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  • noneoftheabovenoneoftheabove Posts: 16,322

    Farooq said:

    kjh said:

    Trump must never win another election.

    What if a majority of the 2024 Electoral College voters support him? How about then?
    I'm tempted to say no. What's good for the goose is good for the gander.
    So even if he wins the election according to the rules, he mustn’t be allowed to win?

    And you claim to be both liberal and a democrat?
    He should obviously be barred from standing. Anybody who tries to kill democracy deserves to be in prison, not in the corridors of power.
    Only if the courts convict.

    Random bloke on an internet board thinks it is “obvious” is not sufficient
    Does the same apply for Putin?
  • kle4 said:

    In other news, my eldest proudly tells me he has been promoted to manage distribution of Socialist Appeal for their branch.

    Don't all rush to buy one.

    We don't want a stampede.

    I read one left behind on a train once. I got some entertainment from it.
    I am being a modern parent and allowing the sprog to find their own feat.

    That being said, Socialist Appeal was always an absolutely disgusting platform and now publishes a lengthy article called "The War in Ukraine, Fact and Fiction" with headers such as "Defeat or Tactical Withdrawal?", "How the Media Lies", "How Ukrainians make civilians targets", Russian atrocities - Real or Staged?", "A Ukrainian War Crime" etc etc

    One day in the hopefully not too distant future he is going to be profoundly ashamed of himself. A valuable life lesson.
    Did the Kremlin write it for them?
    Socialist appeal is funny. Articles espousing the wonders of Russia's peaceful actions to liberate Ukrainian citizens of their lives, a long video (featuring the people's princess Richard Burgon) for members to ram protest motions through Labour CLPs to "defend democracy" and other articles and videos of people demanding revolution against capitalism.

    I don't know what they want, but whatever it is I don't want it.
  • LeonLeon Posts: 30,637
    This guy fed DALLE-2 his friends’ Twitter bios


    https://twitter.com/nickcammarata/status/1511861061988892675?s=21&t=ydp2mrpu_b3ynLS69egw-Q


    Mind:screwed

    And this prompt



    "a loaf of bread in the shape of a bunny, electrified with lightning throughout it, sitting atop a wooden kitchen counter" #dalle

    Made this. Insanely good



    A computer dude writes:

    “Dall-E 2 is the most profound cultural invention I have seen in my lifetime. It’s the new printing press. The world just changed forever

    Search for the #dalle tag and you will be absolutely blown away…and it only gets more capable from here”

  • TheScreamingEaglesTheScreamingEagles Posts: 105,491
    edited April 2022
    Mrs Sunak announces she will pay UK taxes on her overseas income.

    Still think Rishi is more fucked than a stepmom on pornhub over his green card.
  • HYUFDHYUFD Posts: 107,356
    Farooq said:

    kle4 said:

    Farooq said:

    kjh said:

    Trump must never win another election.

    What if a majority of the 2024 Electoral College voters support him? How about then?
    I'm tempted to say no. What's good for the goose is good for the gander.
    So even if he wins the election according to the rules, he mustn’t be allowed to win?

    And you claim to be both liberal and a democrat?
    He should obviously be barred from standing. Anybody who tries to kill democracy deserves to be in prison, not in the corridors of power.
    Given some of the things he was on tape saying or doing I am almost surprised he's not been convicted of anything. But the larger part of me knows he could shoot someone in the face and probably not get convicted before the next election.
    Money is a very effective pre-judicial line of defence in the USA. It's harder for a rich person to go to jail than for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle
    Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein and Bernie Madoff, Bill Crosby, Phil Spector and Ken Lay might disagree
  • FrancisUrquhartFrancisUrquhart Posts: 73,473
    edited April 2022
    Somebody leaking again...

    Documents seen by The Independent show trusts linked to Ms Murty, her family and companies linked to their businesses. In a number of them, Mr Sunak was listed as a beneficiary.

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/rishi-sunak-akshata-murty-tax-haven-b2054179.html
  • kle4kle4 Posts: 82,567

    Mrs Sunak announces she will pay UK taxes on her overseas income.

    "There was no issue with what the situation was, which is why we are now changing it"
  • Time for a regency council on which I am prepared to serve on.

    The Queen has pulled out of the annual Royal Maundy service for the first time since 1970 and will instead be represented by the Prince of Wales, Buckingham Palace has confirmed.

    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/queen-hands-over-to-charles-for-annual-maundy-service-qv3fpfms3

    I am even prepared to serve as regent.
  • turbotubbsturbotubbs Posts: 11,576

    Mrs Sunak announces she will pay UK taxes on her overseas income.

    Still think Rishi is more fucked than a stepmom on pornhun over his green card.

    Too late, I suspect.
  • kjhkjh Posts: 8,345
    HYUFD said:

    Farooq said:

    kle4 said:

    Farooq said:

    kjh said:

    Trump must never win another election.

    What if a majority of the 2024 Electoral College voters support him? How about then?
    I'm tempted to say no. What's good for the goose is good for the gander.
    So even if he wins the election according to the rules, he mustn’t be allowed to win?

    And you claim to be both liberal and a democrat?
    He should obviously be barred from standing. Anybody who tries to kill democracy deserves to be in prison, not in the corridors of power.
    Given some of the things he was on tape saying or doing I am almost surprised he's not been convicted of anything. But the larger part of me knows he could shoot someone in the face and probably not get convicted before the next election.
    Money is a very effective pre-judicial line of defence in the USA. It's harder for a rich person to go to jail than for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle
    Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein and Bernie Madoff, Bill Crosby, Phil Spector and Ken Lay might disagree
    That was a quick and impressive response.
  • SeaShantyIrish2SeaShantyIrish2 Posts: 11,082

    Warsaw summons French ambassador after Macron calls Polish PM ‘anti-Semite'

    https://www.ft.com/content/c279ba21-35a0-4a7e-a8a8-5128527c55e0

    Sadly, sounds like fair comment.

    https://www.timesofisrael.com/in-secret-recording-polish-pm-slams-greedy-jewish-american-hedge-fund-owners/
    (Oct 2018)
  • turbotubbsturbotubbs Posts: 11,576

    Time for a regency council on which I am prepared to serve on.

    The Queen has pulled out of the annual Royal Maundy service for the first time since 1970 and will instead be represented by the Prince of Wales, Buckingham Palace has confirmed.

    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/queen-hands-over-to-charles-for-annual-maundy-service-qv3fpfms3

    I am even prepared to serve as regent.

    You’ll bring your own shoes?
  • FarooqFarooq Posts: 7,640
    HYUFD said:

    Farooq said:

    kle4 said:

    Farooq said:

    kjh said:

    Trump must never win another election.

    What if a majority of the 2024 Electoral College voters support him? How about then?
    I'm tempted to say no. What's good for the goose is good for the gander.
    So even if he wins the election according to the rules, he mustn’t be allowed to win?

    And you claim to be both liberal and a democrat?
    He should obviously be barred from standing. Anybody who tries to kill democracy deserves to be in prison, not in the corridors of power.
    Given some of the things he was on tape saying or doing I am almost surprised he's not been convicted of anything. But the larger part of me knows he could shoot someone in the face and probably not get convicted before the next election.
    Money is a very effective pre-judicial line of defence in the USA. It's harder for a rich person to go to jail than for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle
    Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein and Bernie Madoff, Bill Crosby, Phil Spector and Ken Lay might disagree
    Case in point! Jeffrey Epstein dodged prison for some pretty serious crimes thanks to splashing the cash.
  • FrancisUrquhartFrancisUrquhart Posts: 73,473
    edited April 2022
    I am sure it is a total coincidence that Boris mate owns The Independent and they are the ones with the inside track all things Dishy Rishi.
  • Andy_JSAndy_JS Posts: 20,423

    Mrs Sunak announces she will pay UK taxes on her overseas income.

