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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.

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Shadrack22 - 24 Apr 2021 20:09:15 (#1 of 185)

Noddy Holder

Tom Jones

John Inverdale

Big Sam Allardyce

AlanII - 24 Apr 2021 20:14:45 (#2 of 185)

Fred Dibnah certainly would've been, but he's dead isn't he?

jamalade - 24 Apr 2021 20:16:17 (#3 of 185)

Aye. Left nothing for the third wife who cared for him in his dying days.

so I was reading here somewhere

Arjuna - 24 Apr 2021 20:17:15 (#4 of 185)

Right Said Fred

Arjuna - 24 Apr 2021 20:17:43 (#5 of 185)

Syd Little

Shadrack22 - 24 Apr 2021 20:19:48 (#6 of 185)

Tess Daly and Vernon Kay

Arjuna - 24 Apr 2021 20:21:16 (#7 of 185)

I am surprised Noel Edmonds has been so quiet

Tagyourit - 24 Apr 2021 20:26:22 (#8 of 185)

I'd be genuinely disappointed if Noddy Holder turned out to be gammon.

barkis - 24 Apr 2021 20:26:46 (#9 of 185)

The Kardashian family.

mingmong - 24 Apr 2021 20:30:31 (#10 of 185)

Anthea Turner

Tim Henman

Chris Rhea

James Hewitt

solomongursky - 24 Apr 2021 20:34:48 (#11 of 185)

Sarah Greene out of Blue Peter.

Tomnoddy - 24 Apr 2021 20:36:17 (#12 of 185)

Emma Barnett.

jamalade - 24 Apr 2021 20:38:58 (#13 of 185)

Some of these people I like.

TRaney - 24 Apr 2021 20:44:14 (#14 of 185)

There are bonus points for people you like. The crushing disappointment.

Shadrack22 - 24 Apr 2021 20:45:01 (#15 of 185)

Can’t find any Brexit quotes, but he sounds a bit gammony here Tag:

MILLIONAIRE rocker Noddy Holder, who along with his bandmates in Slade earns almost £1m-a-year in royalties from his song Merry Xmas Everybody, has blasted inheritance tax laws.

He said: "Like everybody else, I pay tax on what I earn. The bit left over, I save and pay tax on the interest. So twice already I've been taxed. When I die, I'll be taxed a third time. It's just not fair."

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/626673/Noddy-Holder-million-CHRISTMAS-song-inheritance-tax

TRaney - 24 Apr 2021 20:45:40 (#16 of 185)

Noddy Holder is one of those one way or the other ones. He'd either reveal surprisingly enlightened and progressive views on a variety of topics, or have views that would make Adolf blanche.

TRaney - 24 Apr 2021 20:46:24 (#17 of 185)

The bit left over

Shadrack22 - 24 Apr 2021 20:47:14 (#18 of 185)

Ringo Starr perhaps.

Lulu?

Arjuna - 24 Apr 2021 20:50:39 (#19 of 185)

Cliff Richard

Shadrack22 - 24 Apr 2021 20:52:54 (#20 of 185)

Tony Hadley

AlanII - 24 Apr 2021 20:54:09 (#21 of 185)

Ringo Starr has praised Brexit along with John Lydon. Confirmed gammon.

barkis - 24 Apr 2021 20:54:17 (#22 of 185)

It's surprising how many people think paying tax on interest is the same as paying tax on the principal twice. Perhaps it would be plainer if we returned to the expression that was used in Harold Wilson's time, "unearned income".

BuddhaPest - 24 Apr 2021 20:56:27 (#23 of 185)

Mick Jagger

jamalade - 24 Apr 2021 20:57:22 (#24 of 185)

Traney,

There are bonus points for people you like. The crushing disappointment.

Off the back of my head, a hero in my young teenage years

Lloyd Cole

please no!

Shadrack22 - 24 Apr 2021 20:57:31 (#25 of 185)

I suspect Bill Wyman is more gammony than Jagger.

Ebadlun - 24 Apr 2021 20:57:33 (#26 of 185)

Being set up for life by writing one song in 1973 is pretty good going, so Noddy can shut it.

Shadrack22 - 24 Apr 2021 20:57:43 (#27 of 185)

Dapper Laughs

Tadagee - 24 Apr 2021 21:00:36 (#28 of 185)

The flip side is good though. When people you wouldn't expect turn out to be both sound and funny.

