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Farewell Sir Malcolm Rifkind

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On 24 Feb 2015 at 12:41pm Conservative Voice wrote:
One of the great stalwarts of our party and one of Margaret Thatcher`s most trusted colleagues and advisers has been brought low by the baying hounds of the left wing media. The "self employed" Sir Malcolm was only attempting to supplement his meagre income with another small job with a foreign company.What on earth could be wrong with that?He has after all got plenty of time on his hands being an M.P., Chairman of the commons Security and Defence Comittee and five other company directorships so what could possibly be the harm?If outstanding talents like Sir Malcolm are not allowed top have a little pocket money and some outside interests then politics will become the sole preserve of those unambitious politicians who are happy to live on a pittance and devote themselves solely to the boring and undemanding job. of looking after their constituents.Then where would we be eh!
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On 24 Feb 2015 at 12:52pm Xplorer1 wrote:
Quite so CV. And I always thought of him as one of the moderate, high-integrity one-nation Tories. How wrong can you be? And in his justification yesterday morning he said "There are 200 MP's doing the same thing" as part of his justification. The premise being that 200 MP's can't be wrong. Hmmm.....
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On 24 Feb 2015 at 1:14pm mikey wrote:
I quite agree with the above sentiments but it's not just tories, Jack Straw of course. Labour are all about self sacrifice for the underdog, not.
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On 24 Feb 2015 at 1:32pm Kent wrote:
Whist not seeking to defend Tony Blair`s creature Jack Straw in the slightest, he was due to retire in a May.Rifkind was planning to stay as MP for Kensington an Chelsea for the forseeable future if events had not intervened.
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On 24 Feb 2015 at 1:37pm Ed Can Do wrote:
Still, this is good news for the lower paid out there. After all, if a Tory minister reckons 67,000 a year isn't enough to live on I guess we can expect to see minimum wage go up to 32 per hour pretty soon.
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On 24 Feb 2015 at 1:46pm Old Bloke wrote:
Minimum wage go up? Do me a favour - it'll be a pittance whichever party is in power.
I'm sure I heard wonkey eyed Gordon boasting about how Labour had lifted the minimum wage to 6 something - hardly something to brag about but then it was coming from a financial wizard that didn't realise he couldn't claim for dry cleaning on his fiddled expenses
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On 24 Feb 2015 at 1:59pm trooper wrote:
Well well CV tells us that it is totally OK for our MPs to earn some "pocket money", I assume he thinks that 67,000 per annum is poor return for their labours.there are many in this land who would wish to see half that figure. Let me now assure him that I consider Honour and Duty to be the watchword of all politicos local or national, and it this not the case their watchword now is greed and more greed.and we are asked to respect them !! Respect is earned not granted just because of who you are.I am sure he will dismiss this post but that is the privilege of the fanatic."Conservative Voice" you are not my Tory voice.
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On 24 Feb 2015 at 2:07pm simon wrote:
Trooper's response scares the life out of me.
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On 24 Feb 2015 at 2:27pm Ratty wrote:
For trooper. Definition of irony: the expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect.
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On 24 Feb 2015 at 2:30pm Old Bloke wrote:
@Ratty - how helpful of you and thank you for dropping in with your pearls of wisdom and guidance.
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On 24 Feb 2015 at 2:41pm Old Record wrote:
and thank you OB, for........um......neither.
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On 24 Feb 2015 at 5:34pm Old Rope wrote:
God bless you Sir Talcum Riffkink,help yourself to as much dosh as you want your Highness.
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On 24 Feb 2015 at 5:54pm Biggles the billionaire wrote:
For there to be rich there must be poor now run along little people you are boring me.
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On 24 Feb 2015 at 6:10pm Algy wrote:
Well said old chap
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On 24 Feb 2015 at 6:22pm Mavis wrote:
There mustnt be such a thing as ambition anymore !!
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On 24 Feb 2015 at 7:28pm Red ken wrote:
Typical Tory scumbag
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On 24 Feb 2015 at 11:09pm wrote:
Sooner or later we're going to see a thread on the forum in which our usual Tory apologists don't expose their utter stupidity.
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On 24 Feb 2015 at 11:09pm wrote:
Sooner or later we're going to see a thread on the forum in which our usual Tory apologists don't expose their utter stupidity.
 
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On 25 Feb 2015 at 11:40am Silly Bo**lcks wrote:
Sooner or later we're going to see a thread where someone exposes a screen name along with their large ego
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On 25 Feb 2015 at 12:00pm Ho**lcks wrote:
Sooner or later we're going to see a thread where someone exposes their Bo**ocks and can spell
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On 25 Feb 2015 at 5:36pm Malted milk drink wrote:
Well said Horlicks - perhaps that helps Malc sleep @ night


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