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Tory? Of course he is!
you get six photos of him with the biggest shit-eating-grin ever..
then one all saaad :-(
paedo of the day.
it's like he's got to stay inside and it's sunny.
Although that page does also inform me of the frankly heartbreaking plight of sub post offices in Bournemouth's Western suburbs....I'm feeling quite upset now.
oops! It was Nick Clegg in my old house though.
My parents have kim howells <3. Choice quotes: "turner prize - cold mechanical bullshit"
"royal family - a bit bonkers"
Locally it's a Labour guy but I don't know who.
Iiiiiiii be the cat?
with a kind of gusto/abandon
like a cheer
representative for an inner city district, and head of the countryside alliance. WICKED!!!!!!!!
Didn't he go out with June Sarpong? That kind of lapse in judgement cannot be explained or forgiven.
Our country is properly fucked up.
i knew there must have been some dealings to get her that.
after watching her on t4 for a decade i think she should be hung rather than given a gong.
Although I think I'm one of the few people in the world who doesn't hate June Sarpong.
I've met him though, I like him.
ppl i h8
I've seen him in the pub
I feel like I've posted in this thread a bit too much now...
the Belgian Hazel Blears?
according to google. i think.
as in worst MP.
and try and not lol at the absurdity of the photograph:
what's strange about that photo is the fact that it's on her own official website.
why would she publicise a photo where she looks like the angriest pervert in the world?
Why would she publicise a photo that just makes her look like a black Ann Widdecombe?
as i live in county durham he's quite naturally labour.
the mp for durham city isn't labour though, sure that's what party she got elected for but in the experience of everyone i know whos met her she appears to be an awful stuck up snobbish tory sort riding the new labour ticket to success.
the tory candiate she beat to the seat last time around had been imprisoned for a while in somewhere like burma where he had been campaigning against human rights abuses. he was clearly the better candiate (apart from being a blue, of course)
anyone, absolutely anyone at all can be voted into office in the NE as long as they wear a red rosette.
In Dorset it's the opposite, Labour don't exist except in an isolated pocket down in the utter shit heap that is Weymouth & Portland.....it's very much New Labour's equivalent to Mordor.
You're very wrong about the MP for Durham City although she's a bit careerist..
In my defence in addition to not voting for him I chucked stuff from my 5th floor window into his "Respect" bus when he was campaigning at the last general election.
That man makes me very angry...
excellent. I assume you'll not be voting for him, though?
Nice to see another Dorset type on here though.
What is it with that whole 'rabbit' thing on Portland?
We were discussing it in the pub the other day, but, nobody knew the story behind it!
Who is actually really good, though that might change now he'll have less time to spend in his constituency.
He's been a minister for quite a while... he's a total career MP.
he's been made their 'election coordinator" or some such title.
And no, he's not just a career MP - he'a also a really good constituency MP... or has been so far.
He is a fairly career MP, although I wasn't saying that actually makes him a bad MP.
since forever. I think we're one of the safest Labour seats in the country.
And the only time she turns up to vote is against the party line.
The upside of this being that she'll probably never be made a minister. Thank god.
GayGuevara thinks that because she has never been a minister she must be a 'bad' MP. This is despite the fact that she's probably the 2nd most widely known member of the Campaign Group, which always votes against the government
Being a 'bad' MP as such doesn't really affect your chances of becoming a minister, as long as you vote consistently and with the party line. Unless your constituents sends lots of letters of complaint to the Chief Whip of course...
He's a bit of a fool, but a nice enough guy. Resigned as a senior whip in protest of Tory support for Iraq.
A few years ago there was a spearmint rhino opened in Uxbridge. He said it should be shut, and protested outside. Sadly it was a cold, windy day, so the local paper was adorned with a massive pic of the right honourable member stood outside SR in a mac, looking like a massive pervert. I can't find the excat pic, but you can see how that might be construed
They had to start doing a deal of Fosters for £2 to get the punters in, but it brought the wrong crowd. Also why would anyone in Uxbridge go to a strip club when they could just go to Royales and shag someone in the alley by Woolworths?
It's some dodgy Russian place now. First time I went there, the pipes burst. They gave us all this special card and the next time I went I got in for free and free drinks. I haven't been back.
it's James Clappison - a tory sounding MP in a tory stronghold. It used to be Claire Ward, one of the biggest Blair-ites in the history of Blairism. So I'm pleased at the moment not to be represented by her anymore.
she came into school in the sixth form to talk to us about why we should vote tory at the general election in2001. unfortunately she had no idea about foreign policy and had never even heard of things such as star wars. the next day she was heard on Radio4 telling of how these kids at a local school had been really knowledgable and clued in to politics
so would I. One of my highlights of election night was seeing her re-elected.
she reminds me of my dads mum a bit, and she used to scare me, but not in the way that my gf scares me...
came to our sixth form to speak. He started slating transport and how bad it's been for the last twenty years. I asked why then as Minister for Transport from 1992 he didn't do something about it then? He almost starting ranting about how no one else in the government cared about transport and gave him no money or support, but quickly corrected himself. He then asked if I had a follow up question
"Yes. Why is your nickname "Shagger"?"
how do you find out?
does it mean anything?
what does it mean?
do you have to bow or curtsey to them or call them a special name?
or do they have to do work for you?
