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>> No. 29059 Anonymous
29th November 2020
Sunday 7:56 am
29059 Dave Prowse
Personally I think the Green Cross Man was his best work.

Rest in Peace Darth Vader.
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>> No. 29083 Anonymous
29th November 2020
Sunday 6:22 pm
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How do they teach kids not to get run over these days? I can't imagine that the tufty club gets a lot of traction, was shit even in the 70s.
>> No. 29084 Anonymous
29th November 2020
Sunday 6:28 pm
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Not a problem now - they're not allowed out on their own. It's all lessons on how not to get carpet-baggerd online these days.
>> No. 29085 Anonymous
29th November 2020
Sunday 6:46 pm
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When I were a lad it were them hedgehogs what sang King of the Road.
>> No. 29086 Anonymous
29th November 2020
Sunday 7:02 pm
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I distinctly remember them having a mostly white background.

>> No. 27266 Anonymous
28th August 2020
Friday 5:21 pm
27266 Corona thread #3
Right, now that the last corona thread is over 1,700 posts long, maybe it's time for a new one.

How long do you think it will be until we're fully back to normal?
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>> No. 29078 Anonymous
29th November 2020
Sunday 4:10 pm
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As a member of the downwardly mobile middle class with a passing interest in economic history, that all sounds like another day at the office.
>> No. 29079 Anonymous
29th November 2020
Sunday 4:22 pm
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My business has taken a huge blow and I'm very angry with the government, but that has little to do with believing the virus doesn't exist or that 5G causes it.
>> No. 29080 Anonymous
29th November 2020
Sunday 5:18 pm
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I don't think I've ever been so angry that I disbelieved basic science.
>> No. 29081 Anonymous
29th November 2020
Sunday 5:29 pm
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It's worth remembering, though, that science changes as our understanding changes.

You can easily be embarrassed if you trust the science too vociferously and then new findings prove otherwise. I'm not standing up for the 5G conspiracies or anything here, but I'm saying covid is one of those things our understanding will probably still go on developing a long way after all of this is history, and a lot of what we currently believe and hold up as the truth could turn out to have been bollocks. I mean we still don't know how long antibodies last or if reinfection is possible.

For context, I'm the covid testing lab lad, and I made a right tit of myself back in January/February going around telling people "don't worry, covid will be fine, even if it does make it over here it'll be easy to handle, and even if it isn't the death rate will be tiny, nothing to worry about" because that's what the science bods much more highly qualified than me were saying. Arguably some of that is still true, even, but you'd laugh in my face if I was to stand by it today and say we weren't wrong.
>> No. 29082 Anonymous
29th November 2020
Sunday 6:20 pm
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It's quite possible to oppose lockdown and not believe in lizard men and the like.

>> No. 27146 Anonymous
26th August 2020
Wednesday 10:54 pm
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I suppose it's time for a new thread seeing as the previous one is almost at 1,700 posts.

It's been kicking off in America (again) after the police have shot a black man (again). A couple of protesters/rioters have been killed after they were driven by the police towards an alt-right militia, with this planned in advance.
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>> No. 28372 Anonymous
12th October 2020
Monday 1:42 pm
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>> No. 29064 Anonymous
29th November 2020
Sunday 9:45 am
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>A majority of people believe Black Lives Matter, the anti-racism movement that spread across the UK this summer, has increased racial tension, according to a poll.

>Just over half (55%) of UK adults believe the BLM protests that took place in big cities but also in the Shetland Islands and the Isle of Wight, increased racial tensions, according to a survey of more than 2,000 people by pollsters Opinium. Only 17% of the people polled in October disagreed. The polling also showed 44% of ethnic minorities felt BLM increased racial tensions.

>> No. 29065 Anonymous
29th November 2020
Sunday 9:48 am
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But that doesn't really tell us what people think about BLM itself, just what they think the outcomes of BLM's protests have been.
>> No. 29069 Anonymous
29th November 2020
Sunday 10:23 am
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The general consensus seems to be that people agree with the notion that black lives matter but have a much less favourable view on the clusterfuck that is BLM UK as an organisation.
>> No. 29070 Anonymous
29th November 2020
Sunday 10:30 am
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Given that the same research shows that Asian people have had a similar rise in racist experiences to black people, they may have a point about the rise not being entirely due to BLM's actions.
Black and Asian Lives Matter would be so much easier to pronounce though, just BALM. Then you'd get some interesting confused mythology referencing Poe; "There is no BALM in Gilead" as in, there should be no minorities in the promised land, only that gets tied up with how Atwood used Gilead in her books.

