An interesting link, ginghambox. I'm sure all the predominantly Labour supporters on here are racing to post about both pieces of news - not. Had this been about a Tory aide and councils the thread would already be multiple pages long
SilverySurfer, we already know that the issue transcends political parties, it's an issue for Parliament as a whole. From what I can see, it's the media that are attempting to make it a partisan issue. Both leaders have said that it needs to be stamped down on.
Tax avoidance is a bit of a minefield because obviously it isn't illegal but personally I don't want to see it turned into a situation where people try and dilute or balance out the issue by saying "yeah but look at them, look at what they're doing too" because ultimately it's ordinary people that lose out. If the issue crosses parties then all concerned need to be called out on it.
If the issue crosses parties then all concerned need to be called out on it. What do you mean "if"?
ultimately it's ordinary people that lose out How do "the ordinary people" lose out if their council try to keep costs down? You cannot wriggle out of this by trying to pretend that it's "them" who do it - you do it, too, through agencies like councils or pension funds. Or Uber or Apple or Amazon.
I reiterate, had either of these two stories been about Tory workers or councils, this thread would be heaving with left wingers saying what bastards the Tories are. I find that amusing, hence the grin.
It shouldn't need to be said but I will, just for you - having been the victim of sexual assault myself, I do not find it in the least bit amusing, and obviously feel the same way for anyone who has been sexually abused.
Everyone on the left is equal, some are just more equal than others. Its like a religion, they just cant believe their kind would every do any wrong as they see the world as they would like it to be and anyone on the right is evil for seeing the world as it is. Is that hypocrisy or delusion?
As it happens I agree that there are plenty on here who would be glorying in pro labour partisanship if the facts permitted. However this is too clearly a cross party problem for the usual MN filters to work. Personally I align with the likes of Anna soubry and Jess Phillips who have been very clear that this is everyone’s problem and political pressure on women not to hurt their party by making complaints is a huge part of it.