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In message , at 14:03:38 on Mon, 23
Sep 2019, MissRiaElaine remarked:
On 23/09/2019 10:16, Marland wrote:
Roland Perry wrote:


Indeed. Wright is probably right down on Boris's list of concerns, behind
Jennifer Arcuri, the Supreme Court verdict, the party conference, the EU
negotiations, the looming election,

I doubt he's worried very much (unless the factory is in a DUP area) but
it's simply anther example of Boris + Bus (be that painted-on-the-side
or painted-as-a-hobby, as well as Roastmaster) looks like a fatal
combination.

When he said he painted model buses as a hobby I still haven’t
decided if
he was telling the truth ( is he capable?) or was just having a joke at the
expense of those who often refer to that campaign bus with the somewhat
misleading slogan on the side.


Misleading slogan or not, it was a coach, not a bus. When did it ever
stop to pick up fare-paying passengers..?


It was almost universally referred to as "a bus".
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On 23/09/2019 14:43, Roland Perry wrote:
In message , at 14:03:38 on Mon, 23
Sep 2019, MissRiaElaine remarked:
On 23/09/2019 10:16, Marland wrote:
Roland Perry wrote:


Indeed. Wright is probably right down on Boris's list of concerns,
behind
Jennifer Arcuri, the Supreme Court verdict, the party conference,
the EU
negotiations, the looming election,

I doubt he's worried very much (unless the factory is in a DUP area)
but
it's simply anther example of Boris + Bus (be that painted-on-the-side
or painted-as-a-hobby, as well as Roastmaster) looks like a fatal
combination.
*When he said he painted model buses as a hobby I still haven’t
decided if
he was telling the truth ( is he capable?) or was just having a joke
at the
expense of those who often refer to that campaign bus with the somewhat
misleading slogan on the side.


Misleading slogan or not, it was a coach, not a bus. When did it ever
stop to pick up fare-paying passengers..?


It was almost universally referred to as "a bus".


Wrongly.


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MissRiaElaine wrote:


When he said he painted model buses as a hobby I still haven’t decided if
he was telling the truth ( is he capable?) or was just having a joke at the
expense of those who often refer to that campaign bus with the somewhat
misleading slogan on the side.


Misleading slogan or not, it was a coach, not a bus. When did it ever
stop to pick up fare-paying passengers..?



Well if you want to do silly nitpicking about a vehicle that was and still
is referred to by the general public as a bus ,even if that does offend the
sensibilities of a long retired employee of a public transport organisation
then you are several of decades too late and quite frankly you are so out
of step with most people on this
that your view can be discounted as not supported enough to be worth taking
any notice of.

The use of “Bus” for such vehicles used on Political Campaigns goes way
back when someone coined the slogan “ Battle Bus “ which is more
alliterative than Battle Coach.

Lots of instances in this BBC item on them.

Embattled buses - the ups and downs of an election staple

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-39907963

The photo on there of David Steel with the words “ Battle Bus “ as a legend
on the front is from the late 1970’s ,
I wonder if that was the first .
Blame him if you don’t like it.


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In message , at 15:37:08 on Mon, 23
Sep 2019, MissRiaElaine remarked:

Indeed. Wright is probably right down on Boris's list of
concerns, behind
Jennifer Arcuri, the Supreme Court verdict, the party conference,
the EU
negotiations, the looming election,

I doubt he's worried very much (unless the factory is in a DUP
area) but
it's simply anther example of Boris + Bus (be that painted-on-the-side
or painted-as-a-hobby, as well as Roastmaster) looks like a fatal
combination.
*When he said he painted model buses as a hobby I still haven’t
decided if
he was telling the truth ( is he capable?) or was just having a
joke at the
expense of those who often refer to that campaign bus with the somewhat
misleading slogan on the side.

Misleading slogan or not, it was a coach, not a bus. When did it
ever stop to pick up fare-paying passengers..?


It was almost universally referred to as "a bus".


Wrongly.


