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andyfallsoff

Member since Nov 2007 • Last active Apr 2021

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    It is nice though.

    I'd look at some of the limited releases from the barn, or you could do a rare sub from Colonna (I have one, it is nice getting a 'special' bag of beans through every few weeks)

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    Imagine how many flags we'll all get to see!

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    This ignores the whole point though, which is whether that would be welcomed or viewed negatively.

    There's a reason they keep banging that "captain hindsight" line, it's because it weaponises Starmer's criticisms of anything in the past.

    Russell brand may be able to do it but commanding the support of a relatively small number of people who tune into your YouTube because they already like you is not the same as getting majority support.

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    I read the comment as a criticism of cherry picking one point in time in 2017 as the marker by which to judge, but fair enough.

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    Sounds like a winning system (for someone?)

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    Wasn't the comment specifically that it was cherry picking? That's not "another discussion", it's literally the discussion being had.

    I don't know what to say about the labour polling from 2017 - 19. It didn't help, did it? It led up to a disastrous result.

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    My understanding was that the way schools are funded meant that academies got more, but tbh I can't recall where I saw that so take that with a pinch of salt....

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    I agree with all of that. I do get the sense that's the plan, but the extended period of keeping the powder dry is making lots of people unsure if his views are strong enough.

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    I think that's probably right, although I'm more nervous about the idea they should come across as radical. The sense I get is that radicalism is the opposite of what the median UK voter wants - if anything, it's a small 'c' conservative country. Being painted as a radical was one of the factors that counted against Corbyn, as far as I can see.

    Although brexit could be seen as a radical change, I'm not convinced that it means the country has an appetite for more radicalism. I'd say the opposite - that act has satisfied a lot of the desire for a big change, and people want things which are or can be presented as common sense.

    Maybe a lot of this is presentation - the Biden approach is interesting, as he came across as moderate, but that has allowed more wide ranging changes than I think he'd have got away with if he had campaigned as a radical 'change' candidate.

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    He won't win the manufactured "culture war" and shouldn't even try.

    He's not though is he? He's trying to avoid it. It seems that the main criticism of him is that he isn't taking the points in this culture war and people would prefer he did.

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