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Billy Bunter, Lower Forth, Greyfriars.

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GracesGranMK3 Wed 04-Sep-19 20:25:14

I just wondered if anyone else noticed this character on the front bench in parliament this evening. He has grown older since his school days, as we would expect, and lost some hair but the inane grin as the camera pans in is still there as are the schoolboy jokes and the bullies idea that silly names make him look clever.

I cheered up when I realised it was actually him, after all you only have to choose to look away and he will no longer exist.

Chewbacca Wed 04-Sep-19 20:36:20

I don't like John Bercow either GracesGran but it's a bit mean to liken him to Billy Bunter
although I do see the similarity.

GracesGranMK3 Wed 04-Sep-19 20:56:48

He's too short Chewbacca. I don't think that would stick as, unfortunately, it has for me when I see the weird gurning of the leader of the Conservative (or perhaps now the new British Nationalist) party.

mcem Wed 04-Sep-19 21:06:38

Bercow doesn't sit on the front bench!

MawB Wed 04-Sep-19 21:12:28

I just wondered if anyone else noticed this character on the front bench in parliament this evening
Which character and which front bench are you talking about?

Chewbacca Wed 04-Sep-19 21:13:29

Bercow doesn't sit on the front bench

You're right mcem; they have to lift him up onto the big chair so that they can see him, don't they? grin

GracesGranMK3 Wed 04-Sep-19 21:23:36

I shouldn't worry your little head MawB. Let these who know what it's about do that.

MawB Wed 04-Sep-19 21:25:19

And I don’t think he has anything to do with that well known Scottish river either.
You meant Fourth as in Lower IV I take it?

MawB Wed 04-Sep-19 21:26:26

Derogatory remarks do lose their impact when people get things wrong, don’t they?

Chewbacca Wed 04-Sep-19 21:36:35

I shouldn't worry your little head MawB. Let these who know what it's about do that

Rude and patronising. As usual.

MawB Wed 04-Sep-19 21:42:02

Water off a duck’s back but thank you for noticing Chewbacca smile ? ? ?

Urmstongran Wed 04-Sep-19 21:45:46

Hear, hear MawB!

merlotgran Wed 04-Sep-19 21:45:53

Somebody knows what it's about?? shock

MawB Wed 04-Sep-19 22:03:31

Just an attempt at a cheap jibe which seems to have misfired hmmhmm

Callistemon Wed 04-Sep-19 22:27:52

Well, I am confused.

Does the Forth have a lower tributary?

MawB Wed 04-Sep-19 23:17:06

Well there is the area known as the upper Clyde so who knows? grin
Perhaps gracesgran can enlighten us?

BradfordLass72 Thu 05-Sep-19 04:16:14

If you read Billy Bunter or the female equivalent, you may remember he was treated appallingly and no one was on his side, despite the bullying and cruelties.

The artist depicted him as lazy, greedy and rude and that gave many people at my school who tarred me with the same brush, the right to beat and bully me too.

These days, he would probably take an AK47 to school.

GracesGranMK3 Thu 05-Sep-19 07:35:26

I have always thought rude and patronising quite a reasonable way of replying to the rude and patronising.

GracesGranMK3 Thu 05-Sep-19 07:39:26

"These days, he would probably take an AK47 to school."

I rather think that the political equivalent to that is what our own Billy Bunter is doing to the country.

MawB Thu 05-Sep-19 08:27:22

Which character and which front bench are you talking about
So if OP had had the courtesy to answer a perfectly straightforward question instead of telling me not to worry my little head about it. Let those who know what it’s about do that She might have been clearer that she meant Johnson - or did she? Or JRM or who then?
Patronising and rude indeed - my head is not particularly little but that is better than the alternative.
Oh and she could at least learn how to write Lower IV and indeed spell “Fourth” if she can’t.

lemongrove Thu 05-Sep-19 08:30:44

A garbled OP that is as clear as mud ( in the Lower Forth.)

mcem Thu 05-Sep-19 08:50:44

I thought that body-shaming comments re men or women was rather out of fashion these days.
That op started badly and swiftly deteriorated!

GracesGranMK3 Thu 05-Sep-19 08:56:46

I think that is now three of you who have decided that the way I wrote "forth" is to be crowed over. I'm not sure just how little intelligence it takes to make that your "argument" and obviously yours will be too low to tell me.

Pantglas1 Thu 05-Sep-19 09:01:29

Mockery begets mockery GGM3, surely you knew that!

mcem Thu 05-Sep-19 09:07:48

That last post GGmk3.............can't quite decide if it's cryptic, sarky or simply unintelligible.
Time to stop digging that pointless hole!