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to hate Gideon even more after seeing him crying at Thatchers funeral?

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ssd Wed 17-Apr-13 22:34:53

detest that man, he cries at a funeral like this then goes back to ruining lives

utterly hate him

edam Sat 20-Apr-13 11:02:14

limited, grin at "I just met him, all right. It happened on a number of occasions and there was nothing I could do to avoid it".

limitedperiodonly Sat 20-Apr-13 08:54:03

youthecat not as nice, sadly.

LaVolcan Sat 20-Apr-13 08:40:40

Yes, Major got written out of the script, didn't he? Didn't fit with the 'whatever is wrong with this country, it's the fault of Labour' mantra.

NicholasTeakozy Sat 20-Apr-13 07:54:55

Acksherly Chairman, PFI was introduced by the Tories under John Major.

ChairmanWow Fri 19-Apr-13 19:38:07

And yes, I know PFI was a Labour policy. But a shit one embraced by the Tories coalition.

ChairmanWow Fri 19-Apr-13 19:36:10

Bloody hell, I bunk off for 24 hours and when I come back there's been a cracking scrap, a near-revolution, Spitting Image revival and I've gained 2 wives. And this has turned into one of the best threads EVAH!

Lol at the idea that funding state education and health is a waste of money. Foundation hospitals are being declared bankrupt, free schools are an eye wateringly expensive white elephant and patients are being turned down for supposedly costly (but actually cheaper in the long run) surgery by private providers. And let's not even mention rail services and the billions of wasted taxpayers money. And PFI (ditto).

KKK is a Baggy Bagshawe wannabe. It can't be the real thing because it would have tweeted about it being bullied by horrible, heartless MN lefty attack dogs. Endlessly.

Oh and re the mental health thing - another mentalist here as well. As I said way back up thread, dark humour. Y'know, humour - some of us have it, some of us don't. Still laughing at 'raised by Tories in Kidderminster.

And finally before I actually pay the baby some attention, I'm in Manchester. Tatton is just up t'road. Anyone fancy marching with pitchforks and torches (the lit kind not the Maglite kind. That would just look weird)?

YouTheCat Fri 19-Apr-13 18:31:30

Limited, is he like Tim-nice-but-dim? grin

LaVolcan Fri 19-Apr-13 18:15:57

but I've heard people talking about him riding the wave of enthusiasm as people enjoy reliving the glory days of Thatcher.

But apparently a poll showed that Cameron didn't gain any benefit from this.

The local elections will be interesting, but are not really a guide to what would happen in a General Election.

ComposHat Fri 19-Apr-13 18:15:34

Yes Clegg was very quiet wasn't he? I wonder why that was?

StephaniePowers Fri 19-Apr-13 18:13:02

I wonder what a confidence vote would bring right now
Anyway I have only heard this from daft people so I wasn't taking it seriously

You've reminded me of the coalition though, I had briefly forgotten that we have a coalition government grin
Cleggo was quiet over Thatcher's death, wasn't he?

ComposHat Fri 19-Apr-13 18:08:35

There's a rumour that Cameron will call a general election sooner rather than later

I don't think he can as part of the coalition agreement was for a fixed term parliament mandated by an act of parliament. The only way an election can be called unless they lose a confidence vote or two thirds of Mps vote for it.

limitedperiodonly Fri 19-Apr-13 17:59:58

I might be able to help here, albeit in a bitter Lefty way, because I know someone who went to school with Gideon.

I just met him, all right. It happened on a number of occasions and there was nothing I could do to avoid it. It's something that will happen again and I'm not looking forward to it. However, like death and taxes, it's unavoidable unless I see him first.

It would be unreasonable to spit in his face or punch it to a bloody pulp, however much karlos, or indeed I, might have liked me to have done, because he's a client of DH's.

DH points out that it's economically suicidal to take such fuckwits to task. He's right but we live for a better day when we can say 'fuck off, you tosser.'

Anyway, I digress. The person I know is stupid in the way that would be remedial if we spent that kind of money on state schools any more.

