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Old Apr 22nd, 2009, 08:14 AM
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PatrickLondon, once again your I am embarrassed to say I wish I knew what the heck you were talking about, I'm sure I'd be grinning.

In any event, I'd think hats would be essential, given the local wildlife.
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Old Apr 23rd, 2009, 03:09 AM
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I can't see me getting picked. I live in London - like most of the other applicants. I think you have to be a blind one legged lesbian from Tobermory to get picked.

I'm not sure what I'd do up there for an hour. Probably shout at the traffic like usual.

I have jumped in the fountains, so I do have some relevant experience.
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Old Apr 23rd, 2009, 04:14 AM
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Well, there's the interesting bit about this.

Imagine you get picked. You're not allowed to incite racial hatred, but otherwise the world's your lobster. You've got the world's cameras trained on you (well, Westminster CCTV and a million tourists looking for photo-ops)

What do you do?

Declaim the good bits of Henry V? Take a megaphone and harangue the crowd about why B Liar should get impeached? Just stand there and look beautiful (possibly an impossible challenge for some of us)? Can the dog join in?
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Old Apr 23rd, 2009, 04:23 AM
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I am thinking of interpreting the middle east's political situation through the medium of modern dance. In a leotard. And clown's shoes.
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Old Apr 23rd, 2009, 04:50 AM
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My memory of Trafalgar Square is that somebody already was doing that.
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Old Apr 23rd, 2009, 04:52 AM
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"And clown's shoes"

You're thinking of picking up men who've fallen off cows? Be a bit cramped on a Traf Sq plinth, surely?

And more appropriate up the road in the Salisbury, anyway.
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Old Apr 23rd, 2009, 05:56 AM
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If CW, flanner, and the pooch get elevated I'll fly back over to be among the spectators. And won't heckle, neither, nor hand out rotten tomatoes.

Let us know soon so I can arrange time off from work.
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Old Apr 23rd, 2009, 08:26 AM
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Well one thing i know if flimflanner gets up there he will NOT be at a loss for words.

Pooch either.
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Old Apr 23rd, 2009, 09:54 AM
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(PS flanner: excuse ignorance of British law, but can you impeach former PMs?)
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Old Apr 23rd, 2009, 11:55 AM
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Impeachment in English law (I imagine the Scots do it some totally different way) is or was a criminal trial of statesmen for abuse of office.

"Former" is irrelevant. We don't need complicated systems to get rid of a head of government who's fallen out of favour: he just loses (or thinks he's likely to lose) a vote of confidence in the House.

The penalty for losing an impeachment trial isn't loss of office: it's jail, and lots of it. I've no idea whether the formal mechanics of impeachment last used to try Warren Hastings yonks after he stopped being Indian G-G(a trial by the House of Lords with the Commons acting as prosecutor) are still possible. I'd happily settle for B Liar's being handed over to the ICJ in Holland for a war crimes trial. 'Impeachment' might not be the strictly accurate term for this.

But it's close enough for government work.
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Old Apr 23rd, 2009, 11:58 AM
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I have signed up Boris, do you think he will be game for a laugh?
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Old Apr 23rd, 2009, 12:09 PM
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We don't need complicated systems to get rid of a head of government who's fallen out of favour>

Flanner old chap - you apparently forgot that the Head of State (government) in the U.K. is Queen E2 - and i think beheading would be the only way to get rid of her.

Queen IS the government and she calls it HER government - why were not you paying attention in English history in that slum Liverpool school you went to. Once again a lack of a proper edikation shines through.

Next time IMO let the flannerpooch speak.
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Old Apr 23rd, 2009, 12:11 PM
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And the Queen can dismiss the PM any ole time she wants, another thing you apparently don't know.

And it could happen because she has the legal power to do it, right?

And that, ladies and gents, is why the English monarchy is a laughing stock in today's democratic world IMO
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Old Apr 23rd, 2009, 01:20 PM
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Thanks, flanner. May we start nominating ICJ deliveries for your stint on the plinth? I can think of a few they might consider.
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Old Apr 23rd, 2009, 02:09 PM
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On further consideration, I'd commit fake residency fraud just to go around talking about my "stint on the plinth." Try saying that 10 times quickly.
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Old Apr 23rd, 2009, 02:13 PM
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Bear in mind that Warren Hastings was acquitted. When was the last time a British impeachment resulted in conviction?
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Old Apr 24th, 2009, 02:48 AM
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I don't know if we've ever impeached anyone. We've bumped a lot of folks off over the years though.

Just stick Blair up in front of the Hague. Then hang the sod.
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Old Apr 24th, 2009, 03:49 AM
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Ah Trafalgar Square. I was hoping to return to the pool there this summer. Are we non-resident aliens allowed to participate ?
I thought "impeached" was an American word. Is this plinth to be the modern form of the soapbox ?
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Old Apr 24th, 2009, 08:29 AM
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Flanner forgets that in Britain it's Her Majesty's Government not our We the People Government.
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Old Apr 24th, 2009, 08:37 AM
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Midday and he's got through his three litres of gloss already....
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