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  1. 16 hours ago, Beerqueen said:

    I went to our local festival this weekend - Farmer Phil's.  What a wonderful little festival (as always).  Loads of little known but talented bands, some larger but still talented bands, (but one crap band who I predict won't be invited back - they didn't go down well - if you want to know look at the line-up, guess and I don't think you will be wrong).  Great company and  cheapish real ale.   Dancing in the fields with a beer in hand and seeing familiar faces was wonderful.  And I am now completely knackered.  Roll on next year - I absolutely love that festival - small but beautifully formed.

    I was there for the first time over the weekend well actually from the Tuesday will defo be back next year.

    Parking next to your tent is a game changer especially as I was there with 5 kids.

    I thought Doctor and the Medics and a Ska Burst were the highlights musically, wood fired pizza's were also cool nom nom

    I would love to know the band you thought were awful, T'Paul brought the crowd down most of who seemed to leave me included a shame as they followed the great high energy set from Ska Burst as I mentioned above.

  2. 3 hours ago, DeanoL said:

    Finished this book over the weekend - highly recommended if you're interseted in an overview of what the government got wrong at various points: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Failures-State-Inside-Britains-Coronavirus/dp/0008430527/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2LDSCJ4381IMB&dchild=1&keywords=failures+of+state&qid=1623058968&sprefix=failures+of%2Caps%2C225&sr=8-1

    I just bought this from your recommendation promises to be a essential but depressing read thanks, I think 🙂

  3. 12 hours ago, mattiloy said:

    Before Labour even contemplates the possibility of winning an election the ghost of New Labour that currently haunts the party needs to be exorcised once and for all, including half the PLP. The rules need to be changed to enshrine the dominance of members over any other branch of the party in internal affairs.

    I would love to see this happen, but I don't see it too many have a vested interest in the status quo 😞

  4. 1 hour ago, Fuzzy Afro said:

    The left can’t afford to split the vote so they need to coalesce around a single unity candidate who can unite centrists and left wingers

    In a similar way had the party unified around Corbyn he likely could have formed a government in 2017

    1 hour ago, Fuzzy Afro said:

    My gut feeling is Andy Burnham is a better option than Keir Starmer, despite both being soft left Brownites. Burnham is just a better man of the people. 

    I totally agree with this although not a huge fan of Andy Burnham he might be what Labour need, good luck prising him away from Manchester though.

  5. Just now, steviewevie said:

    Must feel very worthy, but with our electoral system the split vote on the left just helps the Tories stay in power .

    Good one and before 8am 🙂

    Probably true but currently there is no way I could see myself voting for Starmer.

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  6. 12 hours ago, mattiloy said:

    His strategy was avoidance and submission regards the false antisemitism smears from that and culminating in Corbyn's sacking. And look to Israel now and see the effects of the world being too shit scared to call out apartheit for what it is. The latter also triggered a mass exodus of labour members (apparently nearly 200k have left since late 2019, not all shown up in official figures yet because the only way to cancel your labour membership is to cancel your direct debit and you only fall off their official figures after 6 months of not paying your DD and they only release the official figures once yearly in their annual report). 200k members paying upto around 60 quid a year is a lot of moolah. Also I believe Unite stopped giving them any cash after the Corbyn incident. They've had some shady strings very much attached cash from dodgy Blair era donors but he's fucked it tbh

    The quickest way to leave The Labour Party or any political party is to join another one, this is how I left The Labour Party I joined The Green Party and cancelled my direct debit.

  7. 24 minutes ago, steviewevie said:

    My partner/girlfriend/missus/her-indoors/definitelynotmywife would not have been able to go to work, she was hit pretty hard by side effects for a few days. But then she's a weak, insipid female.

    I really really hate posts like this...

    I mean who starts a sentence with the word "But"

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  8. 4 minutes ago, steviewevie said:

    My kid's secondary school has been pretty good. They try and keep kids in same bubble as much as possible, and when any kid tests positive the kids in bubble have to do the self isolate thing. They stagger times so corridors and eating areas are less busy. They have hand sanitiser everywhere. Kids wear masks when not in class. Teachers keep distanced from kids. Windows and doors are kept open...so kids have been told to wear coats as going to get cold this winter!

    Very similar story at my kids school

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