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View Hrolf The Ganger's Profile Hrolf The Ganger Flag 24 Sep 20 6.19pm Send a Private Message to Hrolf The Ganger Add Hrolf The Ganger as a friend

Originally posted by Wisbech Eagle

I don't hate the Tories! I hate hard-right politics and populism. The Tories of MacMillan, Heath, Major, and even Cameron I empathised with. I am, and always have been, on the centre right. So when Blair occupied that ground I empathised with him too.

The current version of the Tory party have no real visions, ethics or standards. They appeal to the lowest common denominators. They follow public sentiment and don't lead it. They make me ashamed to be British. Just as reading some of the opinions here make me ashamed to be a Palace supporter, although I comfort myself they are only a tiny minority.

So they do what the public wants and that is bad? They just appear to do that of course, and that is politics.

I feel like your insight is rather slanted and your arrogance comes across in everything you say. To criticise so called populism suggests that you think you know better than those stupid ordinary people and judging by some of the twaddle you post, I seriously doubt that to be accurate.

I was in Cornwall the other week and it is like another world compared to the hell on earth you wish upon the rest of us.

 

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View Stirlingsays's Profile Stirlingsays Flag 24 Sep 20 6.32pm Send a Private Message to Stirlingsays Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add Stirlingsays as a friend

Originally posted by steeleye20

Starmer was head of the CPS when the decision was made not to prosecute Savile but he was not the reviewing lawyer for the case.

An official investigation commissioned later by Starmer criticised both prosecutors and police for their handling of the allegations.

And we have Starmer to thank for instituting the right to review of a CPS decision.

I find it hard to imagine that the CPS wasn't aware of what was going on.....Is Starmer a clean skin over what happened? I don't know.

The Labour party however...that's a whole different story. They and their councils and supporting activists in the affected towns and cities have the responsibility of what their politics enabled.

 

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View steeleye20's Profile steeleye20 Flag Croydon 24 Sep 20 6.52pm Send a Private Message to steeleye20 Add steeleye20 as a friend

Originally posted by Stirlingsays

I find it hard to imagine that the CPS wasn't aware of what was going on.....Is Starmer a clean skin over what happened? I don't know.

The Labour party however...that's a whole different story. They and their councils and supporting activists in the affected towns and cities have the responsibility of what their politics enabled.

People forget Saville was a popular celebrity associated with good works road safety campaigns etc. and seen with people like Mrs Thatcher.

He took his secrets to the grave and really all this came out very late, people came forward saying he had interfered with them 10/20 years earlier etc.

I always thought, well what is the use as he is dead anyway, beyond any justice.

CPS decisions you would think would be based on the certainty of success, at the time they did not think they would win.


 

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Originally posted by steeleye20

People forget Saville was a popular celebrity associated with good works road safety campaigns etc. and seen with people like Mrs Thatcher.

He took his secrets to the grave and really all this came out very late, people came forward saying he had interfered with them 10/20 years earlier etc.

I always thought, well what is the use as he is dead anyway, beyond any justice.

CPS decisions you would think would be based on the certainty of success, at the time they did not think they would win.


Yep I agree.

I think with Savile you have a lesson in human nature and it's 'go along to get along' reality. The entertainment industry is probably up there with the worst of professions for that.

An individual isn't going to risk their career on whispers and they aren't going to ask questions and put themselves in a dilemma....I think we can give some kudos to Johnny Rotten for saying something at the actual time.

We all know how it works, no one serious with actual power knew or was interested....I suspect the latter.

Savile was highly intelligent and he knew how to balance the system to work for him. Most of us had no idea and thought the world of him for his charity work.

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View steeleye20's Profile steeleye20 Flag Croydon 24 Sep 20 7.05pm Send a Private Message to steeleye20 Add steeleye20 as a friend

Originally posted by Stirlingsays

Yep I agree.

I think with Savile you have a lesson in human nature and it's 'go along to get along' reality. The entertainment industry is probably up there with the worst of professions for that.

An individual isn't going risk their career on whispers and they aren't going to ask questions and put themselves in a dilemma. We all know how it works.

Savile was highly intelligent and he knew how to balance the system to work for him. Most of us had no idea and thought the world of him for his charity work.

Do you remember 'clunk-click, every trip?'

The mind boggles......

 

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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 24 Sep 20 7.58pm Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

Originally posted by steeleye20

Do you remember 'clunk-click, every trip?'

