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Messages - Sir Tigger QC

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So you think that if Christian Wakeford had stood as a Labour candidate he'd have got elected?  ???

It's possible seeing as he has a slim majority of 400 or so votes, but he has been a Tory councillor for years....

I voted for Chris Loder as my MP because he was the Tory candidate and he wouldn't have got my vote if he'd been the Labour, LibDem or Monster Raving Loony candidate.  :P

Be interesting at the next election if Labour allow him to stand as their candidate.  His defection is proving controversial with the Labour faithful!  ;)

I'm not going to try and second guess why the good people of Bury South voted for him (I'm assuming there are at least some good people in Bury South - might be wrong ::)).

What I am saying is that if they thought they were voting for the Party, or the Leader of that Party, then they're wrong. By that measure any MP that votes against their party whip
should face a by-election since they're voting against their party and/or leader?

This MP has put what he considers to be the needs of the country and/or his constituents above the will of his Party. If his constituents don't think that's correct, then they shouldn't have voted for him in the first place. Anyway, they'll get there say in 2 years time. I fully expect most of the red-wall seats that went blue in the last election to go red again next time.

No he hasn't. He's an opportunistic unprincipled A hole trying to save his job in two years time, thinking the same as you in your last sentence.   :-X   ::)

I hope he gets a good kicking from the good people of Bury South at the next election.  :)

If he gets selected as Labours candidate that is.....  ;D

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General Discussion Area / Re: Inflation
« on: Today at 15:05:20 »
I still have 15 months to run on the fixed price I got last April. If things don't settle down by then, my bills could rise by 500%  ;D

Good things happen to those who wait!  :y

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If he survives, Boris should use his majority to change the law so that MP's cannot just change party and stay on as an MP. 

You honestly think Boris stands any chance of getting anything controversial through parliament at the moment?

The people of Bury South elected a Tory MP and Christian Wakeford should resign and stand for the Labour Party in the by election if he wants to be a Labour MP.

They didn't. They elected Christian Wakeford, for a 5 year term. If they want to change their minds, they'll get a chance in 2 years time. I'll quote Churchill....

Quote from: Churchill
The first duty of a member of Parliament is to do what he thinks in his faithful and disinterested judgement is right and necessary for the honour and safety of Great Britain. His second duty is to his constituents, of whom he is the representative but not the delegate. Burke's famous declaration on this subject is well known. It is only in the third place that his duty to party organization or programme takes rank. All these three loyalties should be observed, but there in no doubt of the order in which they stand under any healthy manifestation of democracy."

So, to paraphrase, Country first, Constituents second, Party third.

Yep, Churchill crossed the House and Party twice to follow his convictions :y :y
What was he convicted of?

Racism.  Postumously in the court of lefty opinion.  :-X

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If he survives, Boris should use his majority to change the law so that MP's cannot just change party and stay on as an MP. 

You honestly think Boris stands any chance of getting anything controversial through parliament at the moment?

The people of Bury South elected a Tory MP and Christian Wakeford should resign and stand for the Labour Party in the by election if he wants to be a Labour MP.

They didn't. They elected Christian Wakeford, for a 5 year term. If they want to change their minds, they'll get a chance in 2 years time. I'll quote Churchill....

Quote from: Churchill
The first duty of a member of Parliament is to do what he thinks in his faithful and disinterested judgement is right and necessary for the honour and safety of Great Britain. His second duty is to his constituents, of whom he is the representative but not the delegate. Burke's famous declaration on this subject is well known. It is only in the third place that his duty to party organization or programme takes rank. All these three loyalties should be observed, but there in no doubt of the order in which they stand under any healthy manifestation of democracy."

So, to paraphrase, Country first, Constituents second, Party third.

Yep, Churchill crossed the House and Party twice to follow his convictions :y :y

Maybe he didn't have any convictions and just went where the wind blew him!  ;D

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General Discussion Area / Re: Inflation
« on: Today at 14:58:38 »
Has anyone else noticed that despite the proliferation of green renewables hasn’t reduced the price of energy. I suspect that what happens is the savings are pocketed by the installer. We have half our electric in Andalucia from renewables and yet our bills are rocketing too.

Yep my supplier proudly tells me that my electricity is produced by renewable energy sources.  :y

My bills will go up in April because the wholesale price of natural gas has gone up massively.  ::)

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If he survives, Boris should use his majority to change the law so that MP's cannot just change party and stay on as an MP. 

You honestly think Boris stands any chance of getting anything controversial through parliament at the moment?

The people of Bury South elected a Tory MP and Christian Wakeford should resign and stand for the Labour Party in the by election if he wants to be a Labour MP.

They didn't. They elected Christian Wakeford, for a 5 year term. If they want to change their minds, they'll get a chance in 2 years time. I'll quote Churchill....

Quote from: Churchill
The first duty of a member of Parliament is to do what he thinks in his faithful and disinterested judgement is right and necessary for the honour and safety of Great Britain. His second duty is to his constituents, of whom he is the representative but not the delegate. Burke's famous declaration on this subject is well known. It is only in the third place that his duty to party organization or programme takes rank. All these three loyalties should be observed, but there in no doubt of the order in which they stand under any healthy manifestation of democracy."