Dave Bautista's twitter feed was a pleasant surprise for e.g.

solomongursky - 24 Apr 2021 21:00:46 (#29 of 185)

Wyman's autobiography includes accounting from 40 years ago that proves he paid more than others. Also nonce.

FGBFGB - 24 Apr 2021 21:02:54 (#30 of 185)

I remember in the 70s reading a profile of Slade in my sister's NME, saying (uncritically) that one of the band (unnamed) had put up NF stickers all round their dressing room.

bossab2 - 24 Apr 2021 21:08:10 (#31 of 185)

He reveals that he had a chance to vote in the EU Referendum, but chose not to, regaling the amount of misinformation fed the public from both sides of the debate.

https://www.glasgowtimes.co.uk/news/14756138.watch-music-legend-gary-numan-back-in-glasgowwhich-staged-one-of-the-most-important-days-of-my-life/

Gary Newman proves to be an apathetic twat

TommyDGNR8 - 24 Apr 2021 21:45:18 (#32 of 185)

I wouldn't hold up the inheritance thing as being representative of anyones views overall - when it comes to tax, pretty much all pop stars are fairly right wing.

carterbrandon - 24 Apr 2021 23:33:56 (#33 of 185)

I have it on good authority that the Why Bird is a Brexit supporter.

darkhorse - 25 Apr 2021 07:28:57 (#34 of 185)

Roger Daltrey was a bit of a disappointment, because I like The Who. But I acknowledge it was always unwise to hold them to high personal standards.

Catspyjamas17 - 25 Apr 2021 07:35:36 (#35 of 185)

#30 I read that as Sade at first which made it far worse. Thought "OMG, what she had to put up with."

AlanII - 25 Apr 2021 08:34:18 (#36 of 185)

The flip side is good though. When people you wouldn't expect turn out to be both sound and funny.

Danny Dyer was a pleasant surprise on that score for me.

Roger Daltrey was a bit of a disappointment, because I like The Who.

Daltrey was never the brightest of them. Pete Townsend is a Remainer and, of course, having been confident that it wouldn't affect musicians as it would be just like it was for them when they set out, Daltrey is moaning about the situation now he realises that he was wrong over that.

darkhorse - 25 Apr 2021 08:54:48 (#37 of 185)

Pete Townshend is a disappointment for...other reasons.

AlanII - 25 Apr 2021 09:09:47 (#38 of 185)

Indeed.

mingmong - 25 Apr 2021 09:11:08 (#39 of 185)

when it comes to tax, pretty much all pop stars are fairly right wing.

I can't bring myself to imagine this would apply to Jarvis Cocker.

AlanII - 25 Apr 2021 09:14:34 (#40 of 185)

Paul McCartney is one worthy exception and it wouldn't surprise me if Jarvis Cocker were another.

FleurDuMal - 25 Apr 2021 09:15:02 (#41 of 185)

Brian May isn’t right wing. He’s spoken out against Brexit.

But he’s more intelligent than most of them.

SinnerBoy - 25 Apr 2021 09:16:39 (#42 of 185)

I didn't know that Neil Oliver was a purple-faced splutterer.

FleurDuMal - 25 Apr 2021 09:20:06 (#43 of 185)

I detest him. All that intense gazing into the camera is just so he can admire his reflection in the lens.

Tadagee - 25 Apr 2021 09:23:51 (#44 of 185)

If there is a single person who encapsulates how vast a chasm there can be between self perception and reality 'tis he.

LippyPongstocking - 25 Apr 2021 09:25:03 (#45 of 185)

Mary Berry always looks as though she harbours secret, gammony desires.

carterbrandon - 25 Apr 2021 09:57:30 (#46 of 185)

Brain May remains stridently unapologetic about playing Sun City,.

TommyDGNR8 - 25 Apr 2021 10:02:43 (#47 of 185)

Child-beater Berry kept her mouth shut during the Brexit debate for good reason, I suspect, Lippy.

TRaney - 25 Apr 2021 10:05:54 (#48 of 185)

Just her own children or does she roam the streets?

LippyPongstocking - 25 Apr 2021 10:06:46 (#49 of 185)

There's something of the Übermensch about Mary.

TommyDGNR8 - 25 Apr 2021 10:07:43 (#50 of 185)

Well, she's never admitted to driving a horse-drawn cage, but it wouldn't surprise me.

