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Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 04:12 PM
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Posted By GlennB
You're wrong. He stood as Steve Bray, his real...

You're wrong. He stood as Steve Bray, his real name.

Cynon_Valley_(UK_Parliament_constituency)#Elections_in_the_2010s

Scroll down to 2019
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 03:42 PM
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Posted By GlennB
As far as I can make out, the MP says 'How you...

As far as I can make out, the MP says 'How you doing Dave?' and Bray replies 'Dave? Who's Dave?'

The man's name is Steve Bray.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 05:44 AM
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Posted By GlennB
Mysterious. Do you have a link to this twitter...

Mysterious. Do you have a link to this twitter exchange? The only reference in your post to Dave Allen seems to be the comment from the Tory.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 03:01 PM
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Posted By GlennB
'Heartless ****' and 'just stupid' are just 2 of...

'Heartless ****' and 'just stupid' are just 2 of the many possibilities.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 12:40 PM
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Posted By GlennB
Tempted to nominate this :D

Tempted to nominate this :D
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th June 2022, 02:29 PM
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Posted By GlennB
It's more a question of "Nobody knows and never...

It's more a question of "Nobody knows and never will"
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 26th June 2022, 03:10 PM
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Posted By GlennB
One of these 'donations' was in Fortnum & Mason...

One of these 'donations' was in Fortnum & Mason carrier bags. That's class!
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 26th June 2022, 01:19 PM
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Posted By GlennB
I'd love to see it, but can't really believe it...

I'd love to see it, but can't really believe it will happen. Hope I'm wrong.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 26th June 2022, 12:04 PM
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Posted By GlennB
That was my first thought too.

That was my first thought too.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 23rd June 2022, 04:02 PM
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Posted By GlennB
I'm reading it would be the largest majority ever...

I'm reading it would be the largest majority ever lost in absolute terms, but not in %age terms. No matter, either way would be great.

eta: I'll drop the tractor avotar tomorrow.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 23rd June 2022, 08:55 AM
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Posted By GlennB
Just spotted that the Lib Dems are warm...

Just spotted that the Lib Dems are warm favourites to win Tiverton, with the Tories on 5/2. Ladbrokes are welcome to the £2 I bet on the Tories, it's £2 I'd gladly lose.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 22nd June 2022, 08:42 AM
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Posted By GlennB
It might swing a few wavering Tory voters in...

It might swing a few wavering Tory voters in tomorrow's by-elections.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 21st June 2022, 03:29 PM
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Posted By GlennB
Let me get this straight ... could 3 busts for...

Let me get this straight ... could 3 busts for marijuana possession see you in jail for life?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 20th June 2022, 10:03 AM
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Posted By GlennB
"On Monday Downing Street confirmed it contacted...

"On Monday Downing Street confirmed it contacted the newspaper on Friday night and asked it to retract the story.

The Times has so far refused to say why it agreed to remove the story although its...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 19th June 2022, 01:58 PM
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Posted By GlennB
"Carrie Johnson and the curious case of the...

"Carrie Johnson and the curious case of the vanishing Times story"

The Guardian (https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/jun/19/carrie-johnson-and-the-curious-case-of-the-vanishing-times-story)...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 18th June 2022, 03:21 PM
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Posted By GlennB
I nearly said "I don't believe it", but I think...

I nearly said "I don't believe it", but I think I'm past that stage by now.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 17th June 2022, 09:26 AM
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Posted By GlennB
This made me laugh :) - "Boris Johnson could...

This made me laugh :) -

"Boris Johnson could be ordered to give evidence under oath when MPs begin a new investigation into claims he lied about Partygate."
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 15th June 2022, 12:02 PM
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Posted By GlennB
Will Johnson describe the resignation as...

Will Johnson describe the resignation as unethical?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 11th June 2022, 02:28 AM
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Posted By GlennB
Meanwhile, the government's 'Food strategy' is...

Meanwhile, the government's 'Food strategy' is quite a laugh:

"Among its few policy proposals are the suggestion there could be more fish farming, which is environmentally controversial, and an...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 9th June 2022, 04:10 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,311
Posted By GlennB
Could this be because the US system is primarily...

Could this be because the US system is primarily insurance based, leading to higher charges for the same treatment? We've probably all seen stories where a US health provider charges $10 for a single...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 6th June 2022, 04:33 PM
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Views: 64,144
Posted By GlennB
Words that would haunt him, if he weren't a ghoul...

Words that would haunt him, if he weren't a ghoul already.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 6th June 2022, 04:12 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,311
Posted By GlennB
They must, and they know it. If he's still there...

They must, and they know it. If he's still there at the next General Election the Tories are cannon fodder. Whether Johnson's ego can recognise this is another matter.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 6th June 2022, 02:03 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,311
Posted By GlennB
From The Guardians excellent John Crace - ...

From The Guardians excellent John Crace -

"As expected The Convict had won the vote but lost the leadership. Worse even than the Maybot back in 2018. Johnson would say he was going to hang on –...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 6th June 2022, 01:23 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,311
Posted By GlennB
It will be interesting (i.e. cringeworthy) to see...

It will be interesting (i.e. cringeworthy) to see what spin his supporters put on this. I predict Shapps will make us all want to vomit ;) Dorries too.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 6th June 2022, 01:11 PM
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Posted By GlennB
I make it he got some 59% of the vote. That's got...

