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The World's Ugliest Boy

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Ah, power cuts ahead 2003; you know! (yes, we've had power cuts and more are predicted this winter)

The postmen and fire service have been on strike, Superstars is returned to the box, the USA is embroiled in a war far from home and people are disgruntled with the Labour government. Could be 1972 all over again.
 
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Grim O'Grady

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oh yes stock up on yer candles!!!
oh & here's to the 3 day week!
viva the vauxhall & I
happy daze

Grim
 
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Patrick McCann

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> Ah, power cuts ahead 2003; you know! (yes, we've had power cuts and more
> are predicted this winter)

> The postmen and fire service have been on strike, Superstars is returned
> to the box, the USA is embroiled in a war far from home and people are
> disgruntled with the Labour government. Could be 1972 all over again.

Except that we had a Conservative government fron 1970-74. So I'm told.
 
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Aly Panic

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> Except that we had a Conservative government fron 1970-74. So I'm told.

What are you saying

Tony Blair isn't a Conservative!
 
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Patrick McCann

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> What are you saying

> Tony Blair isn't a Conservative!

No, I'm not saying that at all. I'm saying that there wasn't a Labour government in 1972. Read the post again.
Last week Ruffian and young O'Reilly were reading things in my posts that weren't there.
This seems to be spreading. I blame the education system.
It wasn't like this in my day, y'know. I'm starting to get worried.

ps. see ye down the square tomorrow. I'll be wearing a 'Dubya is simply misunderestimated' t-shirt.
Fortunately, I have a HUGE beer-gut, so there's plenty of room for 'misunderestimated'. I won't have to break it up or hyphenate it or anything like that.
I knew all that guinness would come in handy one day.
 
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The World's Ugliest Boy

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Oh! Patrick you take things so literally! How do you manage with Morrissey's lyrics?

People in the UK were so disgruntled with Labour by 1970 that they elected the Conservatives to govern and then we had coal on rationing*. Of course the Conservatives didn't last long that time.

*For Patrick: Coal wasn't literally on ration - it's just that it was in short supply.

> No, I'm not saying that at all. I'm saying that there wasn't a Labour
> government in 1972. Read the post again.
> Last week Ruffian and young O'Reilly were reading things in my posts that
> weren't there.
> This seems to be spreading. I blame the education system.
> It wasn't like this in my day, y'know. I'm starting to get worried.

> ps. see ye down the square tomorrow. I'll be wearing a 'Dubya is simply
> misunderestimated' t-shirt.
> Fortunately, I have a HUGE beer-gut, so there's plenty of room for
> 'misunderestimated'. I won't have to break it up or hyphenate it or
> anything like that.
> I knew all that guinness would come in handy one day.




 
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Ruffian

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> Oh! Patrick you take things so literally! How do you manage with
> Morrissey's lyrics?

> People in the UK were so disgruntled with Labour by 1970 that they elected
> the Conservatives to govern and then we had coal on rationing*. Of course
> the Conservatives didn't last long that time.

> *For Patrick: Coal wasn't literally on ration - it's just that it was in
> short supply.

Ted Heath was my MP for many years. My Dad famously refused to shake his hand at the Bexley Christmas fair one year! Silly old sods.. My Dad and Heath.. Heath was an enigma in the 80's.. he was such a thorn in Thatchers side, everyone voted for him.. tactically. He was actually quite respected.

And now I am in Knutsford where Martin Bell stood against Neil Hamilton.. Apparently, at local Conservative HQ on election night, a sign was taped to the door, to 'RING BELL'.. the irony was lost on many! Neil Hamilton as an MP.. the mind boggles doesn't it.

Ruffian
 
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A.K 1976

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> Ted Heath was my MP for many years. My Dad famously refused to shake his
> hand at the Bexley Christmas fair one year! Silly old sods.. My Dad and
> Heath.. Heath was an enigma in the 80's.. he was such a thorn in Thatchers
> side, everyone voted for him.. tactically. He was actually quite
> respected.

> And now I am in Knutsford where Martin Bell stood against Neil Hamilton..
> Apparently, at local Conservative HQ on election night, a sign was taped
> to the door, to 'RING BELL'.. the irony was lost on many! Neil Hamilton as
> an MP.. the mind boggles doesn't it.

> Ruffian

Don't you think Ted Heath look a bit like Bill Haley ?
 
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Patrick McCann

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> Oh! Patrick you take things so literally!

