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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:41 
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Fucking, fucking hell.

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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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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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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:35 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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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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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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I don't know, what if it is ON a treadmill?


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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Which is moving at the same speed the wheels are rotating?

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That's ok, as long as it's downwind.


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:53 
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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
PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:03 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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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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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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Yes but this is an extreme event, even by historical standards.

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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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ApplePieOfDestiny wrote:
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Already done

That's a roundabout.

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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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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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https://www.beexcellenttoeachother.com/ ... 30#p908030

Should have added Pinot

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I'm rooting for Javid but only because I shot some footage of him a couple of years ago that would look really good in my show reel.


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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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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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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Wait till you see the DUP episode!


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Shot of the week in the Friday pub is "Whose line is it anyway? (Contains nuts)".


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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haha

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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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...is the right answer!
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