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Awol last won the day on November 14 2015

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  1. Manchester Arena Explosion

    It's all over Twitter anyway thanks to US networks so may as well leave this here
  2. Manchester Arena Explosion

    I don't know what the American authorities are playing at but it needs to stop, they're behaving like a'holes at the moment.
  3. General Election 2017

    Totally, some things go way beyond petty party politics and those who can't see that need to get some perspective, imo.
  4. General Election 2017

    They have suspended the campaign for today but allowing it to delay the election is a massive propaganda win for the perpetrator(s). On the practical side it would be a nightmare logistically to reschedule the vote.
  5. General Election 2017

    Yes, and on the previous page by DK82, but as you say primarily on social media. It's a very serious issue issue generally but to see the attack itself used to score political points is pretty uncivilised.
  6. General Election 2017

    Sad to see people making political capital from saying the Tories will use the attack to make political capital.. which plainly isn't happening. It does however divert any attention from the actual conversation we should be having about radical Islam and what the election contenders policies are for dealing with it. That doesn't favour or privilege one party over another, both (all) have the opportunity to set out their policy approach for public consideration. It hasn't featured in this campaign yet and it should do. Judge them on that, not what they haven't said or what either side wants to imply the other actually thinks. That just allows them all to keep playing Punch and Judy while avoiding the issue.
  7. Manchester Arena Explosion

    Not really, if they are actively looking for people then keeping a tight hold on what does go into the public domain is important and sensible. Last night most of info being made public (numbers of casualties, suicide bomber etc) was coming from US outlets, meaning US agencies were leaking briefings from UK authorities straight to US media even though UK media weren't being briefed. Poor form from our US partners, guess they are taking a lead from their boss just now.
  8. Manchester Arena Explosion

    There are parents still trying to find their children right now and you post this? Well done, that's the most disgraceful thing I've ever read on this forum - and it's a low bar.
  9. Manchester Arena Explosion

    Yep, need to find the rest of the cell quickly now, hopefully avoiding any follow up attacks by people expecting to get lifted. Insanely 100's of these animals have been allowed to return from Syria, plus several thousand who are on the radar but haven't travelled anywhere. Keeping a close eye on all of them is mission impossible.
  10. Manchester Arena Explosion

    Nothing at the event, if the intelligence services don't pick it up and disrupt it in advance there's a very good chance an attack will get through if the people doing it don't make any mistakes.
  11. Manchester Arena Explosion

    Controlled explosion carried out on second suspected device.
  12. Manchester Arena Explosion

    Eye witness report on BBC, sounds like a big loss of life.
  13. General Election 2017

    I don't recognise anything you've said there in terms of Corbyn, the Labour manifesto or his supporting cast, but do agree that May increasingly resembles some form of alien life in drag.
  14. General Election 2017

    I remember the morning after the referendum Hitchens punditing on the BBC described Labour and the Tories as two political corpses propping each other up, a year on that seems precient. They've both embraced their worst historical instincts, are intellectually exhausted and don't appear to have any real answers. After this debacle of an election Blair's boys/babies seem certain to make a comeback from the centre left as a new party. It remains to be seen whether it will take them smashing the Tories next time around to spark a renaissance on the centre right, but as it stands if they were animals you'd take both main parties to the vet.