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Wales just played an outstanding game to beat Belgium 3-1 in the quarter-finals of Euro 2016. At half-time Alan Shearer pointed out that the Welsh team came up exactly the same way as the English team. There's just something wrong with England… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by Celsius1414, vbfg
MeFi comment - 4 minutes ago

That's probably the clearest, most believable vision of the future I've heard yet. [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by rifflesby, effbot, Mister Bijou
MeFi comment - 12 minutes ago

At the moment it seems like the Government promised the people a pony, and the people came back and said Yes, please, they'd like a unicorn, and then the Government realise they lived in a tiny apartment and had nowhere to keep a pony anyway, and… [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by Autumn Leaf, happyroach, GenjiandProust, zachlipton
MeFi comment - Almost an hour ago

So now everybody is competing with each other as to which colour unicorn they're going to give the people. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by happyroach, GenjiandProust
MeFi comment - An hour ago

Sigh. Yes, sorry. The way I was thinking isn't explicit and is a bit convoluted and hasn't been expressed before, but: The problem with England is that the whole country is treated as an extension of London, and that all the politicians really… [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by MattWPBS, vbfg, rory, longbaugh
MeFi comment - 3 ¼ hours ago

It's like "First They Came" was an instruction manual. Just put little boxes at the beginning of each line and check them off one by one. [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by figurant, tobascodagama, longbaugh
MeFi comment - Almost 6 hours ago

Margaret Thatcher didn’t cause Brexit – but Brexit will bring back Thatcherism [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by lalochezia
MeFi comment - 6 ¼ hours ago

They could at least have used them on him. [more]
favorited 10 times, recently by sumdim, comealongpole, figurant, zachlipton, ursus_comiter, lalochezia, Pendragon, motdiem2, longbaugh, rory
MeFi comment - 7 hours ago


Blog entry about yesterday's European Parliament meeting by Vytenis Andriukaitis a.k.a Facepalm Man* * Lithuanian former surgeon who was born in a Stalin-era labour camp who was being told he'd never had a job. Garage is a national humiliation… [more]
favorited 20 times, recently by MikeKD, mfu, joedan, adamgreenfield, salix, standardasparagus, IanMorr
MeFi comment - 8 hours ago

With a fucking cannon. [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by grahamparks, vbfg, plep
MeFi comment - 8 hours ago

Who wouldn't be a raffish Stuart rather than a tedious Hanover? [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by Secret Life of Gravy, longbaugh, Capt. Renault, cell divide
MeFi comment - 9 hours ago

Found on J.K. Rowling's Twitter: A letter to Jeremy Corbyn from ‘the poor’ you wear as a badge Wow. (I read the first Harry Potter book years ago, and watched half the first movie and hated it. And now I'm following J.K. Rowling on… [more]
favorited 8 times, recently by biogeo, ZeusHumms, smithy, frumiousb, Hairy Lobster, plep, HandfulOfDust, Doktor Zed
MeFi comment - 12 hours ago

This wasn't selling the family plate, though - they've been doing that since the early 80s, this was... ... What was this? What the fuck was this? [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by MattWPBS
MeFi comment - 14 hours ago

So, a lot of people won't want to vote for the Tories, and definitely won't vote for UKIP. Who do you suppose their votes will go to if not Labour (and at this point I'd say probably not Labour)? I wondered this morning whether it was useful to the… [more]
favorited 13 times, recently by Secret Life of Gravy, mfu
MeFi comment - 14 hours ago

In a way I kind of wish Thatcher had hung on for a couple more years to watch a Tory government destroy everything she stood for through sheer vanity and incompetence. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by vbfg
MeFi comment - 15 hours ago

Yes. We're living in the time between when we drop the mug and the moment it smashes on the floor, not yet broken, but no longer really whole. There still seems to be a possibility that it might just float. That comment was about the Labour party,… [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by rollick, plep, progosk, smithy, Static Vagabond, vbfg
MeFi comment - 16 hours ago

