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Re: The UK thread

Post by asthmatic camel » Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:48 pm

Maurice Bastable, there's a decent English name to conjour with...

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:54 pm

Wow he looks English!
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Re: The UK thread

Post by asthmatic camel » Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:21 pm

Any non-Brits get this?

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:34 pm

Not offhand, but they sure do look British.
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Re: The UK thread

Post by asthmatic camel » Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:42 pm

Here's a clue.

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:03 pm

All the same person?
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Re: The UK thread

Post by asthmatic camel » Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:08 pm

Nope.

All are responsible for the deaths of children.

The photoshopped ones far more than the renowned serial killers above.
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Re: The UK thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:28 pm

So who are they?
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Re: The UK thread

Post by asthmatic camel » Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:05 pm

Given up already?

Un-photoshopped are "Moors Murderers" Ian Brady and Myra Hindley.

Photoshopped are...

British politicians.

C'mon, Abdul, get your thinking cap on. :)
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:23 pm

The problem is I never heard of Moors murders, and didn't recognize the politicians.

So who are they? The politicians that is.
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Re: The UK thread

Post by Giz » Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:30 pm

Tony Blair and Theresa May. But I’m not sure what children they are supposed to have killed?

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:35 pm

Now that I know who they are supposed to be, I can see it.

Funny how that photoshop job makes them look even more British than usual. :BigGrin3:
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Re: The UK thread

Post by Witness » Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:08 am

Conservative Party introduces ‘Schrödinger’s austerity’ that is both over and continuing as usual

The Conservative Party has announced a trial of ‘Schrödinger’s austerity’ that will see the end of austerity while austerity continues on as normal at the same time.

Prime Minister Theresa May announced the end of austerity while Chancellor Philip Hammond’s budget indicated that very little had changed.

The pair came together and agreed that Britain will trial ‘Schrödinger’s austerity’. ‘Schrödinger’s austerity’ will see the Conservative Party give lip service to austerity being over without actually doing anything differently.

‘Austerity is over. Now is the time of Schrödinger’s austerity which should really lift the mood of the nation while they decide whether they want to eat a decent meal regularly or heat their homes this winter,’ said May.

Britain’s most vulnerable people will be told they’ll be treated with dignity and respect; vital services will be told they’re getting the investment they need; and children will be told they have a promising future.

And none of it will actually happen.
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:20 pm

Here's a good slogan for them : "Austerity is the new prosperity" 8)
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Re: The UK thread

Post by Witness » Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:27 am

UK renewable energy capacity surpasses fossil fuels for first time

Renewable capacity has tripled in past five years, even faster growth than the ‘dash for gas’ of the 1990s

The capacity of renewable energy has overtaken that of fossil fuels in the UK for the first time, in a milestone that experts said would have been unthinkable a few years ago.

In the past five years, the amount of renewable capacity has tripled while fossil fuels’ has fallen by one-third, as power stations reached the end of their life or became uneconomic.

The result is that between July and September, the capacity of wind, solar, biomass and hydropower reached 41.9 gigawatts, exceeding the 41.2GW capacity of coal, gas and oil-fired power plants.
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Re: The UK thread

Post by Grammatron » Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:14 am

My understanding is that renewable still don't match capacity at peak demand.

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Witness » Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:54 am

Amusing opinion article:
Dummy’s guide to geography helps Dominic Raab plot an idiot’s Brexit

Why does this government of all the talentless have to be so brazen about demonstrating it every week?

“I hadn’t quite understood the full extent of this, but if you look at the UK and if you look at how we trade in goods, we are particularly reliant on the Dover-Calais crossing.” Brexit secretary Dominic Raab, ladies and gentlemen, at some event on the tech industry this week.

“My wife would say [my Lego collection is] far too large, but I find Lego therapeutic … Everybody who does any difficult or stressful job needs a way to switch off. We all have different ways. Mine is Lego.” Culture secretary Jeremy Wright, ladies and gentlemen, on Talk Radio yesterday morning.

“I freely admit that when I started this job, I didn’t understand some of the deep-seated and deep-rooted issues that there are in Northern Ireland. I didn’t understand things like when elections are fought, for example, in Northern Ireland, people who are nationalists don’t vote for unionist parties and vice versa.” Northern Ireland secretary Karen Bradley, ladies and gentlemen, in a political magazine interview this September.

Behold the government of all the talentless: a place where you don’t just think it, but you make extra sure to say it out loud and in public. As the Lego song itself goes: everything is awesome, everything is cool when you’re part of a team.
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Re: The UK thread

Post by Giz » Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:03 am

And then you look across the isle and see Corbyn and Abbott.

God save England.

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Re: The UK thread

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Re: The UK thread

Post by asthmatic camel » Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:52 pm

Aaaaand Manchester City are set to take command of the Premier League: 2-0 up against Liverpool with 35 minutes remaining.

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Manchester United, however, remain a laughing stock. :D
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