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  1. Wheeler

    Bye bye Treason May?

    The important question is what does Mrs Bone think?
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    The twilight zone has arrived

    Are we sure they are all humans?
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    Who’s volunteering for the NHS then?

    "I for one am opposed to the idea of unqualified people playing God in our hospitals. This should be left to the professionals." - Dr Harold Shipman (Rtd) "Well-meaning but unqualified people would only get in the way" - Nurse Beverly Allitt "I could fix it for more of my friends to help out" - Sir James Saville Seriously though, there are a lot of volunteers already running things like the League of Friends and patient transport anyway. The Macmillan unit at my local hospital has regular helpers making tea and coffee etc.
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    Bye bye Treason May?

    Indeed, I think that is more accurate - I was too busy shouting at the radio to hear clearly. The Mail on Sunday has a handy template to fill and send to wavering MPs to get them to support the deal, along with the email addresses of the MPs in the strongest leave voting areas. I infer from that, that the remainers are supporting the deal and the leavers aren’t.
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    Bye bye Treason May?

    I caught the news headlines on the radio round at my aged parent’s this teatime. If we* don’t support May’s deal we will either drop out with a no deal, stay in or have another referendum. Incisive reporting there. * I’m not an MP so I don’t think I get a vote on the deal so my support or opposition is worth fuck all
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    Celebrity Death Sweepstake 2019

    1) Ruth Bader Ginsburg 2) J.J. Abrams 3) The EU
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    How Populist are you?

    Though I didn't really understand the questions.
  8. Wheeler

    War with Russia?

    Paging @The Masked Tulip, 17 planes 17th letter of the alphabet is Q. If that isn’t proof then I don’t know what is!
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    War with Russia?

    If only our aircraft carrier had been there, we could have sent up 0 planes to intercept the Russian ones.
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    War with Russia?

    We need to ask Kenny Everett what we should do.
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    New Gold Dream - where everybody wants to live

    I went to university with a guy from Sunderland. Whenever things were a bit quiet in the student union bar we used to call him a geordie to start a fight.
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    Social Credit - WTF

    I think it is a good idea, as long as I'm in charge of setting the weightings for the algorithm.
  13. Wheeler

    Bye bye Treason May?

    It isn't clear how this is going to play out. Clearly May will want to get her deal through but what are the options? Leadership challenge. To get rid of May the ERG would need to get over half of the Tory MPs to vote against her in a no confidence vote. That means they need to get around 160 votes. Are there that many that are opposed to the EU or that worried about losing their seats in a future GE? Even if there are then to get a new leader in place could take a couple of months, and there is no guarantee that the new leader would be opposed to the deal anyway (in deed if not in word). No confidence vote. It would be possible for Corbyn to get a no confidence vote in the Government through with the help of the DUP. I don't think he would want to until after April. He's spent his whole career being an opposition MP, even when Labour was in power. The last thing he will want is to be in charge for the couple of months prior to Brexit. Defeat the withdrawal arrangement vote. Probably the best option. It's difficult to work out if this would be possible as presumably there will be support for it from some of the Torys, the Liberals and some of Labour. So I don't think there will be a leadership challenge or no confidence vote. May will stay as leader at least until the vote on the deal. If she loses that then she could use that as her escape. I think she is too stubborn though so will stay.
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    When did you (mostly) stop buying things?

    My recent purchases have been some silver coins, some Centrica shares and a box set of It Ain't Half Hot Mum. I know the So-Called BBC will get some money from that but I'm hoping their NPC brains will exploded when they try and reconcile making money and non-PC programmes. Next week I'll be buying a new bicycle but only because I need one ... to go with the 4 I already own.
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    Have I been radicalised?

    25 for me. I think I’d score higher on the curmudgeon index though.