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Re: Who's next?

Post by Tessa K » Tue Sep 06, 2022 2:51 pm

tenchboy wrote:
Tue Sep 06, 2022 2:32 pm
Tessa K wrote:
Tue Sep 06, 2022 2:25 pm

I actually knew that without looking it up.
I actually did too so neh!
Getting on for forty years ago, a mate of ours got on one of those afternoon tv quizzes*. He was asked that question and didn't know the answer*. We didn't take the piss much at all*. Kinda fixes it in yer mind for good that does*.

*One of these statements is untrue.
I wasn't suggesting otherwise 😁

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Re: Who's next?

Post by Tessa K » Tue Sep 06, 2022 4:31 pm

Thunder and heavy rain in London. Pathetic fallacy in action.

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Re: Who's next?

Post by nezumi » Tue Sep 06, 2022 4:53 pm

Tessa K wrote:
Tue Sep 06, 2022 4:31 pm
Thunder and heavy rain in London. Pathetic fallacy in action.
It has both pathetic and fallacy in common with both the outgoing and incoming prime ministers.

It has reached the point at which myself and other half are daily (only half) joking about starving to death while working full time.

I don't like the sound of Truss' cabinet so far. When exactly did we find ourselves in the stupidest timeline of the multiverse?
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Re: Who's next?

Post by lpm » Tue Sep 06, 2022 5:15 pm

Every fired cabinet minister tonight wrote:Hi personal assistant, sorry I can't remember your name, but could you tweet out something like the following for me? Thanking you in advance.

"It has been a privilege to serve as X [can you add my job title, I forget it] for the past five months. I wish to thank all my colleagues for their support and wish them every success for the future. I am now returning to the backbenches where I will be a strong voice on behalf of my constituents in X [what's my constituency called? I think it has north in the name.]."

Do NOT add in anything that wishes the new PM a successful future.
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Re: Who's next?

Post by Opti » Tue Sep 06, 2022 6:28 pm

This is quite some cabinet she's assembling.
This could be fun.
Time for a big fat one.

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Re: Who's next?

Post by Grumble » Tue Sep 06, 2022 6:30 pm

Opti wrote:
Tue Sep 06, 2022 6:28 pm
This is quite some cabinet she's assembling.
This could be fun.
Ree-Smog as Energy Minister FFS
A bit churlish

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Re: Who's next?

Post by Bird on a Fire » Tue Sep 06, 2022 6:39 pm

Grumble wrote:
Tue Sep 06, 2022 6:30 pm
Opti wrote:
Tue Sep 06, 2022 6:28 pm
This is quite some cabinet she's assembling.
This could be fun.
Ree-Smog as Energy Minister FFS
Oh FFS
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Re: Who's next?

Post by TopBadger » Tue Sep 06, 2022 6:54 pm

Bird on a Fire wrote:
Tue Sep 06, 2022 6:39 pm
Grumble wrote:
Tue Sep 06, 2022 6:30 pm

Ree-Smog as Energy Minister FFS
Oh FFS
Back to Dickensian times we go... buy shares in candle companies now!
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Re: Who's next?

Post by Sciolus » Tue Sep 06, 2022 6:56 pm

The vacuum of government over the last two months was truly a golden age, compared to what came before and comes after.

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Re: Who's next?

Post by jimbob » Tue Sep 06, 2022 6:58 pm

Bird on a Fire wrote:
Tue Sep 06, 2022 6:39 pm
Grumble wrote:
Tue Sep 06, 2022 6:30 pm
Opti wrote:
Tue Sep 06, 2022 6:28 pm
This is quite some cabinet she's assembling.
This could be fun.
Ree-Smog as Energy Minister FFS
Oh FFS
Thérèse Coffey as Deputy PM and Health Secretary

Cleverley as Foreign Secretary.

Previous Foreign Secretaries included Johnson and Truss - so maybe we have him to look forward to.
Have you considered stupidity as an explanation

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Re: Who's next?

Post by Bird on a Fire » Tue Sep 06, 2022 7:02 pm

Bird on a Fire wrote:
Tue Sep 06, 2022 6:39 pm
Grumble wrote:
Tue Sep 06, 2022 6:30 pm
Opti wrote:
Tue Sep 06, 2022 6:28 pm
This is quite some cabinet she's assembling.
This could be fun.
Ree-Smog as Energy Minister FFS
Oh FFS
I see Johnson and Truss took a private jet EACH to Scotland. c.nts.

Think it might be time for everybody to re-watch V for Vendetta.
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Re: Who's next?

Post by Gfamily » Tue Sep 06, 2022 7:05 pm

Bird on a Fire wrote:
Tue Sep 06, 2022 7:02 pm

I see Johnson and Truss took a private jet EACH to Scotland. c.nts.

Think it might be time for everybody to re-watch V for Vendetta.
Think of the disaster if they'd gone in the same one and it had crashed.

