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Honours List - come on fill yer boots

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Nero, Jul 31, 2020.

  1. Nero

    Nero Newish Member

    Thanks Mick. Glad you're happy with it. You might at least have the courage to sit in your own shit.
    thebigfredc and Sue Pertwee-Tyr like this.
  2. Darmok

    Darmok "A Priori Teleology."

    Sooo, this is what your lot voted for...


    The old man of Hoy or a pile of rock?

    de truffle looks like he's in t rouble, strung out yet again.

    Good luck with Lebedev, is he standing on the left?
    TheDecameron likes this.
  3. claire.foxx

    claire.foxx Trans lives matter more than your feelings

    “If you don't like it, you can leave” is dismissive: a lazy mechanism for avoiding the work required to correct a problem. If you’ve golden parachutes, sure, leaving is a clear-cut option. But moving is expensive & difficult & Brexiters Just tanked the £ and made it even harder to “just leave”.

    Would you offer that statement to family if you were having problems & wanting to improve matters? What does this attitude do to the structural integrity of a society? Movement of people, goods and services works both ways. Such neglect will start to show in more serious and irreversible ways — as we are seeing right now.
  4. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr Well, I can dream, can’t I?

    It’s true isn’t it Brexit, and last year’s GE, have emboldened all sorts of unpleasantness that used to be kept hidden by those who believe such things. They used to think it would make them socially unacceptable, but now their junk just hangs out for all to see. Mick used to behave like your typical golf club Tory, polite to your face and in public. I’ve long thought that particular veneer a tad thin.
  5. Darth Vader

    Darth Vader From the Dark Side

    This country attracts a lot of people from other countries as they prefer coming here to living in their own lands. I have thought of some of them as rather selfish as they tend to be the brightest leaving their own communities to struggle rather than helping to improve matters at home. Note the word 'some' as there are many reasons why people do flee their own lands.


  6. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    The “if you don’t like it you can get out” attitude sounds very proprietorial as though the speaker is the landlord of some cheap all whites boozer or bed bug riddled guest house unaccustomed to criticism.
    The irony is consumer standards raised by the EU will go on the bonfire if this lot have their way. I’d like to reverse the deal and tell the lousy landlord to do one instead.
    vince rocker likes this.
  7. claire.foxx

    claire.foxx Trans lives matter more than your feelings

    This is by design: ppl who move abroad often wire their surplus earnings back to extended familIes and communities. There is nothing selfish about wanting to ensure there’s enough money & better prospects for those they leave behind. What’s selfish is governments maintaining barriers to the free movement of people, goods and service — & the ppl that vote for them.

    PS, I thought I’d gotten an award for my services to earache, but I think they left off an extra ‘x’ (probably a typo) and they gave it to the wrong irritant.
  8. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    Mick has for decades posted rudely, boorishly and offensively.
    gavreid likes this.
  9. droodzilla

    droodzilla pfm Member

    House of Lords attendance allowance: £305 per day (+ subsidised food and expenses).

    Single person on Universal Credit: £410 per month.

    Says it all really. I'll stick with "plague-ridden, corrupt, fascist shithole", if that's OK.
  10. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr Well, I can dream, can’t I?

    Yes, but it’s generally been cloaked in a thin skin of genteel bonhomie. All that ‘chaps’ bollocks, for example.
  11. Colin L

    Colin L pfm Member

    Which fooled absolutely no-one.
    Sue Pertwee-Tyr likes this.
  12. droodzilla

    droodzilla pfm Member

    Claire Fox is one of the weirder nominations. Years ago she was a vocal defender of the IRA:


    And there's no evidence she's changed her mind.

    So there she is, defending the right of the IRA to bomb the Conservative Party conference, and now nominated to be a peer by a Conservative PM.

    Has there been any outrage about this in the mainstream?
  13. Cav

    Cav pfm Member

    Are you posting this from Swindon Towers or from Casa Parry? If the latter, I assume you have plans in place for when the Tory Brexit dream is realised and your Spanish hosts tell you to do one and get back to your English paradise.
    ff1d1l likes this.
  14. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr Well, I can dream, can’t I?

    Oh I agree, but the polite pretence was maintained. Until now. That feels significant, somehow. Like the gloves are off, because there’s no advantage in maintaining the illusion any longer.
  15. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    She’ll ruffle some ermine in there. Can’t see Norman Tebbit rushing forward to air kiss her. The exquisite irony is of course that she was put there by an Etonian Tory PM. Interestingly he didn’t give Soames or Clarke seats in the Lords. I think those two might still have some damage to do to Johnson when he’s on the way down.
  16. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke


    'Former England cricket captain Sir Ian Botham is to join the House of Lords, the government has confirmed.

    The 64-year-old, a strong supporter of Brexit, is among 36 new peers, who also include former Chancellors Ken Clarke and Philip Hammond.'

    Or am I missing/misunderstanding something?
    TheDecameron likes this.
  17. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    She’s also a climate science denier and defended Gary Glitter’s right to have a computer full of child porn. She’ll fit in the HoL fine! To be honest she appears to be so soft in the head she just flip-flops from one binary extreme to another, e.g. she’s an ex-communist too. Anything but the centre...
    Nic Robinson and TheDecameron like this.
  18. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    Yer, I missed the Ken Clarke one. Can’t be expected to know everything. I’ll stick a brush up me jacksy and sweep the floor while I’m at it. Happy now, eh? Anyway, as a say, Soames must have been expecting a peerage by birth right. Must have said something out of sorts to Johnson at the Carlton Club.
  19. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

    I can honestly say I've never heard of her, and I'm not exactly a news-avoiding recluse.
  20. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

    You've let the forum down, you've let TonyL down, but most of all you've let yourself down.

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