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I've decided to go until people stop being silly about having a tory government.

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belledechocolatefluffybunny Wed 12-May-10 16:49:51

It's getting on my nerves now so I'm going to have a break until you have all calmed down. There's really no need for all the tory bashing that's been going on, it's rather pathetic. The tory supporters have had to put up with a Labour government for the past 13 years and we have not complained even a fraction of the amount that I've seen on here.
I hope that in the years that I have been on here that I have helped and made some of you laugh. I might return, real life needs me to do other things for a while though.



Lizzylou Wed 12-May-10 16:54:00

Hope you get stuff sorted, sorry you feel "got at".

Does it help any that it's not a Tory Government, but a Coalition, albeit heavily weighted towards the Conservatives? wink

theagedparent Wed 12-May-10 16:55:21


belledechocolatefluffybunny Wed 12-May-10 16:56:37

Thankyou Lizzy smile

I don't think people can see past Thatcher. It's sad really.

I don't feel got at, I'm just sick of having the same conversation and having to say the same thing over and over again. My life is just too short.

pagwatch Wed 12-May-10 16:59:06


why don't you stay and just block politics...and AIBU....and chat ...grin

seriously this was always going to be toys out the pram time
Take a break and come back.
MN is weird at the moment.

Lizzylou Wed 12-May-10 17:01:01

I didn't vote Conservative, but really think we just have to suck it up and see what happens. A coalition government is quite an exciting prospect and I am interested to see how it evolves.

I think the dust will settle soon, people have bad memories of the Thatcher years, I don't think we're in for that again.

MN will be back to being all about bumsex/BF v FF and Mother and Baby car parking spaces again soon wink

Personally I am hoping that in the next few weeks BNP threads will be a distant memory grin

belledechocolatefluffybunny Wed 12-May-10 17:01:57

I need a break, I really am spending far too much time repeating myself, it's not just on the election/tory bashing threads. I'm starting to feel as if I'm talking to my mother, she doesn't listen so I have to repeat everything over and over again.

If I blocked all the politics threads there would be no threads left! grin

thumbwitch Wed 12-May-10 17:04:06

Aw, fluffy, don't flounce over that, please!

Remember this is why politics should never be discussed between friends - it is a real sticking point. One of my best friends has polar opposite political views to me - so we don't discuss politics. Other than that we are great friends!

Just ignore as pag says - it'll blow over once everyone gets used to it.

belledechocolatefluffybunny Wed 12-May-10 17:04:11

I may come back in a couple of months or so. My house is a tip and I have lots of work to do aswell so a break will be good.

I hope you get rid of the BNP thread really, really soon though.

Unsearchable Wed 12-May-10 17:05:14

People are frightened, Belle.

The thing is, many single parents here were raised themselves by single parents, and they were raised under Thatcher. Life was hard for single parents under Thatcher. She seemed to hate them, she certainly didn't do anything to make their lives easier.

And now we have a man who was a young politician in the 1980's, saw a Thatcher government and decided "Yes. That's the party I feel able to represent".

Is it any wonder people are fearing a return to poverty?

GetOrfMoiLand Wed 12-May-10 17:05:34

Oh don;t feel that you have to go.

Yes it is pretty emotive at the moment. I am a firm labour supporter and emotions have run high to say the least. I am restricting myself to the leftie thread at the moe because, personally, I do not want to have the same circular arguments anyway.

I am sure that there are plenty of other threads, don;t feel hounded out.

There are plenty of other threads - I have been on one where we have talked about bingeing on chocolate bars. It is not all politics.

belledechocolatefluffybunny Wed 12-May-10 17:05:42

You know where to find me thumb smile (get yourself on facebook woman!)

Real life is shouting out though. I do spend too much time on here so I need to go cold turkey! confused

OrmRenewed Wed 12-May-10 17:06:37

Bye then.

Or don't get involved in political debates. People aren't going to stop 'being silly' if they don't agree with you.

belledechocolatefluffybunny Wed 12-May-10 17:07:53

I'm a single parent unsearchable. I have faith in the Cameron government. I lived through the Thatcher years when we had nothing.

I really should spend some time cleaning and working. Mumsnet is a huge distraction.

pagwatch Wed 12-May-10 17:08:29

but thats not true

I had a seeringly exciting thread about musical instruments today that became quite exciting over the whole wind vs string issue.

You are being blinded by the high occtane negotiated coalition and "will a tory government barbeque my baby and sell my mother as a chimney sweep' scenarios.

Mooch around in housekeeping and chcken threads until the world cup starts or we have two or three hot days.

Or go all activist like and post 'I strapped myself to a trolly and left muself in P&T parking overnight even though I had no baby and didn't even go in. AIBU'

Or ask bumsex questions

sarah293 Wed 12-May-10 17:09:00

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belledechocolatefluffybunny Wed 12-May-10 17:09:00

People saying they are depressed or in tears over who runs the country? Please!

ABatInBunkFive Wed 12-May-10 17:10:29

oh i know, it's not as if the people who run the country affect anyones lives is it?

belledechocolatefluffybunny Wed 12-May-10 17:13:20

Making a mountain out of a mole hill springs to mind bat. How about you give the bloke a chance before you start saying how depressed you are or how crap life is going to be etc?

ABatInBunkFive Wed 12-May-10 17:15:13

And do people out of the chance to say i told you so when it all goes belly up and they do actually start eating babies? Where would be the fun in that? wink

thumbwitch Wed 12-May-10 17:15:25

I'm scared of Facebook - silly, aren't I!blush

I do know what you mean about needing to go cold turkey from MN though - I mean, it's 2:15 am here and freezing but I'm still on MN with rugs wrapped round me! Talk about addicted...grin

catinthehat2 Wed 12-May-10 17:18:12

Agree, I am dulled out as well, such dreary repetitive threads.

I will look for the string/ww thread

belledechocolatefluffybunny Wed 12-May-10 17:19:22

You're just as bad as me thumb! Facebook is OK. I really need to clean though blush

Cameron is hardly Herod, I can't see the Human Rights commission allowing him to slaughter the first born of every family to save money can you? Give the guy a chance before you rip him to shreads, he may actually do a really good job!

Ripeberry Wed 12-May-10 17:21:24

People need to face the fact that cuts HAVE to be made. We can't carry on as we were and there will be hard times and maybe even VAT up to 20%.
Also, some people don't like the fact that the conservatives want people to help the country and not just keep taking.
Maybe the Conservatives will treat us all like adults and not mamby pamby us like Labour did.

UnquietDad Wed 12-May-10 17:23:13

Democracy means you occasionally get a Government you don't want. That seems fairly self-evident to me. I said the same in 1997.

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