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Does anyone really care that a politician took drugs 20 odd years ago? I understand the Tory leader wannabes don't want skeletons coming out of their closet but really, does anyone care?
For any other role in society, I don't care. However, for a politician, who is responsible the laws, it tells us a lot. If he was black or working class and had been caught, it would have ruined his life. Yet he has made no effort to get those laws changed to ones focusing on harm reduction. He is a hypocrite. I guess they all probably are, but we don't usually have such direct evidence.

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Edit: From today's Times
The Michael Gove cocaine scandal deepened last night after claims he hosted a party at which the drug was taken just hours after writing an article in which he condemned “middle-class professionals” using it.

The allegations centre on a party at Gove’s flat in Mayfair on December 27, 1999, where a witness claimed in The Mail on Sunday that “some of the other people were openly taking cocaine”.
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Post by Dunckel » 6 months ago

Jo Brand's broadcast comments on milkshaking were close to the mark, imagine if she had described black people as piccanninies with watermelon smiles, surely that would be the end of her career.
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Dunckel wrote:
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Jo Brand's broadcast comments on milkshaking were close to the mark, imagine if she had described black people as piccanninies with watermelon smiles, surely that would be the end of her career.
Its a bit like a Bernard Manning joke, it might have been funny (to some) once, but not any more. So for JB, In todays political language arms race, probably not.
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Post by Rutabaga » 6 months ago

I heard that programme, and I thought I might have misheard that comment for a moment. It was reckless of her, but then the programme is called 'Heresy'. It's just a slightly lame vehicle for people to say outrageous things under the guise of comedy and pseudo-intellectual debate bestowed on them by compere Victoria Coren Mitchell, and I've never had much time for it.
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Telegraph making sure that your islamophobia will be reinforced, even if you only read the headline

Muslim father faces jail for mental abuse of his daughters
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I've woken up a sadder person this morning. How can Field ever think this is acceptable? How can his supporters, including Tory MPs, ever think this is acceptable.
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I've woken up a sadder person this morning. How can Field ever think this is acceptable? How can his supporters, including Tory MPs, ever think this is acceptable.
Apparently he’s trying to suggest he thought she might be armed. He’s a Jeremy Hunt.
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Apparently he’s trying to suggest he thought she might be armed. He’s a Jeremy Hunt.
And as his boss, Jeremy Hunt is a Jeremy Hunt if he doesn't sack him.
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And as his boss, Jeremy Hunt is a Jeremy Hunt if he doesn't sack him.
Boris will probably make Field Minister for Women & Equalities.
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Boris will probably make Field Minister for Women & Equalities.
I thought Chope was a shoe-in for that job.
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I thought Chope was a shoe-in for that job.
Perhaps they’ll go all modern and job share....
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I thought Chope was a shoe-in for that job.
Ob pedantry: shoo-in.
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Post by Iris » 5 months ago

And because of the excitement about Field's stupidity, nobody has bothered to report that Philip Hammond spent a chunk of the evening pointing out what we all know - that the promises of the idiots, one of whom is going to be our next PM, are built on sand.
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Iris wrote:
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Ob pedantry: shoo-in.
Are you putting the boot in?
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Are you putting the boot in?
Is that your sole contribution?
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