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Are politicians devoid of common sense?

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Are politicians devoid of common sense?

Post by kentdougal on Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:11 am

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I've come to the conclusion that they as soon or before they are elected all politicians have a common sense by pass.Just a few of the bleedin' obvious from recent times.
1) The total and appalling waste of lives and money fighting the the Taliban.Completely unwinnerable from day one as demonstrated by previous attempts and now they'll be back the moment we leave.
2) I wrote to the PM and told him the folly of supporting the rebels in Libya when he had not a clue who they were or what we were supporting. It turns out of course that it was largely Al Qaeda and this lot are just as bloody as the last. The middle east does not do Western style democracy
3) They are itching to get their hands into Syria happily the Russians have more sense.
4) Iraq another disaster born of Blair's and Bush's lies more lives and money sacrificed for no tangible result it's tribal like all the middle east and without a strong oppressive dictatorship will be constantly at some form of civil war.
5)International aid strongly condemned by the majority of people in these difficult as it requires us to borrow more money to heap on booming economies such as India who repay by placing their defence aircraft contract with France. I wrote to my local MP about the logic of borrowing more money to give away. His reply was that it was the government's moral duty and that others shouldn't have to suffer because times were hard here. I wrote back suggesting in that case perhaps he should use his money instead of ours to get the feel good factor. Strangely I got no reply.
6) Why are being penalised with higher fuel payments in the name of global warming and CO2 emissions when the average global temperatures have not risen since 1998 (Nasa data)in spite of rising CO2
That lot will do for a start there are millions more examples out there
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Re: Are politicians devoid of common sense?

Post by tlttf on Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:29 pm


3:58pm Tuesday 22nd January 2013 in Waltham Forest By Daniel Binns

Cllr Akram did try and fix one planning application by pressuring a colleague with a text message, a panel has ruled. Cllr Akram did try and fix one planning application by pressuring a colleague with a text message, a panel has ruled.

A panel has ruled that the chief whip of the Labour Party in Waltham Forest did try to fix a planning application vote by pressuring a colleague with a text message - but has cleared him of all other allegations of wrongdoing.

Just thought I'd show how power corrupts the f*ing lot of them.

http://www.guardian-series.co.uk/news/wfnews/10177438._/

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Re: Are politicians devoid of common sense?

Post by oftenwrong on Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:40 pm

Shame to have missed that. Thanks. Razz
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Re: Are politicians devoid of common sense?

Post by boatlady on Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:13 pm

Goodness tlttf, are you employed full time on finding political sleaze, or is it just a part time hobby?
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Re: Are politicians devoid of common sense?

Post by Ivan on Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:57 pm

Let's hope that on this occasion, tlttf is peddling a true story and not putting the forum at risk by spreading libel, as he did about Margaret Hodge.

By the way, this thread is about common sense not corruption, alleged or real.
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Re: Are politicians devoid of common sense?

Post by tlttf on Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:54 am

Part time boatlady, if you think any mp under the present setup of the parliament club gives a monkey for the electorate irrespective of his/her leanings you'll end up shocked when they change their minds. Me I'm confident they're all crooked at worst or they hold faulty personalities at best. Back to the thread.

Ivan, we both know you've already checked the data otherwise you'd be jumping all over me. Those that haven't, follow the link to find out how he was breaking the rules to have a new Mosque built. I'm all for equality so if they also allowed a new burger shop and a new women's underwear shop to open next to it, then equality would again balance.

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Re: Are politicians devoid of common sense?

Post by oftenwrong on Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:25 am

The question is particularly relevant today, when The Prime Minister has promised an "In or Out" referendum on the EU in Five years time. (When it is profoundly to be hoped that we shall have reverted to a Socialist administration anyway).

The one thing that really unsettles Business Investors is uncertainty, which Cameron has now decreed will last Five Years. Sense? Sheesh!
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Re: Are politicians devoid of common sense?

Post by Ivan on Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:33 am

On Monday, Cameron warned us of an increasing threat of Islamist terrorism after recent events in Africa. On Tuesday, his incompetent government announced a further 5,300 job losses in the army. Is that common sense?
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Re: Are politicians devoid of common sense?

