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Funko
11-05-2007, 13:14:57
http://politics.guardian.co.uk/labourleadership/story/0,,2077653,00.html?gusrc=rss&feed=11

Gordon Brown announces his candidacy for the Labour leadership.

:eek: :eek: :eek:

Bob
11-05-2007, 13:24:20
Never a frown
With Gordon Brown

Drekkus
11-05-2007, 13:31:16
How come crownprinces are always so boring. John Major after Thatcher, Brown after Blair.

MoSe
11-05-2007, 13:37:59
:brwncard:

Bob
11-05-2007, 13:39:25
That's easy. Emperors always need a grey and boring sidekick, so the emporor shines even more.

My boring sidekick is MDA

Funko
11-05-2007, 13:49:32
My boring sidekick is Tizzy.

Tizzy
11-05-2007, 13:51:46
That's odd, I was about to post "My boring sidekick is Funko"

MoSe
11-05-2007, 13:56:19
Who's Wormtongue?

Dyl Ulenspiegel
11-05-2007, 13:59:06
May the braindead poodle rot in hell.

Funko
11-05-2007, 14:03:22
Can you narrow down who you're talking about?

Drekkus
11-05-2007, 14:05:11
Originally posted by Tizzy
That's odd, I was about to post "My boring sidekick is Funko" Oooooh, missed opportunity for "My favorite headkick is to funko"

Tizzy
11-05-2007, 14:09:50
I was just about to say that I don't kick heads, when I realised that would just make someone post something about there being different types of heads.

MOBIUS
11-05-2007, 14:12:05
Is Funko like Worzel Gummidge? Does he have a special headkick head?

Funko
11-05-2007, 14:13:40
TO MY BALLS!

MOBIUS
11-05-2007, 14:15:41
Special Dingding kicking balls?

Lazarus and the Gimp
11-05-2007, 16:47:54
There's always the chance he could be a charisma-free PM who's also insanely good at the job, like the famously taciturn Clement Attlee. He never smiled, didn't speak much, and was incidentally the best PM in a century or more.

But I doubt it.

*End Is Forever*
11-05-2007, 17:03:44
Gordon Brown, a Conservative's best friend. :beer:

Lazarus and the Gimp
12-05-2007, 08:40:08
It's a question of preference as to whether you take that, or David Cameron's user-friendly torrent of crackpot notions.

Funko
14-05-2007, 08:24:54
According to Popbitch (therefore notfact) Ken Clarke was overheard after the local election victories for the tories saying "Maybe that smarmy cunt's not so bad after all". I can only hope that story is true.

Drekkus
14-05-2007, 08:41:11
what is smarmy?

Funko
14-05-2007, 08:42:07
smug and annoying.

MoSe
14-05-2007, 11:32:02
the typical attitude of a smarmoset

MDA
14-05-2007, 12:39:25
Originally posted by Bob
My boring sidekick is MDA

Hooray!

Funko
07-08-2007, 08:42:23
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/6934329.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/6924988.stm

Seemingly terrified at the prospect of appearing popular, the tory party is determined to tear itself apart and hand Brown a nice easy election victory.

I feel a little bit sorry for Cameron. The Rwanda trip probably seemed like a worthwhile idea (or at least an imaginative silly season publicity stunt), it did at least get some publicity for the situation there, and would have done much more if we hadn't had major floods. Cameron should never have gone whilst his constituency was flooding.

People might say they care about things like the environment, Africa etc, but they vote for the person who they think'll look after them at home.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
07-08-2007, 09:13:24
Did he go to the flood relief concert?

Funko
07-08-2007, 09:28:43
:lol:

No, they sent a dozen tory MPs to build shelters and dig wells or something."As a future prime minister it'll be valuable experience for David Cameron to understand the challenges of international development" or some such.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
07-08-2007, 09:34:35
As a politician, he would have been destined for sandbagging. What a lost opportunity.

C.G.B. Spender
07-08-2007, 10:05:29
Brought Schröder a few additional years

Dyl Ulenspiegel
07-08-2007, 10:09:34
I thought of the example of that retarded pig.

C.G.B. Spender
07-08-2007, 10:10:08
It also made Schmidt a saint!

