Quote: Rood Eye @ 9th November 2019, 1:35 PM
I'm imagining Europe falling victim to a zombie apocalypse and huge numbers of those creatures setting sail across the channel to invade Britain.
As the combined forces of the army, navy and RAF level their weaponry at the oncoming horde, I can quite clearly see a few people running in front of our brave boys (and girls), waving their arms and shouting "Don't shoot! Some of them might be GPs!"
Oddly enough while I am in a half serious mood my other post was going to be about women politicians. Though well intentioned, I doubt that Swinson, McGovern, Creasey, Lucas et al would be at all satisfied with your "(and girls)". I am aware that while I myself also try to be balanced - I'm not seeing in the blokes a modern day Churchill or Attlee - I am finding it easier to take the piss out of the women MPs. To put this in context, I am not at all comfortable with it.
The obvious point is that we all know that the Twitter nutters have given women MPs the most bile (although this can be overstated as the guys have had it too) and I can happily confirm I am not the vicious, nasty sort. The less obvious point is that unusually perhaps for a middle aged man if you were ask me to list my 30 political heroes in historical terms more than half would be women. The majority would be left wing although there are a fair few Conservatives there too. Still, wet dreams always involved the left side especially whenever they involved feistiness, true grit and red flaming hair.
But I just find this current breed mostly brittle. Morgan is going. Whatever she says, I don't regard her as a One Nation Tory. And when she was as a second Minister at a professionals' conference talking nonsense and someone stood up and said "could we have the Secretary of State instead?", the way she accused him of being sexist purely on the grounds that she had been wrong footed was really lousy. I'm so glad that she is leaving Parliament, And then you get all of these other people on the left or in the liberals who go against a democratic outcome and then claim that they are not the bullies but being bullied. Sorry, I don't accept the manipulative twist. Luckily, there are at least two exceptions, one on each side.
Patel does not go out of her way to be liked. She is a right so-and-so and loves that fact. I like her because I trust her to single-handedly eliminate knife crime and save people's lives. And Caroline Flint has come on in absolute leaps and bounds. I feel that she is becoming the true heir to the great left wing women of the past. Labour could do worse than choosing her as their next leader, not that they will do so in a month of Sundays. They are already preparing Rebecca Long Bailey who is the true air to Blair. Remember Blair claiming that he saw Jackie Milburn play at Newcastle Utd on a certain date when that was impossible? Becs claims that when she was born her mother could hear the cheers from the Stretford End. Actually Man Utd were away to Wolves on 22-9-79. This is what I mean by brittle. For which read full of tripe.
While I have my views, unique, they tend to pan out all over the spectrum in various ways : Tory Lynda Chalker was a cry baby because she cared and I would have joined her private staff with a hanky had any in my pockets at that time been in any fit condition but I post this from dear Barbara regularly as I love it so much - an inconsistent, flawed, soul but brilliant. It has never been a polarised my tribe or your tribe with me. No one represents where I stand (a liberal social conservative and economically a One Nation Tory Social Democrat : spot the wildness of it) . Hence, I choose the range of people I like: