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minigundiplomat 5th Jun 2009 12:51


I think the word you are looking for is 'lose', but there again, given the state of this government you may well be right.

Avtur 5th Jun 2009 12:51

Doesn't he hace a constituancy where they hope to build some new toys for the RN? Perhaps its a case of quitting before the cancellation is announced?????

Pontius Navigator 5th Jun 2009 13:05

Bring back Des. Part-time maybe but he did stay the pace.

PS, on second thoughts, don't.

I had Dr John's H&S Policy on 2 sides of paper, Swiss took, IIRC, 6, by the time we got to John H it was back to 3.

Wrathmonk 5th Jun 2009 13:21

Breaking news on the Beeb - Ainsworth has the job!

Pete268 5th Jun 2009 13:21

Its Bob Ainsworth according to the BBC

spheroid 5th Jun 2009 13:21

The new defence secretary is.............................

............ Aimsworth.....Nooooooooooooooooooooooo

Squirrel 41 5th Jun 2009 13:23

Bob Ainsworth - New SoS Defence
BBC are reporting that the former Armed Forces Minister has stepped up to be SoS.

SOS? Indeed - what a complete muppet into one of the great offices of State. :{

Shameful, Gordo, Shameful :ugh:


spheroid 5th Jun 2009 13:24

Now he has got a pay rise and a bigger office maybe he can afford to pay for his own decorating....

Guzlin Adnams 5th Jun 2009 13:38

It won't be for long....;)

c130jbloke 5th Jun 2009 13:41

Amen to that :bored:

Jumping_Jack 5th Jun 2009 13:44

Noooooooooooooooooo! (looking up as camera pans away..)

Inspector Dreyfuss 5th Jun 2009 13:47

Upgrade our PAN to a full MAYDAY.

airborne_artist 5th Jun 2009 13:53

According to Wiki he was "a candidate member of the International Marxist Group", who are fans of Trotsky.

A former trade-unionist at Jaguar, so he'll be a fan of buying British, so I don't fancy the chances of the Puma upgrade being done outside the UK.

8-15fromOdium 5th Jun 2009 14:00

Best I go and overdose on the loyalty pills then!
Now what else should I wish not to get?

Gainesy 5th Jun 2009 14:18

Ah, the final pieces of that nice Mr Putin's master plan click into place...:suspect::yuk:

flipster 5th Jun 2009 14:21

Red ON, Green ON...
JUMP, JUMP!!!!!!

Chesty Morgan 5th Jun 2009 14:21

How Bob Ainsworth voted on key issues since 2001:

Voted strongly against a transparent Parliament.
Voted moderately for introducing a smoking ban.
Voted strongly for introducing ID cards.
Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitals.
Voted strongly for introducing student top-up fees.
Voted very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws.
Voted very strongly for the Iraq war.
Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war.
Voted very strongly for replacing Trident.
Voted very strongly for the hunting ban.
Voted very strongly for equal gay rights.
Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change.

Lord Elpus 5th Jun 2009 14:33

A truly awful man with his face very firmly in the Westminster nosebag. Thankfully, it will only be for a max of 12 months.

What could possibly go wrong in those 12 months?:ugh:

nigegilb 5th Jun 2009 14:39

I would like to extend my congratulations to "former" communist Ainsworth, that nice working class lad, on hearing news of his new promotion. I do hope, he now has enough money to install oak beams in the rest of his house, by using monies from his own purse, rather than claim expenses meant for essential parliamentary work.

I am "heartened" by your representation of working class people up and down the land...............

Lord Elpus 5th Jun 2009 14:48

Well every cloud and all that: Buff Hoon has finally walked!! Another truly awful slimeball of a SoS.

Now Hoon has always stayed on regardless as he's a horrid toady, therefore, how bad is this govt/Broon for him to walk out???

Hopefully, this lot will be gone very very soon.

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