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  1. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    27 Jun '17 19:48
    Originally posted by divegeester
    Is that a prediction? Care to start a thread in it and nail your colours to the mast? Unlike most of the other lefties here who bottled it last time there was a prediction challenge, but now seem thrilled to be 'correct' post mortem.

    Jeremy has predicted he'll be PM by the end of the year; so you're predicting the same?
    Well I'm surprised at the Labour result as much as anyone - I thought the
    Election would be "business as usual" with not much movement for anyone.
    (Who saw the SNP demise coming?) So I'm NOT making predictions.

    BUT 😉

    If this disgraceful DUP Alliance fails and/or Tory backbenchers want May out, we
    will likely see an election within a year - and the winter is always favourable to the
    Conservatives. So .. Nov/Jan/Feb ???

    And Corbyn is on a roll so everything being equal - and if I had to bet - I'd say a
    Labour minority government is on the cards.
  2. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    27 Jun '17 19:49
    Originally posted by divegeester
    Is that a bone-fide prediction? Care to start a thread in it and nail your colours to the mast? Unlike most of the other lefties here who bottled it last time there was a prediction challenge, but now seem thrilled to be 'correct' post mortem.

    Jeremy has predicted he'll be PM by the end of the year; so you're predicting the same?
    I refer the honourable gentleman to my previous answer!
  3. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    27 Jun '17 19:52
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    Well I'm surprised at the Labour result as much as anyone - I thought the
    Election would be "business as usual" with not much movement for anyone.
    (Who saw the SNP demise coming?) So I'm NOT making predictions.

    BUT 😉

    If this disgraceful DUP Alliance fails and/or Tory backbenchers want May out, we
    will likely see an election within a year - and ...[text shortened]... eing equal - [b]and if I had to bet
    - I'd say a
    Labour minority government is on the cards.[/b]
    Two chaps who will never be Prime Minster, Borris and Corbyn.


    (Heaven help me in this forum if i'm wrong).
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    27 Jun '17 19:53
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    I refer the honourable gentleman to my previous answer!
    Must have been I sky me post by me. I'm in a dubious wifi location.
  5. Stargazing
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    27 Jun '17 19:54
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    Well I'm surprised at the Labour result as much as anyone - I thought the
    Election would be "business as usual" with not much movement for anyone.
    (Who saw the SNP demise coming?) So I'm NOT making predictions.

    BUT 😉

    If this disgraceful DUP Alliance fails and/or Tory backbenchers want May out, we
    will likely see an election within a year - and ...[text shortened]... eing equal - [b]and if I had to bet
    - I'd say a
    Labour minority government is on the cards.[/b]
    There's a fair bit of hedging in there...

    Jeremy says by year end...is he right yes or no?
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    27 Jun '17 19:581 edit
    Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
    🙄
    Everything that I wrote about the 1916 Easter Rising is accepted by mainstream British and Irish historians.

    Is Ghost of a Duke happy about the Conservative Party's subsidy for Northern Ireland in return for DUP votes?
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    27 Jun '17 21:171 edit
    Originally posted by divegeester
    At the time I posted that is exactly how May's leadership was progressing; I notice you didn't have the courage or foresight to challenge me on it at the time I posted it.

    May has made a mess of her election campaign and disaffected large portions of the electorate with her apparent inability to connect to people in a crisis. She will probably lose t ...[text shortened]... centrist leader with a realistic economic manifesto I would certainly consider voting for them.
    'Courage' to challenge you? Surely you jest?

    As for my political persuasion, I'm a man of principles. I follow a simple mantra which can be summed up by three letters - ABC. Anyone But Conservative's.
  8. Standard memberfinnegan
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    27 Jun '17 22:19
    Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
    Two chaps who will never be Prime Minster, Borris and Corbyn.


    (Heaven help me in this forum if i'm wrong).
    Two chaps who will never be Prime Minster, Borris and Corbyn.

    (Heaven help me in this forum if i'm wrong)


    You are. It's Boris, not Borris.
  9. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    28 Jun '17 00:19
    Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
    Two chaps who will never be Prime Minster, Borris and Corbyn.


    (Heaven help me in this forum if i'm wrong).
    Boris has as much chance of becoming PM as Trump has of ... oh .... wait a minute ...
  10. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    28 Jun '17 00:21
    Originally posted by divegeester
    There's a fair bit of hedging in there...

    Jeremy says by year end...is he right yes or no?
    Hedging? Of course - I've no crystal ball.
    What are your predictions?
    1. When will next election be?
    2. What will be result?
    3. Who will lead Cons into next election?
    4. Who will lead Cons after next election?

    (Just for fun ... I wont take any money off you! )
  11. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    28 Jun '17 07:34
    Originally posted by finnegan
    Two chaps who will never be Prime Minster, Borris and Corbyn.

    (Heaven help me in this forum if i'm wrong)


    You are. It's Boris, not Borris.
    How am I wrong?

    No chap called Borris will become Prime Minister.
  12. Standard memberfinnegan
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    28 Jun '17 12:46
    Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
    How am I wrong?

    No chap called Borris will become Prime Minister.
    Just accept that on this occasion you are wrong and move on. It really does not merit debate. You limp sense of humour says much.
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    28 Jun '17 14:27
    Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
    Two chaps who will never be Prime Minster, Borris and Corbyn.


    (Heaven help me in this forum if i'm wrong).
    Both - if by Borris you mean Bonkers Boris - are 2/1 at the bookmakers.
  14. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    28 Jun '17 14:46
    Originally posted by finnegan
    Just accept that on this occasion you are wrong and move on. It really does not merit debate. You limp sense of humour says much.
    I made an error in my spelling of Boris? Sure, I'll give you that. How does that make me wrong in my statement about Boris not becoming Prime Minister?

    Your limp reliance on a spelling faus pas to gain debating points duly noted.

    (P.S And as we are discussing rogue letter r's, I believe you are missing one yourself. Shouldn't that have been 'your limp' not 'you limp?' )
  15. Standard memberfinnegan
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    28 Jun '17 16:25
    Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
    I made an error in my spelling of Boris? Sure, I'll give you that. How does that make me wrong in my statement about Boris not becoming Prime Minister?

    Your limp reliance on a spelling faus pas to gain debating points duly noted.

    (P.S And as we are discussing rogue letter r's, I believe you are missing one yourself. Shouldn't that have been 'your limp' not 'you limp?' )
    Yes I made a mistake.

    So we both did.

    I admit it. Not start a debate about it.
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