> Corbyn IS very pro Russian, I don't think he would change his stance in the unlikely event he became the PM. He is also pro Sinn Fein, and pro Hezbollah. He is vehemently anti Trump, anti Nato, anti American as well. And totally anti Israel. Surprisingly enough, our forum Israelis are much closer to his views on the EU than they are to our Conservative Party. I find it paradoxical. quoted1
In Corbyn's case there are too many «if». It's hard to tell. I know like a dozen of western politicians who where pro Russian or neutral before the appointment like Federica Mogerini but changed their stance soon after it. And all openly pro-Russian politicians they are kinda marginals in the EU. I mean they don't have real chances to win. Also Trump was making many Russia friendly statements during his presidential campaign, but after he became POTUS US-Russia relation deteriorated.
> You know, I am feeling a bit better now — cause I am at home, taken paracetamol, etc., Lemsip, feeling a hell of a lot better — so glad they gave me tomorrow off — will sleep all day tomorrow, sleep it off quoted1
Some figure skating news. Grand prix assignments were posted today. Here they are
Zagitova has the easiest route, she only meets Kostornaya of the AAA who has the least challenging layout and who she can easily beat on PCS. She should beat Sofia and Masha without a problem unless she herself messes up. Only Rika at NHK can and will be a threat. Followed by Shcherbakova who, as National Champ, has got great assignments as well. These two should make it to the finals easily barring disaster. Surprised at Trusova meeting Kihira before the final but other than that her chances are obviously great as well.
For Medvedeva, it will depend on how well she performs and on the state of her jumps/combos. She‘ll meet Trusova twice and Kihira once, so it will definitely be tough for her. She’ll skate at Skate Canada which looks to be the ultimate bloodbath. I will need to see her at test skates/challenger to really judge. She has chances to medal but in this field, I don‘t think that a silver and a bronze will be enough this year like it was last for example. So...
I‘m glad Kostornaya has two assignments but I‘m not sure about her chances for GPF. She‘ll skate against Zagitova twice and will likely be held down in PCS in comparison. The Japanese ladies at her events also shouldn‘t be underestimated. If she stays as consistent as she‘s been this past season and maybe ups her technical content a bit, she could have a chance. A lot will depend on how fair PCS judging is going to be, though. And of course on the state of her injury and whether it will allow her to increase her difficulty. Alena has better consistency than Alina and potential to reach the top skaters in PCSs quite fast.
P.S. I'm thinking about buying tickets to Rostelecom Cup.
> n Corbyn's case there are too many «if». It's hard to tell. quoted1
In Corbyn's case — No. He is a Marxist nutcase. You know — it is so hard to explain it to you — all the goings on here and what I know, etc. Especially taking into account the fact that you are convinced I am some sort of a troll, and not a genuine person. You are most probably judging by your own standards, conduct and behaviour.
The people you have in mind are Blairites. Labour is a complicated party, a very old party, very varied. Centuries old. Corbyn represents the wing of the Party, who used to idealize the Soviet Union, wanted the Soviet Union model to succeed, they are communists. But they had no idea what it was like for people in the Soviet Union, they idealized it when the people in the Soviet Union stood queuing up for bread and dying in the Second World War — the likes of them were sitting in their comfy living rooms in upper middle class Islington, by the fire and fantasizing about how bad England and her ways are and how lovely the Communist agenda was. And even now — take for example Farage, who respects Putin and the Russian agenda but hates the EU. The reason he respects Putin's agenda is because he sees it as a bit nationalistic, like Trump's agenda for the US for instance. With people like Corbyn — they idealize globalism, communism etc. Open borders, etc. They are usually vehemently Antisemetic, cause they don't like Israel for Jews kind of agenda. He is a bit like Bell on our forum. Nabludatel and Enot argue with Bell, but only when Israel is concerned, as for the rest of the world — those are like two peas in a pod. Our forum Israilis love the idea of nationalism when it comes to Israel, but when it comes to Russia or Britain — they see it as «fascism». Oh, yeah — and they like it when it comes to Ukraine — simply cause it is against Russia, no other reason. It took me a while to understand that.
