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Tory Leadership Runners and Riders

Discussion in 'off topic' started by ks.234, Jul 10, 2022.

  1. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    I'm all for zero tolerance of the dangerous extremists who seem hell bent on disrupting our essential services.

    Unfortunately they're standing for leadership of the Conservative Party.
     
  2. ks.234

    ks.234 pfm Member

    At the end of that clip Truss talks about democracy, but the foundation of democracy is choice and we do not have any choice except monetarism. And monetarism is founded on a lie.

    Monetarism itself is profoundly undemocratic
     
  3. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    “Infiltrators”. She’s utterly depressing. Keep throwing red meat to the angry white pensioners. Who writes her lines, Darren Grimes?
     
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  4. Seanm

    Seanm pfm Member

    It’s interesting that she’s referring to protests as “unfair”. It’s an unusual formulation and doesn’t make a lot of sense. Emotionally, though, it does channel the resentment of older conservatives at being called racist etc. by young people. That does suggest she’s actually quite good at this. And by this I mean channeling the resentment of elderly conservatives, which is basically the whole of modern conservatism. She’ll go a long way!
     
  5. ks.234

    ks.234 pfm Member

    And look at her trigger words like ‘NHS’, and how only their economic plan can save it. It is a lie
     
  6. droodzilla

    droodzilla pfm Member

    Another perspective on the protest at Liz Truss hustings performance:

    https://twitter.com/AyoCaesar/status/1555642127115247617

    Includes a bonus "Go back to your own country" from a Tory who isn't savvy enough not to say the quiet part out loud.

    Seriously, my heart bursts with pride when I see young people fighting for a better future like this. 100% unequivocal support.
     
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  7. Nick_G

    Nick_G pfm Member

    Goebbels.
     
  8. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    After Johnson, Truss etc dressing-up at the tax payer’s considerable expense for various vacuous PR photos I considered the bar was set pretty low, but check this out (Twitter). Just incomprehensibly crass, yet still bang on message for such a morally repugnant grandstanding Conservative Party.
     
  9. Somafunk

    Somafunk pfm Member

    Jesus Christ!, that’s another level of repulsiveness way above what I consider normal shit behaviour for a Tory
     
  10. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

  11. Hook

    Hook Blackbeard's former bo'sun.

    Their smiles seem like something from a dystopian science fiction movie. Equal parts chilling and disgusting. Wish I hadn’t seen that.
     
  12. Nigel

    Nigel pfm Member

    Reading the tweets comments, it's not quite what it seems. Apparently, it was taken in June and the mother wanted him to be part of the jubilee celebrations. That's according to one of the comments anyway.
     
  13. lawrence001

    lawrence001 pfm Member

    I don't see anything wrong with it, the story seems to have been hijacked and twisted by a left wing commentator on Twitter, that's the disgusting behaviour using a dead boy for political point scoring

    https://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/20183785.archie-battersbee-visited-hospital-southend-mp-anna-firth/

    Ms Firth made the visit to show support for Archie and his family during this extremely difficult time and to raise awareness for the ongoing fundraiser to support his family.

    Ms Firth also presented Archie with his own personalised Platinum Jubilee certificate ahead of the Jubilee weekend as has been given to other children in Southend West and also met Archie’s sister, Lauren.

    Commenting, Hollie said: “What a lovely visit from Southend’s MP Anna Firth. Genuinely interested in Archie’s condition and day-to-day care.

    “She even had a little chat to him along with her chaperone Richard, again very lovely young man.

    “Anna brought Archie a Jubilee certificate and flag so he doesn’t miss out on the celebrations. Richard already knew all about Barry.”

    I suspect there would have been less criticism on here if she'd been giving him a Hero of the Soviet Union badge rather than a Queens platinum jubilee certificate.
     
  14. klfrs

    klfrs chill out

    Liz Truss is the melted waxwork doll of Margret Thatcher.
     
  15. MVV

    MVV pfm Member

    Looks like that photo was taken before Archie was declared dead on the 13th of June. The hearing was imminent and doctors believed he was brain stem dead at the time.
    I wish I hadn’t seen it.
    There is something unnerving about the smiles and the imagery and what is a Jubilee Certificate and why would anyone want one?
    I saved it to my photos but will delete it because it makes me deeply uncomfortable.
     
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  16. Spraggons Den

    Spraggons Den pfm Member

    Can’t believe nobody has asked Sunak if he would end the non domicile status mechanism should he become PM. Sir Kier sez he would and other tax loop holes used by the super rich.
     
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2022
  17. Kirk

    Kirk pfm Member

    Must admit having seen his mother in the photo I too went with the glass half full interpretation, though these politicians do love a photo op.
     
  18. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Feelin' nearly faded as my jeans

    Don't let facts get in the way of a good rant, please.
     
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  19. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    ‘And who will you be voting for Marjory, the nice white lady or the Indian gentleman?’

    Also the protesters were removed from Liz4Leader’s hustings with more respect from the security staff than if a Tory MP had taken matters into their own hands-

     
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  20. Brian

    Brian Eating fat, staying slim

    That can’t be right. Labour is the same as the tories, or is it that Labour has no policies on anything? In any event, what you said there can’t be right.
     

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