FleurDuMal - 25 Apr 2021 10:08:23 (#51 of 185)

Mary Berry always looks as though she harbours secret, gammony desires.

She’s unbearably smug.

TommyDGNR8 - 25 Apr 2021 10:10:07 (#52 of 185)

I got a roasting on the Bake-Off thread back in the day for suggesting such a thing, BTW. Only time I've ever been at the bottom of a GUT/JTT pile-on. On the fucking Bake-Off thread.

FleurDuMal - 25 Apr 2021 10:11:52 (#53 of 185)

I think she’s sacrosanct on there. You can slag her off on the sleb thread - anyone’s fair game there.

LippyPongstocking - 25 Apr 2021 10:20:46 (#54 of 185)

Yes, no criticism of Saints Mary, Mel&Sue was countenanced on the BakeOff thread in ye olden BBC days, in spite of Mary's well-known love of the lash for errant children and Mel being one of the dullest charisma voids on the planet.

TRaney - 25 Apr 2021 10:23:30 (#55 of 185)

Oh I'd take Mel over Sue any day

Tenesmus - 25 Apr 2021 10:31:57 (#56 of 185)

<Raises eyebrow>

LippyPongstocking - 25 Apr 2021 10:38:08 (#57 of 185)

Has Freddie Flintoff come out as gammon yet? I feel fairly sure he is.

And what about Tess Daly? There's probably a lot of seething resentment under that plastic perma-smile.

browserbutton - 25 Apr 2021 10:39:00 (#58 of 185)

What about Sir Rowan Atkinson, with his mansions and big cars?

TRaney - 25 Apr 2021 10:42:57 (#59 of 185)

Tess shaping up as a thread favourite to make the leap

TRaney - 25 Apr 2021 10:43:09 (#60 of 185)

Breaking the gender bias too

darkhorse - 25 Apr 2021 10:43:50 (#61 of 185)

Rowan Atkinson's elder brother is long term involved in full-on anti-EU politics. Ran for UKIP leadership, but departed in a rage at Farage.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rodney_Atkinson

In 1994, Atkinson co-authored the book Treason at Maastricht – the destruction of the Nation State, with Norris McWhirter

LippyPongstocking - 25 Apr 2021 10:44:31 (#62 of 185)

What about Sir Rowan Atkinson

He's certainly one of the 'MY FREE SPEECH IS UNDER THREAT!' brigade, so a likely candidate.

TRaney - 25 Apr 2021 10:45:26 (#63 of 185)

Wouldn't be surprised if Stephen Fry lapsed

Tagyourit - 25 Apr 2021 10:45:59 (#64 of 185)

Has Freddie Flintoff come out as gammon yet? I feel fairly sure he is.

You may well be wrong:

https://headtopics.com/uk/andrew-flintoff-s-brexit-fury-tv-star-called-to-start-today-again-after-referendum-19095719

LippyPongstocking - 25 Apr 2021 10:49:16 (#65 of 185)

Oooh, I thought as a Flat-Earther he'd be just the type to nurture gammon tendencies.

TRaney - 25 Apr 2021 11:00:00 (#66 of 185)

Freddie goes in the pleasant surprise column

quartus - 25 Apr 2021 11:00:15 (#67 of 185)

Lawrence Llewellyn-Bowen's a likely contender for the Order of the Gammon.

TRaney - 25 Apr 2021 11:01:37 (#68 of 185)

Am I hoping to much for Richard Madeley to be a pleasant surprise?

TRaney - 25 Apr 2021 11:02:20 (#69 of 185)

I assume Titchmarsh is a given, but surely Monty is too urbane.

Shadrack22 - 25 Apr 2021 11:07:00 (#70 of 185)

ALAN TITCHMARSH dismantled anti-Brexiteers' claims surrounding the UK's exit from the EU by reminding Remainers "democracy is great", unearthed accounts reveal.

https://www.express.co.uk/celebrity-news/1381997/alan-titchmarsh-love-your-weekend-remainer-brexit-news-democracy-gardening-tips-spt

Shadrack22 - 25 Apr 2021 11:08:49 (#71 of 185)

Canon Giles Fraser - gammon

Rev Richard Coles - Remain (presumably)

darkhorse - 25 Apr 2021 11:09:22 (#72 of 185)

unearthed

vg by the Express. No need to dig over it endlessly.

