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Who could have imagined that there would be such demand for free beer.
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Taking the piss. Which is of course, ironic.

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I've moved 10,000 in three hours. Estimated time "more than an hour"...yeah, you covered yourselves there didn't you?

I tried emailing them to complain but I get placed in the same fucking queue.
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Anaxagoras wrote: Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:12 pm Covid: Women on exercise trip 'surrounded by police'

Two women out for a walk in the park.
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/976/cpspr ... _walk1.jpg
Two women have described how they were surrounded by police, read their rights and fined £200 each after driving five miles to take a walk.
The women were also told the hot drinks they had brought along were not allowed as they were "classed as a picnic".
Guidance for the current lockdown says people can travel for exercise as long as it is in their "local area".
The police force involved, Derbyshire Police, said driving for exercise was "not in the spirit" of lockdown.
One of the would-be walkers, Jessica Allen, assumed "someone had been murdered" when she arrived at Foremark Reservoir on Wednesday afternoon.
"As we drove in there was a police van, a police car, and there were loads of police there," said Ms Allen, who lives in Ashby-de-la-Zouch in Leicestershire.
"I genuinely thought someone had been murdered; the place is normally so quiet. The next thing, my car is surrounded. I got out of my car thinking 'There's no way they're coming to speak to us'. Straight away they start questioning us.
"One of them started reading my rights and I was looking at my friend thinking 'This must be a joke'.
"I said we had come in separate cars, even parked two spaces away and even brought our own drinks with us. He said 'You can't do that as it's classed as a picnic'."
Seems a bit extreme.
How far can you travel for exercise?
Guidance issued by the Cabinet Office states that people can leave their homes for exercise but should not travel outside their "local area".
However, the actual legislation does not specify a maximum distance that people are allowed to travel for exercise.
Both the guidance and legislation state people can exercise with one other person, as Jessica Allen and Eliza Moore did.
Human rights barrister Adam Wagner said: "There is no law against travelling to exercise. The guidance is not legally binding and the police have no power to enforce it unless it is reflected in the lockdown regulations which in this case it is not."
Derbyshire Police said: "It is up to each individual officer on a case-by-case basis to decide what is reasonable as the legislation does not proscribe a distance."
Bit of common sense guys, pls. Although I'd guess their hands are tied.

I liked this:
Since Wednesday, when police stopped the two friends, Jessica said she has been "left feeling fearful" and hasn't left the house.
Good. Please stay there so I do not have to meet you at some point in the future you stupid little princess.
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https://i.ibb.co/7tC1f3n/Screenshot-20210109-171115-Chrome.jpg

Come ooooon, come ooooooooooooooooon...
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Hotarubi wrote: Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:12 pm Come ooooon, come ooooooooooooooooon...
I gather it's drinkable, then. :notsure:





Just for the title (but it's a somewhat funny read): As the US descends into chaos, what better time for Britain to go the same way?
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Fuck knows, I got all the way to checkout and they didn't apply the discount.

A suitably irate email was sent
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How long will you have to wait to send it?

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58% of UK stag weekends deplatformed.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/ ... abis-cafes

Foreign visitors face ban from Amsterdam’s cannabis cafes
Proposals would allow only Dutch residents to enter city’s 166 marijuana-selling coffee shops.

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Great, the one thing guaranteed to calm obnoxiously pissed English tourists the fuck down has been taken off the table.

Genius.

Does not mention the whores. So that might salvage the tourist trade to a certain extent.
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↑ I hope the ladies are working in sexy hazmat suits? :P




Wetherspoon pub in Beeston vandalised over anti-lockdown posters in windows

Wetherspoon boss Tim Martin has repeatedly expressed his doubts over the effectiveness of lockdown
https://www.nottinghampost.com/news/loc ... ti-4878541
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The cringe starts at ~ 12:15.

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Now, I have some... some sympathy with the contracted parties because of the short notice. I even have sympathy with handoncock because he probably had no clue who the contractors were.

But the results are just abject. And you did vote against it. And there's a better way.
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The kingdom is dooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooomed!

