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A California-UK climate pact actually, Tim. The Governator lacks the authority to sign treaties upon behalf of the federal government.

Do you need a Terminator?

ARNIE: He taught me all I know about acting...

ARNIE: And on the other hand, here is a robot who's travelled to meet us from the past...

I've corrected that James! Thanks.

ARNIE: Meet my new friend, Con-man the Barbarian.

One's a slightly wooden actor, known for giving performances as unconvincing as Bruce Forsyth's hairpiece, who occasionally dabbles in politics... and the other is the Governor of California.

Arnold Schwarzenegger gets some tips for the sequel to his hit movie True Lies. (I sense a William Nortonesque film review coming on...)

separated at birth?

"That David Cameron is a girly-man."

The US constitution specifically forbids treaties/deals between individual states and foreign governments.

This will get struck down at the first challenge....

Tony struggled desperately to think of a tactful way to rebuff Arnold's request to dance. Where was Peter when he needed him?

As one US state governor to another...

"Ladies and gentlemen, it gives me great pleasure to announce Danny DeVito's replacement for Twins II...."

TB: I use your films as inspiration in my work.
AS: You mean you're tough like the Terminator?
TB: No, I watch Kindergarten Cop for a guide as to how I should handle Cabinet meetings.

I sense a discharge of methane in the vicinity Mr Blair, not a good way to start the Climate Pact!

Two actors swap stories of action roles they have had wreaking havoc and destruction. Confusion over who has the biggest body count.

ARNIE: I'd like to introduce my friend from the 51st state of America...

"If it bleeds, we can kill it."


"I like you. That's why I'm going to kill you last."

Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger: Yo Blair! I say we go to the gym and work out a for a while. You look like you could do with bulking out a little.

Anthony Charles Lynton Blair: No thanks, I get enough exercise stretching the truth, dodging questions, passing the buck and all that.

And introducing my new co star in my latest comedy role....

Brown to face serious challenger, as Blair says Hasta La Vista.

Arnie: Grab hold of Gordon like this, grip tightly, twist and then....

Prime Minister Schwarzenegger - hey that sounds good, maybe once I've appeared in Terminator 4 I can join Labour, if you want you could run for Governor of California.

Yo Arnie! I got my solar panels, can I have a job now? Its getting a bit hot at home!

"This, Arnold, is how you get political capital by giving the appearance of doing something you know full well you are not allowed to do."

US Constitution. Art 1. Section 10:

No State shall enter into any treaty, alliance or confederation; grant letters of marque and reprisal; coin money; emit bills of credit; make any thing but gold and silver coin a tender in payment of debts; pass any bill of attainder, ex post facto law, or law impairing the obligation of contracts, or grant any title of nobility.

No State shall, without the consent of Congress, lay any imposts or duties on imports or exports, except what may be absolutely necessary for executing its inspection laws; and the new produce of all duties and imposts, laid by any State, on imports or exports, shall be for the use of the treasury of the United States; and all such laws shall be subject to the revision and controul of the Congress. No State shall, without the consent of Congress, lay any duty of tonnage, keep troops or ships of war in time of peace, enter into any agreement or compact with another State, or with a foreign power, or engage in war, unless actually invaded, or in such imminent danger as will not admit of delay.

"No State shall, without the consent of Congress ... enter into any agreement or compact ... with a foreign power."

The key phrase there is "without the consent of Congress." If Congress has, by statute, authorized the states to enter into such agreements on particular issues, they can. And they often do, most notably with the individual provinces of Canada, but with other countries as well.

"He WON'T be back!"

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