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>> No. 409690 Anonymous
18th April 2017
Tuesday 10:24 am
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Theresa May is due to make a statement in Downing Street at 11.15am amid speculation the Prime Minister could call an early general election.

Mrs May is scheduled to make her statement immediately following a meeting of her Cabinet. The BBC's political editor Laura Kuenssberg confirmed the news and said such a statement is "only normally used for most serious moments".

Downing Street is yet to comment on what Mrs May will say. Statements outside Number 10 are highly rare and usually reserved for only the most significant announcements.

The last time Mrs May spoke to the nation in front of the famous black door was after she succeeded David Cameron as PM. Meanwhile, Mr Cameron used the setting to announce his resignation in the immediate aftermath of the EU referendum result.


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/18/breaking-theresa-may-make-statement-downing-street-1115am1/

It's either a general election or we're going to war with the North Koreans. Place your bets now.
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>> No. 409844 Anonymous
23rd April 2017
Sunday 3:50 am
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Go on. I'd like to see you explain this one without some nonsense like suggesting that the polls on the last two occasions were "wrong" and without reference to Trump or the Michigan primary.
>> No. 409845 Anonymous
23rd April 2017
Sunday 4:17 am
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>>409844

You've got the wrong end of the stick m8. Corbyn is unlikely to win even if the polls have underestimated his support to a greater degree than any poll in modern history. That doesn't mean it's impossible for him to win, but it is extremely unlikely. The bookies are saying 20/1, the betting exchanges are saying 40/1, I think it's more like 100/1, but he still has some remote chance.

The fundamental error people make when discussing polls is to round down "unlikely" to "impossible". The polls didn't say that Trump couldn't win, just that he was a 4/1 underdog. The polls aren't saying that Corbyn can't win, just that he's a 100/1 underdog. There's a very big difference between 4/1 and 100/1, but in either case there's still a horse in the race. If you insist on boiling everything down to certainties, then eventually the maths are going to make you look like a tit.

Corbyn is a lame duck, but the people saying that it's "mathematically impossible for him to win" are just plain wrong. That kind of complacency gave Trump a huge advantage and the Tories would be complete fools to make the same mistake. The Tories have a very good chance of winning this election with a large majority, but there are no guarantees and they need to fight for every seat.
>> No. 409846 Anonymous
23rd April 2017
Sunday 4:39 am
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Anyway, enough bickering about polls. Here's something to get you all in the mood.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Z79bDyfZFI
>> No. 409847 Anonymous
23rd April 2017
Sunday 5:10 am
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>>409844

I don't have to explain fuck all, because as >>409845 has already told you, you're misunderstanding some very elementary facts.
>> No. 409848 Anonymous
23rd April 2017
Sunday 6:03 am
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>>409845
>I think it's more like 100/1, but he still has some remote chance.
I think you're overestimating it, because you're pulling numbers out of your arse rather than actually thinking about it. There are two things you need to think about. First off, consider what has to happen for him to win. Then, assuming that the polls are somewhere in the vague vicinity of the correct answer, consider how that has to happen. (Hint: You need to Tories to lose votes that cost them seats while also gaining votes that don't win them seats.)

There's no comparison to Trump here. Pundits basically disregarded the evidence before them and declared that he didn't have a path to the White House, when not only did he have one but also the odds weren't particularly long either. Nate Silver put it at 30%, and it's a stretch to call that unlikely. For Corbyn, that's just not there. His path to Number 10 as it stands right now is to pick up seats on at best the same and at worst a lower vote share.

>The fundamental error people make when discussing polls is to round down "unlikely" to "impossible".
No, the fundamental error people make when discussing polls is to round down "not the most likely" to "unlikely". That's the mistake people made with Trump, and the mistake they made with Brexit. It's the mistake they're still making in regard to France, by insisting that the only likely outcome later today is a run-off between Le Pen and Macron.

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>> No. 80531 Anonymous
27th November 2016
Sunday 11:01 am
/pol/80531 Corbyn Mk III: Electric Boogaloo
I think it's time for a new Corbyn thread.

