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by Petej
Fri May 07, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The New Official Tory Cronyism and Sleaze and Racism thread
Replies: 807
Views: 24893

Re: The New Official Tory Cronyism and Sleaze thread

The thing with talent is you don't know who has it until you give it a chance. there are a shitload of MPs we know very little about in both the main parties. The Tories undoubtedly have MPs with far more talent than the likes of Williamson and Patel. Which is why they’re no where near the cabinet....
by Petej
Fri May 07, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The New Official Tory Cronyism and Sleaze and Racism thread
Replies: 807
Views: 24893

Re: The New Official Tory Cronyism and Sleaze thread

The thing with talent is you don't know who has it until you give it a chance. there are a shitload of MPs we know very little about in both the main parties. The Tories undoubtedly have MPs with far more talent than the likes of Williamson and Patel.
by Petej
Fri May 07, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 40060
Views: 1215345

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Example of negative reporting https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/may/06/new-concerns-indian-covid-variant-clusters-found-across-england-ongoing-risk-high In article The documents reveal 15 cases of B16172 were found in one London care home where residents had their second doses of the Oxford/Ast...
by Petej
Fri May 07, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 40060
Views: 1215345

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Getting first jab monday 8) Wow! France accelerating the pace of vaccinations. Are you getting AZ? If you do, please report here in 2 weeks time to make sure all went well. Good luck! I am getting my second Pfizer jab tomorrow :thumbup: :thumbup: Moderna for me. My mother got Moderna. 2nd jab of Mo...
by Petej
Fri May 07, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The New Official Tory Cronyism and Sleaze and Racism thread
Replies: 807
Views: 24893

Re: The New Official Tory Cronyism and Sleaze thread

Floppykid wrote: Fri May 07, 2021 3:57 pm
DragonKhan wrote: Fri May 07, 2021 12:52 pm The centre ground is a bit of a myth now. UK has gone hyper partisan and Brexit has exacerbated it
+1
1 party state. As the other side is fragmented and fptp stops the emergence of new parties.
by Petej
Fri May 07, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The New Official Tory Cronyism and Sleaze and Racism thread
Replies: 807
Views: 24893

Re: The New Official Tory Cronyism and Sleaze thread

Charisma changes a lot. People just don't like to admit because it implies gullibility and irrationality. I think this is correct. Jeremy Corbyn is woefully lacking in charisma, they might have had a chance if he was a bit more like Boris. Labour were ahead in the polls as recently as November, so ...
by Petej
Fri May 07, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The New Official Tory Cronyism and Sleaze and Racism thread
Replies: 807
Views: 24893

Re: The New Official Tory Cronyism and Sleaze thread

Charisma changes a lot. People just don't like to admit because it implies gullibility and irrationality. I think this is correct. Jeremy Corbyn is woefully lacking in charisma, they might have had a chance if he was a bit more like Boris. Labour were ahead in the polls as recently as November, so ...
by Petej
Fri May 07, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 40060
Views: 1215345

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

https://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/statistical-work-areas/covid-19-daily-deaths/weekly-total-archive/ 86K deaths 3.5K with no pre-existing co-morbidities Download the stats. Have a look at the tabs. Hospital deaths only. 40% of the UK have a long term illness. Sorry? 40% of the U.K. population h...
by Petej
Fri May 07, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The New Official Tory Cronyism and Sleaze and Racism thread
Replies: 807
Views: 24893

Re: The New Official Tory Cronyism and Sleaze thread

Charisma changes a lot. People just don't like to admit because it implies gullibility and irrationality.
by Petej
Fri May 07, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread
Replies: 39126
Views: 1784967

Re: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread

Arsenal are such a sad team these days, they're like calamity James. Sadly this is 100% true. :(( Arsenal have had a good clear out and have a crop of decent youth. Definitely in a proper rebuild phase instead trying to patch it up with short term fading stars (apart from willian). They've needed t...
by Petej
Fri May 07, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The New Official Tory Cronyism and Sleaze and Racism thread
Replies: 807
Views: 24893

