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Old 11.09.2015, 14:33
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Yorkshire folk hate each other

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David Cameron's Yorkshire 'hate' comment caught on mic



Prime Minister David Cameron has been heard saying Yorkshire people "hate each other", while rehearsing a speech.

Wearing a microphone but not on camera, he was thought to be rehearsing an answer to a question on devolution.

Ahead of a speech in Leeds, he said: "We just thought people in Yorkshire hated everyone else, we didn't realise they hated each other so much."
It is not known whether Mr Cameron was making a joke and Downing Street has refused to comment.

Mr Cameron is in Leeds making a speech on the economy.
He was heard speaking to an unidentified male off-stage about the region's devolution proposals.

The prime minister was wearing a television microphone when he made the comments but was not aware he was being recorded.

Councillor Judith Blake, Labour Leader of Leeds City Council, criticised Mr Cameron and described Yorkshire people as "the friendliest in the world".
"If Mr Cameron visited Leeds more often, rather than for the occasional political stunt, he'd soon get to know that," she added.

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Old 11.09.2015, 14:59
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Re: Yorkshire folk hate each other

It's just the Southern ones we worry about...

You know, the ones south of York...

From TMS:

Prime Minister David Cameron on TMS: "I was picked up saying something this morning which wasn't meant to be heard - there were five or six proposals for devolution in Yorkshire, and I said to an aide that I thought Yorkshiremen had it in for other people rather than each other, clearly as a joke. But I've been absolved by two of the greatest living Yorkshiremen - Geoffrey and Dickie Bird both agreed it was a joke."

http://www.bbc.com/sport/live/cricket/32813582
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Old 11.09.2015, 15:03
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Re: Yorkshire folk hate each other

Dars nun soo strange als t'folk.
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Old 11.09.2015, 21:47
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Re: Yorkshire folk hate each other

Ee bah gum!
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Old 11.09.2015, 23:02
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Re: Yorkshire folk hate each other

If it's any consolation, I don't like sarf Londoners.
Whenever I drive south of the river I always lock my doors and never.. ever stop at traffic lights.
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Dars nun soo strange als t'folk.
You're not from Yorkshire are you TiMow?
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Why on earth would you do a thing like that?
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Old 11.09.2015, 23:23
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Dars nun soo strange als t'folk.
Not sure what language that is but it sure as heck isn't Yorkshire.
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Re: Yorkshire folk hate each other

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Old 11.09.2015, 23:45
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Not sure what language that is but it sure as heck isn't Yorkshire.
Thas nowt so queer as folk.

(I'm from Lancashire btw)
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Old 12.09.2015, 01:57
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Re: Yorkshire folk hate each other

Bit of a daft thing to say if you're a prime-minister, but meh.

So he's not one of us? Not exactly shocking news, is it?

And he's not wrong. We enjoy a bit of sibling rivalry when there's no poncy southerners (or lankies) around to hate.
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Bit of a daft thing to say if you're a prime-minister, but meh.

So he's not one of us? Not exactly shocking news, is it?

And he's not wrong. We enjoy a bit of sibling rivalry when there's no poncy southerners (or lankies) around to hate.
Arn't most of you from over there siblings anyway?
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Old 12.09.2015, 09:20
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Arn't most of you from over there siblings anyway?
Yeah but we're siblings united in our hatred of the lankies.
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Yeah but we're siblings united in our hatred of the lankies.
At least we tried.
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Re: Yorkshire folk hate each other

It's very simple.

Yorkshire folk hate each other.
If it's a choice between a Yorkshireman/woman and a Lancastrian, then the we'll unite against the Lancastrian.
If it's a choice between a Northerner and a Southerner, then we'll unite against the Southerner.
If it's a choice between a Brit and a (continental) European, we'll unite against the European.
If it's a choice between a European and an American, we'll unite against the American.

The only real chance for world peace is if we discover alien life. Creepy slimy bastards.
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I'd have thought that was transparently obvious .... if you ask me the wall should have been built at he bottom end of the Pennines.

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(I'm from Lancashire btw)
I didn't think it would be PC to call all Yorkshiremen queer - but if the cap fits ....

I've been to Lancs a few times - and the best thing there ......

...... was the M6 heading south.
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I'd have thought that was transparently obvious .... if you ask me the wall should have been built at he bottom end of the Pennines.
Couldn't agree more. Best way to keep all those pesky southerners out.
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Re: Yorkshire folk hate each other

"….i'ts a wall built to keep the barbarians out!"
"…but who built it?"
"…the guys on the other side.."
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Re: Yorkshire folk hate each other

The Yorkies who go on about how wonderful Yorkshire is are mainly the ones who don't live there.
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Re: Yorkshire folk hate each other

Us Yorkshire folk are men (and women) of few words, so here's mine to Mr Cameron - "If yer dunt like it up 'ere, then sling yer hook 'n 'koff back 'ome where yer belong".

He does nothing to endear himself to the hard working northern people, Yorkshire or otherwise, with stupid comments like that. As quoted from Monty Python "What a silly bunt!".
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