This comment from the Telegraph forum sums up the debate very well — this is what my workmates were saying today as well Emily Maitlis was presenting. By «McToothface» he means Rory Stewart, who was the only Remainer and was eliminated from the race today, as he received the least number of votes. Don Whitehead 19 Jun 2019 7:04PM
Maitlis is the epitome of BBC bias and arrogantly disgraceful conduct. The questions were clearly staged by the BBC to upset Boris and, given that Brexit is the only topic which deserves detailed scrutiny and responses from the candidates, were frankly fatuous and irrelevant at this time. Maitlis ought to have been firmly put back in her box, and particularly by Boris who appeared to be the primary target of her frankly bloody rude and insulting interventions during his attempts to answer the posited questions. Instead of trying to bluster through her constant interruptions all he needed to do was simply to stop talking until she had gone quiet and then politely enquire whether or not she was interested in his reply or would she continue to prefer answering the question herself. Had she not immediately apologised and given him the respect that he (and indeed all are due) to be allowed to answer the questions without any further antagonistic sniping interruptions then he should have politely thanked her for her offensively aggressive rudeness and left the stage. I for one would have cheered: I want a PM who has the guts to sock it straight back to those who would do our country harm, and I put the BBC and Maitlis and her one-eyed hubristic type close to the top of the list. Indeed having achieved a proper Brexit on 31 October Boris should then rid us of the BBC in its present biased form. I suggest Nigel Farage would be the man for the job as Director! And in the meantime great newst that the fantasist sycophant poseur Toothy McToothface has been eliminated.
> you sit by the river and have a couple of vessels — one measures 5 gallons and the other — 3 gallons. How do you measure out 4 gallons quoted1
1) Fill 5 gallon vessel first 2) Fill 3 gallon vessel from 5 gallon vessel, so I'll have 2 gallons in the 5 gallon vessel. 3) Repeat once more and i'll have two 5 gallon vessels with 2 gallons of water. 4) After I combine the water from two half-filled 5 gallon vessels I'll get 4 gallons of water in one 5 gallon vessel.
> Btw, some shitty newspapers here in Russia wrote that Boris was taking cocaine in the past. I bet it isn't true, otherwise he would have to get out of the race, would he? quoted1
Not at all, why would he? Gove admitted to doing cocaine socially and he is still in the race. Rory Stewart admitted to smoking opium in Iran — and was eliminated only yesterday, but not because of that — but because of his Remainer views. The last thing the Tories need is another May type of character. It is highly likely that we will end up with a General Election and they need to unite behind someone who can actually win it. It is Boris.
Off to work now. I just want the day to go quickly so that I can come back and get into bed.
> How can you «repeat once more»? You have two gallons in the 5 gallon vessel. You can't just tip it out and fill 3 gallon vessel from 5 gallon vessel again. You have only one of each. quoted1
Oh, thought I have several 5 gallon vessels and a couple of 3 gallon vessels. If I have only two vessels at my disposal (5 and 3 gallons each) 1) Fill 5 gallon vessel first 2) Fill 3 gallon vessel from 5 gallon vessel, so I'll have 2 gallons in the 5 gallon vessel. 3) Then empty the 3 gallon vessel and fill it with 2 gallons of water from 5 gallon vessel. So I have one empty 5 gallon vessel and 2 gallons of water in the 3 gallon vessel now. 4) Fill the 5 gallon vessel from river. 5. Transfuse water from 5 gallon vessel to 3 gallon vessel to fill it. So I have filled 3 gallon vessel and 4 gallons of water in the 5 gallon vessel
> Oh, sorry to hear that. I hate going to work when I feel ill. I wish you a speedy recovery. quoted1
You know — in my job it is particularly bad. Like today for example — I had a meeting with one of our clients, who was coming from up in Scotland to see me (from Aberdeen). I have been talking to him for nearly half a year (by email and phone), this was the first face to face meeting. Some stuff in my job just can't be done by phone, or email, or tele conferencing, etc. — not for the lack of technology, but cause of some regulations — FCA regulations, Compliance, Data Protection — some stuff has to be signed in person, gone through in person, etc. It is not like you work in a back office and can hide away somewhere or go home and come earlier the next day and get it done. Another thing — it is not like you can pass on your stuff to someone else. Cause it is your stuff, you have been doing it, preparing it for a period of time, working on it — and more importantly — it is your responsibility. If anything goes wrong and a complaint is made — you will be the one responsible. Not to mention — that investor clients (individual, not institutional investors) like dealing with one broker from start to finish — on any deal. So if you happen to feel ill on an important day — it really s ucks. Today was like that for me. I literally nearly fainted after that meeting- was exhausted, they let me go home an hour early — but after the meeting, obviously. And they gave me tomorrow off as sick. But if I had any important client meetings tomorrow — that wouldn't have been possible at all.
>> How can you «repeat once more»? You have two gallons in the 5 gallon vessel. You can't just tip it out and fill 3 gallon vessel from 5 gallon vessel again. You have only one of each. quoted2
>Oh, thought I have several 5 gallon vessels and a couple of 3 gallon vessels. If I have only two vessels at my disposal (5 and 3 gallons each) > 1) Fill 5 gallon vessel first > 2) Fill 3 gallon vessel from 5 gallon vessel, so I'll have 2 gallons in the 5 gallon vessel.
> 3) Then empty the 3 gallon vessel and fill it with 2 gallons of water from 5 gallon vessel. So I have one empty 5 gallon vessel and 2 gallons of water in the 3 gallon vessel now. > 4) Fill the 5 gallon vessel from river. > 5. Transfuse water from 5 gallon vessel to 3 gallon vessel to fill it. So I have filled 3 gallon vessel and 4 gallons of water in the 5 gallon vessel quoted1
Yeah But there are a few other ways as well, there is no one way to answer this one. Different people come up with different solutions. The one you came up with — was the first one I thought of as well — it was ages ago, at school.