> Our forum Israilis love the idea of nationalism when it comes to Israel, but when it comes to Russia or Britain — they see it as «fascism». Oh, yeah — and they like it when it comes to Ukraine — simply cause it is against Russia, no other reason. It took me a while to understand that. quoted1
In England — he is very marginal. He can't represent middle classes. Because — economy wise, he wants to introduce the laws where you can't inherit anything https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2019/06/18/... His idea is to distribute the wealth, nationalise enterprises, etc. He really IS like a communistic Dinasaur. The only reason he likes Russia is cause there used to be the Soviet Union there, he has no idea how capitalistic Russia is now. It is like — he is stuck in the past. He is genuinely — a bit of a nutter. He is holding regular meetings with Hezbollah, etc, antagonizes the Jewish community in the UK, which is massive and very pro Britain, pro England agenda supporting. Pro Brexit.
> When I said that you are a troll in your heart I didn't mean that you aren't genuine. You like to mock other people quoted1
That is not true. I don't like to mock mock — other people, like — making them feel bad about themselves. Noone in their right mind would like to do that. Maybe I just like to tease people a little bit, but only those that are of interest. But that is normal and does not make one a troll, does it?
> So it seems like my statement that all pro Russian politicians in Europe are marginalised is true. quoted1
He is not marginalised cause he is pro Russian. He is marginalised, cause of his crazy beliefs. We don't want his agenda — economic agenda primarily (nothing to do with Russia) — for our country, it is not good enough. It is fantasist, utopic and will never work here. But — unlike in your country, he openly voices his views, gets paid by the tax payer, gets aired on the National TV and openly opposes our Government in Parliament. Cause unlike yourselves — we are a democracy, one of the oldest and the most established democracies in the world and its history.
> He is not marginalised cause he is pro Russian. quoted1
I agree. And Marine Le Pen (for example) is marginalised because she is far right. My point is only marginalised politicians dare to take pro-Russian stance cause they don't have much to lose or it won't harm them.
> I agree. And Marine Le Pen (for example) is marginalised because she is far right. My point is only marginalised politicians dare to take pro-Russian stance cause they don't have much to lose or it won't harm them. quoted1
As far as the French Far Right and the German Far Right — Le Pen, Adf, Pegida, etc. — the reason they are so marginalised there — is because you know — if you don't mind me saying and please forgive the arrogance — democracy is not as developed there — as it is in Britain. Historically. And in THAT way, in way of mentality — they are perhaps closer to Russia than Britons, Americans, etc. They don't get the concept. They savage the opposition. We don't. We allow the debate here. We allow different camps, as far as possible. The rise of the likes of Farage or even Johnson or Trump wouldn't be possible in a country like France for instance. Any political breakthroughs, changes of the political agenda in the Western World — well, they start in Britain, then the US, then they spread. As for Russia — people love and respect Russia here, but that does not mean we have to totally agree with Putin's agenda. We don't even agree with our own politicians' agenda — we don't agree. We are rebels by nature. This is what the whole culture is based on — be it music (rock was born here), or politics or whatever. We have to question ourselves constantly — «Are we doing the right thing or not?» We are NOT Gods. And this is the concept. As soon as you start on the journey of «We are always right, we are the best, everything is hunky dory» — you are doomed.
> y point is only marginalised politicians dare to take pro-Russian stance cause they don't have much to lose or it won't harm them. quoted1
Pro Putin stance is difficult for any Western politician to take. Cause of the system you run there is so different from our system. The English can have disagreements with the Germans, the French, even with the Americans — but they all look solvable enough, cause the systems are similar. With your country, your system is not on a par with ours. There is no transparency, no honour to any commitments, it is wild. So on the one hand — people are afraid of you, on the other — they don't wanna deal with you, cause you don't know the meaning of the rules, so there is no certainty. You have to try and see it from the Western world's point of view a little bit as well, not just from the point of view of your Government.