War breaks out in Faslane peace camp

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  1. oldbaldy

    oldbaldy LE Moderator Good Egg (charities)
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  2. Don't be soft, have a FIGHT!!!!!
  3. Cow

    Cow LE

    MI5 are doing a good job then.
  4. It is merely an Ironic display of how fighting doesn't achieve anything. It is purely for the papers.

    To follow, the Irony of MAD.

    (I can just see these two in the thick of it....

    The modern parents (3rd and 7th from the left).

    More here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Modern_Parents


  5. the british left in all its glory :cry:
    never give up the chance of a viscous and pointless fight with people who share your view rather than there real target.
    Mi5 arn't involved its too dangerous to get between lefties in a sectarian fight :D
  6. oldbaldy

    oldbaldy LE Moderator Good Egg (charities)
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    Think they were hoping the guards operate the same system of shifts?
  7. So whilst these cnuts are protesting (when they can be bothered) outside faslane and argueing over who's nicked the chocolate buiscuits , who is keeping them in lentils and tofu?

    Would they by any chance be claiming dole?

    Cnuts the lot of them.
  8. I think you got it in one "Cow". Thought the same myself as I read the article. A story brought to us by the same people who all those years ago brought us the tale of Marianne Faithfull being found to be all fur coat and Mars bar during a drugs bust at Keith's Richard's house.
    Apparently there was not a word of truth in that story either,- unfortunately, according to some of her fans.

    Hard to believe now but it was thought back then that Rock music was a threat to the state. So they used all manner of black propaganda to try and discredit it.
    What they didn't realise is that all they had to do was wait a few years and the likes of Sting, Bono, Geldolf and the brothers Gallahar would do it all by themselves.
  9. I strongly recommend 'What's Left?' by Nick Cohen to those interested in seeing the state of self-loathing and hypocracy in the modern left.
  10. Hell slap it up them. Lazy good for nothing dope smoking dole spongers.

    They have done no good at all. It's about time they wised up and went home.
  11. This sort of stuff has to be expected when you get people with deeply held principles living cheek by jowl. You only need to mix in a couple of strident personalities or egotistical types - then sit back and watch it all disintegrate.

    The references to the Life of Brian are a lazy journalist's sad attempts at padding out the 'story' and are a hackneyed pandering to stereotype.

    I'm surprised that Channel 4 or some other sad outfit hasn't wired up some of these people with the aim of bringing it to our voyeuristic eyes on a Satdee Neet.
  12. Why cant they have periodic protests instead of a permanent camp?

    Like that flash-mobbing thingy.
  13. You would'nt believe this but one of the unwashed is Heather Ripley. I knw the name doesn't mean anything to most of us but she played "Jemima" in the Walt Disney version of Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang.

    How the mighty have fallen?
  14. because then they would find it harder to justify sitting around doing nothing rather than getting a job.

    It's just an excuse to be lazy, like that cnut swampy, when he gives up protesting what does he go and do?

    lives in a f**king sqaut in yorkshire and claims dole. :roll:

    There is absolutly no reason why they can't protest and hold down full time or even part time jobs.
  15. RP578

    RP578 LE Book Reviewer

    Taking a VERY deep breath ... I'm actually going to agree with AndyPipkin. Cohen is from a traditional socialist left tradition and is habitually astounded at how moral-relativism has overtaken the 'progressive Left'. A good example would be how many so-called Progressives would prefer success for Al Qaida inspired Islamists in Iraq or Afghanistan simply because they are anti-Ameican or anti-Western, seemingly unminded to the fact that they are willing on an extreme Fascism that would not hesitate to throw them in the cattle-truck.

    As Cohen's book points out, this is not a new phenomenum, it's as old as the chattering classes (the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact being an example of how even non-Communist lefties performed mental gymnastics to accomodate the new party line). However, in Britain at any rate, it was always tempered by the fact that the Labour movement was grounded in the Trade Union movement and its working class sentiments. Since the death of Old Labour (and any meaningful Union movement), the intelligentsia have run free grabbing a cause wherever they can find one (I remember Tibet being briefly fashionable in the 1990's, but Palestine is the bankable one these days).

    Back to the original topic, I had to work alongside some of the professional protest movement back in the mid-90's at the height of the 'Crusty' movement when just about every tree in the Thames Valley had a hippy claiming to be its new bestest friend. They reminded me of evangelical Christians or Socialist Worker Party activists in the way they proselytized and held meetings. The factionalism was beyond parody (and Life of Brian really doesn't do it justice) and incessant. The paranoia and periodical denunciations of 'wrong thinkers'/'splitters' or entryist rivals/alleged narks was also unnerving.

    These people aren't a threat to the State, they can't even agree to have a washing up rota (one peace group in the South East split on this very issue due to one set of activists decrying its 'authoratarian' nature). A good TV series on some of these groups was "Lefties" by the BBC.