johnincrete wrote:Are we looking at the past through rose-tinted spectacles?
Were politicians 20 years or more ago any better?
Or is it that today, they seem not to care that their selfishness is so well publicised?
Or is it that the electronic age means nobody can hide?
I disagree. When an MP in Bristol, shortly after giving up his title, reverting to plain Mr. Anthony Wedgwood Benn, he bought three identical cars with very similar registrations: one for him, one for Mrs. WB and one for children. This was with the hope that most people would be deceived into thinking there was one shared car.Al wrote:......... for straight dealing and honesty Tony Benn takes a bit of beating.
For straight talking, despite disagreeing with virtually every one of his political utterances, my vote would go to 'The Beast of Bolsover': you know exactly where he stands. Apparently, he's never missed a Commons session, too, which must make him unique.
Well, he was 81 in February. I'll be happy to be on my feet at that age, losing the plot or otherwise.bobscott wrote:I agree Phil, but sadly poor old Dennis seems to be losing the plot when he's on his feet.
scooby wrote:Thatcher? is she not dead yet?
Why the hell should she have a state funeral? I am sure some people are crazy. Yes it might have been a despicable thing to say, but she was a despicable person, which is worse?Retired in Crete wrote:scooby wrote:Thatcher? is she not dead yet?
What a despicable thing to say!
As she is to be given a state funeral I am sure you will know when she has died.
As you feel so strongly you could sign the petition opposing this here:
You could have the distinction of being signatory No.4!
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