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Re: Current Affairs

Post by oldbluefox » 11 Nov 2018, 20:07

I don't believe he was worried about getting wet yesterday. I think Macron was the trouble but the PR department wouldn't be wanting to be saying that.


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Post by CaroleF » 12 Nov 2018, 10:06

I was watching the service at the Cenotaph yesterday and when I saw Mr. Corbyn I said then that there was going to be strong comments on his appearance. Surely he must have known that he would be surrounded by people in black overcoats. I don't think I saw any man there similarly dressed. People were gathered to show respect for those who gave their lives to the country - but then maybe he doesn't understand the meaning of the word 'respect'. Imagine him appearing like that to lay a wreath if he, God forbid, was Prime Minister - would he still think it was suitable? Probably!

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Post by Manoverboard » 12 Nov 2018, 10:51

Indeed ….

As I implied earlier he looked a real slob, could only assume that as an alleged pacifist he dressed for a ' Ban the Bomb ' TV interview :thumbdown:

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Post by Jack Staff » 12 Nov 2018, 12:09

Manoverboard wrote:
12 Nov 2018, 10:51
Indeed ….

As I implied earlier he looked a real slob, could only assume that as an alleged pacifist he dressed for a ' Ban the Bomb ' TV interview :thumbdown:
I think he looked marginally better than Michael Foot in his donkey jacket at the Cenotaph!
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Post by screwy » 12 Nov 2018, 12:12

Surely a Pacifict, alleged or not, should not be in a position to be PM as there would be times when a decision to commit Troops would have to be made.
If Britain declared itself Nuetral then maybe but as we still have a commenwealth that would never happen.
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Re: Current Affairs

Post by Manoverboard » 12 Nov 2018, 13:09

Jack Staff wrote:
12 Nov 2018, 12:09
Manoverboard wrote:
12 Nov 2018, 10:51
Indeed ….

As I implied earlier he looked a real slob, could only assume that as an alleged pacifist he dressed for a ' Ban the Bomb ' TV interview :thumbdown:
I think he looked marginally better than Michael Foot in his donkey jacket at the Cenotaph!
I was reading about that earlier this morning and it seems that it wasn't a Donkey Jacket at all but MF made it look like one because he hadn't done it up properly, the report also said that his wife had purchased said item to make him look smarter …. :lol:

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Post by oldbluefox » 12 Nov 2018, 13:14

You never know what the Queen is thinking but as they all trooped in the camera panned in on her. She certainly looked as though she was giving somebody the evil eye. She did not look pleased at all.


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Re: Current Affairs

Post by screwy » 12 Nov 2018, 15:52

Manoverboard wrote:
12 Nov 2018, 13:09
Jack Staff wrote:
12 Nov 2018, 12:09
Manoverboard wrote:
12 Nov 2018, 10:51
Indeed ….

As I implied earlier he looked a real slob, could only assume that as an alleged pacifist he dressed for a ' Ban the Bomb ' TV interview :thumbdown:
I think he looked marginally better than Michael Foot in his donkey jacket at the Cenotaph!
I was reading about that earlier this morning and it seems that it wasn't a Donkey Jacket at all but MF made it look like one because he hadn't done it up properly, the report also said that his wife had purchased said item to make him look smarter …. :lol:
But did wifey have to run it past Miss Abbott first.?
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Post by Manoverboard » 12 Nov 2018, 16:59

They did and DA said it was a nice little number :sarcasm:

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Re: Current Affairs

Post by towny44 » 12 Nov 2018, 17:06

Manoverboard wrote:
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They did and DA said it was a nice little number :sarcasm:
Well she's bound to get one right eventually. :sarcasm:
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Post by CaroleF » 13 Nov 2018, 10:02

I was reminded yesterday that he wore a perfectly acceptable black overcoat at the Cenotaph last year so why the decision to wear an anorak this year - any ideas?

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Post by screwy » 13 Nov 2018, 13:05

Yeah, he's a Cretin.
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Post by Manoverboard » 13 Nov 2018, 13:25

He was going to a car boot sale straight after the ceremony ?

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Post by Mervyn and Trish » 13 Nov 2018, 18:16

Or just before?

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Post by oldbluefox » 13 Nov 2018, 18:48

THAT'S where he got it. It was a bargain!!!

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Post by Mervyn and Trish » 13 Nov 2018, 22:13

It was if he got it for less than £5. Any more he was robbed.

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Post by towny44 » 13 Nov 2018, 22:26

You are all awful to poor Jeremy, he had been saving for months for that coat, just waiting for it to be on special offer at Aldi. :sarcasm: :lol:
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Re: Current Affairs

Post by Ranchi » 14 Nov 2018, 13:03

He paid for his holiday...he’s allowed to wear what he likes.

....oops, wrong thread!

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Post by Manoverboard » 14 Nov 2018, 13:16

Did you lot also note that everybody else was holding their wreath in the same elevated and dignified position whereas JC's was at least a foot lower … I did wonder at the time if this was because he was having to hold his trousers up given the number of deep creases of same around his ankles.

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Post by david63 » 14 Nov 2018, 15:02

His whole body language said it all!