The previous thread (>>73072) is reaching critical mass. In combination with the original thread (>>64990) we've had over 4,700 posts on Dear Leader since August last year. That's a lot of shitposting. Keep up the good work, lads.
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>> No. 82193 Anonymous
23rd April 2017
Sunday 3:54 am
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The only people that'll be voting Labour are indoctrinated students, j i h a d is and Liverpool.
>> No. 82194 Anonymous
23rd April 2017
Sunday 4:26 am
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>>82193
Also everyone in the bottom ~70% of earners who isn't a tremendous fucking mug.
>> No. 82195 Anonymous
23rd April 2017
Sunday 4:36 am
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>>82194
You won't find many of those.
>> No. 82196 Anonymous
23rd April 2017
Sunday 5:01 am
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>>82190>>82193

Please, please, please, fuck the fuck off.
>> No. 82197 Anonymous
23rd April 2017
Sunday 5:19 am
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Jeremy Corbyn's son is planning to stand for a seat in the House of Commons, sources have told The Telegraph.

Seb Corbyn is reportedly preparing to mount a campaign to replace his father's political aide Steve Rotheram, the sitting Liverpool Walton MP, who is standing down at the election in June. Mr Corbyn's son and his political secretary Katy Clark are both said to be seeking a seat in the Commons according to three separate party sources.

A deal could be struck with the National Executive Committee which would see seats divided between pro-Corbyn and moderate candidates.

The NEC has the power to choose a candidate without a ballot because Theresa May has called a snap election with just weeks to go until polling day. The party does not have an approved candidates list of people who are ready to stand when requested, like other parties do.


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/20/jeremy-corbyns-son-planning-stand-mp-safe-labour-seat/

Hurrah for nepotism and cronyism. Hurrah for Corbyn and his principles.

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>> No. 82167 Anonymous
21st April 2017
Friday 5:13 pm
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This woman is going to be the next President of France and it's going to be fucking awesome.
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>> No. 82186 Anonymous
22nd April 2017
Saturday 3:05 am
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>>82183
>Macron needs to win the second round vote of a lot of people who don't really like him.
Not really. He just needs them to like Marine even less.
>> No. 82187 Anonymous
22nd April 2017
Saturday 9:33 pm
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>The final hours of many electoral campaigns are frantic affairs, dominated by last-minute pitches, late-breaking polls and massive social media campaigns aimed at drumming up turnout. Not so in France.

>Rules dating back more than half a century impose a 44-hour time out ahead of the polls' closure Sunday, meaning that politicians, journalists — and even ordinary citizens — are supposed to refrain from broadcasting any form of "electoral propaganda."

>The national time out lasts from midnight Friday to 8 p.m. on Sunday in France and is intended to give voters time to reflect on their choice free from the distraction of surveys, radio commentary, and televised rallies. The rules apply online as well, meaning that candidates and their campaigns can't do so much as post updates to Facebook or Instagram. The rules even apply to French voters — meaning that someone posting a pro-Socialist or pro-Republican message online could fall afoul of the law, at least in theory.

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/social-media-time-french-election-reaches-final-stage-46958252

Just imagine that. You potentially suffer months of being bombarded with political slogans and shouting but for one weekend there is suddenly nothing.
>> No. 82188 Anonymous
22nd April 2017
Saturday 9:45 pm
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>>82187
Would be nice if we could have that here. Actually, make it every weekend. It's only been a few days and already it's starting to get on my tits.
>> No. 82189 Anonymous
22nd April 2017
Saturday 9:55 pm
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>>82187
I've always found election days weird. Days of campaigning and broadcasts and then on election day itself the news acts as though nothing's happening, except for a news article that people are going to the polls.
>> No. 82192 Anonymous
23rd April 2017
Sunday 3:44 am
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Le Pen will win

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>> No. 409828 Anonymous
23rd April 2017
Sunday 12:47 am
/b/409828 We're all twats to some degree, but what makes you feel like a twat?
I used to be very awkward when meeting new people, but found that making jokes was a good way to contribute to conversations without getting properly involved. Over like 10 years I became really funny, and now during the laughter I just reflect on how much of a twat I am, smiling like a smug twat/laughing at my own jokes because if I don't react then I have no idea what to do, the only options are staring at people while they laugh or looking at the floor like I'm ashamed. Which I am, because when you're good at something it feels weird to revel in it.

Are you funny? Do you feel like a twat when you are?
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>> No. 409829 Anonymous
23rd April 2017
Sunday 12:50 am
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I'm funny in a sarcastic way which means I'm not really funny but people laugh anyway.
>> No. 409834 Anonymous
23rd April 2017
Sunday 1:06 am
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I know what you mean, it's just easy and people like it. It's not funny per se, it's just saying it invokes a response of laughter in the social situation, kind of out of habit, but it's not actually funny.
>> No. 409839 Anonymous
23rd April 2017
Sunday 1:46 am
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>>409828
How can I become like you? At least you don't die a thousand deaths in social situations. Tell me how to be funny. Do I watch comedians?
>> No. 409840 Anonymous
23rd April 2017
Sunday 1:52 am
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I laugh maniacally and immediately at my own jokes, which means I probably should feel like a twat, but simply do not care to do so. I mean, why should I be the only one not getting something out of my own jokes? I am a comedy Marxist, and I will be damned if you're stealing my labour, you laughter bourgeoisie.

