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Old 08-09-2010, 22:01
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I was astonished to hear Ann Widdecombe on last nights Newsnight claim theres probably going to be a major breakthrough in alzheimers research soon and that this will elongate lifespan hugely(What does hugely mean-5 years-10 years ??) and contribute to a pensions crisis.

No internet research I have done has backed up this claim-very speculative claim presented as fact by Ann.She is not a scientist or expert in this field and I think its morally wrong of her to abuse her fame to falsely get peoples hopes up.

I was looking forward to seeing her on Strictly Come Dancing but at the minute I am just plain annoyed at her false/exagerated claims.
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Old 08-09-2010, 22:02
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This will be forgotten tomorrow...
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Old 08-09-2010, 22:03
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I was looking forward to seeing her on Strictly Come Dancing but at the minute I am just plain annoyed at her false/exagerated claims.
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I just..don't know where to start...
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Old 08-09-2010, 22:04
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I dont think Ann Widdecombe will be forgotten tommorrow
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Old 08-09-2010, 22:06
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I dont think Ann Widdecombe will be forgotten tommorrow
We can but hope. She's a reprehensible creature.
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Old 08-09-2010, 22:07
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Ann Widdecombe should come with a warning.
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Old 08-09-2010, 22:07
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She served as the Shadow Health secretary ten years ago. So I suppose it's not outside the realms of possibilities that she knows stuff that's not in the public domain.
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Old 08-09-2010, 22:08
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I wish they could find a cure for Alzhiemers. I have just had my gran on the phone who is a suffer and she was hallucinating and freaking out thinking she was in a room with loads of people and she had lost one of their children. It is an evil disease and it is so awful to see loved ones in distress like that. I hope widders is right and there is a breakthrough.
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Old 08-09-2010, 22:08
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She is a disgusting, odious woman.
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Old 08-09-2010, 22:09
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Not sure if that's true or not about the Alzheimers break through, they're always making advances and there are drugs already around to help just not the funding.
I think she's right about the pension crisis though, sad but true and I think it will be far worse in the future.
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Old 08-09-2010, 22:10
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But I suspect she was being glib which is what has annoyed me.

She never defined hugely either which I find to be flakey on detail.
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Old 08-09-2010, 22:13
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I think from the reading I have done that the prolonged nature of alzheimers can most likely be curtailed in the future and some of the savagery of it tamed but not cured just much better treatments were the difficult phrase of the illness can be compressed into 2 years or less rather than slowly declining and suffering for a decade and a half.

Cure is the wrong word.
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Old 08-09-2010, 22:23
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Her tits hang down like two sacks of spuds.

If she had twins she wouldn't even have to take them out of the cot to feed them.
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Old 08-09-2010, 22:30
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I was astonished to hear Ann Widdecombe on last nights Newsnight claim theres probably going to be a major breakthrough in alzheimers research soon and that this will elongate lifespan hugely(What does hugely mean-5 years-10 years ??) and contribute to a pensions crisis.

No internet research I have done has backed up this claim-very speculative claim presented as fact by Ann.She is not a scientist or expert in this field and I think its morally wrong of her to abuse her fame to falsely get peoples hopes up.

I was looking forward to seeing her on Strictly Come Dancing but at the minute I am just plain annoyed at her false/exagerated claims.
She might well be right and you don't have to be Mystic Meg to predict medical breakthroughs in certain illnesses as there are these type of reports every week.

It depends on how you interpret "soon."A week? A month? A year? Two years?

She may well be privy to information not yet in the public domain and which a particular drug company wants to keep under wraps.

As a former health secretary I'm wondering whether she has developed some sort of "relationship" with one of the big pharmaceutical firms.
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Old 08-09-2010, 22:30
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Those of you who watch BBC1 on a Satruday wont be forgetting her so quickly, read in the paper today she's on Strictly Come Dancing this year.

I'd hate to be her dancing partner, she'd be difficult to lift.
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Old 08-09-2010, 22:32
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Her tits hang down like two sacks of spuds.

If she had twins she wouldn't even have to take them out of the cot to feed them.
She's sixty odd; perky boobs are a thing of the past for women of that age, as a general rule.
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Old 08-09-2010, 22:33
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Her tits hang down like two sacks of spuds.

If she had twins she wouldn't even have to take them out of the cot to feed them.

There's no chance of that Anne herself has said she is a virgin and very proud to be a virgin.
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Old 08-09-2010, 22:33
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There's no doubting people are now living longer and the more diseases that are repelled or cured must have some knock-on effect on things such as pensions. I dunno what the average age now is - lets say 70 - if that became 90 in several years time - somethings bound to change for the worse isn't it?
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Old 08-09-2010, 22:36
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Ann Widdecombe should come with a warning.
For the sake of whoever gets to partner her on Strictly, I rather hope she comes with a hoist........
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Old 08-09-2010, 22:36
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talking about her breasts is cruel and unneccesary.

She wasnt a former health seretary but a SHADOW health secretary.

I dont think any scientist would give her priviledged info as a former backbencher.

Most breakthroughs reported in the press 90% fall at the final hurdle and never make it to the chemist.
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Old 08-09-2010, 22:36
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Old 08-09-2010, 22:37
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She's sixty odd; perky boobs are a thing of the past for women of that age, as a general rule.
Christ knows what they were like when they were pert then.

They must have stuck out like torpedos.
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Old 08-09-2010, 22:37
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talking about her breasts is cruel and unneccesary.

She wasnt a former health seretary but a SHADOW health secretary.

I dont think any scientist would give her priviledged info as a former backbencher.

Most breakthroughs reported in the press 90% fall at the final hurdle and never make it to the chemist.
She's often cruel and unneccesary!
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Old 08-09-2010, 22:37
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talking about her breasts is cruel and unneccesary.
Very funny though
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Old 08-09-2010, 22:38
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Precisely repelled or pushed back NOT cured.I dont dispute people are living longer and this effects pensions but I dont like hype about cures or glib talk.
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