Luckily for him, he has a job in the City but has just enough self-awareness to have turned down a job at a more demanding bank because they would have found him out in an instant.

What's Gideon's excuse?

MadBusLady Fri 19-Apr-13 17:54:42

I think George Osborne is actually portrayed by an actor and designed/scripted by a committee as the Archetypal Evil Tory, to draw flak from Cameron.

Has anyone linked to this yet?

StephaniePowers Fri 19-Apr-13 17:52:15

There's a rumour that Cameron will call a general election sooner rather than later.
I can't for the life of me think what possible advantage it could bring him, with the economy going to shit and every recipient of any benefit hating the govt's guts as they do - but I've heard people talking about him riding the wave of enthusiasm as people enjoy reliving the glory days of Thatcher.
Silly people, mind. grin

ssd Fri 19-Apr-13 17:50:45

I think it sounds like one of those books where the child was awfully abused as a youngster, what are they called again??

you know the sort

"mummy never saw"

"crying in the dark"

"I was raised by Tories"

YouTheCat Fri 19-Apr-13 17:50:05

'Raised by Tories in Kidderminster' grin

squoosh Fri 19-Apr-13 17:45:04

One of my old uni' friends was raised by Tories

That sounds like the start of one of those 'feral child' stories. A twist on 'raised by wolves in the Urals'.


ComposHat Fri 19-Apr-13 17:29:50

The Tories may well not win in 2014. That doesn't mean socialism will

I would stake next month's rent on the Tories not winning the 2014 election nor Labour for that matter.

Mainly because the general election won't be held until 7th May 2015.

Really Karlos if you can't get basic facts like this roght, maybe you shouldn't be sounding off about politics with such certainty.

Wallison Fri 19-Apr-13 10:03:35

I don't think he is entirely brainless - he's thick in the sense of anti-intellectual the same as most tories are, certainly, but he's just intelligent enough to be dangerous.

MarmaladeTwatkins Fri 19-Apr-13 09:59:46

Oh, I don't know.

One of my old uni' friends was raised by Tories and became a staunch leftie. He is on the Green party council in Brighton now. We also used to socialise with a bloke who was your typical Tory boy. We assumed he'd be from a family of old Tories who had a shrine to Thatcher set up in the futility room. At graduation, his parents came and they'd been in the RAF (rough as fuck that is, not the Royal Air Force) Dad worked on a production line and his mother liked bingo. Nice folk though, made us wonder how they'd raised such a douche.

Dawndonna Fri 19-Apr-13 09:30:06

entirely possible that he is brainless

nenevomito Fri 19-Apr-13 09:17:23

Oh dear sad Perhaps it was his nanny instead?

LaVolcan Fri 19-Apr-13 09:12:57

babyheave This can't be so. According to that most accurate source, wikipedia:

His mother is Felicity Alexandra Loxton-Peacock, the daughter of artist Lady Clarisse Loxton Peacock.[2][8] His mother was a Labour voter, an anti-Vietnam War marcher and worked for Amnesty International.

So maybe he didn't get on with mumsy and it's a reaction to her, or maybe mumsy was reacting to her upbringing in becoming a bit of a leftie, and he's just reverted to type.

I hesitate to say he is brainless and that's why he's a Tory, because he's clearly not brainless.

MiniTheMinx Fri 19-Apr-13 09:06:59

The privileged don't "become" Tory, they are raised Tory. They are in accord with their class, acting in their own interests

Of those who have come through the fire and become Tory, they are deluded and they are acting against their class.

Actually there is only one thing worse than a born Tory, that is a deluded one.

nenevomito Fri 19-Apr-13 08:55:58

"scared of poor people" grin

Gideon has a nightmare when small...

"Mumsy, mumsy! The nasty poor people were in my dream and they wanted me to think they were humans."

"There there Gideon poppet. It was just a nightmare. Become a Tory politician and you can make sure that they're not treated humanely for the rest of your life <pats head> AND for your own financial gain."

"Thanks mumsy"

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