George Osborne ducks TV debate with Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson

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NeuralgicNeurotic

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So it looks like Osborne has no guts as well as no compassion:


http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/george-osborne-ducks-tv-debate-1817658

'Cowardly George Osborne could have faced a rough ride as he was lined up for a TV debate with disabled campaigner Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson.

But the anticipated showdown never materialised – after she was suddenly axed from the show.

And last night sources on ITV’s The Agenda claimed the former wheelchair racer, who won 11 Paralympic gold medals over five Games, got the chop because the Chancellor was scared she would attack his savage benefit cuts.

An insider said: “He did not want to be hauled over the coals on the Government’s disability changes. So she was dumped from the line-up.” '


ChrisPage

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He knows she'd rip him to shreds, intellectually speaking. He's scared.  >crying<

NeuralgicNeurotic

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Well, I'm sure that her replacement, Rowan Pelling, was more than robust in her  questioning >erm<

ChrisPage

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I believe Rowan's "robustness" is reserved for, shall we say, "other" subjects.  >run<

ATurtle

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So is this a case where Osborne  >runforthehills<
Tony.

"I choose not to place "DIS", in my ability." - Robert M. Hensel

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Perhaps less  >runforthehills<

more  >stickhorsey< of the nasty  >wheelchair<


Grrrrrr  >headbang<
Look carefully at the avatar, note what's barely visible in the gap in the rings.  I've highlighted it for you.

Minniehaha

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A message to Gutless Gideon:

If you can't stand the heat get out of the kitchen!

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I believe Rowan's "robustness" is reserved for, shall we say, "other" subjects.  >run<

 >biggrin<

Maybe she can give Gideon some hints for the next time he's at a party with a lady from an escort agency  >whistle<

ATurtle

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A message to Gutless Gideon:

If you can't stand the heat get out of the kitchen!

Surely it's better to say to Gideon that History proves attacking the poorest of society provokes them to revolution!
Tony.

"I choose not to place "DIS", in my ability." - Robert M. Hensel

bubble

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\im sure this is a stupid question but. who is gideon ?

lankou

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\im sure this is a stupid question but. who is gideon ?

Tis the name on George Osborne's birth certificate.
http://www.debretts.com/people/biographies/browse/o/21514/George%20Gideon%20Oliver+OSBORNE.aspx


bubble

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Oh say no mo >biggergrin<re

ATurtle

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A person that studied History at Oxford and rose to hold the strings of the Country's purse!
Tony.

"I choose not to place "DIS", in my ability." - Robert M. Hensel

Minniehaha

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He was christened Gideon Oliver Osborne but later adopted the name George as he disliked his real name ... faker.   >lol<

lankou

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faker.

I would spell that slightly differently.