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  1. I think you'll find she was born and bred in the good old USofA
  2. I can remember watching the results coming in on election night, and after a short while it was clear that the exit poll was a pretty accurate summation of what was about to befall the Labour Party. Around midnight Laura Kuenssberg received a text message from a source at Labour Party HQ telling her that the official party line was to be that Brexit was to be the reason that they had failed so dismally. Not Corbyn, not their tax and spend policies but Brexit, and Brexit alone. From that point on every single Labour official interviewed and every Labour MP to lose, or even hold their seat parroted the Brexit excuse... until the dust had settled the following morning. It was clear that Labour's Brexit 'policy' had played a not insignificant part in their downfall, but it was also clear that Corbyn was toxic on the doorstep, and suddenly ex MP's, activists and the media talking heads didn't care who knew as they turned on the dear leader with a ferocity unthinkable just 24 hours earlier. I have to say I loved every minute of it. Which brings us nicely to the leadership contest and the candidates reasoning behind their party's catastrophic failure to win over the nations electorate for the 4th time running... and they still haven't cottoned on as to why they lost so badly, and will almost certainly lose again in 5 years time. For those in the running Brexit and Corbyn were the architects of their downfall, and yes to a certain extent they were, but there was a third, and possibly more important reason why they didn't connect. Boris Johnson. Thatcher would never have broken the 'red wall', neither would Cameron and nor would May. Boris has a charisma, a 'feel good' factor if you like. He's almost a brand in his own right. He exudes a confidence in this country going forward. This is his time, it's something he's always wanted and he'll want his legacy to be one like Churchill's or Thatcher's as opposed to Cameron's or May's. Will he deliver? Well only time will tell, but if he does Labour will be out of power for a long, long time. For Labour to win the next election they'll need to win 124 seats with a swing across the country of some 10.3%. There's not a single candidate on Labours list who has the confidence and charisma to do that. And they know it.
  3. You could well be right. Wrong Daily and Angela 'crayons' Raynor (the shadow education secretary who left school with more kids than qualifications) as deputy leader look like the dream team... for the Tories.
  4. poontang

    DONALD

    I'm pretty sure they don't have nukes at the moment, and even if they did manage to build a bomb it would have to undergo extensive testing before being used in anger. Any nuclear test would be picked up immediately by US intelligence, and the manufacturing facilities would be obliterated. There'll be no WW3. A bit of flag burning and wailing in the streets of Tehran and a few extra attacks by proxy organisations should just about cover it. I'm not so sure the people of Iran are as keen on the dead general, or indeed the leadership as a whole, as Tehran would have the world believe.
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    BREXIT

    Nobody knows as yet. We will officially leave the EU on 31st January 2020, then enter into a transition period until 31st December 2020. During this period virtually nothing will change as a new trading and cooperation partnership is negotiated. To have a new deal ratified by all parties by 31st Dec 2020 we should have a pretty good idea of the direction of travel by June/July 2020. There is an option of one 2 year extension period if a deal cannot be ratified. However, it has been enacted into UK law that no extension can be sought, which effectively means a so called 'no deal' Brexit could still be a possibility should any new deal not be forthcoming by the end of 2020. In a nutshell, nothing will change during the transition period, and nobody knows what will happen with the UK/EU finance sector until negotiations begin. Everything is simply speculation until any deal is actually done.
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    London bridge

    We've just had a case locally where 3 drug dealers stabbed another drug dealer. They caused serious harm but didn't kill him. Two of the attackers were handed 26 year sentences, whilst the third, a 16 year old, was given 19 years (slightly less due to his age and he doesn't pose a serious risk to the public apparently). The 2 older men will serve a minimum of 14 years with an extended 5 year licence period. How then is it right that a terrorist who was planning mass killings and was trying to set up a training camp for other mass killers is released after just 8 years? I'd love to see the reports that went to the parole board, as no doubt would the family and friends of Khan's victims. Earlier this year a 23 year old Neo Nazi was jailed for life, with a minimum of 20 years, for planning to kill a Labour MP. A long, and just sentence I'm sure most would agree though totally at odds with the sentence passed down to Khan back in 2012. Why? It seems the establishment CAN act tough when it's one of their own in the firing line. The justice system and sentencing guidelines in this country need a radical shakeup, and quickly.
  7. poontang

    London bridge

    Seems like the perpetrator was out on licence after being jailed for terrorism offences!! I expect the powers that be will be getting their excuses finely honed and practised as we speak.
  8. poontang

    BREXIT

    Well that's a good thing. She was never a conservative... far more suited to the Lib Dems, which is no doubt where she'll end up in the hope of being parachuted into a safe LD seat, as she knows only too well she'll be out on her ear if she runs in her current seat at the forthcoming election. Far from being an implosion of the party, Boris, in getting rid of the weak 'one nation conservatives' is finally (hopefully) bringing about a true conservative party.
  9. poontang

    BREXIT

    The writing's on the wall for Corbyn. He'll be ditched in the next few weeks. It will be McDonnell who leads the trots into the next election.
  10. The average human produces around 365kg of Co2 every year simply by breathing. That figure rises dramatically when the body is exercising, anything up to 8-10 times the amount of Co2 is produced by those who run, jog, cycle and swim etc. So for all those out there who like nothing more than to don their lycra, strap on their fitbit or slip into their speedo's remember this... you may be feeling morally superior to those who lead a more sedentary lifestyle but you're ******* up the planet with your healthy obsessions!!
  11. It's all down to social media innit. It's now possible to go onto the likes of Chris Packham's twitter account and call him a ladies foo foo or whatever you want, knowing that he will see and read it, and often respond too. Back in the day a strongly worded letter of complaint to the BBC would end up in the bin. The same with politicians, media folk, so called celebrities etc. The division and distrust has always been there, but it's never been so easy to stick it to the man as it is today...
  12. Apparently all it's power is derived from wind and solar. It would be a massive shame if the next two weeks brought calm, yet dull weather to the North Atlantic. 😉
  13. But, but, but... what would Greta say?
  14. It's a parody account. Albeit a pretty poor one, a parody account nonetheless.
  15. That fella in my avatar holds the future of the Conservative party, and this country, in his hands. Only a fool would underestimate him. Boris may be many things, but a fool he is not.
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