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Tory MP Sir David Amess murdered

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Mr Jack, 15 Oct 2021.

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  1. Dis86


    Joined: 23 Dec 2011

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    Location: Northern England

    Anger is an excellent point to mention and so much of it is created by that insulation you mention. MPs rarely have to live with the consequences of their decisions and rarely do they spend time with those that do.
    We've seen repeatedly with this tory government in particular that they are also beyond reproach and accountability for their actions.
    If people cannot see the system dealing with the actions of MPs when those actions are all too often clearly self-serving, if their voices are ignored then what actions will they take?
  2. Greebo


    Joined: 20 Jan 2005

    Posts: 41,583

    Location: Co Durham

    Sadly looking at the state of this country, I dont think this will be the last MP killed. Reading about the many, many death and rape threats to our MPs we may well end up with this being a regular occurance.
  3. Grimley


    Joined: 18 Nov 2007

    Posts: 7,434

    Location: Deepest Darkest Essex!!

    I've met him on more than one occasion, He used to open the local Disabled Sports days held every July up until recently & also one or two black tie functions. A larger than life person, he didn't strike me as being a bad person, he would talk to anyone, even me! he didn't deserve that at all.

  4. rebel rebel


    Joined: 30 Mar 2010

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    Location: Exile

    My local MP.
  5. ltron


    Joined: 30 Aug 2014

    Posts: 3,378

    People voted these MPs in though, we live in a democracy and that's its price. You change things for the better by changing minds not through violence. Perhaps some personal responsibility for their voting choices is required if they feel that unhappy about the consequences.
  6. cheesefest

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Jul 2021

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    Location: Land of Gin (I wish)

    That’s pathetic, even though Bojo would have wafted and dithered about it
  7. Semple


    Joined: 5 Mar 2010

    Posts: 9,016

    That's not likely to happen. We have 650 MPs in the UK, i imagine in the 6 months before an election most of them will be working 7 days a week/12-14 hours a day. The security bill would be enormous.

    Unfortunately it's just a sick world that we live in that some people can do heinous crimes.
  8. inferno

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 23 May 2004

    Posts: 2,025

    What is the price of democracy?

    We are now in a situation where MPs have to think twice what they say for fear of being killed.
  9. Zenduri


    Joined: 17 Mar 2009

    Posts: 5,413

    Location: Nottingham

    Regardless of who he was, he's still a human being and no-one deserves to be stabbed and killed for doing their job.

    Hope the mods lock this due to all the bickering morons posting in here or better yet give them a week vacation to reflect on being a tool
  10. moon man


    Joined: 17 Nov 2003

    Posts: 3,892

    Location: St Breward Cornwall

    Really sad, had a genuine oh no, out loud moment as the status went from stabbed to murdered, married with 5 kids .............
  11. FTM


    Joined: 10 Dec 2003

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    Location: South Shields

    whats more amazing is that its happened again given the precautions they are supposed to take, its like nothing has been learned from jo cox's murder
  12. CaptainRAVE

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 21 Nov 2004

    Posts: 39,603

    Christ. Whatever your thoughts about his views, it’s an attack on our democracy. Can’t be long until every MP has some beefed up security. Our predecessors were onto something when they’d string these kinds of people up to send a message.
  13. StriderX


    Joined: 18 Mar 2008

    Posts: 28,352

    Except it didn't work?

    All capital punishment would achieve is more death.
  14. Skunkworks


    Joined: 3 Jun 2005

    Posts: 7,433

    Most local MPs have their constituents’ best interests at heart, unlike the detached, self-serving, cowards at the top.

  15. Neil79


    Joined: 8 Sep 2006

    Posts: 35,603

    Location: On Ocuk

    Awful what happened to him, but the some of the bull that is being spread by MP's is just frustrating.... There will be less MP's they say! MP's are worried about their safety!

    While most MP's are in it for the money and many people out there are suffering hard, while these scrubs are taking the ****. I'm no Conservative or Labour supporter but I hate them all equally! How many disabled people have took their own lives for these disgusting politicians
  16. Le Clandestin Brun


    Joined: 6 Sep 2007

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  17. C Kent


    Joined: 20 Aug 2021

    Posts: 496

    Location: Krypton

    Sad news. RIP
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  18. Malevolence


    Joined: 21 Oct 2011

    Posts: 17,762

    This. And have you noticed how it's always the same few 'members' and that they seem to be allowed to get away with it?
  19. montymint


    Joined: 29 Jul 2006

    Posts: 5,763

    Location: Newcastle, UK

    Thread pruned (may have missed some posts so RTM if needed).

    Please use this thread to pay respects to a man who has died today. If you don't agree with his politics that's fine - just leave the thread and do not post, it's really that simple.

    Anyone who continues to bicker/ gaslight / troll etc will not just find themselves thread banned, but will find yourselves on a holiday.
  20. Mr Jack


    Joined: 19 May 2004

    Posts: 24,431

    Location: Nordfriesland, Germany

    Thanks for cleaning the thread up @montymint

    This has been a very sad day for British democracy.
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