History YMMV / TheNewStatesman

23rd Feb '15 3:42:25 PM Outis
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* HilariousInHindsight: Alan's constituency for the first three series was Haltemprice and Howden, at the time a fictional riding. There now actually is such a riding as Haltemprice and Howden, represented in parliament by Tory bigwig David Davis.

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* HilariousInHindsight: Alan's constituency seat for the first three series was Haltemprice and Howden, Haltemprice, at the time a fictional riding. constituency (though a real place). There now actually is such a riding constituency as Haltemprice and Howden, represented in parliament by Tory bigwig David Davis.
26th Jul '14 11:01:32 PM ritsukiyo
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* MagnificentBastard: His schemes may backfire quite frequently, or run into mishaps, but he always ends up winning. Admittedly, two of those victories [[spoiler: (when he survived being hanged and when he returned from a gulag)]] were due to dumb luck, but his other victories are mainly thanks to his own cunning.

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* MagnificentBastard: His schemes may backfire quite frequently, or run into mishaps, but he always ends up winning. Admittedly, two of those victories [[spoiler: (when he survived being hanged and when he returned from a gulag)]] were due to dumb luck, but his other victories are mainly thanks to his own cunning.cunning.
** I guess you could say he's a [[IncrediblyLamePun Magnificant B'Stard]].
31st Jul '13 11:25:52 AM TVRulezAgain
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* CompleteMonster: Alan, who verges on evil incarnate at times, played for laughs. Sarah doesn't lag far behind.
22nd Jun '13 5:46:50 PM mzytryck01
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** While they may be cases of TheBadGuyWins, Alan successfully pulling off a [[RefugeInAudacity particularly audacious]] scheme can often be rather awesome, if for no other reason than his magnificent bastardry. Particular standouts include ''Heil and Farewell'', where he [[spoiler: manipulates the Neo-Nazis into making him their leader, sends them to attack a hotel where the Israeli ambassador is staying, so that the [[BlatantLies "minimum defensive action"]] of the security forces kills hundreds of them,) and then claims a fortune in Nazi jewels while leaving the only people who could expose him sealed in a bank vault.]] This is possibly topped by ''The Irresistible Rise of Alan B'Stard'', where he [[spoiler: causes [[UsefulNotes/BritishPoliticalSystem both major political parties]] to split, [[ItMakesSenseInContext uses a porn director to fool the country into thinking the French are invading]], gets himself named Lord Protector, and when told the queen is ready to receive him as leader of the country, says "Well tell her to come here.""]]

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** While they may be cases of TheBadGuyWins, Alan successfully pulling off a [[RefugeInAudacity particularly audacious]] scheme can often be rather awesome, if for no other reason than his magnificent bastardry. Particular standouts include ''Heil and Farewell'', where he [[spoiler: manipulates the Neo-Nazis into making him their leader, sends them to attack a hotel where the Israeli ambassador is staying, so that the [[BlatantLies "minimum defensive action"]] of the security forces kills hundreds of them,) and then claims a fortune in Nazi jewels while leaving the only people who could expose him sealed in a bank vault.]] This is possibly topped by ''The Irresistible Rise of Alan B'Stard'', where he [[spoiler: causes [[UsefulNotes/BritishPoliticalSystem both major political parties]] to split, [[ItMakesSenseInContext uses a porn director to fool the country into thinking the French are invading]], gets himself named Lord Protector, and when told the queen is ready to receive him as leader of the country, says "Well tell her to come here.""]]"]]



* MagnificentBastard: His schemes may backfire quite frequently, or run into mishaps, but he always ends up winning. Admittedly, two of those victories [[spoiler: (when he was survived being hanged and when he returned from a gulag)]] were due to dumb luck, but his other victories are mainly thanks to his own cunning.

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* MagnificentBastard: His schemes may backfire quite frequently, or run into mishaps, but he always ends up winning. Admittedly, two of those victories [[spoiler: (when he was survived being hanged and when he returned from a gulag)]] were due to dumb luck, but his other victories are mainly thanks to his own cunning.
13th Jun '13 2:37:25 PM TVRulezAgain
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* HilariousInHindsight: Alan's constituency for the first three series was Haltemprice and Howden, at the time a totally fictional riding. There now actually is such a riding as Haltemprice and Howden, represented in parliament by Tory bigwig David Davis.

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* HilariousInHindsight: Alan's constituency for the first three series was Haltemprice and Howden, at the time a totally fictional riding. There now actually is such a riding as Haltemprice and Howden, represented in parliament by Tory bigwig David Davis.
16th Feb '13 7:11:01 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* CriticalResearchFailure: in at least one episode B'Stard refers to a Labour MP as "Mr. Crippen" (twice) while speaking in the House of Commons. British MPs (and Peers) ''never'' refer to each other by name in the chamber (they say "the (Right) Honourable Member for [constituency]") and would immediately be told off by the Speaker if they did.

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* CriticalResearchFailure: in at least one episode B'Stard refers to a Labour MP as "Mr. Crippen" (twice) while speaking in the House of Commons. British MPs [=MPs=] (and Peers) ''never'' refer to each other by name in the chamber (they say "the (Right) Honourable Member for [constituency]") and would immediately be told off by the Speaker if they did.



