Free as a Dodo: UK Politics Welcomes 2021

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Uptown Top Scamping (Noodle Vague), Friday, 1 January 2021 11:51 (three months ago) link

Blue passports, though...

koogs, Friday, 1 January 2021 11:54 (three months ago) link

johnny eu doesn’t like it up ‘em

you are like a scampicane, there's calm in your fries (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 1 January 2021 11:58 (three months ago) link

Shant be asking permission for anything as long as derry aint free, son

spruce springclean (darraghmac), Friday, 1 January 2021 12:11 (three months ago) link

Pls don’t deport me for posting here

scampish inquisition (gyac), Friday, 1 January 2021 12:23 (three months ago) link

So happy for my new life of only eating true British gruel out of a used Wellington boot

a hoy hoy, Friday, 1 January 2021 12:29 (three months ago) link

lol we're all gonna die all over again

kites aren't fun (NickB), Friday, 1 January 2021 12:29 (three months ago) link

whats next for the plucky little kingdom

mark s, Friday, 1 January 2021 12:33 (three months ago) link

Secession

scampish inquisition (gyac), Friday, 1 January 2021 12:37 (three months ago) link

repatriation of the normans

kites aren't fun (NickB), Friday, 1 January 2021 12:38 (three months ago) link

Trying to look on the bright side for 2021 in the UK but really coming up short here.

٩(͡๏̯͡๏)۶ (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 1 January 2021 12:39 (three months ago) link

the trembling flatulent rotting corpse stage of a long dead empire or as Perry Mason might put it Ukania Ultima

calzino, Friday, 1 January 2021 12:46 (three months ago) link

Holyrood and local elections, nothing to piss anyone off there

stet, Friday, 1 January 2021 12:48 (three months ago) link

Jess Phillips and Starmzy feeling the wrath of FBPE today, extremely bitter laughs

Enough of ‘Remainers’ and ‘Leavers’ – we are all in this together now | Jess Phillips https://t.co/LaiytlNLSV

— Jess Phillips MP (@jessphillips) January 1, 2021

scampish inquisition (gyac), Friday, 1 January 2021 14:22 (three months ago) link

it's been fun watching them turn on their own

Uptown Top Scamping (Noodle Vague), Friday, 1 January 2021 14:27 (three months ago) link

there is a horrible layer of irony wherein even Jessbabs is...not wrong...to tell the FBPEewees to give it up now ffs, but obviously there's more than enough plague going round for both their houses

Uptown Top Scamping (Noodle Vague), Friday, 1 January 2021 14:28 (three months ago) link

Did anyone get a FBPE in the new years honours

spruce springclean (darraghmac), Friday, 1 January 2021 15:04 (three months ago) link

I think big Dunty told them to chillax as well.. a lot of them won't be reasoned with and now that Corbyn has been marginalised they need someone to kick.

calzino, Friday, 1 January 2021 15:15 (three months ago) link

The defeat of Corbynism won't be good for Babs career either.. Now there is no point to her people who previously liked her now see her as the self publicising vacuous fule she is.

calzino, Friday, 1 January 2021 15:20 (three months ago) link

Wonder if 2021 will see another doomed breakaway party, most likely people are too dispirited at this point, but you never know.

٩(͡๏̯͡๏)۶ (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 1 January 2021 15:21 (three months ago) link

The main problem with starting a new political party in the UK is that it's always going to be the first 50-100 years that is a hard and pointless slog for absolutely nothing!

calzino, Friday, 1 January 2021 15:25 (three months ago) link

also the next 100 years after that, and the next, and so on

٩(͡๏̯͡๏)۶ (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 1 January 2021 15:27 (three months ago) link

As we saw the last few years, there’s an endless pool of money for any number of centrist projects

scampish inquisition (gyac), Friday, 1 January 2021 15:33 (three months ago) link

Joylon might start a Barristers that think Kieth is a Tory cunt clique, but that wouldn't count as a party.

calzino, Friday, 1 January 2021 15:35 (three months ago) link

when we get near another election somebody might decide it's worth a few quid just to muddy the waters some more, why take risks when you've got all the money and there's an endless supply of idiots who want their wallets inspecting?

