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 No.1731273[View All]

To be fair it's only the second largest industrial action in Northern Ireland. Do NOT ask about the first one, we don't talk about Britain's only ever successful general strike. We do NOT.
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 No.1765867

I want to go on holiday but have no passport, and just thinking about all the countersigning and photo faff to get one fills me with dread. Guess I'm stuck here for the time being.

 No.1765983

File: 1708293667190.jpeg (71.77 KB, 1200x630, kenstarmer.jpeg)

now that sir ken starmer has come out for a ceasefire should leftybritpol support labour?

 No.1765991

>>1765983
He's just trying to get votes, he's still Pro NATO and all, David Lammy went to the Munich Security Conference today.

If he was in government, he would not call for a ceasefire, or if he did only in a false sense to pursue his own interests.

 No.1765995

>>1765867
I find that stuff stressful too but it's all pretty simple apparently. . Can you just get the picture done and ask a friend or family to do it for you?

 No.1766006

>>1765995
After a period of reflection, I have come to the conclusion that if I can't even get a passport sorted I probably couldn't manage a holiday anyway.
Thank you for the advice regardless, anon.

 No.1766008

>>1762969
Still makes me laugh how 'oil-for-food' was supposed to be a 'scandal'.
What a terrible man, working and risking to blunt the affect of modern day seige warfare! Terrible!

 No.1766011

>>1766006
Once you get a passport just buy a plane ticket make sure you got some money and go.
Being in it will help you sort out the details like a place to stay and things to do and etc.

 No.1766157

>>1765983
<now that sir ken starmer has come out for a ceasefire should leftybritpol support labour?
No, you should campaign to have him kicked out of Labour for this antisemitic stance…

 No.1766158

>>1765867
If you have a child passport it's easy to renew, you don't need references or anything like that

 No.1766163

total
galloway
victory

 No.1766183

File: 1708307750750.png (2.05 MB, 2220x1080, ClipboardImage.png)

>>1762455
Yuan Shao?

 No.1766187

>>1766158
Problem is my mum has it and if I ask she'll take the piss out of me for wanting to go abroad on my own (she has never left the country).

 No.1766528

Need to make this post.

Saw two jobs advertised at Boots for pharmacy technicians; both minimum wage, one for 30 hours another for 25.

Taken together with the minimum wage, the maximum earning potential for the contracted hours works out around £900 after tax. The store is in a location between two cities with no easy transport into town from either, except by rail which is a fortune. The local cost of renting (which doesn't exist, really) is only available for housing which starts at around a grand.

To rent a room in the first city, not an apartment, but a room in a house share, starts at around £800 on the outskirts. Renting a room in the second is unavailable, because the only location is the city centre and quite literally all of them have been converted into student accomodation for the tax incentive by landlords (install fire doors and a panel and you're set).

The ONLY feasable accomodation available is through renting as a lodger in one of the neighbouring towns; this means that you must be able to drive to and from the place you are lodging, because they are individual houses with rooms not rented by an agency but by individuals with no oversight.

This is the reality of wage supression; wages have not moved inline with housing costs nor have they risen in real terms since the end of the 90s. It is absolutely absurd that some people will call themselves socialists, yet when brooked on issues such as labour rights, and even the patheticaly misaligned challenge of fair pay, will simply retort that it is down to the individual to seek better employment; not only do such people exist, but they sail on by because the system as it was twenty years ago or more has not failed them in the way it is currently failing the general working population.

The absolute joke is that this is without considering the question of immigration. The idea that housing should remain a speculative asset is a complete joke. And what's more, the hour-rotation for these jobs is entirely the norm now for employers. They will contract you for at most 30 hours, and will simply feed you shifts piecemeal with no stability. Yet the working population of this country, despite holding together a large part of the fabric of the day-to-day service and care industry are not important enough (read: they do not possess the material resources) to lead to change. The power for that lies squarely in the voting population whom earn the median salaray and see politics as at most a game.

 No.1766552

Is this the start of the Erie Unifications Wars if Northern Ireland is going on Strike, I need it bros I really do.

 No.1766564

>>1762941
To be fair, they still do, they were just bought by a fucking Yank company

 No.1766574

>>1766564
>they were just bought by a fucking Yank company
Who preceded to instant shut down their factory in the south and water their 'chocolate' down to taste like cheap nasty burger harshness trash.
The latter still makes me kind of angry.
Despise American chocolate, co-op had pretty good chocolate in the UK.

