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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: Or 'Cricket' ? 'Howzat!' maybe? JimShady is a bellend.
Last post by a JP -
(Nice use of the 'pregnant wife' card).

Essentially he's saying he doesn't like being told at short notice what to do - irony klaxon for a white South African - even though he's sorry he didn't do the thing (implicitly conceding that the thing was right). How long did he need to think it over? He's a professional sportsman, and the thing has been discussed everywhere in professional sport for a couple of years.

If he didn't want to do it because of Lyle Taylor reasons then just say so, and don't do it. Oh but the pay is quite good, if you're a SA cricketer.
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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: General Politics Thread
Last post by steve -
Milliband exposes Starmer's inability to land a blow on the government, which isn't a great look for Starmer.

Reeves seems to have a stature about her, Nandy seems a bit hit and miss. I haven't seen much of Reeves though so it might not be representative.
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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: Here is the news
Last post by tricky -
....In other good news for content fillers at the Evening Post, "It was revealed in April this year that more than 13,000 motorists had been fined for driving through the Canal Street bus lane since the section of road was pedestrianised back in 2020." so they can write the same story another 12,999 times with just the name changed.
 
I've been done by that exact one. I had no intention of going anywhere near there, but was diverted from the clifton bridge closed clusterf*ck. Late at night, coming back from football. Completely unaware of new road layout, I was more concerned with checking the road was actually viable and that I wasn't driving into oncoming traffic, than reading every sign (which are not visible from distance as you now make a loop around the NCP car park, and back down to canal street from maid marion way). I elected left, because in my head I was aiming for london road. It was a bus lane. I paid my fine early (£30), quietly fumed, and chalked it down to experience.

Have not had my moment in the local media sun. f*cking b@stard press.
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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: Here is the news
Last post by a JP -
Norwich: sharp.

A couple of odd things about the way this story is written: the headline is a bit 'one man went to mow'; and the passive-voice reporting of the incident -"men found with stab wounds" - makes it sound like a particular natural phenomenon in Norfolk. "I just woke up with a stab wound".
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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: Or 'Cricket' ? 'Howzat!' maybe? JimShady is a bellend.
Last post by Simon. Not Steve or Nazimon -
And meanwhile, poor old Quinton de Koch feels uncomfortable about taking the knee. I wonder if he's a closet massive racist too?

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/oct/27/de-kock-must-explain-his-walkout-on-south-africa-silence-achieves-nothing?

It's ok, he's cleared it up and ... he's not racist: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/59073822

Phew!
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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: The Plague, 2020/21
Last post by a JP -
I may be wrong, but I think there are greater (legal) restrictions in Wales, as there are in Scotland. It's a legal requirement which has in part become a personal choice - and it helps that the celts like to be seen to do things a little bit differently in relation to the English (by which they mean 'better').