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Red 4

2,727 posts

92 months

Tuesday 25th September 2012
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Marty Funkhouser said:
Christ Almighty - how hopelessly naive are the Tories?

Mitchell should have the backbone to just resign. Nothing underlines how far out of touch the Tory party is than this incident. Are we really surprised given the 'Bullingdon' element within the Conservatives?
1. Hopeless ? Abolutely. More arrogance than naivity though. A toxic combination.

2. I doubt Mitchell will resign (unless he is told to). There are plenty of policies that underline how out of touch this government is. Most of them will backfire eventually. Unfortunately most of the Government will have moved on to pastures new or have been moved sideways when they do.

Jasandjules

57,627 posts

134 months

Tuesday 25th September 2012
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crankedup said:
Disagree, this is a story that will come back and bite the Tories in a couple of years time. The public have long memories for this type of behaviour, Brown bigot anyone. Damage has been done now and it will cost Tory votes. As for Mitchell, pawn in a storm.
Indeed. I have visions of something like "Plebs don't vote for Toffs" or something equally disparaging ona campaign poster when the elections come.

REALIST123

6,410 posts

58 months

Tuesday 25th September 2012
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crankedup said:
ClaphamGT3 said:
Jasandjules said:
Well he was right, the officer hasn't heard the last of it.......

Sadly, I think keeping him in power is more damaging than getting rid of him - that kind of arrogant attitude is already costing the Govt votes (far too many poor people unhappy with the "we are all in this together" from multi-millionaires who have no idea how bad things are for the poor) and this I think will not assist at all.
I think that he and CCO will be working on the basis that this will be completely forgotten in a couple of weeks.

Cameron has a well documented distaste for being 'bounced' into appointment decisions by the public/the press. I suspect that Mitchell is as safe as he wants to be,
Disagree, this is a story that will come back and bite the Tories in a couple of years time. The public have long memories for this type of behaviour, Brown bigot anyone. Damage has been done now and it will cost Tory votes. As for Mitchell, pawn in a storm.
Don't think so. There are so many reasons to not vote for the Tories or any other of the main three parties that this will pale into insignificance.

Apache

39,690 posts

189 months

Tuesday 25th September 2012
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REALIST123 said:
crankedup said:
ClaphamGT3 said:
Jasandjules said:
Well he was right, the officer hasn't heard the last of it.......

Sadly, I think keeping him in power is more damaging than getting rid of him - that kind of arrogant attitude is already costing the Govt votes (far too many poor people unhappy with the "we are all in this together" from multi-millionaires who have no idea how bad things are for the poor) and this I think will not assist at all.
I think that he and CCO will be working on the basis that this will be completely forgotten in a couple of weeks.

Cameron has a well documented distaste for being 'bounced' into appointment decisions by the public/the press. I suspect that Mitchell is as safe as he wants to be,
Disagree, this is a story that will come back and bite the Tories in a couple of years time. The public have long memories for this type of behaviour, Brown bigot anyone. Damage has been done now and it will cost Tory votes. As for Mitchell, pawn in a storm.
Don't think so. There are so many reasons to not vote for the Tories or any other of the main three parties that this will pale into insignificance.
That's the way I see it too, politicians have been losing public support ever since the expenses scandal and they seem to think it's all forgotten, far from it, there is a smouldering resentment that grows with every thoughtless action or act of arrogance, from Chris Huhnes apparent immunity from the law to David Camerons father in law making a mint from his windmills. Joe Public is sick of them and as jobs are lost, wages freeze, petrol prices and taxes soar?.....the resentment grows

ViperPict

10,022 posts

142 months

Tuesday 25th September 2012
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Boris wading in on the side of the cops now...
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Derek Smith

24,138 posts

153 months

Tuesday 25th September 2012
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ViperPict said:
Boris wading in on the side of the cops now...
Boris wading in on the side that might cause Cameron problems I would suggest.

Halb

30,569 posts

88 months

Tuesday 25th September 2012
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Yeah. That wasn't really unexpected.biggrin

ViperPict

10,022 posts

142 months

Tuesday 25th September 2012
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Halb said:
Yeah. That wasn't really unexpected.biggrin
Are you implying Boris has a STRATEGY?! laugh

elster

17,356 posts

115 months

Tuesday 25th September 2012
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Derek Smith said:
ViperPict said:
Boris wading in on the side of the cops now...
Boris wading in on the side that might cause Cameron problems I would suggest.
Didn't he wade in on day 1?

Halb

30,569 posts

88 months

Tuesday 25th September 2012
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ViperPict said:
Are you implying Boris has a STRATEGY?! laugh
Er, be less st than Dave?

ViperPict

10,022 posts

142 months

Tuesday 25th September 2012
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Halb said:
ViperPict said:
Are you implying Boris has a STRATEGY?! laugh
Er, be less st than Dave?
Do you need a strategy for that?

Halb

30,569 posts

88 months

Tuesday 25th September 2012
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ViperPict said:
Do you need a strategy for that?
You do if you're in the Tory party.

Derek Smith

24,138 posts

153 months

Wednesday 26th September 2012
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elster said:
Didn't he wade in on day 1?
The first I heard was Day 2 but if I were a betting man I'd put money on what you say. Never one to miss an angle is our Johnson. I'd call him a reed, bendin depending on which way the wind blows, but even reeds have roots.

Digga

17,067 posts

188 months

Wednesday 26th September 2012
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This from a mate's Arsebook page:


chimster

1,746 posts

114 months

Wednesday 26th September 2012
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Brilliant biggrin

Pupp

8,644 posts

177 months

Wednesday 26th September 2012
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PC Pleb protest

About anytime now that one of the aghast public bystanders comes forward to tell their tale isn't it? smile

retrobob

2,016 posts

94 months

Wednesday 26th September 2012
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Pleb T Shirt >


Mr Sparkle

1,898 posts

75 months

Wednesday 26th September 2012
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Pupp said:
PC Pleb protest

About anytime now that one of the aghast public bystanders comes forward to tell their tale isn't it? smile
That T-shirt does make him look like a pleb though.

Martyn-123

587 posts

90 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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Has he gone yet ?

Johnnytheboy

12,652 posts

91 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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Not sure why everyone is so surprised at a cyclist getting angry and shouting at people getting in his way.