Politics Thread 6

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Who will you vote for at the next General Election?

Conservative
10
11%
Labour
30
33%
Liberal Democrat
24
26%
Green
18
20%
SNP
6
7%
Brexit Party
0
No votes
UKIP
1
1%
Plaid Cymru
0
No votes
DUP
0
No votes
Sinn Fein
2
2%
The Independent Group for Change
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 91
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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Dowbocop » Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:27 pm

Festivus Maximus wrote:
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Festivus Maximus wrote:Despite being born into immense wealth and privilege, I actually feel quite sorry for Prince George. He's what - 6 years old? When I was 6 I wanted to be a fireman or a ghostbuster or a dinosaur - eventually he'll learn the cold hard facts that any dream he had of doing X job or living in Y country or marrying Z girl are completely closed off to him, simply not permitted. You will be King and spend all of your time cutting ribbons, hosting pricks like Trump and the Saudis, waving (lots of waving), you will live in England until you die and you will marry whichever horse-faced toff is selected from the stable of socialites hags.

Must be pretty gooseberry fool to be trapped in a gilded cage.

Yeah because Kate and Meghan are real Anne of Cleves material aren't they :lol:

They (and Diana, to be fair) are literally the only good looking catches in the history of the monarchy, I don't rate George's chances of striking lucky :lol:

I'd say you have to include Sophie Wessex in that list as well, but yeah, after that it's a bit hit and miss. In fairness it's difficult to tell before photography because of the inaccuracy of painted portraits, but I'm pretty sure Anne Boleyn and Catherine Parr were supposed to be quite hot.

I think he'll do alright for himself personally. As Laga said, the future queen is just from a well off family in the Thames Valley.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Squinty » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:29 pm

Crowdfunding Bjg Ben to bong :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :fp: :fp: :fp: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Dual » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:49 pm

Squinty wrote:Crowdfunding Bjg Ben to bong :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :fp: :fp: :fp: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


I'd pay for the bell in Downing Street to never make a noise again.

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by KK » Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:05 pm

As ridiculous as it sounds, it's not a bad idea. If there's enough Brexiteers that are adamant Big Ben has to bong to celebrate us leaving the EU then they can pay for it themselves rather than expecting all taxpayers (or even just Londoners) to cough up for it. Apparently it's been costing over £100,000 to do it on New Year's Eve, and to do it now could be up to £500,000 (mostly down to the delay of restoration works).

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by Moggy » Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:08 pm

KK wrote:As ridiculous as it sounds, it's not a bad idea. If there's enough Brexiteers that are adamant Big Ben has to bong to celebrate us leaving the EU then they can pay for it themselves rather than expecting all taxpayers (or even just Londoners) to cough up for it. Apparently it's been costing over £100,000 to do it on New Year's Eve, and to do it now could be up to £500,000 (mostly down to the delay of restoration works).


At £46k a bong, it is a strawberry floating ridiculous idea. NYE was a stupid idea as well.

It's a bloody clock, who the strawberry float cares if it bongs to mark certain events.

Still, Leavers do like wasting money so hopefully it bankrupts a few of the stupid bastards.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Tomous » Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:09 pm

The country has decided to cripple its economy so spending hundreds of thousands on Big Ben bonging feels fitting.

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by Moggy » Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:12 pm

How much would it cost to hire a really loud sound system and just play the bong noises over that?

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by KK » Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:15 pm

If some people want to pay for it out of their own pocket, then let them pay for it. For once I think Boris has got it spot on in terms of compromise. He's not saying they can't do it, nor is he saying the taxpayer is going to fund it either.

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by Tomous » Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:15 pm

KK wrote:If some people want to pay for it out of their own pocket, then let them pay for it. For once I think Boris has got it spot on in terms of compromise. He's not saying they can't do it, nor is he saying the taxpayer is going to fund it either.



To be fair, hard to disagree with that.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Moggy » Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:17 pm

KK wrote:If some people want to pay for it out of their own pocket, then let them pay for it. For once I think Boris has got it spot on in terms of compromise. He's not saying they can't do it, nor is he saying the taxpayer is going to fund it either.


I don’t think anybody has said that they should be arrested for trying to do it.

But it is a stupid idea, no matter who pays for it.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Benzin » Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:27 pm

It's great to see the important things being given priority :simper:

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Knoyleo » Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:35 pm

Make Big Ben Bong Again!

Edit:Wait, no, I bet they're already using that seriously, aren't they.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Moggy » Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:45 pm



:lol: :fp:

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Lex-Man » Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:01 pm

Couldn't they just shove a speaker up there and play the sounds of the bell? That seems like it'd be cheaper.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Lex-Man » Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:07 pm

Partridge Iciclebubbles wrote:

:lol: :fp:


Could we get Penfold to manually ring it?

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Rocsteady » Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:09 pm

I have to tell myself that the international aid post is a joke. Surely to god it must be.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Moggy » Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:28 pm

Rocsteady wrote:I have to tell myself that the international aid post is a joke. Surely to god it must be.


It almost certainly isn’t.

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by Preezy » Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:34 pm

Rocsteady wrote:I have to tell myself that the international aid post is a joke. Surely to god it must be.

Charat-ee starts at home mate!!1!!

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Hime » Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:46 pm

I love the post about it being a simple mechanism :lol:

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