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Ed Davey offers to work with Labour if elected Lib Dem leader
at 14:13 11 Jul 2020

Bit of a suicide note for the LIbs surely?

The party is still labouring under the millstone it saddled itself with by alligning itself with Tory austerity, tuition fees etc... just so their leader could enjoy a short lived ego trip.

To make the same mistake again, so soon, albeit by piggybacking on an apparently sensible Labour leader whilst the Tories double down on their idiocy is - erm.... idiotic.
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Systematic genocide denial taking place in Serbia
at 11:45 11 Jul 2020

I dont think you'll find much admission of responsibility for the deliberate culling of tens of thousands of old and vulnerable people, rather more recently, a bit closer to home either.

Nor much guilt from the 42% of the electorate that voted in a bunch of incompetent chancers whos irrational idiocy has cost so many lives - and will continue to do so for many years after they have gone.
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80 years ago today
at 16:12 10 Jul 2020

The recent anniversary of VE Day was interesting around here. In an area saturated with airfields, including Duxford, where the USAAF and assorted Poles and Czechs were stationed, not to mention the plethora of 8th Air Force Bases, there was no bunting of any sort other than Union Jacks.

The French also had a powerful fleet.... shelled wthout warning by their British allies whilst in port in Algeria. The resultant casualties from this war crime were not far short of the American losses at Pearl Harbour.... not much mention of this in our glorious history either
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80 years ago today
at 12:34 10 Jul 2020

Or another example of how history is rewritten by the victors.

The Battle of Britain was a few aerial largely incosequential skirmishes spread out over many months before it petered out at different times, depensing on whether you were German or 'British' as we tend to forget the large number of Europeans, colonials and Americans who bolstered our pitiful number of pilots. The few were never overstretched as so few were ever needed - 90% of RAF fighter pilots shot down 1 plane or less in this mighty conflict.

If Harry Hawker hadn't built the Hurricane as a private venture 'we' would have been countering the wheezing ME109s operating at the limit of their range for upwards of 2 minutes with Gloucester Gladiator biplanes, not to mention the RAF's preference to the Hurricane.... the Bolton Paul Defiant with no forward firing guns.

The French Air force shot down far more German planes in the much shorter but rather more intense 'Battle of France' with hugely inferior planes to the Spitfir and Hurricane.....but when did reality every intrude in our cock-eyed version of WW2?
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Some Brexit realities slowly starting to sink in then
at 15:01 9 Jul 2020

That is only one third of the problem. The EU are certain to act on their border responsibilities, despite our world leading border technology that doesnt exist but will be in place and working seemlessly at the end of the year.....

And the WTO are yet to allow anyone to trade on WTO terms with the UK, even as our worldwide EU trade deals are about to expire
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When will Rishi Sunak get pushed out?
at 14:57 9 Jul 2020

Giving away free money is not the most demanding job in the world.

Johnson will go when he 'delivers the will of the British people' with his oven-ready Brexit.... leaving free money man or Hunt to pick up the baton and juggle an unprecendente self-created recession made worse by Brexit and Covid incompetence, not to mention a massive additional debt that looks unsustainable at the moment.

Doubt he will be so popular when he starts asking for his free money back.... nor ith the millions who are going to be long-term unemployed owing to a looming Brexit which still hasn't been thought out and may yet see the UK blacklisted by the WTO.
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All very well about vouchers for meals and pubs...
at 08:29 9 Jul 2020

The NHS is not a big tory donor.

Having said that the basic service offered by doctors should be able to sort you out - and if it is as painful as you say, well that is what hosptial A&E is for - where they are more or less unemployed at present..

And my dentist was more than happy to give me an appointment and sort out a filling whilst charging me for an extraction
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What a difference 6 months makes.
at 07:00 9 Jul 2020

I gues the key word here is overeacting..... even you seem to acknowledge you overeacted. Is that moron speak for an assault, verbal or otherwise?

Given that Hong Kong actually reacted to the Covid crisis and showed what the UK could have achievec you should have thanked him.
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Should VAR be abolished
at 12:01 4 Jul 2020

Do they work well in other sports?

In tennis they do not show what actually happened - just a spurious Hawkeye that could be complete fiction.

