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https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2019/09/03/number-10-accused-weaponise-transgender-ri

This is pretty grim if true. Seems odd to be polling Northern towns on their opinions on trans rights.

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I take a lot of political news and rumours with a pinch of salt but... on 16:21 - Oct 24 with 838 viewsDarth_Koont

When the “game” is winning votes and grabbing power for vested interests, anything is possible.

Added to everything we know about the companies and algorithms to target voters and push buttons (and boundaries) as much as they want.

They are clearly turning the Nasty party label into a strength.
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I take a lot of political news and rumours with a pinch of salt but... on 16:23 - Oct 24 with 839 viewsRyorry


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I take a lot of political news and rumours with a pinch of salt but... on 16:52 - Oct 24 with 804 viewssparks

Precious little evidence there. Could easily be seen as cynical fake news designed to smear...

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I take a lot of political news and rumours with a pinch of salt but... on 16:57 - Oct 24 with 792 viewsfooters

I take a lot of political news and rumours with a pinch of salt but... on 16:23 - Oct 24 by Ryorry



May I recommend Oborne's book The Rise of Political Lying to any interested parties. A very interesting read, although possibly a little out of date now given all the social media antics.

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I take a lot of political news and rumours with a pinch of salt but... on 17:54 - Oct 24 with 734 viewsGlasgowBlue

Nothing would surprise me from this current shower. But reprehensible all the same.

"History is made, sadly, by people who are bystanders and do nothing. Their inaction is an excuse and a cover for intolerance".
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I take a lot of political news and rumours with a pinch of salt but... on 18:02 - Oct 24 with 719 viewsGlasgowBlue

I take a lot of political news and rumours with a pinch of salt but... on 16:23 - Oct 24 by Ryorry



I stopped taking Peter Oborne seriously when he blamed the victims of the Rochdale grooming ring for “accepting the advances” of their attackers and became an apologist for Assad’s murder of his own citizens.
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"History is made, sadly, by people who are bystanders and do nothing. Their inaction is an excuse and a cover for intolerance".
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I take a lot of political news and rumours with a pinch of salt but... on 18:34 - Oct 24 with 678 viewsSwansea_Blue

I take a lot of political news and rumours with a pinch of salt but... on 18:02 - Oct 24 by GlasgowBlue

I stopped taking Peter Oborne seriously when he blamed the victims of the Rochdale grooming ring for “accepting the advances” of their attackers and became an apologist for Assad’s murder of his own citizens.
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And we can go over to Kammy, who got an early incident on TWTD...

It’s unbelievable Jeff. Out of nowhere, it’s an early bath for TWTD right winger,Glassers, who goes straight over the top of the ball with studs raised. Totally unnecessary and now his team will have to dig deep to save anything form this match.


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I take a lot of political news and rumours with a pinch of salt but... on 18:45 - Oct 24 with 649 viewsDarth_Koont

I take a lot of political news and rumours with a pinch of salt but... on 18:02 - Oct 24 by GlasgowBlue

I stopped taking Peter Oborne seriously when he blamed the victims of the Rochdale grooming ring for “accepting the advances” of their attackers and became an apologist for Assad’s murder of his own citizens.
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Well, at least you took on board his Israel lobby stuff ...
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I take a lot of political news and rumours with a pinch of salt but... on 18:45 - Oct 24 with 644 viewsGlasgowBlue

I take a lot of political news and rumours with a pinch of salt but... on 18:34 - Oct 24 by Swansea_Blue

And we can go over to Kammy, who got an early incident on TWTD...

It’s unbelievable Jeff. Out of nowhere, it’s an early bath for TWTD right winger,Glassers, who goes straight over the top of the ball with studs raised. Totally unnecessary and now his team will have to dig deep to save anything form this match.



Centre midfield these days mate.

"History is made, sadly, by people who are bystanders and do nothing. Their inaction is an excuse and a cover for intolerance".
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I take a lot of political news and rumours with a pinch of salt but... on 18:48 - Oct 24 with 636 viewsGlasgowBlue

I take a lot of political news and rumours with a pinch of salt but... on 18:45 - Oct 24 by Darth_Koont

Well, at least you took on board his Israel lobby stuff ...


DK once again displaying his own form of Tourette’s, which causes him to randomly shout “Israel lobby” at passing strangers.

