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62 thoughts on “De Sunday Papers

  1. Ollie Cromwell

    Jacob Rees-Mogg is the true voice of Blighty.
    Polite but resolute.
    Firm but fair.
    And he’s bang on the money – time to stand up to European bullies.
    Again.

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    1. Brother Barnabas

      just a pity about the historical ignorance, economic naivety and all-round geeky nerdishness

      other than that, he’s a geezer

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      1. Ollie Cromwell

        ” Historical ignorance ” – he graduated in history from Oxford University.
        ” Economic naivety “- the Moggster became a multi-millionaire as a partner in Somerset Capital Management which he help found.His gaffs include a Grade 2 listed manor house in Somerset and a £5.625 million townhouse behind Westminster Abbey he purchased this yeae.
        ” All-round geeky nerdiness ” – well you got one thing right at least.
        Back to shouting and roaring from your barstool in the expats Plastic Paddy Arms.

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    2. Adama

      Eh? Whatcha talking about? Greasy-Moggy is a complete fuppwit. He’s like a character from a 1940s whodunnit by Agatha Christie. The affected manners, posture and clothing is designed to lead to you to believe he’s the UK personified, it’s just a pastiche. He has nothing to lose personally from Brexit, unlike the millions of ordinary Brits he and others deceived with spin*

      Disclaimer: I may have just come in from the pub.

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    3. Otis Blue

      Ollie,

      You’re a man of the World.

      A True irredentist and patriot.

      You sing an Empire song.

      You’ve your finger on the Little England pulse. You know what makes them tick in Sunderland and Slough, in Prestatyn, Dundee and Humberside. These Leeds side streets you slip down…

      But answer me this… Come March 29th next, will the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland have exited the Single Market and Customs Union in accordance with the expressed wishes of 52% of the electorate?

      Anything less than this is failure.

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      1. SOQ

        The only one calling this game of bluff out is Corbyn. The framing of bad deal or no deal is nonsense because the EU has already offered a one year extension period to the negotiations and they will extend that again if need be.

        It is only rich Tories who are demanding everything must be finalised by next March because they know that the longer it goes on, the less chance it has of succeeding.

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    4. small ads

      I say, steady on, old chap.

      Moggy Moggy Moggy, Moi, Moi, Moi (as the French mock him) is the man who said the increase in people using food banks was “rather uplifting” (because of the charity involved); however he dismissed the £250,000 spent on MPs’ portraits as trivial by saying “I’m all for saving money, saving money right, left and centre, but this is chicken feed”. He says he’s never changed a Pamper because “nanny wouldn’t approve” because she’d think he’d “do it wrong”, but feels competent to steer his country through the difficult waters of leaving the world’s biggest trading bloc and going it alone…? He’s an ultra-Catholic who is opposed to abortion after rape and people having the right to marry the person they love if they’re homosexual. He has been criticised for his company’s multi-million pound investments in Russian companies with links to the Kremlin and Russian oligarchs, and its heavy investment in a company that has subsequently been blamed for more than 100 deaths in South Africa’s worst-ever listeria outbreak, in which 100 died (Tiger Brands). In his parliament, he has used cynical filibustering to stymie bills.

      Is this really the man you think would be best leader for your country? If so, you should definitely rush back to live there, to take advantage of the wonderful surge in living standards and kindness his empowerment would obviously usher in.

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        1. SOQ

          The whole topic is disturbing but these things did happen. For the most part, republicans policed Catholic areas during the troubles but the same happened on the other side too. They couldn’t lock people up so they shot them but, knowing what we know now, British intelligence had a very active part to play in it all.

          The problem is that it is still going on. There are regular reports of punishment shootings even now which makes you wonder if it was ever out of necessity or, that it was and still is, just violent thugs intimidating their own communities in order to exercise control.

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          1. Clampers Outside!

            I understand that SOQ, and that is the point of the film, which I do intend to see.
            What’s silly is what I see as the reviewers lack of interest in all of that, in the topic of the film… I came away after reading it not knowing why it got three stars, what was disliked nor liked. It’s a poorly written piece in more ways than Clark pointed to.

          2. SOQ

            @ Clampers, I very much doubt if MI5’s involvement in crippling kids will ever appear in a film or documentary.

  2. Clampers Outside!

    The farts on a bus go,
    round and round,
    round and round,
    round and round.

    The farts on a bus go,
    round and round,
    air conned along… >_<

    And they're not mine… I want off the stinky bus !! :)

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  3. Ollie Cromwell

    I know you think Ollie Cromwell is a one-trick pony caring only about Brexit and its and my ability to send some posters on here into a deeply satisfying paroxysm of rage and post-colonial angst.
    But I do occasionally post on other things.
    Apart from eating vast quantities of food obvs.
    For instance how much the theme song from the 20015 Elijah Wood movie Green Street Hooligans is a direct rip-off of a Dire Straits song.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrCJt686CAM
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhdFe3evXpk

    And back to Brexit – things stirring in Brussels tonight.May about to enter her second week of Brexit hell.

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  4. Ollie Cromwell

    I know you think Ollie Cromwell is a one-trick pony caring only about Brexit and its and my ability to send some posters on here into a deeply satisfying paroxysm of rage and post-colonial angst.
    But I do occasionally post on other things.
    Apart from eating vast quantities of food obvs.
    For instance how much the theme song from the 20015 Elijah Wood movie Green Street Hooligans is a direct rip-off of a Dire Straits song.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrCJt686CAM

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  5. Ollie Cromwell

    And here’s that song.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhdFe3evXpk

    And back to Brexit – things stirring in Brussels tonight.May about to enter her second week of Brexit hell.
    And early exit polls from the Bavarian elections sees Merkel’s sister party suffering their worst result in 60 with the hard-right AfD doing well.
    Con CSU 34
    Green Grüne 17
    Right AfD 15
    FW 12
    Left SPD 9
    FDP 5,5
    Hard left -Linke 4,5

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  6. Ollie Cromwell

    Cracking piece in the New York Times ( of all places ) on how the Democrats are making the same old mistakes in the mid-terms.

    ” A #MeToo movement that moved all-too swiftly from righteous indignation against undoubted predators like Harvey Weinstein to a vendetta culture based on rumors and whisper networks based on self-censorship. Twitter mobs getting people fired and speakers canceled. ”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/12/opinion/liberals-trump-midterms-2020-election.html

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  7. millie st murderlark

    You know, I’ve been thinking, what we really need here is yet another thread of comments where we dissect Brexit in all it’s hairy, greasy minutiae. It’s not dull or repetitive in the extreme.

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    1. SOQ

      Brexit is on a timeline Millie. For those of us who care, for those of us who are already losing our livelihoods or may lose their livelihoods, it is VERY important topic. Interesting how the a particular troll is not so vocal these days mind.

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      1. millie st murderlark

        So I heard.

        Doesn’t make the endless conversation around it any less tiresome, when so much of it is repetitive, even if it is undoubtedly relevant. The same could be said for the recent referendum, though on something of a smaller scale. It’s wholly divisive.

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        1. Cian

          It looks like any comments on the presidential election will be removed…. So we’re stuck with brexit and random things that look like Ireland.

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          1. millie st murderlark

            Fupp it.

            There’s a puddle of wee outside the local spar every weekend and it ALWAYS seems to look like Ireland. And no, I don’t do photos.

          2. millie st murderlark

            No. Unless you count using it as an efficient means of stabbing the people who keep taking my stapler.

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