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Would you rather people who voted Tory or don't absolutely hate the Government just stayed silent on threads?

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ITonyah Tue 26-May-20 12:59:36

As it seems pointless bothering on Mumsnet any more.

Personally I'm a bit sick of being called a bot because I voted Conservative.

There are a lot of threads with pained titles asking people to explain why they voted Tory/don't hate Boris Johnson etc but when it comes down to it noone is at all interested and it's just an excuse for a pile on.

YANBU - No, keep posting as I like to see both sides of an argument, I don't think you are a bot!

YABU - Yes, please just keep any Tory voting or opinions to yourself.

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FizzyGreenWater Tue 26-May-20 13:01:57

It's probably a bad time to ask this question tbh. People are so angry - not only at all the lies, but the way in which it's now so obvious that none of them are up to the job, at all. It's frightening in that sense. And frightened people are not reasonable people.

It's gone beyond which party you support, I think, and this crisis has obviously made it far worse.

ITonyah Tue 26-May-20 13:03:33

It's gone beyond which party you support, I think
I'm pretty sure it hasn't.

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MarieQueenofScots Tue 26-May-20 13:06:05

I would rather the bots didn’t bother posting, although they’re more amusing than anything else.

Bots are very obvious, it’s lazy to call people who are simply (however misguidedly!) Tory supporters bots.

I would rather amy discussion surrounding politics could carry on without “but what about Corbyn” which is puerile!

UltraTurtle Tue 26-May-20 13:07:09

My only issue with conservative (or any party voters actually) is when they defend the indefensible just because that's their party. Other than that, who you vote for is your business so go ahead and post!

Nanny0gg Tue 26-May-20 13:07:10

This is an open forum.

If people don't like someone's views they can argue the point.

Silencing them isn't any kind of answer.

ITonyah Tue 26-May-20 13:08:28

Corbyn is irrelevant now I agree, although he wasn't irrelevant at the time of the GE as I expect everyone realises the Tories would have had a much smaller majority without Corbyn at the head of Labour.

Keir Starmer seems a much better leader.

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pointythings Tue 26-May-20 13:09:10

There's a difference between bots and blind Tory supporters who will literally excuse anything they do because it fits their world view and their loyalties. The bots need to fuck off. The rest can just keep posting and showing themselves up for what they are.

There are a handful of sensible Tory supporters who have nuanced views who post on various threads - those are people I can engage with.

NiceTwin Tue 26-May-20 13:09:51

There are other forums where a difference in allegiance can be discussed in an adult fashion, which has never been the case here.

ITonyah Tue 26-May-20 13:10:54

There are other forums where a difference in allegiance can be discussed in an adult fashion, which has never been the case here

Yes.

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Ulver Tue 26-May-20 13:12:05

Depends on whether you are repeating govt statements absolutely word for word.

BeKind!
This is Boring now.
Move on.

Unfortunately most of the people I’ve seen on this site telling people to shut up are Tory snowflakes who can’t bear dear Boris to be criticised.

They are normally the ones who are telling people what they can and can’t talk about.

BarkandCheese Tue 26-May-20 13:12:40

I’m probably not your target audience here because I rarely get involved with political and argumentative threads. However you asked the question and I’ll answer it, no I don’t want people, whatever their opinions to stay silent. I actively want to read opinions which differ, I want to try to see other people’s point of view not just have an echo chamber.

Marriedtoapenguin Tue 26-May-20 13:12:43

If Labour put up a credible alternative I'd consider them. Corbyn wasn't the leader and frankly neither is Starmer. (another London centric, anti Brexit, human rights lawyer. That's going to win back the heartlands.)

Even on MN, people should be free to have their own opinion.

Lovely1a2b3c Tue 26-May-20 13:12:48

Yes

Megan2018 Tue 26-May-20 13:12:56

Carry on posting! From an unapologetic Tory member.
My best friend is a lefty liberal, I never understand the angst people feel over differing political views. We disagree on politics and enjoy a good debate but she’s still my best mate smile

Ulver Tue 26-May-20 13:13:27

ITonyah

It's gone beyond which party you support, I think
I'm pretty sure it hasn't.

It has. Tory MPs are criticising Cummings now.
There is widespread outrage including from Tory voters.

ivfgottostaypositive Tue 26-May-20 13:13:48

I'm a Tory voter and would never stop commenting?! Why? We have freedom of speech for a reason in this country

And Labour CERTAINLY wouldn't have handled this any better

roarfeckingroar Tue 26-May-20 13:14:14

I voted Tory and support Dom. So shoot me.

FizzyGreenWater Tue 26-May-20 13:14:54

It's gone beyond which party you support, I think
I'm pretty sure it hasn't.

That's your level of debate? For example, you would not choose to ask me why I would say that, what I mean, be interested in what that statement suggests?

Just a slightly supercilious short sentence. You don't think so.

Good luck with your thread, Tory.

ITonyah Tue 26-May-20 13:16:07

Thanks.

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Hingeandbracket Tue 26-May-20 13:16:55

What is the average MN poster's definition of a "bot" exactly?

ITonyah Tue 26-May-20 13:17:13

I meant on Mumsnet particularly. Debate hasn't moved beyond which party you support.

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Waxonwaxoff0 Tue 26-May-20 13:18:28

I'm quite hard left and a Corbyn supporter, always voted Labour. I hate this government. And even I'm sick of the Dominic Cummings backlash. This pandemic is causing people to act hysterically and it's getting on my nerves.

So YANBU from me.

ITonyah Tue 26-May-20 13:18:28

If Labour put up a credible alternative I'd consider them. Corbyn wasn't the leader and frankly neither is Starmer. (another London centric, anti Brexit, human rights lawyer. That's going to win back the heartlands.) yes, I absolutely agree.

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ITonyah Tue 26-May-20 13:19:23

Waxonwaxoff0

I can't tell you how refreshing your post is!

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