Liz Truss - an unending void of horror and pain

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Re: Liz Truss - an unending void of horror and pain

Post by TopBadger » Fri Oct 14, 2022 12:48 pm

TimW wrote:
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Larry the cat's going to be the new chancellor.
His inability to hold a budget counts massively in his favour I'd say.
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Re: Liz Truss - an unending void of horror and pain

Post by Little waster » Fri Oct 14, 2022 12:49 pm

TimW wrote:
Fri Oct 14, 2022 12:43 pm
Larry the cat's going to be the new chancellor.
Well given cats are tiny furry psychopaths, who sleep 20 hours a day and just lick their genitals for the other 4, exhibit minimal empathy and demonstrate very limited understanding of even the most basic of economic concepts, we can only say this is probably a marked improvement on all of Larry's predecessors over the last 12 years.
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Re: Liz Truss - an unending void of horror and pain

Post by temptar » Fri Oct 14, 2022 12:55 pm

TimW wrote:
Fri Oct 14, 2022 12:43 pm
Larry the cat's going to be the new chancellor.
So Jeremy Hunt has been disguised as a cat all this time?

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Re: Liz Truss - an unending void of horror and pain

Post by FlammableFlower » Fri Oct 14, 2022 1:02 pm

Why don't they just announce a monthly lottery of Conservative MPs for cabinet positions? First of the month all the names go in a hat, they're drawn out and they have ~4 weeks before the process is repeated. Could be more effective government than what they're currently doing.

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Re: Liz Truss - an unending void of horror and pain

Post by bjn » Fri Oct 14, 2022 1:15 pm

El Pollo Diablo wrote:
Fri Oct 14, 2022 12:38 pm
People who have held the role of Chancellor for a short time:

Edward Law, 1st Baron Ellenborough - 13 days (interim)
Charles Abbott, 1st Baron Tenterden - 28 days (interim)
Sir William Lee - 29 days (interim)
Iain Macleod - 30 days (died)
Kwazi Kwarteng - 38 days (wazzock)
Sir John Pratt - 60 days (interim)
Nadhim Zahawi - 63 days (government collapsed)
William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield - 80 days (interim)
George Canning - 103 days (died)
Sir Robert Peel - 114 days (government collapsed)
Yeahbut, Kwarteng did nothing for the first weeks due to Lizzy passing. So it should be more like 24 days.

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Re: Liz Truss - an unending void of horror and pain

Post by dyqik » Fri Oct 14, 2022 1:34 pm

FlammableFlower wrote:
Fri Oct 14, 2022 1:02 pm
Why don't they just announce a monthly lottery of Conservative MPs for cabinet positions? First of the month all the names go in a hat, they're drawn out and they have ~4 weeks before the process is repeated. Could be more effective government than what they're currently doing.
They'd be in post longer as well.

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Re: Liz Truss - an unending void of horror and pain

Post by Grumble » Fri Oct 14, 2022 1:45 pm

Jesus Christ, I’ve just watched Liz Truss’ press conference. I need a drink after that.
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Post by lpm » Fri Oct 14, 2022 1:46 pm

Well I thought she did better than expected. She was totally f.cking awful.
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Post by Grumble » Fri Oct 14, 2022 1:53 pm

Highlights for me included searching for ages for particular correspondents for questions, only to get four variations of “why are you still here?”
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Re: Liz Truss - an unending void of horror and pain

Post by dyqik » Fri Oct 14, 2022 2:30 pm

jimbob wrote:
Fri Oct 14, 2022 12:23 pm
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Fri Oct 14, 2022 12:20 pm
The wimp, he's grovelled instead. His letter's non-stop "what a wonderful leader you are Liz I'll always love you". Where's his self-respect?
Tedious.

Meanwhile the Star has a live feed of the lettuce they have bought

https://twitter.com/JaimieAlexKay/statu ... UkLamQig6A
The Star is about to microwave the lettuce, just to make it more competitive.

