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Lancashire Lad
Lancashire Lad
1 month ago

Ah, June 1970. I was a teenager, and Alvin Toffler’s “Future Shock” was hitting the bookshelves.

If anything, his thesis was an underestimate of the impact of the rate of change on the human psyche.

Our political landscapes now involve the realisation that the world is just too complex for any one political stance to be able to make any difference whatsoever. The best case scenario is competent management which doesn’t actively make things worse.

We don’t have that either. So, we try as best we can to get on with our lives and enjoy the ups and downs of football tournaments. From that perspective, it’s sobering to think there’s a greater span of time between now and the 1996 Euros than between the latter and.1970. Time for another drink.

j watson
j watson
1 month ago

Given Sunak’s football gaff yesterday in Wales it’s no surprise he’s not thought about any impact of the Euros. Of course he had some vague notion a football tournament imminent or he wouldn’t have brought it up and thus just the latest Tory trying to make out they are a man of the people when clearly the Cricket, Rugger and Eton 5s were more their bag. Comical. We’d respect them more if they true to themselves.
That said the politician with an authentic football core just happens to be Starmer. He won’t want to upset too many Tottenham fans of course, but his hinterland of football and after-match beers seems genuine.

Robbie K
Robbie K
1 month ago

Bit of a stretch to think Southgate can get the best of out of this talented squad – very much like Sunak and Starmer, the man is clearly intelligent, but a milquetoast jellyfish devoid of genuine wisdom and charisma.

Tyler Durden
Tyler Durden
1 month ago

Being that only 50+ age groups vote Conservative, I think the calculation is that the Labour-voting young will either be distracted by the footy or the students will be on their summer holiday.
With regard to Labour-voting families with young or teenage children, I suppose it’s not quite the school holidays. In fact, Rishi’s timed the election so he has the school holidays to get his family over to California for that job at Google…

John Dewhirst
John Dewhirst
1 month ago

Sunak has likely recognised the ability of the England team to have a disaster and hence stage the election before the team is defeated.