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to think that david cameron is a twunt

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spookycharlotte121 Tue 01-Sep-09 22:29:52

I am so sick and tired of the conservatives painting single parent families as being the scum of the earth.

We didnt choose to be on our on with our kids.... we work hard to provide themwith a stable home and be both the parents.... its bloody hard work and to be acused of causing a "broken britain" i think is quite frankly insulting.

I would like to make a dart board with his face on it!
that or leave him to look after my kids for a weekend, cope on a small income and cope with abuse from my ex!

Pikelit Tue 01-Sep-09 22:38:02

I found his intolerably smug mug all the more intolerable with a suntan.


spookycharlotte121 Tue 01-Sep-09 23:39:38

good im glad im not alone..... i am so fed up with his stupid ideas on single parents.

My mum didnt choose to be a single parent.... my dad died.

I didnt choose to be a single parent but my ex was an ass and made my life a missery so i had to leave him.

he thinks that children from single parent familes have less oppertunities in life..... nice!

said Tue 01-Sep-09 23:41:04

I switch off now whenever he appears. Makes me feel violent.

LastTrainToNowhere Tue 01-Sep-09 23:45:09

I dislike David Cameron. He has no clear policies whatsoever, his favourite line is "look at labour, we definitely won't be doing that." I don't want to know what you WON'T be doing, I want to know what you WILL be doing you posh twunt. He tries to make out that the Conservatives have changed and become all touchy-feely, but they haven't really.

It's sad that the alternative is Gordon Brown. If Labour got someone with half a backbone to represent them, there might not be such a tide of middle- and working-class voters going Conservative <looks hopeful>

OP, this is going to become either a Labour-Conservative brawl, or a benefits brawl. I hope you're prepared grin

preciouslillywhite Tue 01-Sep-09 23:49:33

I can't understand why he's so popular, and always ahead in the polls, with no policies at all just a huge aura of smug irritating twattery, and treating the Great British Public <ahem> like morons!!

LastTrainToNowhere Tue 01-Sep-09 23:59:15

I have tried and tried and the only good thing I can come up with about Cameron is that he seemed to be very hands-on with Ivan, which is not typical of either politicians or upper-class men (sweeping generalisation alert).

But that does not make me want to hand over the country to him on a golden platter.

If he says "broken britain" one more time I will be obliged to hunt him down and throw some rotten tomatoes on his Saville Row suits angry

purplepeony Wed 02-Sep-09 09:47:57

Sorry but some of what he says does make sense.

There are all kinds of single parents- there are widows and widowers, the divorced, the deserted and the plain feckless- families who have children when they cannot have a hope in hell of supporting them other than on benefits, have never worked in their lives and have no intention of doing so, and whose children follow the same pattern. It's that cycle of dependency on the statte that needs to be looked at and controlled in a better way. There are literally hundreds of thousands of these families who are costing us billions in benefits.

The Tories do have policies, but if you look at what has happened time and time again in the past few years, the minute they open their mouths Labour steal the policy as they know it's a vote-winner. Any wonder they are keeping some ideas under wraps til nearer the election?

Rather than believing all you read or don't read in the popular tabloids - do you listen to quality radio/TV progs like The World at One, PM, Today, or watch BBC Newsnight - you will hear in-depth discussions with politicians so you can make your minds up by being better informed.

OtterInaSkoda Wed 02-Sep-09 10:12:00

peony I listen to Radio 4, watch Newsnight and so on. And I still think David Cameron is a twunt. grin

purplepeony Wed 02-Sep-09 10:13:28

well, there's no convincing some people. smile

EleanoraBuntingCupcake Wed 02-Sep-09 10:21:25

i think he looks vicious. that tight little cat bum mouth he pulls makes me think he is a ruthless little shit.

poshsinglemum Wed 02-Sep-09 10:29:25

He is smug beyond belief- up there with Jamie Oliver but sadly very charismatic.
I did feel for him when he lost Ivan. I just wish that more men were as family orientated as him then there wouldn't be any of us single mums would there Dave?

IUsedToBePeachy Wed 02-Sep-09 10:31:49

YANBU Spooky

Purle isn't that a matter of faith? You say policies umnder wraps becuase of risk of Labour stealing them, I say policies under wraps because they are either non existent or would negatively affect vulneralble people..... who knows? Only, I do know i'd not consider supporting a party whose policies are under wraps.

