Papers (from Yes, Prime Minister)

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pete75
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Papers (from Yes, Prime Minister)

Postby pete75 » 28 Aug 2019, 12:50am

From Yes, Prime Minister

The Times is read by the people who run the country.
The Daily Mirror is read by the people who think they run the country.
The Guardian is read by the people who think they ought to run the country.
The Morning Star is read by the people who think the country ought to be run by another country.
The Independent is read by people who don’t know who runs the country but are sure they’re doing it wrong.
The Daily Mail is read by the wives of the people who run the country.
The Financial Times is read by the people who own the country.
The Daily Express is read by the people who think the country ought to be run as it used to be run.
The Daily Telegraph is read by the people who still think it is their country.
And the Sun’s readers don’t care who runs the country providing she has big ****.

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Re: Papers (from Yes, Prime Minister)

Postby brynpoeth » 28 Aug 2019, 6:01am

Quite funny but is that at the edge of acceptable?
Please to post jokes about male politicians too, whatabout Corbyns beard? :wink:
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Re: Papers (from Yes, Prime Minister)

Postby 661-Pete » 28 Aug 2019, 12:28pm

I note that the thread title has been changed: the original one was utterly despicable.
Now Brynpoeth's post needs to be moderated too, seeing as it gives a clue as to what the original title was.
Better still, delete this entire thread. It is no longer funny.
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Re: Papers (from Yes, Prime Minister)

Postby mercalia » 28 Aug 2019, 1:15pm

I think it is funny.

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Re: Papers (from Yes, Prime Minister)

Postby pwa » 28 Aug 2019, 6:06pm

It is quite amusing how language heard in every primary school playground can be deemed unacceptable here. It is like we have been transported back to some quaint 1950s village where Miss Marple cycles past saying stuff like "Good day, Vicar" and nobody cusses at all. That list was acceptable when it was first broadcast on the Beeb and it is still acceptable today. Except here. It is also funny.

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Re: Papers (from Yes, Prime Minister)

Postby LollyKat » 28 Aug 2019, 9:18pm

I remember seeing a cutting with that list pinned to the office noticeboard in 1973 or 74. Someone had added "The Scotsman is read by the people who want to run their own county." :lol:

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Re: Papers (from Yes, Prime Minister)

Postby Spinners » 28 Aug 2019, 9:49pm

On the U.S. version I particularly like this line;

The San Francisco Chronicle is read by people who aren’t sure there is a country, or that anyone is running it; but whoever it is, they oppose all that they stand for. There are occasional exceptions if the leaders are handicapped, minority, feminist, atheist dwarfs, who also happen to be illegal aliens from any country or galaxy, as long as they are Democrats.
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Re: Papers (from Yes, Prime Minister)

Postby mercalia » 29 Aug 2019, 1:11pm

I would add one more item

The Evening Standard for sacked Tory Chancellors who cant be trusted with a newspaper you have to pay for.