Re: The New Official Tory Cronyism and Sleaze thread

Need to sort out the opposition or you're looking at 20 + years of Tory government. Lib Dems need to get that centre vote and stop being a bunch of pussies. Labour are outdated. Grass roots want the party to move to the left. Then you'll never win again Problem is that the Labour party is split wit...
by Petej
Fri May 07, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The New Official Tory Cronyism and Sleaze and Racism thread
Replies: 807
Views: 24893

Re: The New Official Tory Cronyism and Sleaze thread

:twisted: Part of the problem with Labour is that the Tories keep stealing their thunder so the points of difference which cut-through seem to be coming more from the fringes. The focus grouping and shifting or at least pretending to shift to those positions is working for them. Johnson's lack of an...
by Petej
Fri May 07, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The New Official Tory Cronyism and Sleaze and Racism thread
Replies: 807
Views: 24893

Re: The New Official Tory Cronyism and Sleaze thread

It don't matter long term, we're outbreeding them anyway. We WILL replace you. People always say this. The radicals of 1968 are the pensioners of today. You could equally put it that the Labour party of today is the conservative party in 30 years time (certainly on things like LGBT rights, women's ...
by Petej
Fri May 07, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The New Official Tory Cronyism and Sleaze and Racism thread
Replies: 807
Views: 24893

Re: The New Official Tory Cronyism and Sleaze thread

https://twitter.com/BarryHartness/status/1390566612596674561 "It’s not that Labour don’t understand the working class, they don’t, it’s that they don’t want to. They’d rather patronise. That’s the problem. It’s as simple as listening." https://twitter.com/JolyonMaugham/status/1390548752423964673 "I...
by Petej
Fri May 07, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The New Official Tory Cronyism and Sleaze and Racism thread
Replies: 807
Views: 24893

Re: The New Official Tory Cronyism and Sleaze thread

Green took a council with a large vote swing. Kind of agree with the comment on labour (in bold). In a different electoral system I think you would see the green party emerge as a proper alternative. I think labour shouldn't continue to apologise for being metropolitan and more young focused and li...
by Petej
Fri May 07, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The New Official Tory Cronyism and Sleaze and Racism thread
Replies: 807
Views: 24893

Re: The New Official Tory Cronyism and Sleaze thread

Edit: Tories are dealing with these shifts in the electoral map much better than labour. Hartlepool is probably a safer seat than Johnson's or Rees-moggs Johnson isn't a great leader, but one thing he does do is he seems patently proud to be British and believes in britain. Even if his policies tur...
by Petej
Fri May 07, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The New Official Tory Cronyism and Sleaze and Racism thread
Replies: 807
Views: 24893

Re: The New Official Tory Cronyism and Sleaze thread

So are Labour ignoring the working classes in favour of the Jew...."metropolitan elite" or a bunch of Marxists? Tory hot takes have me confused. Anyway looks like the blues will make gains in Wales along with PC. They aren't ignoring the working classes. A lot of those "working classes" are home ow...
by Petej
Fri May 07, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The New Official Tory Cronyism and Sleaze and Racism thread
Replies: 807
Views: 24893

Re: The New Official Tory Cronyism and Sleaze thread

If you look at the 2019 result for Hartlepool this is not unexpected if you combine brexit party/tice and Tory vote. Would you expect a town in decline with old demographics where the young who can leave but with high levels of home ownership to vote labour. Also far more socially conservative than...
by Petej
Fri May 07, 2021 8:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The New Official Tory Cronyism and Sleaze and Racism thread
Replies: 807
Views: 24893

Re: The New Official Tory Cronyism and Sleaze thread

Tories take Hartlepool in the middle of yet another sleaze controversy. Labour are in very deep shit. Not just that, a few unexpected councils switch to Tory. Labour just are not learning anything from over a decade of election losses. I spoke about how at least now some in Labour party understand ...
by Petej
Thu May 06, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Why are some people just arseholes to nature?
Replies: 37
Views: 1986

Re: Why are some people just arseholes to nature?