I've realised self confidence, for me at least, is just telling myself I'm great fun and if people don't like me it's their fault, so I don't really care what they think. Again, possible another sign of a completely broken personality. However, I do think it's improving how I interact with people I don't know very well as time goes by, which is something I've been quite poor at because of the many, many, many years I spent crying under a towel in the corner of my bedroom. That's something that does not make you a fun person, regardless of what comedians might try to tell you; or at least not that alone.

To actually bother answering your question, OP, I do sometimes feel like a twat, but I'm learning not to, because anxiety and shame are just the displaced fear of death, and as someone who will never, ever die, I no longer need to acquaint myself with these feelings.

I'm also quite happy to look like a bit of a twat for comedy's sake, like when I got into an argument about Israel with nine other people in central Manchester, or shouting about interdimensional aliens in the pub while the people at the next table were trying to enjoy their dessert course. But hey, if you can't handle the truth over a poached pear, then good luck coping when the fucking Fourth Reich bursts out of the hollow Earth and begins mulching you into protein paste for the sixty foot tall Alpha Draconis Reptilians, you fucking sheeple!

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>> No. 10180 Anonymous
6th September 2016
Tuesday 11:43 pm
/beat/10180 What You Feeling Right Now III: The Search for Donk
New thread, old concept. Post what songs you are enjoying at the moment.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=th0LBpscgdg

I thought I would go with something that has nice visuals seeing as how we're going to be looking at this for a year.
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>> No. 10547 Anonymous
22nd April 2017
Saturday 2:58 am
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Magic beans? They're not daft enough to fall for that. If you're going to set a rich cunt trap, you need to bait it properly. Make like Alex Jones and pitch your stand as performance art, and the beans as unique artefacts of the performance.

I do find it hilarious yet simultaneously tragic that you can paint a canvas with some red and black squares that look suspiciously like Rothko, and even if the punter can't tell the difference the Rothko is worth more for literally no reason other than who painted the fucking thing.
>> No. 10548 Anonymous
22nd April 2017
Saturday 4:45 am
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Art isn't real, dummies, it's all just a giant, intricate money laundering scam.
>> No. 10549 Anonymous
22nd April 2017
Saturday 10:50 am
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>>10547

>even if the punter can't tell the difference the Rothko is worth more for literally no reason other than who painted the fucking thing.

Have you ever seen 'F for fake'? One of the key plot lines is the true story of art forger Elmyr de Hory, who made orginal works of famous artists. Seems up your street.
>> No. 10550 Anonymous
22nd April 2017
Saturday 10:42 pm
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What kind of music is this and where can I find more of it? I love that .. 'jazzy' sound, if thats what it is. That fun, 'popping', lively music. What key is it in? What 'syle'? What, uh, whatever else there is in music?
>> No. 10551 Anonymous
22nd April 2017
Saturday 11:11 pm
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>>10549
Good film.

>>10550
It says in the comments. You might like swing, or electro-swing.

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>> No. 57871 YubYub
21st April 2017
Friday 11:49 pm
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Evening lad m8s

Does the shadow still frequent here? What about lolitastic?
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>> No. 57893 Searchfag
22nd April 2017
Saturday 8:17 pm
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>>57892
U wot Clive?
>> No. 57894 Searchfag
22nd April 2017
Saturday 8:26 pm
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I've missed this place, I wonder how Tibetfag is doing. Wonder if he's still fucking monks
>> No. 57895 Searchfag
22nd April 2017
Saturday 8:41 pm
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>>57886
>>57887
Every time I post in one of these threads I'm accused of being him. Is it so hard to believe that someone else just thinks you're a cunt? Honestly.
>> No. 57896 Anonymous
22nd April 2017
Saturday 9:02 pm
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>>57894

He never left Croydon. That was the whole point of that "meme".
>> No. 57898 Are Moaty
22nd April 2017
Saturday 10:38 pm
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>>57896
He can fuck monks in Croydon don't be a racist

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>> No. 4239 Anonymous
13th April 2017
Thursday 4:49 pm
/fat/4239 Defective Dick
I'm twenty-two and my knob's not working properly. It's getting sixty percent hard then giving up.

