DEM not gonna CON dis NATION: Rolling UK politics in the short-lived post-Murdoch era

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FUCK THESE PEOPLE.

natalie imbroglio (suzy), Tuesday, 19 July 2011 15:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

Wheelchair services an interesting choice for the first round, given Cameron's been talking about his troubles with them.

stet, Tuesday, 19 July 2011 15:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

Seriously, fuck these guys. They know it's completely buried.

emil.y, Tuesday, 19 July 2011 15:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

I hear Champneys in Tring treats people in wheelchairs well...

James Mitchell, Tuesday, 19 July 2011 15:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

Interesting choice of day to announce this eh?

a million anons (onimo), Tuesday, 19 July 2011 15:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Guardian has the Lansley announcement story on page 15, the Independent on page 21, The Times on page 17 and the Daily Mail on page 31. And that's your lot.

James Mitchell, Wednesday, 20 July 2011 07:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

iirc this was something that was going to happen. and now it has happened, kind of thing.

only bad dog on the street (history mayne), Wednesday, 20 July 2011 08:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

Osborne's lost his (Jonny) marbles?

R. Stornoway (Tom D.), Thursday, 21 July 2011 11:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Dorset County Council is closing 9 of its 34 libraries, with 11 of those left to be run by unpaid volunteers and community groups.

Apparently it's OK because 75 per cent of Dorset residents never set foot inside a library.

Wonder what the percentage of primary school age children is. Oh.

James Mitchell, Thursday, 21 July 2011 14:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

They all vote Tory down there anyway, so fuck 'em, they're getting what they voted for

R. Stornoway (Tom D.), Thursday, 21 July 2011 14:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

those primary school age child tory voters are the fuckin worst

MY WEEDS STRONG BLUD.mp3 (nakhchivan), Thursday, 21 July 2011 14:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

Let them take it up with their parents

R. Stornoway (Tom D.), Thursday, 21 July 2011 14:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

d-cam is editing the next issue of the big issue o_0 o_0

whose ideas was that? good god

lex pretend, Friday, 22 July 2011 09:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

sure that's "editing" and not "selling" ?

graveshitwave (Noodle Vague), Friday, 22 July 2011 09:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

get on with running the country into the ground you prick

ledge, Friday, 22 July 2011 09:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, in this current situation, that's bound to be a good idea.

Next up, Harold Shipman opens his own old people's home...

Mark G, Friday, 22 July 2011 09:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

d-cam is editing the next issue of the big issue o_0 o_0

whose ideas was that?

[Big Issue founder, John] Bird revealed in 2010 "My guilty secret is that I’m really a working class Tory. There, I’ve said it. I’d love to be a liberal because they’re the nice people but it’s really hard work – I can’t swallow their gullibility and I think their ideas are stupid. I’d love to be someone who wonders around in a kind of Utopian paradise seeing only the good in everybody but I just can’t. I support capital punishment for a start. I know this will destroy my reputation among middle-class liberals but I’m 64 now and I should be able to breathe a bit. Wearing the corsetry of liberalism means that every now and then you have to take it off."

R. Stornoway (Tom D.), Friday, 22 July 2011 10:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

My guilty secret is that I’m really a working class Tory

Form what i've seen of this guy over the years I wouldn't exactly call that a secret

R. Stornoway (Tom D.), Friday, 22 July 2011 10:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

"working class"

graveshitwave (Noodle Vague), Friday, 22 July 2011 10:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

Is that the British meaning of 'liberal' or the American definition?

natalie imbroglio (suzy), Friday, 22 July 2011 10:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

US I imagine, I assume the sneer used when saying it is the same in any case

R. Stornoway (Tom D.), Friday, 22 July 2011 10:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

Getting people to sell your product without having to worry about if they have enough to pay their mortgages...

Mark G, Friday, 22 July 2011 10:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

Plus, of course, being pure 'profit-share' means the minimum wage doesn't apply, right?

Mark G, Friday, 22 July 2011 10:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm not slagging the whole enterprise, just defining it.

Mark G, Friday, 22 July 2011 10:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

I used to write for the Big Issue in the '90s. I seldom see people buying them with the same enthusiasm today.

natalie imbroglio (suzy), Friday, 22 July 2011 11:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yes, it's only middle-class liberals who wonder around in a kind of Utopian paradise seeing only the good in everybody who seem to buy it these days

R. Stornoway (Tom D.), Friday, 22 July 2011 11:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

The rest of us have taken our corsets off and say "no thanks"

Mark G, Friday, 22 July 2011 11:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

Huhne's a naughty boy then?

R. Stornoway (Tom D.), Friday, 22 July 2011 13:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

Re: RAF Leuchars

Dowd / Billy Dods - please email me at albaba at gmail dot com if you're interested in writing a short blogpost about the closure for this series:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/series/the-cuts-get-personal

... or could put me in touch with someone who might be.

Cheers

Alba, Monday, 25 July 2011 16:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

Does ilx just not have a norway massarcre thread? Or am I being dense looking at sna?

I am Louise Boat (a hoy hoy), Monday, 25 July 2011 17:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

2011 Oslo/Utoeya Norway attacks

Gukbe, Monday, 25 July 2011 17:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

Cheers.

