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Old 06-09-2017, 05:33 AM   #136
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Another reason why I draw great good cheer from today's results (such as we know them); it entrenches the Corbyn project (sounds like the name of a prog rock band). Time is what was needed, and this buys more. I see it as like the Pope (no, not the leader himself, but the situation where time is needed to change the course of the ship, the makeup of the elected ranks and so on).
The most positive development for mine is the reemergence of the left as a political force in the UK, and this after about three decades or so. The mobilisation of youth is also a big thing, there's a real cause for optimism at this time but it's a real shame we seem to have nothing of the sort here - Jezza would be in the left section of our Greens and I don't think you could pick out a Labor MP who is really comparable ideologically (Albo would be an easy response but remember how easily he chose to redbait in last year's election campaign, 'socialist' is a dirty word for him).
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Old 06-09-2017, 06:14 AM   #137
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Australia's Labor has been lucky. I agree with a lot of what you say there, and I suspect it's just that, while they aren't terrible on some policy (I'd consider them a bit to the left of the Blair or Brown era Labour), they haven't had their feet held to the fire. Australia has a different situation to the UK or Europe, to date at any rate.

Here, Labor think they can slink into office just by being patient, and they're probably not wrong in the current circumstances.

But as for this turn of events in Britain - finally, at last, politics matters. And I mean matters in more than a dismal 'man the barricades for the status quo one more time' kinda way. This matters in a way the recent French election did not, and in a way that last year's Democratic primaries did. The hard right does not get to have the last word, and nor does the beige dictatorship.
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Old 06-09-2017, 06:31 AM   #138
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If there is one thing I dislike though, it's the tendency to frame this stuff as a battle of generations. It's true that older cohorts tend to contribute strongly to conservative turnout, but lest we forget Jezza himself is three years past retirement age. It's not a simple matter of young vs old. More accurately, young fools reliably turn into old fools; the reverse holds true.
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It's very refreshing.
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Isn't this the guy who got mercilessly roasted for being a loser scab?

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Yeah, Mayne has lost whatever marbles he might have had left. That take is so hot, it might have in fact melted those marbles.
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I feel so old, is 'hot take' the new lingo for 'complete bullshit I just pulled out of my ass because I'm being paid by the word'?
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Pretty much, yeah.

Looks like Bourke is doubling down on her ridiculous takes. In related news, I love Helen Razer.
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Helen Razer is so far up her own arse it's not funny. She's on record passionately defending Julia Gillard for not bringing in marriage equality and thinks she can speak for all lesbians. Her articles are also so dense that it's borderline impossible to read them. When she's good she's great but she's incredibly self-absorbed.
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I struggle with Razer after she wrote this abysmal book about the history of "Stupid". The writing style was so clunky that I abandoned it after a couple of chapters. An awful mix of completely unnecessary swearing and holier-than-thou condescension.

I've loved Ruby Hamad over the past 6-12 months
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Helen Razer is so far up her own arse it's not funny. She's on record passionately defending Julia Gillard for not bringing in marriage equality and thinks she can speak for all lesbians. Her articles are also so dense that it's borderline impossible to read them. When she's good she's great but she's incredibly self-absorbed.
Ah fuck, scratch that then, I've only been aware of her for a short while where she's been quite upfront about having radical leftist beliefs. But the Gillard thing is evidently shit.
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Wow, Ten has gone into voluntary administration. They need a new buyer or it's sayonara.
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Wow, Ten has been in trouble but I didn't think its backers would blink.

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Ah fuck, scratch that then, I've only been aware of her for a short while where she's been quite upfront about having radical leftist beliefs. But the Gillard thing is evidently shit.
Radical leftist? Most of the fans of hers that I know are ALP centrists who disapproved of Corbyn leading British Labour.

Sometimes she writes great stuff, sometimes not, but I've never paid particularly close attention to her output.
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Wow, Ten has gone into voluntary administration. They need a new buyer or it's sayonara.
I mean, a lot of Ten's content is rubbish, but it'd feel weird having one less network - unprecedented, does it get replaced by something else?

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Radical leftist? Most of the fans of hers that I know are ALP centrists who disapproved of Corbyn leading British Labour.

Sometimes she writes great stuff, sometimes not, but I've never paid particularly close attention to her output.
She's quite open about it on Twitter, so that's where my judgment comes from. I hadn't known of her in any great degree prior to this year.
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