The GP I saw today put it down to anxiety, but true to GP form barely asked any questions so once I was out I though of half a dozen other things I could have told her. Oh, and the sheet of paper informing me of my "chest pains" and "three weeks of erectile dysfunction" fell out of my back pocket on the way home, so hopefully it's a windy fucking weekend because this town isn't that fucking big and my name isn't that fucking generic.

It says moan so I'm ticking it, even if this is the OP.
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>> No. 4257 Anonymous
14th April 2017
Friday 8:17 pm
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>>4256

Indeed, and it has been made quite clear that you'd better start eating them again.

You can ignore sound medical advice if you wish but don't come crying to us when your lad is being lazy.
>> No. 4258 Anonymous
15th April 2017
Saturday 5:00 pm
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>>4257

I had a lemon sherbet doughnut today, so if I don't wake up with massive hard on tomorrow I'll be hopping mad.
>> No. 4260 Anonymous
17th April 2017
Monday 7:42 am
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>>4259
I think that sherbet doughnut was too much for him.
>> No. 4261 Anonymous
17th April 2017
Monday 6:35 pm
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>>4260

No, no, I'm alright. My knob seems to be sort of okay, but I'm still not totally convinced. I'm going to do what someone suggested earlier in the thread and just ignore the thing for a few days. I think he said a month actually, but that's just absurd. I'd have more luck cartwheeling to the flipping moon.
>> No. 4262 Anonymous
22nd April 2017
Saturday 10:22 pm
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>>4261

You can do it. It gets easy after the first week.

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>> No. 57868 Searchfag
20th April 2017
Thursday 10:16 pm
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does this look like alan partridge to you
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>> No. 57869 Anonymous
20th April 2017
Thursday 10:38 pm
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Are you seriously trying to transshame this beautiful woman you fucking shitlord?
>> No. 57870 Billbob
20th April 2017
Thursday 10:47 pm
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>>57869
I just reckon if you stick your hand up her skirt and flip her over she'll start first time.
>> No. 57878 Searchfag
22nd April 2017
Saturday 9:40 am
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>>57870

STRANGEST STORY IVE EVER HEARD
>> No. 57897 YubYub
22nd April 2017
Saturday 9:04 pm
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Op pic is how most posters here feel spiritually.

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>> No. 409802 Anonymous
21st April 2017
Friday 7:24 pm
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I got into a discussion today over acceptable sentence length that I know you lads will enjoy. What rules do you try to stick to on this topic?

Personally I aim for between 30-40 as an absolute cap but it seems common that people apply the 25 words or fewer rule. Now I know that I am one of those people who is prone to writing long meandering sentences that don't go anywhere but I can't imagine writing on any serious topic using a cap of 25 words. Short sentences always generalize everything.
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>> No. 409810 Anonymous
22nd April 2017
Saturday 3:06 pm
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>>409809

Do you want to be understood, or do you want people to think you're clever?

The average person has much poorer reading comprehension than you might expect. Literacy problems are widespread, but people are also distracted and short of time. The majority of English speakers are non-native. Most text is skimmed rather than read. If your ideas matter, then you owe it to yourself to express those ideas in a clear and concise way.

Varied sentence length is justified. The evidence clearly shows that the ideal range is five to 25 words. The longer a sentence, the harder it is to interpret. Long sentences consume precious mental resources that your readers could be using to understand your ideas.

https://insidegovuk.blog.gov.uk/2014/08/04/sentence-length-why-25-words-is-our-limit/
>> No. 409811 Anonymous
22nd April 2017
Saturday 3:15 pm
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>>409810
>Do you want to be understood, or do you want people to think you're clever?
On .gs usually the latter.
>> No. 409815 Anonymous
22nd April 2017
Saturday 5:59 pm
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>>409810
I tend to take a different approach when it comes to my work. Short simple sentences might well be ideal for instruction manuals (or maybe not) but it loses out on some of the abstraction and vision that your ideas have if you write in a laconic fashion.

The aim I have is to do more than share an idea but also project a mindset which I've found creates much more engrossing writing as a side effect. To go back to instruction manuals it is more than "screw x to y" but also giving a sense of my thinking so you don't just know how to put this bookshelf together but also gain an insight into the underlying logic behind all bookshelf assembly.

Reading this over my suspicion is that I'm just channelling Pirsig and I think Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is a good example of this. You don't learn much of anything about motorcycle maintenance but at the same time you do learn how to approach the topic on a much more fundamental level.

