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Haha how long is this gonna be played out for I wonder.Change of car perhaps?
Continuing the law enforcement theme, how about "Do you feel lucky punk? Well, do you?" (thanks to Guardian & NuLabour (and Clint Eastwood))
Bit sad that this sexist, racist and homophobic character is seen as a cult hero but there you go - I suppose it's those brief glimpses of his sensitive side, like with Mr Spock.The only change that we've all heard about so far is that Cameron will devote huge amounts of parliamentary time to the fox hunting question. Our political leaders are so committed to the big issues and not to pandering to tiny extreme elements of their base!
DC as Gene - not really believable but if you want political lookalikes how about the Milliband boys as Jedward?No Comedian As Chancellor - Most Stupid Political Comment Of The Week
Well, DespairingLiberal, perhaps you need to be a little more in touch with the way people think.Gene Hunt is a hero, probably in ways the BBC never intended, because he speaks his mind, gets results and is completely unhampered by the political correctness which is so hated by so many people.He's also perhaps for some a reminder of better days ...
DespairingLiberalYou've clearly forgotten the Countryside Alliance marches, but I guess that suits your book.As to cult heroes, well so what? Have you written to the producers of this entertaining fiction expressing your concerns? If so, care to share their reply? Of course there are those unfortunates who really cannot distinguish between reality and fiction, Gordon Brown being a fine example. Perhaps its contagious.
Bring back The Sweeney!!!
The Miliband brothers reminding the Kray brothers!
"sexist, racist and homophobic character" -- but that's it, he is a character, nor real and as such in the context of being a piece of fiction in a fantasy he always does the right thing in the end. And Cameron can find lots of time for whatever questions he wants to bring to parliament by the simple fact of restoring parliamentary hours to what they were before Blair started giving MPs extended holidays and side-lining parliament.
Bit sad that this sexist, racist and homophobic character is seen as a cult hero but there you go..In truth Gene Hunt wasn't the first own goal of this kind.Alf Garnett was supposed to be a demon, a buffoon, someone to despise. And yet the truth was that the GBP sympathised with him totally. There the poor bugger was, compelled to co-habit with his ghastly wife, a ghastly daughter and his disgusting scouse son-in-law. Of course the audience supported him, but the BBC (and even more hilariously, the cast and production team) never saw it. Very funny really.
As far as I'm concerned, Cameron can bang on all day about fox hunting - every time he does, a few more potential Tory votes slip from his grasp. Keep up the good work everyone!As for Ashes to Ashes, I enjoy it too, but I think you're wrong about why GH is compelling - it's not the macho man itself, but the slipping of the mask that fascinates.
DL,Your selective socialist memory beggars belief.Tony Blair, if you recall, devoted huge amounts of parliamentary time to the foxhunting bill, merely to throw "red meat" to his gibbering MPs and to provide a distraction from the fact that he failed miserably to carry out any meaningful reforms. He was pandering to a tiny extreme of his base, I think you'll find, you poor sap.DC has said he'd give a free vote on the matter some time in the parliament so you're also talking absolute horseshoite. Again.Tell you what, go away, find a brain and try again, you are intellectually bereft.
'Fire up the Quattro' sounds like a really good election slogan. Like many others it means little, but at least it sounds positive and as if DC is willing to get going and sort things out.Politicians sometimes try to be too clever - far better to win hearts first, then minds.
Had enough poster pastiche? How about some video pastiche...Back to The Future with Peter & Gordon
Wonderful! Especially the spectacular own goal by the Labour team that first started the Gene Hunt ball rolling.
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