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by RogerOThornhill
Fri 22 Oct, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Friday 22nd October 2021
Replies: 15
Views: 120

Re: Friday 22nd October 2021

Good afternoon.

Incoming car crash...

by RogerOThornhill
Wed 20 Oct, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Wednesday 20th October 2021
Replies: 31
Views: 171

Re: Wednesday 20th October 2021

Good afternoon. Hope all is well here - been a bit on the busy side recently...and currently waiting for an email from 'er indoors to collect her from her chemo session. Sounds like the PM was not as well-informed as he could have been about his own legislation at PMQs which is a surprise to everyon...
by RogerOThornhill
Fri 15 Oct, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Friday 15th October 2021
Replies: 13
Views: 175

Re: Friday 15th October 2021

Awful news about David Amess.

All sides of the political divide need to tone down the rhetoric - and yes, that includes Angela Rayner but the other wide aren't innocent of it either - too much woke and Remoaners still.
by RogerOThornhill
Thu 14 Oct, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Thursday 14th October 2021
Replies: 22
Views: 204

Re: Thursday 14th October 2021

Meanwhile Restore Trust can't be trusted... National Trust election candidate ‘not consulted’ about ‘anti-woke’ backing https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/oct/14/national-trust-election-candidate-not-consulted-about-anti-woke-backing Michael Goodhart, 67, told the Guardian he was shocked to se...
by RogerOThornhill
Thu 14 Oct, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Thursday 14th October 2021
Replies: 22
Views: 204

Re: Thursday 14th October 2021

Finally... Sarah Everard: Commissioner Philip Allott resigns https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-58915325 North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Philip Allott had faced sustained criticism for urging women to be "streetwise" in a radio interview. The bac...
by RogerOThornhill
Wed 13 Oct, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Wednesday 13th October 2021
Replies: 22
Views: 295

Re: Wednesday 13th October 2021

The elections for committee members of the national Trust are coming up soon...and Restore Trust are running someone called Stephen Green. Not just any Stephen Green but the particularly nasty individual that was/is connected to Christian Voice. https://twitter.com/cmooresci/status/1448274239166066705
by RogerOThornhill
Tue 12 Oct, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Tuesday, 12th October 2021
Replies: 18
Views: 284

Re: Tuesday, 12th October 2021

Good afternoon.

Ouch!

by RogerOThornhill
Mon 11 Oct, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Monday 11th October 2021
Replies: 5
Views: 177

Re: Monday 11th October 2021

Good morning.

I guess it must be a different Lord frost that is now saying that the deal that Lord Frost negotiated is unworkable and needs to be thrown in the bin...

by RogerOThornhill
Sun 10 Oct, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th October 2021
Replies: 35
Views: 510

Re: Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th October 2021

In other news...this is just depressing. UK’s ‘strictest’ headteacher Katharine Birbalsingh made social mobility chief https://www.theguardian.com/society/2021/oct/10/uks-strictest-headteacher-katharine-birbalsingh-made-social-mobility-chief Boris Johnson’s senior advisers, the husband-and-wife team...
by RogerOThornhill
Sun 10 Oct, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th October 2021
Replies: 35
Views: 510

Re: Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th October 2021

tinyclanger2 wrote: Sun 10 Oct, 2021 3:55 pm It's a gift.
...is a great film starring W.C.Fields.

Some of the funniest sequences you'll ever likely to see on film including when he's trying to sleep on the verandah, and when Mr Muckle the blind man comes over to Fields' shop.
by RogerOThornhill
Wed 06 Oct, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Wednesday 6th October 2021
Replies: 13
Views: 257

Re: Wednesday 6th October 2021

Oops.

Tory Councillor also a supporter of Patriotic Alternative.

by RogerOThornhill
Wed 06 Oct, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Wednesday 6th October 2021
Replies: 13
Views: 257

Re: Wednesday 6th October 2021

And obviously into recycling jokes as well as policies...

by RogerOThornhill
Wed 06 Oct, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Wednesday 6th October 2021
Replies: 13
Views: 257

Re: Wednesday 6th October 2021

Good afternoon.

