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Old 12th Jun 2019, 08:12
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Theresa May

Id love to play poker against her. I have a feeling shed show her cards before the betting started.

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Old 12th Jun 2019, 08:22
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Originally Posted by Sallyann1234 View Post
How would a Europhile think of London as a Singapore??
Wrong analogy - sorry. It was in response to comments about the possible break-up of our Union at the Scottish (and Irish?) border, but I detect a greater geographic line of schism within England itself with the south-eastern parts of former Ango-Saxon kingdoms exhibiting a far greater Europhile behaviour - my own constituency, with my support - included.
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Old 12th Jun 2019, 13:50
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Andy S wasn't sticking to her red lines the very thing she was criticised for by the EU, Labour etc?
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Old 12th Jun 2019, 17:03
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Old 12th Jun 2019, 19:10
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https://www.theguardian.com/politics...no-deal-brexit

Wonder what is next.
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Old 12th Jun 2019, 23:49
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Fun and games no doubt as it will also be on Euro TV where President Macron is proposing Angela Merkel to take over the role as president of the EU. Meanwhile I'll relish watching the political shenanigans the bureaucratic Empire get up to. Good Lord, deliver us.
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Old 13th Jun 2019, 06:38
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If it's not Amber telling all those inconvenient poor people how simple it is to log on and use the UC site, just like her absolute fave top end retailer in fact, it's another hopeful in the form of Esther happily indulging in the time honoured Tory practice of vanity at the tax payers expense.

No surprise she's the MP for Tatton really.........

https://www.theguardian.com/politics...l-photographer
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Old 14th Jun 2019, 08:55
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Here you go Gertie..instant MP to swell the ranks !

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-48631116
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Old 14th Jun 2019, 18:52
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Latest news (1830 ITV) is that he has changed his mind again.

So what will Chuckitin Amuna do next?

Answers on a postcard to .......
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Old 14th Jun 2019, 18:57
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Two links this time KnC; First a dig at Esther for not paying for official PR photos out of her own pocket. Does any MP do so? The second targeting Chuka, for being principled enough to leave, even though many Labour MPs find Corbyns politics equally repellent. Just what point are you trying to make?
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Old 14th Jun 2019, 19:41
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Originally Posted by ShotOne View Post
First a dig at Esther for not paying for official PR photos out of her own pocket. Does any MP do so?
Even councillors don't.

The council employs a photographer once a year to take photos of new councillors, and any old ones who think they've aged enough that their photos are out of date. Cost? - never asked, guess a couple of grand a year. (For the council, not for each councillor.)

If you want more photos you get your party machine to take them, or you get the local rag to take them. Again, no cost to the councillor. But cost to the public purse, in these cases, 0p.

Parliament ought to be able to provide a similar service, at say 1k per MP, Whether this goes on parliament's books or is charged to the MP and reclaimed on expenses I don't really care. Anything much more than 1k, however, would be taking the piss.
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Old 14th Jun 2019, 19:52
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Old 14th Jun 2019, 20:03
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There's a bit more to Esther's glamour modelling career than regulation council photos. The photographer just happened to be a friend of hers and a local constituent.
Just saying...
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Old 14th Jun 2019, 21:12
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Just saying what, Kelvin? She isnt a local councillor. These expenses were fully declared: scores of Labour MPs submitted far higher expense bills.
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Old 15th Jun 2019, 05:57
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Just saying what, Kelvin? She isn’t a local councillor. These expenses were fully declared: scores of Labour MP’s submitted far higher expense bills.
Bingo !...well done, She's the local MP but the photographer was a former local councillor......still, that's the constituents of Tatton for you, always willing to support each other in times of need.

But don't you thunk 8750 is a somewhat extravagant amount, this largess happily funded by the tax payer please note, to have your fizzog plastered across some website ?.......she could have popped into one of those booths, had it done for a fiver, or taken a few selfies, all for considerably less. I don't recall any Labour MP's claiming anywhere near for the same expense. Even the Excess is critical of her.....and that takes some doing as we know.

Here's her expenses claims.....funny how the name of said photog appears so frequently...........

https://www.mpsexpenses.info/#!/mp/943
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Old 15th Jun 2019, 06:05
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What is this about Chuka Ummuna? I cannot find any reference to him changing parties again on the BBC. This appears to be a Murdoch Sun fake news item. I think that both main parties are running scared of the LD's potential to mobilise the 60% of the electorate who now back Remain at any General Election that is likely to follow Pfeffel's renegotiation failure.
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Old 15th Jun 2019, 06:46
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You mean changing parties again since joining the LibDums??
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Old 15th Jun 2019, 06:48
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What is this about Chuka Ummuna? I cannot find any reference to him changing parties again on the BBC. This appears to be a Murdoch Sun fake news item. I think that both main parties are running scared of the LD's potential to mobilise the 60% of the electorate who now back Remain at any General Election that is likely to follow Pfeffel's renegotiation failure.
Allow me EM......warning, the author of this piece isn't what you would call a firm favourite here on JB, but, even his detractors would have difficulty in not agreeing with him.....and yes, I agree entirely with his comments...

https://www.theguardian.com/commenti...crat-hypocrisy
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Old 15th Jun 2019, 06:56
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Whatever your view of the LD's I don't think that there is much doubt that can be much doubt that a No Deal exit will put austerity in the shade in terms of the effects on the wider public, although Bozza will seek to insulate the 50+ section of the electorate from the damage. Overall the best hope for the country is to support the LD's - and I say that after working for Labour in fourteen General Elections and serving as a councillor for fourteen years.
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Old 15th Jun 2019, 08:15
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EF, it was on the BBC last night and even a,satirical programme at 6.30pm featuring the whole gang show including Chuck. Some voices were indistinguishable from real.
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