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by HieronymousBoschHobs
Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Clangers
Replies: 20
Views: 986

Re: The Clangers

It was before my time too but they still had re-runs when I was little (a bit like how they still play Wallace & Gromit at Xmas). Loved it.

Wooooop-woopeedeedooop.
by HieronymousBoschHobs
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 21182
Views: 462144

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

Hi Andrew, interesting post. I haven't read all the Guardian's article. Re this quote: "Back in 1980, labour’s share of the pie in developed countries stood at more than 61%, but it has been pretty much downhill all the way ever since. Income from employment as a share of gross domestic produc...
by HieronymousBoschHobs
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: General Election Is On
Replies: 2403
Views: 29253

Re: General Election Is On

AndyClaret wrote:First poll since the Brexit party announcement.


Tories at this stage of the 2017 election compared to now:

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by HieronymousBoschHobs
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Facts About the NHS
Replies: 91
Views: 1642

Re: Facts About the NHS

Hi HBH, I disagree. I read what you posted. There's no evidence that supports the arguments made. I've direct experience of health system in Netherlands - I lived there for a time. The Dutch operate a better health care system than the NHS. Netherlands is predominantly a social-democracy society (I...
by HieronymousBoschHobs
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Facts About the NHS
Replies: 91
Views: 1642

Re: Facts About the NHS

Hi iibyw, the thing is, if the situations you describe existed in the private sector their management would either (1) sort it out or (2) go bankrupt and be replaced by someone who could sort it out. Therein lies the problem with any state owned activities, if the state (tax payer) will always pay ...
by HieronymousBoschHobs
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Facts About the NHS
Replies: 91
Views: 1642

Re: Facts About the NHS

A few clarifications based on the discussion so far: The argument here is not about how the NHS is funded. For-profit healthcare providers who are involved in the NHS get their money from the taxpayer. They are given that money because the Conservatives, like New Labour before them , believe that th...
by HieronymousBoschHobs
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Facts About the NHS
Replies: 91
Views: 1642

Facts About the NHS

The Tories have been planning the privatisation of the health service for a long time. Here is a summary of a somewhat technical, but highly informative and well-research article, from the London Review of Books: 'In his report to the Conservative Party’s Economic Reconstruction Group in 1977, Nich...
by HieronymousBoschHobs
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The folly of dialectics and perspectivism
Replies: 18
Views: 722

Re: The folly of dialectics and perspectivism

The Folly of Perspectivism.jpg Nietzsche was an imbecile, but a clever one. He built a nihilist philosophy around perspectivism, arguing that because one could not see the world from anything other than a partial viewpoint, therefore truth does not exist. I'm beginning to think that these elites sp...
by HieronymousBoschHobs
Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Chelsea - Player Ratings
Replies: 60
Views: 3387

Re: Burnley v Chelsea - Player Ratings

Pope 6
Lowton 4
Tarkowski 4
Mee 6
Pieters 5
Hendrick 6
Westwood 6
Cork 6
McNeil 8
Rodriquez 7
Barnes 5

Vydra 5
by HieronymousBoschHobs
Sat Oct 26, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Classical Music
Replies: 32
Views: 708

Classical Music

I think there are a fair few culture vultures on this board, proudly putting to bed the idea we're some hick town full of six-eared sister-shaggers. Lots of people seem to like music, but I was wondering whether anyone has ever dipped their toe in the orchestral pond. I mainly listen to it when I'm ...
by HieronymousBoschHobs
Sat Oct 26, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Blonde Witch
Replies: 28
Views: 2746

Re: Blonde Witch

Moorhouses right? Good brewery, but I prefer Pride of Pendle. I also like saying 'Pint of Pride please'; it makes me feel proud... of being from Pendle.
by HieronymousBoschHobs
Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 39 bodies found in lorry container in Essex
Replies: 130
Views: 4365

Re: 39 bodies found in lorry container in Essex

Frontex is the organisation in charge of policing the EU borders: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Border_and_Coast_Guard_Agency Tragedies like this will continue to happen, and will get even worse as climate change hits the global south. Prosperous nations need to ditch the populist crap and ...
by HieronymousBoschHobs
Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 21182
Views: 462144

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

Adam Smith said we only need one hand, but it's invisible.
by HieronymousBoschHobs
Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BBC " Panorama " report on anti-semitic Labour ...
Replies: 96
Views: 3668

Re: BBC " Panorama " report on anti-semitic Labour ...

