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Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 16th June 2022, 06:56 AM
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Posted By Worm
David Allen Green has done a post about this -...

David Allen Green has done a post about this - seems to have been, at least partially, about Trade issues, specifically steel, but not all the information is available.
...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 29th May 2022, 05:56 AM
Replies: 2,190
Views: 61,571
Posted By Worm
This is broadly true, however I think it misses...

This is broadly true, however I think it misses the point.

You were going 74mph by your speedo. But because speedomoters vary - you may have actually been going faster, so would be over the wider...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th May 2022, 08:00 PM
Replies: 2,190
Views: 61,571
Posted By Worm
ah yes, another one of those bans that never...

ah yes, another one of those bans that never actually happened.

The EU required pint glases to have the CE mark on, but in no way prevented glasses from having the crown mark as well.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 25th May 2022, 10:00 AM
Replies: 2,190
Views: 61,571
Posted By Worm
"I accept full responsibility" has come to have...

"I accept full responsibility" has come to have pretty much the same status as "I apologise if anyone was offended".

A statement with the appearance of seriousness and contrition, but with...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 24th May 2022, 03:02 AM
Replies: 2,190
Views: 61,571
Posted By Worm
Peter Bone is never slow to stick his oar in, but...

Peter Bone is never slow to stick his oar in, but he rarely says anything of real consequence. He holds some record as one of most 'active' members of parliament in terms of speeches and questions,...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 20th May 2022, 05:47 AM
Replies: 2,190
Views: 61,571
Posted By Worm
Many moons ago I worked for Scottish Borders...

Many moons ago I worked for Scottish Borders Council, and the SNP councillors did just that - they boycotted the subsidised lunches laid on for Councillors, and bought their lunch in the canteen like...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 19th May 2022, 05:17 AM
Replies: 840
Views: 15,831
Posted By Worm
I had a similar experience, growing up in a small...

I had a similar experience, growing up in a small town (not far from Bristol actually). Going to university in London was a revelation for me, that I am ever-grateful for.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 19th May 2022, 05:08 AM
Replies: 840
Views: 15,831
Posted By Worm
That's not the point I was making. You said it...

That's not the point I was making. You said it was your job to pass on your culture to yor children. So what about those of us without children? What about orphans? What about collective...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 19th May 2022, 04:20 AM
Replies: 840
Views: 15,831
Posted By Worm
Firstly, I think you might need to widen that to...

Firstly, I think you might need to widen that to not prioritise the individual. I'm not saying I totally agree with th esentiment, but even if I did, I think you need something more like

It's...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 19th May 2022, 02:16 AM
Replies: 840
Views: 15,831
Posted By Worm
Oh damn, I'm English and my wife's Scottish. ...

Oh damn, I'm English and my wife's Scottish. Completely different cultures. I'm part of the problem!! Awooga!
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 18th May 2022, 04:05 AM
Replies: 840
Views: 15,831
Posted By Worm
The 90's, the East End (Tower Hamlets) and south...

The 90's, the East End (Tower Hamlets) and south (Southwark). Hardly nice or rich areas. Not that it matters.



"Still, at the end of every hard-earned day, people find some reason to...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 18th May 2022, 03:38 AM
Replies: 840
Views: 15,831
Posted By Worm
And that isn't my experience at all. I have...

And that isn't my experience at all. I have lived in a wide variety of places in the UK, from London to a tiny rural community in Scotland, and my general experience isn't of ghettos and tension. ...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 18th May 2022, 03:20 AM
Replies: 2,190
Views: 61,571
Posted By Worm
oh no - but he's [Redacted]. How will we survive...

oh no - but he's [Redacted]. How will we survive without his valuable leadership?

Please do not name the MP in question as this could leave the forum open to civil action
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 18th May 2022, 03:11 AM
Replies: 840
Views: 15,831
Posted By Worm
I think you misunderstand what makes me sad.

I think you misunderstand what makes me sad.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 18th May 2022, 02:46 AM
Replies: 840
Views: 15,831
Posted By Worm
Quite possibly, but that's not what you said. I...

Quite possibly, but that's not what you said. I was just making sure.




Frankly, this whole thread makes me quite sad, but if I'm going to be sad, I'm going to be sad with accurate statistics...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 18th May 2022, 02:35 AM
Replies: 840
Views: 15,831
Posted By Worm
Just for accuracy - that first chart shows GROSS...

Just for accuracy - that first chart shows GROSS immigration peaking at about 600k. It shows NET migration at about 300k - same as the government figures also linked (313k).
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 17th May 2022, 08:32 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 1,621
Posted By Worm
Oh absolutely true, and I happily raise my hand...