>> No. 29052 Anonymous
28th November 2020
Saturday 9:08 pm
29052 Fugging hell: tired of mockery, Austrian village changes name

>Residents of an Austrian village will ring in the new year under a new name – Fugging – after ridicule of their signposts, especially on social media, became too much to bear.

>They finally grew weary of Fucking, its current name, which some experts say dates back to the 11th century.

And nobody will ever know...

>> No. 28996 Anonymous
27th November 2020
Friday 3:49 pm
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Fewer people believe the BBC to be an impartial broadcaster than ever before, with the corporation’s news output falling below Sky, ITV/STV, Channel 5, and Channel 4 in the latest Ofcom report.

According to Ofcom’s BBC Performance Tracker, only 54% of UK adults agree that the BBC provides news that is impartial. However, separate research comparing the BBC to other UK broadcasters found that 58% of people thought the corporation was impartial. This is compared to Sky’s 69%, Channel 4’s 66%, ITV/STV’s 63%, and Channel 5’s 61%.

Perception of the trustworthiness of the BBC’s news output also varied across the socio-economic spectrum. The Ofcom report found that 60% of people in the higher AB socio-economic group thought the corporation was impartial, compared to just 49% in the lower CD group.


Younger audiences are treating BBC services such as iPlayer as an afterthought, according to a warning from Ofcom, as the media regulator revealed that people aged 16-34 spend less than an hour a day consuming BBC content.

This age group has reduced its use of the BBC by 22% in three years, according to Ofcom’s annual appraisal of the corporation’s performance. People in the age bracket are drifting away from traditional broadcast channels such as BBC One and instinctively heading towards YouTube, Netflix and Spotify, rather than the corporation’s online services. As a result younger audiences tend to only use iPlayer “when they know what they want to watch, rather than as a destination to browse for new content”.


The loyalty of older and wealthier BBC viewers is draining away as the corporation desperately tries to attract younger audiences, a report from the media regulator has revealed. Ofcom also said yesterday that the corporation was out of touch with large swathes of licence fee payers around the UK, as its audience continues to fall.
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>> No. 29030 Anonymous
28th November 2020
Saturday 12:02 am
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The BBC used to have quality scientific programmes on its mainstream channels. They dumbed things down horrendously.
>> No. 29044 Anonymous
28th November 2020
Saturday 12:18 pm
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>They dumbed things down horrendously.

And apparently it's still too smart.
>> No. 29045 Anonymous
28th November 2020
Saturday 12:42 pm
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>Is the BBC fucked? I can't even remember the last time I actually watched it on the telly.
I hope not. Everyone else has said it already, but compare Classic FM and Radio 3.
>> No. 29046 Anonymous
28th November 2020
Saturday 12:51 pm
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What's Scala like?
>> No. 29047 Anonymous
28th November 2020
Saturday 4:08 pm
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Classical programming, radio or otherwise, is still sadly largely dominated by drawing a broader audience in with more popular pieces. Not that they're bad pieces by any means, just that total overexposure makes them banal and washes away any contextual significance, take The Ride of the Valkyries which has taken on a different flavour than setting the scene for deceiving and defying a vengeful god.

That said, your point does stand. Radio 3 really does go out of its way to introduce the listeners to something "unusual" or not as well known.

The BBC's main charm is in local radio, Radios 3, 4 and 6, BBC Four and the occasional televised sport.

>> No. 15041 Anonymous
10th May 2018
Thursday 5:43 pm
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>Drag queens banned from performing at Free Pride Glasgow event over fears acts will offend trans people


>The organisation said in a statement that it hopes to create a safe space for all members of the LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex, asexual) community, and that while the decision may "disappoint" some people "the needs of the most marginalised groups within our community come first."


