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Consultations are a sham, just window dressing to disguise the fact that the decision has already been made.

And here it is, looking very stylish. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8459719/Boris-Johnsons-RAF-Voyager-plane-takes-air-new-900-000-patriotic-paint-job.html

2 weeks ago

Macron travelled to London yesterday aboard one of his many Presidential aircraft.  Boris having our one aircraft repainted is not such a big deal in the circumstances.

Those liners could be berthed offshore for quite some time given Carnival's dire financial state. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/jun/18/carnival-sell-cruise-ships-bookings-coronavirus-pandemic-holiday

The government has today formally advised the EU that, after leaving the EU in January this year, there will be no extension to the transition period which ends on December 31st. So, finally, after four and a half years of countless court cases and parliamentary shenanigans to derail the Brexit vote, we will once again be a sovereign country.  Who'd have thought in June 2016 that it would take ...

With the current furore about statues that are now deemed inappropriate, it's worth noting that the sculptures which are incorporated into BBC Broadcasting House in central London were created by Eric Gill, a serial sex abuser who repeatedly molested his daughters, and even his own dog. The BBC, however, thinks it is perfectly fine to keep the statues in place because he was a respected 20th ...

3 weeks ago

The BBC's interpretation of "news" is very selective indeed.

3 weeks ago

Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right. George Orwell, “1984”

3 weeks ago

HBO has already removed the film Gone with the Wind from its streaming service, this is just like burning books because people don't like the content.

9 Jun 2020

I see the thuggery is spreading to Oxford later today with a planned protest at the Cecil Rhodes statue, I just hope the police actually make some effort this time to protect the monument.  Also, very disturbingly, Sadiq Khan is intending to set up the Orwellian "Commission for Diversity in the Public Realm" with the power to remove landmarks, and change road names if they do not fit the PC ...