    Still think Rishi is more fucked than a stepmom on pornhun over his green card.

    Agree 100%.
  • LeonLeon Posts: 30,637
    All those people at art college right now, learning graphic design or digital art or the like

    Oh dear.
  • kle4kle4 Posts: 82,567

    Time for a regency council on which I am prepared to serve on.

    The Queen has pulled out of the annual Royal Maundy service for the first time since 1970 and will instead be represented by the Prince of Wales, Buckingham Palace has confirmed.

    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/queen-hands-over-to-charles-for-annual-maundy-service-qv3fpfms3

    I am even prepared to serve as regent.

    Too late for a regency council, they're clearly going with animatronics like with her mother.
  • Time for a regency council on which I am prepared to serve on.

    The Queen has pulled out of the annual Royal Maundy service for the first time since 1970 and will instead be represented by the Prince of Wales, Buckingham Palace has confirmed.

    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/queen-hands-over-to-charles-for-annual-maundy-service-qv3fpfms3

    I am even prepared to serve as regent.

    You’ll bring your own shoes?
    I have a morning suit for the occasion and appropriate loafers.
  • kle4kle4 Posts: 82,567
    HYUFD said:

    Farooq said:

    kle4 said:

    Farooq said:

    kjh said:

    Trump must never win another election.

    What if a majority of the 2024 Electoral College voters support him? How about then?
    I'm tempted to say no. What's good for the goose is good for the gander.
    So even if he wins the election according to the rules, he mustn’t be allowed to win?

    And you claim to be both liberal and a democrat?
    He should obviously be barred from standing. Anybody who tries to kill democracy deserves to be in prison, not in the corridors of power.
    Given some of the things he was on tape saying or doing I am almost surprised he's not been convicted of anything. But the larger part of me knows he could shoot someone in the face and probably not get convicted before the next election.
    Money is a very effective pre-judicial line of defence in the USA. It's harder for a rich person to go to jail than for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle
    Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein and Bernie Madoff, Bill Crosby, Phil Spector and Ken Lay might disagree
    Rare exceptions.
  • StillWatersStillWaters Posts: 3,639

    Farooq said:

    kjh said:

    Trump must never win another election.

    What if a majority of the 2024 Electoral College voters support him? How about then?
    I'm tempted to say no. What's good for the goose is good for the gander.
    So even if he wins the election according to the rules, he mustn’t be allowed to win?

    And you claim to be both liberal and a democrat?
    He should obviously be barred from standing. Anybody who tries to kill democracy deserves to be in prison, not in the corridors of power.
    Only if the courts convict.

    Random bloke on an internet board thinks it is “obvious” is not sufficient
    Does the same apply for Putin?
    It’s not for us to decide who can run in a Russian election.

    As a matter of foreign policy we may take actions that make that non-viable but that’s a different discussion
  • bigjohnowlsbigjohnowls Posts: 19,698
    edited April 2022
    Rishi Sunak has been listed as a beneficiary of tax haven trusts while setting taxes in the UK as chancellor of the exchequer, according to documents seen by The Independent.

    Trusts in the British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands, created to help manage the tax and business affairs of his wife Akshata Murty’s family ...

    drip drip drip
  • Andy_JSAndy_JS Posts: 20,423

    Warsaw summons French ambassador after Macron calls Polish PM ‘anti-Semite'

    https://www.ft.com/content/c279ba21-35a0-4a7e-a8a8-5128527c55e0

    Anything to do with electioneering? (Innocent face).
  • FarooqFarooq Posts: 7,640

    Farooq said:

    kjh said:

    Trump must never win another election.

    What if a majority of the 2024 Electoral College voters support him? How about then?
    I'm tempted to say no. What's good for the goose is good for the gander.
    So even if he wins the election according to the rules, he mustn’t be allowed to win?

    And you claim to be both liberal and a democrat?
    He should obviously be barred from standing. Anybody who tries to kill democracy deserves to be in prison, not in the corridors of power.
    Only if the courts convict.

    Random bloke on an internet board thinks it is “obvious” is not sufficient
    Yes, that doesn't contradict what I said. I was saying what should happen, not what has happened.

    Although the bar for barring him from office is lower than being convicted by a court.
  • Mrs Sunak announces she will pay UK taxes on her overseas income.

    Still think Rishi is more fucked than a stepmom on pornhun over his green card.

    Too late, I suspect.
    Indeed, I hate the politics of envy.
  • FarooqFarooq Posts: 7,640
    Andy_JS said:

    Warsaw summons French ambassador after Macron calls Polish PM ‘anti-Semite'

    https://www.ft.com/content/c279ba21-35a0-4a7e-a8a8-5128527c55e0

    Anything to do with electioneering? (Innocent face).
    Yes. But also to do with the Polish PM's antisemitism.
  • LeonLeon Posts: 30,637
    It is seldom that mere words can shock and horrify as much as pictures… but the words beneath this do that. If they are true


    “Ludmyla Denisova, Ombudsman for Human Rights in Ukraine”

    https://twitter.com/melaniepodolyak/status/1512440413436755973?s=21&t=tqqVZKh40iBTg658IhhLHQ
  • Mrs Sunak announces she will pay UK taxes on her overseas income.

    Still think Rishi is more fucked than a stepmom on pornhub over his green card.

    Hang on. Rishi was a US resident with a Green Card giving him legal permanent residence AND was CotE?

    DaFuq?
  • noneoftheabovenoneoftheabove Posts: 16,322
    edited April 2022

    Farooq said:

    kjh said:

    Trump must never win another election.

    What if a majority of the 2024 Electoral College voters support him? How about then?
    I'm tempted to say no. What's good for the goose is good for the gander.
    So even if he wins the election according to the rules, he mustn’t be allowed to win?

    And you claim to be both liberal and a democrat?
    He should obviously be barred from standing. Anybody who tries to kill democracy deserves to be in prison, not in the corridors of power.
    Only if the courts convict.

    Random bloke on an internet board thinks it is “obvious” is not sufficient
    Does the same apply for Putin?
    It’s not for us to decide who can run in a Russian election.

    As a matter of foreign policy we may take actions that make that non-viable but that’s a different discussion
    It is not up to us to decide, but it is completely reasonable for us to have a view.

    My view is Putin is a criminal and should not be allowed to stand. Of course it would be absurd to think that was sufficient for him to be banned. Exactly the same with Trump, we are entitled to a reasonable view on whether he should be eligible to stand, even if it is, of course, not for us to decide what actually happens.


  • SeaShantyIrish2SeaShantyIrish2 Posts: 11,082
    Farooq said:

    HYUFD said:

    Farooq said:

    kle4 said:

    Farooq said:

    kjh said:

    Trump must never win another election.

    What if a majority of the 2024 Electoral College voters support him? How about then?
    I'm tempted to say no. What's good for the goose is good for the gander.
    So even if he wins the election according to the rules, he mustn’t be allowed to win?

    And you claim to be both liberal and a democrat?
    He should obviously be barred from standing. Anybody who tries to kill democracy deserves to be in prison, not in the corridors of power.
    Given some of the things he was on tape saying or doing I am almost surprised he's not been convicted of anything. But the larger part of me knows he could shoot someone in the face and probably not get convicted before the next election.
    Money is a very effective pre-judicial line of defence in the USA. It's harder for a rich person to go to jail than for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle
    Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein and Bernie Madoff, Bill Crosby, Phil Spector and Ken Lay might disagree
    Case in point! Jeffrey Epstein dodged prison for some pretty serious crimes thanks to splashing the cash.
    Believe US Dept of Justice concern with possible perversion of justice in original Epstein case, allegedly involving former US District Attorney Alexander Acosta (who went on to join 45's cabinet) is the X factor re: prosecution & conviction of La Maxwell.
  • Sunil_PrasannanSunil_Prasannan Posts: 43,012

    Mrs Sunak announces she will pay UK taxes on her overseas income.

