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  1. Sorry if I caused any concern. I've just had a shit time of it lately and the Internet/social media doesn't help sometimes, so I've just been off it mostly.
    20 points
  2. I was unemployed and probably on the road to bad things when I was young, people lifted me, it's only right to do the same when things are worse.
    11 points
  3. I think people hear this and just wish they were dead.
    7 points
  4. As has already been pointed out to you you've got it completely backwards. I even said in my post that you quoted I am not passionately pro Labour I am passionately anti Tory. There are plenty of posters on here that are currently anti Labour due to Corbyn but that doesn't come close to how much they despise the Tories. Being anti Labour doesn't make anyone a bad person. I think you need to take a good look in the mirror though if you can look at what the Tories have done over the last nine years, and who they have leading them now and in senior positions, and be pro Tory.
    5 points
  5. 5 points
  6. you might say he's on a .... nah **** that
    4 points
  7. Dem , I sympathize with your comment and there are times the site clearly favours a particular agenda , but in political threads we know VT is predominantly frequented by the great unwashed , you can either roll with it , fight your corner or just not visit the politics threads , it doesn't need to be an all or nothing approach to the site .. Back in the old days the political fighting in Bolitics topics was way way worse than it is today , but you know what , I've met those very same posters , I don't agree with them on politics but I'm still happy to call them "friends" , emotions get high sometimes , things get said , the trick is not to take it personally you've got a lot of friends on this site , you're one of its characters , heck you've even got your own word ,Demglish , which puts you on a unique pedestal alongside the Mooney man in the VT legend stakes
    4 points
  8. Just add it to the list of reasons why Free Broadbrand with every box of Coco Pops is a bad idea Government running the Internet is a HUGELY BAD IDEA
    4 points
  9. You made a false claim in your initial post. And again, not sure how he's lying. It's a manifesto pledge, in the hypothetical situation in which Labour get into Government. Corbyn has enough faults and things to criticise without making things up.
    4 points
  10. You literally have to LOG how much work you have done. I've seen it, I've been helping people with spelling and learning issues cope because nobody else does. Each night, for every single job: Log on, add the date, job title, company, as well as a short description of what the job is and how you applied. Second, some libraries have access - but this might shock you, a lot of local Libraries have closed, open less, have less staff, don't have computers - and the closest one to one person I'm helping is a £3.50 bus ride (in each direction) away. I'd consider yourself lucky for being employed.
    4 points
  11. People on Universal Credit HAVE TO log on each day to add their job search information, and are required to spend 35 hours per week searching. All of this must be detailed in a work log. I know someody who gets £270 a month for UC. Bus travel per week is £25 alone. Out of that they pay £30 a month in order to use their phone to log all the info. Otherwise they get sanctioned, heavily. No choice in it, and no help towards the cost.
    4 points
  12. Some footballers really are thick aren't they. Why didn't he delete old tweets? Why did he say it in the first place?
    4 points
  13. He did not. Nor is it clear how it is 'a lie', though you might disagree whether it's a good idea.
    4 points
  14. "Great feeling, it's an honor to play for your country... I want to play in the Premier League, i want more than Livingston. I'll give my everything to achieve that." He didn't have a lot of work yesterday but he played with great confidence and without any errors. source
    4 points
  15. There's two separate things here: Is Wesley's natural position false 9 / support striker? I would say almost certainly, yes - his goal / assist ratio in Belgium is typical of that kind of player. All of his positioning, movement and passing have been typical of that role. You talk about Fabregas, but that was 7 years ago and a lot has changed since. Nowadays, you have strikers like Firmino and Benzema who have made that False 9 role a proper specialism in a 4-3-3 type system. Are some people using it as an excuse for him? Probably, yes. There are certain things he's doing wrong that are irrelevant of position - e.g. his aerial prowess is poor for his size, and it's concerning when you have a player with that physique who doesn't dominate in the air. The problem is that a player with his build is naturally giving up acceleration, speed and stamina - so you really need something to compensate for that, and usually the compensation is that they win everything in the air (Benteke, Heskey, Carew, Harewood, Sutton, Dublin, Crouch, etc. etc.) Also most of the best false 9s can also play as a conventional striker (or winger or attacking midfielder). It's rare for someone to purely specialise in that one role, and really it's not unreasonable for us to expect Wesley to be able to adapt from game to game. Having said all of that, I still think people are jumping to conclusions too early. It's really not unusual for players to look absolute garbage when they first arrive in the PL, and then to dramatically improve as they settle. Especially young players coming from weaker leagues. I think he'll cause Newcastle problems.
    4 points
  16. I intend to marry him.
    4 points
  17. Shit out because he knows he's no good at them and KG-M would be a far more effective moderator than whoever it was ITV put up
    3 points
  18. I'd be fairly certain that if they had a rocket, it would be well polished.
    3 points
  19. If this were Diane Abbott you wouldn't be able to walk down the street for all the dogs growing crazy over the whistling...
