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Politics is funny, maybe. by Ken Dunn on 12 April 2015 10:43am
This item appeared in the Sunday Post today and I smiled twice when reading it:

Had Your Kicks?

It was David Cameron's third visit in two years to the Edinburgh HQ of the pensions giant Scottish Widows.
A lucky venue? Perhaps not. The Prime Minister was last week reminded of his previous visit just before the referendum when, in a rousing pro-Union speech, he said: 'At a General Election you can give the effing Tories a kick.'
There will be a few nervy Nationalist MSPs right now after Dave Thompson, 65, broke his leg playing football. Fellow SNP backbencher Mark McDonald also has a broken leg after five-a-sides. Perhaps Nicola Sturgeon should ban her troops from the game.


I'm wondering if there were lots of Tories on the opposition football teams!?

Re: Politics is funny, maybe. by Ken Dunn on 12 April 2015 11:39am
Here's another one, written by Donald MacLeod, also in today's Sunday Post:

Free England

Now that 158 million barrels of oil has been discovered near Gatwick, quite apart from wondering how they managed to keep it hidden for so long, does that mean we can now give England their Independence?
Roll out the barrel, roll out the barrel of oil...

Re: Politics is funny, maybe. by Ken Dunn on 12 July 2015 6:27am
Nicola Sturgeon, the SNP leader has rejected English votes for English issues. That's incredible. The SNP have virtually got complete devolution for Scotland and she wants to control what happens over the border too!
Re: Politics is funny, maybe. by Ken Dunn on 23 November 2016 9:33am
Does anyone think there is a cold war between the UK, EU and the USA? I think there is but we don't have missiles aimed at one another.
Re: Politics is funny, maybe. by johnnyBgood! on 23 November 2016 1:21pm
*Stop press.
The UK voted to leave the EU and America elected a lunatic.
Re: Politics is funny, maybe. by Ken Dunn on 24 November 2016 5:14am
And Scotland voted to stay in the UK and the EU but the UK voted to leave the EU. The SNP (Scottish Nationalist Party) want to leave the UK but stay in the EU. Who'd be a politician in the UK these days?
Re: Politics is funny, maybe. by ev on 25 November 2016 9:11pm
Wow, it's been a long time, Johnny.. how are you?
Re: Politics is funny, maybe. by tucsonmike on 1 December 2016 4:33am
As an American politics is interesting. Not sure about the funny.
Re: Politics is funny, maybe. by Ken Dunn on 3 January 2017 10:28pm
Our UK news tonight reported that Donald Trump has started running the USA by Twitter. Well, I suppose it's easier than setting up a lot of complex legislation to achieve the presidential party aims. Perhaps some complex legislation will follow.

I take my hat of to the man and hope that Twitter doesn't crash with people logging in as friends to his account to see if the next new piece of legislation has been summarised in 140 characters.


Here in the UK we are still swithering over leaving the EU. Mrs May, out prime minister, could Twitter the secretary general of the EU tomorrow saying, 'Right, I am invoking article 50 tomorrow and we'll be out of the EU by 1 April. We started today with Sir Thingmy's resignation.'
Re: Politics is funny, maybe. by geordiegirl on 6 March 2017 10:28pm
No I don't think there's as 'cold war' between Britain and EU: I think there is a lot of European regret UK is leaving.

I personally have a huge amount of regret too.
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