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I discovered yesterday morning (14th Sept) that the Prime Minister's mother had died the day before. Although I listen to the news on radio and on TV. I didn't hear it mentioned. Just wondered if others hadn't heard about it until NOW? It seems very strange it wasn't publicised more.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/09/13/boris-johnsons-mother-dies-aged-79/

Commiserations Boris and RIP Charlotte. (let's leave politics out of this).

davidstockport
4 days ago
What do you think of this?
tumblespots
tumblespots4 days ago

I saw it online in a couple of places but the media today would rather report on Britney Spears having a break from social media?! Shows you how the media play to the crowd.... It's a shame they don't report on important matters.

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee19634 days ago

Requiem in Pacem. Prayers for the whole family.

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TheChimp
TheChimp4 days ago

My dog became a father to 5 pups this week and I'm surprised that it didn't even make the local news.

You have heard it from me NOW.

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Ann1984
Ann19844 days ago

TheChimp well hello Where you been hiding stranger it’s similar to news on Wales on line today my home was on homes under hammer

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TheChimp
TheChimp4 days ago

Ann1984 My eyes have gone wonky, so I'm finding it hard to read.

Homes Under The Hammer? That's quite cool 😎

A lot more interesting than BoJo's mother dying imo, which is a total non-event.

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RichardDoolin
RichardDoolin4 days ago

Congratulations on becoming a grandfather. Here is your travel size packet of werther's original sweets. 👍

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TheChimp
TheChimp4 days ago

RichardDoolin I thank you.

I thought that my news was trivial enough to hit the headlines above the OP's

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Pjran
Pjran4 days ago

Yes I heard it at the end of BBC1 ten o’clock news Monday evening and expected a follow story yesterday but nothing. Maybe for once the press are being kind.

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Lynibis
Lynibis4 days ago

I heard it on the morning of 14th on GMB or somesuch. I suppose it's worth a mention purely as she was the PMs mum but not really something I have feelings about either way.

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SilverSurfer
SilverSurfer4 days ago

It probably didn't get much coverage because most of the public have no sympathy for him

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telmel
telmel4 days ago

Damn, i missed that one 😉

Nice to see you joining in chat sir, i see you are coming around to the idea of posting news

A good article , appreciate it

Sad for his mum, but not for him for P reasons

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davidstockport
davidstockport
Original Poster
4 days ago

I wondered who the first to ignore my request not to bring politics into it might be - I half guessed though. This wan't posted as an "in the news" topic I was asking why it WASN'T in the news? Or at least not very much.😀

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beccatavender
beccatavender4 days ago

I must admit, I don't recall seeing anything about this, unless it was a deliberate thing, keep it low key so that the family can greive in private.

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TheChimp
TheChimp4 days ago

beccatavender Why would you see it in the news?

I'm going to use big letters like davidstockport uses and I'm going to say that it's a NON NEWS ITEM.

Am I a BIG MAN for using CAPITALS now, David? Maybe I'll go full out and use italics next time 🙄

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davidstockport
davidstockport
Original Poster
4 days ago

TheChimp I don't know your size but you appear to be a very silly man using this topic to tell everyone that your dog fathered five pups, and the "action" took place within a few days of the last signs of kennel cough in your dog (elsewhere on this forum), all responsible dog owners keep their dogs away from other dogs, as recommended by all vets, for at least 10 to 14days after the last signs of kennel cough. The bitches owner is (as is the mother of the pups) very fortunate your dog didn't give their dog more than five pups, kennel cough can prove fatal.

Some things others should know (I know the person I reply to thinks he knows it all):

  • Kennel cough is a highly contagious upper-respiratory infection seen in dogs of all ages.
  • If you have a dog that becomes ill, it is best to isolate that infected dog until at least two weeks after the last cough.

Copied from https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/take-precautions-to-prevent-kennel-cough/ For the benefit of any other dog owners who have never taken the trouble to learn how to look after their dogs properly.

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davidstockport
davidstockport
Original Poster
4 days ago

davidstockport I'm now waiting for one of his cronies to come along and tell me I shouldn't have referred to the mother of the pups as "a bitch". 😀

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davidstockport
davidstockport
Original Poster
4 days ago

beccatavender Although I doubt that is the reason, it's good to know I wasn't the only one who found out by pure chance. Even the death announcement didn't mention who she was and didn't name Boris as one of her children, that's probably because his first name is Alexander.

