Discussion in 'UK politics, current affairs and news' started by treelover, Jun 23, 2010.
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And no - that form of wording does not appear in the indictment.
I know we're supposed to find anything the Guardian does sickening, but are you really pulling them up for not restricting their headline to the precise wording of the indictment?
Theresa May at risk of Commons defeat as Labour shifts on Brexit
Cut the filler and get to the real issues: the Cabinet were at Chequers for an awfully long time - didn't they get really hungry? Did they have to bring their own sandwiches? Did they order take-away pizzas? We want answers!
Thank god for that.
I’ve never known my times tables. Frankly, who needs them? | Peter Bradshaw
as usual the reason why people learn up to the twelve times table - auld money - ignored.
The only good thing you can say about this cavalcade of smug bullshit is that the first picture seems to be satirising the rest of the article: pretentious waffle.
Some good stuff in there, but Assassination Custard wtf? Barleyesque innit
Moules Britannia: why are celebs flocking to Café Rouge in Highgate?
Because it’s where they all live. Now fuck off.
Will Ed Sheeran inspire more men to wear engagement rings?
Sub-headline uses the ‘word’ “man-gagement”.
Enough evidence there to blow up Guardian Towers.
"We've already raised that $100k we opportunistically grubbed heroically called for to help us 'break the cycle of gun violence' via a y'know, totes different set of jolly holidays important articles calling for more gun control laws from our unique faboo liberal writers which you deffo won't have seen before. But we're going to leave the fund open for reasons."
Because we're all stupid and don't know to wear a coat and gloves when it gets cold.
Aidan Moffat put it better than me, music is all about being picked up by major labels seemingly. Pure raging re his comments on Eugene from the Vaselines.
They're raging btl about the dismissal of the mighty Melvins - rightly.
They have a piece about class not being dead written by an Oxbridger - a day after a piece saying that the establishment no longer existed, or was dying.
They (The Melvins) should call their next album Middling.
Jonathan Franklin who spent years sighing and rolling his eyes at Chilean student protesters now reckons they're great. #gloryhunterbollix
Chile student protest leaders send support to Florida gun campaigners
They're just all over the place.
Comment is free but facts are sacred - that's why The Guardian doesn't need to wait for the facts to change before it changes its mind.
On the rolling news thing they have a short piece about rough sleepers and the dangers they are currently facing. Directly underneath it is another piece entitled Let them eat potato, parsnip and porcini gratin ... folllowed by some Nigella Lawson bollocks.
People with actual jobs. Lots of people with actual jobs need maths.
I agree, and not exclusive to the employed either. Anyone who's ever had a credit card or a mortgage ought to be able to cope with fractions in the percentage form. Money exchange of just about any sort requires arithmetical skills, or at least rewards those who can audit any automation.
I agree with that article tbh. Times tables are symbolic for Tory “back to basics” bollocks; while obviously it’s useful to be able to multiply stuff out in your head casually, you can learn it quickly in jobs where it matters, and there shouldn’t be national tests on it. Also it has no relevance to actual maths at all. The article makes it clear that it’s not about numeracy but about surface rote learning.
Full disclosure: I have to count out lots of times tables in my head. I’m generally pretty good at maths though.
Polly Toynbee would quite like it if Sinn Fein would stop being so awkward and swear allegiance to the Queen:
Come to parliament, Sinn Féin, as saviours of Ireland – and Britain | Polly Toynbee
Mentioned in the brexit thread yesterday Fozzie, but needs to be captured here too - just
They should all stroll up to the gates, then say "No Polly, we don't want to come in. Everybody has 5 minutes to get out." The old ones are the best. Guaranteed about 25 RTs on Adams's twitter.
Oops! I am behind on that one.
In Meghan Markle, will Britain get a sleeping beauty or our first woke princess? | Gaby Hinsliff
This journo does seem to be worse than the norm, amazingly.
She's the oxbridge daughter of possibly the worst ever actor to have a long running character in corrie - Dangerous Don Brennan.
Shoehorning 'woke' into every other article is so jokes, like anybody speaks like that irl.
lolz, top factoid
he was rubbish tbf ( though not easy playing 2nd fiddle to one of the minor greats of Corrie )
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