Question time tonight - rowdy one?

#1
They've got Short V Faulkner in one corner and Gorgeous George V Mad Mel in the other. Should be fun but I doubt anything useful will come out of it. Car crash TV worthy of Jeremy Kyle!

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#3
Like him or loathe him, we need more politicians like him instead of the creatures that toe the party line that we are offered.
 
#4
I see your point, but we need more politicians like Galloway like we need a hole in the head.

More outspoken politicians i agree of course.
 
#7
Markintime said:
CQMS said:
Like him or loathe him, we need more politicians like him instead of the creatures that toe the party line that we are offered.
Why do we need more politicians who are almost constantly absent from their constituencies and who fail in every aspect of their job> The man is more slimy than The Hamiltons.
Oh I agree, I'm no fan of Gorgeous George. I do believe that politicians should be more courageous with their opinions though.
 
#8
Isn't there an arrser in the audience?
 
#11
I'm actually surprised that it's being as sedate as it's been!
 
#12
Bit of a damp squib, good start then questions on John Terry and assisted suicide, these last two could at least have been combined.
 
#13
CQMS said:
Like him or loathe him, we need more politicians like him instead of the creatures that toe the party line that we are offered.
I think we need more independent MPs. The party whip system means that MPs largely vote in order to advance their careers rather than to advance the interests of their constituents.

My MP has never voted against the government, even when voting for legislation that directly damaged his constituency, for example by closing our hospitals. Hazel Blears famously voted for the same legislation then turned up at a protest against the legislation to get her photo in the local paper.

My MP's happy. His party loyalty was rewarded by a ministerial post. His constituents are dropping like flies because it now takes up to an hour and a half to get to the nearest hospital if you have a heart attack.

Independents, who are loyal to their constituents because they don't have a party pulling their strings are a good thing. Megalomaniacs who form their own, often extremist, parties in an effort to lead we untermenschen in a glorious revolution are a very bad thing indeed.

Think of the people who have done this:-

Tommy Sheridan - Solidarity - Permatanned Marxist

Colin Fox - Scottish Socialist Party - 1970s style 'industrial' Marxist

Arthur Scargill - Socialist Labour Party - Stalinist

Nick Griffin - BNP - National Socialist

Der Fuhrer - NAZI - National Socialist

Gorgeous George - Respect - Trotskyist

Do we really want folks like that representing us in Parliament?
 
#14
Yes... it was all so gentlemanly, conducted with decorum. Old Blair still got it in the neck over the Chilcot Inquiry.... but it was all a bit of a yawn really. Even GG was mucho decorum... even had a necktie around his Marxist neck... Still... its a pity someone didn't have a go about old Broone, but no doubt that will happen when the Auld Loon announces the Gen Election date... :p

I was flicking channels between ITV 1 'Road Warriors' the documentry about Loggies Drivers in Helmand... and BBC 1 'QT' and BBC 2 'Newsnight' about the expenses scandal... so did not catch all of 'QT'..
 
#15
Ancient_Mariner said:
CQMS said:
Like him or loathe him, we need more politicians like him instead of the creatures that toe the party line that we are offered.
I think we need more independent MPs. The party whip system means that MPs largely vote in order to advance their careers rather than to advance the interests of their constituents.

My MP has never voted against the government, even when voting for legislation that directly damaged his constituency, for example by closing our hospitals. Hazel Blears famously voted for the same legislation then turned up at a protest against the legislation to get her photo in the local paper.

It has ever been thus: "I always voted at my party's call"
 
#16
CQMS said:
Like him or loathe him, we need more politicians like him instead of the creatures that toe the party line that we are offered.
Totally agree CQMS...loved when he b*tch-slapped the US Senate a few years ago too!.....

His like are healthy in a true democracy...
 
#17
Ancient_Mariner said:
CQMS said:
Like him or loathe him, we need more politicians like him instead of the creatures that toe the party line that we are offered.
I think we need more independent MPs. The party whip system means that MPs largely vote in order to advance their careers rather than to advance the interests of their constituents.

My MP has never voted against the government, even when voting for legislation that directly damaged his constituency, for example by closing our hospitals. Hazel Blears famously voted for the same legislation then turned up at a protest against the legislation to get her photo in the local paper.

My MP's happy. His party loyalty was rewarded by a ministerial post. His constituents are dropping like flies because it now takes up to an hour and a half to get to the nearest hospital if you have a heart attack.

Independents, who are loyal to their constituents because they don't have a party pulling their strings are a good thing. Megalomaniacs who form their own, often extremist, parties in an effort to lead we untermenschen in a glorious revolution are a very bad thing indeed.

Think of the people who have done this:-

Tommy Sheridan - Solidarity - Permatanned Marxist

Colin Fox - Scottish Socialist Party - 1970s style 'industrial' Marxist

Arthur Scargill - Socialist Labour Party - Stalinist

Nick Griffin - BNP - National Socialist

Der Fuhrer - NAZI - National Socialist

Gorgeous George - Respect - Trotskyist

Do we really want folks like that representing us in Parliament?

Yes, is the answer as that is why we have representational politics in this country! Can't exclude people just because they disagree with yoU!
 
#18
Toptotty said:
CQMS said:
Like him or loathe him, we need more politicians like him instead of the creatures that toe the party line that we are offered.
Totally agree CQMS...loved when he b*tch-slapped the US Senate a few years ago too!.....

His like are healthy in a true democracy...
Sorry but the man is an opportunist, a parasite. I know that Westminster is full of the 'uckers, as has been recently highlighted, it's just that he takes the exploitation of the ignorant voters to the extreme. A man in constant look-out for a cause to feed off. He always has, from his early days in the Hibs clubs (not the football team) of Dundee to his present constituency.

This is a necessary flaw in our democracy, which is not a true democracy but a representative democracy. In a true democracy everybody gets a shot at being in charge. An impracticable ideal on a national level so we have what we have.

I think it was Churchill who summed it up quite well with a statement along the lines of Democracy is the worst form of government except for all those others that have been tried.
 
#20
uncle_vanya said:
Yes... it was all so gentlemanly, conducted with decorum. Old Blair still got it in the neck over the Chilcot Inquiry.... but it was all a bit of a yawn really. Even GG was mucho decorum... even had a necktie around his Marxist neck... Still... its a pity someone didn't have a go about old Broone, but no doubt that will happen when the Auld Loon announces the Gen Election date... :p

I was flicking channels between ITV 1 'Road Warriors' the documentry about Loggies Drivers in Helmand... and BBC 1 'QT' and BBC 2 'Newsnight' about the expenses scandal... so did not catch all of 'QT'..
I've always regarded QT as a bit of a stitch up. Quite boring really.
 

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