Wetland preservation is a good thing regardless of groups (RSPB or shooting groups). A lot of the RSPB wetland reserves are former industrial sites turned back to wetlands rather than existing wetlands. On the other hand upland/moorland shoots are a bit of a disaster. Bimbo lives in Essex which is q...
by Petej
Thu May 06, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What is Going on in France?
Replies: 393
Views: 14308

Re: What is Going on in France?

Looks like France's threat has a bit of backfire for their energy industry: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2021/05/06/britain-threatens-cut-france-future-electricity-links/ Britain threatens to cut France out of future electricity links Future undersea electric cables could be routed to the N...
by Petej
Thu May 06, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 89180
Views: 4763359

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Largely ok but some weird selections there and some very fortunate people to be on the tour. I would probably just have taken Itoje and George from the Sarries lads. We all knew Faz was going but still disappointing. Daly and Mako are very lucky. WTF Picks Harris is just an average centre with litt...
by Petej
Thu May 06, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What is Going on in France?
Replies: 393
Views: 14308

Re: What is Going on in France?

Except the food has become inedible bit . I'd avoid the south of France purely because there are too many English there Terribly racist thing to say to be fair. I'm sure they'll find a way to get over my devastating revelation Racism is a terrible thing and it affects so many Irish. It's only the E...
by Petej
Thu May 06, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The New Official Tory Cronyism and Sleaze and Racism thread
Replies: 807
Views: 24893

Re: The New Official Tory Cronyism and Sleaze thread

So Will the SNP get a majority? We can only hope so, let’s see how the economy fairs when powered by oats, whiskey and grievance. Would you agree though whether right or wrong that any argument where one side says the other can't afford to survive on their own is an unhealthy relationship to begin ...
by Petej
Thu May 06, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The New Official Tory Cronyism and Sleaze and Racism thread
Replies: 807
Views: 24893

Re: The New Official Tory Cronyism and Sleaze thread

Do the Social Democrats even exist now. They used to be Labour technically. But yeah they technically exist: https://sdp.org.uk/new-declaration/ Very bad wasting your vote in local elections it might be competitive. In general elections go ahead the majority of seats are safe at any rate. Really? I...
by Petej
Thu May 06, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The New Official Tory Cronyism and Sleaze and Racism thread
Replies: 807
Views: 24893

Re: The New Official Tory Cronyism and Sleaze thread

Would you agree though whether right or wrong that any argument where one side says the other can't afford to survive on their own is an unhealthy relationship to begin with? No? The formula guarantees them more money than the rest of the UK. They just spend it on deathtrap hospitals, boats that do...
by Petej
Thu May 06, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The New Official Tory Cronyism and Sleaze and Racism thread
Replies: 807
Views: 24893

Re: The New Official Tory Cronyism and Sleaze thread

eldanielfire wrote: Thu May 06, 2021 12:09 pm
C69 wrote: Thu May 06, 2021 9:57 am Do the Social Democrats even exist now.
They used to be Labour technically. But yeah they technically exist:

https://sdp.org.uk/new-declaration/
Very bad wasting your vote in local elections it might be competitive. In general elections go ahead the majority of seats are safe at any rate.
by Petej
Thu May 06, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The New Official Tory Cronyism and Sleaze and Racism thread
Replies: 807
Views: 24893

Re: The New Official Tory Cronyism and Sleaze thread

Would you agree though whether right or wrong that any argument where one side says the other can't afford to survive on their own is an unhealthy relationship to begin with? No? The formula guarantees them more money than the rest of the UK. They just spend it on deathtrap hospitals, boats that do...
by Petej
Thu May 06, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The New Official Tory Cronyism and Sleaze and Racism thread
Replies: 807
Views: 24893

Re: The New Official Tory Cronyism and Sleaze thread

So Will the SNP get a majority? We can only hope so, let’s see how the economy fairs when powered by oats, whiskey and grievance. Would you agree though whether right or wrong that any argument where one side says the other can't afford to survive on their own is an unhealthy relationship to begin ...
by Petej
Thu May 06, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Battle of Jersey 2021
Replies: 6
Views: 528