Sorry, that should be relief.
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Re: Who's next?

Post by Bird on a Fire » Tue Sep 06, 2022 7:05 pm

TopBadger wrote:
Tue Sep 06, 2022 6:54 pm
Bird on a Fire wrote:
Tue Sep 06, 2022 6:39 pm
Grumble wrote:
Tue Sep 06, 2022 6:30 pm

Ree-Smog as Energy Minister FFS
Oh FFS
Back to Dickensian times we go... buy shares in candle companies now!
ppl with "buying shares" kind of money seem to like this sort of thing. Truss was their choice after all
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Re: Who's next?

Post by nezumi » Tue Sep 06, 2022 8:05 pm

Coffey as Health Secretary? Have they looked at her? The stupidest timeline strikes again.
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Re: Who's next?

Post by insignificant » Tue Sep 06, 2022 8:54 pm

nezumi wrote:
Tue Sep 06, 2022 8:05 pm
Coffey as Health Secretary? Have they looked at her? The stupidest timeline strikes again.
Doesn't matter what she looks like though

Some of the best health professionals I've seen haven't looked very healthy

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Re: Who's next?

Post by Tessa K » Tue Sep 06, 2022 9:12 pm

Truss has only had one affair*, hardly PM material

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-62742243

*that she's admitted

Oh good, the new person in charge of Health is a Catholic.

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Re: Who's next?

Post by Bird on a Fire » Tue Sep 06, 2022 9:14 pm

Ranil Jayawardena as Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Don't know a thing about him, which is probably in his favour. His wiki page reveals only that he grew up pretty near me (irrelevant), used to work for Lloyds bank (rather than directly for the fossil fuel industry, at least), and started an All-Party Parliamentary Group on Endangered Species a while back.

So maybe not completely sh.t. Important role at the moment, with the necessity of sorting out post-CAP rural payments etc etc. Fingers crossed he's at least better than JRM.

Anyone know owt about the fella?

ETA Based on his voting record he seems completely sh.t. Most worryingly,
Ranil Jayawardena voted not to require ministers to have due regard to the target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 when taking actions including setting up agricultural subsidy schemes.
https://www.theyworkforyou.com/mp/25419 ... olicy=1030
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Re: Who's next?

Post by jimbob » Tue Sep 06, 2022 9:22 pm

Tessa K wrote:
Tue Sep 06, 2022 9:12 pm
Truss has only had one affair*, hardly PM material

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-62742243

*that she's admitted

Oh good, the new person in charge of Health is a Catholic.
There are other allegations in the public domain, or at least in the Whips' dossier, which was accurate about several Tory MPs so far
Have you considered stupidity as an explanation

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Re: Who's next?

Post by El Pollo Diablo » Tue Sep 06, 2022 9:46 pm

The new transport secretary is insane.
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Re: Who's next?

Post by discovolante » Tue Sep 06, 2022 10:11 pm

El Pollo Diablo wrote:
Tue Sep 06, 2022 9:46 pm
The new transport secretary is insane.
Oh wow she's a full on climate change denier eh, that bodes well.
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Re: Who's next?

Post by lpm » Tue Sep 06, 2022 10:23 pm

She that dual carriageway loon, isn't she? And a Brexit fantasist, even by Brexit fantasist standards.
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Post by Bird on a Fire » Tue Sep 06, 2022 10:50 pm

discovolante wrote:
Tue Sep 06, 2022 10:11 pm
El Pollo Diablo wrote:
Tue Sep 06, 2022 9:46 pm
The new transport secretary is insane.
Oh wow she's a full on climate change denier eh, that bodes well.
It's quite a fossil-friendly government, what with Trevelyan and JRM and Truss herself all in important roles. Embarrassingly retrograde. Expect lots of new oil and gas projects, fracking, less investment in public transport and so on. And don't expect any of that to translate into lower prices for consumers, either.

Just when the US and Oz get their act together, at least relatively speaking, the UK is dutch-ovening itself.

Just as well they've made protesting illegal, or people might have kicked off.
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Re: Who's next?

Post by El Pollo Diablo » Wed Sep 07, 2022 3:33 am

Trevelyan has since said positive things about net zero, but God knows what she thinks now. Maybe she's as adaptable in her beliefs as Truss and Johnson.
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Re: Who's next?

Post by lpm » Wed Sep 07, 2022 4:49 am

It's not like they have the competence to doing anything, either good or bad. Franking will fizzle, roads won't be built, deregulation will be too hard.

It's a 2 year vacuum, in which the relentless economics of cheaper and cheaper renewables will have unstoppable momentum. These idiots can't fight against that sort of force.
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Re: Who's next?

Post by El Pollo Diablo » Wed Sep 07, 2022 8:28 am

Oh I think you'll find they can.



They'll lose, at least eventually, but that earth sure looks moist. Be a shame if someone was to scorch it...
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