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  • MetalDog 10 Sep 2012 17:20:36 23,863 posts
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    Alright, let's see who's buying drinks next election. Assuming they haven't turned the country into a half-drowned riot-riddled wasteland by then.

    -- boobs do nothing for me, I want moustaches and chest hair.

  • kalel 10 Sep 2012 17:25:23 89,167 posts
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    You always get two terms. It's the whole "Kruschev's letter" thing. You get to blame the last lot first time, then you get a second go and you've got nobody left to blame.

    On a similar note, ever considered why the word "revolution" is applied to an overthrowing of government? It's interesting that word was chosen. Almost has a built-in cynicism.
  • MetalDog 10 Sep 2012 17:27:50 23,863 posts
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    It's not a word I feel at liberty to use even in jest at the moment =)
    But yes, same shit different shovel a lot of the time and really nasty stuff in-between.

    One term for these guys. One. They're going down.

    -- boobs do nothing for me, I want moustaches and chest hair.

  • Tom_Servo 10 Sep 2012 17:27:55 18,082 posts
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    Who was the last one-term government over here?

    This is really steering a bit OT, but while we're talking about one-term governments, no party in the US has ever got a second term with the kind of unemployment figures Obama has right now. Just to put The Fear into you all, you know.
  • Deleted user 10 September 2012 21:47:40
    Boris will never get a chance at PM. His too progressive, the back benchers be up in arms every 5 minutes. However he has got a reputation of being quite shrewd and ruthless in the buisness room side of things. I guess there would be others that could fit into his cabinet though, zac goldsmith, kenneth clarke, perhaps david davis.

    Actually all tories i quite like. And i don't really like tories.
  • X201 10 Sep 2012 22:10:42 15,682 posts
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    Tom_Servo wrote:
    Who was the last one-term government over here?

    Ted Heath, Conservative, 1970-74
  • Dougs 10 Sep 2012 22:25:10 69,012 posts
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    The reason the Tories are likely to get in next time is because Labour have managed to find someone so bereft of ideas, charisma and impact. Staggering. Wouldn't surprise me if the Tories got in on a minority next time.
  • MrDigital 10 Sep 2012 22:45:45 1,866 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    The reason the Tories are likely to get in next time is because Labour have managed to find someone so bereft of ideas, charisma and impact. Staggering. Wouldn't surprise me if the Tories got in on a minority next time.
    I've been keeping up with UK Politics terribly recently, but on the charisma front I definitely agree about Milliband. It might be unfortunate that charisma is so immensely important these days in politics, but it's simply the way it is. So to choose someone like Milliband is either stupidity or knowingly suicide.

    Formerly TheStylishHobo and Geesh.

  • Deleted user 10 September 2012 22:52:01
    They recently had a twitter trend question of how long will it be you noticed if ed milliband happen to dissapear.

    The answers were rather humorous. (i.e 3 months 21 days etc)
  • disusedgenius 10 Sep 2012 22:53:38 5,513 posts
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    Geesh wrote:
    It might be unfortunate that charisma is so immensely important these days in politics, but it's simply the way it is.
    Probably wouldn't make much difference, it's not like he's particularly amazing in the content side of things either.
  • Dougs 10 Sep 2012 23:03:12 69,012 posts
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    He's just so utterly weak and unbelievable. Anyone else would be having a field day but he manages to just about shade PMQs, and that's being generous.
  • Tom_Servo 10 Sep 2012 23:08:05 18,082 posts
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    Admittedly I haven't seen PMQs in a while, but I usually thought Miliband was quite good. Cameron's all bluster and gets wound up too easily.
  • StarchildHypocrethes 10 Sep 2012 23:08:42 26,332 posts
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    Yeah, I cannot stand this batch of Tories in particular, but at the same time I'm not sure I could ever bring myself to vote for that pathetic simpering wretch sat opposite either.
  • Iain815 11 Sep 2012 01:28:09 436 posts
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    I still can fathom why Labour picked Ed over David.
  • localnotail 11 Sep 2012 04:30:48 23,093 posts
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    I suspect they picked Ed over David because they don't want to win the next election. With the economy in its current state, who would want to be responsible for it?

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • Ginger 11 Sep 2012 11:47:03 6,896 posts
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    localnotail wrote:
    I suspect they picked Ed over David because they don't want to win the next election. With the economy in its current state, who would want to be responsible for it?
    my thoughts exactly. Let Ed carry the can while the economy's down the shitter and then big brother can step in to sweep up the glory at the last minute.

    London open taekwondo champion

  • senso-ji 11 Sep 2012 11:52:43 5,999 posts
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    Just watched Boris' speech again and noticed the nervous body language of Cameron during it.
  • mcmonkeyplc 11 Sep 2012 12:06:32 39,510 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    The reason the Tories are likely to get in next time is because Labour have managed to find someone so bereft of ideas, charisma and impact. Staggering. Wouldn't surprise me if the Tories got in on a minority next time.
    Yup hit the nail on the head. Fuck you Ed.

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • superdelphinus 26 Nov 2012 22:43:07 8,122 posts
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    Did everyone except me know that this existed? Every session of the Olympic Games is on there as-live. Amazing
  • DanB24 27 Nov 2012 01:07:31 2,297 posts
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    Yes awesome isn't it?
  • senso-ji 29 Dec 2012 00:08:56 5,999 posts
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    After the impressive medal haul, now time for the New Year's Honours

    Arise, Sir Bradley Wiggins!

    Edited by senso-ji at 00:09:16 29-12-2012
  • SuperCoolEskimo 29 Dec 2012 00:26:32 9,987 posts
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    Not sure he deserved one more than David Weir really.
  • IMO 29 Dec 2012 00:40:14 5,715 posts
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    Tour de France is a pretty big deal though, especially being the first Brit to do it.
  • The-Bodybuilder 15 Mar 2013 19:00:50 14,386 posts
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    No one is interested, but if you are, in article on the current development of the Olympic Park can be found here

    Some points on the stadium (didn't know they were planning to build seating, probably retractable, over the track).
  • cubbymoore 16 Oct 2013 21:58:05 36,503 posts
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    I enjoyed the Olympics.
  • DanB24 16 Oct 2013 22:28:27 2,297 posts
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    Twas awesome indeed and in some ways feels like only yesterday but in others so very long ago now.
  • riz23 16 Oct 2013 23:10:12 1,422 posts
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    In a strange turn of events I wore my Team GB sweatshirt today as it was cold. A warm rush of nostalgia washed over me.
  • BeardedGamerUK 16 Oct 2013 23:29:53 1,597 posts
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    I enjoyed the Olympics too and went to a few events :) Helped that it was in my city.
  • Youthist 15 Jan 2014 10:14:32 10,054 posts
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    http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/athletics/25737932

    Yeah - both guilty as fuck. Will probably get let off.

    "Good chess players think one move ahead. Great chess players think two or three moves ahead."

  • The-Bodybuilder 15 Jan 2014 11:25:00 14,386 posts
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    First off, this really hasn't got anything to do with London 2012. There's an athletics thread for this.

    Second, yeah... nice way to pass judgement before the case has concluded, and saying they'll get off just as a way to endure no matter what, they'll always be guilty.

    I can't say I know the full story of others, but I'm pretty sure Powell is innocent, once you know the whole story. The guy called the authorities himself for crying out loud.
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