Watching the Untrusted Implode III

The Arcade at Leeds, 2005

Watching the Untrusted Implode III

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Britain’s middle-class Brexit Anxiety Disorder

For Britain’s pro-European middle classes, Brexit is akin to a psychological trauma which has left many unable to behave rationally, according to two leading experts. Far from being hyper-rational observers concerned only with what is economically sensible, many have morphed into the “Remainiacs” of Brexiteer disdain.

They are acting no differently to what psychologists would expect from those suffering from chronic anxiety caused by loss of control and insecurity, Dr. Philip Corr, professor of psychology and behavioral economics at the University of London, and Dr. Simon Stuart, a clinical psychologist, told POLITICO.

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From the Observer:

Legal aid cuts, and rise in digital evidence and sexual abuse cases affecting profession, says CBA

The Observer 6 May 2018 reports that Self-employed barristers with a tendency to take on whatever work came their way could end up handling back-to-back cases involving allegations of a serious sexual nature for months.

Is this any surprise given this sample?

BeautifulBurnout – calling Bitey a paedophile; – frankly, it is fair comment

BeautifulBurnout is Judge Anthony Pitt also a paedophile?

HankScorpio, BeautifulBurnout, Backtothepoint and Paedophilia

How False Accusations by the Untrusteds have allowed the guilty to avoid detection

BeautifulBurnout and Backtothepoint – 7/7 London Transport Truther Conspirators

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” An assault on an ideology is not merely different from a threat made to a person; it is the opposite of a threat made to a person. The whole end of liberal civilization is to substitute the criticism of ideas for assaults on people.” – Adam Gopnik

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There is something wonderful in seeing a wrong-headed majority assailed by truth.

John Kenneth Galbraith

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Welcome to The Real Untrusted

for a brief introduction to this site – read here

“The citadel of established practice seldom falls to the polite knock of a good idea. It may however yield to a long siege, a pre-emptive strike, a wooden horse or a cunning alliance.” 

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Why I would have voted to Leave the EU is now here

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I’ve posted Photographs 30  –  all of which have been displayed on the front page recently and are now all together for those who might have missed them first time round.

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 Today’s Music

Concierto De Aranjuez – Chet Baker & Paul Desmond &Jim Hall & Ron Carter & Steve Gadd & Roland Hanna

 

Troyka – Arcades


In the beginning……….. How the CiF rebels turned hypocrisy into an art form-  is now elsewhere  – making comments posted here easier to access – I hope.

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  1. pbj2

     /  January 18, 2019

    Evening all

    Diane Abbott has accused the BBC of legitimising racism following her appearance on last night’s QT.And claims the chair,Fiona Bruce,interrupted her more times than other panelists.

    I watched last night’s QT and yes Fiona Bruce did interrupt Ms Abbott a lot.However i thought it was more down to the fact Abbott repeatedly refused to give straight answers to straight questions.

    As a Black woman and as this country’s first Black woman mp Abbott has suffered from racism and racist abuse and i’m not seeking to detract from that .However she and Momentum were wrong to claim she was a victim of racism last night..For Bruce was simply doing her job by interrupting her .Whilst any the hostility from the audience towards Abbott didn’t appear to be fueled by racism.It was more fueled by her close association with Jeremy Corbyn and her failure to answer the questions she was asked.

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jan/18/diane-abbott-accuses-bbc-question-time-of-legitimising-racism

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  2. pbj2

     /  January 17, 2019

    Something to help Desde feel a bit better.

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  3. pbj2

     /  January 17, 2019

    97 year old Prince Phillip has been involved in a car crash at Sandringham.

    It’s said he was uninjured but badly shaken.

    https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/duke-of-edinburgh-in-car-crash-near-sandringham-estate-a4042131.html

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  4. I hope the rest of you haven’t succumbed to this virus or flu – whatever it is.

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  5. Evening all.

    Been ill for couple of days; shivery yet burning up and aching all over. Seems to be fading now.

    Apart from that self pity, luckily I had plenty of books in; there was a 2 for 1 offer in a charity shop and I got a novel and a book about Auschwitz. It’s by Laurence Rees and is a BBC Book. As I am trying to broaden the scope of my reading, that means history and biography as well as fiction.

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    • pbj2

       /  January 17, 2019

      Sorry to read you’ve got some sort of bug Desde but hopefully you’ve now turned a corner and are on the mend.

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  6. brusselsexpats

     /  January 17, 2019

    It was Bernie Sanders’ article in the Guardian that highlighted the poverty in the US both for workers and pensioners and the unemployed.

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  7. brusselsexpats

     /  January 17, 2019

    Paul,

    That’s why the hardline Brexit bunch don’t want a second referendum, even though it would be perfectly democratic.

    I’m sick of the football match analogy. If a football match has been fixed you are perfectly entitled to a rematch. Now that everyone knows the reality of Brexit they can vote again.

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    • pbj2

       /  January 17, 2019

      Hi Bru

      Now that everyone knows the reality of Brexit they can vote again.

