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Re: Boris Johnson - the last 100 days

September 5th, 2019, 2:25 pm

I’ve been involved in some minor negotiating over the last two weeks. A deal was done without me knowing about it. When I was told I immediately pulled the plug on it.

It caused my side some inconvenience for a while. The other side got very upset. It turned out that we’d been misled a couple of times. Had what we’d been initially told turned out to be true then both sides would have benefited from the deal.

The other side’s loss is greater than ours. (That played no role in me no-dealing though.)

I’ve offered to re-open negotiations. But they aren’t interested. They seem to be enjoying their anger more than the benefits of a deal. I’ve been trying to lighten the mood but with no luck.

The parallels with Brexit are quite clear and amusing. I’ve just been compared to Boris.

The main person on the other side is German.
 
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Re: Boris Johnson - the last 100 days

September 5th, 2019, 2:36 pm

The main person on the other side is German.
What does it change if he was British (even Etonian)? (I don't imagine being Russian)
 
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Re: Boris Johnson - the last 100 days

September 5th, 2019, 3:01 pm

There would be fewer parallels!

But the main difference is that it’s much harder to lighten the mood with a German. There’s a dimension missing. Russians have a sense of humour. Yes they are miserable but they can laugh about it.
 
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Re: Boris Johnson - the last 100 days

September 5th, 2019, 4:03 pm

The damage has already been done by the appeasers, the two faced, the out of touch. It might not be salvageable. 
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How old were you in 1939?
I read books out loud. 
 
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Re: Boris Johnson - the last 100 days

September 5th, 2019, 4:15 pm

I’ve been involved in some minor negotiating over the last two weeks. A deal was done without me knowing about it. When I was told I immediately pulled the plug on it.
I must say it again .. always put a sanity clause in case if the first  parties is out of his mind. Then contract is null and void.

Like BoJo. no one trusts anything he says. That's what they say.
 
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Re: Boris Johnson - the last 100 days

September 5th, 2019, 4:40 pm

Cuch, I think you'd be fun to negotiate with! If people can't enjoy negotiating then they are in the wrong species.
 
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Re: Boris Johnson - the last 100 days

September 5th, 2019, 4:53 pm

Cuch, I think you'd be fun to negotiate with! If people can't enjoy negotiating then they are in the wrong species.
Thank you!
I was a requirement analyst for years. And somewhat of a peacemaker if I may say so. 
 
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Re: Boris Johnson - the last 100 days

September 5th, 2019, 5:02 pm

Like BoJo. no one trusts anything he says. That's what they say.
They say some terrible things about me too. I usually go with "In my defence I was under a lot of stress/I have very poor night vision." "Your honour."
 
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Re: Boris Johnson - the last 100 days

September 5th, 2019, 5:43 pm

"It came off in me hand, officer"
The worst is being called early in the morning.
 
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Re: Boris Johnson - the last 100 days

September 5th, 2019, 5:53 pm

You’re really getting a lot out of that Marx Brothers box set I got you!
 
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Re: Boris Johnson - the last 100 days

September 5th, 2019, 6:22 pm

You’re really getting a lot out of that Marx Brothers box set I got you!
Indeed; I'm vaccinated.

BTW I don't get this one
"Don't you know what duplicates are?"
"Sure. There's five kids up in Canada."
"Well, I wouldn't know about that.  I haven't been to Canada in years."

Oh yes, I haven't see a Marx Bros movie in > 50 years. I'm doing it all from memory.
 
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Re: Boris Johnson - the last 100 days

September 6th, 2019, 11:13 am

Our predictions are never accurate. This time Boris Johnson will finish earlier.

Are we equally bad in trading?
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These BREXITeers are not going to take it lying down, no Sir!

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Re: Boris Johnson - the last 100 days

September 6th, 2019, 4:40 pm

The more I see the more I'm beginning to like the Honourable member from North East Somerset. Anyone who thinks that the 18th century is relatively recent can't be all bad.
 
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Re: Boris Johnson - the last 100 days

September 6th, 2019, 4:43 pm

I've had a mancrush on JR-M for years, long before anyone else knew who he was. I think I'm on record as saying I want to have his babies. 
 
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Re: Boris Johnson - the last 100 days

September 7th, 2019, 6:14 pm

So, are there clear rules and/or a precedent for what happens when the prime minister is jailed for contempt of court? Are his duties of office automatically delegated to somebody else in the government? If not, does that mean that he can accomplish his dream of a Halloween crash-out simply by staying alive in jail for a week and a half or so? I assume there are established procedures for a transfer of power if he dies while in office, whether that be in jail, a ditch, or some other place. 
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