** While they may be cases of TheBadGuyWins, Alan successfully pulling off a [[RefugeInAudacity particularly audacious]] scheme can often be rather awesome, if for no other reason than his magnificent bastardry. Particular standouts include ''Heil and Farewell'', where he [[spoiler: manipulates the Neo-Nazis into making him their leader, sends them to attack a hotel where the Israeli ambassador is staying, so that the [[BlatantLies "minimum defensive action"]] of the security forces kills hundreds of them,) and then claims a fortune in Nazi jewels while leaving the only people who could expose him sealed in a bank vault.]] This is possibly topped by ''The Irresistible Rise of Alan B'Stard'', where he [[spoiler: causes [[BritishPoliticalSystem both major political parties]] to split, [[ItMakesSenseInContext uses a porn director to fool the country into thinking the French are invading]], gets himself named Lord Protector, and when told the queen is ready to receive him as leader of the country, says "Well tell her to come here.""]]

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** While they may be cases of TheBadGuyWins, Alan successfully pulling off a [[RefugeInAudacity particularly audacious]] scheme can often be rather awesome, if for no other reason than his magnificent bastardry. Particular standouts include ''Heil and Farewell'', where he [[spoiler: manipulates the Neo-Nazis into making him their leader, sends them to attack a hotel where the Israeli ambassador is staying, so that the [[BlatantLies "minimum defensive action"]] of the security forces kills hundreds of them,) and then claims a fortune in Nazi jewels while leaving the only people who could expose him sealed in a bank vault.]] This is possibly topped by ''The Irresistible Rise of Alan B'Stard'', where he [[spoiler: causes [[BritishPoliticalSystem [[UsefulNotes/BritishPoliticalSystem both major political parties]] to split, [[ItMakesSenseInContext uses a porn director to fool the country into thinking the French are invading]], gets himself named Lord Protector, and when told the queen is ready to receive him as leader of the country, says "Well tell her to come here.""]]
16th Dec '12 5:03:55 PM Geoduck
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* CompleteMonster (Alan, who verges on evil incarnate at times, played for laughs)

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* CompleteMonster (Alan, CompleteMonster: Alan, who verges on evil incarnate at times, played for laughs)laughs. Sarah doesn't lag far behind.
* CriticalResearchFailure: in at least one episode B'Stard refers to a Labour MP as "Mr. Crippen" (twice) while speaking in the House of Commons. British MPs (and Peers) ''never'' refer to each other by name in the chamber (they say "the (Right) Honourable Member for [constituency]") and would immediately be told off by the Speaker if they did.
24th Sep '12 2:24:35 AM Craverguy
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* HilariousInHindsight: Alan's constituency for the first three series was Haltemprice and Howden, at the time a totally fictional riding. There now actually is such a riding as Haltemprice and Howden, represented in parliament by Tory bigwig David Davis.
25th Jan '12 11:31:21 AM mzytryck
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** While they may be cases of TheBadGuyWins, Alan successfully pulling off a [[RefugeInAudacity particularly audacious]] scheme can often be rather awesome, if for no other reason than his magnificent bastardry. Particular standouts include ''Heil and Farewell'', where he [[spoiler: manipulates the Neo-Nazis into making him their leader, sends them to attack a hotel guarded by Israeli defensive forces (where the [[BlatantLies "minimum defensive action"]] kills hundreds of them,) and then claims a fortune in Nazi jewels while leaving the only people who could expose him sealed in a bank vault.]] This is possibly topped by ''The Irresistible Rise of Alan B'Stard'', where he [[spoiler: causes [[BritishPoliticalSystem both major political parties]] to split, [[ItMakesSenseInContext uses a porn director to fool the country into thinking the French are invading]], gets himself named Lord Protector, and when told the queen is ready to receive him as leader of the country, says "Well tell her to come here.""]]

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** While they may be cases of TheBadGuyWins, Alan successfully pulling off a [[RefugeInAudacity particularly audacious]] scheme can often be rather awesome, if for no other reason than his magnificent bastardry. Particular standouts include ''Heil and Farewell'', where he [[spoiler: manipulates the Neo-Nazis into making him their leader, sends them to attack a hotel guarded by where the Israeli defensive forces (where ambassador is staying, so that the [[BlatantLies "minimum defensive action"]] of the security forces kills hundreds of them,) and then claims a fortune in Nazi jewels while leaving the only people who could expose him sealed in a bank vault.]] This is possibly topped by ''The Irresistible Rise of Alan B'Stard'', where he [[spoiler: causes [[BritishPoliticalSystem both major political parties]] to split, [[ItMakesSenseInContext uses a porn director to fool the country into thinking the French are invading]], gets himself named Lord Protector, and when told the queen is ready to receive him as leader of the country, says "Well tell her to come here.""]]
6th Jan '12 6:38:50 AM mzytryck
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* MagnificentBastard

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** While they may be cases of TheBadGuyWins, Alan successfully pulling off a [[RefugeInAudacity particularly audacious]] scheme can often be rather awesome, if for no other reason than his magnificent bastardry. Particular standouts include ''Heil and Farewell'', where he [[spoiler: manipulates the Neo-Nazis into making him their leader, sends them to attack a hotel guarded by Israeli defensive forces (where the [[BlatantLies "minimum defensive action"]] kills hundreds of them,) and then claims a fortune in Nazi jewels while leaving the only people who could expose him sealed in a bank vault.]] This is possibly topped by ''The Irresistible Rise of Alan B'Stard'', where he [[spoiler: causes [[BritishPoliticalSystem both major political parties]] to split, [[ItMakesSenseInContext uses a porn director to fool the country into thinking the French are invading]], gets himself named Lord Protector, and when told the queen is ready to receive him as leader of the country, says "Well tell her to come here.""]]
* MagnificentBastardMagnificentBastard: His schemes may backfire quite frequently, or run into mishaps, but he always ends up winning. Admittedly, two of those victories [[spoiler: (when he was survived being hanged and when he returned from a gulag)]] were due to dumb luck, but his other victories are mainly thanks to his own cunning.
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