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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrisch View Post
    People go into politics for a number of reasons. Some - Blair, Cameron etc. - to make their fortune.
    Have to pick up on this one. Not sure anyone makes a direct fortune out of politics, save for a few total dictators. After politics, of course, is where all the networking comes into play.

    I genuinely believe that all UK politicians enter politics to try to "make a difference".

    The cynicism comes later. Talking of which...

    Quote Originally Posted by Chrisch View Post
    [edit] Just spotted this - this is an example of our politicians in action https://www.theguardian.com/politics...ords-allowance

    these people really are the scum of the earth. [/edit]
    Obvious example of fraud. A moral disgrace. Should face the consequences and be thrown out of Lourdes and face a full knobbly gloves internal inspection of his accounts for the past 7 years. Or hung from the wall if it were Gillead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wibs View Post
    Have to pick up on this one. Not sure anyone makes a direct fortune out of politics, save for a few total dictators. ...
    Really? You are THAT naive? Multi millionaire Blair doesn't convince you? Try the other team in their own private newspaper....

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business...speaking-fees/

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    Our political system self selects the "right" kind to progress up the tiers of power. Those who enter with good intentions either change their ways or get relegated to insignificance
    Why is it that with everything in life I always find a more difficult way of doing it (and not intentionally)

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    Our political system has it's roots in the medieval feudal system and then in the religious struggles for supremacy between monarchs and the church. This was then amplified by the Victorian era of class and might is right (and then we spread it across the Empire on which the sun never set). The struggles for the Reform Acts to get rid of Rotten Boroughs are a case in point. Those who have will always strive to keep it for their next generation. Maybe sterilisation (male or female) before any procreation should be a precondition for any elected office!
    Evolution is great at solving problems. It's the methods that concern me.
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    thought some might enjoy this....
    Last edited by dwhitlow; 27-05-2020 at 10:32 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwhitlow View Post
    thought some might enjoy this....
    Brilliant.

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    There are four varieties in society: the lovers, the ambitious, observers and fools. The fools are the happiest.
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    There are four varieties in society: the lovers, the ambitious, observers and fools. The fools are the happiest.
    Hippolyte Taine French critic and historian (1828-93)

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    So that's it then? Back on yer heads lads? Life returns to normal in Guernsey?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wibs View Post
    So that's it then? Back on yer heads lads? Life returns to normal in Guernsey?
    Pretty much, some restrictions, 14 day quarantine for anyone entering the islands.
    There are four varieties in society: the lovers, the ambitious, observers and fools. The fools are the happiest.
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