On 31 Mar 2015 at 12:41am Sussex Dim wrote:
The Tories are embarrassed by their links to the Bullingdon Club, but they're the kind of Con Artist that keep saying 'We're All In It Together' Thats Pure Bull !!
The Link probably won't work... (again)
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On 31 Mar 2015 at 12:53am Sussex Dim wrote:
As I thought the link didn't work.. thats how embarrassed the Tories are.. They've gone all over the web trying make it harder to mention the Bullingdon Club & the Tory Party..
Has someone here got a working link to the notorious photo of the Class of 1987?
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On 31 Mar 2015 at 1:00am Bullingdon Bullies wrote:
The club has always been noted for its wealthy members, grand banquets and boisterous rituals, such as vandalising ('trashing') of restaurants and college rooms, complemented by a tradition of on-the-spot payment for damage. Its ostentatious display of wealth attracts controversy, since many ex-members have moved up to high political posts, most notably the current British Prime Minister David Cameron, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, and Mayor of London Boris Johnson. A number of episodes over many decades have provided anecdotal evidence of the Club's behaviour. Andrew Gimson, biographer of Boris Johnson, reported about the club in the 1980s: "I don't think an evening would have ended without a restaurant being trashed and being paid for in full, very often in cash. [...] A night in the cells would be regarded as being par for a Buller man and so would debagging anyone who really attracted the irritation of the Buller men."
Dinners in recent years, being relatively low key, have not attracted press attention, though in 2005, following damage to a 15th-century pub in Oxfordshire during a dinner, four members of the party were arrested; the incident was widely reported. A further dinner was reported in 2010 after damage to a country house. In February 2013, the Daily Mirror reported that an initiation for a new member to the Club involved burning a £50 note in front of a beggar.
In the last few years, the Bullingdon has been mentioned in the debates of the House of Commons in order to draw attention to excessive behaviour across the British class spectrum, and to embarrass prominent Conservative Party politicians who are former members of the Bullingdon.
On 31 Mar 2015 at 8:10am Grafter wrote:
Why are people so fascinated by the Bullingdon Club? Maybe it represents a challenge to the idea of meritocracy that is so highly promoted via state education. It functions as a trigger to drive leftists into overstating their class war agenda which most of us find revolting. If I was a labour or green politician I would play it down as it is a counter productive strategy.
At least they mostly pay for the damage they do, unlike the mobs of leftists like UAE who regularily destroy private property and cause injury and inconvenience with no apology "because oppression".
On 31 Mar 2015 at 9:24am Grafter wrote:
Just trolling you all! having a little joke. They are all really shape-shifting lizards and I am now Jesus.
On 31 Mar 2015 at 10:08am God wrote:
On 31 Mar 2015 at 10:17pm Cameroon wrote:
Great post Grafter. You're against meritocracy but hate class war. Your degree is in Logic I assume.
On 31 Mar 2015 at 11:15pm Grafter wrote:
You are aware presumably that the word "meritocracy" was originally used satirically by Michael Young? A true meritocracy would be a far more elitist society than we live in now. But no, I have no degree or any educational qualifications whatsoever as I left school at 15. Lucky for me to have wiser souls like you to learn from.
On 1 Apr 2015 at 8:04am Cameroon wrote:
Yes, I did know the original meaning of the term 'meritocracy' Grafter. But you were not using it in that sense in your earlier post, were you? And I'm sorry your education was so restricted. 11 plus failure presumably. It always fascinates me how the not very bright fawn over their betters.
On 1 Apr 2015 at 2:45pm Grafter wrote:
Well I can always buy in the "expertise" of the highly educated but I prefer not to employ them for long as they keep telling me how much debt they have and it gets rather dull after a while. I suppose I am biased towards the well off as they are my clients. I certainly don't consider them my betters or anything like that though.
Obviously I lack the silver tongue of the intellectual but what I was trying to say was that all this talk of youthful indescretion by politicians can be applied to everyone else as well. Milibands' Trotskyist past and C.Lucas active opposition to security of the nation etc.
On 1 Apr 2015 at 10:00pm Cameroon Diaz wrote:
There's something about Mary Tocracy