Doesn't matter. It's a slogan. Like "battle bus".
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On 23/09/2019 10:54, Recliner wrote:
Recliner wrote:
Roland Perry wrote:
In message , at 22:13:40 on Sun, 22 Sep
2019, Recliner remarked:
"One of Northern Ireland's biggest employers faces a crunch week as
Wrightbus, which employs 1,400 staff, attempts to stave off collapse by
securing a last-minute rescue deal.

Mounting financial problems at the Ballymena-based company have left it
looking for a buyer, with the Chinese engineering group Weichai and a
firm led by the JCB heir, Jo Bamford, understood to be the suitors in
talks. However, local MP Ian Paisley told the BBC on Friday he
understood talks with the two potential buyers had failed to reach a
conclusion."

https://www.theguardian.com/business.../22/wrightbus-
riutemasters-last-minute-search-for-buyer-avoid-collapse

[Love the Grauniad typo in the url!]

See the previous thread on the same subject from five weeks ago.

Five weeks is a long time in politics (later today Thomas Cook might
find out that five days is, too)

Indeed. Wright is probably right down on Boris's list of concerns, behind
Jennifer Arcuri, the Supreme Court verdict, the party conference, the EU
negotiations, the looming election,

I doubt he's worried very much (unless the factory is in a DUP area) but
it's simply anther example of Boris + Bus (be that painted-on-the-side
or painted-as-a-hobby, as well as Roastmaster) looks like a fatal
combination.


I'd love to see an example of his claimed painted-wine-box bus. I wonder if
he dreamed up that phoney hobby on the spot, or if his spin doctors had
carefully connected.


carefully confected it.


How could anyone have really confected such a bizarre story, though, and
to what end? It reminds me of the time when Voice of Russia, during the
detention of Gorbachev, suddenly switched from normal programming to a
lengthy story about the jam roly-poly that ran away from the kitchen!

Mind-boggling.

PA



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On Mon, 23 Sep 2019 15:37:08 +0100, MissRiaElaine
wrote:

On 23/09/2019 14:43, Roland Perry wrote:
In message , at 14:03:38 on Mon, 23
Sep 2019, MissRiaElaine remarked:
On 23/09/2019 10:16, Marland wrote:
Roland Perry wrote:


Indeed. Wright is probably right down on Boris's list of concerns,
behind
Jennifer Arcuri, the Supreme Court verdict, the party conference,
the EU
negotiations, the looming election,

I doubt he's worried very much (unless the factory is in a DUP area)
but
it's simply anther example of Boris + Bus (be that painted-on-the-side
or painted-as-a-hobby, as well as Roastmaster) looks like a fatal
combination.
*When he said he painted model buses as a hobby I still havent
decided if
he was telling the truth ( is he capable?) or was just having a joke
at the
expense of those who often refer to that campaign bus with the somewhat
misleading slogan on the side.

Misleading slogan or not, it was a coach, not a bus. When did it ever
stop to pick up fare-paying passengers..?


It was almost universally referred to as "a bus".


Wrongly.


No, as previously discussed, all coaches are buses, but not all buses
are coaches.
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In message , at 16:05:26 on
Mon, 23 Sep 2019, Recliner remarked:

Misleading slogan or not, it was a coach, not a bus. When did it ever
stop to pick up fare-paying passengers..?

It was almost universally referred to as "a bus".


Wrongly.


No, as previously discussed, all coaches are buses, but not all buses
are coaches.


I blame the black crows.
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Peter Able wrote:
On 23/09/2019 10:54, Recliner wrote:
Recliner wrote:
Roland Perry wrote:
In message , at 22:13:40 on Sun, 22 Sep
2019, Recliner remarked:
"One of Northern Ireland's biggest employers faces a crunch week as
Wrightbus, which employs 1,400 staff, attempts to stave off collapse by
securing a last-minute rescue deal.

Mounting financial problems at the Ballymena-based company have left it
looking for a buyer, with the Chinese engineering group Weichai and a
firm led by the JCB heir, Jo Bamford, understood to be the suitors in
talks. However, local MP Ian Paisley told the BBC on Friday he
understood talks with the two potential buyers had failed to reach a
conclusion."

https://www.theguardian.com/business.../22/wrightbus-
riutemasters-last-minute-search-for-buyer-avoid-collapse

[Love the Grauniad typo in the url!]

