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4 minutes ago, Ulitzer95 said:


Irresponsible of him to restand for election next year IMHO.

 

True, though in Ayr there's also the party pressure thing of "he can keep the seat for us" with local Tories. He managed to hold the seat in 2011 and 2016 against SNP local surge  due to being quite popular. We've seen in recent years how the parties can convince folk to run when they shouldn't in case they can keep a seat, see Dennis Skinner in Bolsover last year.

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Glad you have a list of MPs that's still being updated? :lol:B):reading-glasses:

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On 31/08/2020 at 23:37, Thatcher said:

Martin O’Neill, Baron O’Neill of Clackmannan, former Labour MP for Clackmannan and Eastern Stirlingshire (1979-1983) and Ochil Clackmannan (1983-1997) and Ochil (1997-2005), has reportedly died aged 75. Served in Kinnock’s Shadow Cabinet as Defence Secretary from 1988-1992.

Confirmation of Martin O'Neill's death https://members.parliament.uk/members/Lords?showadvanced=true&membershipstatus=4

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On 23/11/2018 at 12:37, drol said:

RE Kaing Guek Eav AKA Comrade Duch was discharged on November the 13th and sent back to prison.

 

"We did not hope he would survive". Why the fuck did you grant him treatment, morons?

 

Khmer Rouge prison commander and all-around oxygen waste Comrade Duch has died aged 77.

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On 24/10/2018 at 18:31, gcreptile said:

Some Khmer Rouge prison leader, Kaing Guek Eav, better known as "Duch", hospitalized with respiratory problems:

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/10/convicted-khmer-rouge-era-prison-chief-hospitalised-phnom-penh-181024062720017.html

 

Edit: Well, according to Wikipedia, he is also known as Kang Kek Iew or Kaing Kek Iev, romanized as Kain Guek Eav.

Nom de Guerre Comrade Duch or Deuch - or Hang Pin.

 

Kang Kek Iew dead

 

edit: :clivedunn: why must this bitch have so many names?

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This means that the only living senior member of Khmer Rouge is Khieu Samphan, aged 89. It's been just two years since Nuon Chea and Samphan were found guilty of genocide.

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3 hours ago, Perhaps said:

 

Kang Kek Iew dead

 

edit: :clivedunn: why must this bitch have so many names?

I prefer to refer to him by his most used nickname Murdering Bastard :mellow:

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Stephen Merrill, a former Governor of New Hampshire, has died. He was 74

 

https://www.boston.com/news/obituaries/2020/09/06/stephen-merrill-former-new-hampshire-governor-dies-at-74

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Florence Pendleton, Shadow Senator for the District of Columbia (1991–2007), dead at 94.

Shadow reps were introduced for D.C. in both the Senate and the House of Representatives in 1991 to try and give the district greater representation in Congress.

The other D.C. Shadow Senator at the time was none of that The Rev. Jesse Jackson – who is 80 next year.

In 2017, shadow reps were also introduced for Puerto Rico.

Pendleton is the first Shadow congressperson to die.

 

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On 01/05/2020 at 21:45, Ulitzer95 said:

Édouard Balladur, French PM (1993–1995) is 91 today. :party:

Edouard Balladur has now tested positive for COVID

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1 hour ago, Joey Russ said:

Edouard Balladur has now tested positive for COVID

He is symptomatic too, but not "in danger" apparently. Guess he will be hospitalised anyway.

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On 25/07/2019 at 18:31, drol said:

North Africa in general has lot to offer in matter of old politicians.

 

Tunisia:
*Rachid Sfar (1933), former PM.

*Zine El Abidine Ben Ali (1936), president and PM, now exiled, but in good health despite rumoursIf for "good health" you mean "terminal prostate cancer"

*Hédi Baccouche (1930), former PM who is now a writer.

*Hamed Karoui (1927), rumoured to be dead last year, he actually lost his brother a month later circa. His nephew will run for president.

*Fouad Mebazaa (1933), President before Essebsi, he condoled his death today.

*Habib Ben Yahia (1938) Foreign Minister, now jailed for power abuse.

*Abdelbaki Hermassi (1937) Foreign Minister

*Ahmed Ben Salah (1926): he was born to bring socialism and revolution in Tunisia, but failed. Now president of his own party.

 


Ben Salah dead at 94.

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4 minutes ago, Ulitzer95 said:


Ben Salah dead at 94.

Tried to modernize the country, great man.

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1 hour ago, drol said:

Tried to modernize the country, great man.

H e didn't lead the country though did he?

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4 minutes ago, CoffinLodger said:

H e didn't lead the country though did he?

Finance Minister, but was somehow seen as a shadow PM. 

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20 hours ago, Ulitzer95 said:


Ben Salah dead at 94.


I pretty sure I climbed Ben Salah last year.  In the Highlands, innit?

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Grim Reaper really decided that this is the weekend to cause a lot of chaos, didn’t he? 

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