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  • in reply to: General election #253051
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    In my opinion, the voter turnout was so low because the electorate *thought* they had a real choice in 2019 between a left-wing Labour Party and a right-wing Conservative Party. However, in this election, the electorate see it for what it really is, which is tweedledee vs. tweedledum (which it always has been, and always will be, until the SPGB becomes popular).

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    in reply to: General election #253050
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    This is the first UK general election in which more than 3 parties received more than 10% of the vote, each. These parties being: Labour (34%); Conservative (24%); Reform UK (14%); and the Liberal Democrats (12%).

    in reply to: Underplayed Classics #252984
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    Shilo – Neil Diamond

    in reply to: General election #252979
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    The latest poll says the Liberal Democrats are going to win 10 more seats than the Conservatives! Can you imagine!

    https://www.electoralcalculus.co.uk/homepage.html

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    in reply to: Underplayed Classics #252653
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    Cats in the Cradle – Harry Chapin

    A cautionary tale

    in reply to: The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists #252602
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    Thanks for the feedback, comrades.

    in reply to: The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists #252579
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    According to my uncle (who I borrowed the novel from), Robert Noonan (Tressell) was a member of the Social Democratic Federation (which the SPGB broke away from).

    in reply to: Underplayed Classics #252349
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    Human Touch – Bruce Springsteen

    in reply to: The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists #252294
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    What a coincidence! I’ve just finished reading that (631 page) book for the first time, too.

    The names of the capitalists in that book are also hilarious (I might get some of these wrong): Mr. Rushton; Mr. Didlum; Mr. Sweater; Mr. Botchit; Mr. Smeariton; the Duke of D’enclosedland. My personal favourite is (if I remember correctly) one of the women who work for the charity: Mrs. N.B Seel.

    There’s an argument about whether the people of this land should be classed as subjects or citizens; however, they should be classed as mugs for supporting their own exploitation, like the workers of Mugsborough (the fictional town in the story).

    in reply to: I’m confused I thought something was happening #252168
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    This is the current prediction for the election result (according to the Electoral Calculus):

    – Labour 74% of seats in the House of Commons

    – Conservative 14%

    – Liberal Democrat 7%

    – SNP 2% (20% of the Scottish Westminster seats)

    in reply to: Underplayed Classics #251678
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    No Milk Today – Hermann’s Hermits

    As one person observed, the lead singer looks like Jack & Bobby Kennedy’s British cousin.

    in reply to: Underplayed Classics #251675
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    Get it Right Next Time – Gerry Rafferty

    Coincidentally, this is a United Artists record and today is the 105th anniversary of the founding of that company.

    in reply to: Anti-Zionism is not anti-semitic #251573
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    “‘3 sons of Hamas’ billionaire Terror Leader have been killed in an Israeli airstrike.'”

    It’s easy to forget that Hamas isn’t a grass-roots organisation, but is led my millionaires & billionaires.

    It’s easy to see the bias in that Times of Israel report; for example: use of the words – eliminated’ & ‘taken out’ – instead of ‘killed’.

    in reply to: Anti-Zionism is not anti-semitic #251571
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    The article you shared, ALB, was half-enlightening & half-bewildering.

    It was enlightening because it showed that the Six-Day War was a proxy war between the major ‘power blocks’ in the world. But it was bewildering because weren’t some of the countries that have been at war with Israel also allied with the West?

    This quote from the article is precedent:

    ‘One thing that is sure is that the Middle East’s unhappy history of tension and conflict will continue. So will the hypocrisy with which it is all supported. In the recent war, for example, all the big powers expressed their regret at the opening of hostilities, conveniently ignoring the fact that it was their arms shipments which had made the whole thing possible.’

    in reply to: Underplayed Classics #251537
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    It’s Different for Girls – Joe Jackson

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