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By oboogie
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In the good old days, which he pretends to love, Corporal Francois would have been tied to a gun carriage and flogged for talking to a Brigadier General like that.

Bloody political correctness gone mad that was scrapped.
 
By davidjay
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I really thought the words in quotes were paraphrasing. Apart from not even hiding the fact that Cummings rules the country now, can you just imagine any backbencher even as recently as Cameron's time thinking it was acceptable to talk to anyone at a select committee, let alone a general, like that?
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By Bones McCoy
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oboogie wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:04 pm
In the good old days, which he pretends to love, Corporal Francois would have been tied to a gun carriage and flogged for talking to a Brigadier General like that.

Bloody political correctness gone mad that was scrapped.
I look forward to the day when Lance Corporal Francois will run the gauntlet.
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By davidjay
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Tubby Isaacs wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:16 pm
This is what they voted for in the Red Wall, with its strong patriotic attachment to the armed forces. Dominic Cummings deciding what equipment to buy.
The electorate who Sport Are Troops, giving Johnson his eighty seat majority so that a backbench MP can threaten the head of the armed forces with a talking-to from an unelected bureaucrat.
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By satnav
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How on earth has Francois ended up on the Defence Select Committee? He would struggle to get on most Parish councils? We now have a totally anonymous Defence Secretary, an over promoted Home Secretary and we will soon have a National Security adviser with none of the qualities or experience needed for the role. Putin must be pissing himself laughing.
 
By KevS
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In the 90s, Louis Theroux did a documentary going behind the now defunct World Championship Wrestling (WCW). At one point he went to the Power Plant, the massive WCW training facility.

Whilst there he rather foolishly said to one of the trainers "It's all fake though, isn't it"

The next morning the sane trainer put Theroux through a mild workout that the wrestlers normally did, to prove how much effort they put in.

He nearly died.

I mention this as I would hope that Cummings going down to Hereford to criticise how the SAS do things would result in a quick yomp over Brecon Beacons in January, or a visit to The Killing House, in a similar stylee.
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By crabcakes_windermere
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satnav wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:35 pm
How on earth has Francois ended up on the Defence Select Committee? He would struggle to get on most Parish councils? We now have a totally anonymous Defence Secretary, an over promoted Home Secretary and we will soon have a National Security adviser with none of the qualities or experience needed for the role. Putin must be pissing himself laughing.
Because he's a brexit fanatic, and his reward for loyalty to the point of idiocy is to get to play army with the big boys.

He's not Penfold though. He's Vernon Dursley.
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By Andy McDandy
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A few comments that Barnier is demeaning himself by writing this letter. Of course, Francois wasn't demeaning himself at all with his passive-aggressive note in the first place.
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