Well, I never...

by RogerOThornhill
Tue 05 Oct, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Tuesday 5th October 2021
Replies: 29
Views: 416

Re: Tuesday 5th October 2021

And apparently everyone working from home has a peloton...
by RogerOThornhill
Tue 05 Oct, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Tuesday 5th October 2021
Replies: 29
Views: 416

Re: Tuesday 5th October 2021

I used to think that Halfon was - for a Tory - reasonably OK. But this is just awful.

by RogerOThornhill
Tue 05 Oct, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Tuesday 5th October 2021
Replies: 29
Views: 416

Re: Tuesday 5th October 2021

Good afternoon. Another lie...or as he goes on to say " She was just hopelessly out of her depth in a conversation panel with some big cheese from Pinewood and doesn’t actually know anything." - sounds about right.

by RogerOThornhill
Mon 04 Oct, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Monday 4th October 2021
Replies: 17
Views: 315

Re: Monday 4th October 2021

You'd never have guessed that Jake Berry has interest in commercial property from this embarrassingly lame 'joke'...

by RogerOThornhill
Mon 04 Oct, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Monday 4th October 2021
Replies: 17
Views: 315

Re: Monday 4th October 2021

This is a good point. Labour could get stuck in just opposing Tory policies rather than pointing out what more could be done. They could also point out the reality of what is happening in London...

by RogerOThornhill
Mon 04 Oct, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Monday 4th October 2021
Replies: 17
Views: 315

Re: Monday 4th October 2021

Good afternoon.

As gigs go, the one to make your heart sink must surely be this one...



Sam Freedman pointed out that either Dorries doesn't know what nepotism means or forgot that she employed both daughters at public expense...
by RogerOThornhill
Sun 03 Oct, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd October 2021
Replies: 45
Views: 553

Re: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd October 2021

Oh terrific...HT turned crank leader of his own little pressure group goes to the DfE and takes his Campaign for Common Sense (sic) with him I presume. Zahawi appoints former head Mark Lehain as policy adviser https://schoolsweek.co.uk/zahawi-appoints-former-head-mark-lehain-as-policy-adviser/ After...
by RogerOThornhill
Sun 03 Oct, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd October 2021
Replies: 45
Views: 553

Re: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd October 2021

Time for him to go I would say...wouldn't be at all surprised if Central Office are begging him to stay on until after conference is over.

by RogerOThornhill
Sun 03 Oct, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd October 2021
Replies: 45
Views: 553

Re: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd October 2021

Good afternoon.

So how are different aspects of 'levelling up' going?

Oh.

by RogerOThornhill
Tue 28 Sep, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Tuesday 28th September 2021
Replies: 32
Views: 462

Re: Tuesday 28th September 2021

Good evening. Well, I have 'er indoors back indoors again - high temperature on Sunday morning involved dropping her at A&E and then sitting at home waiting for an email saying "please come and collect me" - which today seemed to take forever. There are still long queues for petrol at ...
by RogerOThornhill
Mon 27 Sep, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Monday 27th September 2021
Replies: 9
Views: 281

Re: Monday 27th September 2021

Good afternoon.

One fewer stick to beat Labour with...

by RogerOThornhill
Sat 25 Sep, 2021 11:26 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th September 2021
Replies: 50
Views: 859

Re: Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th September 2021

So Daubney - born 1970 - remembers the power cuts that didn't happen in the Winter of Discontent?

Daft pillock.

He's been taking lessons on "poltical things I can remember when I was a child" from Hannan...

by RogerOThornhill
Thu 23 Sep, 2021 8:45 am
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Thursday 23rd September 2021
Replies: 28
Views: 547

Re: Thursday 23rd September 2021

Good morning. 'Er indoors chemo went well enough after an initial bad reaction to the first dose, they calmed it down and tried again after 40 minutes. The shake-up to the power sector can only be a good thing - way too many small firms chasing after a fairly static customer base. And nothing, as I ...
by RogerOThornhill
Wed 22 Sep, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Wednesday 22nd September 2021
Replies: 26
Views: 510

Re: Wednesday 22nd September 2021

Remember that "oh, although he's not chairman, he'll still be on from time to time"?