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TheChimp
TheChimp4 days ago

davidstockport You obviously know nothing about dogs.

Unfortunately, you don't know anything about women. It's going to be a a tough call for you being lonely for the rest of your life.

And if you think I'm wrong, please comment.

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davidstockport
davidstockport
Original Poster
4 days ago

TheChimp You obviously know as much about me as you know about the welfare of dogs. And that is obviously ALMOST NOTHING.

Just because I don't post pretending to live with an imaginary wife - doesn't mean I'm lonely.

I wouldn't deceive my friends if they referred to my wife - by pretending I had one - at least my late WIFE (we were actually married) didn't leave me of her own choice.

Whatever I have posted about my personal life, and things since my wife died, has been true - you obviously missed some things when you had me blocked. 😀 Image

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telmel
telmel4 days ago

All i can say D is you did well finding that article and posting on chat , well done again sir

Ps i have edited my post and not mentioned the dreaded p word, just the letter P , especially for you sir

I really dont want to upset you , we are getting on so well

I hope you and my friend TC dont fall out , i like his dog enormously

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davidstockport
davidstockport
Original Poster
4 days ago

I suppose him posting things absolutely incorrect such as "It wasn't a criminal offence to steal a dog" when it DEFINITELY IS. And trying to shoot the messenger when I tried to tell him he'd got it wrong, endears you to him.

Image They didn't have FLOCK TOGETHER - so that will have to do.

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telmel
telmel4 days ago

davidstockport I like the gif D

I am glad i inspired you , cheers

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc4 days ago

May she rest in peace regardless of her son.

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telmel
telmel4 days ago

My thought s too P, she looked to be a fun lady in the pictures

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davidstockport
davidstockport
Original Poster
4 days ago

At one time it would have amazed me to find so many people insensitive to the feelings of the bereaved in the few days after the death of a parent. But congratulations to those, who to a few people who show some compassion, have shown themselves up for what they are.

One of my favourite words in instances like this is KARMA.

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telmel
telmel4 days ago

I liked Karma too D

There's a loving in your eyes all the way

If I listen to your lies, would you say

I'm a man (a man) without conviction

I'm a man (a man) who doesn't know

How to sell (to sell) a contradiction

You come and go, you come and go

Karma, karma, karma, karma, karma chameleon

You come and go, you come and go

Loving would be easy if your colors were like my dreams

Red, gold, and green, red, gold, and green

Didn't hear your wicked words every day

And you used to be so sweet I heard you say

That my love (my love) was an addiction

When we cling (we cling), our love is strong

When you go (you go), you're gone forever

You string along, you string along

Karma, karma, karma, karma, karma chameleon

You come and go, you come and go

Loving would be easy if your colors were like my dreams

Red, gold, and green, red, gold, and green

Every day is like survival (survival)

You're my lover (my lover), not my rival

Every day is like survival (survival)

You're my lover (my lover), not my rival

I'm a man (a man) without conviction

I'm a man (a man) who doesn't know

How to sell (to sell) a contradiction

You come and go, you come and go

Karma, karma, karma, karma, karma chameleon

You come and go, you come and go

Loving would be easy if your colors were like my dreams

Red, gold, and green, red, gold, and green

Karma, karma, karma, karma, karma chameleon

You come and go, you come and go

Loving would be easy if your colors were like my dreams

Red, gold, and green, red, gold, and green

Karma, karma, karma, karma, karma chameleon

You come and go, you come and go

Loving would be easy if your colors were like my dreams

Red, gold, and green, red, gold, and green

Karma, karma, karma, karma, karma chameleon

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emmabeckz
emmabeckz
LD Team
4 days ago

Me again guys…. 👁 please can we keep things related to the chat topic or we will have to delete comments and ultimately lock 🔒the post which we obviously don’t want to. Remember you can mute people if you choose to do so. Thank you and have a cracking evening

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davidstockport
davidstockport
Original Poster
4 days ago

I have no objection if you wish to lock the topic emmabeckz. You probably have already guessed what is going on. I tried to ignore the most irksome one but he persisted.

IMO the topic is best locked rather than it turn political and get removed - it's served its purpose.

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emmabeckz
emmabeckz
LD Team
3 days ago

Thank you all for your contributions, I am now locking this chat as I think the original topic has been discussed / exhausted. Have a great day 😊

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