Cost of living: Hand gel in, white chocolate out
15/03/2021 | news | business | 846
Loungewear and smart watches are other commonly bought goods now used to measure changes in the cost of living.
A country full of charlatans run by charlatans Removed
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15/03/2021 12:36:26 23 12
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Clearly so, but relevance?
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15/03/2021 16:14:37 0 1
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Who are you calling a charlatan?
So, no HYS on the police handling of last nights protest but , instead, we deal with the big questions like this. Removed
Women: Can we have a protest?

Law: No

Women: *goes to protest*

Police: *Arrests woman*

Woman: *Surprised Pikachu face*
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15/03/2021 12:40:02 2 1
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Was there chocolate??
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15/03/2021 12:41:24 5 2
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Potential prosecutions against people, so probably won’t see a HYS on this.
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15/03/2021 12:39:50 11 4
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Cost of living IS a serious matter for everyone.

Police dealing with law breaking, virus spreading, virtue signalling idiots pushing a political agenda is of no great interest to the majority.
White Chocolate is too colonial for today's germophobic market Removed
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15/03/2021 12:37:40 1 16
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Simon Jacks was spot on about sandwiches, though
No HYS on the Oprah interview, police handling of the vigil, EU countries stopping the Astrazenica vaccine, but we can discus chocolate. Removed
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15/03/2021 12:42:27 6 1
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You mean like a frizbee?
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15/03/2021 12:43:09 3 2
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Bit too dodgy for the Beeb
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15/03/2021 12:44:56 0 1
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You mean like a frizbee?
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15/03/2021 12:47:58 2 2
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Yes but it's white chocolate...
So, no HYS on the police handling of last nights protest but , instead, we deal with the big questions like this. Removed
Women: Can we have a protest?

Law: No

Women: *goes to protest*

Police: *Arrests woman*

Woman: *Surprised Pikachu face*
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As long as they hate and demonize men its fine Removed
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15/03/2021 12:44:35 6 14
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Read the High Court case. There is no blanket legal ban on protests. The Met themselves conceded this exact point during the case.

The Met flatly refused to work with the organisers of the vigil, for reasons which are blindingly obvious (and nothing do to with covid).

If the right to protest only exists when those in power tell you that you can, then there is no right to protest at all.
White privilege chocolate should be banned - the milky bar kid should be forced into bonded labour to atone for what must obviously be the sins of his great great great great great grandfather (a man of course) Removed
Wow.

BBC has the gender story as top of every page, live feed etc etc

But the 'conversation' is about white chocolate.

Obviously not that important to them.
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15/03/2021 12:46:23 4 10
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They are waiting for the government to tell them what the party line is so they can duly spin it. But that won't happen until the Tories have done some quick focus groups and worked out how things will affect their polling numbers.
Trying to be race and gender neutral.
Don’t blame BBC to be honest, HYS is very emotive on the most trivial things, a big topic like race or gender, most posters would be removed, would keep the moderators gainfully employed thaugh.
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Women: Can we have a protest?

Law: No

Women: *goes to protest*

Police: *Arrests woman*

Woman: *Surprised Pikachu face*
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As long as they hate and demonize men its fine Removed
Whilst I (& I imagine all decent men) support this cause, it is telling how we have had wall to wall coverage on the radio and in the print media where the (female) author has blurted out that the way men treat women is unacceptable.

They all, without exception, used the term 'men', as if all men perpetuate this behaviour.

We find it abhorrent as well. Please adjust your rhetoric accordingly!
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Seriously, a HYS on this rubbish? Why not a HYS bon the Police mishandling of the vigil in London? Can't have that eh BBC, got to do as your Tory masters tell you. Pathetic organization these days. Removed
I wouldn't say it was mishandled but the law need to be consistent. Rangers fans allowed to party but peaceful vigils are not?

Hmmmm
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More like some uncomfortable opinions about the behaviour of some of the women and their ignorance of the law. Removed
They did mishandle that vigil, I totally agree.

Every single one of those present should have been fined for breaking COVID law.......
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Vigil was illegal, simples.
Any heavy handedness that was seen is standard procedure, and for clarity it is not heavy handed just safe operations, no grace given for race creed or gender. Although you could argue that restraint was used for the BAME and ER protests (wrongly lenient).
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Can we even say “white chocolate” any more?

