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https://news.sky.com/story/tory-mp-m...-neck-11745967

I can’t help but that had it been a female MP, or a male protestor this would not have been news.
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The video for anyone who wants to decide if he was out of line;

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I think she deserved it, should've been thrown in a bin after
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Does this mean that I can 'escort' Tory canvassers off my property in the same manner?
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Sure, punch him in the face after
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Does this mean that I can 'escort' Tory canvassers off my property in the same manner?
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It's a bit borderline. He clearly gets a bit carried away with himself but also, if you break into a venue like that to start shouting and blasting airhorns, don't you kind of expect to be shown the door in quite a brisk manner?

Wouldn't be an issue in the slightest if that was a female MP and a male protestor. She'd likely be lauded as a hero and this morning's talk shows would be full of "you go, girl" journalists lining up to give her a pat on the back.
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(Original post by Andrew97)
https://news.sky.com/story/tory-mp-m...-neck-11745967

I can’t help but that had it been a female MP, or a male protestor this would not have been news.
I think it was kind of out of order to grab her by her neck but I still agree with what he did. After all, you must be thick if you think you can gate crash a dinner without being escorted out in a harsh manner
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These hysterical attention-seekers need to be pegged back for the sake of humanity, they all seem to suffer from some form of mental issue and far too much credibility is apportioned to them by their friends and colleagues at the BBC. They can paralyse London but should anyone raise a finger and that's all the luvvies out in a rash to defend them and calling for the crucifying of any dissenters. Too much education, that's the problem.
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Breaking. Mr Field has been suspended from the FCO by Downing Street.
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Breaking. Mr Field has been suspended from the FCO by Downing Street.
Of course he would be, Downing St. has completely lost the plot ages ago. That woman would get down on her knees and perform a sex act on anyone if her advisers told her it was a good idea.
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I genuinely don't understand how anyone can watch that clip and think "that's okay" - we are definitely in a culture war.
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I genuinely don't understand how anyone can watch that clip and think "that's okay" - we are definitely in a culture war.
Agreed, it definitely isn't OK for her to behave like that.
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(Original post by z-hog)
These hysterical attention-seekers need to be pegged back for the sake of humanity, they all seem to suffer from some form of mental issue and far too much credibility is apportioned to them by their friends and colleagues at the BBC. They can paralyse London but should anyone raise a finger and that's all the luvvies out in a rash to defend them and calling for the crucifying of any dissenters. Too much education, that's the problem.
For once I agree with you. This is a very accurate description of Conservative MPs.
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Agreed, it definitely isn't OK for her to behave like that.
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(Original post by Andrew97)
https://news.sky.com/story/tory-mp-m...-neck-11745967

I can’t help but that had it been a female MP, or a male protestor this would not have been news.
I suspect he wouldn't have been quite so willing to get stuck in had it been a male protester.

Field's the one who (amongst other memorable things) advocated a brutal clearance of the homeless protests at St Pauls and wanted to stop enquiries into MPs expenses. Lovely man.
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she got exactly what she wanted... A hero of the protest I imagine, huge national coverage.

Good on the MP though, as a nation we shouldn't be so terrified of taking charge and authority - they came in to disrupt the event, it should be perfectly acceptable for the people in the event to tell them to **** off, and use reasonable force to make it happen. Rather then just sitting there and letting them disrupt the event.

Was it reasonable force.. its very borderline, but I would just about air on the side of yes..

(He may not have gotten as much flack if his face didn't look like he was enjoying it so much...)
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I think it was kind of out of order to grab her by her neck but I still agree with what he did. After all, you must be thick if you think you can gate crash a dinner without being escorted out in a harsh manner
No ordinary man, even an MP, has the right to grab women by their throats and slam them against walls without the least offer of violence or threat. I hope Greenpeace sue him privately for assault if he doesn't incur an official prosecution, as that's what it was. His excuse that he feared violence is total spin and hokum, the plain result of a post-action legal consultation and a smart alec Barista, er, Barrister.
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Breaking. Mr Field has been suspended from the FCO by Downing Street.
Dumb decision. He did nothing overly wrong
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Was it reasonable force.. its very borderline, but I would just about air on the side of yes..

(He may not have gotten as much flack if his face didn't look like he was enjoying it so much...)
So your opinion is that peaceful political protest should be met with neck grabs and body slams?

Would it be more convenient for the folks thinking this kind of thing is OK to simply hand over to Fascism right away, rather than waste time on the middle bit with swaggering storm troopers and street battles?
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Dumb decision. He did nothing overly wrong
Let's see if the courts agree with you.
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