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Posted 29 August 2005 - 09:16 PM

Denis Healey will be 88 tomorrow . Following the deaths of so many top Labour politcians recently i wonder how long he can go on for...

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Posted 29 August 2005 - 09:19 PM

Just because other Labour figures are dying - it doesn't mean that he has to.
Its not like a fad in the Party.
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Posted 30 August 2005 - 07:56 AM

Good call Dennis. Healey has to be at least considered for 2006. His wife, I believe, recently passed away, he has looked frail and aged of late, and I seem to recall him having heart trouble. A strong posibility for 2006 (oops, I think that is turning into my catchphrase).
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Posted 30 August 2005 - 12:55 PM

I agree, I think he should be on next years list.
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Posted 30 August 2005 - 04:48 PM

I'm sure I suggested him a while back
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1.Nelson Mandela 2.Margaret Thatcher 3. Jeremy Thorpe 4. Bill Pertwee 5. John Freeman 6.Guenther Grass 7. Oswald Morris 8. Glynis Johns 9. Zizi Jeanmaire 10. April Ashley
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Posted 30 August 2005 - 04:54 PM

handrejka, on Aug 30 2005, 04:48 PM, said:

I'm sure I suggested him a while back
Indeed although I think you're only alowed to crow about it if he actually dies.
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Posted 30 August 2005 - 05:11 PM

Ok. I'll write a gloating post when he does :angry:
Alternative 50 in no particular order (13/50)
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11. Allan Arbus 12. Siegfried Lenz 13. Helmut Kohl 14.Walter Scheel 15.Hywel Bennet 16.Clive James 17. Tamara Press 18.Dave Swarbrick 19. Gretel Bergmann 20. Paul Danquah
21. Fenella Fielding 22. Peter Sallis 23. Dannie Abse 24.Ronnie Biggs 25. Jovanka Broz 26. Bernie Nolan 27. Ron Moody 28. Vivian Pickles 29. Dave Davies 30. Nexhmije Hoxha
31. Doris Lessing 32. Henry Morgenthaler 33. Al Molinaro 34.Gil Taylor 35. Denis Healey 36. Gabriel Garcia Marquez 37. George Blake 38. Brian Cant 39. Fidel Castro 40. Kirk Douglas
41. Aretha Franklin 42. Annette Funicello 43.Bob Godfrey 44. Rev Billy Graham 45.Wojiech Jaruzelski 46.Irving Kanarek 47.Hiroo Onoda 48. Reg Pressley 49. Ariel Sharon 50. Duncan Norvelle.

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1. Jeremy Thorpe 2. Rev Billy Graham 3. Wojiech Jaruzelski 4. Stephen Hawking 5. Ron Moody 6. Jimmy Hill 7. Dora Bryan 8. John Freeman 9. Clive James 10. Fidel Castro
11. Gene Reynolds 12. Stuart Hall 13. Guenther Grass 14. Kirk Douglas 15. Oswald Morris 16. George Blake 17. Valerie Harper 18. Peter Sallis 19.Sugar Pie deSanto 20. Dannie Abse
21. Brian Cant 22. Siegfried Lenz 23.Tim O'Connor 24. Tamara Press 25. Ariel Sharon 26. Jacques Rivette 27. Fenella Fielding 28.James Alexander Gordon 29. John Noakes
30. Klaus Rainer Rohl 31. Helmut Kohl 32. Nexhmije Hoxha 33 Richard Kiel 34 Walter Scheel 35. Hywel Bennett 36. Lynne Reid Banks 37. Gretel Bergman 38.Irving Kanarek
39. John Stride 40Hiroo Onodo 41. Christopher Wenner 42. Clare Torry 43. William Barrington- Coupe 44. Keith Michell. 45 Johnny Hallyday 45. Yvonne Furneaux 47. Jean Alexander
48. Casey Kasem 49. Michael Schumacher 50. Marcia Barrett

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Posted 26 November 2005 - 09:54 PM

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Ok. I'll write a gloating post when he does

Not much sign of that gloating post since August 30th. Does anyone have any inside information that might help us assess him for 2006?
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Posted 26 November 2005 - 10:08 PM