C.G.B. Spender
07-08-2007, 10:12:14
An HelloKitty a Hochwasserschutzbauwerk

Fergus & The Brazen Car
07-08-2007, 10:52:18
Originally posted by Drekkus
what is smarmy?

Salty yeasty brown stuff you spread on toast.

C.G.B. Spender
07-08-2007, 10:54:12
I thought sado-maso-army

Venom
07-08-2007, 12:13:44
I don't like anyone named Gordon. Except maybe Gordon Gekko , but he wasn't real.

mr_B
07-08-2007, 12:27:10
is that the guy wizzz the funny suspenders?

C.G.B. Spender
07-08-2007, 12:45:35
Or Gordon Shumway, he was cool

Poison Arrow Frog
08-08-2007, 22:31:44
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
There's always the chance he could be a charisma-free PM who's also insanely good at the job, like the famously taciturn Clement Attlee. He never smiled, didn't speak much, and was incidentally the best PM in a century or more.

But I doubt it.

It could be worse. You could be like us and have a national leader who is charisma-free and incidentally the worst leader in a century or more.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
09-08-2007, 07:26:41
A real Dick.

Funko
28-08-2007, 11:29:33
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/6966352.stm

Wonder what the resident tories think of this. They were backing Cameron as socially liberal but 'measures to curb violent video games'? Really? Why? and how is that not knee jerk?

A long term plan to 'encourage responsible parenting' seems like a good idea as does 'improve schooling'... but I'd like to know the details of how exactly they intend to achieve that. No party ever went into an election saying they wanted to fuck our schools up.

Lazarus and the Gimp
28-08-2007, 11:42:35
Seeing as there is already BBFC classification of computer games, what do they plan to do? Introduce a secondary and more restrictive censorship body?

I like this suggestion-


and changes to prison accommodation, such as increasing the number of prisoners in cells.


Excellent reasoning. It's not like rampant overcrowding in prisons causes riots, is it?

Cuddly Cameron is panicking at the prospect of losing more prominent backers, and has just veered to the right. It's "Video Nasties" and "Prison works" all over again.

Funko
28-08-2007, 12:38:45
I always thought "Prison's like a holiday camp!" was more of an indictment of Butlins.

MOBIUS
28-08-2007, 14:55:55
Originally posted by Funko
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/6966352.stm

Wonder what the resident tories think of this. They were backing Cameron as socially liberal but 'measures to curb violent video games'? Really? Why? and how is that not knee jerk?

A long term plan to 'encourage responsible parenting' seems like a good idea as does 'improve schooling'... but I'd like to know the details of how exactly they intend to achieve that. No party ever went into an election saying they wanted to fuck our schools up.

Yeah, I always think that Kitsuki is too nice to be a tory - is he disillusioned with David Chameleon yet?

Funko
28-08-2007, 15:02:00
Nearly as smarmy and corrupt as New Labour!

Dyl Ulenspiegel
28-08-2007, 16:14:52
Now that was mean.

Oerdin
29-08-2007, 06:35:14
But true!

Funko
17-09-2008, 15:19:49
Quite an amazing attack by Clegg on the two major parties.

Clegg launched a withering attack on Brown's centralising approach. "There is a terrible pessimism in the way Gordon Brown thinks we should all be organised from above - our every move controlled by the great puppet master in the sky."

The Lib Dem leader was also scathing about Labour's internal difficulties.

"Labour offers nothing. They're so desperate to protect their own jobs they can't be bothered to protect other people's. They're the living dead, no heart, no mind, no soul, stumbling around with no idea what to do. They are a Zombie government, a cross between Shaun of the Dead and I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue."

Clegg was also critical of the Tory leader, David Cameron. "Cameron's only aim was to make the Conservatives inoffensive. Problem is, one you strip out the offensive parts of the Conservative party, there isn't much left.

"Cameron's hope is to become the Andrex puppy of British politics. A cuddly symbol, perhaps but fundamentally irrelevant to the product he's promoting."

