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3 minutes ago, tomski said:

 

Playing in front of 3k kids from Wolverhampton hopefully intimidated the Italians in to submission. 

 

They'll be used to those sort of attendances from playing in Serie A

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On 10/06/2022 at 16:28, London Wanderer said:


I'd be interested to know what you now can't do or say in your life that you used to be able to? Before the left infiltrated our daily lives. Not having a go either - genuinely curious what's changed for you and why you think things are much worse? 
 

Words from a kindred spirit here in Spain nail it for me.

"Sometimes I thank my lucky stars that I no longer reside in the UK. I am now fully aware that should I ever go back, I would probably be arrested and behind bars before I even got out of the airport. This week I had lunch with friends from London who were born and bred there. They told me that they have almost completely ceased to socialise, particularly with younger people, because they invariably say something out of place which causes 'offence'.

However innocuous the subject, they said it is now almost impossible to just what you can freely voice and what you can't. One example was their innocent comment on one of the contestants on Britain's Got Talent -  "Oh, I do hope that little blind girl wins, she was so talented" one friend remarked kindly. Big mistake! One of the party, hackles visibly rising, remarked crossly "Why do find it necessary to mention her infirmity in reference to her?" "Oh, errr, sorry, I meant to say the little girl with the long hair, wearing the red outfit with the white shoes that sang.." Give us a break FFS!

He then goes on about the Invictus Games where overcoming disabllities are actually trumpeted as a cause for celebration and admiration and rightly so.

The part which really grabbed my attention:

I was interested in a recent YouGov poll which published figures regarding peoples conception of the percentage of minorities that reside in the UK. The findings were extraordinary. 1,800 people were randomly asked how many people in the UK were transgender. Roughly 5% of the population from the responses. True figure - 0.3%.

When asked how many adults were white, 'roughly 65%'. It is actually 87%. Those questioned estimated that black Britons numbered roughly 20% of the population. Wrong, it is 3%. Gay and Lesbian number 1.3% and 1.8% respectively.

The Common Sense Campaign deduced quite rightly that "this distorted impression by much of the media broadcasting and on line media who are so out of tune with the facts they are utterly befuddling the people as to the true make up and character of Britain'.

Cheers Mr. Lee. I couldn't have said it better myself.

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2 hours ago, gonzo said:

Christian Values and National identity? Nice bit of far right jargon there mate. They are currently trying to get bank holiday passed for servicemen who died fighting for the nazis, and that's just the tip of the iceberg. 

Do some research fella.

 

Re political gain, check out whats happening in the Ukraine at the mintue on the back of a regime that's managed to brainwash its people into an ideology.

 

 

 

You're judging the majority of one single country based on other countries actions.

Yet nothing has happened in Hungary that suggests the rest of the world should be worried.

As for national identity. What do you find far right about that? It's what makes us all and places we visit different.

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44 minutes ago, bolty58 said:

Words from a kindred spirit here in Spain nail it for me.

"Sometimes I thank my lucky starts that I no longer reside in the UK. I am now fully aware that should I ever go back, I would probably be arrested and behind bars before I even got out of the airport. This week I had lunch with friends from London who were born and bred there. They told me that they have almost completely creased to socialise, particularly with younger people, because they invariably say something out of place which causes 'offence'.

However innocuous the subject, they said it is now almost impossible to just what you can freely voice and what you can't. One example was their innocent comment on one of the contestants on Britain's Got Talent -  "Oh, I do hope that little blind girl wins, she was so talented" one friend remarked kindly. Big mistake! One of the party, hackles visibly rising, remarked crossly "Why do find it necessary to mention her infirmity in reference to her?" "Oh, errr, sorry, I meant to say the little girl with the long hair, wearing the red outfit with the white shoes that sang.." Give us a break FFS!

Biggest load of bullshit I've ever read on here. 😂 Don't know what's worse - the obvious lies to make himself a victim, or the fact your "kindred spirit" watches Britain's Got Talent.

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18 hours ago, Winchester White said:

He didn't know the world Cup was in winter?

As it happens, it looks like the missus is going working out there for it, so peace and quiet for me, get in!!

He did, he didn't factor in that an outdoor bar would need heating :) 

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1 hour ago, Cheese said:

Biggest load of bullshit I've ever read on here. 😂 Don't know what's worse - the obvious lies to make himself a victim, or the fact your "kindred spirit" watches Britain's Got Talent.

These days...

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4 hours ago, Cheese said:

Biggest load of bullshit I've ever read on here. 😂 Don't know what's worse - the obvious lies to make himself a victim, or the fact your "kindred spirit" watches Britain's Got Talent.

It's the funniest thing I've read on here in a good while.

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4 hours ago, Cheese said:

Biggest load of bullshit I've ever read on here. 😂 Don't know what's worse - the obvious lies to make himself a victim, or the fact your "kindred spirit" watches Britain's Got Talent.

Jesus…..fromage picking someone up for bullshitting 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️ 
 

Anyway 2-2 

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23 minutes ago, royal white said:

Jesus…..fromage picking someone up for bullshitting 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️ 
 

Anyway 2-2 

He'd be a fucking liability in court. He needs to re-read who actually watched BGT. Thick as mince.

I note he didn't dispute the figures. Ignoring or disrespecting the views of a different section of society is what lost them the Brexit vote.

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Just now, Tonge moor green jacket said:

Some decent moments, for both sides, but quite dull overall. No crowd, no atmosphere-like a friendly. 

Is it just me or did anyone else find Grealish and Sterling to be ineffective?

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I can't remember a blind lass in BGT, but there was one 2 years ago

Seems like the guy in Bolty's post is professionally offended by the professionally offended people?  both sides are just as bad as each other 😁

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7 minutes ago, bolty58 said:

He'd be a fucking liability in court. He needs to re-read who actually watched BGT. Thick as mince.

I note he didn't dispute the figures. Ignoring or disrespecting the views of a different section of society is what lost them the Brexit vote.

Superb cobber 😂

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Anyway, back to the footy

Has it been mentioned one of the Italian centrebacks was Politic's teammate last season. Just signed for Juve, but never played top flight football before.

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7 hours ago, tomski said:

Think Abraham and Tomori deserve a run out tonight for obvious reasons. 

Playing in front of 3k kids from Wolverhampton hopefully intimidated the Italians in to submission. 

Should be watching a World Cup start today. Nice one Fifa 

Well, it sounds like Jimmy Savile's cellar.

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44 minutes ago, bolty58 said:

Is it just me or did anyone else find Grealish and Sterling to be ineffective?

No, both a bit shit. Sterling has been for a while. Just occasionally, I'd like to see wide men employed on their correct sides, so natural width, and some crosses in earlier.

Abraham got nothing to attack, bar one cross that Sterling should have finished off.

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