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  1. Flanker7

    Propaganda

    No doupt about it. Glass half full / Grall half empty - both are true but its the outlook of the individual , and their own circumstances, that colour their view. Recent headline:- "In 4/10 businesses the gender pay gap is getting wider." ..and it was only businesses that submitted figures. ..and then was some guff about the way the figures were produced. You could drive a coach and horses through that bare statement from the BBC. Thats before you say 6/10 businesses are maintaining, or bettering, womens position in business. I agree with much good comment about scrupulous news organisations digging deeper, provide more background information and treating news subjects as ongoing stories rather than a series of throwaway headlines.
  2. Interesring that the Labour rebels have decided to stab JC and his team in the chest. Whilst the Bonkers Brexit faction of the Conservative party have stabbed May in the back numerous times. Compare and contrast. Integrity verses pragmatism. Are they mutually exclusive?
  3. Does this mean that May will get her deal through. Now that 7? Labour remainers are free of the whip?
  4. Flanker7

    The parkrun thread

    Hallam in the National attendance figures again. http://www.elliottline.com/parkrun/2019/2/17/elliott-line-stats-17th-february-2019?fbclid=IwAR2KfDod8pm7a8SrZB9hDMd0uXRzsOdc8qCxo0gHo3a4Ej6TohpcjDEyAKE Concord in the Regional figures. Andrew Burgess-Tupling‎ , facebook - parkrun statsgeek group No ice. No wind. No “Beast from the East”. A normal parkrunning Saturday. There were 50/51 parkruns in the Yorkshire & Humber region (only cancellation was Bramley). Of 37 runs completed both last week and this, 34 had higher attendances and three (Concord, Dewsbury and Frickley) were lower. (Attendances at these three were lower by 26, eight and two respectively.) Total attendance was 14260 an increase of 6834 (92.0%) from the previous week. Cleethorpes (269) had a new attendance record. The average weekly attendance over the last 12 months has increased by 16.4% (8951 to 10418). The mean attendance per parkrun per week over the history of parkrun for the region is 204.2; the median is 164. Sheffield & Rotherham parkrun attendances for 16th & 17th February 2019. 82- Concord 305 - Graves 153 - Graves-Juniors 452 - Hillsborough, 6th Highest Attendance 82 - Castle 812 - Hallam, 2nd Highest Attendance Total - 1,886 388 - Rother Valley, 4th Highest Attendance 127 - Clifton Park, 6th Highest Attendance Total - 515 Overall total = 2,401 Rotherham leading the way with a total over 500 for the first time.
  5. Thats not what being socialist means to me. Your strawman attributing a socialist with motivation they may not have, not to mention the sneering bit. Noblesse Oblige is more likely to be a conservative thing.
  6. When asked where are you from I answer, when asked by anyone not from the UK , in this order... Yorkshire, Sheffield, British, European, The World. The order will change depending on who is asking. However, its got nowt to do with Remain or Brexit. I don't feel threatened by other Europeans and don't spout any of that jingoistic nonsense. For me Remainers react from the head and Brexiters from the heart. Many Remainers cannot see , or feel, that - and its a big reason why the Remain campaign failed. As for Brexiters read this - His Boss suggests than he would be better off as a Eurpoean man. “No,” insists The Brexiter. “Why ?” he asks “You couldn’t possibly have earned, by your work, such clothes and such living as I have given you.” “Know’s all that Boss says The Brexiter. “But I’d rather have poor clothes, poor house, poor everything and have ’em British, than have the best, and have ’em a Eurpean's.” www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/feb/01/poorer-brexiters-worse-off-working-class-leavers
  7. Flanker7

