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Doctor Who Companion Jenna-Louise Coleman 'To Quit Show, Leave Peter Capaldi's Side At Christmas'

Doctor Who Companion Jenna-Louise Coleman 'To Quit Show, Leave Peter Capaldi's Side At Christmas'

Commented Aug 18, 2014 at 05:11:20 in UK Entertainment

“It's a shame because clearly she's a talented, charismatic actress, but Clara was nothing more than a pretty puzzle for the Doctor to solve. She did her very best with what she was given, but when that's buggerall to begin with... maybe now she'll get a role with some acting involved.”
Travelodge Has Made A Decision To Remove Bibles That Could Really Upset Christians

Travelodge Has Made A Decision To Remove Bibles That Could Really Upset Christians

Commented Aug 18, 2014 at 05:00:54 in UK

“This just seems fair, and good business. The only other "fair" option would be to provide copies of every holy text under the sun, and that would make Travelodge into more of a religious library than a hotel chain.

No, it's not actively offending anyone. But why extend a warmer welcome to some customers than others?”

baxterdouglas40 on Aug 18, 2014 at 18:26:30

“I can think of a good reason”
Jezebel Writers Turn On Their Employer Gawker Media Over 'Rape GIF Problem'

Jezebel Writers Turn On Their Employer Gawker Media Over 'Rape GIF Problem'

Commented Aug 12, 2014 at 12:13:06 in UK

“My recollection of the Lena Dunham incident is not that they were attempting to "hold women's media to account" but instead were CONVINCED that a big girl couldn't take nice pictures, and so put a bounty on the assumed "horrible" originals. You know, so they could show the world all the work that had been done to Dunham in post-production and expose the hypocrisy of the fashion industry, and not (say) post unflattering pictures of a polarising celebrity on their website for clicks.

Joke was on them. Turns out Dunham's actually just pretty, and Jezebel is a bunch of mean girls in feminist clothing.”
Frank Maloney Is Having A Sex Change To Become Kellie

Frank Maloney Is Having A Sex Change To Become Kellie

Commented Aug 10, 2014 at 19:46:18 in UK Sport

“This is a decent point. There's a fair amount of the gay community who would happily throw the trans community under the bus, had they the chance. You can hardly expect every trans person to be a cheerleader for LGBT.”
We Don't Want Israeli Tourists In Bradford, Says George Galloway

We Don't Want Israeli Tourists In Bradford, Says George Galloway

Commented Aug 7, 2014 at 10:50:05 in UK

“"...And here's George Galloway, in his biannual reminder to the press that yes, he still exists."”
Divisive Eric Pickles Should Not Be Faith Minister And Role Should Be Abolished, Say Secularists

Divisive Eric Pickles Should Not Be Faith Minister And Role Should Be Abolished, Say Secularists

Commented Aug 7, 2014 at 10:43:35 in UK Politics

“"Faith" minister. Not "Christian" minister. Let's at least hope he remembers the difference.”

dodgymerchant on Aug 7, 2014 at 12:16:42

“Good Book (pick your own) bashers rarely see a distinction.”

Jamie Pulse on Aug 7, 2014 at 10:44:12

“That's a good point, I doubt he'll remember”
Divisive Eric Pickles Should Not Be Faith Minister And Role Should Be Abolished, Say Secularists

Divisive Eric Pickles Should Not Be Faith Minister And Role Should Be Abolished, Say Secularists

Commented Aug 7, 2014 at 10:41:38 in UK Politics

“"Theory" when used in a scientific context don't mean the same as they do in common speech. A scientific theory is an idea tested and backed up with evidence. There is no evidence for creationism. If there were, I would believe it.”
11 Foods You're Pronouncing Wrongly Including Gnocchi

11 Foods You're Pronouncing Wrongly Including Gnocchi

Commented Aug 4, 2014 at 05:29:12 in UK Lifestyle

“Is there a reason half the images on this article are of prosciutto? It's not just me, right?”