>The average person has much poorer reading comprehension than you might expect. Literacy problems are widespread, but people are also distracted and short of time. The majority of English speakers are non-native. Most text is skimmed rather than read.

Fuck 'em.
>> No. 409817 Anonymous
22nd April 2017
Saturday 7:24 pm
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>>409815
So you just want to feel clever without actually saying anything worthwhile?

Have you considered writing for the CIF Guardian?
>> No. 409819 Anonymous
22nd April 2017
Saturday 7:44 pm
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>>409810

> Most text is skimmed rather than read.

Proper text skim reading is an art form though. There are people who just briefly skim over a text and will have forgotten nearly every detail five minutes later, and there are those that skim over a text and actually gain a lasting functional understanding of it.

If you go to uni and study something textbook heavy like social sciences or economics, you will have no choice but to somehow teach yourself to read and comprehend huge volumes of text in a very short time. Some advanced-level exams require 1000 pages worth of reading, and you will have two or three of those every semester.

I still annoy people with that ability. Especially when I am sitting at the computer with my mum or dad and we're reading something together on the Internet. My dad in particular keeps saying, "How can you honestly grasp the meaning of a text just by scrolling through it like that?"

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>> No. 4917 Anonymous
30th July 2013
Tuesday 6:01 pm
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Sounds like the knob-jockeys need to man up.

http://www.theguardian.com/football/2013/jul/30/liverpool-unacceptable-words-discrimination
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>> No. 8117 Anonymous
21st April 2017
Friday 4:39 pm
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>>8114

It's more likely some joker filmed it specifically to sell it to a rag like the sun. Everyone knows they buy practically any nonsense about any celebrity at all, a video of a convicted celebrity nonce making light of his crimes is worth a lot of burn money in anyone's book.
>> No. 8118 Anonymous
21st April 2017
Friday 6:08 pm
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>It's more likely some joker filmed it specifically to sell it to a rag like the sun
Because that's exactly the sort of thing that the type of prisoner that has a phone does. Sit down with famous inmates and film the conversation until the subject turns to something interesting.
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22nd April 2017
Saturday 12:05 pm
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>> No. 8120 Anonymous
22nd April 2017
Saturday 12:06 pm
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>Ilie Nastase could face censure after apparently making a racist comment about Serena Williams’ pregnancy on the eve of Romania’s Fed Cup play-off against Great Britain.

>At a press conference to preview the tie in Constanta, which starts on Saturday, Romania’s captain was heard to say of Williams’ baby, due in the autumn: “Let’s see what colour it has. Chocolate with milk?”

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/apr/21/ilie-nastase-faces-censure-racist-comments-serena-williams-tennis

Is it racist to refer to a white man and a black woman having a baby as mixing chocolate with milk?
>> No. 8121 Anonymous
22nd April 2017
Saturday 7:26 pm
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>>8120
I know some of you bigots like to defend your kind, but the lad you are defending has a long history of saying racist things about Serena Williams.

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>> No. 409437 Anonymous
6th April 2017
Thursday 5:19 pm
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It's that time of year again, lads.

Pick your filly.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4385858/Aintree-gets-fashionable-start.html

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/gallery/grand-national-fashion-day-one-12855549

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3269714/grand-national-weekend-start-aintree-racegoers-bar/

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/603249/grand-national-runners-aintree-horse-racing-punters

Tomorrow is Ladies Day. This is the warm up.
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>> No. 409592 Anonymous
9th April 2017
Sunday 9:11 pm
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>>409591
Those ones are probably disgusting but that's a great concept.
>> No. 409593 Anonymous
9th April 2017
Sunday 9:12 pm
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>>409591
I don't normally bother with any frozen food, but that looks tempting.
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9th April 2017
Sunday 10:10 pm
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>>409592
IIRC, a few years back one of their top sellers at Christmas was sweet chilli prawns coated in Rice Krispies so they've been trying all sorts of 'fusion cuisine' in the hope of another hit.
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11th April 2017
Tuesday 10:22 am
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>>409594

Fusion cuisine, eh?

