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Lack of humour

On 1 Apr 2010 at 2:42pm banksish wrote:
The Tory poster opposite the Elly has been altered twice, but both times "Tory Boy" has ripped down the apparently offending items.
Have we lost all sense of humour with election time looming?
Please discuss
On 1 Apr 2010 at 4:48pm Taff wrote:
I saw 2 lads tearing at that tory poster yesterday evening and had to have words with them. They left the shreds on the pavement when there is a litter bin within 2 metres! Fair enough they picked it up and put the litter in the bin. Well done lads and thank you for helping to keep the town tidier.
On 1 Apr 2010 at 5:12pm Clifford wrote:
You need a sense of humour if you're a Tory. After 13 years of Labour government they should be 20% in front in the polls instead of where they are. I suppose people still remember Thatcher and the rest of the monsters.
On 1 Apr 2010 at 5:15pm Normans Wisdom wrote:
Who could forget Thatcher and her mob? Tory government again? No thanks. I think I might have to emigrate.
On 1 Apr 2010 at 6:47pm James wrote:
Cameron, the other day made a comment about How labour were "Pandering to the rail unions" Reminds me of things Thatcher used to say. They cannot be allowed back into power.
On 1 Apr 2010 at 7:53pm Old Cynic wrote:
Have you noticed how Cameron does the weird Thatcher voice thing? Angry voice then, soft, heard on one side, caring voice. Freaks me out!
On 1 Apr 2010 at 8:05pm Clifford wrote:
One thing we can be certain of. Cameron won't be PM and Osborne won't be Chancellor. People might not want Brown back but they certainly don't want the Tories either.
On 1 Apr 2010 at 9:24pm Tory Boy wrote:
Hahahaha You guys are Clueless.. Thatcher cleared the mess of the Labour party up... smashed the Unions and got the country in order...
Good old labour over spent, sold off the gold reserves at the lowest price they could get for them and plunged us into recession, caused by their own inability to manage the money.
Who really wants another 4 years of Trade Unions running the country to sh1t!!!!
There is only one option this Election.... the Futures Bright!! The Futures BLUE!!!
On 1 Apr 2010 at 11:18pm huw wrote:
It's like DFE has decided to post about politics instead of TESCO
On 2 Apr 2010 at 7:28am Papa Smurf wrote:
There was a time when I used to vote conservative, but as the years have gone by, I can reflect on the changes that were made by Thatcher and certainly do not intend to vote that way again. Looking back, I agree that Thatcher's government vandalised Britain.
But things could be worse and the forthcoming election will determine how many Jeremy Kyle viewers can hold a pen and place an X in the box - if labour get in again we will complete our current path towards total financial and moral bankruptcy.
On 2 Apr 2010 at 11:36am Off-Message wrote:
Those who bang on about how awful it was under Thatcher in the 80s never trouble themselves with thoughts about what things might have been like if Labour had been elected in 1979 or worse, 1983. Sometimes, things are just so bad that any government is going to be unpopular. It was like that in 1979 and arguably is like that now. The merit of the Thatcher years, in this respect, was that the governement got a grip on the situation and reestablished the idea (if not always the reality) of the proper balance between the state and civil society. It's difficult to see, frankly, how Labour would have done any such thing and in all likelihood Britain would have just lurched from legitimacy crisis to legitimacy crisis under a corporatist government with the economy becoming increasingly less competitive in international markets. Ironically, many of those liberal-lefty 40-somethings who pontificate now about how bad things were under Thatcher owe their relative comfort in significant measure to the changes brought about in the 80s. Nor did Labour, when they eventually came back to government in 1997, seek to undo the essentials of the new consensus established during the Tory years.
On 3 Apr 2010 at 5:48am expat two wrote:
Ironically, many of those who worship Thatcher always overlook that the Tories (ie the conservative ones) were in power for a period when the global economy rocketed. They also overlook that whilst things were bad in the 70's they were bad, usually worse, throughout the world. The UK, under Thatcher and the Conservatives, became the poor man of Europe whilst everybody else overtook. Thats when the UK started becoming the laughing stock of the world. She made a few people richer, and convinced a whole load of mugs they were better off.
They also evidently think that New Labour aren't tories. With that kind of perspective, is it any wonder they believe the crap they read about her in their Daily Mail?
I've got a tenner that says when she finally dies, she'll get a send off comparable to Stalin's, with just as much propagandist revisionism and just as many fools going along with it. Any takers?
On 3 Apr 2010 at 1:48pm Ed Can Do wrote:
I think when she dies they should slit her throat and bury her head down, just to make sure she's dead.
On 4 Apr 2010 at 1:55am expat two wrote:
to mis-paraphrase Frankie Boyle, do we have to wait until she dies?
On 4 Apr 2010 at 11:02am huw wrote:
If she's to het a state funeral, can we at least bury her now
On 4 Apr 2010 at 12:34pm James wrote:
Huw, you beat me to it with that comment. I agree why wait until she is dead.
On 4 Apr 2010 at 6:47pm Beentheredonethat wrote:
Chill all perlease.
I've been voting since god knows when and every few years I've scurried off to do my civic duty. Lets be honest here, bugger all ever really changes. Folk always say "I'm off" when anybody wins that they didn't vote for..guess what?.. no one does leave and we all carry on as usual. Party politicians are self serving, as has become very clear to us all. They put themselves at 1, party at 2 and you at best at 3. Storming Norman will walk it down here anyway so this LibDemTory stuff is all bull! Have some fun and vote for the local nutter, there is always at least 1 on the paper. CHILL OUT this is going to go on and on and on and on and on.........
On 4 Apr 2010 at 7:03pm easterbunny wrote:
When she dies I get the chumbawamba celebratory single. Can't wait. And if you want one, go to their website and sign up. Then we can have a street party.
On 6 Apr 2010 at 11:58am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
I have a long-standing arrangement with many lefty friends to congregate at her grave at noon on the first Saturday after she's buried, so we can dance on it. That'll be some party!
On 7 Apr 2010 at 12:01pm expat 2 wrote:
You're out of luck ACT, the Thatchers are perfectly well aware of how reviled she is and have already made plans which don't involve any public accessible burial ground.

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