I don’t think there’s anything Corbyn could have done differently on this issue, other than reaffirm his commitment to anti racism, and stance against anti-semitism to the public, and speed up the process by which allegations are investigated within the party (which is what he did). Plenty of Jewis...
by HieronymousBoschHobs
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Anti semetism
Replies: 494
Views: 17535

Re: Anti semetism

I'm not politically active in the UK Heironymous because I don't live there. But yes, I am the kind of guy who is keen to "get involved" in causes I agree with. I always try not to be the kind of guy who turns a blind eye to things either. It's a balancing act at times but it's off topic....
by HieronymousBoschHobs
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BBC " Panorama " report on anti-semitic Labour ...
Replies: 96
Views: 3668

Re: BBC " Panorama " report on anti-semitic Labour ...

You see that third sentence, Lancaster? The first two sentences aren't dependent on it. Whether or not you agree with the third sentence, the first two are logially independent. So you think Jeremy Corbyn shouldn't bother tackling anti-semitism? You just don't even catch yourself saying these thing...
by HieronymousBoschHobs
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Anti semetism
Replies: 494
Views: 17535

Re: Anti semetism

No probs. I already summarized at page 6 so I can re-post here. Not an exhaustive list, but you get the idea: Thanks Rowls. I think they pretty much want to gas or at least infertilize the inferior races. Really glad you've discovered this, are you organising any action or aware of anyone who is? K...
by HieronymousBoschHobs
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BBC " Panorama " report on anti-semitic Labour ...
Replies: 96
Views: 3668

Re: BBC " Panorama " report on anti-semitic Labour ...

Reality is though mate, pretty much every Jewish MP has reported issues. I'm no Corbyn fan and I think he's useless and his failure to deal with this is one of the reasons I think he's useless. He has long held views that he won't change, and those views he has also has very wide support in people ...
by HieronymousBoschHobs
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Anti semetism
Replies: 494
Views: 17535

Re: Anti semetism

Bumping for the benefit of HieronymousBoschHobs Thank you Rowls for alerting me to this valuable resource. You are evidently a more experienced scholar of Labour's antisemitic tribulations than I: would you kindly summarise the findings of the 2019 UpTheClaret's Investigation? I'm aware it is an on...
by HieronymousBoschHobs
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BBC " Panorama " report on anti-semitic Labour ...
Replies: 96
Views: 3668

Re: BBC " Panorama " report on anti-semitic Labour ...

Just to clarify here - The evidence that Jeremy Corbyn has associated with anti-semites is not circumstantial. It is clear and undeniable. Jeremy has associated with and supported anti-semitic groups for many years. The evidence that Jeremy Corbyn himself is anti-semitic is what is circumstantial, ...
by HieronymousBoschHobs
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 21182
Views: 462144

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

From a more personal perspective: if Johnson gets this deal through so be it. My position is that I don't want five more years of the Tories. Hardcore remainers talk about no deal being better than the deal with the EU we have at present, but that's all idealistic: we could be inside the EU with a h...
by HieronymousBoschHobs
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 21182
Views: 462144

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

Although I hadn't considered which party may or may not benefit, I have always said that a GE before Brexit would be a bad idea as it would be decided on a single issue. I agree. Whether Corbyn really wants a GE before Brexit is resolved I do not know. Some rumours saying the party wants it resolve...
by HieronymousBoschHobs
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BBC " Panorama " report on anti-semitic Labour ...
Replies: 96
Views: 3668

Re: BBC " Panorama " report on anti-semitic Labour ...