Re: The Battle of Jersey 2021

Dumb shit to get nationalists excited. Though I'm sure the navy will enjoy the opportunity to mess about in their boats. You mean French nationalists, right? Both. Some twattish behaviour from Jersey as well. If Jersey needs protection it should pay up to the British state like the rest of us have ...
by Petej
Thu May 06, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Battle of Jersey 2021
Replies: 6
Views: 528

Re: The Battle of Jersey 2021

Dumb shit to get nationalists excited. Though I'm sure the navy will enjoy the opportunity to mess about in their boats.
by Petej
Thu May 06, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The New Official Tory Cronyism and Sleaze and Racism thread
Replies: 807
Views: 24893

Re: The New Official Tory Cronyism and Sleaze thread

When Labour patch things up with the white working class, they’ll start winning again. “Twitter isn’t the public” repeat on loop... Parts of that vote are unreachable. The elderly "traditional labour voter" who owns a former council house and voted for brexit are never going back regardless of lead...
by Petej
Thu May 06, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The New Official Tory Cronyism and Sleaze and Racism thread
Replies: 807
Views: 24893

Re: The New Official Tory Cronyism and Sleaze thread

Labour are going to get butt fecked. Chickens coming home to roost after years of ignoring their voter base :thumbup: I'm likely voting for the Social Democrats. I don't think in any way they are going to gain any traction or are perfect, but I think they are the party closest to where much of my p...
by Petej
Thu May 06, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The New Official Tory Cronyism and Sleaze and Racism thread
Replies: 807
Views: 24893

Re: The New Official Tory Cronyism and Sleaze thread

When Labour patch things up with the white working class, they’ll start winning again. “Twitter isn’t the public” repeat on loop... Parts of that vote are unreachable. The elderly "traditional labour voter" who owns a former council house and voted for brexit are never going back regardless of lead...
by Petej
Wed May 05, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The New Official Tory Cronyism and Sleaze and Racism thread
Replies: 807
Views: 24893

Re: The New Official Tory Cronyism and Sleaze thread

C69 wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 10:09 pm Going all Farage now eh messge?

:lol:
Just the polarising bullshit effect of twitter.
by Petej
Wed May 05, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Highly respected UK paper shows shocking National stats
Replies: 44
Views: 2203

Re: Highly respected UK paper shows shocking National stats

A housemate at uni didn't wash his bedding or towel for the year I shared a house with him. It stank.
by Petej
Wed May 05, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The New Official Tory Cronyism and Sleaze and Racism thread
Replies: 807
Views: 24893

Re: The New Official Tory Cronyism and Sleaze thread

On the back of new political news. It looks like Hartlepool will drop to the Tories according to Opinion polls. Brexit Party voters not returning to Labour and going for the Tories. https://mobile.twitter.com/PickardJE/status/1389462065396453378 Would be bad news for Starmer and Labour. Starmer is ...
by Petej
Wed May 05, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Got the vaccine call, what to do?
Replies: 75
Views: 2370

Re: Got the vaccine call, what to do?

So Mick has gone full crazy now? Monging up random threads and claiming the worldwide vaccination programme is a clinical trial. What next? 5G? Chemtrails? I think he already had some comments on the US election. Erm, Mick isn’t exactly right, but he vaccine has only been passed for “emergency “ us...
by Petej
Wed May 05, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 40060
Views: 1215345

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

So, was it initially harmless? And then mutated into something more serious? Doubtful. I suspect people were already dying of Covid in Sept 2019, but no-one was looking for it at the autopsy Given how easily it spreads though it would have started to ring bells before it eventually did. Maybe it di...
by Petej
Wed May 05, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 40060
Views: 1215345

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Covid antibodies were detected in blood samples from cancer screening from September 2019 in Italy. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0300891620974755?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori%3Arid%3Acrossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub++0pubmed& https://dash.harvard.edu/handle/1/42669767 This paper suggests co...