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    (Original post by TheArtofProtest)
    That's a nice sentiment.

    By the way, David Cameron wanted a private jet to go visit his Saudi Arabian pals, so all the taxpayers chipped in and brought him one worth £10 million.
    Not exactly comparable, is it?
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    (Original post by Drewski)
    Not exactly comparable, is it?
    On the one hand, you have a Tory who is out of touch with most people and uses their money to purchase a £10 million jet and on the other hand, you have the leader of a party who is so frugal that people are rushing to buy him his ideal gift and with the money left over, he's giving it away to those less fortunate than he is.


    If they had given a bike to David Cameron, he would've have already sold off the bike for a tenner and pocketed the extra to use as "campaign funds".
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    (Original post by TheArtofProtest)
    On the one hand, you have a Tory who is out of touch with most people and uses their money to purchase a £10 million jet and on the other hand, you have the leader of a party who is so frugal that people are rushing to buy him his ideal gift and with the money left over, he's giving it away to those less fortunate than he is.


    If they had given a bike to David Cameron, he would've have already sold off the bike for a tenner and pocketed the extra to use as "campaign funds".
    Or, putting it into context, a jet already owned by the military and that has a life of ~30years is being modified to allow senior politicians to use it as a safe and secure transport for the many long range trips they'll need to do. Regardless of party, regardless of the fact that Cameron probably won't be PM by the time it's finished.

    It's a UK asset. Not a Tory party asset.

    You are aware, I'm sure, that the RAF has operated aircraft like this for a long time, yes? That travel for senior officers, politicians and the royal family is regularly conducted like this, yes? That this is, in essence, in no way new at all, yes?

    Or rather, are you just another person trying to score cheap political points off the back of your own ignorance?
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    (Original post by the bear)
    i would buy him a special dibber

    http://www.humphreysgarden.com/ekmps...ber-1216-p.jpg
    £8!!!111!!
    Pro tip: Use an old fork handle.
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    (Original post by koza)
    £8!!!111!!
    Pro tip: Use an old fork handle.
    Jezza deserves the best.... that bad boy can dib up to 18" :yep:
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    (Original post by the bear)
    i would buy him a special dibber

    http://www.humphreysgarden.com/ekmps...ber-1216-p.jpg
    LOL
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    (Original post by Drewski)
    Or, putting it into context, a jet already owned by the military and that has a life of ~30years is being modified to allow senior politicians to use it as a safe and secure transport for the many long range trips they'll need to do. Regardless of party, regardless of the fact that Cameron probably won't be PM by the time it's finished.

    It's a UK asset. Not a Tory party asset.
    And as a UK citizen, I can use the jet and fly down to St Barts?

    You are aware, I'm sure, that the RAF has operated aircraft like this for a long time, yes? That travel for senior officers, politicians and the royal family is regularly conducted like this, yes? That this is, in essence, in no way new at all, yes?

    Or rather, are you just another person trying to score cheap political points off the back of your own ignorance?
    For a person who doesn't like disturbing established conventions, he sure does have a funny way of showing it.

    That, and the way that people are registered to vote, as well as the boundaries, it looks like Cameron doesn't want any opposition to his rule. Quite the little totalitarian, isn't he?
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    (Original post by TheArtofProtest)
    And as a UK citizen, I can use the jet and fly down to St Barts?
    Become a senior elected official, of any strand, and sure.

    For a person who doesn't like disturbing established conventions, he sure does have a funny way of showing it.

    That, and the way that people are registered to vote, as well as the boundaries, it looks like Cameron doesn't want any opposition to his rule. Quite the little totalitarian, isn't he?
    So totalitarian and desperate to cling on to power he's given himself a term limit. Yeah. I completely get your not at all biased point :rolleyes:
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    Democracy in action, potential benefits to charity. What's the conclusion? Socialist leeching and communism.

    The right-wing arguments for just about anything need sticking in a book, maybe Kelvin MacKenzie can write it.
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    This just in! Charity and gift giving is now authoritarian communism!

