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Ste_S

Member since Apr 2008 • Last active Oct 2021

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    That's for a different Akira Ishikawa album (Back to Rhythm) I think. African Rock hasn't had a pressing outside of Japan (at least according to Discogs).

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    Any recommendations for buying vinyl from Japan? After Akira Ishikawa & Count Buffaloes- African Rock, which is a current re-press. Discogs have a shop in Japan selling it new for £30, but works out to £60 after postage/charges etc. Juno are getting some copies in for £45+postage.

    Can I do it cheaper, or it is what it is?

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    Starmer is going to melt once the press start gunning for him in a general election. I don’t see him being able to handle that when it comes and don’t envy him at all.

    I don't even know if the press would start gunning for him. He's purging the left, and isn't a threat to the Tories. Thumbs up from our generally right-wing press.

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    Balance the books has become a bit of a byword for austerity, rightly or wrongly, trying to cut spending to reduce debt like household spending, rather than investing and spending wisely to help the economy. The phrase sounds Tory, and sounds like what they accuse labour of not being able to whilst doing the exact opposite themselves. I've not looked at her propositions yet so can't comment specifically, but I know I'd avoid getting dragged into book balancing rhetoric at all.

    Quite. 'Balancing the books' is always code for cutting public services, using the false assumption that the UK economy is the same as a household economy.

    Funny how the books are never balanced by increasing taxation on the wealthiest.

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    Proposed change from 10% to 25% of MPs needed to vote for a leadership candidate.

    With 136K Covid deaths, increase to National Insurance, Energy price rises, Petrol shortages etc, Starmer should be knocking it out the park at the conference. Instead, it’s Starmer’s continued purge of anyone vaguely left of centre that’s getting the headlines.

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    Don’t forget, Starter also buried a report into racism in the Labour Party, and referred to BLM as a Black Lives ‘Moment’

    Edit- Starter wasn’t on purpose, but I do find it amusing now auto-correct mangles Keir Starmer’s name.

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    I’m not sure why the sensibles are looking to change the leadership election rules. Wes Streeting is being lined up as a replacement, they could swop Keith with Wes and no one would notice.

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    By purging the left.

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