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Ancient Observer 6th Apr 2010 17:11

Sprogs - great idea!
Sprogs - your posting hinted at a great idea. We should have a competition to see which soccer kit would fit which politician. Mellor wore Chelski when he had his toe-job.

What team would Mandy be in? Broon? The Eyebrows bloke?

I guess the only problem would be that they'd all have to be in Scottish teams, and many southerners in Aviation wouldn't know the subtleties. I guess the LibDems would wear Spurs kit, with "Next Year, Definitely" as its sponsor.
The Attorney General in Wenger kit - "I didn't see it".
Geoff Hoon would wear Man City kit..............altho they pay per minute what he wanted per day.
Mick Wills (Justice Department) would wear Barnet kit, sponsored by Dr Who.

Orion Man 6th Apr 2010 18:06

UKIP for me this time and I have only ever voted Tory. They wouldn't have got us into Iraq, promote a free trade agreement with Europe and don't want us signed up to all this nonsense eminating from Brussels. And UKIP wants to sort out the immigration mess that Labour has got us into over the last 13 years.

Never thought i'd ever vote for a party that is not mainstream, but I want my country back.


Orion Man

frostbite 6th Apr 2010 18:18

Already, by early afternoon, the gormless 'You can't vote if you're not registered' TV adverts started appearing.

Wonder how much money they're wasting on those?

Krystal n chips 6th Apr 2010 18:53

Just watched the Beeb News.....oh dear !

It would be nice if somebody informed a Mr Vine that this is actually a News programme, in theory, and that his audition for a presenters job on :

BBC - CBeebies - Home

should be confined to that channel. Contrary to his belief, not all the UK population are clinically brain dead...yet....although if the saturation coverage continues this might well be the case. In fact, I reckon that's all part of the cunning plan...saturation coverage = total boredom and fed up to the back teeth with all the bolleaux = vote for anybody or the usual party just to put an end to matters....and Bingo ! result for Nu ( now Team ) Labour.

On the other hand, it was nice of the powers that be at the Beeb to suddenly realise, well until the election is over anyway, that there is life in the UK outside Islington.:rolleyes:

It gets worse however. The local news in the Midlands presented by Ms "I'm terribly important so listen to me!"....think Spangles 2 here..has decided to have a "command centre" and thus a military theme to coverage......thankfully the sanity of C4 News awaits.

tony draper 6th Apr 2010 19:02

Just one day and I've had enough! I hate them all.:suspect:

Sprogget 6th Apr 2010 22:41

Nick Clegg in Arsenal kit seems to fit the bill tonight.

Tankertrashnav 6th Apr 2010 23:00

I'm just hoping for a repeat of the result we had in 1997. That's when I walked into the staffroom of the Comp where I was teaching and said - "It's nice to see a ex-public schoolboy back in No 10 again,.

Took the shine off their celebrations ;)

Blacksheep 7th Apr 2010 08:14

Mandy used to sit for Hartlepool when he was an MP, so Hartlepool kit it is.

Broon should be in Saracens kit, or perhaps Harlequins, as he clearly doesn't understand the world in which he finds himself and belongs in a different world altogether.

Team Labour.
He's one of a team. Well, his team looked a bit like the one I found myself in one morning back in the olden days. We knew we were in a team, because Drill Instructor Sergeant "Dino" Stoneman, standing out there in front of our cowering group, told us it was so. We were his team and we were going to be the smartest damned team on The Wing, OR ELSE!!

What the Fug 7th Apr 2010 08:39

So the Whingers from the fringes (Labour) v the Home County bother boys (Tory)

Exciting stuff

flyingfemme 7th Apr 2010 09:01

We lose our terrestrial tv signal today....don't think there's any rush to go digital :E

Andy_S 7th Apr 2010 11:46

Did any one see GB's procession through St Pancras station yesterday? The idiot BBC commentator remarked on how many of the general public Brown was greeting and shaking hands with en-route to his train.

Do these people have no brains? Did it not occur to them that the Labour Party - knowing his itinerary - might, just might have arranged for a couple of bus loads of supporters in civvies to be placed along Brown's route?

radeng 7th Apr 2010 11:54

I would not have thought that Special branch woul allow the PM to wander amongst the general public because of the security possibilities. Why didn't some public spirited person get rid of the so and so? So I figure Andy_S has it right - suitable plants for him to shake hands with.

S78 7th Apr 2010 12:21

Yesterday's support at St Pancras was straight from the stalinist handbook!

