The Politics Thread 3.0

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by Dowbocop » Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:16 am

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BID0 wrote:Videos on him keep coming up in my YouTube recommendations :dread:

I have to say though he does have a likeable quality and I can't put my finger on it. I obviously don't agree with his politics, at all :lol: but he is quick thinking from what I've seen of him on shows like Question Time and always has a good retort. They're nearly always laughable though rather than putting any kind of good point across


I always think that he’s very similar to Boris. While not the buffoon character that Boris plays, he has that posh boy “charm” that people seem to find amusing.

He would be perfect casting if Richard Curtis made a Britcom about the Tory party.

He's more like Ann Widdecombe in my opinion. Both are conviction politicians with very strong religious beliefs, and both found popularity with the public as "the kooky eccentric" (Widdecombe on Strictly, JRM with his memes).
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by KK » Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:55 am

Some of the cartoons from the Evening Standard recently:

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by Hexx » Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:58 am

Dowbocop wrote:
Moggy wrote:
BID0 wrote:Videos on him keep coming up in my YouTube recommendations :dread:

I have to say though he does have a likeable quality and I can't put my finger on it. I obviously don't agree with his politics, at all :lol: but he is quick thinking from what I've seen of him on shows like Question Time and always has a good retort. They're nearly always laughable though rather than putting any kind of good point across


I always think that he’s very similar to Boris. While not the buffoon character that Boris plays, he has that posh boy “charm” that people seem to find amusing.

He would be perfect casting if Richard Curtis made a Britcom about the Tory party.

He's more like Ann Widdecombe in my opinion. Both are conviction politicians with very strong religious beliefs, and both found popularity with the public as "the kooky eccentric" (Widdecombe on Strictly, JRM with his memes).


I can't stand JRM - but I think he gets some credit for being (relatively :P) straight faced about what he thinks/believes.
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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by Preezy » Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:55 pm

That Corbyn cartoon, I loled IRL life.
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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by Moggy » Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:00 pm

Preezy wrote:That Corbyn cartoon, I lolled out loud in IRL life.


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by Grumpy David » Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:04 pm

Susie Boniface on Question Time seriously embarrassed Richard Burgon with the question on if he took the 10% payrise. :lol: Timing was great with Lucas and Rees-Mogg saying they didn't.
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by Tafdolphin » Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:45 pm



Not the Nasty Party indeed...
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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by Rocsteady » Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:50 pm

What does that even mean..?
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by Moggy » Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:50 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:

Not the Nasty Party indeed...


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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by Moggy » Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:51 pm

Rocsteady wrote:What does that even mean..?


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigger_in_the_woodpile
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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by Preezy » Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:51 pm

Never heard that term before, what a silly old bint.
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by Tafdolphin » Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:51 pm

Rocsteady wrote:What does that even mean..?



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigger_in_the_woodpile
A n***** in the woodpile or fence is a dated American figure of speech[1] meaning "some fact of considerable importance that is not disclosed—something suspicious or wrong"
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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by KK » Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:58 pm

Hall and Oates.
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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by Rex Kramer » Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:24 pm

How the hell does that become your cultural reference point?
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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by Moggy » Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:26 pm

She told the BBC: "The comment was totally unintentional. I apologise unreservedly for any offence caused."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-40555639


That's not an apology.
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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by Karl » Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:32 pm

"I've never met a black person so I forgot that saying the n-word is offensive."
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by Mafro » Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:32 pm

It's the old, classic "sorry I was caught, but I'm not sorry for saying it" apology.
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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by KK » Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:40 pm

The phrase is so antiquated, I think that's what's most surprising. Would be interesting to know where and how it came into her lexicon. It's not even one of ours by the looks of it.
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by Garth » Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:20 pm

Christ, you'd have thought every politician should have the decency (or failing that, at least have enough common sense) to not use the n word at all in this day and age. Where did she even pick that phrase up? Disgusting.
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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by Moggy » Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:33 pm

At least only a month ago she didn't have to distance herself from racist remarks made by her partner.

http://m.devonlive.com/anne-marie-morri ... story.html

Oh no, wait, she did. :fp:

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