    Still think Rishi is more fucked than a stepmom on pornhub over his green card.

    Hang on. Rishi was a US resident with a Green Card giving him legal permanent residence AND was CotE?

    DaFuq?
    Fishy Rishi
  • bigjohnowlsbigjohnowls Posts: 19,698

    kle4 said:

    In other news, my eldest proudly tells me he has been promoted to manage distribution of Socialist Appeal for their branch.

    Don't all rush to buy one.

    We don't want a stampede.

    I read one left behind on a train once. I got some entertainment from it.
    I am being a modern parent and allowing the sprog to find their own feat.

    That being said, Socialist Appeal was always an absolutely disgusting platform and now publishes a lengthy article called "The War in Ukraine, Fact and Fiction" with headers such as "Defeat or Tactical Withdrawal?", "How the Media Lies", "How Ukrainians make civilians targets", Russian atrocities - Real or Staged?", "A Ukrainian War Crime" etc etc

    One day in the hopefully not too distant future he is going to be profoundly ashamed of himself. A valuable life lesson.
    Well "A Ukrainian War Crime has been verified by NYT and Independent sources hasnt it?

    A war crime is a war crime whether committed by an enemy or an ally IMO
  • StuartDicksonStuartDickson Posts: 11,743
    Scott_xP said:

    Having said lots of unhelpful things about Boris Johnson pre-Ukraine, Douglas Ross is now saying unhelpful things about Rishi Sunak
    https://www.heraldscotland.com/politics/20056000.douglas-ross-says-chancellor-rishi-sunak-come-clean-wifes-tax-affairs/

    Both are a weight round Ross’s neck.
  • SeaShantyIrish2SeaShantyIrish2 Posts: 11,082
    Personally doubt British legal advantages for rich folk who can pay top prices for best lawyers, is much (if any) different from situation in USA.
  • kle4kle4 Posts: 82,567

    kle4 said:

    In other news, my eldest proudly tells me he has been promoted to manage distribution of Socialist Appeal for their branch.

    Don't all rush to buy one.

    We don't want a stampede.

    I read one left behind on a train once. I got some entertainment from it.
    I am being a modern parent and allowing the sprog to find their own feat.

    That being said, Socialist Appeal was always an absolutely disgusting platform and now publishes a lengthy article called "The War in Ukraine, Fact and Fiction" with headers such as "Defeat or Tactical Withdrawal?", "How the Media Lies", "How Ukrainians make civilians targets", Russian atrocities - Real or Staged?", "A Ukrainian War Crime" etc etc

    One day in the hopefully not too distant future he is going to be profoundly ashamed of himself. A valuable life lesson.
    Well "A Ukrainian War Crime has been verified by NYT and Independent sources hasnt it?

    A war crime is a war crime whether committed by an enemy or an ally IMO
    Nice try. That being the case doesn't make a general approach downplaying Russian actions resaonable, given the plethora of evidence of their actions, on top of, you, the launching of an unprovoked invasion.

    It's blatant attempts at making an equivalence between the sides, or even painting the victim as the villain of the piece, which get peoples' backs up, not the existence of some instances of war crimes on the Ukrainian side as well.
  • Sunil_PrasannanSunil_Prasannan Posts: 43,012
    edited April 2022

    Time for a regency council on which I am prepared to serve on.

    The Queen has pulled out of the annual Royal Maundy service for the first time since 1970 and will instead be represented by the Prince of Wales, Buckingham Palace has confirmed.

    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/queen-hands-over-to-charles-for-annual-maundy-service-qv3fpfms3

    I am even prepared to serve as regent.

    TSE: The public love me. Why, only the other day I was out In the street, and they sang "We hail Prince TSE! We Hail Prince TSE!".

    Sunil: "We HATE Prince TSE!", sire. "We
    HATE Prince TSE!"
  • bigjohnowlsbigjohnowls Posts: 19,698
    Rishi Sunak confirms he held a US green card until October last year.

    In order to get a green card he would have had to have declared himself a permanent resident in the US.

    Drip drip drip
  • NigelbNigelb Posts: 47,316
  • kjhkjh Posts: 8,345

    Farooq said:

    kjh said:

    Trump must never win another election.

    What if a majority of the 2024 Electoral College voters support him? How about then?
    I'm tempted to say no. What's good for the goose is good for the gander.
    So even if he wins the election according to the rules, he mustn’t be allowed to win?

    And you claim to be both liberal and a democrat?
    He should obviously be barred from standing. Anybody who tries to kill democracy deserves to be in prison, not in the corridors of power.
    Only if the courts convict.

    Random bloke on an internet board thinks it is “obvious” is not sufficient
    Does the same apply for Putin?
    It’s not for us to decide who can run in a Russian election.

    As a matter of foreign policy we may take actions that make that non-viable but that’s a different discussion
    It is not up to us to decide, but it is completely reasonable for us to have a view.

    My view is Putin is a criminal and should not be allowed to stand. Of course it would be absurd to think that was sufficient for him to be banned. Exactly the same with Trump, we are entitled to a reasonable view on whether he should be eligible to stand, even if it is, of course, not for us to decide what actually happens.


    I seem to have started something by making an innocent joke.

    I don't believe Trump should be allowed to be president because I think he should be tried, convicted and put in prison. However if he does stand and does win he should (god help us) be president. My joke was it would be ironic after Trump's attempts if the same happened to him. Honestly humour is in short supply sometimes here or maybe it's me.
  • Foxy said:

    Less than a month after South Carolina authorities said they were ready to carry out executions by firing squad after transitioning away from lethal injection, the state has scheduled its first execution.

    The Hill

    I am strongly against the death penalty but not quite sure why firing squad is worth than lethal injection etc?
    Isn't it because pharmaceutical companies and health professionals are increasingly restricting lethal injections for executions? Hence shooting, which loads of yanks can do.
    Where's a vat of Malmsey wine when you need it?
  • LostPasswordLostPassword Posts: 11,240
    edited April 2022
    Leon said:

    It is seldom that mere words can shock and horrify as much as pictures… but the words beneath this do that. If they are true

    “Ludmyla Denisova, Ombudsman for Human Rights in Ukraine”

    https://twitter.com/melaniepodolyak/status/1512440413436755973?s=21&t=tqqVZKh40iBTg658IhhLHQ

    And the same will be happening now, in Kherson, and other areas still occupied by the Russians.

    https://twitter.com/Blake_Allen13/status/1512121069729103880

    There is an urgency to the task of liberating occupied areas of Ukraine.
  • Luckyguy1983Luckyguy1983 Posts: 20,506

    Rishi Sunak confirms he held a US green card until October last year.

    In order to get a green card he would have had to have declared himself a permanent resident in the US.

    Drip drip drip

    It's not really a drip anymore, it's resignation time. Sunak isn't Boris.
  • nico679nico679 Posts: 2,641
    Sunaks wife’s statement to go along with her new stance on where to pay her taxes smacks of “ martyrdom “ .

    Perhaps we should set up a gofundme page for the poor luv to help her to make ends meet!
  • FF43FF43 Posts: 14,025

    kjh said:

    Trump must never win another election.

    What if a majority of the 2024 Electoral College voters support him? How about then?
    I'm tempted to say no. What's good for the goose is good for the gander.
    So even if he wins the election according to the rules, he mustn’t be allowed to win?

    And you claim to be both liberal and a democrat?
    A functioning democracy would prevent Trump ever standing again for attempting to steal the previous election through violent insurrection. He would behind bars for that reason, let alone the other stuff.
  • Rishi Sunak confirms he held a US green card until October last year.

