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Film & TV / Re: Star Wars Episode IX
« on: Today at 10:39:22 pm »
On Rey, that is also to my mind a better message for kids. Anyone can be special. You don’t have to be an heir to a throne.

Off Topic / Re: The Progmuda Triangle
« on: Today at 07:04:23 pm »
Mini-G currently in a strop and “sad” because her Phoenix didn’t arrive today. I really hope this Royal Mail mess all goes away after the holidays.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: Today at 04:49:52 pm »
And “you’d never get in anyway, because Spain wouldn’t allow it” has been shown up as the bullshit it always was. There is, mind, one thorny issue: if Scotland does join the EU, there would have to be a hard border with England. Fun times.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: Today at 03:56:32 pm »
This is what pissed me off most about the coalition - the LibDems had a once in a lifetime chance to push through ONE policy properly in return for their support, but fluffed it with an AV system that even they didn't really support.
Gay marriage was the prize, but the Tories subsequently spun that as their win. The Libs monumentally messed up on AV though. The suggestion at the time was Labour wouldn’t budge any further than AV either. Libs should have red-lined AV+ (and via parliament, backed by Con, not a ref) along with Clegg as foreign secretary. The DUP might be arseholes, but they show the strength a junior partner in a coalition can have.

We have STV in Northern Ireland, which is pretty much the same thing as PR so I assume we're generally in favor, or at least don't care enough to kick up a fuss.
I would assume the DUP is against PR, but had to suck it up for the assembly. In 2011, they, the Tories, the UUP and the BNP were against PR (as, oddly, with the NI Greens). Labour, natch, sat on the fence, because of course they did.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: Today at 02:44:31 pm »
Is a move to proportional representation likely at this point?
Not even remotely. It’s supported by pretty much every party in GB (not sure about NI positions), with two glowering exceptions: the Tories (because FPTP works very nicely for them) and Labour (because they’re still arrogant enough to think it will work for them again – at some point). In favour of PR: Lib Dems; Greens; UKIP; Brexit Party; Plaid Cymru; and – due to the fact they have integrity – SNP.

No fucking chance then, not least because people wrongly keep banging on that we already had a referendum on PR in 2011 and rejected it. (No we didn’t and no we didn’t. AV is a majoritarian system, not proportional. It can actually result in LESS proportional results than FPTP.) Blair needs a serious kicking for 1) not standing up to his cabinet over the Jenkins Report and junking it, and 2) still believing FPTP is the right system.

Film & TV / Re: Star Wars Episode IX
« on: Today at 12:42:05 pm »
I liked TLJ, but especially the attempt to eradicate bloodline. I suppose we’re going to find out in the next film that Rey is in fact a Skywalker or something equally awful.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: Today at 12:39:37 pm »
Scotland nationalism: we want to have our own say, after decades of being repressed and overruled by the Tories, and be part of an internationalist and cooperative EU

English nationalism: we want to force everyone do confirm to our mindset, and quite like the idea of Empire 2.0. Also: fuck all foreigners. Also: foreigners who don’t integrate are bad. Confused? We hope they are. Etc.

(Also: thanks, folks, for the kinds words a page or two page.)

Prog / Re: Thrill-Coma 2010
« on: Today at 08:46:02 am »
I liked it. I’m not overly keen on the gap.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: Today at 08:38:14 am »
I’m still angry. Mrs IP in tears all last night. This shortly after the first time she told me she no longer feels safe and secure in the UK. She’s now driving to work, where staff had Farage posters up and were being shitty to her because they knew she’s a migrant – as are a third of the people who work there. She’s been shopping around in Sweden, idly looking for houses.

I don’t want to leave everything I know and start again. I don’t want my child to lose all her friends and start again. But it almost feels inevitable now.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 12 December, 2019, 10:45:57 pm »

Prog / Re: Thrill-Coma 2010
« on: 12 December, 2019, 04:12:41 pm »
"Wonderful and creative, it leaves us begging for a second series.”


Off Topic / Re: The Progmuda Triangle
« on: 11 December, 2019, 09:42:51 am »
I’ve no idea what’s going on in Deadworld now. It seems packed full of ideas, but who was infiltrating/possessing what has somehow eluded me.

Hope was great. I regret not buying the trade when it was on sale now.

Prog / Re: Prog 2161 - Organ Malfunction!
« on: 10 December, 2019, 09:18:16 pm »
I was half expecting Dredd to say something about the robots being considered human now, and then being banged up for 50 years for handling stolen goods.

Off Topic / Re: The Progmuda Triangle
« on: 10 December, 2019, 02:44:11 pm »
Prog and sub Poster Prog rocked up today here in not-at-all-sunny Hampshire.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 10 December, 2019, 11:08:03 am »
We are moving to a US model. We will become a low-tax/small-state place, where the rich are rich and the less wealthy too often consider themselves temporarily embarrassed soon-to-be-rich, and so fight against the higher taxes that would make their lives better. (Arguably, that’s already happened in this GE run, with the bullshit about people under Labour “on average” paying £2k+ more tax. Yes. Because some people are super-rich and that monumentally skews things.)

As for voting Tory, it’s never been my bag, but I’ve in the past understood it. I know people who have voted Tory in the past. They’re not bad people. We don’t share politics, and they may be a bit "head in the sand” on certain issues (along with – mostly – being insulated and privileged), but they weren’t bad. Now, I’m past that. In this GE, you’re either ignorant of reality or flat-out horrible if you’ve voting Tory. And that we’ve 40%+ looking at voting for a repainted UKIP, that doesn’t say good things about the future of the UK. (Although if the Tories get a majority, I don’t think the UK as an entity has a future.)

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