I've heard that he has a clean health record, especially given his age. Of course, given his age it only takes one little thing to bump him off, but that hardly illuminates him in light of the many other more "qualified" candidates we've discussed.
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Posted 27 November 2005 - 09:52 AM

Denis Healey, on Aug 29 2005, 09:16 PM, said:

Denis Healey will be 88 tomorrow . Following the deaths of so many top Labour politcians recently i wonder how long he can go on for...
Of course, if he's started talking about himself in the third person it might mean he's starting to lose his marbles ... :blink:
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Posted 16 January 2006 - 11:30 AM

Baron Healey isn't looking too chipper these days. Saw him on a Martin Bell docu-show about war reporting recently; I hardly recognised him, save for the trademark bushy eyebrows. He looked extremely gaunt and didn't sound too confident.
He was born in 1917, which makes him 8 years older than Thatcher, at 88. Maybe they're both just outstaying their welcome in an attempt to outlive one another?

I've long suspected some of our members as being frequent fliers around Westminster; anyone seen him recently or have any news?

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Posted 21 March 2006 - 02:42 AM

View PostStar Crossed, on Jan 16 2006, 11:30 AM, said:

Baron Healey isn't looking too chipper these days. Saw him on a Martin Bell docu-show about war reporting recently; I hardly recognised him, save for the trademark bushy eyebrows. He looked extremely gaunt and didn't sound too confident.
He was born in 1917, which makes him 8 years older than Thatcher, at 88. Maybe they're both just outstaying their welcome in an attempt to outlive one another?

I've long suspected some of our members as being frequent fliers around Westminster; anyone seen him recently or have any news?

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View PostStar Crossed, on Feb 7 2006, 06:08 PM, said:

Let's put this thread on lock-down, just like its subject.

I've locked it for now, it came very close to being deleted. I'll leave that bit up to he admin gods [HCW]

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Posted 23 November 2009 - 02:02 PM

92 years old. A good choice for DeathList 2010 surely?

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Posted 23 November 2009 - 08:25 PM

I would say so too.
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Posted 23 November 2009 - 10:45 PM

I disagree - no known health problems & he's still making regular functions (He was at the House of Commons in the last few weeks).

However he is devoted to his wife Edna, so the only reason he would be worth a punt is if she died... but it's not an exact science - Michael Foot & Lord Carrington go on whilst's Healy's old mate Callaghan went in days.

There are far, far better candidates than him - I can see him going on a few years yet**





** He'll be dead tomorrow now....

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 07:53 PM

View PostOctopus of Odstock, on Nov 23 2009, 10:45 PM, said:

I disagree - no known health problems & he's still making regular functions (He was at the House of Commons in the last few weeks).

However he is devoted to his wife Edna, so the only reason he would be worth a punt is if she died... but it's not an exact science - Michael Foot & Lord Carrington go on whilst's Healy's old mate Callaghan went in days.

There are far, far better candidates than him - I can see him going on a few years yet**





** He'll be dead tomorrow now....

I know what you mean. There are no obvious utstanding health problem on top of his age.
But surely any famous 92 year old has at least a solid claim to go on the list.
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Posted 22 July 2010 - 09:21 PM

Mrs Edna Healey dies aged 92.
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Posted 22 July 2010 - 10:19 PM

View PostWindsor, on Jul 22 2010, 10:21 PM, said:

Mrs Edna Healey dies aged 92.

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Posted 02 January 2011 - 09:06 PM

The positional order of this year's list could have been improved upon. Denis Healey at Number 10 - that's all wrong whilst in the position of Chancellor of the Exchequer, Denis Healey occupied number 11 Downing Street - that means he should be at position 11 in the list and Maggie Thatcher should thus be in position 10 on the list (not 13) for similar rational.
Likewise I notice Betty Ford could have been number 16 (as in 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue)
No need to have moved Nelson Mandela from position number 27 (since he was jailed for over 27 years)
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Posted 21 May 2012 - 11:49 PM

Seems to be in fine fettle, according to this interview.
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