Guess there will be a few 'spontaneous' rallies in support of our great leader breaking out around the country between now and election day:yuk:


ORAC 7th Apr 2010 12:36

Spontaneous as in "totally fabricated"... :hmm:

Twitter Blows Spin : Labour Fakes Up Gordon Support

Doctor Cruces 7th Apr 2010 12:36

Never been canvassed by a prospective MP either.
But, seeing as they're only going to tell you what they think you want to hear and then do whatever their party tells them to once elected, I can't honestly say that's a great loss to me.

As they're mostly self serving tawts (anag, for the crossword addicts) with their snouts in the trough up to their ears, I'm not sure I'm even going to bother this time, especially seeing that I'm virtually disenfranchised where I live if I don't vote Tory, so there's no point really.

Anyway, I'm truly froghtened for the future whichever bunch of wasters gets in. Whoever it is is going to be after my pension and all my money anyway in order to pay the bankers and increasing the take of all those on benefits.

Doc C

Ancient Observer 7th Apr 2010 13:35

Two Crocodiles were sitting at the side of the River Thames .The smaller one turned to the bigger one and said,

"I can't understand how you can be so much bigger than me? We're the same age; we were the same size as kids. I just don't get it."

"Well," said the big Croc, "what have you been eating?"

"Politicians, same as you," replied the small Croc.

"Hmm. Well, where do you catch them?"

"Down the other side of the river near the parking lot by Westminster ."
"Same here. Hmm.....How do you catch them?"

"Well, I crawl up under one of their Lexus or Mercedes cars and wait for one to unlock the car door. Then I jump out, grab them by the leg, shake the shit out of them and eat 'em!"

"Ah!" says the big Crocodile, "I think I see your problem. You're not getting any real nourishment. See, by the time you finish shaking the shit out of a politician, there's nothing left but an arsehole and a briefcase."

Hugh Spencer 7th Apr 2010 13:46

Yes, Onion Man, I am in the same position as you. Out of Europe, more control over immigration, stop the waste here (most of it originating in Europe), dismiss the claims of man-made climate change, financial priorities for the people of this country by adequate defence spending, education and health needs we are looking for.

BenThere 7th Apr 2010 13:50

You really need 2-4 years to conduct a proper election.

sisemen 7th Apr 2010 13:58

Thanks to the wonderful policies of Noo Labour and Gordo the One-Eyed in particular, I transferred 10,000 quid of my hard earned RAF pension over to Oz the other week and I lost approximately $8,000 in comparison to the last time I transferred some.

I am fervently hoping for a Conservative win, or at least a trouncing of the Gordo monster even it is with the help of Nicky Who?. At least then, when the Pound gets the 'dead cat bounce' I can transfer a sizeable sum and not lose quite as much.

Storminnorm 7th Apr 2010 14:14

Wishful thinking there siseman??

BarbiesBoyfriend 7th Apr 2010 14:31

Barring the 'hung parliament' scenario, you lot dorn sarf' have two choices:

Blue Tories or

Red Tories.

At least up here in Jockland we can vote SNP, which is what I'll be doing.

Come to think of it, even a 'hung' parliament will major in one of the two Tories.

(I'm an ex Tory, but I'll never vote for them due to them supporting the government over Iraq/ Afghanistan).

I think there will be a lot like me.

MagnusP 7th Apr 2010 14:46

BarbiesBoyfriend: I know what you mean about the choices here, but I can't vote for the Nats as long as they oppose new nuclear build and continue to support insane windfactory schemes which do feckall for energy security but put my hard-earned into the pockets of absentee landowners.

We may still have Gordy on May 7. I really can't see Nick getting into bed with "call me" Dave if there's no clear majority.

LIMA OR ALPHA JUNK 7th Apr 2010 15:41

I think there will be a lot like me
Indeed there are. Didn't vote last election for the Tories due to their support over Iraq invasion for the first time ever. No vote or UKIP for me this time round. Haven't decided yet.........

BarbiesBoyfriend 7th Apr 2010 15:54

Magnus. You'd better start your own party if you're going to that picky;).

A prediction for you.

1. The Tories get straight in. (polls invariably underestimate support for them).

2. At next Scottish elections, SNP win much stronger than last time.

3. SNP force referendum on Independance.

4. a. They win it, Labour are fugged for ever in the UK. Hopefully we don't slide into communism.:uhoh:

b. They lose it, but make a decent fist of running the country with the 'Indy' issue dealt with.

Hows that sound?

MadsDad 7th Apr 2010 15:56

I lost approximately $8,000 in comparison to the last time I transferred some
Unless there are some new currency transfer restrictions in place which are unknown to the general populace that will be down to the free market activities of 'The Wunch'. Who are courted, and supported, by both Blue and Red parties (instead of being taken out and hung from the nearest lamppost as should be their due).

