Open Forum – Thursday

14 July 2016

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  1. Missy

     /  14th July 2016

    Rather quiet today.

    David Cameron had his last PMQs, I didn’t watch, but from reports he managed to get in a few digs about Corbyn, he paid tribute to his CP colleagues, and professed his love for Larry. Don’t get too excited, Larry is the No. 10 cat. 🙂

    Theresa May has been formally sworn in as PM, and has given her first speech as PM, issuing a statement of intent for her tenure. I haven’t had a chance to read it as I have just got home, but will have a look and see if there is anything unexpected.

    Angela Eagle has yet again timed a speech badly, on Monday it clashed with Leadsom withdrawing from the CP race, today apparently it clashed with the speech from the PM (this is from a tweet by a journalist, so no confirmation as yet).

    Just a few notes, TM will move into the flat above No. 11 where DC and family have been living – I suspect it may be because it has a better kitchen after the Cameron’s did it up, and TM is reportedly a keen cook. Larry will remain at No. 10, and for a few minutes this afternoon was essentially the only inhabitant, and therefore running the country as one PM resigned, and the other had yet to be appointed, they were good times!

    Only really gossip now, not really any developments as things in CP start to settle and stabilise. It was reported that TM wanted to be the first female PM, and announced this intention as a teenager, needless to say that reportedly she was irritated when Maggie won her election and became PM. I think that is quite funny.

    We are expecting the new cabinet to be named either tonight or tomorrow morning.

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  2. Klik Bate

     /  14th July 2016

    Question, or threat, from Kim DC ❓

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    • Gezza

       /  14th July 2016

      Just stirring, I should think Klik. But yeah … interesting question. Likes to use a sinister looking avatar of himself, doesn’t he. Makes him look slimmer.

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  14th July 2016

        Makes him look………? Hahahahahahahahahahahaha !

        Well, he could hardly look fatter, the camera lens wouldn’t fit all of him in.

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  3. Blazer

     /  14th July 2016

    all done in the best possible taste!..or ‘good ‘work’..if you can get it’…

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11674299

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  14th July 2016

      I’d been saying for years I couldn’t see how consumer electronics retail stores could survive online competition. Looked like a pump and dump effort from a private equity outfit who suckered a bunch of small investors. Ironically the latter would have been much better off sticking with property investments they could understand and manage themselves.

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      • Blazer

         /  14th July 2016

        I call it criminal….but the law designed by criminals…doesn’t!

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        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  14th July 2016

          If you outlaw risk you outlaw profit and outlaw progress. There are laws about misrepresentation which will surely be checked in this case. However you can’t prevent misinterpretation and fashion-following by the buyer which could well be a large part of the cause here.

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          • Blazer

             /  14th July 2016

            your earlier description was ‘on the m oney’…’pump and dump’….access to bigtime finance is a closed shop.

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  4. Where’s this man’s right hip, under the girl’s right knee or back behind and under his elbow?

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  5. Alan Wilkinson

     /  15th July 2016

    Trump now certain of nomination: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2016/07/15/never_trump_movement_dies_in_committee.html

    Latest polls:
    CBS News/NY Times 7/8 – 7/12 1358 RV 3.0 40 40 Tie
    Rasmussen Reports 7/12 – 7/13 1000 LV 3.0 37 44 Trump +7
    Economist/YouGov 7/9 – 7/11 932 RV 4.5 45 43 Clinton +2

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2016/07/14/gallagher_team_clinton_has_outspent_trump_40-1_in_swing_states_and_is_only_tied.html

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