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Old 13th Jan 2017, 10:05
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Tristram Hunt standing down as an MP. Second Labour resignation in a few weeks. Another critic of Corbyn.
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Old 13th Jan 2017, 10:54
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Originally Posted by charliegolf View Post
Whilst Tories, on the other hand, put the needs of the country before themselves every time?
I am a Tory, I voted Leave so in this instance Yes.
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Old 13th Jan 2017, 11:34
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I think Hunt is stabilising in a new job so as not to have to look for another constituency when his present one one is abolished as there will be a shortage of safe Labour seats at the next election.
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Old 13th Jan 2017, 12:14
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Originally Posted by charliegolf

Whilst Tories, on the other hand, put the needs of the country before themselves every time?
I am a Tory, I voted Leave so in this instance Yes.
Ditto. I accept my regular weekends sampling the delights (mostly gastronomic) of France are going to cost me more - but its a hit I'm prepared to take to see the UK freed from the unelected, crooked bureaucracy that is the EU gravy train.
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Old 13th Jan 2017, 12:19
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Ditto. I accept my regular weekends sampling the delights (mostly gastronomic) of France are going to cost me more - but its a hit I'm prepared to take to see the UK freed from the unelected, crooked bureaucracy that is the EU gravy train.
We spend on average 4 months of the year out of the country so we are taking a pretty big hit exchange rate wise but, like you we see it as a price worth paying.
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Old 13th Jan 2017, 16:27
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" Ditto. I accept my regular weekends sampling the delights (mostly gastronomic) of France are going to cost me more - but its a hit I'm prepared to take to see the UK freed from the unelected, crooked bureaucracy that is the EU gravy train " .

Ah, nothing quite like having your cake, or should that be patisserie, and eating it really.

Can we all safely assume however, that when engaged in your hitherto unknown capacity as a gastronome, you take every opportunity to inform the French as to your sentiments above ?

[I" ]We spend on average 4 months of the year out of the country so we are taking a pretty big hit exchange rate wise but, like you we see it as a price worth paying" [/I].

Well there's two ways of looking at this.

The first, is that, as you continually exhort your selfless devotion to the greater good and benefit of the UK..... then a 4 months absence would indeed confirm you are putting your words into action.

The second, is that, as per the self promoted " I do everything with the UK in mind" mantra, then surely stopping in the UK, rather than leaving for 4 months, would add a scintilla of credibility to your claim....and add to the write up for "services to the Nation" at some future honours award. The Tory party do, after all, like to make the odd cosmetic gesture to devoted underlings.

As for the exchange rate, well an understanding of basic economics has never really been your forte.....as you have frequently and kindly demonstrated

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Old 13th Jan 2017, 17:15
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The second, is that, as per the self promoted " I do everything with the UK in mind" mantra, then surely stopping in the UK, rather than leaving for 4 months, would add a scintilla of credibility to your claim....
I am sure you mentioned on these hallowed forums a little while back something about you were planning a long road trip in Australia, surely a true socialist like you, you know man of the people for the people, man with the interests of the UK at the forefront of his decision making processes would be planning on spending your hard earned crust here in the UK for the benefit of the UK?

Or is this yet another of those Lefty 'clever dicky' do as I say not as I do moments?

Do try to keep up at the back dear as your track record of as late has not been that great
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Old 13th Jan 2017, 17:37
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Still, it's nice to see a Transport Minister with such a complete understanding of his Dept.



http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotlan...itics-38234763

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Old 13th Jan 2017, 18:06
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" I am sure you mentioned on these hallowed forums a little while back something about you were planning a long road trip in Australia, surely a true socialist like you, you know man of the people for the people, man with the interests of the UK at the forefront of his decision making processes would be planning on spending your hard earned crust here in the UK for the benefit of the UK?

Correct, well done.....a factually correct post ! .....indeed I did, and am still planning the trip. However, I have been quietly saving for this "one off" trip for several years.

Equally, this is another I am looking at for a few days...and yes, strangely, I have taken the exchange rate into consideration.

http://en.binnenvaartcruises.nl/home

Given the significance of Brexit, and I am sure the subject will arise, it will be nice to get an opportunity to offer my perspective with real people....this is where you would be at a disadvantage.


" Or is this yet another of those Lefty 'clever dicky' do as I say not as I do moments"

After a truly scintillating start, back to normal then.

My potential trips have nothing to do with "do as I say, not as I do" given that a lot of people, from all political affiliations, do, erm, the same...a revelation I know....for yourself. These trips are generally referred to as....a holiday. This is another one that is on the list. I suggested you did it in your motor home, but, sadly, you declined.

http://www.northcoast500.com/

Unlike yourself, I have never espoused the "selfless devotion to the UK" mantra. But there again, I've never sought to ingratiate myself on a website.
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Old 13th Jan 2017, 18:37
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So not one but two foreign trips, twice taking your hard earned pounds out of the UK economy and you have the cheek to criticise me for going on my travels, Komrad you do disappoint
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Old 13th Jan 2017, 21:53
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What an odd post. Since when did political affiliations bar you from travel abroad?
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Old 13th Jan 2017, 21:56
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Originally Posted by Effluent Man View Post
What an odd post. Since when did political affiliations bar you from travel abroad?
Exactly my point, exactly my point
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Old 13th Jan 2017, 22:07
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What an odd post. Since when did political affiliations bar you from travel abroad?
There was a time when Communists were not welcome in the USA.
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Old 13th Jan 2017, 23:09
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There was a time when Communists were not welcome in the USA.
They are not really welcome anywhere, they just force their way in and kill anyone who objects.
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Old 14th Jan 2017, 21:59
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Since when did political affiliations bar you from travel abroad?
Being politically affiliated to the USA used to come with quite severe restrictions (I don't know whether it still does), in the form of a long list of countries for which the American passport said it wasn't valid.

I was somewhat flabbergasted to discover this. The Americans who'd read me the list out of their passports were equally astonished that the British one said, in those days, something like "valid for all parts of the Commonwealth and all foreign countries" with no exclusions whatsoever.
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Old 16th Jan 2017, 14:07
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Old 16th Jan 2017, 16:51
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I suppose this is a UK political question.

If Sinn Féin refuse to nominate a replacement for the wee man, who will be voted for in the election?
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Old 17th Jan 2017, 23:52
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Journos outside Lancaster House today as Theresa May arrives:

"What will you be saying in your speech, Prime Minister?" (same question repeated with a dozen variations).

Well of course Theresa May might have replied "I see you are all very busy, important people so I don't see why you should have to wait half an hour till I tell the rest of the country, so here are the main points..."

But she didn't!

What is the point of journalists standing outside places like this asking bloody silly questions which they know won't be answered? (See also Downing Street on budget day, cabinet reshuffles etc). What a complete and utter waste of time, why don't they all just go to the pub like they did in the old days?

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Old 17th Jan 2017, 23:58
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Is this a painful disorder

Martin McGuinness 'may have just six years to live after being diagnosed with a rare genetic disease' | Daily Mail Online

I genuinely hope so.
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Old 18th Jan 2017, 08:50
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Some of those on that "Hale and Pace" (Brexit) Thread could take heed!
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