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One that I'm looking forward to reading.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Weak-Suffer-Wh ... 1568585047

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One that I'm looking forward to reading.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Weak-Suffer-Wh ... 1568585047


That looks like it could be quite an interesting, and insightful read, providing it's not biased.

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Certainly agree with him on German bankers.

The Euro ( and by extension the EU ) only favours one country, giving the Germans an artificially cheap currency keeping their industry artificially competitive.

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Certainly agree with him on German bankers.

The Euro ( and by extension the EU ) only favours one country, giving the Germans an artificially cheap currency keeping their industry artificially competitive.



Many years ago the UK, France and as it was then West Germany sat round a table and decided to carve up the European Union.

France was given agriculture, Germany manufacturing, The UK banking and the financial industry.

So if your in one of those countries with the wrong priority for you, you lost out.

France and Germany renegaded on agreements, The UK pretty much went along with the key principles.
They now have balanced economies, the UK is over reliant on one sector. Stitched up.

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Just read:
Freddie Flintoff 5/10
Ian wright 4/10
The secret footballer(dave kitson lol)4/10
Ray winstone 4/10
Roy Keane 5/10

One of the best books i have read for pure entertainment value was one of david ike's ffs borrowed it off a loon at work a few moons back.Anyway................ :lol:

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Tom Bower: "Broken Vows -Tony Blair : The Tragedy of Power."

All about his time as PM for ten years, well worth reading.


Bower also wrote a book about corruption in football called: "Broken Dreams - Vanity, greed and the souring of football". One of the best football books I have read too.

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Just finished reading `The Game of our Lives` by David Goldblatt. Marvellous book about football,not to be missed.

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Just finished reading `The Game of our Lives` by David Goldblatt. Marvellous book about football,not to be missed.


Yep, very good book.

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gladbachwolf wrote:
Just finished reading `The Game of our Lives` by David Goldblatt. Marvellous book about football,not to be missed.


He's one of my favorite footy commentators (not in the sense of match commentary). He used to appear regularly on a podcast called Dummy by Howler Magazine. Looked forward to his opinions weekly.

I have his "The Ball is Round" and just haven't gotten around to it yet. Though it may be a book that you just read a chapter or two a week and not straight through as it's massive. On my summer to do list.


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The Panama Papers by Bastian Obermayer and Frederik Obermaier.

How the rich and powerful hide their money.

This story broke sometime in 2016. Amazing read.

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I have just finished reading a book called 'The fault in our stars' by John Green, and I have to say it nearly finished me.
It was utterly outstanding, beautifully written, facing and laughing at cancer through the eyes of it's "Victims", if you read it you will understand why I have speech marks around the term victims because they are, and are anything but, in equal measure. A truly inspiring book which had me in floods of tears but absolutely captivated by the narrative and separate stories of the cast.

If you are ever feeling shitty about your life, read this, I challenge you not to blart or call yourself a nappy wetting, shandy drinking pussy.

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I have just finished reading a book called 'The fault in our stars' by John Green, and I have to say it nearly finished me.
It was utterly outstanding, beautifully written, facing and laughing at cancer through the eyes of it's "Victims", if you read it you will understand why I have speech marks around the term victims because they are, and are anything but, in equal measure. A truly inspiring book which had me in floods of tears but absolutely captivated by the narrative and separate stories of the cast.

If you are ever feeling shitty about your life, read this, I challenge you not to blart or call yourself a nappy wetting, shandy drinking pussy.


The problem with books like this is they bring home just how callous and indiscriminate this awful disease is. Couldn’t read it as I'm a shandy drinking bed wetting.....erc etcetera

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Rozza wrote:
I have just finished reading a book called 'The fault in our stars' by John Green, and I have to say it nearly finished me.
It was utterly outstanding, beautifully written, facing and laughing at cancer through the eyes of it's "Victims", if you read it you will understand why I have speech marks around the term victims because they are, and are anything but, in equal measure. A truly inspiring book which had me in floods of tears but absolutely captivated by the narrative and separate stories of the cast.

If you are ever feeling shitty about your life, read this, I challenge you not to blart or call yourself a nappy wetting, shandy drinking pussy.


The problem with books like this is they bring home just how callous and indiscriminate this awful disease is. Couldn’t read it as I'm a shandy drinking bed wetting.....erc etcetera


I take your point Mr ging, however, the tale has, at its heart, an uplifting tale of people finding the joy of love, and after all, how does one know joy if they do not know despair?

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One thats current and relevant.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Secret-Affairs ... 846687632/


In Secret Affairs, Mark Curtis shows how Britain has helped create the Islamic terrorism that now threatens us. Exploring how the bombings of 7/7 can be traced back to groups and individuals trained and supported by Britain, Curtis draws on formerly classified government files to unravel a long history of the British government's secret collusion with and direct involvement in Islamic terrorism, from 1945 to the present day.

