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Re: The state of UK politics

Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:04 pm
by kennyb41
Right i'm offski.............. You heard it here first right.....

THE BRITISH POUND FLYS IN AUG 2021.

Re: The state of UK politics

Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:57 pm
by FredFlintstone
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... servatives

Not much to smile about in UK politics at the moment but todays column by Marina Hyde is pretty good.

Re: The state of UK politics

Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:33 pm
by Blackwhite
FredFlintstone wrote:https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/sep/06/boris-johnson-twilight-zone-police-escort-conservatives

Not much to smile about in UK politics at the moment but todays column by Marina Hyde is pretty good.

"Not a split, an episiotomy" :salute:

For those too lazy to Google, a cunt-splitter.

Re: The state of UK politics

Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:46 pm
by Pregnant Neck
...Waits for shit metal band to adopt that name. and wank logo'

That article was actually very good considering the paper.

Not sure De Pfeffel's summer job will make the conkers nevermind the air bombs.

Re: The state of UK politics

Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:57 am
by kennyb41
FredFlintstone wrote:https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/sep/06/boris-johnson-twilight-zone-police-escort-conservatives

Not much to smile about in UK politics at the moment but todays column by Marina Hyde is pretty good.


Jeez what absolute bliss it is to read her column, just when you're pissed off you're coming to the end she hits you with one more laughter line to send you on your way...

' and try to get some rest before he takes a crack at next week. '................ :lol:

Re: The state of UK politics

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:24 am
by Devi
Get your Tory MP name by taking your name and adding ‘has resigned’ at the end.


:lol:

Re: The state of UK politics

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:57 pm
by Blackwhite
Oooooooops, not going well with the public Boris, is it?




I'm sure it's fine.

Re: The state of UK politics

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:07 pm
by the flying pig
Blackwhite wrote:Oooooooops, not going well with the public Boris, is it?




I'm sure it's fine.


in BJ's favour, he has only been PM for five minutes, & never previously worked in health.

on the other hand, his 'no press here' claim seems like a fairly transparent whopper even by his standards. a reflex thing, to say whatever's favourable to him, without pausing to consider whether it's true or not?

Re: The state of UK politics

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:11 pm
by Blackwhite
And whether they're gleefully filming you, while the clinical staff protect shooting angles like de Palma or Altman.


See Brexshit thread, he's way out of his depth.

Re: The state of UK politics

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:14 am
by MightyWhite
I kind of feel that the member of the public was being a bit of an arse with the press opportunity stuff, BJ hardly the first politician/celebrity to pitch up at a hospital with a camera crew in tow, but then BJ just completely demolishes any high ground he might have had on that front with the ‘no press’ comment. As TFP says, just smacks of someone who has a lying reflex

Re: The state of UK politics

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:33 am
by eric olthwaite
MightyWhite wrote:I kind of feel that the member of the public was being a bit of an arse with the press opportunity stuff


Really? Worried that the Health Service may not be able to save your kid, you see the PM in hospital and you think he should just tug his forelock and say, 'Lovely day for it sir, shame about the cricket'?

For the sake of context there's literally no reason for Johnson to do a PR turn in a hospital right now, other than for election purposes and to suggest that he's some man of the people with the NHS interests at heart. He shouldn't have any expectation of being able to do that unless he's prepared to get called out.

Re: The state of UK politics

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:04 am
by Professor Weeto
eric olthwaite wrote:
MightyWhite wrote:I kind of feel that the member of the public was being a bit of an arse with the press opportunity stuff


Really? Worried that the Health Service may not be able to save your kid, you see the PM in hospital and you think he should just tug his forelock and say, 'Lovely day for it sir, shame about the cricket'?

For the sake of context there's literally no reason for Johnson to do a PR turn in a hospital right now, other than for election purposes and to suggest that he's some man of the people with the NHS interests at heart. He shouldn't have any expectation of being able to do that unless he's prepared to get called out.


Agree 100%. The older I get the more pissed off I get with the ingrained British (maybe English?) deference to authority and class. That's how we got in this mess in the first place.

Re: The state of UK politics

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:07 am
by Yeboah
eric olthwaite wrote:
MightyWhite wrote:I kind of feel that the member of the public was being a bit of an arse with the press opportunity stuff


Really? Worried that the Health Service may not be able to save your kid, you see the PM in hospital and you think he should just tug his forelock and say, 'Lovely day for it sir, shame about the cricket'?

For the sake of context there's literally no reason for Johnson to do a PR turn in a hospital right now, other than for election purposes and to suggest that he's some man of the people with the NHS interests at heart. He shouldn't have any expectation of being able to do that unless he's prepared to get called out.



You mean the labour activist who turned up with his own microphone?

Normal behaviour for a worried parent, clearly.

Re: The state of UK politics

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:08 am
by Yeboah
Professor Weeto wrote:
eric olthwaite wrote:
MightyWhite wrote:I kind of feel that the member of the public was being a bit of an arse with the press opportunity stuff


Really? Worried that the Health Service may not be able to save your kid, you see the PM in hospital and you think he should just tug his forelock and say, 'Lovely day for it sir, shame about the cricket'?

For the sake of context there's literally no reason for Johnson to do a PR turn in a hospital right now, other than for election purposes and to suggest that he's some man of the people with the NHS interests at heart. He shouldn't have any expectation of being able to do that unless he's prepared to get called out.


Agree 100%. The older I get the more pissed off I get with the ingrained British (maybe English?) deference to authority and class. That's how we got in this mess in the first place.


Deference to authority is wrong.....?

Lawlessness then?

Re: The state of UK politics

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:17 am
by Wakefield White
Yeboah wrote:
Deference to authority is wrong.....?

Lawlessness then?


That’s an interesting conclusion you have chosen to jump to Evel Knievel.

Re: The state of UK politics

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:27 am
by Professor Weeto
Yeboah wrote:Deference to authority is wrong.....?

Lawlessness then?


Deference to authority when you believe that authority to be corrupt, unjust or incompetent is wrong, yes.

What's up? I assumed you'd wait until Leeds lost a match again before waddling back?

Re: The state of UK politics

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:31 am
by Devi
Yeboah wrote:
eric olthwaite wrote:
MightyWhite wrote:I kind of feel that the member of the public was being a bit of an arse with the press opportunity stuff


Really? Worried that the Health Service may not be able to save your kid, you see the PM in hospital and you think he should just tug his forelock and say, 'Lovely day for it sir, shame about the cricket'?

For the sake of context there's literally no reason for Johnson to do a PR turn in a hospital right now, other than for election purposes and to suggest that he's some man of the people with the NHS interests at heart. He shouldn't have any expectation of being able to do that unless he's prepared to get called out.



You mean the labour activist who turned up with his own microphone?

Normal behaviour for a worried parent, clearly.



What microphone?

Re: The state of UK politics

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:35 am
by Yeboah
Wakefield White wrote:
Yeboah wrote:
Deference to authority is wrong.....?

Lawlessness then?


That’s an interesting conclusion you have chosen to jump to Evel Knievel.


Trying to work out what he meant....that's all

Re: The state of UK politics

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:41 am
by Yeboah
Devi wrote:

What microphone?




Re: The state of UK politics

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:43 am
by Yeboah
Professor Weeto wrote:
Yeboah wrote:Deference to authority is wrong.....?

Lawlessness then?


Deference to authority when you believe that authority to be corrupt, unjust or incompetent is wrong, yes.

What's up? I assumed you'd wait until Leeds lost a match again before waddling back?


Interesting opinion....