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Johnny Yesno

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Re: The best responses to the coronavirus
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2020, 12:05:38 AM »

Sebastian Cobb

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Re: The best responses to the coronavirus
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2020, 12:09:46 AM »
I thought they were the guys in timpsons!

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Re: The best responses to the coronavirus
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2020, 12:20:08 AM »
Boris Johnson - after being exposed to a particularly severe case of it, he is on course to make a full recovery!

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Re: The best responses to the coronavirus
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2020, 07:22:59 AM »

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Re: The best responses to the coronavirus
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2020, 07:32:11 AM »
Fucking hypocrite

Re: The best responses to the coronavirus
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2020, 07:59:38 AM »
Boris Johnson - after being exposed to a particularly severe case of it, he is on course to make a full recovery!

Yes, showing far more fortitude and strength of character than all those bloody shirkers who just took the easy route and died.

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Re: The best responses to the coronavirus
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2020, 08:09:31 AM »
oops

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Re: The best responses to the coronavirus
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2020, 10:23:48 AM »
My friend who works at M&S alerted me about this, which (as far as I can see) hasn't been publicised at all:
https://www.retailgazette.co.uk/blog/2020/04/ms-staff-pay-rise-full-pay-furlough-plastic-face-shields/

Furloughing is voluntary - M&S staff on furlough will get 100% pay (rather than 80%) and shop floor workers who stay get a 15% pay rise. 

Re: The best responses to the coronavirus
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2020, 10:31:35 AM »
Where are Jess Phillips, Ed Streeting and Stella Creasy

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Re: The best responses to the coronavirus
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2020, 10:33:59 AM »
Does anyone care?

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Re: The best responses to the coronavirus
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2020, 10:39:00 AM »
Higher quality Maitlis: https://twitter.com/ed_son/status/1248021250267656192

Lovely sentiment.

Shame we've got a gang of dead-eyed psychopaths in charge of putting any of it into practice.

Re: The best responses to the coronavirus
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2020, 11:56:45 AM »
just because a journalist has said something true for once rather than being like sarah vine and endlessly apologising for the government we're all supposed to gush with cum are we?

oh wow you did your fucking job and said something vaguely empathetic well done maybe you could criticise the fucking useless "yah british spirit" lame-ass libertarian fuckup way this has been handled and we might be getting somewhere.

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Re: The best responses to the coronavirus
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2020, 12:46:32 PM »
just because a journalist has said something true for once rather than being like sarah vine and endlessly apologising for the government we're all supposed to gush with cum are we?

oh wow you did your fucking job and said something vaguely empathetic well done maybe you could criticise the fucking useless "yah british spirit" lame-ass libertarian fuckup way this has been handled and we might be getting somewhere.

Some people are easily swayed by shiny things

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Re: The best responses to the coronavirus
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2020, 01:16:35 PM »
Good things aren't good, they're just things with a deficit of badness, you bootlickers.

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Re: The best responses to the coronavirus
« Reply #15 on: April 09, 2020, 01:21:43 PM »
Seth Myers' videos about Trump's dreadful response to the coronavirus aren't bad: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OozvkPVI7LI

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Re: The best responses to the coronavirus
« Reply #16 on: April 09, 2020, 04:26:27 PM »
Cummings clearly rang Maitlis from the tapestry room just before Newsnight began and, between coughs, told her that she needed to shift the narrative. Just another zero being added to the chess match dimensions.

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Re: The best responses to the coronavirus
« Reply #17 on: April 09, 2020, 05:04:38 PM »
just because a journalist has said something true for once rather than being like sarah vine and endlessly apologising for the government we're all supposed to gush with cum are we?

oh wow you did your fucking job and said something vaguely empathetic well done maybe you could criticise the fucking useless "yah british spirit" lame-ass libertarian fuckup way this has been handled and we might be getting somewhere.

Well, if she's an establishment stooge, then it indicates that the establishment have realised that the shit has really hit the fan, which is also pleasing.

I mean, c'mon, this is from the FT, ffs:


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Re: The best responses to the coronavirus
« Reply #18 on: April 09, 2020, 05:06:43 PM »
Cummings clearly rang Maitlis from the tapestry room just before Newsnight began and, between coughs, told her that she needed to shift the narrative. Just another zero being added to the chess match dimensions.

