Richard G @ 2019-06-11 11:37:28
There's an old story about a guy who goes to see a genie or miracle man and he has these great ideas for the improvement of mankind, and the miracle man offers to make him dinner while they discuss it. And after a few sentences the miracle man says "if you actually get the power to realize these visions, you will in fact become a tyrant and make man's condition worse." So obviously the man disagrees, assures the miracle man that he wouldn't do any of the things he predicts, and then in rushes a messenger - the man's rich uncle has died, he is the sole heir. And soon after - his rival is in prison. In the course of half an hour the man's fortunes change, power is his, and of course he reacts to every challenge with impatient tyranny, and the miracle man, observing this, says "you see, what you wished for has unmade you - you have become the tyrant you despised" and the man orders the miracle man executed and then the messengers all melt away and suddenly the man sees what the miracle man meant, and is heartstruck, and the miracle man says "shall we go into dinner?" Staring down the barrel of a Boris Johnson administration, I urgently wish I could turn to David McGrogan and say, "shall we go into dinner?"
Paolo Greco @ 2019-06-11 13:59:04
David told me I was discriminating against commonwealth people by complaining about the impending loss of my right to live in my home.
Paolo Greco @ 2019-06-11 14:03:46
By the way, can't the house ask for a vote of non-confidence as soon as Boris becomes prime minister? Hahaha I wrote "Boris" and "confidence" in the same phrase.
Mamading Ceesay @ 2019-06-11 14:47:54
I think a vote of no confidence is inevitable once the new Tory leader is prime minister.
Richard G @ 2019-06-11 14:55:59
ahhhh, comedy. 2. yes, there can be a no-confidence vote at any time. OTOH, if there's nobody more credible to take over, it wouldn't necessarily displace The Scarecrow. My sense is, the party bosses gave May the job of being The PM Who Delivers Brexit because none of them had any idea what to do and because they knew it was a sacrificial position. She died eventually, but the sacrifice failed. So they still need a victim, even though they still have no idea how to get the result they want. And after the sacrifice, they'll need someone to pick up the pieces and make things work again. ....I can only assume that someone would be a revenant from a previous generation of politicians - a Churchill or Disraeli or Pitt. So it's specifically a necromantic sacrifice they want. 1. David doesn't seem to understand the phrase common wealth. It's a shame, there seems to be a fine gaming brain in there somewhere.
Scott Martin @ 2019-06-11 15:42:01
Oh he did not. Hoping all are as well as can be expected.
Matthew Adams @ 2019-06-16 13:03:57
I like David's game brain, and I would probably like him more but I find his politics are irksome and there is only so much separating the person from their politics you can do before you start carving into their person. I am not sure it is fair but I think he thinks that as long as he's ok, everything else must be ok.
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