Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by h4rm0ny, Jan 8, 2019.
Well why would you want the attack to "help the AfD" if you didn't think they were great?
What a silly argument.
I don’t think they are great people and disagree with a lot of their policies. I do however agree with their views on loss of identity through further European integration and Germany’s almost open door policy.
They don’t deserve being bashed up and nearly killed though. If the boot was on the other foot and it was a far left politician this had been done to, the outrage would have been deafening.
The double standards are atrocious.
Where has anybody here said it was good thing?
Neither the words nor the meaning "good thing" appear anywhere in robfosters post and you know it.
Where hasn't there been outrage?
Yes, you're right. My excuse is that I was using one hand at that point while on the phone.
But yes it was mock disbelief that someone would want a nationalist political party that has views linked to homophobia, anti-Semitism, racism amongst other things. I'd mention Islamophobia but using that word here is just another headache (and I don't think that it's an accurate term anyway).
I’ve already said there’s a lot of policies I disagree with, but at the end of the day, no political party deserves to be beaten into submission.
What makes me laugh is that story is hidden away right down the page on the BBC site, but their giant headline is Anna Soubry and more on the outrage because a few people shouted nasty words at her.
The BBC news site is UK focused.
Why would they prioritise an attack on a German MP? It's clearly on the front page as I can see the link to the story, It's not "hidden away"
so why are you hammering the violent left nail? bore off
Isn’t the front page of the BBC site user customisable?
Because this is a violent politically motivated attack on a right wing person?
I consider that a much more interesting response.
One thing I'd say is that I don't expect AfD to ever gain power. However, their recent wins DOES put pressure on the main parties to acknowledge and respond to the widespread disagreement amongst German people with their policies. This I think IS a positive. Germany's PR system forces the government to consider their position and I think regardless of whether there are some reprehensible supporters (which all parties have), this can be a positive course-correction for Germany.
As a side, I'd also observe that the recent sharp rise in anti-Semitism in Germany is generally attributed to the increase in Islamic immigration to that country.
Fair enough, which policies do you agree with?
I agree with your political party point but to be fair how our politicians are treated, and how police handle abuse at them, is more important than a foreign politician with some allegedly controversial views (but our MPs should be able to handle a few 'upsetting words' yelled at them in any case) .
A shocking and cowardly attack that could so easily have been fatal and thus murder. Sad but unsurprised to see such flippancy as "I blame the Russians", a very different contribution by that poster to when Jo Cox was murdered and one that is extremely telling of his innate and inane bias even when a life is nearly taken in an unprovoked assault, dependent on the political persuasion of those brutalised.
I see the police have been told to take action where they see or hear illegal action or verbiage around Parliament, which is somewhat risible given that is what they are paid to do on a daily basis... Yesterday's outside broadcasts sounded like they were from inside a rowdy football stadium, not outside the gates of the seat of democracy.
Why did you hammer the violent right nail?
First page, bbc bias, lefty violence, right wing loony GD bingo going well today.
All we need is Dolph to pop in and blame Jeremy Corbyn.
I blame dolph for not blaming Corbyn by post 10 of this thread..............
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