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2008/sep/17/libdemconference.nickclegg1

Nills Lagerbaak
17-09-2008, 15:55:46
I for one would like to reassert my allegiance to our Zombie Overlords.

protein
17-09-2008, 17:42:00
http://media.tumblr.com/ABYqXAzKb8myknp5rcwClZNu_r2_500.jpg

Lazarus and the Gimp
17-09-2008, 18:51:26
Originally posted by Funko
Quite an amazing attack by Clegg on the two major parties.



Don't get me started on Clegg. I felt like kicking in the TV when he was on his "Well I might not put my kids in state schools if they're crap" trip.

That's forgiveable from a Tory because you expect that from them- but from a Liberal? It's like getting kicked in the bollocks by Thora Hird.

Drekkus
17-09-2008, 19:12:19
So any of you got called by that libdem leader?

Lazarus and the Gimp
17-09-2008, 20:13:38
Nope. I think I'm on a list marked "angry and argumentative".

Beta1
17-09-2008, 21:02:56
I made a point not to answer the phone at all. Just incase.

Provost Harrison
18-09-2008, 08:25:27
You know, even to this day, I still don't have a clue what this Nick Clegg looks like. Does he still look the same as he did in his "Last Of The Summer Wine" days?

Nills Lagerbaak
18-09-2008, 08:50:47
sopmeone with Photoshop could have a go at this...

http://www.laeclectica.com/images/brown02.jpg

King_Ghidra
07-04-2010, 12:11:16
Better late than never!

http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/114/l_71bd394810ec4cae8a6b77aa38fe6090.jpg

Funko
07-04-2010, 12:13:09
:lol:

MOBIUS
07-04-2010, 12:16:54
:lol:

Nills Lagerbaak
07-04-2010, 12:19:03
Excellent! Even my photoshop skills don't take that long though:D

Dyl Ulenspiegel
07-04-2010, 12:21:08
Is that from the new campaign presented in the Guardian?

MOBIUS
07-04-2010, 12:27:56
So, if there's a hung parliament - would that constitute a zombie wedding?

Provost Harrison
08-04-2010, 09:24:00
There's always the chance he could be a charisma-free PM who's also insanely good at the job, like the famously taciturn Clement Attlee. He never smiled, didn't speak much, and was incidentally the best PM in a century or more.

But I doubt it.

In hindsight, the qualifier was wise ;)

Provost Harrison
08-04-2010, 09:29:06
Better late than never!

http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/114/l_71bd394810ec4cae8a6b77aa38fe6090.jpg

:lol: That's very good, worthy of being used as an avatar!

MOBIUS
19-04-2010, 23:06:36
Wow, I didn't realise Cameron was so scared of Clegg that he's actually resorted to copying him! Lol, the chameleon strikes again!

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/article7102235.ece

Nills Lagerbaak
20-04-2010, 07:45:30
Wow, I didn't realise Cameron was so scared of Clegg that he's actually resorted to copying him! Lol, the chameleon strikes again!

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/article7102235.ece


errrr.... Cameleon surely?

Funko
20-04-2010, 08:12:10
:D

MOBIUS
22-04-2010, 09:56:24
http://twitter.com/search?q=%23nickcleggsfault :D

MOBIUS
22-04-2010, 10:41:16
The Tories have another high-profile backer – Robert Mugabe. The Zim Daily reports that President Mugabe is reminiscing about the old days when he used to have tea with John Major and complaining about how much better things were with a Tory government.

The Independent

MOBIUS
30-04-2010, 15:47:38
Labour campaign turning into a car crash - literally! (http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/apr/30/car-crash-labour-10-cabinet-ministers)

:D

Dyl Ulenspiegel
30-04-2010, 16:08:53
"Mandelson denies incident is a metaphor for Labour's election campaign"

:lol:

Provost Harrison
30-04-2010, 19:12:45
Why couldn't the car have smashed into Mandelson. Obnoxious prick.

He's one big reason, right there, to not vote Labour.

King_Ghidra
30-04-2010, 20:55:50
The Guardian have come out on the side of the Libs. Not a game changer perhaps but an interesting barometer of the times a changin.

Lazarus and the Gimp
01-05-2010, 07:45:38
That's not unheard of- they were really pro Lib/SDP in the mid-80's.