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you're a very, very stupid man
among other things
it would be weird after all the talk of the positive role social media has had in organising peaceful protests for freedom around the world if we were to then restrict it just because it can be used for negative reasons as well, it would really put us down there as a country
He's not very very stupid. He's about the same as most people on DiS.
he's the Prime bloody Minister
you expect reactionary knee-jerking from the Internet and it usually doesn't hurt anyone but if Cameron could enact his great plan and vision to purge the UK of its _feral youth_ then he would be a very dangerous man
of course it's stuff and nonsense and he's playing to the gallery and whatnot but I think he's convinced enough of his own moral rectitude to mess with the existing laws
the man's a loon
AND a hypocrite
Keeps crashing every browser session I use
He's probably the least intellectually endowed of any PMs I'm aware of. As Obama said "he's a lightweight."
I mean I realise he's working within a certain ambit of appeal and I think he's just suggesting this to prove "nothing's off the table." If I were him (hahahahahhahahahahahah), I'd probably be saying something about going after gang leaders.
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sounds fair enough to me
and/or anyone who dressed up as him ...for a birthday party for instance
You'll be fine as this one: http://i.imgur.com/CyrSe.jpg
This one expect to be shot, at worse, or stopped and searched at best: http://i.imgur.com/h7oaN.jpg
And about how the were going to be more liberal?
Haw haw haw...
They only intended that for rich people and country folk. City proles will do as they're damn well told.
What's his best album?
I don't even..
or he wouldn't have got to where he is today.
lulworth, as in 'lolworth'. The Jurassic Coast is a cracking feature btw.
as in _you're a funny guy_
now this *is* stupid.
let's get a list going
(a) asking China for advice on internet blocking?
(b) asking the LAPD for advice on tackling gangs?
i have seen both inferred/suggested in the last few days and i'm pretty mouth-open-wide at the idea
This is probably one that will never EVER come to pass (but, still, he's not totally ruling it out) but, still, it's perceived as being newsworthy for some reason...
Seems like a whole lot of nothing if you ask me...
such as that these riots had anything to do with budget cuts, police racism/brutality, deprivation, bleak future, wealth gap, inequality both real and percieved, youth unemployment etc. etc.
but he is a politician afterall and is playing to his audience
But he is a Conservative after all...
I do think Cameron has responded to the 'immediate threat/aftermath' stuff pretty well, and I think he's a very underrated speaker myself. However, you're right. There's been no attempt by himself, or Clegg (to my ears at least) to do anything than dehumanise the people responsible. He's done nothing to suggest a hint of 'understanding'; he's merely toed the line that the perpetrators are monstrous people not fit for a civil society and that they should be punished and punished alone.
I'm all for him taking a stern line, as he should. But for him to divorce it from any form of social context is hugely irresponsible. I don't wish to post Camila Batmanghelijd's piece in the Independent yet again.
As I've said before many times, I believe David Cameron to be hugely well-intentioned, but staggeringly politically naive. Once again, Ed Miliband has a chance to shine...
open mouthed in astonishment as time goes on with the rhetoric that's coming from various prominent members of the cabinet, never mind Cameron himself. I'm just finding it harder and harder to take him seriously.
This can only be a good thing, right?
I bet if you gave him a piggy-back he'd barely weigh anything, like he's made of balsa wood or something.
I don't know if he believes in anything, besides 'responsibility'. I think he has ideas about how people should behave - self-reliant, enterprising, 'hard-working' - and mainly wants to make changes to encourage people to act properly. I think he probably has difficulty understanding people different from him and their motivations.
It must be frustrating being David Cameron.
it's hard to disagree with much of Cameron's rhetoric. "Crime is wrong", "Phone hacking is disgraceful", "our society is breaking down" and so on. They're generally little more than glib soundbites that few people would take task with - and that's fine insofar as it goes.
The problem is he never seems to go beyond that and want to do to actually try and resolve most of these issues. Nothing he said yesterday amounted to doing anything other than sticking a plaster over the wounds.
he's the coldplay of politics?
They have an unrealistic view of human nature which they use to justify their own privilege, they believe people make it through their own efforts and believe that despite they themselves have usually been insulated from any kind of failure. At best they believe this and are in their own way too idealistic wanting people to just be better than they are at worse they know how things work and are self serving liars, im unsure where cameron falls on the scale.
he doesn't go in for politics don't you know
I'm interested to know if he wrote in an A-Level exam paper that the cause of World War One was history.
But I do wonder how much longer he can get away with dumping the blame for every major cock-up at someone else's door. Blair used the old 'protect the centre' strategy for ages, but once it collapses then he's utterly utterly fucked. Ok, he's an idiot.