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Re: Political: We're doomed, Captain Mannering...

Career politicians are the real issue, especially if they go straight from college to a political position without any useful life experience, never mind business! They are (mostly, anyway) driven by ideology, not altruism.
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Re: Political: We're doomed, Captain Mannering...

FYI - the moderators have decided to close this thread overnight while we can't keep an eye on it, for the time being.

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Career politicians are the real issue, especially if they go straight from college to a political position without any useful life experience, never mind business! They are (mostly, anyway) driven by ideology, not altruism.
A very large percentage of politicians are also lawyers, so they are very good at arguing dubious points of law and half-truths that may be in their client's interest, but nobody else's.
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FYI - the moderators have decided to close this thread overnight while we can't keep an eye on it, for the time being.

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Maybe then we should have a second political thread to enjoy after the watershed, with adult language allowed?
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Maybe then we should have a second political thread to enjoy after the watershed, with adult language allowed?
Maybe a thread on BoJo and his reference to letter boxes / bank robbers. Should be entertaining.
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Maybe a thread on BoJo and his reference to letter boxes / bank robbers. Should be entertaining.
Thinking of forum fund raising opportunities; perhaps we could have a Swear Box for naughty language or being politically incorrect? I think the latter could be a very slippery slope of spending for me at least.
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Overnight?

As a member who often stays up quite late and leaves the laptop logged onto the forum, I can confirm after 1am there are usually only 1 or 2 members online, usually our Aussie friends.

This is becoming a joke resembling a junior school playground where nobody is allowed outside unless a teacher is present.

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Thinking of forum fund raising opportunities; perhaps we could have a Swear Box for naughty language or being politically incorrect? I think the latter could be a very slippery slope of spending for me at least.
I can think of someone who would be bankrupt in a week !

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Politicians - Making decisions to suit their interests ... in our name.
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A very large percentage of politicians are also lawyers, so they are very good at arguing dubious points of law and half-truths that may be in their client's interest, but nobody else's.

What makes things even worse is, that in the vast majority of cases they are their own clients.
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Re: Political: We're doomed, Captain Mannering...

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What makes things even worse is, that in the vast majority of cases they are their own clients.
Back in the day, if I needed a character reference done and counter signatory, I could approach my next door neighbour, an MP in London, or the chap across the road, his son is a lawyer and ask either one of them to write me up. Being a lawyer or an MP was a respectable profession to be a member of, but these days I am not so sure.

Apologies if we have any MPs' or lawyers on the forum, no offence is intended
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Anybody know what time we're being put to bed tonight ?

I'm expecting a warm milky drink and a bedtime story beforehand, at the very least.

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Re: Political: We're doomed, Captain Mannering...

Closing now, will re-open in the morning.
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