Sunday, December 08, 2019

Couple a bits

We saw The Good Liar today. I can't say anything about it because I feel I will give it away, except with Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen in lead roles, how could it go wrong? I highly recommend you see  a well made film. The trailer gives nothing away. Watch it for what it is.


The beautiful Swiss city of Montreux where the late Freddie Mercury once lived on the shores of Lake Geneva is one of the most expensive places in the world to live, yet it is place for conferences, where investigators of crimes against humanity hold inquiries. It's even a gathering place of those VIP activists who fight against violence towards women. Conferences and investigations in luxury and I expect stay in very nice accommodation.

While I am not suggesting conferences and investigations are held in Bokoro in Chad, I don't think it is a good look to hold conferences in Montreux. 

Jeremy Corbyn is unelectable as Prime Minister as the leader of the the English Labour Party. When the working class say kiss my arse to a Labour leader, you know how it will end. Well we don't really know but it won't be  Labour victory. Yet Corbyn does say some sensible things, like as he Tweeted today.

The people telling you we can't solve the climate crisis helped create it. The people telling you they won't sell off our NHS can afford private healthcare. The people telling you we can’t scrap tuition fees went to university for free. They are not on your side.

And parliamentary votes.

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6x against the Iraq war
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7x for the hunting ban
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12x for laws to promote human rights
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23x for equal gay rights
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16x against bedroom tax
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5x for raising welfare with inflation
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15x against disability cuts
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47x against welfare cuts #JC4PM


13 comments:

  1. Looks like a good movie by the preview.

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  2. The movie has been getting good reviews...not great reviews, but good ones...mostly all three stars are the ones I've seen/read.

    The two leads, alone, would make it worthwhile viewing. (He's a nasty piece of work!) :)

    Ahh...the late, great, Freddie Mercury...I shall love him always. He had the same stage presence/brilliance/arrogance Nureyev had.

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    1. Lee, it is one of the best movies I have seen for a while.

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  3. That's funny, I just wanted to see this movie today because we have such a bad weather !
    I don't know with the votes in UK the only thing we all know (outside the UK) is that the country will go bankrupt if they vote for the Brexit ! Starts already with racing horses how can they travel when the country is closed by borders ? And the students who want to study in another country then England ? Now it's possible without borders. We will see !

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    1. Gattina, whatever happens, there will always be an England. It will go on and survive.

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  4. Will Brexit ever happen? The candidate is correct, that all those candidates, who say such and such things, are not on the side of the working class.

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    1. Strayer, there is the joke that in 2030, as they have done every year, the British PM travels to Brussels to see the heads of the EU. Nobody really remembers why, but it is a ritual that must happen.

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  5. Thanks for the tip about the film Andrew, it's one I would like to go and watch.

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  6. I like the sound of this movie a lot, will have to make the effort to go and see it. Must admit I had to Google bedroom tax 😉

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    1. Grace, I vaguely remember what the bedroom tax was/is. Better check your blog now to see if you have died from your horrific injuries or not.

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  7. Bedroom tax? What the heck is that? Am I going to have to pay to get into bed now?
    I'll wait for the movie to make it to TV.

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