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SirWilliam
Hello Bunnies, assuming there are any left still dropping into this local ranting page.
So with our beloved leaders shortly allowing us to venture forth into the local wilderness, the time for reflection seems appropriate.
So what, if anything, have we learnt?
Firstly Corona viruses, by and large, are pretty nasty entities, but so are rapists, child molesters and members of the Green party.
Secondly lock-downs, along with face muzzles and the unemployed do not work. It will only work where the population is sufficiently sparse in the first place, which rather negates the implication of one anyway.
And finally proof, if proof be needed, that we have engaged probably the worst Prime Minister since Lord North to run our Country. The man is a complete imbecile.
But as the majority of the great unwashed think he is the best thing since England won the World Cup, I am very likely to be ridiculed for that also.

But I am looking forward to two and a half weeks self-catering just outside Reykjavík. wink.gif wink.gif wink.gif
spartacus
QUOTE (SirWilliam @ May 11 2021, 06:50 PM) *
And finally proof, if proof be needed, that we have engaged probably the worst Prime Minister since Lord North to run our Country. The man is a complete imbecile.
But as the majority of the great unwashed think he is the best thing since England won the World Cup, I am very likely to be ridiculed for that also.
...and yet.... and yet not that long back there were great swathes of the country convinced that Corbyn would be just the man for the job... they kinda went off the idea come General Election time, but they kept him in charge of the 'opposition' for long enough, with his "I have a letter from Hilda in Blackpool..." approach to PMQs and the other dog's breakfast of a party leader process he continued to follow... careful what you wish for. Boris will be a victim of ridicule for years to come from those with the magical powers of hindsight.
SirWilliam
QUOTE (spartacus @ May 12 2021, 12:04 PM) *
...and yet.... and yet not that long back there were great swathes of the country convinced that Corbyn would be just the man for the job... they kinda went off the idea come General Election time, but they kept him in charge of the 'opposition' for long enough, with his "I have a letter from Hilda in Blackpool..." approach to PMQs and the other dog's breakfast of a party leader process he continued to follow... careful what you wish for. Boris will be a victim of ridicule for years to come from those with the magical powers of hindsight.


Oh how right you are. Hindsight.....the attribute so enjoyed by the vacuous, yet when it comes to the antipodean, singularly lacking.
By the time Labour have reached some form of consensus on Princess Nut Nut's choice of wallpaper, Boris the Buffoon will be dining out on his quickly penned memoirs, alongside Cameron and the rest of the mentally challenged political elite.
TallDarkAndHandsome
QUOTE (SirWilliam @ May 13 2021, 12:18 PM) *
Oh how right you are. Hindsight.....the attribute so enjoyed by the vacuous, yet when it comes to the antipodean, singularly lacking.
By the time Labour have reached some form of consensus on Princess Nut Nut's choice of wallpaper, Boris the Buffoon will be dining out on his quickly penned memoirs, alongside Cameron and the rest of the mentally challenged political elite.

And yet...

https://mobile.twitter.com/OprosUK/status/1...578378108747781

The opposition only concern themselves with the 15% BAME community, LGBTQ+ community and anyone that's wants to identify as anything they feel like. Bit of a penalty kick for any party. Just dont mention any of these.🤷‍♂️

https://mobile.twitter.com/Nigel_Farage/sta...206084052127752
DereckT
As an occasional contributor, may i add a personal observation regard the two main parties ?
Labour seems to jump on the high profile, high vocal and politically correct MINORITIES.
Torys seem to appeal to the mostly silent, reasonably content MAJORITY.
Now soundbites, indignation and posturing are great, but they dont win seats (and power).
Am i right ? !
TallDarkAndHandsome
QUOTE (DereckT @ May 16 2021, 12:09 AM) *
As an occasional contributor, may i add a personal observation regard the two main parties ?
Labour seems to jump on the high profile, high vocal and politically correct MINORITIES.
Torys seem to appeal to the mostly silent, reasonably content MAJORITY.
Now soundbites, indignation and posturing are great, but they dont win seats (and power).
Am i right ? !


