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    Pink Floyd

    Not holding my breath on this one, fairly sure that three of his four ex-wives are still around and on the odd occasion they've seen fit to comment on his personality they've outed themselves as more likely assassins than any Ukrainian (who'd likely save their bullets for Russians attempting to fire on them). Coming up his first anniversary with wife #5, btw, who'd previously served him as a chaffeur.
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    Foreign Personalities, From Stage, Screen, Politics And Life

    So, was Googling Celentano - last mentioned hereabouts over six years back, largely because the "classic" below is coming to a cult radio show near you very soon. Actually hysterically funny once you suss the whole thing is a protest song packed with lyrics that sound like English to native Italian speakers and he's taking a sideswipe at Italian record buyers for filling their native charts with American songs when they don't understand half of them, the last laugh being that many of the people who bought the American, and British records put this song at #5 in the Italian charts, it also did well in Holland, Belgium and France. Rant over, but thought I'd drag his name back because he's coming up 85 in January.
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    Political Discussions And Ranting Thread

    Oh aye, and... The bus has shown up, just waiting to fix the time to throw Kwarang under it!
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    Political Discussions And Ranting Thread

    Aye, but despite reporting every other angle on the implosion/meltdown/shambles haven't seen BBC, ITV etc. commenting on that petition...yet. I mean, if they do, it might - like - get a load more signatures I'm right, I think, constitutionally in saying that if 50 million people sign it, she's still okay to hang on so long as the parliamentary party continue to support her. No pressure, then!
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    Political Discussions And Ranting Thread

    Mordaunt being the latest to break ranks (to say they have to stick to the benefits in line with inflation pledge), the ousted and currently under-employed bag of vitriol and ambition that goes by the name of Priti Patel is due onstage later. Oh aye, and...499,766 on the petition now! Truss may well set a standard for short reigns and low performance as PM that'll see her hold on history as being the benchmark by which incompetence is judged.
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    Political Discussions And Ranting Thread

    It's likely the opposition parties will be working to find some reason to debate confidence in the government and force Conservative MPs who are struggling to support some measures to put themselves through the lobbies so their constituents know - for example - they supported benefit cuts. So that petition (495,108 atm) is more a public poll of dissent. Still, some impressive dissent, mind.
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    Political Discussions And Ranting Thread

    Petition for general election is barely 10,000 short of half a million as of a few seconds back. Anyone seen one of the true biggies - like BBC - reporting it? I've seen Metro, Independent and Bloomberg on it today. https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/619781?fbclid=IwAR1O0LgirDavx780pIhx6So93_4oZEi4Nnc19MLN2EV5zFyibBDcVukSaw4
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    Radio 4

    Oh aye, and...Ernie Rae (b. 1945) presented his final Beyond Belief today - not sure we can read owt into that other than an old gadge deciding to focus on the few things that really matter to him. He's big on working towards wider religious understanding - so, putting in the work ahead of his final exams, then
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    Liz Truss

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    Ideas and possibilities for 2023

    So, here's one to test the limitations of the various dead pool rules. 41 year old Emma Fisher, terminally ill but just chosen by Adidas as the face of a campaign promoting a clothing range from which some profits will fund cancer research. Clearly FFBI but also clearly doing a job and young enough to be a high score in the DDP. Just thought I'd - like - kick off the debate, or summat - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-63095279
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    Political Discussions And Ranting Thread

    Just about to watch it go over 450,000 now - how fast it moves in the wake of that u-turn will likely keep us bantering hereabouts today.
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    Political Discussions And Ranting Thread

    Arch brexiteer Gove, struggling to get behind this shit: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-63108234
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    King Charles III

    Meanwhile... Now he's king, he's having to avoid controversy, like following advice from the new PM to swerve the next climate change summit and avoid giving a speech about the urgency of it all. Suggesting, probably that Truss's government will trample green targets in their sprint for economic growth. I'm thinking Charles listened, took it in and - in whatever words he'd generate internally - considered Truss will be here for a short time and he'll see her out, and get back to saying summat about what matters to him in due course. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-63105522
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    Political Discussions And Ranting Thread

    So, I'm thinking it'll top a million, at least - certainly reaching the point it becomes newsworthy
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    Political Discussions And Ranting Thread

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