Uptown Top Scamping (Noodle Vague), Friday, 1 January 2021 15:36 (three months ago) link

Surely top rich melts like the visionary who made a few quid posting dvds through letterboxes wouldn't need a new centrist project now Kieth is running the show.

calzino, Friday, 1 January 2021 15:42 (three months ago) link

pic.twitter.com/Y3KDO36Ngv

— Sarah_Woolley (@Sarah_Woolley) January 1, 2021

xyzzzz__, Friday, 1 January 2021 15:51 (three months ago) link

is that bernie

||||||||, Friday, 1 January 2021 15:53 (three months ago) link

it's the constellation known as the old nonce!

calzino, Friday, 1 January 2021 16:04 (three months ago) link

Could Britain rejoin the EU? It seems like a hopelessly lost cause – but so did leaving
Jonathan Freedland

"Did anyone get a FBPE in the new years honours"

someone needs to put in a good word for this lad

calzino, Friday, 1 January 2021 16:14 (three months ago) link

he has a look in his eye like he waking while watching you get converted into a cyberman

٩(͡๏̯͡๏)۶ (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 1 January 2021 18:30 (three months ago) link

waking = wanking

٩(͡๏̯͡๏)۶ (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 1 January 2021 18:30 (three months ago) link

autocorrect on my phone has clearly sided with him

٩(͡๏̯͡๏)۶ (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 1 January 2021 18:31 (three months ago) link

Another government u-turn! London primary schools this time, what a shock. This is like yer lads doing doughnuts in stolen cars at this point.

meanwhile back at the song (Matt #2), Friday, 1 January 2021 19:01 (three months ago) link

they need to close them in the rest of the country as well ffs! maybe they'll save that announcement for a day before they are due back

calzino, Friday, 1 January 2021 19:07 (three months ago) link

Took the threat of legal actions by council's too.

Thinking there has to be a U-turn in the vaccine roll out too.

xyzzzz__, Friday, 1 January 2021 20:10 (three months ago) link

I hope so re the latter, where is the pressure coming from tho? They don’t listen to scientists

Cheese flavoured Momus (wins), Friday, 1 January 2021 20:17 (three months ago) link

I know, it's really grim

xyzzzz__, Friday, 1 January 2021 20:27 (three months ago) link

I have been reading a little about that and apparently there might be some benefit to extending the intervals?

This issue is, appropriately, contentious. As a vaccinologist - & citizen & relative of people in at-risk groups - I fully support the UK decision to increase dose intervals of both our Ox/AZ product and the Pfizer product. I'd happily receive either with a >8w gap. Here's why 🧵 https://t.co/PZaxgGJUj4

— Sandy Douglas (@sandyddouglas) January 1, 2021

- thread from a vaccine researcher at Oxford

This immunologist too says she thinks it will be ok

I'm not the only immunologist happy enough with it. I get the tories have been awful through the pandemic but its important to bear in mind this was not a political choice, it was advice given by the MHRA. https://t.co/UWVkahRjHV

— Dr 「サマンサ」Sammie 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇪🇺🏳️‍🌈➡️🇺🇸 (@curexcomplex) December 31, 2020

scampish inquisition (gyac), Friday, 1 January 2021 20:32 (three months ago) link

would I be rude in suggesting a UK covid thread? I can't keep up with the general ukpol one but the covid stuff is useful to me. however I understand if it'd get too messy.

kinder, Friday, 1 January 2021 20:43 (three months ago) link

> this too

Based upon the biology, I'd eat my hat if the Pfizer vaccine is substantially less effective with a longer dose interval. Most vaccines induce stronger immune responses with longer intervals. A couple of examples below. There are more. pic.twitter.com/pxJTqjchpz

— Sandy Douglas (@sandyddouglas) January 1, 2021



From what I can parse, obvs not a scientist or anything, if this is the logic used for the decision it seems sound...?

scampish inquisition (gyac), Friday, 1 January 2021 20:45 (three months ago) link

i guess we’re gonna find out one way or another

you are like a scampicane, there's calm in your fries (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 1 January 2021 20:51 (three months ago) link

Thanks, that’s quite persuasive as far as ultimate efficacy - but the worrying thing is still the potential for vaccine resistant strains to evolve if millions of people are going around for months not fully vaccinated, no?