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Re: Liz Truss - an unending void of horror and pain

Post by Little waster » Fri Oct 14, 2022 3:08 pm

Grumble wrote:
Fri Oct 14, 2022 1:53 pm
Highlights for me included searching for ages for particular correspondents for questions, only to get four variations of “why are you still here?”
her mini-budget “went further and faster than markets were expecting”
I hope JRM has a stern word with her regarding her appalling lack of impartiality and blatant leftist partisan bias.
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Re: Liz Truss - an unending void of horror and pain

Post by TimW » Fri Oct 14, 2022 3:12 pm

temptar wrote:
Fri Oct 14, 2022 12:55 pm
TimW wrote:
Fri Oct 14, 2022 12:43 pm
Larry the cat's going to be the new chancellor.
So Jeremy Hunt has been disguised as a cat all this time?
No, I mean the new one when Hunt's finished. November.

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Post by IvanV » Fri Oct 14, 2022 3:13 pm

Markets still not happy after her speech. The £ is down and bond yields up. They must have been expecting a more complete U-turn than the £18bn of corp tax cuts.

Has Jeremy *unt accepted a poisoned chalice?

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Post by El Pollo Diablo » Fri Oct 14, 2022 3:15 pm

Well, there's talk that he might be the emergency PM, so maybe it's more a step up* than a poisoned chalice.




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Re: Liz Truss - an unending void of horror and pain

Post by EACLucifer » Fri Oct 14, 2022 3:20 pm

El Pollo Diablo wrote:
Fri Oct 14, 2022 3:15 pm
Well, there's talk that he might be the emergency PM, so maybe it's more a step up* than a poisoned chalice.




*The steps lead to a high diving board. Below the board is a swimming pool filled with poison.
And the poison is at solid a stp

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Re: Liz Truss - an unending void of horror and pain

Post by Grumble » Fri Oct 14, 2022 3:23 pm

I’m eagerly awaiting “the room next door”
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Re: Liz Truss - an unending void of horror and pain

Post by IvanV » Fri Oct 14, 2022 3:56 pm

Grumble wrote:
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I’m eagerly awaiting “the room next door”
Did you see the one with Suella Braverman called END OF THE ROOM NEXT DOOR? I think there is a clue in the title that you might be disappointed.

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Re: Liz Truss - an unending void of horror and pain

Post by jimbob » Fri Oct 14, 2022 4:56 pm

Little waster wrote:
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Wow, f.cking hell:

https://conservativehome.com/2022/09/30 ... eal-world/
Ed Miliband has just photo-bombed a BBC interview with Truss to shout "Chaos! motherf.ckers!" at the camera, before running off down the corridor, maniacally laughing.

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Post by jimbob » Fri Oct 14, 2022 10:01 pm

Have you considered stupidity as an explanation

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Re: Liz Truss - an unending void of horror and pain

Post by Little waster » Fri Oct 14, 2022 10:58 pm

jimbob wrote:
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This is actually plausible

https://twitter.com/MrMichaelSpicer/sta ... n-T6692dgA
That'll explain the footage I saw earlier of Graham Brady ringing London Zoo asking to talk to their Arachnid Department while a couple of coppers were handing him their utility belts.
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Post by jimbob » Fri Oct 14, 2022 11:09 pm

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Re: Liz Truss - an unending void of horror and pain

Post by Little waster » Sat Oct 15, 2022 9:16 pm

Well all eyes are now on the new chancellor's statement on the 31st October.

I've personally checked with Truss's crack PR team and they've reassured me that there are no easy headlines that could be possibly written referencing that particular date which luckily has no wider cultural significance.

So that's nice ...
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Post by Gfamily » Mon Oct 17, 2022 9:17 am

In 1979 we had "Crisis? What crisis?",

In 2022 we have "Crisis? Which crisis?"

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Re: Liz Truss - an unending void of horror and pain

Post by science_fox » Tue Oct 18, 2022 8:51 am

"Unending"? Looking less and less true.
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Post by Grumble » Tue Oct 18, 2022 10:20 am

science_fox wrote:
Tue Oct 18, 2022 8:51 am
"Unending"? Looking less and less true.
Still true in the sense of bottomless. Might be a void that can be jumped over without too much harm to the country though.
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