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    EU Referendum: The result and aftermath...

    So lovely to see someone move the argument from “all leavers are racist” to just “only most of them are”. I’m glad you lost and I’m glad many of the Remainers on here are unhappy. You deserve to be. I don’t intend on contributing to this area of the forum any longer. Enjoy your mud slinging...
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    Flybe problems - did they take rail improvements into account?

    Sounds like a great plan if you want to live in the Stone Age. Won’t happen and can’t be enforced. I’ll simply go to Amsterdam on the train and fly from there instead (incidentally increasing the number of sectors flown!). Also as a dual national I’ll get a double allowance! Drinks all round.
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    Is Delay Repay unfair?

    This is not complicated at all; TPE foot the whole bill for the cost of the delay in your case. £20.33.
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    New Railcard for Veterans...............

    It is a publicity stunt, but not all publicity stunts are bad. Also, many people have difficulty agreeing with anything the Tories do. Boris Johnson could stand on the street corner handing out fivers and people would ask him why it wasn't a tenner. Sure, it's a publicity stunt, and a...
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    EU Referendum: The result and aftermath...

    The general problem prior to the referendum was that people who said they wanted less immigration and a more defined and sovereign nation state (as opposed to free movement and being subject to the EU and the whims of representatives elected from places utterly different to Britain) were derided...
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    Football

    Weird isn't it? There's a myth that the standard this year is poor. It isn't; actually there isn't a single terrible side in the league and they pretty much all take points off one another.
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    Football

    Sky Sports' YouTube channel described the result as an "upset". There are only four points between the two sides!
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    EU Referendum: The result and aftermath...

    And that is fine. Gut instinct and ideas about national identity among other things are perfectly valid reasons to cast a vote, and each person's vote is as good as another's. The relentless pursuit of "oh show me where YOU actually got affected in a MATERIAL way by the EU" is a redundant...
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    Next Labour Leader - Confirmed as Keir Starmer

    Starmer remains the bookies' favourite to win the contest: https://m.skybet.com/politics/labour-party/event/18330164 I haven't heard much about his vision to be honest and can't see how he can match Johnson. I've heard him talk about "social justice" and "climate justice" and that's really been...
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    Next Labour Leader - Confirmed as Keir Starmer

    Indeed and I rather suspect that's why she went live on Mumsnet last night to commit the final act of irrelevance. No other candidate has been daft enough to punch the beehive. It does look increasingly likely that Labour will be out of power for a considerable time. I've cooled a lot on...
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    Next Labour Leader - Confirmed as Keir Starmer

    Looks like Jess Phillips is about to withdraw from the leadership race, having committed seppuku by going on Mumsnet and insisting to the mums that trans women are women.
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    Scottish Independence

    Although the EU’s spending on infrastructure is one of the main reasons for Ireland’s prosperity post-1990, Ireland joined the EEC in 1973 and was poor for quite some time after that. Scotland and Ireland can’t really be compared; Ireland was a predominantly un-urbanised and agrarian society...
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    Socialism vs Capitalism

    You could always reply. I mean, it’s not like you just went on Wikipedia and looked at a list of Norwegian state-owned companies and posted them like it made any sort of point without understanding the context, is it? I mean, while we’re posting Wikipedia articles, here’s the list of British...
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    Socialism vs Capitalism

    People don’t care for evidence. Haven’t you been paying attention for the last few years? People generally make political decisions based on ideation and feeling rather than looking at OECD statistics.

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