I guess not now...

by RogerOThornhill
Wed 22 Sep, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Wednesday 22nd September 2021
Replies: 26
Views: 510

Re: Wednesday 22nd September 2021

I note that Simon Heffer is awfully cross about the MCC changing the rules of the game to include 'batter' and claims it is all ultra-woke.

Meanwhile...



Quite.
by RogerOThornhill
Wed 22 Sep, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Wednesday 22nd September 2021
Replies: 26
Views: 510

Re: Wednesday 22nd September 2021

Good afternoon. Happy Birthday AK! I had a quick bit of panic thinking that I might have forgotten someone's birthday then realised that the birthday season has gone. Anyway, 'er indoors chemo session has just started - only an hour and 20 mins late so no idea when I'll be required to stick my taxi ...
by RogerOThornhill
Mon 20 Sep, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Monday 20th September 2021
Replies: 20
Views: 460

Re: Monday 20th September 2021

And I see my mate Calvin has been doubling down on his claim that he wouldn't send his kids to any state school in the country. Which presumably includes the one where he was a Director for about 18 months...Ms Birbalsingh's Michaela Community School. Which is kinda interesting... https://twitter.co...
by RogerOThornhill
Mon 20 Sep, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Monday 20th September 2021
Replies: 20
Views: 460

Re: Monday 20th September 2021

Good afternoon. Interesting take on the lack of "Local Government" in the new department's name. Do they give a LUHC about local government? https://www.lgcplus.com/politics/lgc-briefing/do-they-give-a-luhc-about-local-government-20-09-2021/ There is no doubt about it that local government...
by RogerOThornhill
Wed 15 Sep, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Wednesday 15th September 2021
Replies: 21
Views: 521

Re: Wednesday 15th September 2021

In fact, what with the Jess Barmmar appointment, the Gibb Brothers have had a really bad day...
by RogerOThornhill
Wed 15 Sep, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Wednesday 15th September 2021
Replies: 21
Views: 521

Re: Wednesday 15th September 2021

Oh, Nick Gibb has finally gone!

Great - hopefully an end to 'knowledge-rich curriculum', lies about the 2007 curriculum stripped of knowledge, or ignoring anything other than their favourites in the academy sector.
by RogerOThornhill
Wed 15 Sep, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Wednesday 15th September 2021
Replies: 21
Views: 521

Re: Wednesday 15th September 2021

I'd say that the BBC has had a pretty good day all told...one fewer stick with which to beat them. No criminal inquiry into Martin Bashir’s Diana interview, say police https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/sep/15/no-criminal-inquiry-into-martin-bashirs-diana-interview-say-police In a statement on...
by RogerOThornhill
Wed 15 Sep, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Wednesday 15th September 2021
Replies: 21
Views: 521

Re: Wednesday 15th September 2021

And the Vaccines Minister is now Sec of State for Education.

That might tell you something about the priorities right now I think...
by RogerOThornhill
Wed 15 Sep, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Wednesday 15th September 2021
Replies: 21
Views: 521

Re: Wednesday 15th September 2021

Jess Brammar has got the BBC job she was tipped for - major defeat for the Staines sewer and his nexus. Excellent - facing down No 10 & Robbie Gibb. And with Dowden gone from Culture maybe the Culture Warriors have realised they're not actually getting very far. And no surprise to see the Twitt...
by RogerOThornhill
Wed 15 Sep, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Wednesday 15th September 2021
Replies: 21
Views: 521

Re: Wednesday 15th September 2021

Nothing could be worse than Dowden surely? Why, yes, something could... Nadine Dorries may be the next culture secretary, the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg reports. Dorries, currently a health minister, is a very successful fiction writer, which means she would be better qualified to represent the creative...
by RogerOThornhill
Wed 15 Sep, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Wednesday 15th September 2021
Replies: 21
Views: 521

Re: Wednesday 15th September 2021

Good morning.

