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#31
Off the Record / Re: Brexit and the waning days...
Last post by Richard Hakluyt - Today at 04:38:23 PM
4000 jobs lost in my home town of 26,000 people and the death of the culture I was brought up in.

Very painful but also inevitable.
#32
Off the Record / Re: Brexit and the waning days...
Last post by Tamas - Today at 04:36:43 PM
Quote from: Barrister on Today at 04:34:32 PM
Quote from: Sheilbh on Today at 12:09:00 PMYeah - I was also under the impression that the Daily Telegraph broadly thought Mrs Thatcher was a good thing. Perhaps they're re-evaluating.

I think you can be pretty pro-Thatcher, and think closing money-losing coal pits was a good idea, while still acknowledging it had a huge impact on some communities...

Yes but then you cannot be The Telegraph.
#33
Off the Record / Re: TV/Movies Megathread
Last post by Barrister - Today at 04:36:00 PM
Quote from: Josephus on Today at 03:41:02 PMFunny thing about Agatha Christie is that I remember being a huge fan of her stuff, especially the Poirot novels, when I was a pre-teen.
A year or so ago, I was watching a PBS documentary on her by Lucy Warsley, and I thought, you know what, Josephus, maybe I should re-read those books.

So I started off with the aforementioned Mysterious Affair at Styles (Poirot's first case) and couldn't get past half of it. It was dry, really boring characters, etc etc.

I tried a few others but meh...couldn't get into them.

If you do read one, though, I do recommend The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (my favourite Poirot book,).

And then Curtains, Poirot's Last Case, has a neat little twist.



My mother was big into murder mysteries when I was a kid, so I would read some of hers as well.  Generally enjoyed Agatha Christie and the like.

Not sure I have a huge desire to go back to them.  But then again in general I have little interest in reading about crime these days if I don't have to.
#34
Off the Record / Re: Brexit and the waning days...
Last post by Barrister - Today at 04:34:32 PM
Quote from: Sheilbh on Today at 12:09:00 PMYeah - I was also under the impression that the Daily Telegraph broadly thought Mrs Thatcher was a good thing. Perhaps they're re-evaluating.

I think you can be pretty pro-Thatcher, and think closing money-losing coal pits was a good idea, while still acknowledging it had a huge impact on some communities...
#35
Off the Record / Re: Brexit and the waning days...
Last post by Tamas - Today at 04:32:23 PM
Fair enough although I'd propose you do your own version of "they are all the same" if you feel you must dislike a far-left provocateur because you dislike far-right ones.
#36
Off the Record / Re: Brexit and the waning days...
Last post by Sheilbh - Today at 04:26:29 PM
Quote from: Tamas on Today at 04:17:39 PMBut what is the damage? That he rallies against participation in politics? Haven't noticed it but then again I am not a closely following fan.
I think anti-politics is bad - I think more than a side that would be my worry from Russian or anyone else's disinformation is trying to corrode people's belief in the possibility of political change or the importance of politics. The "plague on both their houses", "they're all the same" etc - a sort of level of corrosive nihilism that anything in politics could ever matter. And the reason I mention Russia is because I think that is a bit part of Putin's Russia - absolute de-politicisation.

So he does hate Tories and Farage. But he also has big goes at Starmer for being so insipid, the left for being too woke and censorious etc. As I say if he was American he'd be a slightly left-y version of Joe Rogan (or, say, the Chapo lot) and the NYT would be nowhere near him.

My view is that I'd likely have a problem with a right-wing equivalent, so I should have an issue with the left-wing version too.
#37
Off the Record / Re: Russo-Ukrainian War 2014-2...
Last post by Tamas - Today at 04:20:05 PM
Perhaps publishing this just after a narrowly avoided country-wide bank run doesn't help his case.
#38
Off the Record / Re: Brexit and the waning days...
Last post by Tamas - Today at 04:17:39 PM
Quote from: Sheilbh on Today at 04:15:06 PMExactly :P

He hates the right people and makes money out of anger. Remind you of anyone? :P

But what is the damage? That he rallies against participation in politics? Haven't noticed it but then again I am not a closely following fan.

#39
Off the Record / Re: Elon Musk: Always A Douche
Last post by HVC - Today at 04:15:12 PM
I don't know how they can do something so obviously against the interest of a company and not face any consequences.
#40
Off the Record / Re: Brexit and the waning days...
Last post by Sheilbh - Today at 04:15:06 PM
Exactly :P

He hates the right people and makes money out of anger. Remind you of anyone? :P