I wish people wouldn't misunderstand the threat that is Dominic Cummings. The man's a psychopath, who would be the first to tell you that he's not smart and that you'd be an idiot for believing he is.

He has won every campaign he has been involved in.

Re: The best responses to the coronavirus
« Reply #19 on: April 09, 2020, 06:30:02 PM »
Well, if she's an establishment stooge, then it indicates that the establishment have realised that the shit has really hit the fan, which is also pleasing.

I mean, c'mon, this is from the FT, ffs:
because they know they're even they're in trouble

i do appreciate the sentiment of Matlis' script (and I guess she wrote it herself) but the centrist "stunning and brave" reaction to a person saying some things on a news programme, it's as hollow as tories clapping the nhs

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Re: The best responses to the coronavirus
« Reply #20 on: April 09, 2020, 06:56:31 PM »
It is rich that Maitlis is embedded in privilege and has used her time on the BBC largely to entrench that privilege. There's more than an ambivalence to hearing her say stuff like this, there is a sort of sick feeling like your own identity has been robbed and paraded around by an imposter.

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Re: The best responses to the coronavirus
« Reply #21 on: April 09, 2020, 07:11:35 PM »
Oh dear. Has Yesno failed the ideological purity test? And he thought he was being right on in posting that link (for what it's worth, I enjoyed it, in a righteous sort of way).

Re: the FT. It's always had a reserve of left-leaning writers happy to endorse socialist policy. There even a bloke a few years back banging on about Marx and why we all need to revisit him. It's not as if they're suddenly stepping out of character by promoting public sector investment.

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Re: The best responses to the coronavirus
« Reply #22 on: April 09, 2020, 07:15:02 PM »
It shows what a bad state the world is in when a post where I'm taking the piss by suggesting Dominic Cummings told Emily Maitlis to say what she did is viewed as me being serious.

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Re: The best responses to the coronavirus
« Reply #23 on: April 09, 2020, 07:30:03 PM »
Well, if she's an establishment stooge, then it indicates that the establishment have realised that the shit has really hit the fan, which is also pleasing.


I'm sure the fact doing so no longer risks validating a left-controlled opposition is just a crazy coincidence.

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Re: The best responses to the coronavirus
« Reply #24 on: April 09, 2020, 08:05:02 PM »
It shows what a bad state the world is in when a post where I'm taking the piss by suggesting Dominic Cummings told Emily Maitlis to say what she did is viewed as me being serious.

Don't be silly. I didn't think that. It's just that the N-DEE CHESS thing rubs me up the wrong way because it totally fails to understand the threat posed by that psychopath.

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Re: The best responses to the coronavirus
« Reply #25 on: April 09, 2020, 08:06:33 PM »
I'm sure the fact doing so no longer risks validating a left-controlled opposition is just a crazy coincidence.

Perhaps. Or maybe it's evidence that we're still more of a threat than we think we are and that leaving the Labour party is a terrible idea.

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Re: The best responses to the coronavirus
« Reply #26 on: April 09, 2020, 08:10:07 PM »
because they know they're even they're in trouble

Yes, that's my point.

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i do appreciate the sentiment of Matlis' script (and I guess she wrote it herself) but the centrist "stunning and brave" reaction to a person saying some things on a news programme, it's as hollow as tories clapping the nhs

It's more useful than clapping the NHS, though. The more the kind of thing Maitlis said gets amplified, the more difficult it is to row back from.

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Re: The best responses to the coronavirus
« Reply #27 on: April 09, 2020, 08:14:13 PM »
By the way, another thing that rubs me up the wrong way is this 'ideological purity' bollocks. I understand the scepticism here and I'd never accuse you lot of that. I'm advocating the opportunism of celebrating and amplifying the messages we want to hear. It's what our enemies do and it works.

Re: The best responses to the coronavirus
« Reply #28 on: April 10, 2020, 06:04:10 AM »
Totally agree, Johnny. It's important not to be so cynical as to shit on a positive step because you're so used to doubt and fatigue.

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