    In order to get a green card he would have had to have declared himself a permanent resident in the US.

    Drip drip drip

    It's not really a drip anymore, it's resignation time. Sunak isn't Boris.
    But where will the Big Dog find someone of the right kind of intellect and honesty to join his cabinet and serve in such a key role?

    Step forward Sir Gavin Williamson.
  • Sunil_PrasannanSunil_Prasannan Posts: 43,012

    kle4 said:

    In other news, my eldest proudly tells me he has been promoted to manage distribution of Socialist Appeal for their branch.

    Don't all rush to buy one.

    We don't want a stampede.

    I read one left behind on a train once. I got some entertainment from it.
    I am being a modern parent and allowing the sprog to find their own feat.

    That being said, Socialist Appeal was always an absolutely disgusting platform and now publishes a lengthy article called "The War in Ukraine, Fact and Fiction" with headers such as "Defeat or Tactical Withdrawal?", "How the Media Lies", "How Ukrainians make civilians targets", Russian atrocities - Real or Staged?", "A Ukrainian War Crime" etc etc

    One day in the hopefully not too distant future he is going to be profoundly ashamed of himself. A valuable life lesson.
    Well "A Ukrainian War Crime has been verified by NYT and Independent sources hasnt it?
    Has it?
  • CyclefreeCyclefree Posts: 23,356
    Off topic.

    https://twitter.com/cyclefree2/status/1512410320605749249?s=21&t=bP5fav9Fi8v7s4961VRwzg

    I am available at an enormous fee to design the gardens of the Sunak's many homes.

    And anyone else, obviously.
    Carnyx said:

    MattW said:

    FPT?

    Cyclefree said:

    Off topic.

    https://twitter.com/cyclefree2/status/1512410320605749249?s=21&t=bP5fav9Fi8v7s4961VRwzg

    I am available at an enormous fee to design the gardens of the Sunak's many homes.

    Very nice thread about the border and the lemons :smile:
    Agreed. I did wonder if any sheep lean over the fence at the back for a nibble.
    No. They stay firmly in the field opposite.
  • StillWatersStillWaters Posts: 3,639
    Nigelb said:
    “They didn’t want every housewife to cook it in her own way… this is what we are talking about… nazism in its most extreme form.”

    Well that escalated quickly…
  • IshmaelZIshmaelZ Posts: 21,830
    Cyclefree said:

    Off topic.

    https://twitter.com/cyclefree2/status/1512410320605749249?s=21&t=bP5fav9Fi8v7s4961VRwzg

    I am available at an enormous fee to design the gardens of the Sunak's many homes.

    And anyone else, obviously.

    Carnyx said:

    MattW said:

    FPT?

    Cyclefree said:

    Off topic.

    https://twitter.com/cyclefree2/status/1512410320605749249?s=21&t=bP5fav9Fi8v7s4961VRwzg

    I am available at an enormous fee to design the gardens of the Sunak's many homes.

    Very nice thread about the border and the lemons :smile:
    Agreed. I did wonder if any sheep lean over the fence at the back for a nibble.
    No. They stay firmly in the field opposite.
    Plant mint and redcurrants on the border. That should give them a hint
  • MattWMattW Posts: 15,154

    TimT said:

    rcs1000 said:

    Are the Russians trying to bait the West into getting directly involved or is it a middle finger of look what we can do and you lot can't do a thing about it?

    I doubt it, not least because if the Ukrainians are giving them a hammering, imagine what some US made jets and drones could do.
    Three days of unrestrained US attacks on Russian troops and equipment in and around Ukraine probably would result in a Russian nuclear response, as there would be no significant Russian military left this side of the Urals.

    If NATO does ever get involved directly, I think they'll be very cautious not to be too effective.
    Yep. Paradoxically that's the problem isn't it. I suppose the best thing would be to make sure that next time a reckless psychopath is in charge of Russia we don't indulge him for 20 years.
    For the next 40 years, by when the institutional memory will have been forgotten.
  • MattWMattW Posts: 15,154

    Nigelb said:
    “They didn’t want every housewife to cook it in her own way… this is what we are talking about… nazism in its most extreme form.”

    Well that escalated quickly…
    Wot?

    I have some beetroot in the fridge.
  • Rishi Sunak confirms he held a US green card until October last year.

    In order to get a green card he would have had to have declared himself a permanent resident in the US.

    Drip drip drip

    It's not really a drip anymore, it's resignation time. Sunak isn't Boris.
    He's not, but he may be Winchester's third best Boris tribute act.

    Though if this is all about Boris showing what happens to unsuccessful assassins, getting the Sunak's to pay more tax, then getting rid of Rishi is impressive.
  • CyclefreeCyclefree Posts: 23,356

    MattW said:

    FPT?

    Cyclefree said:

    Off topic.

    https://twitter.com/cyclefree2/status/1512410320605749249?s=21&t=bP5fav9Fi8v7s4961VRwzg

    I am available at an enormous fee to design the gardens of the Sunak's many homes.

    Very nice thread about the border and the lemons :smile:
    @Cyclefree would you want paid in Sterling or rupees?
    Sterling.
    Scott_xP said:

    BREAKING: Rishi Sunak has admitted holding a US green card until October 2021. He became chancellor in February 2020
    https://twitter.com/hzeffman/status/1512455079206559748

    There is a kind of stupidity only the highly educated are capable of.

    As seen in the City. And politics.


  • MattWMattW Posts: 15,154

    Foxy said:

    Less than a month after South Carolina authorities said they were ready to carry out executions by firing squad after transitioning away from lethal injection, the state has scheduled its first execution.

    The Hill

    I am strongly against the death penalty but not quite sure why firing squad is worth than lethal injection etc?
    Isn't it because pharmaceutical companies and health professionals are increasingly restricting lethal injections for executions? Hence shooting, which loads of yanks can do.
    Where's a vat of Malmsey wine when you need it?
    Hanging is fine.

    Except when the Yanks used an inexperienced hangman at Nuremburg, who had bungled quite a lot previously.

    Good job that Goring topped himself; the trapdoor was too small and he may have stuck.

    /dark sense of humour
  • StockyStocky Posts: 8,738

    Rishi Sunak confirms he held a US green card until October last year.

    In order to get a green card he would have had to have declared himself a permanent resident in the US.

    Drip drip drip

    It's not really a drip anymore, it's resignation time. Sunak isn't Boris.

    Is Steve Barclay for Next Chancellor (Smarkets) value at 12? I've been backing him down from 16 over the last week or so.
  • Sunil_PrasannanSunil_Prasannan Posts: 43,012
    MattW said:

    Foxy said:

    Less than a month after South Carolina authorities said they were ready to carry out executions by firing squad after transitioning away from lethal injection, the state has scheduled its first execution.

    The Hill

    I am strongly against the death penalty but not quite sure why firing squad is worth than lethal injection etc?
    Isn't it because pharmaceutical companies and health professionals are increasingly restricting lethal injections for executions? Hence shooting, which loads of yanks can do.
    Where's a vat of Malmsey wine when you need it?
    Hanging is fine.

    Except when the Yanks used an inexperienced hangman at Nuremburg, who had bungled quite a lot previously.

    Good job that Goring topped himself; the trapdoor was too small and he may have stuck.

    /dark sense of humour
    You mean he would have been Hermanated?
  • LeonLeon Posts: 30,637

    kle4 said:

    In other news, my eldest proudly tells me he has been promoted to manage distribution of Socialist Appeal for their branch.

    Don't all rush to buy one.

    We don't want a stampede.

    I read one left behind on a train once. I got some entertainment from it.
    I am being a modern parent and allowing the sprog to find their own feat.