Surely we have “chocolate of colour” and then everything else.

No wonder it’s being pushed out!
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15/03/2021 12:44:26 8 4
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"Help! I'm being oppressed!"
Comment posted by Cumulus, today at 12:37
"No HYS on the Oprah interview, police handling of the vigil, EU countries stopping the Astrazenica vaccine, but we can discus chocolate."

Speaks volumes about our host, as do the removed comments on any subject.
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They are ignored for the reason that many racists and misinformation will fly like nothing.

It couldn't moderated.

And the best thing to do about Harry and Meghan?

Ignore them from here on in.
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I have been posting about this for a about a week now, HYS's on anything from cat food to chocolate but god forbid that we might be able to comment on anything controversial, as a white middle aged heterosexual male the BBC really isn't interested in any thoughts that I may have. In fact, the BBC no longer represents me in any way whatsoever, Removed
Comment posted by Cumulus, today at 12:37
"No HYS on the Oprah interview, police handling of the vigil, EU countries stopping the Astrazenica vaccine, but we can discus chocolate."

Speaks volumes about our host, as do the removed comments on any subject.
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They are ignored for the reason that many racists and misinformation will fly like nothing.

It couldn't moderated.

And the best thing to do about Harry and Meghan?

Ignore them from here on in.
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Seriously, a HYS on this rubbish? Why not a HYS bon the Police mishandling of the vigil in London? Can't have that eh BBC, got to do as your Tory masters tell you. Pathetic organization these days. Removed
I wouldn't say it was mishandled but the law need to be consistent. Rangers fans allowed to party but peaceful vigils are not?

Hmmmm
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They were heavy handled, of course it was mishandled. Look at how the policing went with the Rangers fans. The Police kept their distance and it fizzled out. If they had done the same at the weekend it wouldn't have led to so much criticism of them. Made worse by the fact it was of their own who murdered that poor girl. Removed
Wow.

BBC has the gender story as top of every page, live feed etc etc

But the 'conversation' is about white chocolate.

Obviously not that important to them.
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Trying to be race and gender neutral.
Don’t blame BBC to be honest, HYS is very emotive on the most trivial things, a big topic like race or gender, most posters would be removed, would keep the moderators gainfully employed thaugh.
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Seriously, a HYS on this rubbish? Why not a HYS bon the Police mishandling of the vigil in London? Can't have that eh BBC, got to do as your Tory masters tell you. Pathetic organization these days. Removed
More like some uncomfortable opinions about the behaviour of some of the women and their ignorance of the law. Removed
I think the chocolate should be ask if identifies as "white"

It is quite serious though that the price of decent trainers has gone up again

For a while £100-120 appeared to be the new normal but we're firmly into the +£150 territory if you fall for the marketing from Asics/Brookes/Nike etc

Buy last years model and £120 is all you need to pay (1/2 size up remember)
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Comment posted by sorrysorrysorry, today at 12:40sorrysorrysorry
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"white chocolate out"

=why does it have to be "white chocolate out" ?

If it was dark chocolate, someone would be shouting "racism"... guaranteed.
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15/03/2021 12:54:28 5 4
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Will be non -binary chocolate next
Still trying to understand why this subjects merits HYS.... Removed
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15/03/2021 12:53:26 19 4
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The other obvious topics are far too controversial
It's called media suppression. Removed
Because they are too scared to open one about the anti-democratic bill being pushed through by the government today. The one that will end freedom of speech in England. Removed
I know , I'd prefer one about tory corruption Removed
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15/03/2021 13:10:11 3 1
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yep there's nothing else important going on in the world.....

(only a media sponsored wars between sexes, racism and perceived privilege....)
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15/03/2021 13:15:20 2 1
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It's called media suppression (2)
I wouldn't say it was mishandled but the law need to be consistent. Rangers fans allowed to party but peaceful vigils are not?

Hmmmm
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They were heavy handled, of course it was mishandled. Look at how the policing went with the Rangers fans. The Police kept their distance and it fizzled out. If they had done the same at the weekend it wouldn't have led to so much criticism of them. Made worse by the fact it was of their own who murdered that poor girl. Removed
Seriously, a HYS on this rubbish? Why not a HYS bon the Police mishandling of the vigil in London? Can't have that eh BBC, got to do as your Tory masters tell you. Pathetic organization these days. Removed
They did mishandle that vigil, I totally agree.