    Why arent the right wingers on here complaining about the evil socialist plot that is Christmas
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    (Original post by the bear)
    Jezza deserves the best.... that bad boy can dib up to 18" :yep:


    Here you go 28" at almost half the price, 28" will allow you to dib in an upright position, i can't abide having to bend over to dib.
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    (Original post by Drewski)
    Become a senior elected official, of any strand, and sure.
    Well then, it's not a UK asset, it's a "Senior elected official" asset.

    So totalitarian and desperate to cling on to power he's given himself a term limit. Yeah. I completely get your not at all biased point :rolleyes:
    He gave himself a term limit (one that he was not obliged to do)? Well, we'll all completely believe him now.

    Didn't he also say:

    a) That he'll "balance the books" by 2015 yet they are not.
    b) That he wouldn't increase VAT in 2010 but subsequently did.
    c) He'll lead the greenest government ever, then went on to cut renewable energy funding.
    d) Decision on Heathrow

    Isn't that what totalitarian leaders do? Say one thing but do the other? Cameron is starting to exhibit all the characteristics.
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    (Original post by TheArtofProtest)
    Well then, it's not a UK asset, it's a "Senior elected official" asset.
    It's a UK asset in the same way that anything owned and used by every government is a UK asset. It's in the same category as a tank, as a frigate, as a Whitehall pencil, as number 10.

    He gave himself a term limit (one that he was not obliged to do)? Well, we'll all completely believe him now.

    Didn't he also say:

    a) That he'll "balance the books" by 2015 yet they are not.
    b) That he wouldn't increase VAT in 2010 but subsequently did.
    c) He'll lead the greenest government ever, then went on to cut renewable energy funding.
    d) Decision on Heathrow

    Isn't that what totalitarian leaders do? Say one thing but do the other? Cameron is starting to exhibit all the characteristics.
    No, it's what politicians do. No matter what party. No matter what country. No party what social background. No matter what bias. They all exaggerate, make overly ambitious promises and outright lies.

    All of them.

    Singling one out makes you look like an idiot.
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    (Original post by Drewski)
    It's a UK asset in the same way that anything owned and used by every government is a UK asset. It's in the same category as a tank, as a frigate, as a Whitehall pencil, as number 10.
    Some government assets cost more than others and I'm not really sure why you are comparing a £10 million jet with a pencil.

    No, it's what politicians do. No matter what party. No matter what country. No party what social background. No matter what bias. They all exaggerate, make overly ambitious promises and outright lies.

    All of them.

    Singling one out makes you look like an idiot.
    The hope for change is strong with Corbyn.
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    (Original post by TheArtofProtest)
    Some government assets cost more than others and I'm not really sure why you are comparing a £10 million jet with a pencil.
    Because, like it or not, the principle behind it's use is identical.

    The hope for change is strong with Corbyn.
    With naive people, sure.
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    (Original post by Drewski)
    No, it's what politicians do. No matter what party. No matter what country. No party what social background. No matter what bias. They all exaggerate, make overly ambitious promises and outright lies.

    All of them.
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    (Original post by koza)
    The more accurate sentiment in this context is they've always done it that way.

    And the country has never been monumentally screwed by it.

    They promise a lot, get voted in, don't deliver, get voted out. And it flips back and forth. Works out fairly evenly in the wash overall. So it's only prudent to have a healthy cynicism to them all.
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    (Original post by koza)


    Here you go 28" at almost half the price, 28" will allow you to dib in an upright position, i can't abide having to bend over to dib.
    that is a serious piece of dibbing equipment :yep:
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    (Original post by Drewski)
    So it's only prudent to have a healthy cynicism to them all.
    Or perhaps we might be better of if we can work out we can get rid of them.
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    (Original post by the bear)
    that is a serious piece of dibbing equipment :yep:


    This one may be a little more to the taste of tory dibbers.
 
 
 
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