"History is made, sadly, by people who are bystanders and do nothing. Their inaction is an excuse and a cover for intolerance".
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I take a lot of political news and rumours with a pinch of salt but... on 18:50 - Oct 24 with 621 viewsDarth_Koont

I take a lot of political news and rumours with a pinch of salt but... on 18:48 - Oct 24 by GlasgowBlue

DK once again displaying his own form of Tourette’s, which causes him to randomly shout “Israel lobby” at passing strangers.


Yes. If I believed your distaste for Oborne was in any way unconnected.
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I take a lot of political news and rumours with a pinch of salt but... on 18:52 - Oct 24 with 612 viewsGlasgowBlue

I take a lot of political news and rumours with a pinch of salt but... on 18:50 - Oct 24 by Darth_Koont

Yes. If I believed your distaste for Oborne was in any way unconnected.


I'll leave you to continue barking at the moon.

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I take a lot of political news and rumours with a pinch of salt but... on 18:56 - Oct 24 with 598 viewskinnockers

I take a lot of political news and rumours with a pinch of salt but... on 16:57 - Oct 24 by footers

May I recommend Oborne's book The Rise of Political Lying to any interested parties. A very interesting read, although possibly a little out of date now given all the social media antics.


Couldn't agree more. An insightful look into how our politicians and media bend the truth to suit their agendas.

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I take a lot of political news and rumours with a pinch of salt but... on 18:56 - Oct 24 with 597 viewsDarth_Koont

I take a lot of political news and rumours with a pinch of salt but... on 18:52 - Oct 24 by GlasgowBlue

I'll leave you to continue barking at the moon.


Haha. I wouldn’t think of it. That’s your job.
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I take a lot of political news and rumours with a pinch of salt but... on 19:11 - Oct 24 with 556 viewsDarth_Koont

I take a lot of political news and rumours with a pinch of salt but... on 16:57 - Oct 24 by footers

May I recommend Oborne's book The Rise of Political Lying to any interested parties. A very interesting read, although possibly a little out of date now given all the social media antics.


Agreed. But the lies, smears and disingenuousness are now seen as “clever politics”.
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I take a lot of political news and rumours with a pinch of salt but... on 19:12 - Oct 24 with 554 viewsSwansea_Blue

I take a lot of political news and rumours with a pinch of salt but... on 18:45 - Oct 24 by GlasgowBlue

Centre midfield these days mate.


Yeah, best to leave the wings to these excitable youngsters who’ve yet to learn the game properly!

Oborne’s right on this occasion mind. Quite nice to see, at long last, some basic standards being expected of reporters. The coverage for too long has been far too passive and uncritical.

I think my favourite analogy/quote that always does the rounds in these discussions is this one:

“If someone says it's raining, and another person says it's dry, it's not your job to quote them both in the name of balance. Your job is to look out the f*cking window and find out which is true."

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I take a lot of political news and rumours with a pinch of salt but... on 20:05 - Oct 24 with 505 viewsRyorry

I take a lot of political news and rumours with a pinch of salt but... on 19:12 - Oct 24 by Swansea_Blue

Yeah, best to leave the wings to these excitable youngsters who’ve yet to learn the game properly!

Oborne’s right on this occasion mind. Quite nice to see, at long last, some basic standards being expected of reporters. The coverage for too long has been far too passive and uncritical.

I think my favourite analogy/quote that always does the rounds in these discussions is this one:

“If someone says it's raining, and another person says it's dry, it's not your job to quote them both in the name of balance. Your job is to look out the f*cking window and find out which is true."


Yes, saw that quote on Twitter too & gave it a 'like'! (I know, I know ...)

Quite a few on that thread also saying that never mind what Osborne had come out with before, he was spot on with this.

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I take a lot of political news and rumours with a pinch of salt but... on 20:13 - Oct 24 with 479 viewsvapour_trail

I take a lot of political news and rumours with a pinch of salt but... on 19:12 - Oct 24 by Swansea_Blue

Yeah, best to leave the wings to these excitable youngsters who’ve yet to learn the game properly!

Oborne’s right on this occasion mind. Quite nice to see, at long last, some basic standards being expected of reporters. The coverage for too long has been far too passive and uncritical.

I think my favourite analogy/quote that always does the rounds in these discussions is this one:

“If someone says it's raining, and another person says it's dry, it's not your job to quote them both in the name of balance. Your job is to look out the f*cking window and find out which is true."


You’d do well not to advocate for the fake news you’re being fed here.

Just my view.

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