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BobbyBriggs

Member since Jan 2014 • Last active Jul 2020
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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Some will go back red next time (which is why it was essential for Starmer to accept brexit, which he now appears to have done), but you’re right that quite a few are probably lost to labour for a long while.

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    I’m delighted the Labour Party adopted a few more hands-on state interventionist policies in recent years. And I know The Great British Public are also on board with some of them, as your data shows - my point was that the public perception of the Labour Party in essential red wall seats is key to success. Until very recently they were perceived in these places, for all their laudable policies, as out of touch nutters and not to be trusted, exemplified by many of the new corbyn-worshipping membership who hopefully are now either leaving or deciding to tone down their drama.

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    Membership numbers are a fairly pointless indicator of success in politics. In fact the more young nutty naive proto-Marxists that depart the Labour Party, the better- in terms of its electoral chances anyway. It might then have a chance of developing some policies that appeal to the actual electorate. Arguably less ‘pure’ but purity is pointless without power and I sincerely hope Labour has now learnt its lesson of the past few years.

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    A classic of the genre

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    That was an excellent and very well constructed post.

    I would add however that many women’s concerns relate to the problems inherent with self-ID, which is a very poorly understood concept by the public at large.

    There are also red flags being uncovered at the moment in relation to puberty blocking drugs in children, mass resignations at the Tavistock centre, the safeguarding of women’s sports as a level playing field (I wouldn’t call that a distraction I’d say it’s desperately important especially for girls at school just getting into sports), the inherent homophobia of many parents of ‘trans children’ in the States (not sure how far that has developed over here yet), and many other problematic questions that need a fair and honest hearing, to name but a few- whilst at all times of course recognising the need to uphold and protect the rights and dignity of trans people to live their lives as freely and happily as the rest of us.

    It’s a very delicate subject but debate mustn’t be stifled or shut down that’s for sure.

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    Yeah it tightens up as you go

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    You don’t need a chainwhip to fit a freewheel, they just screw on. To remove the old one you need an appropriately sized freewheel removal tool, not a chainwhip.

    Unless you’re talking about a freehub?

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