Talossa on Aug 4, 2014 at 19:03:17

“For the same reason all the pictures in the magazine are of pretty girls.”
Mick Philpott: George Osborne Says The Case Raises Welfare Questions

Mick Philpott: George Osborne Says The Case Raises Welfare Questions

Commented Apr 4, 2013 at 11:22:57 in UK Politics

“And honestly, that's fine. There will always been an element of the community that wants something for nothing, and will grift and scam to get it. The solution is not eliminating that element, but minimising it.”
Nadine Dorries Says 'Pass The Sick Bag' After Tory MP Calls For Unity

Nadine Dorries Says 'Pass The Sick Bag' After Tory MP Calls For Unity

Commented Apr 4, 2013 at 10:03:55 in UK Politics

“Oh I know. Still bugs me though.”
Mick Philpott: George Osborne Says The Case Raises Welfare Questions

Mick Philpott: George Osborne Says The Case Raises Welfare Questions

Commented Apr 4, 2013 at 10:03:19 in UK Politics

“Yes... hundreds of benefit abusers, in a country of millions. There are more important things to be getting het up about, like say for example creating jobs these people could be doing.”

wisman on Apr 4, 2013 at 10:25:01

“Totally agree. However, even (if) there was an abundance of jobs. There is a certain element of the populous who just will not work. They seem to think it's preferable to live of the state.”

diaryofanobody on Apr 4, 2013 at 10:10:25

“Jobs and the creation of new housing are the real issues.

The rest is just trouble-making.”
Nadine Dorries Says 'Pass The Sick Bag' After Tory MP Calls For Unity

Nadine Dorries Says 'Pass The Sick Bag' After Tory MP Calls For Unity

Commented Apr 4, 2013 at 09:34:49 in UK Politics

“*coalition”

driver66us on Apr 4, 2013 at 15:02:08

“nope con a lition”

geordieminer on Apr 4, 2013 at 13:43:57

“No I did mean CONALITION”
Mick Philpott: George Osborne Says The Case Raises Welfare Questions

Mick Philpott: George Osborne Says The Case Raises Welfare Questions

Commented Apr 4, 2013 at 09:33:47 in UK Politics

“Only a small minority abuse the benefits system. Holding up cases like Philpott is unhelpful and, in Osborne's case, disingenous. He's points-scoring, and people on benefits are an easy target. Ah British politics.”

wisman on Apr 4, 2013 at 09:49:04

“Only a small minority abuse the benefits system !!!! You've GOT to be joking ! There are hundreds and hundreds who are not in a case of 'Can't find work' But just won't find work, because they'd lose benefits. This has nothing to do with the Philpot trial. There are just hundreds of lazy, good for nothing scroungers out there who totally refuse to work because they think/believe that they have a God given right to stay at home, in a state provided house and live off state provided benefits. Simple solution; force people to work...end of”
UK Border Agency Boss Lin Homer Attacked In Home Affairs Committee Report

UK Border Agency Boss Lin Homer Attacked In Home Affairs Committee Report

Commented Mar 25, 2013 at 08:24:49 in UK

“The wages are high because these are incredibly difficult, high profile, high pressure, thankless jobs. There has to be some incentive to seek them, or else why would you bother?”
'Rated T For Tolerance' Video: Christian Teen Pulls Every Anti-Gay Stereotype Together In Offensive Rap

'Rated T For Tolerance' Video: Christian Teen Pulls Every Anti-Gay Stereotype Together In Offensive Rap

Commented Mar 6, 2013 at 19:55:06 in Gay Voices

“Gays: Yep, there are people out there who hate us. If this was your first experience of that, then I at least hope you got a good laugh out of it.”
Tim Tebow To Speak At Liberty University, As Questions About Stance On LGBT Issues Increase

Tim Tebow To Speak At Liberty University, As Questions About Stance On LGBT Issues Increase

Commented Mar 6, 2013 at 19:51:24 in Gay Voices

“Who cares what Tim Tebow does or doesn't think about gays and lesbians? He probably thinks we're not the greatest. My world will continue to turn on its axis.”
Accommod8 Housing Agency Named And Shamed By Liverpool University Students

Accommod8 Housing Agency Named And Shamed By Liverpool University Students

Commented Mar 5, 2013 at 12:45:40 in UK Universities & Education

“So maybe we shouldn't make sweeping judgements based on appearances and impressions then?”
Accommod8 Housing Agency Named And Shamed By Liverpool University Students

Accommod8 Housing Agency Named And Shamed By Liverpool University Students

Commented Mar 5, 2013 at 11:49:04 in UK Universities & Education

“You call them a "nice couple" but they sublet your mate's room and then buggered off without taking any of the responsibility. Not so nice.”

