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Message 82529 - Posted: 2 Nov 2017, 17:53:14 UTC - in response to Message 82528.  

Ah but isn't he an "old fogey"? You need another Kennedy :-)
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Message 82535 - Posted: 3 Nov 2017, 5:23:45 UTC - in response to Message 82508.  
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I saw the resignation, and the statement, slightly differently, and it left me puzzled.

The single incident we know about in Michael Fallon's past is relatively minor on the scale of sleaze, and has been openly 'forgiven and forgotten' by the female journalist concerned. We've all seen ministers clutching at straws and clinging to office after far worse. Also, the statement was very dignified and appropriate - almost old-fashioned.

The whole combination left me feeling that there is more to come. Perhaps?
The grapevine is saying more, Mr Haselgrove, How much is merely the scent of blood is not clear. Either way - he hung himself with the press when he stated: "what might have been acceptable 15, 10 years ago -..." Not pretty.
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Message 82548 - Posted: 3 Nov 2017, 8:16:35 UTC - in response to Message 82509.  

Maybe he's one of the few M.P's from ANY party that have still got some principals and sticks by them.
He's given the impression he's sticking to the principle that it should still be acceptable.


Which is a principle I suppose...
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Message 82564 - Posted: 3 Nov 2017, 16:16:03 UTC

My first thought on seeing that was "another wolf in sheep's clothing" That's all that politicians are - Wolves.
Funny how some put their own spin on this.
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Message 82566 - Posted: 3 Nov 2017, 17:45:08 UTC - in response to Message 82551.  

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Message 82574 - Posted: 3 Nov 2017, 21:05:49 UTC - in response to Message 82566.  

She's cute. :)
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Message 82577 - Posted: 3 Nov 2017, 22:11:11 UTC - in response to Message 82574.  

She's cute. :)
ROFLMAO

You really want to hear more screams come your way? That won't go down well with some in this country. A future Leader of the Conservative Party & possibly Prime Minister being someone from a "former" colony of the British Empire?

The screams will be so loud down the Channel Tunnel, you'll hear them in Amsterdam :-)
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Message 82598 - Posted: 4 Nov 2017, 10:46:12 UTC - in response to Message 82577.  
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The screams will be so loud down the Channel Tunnel, you'll hear them in Amsterdam :-)
She may have the personality of a tiny teen, but that doesn't make her look less pretty and cute from a photo. There's a lot of very nice photo's of her out there on the Interwebs. We can dream, can't we? :)
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Message 82622 - Posted: 4 Nov 2017, 17:04:02 UTC - in response to Message 82585.  

why would "being someone from a "former" colony of the British Empire" disqualify them if they were capable of doing the job?
Coming from you, that has to earn you the "Alternative Comedian of the Year" award for 2017 :-)
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Message 82623 - Posted: 4 Nov 2017, 17:08:35 UTC - in response to Message 82598.  

The screams will be so loud down the Channel Tunnel, you'll hear them in Amsterdam :-)
She may have the personality of a tiny teen, but that doesn't make her look less pretty and cute from a photo. There's a lot of very nice photo's of her out there on the Interwebs. We can dream, can't we? :)
It seems I was misunderstood. Wasn't referring to "pop idol" status but xenophobic racists.
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Message 82636 - Posted: 4 Nov 2017, 19:47:37 UTC

New rallying call for "old fogeys"

Infamy! They've got it infamy
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Message 82642 - Posted: 4 Nov 2017, 23:10:53 UTC - in response to Message 82640.  

Makes you wonder about those who govern :-)
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Message 82648 - Posted: 5 Nov 2017, 5:14:11 UTC

Don't trust anyone over 30
Every man over 40 is a scoundrel
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Message 82653 - Posted: 5 Nov 2017, 17:09:54 UTC - in response to Message 82649.  

Agreed, but it's those in their 50's and 60's that you have to really watch. Particularly when they go Doo Dah Lally in May.

Doo Dah Is November 19.
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Message 82656 - Posted: 5 Nov 2017, 18:35:47 UTC

Ooh, this is going to be fun. The Queen, the Conservative Party, and President Trump, all in the first 30 minutes. Another hour tomorrow.

Paradise Papers: Tax haven secrets of ultra-rich exposed
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Message 82657 - Posted: 5 Nov 2017, 18:44:23 UTC - in response to Message 82656.  

"The offshore financial centres say that if they did not exist, there would be no constraint on taxes governments might levy. They say they do not sit on hoards of cash, but act as agents that help pump money around the globe."

With $10 trillion offshore, they're not pumping it very well.
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Message 82659 - Posted: 5 Nov 2017, 18:49:46 UTC

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Message 82660 - Posted: 5 Nov 2017, 19:34:43 UTC - in response to Message 82659.  

An interesting half hour. Tomorrow should be even better as the BBC's stars themselves have some explaining to do.
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Message 82662 - Posted: 5 Nov 2017, 20:21:21 UTC

Well, I'm more interested in what "The Great and the Good" (as they used to call themselves) have been up to, but a bit of light entertainment from the BBC will give us time to catch our breaths.

BBC News seem to have cancelled all leave for the weekend - nice to see someone putting a bomb under the Tory party on bonfire night - but the key feature is that this is just the British highlights of an international co-production. It will be interesting to see what other countries pick out for their showreels.

Will also be fun to see how Trump handles Wilbur Ross and the Russians from Japan.
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