I am Louise Boat (a hoy hoy), Monday, 25 July 2011 17:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

What an amazing old duffer:

A DISTINGUISHED barrister has called on Theresa May to ban “left-wing” marches in Piccadilly after damage to the Ritz at anti-cuts protests earlier this year.

John Beveridge QC (pictured) co-founder and chairman of amenity group the St James’s Conservation Trust, said such marches attracted “ragtag” protesters who “become violent and urinate all over the place”.

He added: “I have written to the Home Secretary, who has responded in the usual pusillanimous and ambiguous way, that these marches should be sent on routes that don’t take them past Fortnum and Mason and Cartier and the Ritz, that pass ordinary shops that won’t so inflame them. There’s no fun for them in attacking Safeway or Costcutter, but they love beating up the Ritz.

“The Home Secretary should have a bit more political guts and say that this type of march must be diverted elsewhere.”

http://www.westendextra.com/news/2011/jul/keep-activist-protests-away-ritz-says-john-beveridge-qc-common-sense-restrict-marches

James Mitchell, Wednesday, 27 July 2011 06:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

ahem, safeway haven't existed in the UK for a decade or thereabouts?

i'm not a lawyer, but i play one on a messageboard (stevie), Wednesday, 27 July 2011 07:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

Think the 73 year-old barister might be a little out-of-touch.

James Mitchell, Wednesday, 27 July 2011 07:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

Personally I want my protesters to be urinating everywhere!

I am Louise Boat (a hoy hoy), Wednesday, 27 July 2011 08:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14315442

Once Were Moderators (DG), Wednesday, 27 July 2011 19:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

can't wait for the next series of the thick of it:

Steve Hilton, David Cameron’s enigmatic strategy director, has startled colleagues by proposing the abolition of maternity leave and all consumer rights legislation, as part of an initiative to inject life into Britain’s sluggish economy.Mr Hilton’s crusade against employment legislation also saw him suggest that Mr Cameron just ignore European labour regulations on temporary workers, prompting an exasperated exchange with Jeremy Heywood, Downing Street’s permanent secretary.
“Steve asked why the PM had to obey the law,” said one Whitehall insider of a meeting in March to discuss the government’s growth strategy. “Jeremy had to explain that if David Cameron breaks the law he could be put in prison.”
Mr Hilton is highly admired by Mr Cameron for his original thinking, but the shaven-headed policy guru’s friends admit that three-quarters of his ideas fail to get off the drawing board – to the relief of colleagues.

even the FT raising an eyebrow there.

joe, Wednesday, 27 July 2011 21:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

but they love beating up the Ritz.

If you're blue and you don't know where to go to
Why don't you go where lefties have fits
Beating up the Ritz.

Keep shouting sir, we'll find you (DavidM), Wednesday, 27 July 2011 23:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

holy shit the thick of it best come back now

I am Louise Boat (a hoy hoy), Thursday, 28 July 2011 07:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

That Thick of It special must have been thrown off course so many times in the last 18 months or so. The level of rewriting going on must have been ridiculous.

Matt DC, Thursday, 28 July 2011 08:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://www.newstatesman.com/blogs/the-staggers/2011/07/blue-labour-conservative-mood

These people are the most appalling cocks.

Matt DC, Friday, 29 July 2011 10:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

who? the SWP, Blu Labor or Mandy?

i'm sorry for whatever (Noodle Vague), Friday, 29 July 2011 10:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

i know what the answer is really :)

i'm sorry for whatever (Noodle Vague), Friday, 29 July 2011 10:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

'all of them' iirc

only bad dog on the street (history mayne), Friday, 29 July 2011 12:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg, who was at Oxford University at the same time as Mrs Mensch, insisted he had only ever witnessed her enjoying a "small glass of sherry".

MY WEEDS STRONG BLUD.mp3 (nakhchivan), Saturday, 30 July 2011 02:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

Presumably the stern, disapproving glare of Jacob Rees-Mogg's nanny ensured that she behaved appropriately when in his vicinity.

HIS BODY IS FAT BECAUSE HE HAVE BIG HEART (ShariVari), Saturday, 30 July 2011 07:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

class bigotry is a terrible thing so i take no pleasure in wanting to set Jacob Rees-Mogg's tweed suit on fire

i'm sorry for whatever (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 30 July 2011 07:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

"I saw her taking snuff occasionally but what's wrong with that?"

a more annuated ilx user (Ned Trifle II), Saturday, 30 July 2011 07:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

Is it worse when they actually believe it or when it's like this, whatever this is

cardamon, Thursday, 10 April 2014 20:32 (1 week ago) Permalink

I take whatever solace I can find in the fact that we can never truly know the difference.

tsrobodo, Thursday, 10 April 2014 20:56 (1 week ago) Permalink

i'm not calling any ilxer on this so much as goggling that enough cretins voted for a cunt who's pulling rhetorical gestures with a 2000 year plus heritage

twistent consistent (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 10 April 2014 23:30 (1 week ago) Permalink

The kid who plays Joffrey in Game of Thrones - I'm sure he's basing himself partly on Cameron.

1 pONO 3v3Ry+h1n G!!!1 (dog latin), Thursday, 17 April 2014 10:30 (2 days ago) Permalink


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