Not sure I'd go to Iceland for that.
>> No. 409808 Anonymous
22nd April 2017
Saturday 11:07 am
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>> No. 57840 Ambulancelad
3rd April 2017
Monday 2:17 pm
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>> No. 57841 Ambulancelad
3rd April 2017
Monday 8:07 pm
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This is why I only use Papa Johns.
>> No. 57842 Are Moaty
3rd April 2017
Monday 8:13 pm
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>>57840
I WANT TO BELIEVE BUT
>> No. 57843 R4GE
3rd April 2017
Monday 10:27 pm
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For fuck sake it's basically the worst pizza in the country too.
>> No. 57844 R4GE
4th April 2017
Tuesday 12:11 am
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I just noticed the special sauce on her face😍

Me and the wife absolutely love that sticky substance they use at our dominoes (you have to ask for it special) but apparently the ingredients are a secret??? Don't know if maybe the delivery driver just refuses to tell us because we always check his id to make sure he ain't an illegal.

NB: make sure you order something to wash it down with because it likes to stick to your teeth and back of throat.
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22nd April 2017
Saturday 11:02 am
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>> No. 4012 Anonymous
14th December 2012
Friday 9:36 am
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Stickied
Applying for JSA links
http://pastebin.com/5vJCh4HQ
http://www.urban75.com/Action/Jsa/jsa2.html
Both are a little out of date.
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>> No. 11267 Anonymous
21st April 2017
Friday 12:33 pm
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Maybe, The last time I signed on was 7 years ago and back then I was an unexperienced herbert so I was expecting to be treated like one.
I've been going from job to job moving up for the past few years and I know all the do's and dont's, how to write a CV, how to dress for Interviews and how to deal with them, all that stuff. So when I'm told I'm going to have to waste my time with stuff I already know it's understandable why I'll become cuntish.
I know they're only trying to help but I'm hardly some tracksuit wearing chav stinking of booze unwilling to look for work. As said I'm only really on it so I have a record I was doing something, I'm not going to be jumping through all their hoops this time.
>> No. 11274 Anonymous
21st April 2017
Friday 7:46 pm
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>>11267
Why are you unemployed if you know so much?
>> No. 11275 Anonymous
21st April 2017
Friday 10:48 pm
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>>11274
Because no one will believe the answer to life the universe and everything even if I told them.
>> No. 11276 Anonymous
21st April 2017
Friday 10:55 pm
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>>11275
Yeah, it is difficult to believe homeless alcoholic men.

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>> No. 23560 Anonymous
16th November 2016
Wednesday 6:49 pm
/emo/23560 Minor angst and existential dread, Mk. I
We tend to have a lot of repeated threads here, but I also get the feeling people don't tend to post in /emo/ unless it's a big issue.

With this in mind I suggest that we have a thread for stuff that's got you down a bit and you need to get off your chest, without it being major enough to make an entire thread devoted to it. We can also use it as a go-to for minor relationship advice, work problems, social drama, and things like that.

Everyone gets down from time to time, let's put some Sisters of Mercy on and wallow together for a while.
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>> No. 24798 Anonymous
20th April 2017
Thursday 10:10 pm
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It is so liberating to be so brain-damaged that you forget about things that happened years ago, people you have met, things you did, etc. Sometimes I play along and act like I know what the fuck-off memory some of the cunts around me are talking about.
>> No. 24799 Anonymous
21st April 2017
Friday 4:53 pm
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>>24796

You completely missed the point. It's not about "self-aggrandising" and it's not about the alcohol, it's about the process that led you up to drinking the alcohol in the first place.

Even if you want to take the utterly simplistic case of someone who's drinking too much, the "fix" (as if there could ever be such a thing) isn't simply to stop drinking alcohol. All that stopping drinking will do for that person is take them back to who they were before they started drinking, which is to say the exact self same person who started drinking in the first place with all of same problems and reasons that they had before. Basically you're back to square one except now your liver hurts and all your friends think you're a prick. Thus the cycle of misery and addiction.

Thanks for sharing your utterly sophomoric thought processes with us anyway, cupcake.
>> No. 24801 Anonymous
21st April 2017
Friday 9:19 pm
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>>24799
If it's not about that, then why were you talking about wolf and sheep? Clearly he's functional when he's not drinking. It's also obvious that he was depressed post-binge, which is normal. I was just trying to reassure the guy that no, he's not really a psychopath or a bad person, that's the result of him drinking, whereas you seem to be doing the opposite and encouraging him to drink on top of that.

Despite his claim now that it's not the alcohol that does it, he's been doing better since he stopped. I think that speaks for itself. Now if you'll excuse me, a four-pack of tennants super in the offie is calling my name.
>> No. 24802 Anonymous
21st April 2017
Friday 10:21 pm
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>>24801
Oh, uh..I didn't meant to imply I'd stopped. I haven't. I actually just got a litre of gin.
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21st April 2017
Friday 10:27 pm
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>>24802
Then I retract what I said in light of new information.

