Discussion in 'UK politics, current affairs and news' started by treelover, Jun 23, 2010.
none more loyal than the guardian
He's watched one too many war movies
Mason has literally turned into Phil Space.
The guardian catering to all your needs for opinions on winter: The winter solstice isn’t a relief: it marks months of dashed hopes to come | Jenny Colgan
I can't help suspecting Mason's self image is very much along the lines of
wheras the reality is somewhat closer to
NOW I HAVE BECOME GRAUNIAD, DESTROYER OF WORLDS
Margaret Atwood: the unlikely style soothsayer of 2017
Yeah because knocking down vast swathes of Manchester to host politicians would go down SO well.
Is there anywhere in the British media which which isn't sycophantic to one anachronistic family?
The Guardian view on Prince Harry: the monarchy’s best insurance policy | Editorial
An apology for youthful indiscretion:
If most students never end up earning enough to pay back the fees, then what benefits are they enjoying exactly?
Also, one can be in favour of abolishing uni fees and be in favour of better funding for vocational/non-university education.
Strange, almost like there might be models of this outlandish scenario in the recent past or in other far off lands.
"Clegg’s knighthood, which was widely reported in advance, is set to be particularly controversial among leave supporters, given his continued campaigning in favour of EU membership and his new book How to Stop Brexit."
yes thats why Cleggs knighthood will prove controversial you myopic book-plugging lib dem rimming cunts
It sounds like a go’er. The new houses of parliament would not have to be right in the city centre. Trafford Park would be ok.
Not been up there for years but I recall plenty of open space going down the M62 from the M6. I think it’s a good idea to move the houses of parliament up country somewhere.
I think it's vital to help redress the huge regional inequality in the UK, which is much worse than any other equivalent nation. London can remain the financial hub of the country, like New York is with the US, but move Parliament to Birmingham, Manchester or Leeds. Not least MPs should have to deal with public transport infrastructure outside London.
Move it to Redcar, plenty of space in the old steelworks.
Manchester is rapidly becoming nu-London, and whilst it has its benefits (like my job), it's pushing up prices for normal people and doing nothing for the rest of northern England, or indeed, anywhere but London and Manchester. Regional inequality needs to be addressed by actual redistribution, not just creating a second consolidation of wealth and facilities. So Parliament would be better put somewhere that isn't already doing OK.
Hull, Coventry or Liverpool then? I do agree that there are larger problems and it's not the whole solution, of course. It'd be a start.
somewhere in the midlands. Theres shit transport and post industrial decline here as well. And its handy to everywhere else in the country by dint of being in the very middle. So, Northampton would be a perfect spot.
Lutterworth. Just off the M6/M1/A14 and it would really piss off my racist step sister.
Put it in Corby imo
Too confusing once London is re-named Corbyngrad sometime in 2019.
Alan Moore would have an amazing meltdown. So I'm all in favour.
In books parliament always moves to harrogate
An amusing article by the not terrible George Monbiot, but definitely illustrates the perils of talking to journalists.
Lefty science fiction thread --------->
Do they stack rank their authors' pictures in from less pretentious first to most last?
And the punchline.
Fucking hell, what a twat
I backed Owen Smith against Jeremy Corbyn. But I regret it now | Zoe Williams
A navel gazing, awkwardly-shuffling non-apology, 18 months after noone paid attention anyway. Presumably she gets paid twice for being wrong.
yeah i was going to post that. no recognition that she is part of a bubble world who were uniformally and repeatedly wrong about corbyn and still cant grasp why he won - twice - , why owen smith was such an obviously shit candidate and why corbyn did so well in the general election.
Whereas us plebs called it right. Maybe recruiting all your staff from the oxbridge chumocracy isn't the best strategy if you want people who have a vague clue about what actually goes on outside of your little glee club.
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