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The Tory leadership race- that’s quite a bestiary there.

Discussion in 'off topic' started by TheDecameron, May 28, 2019.

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  1. Stunsworth

    Stunsworth pfm Member

  2. Swamp Thing

    Swamp Thing Remainiac Terrorist

    Does anyone remember the Red Dwarf episode with the two Rimmers deciding what time to get up?
     
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  3. Brian

    Brian Eating fat, staying slim

  4. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

  5. stephen bennett

    stephen bennett Mr Enigma

    On Today. Wow. Tory members really want a re-run of WW2 as it’ll be ‘good for us.’

    Stephen
     
  6. SteveS1

    SteveS1 I heard that, pardon?

    Nothing encapsulates the stupidity like these constant war references as if a) we voted for wars and b) we did any of it without err, allies, two of whom were crucial.
     
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  7. pure sound

    pure sound Trade: manufacturer/distributor

    Or that you'd need to be in your mid 80's to even recall WW2 from a child's perspective.
     
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  8. The Far North

    The Far North pfm Member

    According to the BBC, Theresa May tried/managed to stop Boris getting full access to intelligence information after appointing him as Foreign Secretary. Nice timing on getting that piece of info out there. :rolleyes:
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-48874147
     
  9. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    Good for them that is -as they sit back on their index linked pensions, property and other assets watching those surviving off the gig economy take another financial hit and embrace ‘the blitz spirit’.
     
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  10. palacefan

    palacefan pfm Member

    Be interested to know what your personal experience is to make that statement?

    Being young during the war actually gives you a very heightened awareness of what is going on with searchlights, barrage baloon's ,sirens and bombing raids etc. Never mind being close to Croydon airport ( just about still the premier uk airport) as well as Kenley, Biggin hill etc

    Rushing into your bomb shelter and listening to houses being demolished a few yards away and constant talk about Hitler and our progress...are we winning ? will we be bombed again? Its ok Mum I have got the sugar in the shelter.

    Even people directly involved did not fully understand many aspects...for example news about the severity of bombing in Hull was kept away from the public because our propagandists felt it was too demoralising.

    You need to understand that unlike today people use to talk to each other and gather outside homes to discuss whether Churchill shooting his mouth off caused bombing etc etc

    Lots of Adults, probably most Adults were not informed about what was happening in the war and so much was dependent upon where you lived and its impact upon you.
     
  11. Dave***t

    Dave***t Revolutionary relativist

    Because of how long ago the war ended, and maths?
     
  12. palacefan

    palacefan pfm Member

    Fair enough but the maths are not that accurate!!!!.
     
  13. stephen bennett

    stephen bennett Mr Enigma

    If you did have experience of war and rationing why the hell would you think it was a good thing for your children and grandchildren to experience the same pain and deprivation?

    Stephen
     
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  14. Seanm

    Seanm pfm Member

    Apparently that generation are much less likely to be leavers than their offspring.
     
  15. mik_rik

    mik_rik pfm Member

    Continuing the wartime theme,I see j.hunt has associated Jeremy Corbyn with Auschwitz ,not that there's much reported in the r/w press or tv media
     
  16. Dave***t

    Dave***t Revolutionary relativist

    I'm currently embroiled in a complaint to the BBC because they allowed JRM to get away unchallenged with calling JC 'an existential threat to the wellbeing of the nation' (i.e. basically tantamount to a terrorist).

    The tone of some Tories lately is just so bloody endearing!
     
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  17. russel

    russel ./_dazed_and_confused

    FIFY
     
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    kendo Prussian bot

  19. stephen bennett

    stephen bennett Mr Enigma

  20. The Far North

    The Far North pfm Member

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