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eFestivals last won the day on June 12 2010

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  1. Sad times

    the vfestival.com domain has now been redirected to the virgin website.
  2. General News Discussion

    Corbyn's angry about housing, while McD runs off a big list of faults with the budget and doesn't mention housing at all. As far as it goes and given it's the tories, this was a good budget with a reasonable (in general terms) expansion of spending, and without (as far as I've noticed so far) any big bung towards the rich. The most disappointing thing I've spotted - and not mentioned by McD (not sure if C did) - is the rise of the NMW, which looks like the '£9ph by 2020' thing is being pulled back on even tho it's still an ahead-of-the-average increase.
  3. General News Discussion

    Listen, don't mention brexit! Corbyn mentioned it once, but I think he got away with it all right. So! PMQs is all forgotten now, and let's hear no more about it. So, that's two egg mayonnaise, a prawn Goebbels, a Hermann Goering, and four Colditz salads.
  4. General News Discussion

    There's no quick fixes. Hammond might not be doing enough quickly enough for many people's likings, but I'm far from sure Jez would manage anything quicker. It's not something where you can click your fingers and have all of the necessary bits in place to cause immediate change. The tories have (at last) noticed that things need doing and they're doing them (some, at least), which is an improvement to be welcomed. And do bear in mind: there has never been an easy step onto the house ownership ladder. The prices might have been different in the past, but so were interest rates.
  5. General News Discussion

    nope, but the UK works to UK ideas, and the US works to US ideas. And i'm aware of quite a few instances of US (and Canadian) politicians remaining in a political race when there's been a scandal surrounding them. Back to what you quoted of Trump - "He totally denies it" - it might be going a bit further than required, but it's still a version of "innocent until proven guilty". Which you were inviting comparison of against Trump's comment on an instance of admitted guilt. They're not the same. You presented a shit argument. When Trump is such an easy target for good arguments. (not that I think the good arguments work any better in the places they need to count, but that's another thing. This argument exposed your own desire to declare trump the devil about anything, even when his comment is more appropriate for a President than what you think he should be saying).
  6. General News Discussion

    you or I am one thing, the leader of a country quite another. Do you think May or Corbyn should be standing on the steps of Downing Street and using words which condemn the unconvicted as guilty? Trump might be treating him as not-guilty for the reasons you think, but that doesn't make your attack on him when he's treating the not-guilty as not-guilty anything that's good. Go at him when he's doing clear wrong - there's endless targets - and not when he isn't. Otherwise you're acting with the same prejudice you accuse him of.
  7. General News Discussion

    it seems like fiscal Phil has a sense of humour. Love this dig at Cameron's mate...
  8. General News Discussion

    it's not necessarily brexit. Or all brexit, anyway. The UK's growth was already slowing before the vote, and no mature economy is going to consistently out-perform the growth of other mature economies (unless they land a super-special one-off, such as oil finds might be; there's no exceptionalism anywhere). And the UK has tended to not be in-step with the up/down cycles of European economies. With the UK having (comparatively) steamed thru the last 5 (ish) difficult years, it's no surprise to see it slow and at a time when the EU economies are starting to bounce back.
  9. General News Discussion

    no, I'm saying you pointed out a difference that wasn't the damning difference you want to regard it to be. Unless anyone accused of anything should be regarded as guilty.
  10. General News Discussion

    That would be one way that overcomes some of the issues, but on the other side leaves self-defined genders unrecognised - which simply isn't acceptable to most of those pushing for an updated law. Maybe there's too much (or not enough) emphasis being put on 'self-defined', because a lot of the issue is really about how others define (for more than only bigoted reasons). Nor do I - but they do need to be part of the consideration. A law that gives rights via self-identification alone is not making that consideration.
  11. General News Discussion

    president stands up for 'innocent until proven guilty' shocker? Whatever Trump might be and for whatever reasons, you can't really pull him up on treating those two instances differently, because they are quite different. And you can't condemn him to deciding to give the benefit of the doubt to the unconvicted, unless you're happy for no benefit of the doubt to be given to anyone ever, so that accusation = guilty. Get a better argument.
  12. Football 17/18

    wow! :blink: As it's not (apparently) bullshit that he has cancer, I can only admire his management skills, and his confidence that it would boost his team and not destroy them further. Best of health to him, and I hope it's something he gets past.
  13. Mad Cool 2018

    good work!
  14. Football 17/18

    Moreno, again. But don't forget, Sevilla are a good side, not beaten at home for a year. Liverpool could have been 2-1 down after about 15 minutes, without much of that being due to defensive cock-up (instead, cos Sev are decent!). Still shouldn't have let that happen, but ho-hum. ----- interesting stats (from memory) said by the commentator last night: James Milner: 100 games for Liverpool, many as sub, about half as left back.... 14 goals. 31 assists. 198 chances created. Not bad for an old freebie!
  15. Queens Of The Stone Age @ Finsbury Park

    it's Community Festival on the Sunday. Brief details here:- http://www.efestivals.co.uk/festivals/community/2018