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13 Sep 2020, 3:36 am

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I imagine the red-faced gammon brigade don't like reading about Anglo-Saxon origins. "What, us, descended from European immigrants? Nonsense!" So it's not a popular subject for popular history books.... (The history section in my local library would be better termed the "World War section.")


My Irish brother in law says its because its to avoid stoking celtic nationalism



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13 Sep 2020, 3:41 am

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I wouldn't blame COVID-19 not wanting to see soccer hooligans again


Good point.. I’m embarrassed about being English when we go abroad.

I’d imagine there’s millions and millions of people across Europe dancing in the streets at the thoughts of no drunken English footie hooligans traipsing around Europe for the foreseeable future



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13 Sep 2020, 8:01 am

^Most definitely.

We are drunks and yobbos.

We also come across as thinking we are superior since brexit.

I wonder how else we can isolate ourselves from Europe?



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13 Sep 2020, 8:14 pm

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I'm a 50 year old man who just spent ten minutes standing outside Sainsbury's crying quietly because I was to scared to go in even tho I have my sunflower lanyard, my disabled bus pass, and a letter from my specialists.

All I wanted is some cola.

I feel pathetic.


Wakefield is really nice though? I doubt anyone will say or do anything there. It's mostly just old people and families.

Sainsburys also tends to be full of posh people because it's expensive. If anything they would just help you.

Good luck for next time.


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24 Oct 2020, 11:49 am

Don't forget to put back your clocks, UK people! I was expecting it to be in a week's time (ie 31 Oct), but in fact that would be next month, as the change occurs at 02.00 am (ie it would be on 1 Nov). So it's tonight, ie tomorrow!!

Are you following this?

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25 Oct 2020, 2:16 am

hah, been wasting some time but its only 8 in the morning now
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26 Oct 2020, 12:32 pm

I seem to be sleeping better since the time change.

Shorter days seem to suit - I have had more energy lately.

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04 Nov 2020, 8:59 am

I've got the feeling that in years to come, the UK's pandemic response will be viewed as our version of the Petrobras scandal that implicated half the Brazilian Parliament. Similar whiff of corruption, cronyism and money-laundering taken to ridiculous extremes.


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09 Nov 2020, 9:14 am

I dread to think what will be written about these times.

However, we still have plenty of wonderful people in the world to put things back in place and to heal us.

Safety in numbers.



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09 Nov 2020, 9:15 am

Getting rid of Trump gives us a fighting chance.

Does anyone think that Boris Johnson changed a little for the better because he got COVID severely?



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09 Nov 2020, 9:23 am

Not so sure about that, but he does have a new baby and looks pretty knackered.



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09 Nov 2020, 9:23 am

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Getting rid of Trump gives us a fighting chance.

Does anyone think that Boris Johnson changed a little for the better because he got COVID severely?


No. If anything he has somehow managed to become even worse at his job.

As said in another thread, I wouldn't be surprised in the least if we had a new PM by next summer. By many accounts, the 1922 Committee are less than impressed with him, unsurprisingly.



I have bumped the old UK politics thread for this^ kind of chat



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09 Nov 2020, 9:30 am

Hope people had a happy socially distanced Guy Fawkes Night!



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09 Nov 2020, 9:30 am

What is happening is way beyond his abilities.

I wonder who who would be able to bring us through these difficult times?

Could Kier bring us more security and hope?



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09 Nov 2020, 9:32 am

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Hope people had a happy socially distanced Guy Fawkes Night!


There were plenty of fireworks around here as usual - in gardens.



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09 Nov 2020, 9:34 am

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kraftiekortie wrote:
Getting rid of Trump gives us a fighting chance.

Does anyone think that Boris Johnson changed a little for the better because he got COVID severely?


No. If anything he has somehow managed to become even worse at his job.

As said in another thread, I wouldn't be surprised in the least if we had a new PM by next summer. By many accounts, the 1922 Committee are less than impressed with him, unsurprisingly.



I have bumped the old UK politics thread for this^ kind of chat


Good move, it is about time.