Yes. And Sir Keir taking the knee was a huge blunder. It alienates swathes of the working class communities. See Hartelpool.
SirWilliam
QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ May 16 2021, 01:43 PM) *
Yes. And Sir Keir taking the knee was a huge blunder. It alienates swathes of the working class communities. See Hartelpool.


Sir who? Someone with all the charisma of a dead hedgehog. Now I know we have slipped down the slope of electing candidates who have "media" appeal, aka the american way, but surely someone within the Labour ranks can see the harm being done to their credibility by a clown who punched a publican in the name of diversity?
But as we sit inside on a cold wet Sunday afternoon, in the knowledge that even if we wanted too, holidays of any sort are restricted to either Israel, where they just happen to be involved in yet another bloody war, in case no one noticed, and India that has decided to have its own variant of virus, because it is a "super-power".

Oh and the archbishop of Canterbury wants to remove any aspects of reference to 18th century history from ALL UK churches, because those who do not even believe in his particular sky fair, may be offended. rolleyes.gif rolleyes.gif rolleyes.gif
TallDarkAndHandsome
QUOTE (SirWilliam @ May 16 2021, 03:33 PM) *
Sir who? Someone with all the charisma of a dead hedgehog. Now I know we have slipped down the slope of electing candidates who have "media" appeal, aka the american way, but surely someone within the Labour ranks can see the harm being done to their credibility by a clown who punched a publican in the name of diversity?
But as we sit inside on a cold wet Sunday afternoon, in the knowledge that even if we wanted too, holidays of any sort are restricted to either Israel, where they just happen to be involved in yet another bloody war, in case no one noticed, and India that has decided to have its own variant of virus, because it is a "super-power".

Oh and the archbishop of Canterbury wants to remove any aspects of reference to 18th century history from ALL UK churches, because those who do not even believe in his particular sky fair, may be offended. rolleyes.gif rolleyes.gif rolleyes.gif


Still...could be worse..

https://mobile.twitter.com/fant1345/status/...830244625403906

Says it all.
SirWilliam
QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ May 16 2021, 05:56 PM) *


Funny that only when one actually bothers to read what the left wing are saying, can it be understood why Johnson is so far ahead in the polls. How a minority can wield so much power is quite amazing, yet so predictable.

Step forward Edward Lorenz.
je suis Charlie
The Tories are so strong at the moment because people are bye and large, aspirational. They want a better life for themselves, their children and their grandkids, they don't want to live under a form of government whose sole intention is to bring everyone down to the lowest common denominator.
The biggest threat to Tory power would be a rational, moderate left wing. Not a bunch of innumerate, Marxist, '60's, failed revolutionaries.
SirWilliam
QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ May 21 2021, 06:50 PM) *
The Tories are so strong at the moment because people are bye and large, aspirational. They want a better life for themselves, their children and their grandkids, they don't want to live under a form of government whose sole intention is to bring everyone down to the lowest common denominator.
The biggest threat to Tory power would be a rational, moderate left wing. Not a bunch of innumerate, Marxist, '60's, failed revolutionaries.


As often stated, the core Labour voter is as right wing as any in this Country, yet are so obsessed with despising the Tories that they still support the radical left at the polls. Although this mindset is changing
If Labour really wish to become a political force then they need to
SirWilliam
QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ May 21 2021, 06:50 PM) *
The Tories are so strong at the moment because people are bye and large, aspirational. They want a better life for themselves, their children and their grandkids, they don't want to live under a form of government whose sole intention is to bring everyone down to the lowest common denominator.
The biggest threat to Tory power would be a rational, moderate left wing. Not a bunch of innumerate, Marxist, '60's, failed revolutionaries.


As often stated, the core Labour voter is as right wing as any in this Country, yet are so obsessed with despising the Tories that they still support the radical left at the polls. Although this mindset is changing
If Labour really wish to become a political force then they need to
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