Final post from me I hope: You have inadvertently hit the nail on the head when you point out the strong opposition to all forms of racism on the left. It is this moral certainty (the left are better people as Turtle put it) that is part of the reason the problem has arisen. If you are a minority i...
by HieronymousBoschHobs
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 21182
Views: 462144

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

Are they not going to come unstuck with this and be forced down the Benn Act route? https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EHBN15fXYAAVbk-?format=jpg&name=large As I understand it, there will be two customs arrangement in one territory (Schrodinger's Cat style): NI will be de jure (legally) in line with U...
by HieronymousBoschHobs
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: El Camino
Replies: 51
Views: 3300

Re: El Camino

Dont worry its so dull that nowhere near enough happens to come close to tainting any good memories you may hold for BB Completely disagree (SPOILERS following in case anyone hasn't watched it yet) and I'm quite surprised by some of the reaction on here. I wasn't expecting much since I thought Bett...
by HieronymousBoschHobs
Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Have i invented a word, and does it work?
Replies: 49
Views: 1526

Re: Have i invented a word, and does it work?

Steve1956 wrote:I suggest you get out more.


Just birds, beer and fast cars right, laaaaaaaaaad
by HieronymousBoschHobs
Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Have i invented a word, and does it work?
Replies: 49
Views: 1526

Re: Have i invented a word, and does it work?

There is already the word from German, “gestalt” which means this and is considered by some to be a naturalized English word. It’s also a school of psychology, which I know a lot about. This is a good word to use, and (relatively speaking) it's not all that uncommon. However... Guy on twitter asked...
by HieronymousBoschHobs
Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jay Rod v Wood v Barnes
Replies: 89
Views: 6565

Re: Jay Rod v Wood v Barnes

Depends who we're playing/where we're playing. Good to have a clear cut tactical option rather than a like-for-like swap. Our squad is strong but it's not massively varied - obviously that works for us because we have a smallish group compared to some clubs and Dyche tends to stick to the same syste...
by HieronymousBoschHobs
Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 21182
Views: 462144

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

RingoMcCartney wrote:Which idiot suggested "Labour aren't calling a GE because they're scared of losing!"










Labour aren't calling a GE because they're scared of winning!.......


THIS IS GREAT BANTER!
by HieronymousBoschHobs
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 21182
Views: 462144

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

All along most labour mps have wanted a second referendum as part of the 2/3rds or so of the whole of the HOC. That is the problem and why we need a GE. The extreme tory remainers won't be able to stand and the ex ones like Sourby and Wollastan. I want change mate. Sick to **** of this country and ...
by HieronymousBoschHobs
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 21182
Views: 462144

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

Do you really believe Labour aren't calling a GE because they're scared of losing then? Because they'll probably lose whatever the way things are looking.
by HieronymousBoschHobs
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The New Labour Leader
Replies: 221
Views: 7187

Re: The New Labour Leader

The mandate is for Brexit. It isn't for Deal or No Deal. You're thinking about Noel Edmunds, yet again. Repeat until it gets through. Hi Rowls, Can you explain to your fellow posters the current ideology of the Conservative party? HINT: moaning about Brexit not being done yet or Labour being Marxis...
by HieronymousBoschHobs
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 21182
Views: 462144

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

So labour are apparently now saying that there should not be an election for months and that there should be a new referemdum before a GE. So its not just about stopping no deal then is it? How can Labour square that with its existing manifesto and with its new conference policy? I'll field this on...
by HieronymousBoschHobs
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Trump's Impeachment
Replies: 293
Views: 11594

Re: Trump's Corruption

Are there really people on this forum who don't think Trump is dodgy af?

(Edit: af means as ****)
by HieronymousBoschHobs
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 21182
Views: 462144

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

Wonderfully idealistic, guys, except you are both only thinking of the UK. It would be very easy to make the UK the "poor peoples' country" by putting a ceiling on wealth with your "no one can be a billionaire" ideals. Haven't you noticed we now have the internet? I'm sure some ...
by HieronymousBoschHobs
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Trump's Impeachment
Replies: 293
Views: 11594

Re: Trump's Corruption

You have mistakenly assumed that the people who mocked me for talking about how corrupt Trump is don't already know and privately accept that i'm right. All they're really doing by defending the indefensible is signalling their unconditional loyalty to the far-right. They know he's corrupt. FCBurnl...
by HieronymousBoschHobs
Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 21182
Views: 462144

