Discussion in 'UK politics, current affairs and news' started by treelover, Jun 23, 2010.
i think they have to have an alter ego at the very least
Most of them do, but not all, like Thor (in the movies, at least) and also she might well have a different name to hide under in the next film. She's super and she's a hero and the rest is window dressing
Just for a change, this is actually pretty good: The long read: Portugal's radical drugs policy
TBF the long read articles are often good. Decent one on the Pope vs RC church and on academic publishing
Wealthy Londoners call in Christmas decorators for up to £80,000
In today's Gruaniad there's a big profile of Arlene Foster, which includes none other than Eoghan Harris vouching for her non-bigot status!
I don't know if the G. genuinely don't know what sort of head-the-ball Harris is, but I hope they don't know, because if they did they'd know that he was the last person to be considered an honest judge of whether or not any NI unionist is a bigot.
(He's a renegade Republican turned sticky Stalinist turned born-again Empire Loyalist - and given what I've heard from people who've met him over the years, he's not the full shilling either).
Latest steaming pile of horseshit from Cohen in a hatefest for leftists new and old:
What would it it take for Labour’s moderates to revolt? | Nick Cohen
It's a really fantastic piece, you can almost hear him crying into his fourth glass of Chardonnay as he types.
Has he stopped switching to vodka after the third glass of wine, then? Probably the vodka reminded too much of when he was actually a bit left-wing.
Spectator column by the end of the decade, you mark my words. Maybe sooner.
Had no idea he wasn't already writing for the Spectator.
He blogs for The Spectator apparently...
Nick Cohen - Wikipedia
He does as well, I actually didn’t know that - Author: Nick Cohen | The Spectator
He seems to have written the same article for them last year too. What Labour needs now is a takeover by real left-wing radicals | The Spectator
Their token 'leftwinger' no doubt .
Other opinion columnists, and lets face it not the hardest job in the world in the first place, must look very enviously at Nick Cohen's lot. Man just churns out the same article over and over.
That's unfair. He sometimes varies the paragraph where he starts Corbofrothing (TM)
This whole piece seems to be a several hundred word attempt to get into Pseuds Corner.
I like the way he glosses over having written/starred in 2013s Blurred Lines by implying he learned to respect women by watching his partner birth/look after their child. Of course some terribly, terribly cynical folk might say this epiphany came a bit late on, given that his first child was born in 2008 and his (no doubt deeply held) conversion to feminism just so happened to come after a massive global backlash against some rapey lyrics he'd penned.
His and Hugo's break-out hit was Got Your Money, a song about a pimp and one of his prostitutes.
A cracking tune, mind you.
Tbh music and misogyny seems to be like football and homophobia — we all know it's rampant and horrible, but no-one wants to be the one to stop the show.
A challenge for John McDonnell: move the capital up the M1 | Jonn Elledge
Brexit is putting me off this whole ‘will of the people’ idea | Matthew d’Ancona
Matthew D'ancona puts me off the idea of people in general.
He's a prime example of someone with zero ability to actually write doing very well by simply spoon feeding middle england partially reconstituted knee-jerk bullshit.
When he moans about certain phrases being thoughtlessly parroted in pro-brexit circles you get the Impression he's actually only upset because none of his own catchy soundbites ('visceral collectivism' anyone?) ever seem to catch on. This must be because the proles are stupid, there's no other explanation.
yeh it's always the way that things journos would in other circumstances support, they deplore when their cause is losing
What the fuck Paul Mason?
In a dangerous world, nations divided by class have historically relied on the best-educated, richest and highest-trained people to think strategically on their behalf; not just the politicians, but the top lawyers, central bankers and civil servants. If they do that in times of crisis, as Orwell did in the second world war, you can forgive daft hats at Ascot and the crazy rigmarole of regimental dinners.
The British elite is at war with itself – on a scale we’ve never seen before | Paul Mason
Think it's intended as a sort of "this is the deal as envisaged by the dominant portion of our collective national psyche" thing rather than his personal view. Which is obv ridiculously simplistic but does have a persuasive ring given the fact Boris and Rees-Mogg are senior in Britain's most powerful political party rather than curios in a circus show titled The Victorian Experience.
Personally I was more busy rolling my eyes at his visions of what a Corbyn government can realistically achieve.
Yeah, what Rob Ray said. But it's just a terribly written piece of nonsense from start to finish. Obviously just bashed out X words for the editor.
Tbh mostly we've been led by the stupid, feckless and reckless
This year’s crop of hypersentimental war movies remind us of why elites are useful: Kenneth Branagh as the naval commander in Dunkirk, stoically managing the evacuation; Julian Wadham as General Montgomery in Churchill, showing the calm leadership qualities that made the real-life Monty a hero to many of his soldiers; Gary Oldman as Churchill in Darkest Hour.
This world of cigarette smoke, woollen tank tops and deference is living memory for older people, but seems so alien to the young that it can be readily fictionalised using a few conventions. The main convention is that the British elite never loses its cool.
This, by Mason, reads like a Matthew d'Ancona column. It's bizarre, he's headed for mysticism here...
Younger, hipper, cooler: Harry and Meghan's engagement photos herald a new era of royal portraiture
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