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Old 12-10-2013, 23:46
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There were rumours about Gordon Brown bullying staff at Number 10. I can well believe that. His wife seems so lovely though?
He made a visit to a hospital I was working at in 1997, was very abusive towards a member of his own staff, swearing at her because there was no lunch laid on after his tour.

A consultant pulled him up on his behaviour and was severely reprimanded a few weeks later by the hospital board, when Blair's daughter was admitted her mother was the nastiest relative I had the misfortune to deal with.
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Old 13-10-2013, 00:01
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I think he looked like a horrible man! They have put up a statue of him in Glasgow and I despair every time I walk past it.
Who??
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Old 13-10-2013, 00:19
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A mate of ours knew one of the security men years ago that checked on parking permits near offices. Jennifer Ellison parked in a place and the security man told her she could not park there. She said to him that there was no where else to park, he apologised but said she had to move. She then said. "do you know who I am", so he promptly got on his walky talky and said "Jimmy, can you phone an ambulance, I have a lady here who does not know who she is", she then drove off, lol.
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Old 13-10-2013, 00:27
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He made a visit to a hospital I was working at in 1997, was very abusive towards a member of his own staff, swearing at her because there was no lunch laid on after his tour.

A consultant pulled him up on his behaviour and was severely reprimanded a few weeks later by the hospital board, when Blair's daughter was admitted her mother was the nastiest relative I had the misfortune to deal with.
Typical hospital board.

Severely reprimand the consultant who told off Brown & GB gets off scot free.

As for Cherie Blair, she's always behaved like royalty ain't she?
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Old 13-10-2013, 00:27
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Ooops sorry, quoted the wrong post. It was about Donald Dewar
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Old 13-10-2013, 01:09
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He always came across as abrupt, dour and lacking in humour, this doesn't surprise me, same as a certain ex prime minister from Scotland whose two faced behavour in front of an old lady showed his real colours.
To be fair, I'm sure all politicians do that. Brown was just unlucky that his mike was still switched on.
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Old 13-10-2013, 02:22
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Typical hospital board.

Severely reprimand the consultant who told off Brown & GB gets off scot free.

As for Cherie Blair, she's always behaved like royalty ain't she?
Yes, it's always worth remembering the way she ripped off an Australian children's charity as well.

It's interesting to hear other people's stories of Gordon Brown, none of which surprise me. You've all barely scratched the surface with him though.
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Old 13-10-2013, 04:44
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I see there's an upcoming TV special honouring Cilla Black. Considering the posts and links in this thread to stories about her, it'll be amusing to see all the D-listers sucking up to her!
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Old 13-10-2013, 05:32
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I see there's an upcoming TV special honouring Cilla Black. Considering the posts and links in this thread to stories about her, it'll be amusing to see all the D-listers sucking up to her!
I thought exactly the same, like she needs her ego boosted anymore
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Old 13-10-2013, 09:53
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Harriet Harman is extremely patronising and uncomfortable around the hoi polloi.
Many years ago I worked with her (in a menial role) and must admit she was not exactly warm and friendly to the juniors.

Gordon Brown is a nasty piece of work behind the scenes. A VERY shady character as well, totally unsuitable to be Prime Minister. .
My sister works at the Treasury and says the opposite: that he was invariably friendly and rather charming to the staff, often turning up with his little boys and chatting to everyone. I know that he has a reputation for being stressed out and moody, but I thought people should know of that side of him as well.

Both my father and my daughter have had dealings with Rowan Williams at very different stages in his career, and they both agree that he really was (and presumably is) a very, very nice man.
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Old 13-10-2013, 10:08
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What's Harriet Harman's hubby Jack Dromey like?
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Old 13-10-2013, 14:57
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This thread is absolutely brilliant
Full of bitterness but yet addictive!
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Old 13-10-2013, 15:41
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Nice: Micheal Caine, very down to earth and took time to chat to everyone.

