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2011/04/05 12:58:37 (permalink)
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Top tory remarks 'we don't want anymore cheap holidays for the people of Sheffield'

http://news.sky.com/skyne..._Holiday_Remarks 
 
It is obviously a remark that indicates that working class people are having it too good in his opinion.
Its what you think a tory of 20-30 years ago would have believed.
I have often thought how some people on benefits afford yearly and a few twice yearly holidays but these remarks are a bit OTT.
 

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    tuc biscuit
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    Re:Top tory remarks 'we don't want anymore cheap holidays for the people of Sheffield' 2011/04/05 13:05:09 (permalink)
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    doesn't flying get tax exemptions and concessions etc. maybe he means we can't afford to subsidise flying for those who can't actually afford it.....or keep the exemptions and cut elsewhere which people will also complain about

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    Re:Top tory remarks 'we don't want anymore cheap holidays for the people of Sheffield' 2011/04/05 13:08:45 (permalink)
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    LOL'd hard at this line
     
    "I do not ever comment on things that are alleged to have been said in private conversations but I would never knowingly ever say anything offensive to anybody'
     
    really......really
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    Re:Top tory remarks 'we don't want anymore cheap holidays for the people of Sheffield' 2011/04/05 13:11:18 (permalink)
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    He has just spoken the words that the rest won't but are actively pursuing. With all the climate change bollox driving the price of everything up who do you think is going to struggle to pay the costs, the average guy or the wealthy?

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    Re:Top tory remarks 'we don't want anymore cheap holidays for the people of Sheffield' 2011/04/05 15:18:04 (permalink)
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    Bookerman

    He has just spoken the words that the rest won't but are actively pursuing. With all the climate change bollox driving the price of everything up who do you think is going to struggle to pay the costs, the average guy or the wealthy?

    I dont know why anyone's even surprised at this remark - upper class tories have always regarded the working classes (and northerners) as an inferior breed to themselves, and behaved accordingly. These days they've mostly wised up to the fact that its better to keep these opinions to themselves, but they're bound to let a remark slip every so often.
     
    It always astonishes me when people from ordinary backgrounds vote tory - they seem largely unaware that they're supporting a group of people that mostly regard them with complete contempt


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    Re:Top tory remarks 'we don't want anymore cheap holidays for the people of Sheffield' 2011/04/05 17:22:28 (permalink)
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    How hard is it not to partake in a politics thread...
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    Re:Top tory remarks 'we don't want anymore cheap holidays for the people of Sheffield' 2011/04/05 17:55:52 (permalink)
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    I'd be curious to see the rest of the conversation to get some context. If there's one bunch I trust less than politicians it's the press.
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    Re:Top tory remarks 'we don't want anymore cheap holidays for the people of Sheffield' 2011/04/05 17:56:59 (permalink)
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    Gruffy

    I'd be curious to see the rest of the conversation to get some context. If there's one bunch I trust less than politicians it's the press.

    ^^fair point


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    Re:Top tory remarks 'we don't want anymore cheap holidays for the people of Sheffield' 2011/04/05 17:58:41 (permalink)
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    Bookerman
    With all the climate change bollox driving the price of everything up who do you think is going to struggle to pay the costs



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    Re:Top tory remarks 'we don't want anymore cheap holidays for the people of Sheffield' 2011/04/05 18:05:16 (permalink)
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    kaldog 
    Bookerman 
    the climate change bollox 
     
     
     
    The spin and BS surrounding the religion of man-made global warming is too big for this thread.
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    Re:Top tory remarks 'we don't want anymore cheap holidays for the people of Sheffield' 2011/04/05 18:15:35 (permalink)
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    Don't take my word for it, even Obama can't keep a straight face.
     


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    Re:Top tory remarks 'we don't want anymore cheap holidays for the people of Sheffield' 2011/04/05 18:44:03 (permalink)
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    It always astonishes me when people from ordinary backgrounds vote tory - they seem largely unaware that they're supporting a group of people that mostly regard them with complete contempt


    yes, just like the labour party.
    do you really believe that tony blair gave a stuff about the average person?
    do you, really???
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    Re:Top tory remarks 'we don't want anymore cheap holidays for the people of Sheffield' 2011/04/05 19:01:48 (permalink)
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    …and there is a difference between caring about the vote of the average man and caring about the average man himself.
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    Re:Top tory remarks 'we don't want anymore cheap holidays for the people of Sheffield' 2011/04/05 19:47:43 (permalink)
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    infidel

     

    It always astonishes me when people from ordinary backgrounds vote tory - they seem largely unaware that they're supporting a group of people that mostly regard them with complete contempt


    yes, just like the labour party.
    do you really believe that tony blair gave a stuff about the average person?
    do you, really???

    ^^^ another fair point
     
    I believe that many if not most politicians of all parties regard the rest of us as 'the great unwashed' and the fact that they need to court our support to some extent as an intrusion into their political careers.
     
    It seems to be the exception rather than the rule these days that a politician actually maintains respect for the people he is supposed to be serving and representing.
     
    a cynical, dishonest and hypocritical bunch the lot of them IMO/IME


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    Re:Top tory remarks 'we don't want anymore cheap holidays for the people of Sheffield' 2011/04/05 19:52:19 (permalink)
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    tac, why do you get sucked into these threads over and over again?
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    Re:Top tory remarks 'we don't want anymore cheap holidays for the people of Sheffield' 2011/04/05 19:58:49 (permalink)
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    Why don't people in this thread actually take part in politics?! Run in your local elections for a party, if not then run as an independent. Then make a difference.
    Don't just sit at your keyboards moaning, why not actually do something about it?
     
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    Re:Top tory remarks 'we don't want anymore cheap holidays for the people of Sheffield' 2011/04/05 20:00:55 (permalink)
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    "Anybody who wants to be in politics shouldn't be allowed in politics."
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    Re:Top tory remarks 'we don't want anymore cheap holidays for the people of Sheffield' 2011/04/05 20:06:10 (permalink)
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    jindlay

    tac, why do you get sucked into these threads over and over again?

    I cant help myself...  moth to a flame... 


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    Re:Top tory remarks 'we don't want anymore cheap holidays for the people of Sheffield' 2011/04/05 20:10:01 (permalink)
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    Simples

    Why don't people in this thread actually take part in politics?! Run in your local elections for a party, if not then run as an independent. Then make a difference.
    Don't just sit at your keyboards moaning, why not actually do something about it?


    Actually Im involved in organising and co-ordinating quite a bit of political activity, mostly on-line now as Im usually out of the UK.
     
    Im a member of several different groups that organise letter writing campaigns, petitions, on-line protest groups etc on different topics
     
    Id never run in an election - have no faith whatsoever in the political process in the UK, and dont believe that you can 'change the system from the inside'


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    Re:Top tory remarks 'we don't want anymore cheap holidays for the people of Sheffield' 2011/04/05 23:12:42 (permalink)
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    Haha, Nick Clegg may love Sheffield, but Sheffield people hate Nick Clegg, but then I suppose everyone does nowadays.
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