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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:13 am    Post subject: Is this our chance... Reply with quote

...to get rid of Nicola Sturgeon and Diane Abbott in one go??? (most of the N Irish politicians i've just written off anyway)
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fingers crossed!

Unfortunately, I feel the rabid, blinkered nationalists up here will keep the ginger dwarf in place
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roscoemck wrote:
keep the ginger dwarf in place


Didn't 92 get rid of Neil Kinnock?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jibberjim wrote:
Roscoemck wrote:
keep the ginger dwarf in place


Didn't 92 get rid of Neil Kinnock?


he went on to earn a fortune from the cash cow that is (was) the EU

also the originator of one of the best quotes of modern politics that perhaps Ms abbott would benefit from a reminder...
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nicola Sturgeon aka the Poison Dwarf (Dallas TV series, 1970's/80's)
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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Russ Abbott on form this morning....
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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Politicians really do need to learn to answer questions that is for sure.

Re the specifics of ' would you press the button' though that is a tricky question to answer.

1. As I understand it each prime minister has the final say in a letter given to submarine commanders on taking power. So Abbott couldn't really answer this, for whatever policy may say, it is the prime ministers letter that matters.

2. You don't really want your enemies knowing how you would react, as it could (1) encourage pre emptive strike or (2) eradicate your power and influence as you get effectively ignored.

3. You also need to consider how effective our nuclear deterrent is anyway. With one or two subs out at Sea at any point in time, with ageing missiles, big aggressors might just see us as thorns in their sides as opposed to an effective deterrent.

4. Equally while politicians globally vie for power, there is evidence that people globally are evolving into friendlier creatures (due in part to travel, the Internet, technology etc) who may be less keen than policians to press that button.

So all told she was between a rock and a hard place, but she should have answered the question.
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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With all the iPhones she has famously had on expenses, you would think she would be a bit more prepared.
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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

explorerJC wrote:
Russ Abbott on form this morning....


Followed up this morning by her comedy partner, Mr. I Am Giving You Assurances.
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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tin Pot wrote:
explorerJC wrote:
Russ Abbott on form this morning....


Followed up this morning by her comedy partner, Mr. I Am Giving You Assurances.


the comedic tradition of UK politicians is alive and well... Smile
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