sopranos Scenes

    Big Jim's first headshot.
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    Prince Charles has one again called on people to do more for the environment, revealeing that he’d had his Aston Martin converted to run on “surplus English white wine and whey from the cheese process”. Amazing, I mean where do you go with that. Someone get me out of here.
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    Star Trek - The Shit, or Just Shit?

    I'm just totally underwhelmed now with new Star Trek. Keep getting stuff in my news feed along the lines of 'lower decks answers this longstanding borg plot hole' or 'it's official, Chakotay joins the cast of Star Trek prodigy." Who cares, they're kids' cartoons. Discovery's new trailer looks like same old shite to me, some universe ending threat and Burnham solves it with the assistance of body positive image cadet who's now first officer and her mum. Picard has gone to some kind of Mirror Universe but not mirror universe type authoritian storyline, which seems to be new trek's default now when they're out of ideas. I'm looking forward to Strange new Worlds still, but by and large it's become some kind of kids' franchise. It's by the numbers, almost like they're taking the piss out of you. Trek made by people who don't like Trek. Tom Hicks with a Liverpool mug. You don't realise how far it's fallen until you watch one of the old shows on Netflix, watched Iborg recently (where they rescue Hugh and Picard has to grapple with sending him back as a weapon to kill the Borg), it's just pure Trek. Science fiction that makes you think and wonder what it is to be human. Great, rich characters who behave like thoughtful, intelligent adults
  6. Some new girl band called The Saturdays, the two on the left used to be in S Club Juniors. * bangs head against wall in 'sack parry' style
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    Keir Starmer

    I think Scottish politics, certainly since 2017, has become a straight fight between SNP and Tories because the Tories are seen as unionist. The battle is independent Vs Union, it's impossible to see where Labour fits into that battle, regardless of who is leader.
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    Keir Starmer

    With regards Wales and Scotland, while I don't disagree Starmer's ineptitudes have had an impact, there will be nationalism at play too. The SNP, Johnson's Tories are inward looking, nationalist parties and that's how politics goes during the bad times. Same to a lesser extent with Welsh Labour, yes it's labour, but it's run Wales separately during the outbreak and the electorate's perception of it will be that it's essentially a Wales first party, which is fair enough. As I say, Liverpool could learn lessons and create its own political culture.
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    Keir Starmer

    Was saying earlier, if someone created a Liverpool Party it would do well. Poss even get some local politicians to jump ship.
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    Small pleasures?

    (1) ASDA prawn crackers, a finer example of oriental foodstuff is not to be found this side of Macau. Fact.
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    I thought the vaccine just blunted the symptoms, basically put you in bed for two days rather than ICU for two weeks, which stops the NHS from being overwhelmed, which was what lockdowns were designed to stop. That's why I don't understand the media's obsession with numbers of cases, cases wasn't the problem, those cases putting people on ventilators was.
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    What's the solution though? In a post-vaccine world, this is basically as good as it gets, the cavalry isn't coming, it's already here, but sadly some people have told it to get fucked. So we have the choice to either live with these numbers or live in a world of neverending cycles of lockdowns. Not a world I want to live in to be honest.
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    Police are cunts

    A new low. "A police officer has been sacked after taking two packets of Jaffa Cakes from a charity stall without paying full price. PC Chris Dwyer paid 10p for the confectionery, and then claimed he had paid the correct amount of £1. The West Yorkshire officer, 51, later changed his story and said he could not remember what coins he had placed in the charity tin at Halifax police station. Dwyer was given an instant dismissal on Thursday after a hearing found him guilty of gross misconduct and said his behaviour was “dishonest and of a criminal nature”."
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    Tory Cabinet Thread

    Anti terror police investigation now apparently.
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    Boris Johnson

    With my head still spinning from the fact someone had been jailed for three months for posting nasty comments on Facebook and no news organisations seemed arsed, I turned on the telly to see that at some point over the last few months - without me realising it - Boris Johnson has turned into the English JFK. Yesterday I heard him described as 'blue Viagra', 'a future Prime Minister' and 'a political rock star'. Heard how journalists love him because he 'remembers their names', 'tells jokes' and 'is a character'. It seems obvious they're maneuvering to get him to replace Cameron for the simple reason that he'd make good news stories owing to the fact he's an utter, utter buffoon. I just couldn't handle the shit yesterday. I felt like I'd climbed out of a car wreck and then been hit by a bus. What's going on in this country, seriously? A year from now Mitt Romney and Boris Johnson could be leaders of the western world, the dole might not exist, and people will be getting sent down for making inappropriate jokes about those facts on Twitter.
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    Tory Cabinet Thread

