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Quoting: Mike Pass
Colin, perhaps you have, in the past, overlooked your UK based, true blue colleagues’ reactions to any condemnation of their party’s actions; by Scouse or anyone else for that matter!
The reason as to why we were ’forbidden’ from arguing about politics and religion during our service time was a more than simple one............the two subjects cause entrenchment in one’s mind from a very early age; as does cissy ball.
True argument can only proceed when both sides or parties are capable of deference during the process and decline to sit in intransigence.
This is the very core of the failure of political argument on FR. There are few Labour supporters and a host of Tory ones. Few of them are capable of reasoned debate on the subject. Simply gainsaying and mudslinging proves nothing. BOTH the Reds and the Blues have been shafting this country for at least 50 years, either by incompetence or design.
I will say one thing in Scouse’s defence this time, however. It is that I agree with his question as to why you choose to ’rubbish’ the thread. Had this been misplaced on General (not unlike many crossovers here!) I could understand it but it is correctly lodged and should be discussed as such.
Mike,I have no affiliation with any UK party , of any hue, never have, and I certainly have no ’true-blue’ colleagues as you put it. I think all political parties, on their day, are every bit as incompetent as each other, though clearly in the case of the Blair/Brown lot they placed themselves at Olympian levels of such incompetence.
I can see that, and can acknowledge it on the basis of fact, which some people cannot, and despite all the evidence to support that fact, will blindly blame any government which isn’t Labour.
It’s as predictable as next week having a Wednesday in the middle.
I don’t agree with you either, in that you seem to be advocating predetermined rules of engagement, and of course you know full well that I shall ignore them!
Do enjoy the chocolate!
Last edited by Colin Hall