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To think Karen Bradley must resign?

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BruthasTortoise Wed 06-Mar-19 21:27:17

AIBU to think that Karen Bradley, the Secretary of State for NI, must resign after her comments today in which she totally exonerated all members of the security forces for their actions during the conflict in NI? I know the DUP are the Tories partners in power but surely this is a step too far?

Alicesweewonders Wed 06-Mar-19 21:33:05

An outrageous, insensitive & uneducated comment. She really needs a good lesson in Irish history.

Firstbornunicorn Wed 06-Mar-19 21:34:21

She is ridiculous. The numbers she quoted weren't even close to being accurate. She needs to go.

BigBairyHollocks Wed 06-Mar-19 21:34:26

I rarely comment on this type of thing,but yes she should absolutely resign.Deplorable comments.

FiddleFaddleDingDong Wed 06-Mar-19 21:36:24


She should have resigned the day she blithely admitted she didn't realise republicans voted for republican parties and unionists voted for unionist parties. I mean, what the actual fuck.

Her appointment really illustrates how little regard the government have for the position of Secretary of State for NI. It's considered one the lesser cabinet positions, one that any old imbecile can do.

peachgreen Wed 06-Mar-19 21:38:03

YANBU. I actually felt a bit sick when I heard her comments. She's either an biased bigot or disgracefully ignorant. Not sure what's worse.

Oswin Wed 06-Mar-19 21:39:17


BruthasTortoise Wed 06-Mar-19 21:39:26

The fact that she has now issued a clarification which is as clear as mud further reinforces the fact that she is just completely out of her depth. It's hard to fathom that this attitude is still prevalent in Westminster!

Cobblersandhogwash Wed 06-Mar-19 21:41:27

She won't resign. Nobody will make her resign. The government is full of fools like this. We are truly shafted.

FiddleFaddleDingDong Wed 06-Mar-19 21:42:11

I suppose Chris Grayling has to have a day off every so often from being the thickest and most incompetent minister.

Voldethought Wed 06-Mar-19 22:14:20

She should resign.

Just when you think the current crop of ministers can't get any worse, another one opens their mouth....

Such a dangerous, incendiary comment at a time of turmoil for NI.

macnab Thu 07-Mar-19 10:27:45

YANBU. She has proven herself to be completely incompetent in this role and should go. But it doesn't look like she will...

Mo Mowlam must be turning in her grave sad

implantsandaDyson Thu 07-Mar-19 10:34:53

YANBU - I have become used to Karen Bradley's sheer ineptitude in her post. Most people have the wit to keep their mouth shut when they realise they are out of their depth but she seems to revel in revealing her lack of intelligence and her lack of ability in researching or reading up on issues. However what she said yesterday goes beyond her usual lack of knowledge and carelessness. I grew up somewhere where soldiers played fast and loose with children's lives and plastic bullets, not to mention shooting unarmed civilians and the anger I feel today at her comments has taken me by surprise.

Ceci03 Thu 07-Mar-19 10:36:54

YANBU cant believe how ignorant she is

unitoast Thu 07-Mar-19 11:55:21

It's incredible that an MP can state a string of ignorant and damaging comments related specifically to their remit and face no consequences.

The news coverage of this is 'interesting.' The Telegraph have printed several articles in the past few days critical of the possible Bloody Sunday prosecutions, yet Karen Bradley's contentious comments have so far been ignored. I'm amazed that the BBC covered it TBH.

FiddleFaddleDingDong Thu 07-Mar-19 12:03:45

Mo Mowlam must be turning in her grave


British politics is sadly lacking any Mo Mowlams these days. A shower of incompetents.

LaurieMarlow Thu 07-Mar-19 12:07:30

I can't think back to a time when our ministers were so incompetent. It's actually jaw dropping what they're getting away with.

While Karen is thick as pig shit and arrogant to boot, she isn't even the worst of them (Grayling I'm looking at you).

May has no leadership skills and she's surrounded herself with twats.

Pumperthepumper Thu 07-Mar-19 12:23:17

I keep seeing that clip of her speech and it just makes me feel ill. What a stupid, insulting thing to say. She should be out on her arse.

JRMisOdious Thu 07-Mar-19 12:49:37

Today 12:07 LaurieMarlow

I can't think back to a time when our ministers were so incompetent. It's actually jaw dropping what they're getting away wIth”.

Exactly this. Ministers years ago, of whichever stripe, were at the very least competent. Some were intellectual giants: Wilson, Healey, Benn, Williams, Jenkins, Castle, etc. Didn't necessarily agree with their politics but they were smart. It felt that the country was at least being steered by people of ability. Kenneth Clarke seems to be the only person left with that level of intellect.
“Senior” figure now seems to mean anyone we’ve actually heard of and who hasn’t resigned or been sacked yet, with a few exceptions (there must be, I’m trying hard to think of names 😁), the Commons seems to be inhabited by a bunch of extremely average people who would struggle to hold down anything above mid-management in the real world.
I don’t want to be governed by average people like me, I want to be governed by brilliant people, of whatever political persuasion.
Grayling, Williamson, Barclay, Mordant, Truss, Corbyn, Rayner, Long-Bayley, Burgon and on and on. FFS, Are these REALLY the best our country can produce?

Maybe83 Thu 07-Mar-19 12:53:35

I don't why the UK government is playing fire with NI.

It's coming apart and the consequences are going to be disastrous.

She is a complete and utter liability and needs to go. Distrust has never been higher than the signing of GFA and I am so so angry that all the work that went into trying to create some for of stability and peace is being trampled on so easily.

Bluestitch Thu 07-Mar-19 12:55:30

YANBU but I can't understand why she was ever given the job in the first place when she admitted to being utterly clueless on NI politics.

HeyThoughIWalk Thu 07-Mar-19 13:00:26

@Bluestitch because everyone else was just as clueless, and someone had to do it?

AdoraBell Thu 07-Mar-19 13:03:03

YANBU but I doubt she will resign.

doIreallyneedto Thu 07-Mar-19 13:12:53

There have been some memorably incompetent, utterly clueless, NI secretaries over the years, but she really takes the biscuit. I think she is reflective of the incompetence of the government as a whole. I doubt she'll resign.

LaurieMarlow Thu 07-Mar-19 13:15:32

She has apologised I see. hmm


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