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Re: Quote of the day

Post by Chadwick » Mon Jun 28 2021 9:03pm

Richard Frost wrote:
Sat Jun 26 2021 6:49pm
"I am grateful for your support and believe that your contribution to public service is far from over."
Boris Johnson in his reply to Matt Hancocks resignation letter.
"Sit this one out on the bench, son, and I'll put you back in the squad next season."

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Re: Quote of the day

Post by Chadwick » Mon Jun 28 2021 9:04pm

Richard Frost wrote:
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kevinchess1 wrote:
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You'd of thought Ally C would have kept his head down when it comes to 'Lying PMs.' Anyway, It's not a 'We are now in a Crazy world' It's always been the case that you can't call the Pm or any other MP a liar. Nothing new there. If we got rid of all the lying MPs there wouldn't be any left
Only in Parliament is it forbidden anywhere else it is acceptable.
Not just acceptable, but de rigueur.

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Re: Quote of the day

Post by Richard Frost » Thu Jul 01 2021 5:22pm

“Will this year’s Euros be last year’s Eat Out to Help Out – on steroids? The evidence is starting to emerge.”
Stephen Reicher, professor of psychology at the University of St Andrews and a member of the government’s Sage sub-committee on behavioural science, speaks out after nearly 2,000 Covid cases in Scotland were linked to fans watching Euro 2020 football matches.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-57667163

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Post by Richard Frost » Fri Jul 02 2021 5:38pm

“This is just the start. I want many more days like this. Labour is coming home.”
Keir Starmer echoes Tony Blair - and every football fan’s favourite song - following Labour’s by-election win in Batley and Spen.

As much as I would like Labour to do well. I cant help thinking what a load of blarney rubbish politicians of all colours say.

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Re: Quote of the day

Post by Richard Frost » Mon Jul 05 2021 4:41pm

“War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Champagne is not Champagne.”
Journalist Dmitry Kozlov uses the slogans of George Orwell’s 1984 to mock the Kremlin after it ruled that only sparkling wine produced in Russia could be sold with the label champagne.

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Re: Quote of the day

Post by Richard Frost » Tue Jul 20 2021 4:59pm

“Oh my word, look at the world.”
Wally Funk marvels at Earth after being blasted into space with Jeff Bezos on the first crewed flight of his rocket ship, New Shepard. At 82, Funk has become the oldest person ever to go into space, decades after she and her fellow female pilots were banned from joining Nasa.

Story here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-57849364

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Post by Richard Frost » Fri Jul 23 2021 6:29pm

“I’m not sorry for voting Tory on 12 December 2019. If I were to go back, I’d do it again,”
writes Giles Fraser on Unherd.
“the more conservative I become, the less I like the government”. “I won’t be voting Conservative next time”. “What distinguishes this government from so many Conservative governments of the past is that this one doesn’t seem to do morality at all,” “One suspects they think that morality is for lefties. Which is just rubbish. Because Conservatism has always had a moral core, albeit a different one from that of the Left.” “no one can say that Boris has ever made any great play of being constrained by morality, certainly not anything like a Judeo-Christian one”. The government has “forgotten the values of being conservative”, he adds. “And without those values, the Conservative Party is little more than a vessel for the personal ambitions of the depressingly self-entitled.”
https://unherd.com/2021/07/why-ill-neve ... ory-again/

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Post by Richard Frost » Fri Jul 23 2021 6:31pm

Today is a moment of hope.
Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee

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Re: Quote of the day

Post by Sarah » Sat Jul 24 2021 7:14pm

Farage/Brexit supporters attacking RNLI crew today... what a country...
Tower RNLI wrote:We are shocked and saddened to report some of our volunteer crew were verbally assaulted due to their role when reporting for duty tonight. This behaviour will not be tolerated. Thank you @metpoliceuk for your support.
https://twitter.com/TowerRNLI/status/14 ... 24199?s=20

More context:
https://twitter.com/davidschneider/stat ... 13835?s=20
FT wrote:The UK’s leading maritime rescue charity has vowed to keep saving anyone in peril at sea despite provisions in draft legislation that barristers say could threaten volunteers with life imprisonment for picking up asylum seekers.
https://www.ft.com/content/1c1ac60f-b4c ... 4k5UpA_PCY
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Re: Quote of the day

Post by Richard Frost » Mon Aug 16 2021 5:14pm

We watch in complete shock.
Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban for publicly advocating education for girls, voices her fears for women, minorities and human rights advocates after the group took control of Afghanistan.

https://zeenews.india.com/world/we-watc ... 85368.html

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