Are you involved in a plot to get that comment linked to a million times or something? [more]
favorited 13 times, recently by skybluepink, motty, paduasoy, zachlipton, futz, biffa, Superplin, Ivan Fyodorovich, Pyry, Joey Michaels, effbot, vbfg, MattWPBS
MeFi comment - 19 hours ago

Constitutional expert declares referendum to be a draw I don't see it playing, really, but it's another can of petrol to dump on the fire. Everybody seen the Vine of Gove clapping? [more]
favorited 7 times, recently by scruss, We had a deal, Kyle, introp, angrycat, Johnny Wallflower, zombieflanders, My Dad
MeFi comment - 23 hours ago

The Untied Kingdom [more]
favorited 7 times, recently by Smart Dalek, Too-Ticky, Nice Guy Mike, mazola, Joey Michaels, motdiem2, lalochezia
MeFi comment - Yesterday

Could it be like those glam rock bands, where different members have gone on tour with sets of ringers? So we could have Jeremy Corbyn's Labour and we could have Yvette Cooper's Labour and so forth. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by rosswald
MeFi comment - Yesterday

The inevitable venerable meme trundles into view: Boris Johnson's HQ as the EU referendum result comes in. [more]
favorited 20 times, recently by SecretAgentSockpuppet
MeFi comment - Yesterday

Tweet from Tom Newton Dunn of The Sun: "A text arrives from a senior Team Boris figure: "Gove is a c*** who set this up form start". This is going to be bloody." [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by daq, Hactar, threetwentytwo, pixie, MattWPBS
MeFi comment - Yesterday

"Shame" called in Lords as UKIP bench call for EU nationals to be used as hostages in discussions with Brussels Dear fucking god. I literally have no words for this perambulatory ordure. Using people as hostages?… [more]
favorited 12 times, recently by mfu, rorgy, malocchio, skycrashesdown, plep, rifflesby, ob1quixote, urbanwhaleshark, biogeo, Flitcraft, Catseye, lalochezia
MeFi comment - Yesterday

By the way, I don't know if anyone else got it, but the regular YouGov questionnaire the other day included the question "If there were to be a national emergency, who would you prefer to take over? a) The Queen; b) The Police; c) The Army; d);… [more]
favorited 11 times, recently by comealongpole, litleozy, Homeboy Trouble, Joey Michaels, une_heure_pleine, skycrashesdown, effbot, kariebookish, MattWPBS, popcassady, Catseye
MeFi comment - Yesterday

Prob. mentioned before, but: The UN declares the UK’s austerity policies in breach of international human rights obligations. Poss. Can't be mentioned too often. Fuckers. [more]
favorited 12 times, recently by ZeusHumms, emptythought, a fiendish thingy, angrycat, rory, rifflesby, skybluepink, motty, paduasoy, Just this guy, y'know, tobascodagama, Hairy Lobster
MeFi comment - Yesterday

Yes. The whole thing is unravelling. I quite like history. In its place. In books. In my face, not so much. [more]
favorited 15 times, recently by ZeusHumms, IanMorr, longbaugh, rory, MattWPBS, prune, Ilira, Capt. Renault, great_radio, lalochezia, motty, quonsar II: smock fishpants and the temple of foon, frumiousb, ob1quixote, Just this guy, y'know
MeFi comment - Yesterday

I think the point is that if you know that what you say will be misinterpreted, you should probably be more careful than that about what you do say, particularly on such an occasion. A few bland platitudes would be enough. If the response to that is… [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by litleozy, sourcejedi, MattWPBS, zachlipton, Azara, Mocata
MeFi comment - Yesterday

The land of the setting sun. [more]
favorited 9 times, recently by Hactar, adamgreenfield, plep, InsertNiftyNameHere, cyrusdogstar
MeFi comment - Yesterday

Time to read some Yeats. Were it not for the fact that he was Irish, I'd suggest setting it to music as the new national anthem. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by jokeefe
MeFi comment - Yesterday