Post by oftenwrong on Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:00 am

Ivan wrote:On Monday, Cameron warned us of an increasing threat of Islamist terrorism after recent events in Africa. On Tuesday, his incompetent government announced a further 5,300 job losses in the army. Is that common sense?


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Re: Are politicians devoid of common sense?

Post by oftenwrong on Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:36 pm

Iran sends monkey into Space.

http://news.uk.msn.com/blog/trending-blogpost.aspx?post=cbc07a6a-8676-4080-851b-b109526d449a&_nwpt=1

One of our Tory Front Bench is missing
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Re: Are politicians devoid of common sense?

Post by tlttf on Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:52 pm

lol Very Happy

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Re: Are politicians devoid of common sense?

Post by Phil Hornby on Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:34 pm

"One of our Tory Front Bench is missing"

(dailyshame.co.uk)

" They promised me it was only a toy rocket..."
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Re: Are politicians devoid of common sense?

Post by boatlady on Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:07 pm

If only ---
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Re: Are politicians devoid of common sense?

Post by skwalker1964 on Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:35 pm

Phil Hornby wrote:"One of our Tory Front Bench is missing"

(dailyshame.co.uk)

" They promised me it was only a toy rocket..."

With respect, Gove does not look like a monkey or ape.

He looks like a pez-dispenser possessed by a Victorian ghost. (Thank you Sandy Toksvig!)

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Re: Are politicians devoid of common sense?

Post by Ivan on Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:55 am

As the festive season approaches, Keith Vaz and George Osborne join forces to offer specialist parties.....


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Re: Are politicians devoid of common sense?

Post by oftenwrong on Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:48 pm

Everyone has commonsense. Ask anyone whether they possess it. You'll never get a negative answer. Politicians though are in a special category - a Ministerial Car confers infallibility.

Until it doesn't.

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Re: Are politicians devoid of common sense?

Post by oftenwrong on Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:52 pm

An analysis by Janan Ganesh
Financial Times

Hysteria and hypocrisy in the war on mediocrity

"Only beside a future king could Kate Middleton (millionaire parents, premium education) count as normal. Only after David Cameron could Theresa May (vicar’s daughter, English Home Counties for life) hail “ordinary working-class people” eight times in one speech as though she were their natural tribune. The privileged can pass for plain as long as aristocratic blood does not course through them, such is the mad tapestry of British social class."




http://www.msn.com/en-gb/money/news/hysteria-and-hypocrisy-in-the-war-on-mediocrity/ar-AAiNEyS?li=BBoPMmp&ocid=iehp
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Re: Are politicians devoid of common sense?

Post by boatlady on Wed Sep 14, 2016 9:14 am

Interesting argument and of course the author is right to point out that no-one wants social mobility if it entails the risk of downward mobility as well as upward mobility

Personally, I'm inclined to accept the argument that quibbling about fashions in education is pointless until we can establish a mindset that values every individual and every talent, equally.

Myself, I'd rather be a competent and happy floor scrubber that a stressed and incompetent captain of industry - if only the rewards and prestige were more equal
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Re: Are politicians devoid of common sense?

Post by oftenwrong on Fri Oct 07, 2016 11:38 am

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Re: Are politicians devoid of common sense?

Post by oftenwrong on Thu Nov 17, 2016 7:33 pm

The sentence "Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose." was written by Gertrude Stein as part of the 1913 poem "Sacred Emily" but the sentiment applies to all politicians anywhere. They have a tendency to regard those whom they presumably serve, as "the enemy".

"Three arrested after ‘pig-headed’ Sheffield Council mounts dawn chainsaw raid on trees"

Read more at: http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/environment/inexcusable-three-arrested-after-pig-headed-sheffield-council-mounts-dawn-chainsaw-raid-on-trees-1-8243221

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Y C M I U !

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Re: Are politicians devoid of common sense?

Post by boatlady on Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:18 pm

Extracting the urine
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