Is this old canard actually true? Everything so far has been slightly repulsive from all concerned.
- People living on flood plains demanding heads on a stick for natural occurances that almost certainly couldn’t have been prevented by humans, even awful Tory humans who, generally, I’d quite like to see their heads on sticks. Repulsive.
- This exchange...
“Mr Miliband was confronted by Alok Sharma, Conservative MP for Reading West. ‘The issue, Mr Miliband, is why are you actually here?’ said Mr Sharma. ‘Because what I’m hearing from local residents, they’re not actually interested in people just coming for a photo opportunity, talking about local issues when they don’t know what’s been going on locally.
‘So I wish you’d done a bit of homework before you turned up here.’
But Mr Miliband insisted flood victims were the priority, not political point-scoring. ‘My suggestion today is that we work together because this is not about politics today,’ he said during the row, which was filmed by the getreading.co.uk website
‘This is about working together for the people of your constituency, the people across the country who need help.’
But Mr Sharma replied: ‘I’ve been talking to the residents for quite a while. You should ask them whether they welcome you here or not.’
...is like watching a stage play where they’re both talking to the audience but not to each other. Repulsive.
- Pictures of every politician under the sun in wellies. Repulsive.
- Letters in the paper this morning demanding a stop to foreign aid to use it “closer to home” (one of them was signed Mr Ron Balonz??). Repulsive.
- Reports that EA staff have had to scale back their help in Wraysbury because of abuse from residents. Repulsive.
- People who aren't currently affected by what is a genuinely terrible situation starting threads on websites expressing their revulsion for everything going on. Repulsive.