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Post by oldbluefox » 14 Nov 2018, 15:04

Don't blame him!! When you're in the middle of cleaning out the pigeon loft and you're called away.

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Post by david63 » 15 Feb 2019, 18:48

Anyone else see the masterclass in debating on QT last night by JRM? Whilst I don't agree with everything he says he can certainly debate well - pity there are not more in Parliament with those skills, far better than the shouting and histrionics that we see far too much of.

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Post by barney » 15 Feb 2019, 22:37

While my political leanings are miles away from Rees Mogg I have to confess that he is very good and controlled in debate. My two favourites at the moment are Jess Phillips and Lisa Tandy.

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Post by Onelife » 16 Feb 2019, 08:53

david63 wrote:
15 Feb 2019, 18:48
Anyone else see the masterclass in debating on QT last night by JRM? Whilst I don't agree with everything he says he can certainly debate well - pity there are not more in Parliament with those skills, far better than the shouting and histrionics that we see far too much of.
Hi David,

He certainly has a relaxed approach in putting his points across but all a bit monotone for my liking.

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Re: Current Affairs

Post by Gill W » 16 Feb 2019, 12:12

It’s the old trap - someone speaks in a posh voice and in modulated tones, is deemed ‘good at debating’.
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Post by Jack Staff » 16 Feb 2019, 12:41

"The crazy thing about this is - even though I know exactly what happened during the Boer wars - Rees-Mogg's measured tone and deep self-confidence made me second-guess myself. The deep-rooted urge in British culture to defer to aristocratic authority is truly terrifying."

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Post by Manoverboard » 16 Feb 2019, 13:30

Jack Staff wrote:
16 Feb 2019, 12:41
"The crazy thing about this is - even though I know exactly what happened during the Boer wars - Rees-Mogg's measured tone and deep self-confidence made me second-guess myself. The deep-rooted urge in British culture to defer to aristocratic authority is truly terrifying."

https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south- ... -own-good/
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It’s the old trap - someone speaks in a posh voice and in modulated tones, is deemed ‘good at debating’.
Goodness me … have to say that I have never had such fears, concerns or class biases so can only assume yours ( or theirs ) are ( were ) based on an inner insecurity, inverted snobbery or perhaps a mind set based on left wing ideals.

Such values are oh so 50s don'tcha know :lol:


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Post by barney » 16 Feb 2019, 13:43

Gill W wrote:
16 Feb 2019, 12:12
It’s the old trap - someone speaks in a posh voice and in modulated tones, is deemed ‘good at debating’.
Betcha that you wouldn't be saying that if he was a staunch Remainer. ;)

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Post by Gill W » 16 Feb 2019, 15:31

Manoverboard wrote:
16 Feb 2019, 13:30
Jack Staff wrote:
16 Feb 2019, 12:41
"The crazy thing about this is - even though I know exactly what happened during the Boer wars - Rees-Mogg's measured tone and deep self-confidence made me second-guess myself. The deep-rooted urge in British culture to defer to aristocratic authority is truly terrifying."

https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south- ... -own-good/
Gill W wrote:
16 Feb 2019, 12:12
It’s the old trap - someone speaks in a posh voice and in modulated tones, is deemed ‘good at debating’.
Goodness me … have to say that I have never had such fears, concerns or class biases so can only assume yours ( or theirs ) are ( were ) based on an inner insecurity, inverted snobbery or perhaps a mind set based on left wing ideals.

Such values are oh so 50s don'tcha know :lol:


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I haven't personally got the fears, concerns or class biases or insecurites you mention - I listen what is actually being said. SOME people are impressed by Rees Mogg, but I find what he says to be very empty.

I haven't voted Labour since 1979, so it's certainly not left wing ideals :lol:
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Post by barney » 16 Feb 2019, 16:15

Gill W wrote:
16 Feb 2019, 15:31
Manoverboard wrote:
16 Feb 2019, 13:30
Jack Staff wrote:
16 Feb 2019, 12:41
"The crazy thing about this is - even though I know exactly what happened during the Boer wars - Rees-Mogg's measured tone and deep self-confidence made me second-guess myself. The deep-rooted urge in British culture to defer to aristocratic authority is truly terrifying."

https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south- ... -own-good/
Gill W wrote:
16 Feb 2019, 12:12
It’s the old trap - someone speaks in a posh voice and in modulated tones, is deemed ‘good at debating’.
Goodness me … have to say that I have never had such fears, concerns or class biases so can only assume yours ( or theirs ) are ( were ) based on an inner insecurity, inverted snobbery or perhaps a mind set based on left wing ideals.

Such values are oh so 50s don'tcha know :lol:


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I haven't personally got the fears, concerns or class biases or insecurites you mention - I listen what is actually being said. SOME people are impressed by Rees Mogg, but I find what he says to be very empty.

I haven't voted Labour since 1979, so it's certainly not left wing ideals :lol:
I lived in a massive Tory area in Cranbrook, but voted for the Labour candidate, just to give them hope for the future.
They always lost their deposit. :cry:
In the local elections, I tend to vote for an independent.

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