TRaney - 25 Apr 2021 11:13:40 (#73 of 185)

Titchmarsh buried the accounts in the ground? Makes sense I suppose.

mingmong - 25 Apr 2021 11:36:29 (#74 of 185)

Canon Giles Fraser - gammon

He comes at the thing from a slightly different, more lexity angle. I wouldn't describe him as gammon.

mingmong - 25 Apr 2021 11:38:56 (#75 of 185)

I expect "strong opinions" are sometimes expressed during Robert Fripp and Toyah Wilcox's boozy sunday lunches

darkhorse - 25 Apr 2021 11:40:13 (#76 of 185)

Toyah: "I want to be free!"

AlanII - 25 Apr 2021 11:42:14 (#77 of 185)

#Lexitcanbegammontoo

darkhorse - 25 Apr 2021 11:43:07 (#78 of 185)

Giles Fraser was an unexpected one, but I am used to it now.

mingmong - 25 Apr 2021 11:45:06 (#79 of 185)

Robert Fripp and Toyah Wilcox

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khkKfMotNoI

mon dieu!

Tagyourit - 25 Apr 2021 12:30:20 (#80 of 185)

Tut! It should be "Enter Sandman" no definitive article required.

Shadrack22 - 25 Apr 2021 13:56:12 (#81 of 185)

Liz Kershaw - gammon

BuddhaPest - 25 Apr 2021 14:24:07 (#82 of 185)

And proud of it!

BuddhaPest - 25 Apr 2021 14:25:07 (#83 of 185)

How about Andy Kershaw?

He unexpectedly turned out to be a stalker.

Tadagee - 25 Apr 2021 14:26:49 (#84 of 185)

Isn't Sol Campbell a brexity gammon?

Shadrack22 - 25 Apr 2021 15:28:30 (#85 of 185)

Joanna Lumley?

Tinymcsmithy - 25 Apr 2021 15:51:11 (#86 of 185)

Ant & Dec?

Tenesmus - 25 Apr 2021 16:06:28 (#87 of 185)

Mike Oldfield. Probably.

Shadrack22 - 25 Apr 2021 16:08:39 (#88 of 185)

Apparently he has lived in Nassau, Bahamas, since 2009.

BuddhaPest - 25 Apr 2021 18:23:14 (#89 of 185)

Ex-pats can be the most gammony.

BuddhaPest - 25 Apr 2021 18:24:35 (#90 of 185)

Tony Sewell

Tenesmus - 25 Apr 2021 20:46:25 (#91 of 185)

I recall reading that MO left the country because, among other things, of the smoking restrictions.

Shadrack22 - 26 Apr 2021 00:02:26 (#92 of 185)

John ‘Trick Shot’ Virgo?

Tomnoddy - 26 Apr 2021 00:08:27 (#93 of 185)

Fiona Bruce?

Tenesmus - 26 Apr 2021 00:40:58 (#94 of 185)

No.

Just no.

widenation - 26 Apr 2021 00:48:54 (#95 of 185)

Tommy Walsh

Drew Pritchard

The Cuntry File crew

Snarlygog - 26 Apr 2021 06:56:57 (#96 of 185)

I don't think Drew would be, he loves nipping over the channel for some French and Dutch antiques.

widenation - 26 Apr 2021 07:16:54 (#97 of 185)

Not enough to learn hello / please/ thank you and count to five in either though.

ragdoll - 26 Apr 2021 08:17:20 (#98 of 185)

Tommy Walsh

I'd be weirdly disappointed by that, despite not having thought of him for years before seeing his name on this thread.

Tim Henman mentioned up thread - I seem to remember him signing a dodgy anti-lockdown/ant-mask type letter that was published recently.

Verdigris - 26 Apr 2021 09:54:03 (#99 of 185)

"Fuck off, Tim!"

Catspyjamas17 - 26 Apr 2021 10:29:04 (#100 of 185)

Fiona Bruce is too posh for gammon. I'd expect her to be either openly High Tory or "compassionate" conservative. Or perhaps to the right of the Labour party.

solomongursky - 26 Apr 2021 10:36:33 (#101 of 185)

Tommy Walsh got nicked for beating up a street urinater.

