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Monday, 30 April 2018

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I wonder which of the three women will be responsible for the Cauldron?

Yes, it's hard to know where "Remainers" do the least damage: in the cabinet, where they influence policy more but are at least expected to keep their mouths shut, or on the back benches, where they can stir up trouble.

Rudd went because she was a poor manager of her underlings. They didn't realise that an aggressive approach with illegal immigrants might wrongly target harmless elderly West Indians who the government surely had no issues with. The usual suspects (i.e. Guardian, to some extent the BBC, those in the Labour Party who need to keep playing the race card) are treating this like racism on the part of the Home Office. But most people want illegal immigrants dealt with robustly, and have no problem with targets. Let's hope that May and the other spineless fools in her cabinet don't take their foot off this pedal because they are frightened of offending the grievance-mongers.

And let's not forget, she was the one who wanted UK businesses to name and shame their EU workers, which would've included my Fluffbun.

There are no words I can use to describe her that won't get me banned from D&N.

So take your pick from this glorious wallchart ...

https://www.nosweatshakespeare.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/shakeseparen-insult-infographic.png

.. which you can't ban me for, coz it's Shakespeare, innit!

Anyway, we drank a cheery toast to her demise last night and I got some morning nookie, so "All's well that ends well".

SoD

Thanks for the link Lawrence. Very timely for me!

Sorry, JK, but I have to ask, why are you in need of Shakespearean insults?

The thing that concerns me is that civil servants were the actual ones choosing the particular targets. I won't hold my breath waiting for any of them to resign.

Eh, what? For the nookie, JK?!

That'd be a strange one!

I once knew someone who liked being talked dirty to, but Shakespearean dirty?

Try "Darling, Thou art a boil, A plague-sore, an embossed carbuncle" and if you get out of the room alive I'll buy you a bottle of Barney McGroo's finest!

The other way round: "You bull's pizzle" - be nice to get that insult on a first outing, sadly never in my case.

SoD

Nah Lawrence.

I'd resorted to a lil' Shakespeare for a comment I'd left on another blog which "left in the dark" a friend (well the guy has my phone number) who then texted me as to meaning. Mere hours ago.

You're familiar with the aphorism "one must strike while the iron is hot"?

Well in a leading sentence I'd used the word "propitious" - the blog's opening sentence reading, "A most remarkable diplomatic development is occurring right in front of our eyes." Then, I expecting other readers to "connect" the propitious use with that opening blogpost employed Ariel's "sea change."

Whereupon the friend sent the mystified text - To which, as my arthritic fingers are handicapped when it comes to tapping on my phone's keypad I resorted to explain via another comment typed more easily from my desktop's keyboard to wit:

"There is a tide in the affairs of men.
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
On such a full sea are we now afloat,
And we must take the current when it serves,
Or lose our ventures."

Then I got another text with the fellow asking me "Have you a link to a Shakespeare resource?"

And that's where your comment came in handy. I emailed it.

Are we clear?

I suppose I ought add Lawrence ... I deleted the part of your link past the dot com part leaving simply

https://www.nosweatshakespeare.com/

(I figured, had I merely referred the guy to your Dad's blog for him to bone up on Bill's "turn o' the phrase" he might've become a D&N regular. Can't have that.)

Whitewall, since the UK joined the EEC/EU an enormous gravy train of politicians and beurocrats was created and this was the intention. They are self serving and serve no purpose for the people. If the EU collapsed tomorrow the World would grind on as it has always done. This how it works! We give money to the EU, we then have to ask for some back for projects. If we do get some money back then it has to be managed. Result: unnecessary waste of money on beurocrats. The taxpayer ripped off.

Jimmy, imagine if political newcomers won elections and began showing voters that so many bureaucrats were really unnecessary. Also imagine if enough of these same newcomers showed what wastes of time most of the political class actually is. Nothing scares the political class more than waves of popular insurgencies that have come to challenge the establishment.

Freedom is built on four boxes:
Soap Box, Ballot Box, Jury Box, Ammo Box

Whitewall, the British EU supporters have rejected the ballot box result. The ammo box could be an idea however the police will visit you with their ammo box followed by the jury box.

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