Austerity and class divide likely factors behind Brexit vote, major survey suggests Apologies if it was linked above. I'm increasingly convinced that the obscene Benefit Sanctions regime is a very important influence on people's voting - a… [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by vibrotronica, penduluum, miorita, prune, Mister Bijou
MeFi comment - Yesterday

I am told 13,000 people joined Labour last week, with 60% giving the reason they are "supporting Corbyn"... Yes, but it might be a good idea for them to hold the conference in Hackney this year, so they can be closer to the… [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by plep
MeFi comment - Yesterday

Jamie Reid's letter. Wow. Just wow. If Labour politicos could be as articulate all the time as they are when they're telling Corbyn to fuck off I might die on a barricade for them. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by MattWPBS, effbot
MeFi comment - 2 days ago

They do anyway. Plant laughter is difficulty to detect. Amazingly ironic, plants. [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by sldownard, almodis, Ivan Fyodorovich, Bugbread, vbfg, Flitcraft
MeFi comment - 2 days ago

The thing is it's now perfectly clear that Corbyn is basically incompetent. Apart from anything else, he's incapable of doing the job he was elected to do. I sort of hoped against hope that he wouldn't be, that there would be someone who could… [more]
favorited 30 times, recently by Chichibio, HandfulOfDust
MeFi comment - 2 days ago

Oh. This is politics prosecuted as an exciting new form of comedy, it's just that being in the middle of it we can't see the joke. [more]
favorited 9 times, recently by Megami, salix, frumiousb
MeFi comment - 2 days ago

Yeah, first the pig, then the Tetris movie, now this. Brooker, you fuck. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by figurant
MeFi comment - 2 days ago

But but but BLIARITE NEO-CON-FASCIST TRAITORS! SPLITTERS! [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Captain l'escalier
MeFi comment - 2 days ago

Well, I suspect we're in this mess because of a kind of Tory entryism, but it's not Trotskyist, it's ... whatever ... neoliberal. Their Corbyn was Thatcher. A lot of the strategies are there, but in a more sedate way. Have Trotskyist incursions… [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by Captain l'escalier
MeFi comment - 2 days ago

Garage is a national humiliation. That said Farage when I typed it. Fucking autocorrect. [more]
favorited 7 times, recently by frumiousb
MeFi comment - 2 days ago

Or one could be Labour and the other could Leybyr. [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by The Great Big Mulp
MeFi comment - 2 days ago

So get rid of democratically elected representatives and replace them with people who will do what you tell them? Now, that's a coup. [more]
favorited 7 times, recently by une_heure_pleine
MeFi comment - 2 days ago

Just this guy, y'know: Pretty much. I think the mass resignations demonstrate a lack of confidence in Corbyn's managerial and leadership competence as much as - or more than - any right wing plot. That seems to be the Angela Eagle position: sorry… [more]
favorited 8 times, recently by klausness
MeFi comment - 2 days ago

Oh, and it's not a fucking game. [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 days ago

Umm, ok, so Sky News journos say Corbyn is aiming to use the re-election to abandon representative democracy. It's weird. We have a name for a system of political power whereby the adoration of the masses empowers a single leader who… [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 days ago

Nigel Garage is a far better name for the man. When he appeared on Have I Got News For You (yes, another walking disaster they enabled early on) he said he didn't care who his name was pronounced as long as people were talking about… [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 days ago

So, a blog post that turned up on my feed pointed me towards two Owen Jones Medium posts: a new one about the crises, and one from last year about what it was necessary for the Corbyn leadership to do. Heartbreaking. Read that last post - this is why… [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 days ago

Oh, well, back to depression again. Thanks, vuron. [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 days ago

Getting very salty around here. [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 days ago

I thought it was Ed Miliband Apparently there are only two types of Labour member. The True and Good and the Evil Blairites, who plot the downfall of the T & G in the shadows. [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 days ago

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