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McDonnell platitude of the day

Discussion in 'Personal' started by BobbyPhilips, Sep 28, 2015.

  1. BobbyPhilips

    BobbyPhilips Established commenter

    “We will force people like Starbucks, Vodafone, Amazon and Google and all the others to pay their fair share of taxes,”

    OK explain how, you have been thinking about it for 5 years and you come up with empty rhetoric like that.
  2. ilovesooty

    ilovesooty Star commenter

    He wasn't Shadow Chancellor 5 years ago was he?
  3. BobbyPhilips

    BobbyPhilips Established commenter

    He has 5 years on the back bench come up with an idea and he has nothing.
  4. emilystrange

    emilystrange Star commenter

    how do you know he hasn't had ideas? privy to parliamentary meetings and conversations, are you?
    ilovesooty likes this.
  5. BobbyPhilips

    BobbyPhilips Established commenter

    If he did have an idea as to how, he might manage more than a sentence on his proposal.
  6. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    Are we taking politics seriously again?
    I'm still giggling every time I see a pig or pork based product.
  7. colpee

    colpee Star commenter

    I watched his speech at lunchtime. Of course it was mostly platitudes and empty rhetoric (he is an experienced politician after all) but it was a speech that I should think a Labour party conference wanted to hear. Clear statements of socialist-like intent on saving the country from the rich, the tories and Google. And he didn't spoil it with any boring detail on how the new Nirvana might actually be achieved :cool:
  8. BobbyPhilips

    BobbyPhilips Established commenter

    Do you live in Wiltshire>
  9. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    Me too

    Flere-Imsaho likes this.
  10. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    I hope so. I love the supreme irony of a major Tory Party donor destroying the concerted attack on Corbyn within a week of it beginning by ridiculing the Tory Leader in the basest of ways and reminding us all about the absurd rituals that are part and parcel of the bizarre class-based society we live in.

    The pundits would love to be flies on the walls to witness what takes place among the powerful. Cameron announced before the last election he would be standing for another. Has he overstayed his welcome already in the eyes of his masters? Have they found someone with a smoother tongue where it pleasures them most?
  11. BobbyPhilips

    BobbyPhilips Established commenter

    Is nobody mentioning Corbyn not getting a debate on Trident
  12. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    You know as well as I know that's not the issue of the day. Cameron has talked the talk but has yet to walk the walk and even he admits his days are numbered. The Big Society plan came to nothing, but thank Christ nobody took that distraction seriously.

    Let's get down to brass tacks. Does this Bill of Rights ensure that every British citizen will have a home to live in and food to feed themselves and their families with? Does it ensure every British citizen will be able to provide for themselves and their family without the need to rely on state assistance?
  13. BobbyPhilips

    BobbyPhilips Established commenter

    That's not brass tacks, that's completely changing the subjects. So what does the proposed bill of rights say about the disabled?
  14. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    Hardly, Madge. A Bill of Rights sets out legislation for the basic needs and expectations of a nation's citizens. It's a standard that applies to everyone from the Queen down. A Bill of Rights means that disabled people have the same rights as any other citizen, doesn't it?

    Do you interpret this differently? If so how?
  15. BobbyPhilips

    BobbyPhilips Established commenter

    You are posting on the wrong thread (but while you are here. please explain how disabled people's rights are being removed? Answers on proper thread please)
  16. ElenaMukhina

    ElenaMukhina Occasional commenter

    Corbyn is fantasy politics. He'll be gone within a year or two once common sense resumes.:)

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