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You're standing bored at one of those interminable palace receptions, all dickied up but with nowhere to go without breaking some protocol or other. So you sip your wine, eat your canapes, and gossip with your colleagues about the big, rather thin skinned bully who has just hit town.

He dishes out more abuse than anyone but can't take the mildest rebuff. Like braindead. At least Melania has hoisted the yellow flag of surrender and knows how to play the game with style.

Poor Boris is terrified Trump might say anything and hides every time Trump sails into view. So nice to have these European chums to take cover with...oh wait.. these are the guys I'm busy screwing over. Ah well, at least Corbyn has been chaperoned away from my Lord and Master.

Poor old Prince Andrew can't be here to distract the hoi polloi. Something about some nag he shagged causing a fuss. Why don't these people know their place? I have mine shacked up in no. 10 to keep her quiet. Still, mustn't spill my wine over the sofa. The neighbours might get to hear!

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Dec 5th, 2019 at 08:20:52 PM EST
Corbyn has no role at these shebangs. He might, but probably won't, be briefed later about any decisions, but he wouldn't be there in any capacity.

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Fri Dec 6th, 2019 at 06:54:00 PM EST
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I read somewhere that palace handlers took great care to keep Trump apart from both Johnson and Corbyn as Johnson wanted to avoid the association in the middle of an election campaign and Corbyn had promised to confront Trump on his plans for the NHS. Perhaps I was misinformed...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sat Dec 7th, 2019 at 10:08:19 AM EST
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Do "Palace handlers" include Prince Andrew?

Things are going to slide, slide in all directions
Won't be nothing, nothing you can measure anymore
L. Cohen
by john_evans (john(dot)evans(dot)et(at)gmail(dot)com) on Sat Dec 7th, 2019 at 12:22:56 PM EST
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Forty-five minutes of niceties between NATO Summit leaders at the Queen's reception in Buckingham Palace.

Was Corbyn at the reception? I don't think so ...

Was Boris Johnson popular? There were quite some lonely moments for Boris ... except the gossip session, of course. 😄

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Sat Dec 7th, 2019 at 01:09:43 PM EST
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