>Free Pride Glasgow said: “It was felt that it [drag performance] would make some of those who were transgender or questioning their gender uncomfortable. It was felt by the group within the Trans/Non Binary Caucus that some drag performance, particularly cis drag, hinges on the social view of gender and making it into a joke, however transgender individuals do not feel as though their gender identity is a joke.”

Life rarely takes the piss out of itself like this. It almost sounds like the plot of a South Park episode.
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>> No. 29012 Anonymous
27th November 2020
Friday 5:25 pm
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I... No, that's not how this is meant to work. Can you at least call me a cunt?
>> No. 29020 Anonymous
27th November 2020
Friday 7:26 pm
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Fair enough, you cunt.
>> No. 29021 Anonymous
27th November 2020
Friday 7:50 pm
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Why does this thread bump up the board every time I use gay porn, for fuck sake? I want to forget that depravity.
>> No. 29023 Anonymous
27th November 2020
Friday 8:54 pm
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It's YMCA-lad messing with you.
>> No. 29024 Anonymous
27th November 2020
Friday 9:57 pm
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>> No. 9430 Anonymous
26th January 2016
Tuesday 10:09 pm
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Huddersfield charity shop finally says goodbye to a shutter which lasted 26 years


That's it. That's literally it. A charity shop has replaced one of its roller shutters after having the same one for 26 years. It's all go in Huddersfield.

I challenge you lads to find a more pointless news story than this.
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>> No. 28893 Anonymous
21st November 2020
Saturday 1:08 am
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Barbara Webster, prosecuting, said: “He did not like performing the act and said sorry to the chickens after.”

The court heard a total of 15 chickens died as a result of Waters’ abuse.

He also admitted having intercourse with his pet dog over a four month period, but said the dog "did not like it and growled and bit him".


Some choice quotes in this story. I tried not to laugh but.
>> No. 28940 Anonymous
26th November 2020
Thursday 9:29 am
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>A police officer who scanned a seven pence barcode for carrots instead of the £9.95 barcode for Krispy Kreme donuts that he was buying for colleagues has said it was an honest mistake.

>Pc Simon Read told a misconduct hearing that he did not realise he scanned the carrot barcode twice at the self-service tills at a Tesco Extra in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, on February 10 this year. He accepted that he failed to scan the barcode for the box of 12 donuts while purchasing four items at around 11.30am – the donuts, carrots, a sandwich and a drink – but said this was not done on purpose.

>The Cambridgeshire Police officer, who joined the force in January of this year, said he was buying the sweet treats for colleagues as a “cake fine”. Pc Read said he was buying the carrots for his sergeant who was on a diet, and he thought it “would be funny” for them to be in a Krispy Kreme paper bag. He said he stuck the carrots barcode onto the donut tray, as it would have spoiled the joke if he stuck it on the paper bag.

>> No. 28970 Anonymous
26th November 2020
Thursday 6:56 pm
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Broken Britain.
>> No. 29022 Anonymous
27th November 2020
Friday 8:08 pm
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Throw the fucking book at him. The little laminated one they have by the till for scanning bakery items.
>> No. 29027 Anonymous
27th November 2020
Friday 11:00 pm
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I feel police behaving badly warrants a higher level of deserved attention than the usual local news bollocks, this story is too good for this thread.

>> No. 28933 Anonymous
25th November 2020
Wednesday 7:42 pm
28933 Diego Maradona: Argentina legend dies aged 60

Not corona wot dun it.
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>> No. 28941 Anonymous
26th November 2020
Thursday 10:53 am
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>There's no such thing as "routine brain surgery"

"Routine" from the perspective of doctors, obviously. If brain surgery is all you do, then fiddling around inside a person's brain is presumably just another day's work.
>> No. 28942 Anonymous
26th November 2020
Thursday 11:14 am
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How do you find obscure-as-fuck stuff like this? It has 30 views.
>> No. 28943 Anonymous
26th November 2020
Thursday 11:21 am
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He uploaded it.
>> No. 28944 Anonymous
26th November 2020
Thursday 11:28 am
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Sort by upload date or filter by date. Also:

>> No. 28960 Anonymous
26th November 2020
Thursday 3:36 pm
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I searched for "britfa.gs" on that site and this was the second result:


Doesn't seem very accurate

>> No. 25931 Anonymous
16th June 2020
Tuesday 11:46 am
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India soldiers killed in clash with Chinese forces


Apparently they haven't been using guns so they've just been beating each other to death.