    That being said, Socialist Appeal was always an absolutely disgusting platform and now publishes a lengthy article called "The War in Ukraine, Fact and Fiction" with headers such as "Defeat or Tactical Withdrawal?", "How the Media Lies", "How Ukrainians make civilians targets", Russian atrocities - Real or Staged?", "A Ukrainian War Crime" etc etc

    One day in the hopefully not too distant future he is going to be profoundly ashamed of himself. A valuable life lesson.
    Well "A Ukrainian War Crime has been verified by NYT and Independent sources hasnt it?
    Has it?
    Yes
  • MarqueeMarkMarqueeMark Posts: 47,268
    Nigelb said:
    Russian's mouths are now opening and utterly random shit is coming out.... this war is just utterly smashing their cognitive function.
  • CyclefreeCyclefree Posts: 23,356
    IshmaelZ said:

    Cyclefree said:

    Off topic.

    https://twitter.com/cyclefree2/status/1512410320605749249?s=21&t=bP5fav9Fi8v7s4961VRwzg

    I am available at an enormous fee to design the gardens of the Sunak's many homes.

    And anyone else, obviously.

    Carnyx said:

    MattW said:

    FPT?

    Cyclefree said:

    Off topic.

    https://twitter.com/cyclefree2/status/1512410320605749249?s=21&t=bP5fav9Fi8v7s4961VRwzg

    I am available at an enormous fee to design the gardens of the Sunak's many homes.

    Very nice thread about the border and the lemons :smile:
    Agreed. I did wonder if any sheep lean over the fence at the back for a nibble.
    No. They stay firmly in the field opposite.
    Plant mint and redcurrants on the border. That should give them a hint
    Never ever plant mint into the ground. It is a thug and will take over. Always plant in a pot.
  • MarqueeMarkMarqueeMark Posts: 47,268
    Cyclefree said:

    MattW said:

    FPT?

    Cyclefree said:

    Off topic.

    https://twitter.com/cyclefree2/status/1512410320605749249?s=21&t=bP5fav9Fi8v7s4961VRwzg

    I am available at an enormous fee to design the gardens of the Sunak's many homes.

    Very nice thread about the border and the lemons :smile:
    @Cyclefree would you want paid in Sterling or rupees?
    Sterling.
    Scott_xP said:

    BREAKING: Rishi Sunak has admitted holding a US green card until October 2021. He became chancellor in February 2020
    https://twitter.com/hzeffman/status/1512455079206559748

    There is a kind of stupidity only the highly educated are capable of.

    As seen in the City. And politics.


    Curious to know - did anyone else in Westminster have a Green Card? And if so - why?
  • StillWatersStillWaters Posts: 3,639
    MattW said:

    Nigelb said:
    “They didn’t want every housewife to cook it in her own way… this is what we are talking about… nazism in its most extreme form.”

    Well that escalated quickly…
    Wot?

    I have some beetroot in the fridge.
    You Russophobe, you!
  • CyclefreeCyclefree Posts: 23,356
    Watching the news and hearing what Ukrainians have suffered at the hands of Russian soldiers makes me wish that every single Russian soldier involved in these crimes be hung, drawn and quartered.

    Unworthy of me I know.

    But they are behaving like uncivilised savages and that their church is telling them to exterminate the Ukrainian nation shows that the rot has spread far beyond Putin.
  • Sunil_PrasannanSunil_Prasannan Posts: 43,012
    Leon said:

    kle4 said:

    In other news, my eldest proudly tells me he has been promoted to manage distribution of Socialist Appeal for their branch.

    Don't all rush to buy one.

    We don't want a stampede.

    I read one left behind on a train once. I got some entertainment from it.
    I am being a modern parent and allowing the sprog to find their own feat.

    That being said, Socialist Appeal was always an absolutely disgusting platform and now publishes a lengthy article called "The War in Ukraine, Fact and Fiction" with headers such as "Defeat or Tactical Withdrawal?", "How the Media Lies", "How Ukrainians make civilians targets", Russian atrocities - Real or Staged?", "A Ukrainian War Crime" etc etc

    One day in the hopefully not too distant future he is going to be profoundly ashamed of himself. A valuable life lesson.
    Well "A Ukrainian War Crime has been verified by NYT and Independent sources hasnt it?
    Has it?
    Yes
    Since when?
  • MarqueeMarkMarqueeMark Posts: 47,268
    Cyclefree said:

    IshmaelZ said:

    Cyclefree said:

    Off topic.

    https://twitter.com/cyclefree2/status/1512410320605749249?s=21&t=bP5fav9Fi8v7s4961VRwzg

    I am available at an enormous fee to design the gardens of the Sunak's many homes.

    And anyone else, obviously.

    Carnyx said:

    MattW said:

    FPT?

    Cyclefree said:

    Off topic.

    https://twitter.com/cyclefree2/status/1512410320605749249?s=21&t=bP5fav9Fi8v7s4961VRwzg

    I am available at an enormous fee to design the gardens of the Sunak's many homes.

    Very nice thread about the border and the lemons :smile:
    Agreed. I did wonder if any sheep lean over the fence at the back for a nibble.
    No. They stay firmly in the field opposite.
    Plant mint and redcurrants on the border. That should give them a hint
    Never ever plant mint into the ground. It is a thug and will take over. Always plant in a pot.
    On the plus side, you will get cute little Mint Moths

    https://ukmoths.org.uk/species/pyrausta-purpuralis/adult-2/
  • SandyRentoolSandyRentool Posts: 18,056
    So the Chancellor is a resident of the US, his wife is a resident of India and yet they somehow manage to spend most of their time in the UK. Are they employing body doubles?
  • stodgestodge Posts: 11,244
    Evening all :)

    As someone might have said, you wait ages for a 35% swing and two come along at once.

    A very good of local by-election results for the Greens and for the LDs - probably means nothing but I do wonder if we'll see a big anti-duopoly vote in a month's time. That's the thing with anger - it can lash out in all directions.

    The expectations management game is under way, it seems, ahead of the local elections. The problem for Labour in London is how well they did last time. The vote split was (roughly) LAB 44, CON 29, LD 13. In councillors that meant 1,128 for Labour, 508 for the Conservatives and 152 for the LDs.

    Obviously, we have boundary changes as OGH has noted so Labour, for example, will move up 6 simply because Newham is increasing from 60 to 66 due to rising population whereas other areas will see fewer councillors so councillor numbers may not tell the whole story.

    The key is often when councils change hands as we know - can the LDs hold all three of their councils, will the Conservatives hold their seven? We've already some Conservative-inclined claim holding on to Kensington & Chelsea would represent success but if Labour said they'd have a good night if they held Lambeth, no one would be convinced.

    There's also the complexity of turnout - last time only Richmond saw a turnout above 50% while in Barking & Dagenham turnout was 29.5%.
  • SeaShantyIrish2SeaShantyIrish2 Posts: 11,082
    Re: The Great Borscht War, check out this

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borscht
  • boulayboulay Posts: 1,909
    Stocky said:

    Rishi Sunak confirms he held a US green card until October last year.

    In order to get a green card he would have had to have declared himself a permanent resident in the US.

    Drip drip drip

    It's not really a drip anymore, it's resignation time. Sunak isn't Boris.

    Is Steve Barclay for Next Chancellor (Smarkets) value at 12? I've been backing him down from 16 over the last week or so.
    I posted the below at the height of party gate - thought he would be reshuffled out if Boris held on but should have expected darker arts!!


  • So the Chancellor is a resident of the US, his wife is a resident of India and yet they somehow manage to spend most of their time in the UK. Are they employing body doubles?

    Citizens of nowhere.
  • BurgessianBurgessian Posts: 1,791

    Le Pen is ahead with every age group below 55.

    image

    I thought youngsters were all supposed to be incredibly woke, anti-racist, anti-fascist, pro-open border immigration....
    They don't take politics seriously. Having a larf.

