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Red 4

2,641 posts

84 months

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Tuesday 25th September 2012 quote quote all
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

55,288 posts

126 months

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Tuesday 25th September 2012 quote quote all
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

5,236 posts

50 months

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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

39,655 posts

181 months

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Tuesday 25th September 2012 quote quote all
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

9,909 posts

134 months

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Tuesday 25th September 2012 quote quote all

Boris wading in on the side of the cops now...
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Derek Smith

22,393 posts

145 months

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Tuesday 25th September 2012 quote quote all
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

26,966 posts

80 months

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

ViperPict

9,909 posts

134 months

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

elster

17,350 posts

107 months

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Tuesday 25th September 2012 quote quote all
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

26,966 posts

80 months

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

ViperPict

9,909 posts

134 months

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Tuesday 25th September 2012 quote quote all
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

26,966 posts

80 months

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

Derek Smith

22,393 posts

145 months

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Wednesday 26th September 2012 quote quote all
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

15,265 posts

180 months

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


chimster

1,731 posts

106 months

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Wednesday 26th September 2012 quote quote all
Brilliant biggrin

Pupp

8,372 posts

169 months

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Wednesday 26th September 2012 quote quote all
PC Pleb protest

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

retrobob

1,892 posts

86 months

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Wednesday 26th September 2012 quote quote all
Pleb T Shirt >


Mr Sparkle

1,890 posts

67 months

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Wednesday 26th September 2012 quote quote all
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

578 posts

82 months

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Saturday 13th October 2012 quote quote all
Has he gone yet ?

Johnnytheboy

11,688 posts

83 months

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