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April 29th, 2011


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10:10 am - L'esprit d'escalier
Have you seen this enlightened post on the Telegraph site about women MPs? You. Couldn't. Make. It. Up.

This Guardian thread asks for witty responses Angela Eagle could have made to David Cameron saying 'Calm down dear, listen to the doctor'. You know, the kind of clever response to an insult that you only think of hours too late.

What would I have said? In reality something like: 'Calm down? I'll calm down when the PM agrees to (insert real political point here) and not before. And wipe that f---ing smirk off your face Osborne.'

Here are some suggestions (mostly not by me):

'If the PM thinks the NHS is improving under his administration, I can only say he should Go Compare.'

From the Big Lebowski '...calmer than you are.'

'Is that the best you've got?'

'I wonder whether Churchill would have admired the behaviour of the current Prime Minister? Oh, no, no, no.'

'Ooh, matron!'

'Listen to the doctor? Why don't you listen to the whole bloody BMA?'

'That's the nearest this Prime Minister will ever get to being a Winner.' (score!)

'If the current Prime Minister thinks we'll buy this he must think we'll buy any car... And wipe that f---ing smirk off your face Osborne.'

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From:atreic
Date:April 29th, 2011 09:17 am (UTC)
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'Listen to the doctor? Why don't you listen to the whole bloody BMA?'

That wins Staircase Spirit of the day :-)
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From:communicator
Date:April 29th, 2011 09:20 am (UTC)
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Sorry - have deleted my previous reply to your comment as this post is not f-locked - mistakenly mentioned your identity. Anyway - yes, it's a cool one.

Edited at 2011-04-29 06:14 pm (UTC)
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From:del_c
Date:April 29th, 2011 04:01 pm (UTC)
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"Anyone who thinks the market could run the NHS better must be simples."
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From:communicator
Date:April 29th, 2011 06:13 pm (UTC)
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a rich seam has been broached there
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From:tehomet
Date:May 3rd, 2011 10:00 am (UTC)
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I think the same response Bernadette Devlin had to Reginald Maudling would be appropriate.

:D

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