> He is not. Since ruling party is harsh on Russia he has to play 'pro Russian' card. I have no doubt Corbyn will make a U turn the very second he becomes PM. But let's hope he won't. quoted1
Corbyn IS very pro Russian, I don't think he would change his stance in the unlikely event he became the PM. He is also pro Sinn Fein, and pro Hezbollah. He is vehemently anti Trump, anti Nato, anti American as well. And totally anti Israel. Surprisingly enough, our forum Israelis are much closer to his views on the EU than they are to our Conservative Party. I find it paradoxical.
Anyway, we are down to the last two candidates now — BoJo and Jeremy Hunt. Jeremy Hunt is OK as well to be honest — he is a bit like Cameron — related to Royalty, etc. Very graceful. He is not as hard a Brexiteer as BoJo, but he is not a Remainer either. Either of them will be OK to be honest, but I think Boris will win. Gove and Javid were eliminated out of the race today.
The row about the last night BBC debate is growing. Apparently, that Imam who was invited to ask the Tory leadership contesters his questions — turned out to be a radicalised Anti Semitic person, who was even banned from one of the Muslim churches for his Anti Semitic views and radicalised preaching. BBC didn't bother to vet him properly.
Tory leadership candidates threaten to boycott future BBC debates after 'biased' hustings
Tory leadership candidates are threatening to boycott further BBC TV debates over the corporation’s «biased» handling of Tuesday night’s hustings. A BBC plan for a Question Time programme with the final two candidates, and for one-to-one interviews with Andrew Neil, is in serious doubt as a row about vetting rages on. It emerged that one of the viewers who was chosen in advance to ask a question during the Our Next Prime Minister programme had a history of making anti-Semitic remarks and of attacking Boris Johnson, while another was a former Labour Party worker with extremist views.
Pretty soon we will have revisionist BBC history, well more of it since it is already underway. A few years ago I was at the Theipval memorial looking for the name of my Grandmother's cousin who was lost on the first day of the Somme. Since he was in the Kings Liverpool Regt I happened upon a group of young Liverpudlians there with their «teacher». «Notice how few names of officers there are» quoth the «teacher». God help our young to be so indoctrinated by the Left. Flag
Ian Lees 20 Jun 2019 6:44PM
Thankfully I only watched the last 20 minutes of this BBC masterpiece, painful enough as it was to witness. Did Emily actually allow any of the candidates to actually answer her questions before she interrupted them with another? Does the BBC think that incisive reporting requires activists masquerading as journalists rudely interrupting the elected representatives of the people? Flag
Peter Saunders 20 Jun 2019 6:44PM
What worries me is that, apparently, none of the 5 Tory leadership candidates saw this stitch-up coming. What on Earth did they expect when they agreed to do the programme? If none of these guys can foresee a left-wing BBC trying to shaft them, how will any of them fare in protecting the country from the likes of Putin, Iran or al Qaeda? Indeed, how will these poor naive souls deal successfully with the slippery weasels in Brussels? Flag
Ian Lees 20 Jun 2019 6:46PM
@Peter Saunders I am sure they did see it coming, but to get their message across they have to be insulted and demeaned by the BBC / Guardian activists. Flag
M Killick 20 Jun 2019 6:59PM
@Peter Saunders I'll concede that Putin is, to put it mildly, probably not a very nice man: he's a former KGB spy, and Russian journalists have been known to come to rather messy ends. Nevertheless, what is it exactly that you think he wants to do to us? The EU, and by extension NATO, have been encroaching on Russia's western border for years and they've been incredibly patient over the whole affair. How do you think that the EU would react if it were the other way round? My sense is that you've swallowed the whole Russophobia thing, which is endlessly propagated by the MSM, hook, line and sinker, but couldn't give me one reason as to why you believe it is justified. Perhaps you'll prove me wrong. As for al Qaeda, the British government has actually been backing them in Syria against Assad, for it is those same Islamists who have rebranded themselves into new groups and are fighting against him. Flag
Mutton Jeff 20 Jun 2019 6:42PM
The BBC has no right to the license fee any longer as it no longer represents the general public. Flag
Enid Mary Florence 20 Jun 2019 6:32PM
Not much fun sitting across a table with Maitlis and whoever is in her earpiece — I'd want danger money.
You know, I am feeling a bit better now — cause I am at home, taken paracetamol, etc., Lemsip, feeling a hell of a lot better — so glad they gave me tomorrow off — will sleep all day tomorrow, sleep it off. When I came home from work today, I was so effed — my husband said he loved me so much, why don't I give up the job? I could, but I don't wanna give up. The kids are not there anyway — they have their own life — school, after school clubs, etc. — they themselves don't hit home till 6 — 7 pm. So — what is the point of staying at home? Anyways, for my birthday this year my husband is getting me a watch of my choice. I said «What if it is not Rolex, but rose gold Patek — Special Complications?» He said — «anything you like.»
You know, I am just looking at the Esquire Magazine — the most expensive watches in the whole wide world — and well, some of those are not proper time pieces and not expensive cause of their mechanism, but cause they are just beautiful pieces of jewellery, or vintage antique pieces. Like this — mesmerising — obviously, I am not getting anything like that.
But to be honest, I would just be happy with any Patek — like — Patek 24 model for instance — in rose gold with a customised mother of pearl dial. We'll see. But I want to own at least one proper heirloom piece — my mom in law wasn't into watches that much, I am now — cause of my workmates. And my husband has some nice watches. I want to have one big one as well — not just some Breitling or Omega.