BuddhaPest - 26 Apr 2021 13:43:22 (#102 of 185)

Patrick Bamford

Macpaddy - 26 Apr 2021 14:14:40 (#103 of 185)

Tommy Walsh beat up Pam Bamford? I missed that news.

melpomene - 26 Apr 2021 15:17:45 (#104 of 185)

Not sure about Bamford. He's gone up in my estimation this season after his previously dastardly acts (well, getting El Ghazi sent off due to fakery). He's been calling out wrongness, and doesn't seem quite so awful after all.

AdonisBlue - 26 Apr 2021 15:21:18 (#105 of 185)

Why not just call this thread Cancel?

Rumours someone may have opinions that differ from yours? Destroy their reputations online. Ensure they are hated because they once voted for Thatcher in 1982.

Political diversity will not be tolerated in this diverse culture it seems.

FrankieTeardrop - 26 Apr 2021 15:22:55 (#106 of 185)

Secret Gammon


AdonisBlue

Agaliarept - 26 Apr 2021 15:41:20 (#107 of 185)

Rumours someone may have opinions that differ from yours?

You've misread the header. It is to speculate on people. Not to call out people who have expressed any views.

Destroy their reputations online.

Oh behave.

On topic: Noel Gallagher

Macpaddy - 26 Apr 2021 15:46:47 (#108 of 185)

Not so secret Gammon...AdonisBlue

How do you type with red font?

SinnerBoy - 26 Apr 2021 16:12:40 (#109 of 185)

Who is Tommy Walsh?

FleurDuMal - 26 Apr 2021 16:14:02 (#110 of 185)

Him off Ground Force.

Verdigris - 26 Apr 2021 16:14:04 (#111 of 185)

I think he may be the Barry Bucknell de nos jours. Or I may be mixing him up with something or other else.

LomaxFairchild - 26 Apr 2021 16:14:15 (#112 of 185)

#4 I share a mutual FB friend with one or other off of Right Said Fred and, from the content of their posts, I would say definite contenders.

Agaliarept - 26 Apr 2021 16:15:47 (#113 of 185)

I would say definite contenders.

Hardly 'contenders' when they regularly tweet in Gammonese.

LomaxFairchild - 26 Apr 2021 16:20:41 (#114 of 185)

Ah, I'm not on Twitter - but that comes as no surprise.

Agaliarept - 26 Apr 2021 16:27:25 (#115 of 185)

I mean, they're focused on covid but it's not a massive step into full Gammon territory.

thePiMan - 26 Apr 2021 16:42:27 (#116 of 185)

How do you type with red font?

put one of these ` at the beginning of the line

FGBFGB - 26 Apr 2021 16:42:54 (#117 of 185)

`like so?

Agaliarept - 26 Apr 2021 16:43:02 (#118 of 185)

like this?

Agaliarept - 26 Apr 2021 16:43:09 (#119 of 185)

woo hoo!

FGBFGB - 26 Apr 2021 16:43:25 (#120 of 185)

like so?

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FGBFGB - 26 Apr 2021 16:43:43 (#122 of 185)

Aha!

FleurDuMal - 26 Apr 2021 16:45:03 (#123 of 185)

My iPhone keypad won’t let me

FrankieTeardrop - 26 Apr 2021 16:45:44 (#124 of 185)

Yes it will - just press and hold the ' button

FleurDuMal - 26 Apr 2021 16:46:24 (#125 of 185)

This?

FleurDuMal - 26 Apr 2021 16:46:32 (#126 of 185)

Woohoo!

FrankieTeardrop - 26 Apr 2021 16:46:55 (#127 of 185)

It is easier to do that than get iOS to accept a lower case i at the start of a sentence

thePiMan - 26 Apr 2021 16:47:08 (#128 of 185)

what have I done

FGBFGB - 26 Apr 2021 16:48:27 (#129 of 185)

A revolution in social media!

Verdigris - 26 Apr 2021 16:53:22 (#130 of 185)

It is easier to do that than get iOS to accept a lower case i at the start of a sentence



Ah, yet another demonstration of the crapness of Appleware.

<they'll have to take my Windows phone from my cold, dead, hands>

Agaliarept - 26 Apr 2021 16:54:42 (#131 of 185)

It is easier to do that than get iOS to accept a lower case i

When you press "i" you follow that by pressing the little button above the keyboard with "i" on it.

It's harder than a gazillion Rubik's cubes.