    That's why the voting age has been reduced to 16 in Scotland.
  • FF43FF43 Posts: 14,025

    Rishi Sunak confirms he held a US green card until October last year.

    In order to get a green card he would have had to have declared himself a permanent resident in the US.

    Drip drip drip

    It's not really a drip anymore, it's resignation time. Sunak isn't Boris.
    He's not, but he may be Winchester's third best Boris tribute act.

    Though if this is all about Boris showing what happens to unsuccessful assassins, getting the Sunak's to pay more tax, then getting rid of Rishi is impressive.
    Quick Google search to become a PB expert on US tax implications. Apparently when you renounce your green card you need to roll up all your capital gains at the point you exit. You become liable to a potentially very big US tax bill.

    Suspect that was part of Sunak's thinking.
  • SeaShantyIrish2SeaShantyIrish2 Posts: 11,082

    Leon said:

    kle4 said:

    In other news, my eldest proudly tells me he has been promoted to manage distribution of Socialist Appeal for their branch.

    Don't all rush to buy one.

    We don't want a stampede.

    I read one left behind on a train once. I got some entertainment from it.
    I am being a modern parent and allowing the sprog to find their own feat.

    That being said, Socialist Appeal was always an absolutely disgusting platform and now publishes a lengthy article called "The War in Ukraine, Fact and Fiction" with headers such as "Defeat or Tactical Withdrawal?", "How the Media Lies", "How Ukrainians make civilians targets", Russian atrocities - Real or Staged?", "A Ukrainian War Crime" etc etc

    One day in the hopefully not too distant future he is going to be profoundly ashamed of himself. A valuable life lesson.
    Well "A Ukrainian War Crime has been verified by NYT and Independent sources hasnt it?
    Has it?
    Yes
    Since when?
    NYT ($) - Dmytro Kuleba, Ukraine’s foreign minister, said his country would investigate “isolated incidents” of atrocities in response to a video, verified by The New York Times, that appears to show a group of Ukrainian soldiers killing captured Russian troops.

    https://www.nytimes.com/video/world/europe/100000008293017/kuleba-ukraine-russian-troops-video.html
  • MattWMattW Posts: 15,154

    kle4 said:

    In other news, my eldest proudly tells me he has been promoted to manage distribution of Socialist Appeal for their branch.

    Don't all rush to buy one.

    We don't want a stampede.

    I read one left behind on a train once. I got some entertainment from it.
    I am being a modern parent and allowing the sprog to find their own feat.

    That being said, Socialist Appeal was always an absolutely disgusting platform and now publishes a lengthy article called "The War in Ukraine, Fact and Fiction" with headers such as "Defeat or Tactical Withdrawal?", "How the Media Lies", "How Ukrainians make civilians targets", Russian atrocities - Real or Staged?", "A Ukrainian War Crime" etc etc

    One day in the hopefully not too distant future he is going to be profoundly ashamed of himself. A valuable life lesson.
    Did the Kremlin write it for them?
    Socialist appeal is funny. Articles espousing the wonders of Russia's peaceful actions to liberate Ukrainian citizens of their lives, a long video (featuring the people's princess Richard Burgon) for members to ram protest motions through Labour CLPs to "defend democracy" and other articles and videos of people demanding revolution against capitalism.

    I don't know what they want, but whatever it is I don't want it.
    How old is he?

    Weren't many of the senior Blairites in similar setups at University?
  • turbotubbsturbotubbs Posts: 11,576
    edited April 2022

    So the Chancellor is a resident of the US, his wife is a resident of India and yet they somehow manage to spend most of their time in the UK. Are they employing body doubles?

    Very small ones.
  • CyclefreeCyclefree Posts: 23,356
    FF43 said:

    Rishi Sunak confirms he held a US green card until October last year.

    In order to get a green card he would have had to have declared himself a permanent resident in the US.

    Drip drip drip

    It's not really a drip anymore, it's resignation time. Sunak isn't Boris.
    He's not, but he may be Winchester's third best Boris tribute act.

    Though if this is all about Boris showing what happens to unsuccessful assassins, getting the Sunak's to pay more tax, then getting rid of Rishi is impressive.
    Quick Google search to become a PB expert on US tax implications. Apparently when you renounce your green card you need to roll up all your capital gains at the point you exit. You become liable to a potentially very big US tax bill.

    Suspect that was part of Sunak's thinking.
    He became an MP in 2015. Why did he not think about and organise his affairs then, instead of nearly 7 years later?
  • boulayboulay Posts: 1,909
    FF43 said:

    Rishi Sunak confirms he held a US green card until October last year.

    In order to get a green card he would have had to have declared himself a permanent resident in the US.

    Drip drip drip

    It's not really a drip anymore, it's resignation time. Sunak isn't Boris.
    He's not, but he may be Winchester's third best Boris tribute act.

    Though if this is all about Boris showing what happens to unsuccessful assassins, getting the Sunak's to pay more tax, then getting rid of Rishi is impressive.
    Quick Google search to become a PB expert on US tax implications. Apparently when you renounce your green card you need to roll up all your capital gains at the point you exit. You become liable to a potentially very big US tax bill.

    Suspect that was part of Sunak's thinking.
    The pickle he is in is down to taking very expensive tax advice resulting in non-Dom decisions etc. I would be very surprised if they hadn’t taken tax advice over their US tax status - would be a bit odd.
  • MattWMattW Posts: 15,154

    MattW said:

    Nigelb said:
    “They didn’t want every housewife to cook it in her own way… this is what we are talking about… nazism in its most extreme form.”

    Well that escalated quickly…
    Wot?

    I have some beetroot in the fridge.
    You Russophobe, you!
    I just need the official recipe.
  • turbotubbsturbotubbs Posts: 11,576
    boulay said:

    Stocky said:

    Rishi Sunak confirms he held a US green card until October last year.

    In order to get a green card he would have had to have declared himself a permanent resident in the US.

    Drip drip drip

    It's not really a drip anymore, it's resignation time. Sunak isn't Boris.

    Is Steve Barclay for Next Chancellor (Smarkets) value at 12? I've been backing him down from 16 over the last week or so.
    I posted the below at the height of party gate - thought he would be reshuffled out if Boris held on but should have expected darker arts!!


    #prescient
  • StillWatersStillWaters Posts: 3,639
    MattW said:

    MattW said:

    Nigelb said:
    “They didn’t want every housewife to cook it in her own way… this is what we are talking about… nazism in its most extreme form.”

    Well that escalated quickly…
    Wot?

    I have some beetroot in the fridge.
    You Russophobe, you!
    I just need the official recipe.
    Ukrainian borscht has beetroot… Russian borscht uses cabbage…
  • Sunil_PrasannanSunil_Prasannan Posts: 43,012

    Leon said:

    kle4 said:

    In other news, my eldest proudly tells me he has been promoted to manage distribution of Socialist Appeal for their branch.

    Don't all rush to buy one.

    We don't want a stampede.

    I read one left behind on a train once. I got some entertainment from it.
    I am being a modern parent and allowing the sprog to find their own feat.

    That being said, Socialist Appeal was always an absolutely disgusting platform and now publishes a lengthy article called "The War in Ukraine, Fact and Fiction" with headers such as "Defeat or Tactical Withdrawal?", "How the Media Lies", "How Ukrainians make civilians targets", Russian atrocities - Real or Staged?", "A Ukrainian War Crime" etc etc

    One day in the hopefully not too distant future he is going to be profoundly ashamed of himself. A valuable life lesson.
    Well "A Ukrainian War Crime has been verified by NYT and Independent sources hasnt it?
    Has it?
    Yes
    Since when?
    NYT ($) - Dmytro Kuleba, Ukraine’s foreign minister, said his country would investigate “isolated incidents” of atrocities in response to a video, verified by The New York Times, that appears to show a group of Ukrainian soldiers killing captured Russian troops.

    https://www.nytimes.com/video/world/europe/100000008293017/kuleba-ukraine-russian-troops-video.html
    See Cyclefree's post at 8.12pm UK time.
  • boulayboulay Posts: 1,909

    MattW said:

    MattW said:

    Nigelb said:
    “They didn’t want every housewife to cook it in her own way… this is what we are talking about… nazism in its most extreme form.”

