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  1. 56 minutes ago, The Old Crem said:

    Plus in 2000 Nigel Jones Mp was injured and his assistant Andrew Pennington was fatally wounded in an attack on his constituency surgery. 

    He used to be my MP when I lived in Cheltenham


  2. Congrats @MariNisia

     

    1921 Elizabeth Kelly/Ray Lawler

    1922 Ruth Bidgood/John B Goodenough

    1923 Gloria Whelan/ Henry Kissinger

    1924 Priscilla Pointer/Sheldon Harnick

    1925 Ysanne Churchman/Pete Murray

    1926 Gudrun Ure/Leonard Fenton

    1927 Leotyne Price/Kenneth Anger

    1928 Denise Bryer/Jean Marie Le Pen 

    1929 Patricia Routledge/Clifford Rose

     1930 Edna O'Brien/Bill Treacher

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  3. 3 hours ago, The Old Crem said:

    Been found guilty. Not sure if the sentence is likely to be long enough to trigger expulsion or if she will have to resign or face a recall petition for there to be a by election. The Tories surged there last time but that was enhanced because of local politics and issues about the Labour Party and voters of Indian background so it’s hard to predict what will happen. Suspect if Labour do lose it Keir Starmer will come under a lot of pressure himself. 

     

    I think that she may come under pressure to resign her seat but may face a recall petition.  Should be a fairly straightforward win for Labour depending on the candidate 

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  4. Here is the first list of potential winning picks:

     

    1.       Roy Hattersley (mc)

    2.       Douglas Hurd (mc)

    3.       Nigel Lawson (mc)

    4.       John Morris (mc)

    5.       Bill Rodgers (mc)

     

    All of these would be acceptable candidates for the main Deathlist.

     

    I have long advocated Douglas Hurd as a potential pick and there has been recent speculation about how ill Roy Hattersley looked in the last round of photos, John Morris is very old. With the demise of Shirley Williams Bill Rodgers is clearly going to be the next of the Gang of Four to go and despite his weight loss Nigel Lawson still does not look the picture of health.

     

    How long has this game got left and does @msc have some good topics for Game V?

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  5. 5 hours ago, Lafaucheuse said:

    Looks old but able to stand still, smile and probably speak about politics. Wouldn’t be surprised if James Baker or Albright goes before him

    Baker looks like someone has already embalmed him

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  6. 41 minutes ago, The Old Crem said:

    There was quite a lot of social media reaction to her interview so I could see a QO.

    I would hope so but she does not yet have a wikipedia page


  7. During the last week Woman's Hour celebrated its 75th Birthday and they interviewed one of the original producers Diana Gayford now 104. She may not get a national QO but would be a contender for Last Word

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  8. My wife alerted me to a news story yesterday that led to this post.

     

    The TV presenter and wildlife activist Chris Packham's house has been attacked by someone trying to set fire to the gates. Previously his opponents have left dead animals outside his gates. 

     

    I am concerned that this campaign of terror against him might get out of hand as he is not the type of person to back down. Whilst I do not think anyone would set out to kill him I didn't think tge Brexit referendum would lead to murder either.

     

    Whether you agree with him or not this level of intimidation should not be part of the political discourse in this country.

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  9. 8 hours ago, Ulitzer95 said:


    Right... you were an adolescent/young adult in the 80s...

    You said "pop" star.

    My hunch is Jason Donovan, Limahl or any one member of Big Fun... 

    You can rule out Big Fun...he said Famous....

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  10. Congrats @Yvonne

     

    1921 Elizabeth Kelly/Ray Lawler

    1922 Ruth Bidgood/John B Goodenough

    1923 Gloria Whelan/ Henry Kissinger

    1924 Priscilla Pointer/Sheldon Harnick

    1925 Ysanne Churchman/Pete Murray

    1926 Gudrun Ure/Leonard Fenton

    1927 Leotyne Price/Kenneth Anger

    1928 Denise Bryer/Jean Marie Le Pen 

    1929 Patricia Routledge/Clifford Rose

     1930 Edna O'Brien/Bill Treacher

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  11. 1 hour ago, Ulitzer95 said:


    I think you're confusing the demographics. Chesham and Amersham voted 55% Remain in the referendum. Old Bexley and Sidcup voted 64% Leave.

    Why would Labour allow the Libs a clear shot at anything? They have no pact nor sympathies for the Lib cause. They didn't even do that in Chesham – Labour campaigned hard yet it was the voters who strategically switched to the Libs.

    This is Old Bexley and Sidcup though:
     

    General election 2019: Old Bexley and Sidcup[7]
    Party Candidate Votes % ±%
      Conservative James Brokenshire 29,786  64.5  +3.1 
      Labour Dave Tingle 10,834 23.5 -5.8
      Liberal Democrats Simone Reynolds 3,822 8.3 +5.0
      Green Matt Browne 1,477 3.2 +1.5


    The Libs are absolutely nowhere in this seat. It's not theirs to win if it does switch hands.

     

    Fair enough. I was just thinking that Ted was a staunch European and assumed that this had a similar demographic to others in the near London areas

     

    Labour came within 3,500 in 1997.

     

    But Johnson should not lose this unless things get very bad

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  12. 5 minutes ago, YoungWillz said:

    James Brokenshire's death will lead to one of those by-elections. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-58844606

    This is Edward Heath's old seat but like Chesham & Amersham it is probably a hot bed of old school tories and Heath was pro European

     

    On paper it should be a walk in the park for the Tories but it is a massive pitfall if they lose it.

     

    I reckon Labour will run a low key campaign and allow the Lib Dems a clear shot

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  13. Eddie Robinson was selected by nine players in the Baseball category

     

    He was the first hit for @Great Uncle Bulgaria

     

    He was the second hit for @An Fear Beag but both hits are in the same category whereas @Spade_Cooleygets a second hit in a second category

     

    For @Death Impends this was the second hit in the baseball category but the third hit overall

     

    The following have now has three hits all in different categories

     

    @Toast

    @BuffaloPhil

    @msc

    @RoverAndOut

     

    However, @Banana has now got five hits but still only in three categories

     

    So there are still no single winning hits but there are plenty of people who are potential two hits away from a win and Toast has both a unique and three categories crossed off

     

    No player has more than two hits in any category

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