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  • effinjamie 20 Nov 2013 10:39:04 913 posts
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    Moot_Point wrote:
    "We need to do more with less. Not just now, but permanently", says Cameron.
    Says Cameron whilst sitting on a Gold Throne after troffing a free luxury 10 course meal.

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  • RedSparrows 20 Nov 2013 10:41:31 24,746 posts
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    Because IB, it's poetic, and you know very well why.
  • Moot_Point 20 Nov 2013 10:42:58 4,654 posts
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    LeoliansBro wrote:
    Confiscate the ships to be returned at a later date, and deport the occupants back to Spain. Or too harsh?
    Well that would be the reasonable response. But the Tories seem a bit extreme these days.

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  • RedSparrows 20 Nov 2013 10:45:52 24,746 posts
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    Nah, Tories just like a good bit of dick waving. On their gold thrones.
  • Moot_Point 20 Nov 2013 10:48:20 4,654 posts
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    ... Eating expensive nosh.

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    mowgli wrote: I thought the 1 married the .2 and founded Islam?

  • Moot_Point 20 Nov 2013 10:51:30 4,654 posts
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    What? That we have Gibraltar. IN YOUR FACE SPAIN! :p

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    mowgli wrote: I thought the 1 married the .2 and founded Islam?

  • Load_2.0 20 Nov 2013 10:59:39 19,830 posts
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    More "you" then "we" Shirley?
  • TheSaint 20 Nov 2013 11:00:10 14,936 posts
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    MPs also talk about austerity in an expensive piece of London riverside real estate while sitting on green leather seats.

    What complete and utter bastards.
  • RedSparrows 20 Nov 2013 11:17:53 24,746 posts
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    I don't think anyone was actually making a serious point with it, more that it chimes rather too well with the image of the Tory rich boys, i.e. rich kids telling everyone else there's not enough cake to go around.

    Which is fine for them, because they have lots of cake.

    It's a snapshot, an idea condensed into a moment. It's evocative, and trite. Hence it's popular.
  • DaM 20 Nov 2013 12:13:36 13,618 posts
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    LeoliansBro wrote:
    Confiscate the ships to be returned at a later date, and deport the occupants back to Spain. Or too harsh?
    Bit harsh....I'd be generous and grant them economic asylum.
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 20 Nov 2013 19:58:52 40,245 posts
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    David Cameron Follows High-Class London Escort Agency On Twitter

    The press-office's response? Labour's fault. I'm not even making this up.

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  • Moot_Point 20 Nov 2013 20:16:19 4,654 posts
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    @MrTomFTW Well he better change it before the porn filter kicks in, or he will have to discuss it with his wife!

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  • Bremenacht 20 Nov 2013 21:42:58 20,000 posts
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    RedSparrows wrote:
    I don't think anyone was actually making a serious point with it, more that it chimes rather too well with the image of the Tory rich boys, i.e. rich kids telling everyone else there's not enough cake to go around.

    Which is fine for them, because they have lots of cake.

    It's a snapshot, an idea condensed into a moment. It's evocative, and trite. Hence it's popular.
    Like Brown's 'Golden Age' moment, for a different reason in a different context. Same suit and chair.

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  • Bremenacht 20 Nov 2013 21:43:27 20,000 posts
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    NOT LITERALLY THE SAME SUIT BUT IT MIGHT BE THE SAME CHAIR

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  • RedSparrows 26 Nov 2013 14:52:44 24,746 posts
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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-25104611

    I always find the 'motorist' lobby a funny one. I get the gripes at speed cameras and taxes and things - even if I may not agree with them - but it's at once an absurdly broad and narrow demographic - surely Bloom's politics contradicts at least 50% of those 30 million motorists. Just cos you drive a car doesn't mean you necessarily agree with anything someone like Bloom has to say about anything else.
  • TheSaint 27 Nov 2013 12:08:56 14,936 posts
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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-25114890

    Why don't we just stipulate that all EU members have to have the same fundamental benefit system? Surely that would kill off 'benefit tourism'?
  • TheSaint 27 Nov 2013 12:16:37 14,936 posts
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    I suppose so. Thought I'd solved all Europe's problems for a second.
  • Bremenacht 7 Dec 2013 23:51:43 20,000 posts
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    MPs set to receive 11% pay rise.

    Nice.

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  • Nasty 8 Dec 2013 10:33:31 4,749 posts
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    Well deserved!
  • DUFFMAN5 8 Dec 2013 10:37:06 15,595 posts
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    Bremenacht wrote:
    MPs set to receive 11% pay rise.

    Nice.
    A FUCKING joke.

    "Duffman the grey is thrusting in the direction of the problem! Oh, yeah!"

  • mothercruncher 8 Dec 2013 11:43:12 8,130 posts
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    Those duck houses do not put new roofs on themselves you know.

    If you thought people couldn't feel any more cynical about politics, wait 'till that happens.
  • Mr_Sleep 8 Dec 2013 12:03:19 17,484 posts
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    That's actually quite funny, if I'm not mistaken this probably relates to the conversation that was had earlier in the year regarding paying ministers more to make them less corruptible. If that is the case then an extra 7k isn't really going to mean a lot and this is a bit of a piss take when there has been a pay freeze in the civil service for over three years. At least implement the idea fully rather than this piecemeal rubbish that pleases no one.

    You are a factory of sadness.

  • Tom_Servo 8 Dec 2013 17:22:50 18,082 posts
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    MPs don't set their own pay anymore. I don't think it's quite a "think tank" either. It's this lot that now set their salary.

    Also, I don't think it will happen anyway. It's been rejected across the board because it would obviously be political suicide.
  • Metalfish 8 Dec 2013 17:24:15 8,885 posts
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    Well, being a MP should be well paid. It's kinda an important job.

    But, as has been mentioned, it's bad form to get a raise right now and the context of this is that they shouldn't have to (nor be allowed to) claim for as much as they currently do. Bang: easier, more transparent, less snout-in-trough kinda system.
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