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to think that we need a [DavidCameron] emoticon

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MmeLindor. Thu 15-Sep-11 11:08:06

to denote a patronising tone, eg

YABU. The economy is very complicated, dear [DavidCameron]

Why don't you stick to posting about kittens rather than worrying about the deficit [DavidCameron]

You sound a bit frustrated, dear [DavidCameron]

CogitoErgoSometimes Thu 15-Sep-11 11:10:07

Only if it is balanced up with a [Ed Miliband] emoticon to denote pointless whining.

Hullygully Thu 15-Sep-11 11:11:01

What about just his big round condom head a la Steve Bell?

MmeLindor. Thu 15-Sep-11 11:12:21

We could have a whole range of emoticons.

Such as [BorisJohnston] for over-privileged clapptrapp

CalatalieSisters Thu 15-Sep-11 11:12:22

The [David Cameron] should be a nice ham, to denote the shiney smoothness of his face and his glibness.

MmeLindor. Thu 15-Sep-11 11:13:34

Catalie
Great idea Look what I have found

Cheria Thu 15-Sep-11 11:15:05

Boris is the only Tory I can actually cope with.

YANBU though. A ham would be a good idea calatalie. Or a talking butt. Sorry to be crude.

CogitoErgoSometimes Thu 15-Sep-11 11:15:47

A little ginger [Hazel Blears] emoticon to denote that the statement is patronising and hypocritical....

Hullygully Thu 15-Sep-11 11:16:21

can't find the ham

ham a great idea

TrillianAstra Thu 15-Sep-11 11:17:00

YABU

CurrySpice Thu 15-Sep-11 11:18:36

I read that URL as GraphCunt! shock

I thought it was a bit harsh on Steffi!

Hullygully Thu 15-Sep-11 11:18:37

Can we have an overpriviledged arse for George Osbourn?

perhaps an arse in a tiara

I loathe Georgie so much I can hardly type his name

KrenDa Thu 15-Sep-11 11:19:13

Only if it is balanced up with a [Ed Miliband] emoticon to denote pointless whining.

Going to have to agree with this i'm afraid - made me chuckle! grin

nickelbabe Thu 15-Sep-11 11:32:01

he really is a twat, isn't he?

I was ranting about discussing the economy calmly with DH last night - if the tax on fuel (petrol and diesel) is cut in half, that would take the price per litre down to an average of 98p.

I can't believe Cameron still can't work out how significant it is!
Cost to shop of items will go down, cost to supplier will go down, cost of getting anywhere will go down, people will shop i nthe shops, business won't go out of business - it's like a domino effect - everything relies on the price of fuel.
even going on about people not using their cars, but using public transport instead - they can't because the price of each ticket has gone up because of the duty on fuel One of the ways to make public transport attractive to people is to reduce the cost of it....

There's a chance this thread might have not been a political discussion, but I was riled up about it.

manicbmc Thu 15-Sep-11 11:38:38

That's all well and good but if people can't get jobs they aren't going to spend money in shops, which then invigorates the economy and provides more jobs. All these private and public sector job cuts are a false economy.

David Cameron = patronising
Miliband = ineffective
Osbourne = suspected lies grin

Maisiethemorningsidecat Thu 15-Sep-11 11:38:44

How about a general [Twattish Politician] emoticon, because at the grand old age of 42 I've lived through quite a few Governments, and I can assure you they are all evil, lying, robbing bastards.

nickelbabe Thu 15-Sep-11 11:41:37

yes, that's true - but a big reason why the jobs aren't available is because of all the companies that have gone out of business because of the price of fuel.

think about it: every time a company goes into administration, the jobs have gone - even a small shop could employ 5 or 10 people.

It;s a huge vicious circle, and one of the things that will breakthrough it is reducing the duty on fuel - one of the few things that the government has control over.

MmeLindor. Thu 15-Sep-11 11:43:30

No, no, Nickelbabe, carry on with politics discussion.

One of the reasons that Germany was not so hard hit by the recession was that they invested in infrastructure, meaning that jobs were created, rather than just slashing services.

manicbmc Thu 15-Sep-11 11:44:02

Lots of civil service jobs have been cut though and they aren't dependent on the price of fuel - though I do agree the amount of tax on fuel is a bit mad.

nickelbabe Thu 15-Sep-11 11:58:57

yes, the civil service jobs have been cut as a way of saving money.
but that's necessary because the government pissed away all our money on bailing the bankers out.
I would love to know what other industry they would ever do that for - they've done the exact opposite with most others, and continue to want to, with the nhs and with education.

nickelbabe Thu 15-Sep-11 12:00:41

mme - very good point - I've always admired the german "business" model.
they don't rely so heavily on foreign imports as we do (and we have always done), and other things that I can't think of right now, but i will get right back on that.....

MmeLindor. Thu 15-Sep-11 20:05:51

We could also have a [nickclegg] to denote indecisiveness and/or going back on your word

YABU, or perhaps YANBU [nickclegg]

MangoMonster Thu 15-Sep-11 20:22:08

This thread is hilarious!

TidyDancer Thu 15-Sep-11 20:25:30

I'm very much enjoying this thread. grin

PerAr6ua Thu 15-Sep-11 20:28:54

This is mumsnet, so we clearly need a safe word when things are going awry. [louise] is taken though...

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