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  1. Everyone looking forward to the first climate lockdown? https://amp.theguardian.com/science/2021/jun/20/head-of-independent-sage-to-launch-international-climate-change-group?__twitter_impression=true
  2. My wife got her second AZ vaccine yesterday at 7pm. The vaccination centre was very quiet, she was in and out in about five minutes. The staff said that once they get to 4pm they have more people missing their appointments than attending.
  3. I remember that, she was a one stop shop for money laundering for various criminals and had been pocketing their cash IIRC. Some questions about whether the police abandoned her to her fate, despite her acting as a police informant. https://www.thesun.co.uk/archives/news/655711/crime-spy-lynda-spence-was-left-to-her-fate-by-elite-squad/
  4. https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/firebomb-thugs-torch-scots-tory-24354743
  5. I need to calm down on my twelve hour drinking binge. Better do some cocaine!
  6. 1-1 draw when they played at whatever West Ham are calling their shite new ground last season.
  7. In the 1990s and 2000s England's away support had a significant element of organised football hooligans. The violence at France 98 and Euro 2000 featured a lot of convicted hooligans and various clubs joining together to go and fight foreigners and foreign police (with plastic chairs usually). Outside of major tournaments the most notable example of this was the riot in Dublin in 1995, which had the added factor of far right involvement - a big crossover between far-right groups and football hooligans of course. This was covered extensively at the time. In response to this the government started to put in place more stringent conditions on convicted hooligans - travel bans became commonplace and even if people weren't specifically banned convicted hooligans were often made to report to parole officers for routine appointments during international torunamenets, which meant that travelling could see you put back in prison for parole violations etc. This, added to the fact that the 2002 world cup wasn't easily travelable, resulted in a change in the character of England's travelling support. There wasn't any serious trouble at Euro 2004, which was a big contrast to earlier tournaments and the same was true for the world cup in Germany. While this is obviously a good thing and progress the change hasn't made the England fans entirely benign. England away games are now more like lads holidays turned up to 11 and all that entails. In most tournaments you now see England fans acting like pissed arseholes, shouting obscentiies at locals rather than going out to deliberately get into fights or create trouble. It's better than before but still not very pleasant. The affect of this is that when Russian hooligans turned up to Euro 2016 in Marsielles expecting 90s style English hooligans they found themselves beating up drunk guys wearing bucket hats and cargo shorts. Scotland fans are very different but I do think there's going to be a change in character for the travelling support - I don't think groups of 18, 19, 20 year olds are going to be singing doh a deer and mooning local policewomen the way things were in the 1980s and 90s.. I'd expect that there might be more trouble than there once might have been but I'm sure it'll be very low level and not serious. I would, as stated above, take a national disgrace, pitch invasions, pyro and ultraviolence in exchange for a win.
  8. I'm probably being a tit but I can't find the Russell Williams video on YouTube but it's here. Full admiration for cops who don't just handcuff people like this to the wall and smash them to a pulp. What a fucking reptile.
  9. While the Lib Dems said they were in support of HS2 the candidate in this by-election was opposed https://www.buckinghamshirelive.com/news/buckinghamshire-news/chesham-amersham-election-hs2-views-5524833 No-one gives a shit what the Lib Dems vote for in their conference.
  10. Interestingly, after we had our presentation about returning to the office there seems to be a few more people back in the office today, specifically the London office. I know a few colleagues who live in flats in London are keen to get back because they basically have no space for a seperate working area. They are essentially living and working in the same room, which is a pretty miserable experience. My colleague who has gone into the office wherever possible and is in full time atm is in this situation, can't blame him.
  11. Hypothetical choice - Scotland win the game tonight but our fans go on a drunken violent rampage through London, destroying our hard won reputation for good fun and cheer and causing huge damage and a diplomatic incident. Scotland lose the game 3-0 but our fans retain their sense of humour and drink the night away with zero arrests and win another Fair Play award. I would take the win and destruction.
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