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  • AcidSnake 30 May 2012 15:20:46 7,285 posts
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    @madgod:
    Taking power by being voted in you mean?
    Fascism because they murder political opponents and are trying to dismantle democracy?

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  • lucky_jim 30 May 2012 16:01:43 5,326 posts
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    @AcidSnake
    "Voted in" is a bit of a stretch considering they couldn't even manage a majority in the most favourable conditions for an opposition party in my lifetime (yes, I include 1997 in that).

    But yeah, allegations of fascism are bit loopy. For now.
  • AcidSnake 30 May 2012 16:06:01 7,285 posts
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    But that's how the system works isn't it? Taking power sounds a bit too much like an army marching to parliament and taking it over...

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  • Tom_Servo 30 May 2012 22:14:31 18,009 posts
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    I suppose this is a little bit OT, but Coulson has now been arrested for perjury. Some saying he's been charged as well.
  • chopsen 30 May 2012 22:33:26 16,126 posts
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    Chopsen wrote on page one:
    I think it's amazing that Andy Coulson took so long to resign. If you're going to be doing PR for a bloke, the last thing you want to be doing is attracting negative press by your very presence. Him and Cameron must have really had something going there to try ride that one out.
    I'm a better judge of character than Dave. I really don't think I'm unique there, though.

    I'd like to think that Coulson has some dirt on Cameron that he was using as leverage, but I'm just making stuff up to make the story more interesting probably.
  • X201 30 May 2012 22:39:26 15,587 posts
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    Tom_Servo wrote:
    I suppose this is a little bit OT, but Coulson has now been arrested for perjury. Some saying he's been charged as well.
    Yep,

    "Andy Coulson charged in Tommy Sheridan trial perjury inquiry"

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-18262740
  • spamdangled 30 May 2012 22:53:12 27,413 posts
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    If he gets found guilty, I can see calls for Cameron's resignation coming not far behind.

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  • Deleted user 30 May 2012 23:00:32
    You can't fucking fart without someone calling for your resignation - it will mean nothing.
  • DaM 30 May 2012 23:01:00 13,338 posts
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    Been charged! Wonder if Tommy will get his conviction quashed...
    I know some folk in the SSP (Tommy's ex-party), and they reckoned it was all true...but you know what these extreme lefties are like, not happy if they aren't splitting.

    Why should Cameron answer these calls dm?
  • spamdangled 30 May 2012 23:23:41 27,413 posts
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    DaM wrote:
    Why should Cameron answer these calls dm?
    Because he hired him in full knowledge of the controversy around the hacking scandal, stood by him, and continues to stand by him.

    Labour have already said it was a colossal lack of judgement, the Lib Dems were always supremely uneasy about his appointment, and even some tory MPs are starting to question his judgement.

    I wouldn't be surprised if he gets deposed.

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  • Khanivor 30 May 2012 23:23:44 40,949 posts
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    Be patient, he's probably cracking a tripple off at the thought of it
  • chopsen 30 May 2012 23:28:19 16,126 posts
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    darkmorgado wrote:
    Labour have already said it was a colossal lack of judgement,
    NO WAI? LABOUR SAID THAT?! CAMERON'S DONE FOR LOL
  • chopsen 30 May 2012 23:29:57 16,126 posts
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    I really don't think Cameron will lose his job over this, even if Coulson goes to prison. It will damage his credibility for a bit and it'll all be forgotten about in about a month.
  • MightyMouse 30 May 2012 23:31:50 1,133 posts
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    It's hardly Cameron's first failure of judgment, until he's actually charged with a crime or polling shows that the Tories would be certain to lose with him as leader, he'll stick around.
  • spamdangled 30 May 2012 23:35:08 27,413 posts
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    MightyMouse wrote:
    It's hardly Cameron's first failure of judgment, until he's actually charged with a crime or polling shows that the Tories would be certain to lose with him as leader, he'll stick around.
    Well Labour are already well ahead in the polls (shudder). Though that's par for the course when it comes to being in opposition during a government's first term.

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  • Deleted user 30 May 2012 23:59:33
    darkmorgado wrote:

    I wouldn't be surprised if he gets deposed.
    Glol
  • Tom_Servo 31 May 2012 12:50:19 18,009 posts
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    http://twitpic.com/9deijm

    Arf
  • mcmonkeyplc 31 May 2012 13:20:01 39,467 posts
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    darkmorgado wrote:
    MightyMouse wrote:
    It's hardly Cameron's first failure of judgment, until he's actually charged with a crime or polling shows that the Tories would be certain to lose with him as leader, he'll stick around.
    Well Labour are already well ahead in the polls (shudder). Though that's par for the course when it comes to being in opposition during a government's first term.
    O'RLY? How about Labours first term in 1997....

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • LeoliansBro 31 May 2012 13:27:10 44,512 posts
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    I'd love to see this extend to Alistair Campbell. Be an interesting press conference with Labour.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • TheSaint 31 May 2012 13:27:12 14,622 posts
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    I seem to remember that the Tories were ahead of Labour in the polls during the fuel protests in 2000.
  • LeoliansBro 31 May 2012 13:29:20 44,512 posts
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    And Cameron's press secretary listening to Jordan's inane xxxx texts vs. Blair's press secretary editing a seriously limited intelligence report as a prelude to a war we now know was for spurious reasons.

    Hmmmm.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • MetalDog 31 May 2012 13:47:33 23,740 posts
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    I'm talking to my MP on Saturday about this and that.
    Any tips or tricks for how I should quell my inner negativity? I know that going in there calling him a bullshitter is /not/ the way to approach the issue and I'm sure some of you are more trained or naturally diplomatic than I am - how do you shut that inner bullshit-caller up?

    -- boobs do nothing for me, I want moustaches and chest hair.

  • glaeken 31 May 2012 13:56:59 11,226 posts
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    I would recommend taking a couple of roll's of duct tape, some heavy duty bin liners, a pruning saw and some secateurs.

    That should cover you for making a visit to your local MP a worthwhile experience.
  • Load_2.0 31 May 2012 14:14:17 19,445 posts
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    MetalDog wrote:
    I'm talking to my MP on Saturday about this and that.
    Any tips or tricks for how I should quell my inner negativity? I know that going in there calling him a bullshitter is /not/ the way to approach the issue and I'm sure some of you are more trained or naturally diplomatic than I am - how do you shut that inner bullshit-caller up?
    Maybe just accord them the same respect you would want. Make salient and concise points. Remember they have to listen to raving loons and people complaining about potholes all day.
  • Deleted user 31 May 2012 14:27:55
    Boring answer: remember the competing interests they have to.balance and don't do the irony dance and throw a hiss because your interests aren't getting priority.
  • MetalDog 31 May 2012 16:06:14 23,740 posts
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    Some kind of list I shouldn't get sidetracked from sounds like a splendid idea.
    That and writing 'do not be a child' on the back of one hand.

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  • LeoliansBro 31 May 2012 16:07:34 44,512 posts
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    Ask him what everyone who voted for him in a fair, free election see in him that you don't.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • MetalDog 31 May 2012 16:09:12 23,740 posts
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    I voted for him last time, as it happens. A move I have come to regret.

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  • X201 31 May 2012 16:30:44 15,587 posts
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    Who is your MP MD?
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