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Forum: Politics Today, 12:57
Replies: 544
Views: 21,090
Posted By Lateralthinking
I agree with you totally about that sort of...

I agree with you totally about that sort of alleged situation. The main question is if it should be defined as child abuse in a child abuse inquiry. As the age of consent then was not as low as it is...
Forum: 2014 FIFA World Cup Today, 01:20
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By Lateralthinking
It was excellent. :)

It was excellent. :)
Forum: Politics Today, 00:24
Replies: 544
Views: 21,090
Posted By Lateralthinking
Yes indeed. I had in earlier posts argued that in...

Yes indeed. I had in earlier posts argued that in some individual cases ie Thorpe the definition of a minor might have applied to someone over 16 and under 21. What would not be at all acceptable in...
Forum: 2014 FIFA World Cup Yesterday, 23:43
Replies: 106
Views: 3,625
Posted By Lateralthinking
.....The standard of commentating is not quite...

.....The standard of commentating is not quite back to that of the classic era but it is getting there. I thought ITV edged it. They also won in the battle of the co-commentators. The panels were...
Forum: 2014 FIFA World Cup Yesterday, 23:27
Replies: 106
Views: 3,625
Posted By Lateralthinking
Both. Congratulations to BBC TV and ITV. The...

Both.

Congratulations to BBC TV and ITV.

The coverage has been excellent throughout the tournament. :)
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 16:26
Replies: 544
Views: 21,090
Posted By Lateralthinking
One of the main problems for the Conservative...

One of the main problems for the Conservative party, if some of the conference allegations are true but only apply to males aged over the age of 16, is the political impression it conveys. There...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 15:03
Replies: 544
Views: 21,090
Posted By Lateralthinking
All of the allegations about the Conservatives in...

All of the allegations about the Conservatives in the 1980s and child abuse mention boys rather than girls. There were very few women at the top of the Conservative party and most of the men were...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 02:32
Replies: 544
Views: 21,090
Posted By Lateralthinking
And frequently - as is the current situation with...

And frequently - as is the current situation with Blair and his Middle East role - they put them in arguably the least suitable positions of responsibility. I wonder what Al-Fayed thinks about the...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 01:32
Replies: 544
Views: 21,090
Posted By Lateralthinking
The Mail reports that Speaker George Thomas was...

The Mail reports that Speaker George Thomas was in fact gay with a specific "interest in young men" and that he was in charge of the House of Commons when MP Geoffrey Dickens compiled the missing...
Forum: Politics 12-07-2014, 16:12
Replies: 32
Views: 1,074
Posted By Lateralthinking
The Ku Klux Klan have a sash...

The Ku Klux Klan have a sash -

http://www.soldusa.com/rainworx/detail.asp?id=33571
Forum: Politics 12-07-2014, 15:41
Replies: 36
Views: 1,141
Posted By Lateralthinking
..........Incidentally, we are now about eight...

..........Incidentally, we are now about eight weeks on from the elections to the European Parliament. The only representative we have elected from Britain who I have heard in the media is Nigel...
Forum: Politics 12-07-2014, 15:28
Replies: 36
Views: 1,141
Posted By Lateralthinking
The word that is missing is "mandate". If the...

The word that is missing is "mandate". If the vast majority of actions undertaken by Governments had been set out in manifestos or indeed Coalition Agreements, then draconian measures could...
Forum: Politics 12-07-2014, 14:35
Replies: 544
Views: 21,090
Posted By Lateralthinking
I don't think she will be replaced. What will be...

I don't think she will be replaced. What will be important is who else is on the Committee and the Terms of Reference. The newspapers continue to discuss what was happening in the Home Office in the...
Forum: Politics 12-07-2014, 13:34
Replies: 63
Views: 2,638
Posted By Lateralthinking
Alleged quote: "She said someone called Esther...

Alleged quote:

"She said someone called Esther wants to take over but is worried that she's been too much of a bitch, p***ed too many people off.

"She said she'd just come from meeting Flick...
Forum: Politics 11-07-2014, 22:13
Replies: 544
Views: 21,090
Posted By Lateralthinking
Yes. I reckon that there were two main strands of...

Yes. I reckon that there were two main strands of it. There was an old style elitist element which was ex boarding school and Cambridge. It believed very much in social inequality and corporal...
Forum: Politics 11-07-2014, 21:04
Replies: 544
Views: 21,090
Posted By Lateralthinking
If a non redacted list of files can't be...

If a non redacted list of files can't be forwarded to the Select Committee because of ongoing investigations, there is no argument why it can't be forwarded to it when those are complete. Having now...
Forum: Politics 11-07-2014, 19:40
Replies: 544
Views: 21,090
Posted By Lateralthinking
It is extraordinary to recall just how far...

It is extraordinary to recall just how far Patricia Hewitt had travelled. In 1985, Cathy Massister was interviewed by Hugo Young in a TV documentary about her own reasons for leaving MI5. She argued...
Forum: Politics 11-07-2014, 18:53
Replies: 544
Views: 21,090
Posted By Lateralthinking
In the past 2-3 days, the Guardian and the Mail...

In the past 2-3 days, the Guardian and the Mail have both referred to an internal Home Office booklet by Home Office "advisers" Roy Walmsley and Karen White entitled "Sexual Offences, Consent and...
Forum: Politics 11-07-2014, 14:54
Replies: 20
Views: 552
Posted By Lateralthinking
Only on the basis that they personally pay the...

Only on the basis that they personally pay the financial costs of any security measures deemed necessary.

Being considerable, that in practice would mean no in most instances and probably all.
Forum: Politics 11-07-2014, 13:29
Replies: 71
Views: 1,964
Posted By Lateralthinking
Juncker needs to be asked how he anticipates...

Juncker needs to be asked how he anticipates countries in the EU will have the ability to fund the huge increase in security costs that are needed for any ongoing free movement of people. The kind of...
Forum: Politics 11-07-2014, 00:26
Replies: 14
Views: 428
Posted By Lateralthinking
I have just realised that it is a Liberal...

I have just realised that it is a Liberal Democrat Secretary of State who will be fast tracking fracking. That's the full set then for a 100% delivery of everything many Lib Dems hate and just in...
Forum: Politics 10-07-2014, 23:39
Replies: 14
Views: 428
Posted By Lateralthinking
I used to think he was ok what with his difficult...

I used to think he was ok what with his difficult start in life etc. Now I'm not a fan on the basis of his performance in Government. She of course is regarded as the golden girl in a party that...
Forum: Politics 10-07-2014, 23:24
Replies: 14
Views: 428
Posted By Lateralthinking
Some consider that she has already lined up a job...

Some consider that she has already lined up a job outside Parliament.

And so has he.

In his case, it's leader of the Liberal Democrats. :)
Forum: Politics 10-07-2014, 22:48
Replies: 19
Views: 573
Posted By Lateralthinking
Do they mean that only the Foreign Office files...

Do they mean that only the Foreign Office files on the matter have been lost?
Forum: Politics 10-07-2014, 18:30
Replies: 26
Views: 2,187
Posted By Lateralthinking
27 June 2009. Rolf Harris on what was then the...

27 June 2009. Rolf Harris on what was then the Jazz World stage at Glastonbury and now West Holts. The article is correct. Half the festival turned out to see him. Thousands of people had to watch...
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