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Winning, but pretty uninspiring
at 08:40 17 Jun 2024

I know that somehow Kane bags goals, but is the man able to run? All I see from him is a slow jog. Not exactly equipped for the press is he? Wouldn't get into a McKenna team like that.
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Town players back for testing.
at 17:29 14 Jun 2024

"testing" for what?

Fitness?
Drugs?
Maths and English?
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How long does it it take. It can't be that difficult
at 17:25 14 Jun 2024

I predict a pre-season Town -in-5 will be made just before the new season showing the construction and development in speed mode.
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*cough*
at 17:02 14 Jun 2024

Solid start to the season at least.
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The sound of a barrel being scraped
at 17:01 14 Jun 2024

Reckon the Conservatives would be doing better in the polls today if he were still in charge though.

Not that this would be difficult. Gary Glitter would probably poll higher than Sunak.
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Poll switch away from the Tories
at 12:16 14 Jun 2024

The correct terminologies are of course:

Loony-Left
and
Right-Wing-Nutjob

with Centrist-Dad also getting a shout now and then if we want to be inclusive.
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Penny Morduant
at 11:54 14 Jun 2024

Imagine being the meat in that sandwich
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Poll switch away from the Tories
at 10:25 14 Jun 2024

It's easy to point at politicians and complain how crap they are, across the spectrum.

But the electorate itself is at least partially responsible. Too many don't care, are distracted, think it doesn't matter, or too lazy to give those seeking their vote proper scrutiny.

It's a downhill spiral and a curse of modern developed democracies:
crap politicians = disillusioned voters = less scrutiny = even worse politicians.
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Poll switch away from the Tories
at 10:22 14 Jun 2024

and already Labour are putting out ads attacking Reform and Farage.

They will lose votes to Reform too, just not as many as the Tories. That red wall they lost in 2019, may well look to Reform rather than returning to Labour.

What will keep Labour on track for a healthy majority is a decent swing from SNP in Scotland.
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Brandon Williams (again)
at 10:17 14 Jun 2024

As a younger driver I got pulled over after police scanned and saw my MOT had expired about 6 weeks prior. I had no idea, don't get reminders like you do for insurance (and did for tax disc back then). Bit embarrassing but they saw everything else was in order and just advised me to get it parked and not drive until done. No penalty.

More recently my wife got pulled over, because I, as a passenger in the back seats, did not have my seatbelt on! No let off for that one. Thanks, eagle-eyed plod.
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Euros or Ipswich
at 14:39 13 Jun 2024

This question comes around every time international competitions are on.

Most people are club before country every time.
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VAT on Private School
at 14:38 13 Jun 2024

It seems like a textbook 'hurt the rich for the sake of equality' policy which has been badly thought through. A rare concession from Starmer to the left of the party.

Believe it will make the UK the only country in Europe to tax education (but ready to be fact-checked on this).

But I also think there will be some room for the schools themselves to take the hit, rather than parents, so maybe it won't be as impactful as predicted?
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Labour even leading...
at 13:48 13 Jun 2024

Maybe there was in initial bump for him personally. But it wasn't just energy, food prices taking a hit too. As usual Clinton gets proved right, whatever else goes on what do the public care about most? "It's the economy, stupid" - inflation is a government killer.
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Labour even leading...
at 13:15 13 Jun 2024

I don't think there's ever been such a rapid implosion by a party with such a majority like Boris had. Covid and then Ukraines effect on the economy turned everything on it's head (more than Brexit, I think).
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Labour even leading...
at 13:13 13 Jun 2024

Good analysis, and agreed.

Labour will win power without relying on the momentum wing, and leadership challenges if things get rocky are a lot more difficult under Labour rules compared to the Tories who have a self-destructive habit of knifing leaders.
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Labour even leading...
at 22:36 12 Jun 2024

Unsure if serious...
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Labour even leading...
at 21:59 12 Jun 2024

among *Daily Mail* readers.

Make of that what you will



(Yes I know - Reform split partially responsible here, but still...)
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Right...right....right....right...right...
at 11:21 12 Jun 2024

Not really. The centre ground is more like a pendulum that swings back and forth in cycles. The longer we have a right-leaning government, the more the public moves the opposite way, and vice versa.

Europe has always flirted with the extremes in both directions in a more exaggerated way than the UK. Our two-party/FPTP system helps in that regard, though as our politics become more fractious and 'narrow-issue' focussed, and apathy about our system creeps in, this is becoming more under stress.
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Are you a true lefty?
at 15:39 10 Jun 2024

Pretty sure they were also closers of mines and pits before The Lady made it an art form.

But happy to be corrected.
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Are you a true lefty?
at 15:38 10 Jun 2024

Would be interesting to have a discussion as what constitutes left wing or right wing these days. I doubt there'd be much agreement.
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