Are we going to have World War Three?
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>> No. 28878 Anonymous
17th November 2020
Tuesday 6:37 pm
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No, that was caused by a haunted cowboy boot.
>> No. 28879 Anonymous
17th November 2020
Tuesday 8:41 pm
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Havana Syndrome couldn't have been caused by microwaves, because microwave frequencies are strongly attenuated by walls. To cause a noticeable effect from outside the building, you'd need hundreds of kilowatts of RF. That amount of energy is not subtle - anything conductive in the area would be fizzing and crackling with arcs.

>> No. 28880 Anonymous
17th November 2020
Tuesday 8:54 pm
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How do we know they don't have something that works around this? These weapons are at least 10 years old now, the US definitely has something more advanced especially considering they have something to deploy to protect against directed energy weapons.
>> No. 28881 Anonymous
17th November 2020
Tuesday 9:04 pm
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We don't, but how does that confirm that one event with one set of symptoms was done by the same thing as caused a completely different set of symptoms?
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18th November 2020
Wednesday 12:23 am
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We don't, but at the same time, you can't really just work around the fundamental way waves interact with matter.

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>> No. 28800 Anonymous
13th November 2020
Friday 11:30 am
28800 Leeds officer dressed as clown during five-year undercover police operation
Millions of pounds of public money was “misspent” on undercover policing operations – which included an officer being trained as a clown, a public inquiry has been told.

>Peter Weatherby QC, who is representing 18 individuals and organisations who have been spied on, played a video of an officer known as EN34, whose undercover name was “Lynn Watson”, on Tuesday.

>In the clip, filmed in Leeds in 2004, she appears in costume and clown make-up, waving a feather duster, as part of the Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army (Circa) – a street performance campaign group.

>Mr Weatherby said EN34 infiltrated the group, along with a series of other peace and environmental campaigns, over a five-year period during which she “befriended and tricked countless individuals”.

>He also showed a picture of HN118, whose assumed name was “Simon Wellings”, who he said used his time undercover to build an orange military tank out of plywood and cardboard.

>The officer was photographed at an anti-arms trade protest in the tank with the Globalise Resistance group, which he infiltrated from 2002 until he was unmasked in 2004.

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>> No. 28834 Anonymous
13th November 2020
Friday 9:22 pm
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The police are quite happy to infiltrate the far-right in their free time.
>> No. 28835 Anonymous
13th November 2020
Friday 9:40 pm
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I assume the argument is that violent groups are usually grown out of non violent groups (like the way alf is the militant wing of peta to anyone in the know even though officially they aren't they just happen to spring spontaneity) so they need to infiltrate the non violent groups to be in a position to join the violent groups when they start which means being a known violent to begin with.

It is all ends justify the means crap, but I see the slip.
>> No. 28838 Anonymous
14th November 2020
Saturday 5:11 am
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>> No. 28854 Anonymous
15th November 2020
Sunday 11:50 am
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Do you have any evidence far right groups in the UK receive establishment funding?
>> No. 28855 Anonymous
15th November 2020
Sunday 12:19 pm
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He's talking bollocks. When you can get your message across by throwing money at professional twats like Are Nige or Laurence Fox and by actually owning media organisations there's no need to give money to a bunch of racist skinheads.

>> No. 28797 Anonymous
12th November 2020
Thursday 10:19 pm
28797 Daredevil Brit climber, 19, strips NAKED while swinging off a 660ft crane

Adam Lockwood, 19, clambered up the construction crane in Benidorm, Spain, last weekend.

He removed his climbing trousers and shoes and hung from the 200 metre crane's arm with both hands in a death-defying stunt.

For the daredevil climber from Manchester, it was the latest in a series of jaw-dropping climbs he has achieved, but the first he has completed by hanging naked.
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>> No. 28831 Anonymous
13th November 2020
Friday 8:17 pm
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>The danger is the entire thrill.

Curiously, the world's best free solo climber seems to have some kind of neurological immunity to the effects of fear.

