You are here: Home > Message Board > News & Politics > New prime minister
November 27 2022 2.52pm

New prime minister

Previous Topic | Next Topic


Page 57 of 61 < 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 >

Play our World Cup 2022 Prediction League!

World Cup Prediction League 2022

Sponsor a forum or Advertise on the HOL!


 

View CrazyBadger's Profile CrazyBadger Flag Ware 26 Oct 22 11.02am Send a Private Message to CrazyBadger Add CrazyBadger as a friend

Originally posted by Wisbech Eagle

In my opinion it's not so much the MPs themselves, who necessarily are a inhomogeneous group anyway, as the system we have. The various conventions and practices which have developed over time and which deserve to be scrutinised and then revised to ensure they remain fit for purpose.

The reason we use a representative democracy is to have people with the time and access to information and advice to study issues in depth and come to informed conclusions on our behalf.

When you put the decisions directly in the hands of the people then they become subject to all the influences they face before making any decision. They include advertising and marketing, the MSM, some of which takes up positions based on the personal attitudes of owners and, these days, social media, which is largely unregulated and has been used by malign foreign actors to sow dissatisfaction and propaganda.

The result of which is that we are likely to get untrustworthy results, especially in any that are close run.

The MPs are better placed to ignore the noise and concentrate on the substance.

So do we want our country run by "influencers", or those we choose to represent us?

Here here. Been saying this since Brexit began. The 'people' should never have been allowed to make such a decision. That's what we vote these imbeciles in for - to make informed decisions best for the whole country, not just from my viewpoint from inside the Ice Cream factory.

Saying that, I'm not against the referendum, but at least weight it so that the MPs/Gvmnt vote has more influence than the public vote. I would have like to have seen (and would like to see in all future referendums) at least a 10% weighting towards the opinion of the Government. that Would mean that If the goverment were Remain, then the 'Brexit' vote would need to have surpassed 60% for it to have been successful.

 


I like my coffee black, just like my metal

Alert Alert a moderator to this post Edit this post Quote this post in a reply
View Wisbech Eagle's Profile Wisbech Eagle Online Flag Truro Cornwall 26 Oct 22 11.14am Send a Private Message to Wisbech Eagle Add Wisbech Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by HKOwen

There are quite a few remoaners that will spout " foreign interference " nonsense. They try to legitimise their nonsense by throwing in some spurious " security sources " rubbish.

Let them spout I say, just makes them look more ridiculous

It's nonsense? Perhaps you might like to read this. The Tories kicked the accusations into the long grass to avoid too much scrutiny and what the implications of what would be revealed. Those who think this isn't happening are fooling themselves. Or, more likely, have themselves been fooled:-

[Link]

 

Alert Alert a moderator to this post Edit this post Quote this post in a reply
View Teddy Eagle's Profile Teddy Eagle Online Flag 26 Oct 22 11.28am Send a Private Message to Teddy Eagle Add Teddy Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Wisbech Eagle

No.

They are more aware of the dangers. They have access to expert advice, are trained on how to recognise the genuine from the fake, have the civil service in support and each other ready to pounce on any transgressions.

They are also committed to their own careers and are susceptible to bribery and blackmail. The intelligence services are even more closely scrutinised but they're not immune to outside influences.

 

Alert Alert a moderator to this post Edit this post Quote this post in a reply
View steeleye20's Profile steeleye20 Flag Croydon 26 Oct 22 12.44pm Send a Private Message to steeleye20 Add steeleye20 as a friend

'Grassroot Tories ‘feel used’ by Sunak ‘coronation’ and don’t believe new PM has integrity'.

Sunak has done a grubby deal over Home Secretary appointment - Starmer.

And its only day one.

 

Alert Alert a moderator to this post Edit this post Quote this post in a reply
View The Dolphin's Profile The Dolphin Flag 26 Oct 22 12.47pm Send a Private Message to The Dolphin Add The Dolphin as a friend

Originally posted by CrazyBadger

Here here. Been saying this since Brexit began. The 'people' should never have been allowed to make such a decision. That's what we vote these imbeciles in for - to make informed decisions best for the whole country, not just from my viewpoint from inside the Ice Cream factory.

Saying that, I'm not against the referendum, but at least weight it so that the MPs/Gvmnt vote has more influence than the public vote. I would have like to have seen (and would like to see in all future referendums) at least a 10% weighting towards the opinion of the Government. that Would mean that If the goverment were Remain, then the 'Brexit' vote would need to have surpassed 60% for it to have been successful.

I don't trust a single one of them and think that the vast majority are not capable of doing anything more than doing what suits them best.