From the overthrow of Iran's popular government during the 1950s and the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria, to Libya, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia's ruthless internal oppression, Secret Affairs shows Britain's hidden hand in the rise of global terrorism. At a time when British forces are being sent to wage war in Afghanistan in increasing numbers, Mark Curtis' book shows how the seeds of today's lose-lose situation were sown a long time ago in a hidden politics as ineffective as it was immoral.

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Saving Capitalism ( For the many, not the few) by Robert Reich. Have yet to read it, purchased it for £4.99 in a bookshop in London last weekend. Sounds really interesting and should be right up your street. Knocker.. 8)

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Saving Capitalism ( For the many, not the few) by Robert Reich. Have yet to read it, purchased it for £4.99 in a bookshop in London last weekend. Sounds really interesting and should be right up your street. Knocker.. 8)


Yep, will try.

I actually think capitalism and the whole Banking structure as we see it today has less than half a century left. Maybe thirty years.
The next century will look totally different.

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Saving Capitalism ( For the many, not the few) by Robert Reich. Have yet to read it, purchased it for £4.99 in a bookshop in London last weekend. Sounds really interesting and should be right up your street. Knocker.. 8)


Can't stand Reich. He helped ruin the American economy during the Clinton administration (though he's backed off some of his decisions that he made back then). At least he's been vocal about the dunderhead in the White House.

I've currently got on my reading list:

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X Kendi
The Political Economy of Racism by Melvin Leiman
Saga Part 2 by Brian K Vaughn (great graphic novel if anybody likes them)

I'd also like to read Alan Moore's Jerusalem, but I don't know how I am going to go about tackling that giant.


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Book claims Prince Charles is a capricious spendthrift obsessed with public opinion


https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/ ... -tom-bower

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Reading a book called "1983 - The World at the Brink" by Taylor Downing. All about the Cold War around that year, explains fully detailed about how the USA and USSR nearly caused a nuclear holocaust, mainly the USSR but this book is excellent reading and you can buy it for just £3 in The Works outlets. The NATO military exercise in it called Able Archer, was something I had a small part in on the supply side for food and drink to the UK forces participating in that manoeuvre, so I can relate to that time quite well and did not know until now, how much that exercise contributed to enhancing the extreme nuclear war paranoia on the part of the USSR. Frightening stuff. A name not well known but who probably saved mankind by his actions ( or inactions on the night concerned, 26th Sept 1983 by not authorising a Soviet nuclear strike) is one Col. Stanislav Petrov. He is indeed what you can call a hero.

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Book. "An Inconvenient Death". Author Miles Goslett.

How the establishment covered up the cause of death of Dr David Kelly.

Read it and then, hand on heart, try to deny the evidence and facts put into this book.

How on earth could Hutton shelve the details for 70 years for just " a suicide?".

Blair, Campbell and the dark forces at work in this.....

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Book. "An Inconvenient Death". Author Miles Goslett.

How the establishment covered up the cause of death of Dr David Kelly.

Read it and then, hand on heart, try to deny the evidence and facts put into this book.

How on earth could Hutton shelve the details for 70 years for just " a suicide?".

Blair, Campbell and the dark forces at work in this.....


Hmmm. Just reading up on this a bit out of curiosity. Took the trouble of taking alot of pills, then sliced his wrists? Makes little sense. And no reason to cover something up for 70 years. Weird decision on a timeline.


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https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/184022682X/ ... 0DbC8ZWEAK

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists is a classic representation of the impoverished and politically powerless underclass of British society in Edwardian England, ruthlessly exploited by the institutionalized corruption of their employers and the civic and religious authorities. Epic in scale, the novel charts the ruinous effects of the laissez-faire mercantilist ethics on the men, women, and children of the working classes, and through its emblematic characters, argues for a socialist politics as the only hope for a civilized and humane life for all. This Wordsworth edition includes an exclusive foreword by the late Tony Benn.

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Free to download onto a Kindle too.

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/184022682X/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_mNx0DbC8ZWEAK

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists is a classic representation of the impoverished and politically powerless underclass of British society in Edwardian England, ruthlessly exploited by the institutionalized corruption of their employers and the civic and religious authorities. Epic in scale, the novel charts the ruinous effects of the laissez-faire mercantilist ethics on the men, women, and children of the working classes, and through its emblematic characters, argues for a socialist politics as the only hope for a civilized and humane life for all. This Wordsworth edition includes an exclusive foreword by the late Tony Benn.


https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q ... Cx9LnKmV6I

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