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Date: 11/18/11 10:00 PM

33 Responses to Baroness Trumpington Fights Back, At Her Best

  1. Profile photo of mal_BB
    mal_BB Male 18-29
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    November 18, 2011 at 2:35 pm
    Link: Baroness Trumpington Fights Back, At Her Best - And people say MPs are boring!
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    November 18, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    Baroness Trumpington?
    I thought it was Tom Ballard talking about Dianna Trent.

    Do I get points for a `Waiting for God` referance?
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    Vligon Male 18-29
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    November 18, 2011 at 10:29 pm
    Where am I?
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    YANKmyDOODLE Male 30-39
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    November 18, 2011 at 11:57 pm
    oh british people, stay boring.
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    liberkaos Male 30-39
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    November 19, 2011 at 12:08 am
    @Gerry a reference I accually got! I can`t belive I`m that old, sorry Gerry. But I do remember that show, and I remember liking it.
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    Ajikan Male 18-29
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    November 19, 2011 at 12:15 am
    Lots of words, nothing said.
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    elbat Female 18-29
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    November 19, 2011 at 12:34 am
    oh realey?
    I thought she was gonna fall
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    madduck Female 50-59
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    November 19, 2011 at 1:19 am
    I think Gerry that dianna would have been a tad more vocal and a wee bit more violent....
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    marcus2 Male 13-17
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    November 19, 2011 at 3:44 am
    They aren`t MPs, they`re in the House of Lords. Basically a load of rich people thinking they`re important.
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    sidewyz8 Female 18-29
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    November 19, 2011 at 4:59 am
    I`m confused. Possibly because my speakers suck and I couldn`t hear half of what was said, but I thought the little old lady was actually gonna say something :(

    Those seats look awesome, though.
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    insane_ai Male 30-39
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    November 19, 2011 at 5:16 am
    for those who are confused,two fingers raised with the back of the hand pointed at another person is the same as the middle finger here in the USA.
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    mal_BB Male 18-29
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    November 19, 2011 at 5:17 am
    So no one noticed her tell him to drat off then? The V sign??
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    bataleon27 Male 18-29
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    November 19, 2011 at 5:38 am
    "for those who are confused,two fingers raised with the back of the hand pointed at another person is the same as the middle finger here in the USA."

    Well, no it`s not really. The middle finger in the UK is the equivalent of the middle finger in the US. The V sign that she made is just another slightly toned down and more old fashioned way of showing disrespect, but it`s similar...
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    November 19, 2011 at 6:06 am

    Well, he did call her "old"

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    Mr_Pedo_Bear Male 70 & Over
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    November 19, 2011 at 6:12 am
    @Marcus "They aren`t MPs, they`re in the House of Lords. Basically a load of rich people thinking they`re important."

    You`re right they`re peers not technically MP`s but they do play an important role. Arguably the only opposition to Labour for the last 13 years was the house of Lords. Take detention of terrorist subject`s the UK is more in line with the yanks then Europe(even Spain which has it`s own terrorist incidents) on it but we`d have even longer detention if it wasn`t for house of lords. ID cards were also scrapped for the trouble it would have been getting through house of lords and parliament act. An unelected second chamber is good it stops short term popular policies as they don`t have to get re-elected every 4-5 years. They have power to delay and make legislation harder to pass not stop legislation. They`re also appointed and not all rich they`re important business men, ex-members of government, religious leaders, athletes etc people seen as experts acr
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    Mr_Pedo_Bear Male 70 & Over
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    November 19, 2011 at 6:14 am
    ""for those who are confused,two fingers raised with the back of the hand pointed at another person is the same as the middle finger here in the USA."

    Well, no it`s not really. The middle finger in the UK is the equivalent of the middle finger in the US. The V sign that she made is just another slightly toned down and more old fashioned way of showing disrespect, but it`s similar..."

    It`s very old it comes back from when the English long bowmen were quite feared. The French would chop fingers off the English off so they couldn`t string a bow. So the archers used to shove they`re two fingers up to say F*ck you I can still shoot you.
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    panzerlancer Male 18-29
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    November 19, 2011 at 6:56 am
    i think this is a subliminal act at the phrase ``world war 2`` as its the v for victory sign that Winston Churchill paraded around :)
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    sidewyz8 Female 18-29
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    November 19, 2011 at 8:00 am
    After reading the comments, I not only understand now what`s going on in the video, but I also understand so much more, such as why people do that some movies I`ve seen (I think Shawn of the Dead was one of them). Sassy old lady :)
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    zyran Male 18-29
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    November 19, 2011 at 9:59 am
    The V sign basically means `up yours`.
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    MrPeabody Male 30-39
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    November 19, 2011 at 10:11 am
    Guess that explains the awkward moments with the European chicks.

