#dctxtspeak – Some of the best

May 11, 2012 12:53 pm

Today’s revelation that David Cameron signed off his texts to Rebekah Brooks with LOL (thinking it means “Lots of Love”), got people laughing on Twitter this afternoon. Here are some of the best examples of possible #dctxtspeak (so far):

  • ROTFL = Rupert’s On The Fone: Listening (@benkind)
  • QTWAIN: Question To Which Answer Isn’t Nadine (@reporterboy)

 

  • treborc1

    None of the Political parties come out of this well, except the Liberals and that’s because they were not important, lucky them.

    But she had a few things to say about Blair, she basically called Prescott a lier.

    But Blair and Brown chased her and then Cameron learning nothing did the same, so really labour will knock the Tories, the Tories will counter it, but really Labour and Tory were sucked into the money the power, the power which could virtually get a Party elected or not.

    Cameron being rich and educated thought LOL was Lots of Love, so did i for a few months until my daughter told me nope Lots of laughts

    • aracataca

      Not Brown apparently. 

      • treborc1

         As she said he was not important, which means he was on his way out, your only important when you have a power base.

        • aracataca

          Have another listen. Rebekah Brooks and Gordon Brown were sworn enemies.

          • Hugh

             I think your comment was cut short by the system: “Rebekah Brooks and Gordon Brown were sworn enemies, after the Sun switched support to the Tories

            There, fixed it.

          • derek

            No? Rebekah Brooks referred to the break up with Brown 2004, 2005 when he (GB) opposed the welfare reforms, Brooks was a self confessed Blairite at that point. 

          • treborc1

            But in reality it does not matter about Brooks does it, it’s Murdock.

          • aracataca

            Sounds like a partial climbdown Treborc. Brooks split from Brown in 2005. Correct?

          • Hugh

             Incorrect, as above.

          • Bill Lockhart

             Wrong. 2009. Bestest fwends prior to that.

          • John Ruddy

            I dont think Brown was ever bestest friends with them…. Blair, on the other hand…..

          • treborc1

             Did Brown have friends at all, he was we are told political astute so knew that the Murdock’s were his best mates when they backed him

          • treborc1

            No of course it’s not.

          • Hugh

            Well, as Brookes told the enquiry, she tried to ring Brown before the paper announced it was switching support: Mr Brown and his wife were due to come to the News International party that night and I wanted to get hold of them.

            The Chequers pyjama party which the Browns invited Brooks to, meanwhile, was in 2008.

            So, really, Yes?

          • Hugh

             2007…

          • Hugh

             2007…

          • treborc1

            Brown did what when on welfare.

          • treborc1

            Well yes from 2009, but that was due to the Sun turning from new labour back to the Tories. But what about before that.

          • Lee Matthews

             It looks like they were all in it together. Odd that a newspaper would change alliegence to the party that it thought would win the election. Governments chasing media favour and media chasing government favour. Sad that any Goverment thinks it’s policies are so bad that they wouldn’t get the win if they relied on them alone.

          • Jeremy_Preece

            No Lee
            I think that it is sad for democracy that the media can influnce enough voters to be able to swing and election one way or the other.
            For example, imagine what if the Evening Standard and other papers had turned on Boris and supported Ken. Clearly Ken would have won it.

            The real issue here is that Murdoch controls so much media in the UK, USA and other countries. No one person should be able to hold such sway, with no elected mandate and no accountability.

          • Jeremy_Preece

            No Lee
            I think that it is sad for democracy that the media can influnce enough voters to be able to swing and election one way or the other.
            For example, imagine what if the Evening Standard and other papers had turned on Boris and supported Ken. Clearly Ken would have won it.

            The real issue here is that Murdoch controls so much media in the UK, USA and other countries. No one person should be able to hold such sway, with no elected mandate and no accountability.

      • Just_Another_Voter

         You are suffering from that age old Labour problem of Amnesia. Before the Sun switched it’s endorsement to the Tories  Brown was very pally with the Murdoch empire and Brooks especially. He and his wife even held a pyjama party with Brooks.

  • derek

    The Swedish code? 

  • http://twitter.com/KulganofCrydee Kulgan of Crydee

    I hope both Rebecca Brooks & David Cameron practiced ‘Safe Text’

  • Amber Star

    Did Dave say LOL to all the girls? Or will Leveson be a breeze compared to SamCam’s reaction?

  • MattWales

    Mr Cameron, you are the best Prime Minister ever. LOL.

Latest

  • Comment Polling Clacton polling: What does it say for Labour?

    Clacton polling: What does it say for Labour?

    The date for the by-election in Clacton was confirmed this morning as Thursday, October 9th – not only the day after the Lib Dem conference finishes but also David Cameron’s birthday. The two polls so far in the constituency do not point to many happy returns for the Prime Minister, as the result appears to be a foregone conclusion. At the weekend, a Survation poll in the Mail on Sunday gave UKIP a 44% lead over the second place Tories. […]

    Read more →
  • Comment Does Labour have a problem with black men?

    Does Labour have a problem with black men?

    Now that may seem a strange question for a Party that has both Chuka Umunna and Sadiq Khan in its Shadow Cabinet but something troubling is emerging from the current round of Parliamentary selections. Of the 100 constituencies where Labour hopes to make gains or when Labour MPs have announced their retirement/parliamentary by-elections since 2010 so far just three have selected a BME male candidate. And this is from a section of society which is immensely loyal to the Labour […]

    Read more →
  • Featured Why are you Labour?

    Why are you Labour?

    Why are you a member of the Labour Party? I’d been a member for years when someone first asked me that question. On some level I guess I knew the answer, but no-one at any Constituency Labour Party meeting, canvassing session, conference – or even in the pub  –  had ever outright asked me the question. It was Arnie Graf – an American, rather than someone steeped in the party their whole life – who asked me. It was an obvious […]

    Read more →
  • News Eddie Izzard commits to running for “Parliament or Mayor” by 2020

    Eddie Izzard commits to running for “Parliament or Mayor” by 2020

    Comic and actor Eddie Izzard has reaffirmed his longstanding commitment to entering electoral politics by 2020, by going for a Labour parliamentary selection or London Mayor. Izzard is a lifelong Labour supporter (and Londoner) and has spoken in the past of his desire to become London Mayor. However, the recent announcement that Boris Johnson does not intend to stand for a third term has raised the chances of Labour winning the mayoralty in 2016, and thus there being a Labour incumbent in […]

    Read more →
  • News Jowell takes on new London-based role before potential mayoral bid

    Jowell takes on new London-based role before potential mayoral bid

    Tessa Jowell has taken on a new role lecturing at the London School of Economics (LSE), which should give her the time to concentrate on a likely campaign to be Labour’s candidate for London Mayor. Jowell, who is standing down as an MP next year, has started her post as Professor of Practice with the LSE Cities and in the Department of Government part-time. Jowell is currently considered one of the front-runners in the race for Labour’s candidacy, but all […]

    Read more →