Is the lack of military service the cause of our very poor politicians?

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by headgear, Nov 12, 2017.

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  1. You omitted the Top blue job.
     
  2. Doing a job that serves the nation, carries a higher than normal risk of losing ones life, for a pretty mediocre salary, where teamwork is vital, seems a pretty good ethos, framework and preparation for becoming a decent politician/servant of the people.

    A few more ex service people in politics would be no bad thing.
     
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  3. meerkatz

    meerkatz On ROPs

    Firepersons?
     
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  4. Agree, as for your comment" Servant of the people" that concept has long been discarded, unfortunately being a politician is all part of furthering the carrer, to move up wards and onwards, use and abuse the system for purely selfish means, noses in the trough comes to mind.
     
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  5. Yes - them too.
     
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  6. They definitely tick some boxes.
     
  7. overopensights

    overopensights LE Book Reviewer

    It has been the norm for many years for civilians to wear medals on overcoats, especially on the 11/11th
     
  8. The MP in question is Angela Rayner.Got elected only two years ago,left school with zero quals,and is shadow education secretary,ffs.Totally loyal to Comrade Corbyn,in the best commie tradition.
     
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  9. meerkatz

    meerkatz On ROPs


    And that's the point, contrary to what some of the noisier Arrseratti believe, being in the Army for the very vast majority isn't actually terribly special or dangerous, and doesnt confer some special homo superior status,
    Most service personnel do nothing more dangerous during their employment that someone working at ASDA, fireperson Sam, or Samantha even, experience extreme life threatening danger as part and parcel of their day to day employ.
     
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  10. You forgot Republican! Oh and that bias nonsense you forget forces rock up with that attitude and get unstuck as they seem to forget a work ethic and keeping our gob shut counts for more.
     
  11. The problem with politicians basically boils down to the problem political parties have: how do you tell that the prospective MP you're about to put up for election in the borough of Dunny-on-the-Wold is a decent sort, and not a spectacularly bigoted throbber who'll put their foot in it first chance they're left alone with a journalist and a microphone?

    The Tories do it by trying to recruit only successful business folk, on the not unreasonable grounds that all the out and out numpties get weeded out before that successful bit kicks in.

    The Labour lot do it by making each candidate spend an inordinate amount of time working their way up through the Labour ranks, so any innate tendency towards vileness can be spotted. The downside of this is that dedicated, borderline-psychopaths do quite well in these circumstances, and this is the system that gave us Tony Blair and Gordon Brown (although lessons seem to have been learned, and a maximum IQ system is now in place in Labour HQ).

    However, remember how UKIP seemed to lurch from PR disaster to public gaffe? That was because they'd not sorted out the personnel filtering properly, so the throbbers and politically incorrect kept sneaking through. Basically, it is the political party system that feeds us a steady stream of anodyne twerps, because that's all that gets through the potential-plonker sieve.
     
  12. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    such are standards slipping
     
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  13. Not that I care much either way, but says who, and why?
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  14. Happens I agree with you, but it’s Arrse so I took the easy option and had a bit of a dig instead.

    Let’s face it, no one would post here if we all said nice things to each other.
     
  15. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    Everyone, don't you see the Daily Wail links?