A Day in London, A Night at the Opera

In this week’s London Calling, James and Toby discuss the use eco-warriors make of ‘fact-checks’ to try to discredit their opponents and the inevitable delay to the deportation flights to Rwanda.

On the Royal front, Prince Charles complains that Boris doesn’t treat him with the respect he  deserves and Harry and Meghan’s use of a private jet to return to California from the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee pageant triggers a discussion of their own somewhat limited private jet experiences.

In Culture Corner, it’s Season 3 of The Boys (Amazon Prime), Season 4 of Stranger Things (Netflix), James’s visit to an art exhibition in Durham and Toby’s trip to the opera in Leicestershire.

This week’s opening sound is of Lord Justice Singh reading the The Court of Appeal’s decision on the first deportation flight taking asylum seekers to Rwanda.

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  1. Taras Coolidge
    Taras
    @Taras

    As if James couldn’t get more loathsome, now he’s portraying the students in Tiananmen Square as the bad guys.  

    As Toby immediately pointed out, James’ sources sound like Chinese propaganda.

    Of course, to anyone but a crackpot, a “CIA-backed color revolution” — in Communist China — would be a good thing!

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  2. Taras Coolidge
    Taras
    @Taras

    On the other hand, I agree with James that Amazon’s The Boys is not worth watching, once you get the gag that these are superheroes who are actually evil.  And that takes only one episode!

    I actually watched more than that, but I stopped back in Season One, when I learned that the show’s “good guys” are pretty much as bad as the bad guys.

    James also comments that, for all that the show is occasionally clever, watching it makes him feel dirty.  And after Toby describes the opening of the current season, I can see why; though I am not going to repeat it here.

    Worse, the show is probably seen by hundreds of thousands of children. It teaches them that they shouldn’t strive to be heroes, because all the heroes they know about are actually phonies and vicious criminals.

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  3. Boethius1261972 Coolidge
    Boethius1261972
    @Boethius1261972

    Toby forgot to mention his flight to Jeffrey Epstein’s island.  And this week’s “culture” corner should have been deleted.  The Boys sounds appropriate only for deviants.  If the shoe fits, I guess one wears it.

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