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arcade fireman last won the day on February 20 2016

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  1. General News Discussion

    The problem with the train thing was this: There are real problems with overcrowding on certain routes in this country. There's also issues with rip off fares for commuters, annual price rises going far above RPI etc etc. So yes, Corbyn would have been right to draw attention to problems with the railways. However, he did so by presenting a situation where he claims he needed to sit in the vestibule due to the train being "ram packed". He did this whilst on the service of the train company who stands to lose out the most from his proposed railway nationalisation and who have a vested interest, indeed a prerogative in showing him up to be wrong. The train wasn't ram packed. He could have sat various places and Virgin released the images showing many empty seats (which even if reserved he could've sat in). This should have been foreseeable and it was just really poor politics. It detracted from the various good points he could've made. And he should've known that particular route wasn't a particularly bad one for overcrowding as it was - had he done this on a Southern Rail route or a Transpennine route up north no one could have argued the point. It doesn't really matter that much anyway as subsequently an election was called, the Tories made mistakes several magnitudes worse than the train incident and JC picked up his game too so it didn't affect things. But the criticism was to be expected - from the right wing it's their prerogative to pick any hole they can in his argument, and from the Labour side you can see why many were exasperated he ended up making himself look like an idiot which detracted from the important message.
  2. General News Discussion

    Don't know why we're still going on about the train thing but that was clearly a publicity stunt. That whole empty carriage he walked past might have had some reservations on, but the train had just left London and you're quite clearly allowed to sit in reserved seats if no one is sitting in them (as long as you vacate them if asked). Very unlikely that whole carriage just impromptu decided to go to the shop/toilet all at the same time and far more likely there were a fair few unfilled reservations. I believe the next stop was Leeds or York. There was absolutely no need for him to sit in the vestibule.
  3. General News Discussion

    I'd argue otherwise actually. Rees-Mogg would be far more preferred by grassroots Tory members than Tory MPs. In the Tory leadership process he'd need to make it to the final 2 whittled down to even be put to Tory members. I can't see him having nearly enough support within the party. Whereas under the Labour system there could be a huge grassroots movement amongst Tory members to have him lead the party and it would only need a few Tory MPs to back him.
  4. LCD Soundsystem....

    I'm moving back there after 4 years in the UK (I'm British though), last time I was there from 2012-14 things were more expensive but not this much more! Libertines in Melbourne is costing me $89 which is 50 quid...
  5. LCD Soundsystem....

    I just paid $150 AUD to see them in Melbourne....that's 85 quid
  6. LCD Soundsystem....

    They're touring Australia/NZ in February next year if anyone's gonna be around there for that. Sign up to the Frontier Touring presale. Got mad envy at All Points East line up as I won't be in UK anymore but delighted they're playing Australia again!
  7. General News Discussion

    Miliband was ahead by 12-14 points at one stage. Opposition parties traditionally have done better between parliaments and then the government has closed the gap as the election draws in. Last time was remarkable because it turned that trend completely on its head, but now the public are seeing Corbyn in a more traditional sense as a potential PM rather than an underdog I wouldn't be surprised if we revert back to a similar trend. Especially if and when the Tories get a new leader.
  8. it was ticketday last year today ......

    It's been quite nice to not have that stress, especially as last year we missed out on both coach and general - had to wait six agonising months to see if we'd get to see Radiohead on the Pyramid...
  9. Nick Cave

    Would be great to see him get a good length Other Stage headline spot in the dark rather than the fairly short Pyramid sub headliner where he's playing half to another bands fans.
  10. Nick Cave

    God damn, I'm jealous of you guys who still have this magnificent show to look forward to.
  11. Nick Cave

    I predict we will be seeing that kid headlining the Pyramid Stage in 2037. How the hell did he know Nick Cave's entire back catalogue by heart? I thought I was cool for buying No Surprises on cassette as a 12 year old....
  12. LCD Soundsystem....

    Would've loved to have got Losing My Edge in Manchester!
  13. Kingsman Scene at Glastonbury

    Is your son or daughter 12?
  14. The National

    I really enjoyed loads of the new songs. The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness is an absolute beast. Guilty Party was the highlight of the new ones agreed, not even one of my favourites on the new record but really does sound excellent live. First time seeing them so I didn't know how much of a monster they turned Terrible Love into live. 23 song set list though - cracking value!
  15. LCD Soundsystem....

    I don't know of an act whose gigs go by so quickly. Whenever I see them they play decent length sets but last night felt like it was over in the space of half an hour.
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