FrankieTeardrop - 26 Apr 2021 16:55:10 (#132 of 185)

And then it still changes it back to a capital I when you press space.

Agaliarept - 26 Apr 2021 17:05:17 (#133 of 185)

Heh, yeah it does do that a lot.

mingmong - 26 Apr 2021 17:05:36 (#134 of 185)

gissago gissago

mingmong - 26 Apr 2021 17:05:44 (#135 of 185)

:)

FGBFGB - 26 Apr 2021 17:11:36 (#136 of 185)

#134 I was wondering what that Italian exclamation could mean for a moment there.

Shadrack22 - 26 Apr 2021 17:34:59 (#137 of 185)

Frank Bruno?

thePiMan - 26 Apr 2021 18:43:02 (#138 of 185)

And then it still changes it back to a capital I when you press space.



not if you click on the lower case i to confirm it

BuddhaPest - 26 Apr 2021 18:49:07 (#139 of 185)

John Humphreys?

carterbrandon - 26 Apr 2021 20:14:02 (#140 of 185)

#130: Android is just the same.

jamalade - 26 Apr 2021 20:48:42 (#141 of 185)

I thought nobody voted for the Thatch in 1982.

jamalade - 26 Apr 2021 20:48:50 (#142 of 185)

Yehee!

BuddhaPest - 26 Apr 2021 20:49:46 (#143 of 185)

1983

LordofMisrule - 26 Apr 2021 21:28:58 (#144 of 185)

Drew Pritchard



He’s probably small-businessy conservative in general, but is on record as anti-Brexit.

BuddhaPest - 26 Apr 2021 21:35:16 (#145 of 185)

Lord Lloyd-Webber

Macpaddy - 27 Apr 2021 00:43:44 (#146 of 185)

is this right

Macpaddy - 27 Apr 2021 00:46:03 (#147 of 185)

Whoo hoo too

Macpaddy - 27 Apr 2021 00:47:34 (#148 of 185)

May the gods bless you PiMan.

BuddhaPest - 27 Apr 2021 19:01:42 (#149 of 185)

Van Morrison

FleurDuMal - 27 Apr 2021 19:10:19 (#150 of 185)

I’d believe anything of that cunt.

AlanII - 27 Apr 2021 19:13:34 (#151 of 185)

What do people see in the miserable bastard?

BuddhaPest - 27 Apr 2021 19:13:45 (#152 of 185)

I was making the covid-hoaxer = gammon equation

AlanII - 27 Apr 2021 19:17:34 (#153 of 185)

Ok, but where's that on my keyboard.?

AlanII - 27 Apr 2021 19:19:13 (#154 of 185)

I give up.

Shadrack22 - 28 May 2021 21:35:15 (#155 of 185)

Danny Baker. Gammon or not gammon?

Verdigris - 28 May 2021 21:37:14 (#156 of 185)

Gammon and chips.

Verdigris - 28 May 2021 21:37:49 (#157 of 185)

Wiv a egg on.

Shadrack22 - 28 May 2021 21:44:23 (#158 of 185)

Ah, but are we maligning him? Wikipedia says:

Baker was an opponent of Brexit.

Verdigris - 28 May 2021 21:49:24 (#159 of 185)

So were Johnson's family.

Tomnoddy - 28 May 2021 21:50:49 (#160 of 185)

Which one(s)?

TRaney - 28 May 2021 21:56:32 (#161 of 185)

When I created this thread I was thinking of a looser definition of gammon than simply being Brexity. It's a strong indicator but for me it's more about the closing of the middle-aged male mind.

Shadrack22 - 28 May 2021 21:59:09 (#162 of 185)

I’ve just reread your intro and this sounds like Baker:

an oppressed voice seeking a breath of fresh air.

TRaney - 28 May 2021 22:04:20 (#163 of 185)

A whiff of thwart

Sunfish - 28 May 2021 22:52:10 (#164 of 185)

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

carterbrandon - 28 May 2021 22:54:40 (#165 of 185)

Given that Brexit is a project beloved of the far right, there are certainly Remainers who keep quiet about it when in the vicinity of the 'furious baked bean atop an England shirt' contingent, out of self-preservation.

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."

https://twitter.com/prodnose/status/88634925348811
9810?s=20v


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.

https://twitter.com/prodnose/status/10530353131473
34656?s=20

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)

#74

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)

Acumenopause?

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)

Haha

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