Bad omen? Tower of London raven missing, feared dead

Legend says at least six ravens must be kept at the castle or the kingdom will fall

One of the ravens at the Tower of London is feared to have died, in a potentially gloomy omen for Britain. It means that the tower is close to having fewer than six ravens, a level that would spell doom for the kingdom, according to legend.

Ravenmaster Christopher Skaife confirmed that one of the birds, Merlina, known as the queen of the tower’s unkindness of ravens, is presumed dead after being missing for weeks.

Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, Skaife said: “Merlina is a free-spirited raven and has been known to leave the tower precincts on many occasion. I’m her buddy and she normally comes back to us, but this time she didn’t. So, I do fear that she is not with us any more.” He added: “Just before Christmas, before we went into the lockdown, we were putting the ravens to bed, and she didn’t come back.”

If confirmed, Merlina’s death would bring the number of ravens at the tower to just seven. According to legend if two more were to die the tower and the kingdom would fall.

But Skaife said that if Merlina did not return, the tower did have a reserve raven to ensure that at least six remained.

He said: “We do have seven ravens here at the Tower of London, six by royal decree. And of course I still have a spare one, so we’re OK at the moment.”
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/202 ... eared-dead
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Hotarubi wrote: Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:13 pm
I took German in high school. Yeah, it helped with Beethoven but Spanish would have been far more useful.
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Mass vaccination center in Liichfield:


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For fucking fuck fucking fuck's sake.

Yes! We've had who can act like a twat the most using the script provided on big brother. Love simulated sex island using scripts provided, British Cake baking using the recipes provided, the joy of painting, competive weapons of mass destruction, I'm a celebrity get me some new bookings, posh cunts living up to stereotype using the scripts provided, northern cunts living up to stereotype using the scripts provided and sweary twats still insecurely obsessed with the fact that they are not from London living up to stereotype with the scripts provided.

This wasn't good enough. Because the Latest prime time, reality TV show, 8pm weekday night is....(drum roll)....POOCH PERFECT.


















Britain’s hairiest hounds get a makeover on the hunt for Britain’s best dog groomer. Sixteen professionals compete to see who can transform them into the smartest pooches in the land.

*headdesk*

Jesus. Fucking. Christ. BBC2. The supposed Highbrow, Middle Class "Arts Channel" now features...I dunno.. Becky from The Wirral with a fucking pink toy poodle

You know what I blame? Americ.. no...Biden. You cunt.
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Lord Sumption tells stage 4 cancer patient her life is 'less valuable'

Peer’s remark made to woman with bowel cancer during TV debate on Covid lockdowns

The former supreme court justice Jonathan Sumption has been criticised for telling a woman with stage 4 cancer that her life was “less valuable” during a televised discussion of the costs of coronavirus lockdowns.

Appearing on the BBC One show The Big Questions on Sunday to discuss the question of whether lockdown was “punishing too many for the greater good”, Lord Sumption, one of the most prominent anti-lockdown campaigners, said he did not accept that “all lives are of equal value”.

The former justice, who served on the supreme court until 2018, said he believed his children’s and grandchildren’s lives were “worth more because they’ve got a lot more of it ahead”.

Responding to Sumption’s remarks, Deborah James, who has stage 4 metastatic bowel cancer and hosts the BBC’s You, Me and the Big C podcast, said: “With all due respect, I am the person who you say their life is not valuable.”

The peer then interrupted James, saying: “I didn’t say your life was not valuable, I said it was less valuable.”

James continued: “Who are you to put a value on life? In my view, and I think in many others, life is sacred and I don’t think we should make those judgment calls. All life is worth saving regardless of what life it is people are living.
https://www.theguardian.com/law/2021/ja ... ble-others

But a peer is still worth more, right?
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Its possible. Just very possible, that some genius alluded to Lord Cumshun some time ago.

https://i.ibb.co/7bN9wQ3/rbqc-avatar01-400x400.jpg

Lord Sumptuous.

https://i.ibb.co/SRF48yZ/Jonathan-Sumption-009.jpg

Rowley Birkin QC
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↑ Great eyebrows!




