Open forum with the Foreign Secretary

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  1. I may be attending an open forum question and answer session with the current F.S. later this week.

    I am interested in hearing some suggestions of questions that i may have an opportunity to ask.

    Anything that may make him squirm and generally feel uncomfortable would be most appreciated.

    Cheers for any and all ideas.

  2. I've a couple;

    1. What's his name?
    2. Does he rim his wife?
    3. Has he ever done a sim 45?
    4. Am I bothered?
    5. Is anyone?

  3. well you have asked a couple of questions so i think you are!
  4. Ask him to name the Capital of Turkmenistan or spell Krygistan (sp?).

    Ask him what he wants to do when he grows a pair.
  5. Ask him what experience outside politics he has and why poloticians these days dont have to have an experience of business or industry these days, only the ability to deny the obvious and lie without blinking.
    Wouldnt it be nice to have a defence minister how had actually served

    Oh and if you get the chance kick him in the nuts!
  6. Have his even dropped yet?
  7. 1. Shoot him in the face.
    2. Shoot him in the face again.

    That should do it.

  8. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    1. Has a date been set yet for the EU to take over his foreign policy role?
    2. Does the EU set Commonwealth/UK trade tarrifs now, or is that still a UK perogative?
  9. In terms of British alliances into the 21st century,does the FM believe in permanent interests or permanent friends?
  10. Biography

    David has been MP for South Shields since June 2001. His wife Louise plays the violin for the London Symphony Orchestra, and they divide their time between London and South Shields. David is married with two children.

    David was born in London and went to primary school near Leeds where he also attended Benton Park Secondary School for a year. However the bulk of his secondary education was at Haverstock Comprehensive School in London.

    He studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Corpus Christi College, Oxford. In 1988/9 he won a Kennedy Scholarship to study for a Masters' Degree at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the United States.

    David's first job was in the voluntary sector, working for the National Council for Voluntary Organisations. He was then Research Fellow at the Institute for Public Policy Research, and from 1992-94 Secretary of the Commission on Social Justice, set up by the then Leader of the Labour Party, John Smith, to work out new approaches to welfare policy.

    From 1994 to 1997 David worked as Head of Policy for Tony Blair, working on the policies that would help Labour into government. He was then Head of the Prime Minister's Policy Unit in Downing Street during Labour's first term in office from 1997 to 2001. He helped found the Centre for European Reform, and has edited two books, Reinventing the Left, and Paying for Inequality.

    David is a member of the Whiteleas and Cleadon Social Clubs, as well as President of South Shields Football Club - The Mariners.

    Please ask him what, if anything this "experience" gives him the ability to advise on foreign policy.
  11. As much as i would love to commit physical violence to the jumped-up little pr**k, i suspect there will be methods in use to protect him from such an obvious potential act.

    The audience will be made up mainly from people who work in the academic world,and, as such,they will not understand our peculiar sense of humour from this site or our general backgrounds.
    I would love to put all these points to him,but i do not think they will be appreciated.

    Any more points or questions gratefully acknowledged.

  12. Feck me, the background of all these guys is so predictable - innit ?
  13. Ask him as president of North Shields FC how much is a ticket?
    I bet he couldnt get around without tom tom and Shields is rough as f**k
  14. What A Levels is he taking?

    Will he go straight to University or does he intend to take a gap-year?

    What does he want to be when he grows up?

    Does he have a girlfriend?
  15. Ask him how many fingers his missus can take.