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Started by barkis on Jan 10, 2019 9:46:33 PM
Does anyone remember Beer and Sandwiches at Number Ten?
Lawlsie - 10 Jan 2019 22:16:16 (#1 of 51)


TinyMcOtter - 10 Jan 2019 22:18:03 (#2 of 51)

You can just imagine the conversation.

MAY: So these um... workers rights. Um, so what we were thinking were... well, um. Well... what exactly are they, as such?

Lawlsie - 10 Jan 2019 22:18:48 (#3 of 51)

MAY: What are workers exactly?

bossab2 - 10 Jan 2019 22:19:34 (#4 of 51)

I'm afraid I do...

Harold Wilson smoking his pipe; endless strikes; "prices and incomes" policy; the BBC endlessly reporting from outside ACAS.


bossab2 - 10 Jan 2019 22:22:00 (#5 of 51)

I hope Len McCluskey told her to stick Brexit up her arse.

clammy - 10 Jan 2019 22:24:47 (#6 of 51)

God' She really does not get 'it'.

Hilary - 10 Jan 2019 22:35:40 (#7 of 51)

Anyone who can remember beer and sandwiches at No 10 will also know that it used to be axiomatic for genuine socialists that the EU was a capitalists' club and that the UK should have nothing to do with it.

It was only when the Labour Left gave up in despair at the prospects of introducing genuine socialism to the UK that they became reconciled to and (irony of ironies) even enamoured of the EU as a way of reintroducing a smidgeon of social democratic reforms to the UK by the back door of EU directives, ameliorating the worst aspects of Anglo-Saxon market fundamentalist capitalism with a dollop of the more corporatist Rhineland variety.

Only those Labour MPs like Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell who never actually gave up on the socialist project have remained true to their radical principles and hostile to the EU to the present day. And as luck would have it they now control the Labour party, though they are having to do quite a bit of prevarication as regards their actual views at the moment in order not to alienate their gullible and clueless supporters.

clammy - 10 Jan 2019 22:37:53 (#8 of 51)

Hilary is quite amusing at times.

bossab2 - 10 Jan 2019 22:45:10 (#9 of 51)

Corbyn of course has never had a real job - let alone worked down the mines

JerkinMcGherkin - 10 Jan 2019 22:48:24 (#10 of 51)

He's probably helped man a stall at the Islington North Cuba Solidarity bring and buy sale in his time.

clammy - 10 Jan 2019 22:49:25 (#11 of 51)

What is a real job?

bossab2 - 10 Jan 2019 22:50:08 (#12 of 51)

What is a real job?

One where you get dirt up your fingernails

JerkinMcGherkin - 10 Jan 2019 22:50:32 (#13 of 51)

It's where you stick saveloys in whippets for 10 bob a week.

JohnIlly - 10 Jan 2019 22:50:56 (#14 of 51)

You can get dirt up your fingernails picking your nose.

YorenInTheNorth - 10 Jan 2019 23:09:24 (#15 of 51)

If it involves Len then it can fuck off.

Winner - 11 Jan 2019 07:09:39 (#16 of 51)

Corbyn has a very real job now, he's head unicorn salesman.

AlanII - 11 Jan 2019 08:57:43 (#17 of 51)


Very. Such assurances are not hers to make anyway as, to his credit, Tim Roache identifies: the deal on the table isn’t good enough and non-binding assurances on workers’ rights won’t cut it.

whitbreadtrophy - 11 Jan 2019 10:01:33 (#18 of 51)

Re #7

I remember beer and sandwiches at No 10. I also remember the 1st referendum where the majority of the parliamentary Labour Party supported remaining in the EEC.

Whenever I read some batshit, if well written, article in The Telegraph and wonder "What kind of daft apeth believes this nonsense?" along come a poor deluded soul like Hilary to provide the answer.

FrankieTeardrop - 11 Jan 2019 10:02:16 (#19 of 51)

What beer did they have? Watneys Red Barrel?

DesEsseintes - 11 Jan 2019 11:10:48 (#20 of 51)

Good question. London beer was generally frowned upon back then.

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