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Why I loathe Politicians :(

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Orionaut, Jun 8, 2019.

  1. Dunks


    Joined: Oct 31, 2004

    Posts: 8,568

    Location: London

    I would have thought the focus would not be on the legality of taking the drug itself, but the fact that hundreds/thousands of people die yearly in the manufacture and export of cocaine from South America, and gang violence in London revolves around the distribution and selling of drugs. All that damage just so Gove can snort some coke.
  2. Orionaut


    Joined: Aug 2, 2012

    Posts: 6,522

    For the most part, this Butchers Bill arises not from the production and distribution of cocaine but rather simply because it is illegal.

    (As does the Butchers Bill among the users)
  3. LOAM


    Joined: Oct 20, 2004

    Posts: 11,014

    Location: Nottingham

    Thank God it wasn't something seriously hardcore like a can of mojito on a train, imagine the moral outrage.
  4. robgmun


    Joined: Apr 30, 2006

    Posts: 14,648

  5. Yadda

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 19, 2009

    Posts: 2,238

    Location: Baa

    Michael Gove on powerful stimulants sounds like an absolute nightmare.
  6. LoadsaMoney


    Joined: Jul 8, 2003

    Posts: 27,214

    Location: In a house

    It'll be known as The Drugs Cabinet from now on.
  7. Raz


    Joined: Sep 18, 2003

    Posts: 4,377

    Location: Helix Nebula

    Definitely the first, but having worked with Ministers (inc. our soon to be ex PM) for over a decade saying things as they are (honesty) doesn't always come naturally to them. It's always a competition between them, framing things in a way to make them look better than others in public opinion.

    I don't think it's breaking the law that's the issue per se (within reason of course, I'm sure some have driven over the speed limit but assault, drug dealing etc would be another matter).

    Does it really matter that he took drugs 20 years ago? No, like you say we've all done things when younger and still sometimes make mistakes.
  8. StriderX


    Joined: Mar 18, 2008

    Posts: 19,256

    Just like making the mistake of being poor, of which the Tories will make you suffer forever.
  9. WantoN


    Joined: Jun 11, 2003

    Posts: 10,015

    Location: Hampshire

    Just another smear campaign launched to discredit a potential political adversary.

    Honestly I've lost faith that any party is capable of anything more than back stabbing and self-interest.
  10. Orionaut


    Joined: Aug 2, 2012

    Posts: 6,522

    Nonsense. Tories want people to be rich, what is the point of owning a corperation if nobody can afford to buy the goods that you produce.

    It is the Socialists who require a permanent population of chronically poor people who they can exploit and forever rely on for their support by sewing bitterness and envy.
  11. garnett


    Joined: Mar 25, 2008

    Posts: 4,143

    I didn't think there were people who still believed this.

    What in particular about the last 9 years for which they have been in power leads you to make that confident statement about the Conservatives.
  12. LOAM


    Joined: Oct 20, 2004

    Posts: 11,014

    Location: Nottingham

    Oh the conservatives definitely want people to be rich but only a select few and mainly themselves and their chums.
  13. wordy


    Joined: Nov 30, 2005

    Posts: 6,790

    Location: Rotherham


    Who’s going to clean their duck’s house if everyone’s loaded?
  14. V F


    Joined: Aug 13, 2003

    Posts: 15,600

    Location: UK

    The Tories of the past, 70s/80s and 90s were more on the side of businesses than todays lot.
  15. Orionaut


    Joined: Aug 2, 2012

    Posts: 6,522

    I so miss "Not the nine o'clock news"

    What a meal they would make of all this now Boris's "Class A" usage has been called into question too.

    I can see it now, All the leadership hopefuls lounging on Sofas in a house in Claa-am or Chelsea.

    Passing round the mirror and the razor blades, snorting through £50's, and all the while denouncing the drug trade and demanding that scumbag dealers should given no quarter by the Law.