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Sep 18, 2023Liked by Abi Roberts

Can’t wait to listen on my run later today

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I hope it’s a long run 😂❤️

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I listened last night.

I confess my blood was boiling.

James Delingpole isn’t fit to clean Abi’s toilet imho.

I’ve had to journal my thoughts on this one.

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seconded. gave up on him bout 2 yrs ago. occasional check in always reveals no development. I didn't think he took miri af seriously which really annoyed me because of the seriousness of what she has been warning in her writing posts. interview with lozza fox was beyond embarrassing, continuing time wasting with toby young. Vanessa Beeley was miles ahead of him when I listened at the beginning of this about global political games. he never seemed to take her serious enough either. daft distracting questions also an not enough focus on key issues. personally he makes the " resistance " look like nutters. hate to be personal but would tell him to his face as the stalks are too high. the earth is flat an the moon is a hologram kind of thing an satanic lizzards 🤦 how about people are being KILLED. also less than impressed he said we are F@#KED aka no way out. Able bodied adults are rightly expected to defend children, elderly, community. to have any chance of defeating the effects of propaganda, very clear, well thought through messaging, animal like assessment of dangers an communication of as widely as possible. finding solutions. met him once an seems nice enough but not though enough from a mind perspective. the BBC, sky et all propagandists speak with such authority that its very difficult to sell this crap as an alternative. I often think " would my mam buy this or get this " " would my auntie, uncle be convinced by this ". Abi on the other hand made excellent an VERY important points

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I couldn’t agree more with all you’ve said …

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My sister went to work in Russia in 1990 (she was 16/17) and got baptized there that year too! Her baptized name she was given is Olga. She studied Russian at university and became a reporter and journalist.

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I really liked listening to you talk about your place at Cambs. I did a very similar thing (got a very good offer for Engineering at Emmanuel - much lower than they usually ask for because they knew my school was not academic) and it still bothers me sometimes that I didn't value it or bother to do the work required, which was not hard for me. Although it bothers me less so these days because of what you said - it actually worries me how I might have ended up if I had gone there (maybe even recruited). I probably would have dropped out anyway. I met my husband and had my children as a result of NOT going (we met on an OU maths degree course)

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It's funny how life turns out. I was invited to take the civil service "fast track" entry tests/interviews. I spent two days being quizzed/doing various tests - didn't pass. I now wonder that they picked up that I was not pro the mainstream enough even back then! :)

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I think that's very likely, or at least you might have shown too much empathy, or non-pliability. Alex Thompson on UKCOLUMN who worked for GCHQ talks about this sort of thing. Probably a narrow escape!

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Might have to look him up.

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he is a regular here - he is brilliant - they all are

https://www.ukcolumn.org/

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Sep 22, 2023·edited Sep 22, 2023

Loved this podcast too, apart from James's comment on snakebite because we all know how well read you are Abi!❤️👍

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I really enjoyed listening to you. 💕

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I Very much enjoyed this chat!

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Looking forward to listening to this tomorrow whilst doing a nice long walk!!

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Thanks

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:)

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