16 thoughts on “De Thursday Papers

    1. martco

      I liked Tim Farrons bit of wit closing on that debate tonight:

      “The prime minister is not here tonight. She can’t be bothered. So why should you? In fact, Bake Off is on BBC2 next. Why not make yourself a brew. You’re not worth Theresa May’s time. Don’t give her yours.”

      is this all going down the jacks now for Theresa May?

      1. Shayna

        I watched that tonight – Theresa May sent her Assistant Storm Trooper, I’m wondering does anyone get The Tories? I had the misfortune to find myself in Smith Square, (the Tory HQ at the time) because of work – they really aren’t nice people.

        1. GiggidyGoo

          The art of hiding is a PRE-requisite for people like May and Kenny. Mays power grab attempt has backfired.

        2. I'm "alright" Jack. Mad Jack is on annual leave.

          Look at you collaborating with the enemy

  1. Charger Salmons

    Smart move by May to give the debate a wide berth – all the small television viewing public saw were second-rate politicians squabbling and it wasn’t a pretty sight.
    The reality is most polls give May a substantial seat majority.Ignore YouGov’s insane hung parliament poll because their figures are based on 80% of 18-25 year olds actually turning out to vote.80% !
    That and a combination of millions of Kippers and traditional Labour Leave supporters switching to the Tories and this election has always been in the bag for May.
    Corbyn is a terrorist sympathiser loathed by most of his parliamentary party who scores well amongst students,the thick and impressionable and people with facial piercings.
    He hasn’t a hope in hell.
    So a big Tory majority and then the mainland can get on with the job of exiting the corrupt and failing EU.
    Ireland,meanwhile,has little opposition but continued coalition chaos and an economic future based solely on the policy of sucking at Merkel’s teat.

    1. Bertie Blenkinsop

      I think you’re completely wrong, ducking the debate makes her look as though she’s running scared and out of her depth IMO.
      That said, it makes for a very interesting final week.

  2. Charger Salmons

    Hardly ducking.
    She had already been involved in the Sky programme being interrogated by Paxman last week and that simply turned into a cringe-fest with Paxman simply interrupting her to make himself look like a Poundshop Andrew Neil.
    I think she’s right to play to her strengths and avoid her weaknesses.
    And why should she play the broadcaster’s game ? You saw how dreadfully biased the live audience was last night.The baying pitchfork wavers do not represent the electorate.

    1. Lord Snowflakee

      This is true. if you watched BBC coverage last night you’d swear Corbyn the incumbent was leading by 10 points However the previous day the big story was about how that clever BBC lady had tripped him up over his sums. Childish, worthless and puerile beyond belief.

    2. martco


      the reason I don’t respect her leadership qualities is because she won’t stand in the same room with her adversaries and DEBATE.

      forget that Paxman format shite, twas just a fudge, wtf is it with “leaders” like her and Kenny that are so personally weak they can’t form their own arguments anymore, they need their PR gurus to sit for an hour have a strategy meeting 1st to make up an answer.

      For me an unwillingness to stand in a room with others and explain yourself and defend your policies and ideology is a cop out.

      You can say what you want but at least the likes of Haughey and Fitzgerald were willing to face off and have a good barney and attempt HONESTLY to win your vote.

      this modern day tv “debate” fudgery is disrespectful to me and my fellow voters. and I know who I wouldn’t vote for based on this behaviour.

      I find her like I find Kenny. Simply unbelievable.

      1. martco

        or as Armando Iannucci just put it on Twitter:

        “So far, the only person Theresa May has debated on TV is her husband”


        1. Charger Salmons

          I suspect Phillip May is rather better known than Armando Iannucci to most British voters.
          But if it’s on Twitter it must be true.

          1. Sheik Yahbouti

            Strange. I had not heard of Philip May, but am familiar with the work of Mr Ianucci, who is I believe quite famous.

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