Not nice: Kaye Burley - totally up her own arse.
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Old 13-10-2013, 15:44
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Full of bitterness but yet addictive!
To be fair, compared to many threads on DS, at lists there's some positivity here, the nice bit
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Old 13-10-2013, 16:32
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To be fair, compared to many threads on DS, at lists there's some positivity here, the nice bit
And on the subject of Politicians - here's one. John Major, such a lovely guy, very helpful and Norma is too. I have had many dealing with him, and his assistant (can't remember his name) was so insanely funny he had me crying with laughter. I was so sad that he was labelled 'grey', just because the press couldn't find anything to pin on him - they should have waited a few years and the label might have been '50 shades of........' (I was dead shocked, I can tell you, I mean Edwina!!! yuk yuk yuk)
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Old 13-10-2013, 21:22
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Many years ago I worked with her (in a menial role) and must admit she was not exactly warm and friendly to the juniors.



My sister works at the Treasury and says the opposite: that he was invariably friendly and rather charming to the staff, often turning up with his little boys and chatting to everyone. I know that he has a reputation for being stressed out and moody, but I thought people should know of that side of him as well.

Both my father and my daughter have had dealings with Rowan Williams at very different stages in his career, and they both agree that he really was (and presumably is) a very, very nice man.
I agree about Dr Rowan Williams. I met him around a decade ago. Really nice man.
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Old 13-10-2013, 21:36
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I agree with this, Harr. The fact that they mention this in their autobiography and think it's a bit of a 'laff' shows how immature they still are, not to mention disrespectful. Don't worry- the boot could very easily be on the other foot. It's not like it's never happened to them at an inappropriate time, 'cause I'd bet my last 20p it has.
Mcfly have an autobiography? What the hell is in it at their age?
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Old 13-10-2013, 23:09
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Bit off topic I know - but as she's a regular feature of this thread - can I ask if anyone will be buying the new Cilla album?
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Old 13-10-2013, 23:33
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I see there's an upcoming TV special honouring Cilla Black. Considering the posts and links in this thread to stories about her, it'll be amusing to see all the D-listers sucking up to her!
D-list ? I watched Tom Hanks on The Jonathon Ross Show
treating "Our Cilla" like she was a national treasure last night. She, of course was lapping it up.
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Old 13-10-2013, 23:38
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D-list ? I watched Tom Hanks on The Jonathon Ross Show
treating "Our Cilla" like she was a national treasure last night. She, of course was lapping it up.
Tom Hanks is so nice though - he wouldn't want to offend anyone. He has no idea who she is either!
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Old 13-10-2013, 23:55
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Tom Hanks is so nice though - he wouldn't want to offend anyone. He has no idea who she is either!
About Cilla, I have naught to say.

Tom Hanks went to a friend's restaurant a few years ago, when he was filming in the UK. She says that he was absolutely delightful.
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Old 14-10-2013, 12:49
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A mate of ours knew one of the security men years ago that checked on parking permits near offices. Jennifer Ellison parked in a place and the security man told her she could not park there. She said to him that there was no where else to park, he apologised but said she had to move. She then said. "do you know who I am", so he promptly got on his walky talky and said "Jimmy, can you phone an ambulance, I have a lady here who does not know who she is", she then drove off, lol.
Boss.
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Old 14-10-2013, 12:51
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Mcfly have an autobiography? What the hell is in it at their age?
Tons of PUDD - hopefully.
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Old 14-10-2013, 16:53
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A mate of ours knew one of the security men years ago that checked on parking permits near offices. Jennifer Ellison parked in a place and the security man told her she could not park there. She said to him that there was no where else to park, he apologised but said she had to move. She then said. "do you know who I am", so he promptly got on his walky talky and said "Jimmy, can you phone an ambulance, I have a lady here who does not know who she is", she then drove off, lol.
I once knew a security guard who had a similar encounter with Clare Balding. When she came out with the infamous "don't you know who I am" line he replied, "Yes Clare, I know who you are. And you're still not parking here!"
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Old 14-10-2013, 18:20
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I once knew a security guard who had a similar encounter with Clare Balding. When she came out with the infamous "don't you know who I am" line he replied, "Yes Clare, I know who you are. And you're still not parking here!"
A mate who was in the police once caught a local footballer driving like a lunatic. When the he walked up to the car, the footballer looked at him with a smug grin on his face and said "Do you know who I am?"

My mate replied "Yes I do. Which means I won't have any problems identifying you in court."
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