    3 points
  20. This can’t possibly be true, I’m led to believe that klopp hasn’t spent a single penny since he’s been there
    3 points
  21. they are funding it on a lot of assumptions , one that frankly involves the mythical unicorn and money forest ... but tbh all I see it doing is preaching to the converted with ideological rhetoric , that isn't a manifesto that is going to get Tory's switching party , which is what labour need to get a majority ... if they wanted to get the support of older people away from the Tory's then I can't help think that labour missed a trick with their everything is free scam by not offering the over 70's free trips to dignitas , of course as a policy its slightly flawed in that it doesn't help with getting repeat votes going forward , unless those under 25's get their way and you can nominate an old person who voted leave for a free trip
    3 points
  22. haven't seen one in a while...i'm calling this one though!
    3 points
  23. I hadn't realised this was rumbling on in the background. So after the Foreign Secretary granted retroactive immunity to a woman who killed a teenager and allowed her to flee the country, he is pursuing legal costs against the *parents*.
    3 points
  24. 3 points
  25. How would you be able to make a false claim without lying? Thats just spin. Heres what happened Dem. You said Corbyn mentioned free broadband in the debate Fact is he didn't You then double downed on it saying that didn't matter, when it clearly does to the original post It's straight out of the Trump playbook tbh Is it that hard to admit you were wrong. It's not even like the people telling you this are supporters of Corbyn because they clearly aren't
    3 points
  26. That example is completely abhorrent. I know you don't expect it, but you deserve massive credit for doing what you can as it must be a huge emotional drain.
    3 points
  27. 2 points
  28. Riley is a nasty piece of work.
    2 points
  29. By making a mistake. It's quite possible to believe something that is false and to make a claim on that basis (this thread contains multiple examples). Lying is making a claim you know to be false.
    2 points
  30. From what I have seen, the people mostly impacted by the UC system are young people, people with learning difficulties, elderly people, and people with mental health issues. I've seen somebody get sanctioned 8 weeks money when they missed an appointment, they had a miscarriage that morning. I see so much shit people go through - for my job, as well as voluntary work, that I sometimes go home and cry.
    2 points
  31. Free is in terms of price not in terms of cost. In the same way as people would talk about 'free dental care' or 'free health provision' from the NHS.
    2 points
  32. To take the final question first, yes there absolutely are people who have a problem paying for internet access. There are sadly plenty of people in this country who have to choose on a daily basis between heating their house and feeding their kids. The total proportion of households who don't have internet because they can't afford it is only about 1% of total households, but that's still a lot of people in raw numbers. However, I don't think that's why they are planning to make it free. That is likely to be for the same reasons that socialists generally favour universal provision, namely that it's more efficient and less intrusive than means testing, and it creates a 'universal stake' among the population for the service. There's also an important argument that when - for example - the provision of Universal Credit is entirely online, then people should have universal access to universal services.
    2 points
  33. This is what annoys me you get people having a moan about people not wearing a poppy, you even had the Sun a few years ago shaming clubs that didn't put a poppy on their shirt. Then acting triumphantly when they had one the next time because they had managed to shame them into wearing one, what these people and tabloids don't seem to realise is that by forcing people to wear a poppy disrespects the people that the poppy represents as they fought for freedom which means people are free to choose whether they want to wear a poppy or not.
    2 points
  34. its been 15 years since he won the CL with porto, a lot of mileage since then, I think he's declined, lost a bit of his mojo, it all depends on how the players react to him (and no doubt the coaching team he sets up around him)
    2 points
  35. I keep in well hidden but I live in Holland. However, I lived in the UK for 28 years so with 20 + years here. I have a unique view with a 20 + year study done in both countries
    2 points
  36. Pretenders and Suede tonight at Shepherds Bush. not a particular pretenders fan but was surprised at how punk sounding some of their material was , some decent riffs going on with the guitars , they played the hits as well which were popular but nowhere near as good as the more obscure stuff ... decent enough set but made to look like a kids school concert in comparison to Suede when they came on ... someone switched the volume dial up to 11 and let Anderson loose , such a powerful voice , such a stage prescience and a huge willingness to interact with the audience ... still one of the best live bands out there and the small intimate venue just enhanced that
    2 points
  37. I'm afraid this is where we are right now. Probably some of the same who were claiming Neil Taylor was a "defensive full back" trying to find positives. Excuses don't have to be invented all the time. You can just say he's been crap and you hope he gets better. I certainly do. We all should! Desperate for him to put in a performance v Newcastle. It's going to be very hard to win matches with him playing as he has.
    2 points
  38. I don't listen to podcasts on Spotify.I pay not to have adverts and most of the podcsts are chock full of them
    2 points
  39. Nor is Wesley. I’d be tempted to give him a chance.
    2 points
  40. No problem paying players 60-80k a week if they're real game changers and flair players. Our problems a decade ago were paying likes of Sidwell, Beye and heskey between 40-60k a week.
    2 points
  41. I completely agree that it is vital we find ways of coping in Grealish's absence, but evidence suggests we haven't done that yet. People can point to the defeat against Liverpool and I'll point at the result. The reason we're so reliant upon him is that he's far and away our best player. Not just his quality but his style of play. He gives us a control over the ball that no-one else comes close to. His presence changes the nature of the game. He draws 2 and 3 opponents to him. He gives others (McGinn) space they don't have in his absence, and of course his vision is ridiculous. The other reason we're reliant upon him is because as a newly-promoted team we don't have the luxury (yet) of multiple star players. We will get to that point but we can't expect to be there yet. Jack is vital.
    2 points
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