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I know looks shouldn't matter

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Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 20 Sep 2013 13:51

but

I can't ever see Nigel Farage on tv without thinking he looks like a frog, either a happy frog or a glum frog, but a frog nevertheless. i am developing a morbid fascination with watching to see if his tongue flicks out and catches a fly :-S eeeww

( I don't like his politics either so I comfort myself with the thought that my shallowness re his looks is not going to subconsciously affect my voting :-) )

Merlin

Merlin Report 20 Sep 2013 13:57

RR. Look at him through the bottom of one of his Beer Mugs, you may find a difference :-D :-D Who knows, he may well look like somebodies Prince Charming. :-D :-D :-D :-D ;-)

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 20 Sep 2013 14:02

I'll just take my glasses off Merlin :-)

Merlin

Merlin Report 20 Sep 2013 14:05

:-D :-D :-D :-D

Sharron

Sharron Report 20 Sep 2013 15:56

I always thought Leon Britten looked like he should be enjoying a cockroach.

Guinevere

Guinevere Report 20 Sep 2013 16:47

Yup to froggy Nigel
and yup to lizard Leon.

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 20 Sep 2013 19:37

I get Niggle mixed up with Ed Miliband. Are they perhaps related?

Oh, how shallow we are. How difficult it is for people in public life who don't look like "the fit ones in the Coalition". ;-) :-)

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 20 Sep 2013 19:57

No not related John lol, I'm not usually bothered about how politicians look :-) I suppose in Farage's case it's just the combination of the look and the politics, neither are my cup of tea ;-)

PS ARE there any 'fit' ones in the coalition? I've not looked really

:-D

Sharron

Sharron Report 20 Sep 2013 22:35

Nigel Farage doesn't look like a frog to me.

A lama.

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 21 Sep 2013 00:01

Ed looks like an owl more than a frog. Particularly when they freeze frame him with his eyes closed.

I heard that expression "Isn't that the fit one in the coalition?" on a programme when young girls were trying to identify photos of people in public eye. It was Nick Clegg!!! Made me chuckle :-) ;-)

ChAoTicintheNewYear

ChAoTicintheNewYear Report 21 Sep 2013 00:07

Rose, I suspect you'd need a guide dog before coming close to finding Farrage even remotely attractive.

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 21 Sep 2013 08:49

Just to be a bit more serious and not as shallow about politicians looks as I have been so far on this thread, I am more than a little concerned about the rise of Farage and his policies and his henchmen and henchwomen.

I suspect a lot of the electorate agree with some of his policies (some sound quite good to me) but will say they are going to vote Tory or LibDem or Labour in 2015 if asked. So his popular vote could be a lot more than we think and he could well hold the balance of power - therefore some Ministers could be UKIP next time. Now I can put up with Ed Davey, Vince Eager, Cleggy and Beaker - but not this UKIP lot.

I would like to see anybody who votes UKIP having to explain their reasons on camera outside the polling booth. Can we have a secret ballot for all except UKIP please (not being serious, but it would make interesting TV footage) :-) ;-)

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 21 Sep 2013 10:29

I don't go by looks as far as politics go - I do find him rather amusing - he's been on Have I got News for You a few times and is quite self-deprecating - I am certainly considering voting for UKIP at the next election - I think he is an honest man

Graham

Graham Report 21 Sep 2013 10:39

Is he a bull frog? :-)

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 21 Sep 2013 10:44

If TV had been widely available in WW2 d'you think Churchill or Attlee would have been revered for their looks? I don't think so

Mauatthecoast

Mauatthecoast Report 21 Sep 2013 11:03

Agree with you there Ann and when I was young thought all politicians looked like Granda :-).......

...by the way just like to say that....I washed behind me fridge yesterday :-D

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 21 Sep 2013 11:12

glad to hear it - you're no slut obviously :-D

Wend

Wend Report 21 Sep 2013 11:24

I must be - I can't remember the last time I cleaned behind my fridge :-S :-0 :-D

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 21 Sep 2013 13:08

I don't go by looks as far as politics go either Ann...my comment was not to suggest that good looks ( whatever one perceives those to be ) is relevant in voting choice.nor should it be . Just an observation. If he looked ( insert name of beautiful man of your own choice) and not at all frog like I still wouldn't be voting for him. :-D

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 21 Sep 2013 13:20

Thank you for the serious comments John. though the thread has a degree of levity I am also very concerned about UKIP.

It is imo the 'thin end of the wedge'....a party trading on populist policies to hide their own rather less appetising agenda. A party which attracts to it the Holocaust deniers and racially intolerant MUST have something about it which should concern?

I genuinely do worry, that UKIP is just the 'acceptable alternative face' to the BNP...which also has some 'good' policies if one is not good at reading subtext .

The Devil is in the detail, not the looks of any candidate of any party.