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What gives with Aidan O'Neill QC ("double silk")

Discussion in 'Personal' started by BigFrankEM, Sep 18, 2019.

  1. BigFrankEM

    BigFrankEM Established commenter

    There's something about the guy.

    The way he speaks.

    I can't quite put my finger on it.

    But I have been listening non-stop since yesterday morning and, how shall I phrase this? OK, let me spit it out:

    He doesn't sound like "one of us."

    There, I said it !
  2. BigFrankEM

    BigFrankEM Established commenter


    I'm still listening.

    He's just told one of the beaks:

    "Don't be sceptical, be upset (about the lying nature of the PM and his government.)"

    Is it actually possible that this bloke is genuinely "not one of us" ?
  3. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    Who is us?
    nomad and suzuki1690 like this.
  4. suzuki1690

    suzuki1690 New commenter

    Not sure what ‘one of us’ means? You mean he is a Scot? So am I, so still not sure what you mean.
    nizebaby and nomad like this.
  5. moscowbore

    moscowbore Star commenter

    Frank, read what you write.
    Every now and then try to put yourself in the shoes of a reader of your posts. Would your average reader have the faintest idea what you are going on about?
    smoothnewt and nizebaby like this.
  6. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    I certainly don't.
  7. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    Is it because O'Neill says napkin instead of serviette, lavatory instead of toilet, pudding instead of sweet, and so on (i.e. he's U not non-U)? :confused:
  8. T34

    T34 Lead commenter

    I presume Frank is surprised that the man does not seem to be one of the "establishment", as he imagines it to be?
    Perhaps Frank has not yet realised that the establishment is now, and has been for a long time, the "liberal elite" and its followers.
  9. BigFrankEM

    BigFrankEM Established commenter

    A: Certainly the instant he opened his mouth he sounded different !
    B: "Pass"
    C: There may well be a certain smallish such group, but the implication that they have surpassed, still less usurped the role of the real establishment is not one which I for one am willing to countenance

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