Every single one of those present should have been fined for breaking COVID law.......
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15/03/2021 13:00:52 1 1
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Such responses sum up the UK atm. Enjoy that new bill which is being pushed through which will lead to rights being stripped. I'm guessing the likes of you will be the first to whine when you are personally effected. The UK is full of Serfs who treat politics and important issues as if it were tribal football rivalry. One could say you deserve what you get.
Comment posted by Cumulus, today at 12:37
"No HYS on the Oprah interview, police handling of the vigil, EU countries stopping the Astrazenica vaccine, but we can discus chocolate."

Speaks volumes about our host, as do the removed comments on any subject.
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I have been posting about this for a about a week now, HYS's on anything from cat food to chocolate but god forbid that we might be able to comment on anything controversial, as a white middle aged heterosexual male the BBC really isn't interested in any thoughts that I may have. In fact, the BBC no longer represents me in any way whatsoever, Removed
As long as they hate and demonize men its fine Removed
Whilst I (& I imagine all decent men) support this cause, it is telling how we have had wall to wall coverage on the radio and in the print media where the (female) author has blurted out that the way men treat women is unacceptable.

They all, without exception, used the term 'men', as if all men perpetuate this behaviour.

We find it abhorrent as well. Please adjust your rhetoric accordingly!
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15/03/2021 13:00:23 9 3
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Sexism against men is deemed acceptable by society, government and the BBC. Just the way it is.
Still trying to understand why this subjects merits HYS.... Removed
It's called media suppression. Removed
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15/03/2021 12:58:36 1 5
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No it isn't
Still trying to understand why this subjects merits HYS.... Removed
Because they are too scared to open one about the anti-democratic bill being pushed through by the government today. The one that will end freedom of speech in England. Removed
Seriously, a HYS on this rubbish? Why not a HYS bon the Police mishandling of the vigil in London? Can't have that eh BBC, got to do as your Tory masters tell you. Pathetic organization these days. Removed
Vigil was illegal, simples.
Any heavy handedness that was seen is standard procedure, and for clarity it is not heavy handed just safe operations, no grace given for race creed or gender. Although you could argue that restraint was used for the BAME and ER protests (wrongly lenient).
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Still trying to understand why this subjects merits HYS.... Removed
I know , I'd prefer one about tory corruption Removed
I see the woke lefties are here again . See post 12.58. Must have hit a nerve..... Removed
Moron! Removed
Give me strength, not allowed to comment on the Royal Family or a killer cop, but we are on this. Removed
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15/03/2021 13:06:54 4 3
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You know how you're supposed to think on those topics.
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15/03/2021 13:20:20 0 1
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It couldn't be moderated.

I totally disagree with the mass crowds in a pandemic and Meghans racism claims are baseless but this comment will probably be removed.
Reminder to locked down married men - w an king is still completely free. Removed
A. Stupid point but explain it Removed
I see the woke lefties are here again . See post 12.58. Must have hit a nerve..... Removed
Moron! Removed
BBC love being negatively mischievous re this week end but hate giving us HYS on important topics. Defund now Removed
well done BBC on removing all the comments on here about the the real topics people are talking about, RIP free speach in the UK Removed
Reminder to locked down married men - w an king is still completely free. Removed
A. Stupid point but explain it Removed
Good job it’s not dark chocolate out ...

