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Isn't that the Airport that the UK built, for one of the UK's crown dependancies? So not foreign aid at all.


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She's wrong anyway, planes take off into the wind to get more lift, as any fule kno.

(Rockette Morton takes off into the wind, anyway.)

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But what if it's on a treadmill?

I duuno, what if it IS on a treadmill?

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I don't know, what if it is ON a treadmill?


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Which is moving at the same speed the wheels are rotating?

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Scott Mann, MP for North Cornwall, spoke in the Commons yesterday about Cornish Wrestling (wrasslin). As you do.

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While it has been good to give the Minister a tour d’horizon of Cornish wrasslin this evening, I have some specific asks for her. Perhaps next time she passes through Cornwall, she would like to take me on in a bout of Cornish wrasslin. Given the current environment, perhaps the quickest way to sort out the leadership contest is to put everybody in a Cornish wrasslin ring and let them duke it out and find out who is the strongest contender.


I need stuff like this. I'm feeling far too despondent at the moment to read or even think about the latest attempt to stop no-deal or the ghastly line-up for Tory leadership.


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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Good read.

https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/inep ... bc.twitter

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But it gets worse. When the two nominees are decided, the actual choice of prime minister will be made by the Tory party’s 120,000 members, a tiddly 0.25 per cent of the UK electorate, often represented on vox pops by some snippy woman from the shires barking, “Just get on with it”. The 0.25 per cent’s demographics are kept deliberately vague but we can take it that the average age is 65-75 , mostly English, and acutely aware that they themselves are a minority of a minority. By the by, nearly a third of them voted for Farage’s Brexit party in the European elections. This is the group that will shape the most radical political pivot for generations, not only for England, but for Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Europe.

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It's the same group of people that have always been the most influential. I don't know why anyone is surprised


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Yes but this is an extreme event, even by historical standards.

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After Round One of the eliminator, Boris has got more votes than second, third and fourth places combined.

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BUT HOW WILL HE FARE AGAINST SHADOW! HUNTER! AND THE WOLF MAN?!

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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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Whilst people are writing the obituary for The-Party-Formerly-Known-As-Change-UK-That-Was-Previously-Known-As-The-Independent-Group, I think it served a useful purpose in disrupting the major parties and providing a focus for opposition within the Commons itself, if not the country. They served as a warning to the party leaders that with a minority government, the usual ways of working wouldn't apply.

That said, no doubt come the end-of-year quiz I won't be able to name more than four of the original members.


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Wait till you see the DUP episode!


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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I've just wasted an hour of my life watching the Tory leadership debate. I've had more intellectually stimulating conversations at 1 AM in noisy nightclubs. Seriously, the TL;DR is: we're fucked.


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Yes it wasn't a particularly edifying experience, was it?

Stewart is the least bad but they're basically all kamikazes, Stewart is just wearing a fake moustache to try and disguise the fact.

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Stewert reminded me of a young doctoral candidate giving his first tutorial with a group of first years who couldn't be bothered to do the reading or write the essay.


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I watched about 10 minutes, but they were just talking over each other. Emily Maitlis sounded like a frustrated school teacher. Just noise.

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I found it interesting that without an audience Mr Johnson couldn't rely on his usual tricks to cover his ignorance. He really came across as unprepared and floundering. Repeatedly talking over the host and ignoring her questions wasn't a good look either.


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'We'll just use GATT24 or something' - The fact that this level of plain wrongness is still being spouted by the man who is almost certainly going to be the next Prime Minister is appalling.

Or Hunt coming out with that old line about 'You need to be able to walk away from a negotiation', when the issue here of course is that 'No Deal' doesn't mean 'No Change', it means setting a massive great bomb off under everything, and then we'd still have to go back to the EU the next day to start talking about trade and suchlike anyway, in other words, y'know, a Deal. And first thing they'll be after is £39bn and the Irish backstop and citizens' rights and so on.....

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Exactly. Surely walking away from a negotiation would mean keeping the status quo, i.e. remain?


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The numbers may have shifted now but as recently as a few months ago an opinion poll showed that about a third of the public still though that 'No Deal' means 'No Change'.

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Exactly. Surely walking away from a negotiation would mean keeping the status quo, i.e. remain?

But if you’re banking on making your reputation on being ‘the man who (finally) delivered what the people wanted’ then you want out of Europe by any means. Then of course when the whole country goes tits up, it’s ok, because it was ‘the people’ that made it that way and demanded you deliver Brexit.

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And many of 'the people' are fuckwits.

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And many of 'the people' are fuckwits.

Yeah, a little over half of them.

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Stewart is out, not unexpected but he was our last hope of any semblance of sensibility.
Maybe Boris will actually provoke some sort reaction from labour, I guess?


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Whilst trying to go to sleep last night I found myself working through a bad scenario. Johnson, as PM, goes for an immediate election. No movement on Labour's position on Brexit, so many remainers or remain-inclined either stay home or vote for other parties. Due to the wonder of first-past-the-post (a system so perfect even the Tories don't use it for their leadership elections), this allows them to re-enter government on an absuredly low share of the vote, and claim it as an overarching endorsement of a Brexit so hard it could push the planet out of its orbital alignment.

Yet even that fear would not make me consider voting Labour with their current Brexit stance.

Rest assured, once I'd worked this through in my head I was able to think of happier things like fluffy bunnies and slept well.


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The Tory Brecon MP Chris Davies has joined the Recalled Club.


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Police called to Boris' gaff after neighbour reports a domestic.

Interesting. I wonder how this is going to sit with voting members. Could it have been a setup by Boris and his tart to try to discredit him and lose the election because he doesn’t want the poisoned chalice after all. It’d save him taking the job and then bailing out after a few weeks when he fails to deliver .... er, anything?

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Exciting times in the House of Lords:

The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) wrote:
My Lords, in May the House agreed the sixth report of the Procedure Committee, which included the recommendation that the clocks in the Chamber and Grand Committee should display seconds and that, when a time limit has been reached, the display should change colour and flash. Today the new clocks will be used for the first time.


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