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Liz Truss

Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:19 pm
by 222gers
I've been taken ill laughing at the news that Liz Truss is our new foreign secretary.
Hopefully, I'll recover by Saturday.

Re: Liz Truss

Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 9:22 am
by UxbridgeR
The cream of the current Conservative crop. I guess you have to laugh or you'd burst into tears.

Re: Liz Truss

Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 11:03 am
by Esox Lucius
Wait until you find out what Nadine Dorries new job is is. I am also looking forward to a lot more Britishness in our TV viewing too. #Gleichschaltung

Re: Liz Truss

Posted: Fri Sep 17, 2021 5:33 pm
by Satch
I'm just relieved this wasn't about her being a QPR fan.

Re: Liz Truss

Posted: Sat Sep 18, 2021 4:15 pm
by DroopStreetOldBoys
It is odd that the senior appointments are all opposed to the areas they are overseeing. I don't suppose it matters, there only seems to be one policy, move public money into private hands.

Re: Liz Truss

Posted: Sat Sep 18, 2021 8:08 pm
by Esox Lucius
DroopStreetOldBoys wrote:
Sat Sep 18, 2021 4:15 pm
It is odd that the senior appointments are all opposed to the areas they are overseeing. I don't suppose it matters, there only seems to be one policy, move public money into private hands.
Once a year where I used to work the management would take the shittiest people and get them to swap jobs for the craic. Sometimes they would even bring people they fired long ago back and give them something really challenging and important to have a crack at.
Oh, wait. No, haha, that's the government I'm thinking of. Our place just sacks useless twats.

Re: Liz Truss

Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2021 7:11 pm
by Montag
I'm no fan of the truss but be honest, would you rather have Lady Nugee?

Re: Liz Truss

Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2021 6:37 am
by WA Hoop
Liz is another in a long line of PPE Oxford graduates who seem to think that is a ticket to run the country. :roll:

Re: Liz Truss

Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2021 9:00 am
by DroopStreetOldBoys
WA Hoop wrote:
Tue Oct 12, 2021 6:37 am
Liz is another in a long line of PPE Oxford graduates who seem to think that is a ticket to run the country. :roll:
Spottus Onnus

From the Guardian

"Monday, 13 April 2015 was a typical day in modern British politics. An Oxford University graduate in philosophy, politics and economics (PPE), Ed Miliband, launched the Labour party’s general election manifesto. It was examined by the BBC’s political editor, Oxford PPE graduate Nick Robinson, by the BBC’s economics editor, Oxford PPE graduate Robert Peston, and by the director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, Oxford PPE graduate Paul Johnson. It was criticised by the prime minister, Oxford PPE graduate David Cameron. It was defended by the Labour shadow chancellor, Oxford PPE graduate Ed Balls.

Elsewhere in the country, with the election three weeks away, the Liberal Democrat chief secretary to the Treasury, Oxford PPE graduate Danny Alexander, was preparing to visit Kingston and Surbiton, a vulnerable London seat held by a fellow Lib Dem minister, Oxford PPE graduate Ed Davey. In Kent, one of Ukip’s two MPs, Oxford PPE graduate Mark Reckless, was campaigning in his constituency, Rochester and Strood. Comments on the day’s developments were being posted online by Michael Crick, Oxford PPE graduate and political correspondent of Channel 4 News." etc etc

The course has also been taken by many foreign leaders-in-the-making, among them Bill Clinton, Benazir Bhutto, Aung San Suu Kyi, and the Australian prime ministers Malcolm Fraser and Bob Hawke. An Oxford PPE degree has become a global status symbol of academic achievement and worldly potential.

Re: Liz Truss

Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 8:19 pm
by Montag
and what a wonderful job they've all done. :roll:

Re: Liz Truss

Posted: Wed Oct 20, 2021 9:16 pm
by Satch
WA Hoop wrote:
Tue Oct 12, 2021 6:37 am
Liz is another in a long line of PPE Oxford graduates who seem to think that is a ticket to run the country. :roll:
Unfortunately, it appears that it is. Seems to be a degree in how to fall upwards.
DroopStreetOldBoys wrote:
Tue Oct 12, 2021 9:00 am
WA Hoop wrote:
Tue Oct 12, 2021 6:37 am
Liz is another in a long line of PPE Oxford graduates who seem to think that is a ticket to run the country. :roll:
Spottus Onnus

From the Guardian

"Monday, 13 April 2015 was a typical day in modern British politics. An Oxford University graduate in philosophy, politics and economics (PPE), Ed Miliband, launched the Labour party’s general election manifesto. It was examined by the BBC’s political editor, Oxford PPE graduate Nick Robinson, by the BBC’s economics editor, Oxford PPE graduate Robert Peston, and by the director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, Oxford PPE graduate Paul Johnson. It was criticised by the prime minister, Oxford PPE graduate David Cameron. It was defended by the Labour shadow chancellor, Oxford PPE graduate Ed Balls.

Elsewhere in the country, with the election three weeks away, the Liberal Democrat chief secretary to the Treasury, Oxford PPE graduate Danny Alexander, was preparing to visit Kingston and Surbiton, a vulnerable London seat held by a fellow Lib Dem minister, Oxford PPE graduate Ed Davey. In Kent, one of Ukip’s two MPs, Oxford PPE graduate Mark Reckless, was campaigning in his constituency, Rochester and Strood. Comments on the day’s developments were being posted online by Michael Crick, Oxford PPE graduate and political correspondent of Channel 4 News." etc etc

The course has also been taken by many foreign leaders-in-the-making, among them Bill Clinton, Benazir Bhutto, Aung San Suu Kyi, and the Australian prime ministers Malcolm Fraser and Bob Hawke. An Oxford PPE degree has become a global status symbol of academic achievement and worldly potential.
That was finished far more positively than it should have been.

Re: Liz Truss

Posted: Sat Oct 23, 2021 3:43 pm
by DroopStreetOldBoys
Well, we got a good trade deal with New Zealand. Unfortunately it's good for them not us.