Meghan Markle would be filing a complaint to the O.N.S. as we speak.
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15/03/2021 13:18:10 4 2
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Oh gaffaw, gaffaw - look it's the pub bore!
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15/03/2021 12:53:26 19 4
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The other obvious topics are far too controversial
I commented that I'd rather have a hys about tory corruption and the mods deleted it.. Anyone would think they had an agenda Removed
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15/03/2021 13:19:04 2 5
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It must be the "Woke" ones or ones not on furlough that are buying and wearing loungewear....why waste £ buying additional clothes to wear indoors. Wear the clothes you already have lol rest of us are paying bills, food, etc on furlough money...no luxuries
I bet you pay more than the so called 'Wokes,' being as yer a fat whoer. Removed
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15/03/2021 13:34:12 2 3
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Is this basket weighted for the regions? I imagine that a different basket could include flat caps, whippet & pigeon food and brown ale.
Ignorant prick Removed
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15/03/2021 13:40:59 6 4
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How can smart watches, hand weights etc be included in the COL calculation? It makes a mockery of the whole exercise.
The whole exercise isa mockery. Just have to look at the comments to realise that.
Let’s face it, auntie can’t really allow a HYS on the main topics of the day!
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BBC allow HYS on this subject and bus lanes !! Not allowed to offer opinions .views on some of the main stories. Policing of protest v breaking covid rules ?? Harry n Megan v Piers ( freedom of speech) ? Becoming more and more like US media, only allowing on topic comments or opinions . Where are the articles ref the Biden administration? Cuomo ? Border crisis , Transgenders in girls sports !! Removed
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15/03/2021 13:59:13 1 1
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Spot the right wing serf
you have to watch out for artful editing in cost of living items and policing the same, the bbc editing should be part of the discussion that we hear. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-56396960 Removed
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BBC. Could we please have some HYS topics that are at least remotely interesting or relevant. Who on earth cares about this? It's just irrelevant tosh. Removed
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15/03/2021 14:32:33 2 1
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Can’t see that happening anytime soon
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jg
15/03/2021 14:44:13 0 1
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What is irrelevant to one person is important to another. If you do not like it then do not bother reading it. Go find something that fits your lifestyle.
BBC: any chance of a HYS re: the Met Police? Removed
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15/03/2021 14:32:29 1 1
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No : enough (mostly) angry guff on show already................................
On a serious subject? Are you mad? You'll be trying to kid that the BBC is a 'Public service broadcaster' next! Removed
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15/03/2021 14:57:11 0 1
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So we can show our support. Great idea.
BBC: any chance of a HYS re: the Met Police? Removed
On a serious subject? Are you mad? You'll be trying to kid that the BBC is a 'Public service broadcaster' next! Removed
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15/03/2021 12:34:48 52 11
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White Chocolate is always in, maybe it’s like Marmite, love it or hate it.
Me I’m a lover.
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15/03/2021 14:44:09 1 1
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Why would it upset anyone? They're not taking it off the shelves.
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15/03/2021 15:46:05 8 6
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HYS today on white chocolate and the Oscars, but nothing on groups of burly police abusing peaceful women protestors.

More evidence that the BBC is nothng more than the mouthpiece of the govt these days....
How is shouting “F*** the police” and spitting at officers, “peaceful”? The whole event was hijacked by the despicable far-left. Removed
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15/03/2021 15:54:25 1 1
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I take it you were there to confirm such matters.
With all the hype and media reporting, I quite expect to be showered in tomatoes and eggs each time I go out. Do women really feel that afraid of men? Or is it just another BLM campaign? Removed
The headline should read:
Serial liar Johnson and his band of rogues out
Decency and morals in
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How is shouting “F*** the police” and spitting at officers, “peaceful”? The whole event was hijacked by the despicable far-left. Removed
With all the hype and media reporting, I quite expect to be showered in tomatoes and eggs each time I go out. Do women really feel that afraid of men? Or is it just another BLM campaign? Removed
SOMEONE KICK JOHNSONS BACKSIDE Removed
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15/03/2021 15:59:32 1 6
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The raise in the cost of the TV license is going to send inflation through the roof!

It will be like living in Zimbabwe!
In that the government has it's hand in the till awarding contracts to friends and family without oversight or come back it already is like Zimbabwe.

We have the most dishonest and corrupt government the UK has had in anyones memory (including historians).
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Had Sarah Erverard been black then I guess none of this violent confrontation would have happened. Hence, I now almost think that, at best, the Metropolitan Police are biased and at worst, thoroughly racist. I am also disappointed that many offices did not just walk away from it and retain some ethics. Removed
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15/03/2021 12:52:23 115 26
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Rees Mogg says we should be proud of the number of food banks we have, speaks volumes about him
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15/03/2021 22:06:04 0 2
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I live in Oldham. The constituents added to the basket bear very little resemblance to what the people I know here are buying. I suspect people in much of the country could say the same.

Probably true of North London though.

Here's one for the ONS to ponder; why do 75% of all the "talking heads" on GMTV, C4 and the BBC live in North London?