Flooding in England has exposed the outline of the Earith Bulwark, a Civil War fort built by Parliamentarian troops in 1643

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UK says working to recover up 400,000 deleted records from police database

A coding problem led to the accidental deletion of up to 400,000 records from British police databases but specialists are working to recover the information from different systems, Home Secretary Priti Patel said on Wednesday.

“So first of all let me just clarify this - this is a coding issue,” Patel said, adding that she could not say how much had been retrieved so far. “We talk about a figure of 400,000 but the actual figure could actually be a lot less.”
https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-brit ... SKBN29P0OX
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-55764673

Exodus Part II

Police broke up a wedding party with 400 guests in north London.
Officers found the windows at the Yesoday Hatorah Girls Senior School, a Charedi school in Stamford Hill, had been covered when they arrived at 21:15 GMT on Thursday.
The guests fled the scene when officers arrived.
The organisers were fined £10,000 for breaching coronavirus regulations, while five other guests were issued £200 fines, police said.
The area is home to the UK's largest Charedi community of strictly Orthodox Jews.
Det Ch Sup Marcus Barnett of the Met Police said: "This was a completely unacceptable breach of the law.
"People across the country are making sacrifices by cancelling or postponing weddings and other celebrations and there is no excuse for this type of behaviour.
"My officers are working tirelessly with the community and we will not hesitate to take enforcement action if that is required to keep people safe."

Stamford Hill is part of the borough of Hackney, which has a Covid-19 infection rate of 625.43 cases per 100,000 people.
The England average rate is 471.31 per 100,000 people.
London is under an England-wide lockdown, which prevents social mixing between households.
Londoners are asked to only leave home for limited reasons such as shopping, going to work, seeking medical assistance, or avoiding domestic abuse.


Well I'm glad you cleared the last one up because some people might not have been sure.
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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/ ... in-england

Ministers consider £500 payment to everyone with COVID

Ministers are considering paying £500 to everyone in England who tests positive for Covid-19, in a dramatic overhaul of the self-isolation support scheme, the Guardian can reveal.

The proposed change is thought necessary because government polling found only 17% of people with symptoms are coming forward to get a test, owing to fears that a positive result could stop people from working.

The universal payment is the “preferred position” of Matt Hancock’s Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and would cost up to £453m a week, 12 times the cost of the current system, according to an official policy paper seen by the Guardian.

The 16-page document, dated 19 January and marked “Official Sensitive”, also proposes that police should be given access to health data for the first time to crack down on quarantine breaches.

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You know what that means don't you. Half the country will be coughing on each other during episodes of Pooch Perfect
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Hey, there are still Good News™:

Haggis launched to the edge of space in celebration of Burns Night

https://i.imgur.com/LNt2tgP.jpg


But has it come back? :o
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Can stay there in all honesty.

Haggis is English btw, No really, it is. Anglish hagese references predate anything mentioned in Scottish texts by centuries.

We were doing whisky for centuries before them too. Culturally appropriating bastards.
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I was worried too that they would try to bring it back.
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A well made Hagese is actually rather good in all honesty.
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Only because you culturally appropriated Ireland.

Meanwhile, while it became RACISTS to say "China/Chinese/Wuhan Flu" only after The Donald said it, it is NOT RACISTS to say the "UK Flu," because people care less about the UKers than they do about the Wogs the Chinese have enslaved and are systematically wiping out from the gene pool.

Notice that I did not write "genocide," because, Heavens to Betsy, it is never, ever a "genocide" if it does not involve Proper Europeans.

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Doctor X wrote: Sun Jan 24, 2021 5:10 pm Only because you culturally appropriated Ireland.

Meanwhile, while it became RACISTS to say "China/Chinese/Wuhan Flu" only after The Donald said it, it is NOT RACISTS to say the "UK Flu," because people care less about the UKers than they do about the Wogs the Chinese have enslaved and are systematically wiping out from the gene pool.

Notice that I did not write "genocide," because, Heavens to Betsy, it is never, ever a "genocide" if it does not involve Proper Europeans.

