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maybe he should be but i don't think he will be
he's been re-called to answer questions before the select committee tomorrow in any case
Wishpig will be pleased....Charlie's Angels are next in line.
Looks like Cressida Dick or Sue Ackers could be next in line.
waa? no Sue Ackers is great/popular no?
Or is the Met going to get broken up?
He's disillusioned by the whole profession anyway. 1 more year and he's retired........30 years of service behind him.
I'm not surprised he's disillusioned
ahead of ugly information he knows is going to come to light shortly
apparently there's something in tomorrow's Guardian about the Neil Wallis connection that goes even further than today's revelations about Champneys
suggesting that Cameron made an error of judgement greater than the one for which Stevenson has just resigned.
which he did so good for him
amazing how much of his job he didn't know
it was John Yates ie Yates of the Yard who was in charge of due diligence over hiring Neil Wallis
you seem to be confused
this is a ring of corruption - or at least appears to be - of the like that has never been seen before in British Public life
it has been rumbling for years and now it's erupting
even on a trade jolly to South Africa CallMeDave can't escape the questions
how can someone who professes a keen interest in politics possibly consider it boring?
my approach is boring? Teach me what I am doing one oh wise one
It's like we're living in The Wire.
I expect that means he's to be suspended
if you think this is really boring you could always just fuck off out of this thread
you just don't expect scandals like this to actually blow up.
I wonder where it's going to end... the odds on Cameron resigning at 16-1 is pretty mental. I personally think it's unlikely but imagine if some revelation came out that totally fingered him - I'm sure there are plenty of Tories that would love to see him gone.
I'm only going to be able to understand it when they do a '2011 in news' review in December
other than himself and the longer and more catastrophic this gets the more he looks like a tool. He's so used to being subservient to those who he percieves as his betters that he actually can't comprehend that normal people won't put up with a political and business elite that is entirely based on the "Don't you know who I am?" hoo-rah mentality. They really do resent democracy and whinge when it gets in the way of them doing whatever the hell they like.
His level of debate is pretty much non-existent. His threads are getting less and less attention as people care less and less for his lame trolling.
In this thread his argument with Anschul has reduced to a level akin to putting his fingers in his ears and going "la la la la la la la".
because the internet reduces everyone to 12 year-olds, people still find people winding people up to be funny
the story has developed and evolved loads. Started with journalists / NOTW being exposed...then policicians and now the police.
Three of the most important institutions in this country exposed for being corrupt and colluding together in that corruption. This is far more important than the expenses scandal as far as I'm concerned.
then the police who are said to have taken money for information were guilty of corruption. I'm sure you'd quite easily find other instances if you spend ten seconds or so on it.
she is a truly top-class self-parody, fair play to her.
i totally agree melanie this country and the bbc are now mostly wet trousered left wingers. i am anti immigration in the context of open borders. i think that so called global warming is total b------s and the eu is a marxist not so superstate. i am now right wing and proud of it. i also love my country even if it makes me xenophobic
- colin hodson, ipswich england, 18/7/2011 9:11
'And even high-minded newspapers such as the Guardian decided more than two decades ago to fill their pages with trivia because they judged that the general public was becoming dumber and shallower.'
a Mail columnist accusing the Graun of being full of 'trivia', that's just fucking priceless :'D
she might be able to get a job in news corp though.
So of course she is going to be bias, she does have her own self interest at heart after all.
Why fair play to her? She isnt a joke, she is very harmful.
harmful to society, harmful to individuals, harmful to humankind
anyway, he's pissed off his own MPs by calling for an extra Parliamentary sitting on Wednesday, which was supposed to be the first day of recess. It's not even like it'll do anything, whcit's he going to do, just stand up and say 'yes I agree isn't all this terrible'. It's just populism.
then it's probably a bit annoying.
And even if they haven't, chances are that they've set aside time for admin work or constituency work. I know that the right-wing press like to push the idea that MPs don't put in the hours, but that accusation is usually based solely upon the time they spend in the house of commons - which isn't a decent measure of the hours that they do. It's the same as teachers; no one sensible would suggest that teachers actually get 14 weeks holiday a year.
It's so good to hear someone who gets it. Yes, it's just one more day, but my MP had a whole day of constituency events planned for Wednesday which have now needed to be cancelled or rearranged - including disappointing a school which was looking forward to welcoming her - all for the sake of a brief statement which could just have easily been made eslewhere, and a short debate that will no doubt rehash last week's.
for the government being slow to react a fortnight ago when this story started to unfold. Downing Street's essentially having to over-react in terms of appearing to be doing something now to try and make up for it.
It seems to me that 24 hour rolling news makes it far harder to turn around a narrative than it used to be.
I can't believe Cameron is being made to look like such an idiot by him.
I heard on the Today Programme that the public trust in the Police to be honest is something like 63% ...in policiticians it's about 14%
What a fucking sorry state of affairs when people in general completely distrust the people running, or hoping to run, the country.
Clegg ran an entire election campaign on 'no more broken promises' and trust, yet ignored his pledge on tuiton fees. Cameron did the same with his 'cast iron gurantee' of a referendum on Europe and more recently the NHS.
by saying that their manifestos were for having a majority, in a coalition things are different
and it certainly wasn't Clegg campaigning ferociously in favour of raising tution fees - Cable while looking ridiculous having to put forward policy he didn't agree with, managed it far better beforehand, and there shouldn't have been a need to whip their backbench to vote in favour (it could have gone through anyway). Clegg's mistake was signing a piece of paper he could neither deliver, nor believed in, while preaching trust at the same time.
Would actually agree with CG that there's an argument to be had over Cameron and the NHS, but the fact that a U-Turn was needed at all, suggests a massive misjudgement given that it was again a cornerstone of election campaigning - and the Lib Dem's position wasn't that different.
Excellent. I looking forward to more 'Speak Yr Brains' level campaigning.
He is. If you're going to go on about ratification, that wasn't a caveat - and he even implied elsewhere at the time that we should get a vote on Lisbon even if it's gone ahead.
It's just SUCH a low percentage though...I thought it'd be about 30% at least.
admittedly it was at Ed Miliband's speech but still... can't believe he's let it get this far, he hasn't even done much wrong, why didn't he just apologise for it at the start and draw a line under it? He really needs a better director of communications...
but he has said that he takes personal responsibility for the hiring of Coulson so...
if it turns out that he has lied, half-truthed or misled Parliament in the last few weeks and months over this issue it's going to get hot under his seat
but he's WAY too close to Brooks & Coulson for Miliband to not go on the offensive
dont we all man dont we all
that would've worked better if youtube didnt insist on playing a stupid advert for deodorant beforehand
NOBODY wants to compromise the PM
anyway, good riddance to yet more bad rubbish
when asked whether Disco Dave should resign.