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Started by TRaney on Apr 24, 2021 8:03:45 PM
Secret Gammon

Laurence Fox, Fred Dibnah, Neil Oliver....

Thread to speculate on which public personality will be next to reveal themselves as an oppressed voice seeking a breath of fresh air.

Verdigris - 28 May 2021 22:55:56 (#166 of 185)

Because we have nothing of which to be ashamed.

surferboogiewhatever - 29 May 2021 07:58:28 (#167 of 185)

It’s an interesting phenomenon that there’s no such thing as a secret Remainer.

In certain circumstances, among certain relatives, there is.

HerrWalrus - 29 May 2021 08:31:42 (#168 of 185)

Gary Numan wisely is claiming he didn't vote in the referendum as he didn't trust what we were being told.

Ricolas - 29 May 2021 08:41:31 (#169 of 185)

Balls. He is a mad right winger. Of course he voted leave.

TommyDGNR8 - 29 May 2021 09:03:30 (#170 of 185)

Is there really such a thing as 'secret' gammon? Surely a defining part of the psyche is that they rant about their hobbyhorses at the slightest opportunity?

thePiMan - 29 May 2021 16:05:48 (#171 of 185)

there are the smarter ones who agree with the views but don't let it be known.

popstar7 - 29 May 2021 16:22:11 (#172 of 185)

There's not a hint of gammon about Danny Baker. Far too broad a range of interests and knowledge to be considered. Also on the record as opposing Brexit -

Gove: "I truly believe Brexit can make this nation what it once was. A barren wasteland covered in ice."

Michael Caine's opinion on Brexit is irrelevant. Calling him a twat and worse is pointless. You disagree with the old boy, fair enough. I do too. All this going immediately nuclear on someone is a sickness. Grow up.

barkis - 29 May 2021 16:25:59 (#173 of 185)

I'm tempted to suggest it's one professional cockney protecting another. I'm glad I resisted the temptation.

TRaney - 29 May 2021 16:26:49 (#174 of 185)

Pops isn’t cockney

barkis - 29 May 2021 16:28:42 (#175 of 185)


By what measure?

darkhorse - 29 May 2021 16:49:26 (#176 of 185)

not a hint of gammon

Although I do remember circa 2006 a rant on radio about Greenwich council introducing recycling bins. An authoritarian repression of an Englishman's right to throw something in the bin WITHOUT HAVING TO CHECK IT IS THE RIGHT BIN.

popstar7 - 29 May 2021 16:54:23 (#177 of 185)

For a guy who talks a lot and is not short of opinions on stuff he doesn't like, I just don't see it.

darkhorse - 29 May 2021 17:06:10 (#178 of 185)

I have a soft spot because Baker reminds me of my youngest uncle and his mates, all born 1960ish.

darkhorse - 29 May 2021 17:08:32 (#179 of 185)

Local bias through. Basically if you grew up in SE London you get a free pass from me.

* Exception made for James Davidson and David Courtenay

popstar7 - 29 May 2021 17:33:18 (#180 of 185)

I'd have said Richard Keys was highly likely but apparently he donated £1,000 for coach hire to one of the people's vote marches. Still 'Love Rat Richard Keys', though.

TRaney - 31 May 2021 13:15:05 (#181 of 185)

Is there really such a thing as 'secret' gammon? Surely a defining part of the psyche is that they rant about their hobbyhorses at the slightest opportunity?

But secret gammon is about transition and revelation, a retreat from those years of hard thinking and complexity, where you finally give up and blurt "But it's simple bloody common sense." A sort of male menopause.

OneOfOne - 31 May 2021 14:15:10 (#182 of 185)


CarlosFandango - 31 May 2021 22:17:37 (#183 of 185)

Like it.

SinnerBoy - 01 Jun 2021 10:19:30 (#184 of 185)

Keir Starmer.

TRaney - 01 Jun 2021 10:30:50 (#185 of 185)


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