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>> No. 79922 Anonymous
10th November 2016
Thursday 2:41 pm
/pol/79922 UK election 2020
This man is going to be the next UK Prime Minister and it's going to be fucking awesome.
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>> No. 82175 Anonymous
21st April 2017
Friday 7:09 pm
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>>82165
Wikileaks is just a publisher with a strong level of control from leakers on when the information they share can be released. Beyond that its just speculation, I mean you wonder what the Russians could offer with good reason because its not like they can stage a rescue.

>>82170
Who is going to replace Dimbleby when he retires anyway? It seems like the BBC is going to have a real problem in a few years time not just with him but also Andrew Neil.
>> No. 82176 Anonymous
21st April 2017
Friday 7:46 pm
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>>82175

>Who is going to replace Dimbleby when he retires anyway?

Andrew Marr?
>> No. 82177 Anonymous
21st April 2017
Friday 7:53 pm
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This man is going to replace David Dimbleby, and it's going to be fucking awesome.
>> No. 82178 Anonymous
21st April 2017
Friday 8:34 pm
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>>82176
Huw Edwards was lined up to do the election in 2020, and is still the preferred successor for election night. I could see Marr taking on QT. He has the tenor to chair the debate and the hands to point at the audience members. John Humphrys has filled in before but he's only a few years younger than Dimbleby. Based on his performances on Newsnight, I'd keep an eye on James O'Brien.

My personal theory based on observations in 2010 and 2015 is that Dimbleby is actually dead and has been replaced by a robot. There's no way a 77 year old could have kept going from 10pm to 6pm with only a couple of hours sleep in the middle.
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21st April 2017
Friday 10:22 pm
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Oh Christ here we go again. Brace yourselves, lads.

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>> No. 82141 Anonymous
20th April 2017
Thursday 2:06 pm
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Lads.

I'm considering joining the Conservative party.
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>> No. 82146 Anonymous
20th April 2017
Thursday 5:33 pm
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Sad!
>> No. 82147 Anonymous
20th April 2017
Thursday 6:15 pm
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Okay.
>> No. 82150 Anonymous
20th April 2017
Thursday 6:33 pm
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>>82144

I have a shirt in exactly that tartan.
>> No. 82151 Anonymous
20th April 2017
Thursday 6:50 pm
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>>82150
To match the wife, eh Phil?
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21st April 2017
Friday 9:41 pm
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>>82144
If you ask really nicely it's one of these

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>> No. 1795 Anonymous
27th May 2011
Friday 6:32 pm
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ITT: Workplace annoyances.

I'll get the ball rolling - having to bring in pastries on your birthday. I know it's cheaper if people bring their own in on their birthday instead of chipping in every time someone in the office has a birthday, but it's still fucking annoying having to fork out on your birthday.
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>> No. 11269 Anonymous
21st April 2017
Friday 2:24 pm
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>>11268
Have you tried asking her?
>> No. 11270 Anonymous
21st April 2017
Friday 2:37 pm
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>>11268
>her

I gave up on trying to understand my last female boss because it wasn't worth it.
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21st April 2017
Friday 4:42 pm
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>> No. 11272 Anonymous
21st April 2017
Friday 4:55 pm
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>>11268

https://rachelbythebay.com/w/2013/06/05/duck/
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21st April 2017
Friday 5:51 pm
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>>11271

This post is good but you should mention it is a dilbert comic. If you could make that change that would be great.

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>> No. 409155 Anonymous
23rd March 2017
Thursday 2:08 am
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So my friend and I went into a KFC tonight to get out of the rain until it hit 12 and our money went in.

No sooner than I'd got my mobile out to use the WiFi some black kid comes over and pretends to want to know the time. My spidey senses were tingling so I put my phone in my inside pocket, zipped up my jacket and told him it was half eleven.

He then proceeds to ask us our names and asks if we are the police and what we are doing there if we aren't eating. My knob of a mate tells him we are waiting to get paid. Kid then starts trying to push drugs on us, which I declined saying I don't use, which was a lie but anyway.

Then he fucking says that he doesn't like white people chilling near him and says "look what I've got" lifting up the flap of his jacket pocket revealing a fucking razor sharp filleting knife.

I instantly got up to leave and my idiot mate hadn't even noticed so I had to drag him away.

I'm fucking livid. Imagine if a white person had done the same to him or another black person? There'd be cries of dolphin rape.