The mind boggles......

Probably the worst LSD you could take.

 


I used to put the manager's name in front of Red and Blue but got fed up with changing it. If someone cool becomes our manager then maybe..

Red and Blue Army!

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Originally posted by ASCPFC

Probably the worst LSD you could take.

now then, now then..

 


Kids,tired of being bothered by your pesky parents?
Then leave home, get a job & pay your own bills, while you still know everything.

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View Wisbech Eagle's Profile Wisbech Eagle Flag Truro Cornwall 26 Sep 20 9.44pm Send a Private Message to Wisbech Eagle Add Wisbech Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Hrolf The Ganger

So they do what the public wants and that is bad? They just appear to do that of course, and that is politics.

I feel like your insight is rather slanted and your arrogance comes across in everything you say. To criticise so called populism suggests that you think you know better than those stupid ordinary people and judging by some of the twaddle you post, I seriously doubt that to be accurate.

I was in Cornwall the other week and it is like another world compared to the hell on earth you wish upon the rest of us.

Of course it's bad.

To remind you of something that is often overlooked these days. We live in a representative, and not a direct, democracy. It's the job of those representatives to use their collective judgement to deliver what we need and not what we want.

That's why populism is bad. It panders to the popular prejudices of the day. It follows and doesn't lead.

 

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View croydon proud's Profile croydon proud Flag croydon 26 Sep 20 10.54pm Send a Private Message to croydon proud Add croydon proud as a friend

Originally posted by Wisbech Eagle

Of course it's bad.

To remind you of something that is often overlooked these days. We live in a representative, and not a direct, democracy. It's the job of those representatives to use their collective judgement to deliver what we need and not what we want.

That's why populism is bad. It panders to the popular prejudices of the day. It follows and doesn't lead.


These CONS do exactly as you said, i have also stated it, just pander to the press and make decisions day by day on their leads, they do not lead as a government should do, hence all the changing of minds and policy every other day, the public seem to finally be getting fed up with this, boris"s days are numbered, he is someone you would like to drink with in the pub someone said but not a leader of a country.

 

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View Hrolf The Ganger's Profile Hrolf The Ganger Flag 26 Sep 20 11.07pm Send a Private Message to Hrolf The Ganger Add Hrolf The Ganger as a friend

Originally posted by Wisbech Eagle

Of course it's bad.

To remind you of something that is often overlooked these days. We live in a representative, and not a direct, democracy. It's the job of those representatives to use their collective judgement to deliver what we need and not what we want.

That's why populism is bad. It panders to the popular prejudices of the day. It follows and doesn't lead.

You aren't really interested in reason are you Wisbech.

You twist and turn with selective logic that suits your agenda.

Fact is that 'populism' is just another word used to undermine opposing views. Whether something is 'popular' does not define whether is wise or foolish.

It is merely what most people think.

 

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Originally posted by croydon proud


These CONS do exactly as you said, i have also stated it, just pander to the press and make decisions day by day on their leads, they do not lead as a government should do, hence all the changing of minds and policy every other day, the public seem to finally be getting fed up with this, boris"s days are numbered, he is someone you would like to drink with in the pub someone said but not a leader of a country.


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Governments have done it for years - Blair was the original Chamelon!
With social media and the biased forensic examination of every word spoken by the main media together with anyone and everyone offering an opinion whether it is wanted or not I suspect it is impossible to make the right decision anyway.

 

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View Wisbech Eagle's Profile Wisbech Eagle Flag Truro Cornwall 27 Sep 20 8.52pm Send a Private Message to Wisbech Eagle Add Wisbech Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Hrolf The Ganger

You aren't really interested in reason are you Wisbech.

You twist and turn with selective logic that suits your agenda.

Fact is that 'populism' is just another word used to undermine opposing views. Whether something is 'popular' does not define whether is wise or foolish.

It is merely what most people think.

The lack of reason is all yours. I have explained what populism does. Of course a popular policy may be wise, or foolish! Following something just because it's popular has to be unwise though.

The job of politicians is to be wise and deliver what is required and not what is popular.

What "most people think" is indeed populism! But it's a poor way to lead a country when what most people think can be foolish. Or led by those who wish us harm and manipulated through the media.

We need to be lead by people who can brush aside such influences and ensure we do what is needed. Then they need to defend that every 5 years. That's when WE decide if it's popular or not.

 

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