I dont really understand the concept, can you explain please.
(this is a sincere request for information, I did have a cynical view on this but I am in very receptive state)
also do a great deal of behind-closed-doors lobbying of LAs and government depts. to aide certain local issues that are neither policymaking nor individual constituency casework.
Also, it isn't 'good manners' to call someone Rt Hon ... It's embarassing
Are you serious???
What about Julia Goldsworthy? Or Caroline Flint?
Nadine Dorries is also the most intellectually limited human being on earth. Caroline Flint is the best of that bunch, unsurprisingly...
You're supposed to do that.
Well, it's not really sucking up either.
I guess that my mp would also explain question I have about politics and elections and stuff? because I will be asking him something that does puzzle me, i.e. how can I make an informed decision on who performs best given that
a) I do not have control experiments of identical nations under exact same conditions but just with different politics
b) I do not have the same facts and influences that the present politicians have to make their decisions/opinions on, so how can one make a wise choice.
do you think my mp would answer questions like that?
And they'll e-mail you back. It's an extraordinarily broad question though and requires an essay rather than a short letter.
only Tories can fill out advice surgeries with time to chat about generalities. How I envy you...
We tell people who was time to sod off. There are about six surgeries per month, 2 hours each. If we saw everyone who asked it would have to be 2 or 3 a week. Nothing else would get done. And it was much, much worse when I worked in Manchester.
But Labour/Lib Dem constituencies are more likely to have huge immigrant communities, lots of council & HA tennants, loads of benefit & tax credit claimants. The usual shit. I don't think they should waste thei r time with most casework, frankly. It just imposes a cost on councils to deal with things they're dealing with anyway.
In Manchester, we had both the extremely pressing cases but we also had a huge chunk of Lib Dem/Green Party supporters in the south of the constituency who wanted to come along and go on about food miles and didn't understand why I couldn't let them when their mates in Oxfordshire had no problem seeing their MP.
The Boundary Commission very kindly gave them to somebody else though :)
you do and I delegate to interns so I can post on here.
Your summary is pretty accurate although it's probably slightly too broad. Hampstead & Highgate has a Labour MP but with a very Tory-style workload, for example. Tory MPs in London often have a very Labour-style workload because they will have loads of tax credit claimants and immigrants.
between two people, ever.
its a safe seat.
do either of you think my question is too broad?
I would have thought that it would be a question that everyone would like answered, and answered by every mp, or prospective mp. I would like to see that on their campaigning stuff too, because how else can you choose. all the claims and counter claims cannot be equally valid and no-one has a level base from which to start from, we are all born into opinionated homes.
office and ask to meet him. I should warn you though, people who hold public office tend to be poor philosophers..
where can i speak to a good public office philosopher then.
I mean, fro mthe thread last week you seemed to have much underlying confidence in the authorities and the procedures that we have, so does this mean that at some level you feel that there are good philosophewrs or thinkers in public office? will these be the mps that rise up the ranks?
Is the pm a good philosopher? or will he have good philosophers as advisors?
if he cant answer (perhaps possibly not being much of a good philosopher as you suggest might be the case) do you think I might get referred upwards?
Austen Mitchell is a Grimsby MP and so won't reply to you, I'd have thought...
sorry, being a doofus again
because if people believe the 'wronger' claim by a politician then it would be the electorates mistake for believing that and then we would not be serving democracy, therefore there must be a 'best' way to establish which is correct. I would like to find out and share that 'best' way of determining the best truth.
I would have thought that htis would be popular with most people as I often hear that people can get sick of politics, because they cant see past the initial claims. Obviously there is truth and merit in what the various politicians believe behind the initial advertising and marketing speak. It is a problem for most people to actually determine what that truth and merit is.
her first husband died in similar circumstances to michael hutchence, although i am led believe there was a higher degree of anal pentration.
L is for Lice.
to be Glenda Jackson.
I have never been so excited
Where are you moving to/
She's stepping down at the next election and basically doesn't give a fuck.
Still, how many MPs have got their tits out on camera, eh?
I better get in there quick.
I still would
as in the new chancellor of the exchequer.
he's been my mp for approximately ten million years. my mother doesn't like him because one day she said hello to him on the street and he didn't say hello back.