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Old Oct 27th 2020, 3:07 pm
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Originally Posted by Scamp View Post
All hope should be abandoned for Labour.

Their new leader, a man who many hold high hopes for has turned out to be a cyclist hater, mowing down innocent members of the public in London at the weekend.
Typical agitprop propoganda against the boom and bust cycle of capitalism, that I would expect from a Marxist.
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Old Oct 27th 2020, 3:18 pm
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Originally Posted by kimilseung View Post
Typical agitprop propoganda against the boom and bust cycle of capitalism, that I would expect from a Marxist.
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Yes but did he wear lycra while he was getting his training?
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Old Oct 27th 2020, 3:28 pm
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Labour probably invented lycra.
Trained Marxists surely. Or is that one and the same?
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Old Oct 27th 2020, 3:33 pm
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Trained Marxists surely. Or is that one and the same?

I'm not sure tbh. In a world where Joe Biden is "far left" I can't find a place for a mainstream Labour politician at all The charts don't go that far.
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Old Oct 27th 2020, 4:09 pm
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Originally Posted by Former Lancastrian View Post
True you should be allowed to gently nudge them into an oncoming HGV travelling at a speed of at least 40mph. I bet it was Labour controlled cities and towns who thought cycle lanes are a great idea and allowing them to share the road with motorists, which they thought would result in a harmonious relationship between the 2. As a bus passenger trying to do my bit why is it OK for a cyclist to impede the progress of a bus carrying 40 others on their way to work especially when there is snow on the ground? Oh look a red traffic light I will get off the road and now cycle on the footpath as I am too important to wait and stop. I hope there is a special place in hell for cyclists as I don't need them upsetting my life when I get there.

You could be on the wrong side of the road and pass a grumpy bastard who wants to claim you nearly hit them.

MAMILs - they're as bad as Karens.

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Typical agitprop propoganda against the boom and bust cycle of capitalism, that I would expect from a Marxist.
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In fairness, he was driving a Trabant.
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Old Oct 27th 2020, 4:29 pm
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True you should be allowed to gently nudge them into an oncoming HGV travelling at a speed of at least 40mph. I bet it was Labour controlled cities and towns who thought cycle lanes are a great idea and allowing them to share the road with motorists, which they thought would result in a harmonious relationship between the 2. As a bus passenger trying to do my bit why is it OK for a cyclist to impede the progress of a bus carrying 40 others on their way to work especially when there is snow on the ground? Oh look a red traffic light I will get off the road and now cycle on the footpath as I am too important to wait and stop. I hope there is a special place in hell for cyclists as I don't need them upsetting my life when I get there.
Sounds like you're not at all bitter about cyclists. Do you like electric scooter/skateboard riders any better?
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MAMILs - they're as bad as Karens.
That'll be you soon wont it?
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Originally Posted by dave_j View Post
Hmmm.. I really don't know what Labour can do.
Even if Sir Keir manages to generate some momentum, there's a nihilistic streak within the party that'll ensure it's eaten away from the inside.
It's got to the stage where much of the party has to be muzzled or it'll end up like a used pillow, lay waiting in the cupboard until the sleeper can be bothered to toss out the old one.
I agree. I don't see them gaining power in the next election. And if Corbyn had asserted himself immediately following the in 2016 referendum result and insisted on the party accepting the result and delivering Brexit he might well have made it to PM.
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I agree. I don't see them gaining power in the next election. And if Corbyn had asserted himself immediately following the in 2016 referendum result and insisted on the party accepting the result and delivering Brexit he might well have made it to PM.
To be fair to Corbyn he understood what the EU was about.
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Cyclists are bastards, but you shouldn't run them over. Give them the finger when you pass them at a safe distance after being stuck behind the lycra-clad smug-monkeys.
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Sounds like you're not at all bitter about cyclists. Do you like electric scooter/skateboard riders any better?
I am not bitter about them they are just a PITA as they do hold up traffic on certain roads and quite a few seem to think the rules of the road don't apply to them but hey who am I to judge. Similar feelings about skateboarders and e scooters etc though tend not to use the roads where I am and are more of a menace to pedestrians.
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Old Oct 28th 2020, 7:33 am
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That'll be you soon wont it?
No thanks, I'd never say never but no thanks. Luckily out here there are purpose built tracks in the desert for the MAMILs to go compare bulges.
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No thanks, I'd never say never but no thanks. Luckily out here there are purpose built tracks in the desert for the MAMILs to go compare bulges.
I ride a bicycle a lot but there's no ways I'm wearing Lycra. A waste of money
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I am not bitter about them they are just a PITA as they do hold up traffic on certain roads and quite a few seem to think the rules of the road don't apply to them but hey who am I to judge. Similar feelings about skateboarders and e scooters etc though tend not to use the roads where I am and are more of a menace to pedestrians.
Yeah, in heavily congested areas its annoying. I feel very irritated by those who jump the lights by flipping into pedestrian mode until they're over the lights. But the worst are those who cycle on the road, then flip into pedestrian mode (without even getting off their bikes) and then force you to stop for them at zebra crossings. Around where I live most of the cycle lanes are away from the main road and they often branch off through green strips instead, through urban countryside with plenty of underpasses, etc. In some ways the network here feels a bit like the cyclists version of the British canals.

Loved your comment about the special place in hell, etc.​​​
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Imho labour have always been on the ropes.The country needs a strong opposition and leader lets hope they get one soon,but i very much doubt it
Mike foot
neil kinnock
margaret beckett
ed miliband
jeremy corbett
there have been others let's hope they find a good strong good chap or lady
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Imho labour have always been on the ropes.The country needs a strong opposition and leader lets hope they get one soon,but i very much doubt it
Mike foot
neil kinnock
margaret beckett
ed miliband
jeremy corbett
there have been others let's hope they find a good strong good chap or lady
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They do have a good, high potential leader in Keir Starmer. I mean, the guy's loaded and knighted - he's a perfect Labour leader and I was excited about him.

Turns out he likes to run over cyclists, so he's now in contention for my favourite all-time politician. If he stops all the champagne-socialist stuff and just admits he's one of the elite then I'll be walking back to Blighty to vote for him.
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