And yes I do watch Newsnight, I am a member of a party and it it is neitehr Labour not the Tories. A sthey say on TV,'Other brands may be available' LOL

IUsedToBePeachy Wed 02-Sep-09 10:32:07

(Sorry for sp., baby feeidng)

choosyfloosy Wed 02-Sep-09 10:35:26

I hate him slightly less than his loathsome party. But he's going to be Prime Minister and for that Labour can only blame themselves. I mean ourselves. It's really about time I joined a party and stood up to be counted I suppose sad.

ReneRusso Wed 02-Sep-09 10:38:53

OP, what did he do / say recently about single parent families?

preciouslillywhite Wed 02-Sep-09 10:40:44

Purplepeony- every time I hear Cameron or Osborne or any of his other smarmy cronies interviewed, they're always getting pressed for policies but constantly evading the question...they're merely coasting on the public's fedupness of New Labour. Think Cameron actually said "policy isn't important- you just need to be able to trust the person" or words to that effect. ie "you are all morons,so vote for meeeeee! vote for meeeeeee! I wear trainers and drink tea out of a mug, just like you scumbags normal folk!"wink

they don't tell you what their policies are because either they don't know themselves, or they are eeeeeeeevil beyond belief hmm

TheDMshouldbeRivened Wed 02-Sep-09 10:41:57

'If he says "broken britain" one more time I will be obliged to hunt him down and throw some rotten tomatoes on his Saville Row suits angry'

You'll have to wait till the Tories re-lagalise hunting. Which the wankers will grin

preciouslillywhite Wed 02-Sep-09 10:47:18

It's a bit rich Riven since they're the twunts wot broke it in the first place angry

TheDMshouldbeRivened Wed 02-Sep-09 10:58:46

they did indeed

Silver1 Wed 02-Sep-09 11:02:59

Personally I think Britain is broken.
Binge drinking in the streets and no one thinks anything of people throwing up all over the place and this is in the city on a work night.
We have the highest teenage pregnancy rate in Europe-and for every good teenage mum there are many more who damage and destroy their children.
It's not what he thinks about the opportunities for single children-it's what studies have shown-everytime a study comes out a few loud people say that didn't happen to me and think that makes the study wrong. It doesn't it just means they weren't affected but it CAN still mean most are.
Parental responsibility has all but disappeared daughters can access contraception and abortion pills through school from the age of 11 and parents need never know. What about the potential emotional trauma that causes.
People fall into and out of family units before they get to properly know someone. Someone on here was slammed for saying that she wouldn't let someone near her kids because they hadn't been CRB'd. Why is this so bad?
Civil liberties are eroded for the "War on Terror", torture becomes acceptable according to David Milliband and then we release a convicted terrorist for a deal on oil.
I may think DC is smug and smarmy but at least he has the guts to open up debate and start suggesting people take responsibility for their own lives

Silver1 Wed 02-Sep-09 11:03:59

okay I meant single parents!

Silver1 Wed 02-Sep-09 11:03:59

okay I meant single parents!

IUsedToBePeachy Wed 02-Sep-09 11:10:23

Weeellll there's a few generalisations there aren't there silver?

SOME people fall into and out of family units

SOME single apents (would you go and throw those studies at a widow, or someone hqwose DH had left them? of course not)

Gneralisations such as those alienate people and add to the outside- of - society group that really does cause a lot of the social problems you are alluding to.

DC isn't the only [person talking about these issues,plenty are, but there are a great many issues DC will not talk about and they are important too. Such as funding for disabled people, special ed etc (plus many other things not so relevant to me no doubt)

2kidzandi Wed 02-Sep-09 11:12:38

I do have a problem with people who have essentially been born with a silver spoon in their mouths becoming elected to public office and then sermonizing about the supposed existence and evils of a social underclass of which they know nothing.

I often find myself having to switch off the radio these days because of the single-parent-responsible-for-all-evil-in-society-and-moral-danger-to-the-respectable campaign being waged these days. LBC can't have a week without a benefit scum debate. But this message is what appeals to the right-wing set.

I do think it is quite irresponsible to initmate that one set of people (and not those with the connections, or the power,or the wealth, or the influence) are responsible for the countries woes. Alienisation is not the way to rouse people. It gets me quite angry.

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