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Justine or shark?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Vince_Ulam, Nov 8, 2015.


Stuck in an elevator, with which would you feel more nervous?

  1. Ravenous, cold-blooded, glassy-eyed predator

    0 vote(s)
  2. Great White Shark

    5 vote(s)
  1. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    I've just watched last week's episode of Question Time and was struck over the course of the hour by how quietly menacing Justine Greening has become:


    For those who like fish but prefer limp, bland and filleted small fry, the ever spineless Chuka Umunna was also on the panel.
  2. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter


    Her wikipedia page seems to have a lot of pointy teeth.

    I gave up on QT when each talking head just recycled the official party line. Is this one actually worth watching?
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  3. HelenREMfan

    HelenREMfan Star commenter

    Er the shark wouldn't survive out of water.....

    Am fed up rather with Dimbleby and the fact that I do find myself agreeing on the odd point with Hitchens.
  4. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    Yes, for Peter Hitchens. Takes no prisoners when talking about the Middle East. Right up your wadi. Victoria Coren's quite good too.

    Justine makes it into several Wikipedia pages.

  5. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    I expect it would survive long enough so as to make no significant difference but at least it would be at a disadvantage compared with Justine.

    People are often surprised at how much sense Peter Hitchens makes when they take the time to listen to or read him rather than puffing up their chests and spitting the usual bile.
  6. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Well Hitchens is reasonably sensible on the Junior Doctor's strike.
  7. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Ah Chukka Umuna is spouting off saying 'people don't become doctors for the money'... why are they allowed to peddle this tosh!

    *assume whiny nasal voice* teaching is a vocation... it's a calling...


    It's a job!
  8. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Audience sensibly seeing things... and their points can be applied to teaching as well.

    Glad Vince posted this ... going to be fun!
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  9. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Victoria Coren Mitchell speaking sense there... need to get a better look at the eyes of Justine Greening.

    Now Hitchens is onto the Middle East... and damn, again he is on point!
  10. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Angry teenager just told Chuka off!
  11. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Well Justine got a laugh ... young people buying homes in London...
  12. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

  13. foxtail3

    foxtail3 Star commenter

    Umunna - loathsome man. That is all.
  14. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Well the two mainstream politicians aren't impressing ~ not sure Green is mainstream.

    Hitchens and Coren-Mitchell are ruling so far.
  15. smoothnewt

    smoothnewt Star commenter

    I watched it on Thursday and thought Hitchens was spot on, a lot of the time, as was Victoria Coren-Mitchell. She brought far more to the debate than some of the politicians present, and was far better than the average celebrity punter they usually have on the panel.
    Mind you I am a big fan of hers in general.
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  16. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    So far in this elevator, a dying Great White Shark is proving more amiable than Justine Greening.
  17. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    And now Hitchens is ringing a bell for me on policing.

    And so is Coren-Mitchell. [although she wins because she's easier on the eye]

    I'm sure there is something that I'd disagree with Hitchens on but... not on this show.

    Oh wait, final question... teaching!
  18. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Chuka got a good point in at the very end but really the teaching thing should have been up there at the same level as the junior doctors discussion.
  19. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    She's my local MP and a bloody good constituency MP.
  20. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    I just felt Greening was trotting out the party line... which I know! It's her job.

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