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    Inequality

    It's getting silly now, isn't it. http://morningstaronline.co.uk/a-2ebc-Shameful-wealth-gap-grows-by-a-third#.Vnch6raLRp9 The richest 10% of households have over 900 times the wealth of the poorest 10%. http://uk.businessinsider.com/high-pay-centre-ftse-100-ceo-pay-versus-average-salary-2015-8 Chief Executives are paying themselves 183 times the salary of their average workers. (Not their lowest paid ones - their average earners.) In the last few years there's been a welter of research into the damaging effects of rampant inequality, yet you're still liable to be portrayed as some kind of dangerous subversive or Commie dinosaur if you suggest doing something to remedy it. Strange days.
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    Man Utd (A) - Sun 24th Oct 2021 (4:30pm)

    I love streaming our matches and getting Arlo White and Lee Dixon talking sense, while the match thread explodes with rage at whatever horseshit the numpties from BT Sports are spouting.
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    Man Utd (A) - Sun 24th Oct 2021 (4:30pm)

    This is one of the few games of the season that some of their preening popinjays will actually break sweat for. We need to show the horrible cunts who's boss. Just get these beat, Reds.
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    Inequality

    I've not read this yet, but it could be interesting; Jon Trickett's proposals for a Wealth Tax. https://twitter.com/jon_trickett/status/1451080822866460674?t=ZZxiWm-YHWDNk8Ni5ztDWA&s=19
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    Simpsons - Lemon of Troy

    As fine and thread-worthy an episode Trash of the Titans is, Lemon of Troy is the one above all others for me. Everything in it - every line and all the animation - is just perfect: from the wet cement, to Shelbyville Manhattan's attractive cousin, to Milhouse becoming invisible, to Rocky VII-Adrian's Revenge, to Bart using aerosols as jetpacks, to "Hark to the Tale of Nelson", to a nice refreshing glass of turnip juice. It's just perfect. Shitty YouTube has let me down, though: I could only find a few clips. [YOUTUBE]qG4NaRkFYmk[/YOUTUBE] [YOUTUBE]jXSUKNCNCMo[/YOUTUBE] [YOUTUBE]GrCYX5lxVQo[/YOUTUBE]
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    The GF's Favourite Ever Song - Semi Final - 1

    It's still the Stones. A masterpiece of the impotent rage of grief. "I wanna see the sun blotted out from the sky" is more heartfelt, relatable and sincere than Auden's "Stop all the clocks". I love Otis but (beautiful and haunting as it is) this is not my favourite. I've always thought the Beach Boys were overproduced for my taste: all brains and not enough balls.
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    Post Some Choons Without Lyrics

    Housemartins Reverend's Revenge The Mighty Ship
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    Post Some Choons Without Lyrics

    A couple from Love Bites. Walking Distance Late For The Train
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    Jurgen Norbert Klopp

    Can you imagine another manager saying this? Solksjaer? Guardiola? Mourinho? Moyes? Allardyce?
  10. He'll be disappointed when he looks back at that.
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    *Shakes head* Everton again.

    It is a shitty Watford-reject tune, adapted from "Johnny Todd" by Anfield Season Ticket Holder Fritz Spiegel. If yer know yer 'istory.
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    Keir Starmer

    $500 billion, ya numptie!
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    *Shakes head* Everton again.

    The one"red shirted twat" there clearly (and rightly) couldn't give a fuck. Legendary.
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    *Shakes head* Everton again.

    Fucking hell! If a Manc gets sent off on Sunday. "Now there's a surprise. An English referee gives a red card. What nationality is Liverpool's captain?"
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    Keir Starmer

    In the context of budget deficits, GDP is never irrelevant. If the USA had a budget deficit of $500m it would be one of the better years of this century. If Burundi (for example) had a deficit of $500m, it would be more than double their worst ever. At the time of the 2019 Manifesto, the UK's budget deficit was £65.6m (or 2.3% of GDP). The idea of investing to increase GDP and to make the country better prepared for the future is an obviously sensible one when the deficit is at such a manageable level. Obviously, the pandemic would have affected those plans, as it affected everything else.
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    Keir Starmer

    Nothing in the Labour Manifesto is in any way comparable to China's aggressive State Capitalism.
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    Keir Starmer

    Of 350 houses, 30% were planned to be affordable. https://rapleys.com/balerno-proposal-description-and-the-site/ The developers are boasting that 30% is a high level of affordable housing. Even so, it's obviously there as a sweetener to try to get permission to build the expensive houses they want to build. The private sector doesn't build enough affordable housing because the market doesn't incentivise it enough.
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    Keir Starmer

    Your objection to Labour's 2019 investment plans seem to be that some (a lot?) of the investment might not deliver the results hoped for. Well, yes. That's true of all investment, public or private. The alternative to investing in things like health, education, infrastructure, etc. is to not invest in them. That's much riskier and likely to be more costly. And much scarier.
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    Keir Starmer

    OK. So, let's assume that you were talking about investment all along and that your question ("If £x is good, why not £xxx?") was sincere, the obvious self-evident answer is that someone has calculated what is needed and what is affordable and come up with the figures in the manifesto.
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    Keir Starmer

    Any chance you could quote the post where I parroted George Osborne's economically illiterate claptrap about not running a deficit, because I can't find it?
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    The GF's Favourite Ever Song - QF - Group 6

    Some very good choices here, but Like A Rolling Stone is just perfect, right from the moment it smacks you round the chops, through every sneered, sardonic word. Hammond organ purists may disagree, but I prefer the attack of a guitarist playing the instrument for the first time to Procul Harum's lush mock-classicism.
  22. I hope Trippier puts his best white shirt on to impress a girl and on their date he spills curry down it and it's ruined.
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