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Post by plaques » 12 Feb 2019, 08:47

Gavin Williamson is obviously in the make Britain 'Great' again mode. sending out "Swarm squadrons" of drones. In aircraft terminology a squadron is between 12 to 24 planes hardly a 'swarm'. We must be making a lot of drones to make a swarm of squadrons. They can't be called a 'flight' since this is used to describe 3 to 6 planes. Just to put things into perspective on of the last big swarms of Locus in America with billions of insects measured 150 mile x 50 miles. Perhaps a flock or a buzz, anything but a swarm.

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Post by PanBiker » 12 Feb 2019, 09:42

I truly believe that bloke should be sectioned. :sad:
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Post by Tizer » 12 Feb 2019, 10:04

Simon Jenkins's last words in his article on Gavin Wiliamson in The Guardian as linked by SCG elsewhere on this forum:
`Williamson’s speech reads like the pompous rantings of a 1950s Tory on the make. It cannot conceivably have been cleared with colleagues, let alone the Treasury. It is best forgotten.'

There is an MP, I forget her name, who currently refers to claims like those of Williamson as `unicorns', i.e. based on myth.

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Post by Tripps » 12 Feb 2019, 10:54

PanBiker wrote:
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I truly believe that bloke should be sectioned.
I agree - put him in a mixed sex ward next to Mrs May. :laugh5:
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Post by Stanley » 13 Feb 2019, 04:18

It would have to be a very large ward.........
I sincerely believe that there is something about the 'traditional structure' of Parliament that encourages withdrawal from real life, delusion and ultimately a form of madness. Only the strongest minded can survive and they stay on the back benches labelled as 'the awkward squad'. High time we ditched tradition and had a modern assembly with no ribbons on the coat hooks for your sword......
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Post by Tizer » 13 Feb 2019, 16:30

...yes and there is room for improvement in the standard of behaviour. :smile:

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Post by Stanley » 14 Feb 2019, 03:04

That could be more difficult. Pay MPs better to encourage more poor candidates? Make being rich and university educated less of an advantage?
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Post by Stanley » 04 Mar 2019, 13:34

Heard on World at One on R4.
Commenting on Anti-Semitism in a left wing party without noting similar tendencies in right wing ones raises questions about the honesty of the interlocutor (US Senator, a lady, commenting on Labour's current woes and media reaction to them. She has a point!)
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Post by Tripps » 04 Mar 2019, 14:57

I think that could be an example of 'whataboutery' - an updated version of 'tu quoque'

the technique or practice of responding to an accusation or difficult question by making a counter-accusation or raising a different issue. :smile:
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Post by Stanley » 05 Mar 2019, 04:36

Funny, I just saw it as a very perceptive remark that chimes with my thoughts on the matter.
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Post by Stanley » 11 Mar 2019, 04:18

Here's what Cardinal Wolsey, our top foreign negotiator, said at the height of his powers under Henry VIII in about 1520.... "The making of a treaty is the treaty.It doesn't matter what the terms are, just that there are terms. It's the goodwill that matters and when that runs out the treaty is broken, no matter what the terms say".
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Post by Tripps » 19 Mar 2019, 00:35

It's late but . . . :smile:

"France’s EU minister names her cat 'Brexit' because ‘he meows loudly to be let out but just stands there when I open the door"
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Post by Stanley » 19 Mar 2019, 04:00

:good:
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Post by Tripps » 22 Mar 2019, 10:56

Heard on TV following yesterdays EU summit, where in front of 27 heads of government, she evaded all questions. She's been doing it at PMQ's for ages - didn't work in this forum though. :smile:

"If I had been Mrs May's lawyer, I'd have advised her not to take the stand."
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Post by Stanley » 23 Mar 2019, 03:52

And all the Brexiteers do is scoff at the EU administration saying it is too bureaucratic...... It works better than ours!!
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Post by Tizer » 23 Mar 2019, 10:12

They conveniently forget that there are 27 other countries in the EU that have to be satisfied. We are only one country and we can't make a decision in nearly 3 years.

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Post by plaques » 23 Mar 2019, 22:26

Stanley wrote but at the moment I don't feel like doing anything energetic..... ennui perhaps?

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Post by Stanley » 24 Mar 2019, 03:05

Possibly..... I heard a woman on the radio yesterday who was being treated for cancer and she said that she knew she was lucky and was getting good treatment but she said the worst thing was the constant nag of appointments and treatments at the hospital. It made her weary. I identified absolutely with that.....
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Post by Tripps » 24 Mar 2019, 11:49

From 'The Conservative Woman' blog and 'The Diary of a Nobody' - a metaphor for Mrs May's agreement / plan / treaty. :smile:

Mr Lupin Pooter had it right:
‘In spite of my instructions, that blanc-mange was brought up again for supper. To make matters worse, there had been an attempt to disguise it, by placing it in a glass dish with jam round it. Carrie asked Lupin if he would have some, and he replied: “No second-hand goods for me, thank you.” I told Carrie, when we were alone, if that blanc-mange were placed on the table again I should walk out of the house.’
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Post by Stanley » 25 Mar 2019, 03:51

Mr Pooter was naïve but right on so many things.....
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Post by Tripps » 26 Mar 2019, 19:22

Perceptive quote from Andrew Neil to the news that an all female space walk has been cancelled since they don't have enough of the right sized space suits -

"It’s surely not rocket science to be able to plan for two female spacesuits"
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Post by Stanley » 27 Mar 2019, 03:32

I like the way they coyly referred to "Medium Upper Torso"......
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Post by Tizer » 29 Mar 2019, 11:51

Mrs Tiz returned from a week hunting wild flowers in the mountains of Spain. They had a pact not to mention Brexit. She's just got up to date with the Brexit news and summarised it succinctly as: `They're playing silly buggers in Parliament!' :smile:

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Post by Stanley » 30 Mar 2019, 03:45

Make that woman PM......
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Post by Tripps » 02 Apr 2019, 17:58

BBC news reporter outside 10 Downing Street waiting expectantly for the promised important (latest) statement from the Prime Minister.

"The Cabinet have been in there for so long that may soon be liable for Council Tax. She's not letting them out before she's made her statement - so she can get her message out before the leaks start. "
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