Cheese flavoured Momus (wins), Friday, 1 January 2021 20:56 (three months ago) link

Yeah was thinking we could use a UK Covid thread even though it’s massively political anyway. (I wouldn’t put it past them to somehow fuck up the second dose in the name of the economy)

stet, Friday, 1 January 2021 20:57 (three months ago) link

It'd only end up being about the US anyway.

Eggbreak Hotel (Tom D.), Friday, 1 January 2021 20:59 (three months ago) link

the Outbreak thread is quite US-centric already tho

kinder, Friday, 1 January 2021 21:01 (three months ago) link

Yes, I'm joking but...

Eggbreak Hotel (Tom D.), Friday, 1 January 2021 21:02 (three months ago) link

xp I agree but they don’t seem too concerned about it? I wonder if there was the same concern about MMR vaccines where the spacing is years apart? My practice asked me (as they don’t have my vaccination records) if I had had the MMR booster, incidentally, and I said I thought I had but wasn’t sure, but they want me to get it anyway because there’s always outbreaks in the area.

scampish inquisition (gyac), Friday, 1 January 2021 21:03 (three months ago) link

Mother of God

groovypanda, Wednesday, 14 April 2021 11:57 (four days ago) link

he could improve this by saying "please laugh" after the joke imo

Camaraderie at Arms Length, Wednesday, 14 April 2021 12:01 (four days ago) link

Kieth would it have killed you to just add “like in the BBC’s award-winning drama Line Of Duty” at the end, come on

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 14 April 2021 12:08 (four days ago) link

that was almost as clunky as when Cameron tried namedropping "Games of Thrones" at pmq's

calzino, Wednesday, 14 April 2021 12:20 (four days ago) link

He should have referenced the unrealistic fictional comedy character Kieth Starmer

Call of Scampi: Slack Nephrops (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 14 April 2021 12:22 (four days ago) link

Do you hate anyone enough to get them a ticket to see Matt Forde chat to Peter Mandelson, Jess Phillips and Esther McVey at The Garrick? https://t.co/MKY1kUs9Ei

— Frank Owen's Legendary Paintbrush (@WarmongerHodges) April 14, 2021

jesus wept

calzino, Wednesday, 14 April 2021 15:46 (four days ago) link

Invitation to a Braindeading

Call of Scampi: Slack Nephrops (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 14 April 2021 15:55 (four days ago) link

it says it all really that the least objectionable guest is a tory baroness

calzino, Wednesday, 14 April 2021 15:58 (four days ago) link

What's the Brighton Bomber up to these days?

Duncan Disorderly (Tom D.), Wednesday, 14 April 2021 18:17 (four days ago) link

i had a similar thought but they'd have to be lucky three times

Call of Scampi: Slack Nephrops (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 14 April 2021 18:19 (four days ago) link

NEW: Labour has suspended Liverpool Councillor Sarah Morton pending an investigation following her social media comments about the Duke of Edinburgh https://t.co/4R6hackeJd

— Liam Thorp 💙 (@LiamThorpECHO) April 14, 2021

Posting a link to a Metro article titled 'The best of Prince Philip's gaffes, quotes and quips', Cllr Morton wrote: "Just a list of reasons why the world is a better place without this fascist piece of inbred s*** in it."

I wish more Labour MP's had the bottle that Sarah has.

calzino, Wednesday, 14 April 2021 22:14 (four days ago) link

An Evertonian too, to boot. She'll have the government's new counter-extremism czar on her tail if she's not careful.

Duncan Disorderly (Tom D.), Wednesday, 14 April 2021 23:15 (four days ago) link

I'll always have immense respect for people who don't play the game, and a quite few of the very few decent Labour MP's that are left - played the fucking game last week!

calzino, Wednesday, 14 April 2021 23:27 (four days ago) link

It reminds me (bear with me here) of that 'TWTWTW' episode after the jfk shooting, where they went full mourning and tribute. Possibly more shocking in retrospect, they'd have been better off just not doing the show at all.