I make it he got some 59% of the vote. That's got to be very damaging, surely?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 6th June 2022, 12:03 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,311
Posted By GlennB
I posted earlier that he might win so narrowly...

I posted earlier that he might win so narrowly that he'll be shamed into resignation. That idea, as was pointed out, was just silly. He doesn't know what shame is.

I reckon he'll get 65% of the...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 6th June 2022, 03:25 AM
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Posted By GlennB
Ladbrokes have him as hot favourite to survive...

Ladbrokes have him as hot favourite to survive the vote tonight (1/3), but only a narrow favourite to be in power at the end of '22 (11/10)
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 6th June 2022, 02:36 AM
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Views: 64,144
Posted By GlennB
Probably wishful thinking but - I think he'll...

Probably wishful thinking but - I think he'll lose it, or at least win so narrowly that he'll be humiliated into resignation. I'm thinking that a lot of Tory MPs have been keeping their hatred of...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 3rd June 2022, 08:26 AM
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Posted By GlennB
Only one greengrocer does that? ;)

Only one greengrocer does that? ;)
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 31st May 2022, 02:34 PM
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Posted By GlennB
The vultures are circling ...

The vultures are circling ...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 30th May 2022, 02:48 AM
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Posted By GlennB
I'm 100% free of convictions for illegal drug...

I'm 100% free of convictions for illegal drug use. Just sayin' :)
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 29th May 2022, 12:52 PM
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Posted By GlennB
:D

:D
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 29th May 2022, 05:28 AM
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Posted By GlennB
Absolutely, but if you have a dial rather than...

Absolutely, but if you have a dial rather than digital it might mean a new speedo. My dial speedo has both, but the kph are less conspicuous.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 29th May 2022, 03:45 AM
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Posted By GlennB
Dangerous too? 30mph would become 50kph, people...

Dangerous too? 30mph would become 50kph, people would just see the 50 and do 50mph because their speedo has the mph on the outside and it's what they're used to using.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th May 2022, 04:57 PM
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Posted By GlennB
Damn. Losing his seat would be the funniest thing...

Damn. Losing his seat would be the funniest thing since Portillo :)
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 25th May 2022, 04:54 AM
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Posted By GlennB
I'm so depressed by the state of UK politics that...

I'm so depressed by the state of UK politics that I'm assuming the Tories will just shrug this off, then carry on with business as usual.

Hope I'm wrong.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 23rd May 2022, 12:11 PM
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Posted By GlennB
They probably didn't expect the photos to be...

They probably didn't expect the photos to be leaked, and wanted the minimum 'reasonably acceptable' fines against Johnson. Peerages and non-exec directorships are probably involved.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 20th May 2022, 02:45 PM
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Posted By GlennB
The Victorians had a scale of stupidity,...

The Victorians had a scale of stupidity, something like -

Fool
Idiot
Imbecile
Dolt
Moron
Cretin
etc
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 19th May 2022, 11:59 AM
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Posted By GlennB
That was a cheap shot the first time you used it,...

That was a cheap shot the first time you used it, and it still is.

Tell us ... let's assume you're a white Brit (say) ... you judge it safe to run into a burning building to help people and you...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 19th May 2022, 09:15 AM
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Posted By GlennB
Let's go back a step - what are these 'hard...

Let's go back a step - what are these 'hard problems' of which you speak. Name just a few of them.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 19th May 2022, 08:56 AM
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Posted By GlennB
shuttlt, can you put into words what you'd like...

shuttlt, can you put into words what you'd like to see happening that isn't happening?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 19th May 2022, 04:00 AM
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Posted By GlennB
In which case you'd be denying others the changes...

In which case you'd be denying others the changes that will, one day, create their culture.

I grew up in London and spent my school days living in Brixton, which was maybe the main centre of the...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 19th May 2022, 03:38 AM
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Views: 15,980
Posted By GlennB
Which is substantially different from, say, the...

Which is substantially different from, say, the culture of the 1950's. What's special about 'your' British culture that makes it more worthy of protection? The very fact that you're part of it?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 19th May 2022, 03:24 AM
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Views: 15,980
Posted By GlennB
Britain became permanently settled nearly 12,000...

Britain became permanently settled nearly 12,000 years ago (previous settlers were driven out by ice ages). The 'British culture' of those days has changed over the millennia.

Which version of...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 16th May 2022, 03:49 PM
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Posted By GlennB
It's the Greeks we should worry about.

It's the Greeks we should worry about.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 16th May 2022, 12:40 PM
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Posted By GlennB
To be honest, I'm not prepared to handle that...

To be honest, I'm not prepared to handle that kind of stress. Nice of you (and others) to be trail-blazers though ;)
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 14th May 2022, 03:13 AM
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Posted By GlennB
For example: Eight Russian oligarchs on the...

For example:

Eight Russian oligarchs on the UK sanctions list over their links to Vladimir Putin were granted “golden visas” to live in Britain. article...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 13th May 2022, 04:20 PM
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Posted By GlennB
Yep

Yep
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 12th May 2022, 02:12 AM
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Posted By GlennB
Good point.

Good point.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 11th May 2022, 01:10 PM
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Posted By GlennB
:) Grass can be quite nutritious, I gather....

:)

Grass can be quite nutritious, I gather. Acorns in autumn, earthworms ... dunno what these poor Brits are moaning about.

More seriously, I've had a big clear out of our jam-packed larder...
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