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#21 WearyRhino

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 08:27 PM

One could argue that that is the point the reason of western governments. They have no other use. I wouldn't consider political viagra, that would seem to the reason for IDS and his success.


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#22 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 08:31 PM

She's from lancashire,enough said.


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#23 Li0nhead

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 08:38 PM

Is she any worse than your average American on foreign affairs? Could your average American name the prime minister of the UK? I've meet a lot Americans and a large percentage think that London is a country and that Muslims have taken over the UK with sharia law the law of the land.

 

No doubt there will be some. But those ones were educated to the same standard as the girl in this tweet.

The majority I have spoken to are only slightly less knowledgeable that most British people i meet.



#24 MikeW

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 09:41 AM

Is she any worse than your average American on foreign affairs? Could your average American name the prime minister of the UK? I've meet a lot Americans and a large percentage think that London is a country and that Muslims have taken over the UK with sharia law the law of the land.

I couldn't name the prime minister of Spain.

 

A lot of Scottish people seem to think London is a country



#25 Li0nhead

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 09:52 AM

I couldn't name the prime minister of Spain.

 

A lot of Scottish people seem to think London is a country

 

To be fair a lot of Londoners think London is the country! :)



#26 walter sobchak

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 10:10 AM

To be fair a lot of Londoners think London is the country! :)


It might as well be because the wealth gap between London and surrounding areas with that of the north is huge, and it's getting bigger all the time.

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 10:17 AM

I couldn't name the prime minister of Spain.
 
A lot of Scottish people seem to think London is a country

Come to think of it I couldn't name the prime minister of Spain but the UK is more prominent than Spain or you'd like to think it with Americans what with the "special relationship" and all that.

#28 Griff9of13

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 10:43 AM

It might as well be because the wealth gap between London and surrounding areas with that of the north is huge, and it's getting bigger all the time.

 

Indeed. There's a very good programme about this very subject here, with part two on BBC2 tonight.


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#29 JohnM

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 10:47 AM

productive textile  predictive text?

 

Gemma says the misspelling was down to the 'auto-correct' on her phone 

 

see http://www.dailymail...rn-Britain.html

 

Another forum house of cards?


Edited by JohnM, 10 March 2014 - 10:49 AM.


#30 Jasper

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 11:29 AM

Gemma says the misspelling was down to the 'auto-correct' on her phone 

 

see http://www.dailymail...rn-Britain.html

 

Another forum house of cards?

 

She has five GCSE's, now she has seventeen GCSE's, it was auto corrects fault, now it was on purpose, and of course, auto correct always calls President Barner the president of Britain.

 

What's the betting she will be in the next celebrity big brother programme. 



#31 JohnM

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 11:50 AM

What's the betting the forum has jumped to totally the wrong conclusion..again?  It seems to me that the whole thing has been a typically fact-free zone, allowing poster to believe what they want to believe.

 

The original Telegraph article as far as  I can see did not mention "5 GCSEs" nor did it quote the poor girl as saying that  Obama  was "President of the UK" 

 

So yes, a house of cards. End of....innit.... :tongue:


Edited by JohnM, 10 March 2014 - 11:55 AM.


#32 Jasper

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 12:04 PM

What's the betting the forum has jumped to totally the wrong conclusion..again?  It seems to me that the whole thing has been a typically fact-free zone, allowing poster to believe what they want to believe.

 

The original Telegraph article as far as  I can see did not mention "5 GCSEs" nor did it quote the poor girl as saying that  Obama  was "President of the UK" 

 

So yes, a house of cards. End of....innit.... :tongue:

 

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#33 ckn

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 12:05 PM

20 years ago, even 10, she'd have at the worst been the subject of rolled eyes from a friend who she said it to.  Now she's the target of one hell of a lot of commentary from people who don't know her and who've never messed up themselves.

 

Some of the bullying and threats she's received are just outrageous and far more indicative of a messed up mind.  Mentioning it and talking about it to others, like we're doing on this forum, is fair enough as it has plenty of discussion opportunities but to threaten someone's life or go out of your way to bully this person is just ridiculous.


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#34 walter sobchak

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 12:12 PM

Indeed. There's a very good programme about this very subject here, with part two on BBC2 tonight.


Execellant, I'll be watching that tonight.

#35 Ackroman

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 02:13 PM

20 years ago, even 10, she'd have at the worst been the subject of rolled eyes from a friend who she said it to.  Now she's the target of one hell of a lot of commentary from people who don't know her and who've never messed up themselves.

 

Some of the bullying and threats she's received are just outrageous and far more indicative of a messed up mind.  Mentioning it and talking about it to others, like we're doing on this forum, is fair enough as it has plenty of discussion opportunities but to threaten someone's life or go out of your way to bully this person is just ridiculous.

 

I think most people who use social media have no idea how predatory it is. All the idiots are just looking for other idiots/sops to hide behind. 

 

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 03:52 PM

A lot of Scottish people seem to think London is a country


Evidence? I not come across any, although there are a fair few who think it has the powers of a country. Don't many people in the rest of the UK also think that, though?
 

I couldn't name the prime minister of Spain.


Now, believe it or not, that is something that many Scots would know. It's Cameron's wee chum, that radge that's full of joy.


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#37 gingerjon

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 10:08 AM

Good to see that everyone on this thread has got every fact and bit of punctuation correct.

 

Anyway, Grace Dent has nailed it.

 

(I don't always agree with la Dent but she's usually worth reading.)


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#38 JohnM

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 10:21 AM

I'm JohnM and I'm here, of you I don't fear
So I might offend you by bending your ear.
It's my one joy in life - you can like it or not
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I've railed and I've raved since my 60's began
It's my privilege because I'm the 'always right' man


You just know he's going to get the last word in don't you ;)



No. Not at all. .....oops.....

#39 Northern Sol

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 10:07 PM

Good to see that everyone on this thread has got every fact and bit of punctuation correct.

 

Anyway, Grace Dent has nailed it.

 

(I don't always agree with la Dent but she's usually worth reading.)

.) is an Americanism, proper Britons write ).

 

Aside from that we all make mistakes but that doesn't mean that we can't facepalm at breathtaking stupidity.

 

Dent seems to have spectacularly missed the point- misspelling Barack Obama is forgivable but believing him to be President of the UK is shocking.


Edited by Northern Sol, 11 March 2014 - 10:09 PM.


#40 Dave T

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 12:12 AM

.) is an Americanism, proper Britons write ).

 

Aside from that we all make mistakes but that doesn't mean that we can't facepalm at breathtaking stupidity.

 

Dent seems to have spectacularly missed the point- misspelling Barack Obama is forgivable but believing him to be President of the UK is shocking.

Yes, I agree with much of what she is saying, but it isn't really pedantry to pull this girl's point.






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