Comrade Corbyn to the fore - whither (or wither) the Labour Party?

Errm, WTF are you droning on about?
He thinks you said "everyone already shops online", when in reality what you said was "in the event that local or central government levies a charge on parking at out-of-town shopping sites, people will simply shop online by preference".
 
He thinks you said "everyone already shops online", when in reality what you said was "in the event that local or central government levies a charge on parking at out-of-town shopping sites, people will simply shop online by preference".
Oh. He's "slow". Thanks for clearing that up.
 

Condotto meant contract in mediaeval Italian and a Condottiero was a contracted military officer, more specifically a leader of a group of contracted soldiers, often not native to the country wherein they were employed.

In the singular I use the French spelling rather than the Italian due to past service under the French Colours.

Perhaps I'm a little conceited in using the term, as I have never been in a very elevated position, but I have been a contracted soldier and specialist officer in foreign service in various zones of conflict. (As well as having served in various places whilst in the British Army).

I have a great admiration for Sir John Hawkwood, also known as Giovanni Acuto and I have used an image of his Florentine funerary monument in my avatar. John Hawkwood - Wikipedia
Thanks for that, I asked because I remembered a passage from Flashman ( the only other place I have ever seen the word) where he is pissing it up with Avitabile on his way down from Jallalabad. Avitabile, being a jovial mercenary who gloried in being a bandit by all accounts, reckoned that Flashman was a condottierie like him and to be careful about being a hero because they draw no higher pay than the rest.
 
Thanks for that, I asked because I remembered a passage from Flashman ( the only other place I have ever seen the word) where he is pissing it up with Avitabile on his way down from Jallalabad. Avitabile, being a jovial mercenary who gloried in being a bandit by all accounts, reckoned that Flashman was a condottierie like him and to be careful about being a hero because they draw no higher pay than the rest.
I'm reading the Flashman collection on Kindle at the moment. There's a surprisingly frequent use of the "N" word in it. I wonder if I should let my snowflake daughter in law read them?
 
I'm reading the Flashman collection on Kindle at the moment. There's a surprisingly frequent use of the "N" word in it. I wonder if I should let my snowflake daughter in law read them?
They are brilliant and I sincerely envy the newness of them to you. They are full of non-pc stuff, one of the best being " have you ever tried loading 600 wailing "Ns" into a slave ship? its worse than embarking Irish infantry" or words to that effect, enjoy. Oh and no, she might explode.
 
They are brilliant and I sincerely envy the newness of them to you. They are full of non-pc stuff, one of the best being " have you ever tried loading 600 wailing "Ns" into a slave ship? its worse than embarking Irish infantry" or words to that effect, enjoy. Oh and no, she might explode.
I've read them before decades ago. Spotted the lot on Amazon the other week for just over 50 notes and thought why not?

Not sure whether she'd explode or melt TBH. She's very woke. Which gives me absolutely no pleasure at all in "accidentally" saying the wrong thing now and again. No pleasure at all you understand.
 
I've read them before decades ago. Spotted the lot on Amazon the other week for just over 50 notes and thought why not?

Not sure whether she'd explode or melt TBH. She's very woke. Which gives me absolutely no pleasure at all in "accidentally" saying the wrong thing now and again. No pleasure at all you understand.
I have not got a racist bone in my body...well apart from Saudis...but I do sincerely detest woke white people.
 
I have not got a racist bone in my body...well apart from Saudis...but I do sincerely detest woke white people.
Then you'd love my daughter in law.













As much as I do.
 
Apologies for the thread drift. Let's get it back on track, shall we?

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"Not involved". Just holding the wreath for "a friend" then?
 
I've read them before decades ago. Spotted the lot on Amazon the other week for just over 50 notes and thought why not?

Not sure whether she'd explode or melt TBH. She's very woke. Which gives me absolutely no pleasure at all in "accidentally" saying the wrong thing now and again. No pleasure at all you understand.
My brother-in -law's sister is a social worker who works around Eastville in Bristol. I used to work that area as a vehicle assessor for an insurance company and felt very exposed at times. When I mentioned that she got very agitated and virtually accused me of racism for feeling intimidated, she pointed out that Bristol was a major slave trading port to back her argument up. I had a couple of bottles of red in me and was therefore slightly uninhibited so I replied that the problem must be due to sub standard stock that was unsaleable. Cue hysteria....it was beautiful.
 
Apologies for the thread drift. Let's get it back on track, shall we?

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"Not involved". Just holding the wreath for "a friend" then?
This picture could be a metaphor for the funeral of the old social-democratic values of the Labour Party, now being buried by the Momentum Marxists. The likes of John Smith must currently be rotating very fast in their own graves.
 
Top Comedy, wouldn't be allowed now even though there was no profanity or nudity (de-rigueur in our enlightened times).
In fact, apart from the dogmatic stupidity, my other objection to the left is their almost total lack of humour.
I doubt they would appreciate another Flanders & Swann classic ‘The Reluctant Cannibal’, saying ‘I don’t want any part of it’.
 
This picture could be a metaphor for the funeral of the old social-democratic values of the Labour Party, now being buried by the Momentum Marxists. The likes of John Smith must currently be rotating very fast in their own graves.
The Labour party are completely screwed, the working class voted Thatcher 3 times, you simply do not get a majority without them, we are back in that territory except that at least Foot was likeable and a patriot of sorts.
 
The Labour party are completely screwed, the working class voted Thatcher 3 times, you simply do not get a majority without them, we are back in that territory except that at least Foot was likeable and a patriot of sorts.
I had no time for Foot (I had him down as a gullible fellow-traveller - one of Moscow's useful idiots). I used to (once literally) bump into him, while I was out running on Parliament Hill/Hampstead Heath and he was out for his early morning rambles.
 
The Labour party are completely screwed, the working class voted Thatcher 3 times, you simply do not get a majority without them, we are back in that territory except that at least Foot was likeable and a patriot of sorts.
I had no time for Foot (I had him down as a gullible fellow-traveller - one of Moscow's useful idiots). I used to (once literally) bump into him, while I was out running on Parliament Hill/Hampstead Heath and he was out for his early morning rambles.
I saw him a couple of times as well he was a Plymouth MP, his family firm of lawyers is still going strong "Foot Anstey" it should also be said that he was a leaver like Corbyn but with more integrity.
 
The Labour party are completely screwed, the working class voted Thatcher 3 times, you simply do not get a majority without them, we are back in that territory except that at least Foot was likeable and a patriot of sorts.
Emily Thornberry spelt out their contempt with her famous White Van Man tweet



They despise and look down on the working class, it's the non working class, racists and immigrants that they look to for votes now
 
he was a leaver like Corbyn but with more integrity.
My big toe (with athletes foot and ingrown toenail) has more integrity than magic grandad.
 
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