14-07-2016, 10:09 AM
Also I do take Baboon's point about people implicitly voting for leaders (and stuff like the presidential tv debates).
I think ultimately that my position is that there is a very slim chance that the Labour party can be reformed. And it's distressing to see so many good people investing their time and energy in that when we should be building up power outside of Westminster instead.
14-07-2016, 10:12 AM
Right, that's the present approach. A group of states has banded together to impose a set of legal norms on the rest of the international order. Obviously this relies on the threat of violence as the ultimate sanction. (And notice that in no sense are these treaty organisations independent of the interests of their constituent states, which gives rise to the charges of hypocrisy often levelled at such institutions.)
Originally Posted by Mr. Tea
14-07-2016, 10:56 AM
14-07-2016, 03:50 PM
the 'all a game' idea seems true of many recent journalists to me. Career is more important then convictions, so resigning on principle is unthinkable. Reading more Freedland, it is v difficult to get to what he actually might believe about anything. Everything is always oppositional.
Last edited by baboon2004; 14-07-2016 at 03:52 PM.
14-07-2016, 08:32 PM
Ol' long John is wringing his hands,
At entryist corbynites' evil plans,
To drape the party 'neath their caul,
Uncle Joe would've put them against the wall.
14-07-2016, 08:32 PM
Wouldnt normally x-post from twitter, but these need to be preserved for posterity.
14-07-2016, 08:52 PM
We should do an anthology.
14-07-2016, 08:55 PM
I was just thinking that! Need more Martin though.
14-07-2016, 09:00 PM
I think it's high time 'Ian Town' made a reappearance!
Originally Posted by droid
21-07-2016, 03:05 PM
Hes still alive anyway - he unfollowed me on twitter the other day.
Originally Posted by luka
23-07-2016, 11:17 AM
He contacted me yesterday to say he's alive but admitted Chilcot was difficult for him and said his Internet personna had taken on a life of his own and he's having an identity crisis and needs to cut off from the Internet while he works out who he is and what his values are. He said to tell everyone there was too many boring remarc tunes in the jungle poll and he didn't vote for them and shouldn't be blamed.
25-07-2016, 10:17 PM
I feel personally slighted by his unfollow. It was a casual discarding of an unprecedented thaw of relations. I did everything I could to prepare his psyche in the weeks leading up to Chilcot - even taking the risk of tainting my impeccable reputation with repeated ad hominem and incessant haranguing.