      Agreed. And the changing demography of the UK also favours the Remain camp.For since the referendum in 2016 about 1.5 million mainly elderly people have died whereas about 1.8 young people have become eligible to vote.And as we know the over 65’s were most likely to vote for a Brexit whereas the majority of the young voted we Remain.

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  8. pbj2

     /  January 17, 2019

    Afternoon all

    Latest YouGov Poll suggests that if we have a second referendum 56% of voters will vote for the UK to remain in the EU.

    https://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/brexit-news-latest-support-for-staying-in-eu-hits-highest-level-since-referendum-as-56-per-cent-say-a4041406.html

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  9. brusselsexpats

     /  January 17, 2019

    Afternoon all,

    The Guardian gets more bonkers by the day. They are bemoaning the fate of US pensioners who – on average – live off $ 4125 / month. that’s £ 3200 / month. I’m sure there are thousands of British pensioners wish they were that well off. That’s much higher than the average wage in Britain. I suppose it’s the healthcare in the US that makes such a dent in the income.

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  10. pbj2

     /  January 16, 2019

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    • pbj2

       /  January 16, 2019

      Sadly she’s still with us but it’s a nice tune so i’ll play it anyway.

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  11. pbj2

     /  January 15, 2019

    More evidence that the cost of implementing the changes to disability benefits far outweighs any savings the government was hoping to make.And that the Tory Magic Money Tree will always provide the financing for their ideological failures.

    https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/jan/15/disability-benefits-reform-costs-government-4bn-in-extra-welfare-payments

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  12. brusselsexpats

     /  January 15, 2019

    Evening all,

    An extension of Article 50 seems almost inevitable now. The alternative is what they used to do in Monte Carlo when gamblers lost their entire fortunes. Take the government to a quiet room and leave them there with loaded pistols.

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    • pbj2

       /  January 15, 2019

      Hi Bru

      I suspect Theresa May won’t be leaving No 10 without one helluva fight.

      Jeremy Corbyn is trailing in the polls and many of those Tories who voted against May tonight won’t vote against her in tomorrow’s confidence vote.

      What a mess.And we’re stuck with a political class singularly incapable of sorting it out.

      For starters we need to get rid of Corbyn and have someone more credible ,like Keir Starmer leading the party.As for the Tories i think those looking to unseat May as their leader come from the Looney Right No Brexit Deal wing of the party.And they’re the last people we need to be heading the government.

      I can’t see a General Election being called but the jury;s still out over the issue of a second referendum.For what would such a referendum ask the British people ? To either Remain or Leave without a deal ?For what else is realistically on the table ?

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      • Jack Roth

         /  January 15, 2019

        ‘Jeremy Corbyn is trailing in the polls’

        A poll commissioned by the right-wing Times ‘newspaper’.

        According to all the polls before the last GE Ms May and the tories would win by a landslide and Labour would be wiped off the political map for a generation – perhaps you can remind us all how that one panned out for Mr Corbyn, Paul.

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        • pbj2

           /  January 16, 2019

          Your hero still lost that election although i concede he did better than many expected.But surely even you must concede that given the state of the current Tory government the omens for a Labour win at the next General Election should be much stronger than they actually are.

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      • Hi Jack / Paul,

        From 20 December 2018 Guardian:

        YouGov asked people how they would vote if Labour, along with the Conservatives, supported going ahead with Brexit. Labour slumps to third place, with 22%, behind the Liberal Democrats, who would jump to 26%. Those who voted Labour last year and remain the year before say they are more likely to switch to the Liberal Democrats (49%) than stay with Labour (41%).

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    • And a glass of whisky I hope!

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  13. pbj2

     /  January 15, 2019

    Theresa May has been defeated by 230 votes and Jeremy Corbyn has called for a vote of no confidence in her.

    https://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/brexit-vote-result-theresa-may-loses-meaningful-vote-in-parliament-on-her-eu-exit-deal-a4038556.html

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  14. pbj2

     /  January 15, 2019

    Afternoon all

    Whilst our attention is on Brexit and the all-important vote tonight the Tories have sneaked out a social security change which could see some elderly couples up to £7k worse off.

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/pension-credit-cut-benefits-payment-government-austerity-conservatives-brexit-a8728631.html

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  15. On the border – which Trump might like.

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  16. brusselsexpats

     /  January 15, 2019

    All ready for D-Day then?

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  17. pbj2

     /  January 14, 2019

    Evening all

    The smart money suggests Theresa May is in for a defeat tomorrow.What’s a lot less clear is what happens next if that happens.And according to the BBC the 27 countries of the EU have yet to discuss what their ”Plan B” is if May is defeated.

    We’re certainly living in momentous times.

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  18. pbj2

     /  January 13, 2019

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  19. pbj2

     /  January 12, 2019

    Afternoon all

    For some reason BTH’s picture on the front page reminded me of one of those grand subway stations you get in Moscow.

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    • Hi Paul / Desde,

      The Victorian / County Arcade is a magnificent example of Victorian boom years excess I guess. Much like what’s been happening in China over the past 30 years. Here’s the reception of a hotel I stayed in recently which was by no means top of the range.

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  20. Photo of arcade in Leeds brings back memories. Is that where Vivienne Westwood’s shop is?

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