Oh absolutely true, and I happily raise my hand to any charge of not fundametally understanding what raising a child is like, because I've never done it.

However I do come from a large family with...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 17th May 2022, 08:21 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 1,621
Posted By Worm
'Having two parents is fundamentally easier for...

'Having two parents is fundamentally easier for the parents' really goes back to my chicken-and-egg thinking - is it 'easier' because that is the way that societal systems are set up? I honestly...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 17th May 2022, 07:51 AM
Replies: 3,606
Views: 307,380
Posted By Worm
and that is also true in those other countries...

and that is also true in those other countries where these games are available. Oh no wait, it absolutely hasn't. Still, never let facts get in the way of a good argument.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 17th May 2022, 07:46 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 1,621
Posted By Worm
Oh, almost certainly not. Really I should just...

Oh, almost certainly not. Really I should just have put 'traditional fmaily structures' or something, but was trying to be clever as usual :)
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 17th May 2022, 07:31 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 1,621
Posted By Worm
I was going to weigh in , but I'm honestly not...

I was going to weigh in , but I'm honestly not sure I can be bothered - it's just wearisome.

Mum + Dad + 2.4 children has gone the way of the dinosaurs. 'Family' is now (and to some degree,...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 17th May 2022, 06:41 AM
Replies: 2,190
Views: 61,571
Posted By Worm
Yeah, my iniital query with those figures was...

Yeah, my iniital query with those figures was about geographical correlations. Not miuch help with there being a load of vacancies in Central London if all the unemployment is in Carlisle.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 12th May 2022, 04:09 AM
Replies: 2,190
Views: 61,571
Posted By Worm
Michael Spicer (The Room Next Door) also did his...

Michael Spicer (The Room Next Door) also did his take :)

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Forum: USA Politics 12th May 2022, 03:55 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 6,869
Posted By Worm
I just wanted to check that this was what you...

I just wanted to check that this was what you actually meant to type, because it seems like a rather startling standpoint. But c'est la vie I guess.

My views on public education are not going to...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 11th May 2022, 06:52 AM
Replies: 958
Views: 171,354
Posted By Worm
He Used Thought as a Wife. An Anthology of Poems...

He Used Thought as a Wife. An Anthology of Poems And Conversations (From Inside) by Tim Key

From the ever-magical mind of Tim Key, a collection of poems and dialogues with friends etc. during...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 5th May 2022, 09:17 AM
Replies: 2,190
Views: 61,571
Posted By Worm
My mate who lives in Wandsworth just said pretty...

My mate who lives in Wandsworth just said pretty much the same thing. He's resorted to putting a note on the door saying "We've already voted."
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 2nd May 2022, 06:06 PM
Replies: 2,096
Views: 75,966
Posted By Worm
Starting to see reports that a leaked draft...

Starting to see reports that a leaked draft opinion has SCOTUS moving to striking down Roe vs. Wade

https://www.politico.com/news/2022/05/02/supreme-court-abortion-draft-opinion-00029473
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th April 2022, 12:04 PM
Replies: 2,190
Views: 61,571
Posted By Worm
And the reason he had to do the interview in the...

And the reason he had to do the interview in the flat, rather than the office, was that there was another party going on in #10 for someone who was leaving.

So many parties to avoid, life must...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th April 2022, 06:07 AM
Replies: 2,190
Views: 61,571
Posted By Worm
BBC are reporting that the Tories are...

BBC are reporting that the Tories are invesigating claims that a Tory MP watched porn while in the chamber of the Commons.

If that turns out to be true, they should be sacked for sheer stupidity. ...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 26th April 2022, 09:17 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 8,105
Posted By Worm
Very much the same for me. I actually saw the...

Very much the same for me. I actually saw the film twice on day of release because I was so drawn in. Wasn't until much later that I realised that is was all built on nonsense.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 12th April 2022, 06:12 AM
Replies: 2,190
Views: 61,571
Posted By Worm
Ah balls - you're right. No business until next...

Ah balls - you're right. No business until next week. I guess by then either something else will have been forced into view, or someone will be thrown under a bus as a sacrafice.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 12th April 2022, 06:07 AM
Replies: 2,190
Views: 61,571
Posted By Worm
Is Boris back from his Ukraine jaunt? If so,...

Is Boris back from his Ukraine jaunt?

If so, I guess PMQs tomorrow will be a bundle of fun :)
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 30th March 2022, 08:54 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 5,024
Posted By Worm
"black people have less control of their emotions...