    Well that escalated quickly…
    Wot?

    I have some beetroot in the fridge.
    You Russophobe, you!
    I just need the official recipe.
    Ukrainian borscht has beetroot… Russian borscht uses cabbage…
    There is no thing as Ukrainian borscht as there is no such country as Ukraine - all borscht is Russian as are all Ukrainians….
  • MattWMattW Posts: 15,154
    I've just been listening to the Boris / Scholz press conference, and it's really quite excellent on both sides, though Scholz is being rather cautious on the timescale for a German pivot away from fossil fuels and Russian gas.

    If BJ had been this good throughout, we'd be a hell of a lot further forward on Brexit without much of the acrimony, and Macron would be safely locked away somewhere.

    I can only conclude that someone has a remote-controlled crushing-on-demand device on BJ's testicles.

    Has someone appointed a real dominatrix to BJ's private office?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2NProLxhEs

  • FF43FF43 Posts: 14,025

    So the Chancellor is a resident of the US, his wife is a resident of India and yet they somehow manage to spend most of their time in the UK. Are they employing body doubles?

    Ha! In one case actually running the UK.

    (or should that be ruining the UK?)
  • SeaShantyIrish2SeaShantyIrish2 Posts: 11,082

    Leon said:

    kle4 said:

    In other news, my eldest proudly tells me he has been promoted to manage distribution of Socialist Appeal for their branch.

    Don't all rush to buy one.

    We don't want a stampede.

    I read one left behind on a train once. I got some entertainment from it.
    I am being a modern parent and allowing the sprog to find their own feat.

    That being said, Socialist Appeal was always an absolutely disgusting platform and now publishes a lengthy article called "The War in Ukraine, Fact and Fiction" with headers such as "Defeat or Tactical Withdrawal?", "How the Media Lies", "How Ukrainians make civilians targets", Russian atrocities - Real or Staged?", "A Ukrainian War Crime" etc etc

    One day in the hopefully not too distant future he is going to be profoundly ashamed of himself. A valuable life lesson.
    Well "A Ukrainian War Crime has been verified by NYT and Independent sources hasnt it?
    Has it?
    Yes
    Since when?
    NYT ($) - Dmytro Kuleba, Ukraine’s foreign minister, said his country would investigate “isolated incidents” of atrocities in response to a video, verified by The New York Times, that appears to show a group of Ukrainian soldiers killing captured Russian troops.

    https://www.nytimes.com/video/world/europe/100000008293017/kuleba-ukraine-russian-troops-video.html
    See Cyclefree's post at 8.12pm UK time.
    I saw it. Has noting (or little) to do with fact, that it is in Ukraine's interest to take a hard line on crimes committed by UKR forces.

    Personally think there's a difference in degree of responsibility between an army where some members may be guilty of crimes against the law AND their orders, and one where atrocity and terror are encouraged as first principles.
  • MattWMattW Posts: 15,154

    Time for a regency council on which I am prepared to serve on.

    The Queen has pulled out of the annual Royal Maundy service for the first time since 1970 and will instead be represented by the Prince of Wales, Buckingham Palace has confirmed.

    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/queen-hands-over-to-charles-for-annual-maundy-service-qv3fpfms3

    I am even prepared to serve as regent.

    You are more suited to be Tree-Pruning Czar in Sheffield.
  • Sunil_PrasannanSunil_Prasannan Posts: 43,012
    edited April 2022
    MattW said:

    I've just been listening to the Boris / Scholz press conference, and it's really quite excellent on both sides, though Scholz is being rather cautious on the timescale for a German pivot away from fossil fuels and Russian gas.

    If BJ had been this good throughout, we'd be a hell of a lot further forward on Brexit without much of the acrimony, and Macron would be safely locked away somewhere.

    I can only conclude that someone has a remote-controlled crushing-on-demand device on BJ's testicles.

    Has someone appointed a real dominatrix to BJ's private office?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2NProLxhEs

    "Berlin is the testicles of the West. When I want the West to scream, I squeeze on Berlin!" - Krushchev.
  • AlistairAlistair Posts: 23,670

    Somebody leaking again...

    Documents seen by The Independent show trusts linked to Ms Murty, her family and companies linked to their businesses. In a number of them, Mr Sunak was listed as a beneficiary.

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/rishi-sunak-akshata-murty-tax-haven-b2054179.html

    Wow, when her tax affairs first were reported I (a frothing at the mouth tax the rich until their pips squeak left-winger) didn't see what the issue was and felt that the "anger" totally confected.

    Now.... now Sunak is showing all the sure foot of a blind arthritic elephant in a over crowded china shop.
  • MattWMattW Posts: 15,154
    edited April 2022

    MattW said:

    Foxy said:

    Less than a month after South Carolina authorities said they were ready to carry out executions by firing squad after transitioning away from lethal injection, the state has scheduled its first execution.

    The Hill

    I am strongly against the death penalty but not quite sure why firing squad is worth than lethal injection etc?
    Isn't it because pharmaceutical companies and health professionals are increasingly restricting lethal injections for executions? Hence shooting, which loads of yanks can do.
    Where's a vat of Malmsey wine when you need it?
    Hanging is fine.

    Except when the Yanks used an inexperienced hangman at Nuremburg, who had bungled quite a lot previously.

    Good job that Goring topped himself; the trapdoor was too small and he may have stuck.

    /dark sense of humour
    You mean he would have been Hermanated?
    I don't know "Hermanated".

    But his profile was like a bastard child of Clown-Shoes Clarkson and the Fat Controller.


  • FF43FF43 Posts: 14,025
    Beginning to think Starmer will be the next PM because, I mean, who else can you vote for? He'll be the only one standing.
  • FishingFishing Posts: 3,810
    edited April 2022
    Cyclefree said:

    Watching the news and hearing what Ukrainians have suffered at the hands of Russian soldiers makes me wish that every single Russian soldier involved in these crimes be hung, drawn and quartered.

    Unworthy of me I know.

    But they are behaving like uncivilised savages and that their church is telling them to exterminate the Ukrainian nation shows that the rot has spread far beyond Putin.

    The Russian state is a direct descendent of the Mongol Empire. Russians like to think of themselves as Europeans, and heirs to the Roman Empire. They hate it when you remind them of the Mongol influence, but it's true. Tsar Ivan I Kalita was the Mongols' agent in European Russia and collected taxes for them, using their army to destroy his rivals when they defaulted.

    Once I learned this, a lot of Russian history made much more sense - certainly there is a line from the Mongol destruction of Baghdad in 1258 to the equally pointless savagery in Ukrainian cities that defy them today.
  • CarnyxCarnyx Posts: 28,836
    HYUFD said:

    Farooq said:

    kle4 said:

    Farooq said:

    kjh said:

    Trump must never win another election.

    What if a majority of the 2024 Electoral College voters support him? How about then?
    I'm tempted to say no. What's good for the goose is good for the gander.
    So even if he wins the election according to the rules, he mustn’t be allowed to win?

    And you claim to be both liberal and a democrat?
    He should obviously be barred from standing. Anybody who tries to kill democracy deserves to be in prison, not in the corridors of power.
    Given some of the things he was on tape saying or doing I am almost surprised he's not been convicted of anything. But the larger part of me knows he could shoot someone in the face and probably not get convicted before the next election.
    Money is a very effective pre-judicial line of defence in the USA. It's harder for a rich person to go to jail than for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle
    Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein and Bernie Madoff, Bill Crosby, Phil Spector and Ken Lay might disagree
    He said 'harder', not 'impossible', or 'forever'.
  • AlistairAlistair Posts: 23,670
  • RogerRoger Posts: 17,634
    edited April 2022

    Somebody leaking again...

