So Boris Johnson thinks that Thatcher should get the Nobel Peace prize - bumbling but essentially amiable ****wit becomes complete moron in one fell swoop
... or in Tory minds does the mindless slaughter of the best part of 1,000 young men with a view solely to winning a general election represent a major contribution to world peace?
In fact I am told he came out with this little nugget whilst writing in the Torygraph, so that's alright then, as no one in their right mind will read it
BBC News - Andrew Mitchell: PM accused of weak leadership
So apparently calling someone a pleb is an insult. Over here, the candidates would be falling all over themselves to sound like they were working class.
It was about as big a gaffe as a Conservative politician can make without using the word "darkie". He had to go one way or another. Cameron should have sacked him the day he was charged and stopped the whole thing becoming a saga.
He lost his touch in the spin war on this one. Went on a rant during PMQs about how Labour were using the incident "to avoid a discussion on the serious issues facing the country." Miliband responded by asking why he didn't consider abuse of police officers a serious issue.
Last edited by Uppercut; 20-10-2012 at 10:48 AM.
I guess I don't understand the culture but I'd think its kind of par for the course for politicians to be arrogant and self entitled. I don't see the huge deal. But then, I never got the Monica Lewisnky thing either.
I mean is verbal abuse against police officers really a serious national issue?
1. They're very Law & Order, and many of their supporters would wish for anyone abusing Police Officers to be jailed, actually they'd probably want them Birched then Jailed, but pesky PC do-gooders have stopped that.
2. The insult in itself is one used by poshos to put down the lower classes something the Tories desperately want to disassociate themselves with, mainly because of pics like this featuring our future PM, chancellor and mayor of London.
Hence why they've come up with the slogan "all in it together", or something, it's so utterly meaningless I'm not sure.
Last edited by grecian; 20-10-2012 at 12:55 PM.
Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.
It's like grecian says. The Tory party are seen as a bunch of snobs with no respect or understanding for the working classes, and Cameron's desperately trying to "de-toxify the brand".
Don't really get America's political culture either, how anyone could even consider voting for any of the Republican candidates is beyond me.
Me neither tbf.
Don't get me wrong - I can understand people not voting for Obama and picking guys like Gary Johnson but not the republican ticket.
Last edited by silentstriker; 21-10-2012 at 03:42 PM.
I think the Simpsons' depiction of them went to my head.
Didn't you used to be Republican though? Must understand it a lot better than I do.