>> No. 28836 Anonymous
14th November 2020
Saturday 12:41 am
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>The adrenaline rush of knowing one slip could end your life is 100% of the reason these mad lads are doing it instead of the hard wall at their local gym.

If you get a kick out of the possibility of absolutely life ending mistakes that could happen at any time within split seconds, and so much so that you become addicted to the experience, then I am sorry but you're just a bit too fucked in the head to be allowed to be out in the world where you are obviously a danger to yourself, and possibly others.
>> No. 28837 Anonymous
14th November 2020
Saturday 3:20 am
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>You can say this about almost anything, including equally dangerous things like driving a car.

Yeah good point, I wonder how dangerous it is to go cycling. I'm a bike rider myself.
>> No. 28839 Anonymous
14th November 2020
Saturday 1:15 pm
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>I wonder how dangerous it is to go cycling.

>> No. 28847 Anonymous
14th November 2020
Saturday 5:03 pm
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If you don't jump a ravine is it even worth bothering?


>> No. 28775 Anonymous
11th November 2020
Wednesday 8:00 pm
28775 Croydon Council ‘declares bankruptcy’

Croydon Council ‘declares bankruptcy’ and bans spending with Section 114 notice

>It is the first time a local authority has issued a Section 114 since Northamptonshire County Council in 2018

>Croydon Council has effectively declared bankruptcy, just weeks after auditors accused the Labour-led authority of years of financial mismanagement.

>The council issued a Section 114 notice on Wednesday, barring all new spending except on safeguarding and statutory services.

>It is the first time a local authority has issued the notice since Northamptonshire County Council in 2018.

>Last month Croydon Council was placed under a government review after a damning report by auditors Grant Thornton found there had been “collective corporate blindness to both the seriousness of the financial position and the urgency with which actions needed to be taken”.

>The report revealed that warnings about the council’s parlous financial situation dating back to 2017/2018 had been effectively ignored.

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>> No. 28777 Anonymous
12th November 2020
Thursday 1:54 am
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I thought councils were not allowed to lose money? Did I make that up entirely or is there some manner of law or prevision like that?

Anyway, one of the reasons I like more decentralisation in this country is so someone's keeping an eye on scoundrel laden councils like these. Maybe Croydon really did think they had a brilliant plan and they'd be millionaires by this time next year and never again have to rely on a drip feed of cold piss from central government, but Manchester are a complete load of bastards who've let the city centre go to pot in various ways.
>> No. 28779 Anonymous
12th November 2020
Thursday 8:53 am
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Is this anything to do with how the Tories encouraged councils to be more like businesses and raise money that way? You know instead of funding from central government?
>> No. 28782 Anonymous
12th November 2020
Thursday 9:19 am
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No, councils aren't allowed to set unbalanced budgets. They can't stop themselves from losing money if it all goes tits up, though.
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12th November 2020
Thursday 12:17 pm
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It's a long story.

>> No. 28885 Anonymous
19th November 2020
Thursday 3:53 pm
28885 Bexley Council backs job-cutting strategy to balance books
>Bexley Council has approved its latest strategy for a raft of money-saving measures including cutting up to 150 full-time posts from its budget in an effort to plug a large financial black hole.


Looks like Bexley's next. There are rumours, not yet published, that they will be begging the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government for money this week.

>> No. 28692 Anonymous
3rd November 2020
Tuesday 9:55 pm
28692 Yankpocalypse 2020 Locked
One nice thread for the American election. Which will be nice.
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>> No. 28693 Anonymous
3rd November 2020
Tuesday 10:13 pm
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Thanks for making the third thread about it.

>> No. 28624 Anonymous
31st October 2020
Saturday 12:49 pm
28624 Sean Connery

The best Bond.
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>> No. 28625 Anonymous
31st October 2020
Saturday 12:53 pm
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Was it covid wot done it, or just old age?
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31st October 2020
Saturday 12:54 pm
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31st October 2020
Saturday 1:24 pm
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>> No. 28629 Anonymous
31st October 2020
Saturday 1:31 pm
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The only Bond ever worthy of that name.

>> No. 28630 Anonymous
31st October 2020
Saturday 1:47 pm
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