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

And one for the amateur (or professional!) accountants here about how the Tories have sold the student loan book to give the impression they are they are reducing government debt when the opposite is the case: https://www.lrb.co.uk/v41/n17/andrew-mc ... -illusions
by HieronymousBoschHobs
Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 21182
Views: 462144

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

Interesting article on Cummings' ideology and, by extension, the vision he's trying to get the Tories to enact: https://www.wired.co.uk/article/dominic ... rexit-blog

(Certainly, when he was advising Give as a SPAD this is very much the way things started to go)
by HieronymousBoschHobs
Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 21182
Views: 462144

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

Oh yes, sorry, I got distracted with my tirade against Erasmus. It's not. It's a hopeless situation for the left now, I think. But if you're asking why I pursued it in the first place I've done it to death on here already. But in brief I maintain that socialism is basically impossible as a member o...
by HieronymousBoschHobs
Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 21182
Views: 462144

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

I also was a Labour Party member and campaigner. I and many many people I know cannot vote Labour whilst it run by Corbyn. He is going to get a shock at the next election. I understand why people dislike Corbyn, but he is more than one man and so is Johnson: look at the people around them, what the...
by HieronymousBoschHobs
Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 21182
Views: 462144

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

You ask "do you believe the extremely wealthy should just live here and not contribute?" Well, what if they don't live here? There are approx. 200 countries in the world to choose from. Maybe they weren't even born here. Maybe they like to live somewhere else. How much will you tax them i...
by HieronymousBoschHobs
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 21182
Views: 462144

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

Way I see it, we can't ditch Corbyn because, right here, right now, we need a leader of the opposition and not the kind of in fighting which emerged at conference. But if Johnson gets through a hard Brexit AND a five year spell what the **** becomes of this country?
by HieronymousBoschHobs
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 21182
Views: 462144

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

No dispute at all that Boris's support could drain to Brexit Party. Indeed, anything other than a hard Brexit and it almost certainly will - possibly dramatically so. The question is: would it go anywhere other than Brexit Party? For that you're looking at your classic free-market Tories: the adher...
by HieronymousBoschHobs
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 21182
Views: 462144

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

I was a Labour Party member for 40 years and attended conference down at Bournemouth once. I've said many times, I never left the Labour Party, they left me. I know lots of friends and family who feel exactly the same way. Corbyn isnt a Socialist, he never has been, hes a Commie, and not even a thi...
by HieronymousBoschHobs
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 21182
Views: 462144

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

I should add, I'd accept May's deal with Labour deciding the future trajectory. The Conservatives are not toxic, they are radioactive: the fallout from their internal divisions has diffused across the country at large and now the mutant offspring are beginning to arise. I am being dramatic, but only...
by HieronymousBoschHobs
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 21182
Views: 462144

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

Assuming support does fall away, where will it go? He's polling about mid 30s right now, I'd be utterly gobsmacked if any of today's Tory support left for Labour or Lib Dem because anyone even vaguely tempted with either must surely have already gone by now, after the way he's behaved. Yet it's sti...
by HieronymousBoschHobs
Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 21182
Views: 462144

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

The problem now is that the right wing Brexit ultras don't want a democracy, they want a tyranny of the majority where anyone who thinks differently can go to hell.
by HieronymousBoschHobs
Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Todd Cantwell
Replies: 36
Views: 3830

Re: Todd Cantwell

Graceful, gazelle-like but with the stamina and sturdiness of a rhinoceros. A safarist's dream.
by HieronymousBoschHobs
Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jeff Hendrick
Replies: 71
Views: 5796

Re: Jeff Hendrick

I think Dyche should select the 'Important First Team Player' option, but perhaps not the 'Crucial First Team Player' option. Definitely not the 'Squad Rotation Option' however.
by HieronymousBoschHobs
Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: If it had been a boxing match it would have been stopped
Replies: 22
Views: 2371

Re: ARTICLE: If it had been a boxing match it would have been stopped

Has he overtaken Stan Ternent? Only statistically of course, because spiritually, Stan Ternent can never be overtaken: he is the greatest manager Burnley has ever known.

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