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The New Tory Hypocrisy Thread.

Discussion in 'off topic' started by TheDecameron, Aug 24, 2020.

  1. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    Is that a bit of hypocrisy on your lapel guv?

    “DRUGS tests on employees in firms of more than 250 people should be brought in to identify middle-class cocaine users, the Tory London mayoral candidate has said”.
    (-your Sexy Sizzling Sun today).

    IDS is backing it. That’s half The Sun office and Michael Gove gone in one. ****ing Tory hypocrites.
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  2. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

    You say that as if it's a bad thing.
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  3. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    I never really get het up about hypocrisy; we are all guilty of it.

    The Tories are obviously terrible & their hypocrisy is probably their least offensive trait. Venal corruption, jobs for boys, protection of privilege etc.
  4. stephen bennett

    stephen bennett Mr Enigma

    Most people’s hypocrisy has limited effect.

    Political hypocrisy can blight the lives of millions.

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  5. Brian

    Brian Eating fat, staying slim

    I just nearly lost my cuppa there all over the monitor and keyboard.

    You'll all be pleased to know I'll spectate this one. A thread about hypocrisy....:D:D

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  6. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

  7. kensalriser

    kensalriser pfm Member

    The good news is that this moron has absolutely no chance of beating Khan in the next election.
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  8. rbrown

    rbrown I think therefore I think I am

  9. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr Well, I can dream, can’t I?

    I very much doubt that, outside of professions where safety is an issue (pilots, surgeons, drivers, etc) you’d find a justifiable legal basis for the tests. You can’t just test everybody ‘on spec’ like that. Human rights, innit.
  10. russel

    russel ./_dazed_and_confused

    I think that’s Posh Gollum’s idea, aka Rory Stewart, he was on about it on R4 he wants anonymised testing to find out the extent of cocaine use in London, I expect the City of London will have him killed, before you know it he will be after the money laundering that goes with it.
  11. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    Stewart isn’t even a candidate anymore!
  12. Tim Jones

    Tim Jones pfm Member

    This thread is another example of the ironic name-calling, "if you're a Tory, you're scum", idiocy of PFM OT.

    London is pretty much saturated with cocaine right now - it's like the mid 90s.

    I'm not sure this is a such a bad idea. The fact that Gove, Osborne, etc did it, doesn't make it so.
  13. russel

    russel ./_dazed_and_confused

    Sean Bailey apparently, just sounded like him.
  14. thebigfredc

    thebigfredc pfm Member

    Considering oneself not to be or ever have been hypocritical reminds me of the auld saying:

    There’s only two types of men in this world - ****ers and liars.
  15. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    It has the familiar reek of “back to basics/ Victorian values” at the end days of the John Major government. They preached abstinence and chastity by day while flouting their own injunctions after hours. IDS sat picking his nose in Parliament while not far from him on the front benches, Gove is likely to have picked stale rocks from his.
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  16. russel

    russel ./_dazed_and_confused

    If a reduction in cocaine use is the aim then stopping making it insanely profitable for organised crime ought to be the first priority, it’s a stupid idea because you can get the same information from testing sewage.
  17. Tim Jones

    Tim Jones pfm Member

    In practice, this is very difficult for Government, anywhere, and of any description. Unless you want to go for decriminalisation (with which, personally, I have some sympathy).

    Testing sewage only gives you a mass-effect, unless, that is, you want to install by-product meters on every toilet in Chelsea....
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  18. russel

    russel ./_dazed_and_confused

    Pretty sure the user profile of cocaine users is well known, they are not going to find out anything new.
  19. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

    I'm really not sure what this idea is meant to achieve, other than to attract publicity for the candidate. Suppose it's discovered, to no-one's surprise, that cocaine usage is very high in That London? Then what? Arrest all those found to have high levels of cocaine in their bloodstream? Tell them they must stop sniffing the stuff? And why only 'middle-class' users? They at least can afford it.
  20. russel

    russel ./_dazed_and_confused

    It’s just avoiding the problem, I have met enough people from South America to know cocaine use here is not a victimless crime. High levels around investment banks, advertising, fashion? what a big surprise that would be.

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