Mark G, Thursday, 15 April 2021 08:12 (three days ago) link

bloody hell how old r U Mark? !

Yes, not posting anything would be another way of demonstrating that you are not going to have performative mourning imposed on you by the deranged British media, nor from peer pressure or from the appalling establishment lick-spittle Labour leader. But shame the devil I say.

calzino, Thursday, 15 April 2021 08:35 (three days ago) link

Tom D: do you think they are coming for the Evertonians?

the pinefox, Thursday, 15 April 2021 08:55 (three days ago) link

a labour leader who is in fact "20 points ahead" https://t.co/nF3FP0ukXT pic.twitter.com/IGQZBreeAC

— David Klemperer (@dmk1793) April 14, 2021

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 15 April 2021 12:13 (three days ago) link

You can forget about your mythical 20pt leads if us Toffees take over.

Michael Jones, Thursday, 15 April 2021 12:16 (three days ago) link

Ok.

Not normally a box office winner, but govt's sleaze buster in front of MPs now which in current climate, could be a rather big deal - keep up here https://t.co/vi9ayRLijM

— Laura Kuenssberg (@bbclaurak) April 15, 2021

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 15 April 2021 16:42 (three days ago) link

Fuck's sake Laura must be bored

Call of Scampi: Slack Nephrops (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 15 April 2021 17:11 (three days ago) link

Also I'm mildly surprised Pickles is still alive, never mind an MP, never mind a "watchdog"

Call of Scampi: Slack Nephrops (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 15 April 2021 17:13 (three days ago) link

He’s not an MP, he’s a Lord now (ofc). No word on the biscuit bill.

Scamp Granada (gyac), Thursday, 15 April 2021 17:19 (three days ago) link

That headline is just cruel because it’s clearly not his, it’s the department’s, but it remains a memorable Pickles story.

Scamp Granada (gyac), Thursday, 15 April 2021 17:20 (three days ago) link

This is an interesting analysis. Triggering the libs for socially conservative voters could be bad not good.

I wrote something on 'the Blue Wall' - socially liberal suburban seats long held by the Conservatives but which are trending away from them. I think they get less attention than they should https://t.co/1SFV7vrCv2

— Steve Akehurst (@SteveAkehurst) April 15, 2021

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 15 April 2021 17:40 (three days ago) link

Calz: Just turned 60

I don't remember where I was when JFK copped it, I just remember seeing the TW3 show on some (maybe) Noels TV addicts type show. Some years after, I found out that Willie Rushton etc were massively conflicted as to how to go with it. I think it was the last one ever, but.

Mark G, Thursday, 15 April 2021 17:54 (three days ago) link

Nationalise Colin the Caterpillar

— Northern Independence Party 🟨🟥 (@FreeNorthNow) April 15, 2021

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 15 April 2021 19:26 (three days ago) link

xp

ah right, I thought you was coming out as a septuagenarian for a minute there.

I don't think many commentators have talked much about lol politically homeless socially liberal tory voters since the late days of May/early days of Boris regime. Some of them might, with a heavy heart, vote for Kieth in 2024 he hopes!

calzino, Thursday, 15 April 2021 20:33 (three days ago) link

who is watching the watchdog's biscuit tin?

calzino, Thursday, 15 April 2021 20:40 (three days ago) link

It's jezza tarnishing the brand not a vaccine bounce let's not be silly.

TIMES EXCLUSIVE

Tories *14 points* ahead of Labour with YouGov: their biggest lead this year AND since last spring.

Usual caveats apply, but these numbers would confirm Starmer's fears of a vaccine bounce.

Full analysis in @timesredbox this morning: https://t.co/XpaedmAxtE pic.twitter.com/wp7Ccfkrtp

— Patrick Maguire (@patrickkmaguire) April 16, 2021

xyzzzz__, Friday, 16 April 2021 08:38 (two days ago) link

Decent vaccine bounce from the Greens and Lib Dems too.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Friday, 16 April 2021 08:44 (two days ago) link

http://www.youtube.com/

calzino, Friday, 16 April 2021 08:57 (two days ago) link

sad attempt to link bounce it by juicy j on my phone!

calzino, Friday, 16 April 2021 09:02 (two days ago) link

I refuse to believe in bouncing, unless it's Kieth in a trampoline arena trying get down with the kids and he goes over the side and breaks his neck

calzino, Friday, 16 April 2021 09:08 (two days ago) link

I think it was the last one ever, but.

