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View Wisbech Eagle's Profile Wisbech Eagle Flag Truro Cornwall 26 Oct 22 1.45pm Send a Private Message to Wisbech Eagle Add Wisbech Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Teddy Eagle

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.

I disagree. The majority of the population are not worth bribing or blackmailing but given the opportunity are no better, or worse, than the others.

Most MPs, in my own experience anyway, are driven by a desire to serve. I am sure that some aren't though. That's not though the point. The fear motive plays a huge role in restraining any temptations that they might feel. They are observed by their constituents, the press and their opposition who look for any opportunity to demonstrate a lack of integrity. They have codes to abide by which exceed anything that the rest of need to achieve.

Nothing is perfect, but the manipulation of public opinion by outside influences is a much greater danger, in my opinion, than any corruption involving MPs.

 

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View Teddy Eagle's Profile Teddy Eagle Flag 26 Oct 22 1.50pm Send a Private Message to Teddy Eagle Add Teddy Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Wisbech Eagle

I disagree. The majority of the population are not worth bribing or blackmailing but given the opportunity are no better, or worse, than the others.

Most MPs, in my own experience anyway, are driven by a desire to serve. I am sure that some aren't though. That's not though the point. The fear motive plays a huge role in restraining any temptations that they might feel. They are observed by their constituents, the press and their opposition who look for any opportunity to demonstrate a lack of integrity. They have codes to abide by which exceed anything that the rest of need to achieve.

Nothing is perfect, but the manipulation of public opinion by outside influences is a much greater danger, in my opinion, than any corruption involving MPs.

OK. That must be why we have such an outstanding group of over achievers in parliament. Our fault for electing them after these paragons made election promises they couldn't, or had no intention, of keeping.

 

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View Rudi Hedman's Profile Rudi Hedman Flag Caterham 26 Oct 22 4.07pm Send a Private Message to Rudi Hedman Add Rudi Hedman as a friend

Originally posted by Stirlingsays

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?

I canít remember the percentages of people agreeing with the covid protection and furlough, but I bet it was high. Ageing populationís why. Then again, thereís definitely more telling people what they want to hear. And how long has that been going on in British politics? Since 2008 at least.

 


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View Wisbech Eagle's Profile Wisbech Eagle Flag Truro Cornwall 26 Oct 22 4.18pm Send a Private Message to Wisbech Eagle Add Wisbech Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Teddy Eagle

OK. That must be why we have such an outstanding group of over achievers in parliament. Our fault for electing them after these paragons made election promises they couldn't, or had no intention, of keeping.

Anyone who believes that anything said during an election campaign is a "promise" is deluded. All any politician can ever promise is to do their best to achieve what they intend to do. Events then always blow the best of intentions off track.

My judgement is not whether promises are kept but whether, in the circumstances, those taking decisions did so wisely and in our best interests. If you don't like them, then vote for someone you do.

 

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Originally posted by Rudi Hedman

I canít remember the percentages of people agreeing with the covid protection and furlough, but I bet it was high. Ageing populationís why. Then again, thereís definitely more telling people what they want to hear. And how long has that been going on in British politics? Since 2008 at least.

True.

It's like if a room full of great looking models offered you unprotected sex on tap you'd love it.

You wouldn't think about the STDs.

The British are hard wired to trust their elites.....especially the boomers stuck in bubbles of years gone by. For the younger ones they are learning that they are the expendables.

Edited by Stirlingsays (26 Oct 2022 4.23pm)

 


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View Wisbech Eagle's Profile Wisbech Eagle Flag Truro Cornwall 26 Oct 22 4.23pm Send a Private Message to Wisbech Eagle Add Wisbech Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Teddy Eagle

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

She is entitled, and indeed encouraged, to do so. But from the back benches! Cabinet responsibility means that after a debate, and agreement, on what policy will be followed, it's followed.

 

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View Teddy Eagle's Profile Teddy Eagle Flag 26 Oct 22 4.24pm Send a Private Message to Teddy Eagle Add Teddy Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Wisbech Eagle

Anyone who believes that anything said during an election campaign is a "promise" is deluded. All any politician can ever promise is to do their best to achieve what they intend to do. Events then always blow the best of intentions off track.

My judgement is not whether promises are kept but whether, in the circumstances, those taking decisions did so wisely and in our best interests. If you don't like them, then vote for someone you do.

OK, I'll vote for the candidate whose lies I believe when he or she explains why the lies on which they got elected are not followed through.

 

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View Teddy Eagle's Profile Teddy Eagle Flag 26 Oct 22 4.28pm Send a Private Message to Teddy Eagle Add Teddy Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Wisbech Eagle

She is entitled, and indeed encouraged, to do so. But from the back benches! Cabinet responsibility means that after a debate, and agreement, on what policy will be followed, it's followed.

What's the difference?

 

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View Rudi Hedman's Profile Rudi Hedman Flag Caterham 26 Oct 22 4.29pm Send a Private Message to Rudi Hedman Add Rudi Hedman as a friend

Originally posted by Stirlingsays

True.

It's like if a room full of great looking models offered you unprotected sex on tap you'd love it.

You wouldn't think about the STDs.

The British are hard wired to trust their elites.....especially the boomers stuck in bubbles of years gone by. For the younger ones they are learning that they are the expendables.

Edited by Stirlingsays (26 Oct 2022 4.23pm)

Yes this is what p1sses me off the most, and I know it does you too. Robbing from the young goes on and on. Nest theft under another guise.

 


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View Wisbech Eagle's Profile Wisbech Eagle Flag Truro Cornwall 26 Oct 22 4.29pm Send a Private Message to Wisbech Eagle Add Wisbech Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Stirlingsays

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?

Just because you don't like doesn't mean that the public as a whole doesn't. So test it. If you want the public to disapprove it, campaign on the issue and vote in a Parliament that changes it.

Until then it's what we have. You signed up to it by being born British and registering as a voter.

 

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View Wisbech Eagle's Profile Wisbech Eagle Flag Truro Cornwall 26 Oct 22 4.34pm Send a Private Message to Wisbech Eagle Add Wisbech Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Teddy Eagle

What's the difference?

One is the government, which has a collective responsibility for what is done, whose members are expected to make and defend policy, whatever their personal reservations.

The other is not. Backbenchers are free to criticise. The worst that can happen to them is losing the whip, something I disagree with anyway.

 

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Originally posted by Rudi Hedman

Yes this is what p1sses me off the most, and I know it does you too. Robbing from the young goes on and on. Nest theft under another guise.

They are vampires.

As the old saying went, they were meant to plant the trees of whose shade they weren't meant to sit in. It was planted for them by their previous generation who knew what duty was....But instead of doing that they voted for leaders who dug it up and burnt the roots.....then they gaslight the youth.

Left or right, they all turned out to be essentially the same.

The anger for what's been stolen is considerable....it's not just financial but I've said it many times.

Edited by Stirlingsays (26 Oct 2022 5.49pm)

 


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