    I always thought it meant something else:

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    snakecharmer Male 18-29
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    November 19, 2011 at 11:37 am
    He said Harry Patch
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    blackcatseye Female 30-39
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    November 19, 2011 at 11:50 am
    @snakecharmer Have some respect! Harry Patch was the last surviving Tommy, Google him you ignorant disrespectful cretin!
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    blackcatseye Female 30-39
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    November 19, 2011 at 11:57 am
    The two fingered salute originated as a greeting after the Battle of Agincourt from longbowmen to the French, who delighted in removing the first two fingers of the right hand of prisoners of war, so the salute said "Up yours froggy, I`ve still got MY bowfingers"
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    November 19, 2011 at 2:02 pm
    Never thought I would see something that makes our US Congress look like a fireball dynamo of frenetic energy in contrast. You Brits sure some of those MP`s aren`t actually dead? Seriously - go poke a couple of them with a stick, see if they flinch or give any outward signs of life.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    November 19, 2011 at 3:40 pm
    The two fingered salute originated as a greeting after the Battle of Agincourt from longbowmen to the French, who delighted in removing the first two fingers of the right hand of prisoners of war, so the salute said "Up yours froggy, I`ve still got MY bowfingers"

    That`s a good story, but it`s almost certainly wrong.

    i) It takes at least three fingers to draw a proper English (Welsh) war longbow, not two. Two fingers would suffice for the shortbows in use elsewhere or a modern bow, which explains the mistake, but no medieval English or Welsh archer would have made that mistake.

    ii) The French did not cut off any fingers of captured English or Welsh archers. They just killed them. Archers were commoners, so there was no chance of ransom. English/Welsh archery was a WMD and hated, so the French would probably have killed them even if there was a ransom available.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    November 19, 2011 at 3:53 pm
    Hmm...some people will probably think I`m greatly overstating the case by calling archery a weapon of mass destruction, so I`ll explain.

    i) The bow. It was so much more powerful than other bows used in Europe that it was essentially a different class of weapon. The earliest extant record of it comes from an English knight being shot by a Welsh archer, from a distance. The arrow went through his plate armour, through his leg, through his plate armour again and still had enough force to kill his horse.

    ii) The archers. Other places had archers, but England had a multitude of archers who trained from the age of 5. They could fire 10 aimed arrows a minute.

    iii) The scale. England fielded armies of thousands of archers and counted arrows by the million.

    100,000 yard-long arrows per minute at twice the range of any of your weapons and from archers who would hit you is mass destruction.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    November 19, 2011 at 4:03 pm
    Never thought I would see something that makes our US Congress look like a fireball dynamo of frenetic energy in contrast. You Brits sure some of those MP`s aren`t actually dead? Seriously - go poke a couple of them with a stick, see if they flinch or give any outward signs of life.

    There aren`t any MPs in this video. It`s the House of Lords in a very quiet session. Essentially, they`re meant to be a quiet, calm, civilised delaying action for anything particularly arsebrained that gets shoved through an unbalanced House of Commons (which is where the MPs are).

    There was a story going around that there was resistance when the plans to televise the House of Lords were first put forward...because it would be rude to show the ones who were asleep in there :) I`ve no idea if that actually happened.
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    GasMaskKid Male 18-29
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    November 19, 2011 at 4:54 pm
    Calm down, Angus
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    Solvent Male 18-29
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    November 19, 2011 at 8:50 pm
    wtf is this and how is it in any way significant?
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    xoxnameless Female 18-29
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    November 19, 2011 at 9:00 pm
    She held up her two fingers, in Britain that is like giving the middle finger.
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    number43 Male 70 & Over
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    November 19, 2011 at 9:33 pm
    When I think excitement... I think the UK.
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    November 19, 2011 at 9:51 pm
    The two fingered salute originated as a greeting after the Battle of Agincourt from longbowmen to the French, who delighted in removing the first two fingers of the right hand of prisoners of war, so the salute said "Up yours froggy, I`ve still got MY bowfingers"
    A popular Urban Myth, but Angilion already pointed that out.
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    Pheeshy5 Male 18-29
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    November 21, 2011 at 8:57 am
    LMAO! I was only listening the first time so I missed it, second time, I lol`d. Cheeky girl

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