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23rd Jun 2019, 08:35
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Thatís an entirely different question then. After...

Thatís an entirely different question then. After nearly 40 years of privatisation I would have thought it obvious that it isnít some sort of magic wand. Like most things, private companies span the...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Jun 2019, 15:50
Replies: 640
Views: 84,876
Posted By Curious Pax

His former boss Max Hastings, who is not known as...

His former boss Max Hastings, who is not known as a left wing stooge, doesnít seem over enamoured with his former employee:

ďBoris is a gold medal egomaniacÖ His chaotic public persona is not an...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Jun 2019, 09:41
Replies: 640
Views: 84,876
Posted By Curious Pax

The new 20% drop in education spending is even...

The new 20% drop in education spending is even more damning when you consider how much of the remaining money has been hosed into free schools in order to try and make that bit of political dogma...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Jun 2019, 17:19
Replies: 640
Views: 84,876
Posted By Curious Pax

Reportedly the Johnson entourage had MPs taking...

Reportedly the Johnson entourage had MPs taking pictures of their ballot paper to prove they voted for him until the 1922 officials banned phones from the voting room! Assuming he doesnít come a...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Jun 2019, 08:37
Replies: 8,811
Views: 827,097
Posted By Curious Pax

And yet against what youíd normally expect, with...

And yet against what youíd normally expect, with only a few exceptions the relevant JB thread agrees with him on this occasion! As it appears do most countries (granted many you can infer from their...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Jun 2019, 08:15
Replies: 640
Views: 84,876
Posted By Curious Pax

You can add Ken Clarke to that list based on...

You can add Ken Clarke to that list based on todayís Observer interview. Current arithmetic is that there are 313 Tories and 10 DUP MPs. I think Boles sits as an independent now so is not in that...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Jun 2019, 18:59
Replies: 218
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Posted By Curious Pax

Rubbish! There were 2 Tories on that programme-...

Rubbish! There were 2 Tories on that programme- David Davies and Nicky Morgan.
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Jun 2019, 12:32
Replies: 218
BBC
Views: 23,493
Posted By Curious Pax

Donít forget Nick Robinson. Oh - hang on a mo.....

Donít forget Nick Robinson. Oh - hang on a mo.....
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Jun 2019, 09:13
Replies: 8,811
Views: 827,097
Posted By Curious Pax

Somewhat one-eyed analysis there. Given that a)...

Somewhat one-eyed analysis there. Given that a) the by-election was forced due to the previous Labour MP getting kicked out in disgrace, b) the meteoric rise in the Brexit Party vote at the Euro...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Jun 2019, 15:11
Replies: 8,811
Views: 827,097
Posted By Curious Pax

Fake news mate! In reality Corbyn requested a...

Fake news mate! In reality Corbyn requested a meeting, but it was declined by Trump. Trumpís comments in the press conference with May were very revealing about his character:

Corbyn has been...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th May 2019, 10:31
Replies: 8,811
Views: 827,097
Posted By Curious Pax

Funny how Brexiteers have previously cited...

Funny how Brexiteers have previously cited everyone who voted Labour and Tory at the 2017 election as supporting Brexit because both manifestos mentioned seeing through an orderly Brexit, but when...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th May 2019, 09:09
Replies: 8,811
Views: 827,097
Posted By Curious Pax

I would say that more Labour votes support...

I would say that more Labour votes support remain, with the Tories going the other way. If you ascribe the Labour vote to Remain and the Tory vote to Brexit I suspect thatís not a million miles away....
20th May 2019, 16:35
Replies: 580
Views: 473,981
Posted By Curious Pax

Finger on the pulse there - Germania folded in...

Finger on the pulse there - Germania folded in February!
Forum: Jet Blast
17th May 2019, 20:31
Replies: 8,811
Views: 827,097
Posted By Curious Pax

Received wisdom among the Westminster chattering...

Received wisdom among the Westminster chattering classes (inasmuch as such a thing still exists) is that Tory MPs will rally behind 2 Ďanyone but Borisí candidates when they have their ballot. That...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th May 2019, 15:04
Replies: 8,811
Views: 827,097
Posted By Curious Pax

No itís not

No itís not
Forum: Jet Blast
10th May 2019, 17:46
Replies: 145
Views: 12,724
Posted By Curious Pax

I did that for a few years after my team won it,...

I did that for a few years after my team won it, and actually got lucky one year. Unfortunately my lot didnít get there that year, so I ended up selling it to a Spanish colleague who supported...
Forum: Jet Blast
8th May 2019, 10:33
Replies: 8,811
Views: 827,097
Posted By Curious Pax

The results will certainly be interesting, as it...

The results will certainly be interesting, as it is possibly the first time that people have been able to have a mass vote without needing to be particularly concerned about the consequences. The...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th May 2019, 21:20
Replies: 20
Views: 2,221
Posted By Curious Pax

Donít know the norm in US companies, but large...

Donít know the norm in US companies, but large U.K. companies are notorious for sitting on each otherís boards as non executive directors, and having membership of the renumeration committee. So...
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd May 2019, 07:38
Replies: 8,811
Views: 827,097
Posted By Curious Pax

Minor point of order from a Trafford resident -...

Minor point of order from a Trafford resident - South Trafford is indeed Tory heartland, but North Trafford is very much Labour, which is why the council has had periods of a Labour majority in the...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st May 2019, 17:01
Replies: 8,811
Views: 827,097
Posted By Curious Pax

The idiot boy Williamson has been sacked as...

The idiot boy Williamson has been sacked as defence secretary for the Huawei National Security Council leak to the press.
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Apr 2019, 08:51
Replies: 33
Views: 5,094
Posted By Curious Pax

Don’t forget that some papers, especially the...

Don’t forget that some papers, especially the Mail, always seem determined to quote the value of the alleged perpetrator’s house in such articles! Presumably they think it heightens the shock at such...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Apr 2019, 09:55
Replies: 16
Views: 2,003
Posted By Curious Pax

Itís always been 30 minutes long, but a while...

Itís always been 30 minutes long, but a while back they added a longer version, as Sally mentioned. Bonus feature in DVD parlance I suppose youíd call it.
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Apr 2019, 09:47
Replies: 8,811
Views: 827,097
Posted By Curious Pax

Some of the Northern Ireland politicians have...

Some of the Northern Ireland politicians have been members of the Northern Ireland Executive, the House of Commons and the European Parliament at the same time, including Ian Paisley, so not sure...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Apr 2019, 11:00
Replies: 8,811
Views: 827,097
Posted By Curious Pax

So to sum up your post, because Parliament hasnít...

So to sum up your post, because Parliament hasnít done what you want they should all be sacked.

Agree about getting rid of some of them though - starting with the ERG. If they were prepared to...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Apr 2019, 17:07
Replies: 8,811
Views: 827,097
Posted By Curious Pax

Well thereís a thing.... Court overturns...

Well thereís a thing.... Court overturns referendum as voters were poorly informed ... in Switzerland...
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