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Do you believe JC can get a soft 'cake and eat it à la unicorn' - yes, or no?

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jura2 Fri 08-Feb-19 12:00:00

Well, do you?

MiniMoon Fri 08-Feb-19 13:40:53

No.

GrannyGravy13 Fri 08-Feb-19 13:48:35

Absolutely no 🌈🌈🦄🦄

suzied Fri 08-Feb-19 15:04:10

no. does anyone?

jura2 Fri 08-Feb-19 15:19:02

yes suzied - many from LP actually still do ?!?

Anniebach Fri 08-Feb-19 15:24:02

Some believe it, some think him honest, some think he would be a great PM, some believe there were no seats on that train

Baggs Fri 08-Feb-19 15:33:14

I don't even understand the question.

EllanVannin Fri 08-Feb-19 15:36:51

Oh I don't think so.

jura2 Fri 08-Feb-19 15:37:09

Baggs- you need a bit of imagination and context ;) and it is easy.

But yes, you are totally right, I forgot the magic word ;)

jura2 Fri 08-Feb-19 15:37:48

just a hint, it begins with 'B'- would you believe it smile

Day6 Fri 08-Feb-19 15:39:18

No, I am not sure why JC would require cakes or unicorns either Baggs

Soft cake? Well yes, JC is getting on a bit. But isn't it usually soft, unless it's a rock cake? Haven't had one of those for years.

Perhaps Jura could explain her OP or we could go off at tangents and that would never do....

Baggs Fri 08-Feb-19 15:39:20

The context is politics and a politician. I know unicorns are magical. It's the soft cake I don't get.

Baggs Fri 08-Feb-19 15:40:21

Soft cake beginning with "B".....

Actually a capital B? or will b do?

Day6 Fri 08-Feb-19 15:41:17

And isn't that phrase 'to have cake and eat it' a daft one?

One DOES eat cake. What else is it for? Looking at?

Have cake - eat it.
No cake - can't eat it.

MaizieD Fri 08-Feb-19 15:41:25

'Having your cake and eating it', Baggs amalgamated with 'soft Brexit'

Baggs Fri 08-Feb-19 15:41:51

'Spect it's my lack of faith....

....that unicorns eat cake.

On the other hand, I have just eaten some cake that was soft in some places and harder (e.g. where the chopped hazelnuts were encountered) in others.

No wiser.

Baggs Fri 08-Feb-19 15:42:47

Thanks, maizie.

Well, for what it's worth then, my answer is no.

lemongrove Fri 08-Feb-19 15:51:45

I say ‘let them eat cake’ grin🍰

Charleygirl5 Fri 08-Feb-19 15:54:49

Just let me know when the 30th of March arrives with the result.

PECS Fri 08-Feb-19 16:01:45

It is neither in JCs nor TMs gift, with or without unicorns, to get a "soft cake" . The magic recipe is in the hands of others. UK threw it away on the day of the referendum. The attitude that UK was an indispensable asset was an elementary error of judgement .

jura2 Fri 08-Feb-19 16:07:14

I wouldn't dare judge YOUR language Day6, that would be rude

'And isn't that phrase 'to have cake and eat it' a daft one?'

In French we say 'to have the butter and the money for the butter' - much more logical, I agree ;)

jura2 Fri 08-Feb-19 16:07:49

'Brioche' Lemon 'Brioche'

Ilovecheese Fri 08-Feb-19 16:08:38

Spot on PECS
Neither Jeremy Corbyn not Mrs May can get a perfect deal from Brexit.

But as Mrs May is the one doing the negotiating wouldn't it be more relevant to ask if she can get a soft cake and eat it la unicorn.

jura2 Fri 08-Feb-19 16:12:05

Not really, as we know she can't.

The point of this thread is to question whether JC's belief that he could if and when (not likely) in charge?

And my answer is a clear 'NO' - a deal that would give the UK all th rights without any of the responsibilities will not, and cannot, ever be on offer- to Mrs May or Sieur Corbyn- or anyone else for that matter.

lemongrove Fri 08-Feb-19 16:12:44

Yes jura..no doubt Marie Antoinette did say brioche, or even gateau, the trouble is, it lead to heads rolling.