Leo

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in fairness, the Dems do it too. after the public option got striped away during the original Obamacare negotiations, Dems were forever saying "yeah, sure, the ACA has issues, but everything would have been so much better if our original plan for a public option hadn't been pulled out."
 

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Boris has apparently said he wants to get away from the culture war stuff and attacking the BBC and focus on things like the environment. It's a step in the right direction, but I'll believe it when I see it. It's also very clear that it's him pivoting to Biden now that Trump's on the way out. He seemed perfectly happy to pursue the culture war whilst he felt it was to his benefit.
 
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DannyL

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He's a NASA fanboy - 'cos he loves big expensive tech projects that "disrupt" - that'll be why it's on his profile. He talks about how great they are as an institution at length on a few of his blogs.
 

IdleRich

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He likes the way they managed to trick everyone into thinking the world is round. He loves that kind of gigantic deception.
 

IdleRich

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This bit of deflection (and variations on it) is being called into service a lot today.

did a Venn diagram of all the pro-Europeans who hated Dom and all the pro-Europeans who now love Dom but it just made a perfect circle.

It's a particularly useless one cos obviously nobody in the whole world likes Dom or ever will do, even if he is finally telling done of the truth about his evil boss.
 

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Anyone watch the BBC interview? I don't trust him, but I don't think he goes to much effort to hide what kind of a person he is. It's not as though there's only his word to go on re: how corrupt and incompetent the Tories are either. You can see it for yourself whenever you look at them.

Kuenssberg was typically disingenuous, feigning shock and disgust on behalf of the public as he described exactly the kind of thing she knows goes on in politics and has made a career out of covering (or not covering... ).
 

DannyL

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Some overlap with the autodidacticism thread tbh as he seems to have sat in a bunker reading Nassim Taleb for 4 years. There's a huge list of must read books somewhere on his blog which is v interesting.
 

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It was funny when she'd adopt this incredulous tone and pose his answers as questions, "You're saying the prime minister's incompetent and you're trying to get rid of him?!", and he'd just say "Well, yeah... ".
 
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