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Fri Oct 3, 2014, 03:22 PM

This is a British Ted Cruz wannbe.

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/oct/03/george-osborne-charities-business-chancellor

I am no expert of UK politics, I have been away for so long. However, this guy sounds a little too extreme for the Conservative Party, as I remember them.

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Reply This is a British Ted Cruz wannbe. (Original post)
pennylane100 Oct 2014 OP
muriel_volestrangler Oct 2014 #1
pennylane100 Oct 2014 #3
LeftishBrit Oct 2014 #5
LeftishBrit Oct 2014 #2
blkmusclmachine Oct 2014 #4
T_i_B Oct 2014 #6


Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 3, 2014, 04:30 PM

3. I think he is a disgusting human being.

However, I am a firm believer in the fact that people get the government they deserve. I believe there is a general election in the UK sometime next year. If so, and this POS manages to hold on to his seat, the people that put him there have lost the right to complain as do those who did not bother going to the polls or taking the time they understand issues that determine their future.

This was made crystal clear in Ferguson, when an all white police force killed an innocent young black man and used military force to repress the protestors. When I heard that the white population was around 36 percent of the total, I wondered how they were able to control the council, the school board, the police force and just about every important aspect of running a town. Sadly, I read that the voter turnout for the last municipal election was 12 percent. While this number was not broken down by race, the fact that whites won all the races must have been a result of a larger turnout of the 36 percent white voters and a low turnout of the majority of black voters.

I am sure the underrepresented people of Ferguson will make sure be very active in future elections and that will be the end of white dominance of the local government.

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Response to pennylane100 (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 3, 2014, 05:25 PM

5. Osborne will keep his seat, no doubt about it

It's Tatton. He has a majority of about 14,500 (32%) and, unless the Labour and LibDem candidates both pull out in favour of an effective Independent candidate (as really did happen to his 1990s predecessor Neil Hamilton after a scandal), he is safe.

With any luck, however, this government will be kicked out next time, and Osborne will lose his job. The Tories only got 36% of the vote last time, after all.

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Response to pennylane100 (Original post)

Fri Oct 3, 2014, 04:22 PM

2. This is disgusting...

especially given Cameron's 'Big Society' concept. Charities are supposed to take up the slack for the government cuts, but they're not supposed to open their mouths!

Charities are not 'anti-business'. Some of my education-related work has led me into collaborations with non-profits, and I am very aware that businesses and charities work together quite a lot. 'Anti-business' is really a code here for 'anti-the concept of the very rich having a total right to fuck the poor'.

Moreover, this is evidence that, while some people genuinely believe that the government is not the best source of help for people in need, many people use this as a cover for a belief that people in need shouldn't be helped at all.

The Tories have got worse recently, since deciding that they have to win RW voters back from UKIP.



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Response to pennylane100 (Original post)

Fri Oct 3, 2014, 04:54 PM

4. Dangerous ideologue.

 

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Sat Oct 4, 2014, 07:29 AM

6. Isn't Ted Cruz a Gideon Osborne wannabe?

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