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cozey

Member since Jun 2010 • Last active Jan 2020
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  • in Bikes & Bits
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    LOVE my arkose D3 unreservedly - best bang for buck purchase I have made in 10 years of cycling I reckon. touring, gravel, some light trails, and fast winter road riding - does everything I throw at it. not heavy either really, for what it is (providing you swap out the stock tyres)

  • in Rides & Races
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    gutted... I was really looking forward to it, but.... just couldn't bring myself to ride in that : /

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    it's all too real now and soon

    intermittent waves of nausea and despondency setting in - soul's self-protection mechanism kicking in

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    how we feeling lads

    low level dread kicking in

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    have you been following the red centrist telephone's analyses of the polls and their underlying data?

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    I'm hoping for something better !

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    mate... it's britain

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    trend in polling points to a hung parliament as base case. that's only looking at the yougov MRP which has lots of dubious assumptions. correct for those assumptions and picture looks a lot rosier.

    then throw in massive tactical voting + electoral map a lot better in 2019 than it was in 2017 + a lot bigger/more offensive ground game + a more canny and well-resourced momentum + HQ not actively working against the campaign this time + tories' electoral map has some severe structural weaknesses. I was optimistic at the beginning of the campaign; I'm even more optimistic now. as mike pence said on the eve of poll (during 2016 US election): "this doesn't feel like second place."

    happy for you to take receipts and throw them in my face as we descend into the hard brexit hellscape at 10pm tomorrow, if you like

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    we're going to win

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    this is an excellent and necessary article
    https://tribunemag.co.uk/2019/12/jeremy-­corbyn-defender-of-liberalism

    Finally, take the role of international diplomatic institutions. Corbyn has a longstanding liberal (not ‘two campist’) commitment to international institutions’ capacity to constrain military conflict: a position that contrasts starkly with many so-called liberal centrists’ eagerness to unilaterally bomb, invade, occupy and devastate entire countries and regions on the flimsiest of geopolitical pretexts...

    ... the centrist pundits are correct when they argue that this election is at base a contest between liberalism and illiberalism. They are correct when they say that liberalism is in danger. They are simply wrong in their diagnosis of the risks. In fact, despite the anti-leftist phantasmagoria that dominates our media ecosystem, Corbyn’s Labour offers exactly the moderate, mixed economy, politically liberal alternative to reactionary populism that ‘centrist’ liberals claim to desire. Ironically, our best hope for a progressive political liberalism now rests in the electoral victory of a Corbynist movement that has been relentlessly attacked in the name of progressive liberalism. Defend liberalism against its nominal defenders: vote Labour on December 12th.

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