G-CPTN 7th Apr 2010 16:25

Why is it that the incumbent feller is now professing that he will do the things that his lot promised to do last time around? What prevented them from honouring their promises? - and are they any more likely to keep their word this time around?

In some respects I am tempted to vote for 'none of the above' - but then there's no chance of them getting elected, so the usual villains will get back in.

Perhaps we should all wish for a success at CERN? (then our fears about loss of pensions or erosion of savings will not matter . . . )

sitigeltfel 7th Apr 2010 17:47

I have just listened to one politician saying that before he entered parliament he was all in favour of reforming the place but once he was there, changed his mind. His convictions were probably swayed by the appearance of his first expenses cheque.

Vermin, all of them.

sitigeltfel 7th Apr 2010 17:58

Two Jags Prescott has been caught attempting a conspiracy to commit online fraud.

Prominent UK Politician Encourages Google Click Fraud

He is trying to distance himself from it but the original tweet has been traced back to him.

(Apologies if the above does not make sense. I have been told the tw33t word is banned and was forcibly ousted by the PPRuNe acronym.)

larssnowpharter 7th Apr 2010 19:59

'hung parliament'
Most sensible idea yet.

Here, let me give you a hand:


frostbite 7th Apr 2010 20:56

I bet Prescott didn't think that up himself.

Probably the guy who showed him how to use a mouse.

sea oxen 7th Apr 2010 22:02

I bet Prescott didn't think that up himself.
No surprises there, then.

I blame the protoproles who kept on voting him in.


Sprogget 7th Apr 2010 22:04

Fatty Prescott? profiteroles more like.:}

dropinhteoggin 7th Apr 2010 22:31

Look up the definition of the word ''Incompetence'' there is a picture of Gordon Brown next to it!

Also if you look up the word definition for ''Lying Scum'' it says 'New Labour, ie...Lord Mandleson.

Ancient Observer 8th Apr 2010 17:21

One good benefit of an election...............the 10.00 o'clock news removes the need for anyone to take sleeping tablets.

Bruce Wayne 8th Apr 2010 17:46

Gordon Brown pledges 'five more years' as Prime Minister if Labour wins - Times Online

Gordon Brown promised today to serve a full five years in office if he manages to lead Labour to a fourth term on May 6.
5 more years of the gurning, lying troll !

If that's not motivation to take the car into a locked garage with a few feet of hosepipe and a roll of gaffer tape, I don't know what is.

Der absolute Hammer 8th Apr 2010 18:41

Read 'The End of the Party' by Andrew Rawnsley, who was editor of The Observer? You will see in there that the propaganda effect of the lies or exaggeratrions or delusions of Tony Blair were instrumental in Englands contribution to the Iraq war. I make a respectful suggestion that some very good men were hoody winkeld into supporting the WMD/45 minute argument. It is not sensible to chastise onself for being deceived in such good company. No, your real crime has been commited by those who commit troops and then contribute toward killing them with economic and equipment restrictions. In the Iraq context today, you should surely vote for the party which will give the squadies the max support. Outside of the BNP, there is only one British party.

S78 8th Apr 2010 18:53

Thats Gurning, Lying, SULKING troll.

Theres a blog on the ITV news website by one of the interviewers describing our PM.

It seems Broon doesn't get the concept of being interviewed by a news team (as opposed to a 'cuddly' lifestyle magazine) and sulks, loses his temper, tells them their research is wrong and generally acts like a spoilt brat who cannot get his way.....

Who wants 5 more years of that?

Might consider leaving for somewhere warmer if Labour win.

El Grifo 8th Apr 2010 19:14

Might consider leaving for somewhere warmer if Labour win.
Then you would have to join the long line of tosspots who said that the last time, but didn't :ok:

Interesting press conference earlier today with Broon, Mandy and the bloke with the mis-matched collar and cuffs.

They made a very interesting case for the possibility that Osbourne is either bluffing or inept.

I will watch that space V. closely.

El G,
Long gone, but still interested in the Panto :ok:

birrddog 8th Apr 2010 20:05

Originally Posted by El Grifo (Post 5622871)
Then you would have to join the long line of tosspots who said that the last time, but didn't :ok:

Well, I can claim to be part of the group that said that last time and did:ok:

Browns turn at Chancellor was enough for me...

Out of curiosity, how many expats still vote?

I don't even know if it is still allowed...

sitigeltfel 8th Apr 2010 20:17

Out of curiosity, how many expats still vote?
I believe I could, but utter contempt for the whole Westminster regime has put me off. Anyway, I am out of the clutches of whoever is next elected to screw the UK taxpayer so I will leave the decision of choosing him to those who are doomed to suffer.

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