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Can you possibly imagine a UK with Corbyn in charge, no defence,  no nato membership, unions running riot, free benefits for all and anyone with any entrepreneurial leanings in handcuffs.

It was either that.....or the priesthood

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Chriscoop wrote:

Can you possibly imagine a UK with Corbyn in charge, no defence,  no nato membership, unions running riot, free benefits for all and anyone with any entrepreneurial leanings in handcuffs.

Thank goodness that it will never happen!  ajb007/amazed

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ajb007/lol

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au contraire gentlemen, as we speak. Jeremy is planning not just the complete take over of Labour, but
The entire UK.  ajb007/biggrin  that's if they can still call it labour. As apparently there's moves a foot, to remove the
Ownership of the name  ajb007/lol  .... Poor old Labour, just how bad can it get.

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Perhaps they could call it:

https://s31.postimg.cc/it790am8n/image.jpg

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ajb007/lol  a yes a skilfully Corbyn move,  manoeuvering ukip into the opposition  ajb007/rolleyes

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I wonder if at a labour Meeting, does Jeremy sit at a long table, backlit, and speaking
In a soft voice ...... "Sit Down ! Don't let me interrupt you "   ajb007/biggrin

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Yes and stroking his pet pussy, it's called Diane Abbot  ajb007/biggrin

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ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol

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Doesn't tp just set those up nicely  ajb007/smile

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I won't hear a word said against Diane, she is a true socialist ....... Who just happened
To send her  kids to a lovely public school  ajb007/biggrin
Although Owen Smith looks like a young Phil Silvers  ajb007/lol
( I know many will have to Google both those names )

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ajb007/lol

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Thunderpussy wrote:

I won't hear a word said against Diane, she is a true socialist ....... Who just happened
To send her  kids to a lovely public school  ajb007/biggrin
Although Owen Smith looks like a young Phil Silvers  ajb007/lol
( I know many will have to Google both those names )

Yes, and she is totally anti-democratic in that she tried to legalise abortion in Northern Ireland through the back door by tabling an amendment to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill 2008. Thankfully this amendment was "talked out" and ran out of parliamentary time. This was actually due to horsetrading between Prime Minister Gordon Brown and the DUP Northern Ireland MPs who backed his 42 days detention clause in a Bill earlier on in 2008. Surely this is very sensitive matter of legalising abortion matter for the politicians and people of Northern Ireland and not a left-wing Labour backbench MP? A truly vile woman.  ajb007/mad

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/7520856.stm

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I really think there is a geographical split in Labour. In the Midlands and the North, labour supporters
Seem to want a more left wing party, while in the South of England they seem to want it to be more
Right wing ?
  So no matter how this works out, I think the Labour part is going to lose members to other parties.

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You're right, the south seem to be the new Labour Blairites while further north are the anti establishment socialists.  I wonder if the lib dems will profit from labours demise?

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Some British General Election archive footage (another passion of mine, sorry). ajb007/biggrin

This brilliance from then PM James Callaghan MP at the 1979 General Election count needs to be seen by everyone with an interest in UK politics:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sv0-stddBto

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Saddened to hear of the downfall of Keith Vaz- I had always respected him as a man of integrity and drive.

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Barbel wrote:

Saddened to hear of the downfall of Keith Vaz- I had always respected him as a man of integrity and drive.

Yes, I thought so too but it seems he's been rather reckless with his political career. Will he be able to hang on as an MP I wonder?

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Possibly, though I doubt it.

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Vaz was definitely a shining light in Labour.

Interesting to note that he sits on the NEC (holds the Black & Minority Ethnic Labour seat) and is (surprisingly) not hostile to Corbyn even if he's not an ally (he's backed Smith in the latest contest but was a vote in favour of Corbyn remaining on the ballot).

Perhaps he'll be able to hang on. I certainly hope so.

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From Blackadder 2 .....

Blackadder: Right. Now all we have to do is fill in this MP application form. Name: Baldrick. First name...?
Baldrick: Er, I'm not sure.
Blackadder: Well, you must have some idea...
Baldrick: Well, it might be Sod off.
Blackadder: What?
Baldrick: Well, when I used to play in the gutter, I used to say to the other snipes, "Hello, my name's Baldrick," and they'd say, "Yes, we know. Sod off, Baldrick."
Blackadder: All right, right right right right, Mr. S. Baldrick. Now; distinguishing features... None.
Baldrick: Well, I've got this big growth in the middle of my face.
Blackadder: That's your nose, Baldrick. Now; any history of insanity in the family? Tell you what, I'll cross out the in. Any history of *sanity* in the family? None whatsoever. Now then; criminal record...
Baldrick: Absolutely not.
Blackadder: Oh, come on, Baldrick, you're going to be an MP, for God's sake! I'll just put fraud and sexual deviancy. Now; minimum bribe level...
Baldrick: One turnip. Oh, hang on, I don't want to price myself out of the market.
Blackadder: Baldrick, I've always been meaning to ask: Do you have any ambitions in life apart from the acquisition of turnips?
Baldrick: Er, no.
Blackadder: So what would you do if I gave you a thousand pounds?
Baldrick: I'd get a little turnip of my own.
Blackadder: So what would you do if I gave you a million pounds?
Baldrick: Oh, that's different. I'd get a great big turnip in the country.
Blackadder: [someone knocks at the door] Oh God, I'll get that. Here
[pushes paper to Baldrick]
Blackadder: , sign here.
[motions where with his hand; Baldrick marks an 'X' on Edmund's palm; Edmund presses his palm against the application

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I must say that I'm a bit shocked about David Cameron's stepping down as an MP (for Witney, west Oxfordshire) yesterday but I suppose it was inevitable given how the new PM Theresa May has changed so many of his flagship policies. According to the newspapers today Cameron wanted to have the freedom to criticise the new May government and its differentiating policies from outside of Parliament by giving up being a backbench MP.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-37342152

David Cameron to stand down as an MP - BBC News:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbbWJ_CKRus

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Cameron Resignation Retrospective - The Huffington Post UK:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-KsLenF5G0

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Good riddance to bad rubbish  ajb007/martini

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Sir Miles wrote:

Good riddance to bad rubbish  ajb007/martini

Are you hoping that Theresa May will be a better PM?

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