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You know the Tories are in trouble when they're trying to big up John Major

Discussion in 'UK politics, current affairs and news' started by Quartz, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. Quartz

    Quartz Eclectic contrarian plebeian

    Apparently John Major is the unsung hero of the Olympics because he founded the National Lottery. Umm... no mention of the Lottery Commission who decided to fund all those sports?
  2. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    The Lottery Commission don't choose to fund these sports, the govt ran National Lottery Distribution Fund does.

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  3. Idris2002

    Idris2002 this prim barbarism

    Poor John Major.

    I feel so sorry for him.

    Such a nice man.
  4. Quartz

    Quartz Eclectic contrarian plebeian

    Sorry, wrong term, but right thought:

  5. audiotech

    audiotech wav, aiff, mp3, ogg, flac

    Chairman of Carlyle Europe [Carlyle Group] from 2001 - 2004.
  6. Idris2002

    Idris2002 this prim barbarism

    And not only that, he was present at the Carlyle group's New York meeting on the fateful morning of Sept. 11, 2001.

    I think the question we should be asking now is - John Major: lizard or hologram?
  7. Santino

    Santino lovelier than lovely

    Compared to the current shower, John Major is fucking Disraeli.
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  8. rioted

    rioted redundant

    John Major is probably the best prime minister in my political life. Probably the most left-wing too. ;)

    Mostly he didn't do much, cones and Edwina Curry not withstanding. Near perfect. :)
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  9. Quartz

    Quartz Eclectic contrarian plebeian

    Perhaps you've forgotten the exit from the ERM and the house price collapse?

    Wait... yes, even considering that, you're right.
  10. Cones hotline is all I remember about John Major.
    As for the Edwina Curry thing, that actually makes me feel sorry for him.
  11. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    Except for being a Goy.
  12. littlebabyjesus

    littlebabyjesus one of Maxwell's demons

    Rail privatisation.
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  13. Idris2002

    Idris2002 this prim barbarism

    Like Disraeli (whose Dad converted from the one true monotheism to C of E, for the lols), then.
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  14. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    Pah, once a front-wheel skid, always a front-wheel skid!
  15. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    I mainly remember these two gems of his:

    "Society needs to condemn a little more and understand a little less"

    "New Age travellers? Not in this age! Not in any age!"
  16. Edwina Curry was talking about her time with Major, "He was the perfect gentleman, always sat at the tap end of the bath..."

    *mind bleach please.
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  17. Oh and he's the cunt who saw Section 63 enacted too :mad:
  18. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat lumpen proletaricat


    at which point he turned round and walked face first into the wall...
  19. littlebabyjesus

    littlebabyjesus one of Maxwell's demons

  20. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat lumpen proletaricat

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  21. treelover

    treelover Well-Known Member

    Not for the unemployed, he wasn't, he brought in the Job Seeker's Allowance(JSA) which has brutal conditionality, always amazed when people endorse him, even in a small way....
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  22. Pickman's model

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

    So you didn't mind the cja?
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  23. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    now there is some slashfic I did not want to imagine
  24. Santino

    Santino lovelier than lovely

    The first ever slashfic was Gladstone/Disraeli and appeared in the letters page of The Times.
  25. rioted

    rioted redundant

    Saying he was the best of a very very bad bunch is not an endorsement. :) As it happens, I was unemployed for a spell under Major, as I was under Thatcher, Blair and Brown. I still say he was better than any of those fuckers.

    As far as nationalisation goes, I thought he finished the Privatisation of British Rail, initiated by Thatcher. (Incidentally, Thatcher created more comprehensive schools than any other Education Secretary. But I don't think she deserves credit for that) I would be surprised if he farmed out as much as his "Labour" successors.
  26. davesgcr

    davesgcr Reading books

    Thatcher was neutral on rail privatisation - dear John thought he could happily re-create the ethos of the Great Western Railway , - green steam trains thundering through a placid English countryside with maidens nearby cycling through the mist to Evensong. Etc.....

    Misled , me thinks, by the Treasury policy team looking for a challenge. (so says Christian Wolmer anyway)

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