 No.1766582

>>1766574
>Who preceded to instant shut down their factory in the south and water their 'chocolate' down to taste like cheap nasty burger harshness trash.

What the fuck….

 No.1766602

File: 1708353030951.jpg (675.32 KB, 1206x1600, communism is progress.jpg)

>>1766187
Bro who cares? Getting made fun of is not that big of a deal. You need your passport for all sorts of paperwork stuff anyway.

 No.1766604

>>1766582
American chocolate is greasy and tastes not as good but burgers are used to it so they are fine with it

 No.1766642

>>1766187
If that the case, just do the fucking work to get your passport and make your mother happy.

 No.1766799

>>1766158
Oh cool, really? I have a child passport from when I was like 5 and I thought I'd need to completely reapply, but that makes things much simpler

 No.1767052

Mile may be a stupid neoliberal, but he's correct on wanting to take Falklands, it is not "ours".

Cameron is visiting the island, and said there is "no discussion" in relation to sovereignty.

If for some reason, which I doubt, there is a war over this, it is a massive positive if the British Army loses, a victory against imperialism, and possibly shows something to the people here.

Aside from the Falklands issue, who's watching The Way by Adam Curtis now at 9?

 No.1767067

>>1767052
The issue of the Falklands should be settled through a referendum of the people living on the islands. Nothing else matters, least of Argentine jingoism.

>Aside from the Falklands issue, who's watching The Way by Adam Curtis now at 9?

Thanks for the reminder, putting the telly on now.

 No.1767071

>>1767067
*least of all

 No.1767114

yeah watching adam curtis new show
no fucking clue whats going on

 No.1767147

>>1767114
You can definitely tell it's a Curtis show from the ominous music and panning archive footage every 2 minutes lol

 No.1767174

>>1767147
the editing and general feel is very curtis
the story, not so sure.

 No.1767266

I think that was very good.

 No.1767270

it ended just when it was getting interesting

 No.1767275

>>1767270
The last 10 minutes were kino.

 No.1767279

Oh cool the whole series is on BBC iPlayer already. I guess I'm going to be tired at work tomorrow.

 No.1767280

>>1767279
Well it IS an adam curtis project.

 No.1767322

>>1767052
>The Way by Adam Curtis
Link?

 No.1767339

I'm half way through the third episode and it's meh. Definitely peaked in episode one. The show is not what I expected from seeing the promotions.

It's turned into a reverse refugee story, which as a concept stopped being thought provoking about 8 years ago. There's far too much black mirror-esque stuff for my liking. And the characters aren't very interesting save one.

 No.1767343

>>1767322
If you're not a bong and can't get it on iplayer, you might have to wait for a while.

 No.1767363

>>1767343
It's already on the piratebay you absolute binches

 No.1767367

it was alright
waiting for curtis to make something normal though

 No.1767369

>>1767367
Same. I didn't even bother with that last russian one he did because there was no narration.

 No.1767370

>>1767369
that was pretty damn good actually

 No.1767374

>>1767343
Oh..
>>1767363
..Nice. thanks.

 No.1768081

File: 1708461787996.jpg (1.91 MB, 1080x1565, 5e05jt2hipjc1.jpg)

IS IT? REALLY?!

 No.1768084

>>1768081
Ashlea you fat bitch your daughter would be too fat to get raped on a bus judging by how you'd likely feed her.

 No.1768132

>>1768081
it looks like that meme

 No.1768138

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>>1768081
>Anglo cuties getting laughed at by brown people on the bus
Bong brothers…

 No.1768182

>>1765983
He hasn't supported one at all

 No.1768228

>>1766008
It's also very funny looking at all the infantile online leftists turn their nose up at him when this program alone is more than they could ever dream of organising

 No.1769468

The Way is fucking god awful, don't even watch it ironically, it's just boring. Years and Years was miles better than this and that wasn't even that good. Absolutely laughable political takes too, it strays away from advocating any position besides 'we need to imagine' and the power of love and shit. The usual suspects just ended up calling it communist propaganda anyway so they might as well have actually had a bit of left wing thought in there.

 No.1770616

>>1769468
Is Adam Curtis' involvement obvious? I'm interested in his foray into a non-documentary format

 No.1770655

>>1770616
You can detect some familiar themes when the characters are monologuing but not really I guess.

 No.1770774

>>1770616
The vibes are there.


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