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#1 by Sheldonboy , Mon Nov 14, 2011 5:26 am

Of course we must help our ethnic minorities?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-15715780


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#2 by phil ( deleted ) , Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:17 am

Quite simply tosh & claptrap.

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#3 by Sheldonboy , Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:56 pm

Your'e not keen on the idea then Phil


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#4 by mikejee , Mon Nov 14, 2011 2:45 pm

The next proposal will be to be paid to listen to party political broadcasts - mind you they are usually such tripe that it is surprising anyone listens to them without being bunged


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#5 by phil ( deleted ) , Mon Nov 14, 2011 2:52 pm

If you want to be a MP it should because you want to help to ease the burden of your fellow country men or women. Therefore you should not expect to be showered with money and honours. Just doing a good job and making life easier and comfortable for the population of this country should be reward enough.

The trouble is there is not one of the six hundred and fifty and the eight hundred odd in the other place avaricious money grabbers in Westminster who have the public at heart. All they think is self, self,self.

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#6 by Deleted User , Mon Nov 14, 2011 5:48 pm

True


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#7 by mollymandysb , Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:32 pm

Phil

Dennis Skinner is still there, although these days he keeps his head down. Emily Thornbrey (I think that s how you spell her name) is a very good mp for one of the islington seats and the other seat in islington is held by Robin corbyn, another very very good mp.

a lot of the trouble is the press and yes we are again back to the old 'brain washing' that goes on, the sun readers etc. just look how the press hounded michael foot. the selection for mp goes along the lines that you have to be a member of a politcal party, and at one time to be a member of the labour party you had to be a member of a union. certainly, here in redditch our next labour candidate was born here, went to school here and worked here and lives here. even jackie smith worked here, had her children here and was a local councillor before she became an m.p. jackie would, and still in fact, is seen canvassing at election time. (she has got some nerve tho). rebecca blake is a local councillor and if she gets elected as an mp for redditch next time she is still going to remain as a councillor.

i am not sure what the people really want and i am not sure they know.

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#8 by Sheldonboy , Tue Nov 15, 2011 5:05 am

I know this isn't unknown Steph but do you think it's possible these days to combine the job of MP and Councillor.


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#9 by phil ( deleted ) , Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:22 am

Steph

The problem is different people want different things, I'm sick of hearing that there is no such thing as class divisions these days. What utter rubbish, when did you last hear of a milkman or dustman being allowed membership of Boodles?

The working class just want a fair deal and be allowed to aspire, but the upper class want them to remain where they are so they can hang on to what they have got.

In Michael Foot you was talking about a real man of the people a man that put all his time and energy into trying to help his fellow man. Mickeys only problem was his time in the top job of the labour party came too late, when he was past his prime. When he was in his prime there was no more passionate or eloquent speaker. I have stood enraptures as a youngster on peace movement marches listening to him speak.

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#10 by mikejee , Tue Nov 15, 2011 12:08 pm

Personally Phil, i can't think why any reasonably intelligent person would want to be a member of Boodles other than to manipulate people with the contacts they made there.


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#11 by phil ( deleted ) , Tue Nov 15, 2011 12:45 pm

I agree, but until the upper classes open establishments like this to all comers then they can hardly say that there is no class distinction today. Do you know I can remember the time I couldn't get into a private club on Moseley rd in Balsall Heath because I wasn't the right type. I did get in years later though and even became treasurer of the club.

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#12 by mikejee , Tue Nov 15, 2011 1:40 pm

A Private club in Balsall Heath!! Best keep quite about that Phil


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#13 by phil ( deleted ) , Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:56 pm

I'll have you know it was a very respectable club, it must have been i got blackballed twice before I got in.

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#14 by Sheldonboy , Tue Nov 15, 2011 4:26 pm

They all lower their standards eventually


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#15 by mollymandysb , Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:18 pm

not been on line for a couple of days looking after grandchild and christmas shopping. i think the problem lies with the working classes they dont want to fight politcally for anything, they aspire to be like towie people and think they can get things by not working and dodging this and that.

i dont know if it is possible to do the job of mp and local councillor effectively at the same time, but we ll see. do not have much faith in the local political parties tho.

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