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David Guiza

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  1. Ashes 2017

    Think, as i'm sure we all do, that it rests on Steve Smith. If he gets 100+ then it's going to be a long way back. Get him out early and the rest of the line up isn't a great deal better than ours.
  2. Houses

    This one. I had a client at work ask if it applied to them because they don't own any property in the UK; she does however own property in Rochester and Venice.
  3. Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    Absolutely. I remember when Corbyn said that he would have preferred it if Bin Laden was taken alive, which I happen agree with, rather than killed, which somehow translated to 'Corbyn is part of Al Qaeda'. I'm almost certain that he wanted Bin Laden to stand trial and not because he was a fan of his early work but didn't like him now that his terrorism was a little more mainstream. Maybe this is political bias and my hatred of Boris Johnson showing - but I can't help feeling that in the eyes of the media, Guardian aside, he gets away with an awful lot more than others would; simply because he is good old scoffing Bojo. The fact that his Dad is in the jungle is, again, another clever move as i'm almost certain he will come out a cult hero like his son.
  4. Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    If you were to believe certain corners he wouldn't have needed the book to recite from as it's tattooed on his left arm, just below the Communist Manifesto. That was utterly bizarre though; a joke that was thrown back in his face and then some.
  5. Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    Some of the comments on this thread about the danger of Labour are almost laughable. Before I begin I am far from a 'Corbynista', I think he's a better option than May by a country mile but so is my left testicle. There is no doubting that Corbyn and Mcdonnell have a somewhat murky history in particular areas, but what do those who label them 'dangerous' genuinely believe will happen were they to get into power? Do I really need to start learning the words to Wide is my Motherland and flashing the hammer and sickle at every opportunity? From simply looking at Corbyn's voting record you can ascertain a great deal about his beliefs and morals:- On social affairs he has consistently voted in favour of gay marriage and rights (unlike May). In favour of the smoking ban (unlike May). In favour of the Hunting Ban (unlike May, though I am sure some blood thirsty posters would disagree with that one. On Foreign Policy he voted against the Iraq war (unlike May) and in favour of the inquests into the same. Against nuclear weapons (again, i'm sure some would disagree). Voted in favour of an EU referendum. etc etc. He has also voted against/for things that I wholeheartedly disagree with, but on a whole the history of his voting record is pretty self evident towards a caring individual and not a Marxist maniac. Were he and Labour to get into power and he started renaming places Corbyngrad and Mcdonnell suddenly went missing through the action of his new police force then I'm fairly certain he would be ousted. There isn't really a political party that represents me in full, the closest would perhaps be a mixture of Labour, Green and Lib-Dems depending on current policy; so I am far from a devout red. However, the rose tinted glasses of the press and posters on here (for both sides) can get a little too much. If you were to Google John Mcdonnell, as an example, you would receive 50% of articles from the Telegraph saying that he is Chairman Mao reborn and the other 50% is the Guardian proclaiming him as the saviour. Media bias has always been rife, but social media (including forum) does seem to have added a good few hundred miles to the divide and middle ground is seemingly invisible from most viewpoints of the chasm.
  6. Houses

    The difference in prices between Leicestershire and Warwickshire is astronomical at times. I used to live in Anstey whereby you can probably get a fairly average 2 bed property for £110/180,000.00. I now live in Kenilworth where you can barely see a flat for that price. Warwick, Leamington and the surrounding areas are the same too. If you wish to buy in this area you effectively have a choice of buying in Coventry (God forbid) or saving £20,000+ for the deposit. The rental market isn't much better either, you'd be lucky to get any sort of house for less than £700/750 pcm. Sure it's an affluent area, but the division is nonsensical.
  7. Separating the artist and their work

    Have you listened to Adam Buxton's podcast with him? Really insightful. Would certainly love to see Marr live in the future.
  8. How Was Your Day?

    Been offered a new job for more money a few miles down the road in Warwick - almost certainly going to take it but giving myself the weekend to mull it over. I also managed to help plan a lesson for my fiancee on the direct links between Animal Farm and Stalin, Trotsky etc despite having not read the book for around 10 years. I now await the year 10s interest in my fantastic, and modest, work.
  9. What are you reading at the moment?

    Just started reading Homage to Catalonia. Orwell is comfortably my favourite writer but, Down and Out in Paris in London aside, I haven't ventured into any of his non-fiction work. Enjoying it so far.
  10. Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    The property law solicitors in my firm are now utterly confused with regard to the stamp duty payments. At least with the change in the higher rate for second properties there was a definitive deadline and not an on the spot change. Unfortunate for those whom have completed within the past day or so too!
  11. Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    Didn't see the Stamp Duty cut for first time buyers coming. Undoubtedly a great idea but undoubtedly a huge hit for the government financially also http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/business-42026814
  12. 2017 Deathlist

    Used to love watching The Likely Lads with my dad. Fantastic programme and a look into the past.
  13. Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    I'm sorry but they aren't a far left socialist government at all. The ridiculous exaggerations, on both sides, really do not help matters. Just because he isn't a Tory in a red tie like Blair does not mean he wants to bring back the gulags and the NKVD.
  14. Separating the artist and their work

    It really is - there's no doubting that some of the drivel he comes out with is to keep himself relevant, but then I criticise Katie Hopkins, Adrian Durham etc for exactly the same thing so why should Morrissey be any different just because he can pen a good song? You'd probably struggle to find the lead singer of a band who wasn't at all controversial though, and I guess that's part of the appeal. That's part of what separates great bands from Coldplay. Yeah I can't help but wonder if the scathing reviews have more to do with the man than the music. I love the Libertines and undoubtedly many will forever criticise Doherty's work because of his history, regardless of the content. Avoiding his personal life is probably the best way to take him and others like him. He will always be an icon to me, but he certainly gives truth to the 'never meet your heroes' saying.
  15. Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    Generally a waste of time trying to argue anything pro animal rights on here but heyho, when's the referendum on whether or not the Tory cabinet can feel pain or emotion? https://www.thelondoneconomic.com/news/government-votes-animals-cant-feel-pain-emotions/17/11/