BROKEN BRITAIN

This really has lessened my opinions of blacks even further.
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>> No. 409757 Anonymous
19th April 2017
Wednesday 2:20 am
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>Are you telling me it doesn't smack at all of fiction to you?
I've had very similar experiences myself.
>>409740
>Dodgy cunts come in all colours.
People alone aren't the problem really. It's crowds. Ruminate on that before you reply asking something stupid.
>> No. 409773 Anonymous
19th April 2017
Wednesday 1:38 pm
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>>409757

>What's worse: a crowd of whites or a crowd of laplanders?
>What's heavier: a tonne of bricks or a tonne of feathers?

Bore off you belligerent bigot.
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20th April 2017
Thursday 10:48 pm
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>>409773
>bigot
Your words have no power over me.
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21st April 2017
Friday 5:53 am
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>>409799

Are you saying you are not "One who is strongly partial to one's own group, religion, race, or politics and is intolerant of those who differ."?
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21st April 2017
Friday 9:41 am
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>>409800

He can say he's not until the cows come home. I'm not a fan of this recent trend to declare everything that might step outside the boundaries of social conduct as "racist" but tarring anybody that isn't white with the brush of inferiority as it were is textbook bigotry and just not very nice really. Have a word with yourself, >>409799

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>> No. 409787 Anonymous
20th April 2017
Thursday 6:30 pm
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I took this quiz about aspostrophes and thought of you lads.

http://play.bbc.co.uk/play/pen/gwcv37b8rq

Will you accept the challenge?
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>> No. 409794 Anonymous
20th April 2017
Thursday 7:46 pm
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>>409791
Same. Fuck them.
>> No. 409795 Anonymous
20th April 2017
Thursday 8:12 pm
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>>409791
I didn't think that rule was limited to Biblical names.

"I have James' pen" looks more correct than "I have James's pen" to me by far.
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20th April 2017
Thursday 10:09 pm
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>>409791

I don't get why "Jesus' crash helmet" is acceptable but "Richard Harris' spats" isn't. Why do those biblical bastards get special treatment?
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20th April 2017
Thursday 10:11 pm
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>> No. 409798 Anonymous
20th April 2017
Thursday 10:14 pm
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>>409796

http://www.grammarbook.com/punctuation/apostro.asp

Apparently both are acceptable.

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>> No. 75779 Anonymous
20th July 2016
Wednesday 1:55 pm
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The Liberal Democrats have started a consultation process on what the parties next manifesto should look like. Its open to non-members and I thought everyone could benefit from you lads giving views.

https://libdems.getfeedback.com/r/jKh47Fw8

It asks an interesting question: What would you spend £2 billion on?

I thought about putting the money towards adult education programs. Things like the Open University are fundamentally good ideas that gives people who otherwise can't study because of career and family commitments the chance to learn new skills and achieve lifelong learning. It sounds non-controversial but I'm sure there is ample chance to start a cunt-off on that idea.

Another interesting question is that it asks whether the Lib Dems should focus on staying in the European Union or on what Brexit should now be. An interesting option given the party is fervently pro-EU and I wonder what will fill the vacuum if its abandoned.
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>> No. 82121 Anonymous
19th April 2017
Wednesday 7:03 pm
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>>82120

>Tim Farron: I don't think being gay is a sin

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-39644939
>> No. 82123 Anonymous
19th April 2017
Wednesday 7:16 pm
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>>82121
It only he'd given a straight answer to Channel Four last night.

They'll be asking him whether women who have abortions are sinners next.
>> No. 82127 Anonymous
19th April 2017
Wednesday 7:26 pm
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>>82121
You never know he might get away with it. All he needs is for Corbyn to say something daft as usual.
>> No. 82128 Anonymous
19th April 2017
Wednesday 7:31 pm
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>>82127

No, Corbyn's problem is that he doesn't really say much of anything. I think people thought they were getting one of those grandstanding European socialist types, but he's just not that guy.

Sage for wrong wonk.
>> No. 82153 Anonymous
20th April 2017
Thursday 6:59 pm
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>Farron 'welcomes challenge' of fish finger
>Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has said he "welcomes the challenge" posed by 'Mr Fish Finger', who has pledged to stand against him in the General Election.
>However, the Westmorland and Lonsdale MP told ITV Border he is "more of a chips and mushy peas man".
http://www.itv.com/news/border/2017-04-20/farron-welcomes-challenge-of-fish-finger/

The man of God goes up against the man of Cod.

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