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PostPost #1  Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 3:44 pm    Post subject: Peoples Republic of W. Yorkshire? Reply with quote Back to top

HUH? What does this mean?

Leeds is in Yorkshire, ok, but are they looking to secede? Rolling Eyes
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PostPost #2  Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

In the late 60s the Berkeley campus was so revolutionary it was nicknamed People's Republic of Berkeley.
Our fearless leader! being a leftist, he must have liked the idea and rechristened his home region. Such sweet move. Very Happy

EDIT : Leeds is in West Yorkshire. Don't forget. Wink
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PostPost #3  Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

The People's Republic of West Yorkshire is part of the larger People's Independent Federation of Yorkshire though.

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It's not a joke that's original to Our fearless leader! -- I remember a Tetley Bitter promotion in about 89 or 90 where they were giving away "People's Republic Of Yorkshire" T-shirts.
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PostPost #4  Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Thank you Badlander!

So why does he sell t-shirts with that on it - so his fans can espouse his leftist views as well? hehehehe
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PostPost #5  Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I don't know what annoys Andrew more. Fans that are goffs, or the fans that are hard lined right wingers. Laughing
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PostPost #6  Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

astrababe wrote:
Thank you Badlander!

So why does he sell t-shirts with that on it - so his fans can espouse his leftist views as well? hehehehe


Fine by me. Cool
I was a leftist long before I became a Sisters fan anyway. Family thing. It wasn't me...
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PostPost #7  Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

markfiend wrote:
The People's Republic of West Yorkshire is part of the larger People's Independent Federation of Yorkshire though.

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It's not a joke that's original to Our fearless leader! -- I remember a Tetley Bitter promotion in about 89 or 90 where they were giving away "People's Republic Of Yorkshire" T-shirts.


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PostPost #8  Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

here you go

In the United Kingdom, the Conservative MP Irvine Patnick coined the phrase 'Socialist Republic of South Yorkshire' to highlight the predominance of the left-wing of the Labour Party in the county.
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PostPost #9  Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Ah, thanks for the explanation Very Happy

I think Francis was about to explain it to me - as a much more elaborated story though - at the boys' room in Tilburg, but as everybody got his drinks that night we didn't quite reach the end of the story Laughing
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PostPost #10  Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

[sorry going through the faq and came across this..couldn't resist]

i think these guys might also have something to do with it...

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PostPost #11  Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Hello all. For academic purposes, can anyone enlighten us as to when it first appeared? Cool
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PostPost #12  Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

timsinister wrote:
Hello all. For academic purposes, can anyone enlighten us as to when it first appeared? Cool


According to the wiki, 2003 as a logo on merchandise. https://sisterswiki.org/Sisters_XXX_Tour_Postcards. Possibly earlier in an interview?
The "South Yorkshire" version was in common parlance in the early mid 80s (i.e. when Von actually lived in the UK) when David Blunkett was in charge of the metropolitan council and you could travel anywhere within the borough for 30p, as in eastern bloc countries. The politics were never as radical in West Yorkshire.
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PostPost #13  Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Yeah, but West Yorkshire had ellecy that came on with a switch and running water, even in the student ghetto in Leeds back in the 80's lol
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PostPost #14  Posted: Tue May 16, 2017 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

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PostPost #15  Posted: Tue May 16, 2017 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I think (but can't be sure) that I saw the PRWY T-shirt on sale at the 2001 20th anniversary tour. I may have my memories confused with the Sisters Gegen Nazis T-shirt though.
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PostPost #16  Posted: Tue May 16, 2017 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

markfiend wrote:
I think (but can't be sure) that I saw the PRWY T-shirt on sale at the 2001 20th anniversary tour. I may have my memories confused with the Sisters Gegen Nazis T-shirt though.

I think, you're right and saw a photo of it somewhere in that laaarge pool of photos mentioned in the other post ... https://vk.com/albums-8658733
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PostPost #17  Posted: Tue May 16, 2017 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Appreciated all. I didn't know if it stretched back to the Eighties or if it was this century Cool
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