– J.D.
Wrong

As the non white population of the UK is 13%, non -white....it is 13% racist to say UK flu. Add an extra percentage point for merely saying that. Then subtract the proper metric™ To get the real answer.
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Hotarubi wrote: Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:38 am A well made Hagese is actually rather good in all honesty.
I wouldn't dare criticize the mores of your tribe. :P





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Scotland is heading towards independence from the UK thanks to Boris Johnson and Brexit
  • Scotland seems headed toward independence from the UK, with a new referendum likely.
  • Recent polls have consistently found majority support among Scots for leaving the UK.
  • Prime Minister Boris Johnson has refused legal permission for a referendum, but it may not matter.
https://www.businessinsider.com/boris-j ... ?r=US&IR=T for details.
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I love that they've gone back to 2019 to find a pic of Boris looking disgruntled in Scotland.

(How journalism works etc.)

Recent polls have consistently found majority support among Scots for leaving the UK.

How recent?

https://i.ibb.co/Xs15zkY/What-Scotland-Thinks-Poll-5828-20210127.jpg

YMMV. Probably COVID influenced.
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Hotarubi wrote: Wed Jan 27, 2021 5:53 pm I love that they've gone back to 2019 to find a pic of Boris looking disgruntled in Scotland.

(How journalism works etc.)

Recent polls have consistently found majority support among Scots for leaving the UK.

How recent?


YMMV. Probably COVID influenced.
What are your thoughts on Brexit? Express!
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Rob Lister wrote: Wed Jan 27, 2021 6:05 pm
Hotarubi wrote: Wed Jan 27, 2021 5:53 pm I love that they've gone back to 2019 to find a pic of Boris looking disgruntled in Scotland.

(How journalism works etc.)

Recent polls have consistently found majority support among Scots for leaving the UK.

How recent?


YMMV. Probably COVID influenced.
What are your thoughts on Brexit? Express!
Short version:

Stupid, uneducated bigots who believed the bullshit they had been fed voted leave and have kinda figured out that they were idiots thus it is everybody else's fault.

Long version:

Stupid, uneducated bigots who believed the bullshit they had been fed voted leave and have kinda figured out that they were idiots thus it is everybody else's fault.

American Version:

Everything I agree with is exempt from criticism because Biden sucks China's baws.
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That’s quite nuanced.
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DJ wrote: Wed Jan 27, 2021 6:34 pm That’s quite nuanced.
I often get accused of not taking things seriously and not contributing anything of note by over-sensitive people. I was just trying to enlighten those ne'er-do-wells.
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Hotarubi wrote: Wed Jan 27, 2021 6:20 pm
Rob Lister wrote: Wed Jan 27, 2021 6:05 pm
Hotarubi wrote: Wed Jan 27, 2021 5:53 pm I love that they've gone back to 2019 to find a pic of Boris looking disgruntled in Scotland.

(How journalism works etc.)

Recent polls have consistently found majority support among Scots for leaving the UK.

How recent?


YMMV. Probably COVID influenced.
What are your thoughts on Brexit? Express!
Short version:

Stupid, uneducated bigots who believed the bullshit they had been fed voted leave and have kinda figured out that they were idiots thus it is everybody else's fault.

Long version:

Stupid, uneducated bigots who believed the bullshit they had been fed voted leave and have kinda figured out that they were idiots thus it is everybody else's fault.

American Version:

Everything I agree with is exempt from criticism because Biden sucks China's baws.
Honest and to the point. thanx.
Why are you against Brexit? Expound!
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Rob Lister wrote: Wed Jan 27, 2021 8:39 pm

Honest and to the point. thanx.
Why are you against Brexit? Expound!
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Opposing Brexit and supporting Scottish independence seems like an interesting exercise in contradiction. Granted, the Scots think the EU will welcome them with open arms and, more importantly, check cheque books.

Though you are incorrect.






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Doctor X wrote: Thu Jan 28, 2021 6:44 am Opposing Brexit and supporting Scottish independence seems like an interesting exercise in contradiction.
Not really, because if we remained, and Scotland became independent, we could have voted to keep them out of the EU which would have royally pissed them off.

Got to look at the big picture.