Mickey Mouse 1 on Mar 5, 2013 at 12:15:50

“My wife's friend thought they were a nice couple, they were professionals, they made all the right noises and conducted themselves very well. etc”
Cambridge Students Boycott Glasgow Debating Competition Over 'Sexist Heckling'

Cambridge Students Boycott Glasgow Debating Competition Over 'Sexist Heckling'

Commented Mar 5, 2013 at 07:50:27 in UK Universities & Education

“You try debating an issue when the audience is attacking not your point of view, but your person. There is a difference. If this had been a black person talking about the rights of black people, and he'd been subject to racist abuse, the GUU would not still exist today.”
Accommod8 Housing Agency Named And Shamed By Liverpool University Students

Accommod8 Housing Agency Named And Shamed By Liverpool University Students

Commented Mar 5, 2013 at 07:47:32 in UK Universities & Education

“Everything I know about selecting a property to live in has been tempered by my experiences of living in crap uni housing... so in that respect, it's been valuable experience. On the other hand, my asthma wishes someone had just told me what to look for.”
Accommod8 Housing Agency Named And Shamed By Liverpool University Students

Accommod8 Housing Agency Named And Shamed By Liverpool University Students

Commented Mar 5, 2013 at 07:42:13 in UK Universities & Education

“Some things you don't learn on a 5-minute viewing - the letting agent is typically on their very best behaviour and it's not uncommon for them to whiz round the property before you get there and conceal the more egregious problems, or to suggest that they'll be "doing it up" over the summer. My landlord promised us a brand new kitchen when we got back to uni in September, and who was I, 19 years old, to not trust him?

Student letting agents get away with murder, because students need cheap housing and they know that most will never have lived alone before and won't know any better. That is NOT an excuse to take advantage of someone.”

Mickey Mouse 1 on Mar 5, 2013 at 08:51:39

“Back in the 70's, students used to wreck any property they got their hands on. Everyone had parties every weekend full of drink and drugs and women galore.Girls escaped from their parents to university and college and ran wild. Places used to get smashed up regulary and then they would do a moonlight flit and move on to another unsuspecting person.The same thing still goes on today. A friend of my wife spent a fortune on her place and had stripped florrboards. She rented it out to a nice couple and went to India to study dance. While she was away, the couple moved on and sub let it to someone else. When she returned from India a couple of years later, she found her beautiful floorboards had been shredded by high heels and the place was in a terrible state. She was forced to spend more money to get the place back to what it had been and vowed never to let it out again.”
Cardinal Keith O'Brien's Replacement, Archbishop Philip Tartaglia, 'Condemned For Anti-Gay Remarks'

Cardinal Keith O'Brien's Replacement, Archbishop Philip Tartaglia, 'Condemned For Anti-Gay Remarks'

Commented Feb 27, 2013 at 13:59:48 in UK

“And even if it were, what the hell business is it of yours?”

Jappy Ferries on Feb 27, 2013 at 14:54:25

“HP has run the story. It's not uncommon for people to jump to conclusions religious or not. It's not uncommon that gay men have AIDs they make up nearly half of yearly recorded cases. Get over it..”
Cardinal Keith O'Brien's Replacement, Archbishop Philip Tartaglia, 'Condemned For Anti-Gay Remarks'

Cardinal Keith O'Brien's Replacement, Archbishop Philip Tartaglia, 'Condemned For Anti-Gay Remarks'

Commented Feb 27, 2013 at 13:56:28 in UK

“Of course he's allowed. Just like how people like myself and HuffPo are allowed to criticise him for it. Welcome to free speech.”
Iain Duncan Smith's Anger Over Poundland, Workfare And Cait Reilly Boils Over On LBC

Iain Duncan Smith's Anger Over Poundland, Workfare And Cait Reilly Boils Over On LBC

Commented Feb 20, 2013 at 13:44:40 in UK Politics

“If shelf stackers are such an important part of society, then they should be paid at least minimum wage, no?”

SGillLondonUK on Feb 20, 2013 at 15:57:50

“One day they will have robots stacking shelves”

Paul Wagland on Feb 20, 2013 at 14:48:35

“Well, legally speaking, yes.”
York University Students Campaign To Remove The Sun After Reeva Steenkamp Killing 'Trivialised'

York University Students Campaign To Remove The Sun After Reeva Steenkamp Killing 'Trivialised'

Commented Feb 20, 2013 at 11:33:01 in UK Universities & Education

“It's all about how you can respond to these things. I imagine Marine Le Pen is going to face some very critical questions at the end of her lecture. This is a response to The Sun.”

SGillLondonUK on Feb 20, 2013 at 14:36:25

“Actually it was a response to a uni shop refusing to sell a particular product on grounds of ethical whatevers”
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