So, to paraphrase, Country first, Constituents second, Party third.

So you think that if Christian Wakeford had stood as a Labour candidate he'd have got elected?  ???

It's possible seeing as he has a slim majority of 400 or so votes, but he has been a Tory councillor for years....

I voted for Chris Loder as my MP because he was the Tory candidate and he wouldn't have got my vote if he'd been the Labour, LibDem or Monster Raving Loony candidate.  :P

Be interesting at the next election if Labour allow him to stand as their candidate.  His defection is proving controversial with the Labour faithful!  ;)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Nice steady ride in Wales
« on: Today at 14:00:20 »
.....
Speaking of the wheelie......I once looped an RD 400 2 stroke when it hit the power band in first gear. Very Painful and I was picking gravel out of my arse for a couple of weeks following that.

Due to the ridiculously long exhaust pipes on the RD, when I pulled a wheelie on mine you could throw sparks off the underside of the exhaust tips if you leaned left or right.  :y
Oh what childish fun we had.  ;D

The RD350 is on my list of vehicles I always wanted but never had.  :(

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Now Tory MP Christian Wakeford has defected to the Labour Party and called on Boris Johnson to quit as prime minister.  He crossed the House.

Another veteran Tory MP quoted the old request to Chamberlain in 1940 towards Boris in the House:  "In the name of God, go!"

All they need now is the 54 letters in to the 1922 Committee! :D ;)

If he survives, Boris should use his majority to change the law so that MP's cannot just change party and stay on as an MP.

The people of Bury South elected a Tory MP and Christian Wakeford should resign and stand for the Labour Party in the by election if he wants to be a Labour MP.

That's assuming the Labour Party would select him as a candidate!  :D

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General Discussion Area / Re: Nice steady ride in Wales
« on: Yesterday at 21:43:16 »
I wonder if the cyclist would have reported him if he wasn’t on one wheel? I agree with Ron but I expect the cyclist shit his Lycra’s 😂. Fu(£ing nark😂

My dash cam came with a card in the box with details of where to send any clips of people misbehaving on the road.  ::)  I drive with the utmost of road safety in mind so have nothing to fear on my dash cam, but I'd never send any clips in of other people misbehaving like the cyclist did.  :) 
It's a decent wheelie, fairly high but not high enough to be near the balancing point, so he can still roll on the power to accelerate. I'd be well pleased with that, and he's clearly no novice at it.
So, maybe a short ban and fine for the wheelie and not giving the cyclist the full 1.5m clearance, which then turned in to six months inside for lying about it.  ::)

Yeh but cyclists, especially the lycra clad variety are sanctimonious holier-than-thou types who can never do wrong!  :-X   ::)   ;D

For those on Twitter search out Jeremy Vine of Radio 2 who regularly posts up vids of cars and vans trying to kill him!   :)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Nice steady ride in Wales
« on: Yesterday at 19:44:20 »


To be fair to the cyclist, I expect that gave him a bit of a start flying by at 90 mph!  :o  ;D

Looks like the number plate was angled up, so it was probably easier to read with the bike sat up on it's back wheel like that.  ;)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Covid
« on: Yesterday at 18:37:19 »
I've only done two tests.

First when I had to go to hospital about a year ago for a colonoscopy ( ::))  and the second was when I was asked to do one by Imperial College as part of a random national study.

All came back good.  :y                                 Including the colonoscopy!  :D

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General Car Chat / Re: One for Sir Tigger
« on: Yesterday at 17:23:10 »
I'm trying to understand the appeal of a rally car with a 1.3 A series in standard tune. :-\

Rather than sheer speed perhaps the Marina can rely on it's excellent handling to make it fast. ::) ::) ::) ;D

The 1800TC Coupe did handle quite well in the hands of a deranged 19 year old around the lanes of East Devon and West Dorset.  :y

Only after dark of course, so you could see if someone was coming the other way!  :)

Saab 99's obviously didn't handle as well, as my mate's ended up in the hedge a couple of times.   :-X  ::)  ;D

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General Discussion Area / Re: Nice steady ride in Wales
« on: Yesterday at 14:19:26 »
How did they manage to get a number plate at that speed?

And with the bike at that angle?  :-\

Good skills though, even if the rider is an idiot on both counts!  ::)  ;D

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General Car Chat / Re: One for Sir Tigger
« on: 17 January 2022, 22:40:34 »
I'm trying to understand the appeal of a rally car with a 1.3 A series in standard tune. :-\

Never underestimate a Morris Marina Kevin!  :y

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General Car Chat / Re: One for Sir Tigger
« on: 17 January 2022, 20:36:44 »
Wow! 22 bids and £5400!  :)

Anyone fancy a road trip from Finland to England?  ??? 

I might need a navigator!  ;D

Sat nav. Use the passenger seat for a 19 year old Scandi blonde!  :y

How much higher are you prepared to bid?

Fixed that for you El Varche!  :)

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