See the previous thread on the same subject from five weeks ago.

Five weeks is a long time in politics (later today Thomas Cook might
find out that five days is, too)

Indeed. Wright is probably right down on Boris's list of concerns, behind
Jennifer Arcuri, the Supreme Court verdict, the party conference, the EU
negotiations, the looming election,

I doubt he's worried very much (unless the factory is in a DUP area) but
it's simply anther example of Boris + Bus (be that painted-on-the-side
or painted-as-a-hobby, as well as Roastmaster) looks like a fatal
combination.

I'd love to see an example of his claimed painted-wine-box bus. I wonder if
he dreamed up that phoney hobby on the spot, or if his spin doctors had
carefully connected.


carefully confected it.


How could anyone have really confected such a bizarre story, though, and
to what end? It reminds me of the time when Voice of Russia, during the
detention of Gorbachev, suddenly switched from normal programming to a
lengthy story about the jam roly-poly that ran away from the kitchen!

Mind-boggling.


Purely as a distraction from difficult questions.

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On 23/09/2019 16:46, Recliner wrote:
Peter Able wrote:
On 23/09/2019 10:54, Recliner wrote:
Recliner wrote:
Roland Perry wrote:
In message , at 22:13:40 on Sun, 22 Sep
2019, Recliner remarked:
"One of Northern Ireland's biggest employers faces a crunch week as
Wrightbus, which employs 1,400 staff, attempts to stave off collapse by
securing a last-minute rescue deal.

Mounting financial problems at the Ballymena-based company have left it
looking for a buyer, with the Chinese engineering group Weichai and a
firm led by the JCB heir, Jo Bamford, understood to be the suitors in
talks. However, local MP Ian Paisley told the BBC on Friday he
understood talks with the two potential buyers had failed to reach a
conclusion."

https://www.theguardian.com/business.../22/wrightbus-
riutemasters-last-minute-search-for-buyer-avoid-collapse

[Love the Grauniad typo in the url!]

See the previous thread on the same subject from five weeks ago.

Five weeks is a long time in politics (later today Thomas Cook might
find out that five days is, too)

Indeed. Wright is probably right down on Boris's list of concerns, behind
Jennifer Arcuri, the Supreme Court verdict, the party conference, the EU
negotiations, the looming election,

I doubt he's worried very much (unless the factory is in a DUP area) but
it's simply anther example of Boris + Bus (be that painted-on-the-side
or painted-as-a-hobby, as well as Roastmaster) looks like a fatal
combination.

I'd love to see an example of his claimed painted-wine-box bus. I wonder if
he dreamed up that phoney hobby on the spot, or if his spin doctors had
carefully connected.

carefully confected it.


How could anyone have really confected such a bizarre story, though, and
to what end? It reminds me of the time when Voice of Russia, during the
detention of Gorbachev, suddenly switched from normal programming to a
lengthy story about the jam roly-poly that ran away from the kitchen!

Mind-boggling.


Purely as a distraction from difficult questions.


In both cases.
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On 23/09/2019 15:50, Roland Perry wrote:
In message , at 15:37:08 on Mon, 23
Sep 2019, MissRiaElaine remarked:

Indeed. Wright is probably right down on Boris's list of
concerns,* behind
Jennifer Arcuri, the Supreme Court verdict, the party conference,
the EU
negotiations, the looming election,

I doubt he's worried very much (unless the factory is in a DUP
area)* but
it's simply anther example of Boris + Bus (be that
painted-on-the-side
or painted-as-a-hobby, as well as Roastmaster) looks like a fatal
combination.
*When he said he painted model buses as a hobby I still haven’t
decided if
he was telling the truth ( is he capable?) or was just having a
joke* at the
expense of those who often refer to that campaign bus with the
somewhat
misleading slogan on the side.

Misleading slogan or not, it was a coach, not a bus. When did it
ever* stop to pick up fare-paying passengers..?


*It was almost universally referred to as "a bus".


Wrongly.


Doesn't matter. It's a slogan. Like "battle bus".


It's still wrong.


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