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The All New Question Time Thread
« on: March 28, 2009, 05:37:35 AM »
I thought we had one of these already but I can't find it...  noooo:

Did anybody see it this week...? What a disgusting, fat ugly trougher that Eric Pickles is - Chairman of the Conservative party FFS! Ye gods...  noooo:

Lives 37 miles from the House of Commons and justifies a second home allowance because he 'has to be there on time... '

Eric Pickles >>> Fuck right off!  cussing:

Quote from: Question Time
Transcript:

David Dimbleby began by asking Mr Pickles if he claims for a second home

EP: “I do indeed have a two house system and an allowance. But if I could just make a brief contribution

DD; “How far away from Westminster are you?”

EP: “Thirty seven miles.”[Boos from the audience]

EP: “And if I could just make this brief contribution to hang an MP week -

DD: “Take your time! Take your time!”

EP: “OK, then let me explain why. And I have actually had experience of commuting that distance, when my wife was ill (she’s fully recovered now) – but for a month I did it. And it was an extremely difficult experience and I’ll explain why. Because the House of Commons works on clockwork: you have to be there, if you’re on a committee, you have to be there precisely. Particularly for someone like me, I was a number two –“[Boos from the audience]

EP: “Let me explain, let me explain, please just let me explain for a moment. I had to be there –

DD: “Like a job, in other words?”[applause and laughter from audience]

EP: “Yes exactly like a job. If you’re number two in the opposition, you’re essentially running the committee. So I needed to be there at 930 to move those amendments. It doesn’t matter if a Liberal Democrat isn’t there, but it matters if I’m there

Ed Davey: “That’s just cheap”

EP: “When I was doing this, I was leaving home at five thirty in the morning to guarantee that I was there and I wasn’t getting back until twelve or one in the morning. Now you can do that once or twice, you can do that for a while. But you’ve got to understand, the House of Commons runs like clockwork.”

Caroline Lucas: “So does the rest of the world, Eric.”

EP: “And I have never, ever claimed my full allowance. I have always claimed the amount –“[jeers from audience]

EP: “Well I mean, I publish them. I’ve always published them on my website. They’ve always been there for people to see. I have always been accountable.

And I can tell you, I think the things are going to come out in a week’s time. I think I’ve only claimed about sixty percent of the allowance, it might even be fifty five percent.

But I’m a serious guy who will put in the hours. And I will work for those hours. But I can tell you this: it is no fun doing five thirty in the morning right the way through.

You cannot be sat on a train thinking ‘am I going to make it? Am I not going to make it?’ That’s why I do it.”

Audience Member: “Do you think Fred Goodwin should give some of his pension back Eric?”

EP: “Yeah, I do.”

Audience Member: “Right - that’s because he’s behaved immorally, unreasonably perhaps. But he’s played within the rules! Don’t you think that’s a bit hypocritical?”

EP: “I had my flat – I bought my flat when we regularly sitting until two in the morning. I bought my flat when we did that. I bought that flat because it turned out –

[Audience member: “sell it!”]

EP: “OK well I’ll sell it. Of course I could sell it. I am never going to be able to satisfy you folks, at all, because I am an MP and therefore guilty.”


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Re: The All New Question Time Thread
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2009, 05:55:48 AM »
Jarvis Cocker.

What an absolute  censored:
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Re: The All New Question Time Thread
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2009, 08:02:04 AM »
Nothing new there then.
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Re: The All New Question Time Thread
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2009, 08:16:02 AM »
What on earth was the dribbling idiot doing on QT?  Shrugs:
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Re: The All New Question Time Thread
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2009, 11:24:47 AM »
He is deemed by the BBC to be "In touch with Yoof" ~ It used to be that toothy bint Janet Street Porter until she finally got too old to be credible.
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Re: The All New Question Time Thread
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2009, 11:28:38 AM »
I'd put him in touch with the roof - suspended from it by a thick rope...  eveilgrin:
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Re: The All New Question Time Thread
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2009, 05:41:01 AM »
Clive James - kerrriisssttt he looked ill! not long before he appears in the ALCDB thread IMHO...  noooo:

George Galloway - the lunatic managed to keep reasonably sane with his answers - medication must be working...
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Re: The All New Question Time Thread
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2009, 04:47:58 PM »
Just watched it...

One of the best in ages IMHO.  happy088

Ben Bradshaw should be hanged immediately...  evil:
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Re: The All New Question Time Thread
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2009, 04:59:52 PM »
Agreed!

After that I watched This Week which for some reason I find entertaining. It was good to see Diane Abbot ( sick2:) squirming under the clearly intelligent gaze of Constance Briscoe...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/this_week/default.stm
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Re: The All New Question Time Thread
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2009, 04:01:50 AM »
I'll fetch the rope...  eveilgrin:
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Re: The All New Question Time Thread
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2009, 12:06:37 PM »
I've just watched last weeks QT on iPlayer. It was quite easy to guess it was from Brighton!

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Re: The All New Question Time Thread
« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2009, 12:40:40 PM »
I've just watched last weeks QT on iPlayer. It was quite easy to guess it was from Brighton!
From the big sign that said 'Brighton' in front of the panel...?  rubschin:
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Re: The All New Question Time Thread
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2009, 01:08:03 PM »
I've just watched last weeks QT on iPlayer. It was quite easy to guess it was from Brighton!
From the big sign that said 'Brighton' in front of the panel...?  rubschin:

No. The number of those "good with colours" in the audience.

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Re: The All New Question Time Thread
« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2009, 02:09:35 PM »
 lol: lol: lol:
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Re: The All New Question Time Thread
« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2009, 03:03:05 PM »
I've just watched last weeks QT on iPlayer. It was quite easy to guess it was from Brighton!
From the big sign that said 'Brighton' in front of the panel...?  rubschin:

No. The number of those "good with colours" in the audience.
And the panel...  lol:
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