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    Quote Originally Posted by Freddie View Post
    I guess you could say it could all go a bit Frank Spencer.... And I'm talking gibberish!

    10 points to whoever can name the song
    Well, Freddie, You Probably Couldn't See For The Lights But You Were Staring Straight At Me.

    „I believe in socialism because it seems more humanitarian, rather than every man for himself and 'I'm alright jack' and all those arsehole businessmen with all the loot. I made up my mind from viewing society from that angle. That's where I'm from and there's where I've made my decisions from. That's why I believe in socialism“

    „Don't forget you're alive. 'Cause sometimes when you walk around the city and you're in a bad mood, you can think, hey, wait a minute, we're alive! We don't know what the next second will bring and what a fantastic thing this is. This can get easily forgotten in the routine of life, and that's something I'm trying to bring to my attention at all times. Don't forget you're alive. We're not dead, you know. This is the greatest thing.”

    — Joe Strummer

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    Quote Originally Posted by congo_red View Post
    Same. Even a chap who claims to be a Nazi.
    I’ve got a few of them and a few token anarchists, they’re all sound folk if you remove politics.


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    I'm no fan of Zahawi* but anyones an improvement on Willianson as education sec.

    *although he does seem to be able to work with others at least.

    "Ive only met Andy....last week actually and can confirm he is in 2nd place in sexiest fucker on here stakes." -Barry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Gunn View Post
    I’ve got a few of them and a few token anarchists, they’re all sound folk if you remove politics.
    Sounds like a lad I know from Austria.

    Cracking painter, but his politics were a bit iffy?


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    The aussies have cancelled a 50bn submarine deal with the French as part of deal with UK and US, French arnt happy https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-58564837


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    Meanwhile, the UK‘s new Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth affairs cannot even hold a telephone properly.

    Might be a good negotiation tactic though, when having to deal with Vladimir Putin:




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    Quote Originally Posted by Strummer View Post
    Meanwhile, the UK‘s new Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth affairs cannot even hold a telephone properly.

    Might be a good negotiation tactic though, when having to deal with Vladimir Putin:

    That's funny as fuck.


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    Default Re: A week in politics

    Also, is she advertising for Dulux?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Strummer View Post
    Meanwhile, the UK‘s new Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth affairs cannot even hold a telephone properly.

    Might be a good negotiation tactic though, when having to deal with Vladimir Putin:

    Looks like an advert for chairs or comfy trousers you get in Sunday papers.


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    Quote Originally Posted by OK SpidermAndy! View Post
    Also, is she advertising for Dulux?
    To be honest, the sheepdog would probably do a better job.


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    Quote Originally Posted by OK SpidermAndy! View Post
    Also, is she advertising for Dulux?
    Did she tell you she'd got the painters in?


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    Quote Originally Posted by DanR View Post
    Did she tell you she'd got the painters in?
    Free lube


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    The BBC had a list of approval ratings from Conservative Party members for each cabinet member yesterday.

    Weirdly, Liz Truss had the highest approval rate. Johnson and Patel were somewhere in the middle, Sunak was second, and Raab was bottom.

    I've no idea why Truss is so highly thought of amongst the membership. She seems extremely forgettable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Project Zeus View Post
    The BBC had a list of approval ratings from Conservative Party members for each cabinet member yesterday.

    Weirdly, Liz Truss had the highest approval rate. Johnson and Patel were somewhere in the middle, Sunak was second, and Raab was bottom.

    I've no idea why Truss is so highly thought of amongst the membership. She seems extremely forgettable.

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    Especially because her surname sounds like 'trust', which is the last word you'd associate with the Conservative Party.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Project Zeus View Post
    I've no idea why Truss is so highly thought of amongst the membership. She seems extremely forgettable.
    Must be all that work she did with pork markets...




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    Quote Originally Posted by Strummer View Post
    Meanwhile, the UK‘s new Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth affairs cannot even hold a telephone properly.

    Might be a good negotiation tactic though, when having to deal with Vladimir Putin:

    1. I assume that the "golden pole" is for an oversize union flag
    2. Where is the portrait of the Queen?


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    Default A week in politics

    Boris Palmer, the Green Party Bürgermeister of the city of Tübingen (Just south of Stuttgart) has an aggressive new policy for deterring car use in the town; it is so controversial, he’s even made the Guardian:

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...e_iOSApp_Other

    (Tübingen is a beautiful old city, full of lovely, compact roads, so I can see where he’s coming from to be honest).

    Last edited by Strummer; 24-09-21 at 06:09.

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    Default Re: A week in politics

    Panic stations ahead, as some petrol stations run out of fuel due to shortages of HGV drivers:

    https://www.theguardian.com/business...e_iOSApp_Other


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    Quote Originally Posted by Strummer View Post
    Panic stations ahead, as some petrol stations run out of fuel due to shortages of HGV drivers:

    https://www.theguardian.com/business...e_iOSApp_Other
    Fuck it, let's give everyone who voted for Brexit or has refused a covid vaccine a rashion book, a tax rise, and a job in either a HGV or fruit picking. Problem solved.

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    Default Re: A week in politics

    I am old enough to remember the idiocy that occurred in 2000, when the so-called „People‘s Fuel Lobby“ protests (which were a few farmers faffing about on tractors, blocking roads) led to panic-buying at petrol stations, leading to huge, pointless queues and disruption.

    Cue it happening again, soon.


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    Queue of about 15 cars at the local petrol station this morning. Panic buying has obviously started.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanR View Post
    Queue of about 15 cars at the local petrol station this morning. Panic buying has obviously started.

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    Ah, never change, United Kingdom.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Strummer View Post
    Panic stations ahead, as some petrol stations run out of fuel due to shortages of HGV drivers:

    https://www.theguardian.com/business...e_iOSApp_Other
    Again I'll put my two Pence in from the inside looking out.

    Years ago ADR used to be a worth while thing to do. ADR is the training you need to do to do petrol. Cost was a grand and in the 2000s you could command £21 per hour plus in the day, no nights out.

    Lot of responsibility, risk to life, extra training, tests etc. And you have to do a refresher course every 5 years.

    Then the wages started coming down, I've seen wages as low as 11 quid an hour, so the question then becomes why go through all that when you can get paid more to move beans about? And yet again the companies who have reduced the wages have reaped what they have sown.

    I'd do it, but not for 11 quid an hour.


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    Default Re: A week in politics

    Just seen Sainsburys is chocka with people panic buying petrol, big queue just to get in. Unbelievable.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Freddie View Post
    I guess you could say it could all go a bit Frank Spencer.... And I'm talking gibberish!

    10 points to whoever can name the song
    It's on the tip of my tongue but I can't deliver it.
    I'll have to check.

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