In cricket it has more or less destroyed the game and made umpires untenable - and creates the absurdity of limited video appeals which run out

Granted a few 'injustices' are overturned - but they have been part of the sport - hence 'play to the whistle'. TV can preen itself and say 'correct decision' -- but in reality that correct decision has ruined the game.
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Ipswich fans.....
at 11:55 4 Jul 2020

I take it you dont like salads then?

And dont spend much time on the lawn.
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R Rate in London now >1
at 11:52 4 Jul 2020

Sort of depends how many have got it though

1 passing it on to 1 is an R rate of 1

5 million passing it on to 5 million is an R rateof 1

Without an effective testing system its pure guesswork how much covid is in London, Leicester - or anywhere
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China really are quite outrageous in their statements
at 14:39 3 Jul 2020

You assume a rabid right wing Tory clique that is hostile to immigration actually meant what it said about waving in 3 million immigrants?

I think you will find the hostile environmentalists had read the small print too
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If anyone was in any doubt that the far right and far left...
at 14:36 3 Jul 2020

Your grasp on expert commentators on the USA political scene is as tenuous as your understanding of covid-19 risk
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Wigan's administrators acknowledge 12 expressions of interest in buying club
at 14:34 3 Jul 2020

Josh Windass and Joel Garner might be able to answer that one for you.

I'm just guessing here - but they perhaps have some assets to sell - so will attract the fly by nights.... and don't the rugby league club play at the ground too.... so there might be a second income stream which taken together is more than 23 games of football. WIgan rugby league is a tad more global than the football club.

Aside from that, they are in a decent catchment area and have a far more impressive recent history than we do. And they have a nice pier.
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I know we're a bit rubbish at the moment...
at 10:47 2 Jul 2020

No clearly I don't

Norwich are everything Town used to be at present, though all things are cyclic....get ready to be envious of Peterborough... a much better run club at the level Town may or may not be able to operate in.
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I know we're a bit rubbish at the moment...
at 08:26 2 Jul 2020

Wierd attitude. Norwich are on a different planet, let alone a different level to Town. You have a bad case of envy that is laughable really - and makes Town fans look bitter and twisted.

I'm not sure anyone expected Norwich to stay up and their approach has been a tad more sustainable than Villa's and Bournemouth's if those are the two tumbling down with them.
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Oh crikey
at 11:32 1 Jul 2020

The alternative would be to test all key workers at least once a week - and isolate those who are taking the virus home with them and into supermarkets (and to their at risk neighbours).

But the world class testing system has got to be ramped up a bit to do that - so you have been given build build build instead.
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US Govt have bought entire world stock of Remdesivir
at 11:28 1 Jul 2020

(a) It doesnt work very well

(b) It's an american company. It would be pretty odd if they produced a drug that had some benefit and sold it somewhere else as a top priority given that they have more cases than the whole of Europe?
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Brentford flying up the table to the top two - may I say 'technical'?
at 11:25 1 Jul 2020

The snag with all the right-on modern structures is that it cant really work at a small town club where the owner is only there for the money. You'd be better off with a no nonsense Neil Warnock and no interference.

Whilst it is OK to laud Brentford at present, this is only because the stars have alligned and it is 'their' time. A few years ago you could make the same argument for why cant Town be run like Swansea, Wigan, Bolton, Blackpool, Stoke, Boro insert club overachieving for a few years here. Brentford will shortly mess up a few signings whilst selling their best players and sink from whence they came.

Those of a certain age can remember Leyton Orient in the top division at Portman Road. They were run pretty well back then too.
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Time to ban all flights from the USA!
at 09:01 1 Jul 2020

The ignorance on this board about Covid and how it is caught is actually quite staggering - but presumably simply reflects the genuine idiocy worn as a badge of honeour by the great British public.

The pubs will attract morons like you in vast numbers this weekend, - add in the known effect of a full moon and thousands and thousands of covide carriers will be happily spreading their wares without a care in the world

Just because this government is incapable of monitoring a pandemic whilst being deliberately misleading and truth-averse doesn't not alter the fact that this country is in a far, far worse Covid place than the USA.
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