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Date Of Birth:
October 27, 1939 (75)
Birth Place:
Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, ENGLAND
Gender:
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@johncleese - 1/24/15 11:26am I'd just like to say 'Hitler'


@johncleese - 1/23/15 10:41am Is it really so difficult for Cameron find a reliable,loyal,obedient Tory chairperson who's not a good pal of any of the main suspects ?


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