So how much does this Government care about Northern Ireland?

Not much by the look of it. What sort of message does that send them when they're getting the most incompetent Edu Secretary ever?

by RogerOThornhill
Mon 13 Sep, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Monday 13th September 2021
Replies: 6
Views: 240

Re: Monday 13th September 2021

Andrew Neil has left the building...for most of the time anyway.
GB News
@GBNEWS
Our Chairman and Presenter Andrew Neil has stepped down from his roles at GB News and will instead appear as a regular guest commentator on our shows.
5:40 PM · Sep 13, 2021·Twitter Web App
by RogerOThornhill
Mon 13 Sep, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Monday 13th September 2021
Replies: 6
Views: 240

Re: Monday 13th September 2021

Good morning. From the pages of a crank grouping I give you...let's have all the cranks in one place! Work together, gentlemen, and save our country https://www.conservativewoman.co.uk/work-together-gentlemen-and-save-our-country/ This would be highly amusing though - think of the fallouts that woul...
by RogerOThornhill
Sun 12 Sep, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th September 2021
Replies: 24
Views: 652

Re: Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th September 2021

Good evening. Spent the day in Cambridge meeting up with brother & his partner - first time all of us have met since...not sure when - quite a while. After lunch we headed off to the Botanic Gardens, all except our daughter who couldn't find where she'd left her bike, and then couldn't find the ...
by RogerOThornhill
Thu 09 Sep, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Thursday 9th September 2021
Replies: 8
Views: 292

Re: Thursday 9th September 2021

Good evening.

I see HMQ has decided to do a bit of trolling of the Telegraph & GB News...

by RogerOThornhill
Sun 05 Sep, 2021 8:56 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th September 2021
Replies: 36
Views: 767

Re: Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th September 2021

PorFavor wrote: Sun 05 Sep, 2021 8:43 pm @RogerOThornhill

Happy Birthday!
Thank you - and others of course.

My day was spent swimming, gardening (rare for me), clearing out the cat's litter tray, and putting the bins out.

The excitement never stops here!
by RogerOThornhill
Sun 05 Sep, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th September 2021
Replies: 36
Views: 767

Re: Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th September 2021

I've just seen this about an FOI relating to Lord Sumption... Why we should cherish the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom for complying with the Freedom of Information Act, when other public bodies would not have done https://davidallengreen.com/2021/09/why-we-should-cherish-the-supreme-court-of-t...
by RogerOThornhill
Sun 05 Sep, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th September 2021
Replies: 36
Views: 767

Re: Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th September 2021

Good afternoon.

I find this hard to believe, and I'm not quite sure how it happened but I am 62 today.

Help yourself to some cake.
by RogerOThornhill
Fri 03 Sep, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Friday 3rd September 2021
Replies: 7
Views: 259

Re: Friday 3rd September 2021

In other news, 'er indoors is going to have to go back on the intravenous chemo as the tablet form clearly isn't working - tumour marker in the blood went up again.

6 doses at 4 weekly intervals...I make that she'll be working from home until about next March.

Never goes away does it?
by RogerOThornhill
Fri 03 Sep, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Friday 3rd September 2021
Replies: 7
Views: 259

Re: Friday 3rd September 2021

...while another one has still to return. This is interesting.

by RogerOThornhill
Fri 03 Sep, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Friday 3rd September 2021
Replies: 7
Views: 259

Re: Friday 3rd September 2021

Another one joining GB News I see...

by RogerOThornhill
Tue 31 Aug, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Tuesday 31st August 2021
Replies: 37
Views: 781

Re: Tuesday 31st August 2021

I see Lionel Shriver is, unironically, complaining about foreigners in London again...

by RogerOThornhill
Mon 30 Aug, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Bank Holiday Weekend 28th, 29th & 30th August 2021
Replies: 33
Views: 817

Re: Bank Holiday Weekend 28th, 29th & 30th August 2021

Good to see Paul Embery is getting widely ridiculed for this.