Guardian’s opinion columnsDecember 31, 2020December 31, 2020 Tim WorstallNewspaper Watch26 Comments So we’ve gender dysphoria, political delusion, ditto, workaholic, dipsomania, mad doctor, a terribly 70s thing with Valium and, well, these are the people who think they should be running the country? previousThis might not be such newsnextTo American readers 26 thoughts on “Guardian’s opinion columns” JuliaM December 31, 2020 at 9:04 am And only two of those accepting comments… Andrew M December 31, 2020 at 9:16 am If society had been structured around my needs, I wouldn’t have had to change gender. As it is, I was born in the wrong body. – Guardian tomorrow Arthur the Cat December 31, 2020 at 9:34 am And in 7 out of 12 the subject can be summarised as “ME, ME, ME”. So Much For Subtlety December 31, 2020 at 9:36 am I can’t be bothered reading these articles – why is it wrong to shield some and let the others carry on? This is a disease that 99.6% of people survive. We have limited vaccines. How do they propose to ration them? CiF has long become a group therapy session. More so above the line than below. Starfish December 31, 2020 at 9:40 am Poor Samantha B-R (suitably non proletarian name) So burned out she barely has time to pen extensive grauniad op-eds and spent most of the day on social media Don’t know how she fits in her NHS work Allthegoodnamesaretaken December 31, 2020 at 9:46 am Fisherman now a non-word: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/dec/31/indonesian-fisher-finds-drone-submarine-on-possible-covert-mission Andy ex-Taiwan December 31, 2020 at 10:45 am It will be a joyous day when the Scott Trust finally runs out of money and the Guardian goes bankrupt. Steve December 31, 2020 at 10:52 am these are the people who think they should be running the country? These are the people, or at least the class, who are running the country – not many British institutions are led by people who disagree with the Guardian. One odd thing about our New Unhappy Lords is the flaunting of mental illness and other personal flaws. Used to be that you didn’t advertise your crippling addiction, crushing anxiety, or sciurial fetishes. Now it’s a badge of – not quite honour, because they don’t believe in the concept, but some sort of secular stigmata? Look on my despair, ye Mighty, and work! Jonathan December 31, 2020 at 11:08 am Being a leftist is associated with mental illness: “Mental illness and the left:” https://www.researchgate.net/publication/339541044_Mental_illness_and_the_left ” Science says liberals, not conservatives, are psychotic” https://nypost.com/2016/06/09/science-says-liberal-beliefs-are-linked-to-pyschotic-traits/ JuliaM December 31, 2020 at 11:33 am /applause for Steve PJF December 31, 2020 at 11:34 am It will be a joyous day when the Scott Trust finally runs out of money and the Guardian goes bankrupt. There will never be a shortage of wealthy types to subsidise leftie rags. John Lewis December 31, 2020 at 11:48 am With ever-declining readership we are approaching the end-game where every subscriber writes their own opinion column. Now if they could only limit them to 140 characters. dearieme December 31, 2020 at 12:22 pm “the Scott Trust” was replaced in the Guardian’s last round of tax-dodging. They are now owned by the the Scott Trust Limited i.e.a company not a trust. dearieme December 31, 2020 at 12:23 pm As for the columns: cock-a-doodle-doo. Bloke in Callao December 31, 2020 at 12:42 pm dearieme Or, if Owen Jones, any-cock’ll-do. The Meissen Bison December 31, 2020 at 1:08 pm Steve: secular stigmata Nailed it! Rowdy December 31, 2020 at 1:39 pm Now I have to look up “sciurial”, dammit! djc December 31, 2020 at 2:10 pm @Rowdy, you might get more results for Sciuridæ Bloke on M4 December 31, 2020 at 2:22 pm Steve, “These are the people, or at least the class, who are running the country – not many British institutions are led by people who disagree with the Guardian.” I’m just not sure that these are the real institutions any longer. I think they perhaps were, but are gradually being replaced. The most important institutions in Britain are the supermarkets and the power companies. Examples:- Police: Used to be Regan and Carter going after bank robbers yelling “you’re nicked”. Banks spent money on various tech to stop bank robberies being worthwhile, so coppers can now spend all day on transgender awareness courses. Military: Had to deal with Fritz trying to invade the Alsace. Along come tractors and there’s plenty of food produced and no-one cares about invasion, so you can start putting girls in the army because the only wars they’re going to fight are ones we don’t care about losing. Journalists: used to write up interesting and important things. People doing interesting and important things can write it up on twitter, so newspapers can just be ME ME ME narcissism and SJWs. Universities: made sense when printing books was expensive, and later, as a place to exchange ideas, but once you have the internet, what’s the point of travelling somewhere to speak to a hall of 200 people? So, they get overrun with “safe space” types. Parliament: once ran the car making, electrics, phones, coal mines and when we did a lot of war stuff, it really mattered that serious people were in charge. The big thing with all these institutions is how much women and gay men have moved in. And that’s because the power has gone elsewhere. Who wants to be the MP for Northampton, sitting in committees about the price of football shirts for £70K when you can be in Goldman Sachs making millions or running Facebook? Rowdy December 31, 2020 at 2:33 pm Thanks djc. The nearest I was getting was Escurial, which also almost works. philip December 31, 2020 at 3:00 pm Nature note The squirrels round my way are b___y useless. They keep adding vegetation to their dreys until the whole damn lot falls off the perch. BraveFart December 31, 2020 at 3:20 pm “The squirrels round my way are b___y useless. They keep adding vegetation to their dreys until the whole damn lot falls off the perch.” Yeah, and from midnight, there will be no more cheap and competent Polish squirrels able to do the job for them because of FVCKING BREXIT BraveFart December 31, 2020 at 3:34 pm Guardian article. Apparently the UK abolishing VAT on fanny pads, coupled with Brexit, is responsible for VAT not being abolished on fanny pads (in the rest of the EU). “The tampon tax has been abolished after the government honoured its March commitment to remove VAT on women’s sanitary products. But the campaigner who played a pivotal role in the drive to axe the tampon tax has accused the government of using the issue as a political football, after politicians said it had been scrapped thanks to Brexit. Existing EU law prevented member states from reducing VAT below 5%. Laura Coryton, who started the Stop Taxing Periods campaign in May 2014 while a student at Goldsmiths, said the Brexit process had made it less likely that the tampon tax would be abolished throughout Europe. She said: “It is a day for celebration today, but it is just frustrating that the tampon tax is being used as a political football in terms of Brexit.” Rowdy December 31, 2020 at 4:28 pm I assume then, that Laura is now a committed Brexiteer, having seen so swiftly the benefits? moqifen December 31, 2020 at 5:48 pm It’s sad – the Guardian used to be a serious paper but it’s now home to a bunch of lunatics – Brexit and trump seems to have dislodged what remained of credible journalism. I maintain that the Guardian is the most hateful paper in the Uk – it hates the Uk, white people and heterosexuals. No wonder it’s readership is made up of self loathing lunatics. If the BBC stopped buying the bulk of it’s print run it would be The Independent mark 2 – and no one laments the end of that shitrag to an online irrelevance. RichardT January 1, 2021 at 9:13 am Steve said: “Look on my despair, ye Mighty, and work!” Superb! Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. 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