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  1. General News Discussion

    Incidentally a lot of the comments Guido's pulled are from DiS which I've always found to be one of the friendliest corners of the interweb!
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    ...13 years ago maybe. Are you the same person you were 13 years ago?
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    I've definitely been guilty of the same on the past though less so as I've got older. Slightly coloured by the fact I recently sat in a meeting with both Tory and Labour MPs and it was the red half of the room that came across as utterly childish and entitled.
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    Goodo!
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    I heard a rumour Arron Banks is going to bankroll a new party fronted by Farage...
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    I get that there is infighting. What I'm saying is that when it comes to the crunch it appears that the Tory party are better at coming together, right now. I was born in the 80s so I can hardly comment on what they might have done in the past . It's just an opinion and hardly an earth shattering one at that. The original post came off the back of the way the Tories handled some of the hiccups at conference - they very quickly put on a united front behind May when the knives could have really come out (and had been out on the run up to conference). I'm struggling to work out what's offended you?
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    Pragmatism, not ruthlessness. In times of trouble Tories bind together, whereas Labour in the past couple of years only seems to fracture and fall apart.
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    I don't mean ruthless - I mean I think backbench Tory MPs are more likely to make concessions for the good of the party if it looks like their stance is going to tip the balance of power. Whereas Labour are much more factional and appear less likely to come together when the tide of public opinion turns against them. I think I'm actually praising Tory unity but I can't quite believe it myself
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    I also think any variance in response can also be attributed to the way both stories came out. Trump's was recorded audio, Weinstein's are from victims. And a glance at any comments section is full of victim blaming "well some people will do anything for fame so it's their own fault" type comments. The ire directed at Gwyneth Paltrow especially - see Toby Young's article in the spectator yesterday.
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    Other than Weinstein's own public statements (via his reps) I've not seen a single "it's okay he's seeking treatment" comment from the media.
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    Not illegal, but ill advised over multiple generations. In any case I'm not sure there's any evidence for families "dumping" relatives with disabilities. The nature of marrying within the family usually means there's a big support network available. It's not a trend I've seen mentioned before.
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    @zahidf I assume it's this kind of thing that he's getting at - https://www.google.co.uk/amp/www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/marriage-between-first-cousins-doubles-risk-of-having-baby-with-life-threatening-birth-defects-8686232.html%3Famp "Only one per cent of unions in the UK are between cousins, but in Bradford that figure is much higher – 18 per cent of unions, and 37 per cent of those within the Pakistani community." The actual rates of genetic abnormality among children of first cousins are still fairly low (though still double the national average) but I think latest stats are Pakistani mothers are having more children. It would take a much better statistician than I to work out the numbers of births affected.
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    Surely that depends who you follow? My twitter feed has very much been full of outrage, and the major news outlets all have it on their front page.
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    On point 9, some years ago I was doing an analysis of data collected by midwives which included where there was a familial relationship between mother and father and it was astronomically high in Pakistani communities. No idea what he's on about re:social dumping but the point on disability caused by close familial breeding (and subsequent costs to public services) does need to be given some thought. I'll try and dig them out.
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    It struck me recently that the Tories will do whatever they can to retain power (including abandoning their principles if necessary) whilst the left goes for principles over power. I'm not sure which I most admire.
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