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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-19-09 09:26 AM
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6. I agree that they need a shake-up...
either they are blatantly corrupt, or in some cases they're inattentive to their own financial affairs and relying on corrupt accountants. The latter would be less of a problem, if it weren't associated with their being similarly inattentive to the country's financial affairs and relying on corrupt bankers!!!!!

However, I'm a bit worried that it could be the wrong kind of wake-up call for many citizens: i.e. that it might lead to a Tory victory. If you think that New Labour passed bad laws, you should have seen the Tories! Of course, the two have been pretty similar - that's a large part of the problem - but the Tories as a group are still worse; and especially disastrous in times of recession, given their penchant for cuts, and lack of interest (at best) in preventing unemployment. Unfortunately, memories of the sheer awfulness of the Tories are fading after 12 years, especially among younger people, and especially with our tabloids being what they are - basically the equivalent of America's RW talk-shows- I fear that the Tories will get back in.
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  -Speaker Michael Martin to resign today panzerfaust  May-19-09 07:51 AM   #0 
  - K&R  pleah   May-19-09 08:11 AM   #1 
  - Good  dipsydoodle   May-19-09 08:14 AM   #2 
  - Jolly good! nt  Captain Hilts   May-19-09 08:35 AM   #3 
  - Michael Martin is resigning to spend more time watching porn with his family. n/t  Ian David   May-19-09 09:13 AM   #4 
  - That was Home secretary Jacqui Smith's husband  T_i_B   May-20-09 03:21 AM   #10 
     - Then he's resigning to spend more time with his family buying porn for Martin? n/t  Ian David   May-20-09 03:44 PM   #13 
  - Boyee...  Tandalayo_Scheisskopf   May-19-09 09:14 AM   #5 
  - I agree that they need a shake-up...  LeftishBrit   May-19-09 09:26 AM   #6 
     - Yes, Minister.  panzerfaust   May-19-09 06:48 PM   #8 
        - A Tory government wasn't that far off bringing 1984 to the UK in (and around) 1984!  LeftishBrit   May-20-09 04:16 AM   #12 
  - Good - he's hopeless anyway.  LeftishBrit   May-19-09 09:30 AM   #7 
  - This is why I'm now banging on a feature of the US system  T_i_B   May-20-09 03:27 AM   #11 
  - UK Commons speaker steps down over expense scandal  grantcart   May-19-09 07:04 PM   #9 
  - Wondering how such an inarticulate fellow could become Speaker?  T_i_B   May-21-09 02:50 AM   #14 
     - I've heard it suggested that he was co-opted and didn't really want the job  LeftishBrit   May-21-09 04:38 AM   #16 
     - It's not a qustion of whether the replacement is from the right or the left.  T_i_B   May-21-09 07:14 AM   #18 
        - I agree, reform of the expenses system is needed yesterday  LeftishBrit   May-21-09 09:48 AM   #19 
     - "a reputation for not being 100% impartial"!!!  Nihil   May-21-09 06:38 AM   #17 
  - We'd promote him in the wrteched US.Good for Britain.  Vidar   May-21-09 03:31 AM   #15 

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