Oh! Brave person I don't take things literally at all. In fact, as my French readers might say - au contraire.
I simply don't want my younger readers to go around with wrong dates in their tiny little heads for parties in power during the 60's, 70's etc.
I've taken on a certain responsibilitely - unpaid- to inform them about the old days from time to time.
They love hearing about issues and scandals from the past and who was prime minister at the time and things like that. Don't try to mislead them. It wouldn't be fair. They're very trusting, y'know.

How do you manage with
> Morrissey's lyrics?
Well, since you ask, I'm having a bit of trouble with fountains. I've visited 372 of them around the world, but can't imagine Moz reeling around any of them.
Do you have any idea which one he was singing about? I've devoted my entire life to finding it.

> People in the UK were so disgruntled with Labour by 1970 that they elected
> the Conservatives to govern and then we had coal on rationing*. Of course
> the Conservatives didn't last long that time.

That's very good. Which book did you get that from?
Although the Conservatives lasted almost the full electoral term. I don't need a book for that. I remember, y'see.
Aye.. two elections in 1974. The first one was too close and led to a coalition government for a few months , until a second was called. Labour had a clearer lead after that one, and formed the government again.
Edward Heath's loss in that election led to him being ousted as leader of the Conservatives and being replaced in 1975 by Margaret Thatcher, who became prime minister at the next election in 1979.

* For the world's ugliest boy: Can you picture all my younger readers right now, wide-eyed and open-mouthed in awe? Taking it all in? Heartwarming thought, isn't it?

> *For Patrick: Coal wasn't literally on ration - it's just that it was in
> short supply.

It led to the three day week , y'know. Imagine only being allowed to work for three days a week to save electricity. In The UK!! In the seventies!!
It was the miner's strike that caused it and eventually brought down the Conservatives.
Led by Joe Gormley at the time, they had the majority of public support on their side.
When Arthur Scargill tried the same thing a decade later, there was a very different outcome.
Thatcher rampaged across the country closing traditional industries, sending unemployment soaring to 5 million, before *strapping on a dick* and shafting every working man up the arse.

*for the world's ugliest boy; she didn't literally strap on a dick.
At least, I don't think she did.
 
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Bluenose

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*raises hand*

Sir, can I have a Werther's please?


> Oh! Brave person I don't take things literally at all. In fact, as my
> French readers might say - au contraire.
> I simply don't want my younger readers to go around with wrong dates in
> their tiny little heads for parties in power during the 60's, 70's etc.
> I've taken on a certain responsibilitely - unpaid- to inform them about
> the old days from time to time.
> They love hearing about issues and scandals from the past and who was
> prime minister at the time and things like that. Don't try to mislead
> them. It wouldn't be fair. They're very trusting, y'know.

> How do you manage with
> Well, since you ask, I'm having a bit of trouble with fountains. I've
> visited 372 of them around the world, but can't imagine Moz reeling around
> any of them.
> Do you have any idea which one he was singing about? I've devoted my
> entire life to finding it.

> That's very good. Which book did you get that from?
> Although the Conservatives lasted almost the full electoral term. I don't
> need a book for that. I remember, y'see.
> Aye.. two elections in 1974. The first one was too close and led to a
> coalition government for a few months , until a second was called. Labour
> had a clearer lead after that one, and formed the government again.
> Edward Heath's loss in that election led to him being ousted as leader of
> the Conservatives and being replaced in 1975 by Margaret Thatcher, who
> became prime minister at the next election in 1979.

> * For the world's ugliest boy: Can you picture all my younger readers
> right now, wide-eyed and open-mouthed in awe? Taking it all in?
> Heartwarming thought, isn't it?

> It led to the three day week , y'know. Imagine only being allowed to work
> for three days a week to save electricity. In The UK!! In the seventies!!
> It was the miner's strike that caused it and eventually brought down the
> Conservatives.
> Led by Joe Gormley at the time, they had the majority of public support on
> their side.
> When Arthur Scargill tried the same thing a decade later, there was a very
> different outcome.
> Thatcher rampaged across the country closing traditional industries,
> sending unemployment soaring to 5 million, before *strapping on a dick*
> and shafting every working man up the arse.

> *for the world's ugliest boy; she didn't literally strap on a dick.
> At least, I don't think she did.
 
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Patrick McCann

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> *raises hand*

> Sir, can I have a Werther's please?
>

Oh alright then. Here. And don't tell that Ruffian kid I gave you that. He can't see green cheese....
OK, off you go.

And no running!!!
 
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