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Post by Tizer » 24 Jul 2019, 10:46

From the BBC live news feed...Private Eye's Ian Hislop wrote on Twitter: "When BorisJohnson chaired it [HIGNFY] he was so bad at it, he was completely useless, it was hysterical...if this is his idea of coordinating a team, I think we're in for a huge amount of fun”. :smile:

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Post by Tripps » 24 Jul 2019, 12:54

"Stop Brexit" and "B******s to Boris"

It's encouraging that in this age of the Internet, Facebook, Big Data, Cambridge Analytica etc etc, that a guy thinks it's a good idea to stand as near as he can, to all outdoor interviews, dressed as a superhero, and shouting through a megaphone - very loudly, and constantly. :smile:
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Post by Tizer » 24 Jul 2019, 15:21

If he's the one at Westminster he also gets his message over in the background on Radio 4 interviews outside the buildings (perhaps even interviews inside the buildings!). :smile:

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Post by Stanley » 25 Jul 2019, 01:44

But I doubt if we would welcome him as a house guest.
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Post by Stanley » 26 Jul 2019, 06:10

Yesterday in Parliament, Ian Blackford, leader of the SNP in the Commons referred to Mr Johnson as "The last prime minister of the United Kingdom".
Very prophetic and I fear he may be somewhere near the truth.
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Post by Tizer » 02 Aug 2019, 08:59

From BBC report: Jane Dodds, who won the Brecon and Radnorshire by-election: "My very first act as your new MP when I get to Westminster will be to find Mr Boris Johnson, wherever he's hiding, and tell him to stop playing with the future of our community and rule out a no-deal Brexit."
I can see a gang of women political leaders, behaving like the weavers used to do, descending on No.10, whipping off Boris's clothes and throwing him out onto the street to cheers of `Look, the Emperor's got no clothes'. :laugh5:

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Post by plaques » 02 Aug 2019, 11:45

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02 Aug 2019, 08:59
whipping off Boris's clothes and throwing him out onto the street to cheers of `Look, the Emperor's got no clothes'.
or better still 'defenestration'.

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Post by Stanley » 03 Aug 2019, 03:35

"or better still 'defenestration'."
First making sure there is no midden beneath the window to break his fall...... That was what saved the victims in Prague.
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Post by Tizer » 05 Aug 2019, 08:52

This is a quote from Michael Gove in April 2016 but its worth re-visiting: “The day after we vote to leave we hold all the cards and we can choose the path we want.” (Source: The Guardian LINK )
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Post by Stanley » 06 Aug 2019, 03:36

Quite Tiz!
"We are back where we were three years ago."
Said by an EU negotiator in a meeting in Brussels yesterday.
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Post by Tizer » 06 Aug 2019, 13:18

Boris Johnson take note: Michel Barnier said this a year ago...
`I see the temptation of a 'blame game' by which the European Union is responsible for the negative consequences of Brexit, but that will not sway us. That will not sway me.'

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Post by Stanley » 07 Aug 2019, 02:45

Richard Broughton forecast it 3 years ago......
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Post by Tripps » 08 Aug 2019, 21:27

From the residents of El Paso Texas to the visiting President today

"Send him back . . . Send him back. . . .send him back. . . "
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Post by Stanley » 09 Aug 2019, 02:12

Then there are sensible people there after all..... :good:
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Post by Tizer » 09 Aug 2019, 09:21

One of the participants in a discussion about Dominic Cummings on `Today' this morning just before 08.00:
`The Brexit movement is attacking the institutions of the British state and destroying representative democracy'.
Too right they are! :smile:

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Post by Stanley » 10 Aug 2019, 03:30

And on present form are succeeding!
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Post by plaques » 14 Aug 2019, 11:43

'The Tories are not very good at thinking.' Clementine Churchill in a letter to her husband Winston Churchill.

Some things never change.

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Post by Stanley » 15 Aug 2019, 03:17

She was right P. They're also lousy on policies......
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Post by plaques » 15 Aug 2019, 21:01

"You have sat too long for any good you have been doing lately... Depart, I say; and let us have done with you. In the name of God, go!" (Oliver Cromwell) Could he mean the Tory government on Brexit?

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Post by Stanley » 16 Aug 2019, 01:43

It certainly applies but that doesn't count as a precedent in today's Parliament.
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Post by Tripps » 16 Aug 2019, 20:47

Mr Johnson's present partner has made a speech. Should we refer to her as the First Lady?

I prefer First Floosie. Good to see her exemplary green credentials. :smile:

Ms Symonds wore a floral print sustainable dress to the event.
The £225 garment is reported to be eco-friendly, having been made locally in London from a cotton blend that is biodegradable and which does not contain microplastics or dyes that pollute the environment.
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Post by Stanley » 17 Aug 2019, 01:58

Isn't that nice.....
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Post by Tizer » 17 Aug 2019, 09:12

She turned into an environmentalist recently, quite a change from being a SPAD to the Tory Party. Now works for something called Oceana: LINK

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Post by Stanley » 18 Aug 2019, 03:02

They live in a different world don't they...... I think Mark Twain might have been right about soap and education......
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Post by Tizer » 18 Aug 2019, 09:48

I saw this today on a BBC page:
`Brexit Party MEP, Annunziata Rees-Mogg, does not think Mr Johnson's meetings with European leaders this week will change much. "I do not expect the EU to behave in a rational manner", she tells the Sunday Express. "I anticipate it attempting to drown the goose that lays the golden eggs".'

I don't understand her use of that metaphor in this context. :confused:

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