    I don't think it's about point scoring, it's about asking what's happened in this country that's led to TWO politicians being butchered in the space of five years. Stuff like this used to only happen in places like Mexico. It's not just an attack on an individual but on the fabric of our society and hard won freedoms, hard questions need to be asked. The Jo Cox murder was put down to a 'lone wolf', it can't be brushed under the carpet again. Something is seriously wrong with this country and it needs to be addressed. This is not normal.
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    Tory Cabinet Thread

    There's a subtle difference there between what we're both talking about, but it's a hugely important one. The stuff you're talking about is about specific acts of actual corruption, named individuals. The stuff I'm talking about is when the media try to sow distrust in 'the system', and I've always been extremely suspicious as to why. I suspect it's to disenfranchise people from the electoral process. Don't you think it's interesting how the Nick Ferraris and the Iain Dales of this world will poo poo criticism of the Robert Jenricks when actual incidents/sums and allegations are made, yet devote whole radio shows to 'MPs' getting pay-rises while the MAN IN THE STREET (which the likes of the Sarah Vines and Julie Hartley Brewers and these fellas have always been so concerned about) are enduring punishing Covid cuts to their livelihoods??!!? It's the system they rail against, not the Tories, nor individual Tory leaders and MPs, or the Government of the day, but politicians in general. That trickles down to councillors too. If you speak to anyone in that world, they'll tell you how much toxic it's become in the last few years. I had a feeling this particularly scary cat was out of the bag when Johnson went to see somewhere that'd been flooded a couple of years back and some random mentalist was calling him a 'traitor' for not doing more about flooding. Even though the bad blood of Brexit was supposed to be in the rear view, the patter from the Mail and Express was now clearly firmly ensconced in your average barmpot's empty noggin.
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    Tory Cabinet Thread

    This is horrendous. The blame game will start now but in my view, the press - especially the right wing press - have played a huge part in the way politicians in general are demonised now. The narrative around 'snouts in the trough', 'traitors', 'saboteurs'. It's enabled the mentalists.
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    William Shatner

    "During the shooting of Star Trek III, production was endangered by the great fire at Paramount. William Shatner helped fight the fire and rescue a crewmember before firefighter reinforcements arrived. Shatner said that his motivation for doing so was purely to save a day on the shooting schedule, as he had a make a deadline to be available for shooting on a new season of T.J. Hooker." Words fail me. Quite simply the greatest man who's ever lived.
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    The Inbetweeners

    Yeah I'm surprised it's not had shit yet, was thinking that watching the film the other day with the looky looky men.
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    Keir Starmer

    The sad truth is that a sizeable portion of humanity have limited higher brain functions. They have brain stems and their thoughts don't tend to extend much beyond eating, drinking, shitting and fucking. These people, what the Nazis and Rome called 'the mob' can be mobilised and manipulated by unscrupulous people, prompted to give you power, even act as an army for you, if you push and prod them in the right ways. The reason the left loses this battle for the mob is it wrongly thinks they're capable of great things. Corbyn's labour was a good example of that. 'Let's build a movement from the ground up, learn, love and live together. To infinity and beyond!' 'Oh look. Chips.' The right has no such misconceptions. Three word slogans and pictures of people in dinghies will do the trick.
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    The Inbetweeners

    The film is genius, it's a lad's holiday through and through. It made me want to go on one again even though I'd have a six month hangover.
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    A new low. "When I spend some the millions I made playing footy on property to flip but still fuck it up because I'm an imbecile, I look at a picture of me looking especiall ugly and it grounds me." 16 thousand likes. I, for one, am inspired.
  24. I think some people are misunderstanding this thread, nobody is saying they're shit, but that they're boring. Cash, while supremely talented, is a depressing bloke who writes and sings about depressing shit (famously so). And the Smiths. Half their songs are about being on the dole ffs