 

Alert Alert a moderator to this post Edit this post Quote this post in a reply
View Wisbech Eagle's Profile Wisbech Eagle Online Flag Truro Cornwall 26 Oct 22 1.09pm Send a Private Message to Wisbech Eagle Add Wisbech Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Teddy Eagle

They are also committed to their own careers and are susceptible to bribery and blackmail. The intelligence services are even more closely scrutinised but they're not immune to outside influences.

True, to a degree, but then every group of people are. That's really not the issue. What matters is what produces a reliable judgement of what's in our best interests.

 

Alert Alert a moderator to this post Edit this post Quote this post in a reply
View Teddy Eagle's Profile Teddy Eagle Online Flag 26 Oct 22 1.21pm Send a Private Message to Teddy Eagle Add Teddy Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Wisbech Eagle

True, to a degree, but then every group of people are. That's really not the issue. What matters is what produces a reliable judgement of what's in our best interests.

Every group? It's s pretty hard to bribe or blackmail the majority of the population whereas a few politicians aren't such a challenge and then won't be acting in any interests other than their own.

 

Alert Alert a moderator to this post Edit this post Quote this post in a reply
View Wisbech Eagle's Profile Wisbech Eagle Online Flag Truro Cornwall 26 Oct 22 1.34pm Send a Private Message to Wisbech Eagle Add Wisbech Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by steeleye20

'Grassroot Tories ‘feel used’ by Sunak ‘coronation’ and don’t believe new PM has integrity'.

Sunak has done a grubby deal over Home Secretary appointment - Starmer.

And its only day one.

That the Tories managed to avoid consulting their members has helped restore a modicum of integrity, in my own opinion. That those members are out of touch is just par for their course.

Given normal circumstances I wouldn't appoint Braverman to clean the toilets in the H o C. I think she is a fully paid up member of the nasty party, without any evidence of compassion.

However, others disagree and if in assessing priorities it was a choice of keeping the membership out of the loop, and reappointing Braverman, or letting them in by keeping her out, then the former wins every time. She can always be given clear instructions, carefully monitored and dropped if she steps out of line.

 

Alert Alert a moderator to this post Edit this post Quote this post in a reply
View The Dolphin's Profile The Dolphin Flag 26 Oct 22 1.38pm Send a Private Message to The Dolphin Add The Dolphin as a friend

I can't comment on what Braverman is like but he has made a mistake appointing her in my opinion even though her "error" was almost certainly done on purpose to get out of the mess that they were in under Truss.
If he had ignored her, then no doubt that someone would have found something about it to beat him with!
As always in politics - damned if you do and damned if you don't.

 

Alert Alert a moderator to this post Edit this post Quote this post in a reply
View Teddy Eagle's Profile Teddy Eagle Online Flag 26 Oct 22 1.38pm Send a Private Message to Teddy Eagle Add Teddy Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Wisbech Eagle

That the Tories managed to avoid consulting their members has helped restore a modicum of integrity, in my own opinion. That those members are out of touch is just par for their course.

Given normal circumstances I wouldn't appoint Braverman to clean the toilets in the H o C. I think she is a fully paid up member of the nasty party, without any evidence of compassion.

However, others disagree and if in assessing priorities it was a choice of keeping the membership out of the loop, and reappointing Braverman, or letting them in by keeping her out, then the former wins every time. She can always be given clear instructions, carefully monitored and dropped if she steps out of line.

Steps out of line? Even if she's following her own conscience? Isn't that what you want them to do?

 

Alert Alert a moderator to this post Edit this post Quote this post in a reply
View CrazyBadger's Profile CrazyBadger Flag Ware 26 Oct 22 1.39pm Send a Private Message to CrazyBadger Add CrazyBadger as a friend

Originally posted by The Dolphin

I don't trust a single one of them and think that the vast majority are not capable of doing anything more than doing what suits them best.

That may be so, but that's the system we have in place for this country.

We pay them to make these decisions, so they should make them.

 


I like my coffee black, just like my metal

Alert Alert a moderator to this post Edit this post Quote this post in a reply
View Stirlingsays's Profile Stirlingsays Flag 26 Oct 22 1.44pm Send a Private Message to Stirlingsays Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add Stirlingsays as a friend

Originally posted by CrazyBadger

That may be so, but that's the system we have in place for this country.

We pay them to make these decisions, so they should make them.

Errrr...when did I sign up to that?

It's all very well saying that this is the system in place, it's another thing entirely to say that it comes with public approval.

We are a trillion in debt, that's what comes of leaving these guys to make their own decisions. Would you be so accepting of that if that was the state of your personal bank account?

 


'Who are you and how did you get in here? I'm a locksmith. And, I'm a locksmith.' (Leslie Nielsen)

Alert Alert a moderator to this post Edit this post Quote this post in a reply

 

Page 57 of 61 < 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 >

Previous Topic | Next Topic

You are here: Home > Message Board > News & Politics > New prime minister