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  1. Ah the good old parmo! I've got mates who will drive for miles around Teesside to get the a good Parmo. Your traditional parmo is breaded chicken (you can use pork too), with bechamel sauce, and cheddar cheese. Serve it with chips, and salad, in a pizza box. I like to take it up a notch, and add pepperoni and jalapeños. Most Teessiders will have a tub of garlic sauce to go with it. My local pie shop has taken it to a whole other level of artery clogging goodness, by putting the humble parmo in a pie. It's ridiculously tasty.
  2. Ah good stuff. That's made my day, hearing that. I agree, it's rather splendid, isn't it?
  3. I think for me, the worst thing about all of this, has been listening to Southern journalists referring to Barney, as Castle Bar-nard, and talking about it like there's nothing there, other than an actual castle. As someone who spent at least one day week in Barney, for a good 2 or 3 years, it just makes them sound mental.
  4. Music for the afternoon, stomp round the kitchen break.
  5. Hopefully the new Taika Waititi is just two hour of a couple of stormtroopers sat around talking shite, and shooting at and missing a tin can.
  6. I'm terribly unprepared with the details I'm afraid, but apparently Easy Stat All-Stars are doing a live Facebook thing this evening. About 9ish. Have a look at their FB page for details. I've got a few nice cans of beer, and gonna have a watch, and depending on how many of the cans I drink, a dance.
  7. Unless you sat through CLP meetings etc, and where involved in activities during the past 3 or 4 years, and had to deal with the right of the party continuing to undermine the leader, and the left, then you won't understand why turning a blind eye, and not taking any action on last weeks leaked report is just not an option. We have at least 4 to 5 years till another general election, let us sort this now, and once resolved, we can move on. As Jareth said, if you don't like it, look away for a while.
  8. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. The odd band aside, most bands don't have a full line ups of lookers. As much as I love them, I always considered Pixies as being an odd looking bunch. Edit: Although I did/do have a bit of a crush on Kim Deal.
  9. This is so awful, it's brilliant...
  10. Yeah, it certainly seems the case. I think any decent member of the party conceded that there were/are issues with AS in the party, as would be the case with any group of half a million plus people. I think the issue biggest issue I have with this whole thing is that this faction weponised it, in an attempt to push their agenda, and undermine the direction the party wanted to go in. That's pretty much as low as it gets in my book.
  11. I spent most of last night on twitter, following this, and talking to comrades from the left of my local party. This is nothing a lot of us haven't been saying for a while. However non of us feel vindicated, just sick to the stomach to be proved right. The nihilist in me wants to burn the party to the ground. No interest in politics, just a want to play Game of Thrones. Worst thing is, there were genuine cases of AS that would have gone unsorted because of this. Plus there's blatant racism towards black MPs, from those taking the moral high ground. Well Sir Keir, sort this mess out now. Be quick and decisive.
  12. For anyone stuck in the house, missing a sporting fix, Sky Cricket are showing the World Cup Final in full at the moment.
  13. Peter Bonetti has died after a long illness. Not rona related it seems.
  14. I stopped contributing to this thread, cus it winds me up, and I could see me biting. For what it's worth, in my opinion Corbyn is a fine and principled man, treated appallingly bad by sections of his own party, and the media. I still maintain that if the PLP didn't stab him in the back, Labour could have won a general election under his leadership. That's not to say he was perfect, and not to say he wasn't flawed (in the same way every human being is). As for his cult following, I think that the fact so many of them voted for Starmer illustrates a lot of people who backed him, probably didn't understand his politics. I was never a member of Momentum, but work with many who were, and made a lot of good new comrades, some of who have become personal friends. For people to paint them all as stupid or dangerous is frankly laughable. It's never been just about Corbyn, and I don't believe in Corbynism. For me it was about Socialism, and a chance for the poor and working class of the UK to benefit from Socialism, after 10 years of austerity and Tory rule. If that makes me a deluded, raving lefty, then I'll wear that badge with pride. I'm staying in the party, because I believe the Labour Party and the Trade Union movement are the best vehicle to help my class.
  15. When I was much younger, and listened to my uncle (who is a bit right wing) more than I should have, I used to insist i was English, not British. Once I moved away from Brum (thus spending less time listening to my uncle), and broadened my horizons, I got to the point where I really don't care, and consider the accident of where you're born pretty meaningless. I am going to contradict myself slightly, in so much as I do get a bit patriotic when it comes to sport (I know), but on the whole, I just don't get amped up about referring to myself as English or British. On a form, I'll tick the British box, and would probably write that too of required.
  16. I didn't vote for Starmer, and am yet to be convinced he's the right man for the job. I'll say this though, as long as he's the leader of the party, and the movement, you'll not hear me bad mouthing him on the door step. As any party member or trade unionists should, I'll hold him to account. He has built a level of expectation, based on what he campaigned on during the leadership election, and I sincerely hope he backs his words with actions. The current situation aside, I would say it was going to be a tough job for any new leader to get the party back into an election winning position. I wish him all the luck in the world, and hope he has what it takes to beat the Tories.
  17. This is kind of cool. Two of my favourite bands combined. If you know Yo La Tengo, you know they'll often just bang out a cover at a live show, without actually rehearsing it, or often bothering to learn the words! This made me smile though.
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