    The parkrun thread

    Sheffield & Rotherham parkrun attendances for 9th & 10th February 2019. 108 - Concord Graves - Cancelled - Falling branches. 114 - Graves-Juniors 400 - Hillsborough, 74 - Castle 629 - Hallam Total - 1,325 322 - Rother Valley 92 - Clifton Park Total - 414 Overall total = 1,739
  8. The Brexit Bus £350 million is not going very far is it. Tunnel Nissan No deal Brexit fund. Oh, by the way May suggests that her naughty boy Boris was wrong to suggest it was a weekly amount. She thinks it may be per year. https://metro.co.uk/2018/11/16/boriss-big-red-brexit-bus-might-have-been-accurate-after-all-8146322/
  9. Was Poll Tax scrapped because of riots or because large numbers of people didn't pay - either way that is civil disobedience... or maybe because Maggie got the assasins knife between her shoulder blades.. . or was it John Major that lost the next General Election? In my experience there are many factors that come into play to creat the ideal conditions for a riot or mass action. A good bit of rainy weather is usually enough to knock it on the head and we have plenty of that. There were no threats of riots when the original Euro vote got reversed.
  10. Oh my goodness where to start. Brexit is another link in the chain that will give more power to Global Companies over the UK. They are the new Super States that subjugate people into slave workers , strangle competition and reduce us to the role of solely being consumers.
  11. Andy of Borg - "Whether you like it or not, this is a pragmatically centre-right country. That doesn't mean they wont support a centre left government because they will and do so with pleasure but they need a reason too." At last discussion of ideas (almost) and not personalities or media bias. Banjo's defence is so disappointing trying to fight fire with fire, May's crap, cons are greedy and self seeking. It won't work that way. Andyof Borg is mistaken , imo, we are a centre left country with our support of the NHS, a yearning for a nationalised rail network, the national trait of an aspiration to do the right thing and many other socalist solutions. But, the magic word is PRAGMATIC . Corbyn will never be that. Labour need to to do as much as they can when they can in a pragmatic way. They don't harp on about abolishing the monarchy because there is no appitite for that. First things first - they need a pragmatic policy to square the circle of the EU. Yes it is a protection system but its also the best we have in protection against global capitalism and all that means for workers rights, and health and safety of the people (and of the world!). Labour and Corbyn needs throw himself into a campaign that retains left ideals and measures - with a remain message.
  12. Flanker7

    The parkrun thread

    We make it into the smallest and biggest this week. http://www.elliottline.com/parkrun/2019/2/3/elliott-line-stats-3rd-february-2019?fbclid=IwAR3eo3XKSjbjc4oqZ0NQZzRdLM_AB9i0fTVUtpIUyE2Byv_hV0n36xTgXQQ Sheffield & Rotherham parkrun attendances for 2nd February 2019. 48 - Concord Graves - Cancelled ,Packed ice. Graves-Juniors -- Cancelled ,Packed ice. 579 - Hillsborough, Equalled Highest Attendance Castle - Cancelled, course unsafe Hallam - ancelled , course unsafe Total - 627 Rother Valley - Cancelled, ice under snow 65 - Clifton Park Total - 65 Overall total = 692 I guess we all knew the place to get our parkrun tickle scratched. Andrew Burgess-Tupling That we made it to the first week in February without any disruption from the weather should be taken as a positive. Nonetheless, this week saw the fewest events and parkrunners in the Y&H region since 3 March 2018 (when there were 8/43 events and just 1684 runners).There were 22/51 parkruns in the Yorkshire & Humber region (too many cancellations to list). Of 21 runs completed both last week and this, four had higher attendances and 17 were lower. Total attendance was 5108, a decrease of 9322 (64.6%) from the previous week. Hillsborough (579) equalled its attendance record and Storthes Hall (250) set a new record. Both no doubt boosted by other local cancellations. The average weekly attendance over the last 12 months has increased by 16.1% (8928 to 10369). The mean attendance per parkrun per week over the history of parkrun for the region is 203.9; the median is 164.
  13. Flanker7

    The parkrun thread

    Andrew Burgess-Tupling, from facebook, parkrun statsgeek page - That we made it to the first week in February without any disruption from the weather should be taken as a positive. Nonetheless, this week saw the fewest events and parkrunners in the Y&H region since 3 March 2018 (when there were 8/43 events and just 1684 runners). There were 22/51 parkruns in the Yorkshire & Humber region (too many cancellations to list). Of 21 runs completed both last week and this, four had higher attendances and 17 were lower. Total attendance was 5108, a decrease of 9322 (64.6%) from the previous week. Hillsborough (579) equalled its attendance record and Storthes Hall (250) set a new record. Both no doubt boosted by other local cancellations. The average weekly attendance over the last 12 months has increased by 16.1% (8928 to 10369). The mean attendance per parkrun per week over the history of parkrun for the region is 203.9; the median is 164.
  14. Canute /Cnut - Poacher turned gamekeeper and brought in a period of prosperity. AND He didn't think he could turn the tide back. Royal creeps and sycophants needed to be calmed down.
  15. This is obviously personal but not intended to be offensive . Judging from your much repeated attacks on all and sundry , except for the sainted Nigel, and your reluctance to answer policy questions. Do you believe in personalities rather than policy, and ideals .
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