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Old 07-08-2022, 07:31 AM   #23581 (permalink)
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Speaking of ex prime ministers:

Shinzo Abe: Japan ex-leader assassinated while giving speech
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Old 07-08-2022, 09:45 AM   #23582 (permalink)
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Always interesting to get an outsider's perspective of your own country !

Strictly speaking, we've already had a Prime Minister who earned the nickname Worzel Gummidge. Remember good old Michael Foot? He was a respected figure on both sides of the political spectrum, being the published author of various books about HG Wells, Lord Byron and others:-



Sadly, as PM, he proved to be a bumbling figure of fun, out of his depth in the modern cut-and-thrust of politics.

Anyway, unless there's a better nickname, I'm happy to go with BoJo The Clown for the (for the moment) present incumbent.
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Old 07-08-2022, 10:46 AM   #23583 (permalink)
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Yeah I think you meant MP rather than PM Lisna: Foot led Labour in opposition, taking them to their lowest seat share in the House in history or something. He was never at number 10.
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Old 07-08-2022, 10:49 AM   #23584 (permalink)
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Yeah, I checked him out. He was the Labour leader during Margaret Thatcher's reign. You need to brush up on your history, Lis.
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Old 07-08-2022, 04:04 PM   #23585 (permalink)
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who did he piss off ..???? im guessing alot of people
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Old 07-08-2022, 04:30 PM   #23586 (permalink)
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Yeah I think you meant MP rather than PM Lisna: Foot led Labour in opposition, taking them to their lowest seat share in the House in history or something. He was never at number 10.
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Yeah, I checked him out. He was the Labour leader during Margaret Thatcher's reign. You need to brush up on your history, Lis.
OOPS! Yes, my apologies to all. I should've checked to see if my fading memories of that era were right or not.

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Lisna, you should do a journal on Prime Ministers. I've always been curious about British history.
Clearly I'm not up to this task, rubber soul. Perhaps you should try it yourself as you had the idea...
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Shinzo must be Japanese for Lincoln.
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Old 07-08-2022, 06:12 PM   #23588 (permalink)
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Shinzo must be Japanese for Lincoln.
Oof! Too soon!
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If only he'd been seeing a puppet show at the Shadow Puppet Theatre!
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there are still puppet shows ..?????
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