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Now even T20 takes too long?
at 11:27 2 Jan 2018

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/42441245

Could make it more like Baseball, with just one main bowler and a reserve, the rest of the team could be six-hitters.
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For anyone who's ever said anything positive or negative about Milo...
at 15:25 31 Dec 2017

Worth taking a read of the first draft of his memoir here (available because it's an exhibit in a court case between him and his publishers). It's a genuinely hilarious and a fantastic piece of work. Well, the first few pages anyway. That's all I've read.

https://iappscontent.courts.state.ny.us/NYSCEF/live/EXHIBIT_B.pdf
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Damian Green just resigned
at 21:02 20 Dec 2017

Looking forward to spending more time on his computer, apparently.
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Take back Control plan F
at 14:36 5 Dec 2017

We're now planning to implement regulations from the EU, while having no say at all in the drafting of said regulations.

Not one of our better brexit ideas. Wonder what the plan will be tomorrow.
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Finally, a bit of equality in the make-up realm
at 07:37 21 Nov 2017

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/business-42059221/the-first-man-to-star-in-a-l-orea

"A lot of brands, now, aren't even calling it women make-up, they're like, calling it gender fluid make-up."

I'm sure the usual naysayers will be out in force, but this looks like a big step forward for society to me.
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Have we ever had a Boris play for the Town? nt
at 17:07 17 Nov 2017

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Cracking Peter Hitchens article here...
at 07:35 7 Nov 2017

Mass murder... what a joke

A disgraceful film was released this week, in which misery, pain, fear and mass murder are milked for feeble giggles.

It is not very good on its own terms, and – like so many modern comedians – uses the f-word repeatedly to jolt the semblance of laughter from its audience, much as you might make a corpse twitch with seeming life by plugging it into the national grid.

The Death Of Stalin makes a farce out of that wholly grim and squalid event. As the monster himself lies dying, a gang of slave-drivers, secret police monsters and gruesome toadies, plus a murderous paedophile, are portrayed as a kind of Carry On farce or a Monty Python sketch. Ha ha.

Well, the only question you need to ask is whether anyone would think the final days of Hitler, the other great European mass-killer, torturer and tyrant, would make a good comedy, with Goebbels, Himmler and the rest of the Nazi elite played for laughs. No, of course not.

But fashionable showbiz persons still can’t grasp that Stalin (Left-wing) was just as evil as Hitler (Right-wing). So they can’t see that either.

END

Lots of great insight there from Mr Hitchens, brilliantly written as always, and it sounds like it would be loads of fun to sit down with Peter for a pint or two. And a great point about there being no comedies about Hitler. Excellent.
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This one must've been dreamed up just for TWTD
at 20:33 30 Oct 2017

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/30/lewes-bonfire-blacking-up-not-raci

Attacks on tradition, counter-petitions, racism, bonfires, Zulus and a bit of blacking up.
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Stokesy looks like he's gone off the rails a bit
at 08:52 24 Oct 2017

gone and put his foot in it again as well

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/oct/23/labour-mp-jared-omara-sheffield
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Universal Credit stories
at 09:01 18 Oct 2017

Sounds shameful, almost like some sort of Stalinist purge (in relative terms, I've just been reading about the Holodomor in a Vassily Grossman) with the DWP denying all knowledge of the suffering being caused.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/oct/17/we-went-days-without-eating-prop
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What was quite funny regarding Brexit at the weekend
at 19:03 16 Oct 2017

Was Chris Grayling on the Andrew Marr show blithely announcing that 'no deal' Brexit wouldn't affect food costs because our farmers would simply grow more food to compensate for the possibility of higher costs to import food.

There have been no moves to put any policies into place to increase agricultural production in the UK, and no gov paper on whether increasing production significantly is even feasible, and no suggestion so far of how agri-environment schemes will change following Brexit. Lots of farmers are currently expecting significant labour shortages following Brexit (they've been told to recruit more British workers) which will inevitably lead to reduced production.

discussed here:
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/oct/16/chris-graylings-claims-that-uk-
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Russia with Simon Reeve
at 18:11 15 Oct 2017

3 episodes on the iplayer, really excellent. There's a slight whiff of Louis Theroux about his demeanour. Visited v interesting bits of Russia and met interesting people.
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Theresa May on Andrew Marr this morning...
at 10:25 1 Oct 2017

Even by her own standards she sounded particularly anxious and uncertain. Petrified of showing any sign of honesty or weakness, falling back on repeating the same stock phrases.

Boris will be looking forward to turning the screw ever tighter, no doubt.
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Tell you who I really hate
at 12:38 30 Sep 2017

Even more than astronauts, is the people who pave or gravel over gardens. Idiots. You know who you are.
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Pretty depressing, horrible stuff
at 08:58 29 Sep 2017

Not a very nice way to treat chickens, and not a very nice way to treat people either:

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/sep/28/blood-sweat-deceit-west-midland
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BoJo still struggling to understand the difference betwen 'net' and 'gross'.
at 08:26 16 Sep 2017

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-41289080

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On my way to the Green Man festival
at 07:34 17 Aug 2017

Festivals aren't my forte. Karl Blau and Lambchop are there tho. Any tips. I'm hoping to avoid tw#ts, hippies, vegans, and read my kindle in a quiet corner. Feasible?
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Just heard that ITFC are going to sign someone
at 19:31 1 Aug 2017

To play football, at some point in the future.

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What's the point of wedding lists these days
at 10:14 15 Jul 2017

Absolute nonsense. My tight and well-off qualified accountant friend is getting married to a bit of a rotter, owns his own house and has paid it off, has lived in it for a few years, and they have put together a list of absolute crap that they obviously don't need. £40 for a few plates? F*ck off.

Worse luck is, I'm the sodding best man. I'm going for the Garlic Press.


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'I'm a non-binary 10 year old'
at 07:14 8 Jul 2017

Not me, obviously. Someone else.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-37383914

'I don't need people to understand. I just need them not to be rude.'

The gender revolution is starting, folks. You'll see.
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