Enoch Powell might get blue plaque

Discussion in 'UK politics, current affairs and news' started by gosub, Feb 1, 2018.

  1. MrSpikey

    MrSpikey Well-Known Member

    If someone famous was born in one house, but died in another, how do they decide which one is recognized?

    Or is it a case of a plaque on both their houses?
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  2. Sprocket.

    Sprocket. No matter where; of comfort no man speak..

    You deserve one for that! :D
  3. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby this means nothing to me

    I was initially annoyed but this post has placated me.
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  4. gosub

    gosub ~#

    I think they both qualify
  5. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank We kill the flame

    Namer of clouds, what was he a character in a fucking Michael Moorcock novel?
  6. redcogs

    redcogs in the gutter beholding the stars

    Surely its the colour of the plaque which is the important factor here? Red would be more fetching and tasteful.

    Powell isn't deserving of one, regardless of colour.
  7. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    no, he named clouds. nimbus, cumulus that sort of thing. he didn't name every cloud, just cloud types.
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  8. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

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  9. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    I always love seeing that Luke Howard plaque from the top deck of the 67. Warms the heart, it does.
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  10. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

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  11. Sprocket.

    Sprocket. No matter where; of comfort no man speak..

    There was an attempt to have a plaque mounted in Doncaster market place to mark the spot where Thomas Rainsborough was murdered by four Royalists. On the site of the Old Crown (ironically) pub.
    We were told there was one already on/near his birthplace in Tower Hamlets.
    He is remembered by a stone set in the paving nearby.
  12. redcogs

    redcogs in the gutter beholding the stars

    effing royalists always prepared to resort to violence to quell revolt. Sometimes do the same when a marriage becomes inconvenient. it might be the time for a republic.
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  13. gosub

    gosub ~#

    :hmm: Coz Cromwell was utterly benign.
  14. Sprocket.

    Sprocket. No matter where; of comfort no man speak..

    Yes, Rainsborough betrayed by Cromwell cos he couldn’t win the debate. Yet Cromwell gets a statue ne’er mind a plaque!
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  15. mr steev

    mr steev magic thought wizard

    And yet another one since I posted that list :facepalm:
    Eight thousand have their say over Enoch Powell's proposed blue plaque – but what do you think?
  16. petee

    petee i'm spartacus

    no, we say "spat"
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  17. sir.clip

    sir.clip Well-Known Member

    It should read 'Crapped' herself.
    You can Crap in your shorts or you can crap with your shorts pulled to the side. either is acceptable on a long run..
  18. Wilf

    Wilf Meeting few of his KPIs

    Enoch Powell might get blue plaque

    4 pages in, it's too late to make a joke about his teeth, isn't it? :(
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  19. Dogsauce

    Dogsauce Lord of the Dance Settee

    I reckon the more colloquial 'coiled one out here' would suffice.

    What happened to the turd anyway, is it preserved in a jar somewhere or did we sadly lose this historic artefact?
  20. Dogsauce

    Dogsauce Lord of the Dance Settee

    Anyway, we could do with a few around the Hyde Park area of Leeds, just to stop students incorrectly bragging in the pub that they live on the same Harold where Henry Rollins once lived/have a mate who lives in Marc Almond's old bedsit etc.
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  21. sir.clip

    sir.clip Well-Known Member

    it was to runny to pick up.
  22. Kaka Tim

    Kaka Tim Crush the Saboteurs!

    I used to live in the same house in hyde park where johnny thunders used to buy his smack. tru fakt dat.
  23. Streathamite

    Streathamite ideological dogmatist

    I can help here.
    If the guided tour at Bletchley is any guide, an enigma was mistakenly delivered to the central posr office in Warsaw in the mid 30s,, instead of the German embassy.
    when a very embarrassed german diplomat turned up at that post office to say an excruciatingly polite version of !"can we have opur package please guv" the general manager of the place said that local labour laws meant that section was closed for the weekend, and could he please come back on Monday morning? sure, said the diplomat, and wished his host a nice weekend.
    What he didn't know was that an exceptionally eagle-eyed had spotted the package at 9.30am, and since shortly after that the cream of polish mathematical, technological and cryptographic talent were crawling all over the machine, and working round the clock, they built a fully-working perfect replica by Sunday night.
    In 1938, as war looked more and more certain, they sent a copy to England.
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2018
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