    Documents seen by The Independent show trusts linked to Ms Murty, her family and companies linked to their businesses. In a number of them, Mr Sunak was listed as a beneficiary.

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/rishi-sunak-akshata-murty-tax-haven-b2054179.html

    The moral of the story is when a mischievous journalist asks what you think of the Prime Ministers calling SKS a paedo DON'T say "If it was me I wouldn't have said that". Say "Under the circumstances I think he was a model of restraint". It could have saved her £11,000,000 quid
  • LeonLeon Posts: 30,637
    MattW said:

    I've just been listening to the Boris / Scholz press conference, and it's really quite excellent on both sides, though Scholz is being rather cautious on the timescale for a German pivot away from fossil fuels and Russian gas.

    If BJ had been this good throughout, we'd be a hell of a lot further forward on Brexit without much of the acrimony, and Macron would be safely locked away somewhere.

    I can only conclude that someone has a remote-controlled crushing-on-demand device on BJ's testicles.

    Has someone appointed a real dominatrix to BJ's private office?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2NProLxhEs

    Maybe he has recovered from a nasty bout of Long Covid?
  • turbotubbsturbotubbs Posts: 11,576
    MattW said:

    MattW said:

    Foxy said:

    Less than a month after South Carolina authorities said they were ready to carry out executions by firing squad after transitioning away from lethal injection, the state has scheduled its first execution.

    The Hill

    I am strongly against the death penalty but not quite sure why firing squad is worth than lethal injection etc?
    Isn't it because pharmaceutical companies and health professionals are increasingly restricting lethal injections for executions? Hence shooting, which loads of yanks can do.
    Where's a vat of Malmsey wine when you need it?
    Hanging is fine.

    Except when the Yanks used an inexperienced hangman at Nuremburg, who had bungled quite a lot previously.

    Good job that Goring topped himself; the trapdoor was too small and he may have stuck.

    /dark sense of humour
    You mean he would have been Hermanated?
    I don't know "Hermanated".

    But his profile was like a bastard child of Clown-Shoes Clarkson and the Fat Controller.


    If I recall correctly he lost a lot of weight waiting for trial.
  • MalmesburyMalmesbury Posts: 32,145
    edited April 2022
    MattW said:

    MattW said:

    Foxy said:

    Less than a month after South Carolina authorities said they were ready to carry out executions by firing squad after transitioning away from lethal injection, the state has scheduled its first execution.

    The Hill

    I am strongly against the death penalty but not quite sure why firing squad is worth than lethal injection etc?
    Isn't it because pharmaceutical companies and health professionals are increasingly restricting lethal injections for executions? Hence shooting, which loads of yanks can do.
    Where's a vat of Malmsey wine when you need it?
    Hanging is fine.

    Except when the Yanks used an inexperienced hangman at Nuremburg, who had bungled quite a lot previously.

    Good job that Goring topped himself; the trapdoor was too small and he may have stuck.

    /dark sense of humour
    You mean he would have been Hermanated?
    I don't know "Hermanated".

    But his profile was like a bastard child of Clown-Shoes Clarkson and the Fat Controller.


    Ironically, the Americans got Fat Herman off the morphine and put him on prison rations, which dropped his weight a fair bit. As a result he was fairly alert, mentally, at his trial - by the end of the war he'd been a wreck....

    image

    As a nice touch, they refused to allow him new clothes - so he stood trial in his old tents...
  • dixiedeandixiedean Posts: 25,298
    Strange.
    This morning the Sun informed me the tax status of Mrs. Sunak was a "Labour Smear".
  • LeonLeon Posts: 30,637

    So the Chancellor is a resident of the US, his wife is a resident of India and yet they somehow manage to spend most of their time in the UK. Are they employing body doubles?

    Very small ones.

    This would explain why Sunak appears so small

    When he’s in the UK he’s actually one of those holograms in mid series Star Wars, about a foot high standing on a table, talking from afar - in his case Santa Monica, not the Death Star
  • NigelbNigelb Posts: 47,316

    Leon said:

    kle4 said:

    In other news, my eldest proudly tells me he has been promoted to manage distribution of Socialist Appeal for their branch.

    Don't all rush to buy one.

    We don't want a stampede.

    I read one left behind on a train once. I got some entertainment from it.
    I am being a modern parent and allowing the sprog to find their own feat.

    That being said, Socialist Appeal was always an absolutely disgusting platform and now publishes a lengthy article called "The War in Ukraine, Fact and Fiction" with headers such as "Defeat or Tactical Withdrawal?", "How the Media Lies", "How Ukrainians make civilians targets", Russian atrocities - Real or Staged?", "A Ukrainian War Crime" etc etc

    One day in the hopefully not too distant future he is going to be profoundly ashamed of himself. A valuable life lesson.
    Well "A Ukrainian War Crime has been verified by NYT and Independent sources hasnt it?
    Has it?
    Yes
    Since when?
    NYT ($) - Dmytro Kuleba, Ukraine’s foreign minister, said his country would investigate “isolated incidents” of atrocities in response to a video, verified by The New York Times, that appears to show a group of Ukrainian soldiers killing captured Russian troops.

    https://www.nytimes.com/video/world/europe/100000008293017/kuleba-ukraine-russian-troops-video.html
    See Cyclefree's post at 8.12pm UK time.
    I saw it. Has noting (or little) to do with fact, that it is in Ukraine's interest to take a hard line on crimes committed by UKR forces.

    Personally think there's a difference in degree of responsibility between an army where some members may be guilty of crimes against the law AND their orders, and one where atrocity and terror are encouraged as first principles.
    There is a fundamental difference.

    As several have reminded us, in war there are soldiers all armies, including our own, who have committed or are likely to commit war crimes. Just as there are criminals in all societies.
    The difference is whether or not doctrine and training says this is unacceptable, and laws are enforced.

    In Russia’s case it is very clear that the commission of war crimes on a grand scale are part and parcel of the design for waging war.
  • FoxyFoxy Posts: 36,825
    dixiedean said:

    Strange.
    This morning the Sun informed me the tax status of Mrs. Sunak was a "Labour Smear".

    If so, they are getting a lot better at it. Sunaks goose is well and truly cooked.
  • rottenboroughrottenborough Posts: 55,103

    MattW said:

    MattW said:

    Foxy said:

    Less than a month after South Carolina authorities said they were ready to carry out executions by firing squad after transitioning away from lethal injection, the state has scheduled its first execution.

    The Hill

    I am strongly against the death penalty but not quite sure why firing squad is worth than lethal injection etc?
    Isn't it because pharmaceutical companies and health professionals are increasingly restricting lethal injections for executions? Hence shooting, which loads of yanks can do.
    Where's a vat of Malmsey wine when you need it?
    Hanging is fine.

    Except when the Yanks used an inexperienced hangman at Nuremburg, who had bungled quite a lot previously.

    Good job that Goring topped himself; the trapdoor was too small and he may have stuck.

    /dark sense of humour
    You mean he would have been Hermanated?
    I don't know "Hermanated".

    But his profile was like a bastard child of Clown-Shoes Clarkson and the Fat Controller.


    Ironically, the Americans got Fat Herman off the morphine and put him on prison rations, which dropped his weight a fair bit. As a result he was fairly alert, mentally, at his trial - by the end of the war he'd been a wreck....

    image

    As a nice touch, they refused to allow him new clothes - so he stood trial in his old tents...
    Can someone photoshop Putin's head on there please?

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