"black people have less control of their emotions and are more prone to violence" is not a stereotype that I'm aware of. I've certainly never seen anything phrased that way. I haven't seen any...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 23rd March 2022, 07:12 PM
Replies: 449
Split Thread: The Challenger Disaster
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Posted By Worm
Started reading the 'hypothesis' on the...

Started reading the 'hypothesis' on the Manchester bombing, and had to stop because it just made me too angry.

You have no concept of how emergency services respond to major incidents, no...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 17th March 2022, 03:56 AM
Replies: 2,190
Views: 61,571
Posted By Worm
For 'impractical' read 'has a chance of actually...

For 'impractical' read 'has a chance of actually impacting one of our chums'
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 10th March 2022, 03:32 AM
Replies: 2,190
Views: 61,571
Posted By Worm
As long as the press stick on the right side of...

As long as the press stick on the right side of 'this is what was said in the House' compared to 'this is accurate information', then it's a bit of a non-issue.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 8th March 2022, 06:58 AM
Replies: 2,190
Views: 61,571
Posted By Worm
It's very much too little, too late. The...

It's very much too little, too late.

The real investigation should be into how earlier allegations did not result in a similar conclusion. It's not like Bercow was whiter-than-white up until now.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 8th March 2022, 06:03 AM
Replies: 2,190
Views: 61,571
Posted By Worm
Mmm.. not quite, because he is no longer an MP. ...

Mmm.. not quite, because he is no longer an MP.

They've said that had he still been a Member of Parliament, they would recommnded his expulsion - I guess trying to be clear how seriously they take...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 22nd February 2022, 07:47 AM
Replies: 449
Split Thread: The Challenger Disaster
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Posted By Worm
Christa McAuliffe signed up for a national...

Christa McAuliffe signed up for a national project to inspire students in STEM and space exploration. She went through a rigorous selection programme involving 11,000 candidates, a week long medical...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 11th February 2022, 03:18 AM
Replies: 2,190
Views: 61,571
Posted By Worm
'Unique'? How is it unique? Millions of people...

'Unique'? How is it unique? Millions of people have been working from home, and managed to not have a party while doing it.

Even if you could argue that his situation is unique - that his home...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 10th February 2022, 12:10 PM
Replies: 2,190
Views: 61,571
Posted By Worm
Early bird etc. ;)

Early bird etc. ;)
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 10th February 2022, 11:59 AM
Replies: 2,190
Views: 61,571
Posted By Worm
Being reported that Cressida Dick will step down....

Being reported that Cressida Dick will step down.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-60340525
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 9th February 2022, 06:27 AM
Replies: 3,489
Views: 232,634
Posted By Worm
To be fair, that question said the picture showed...

To be fair, that question said the picture showed him 'surrounded by alcohol and food'; which is...somewhat of an overstatement.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 8th February 2022, 06:37 AM
Replies: 3,489
Views: 232,634
Posted By Worm
The Haunted Pencil (JR-M) appointed "Minister for...

The Haunted Pencil (JR-M) appointed "Minister for Brexit Opportunities and Government Efficiency" whatever the hell that means. Talk about made-up job titles.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 4th February 2022, 02:54 AM
Replies: 3,489
Views: 232,634
Posted By Worm
I see the usual placatory nonsense is going on...

I see the usual placatory nonsense is going on around Government circles.

Boris has acted like Boris. While some of the details may be surprising or even shocking, overall, I'm not sure that...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 2nd February 2022, 07:42 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 5,256
Posted By Worm
I am in no way qualified to judge or comment,...

I am in no way qualified to judge or comment, just wanted to link to some comments from David Baddiel, who has written a book recently around anti-semitism

Link to interview in Tweet, I can't find...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 31st January 2022, 08:04 AM
Replies: 3,489
Views: 232,634
Posted By Worm
At first read, it's a hamstrung report, but Sue...

At first read, it's a hamstrung report, but Sue Gray appears to have done her best to not pull too many punches. In particular I quite liked this section:
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 28th January 2022, 06:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 457
Posted By Worm
We used the app to help fool my neice when the...

We used the app to help fool my neice when the ISS went over on Christmas Eve. Great stand-in for Santa's sleigh :)
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 25th January 2022, 05:57 AM
Replies: 3,489
Views: 232,634
Posted By Worm
I've always been slightly puzzled by this. I...

I've always been slightly puzzled by this. I understand there can be certain issues with 'interfering' with police investigations, but is there a specific legal issue with Sue Gray's report being...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 25th January 2022, 04:19 AM
Replies: 3,489
Views: 232,634
Posted By Worm
Would it be cynical of me to think it very...

Would it be cynical of me to think it very convenient that Sue Gray's report will be delayed while the Met investigation is ongoing?
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