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  1. #31
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    I just bumped into ash sarkar.

    Never particularly thought of her as a puppet, but seeing her in the real world did make me just see her as this little girl. She looked like a 12 year old getting the tube for the first time.

    She- like farage- was really a creation of the bbc, given a platform that far exceeds what she deserves and-unlike farage- is prepared fir.

    She seemed slightly embarrassed, possibly clocking i recognised her. She’s been on the receiving end of a lot of scorn, held responsible for advocating on behalf of a doomed to fail political project. It’s not fair really. Lots of people have dumb opinions at that age; “student politics” to quote Alan Johnson. She’s been thrust into the British public and out into the world by question time producers who should k ow better,

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    She should change her bloody Twitter bio. Part of me dies inside every time i remember it.

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    Also - she's 27.

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    One of the reasons you see her as a little girl is because she has been treated that way by every interviewer I've ever seen. The levels of media misogyny - and inevitably racism - are off the scale, and not only from the likes of Piers Morgan.

    I really like her in her capacity as a pundit, and think she's vastly more intelligent than most of the other media pundits out there. I find most of her opinions far from dumb, and I'd be very surprised if you (SMB) didn't actually share quite a few of her values.

    Whether you think her ideas about achieving them are any good, seems to me another matter - in recent political debate, the idea of 'fundamental disagreement with someone' has expanded from one's actual values, to one's strategy for achieving them, which to my mind is part of the way in which things have come to feel ever more oppositional and fragmented. It brings to mind nothing more than youtube-era football, where fans seem to spend more time slating their own team's strategy in laborious detail than arguing with other fans. And of course criticism of the LP in this regard is more than valid.
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