TW3 - carried on for a bit, but was pulled at the end of '63, as there was a GE campaign coming up. There were a couple more Ned Sherrin shows after that - Not So Much A Programme, More A Way of Life, and BBC-3 (Robert Robinson! Lynda Baron! Leonard Rossiter!). I am also not in my 70s, but I did have an unhealthy interest in all satire boom nonsense as a teenager.

Michael Jones, Friday, 16 April 2021 09:10 (two days ago) link

how does it compare to the stilted horror of HIGNFY

calzino, Friday, 16 April 2021 09:12 (two days ago) link

Blame for this tragedy lies with Jeremy Corbyn the vaccine bounce.

Corbyn is to blame for all those awkward photographs of KS looking weird too.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EyD3_VgWUAcV7L-?format=jpg&name=large

Scamp Granada (gyac), Friday, 16 April 2021 09:14 (two days ago) link

The huge success of the vaccine roll out needs to be reinforced with the tightest possible border restrictions. It's hard for many with family abroad, but we there's no point in having the heating on when the window's open.

— Tom Tugendhat (@TomTugendhat) April 16, 2021

must be so good being an immigrant in Britain, fuck you for having a family 🤗

Scamp Granada (gyac), Friday, 16 April 2021 09:23 (two days ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZ9J-dxEgY4

Andrew Farrell, Friday, 16 April 2021 09:38 (two days ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EzFTiGWWYAEro7d?format=jpg&name=360x360

a vivid picture of that vaccine bounce Kieth narcosis in polling

calzino, Friday, 16 April 2021 10:30 (two days ago) link

When I'm airing the house and it's cold I sometimes have the heating on and the window open for a bit

Call of Scampi: Slack Nephrops (Noodle Vague), Friday, 16 April 2021 11:50 (two days ago) link

I can't bear to have the central heating without a window open, my excuse is I built up a lot of carbon offset credit in the 70's/80's and I'm spending it now on some profligate heating luxury.

calzino, Friday, 16 April 2021 12:00 (two days ago) link

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2021/apr/16/tory-government-infected-with-widespread-cronyism-labour

idk why they keep talking about 'cronyism' and 'chumocracy' rather than what it actually is - corruption.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Friday, 16 April 2021 12:38 (two days ago) link

Johnny Foreigner indulges in corruption, the British don't.

Authoritarian Steaks (Tom D.), Friday, 16 April 2021 12:42 (two days ago) link

what came of this from february?

Covid: Matt Hancock acted unlawfully over pandemic contracts
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-56125462

or this from november?

Covid spending: Watchdog finds MPs' contacts were given priority
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-54978460

koogs, Friday, 16 April 2021 12:46 (two days ago) link

But but, the vaccine rollout...

Authoritarian Steaks (Tom D.), Friday, 16 April 2021 12:54 (two days ago) link

xp Starmzy said that Hancock shouldn’t resign at the time iirc ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Scamp Granada (gyac), Friday, 16 April 2021 12:57 (two days ago) link

Seen in Stratford, London. pic.twitter.com/FVZWyIArYx

— Sheridan Flynn (@sheridanflynn) April 16, 2021

apparently this is the work of Jeremy Deller

calzino, Friday, 16 April 2021 18:02 (two days ago) link

Yup. It’s on his Insta.

the thin blue lying (suzy), Friday, 16 April 2021 19:42 (two days ago) link

120k per hour

One of Greensill’s 4 corporate jets appears to have been the Cameron shuttle pic.twitter.com/Txd3ditvHu

— Andrew Adonis (@Andrew_Adonis) April 17, 2021

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 17 April 2021 09:15 (yesterday) link

it's very unfortunate that one of these numerous flights the degenerate pig took on private jets didn't make season 3 of air crash confidential

calzino, Saturday, 17 April 2021 10:37 (yesterday) link


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