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And NOW. the Tories press the 'implode' button.. Putting forward Rees Mogg as the candidate to take over from Theresa May. So far up his own RRR'S that he can barely bring himself to speak. A man of the people.? ..My R's.
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And NOW. the Tories press the 'implode' button.. Putting forward Rees Mogg as the candidate to take over from Theresa May. So far up his own RRR'S that he can barely bring himself to speak. A man of the people.? ..My R's.
That's the guy who's really working hard to win the gay vote, right ... ?
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That's the guy who's really working hard to win the gay vote, right ... ?
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Jacob Rees-Mogg 'completely opposed' to abortion - BBC News
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Well, he's obviously got a uterus hidden under those layers of smug self-satisfaction, thus making him an expert in the needs of women everywhere ...
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Well, he's obviously got a uterus hidden under those layers of smug self-satisfaction, thus making him an expert in the needs of women everywhere ...
He also has a nanny.
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He also has a nanny.
Ah, I wonder if he went down the Chris de Burgh route there.
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Well, he's obviously got a uterus hidden under those layers of smug self-satisfaction, thus making him an expert in the needs of women everywhere ...
One of the descriptions used of him suggests he has an intimate knowledge of female anatomy........However, he obviously has something (or a very busy milkman).

I'm sure you and I could be confident in the future for the GFA with him in charge - after all, it would be back to dealing with the stereotypes of old! From the Belfast Telegraph:
"Mogg is a roaming Monty Python cameo; all briefcase, flappy legs and simmering patriarchal righteousness. He is a Christopher Guest and Harry Shearer-style riff on how our class system thrives, with his six children furnished with the names of 8th Century saints and Anglo-Saxon bishops.

Rees-Mogg says he has never changed a nappy. In 2014 he went canvassing with his former nanny, Veronica, the woman who used to wipe his own bottom. "Rees-Mogg's a walking, talking caricature of poshness, but Mumsnet could propel him all the way to Number 10 - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk
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One of the descriptions used of him suggests he has an intimate knowledge of female anatomy........However, he obviously has something (or a very busy milkman).

I'm sure you and I could be confident in the future for the GFA with him in charge - after all, it would be back to dealing with the stereotypes of old! From the Belfast Telegraph:
"Mogg is a roaming Monty Python cameo; all briefcase, flappy legs and simmering patriarchal righteousness. He is a Christopher Guest and Harry Shearer-style riff on how our class system thrives, with his six children furnished with the names of 8th Century saints and Anglo-Saxon bishops.

Rees-Mogg says he has never changed a nappy. In 2014 he went canvassing with his former nanny, Veronica, the woman who used to wipe his own bottom. "Rees-Mogg's a walking, talking caricature of poshness, but Mumsnet could propel him all the way to Number 10 - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk
Given how far they've had their tongue up the arse of the DUP, I was pleasantly surprised by that takedown by the Tele. Though I suppose the Telegraph online is not the same as the Telegraph in print. I did always enjoy the crosswords though, not to mention the coverage of NI sport. Sigh.

I've been uncertain about the future of the GFA ever since the referendum went for Brexit. Can't see that changing any time soon, sadly.
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Given how far they've had their tongue up the arse of the DUP, I was pleasantly surprised by that takedown by the Tele. Though I suppose the Telegraph online is not the same as the Telegraph in print. I did always enjoy the crosswords though, not to mention the coverage of NI sport. Sigh.

I've been uncertain about the future of the GFA ever since the referendum went for Brexit. Can't see that changing any time soon, sadly.
Yes, whenever I see the claims of an "open border" and "frictionless trade", I can't help thinking that these are the same people who think you can turn the clock back by leaving the EU. Maybe they think the Republic is going to rejoin the UK, like a Take That reunion!

Statistics, beloved of the Brexiteers, are not in their favour - things have changed and the Republic is doing rather better than the UK - with GDP, GNP and GNI higher and greater spending on education and health (all per capita, of course). After all these years, it's a bit like realising your dad isn't Superman after all!
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Yes, whenever I see the claims of an "open border" and "frictionless trade", I can't help thinking that these are the same people who think you can turn the clock back by leaving the EU. Maybe they think the Republic is going to rejoin the UK, like a Take That reunion!

Statistics, beloved of the Brexiteers, are not in their favour - things have changed and the Republic is doing rather better than the UK - with GDP, GNP and GNI higher and greater spending on education and health (all per capita, of course). After all these years, it's a bit like realising your dad isn't Superman after all!
I'd love to spend a day in the kind of fantasy universe where someone thinks the RoI is going to rejoin the UK, just to see how mental it really is
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And NOW. the Tories press the 'implode' button.. Putting forward Rees Mogg as the candidate to take over from Theresa May. So far up his own RRR'S that he can barely bring himself to speak. A man of the people.? ..My R's.
I've only seen him debate once or twice and if i'm honest I liked him. He came across really well. Posh yes but thats not a crime. he was sensible, grounded and made some decent points. As I say though, I have only seen him speak the once. My mother who's into politics likes him though....
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I've only seen him debate once or twice and if i'm honest I liked him. He came across really well. Posh yes but thats not a crime. he was sensible, grounded and made some decent points. As I say though, I have only seen him speak the once. My mother who's into politics likes him though....
The problem I have with him is his attitude to abortion, total ban even if the pregnancy is a result of rape, and also the fact that he is totally against same sex marriages. Tim Fearon found himself in real hot water with less narrow views, but Rees-Mogg, if he became PM would have influence on his party, OK he would be unlikely to get the legislation changed, but the elephant would always be in the room.
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I've only seen him debate once or twice and if i'm honest I liked him. He came across really well. Posh yes but thats not a crime. he was sensible, grounded and made some decent points. As I say though, I have only seen him speak the once. My mother who's into politics likes him though....
My problem with him is that his views are influenced by his belief in an imaginary being and the rules and teachings of a religion - happens to be the Roman Catholic church in his case.
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Quite telling isn't it how the Tory rank and file are quietly backing the quirky Victorian pipe cleaner for leader, rather than the erstwhile 'darling of the activists', a once popular character who led the charge and delivered Brexit.
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My problem with him is that his views are influenced by his belief in an imaginary being and the rules and teachings of a religion - happens to be the Roman Catholic church in his case.
And apparently the giant fairy in the sky who tells him what to do is very keen on deciding who people are allowed to have sex with, and what women should be "allowed" to do after being forced to have sex with someone they didn't want to.


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