Recent content by MoskvaRed

  1. Westminster Politics

    In terms of how Starmer/Labour can do better, first of all as an opposition party they have to accept that they can win only by playIng by the existing rules of the game. They can moan all they like about the bias media (particularly the big newspapers) but they can’t change that fact - all they...
  2. The Trump Presidency

    WTF is this speech?
  3. Film The Redcafe Movie review thread

    “Hawksmoor” was an interesting concept - I just found it hard work to get through it. It may have worked better as a short story or novella. The graphic novel “From Hell” covered similar ground in a more page-turning style.
  4. Film The Redcafe Movie review thread

    The Limehouse Golem A slightly hokey Hammer style horror which comprises a repeat of the Ratcliffe Highway murders while anticipating the Jack the Ripper murders. It’s based on a Peter Ackroyd novel. I found his “Hawksmoor” novel painful going and this adaptation of a similarly themed novel of...
  5. Westminster Politics

    I just looked at his twitter account and well..... There was huge outrage over Grenfell, and May’s ill-judged reaction helped destroyed what was left of her credibility after the hung parliament election. Although I think May is just awkward and shy rather than sociopathic like her successor.
  6. Westminster Politics

    The thing is, they have been imploding since 2016 and still keep winning. I doubt the rights or wrongs of this country break of Dominic Cummings (who was probably unknown to a lot of the electorate before this scandal) will be a factor in the 2024 election.
  7. Your most overrated footballer

    I thought O’Shea would be a long-term United starting XI player based on his breakthrough season. Schneiderlin, Reo-Coker and Shay Given also worthy of mention.
  8. Westminster Politics

    Johnson has lived his entire life acting as though rules apply only to other people. I can’t say I am surprised by his brazen attitude over Cummings.
  9. Westminster Politics

    The current Tory leadership (guided by Cummings) have turned politics into a culture war in which their voters don’t care what they get up to provided they stick to core messages which feed the voter base prejudices. Cummings might go but only because a significant number of Tory MPs can’t...
  10. Was the Berbatov signing a mistake?Shouldnt we have just signed Tevez?

    Was it a genuine choice between the two? I don’t know whether we could have held on to Tevez. At the time, letting him go did not seem such a loss as his United form did not match his subsequent performances for City and Juventus. The real mistake was blowing 30 million (at a time of restricted...
  11. Worst XI to have gone to a World Cup for your country?

    Likewise, I’m surprised to see Merson mentioned. He didn’t fully live up to expectations (maybe because of personal issues) but he was a decent player. Certainly doesn’t belong alongside the likes of Vassell and Rob Green.
  12. SARS CoV-2 coronavirus / Covid-19 (No tin foil hat silliness or memes please)

    What’s the issue? The video shows small groups of people sitting at some distance apart. There is a lot of curtain twitching/puritan self-righteousness to all this covidiot talk.
  13. SARS CoV-2 coronavirus / Covid-19 (No tin foil hat silliness or memes please)

    Where did that analysis come from? If we are focusing on utilitarianism rather than morality, then, in the context of this disease and the profile of victims, I find it hard to believe that keeping people in their 20s and 30s economically inactive is more expensive (let alone 5 times more) than...
  14. France 1998-2006

    I disagree about Spain. I remember them humiliating a good Italian side in the 2012 final. France were never that far ahead of the pack. Xavi, Iniesta and Alonso against the likes of Deschamps and Petit would have been like one of those two finals United lost..
  15. France 1998-2006

    France were very good value in Euro 2000 even they very nearly lost the final to Italy. In 98, the most you can say is that they got the job done on home soil. It certainly wasn’t entertaining (like England in 66 I suspect). The French team of the 80s was also superb - WC semi-final (and should...