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Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Posted: 24 Jul 2019, 10:46
by Tizer
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:

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Posted: 24 Jul 2019, 12:54
by Tripps
"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:

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Posted: 24 Jul 2019, 15:21
by Tizer
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:

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Posted: 25 Jul 2019, 01:44
by Stanley
But I doubt if we would welcome him as a house guest.

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Posted: 26 Jul 2019, 06:10
by Stanley
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.

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Posted: 02 Aug 2019, 08:59
by Tizer
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:

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Posted: 02 Aug 2019, 11:45
by plaques
Tizer wrote:
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'.

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Posted: 03 Aug 2019, 03:35
by Stanley
"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.

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Posted: 05 Aug 2019, 08:52
by Tizer
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 )
Hoho! :smile:

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Posted: 06 Aug 2019, 03:36
by Stanley
Quite Tiz!
"We are back where we were three years ago."
Said by an EU negotiator in a meeting in Brussels yesterday.

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Posted: 06 Aug 2019, 13:18
by Tizer
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.'

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Posted: 07 Aug 2019, 02:45
by Stanley
Richard Broughton forecast it 3 years ago......

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Posted: 08 Aug 2019, 21:27
by Tripps
From the residents of El Paso Texas to the visiting President today

"Send him back . . . Send him back. . . .send him back. . . "

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Posted: 09 Aug 2019, 02:12
by Stanley
Then there are sensible people there after all..... :good:

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Posted: 09 Aug 2019, 09:21
by Tizer
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:

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Posted: 10 Aug 2019, 03:30
by Stanley
And on present form are succeeding!

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Posted: 14 Aug 2019, 11:43
by plaques
'The Tories are not very good at thinking.' Clementine Churchill in a letter to her husband Winston Churchill.

Some things never change.

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Posted: 15 Aug 2019, 03:17
by Stanley
She was right P. They're also lousy on policies......

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Posted: 15 Aug 2019, 21:01
by plaques
"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?

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Posted: 16 Aug 2019, 01:43
by Stanley
It certainly applies but that doesn't count as a precedent in today's Parliament.

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Posted: 16 Aug 2019, 20:47
by Tripps
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.

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Posted: 17 Aug 2019, 01:58
by Stanley
Isn't that nice.....

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Posted: 17 Aug 2019, 09:12
by Tizer
She turned into an environmentalist recently, quite a change from being a SPAD to the Tory Party. Now works for something called Oceana: LINK

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Posted: 18 Aug 2019, 03:02
by Stanley
They live in a different world don't they...... I think Mark Twain might have been right about soap and education......

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Posted: 18 Aug 2019, 09:48
by Tizer
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: