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    The Dancing Queen - of Britain

    No, not Lizzie the Queen, aka Her Majesty Queen Elisabeth II - One does not dance (at least not on stage, and not as badly as this!).

    Theresa May - the first Tory Prime Minister (or indeed senior politician of any party, so far as I can remember) to combine her Annual Conference speech with her Strictly audition*.



    * For non-Brits (lucky you) Strictly, or Strictly Come Dancing to give it it's full name, is a competitive TV dancing competition which has become a national obsession for reasons which I must confess escape me.
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    Poor Theresa probably regretted her actions almost immediately. Perhaps the standing ovation had disoriented her. She must be pretty well liked to have been received thus. The audience was surely under no pressure to stand up, so I assume it was, for most of those who rose, a sincere gesture.
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    Um, not exactly. The audience were under intense pressure to stand up (well, those that were still loyal to her anyway), and if there hadn't been a standing ovation she would have been toast. As it was, her ovation was more or less the polite minimum and singularly less than Boris Johnson got at a so-called 'fringe' meting the day before which he spent attacking her over Brexit.
    Basically she was in the Last Chance Saloon after last year's disaster which was magnificently total - after she'd called a totally unnecessary election and thrown away her majority, first a prankster gave her a notice of dismissal on stage, then she completely lost her voice, then just as everyone was thinking the writing was on the wall for her - no it wasn't, even that was falling behind her as she struggled on. For those who missed it at the time:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kypGOTDoiLI
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    I watched the youtube video you provided, deaddirty, and I don't know enough about her and the situation in the UK to feel anything but pity for her, though I suppose no matter what happens she'll be just fine. I imagine she is a wealthy woman who will enjoy her retirement.

    Another issue which this video highlights is the GRAVE DANGER inherent in giving a lozenge to a person who's in the midst of a coughing spell. The cougher is quite likely to inhale the lozenge during one of the gasps that come between coughs! :|
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    Madame May has been generously described as the worst prime minister since Lord North. In the referendum despite calling herself pro European she provided minimum support to Cameron. She then ensured she succeeded him by promising everything to everyone. To protect her position she gave notice under article 50 prematurely and before parameters were set thus virtually guaranteeing that there would not be sufficient time for proper negotiations. Certain of her own popularity over the odious Corbyn, leader of the official opposition, she then called an election which resulted in her losing her majority. She then offered the sectarian ulster democratic unionist party, a party who oppose abortion and gay marriage amongst other things, a billion pound bribe to keep her in office.
    It is easy to see her as a joke but the damage she can do and has done isn’t amusing and I get the impression that her position matters more to her than the welfare of the country.
    Now I accept that as a remainer I was never likely to support her but even so I find her totally self centred and incompetent. And the same goes for Corbyn. My personal support goes to the Liberal Democrat’s but even I have to accept that Vince Cable’s best days are behind him and the parties chances of power are less than nil, unfortunately.
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    Well said Lindier, though personally I'm a lot more sympathetic to Corbyn than you are.

    Alex, you have rescued me from a grave thought-error. Until now I have thought "Thank God it was Hammond who stepped up, because if it had been any of her other Cabinet ministers it would have been a poison pill". But it was, sort of!
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    Has Ms. May gotten along well with Mr. Trump since he moved into the White House? If she's chummy with him, then I would say her goose is probably cooked.
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    Well he held her hand when she visited the White House so I guess she's lucky he didn't grab something else, at least in public.

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...te-house-video

    And the look on her face when she told the Press what his advice on Brexit had been …

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-44838028
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    Quote Originally Posted by deaddirty View Post
    she's lucky he didn't grab something else
    OMG...you're right!
    Rules of Friday the 13th: "Campers die. People who have sex die. No matter how fast they move, the victims can never get away. And Jason Voorhees, the hockey-mask-wearing killer, never runs. He walks."
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