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Thread: Tory MP Stabbed

  1. #21

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    Quote Originally Posted by WJ99mobile View Post
    Who would want to be a politician in this day and age
    I believe the going salary for an MP these days is in the 80k-90k range. Easy money if you’re in a relatively unimportant safe seat. Most people would vote for your party without giving a damn what your policies are so minimal effort or campaigning needed.

  2. #22

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    I can remember him winning Basildon I think it was in 1983, it was one of the first results to come through and confirmed the Tories were on their way to as big a victory as the polls were predicting. So, he was an MP, and a backbencher, for nearly forty years and, based on stuff I’d heard about him before today’s tragedy, he was popular with not just members of his own party. Whether the murder was politically motivated or down to an unhinged constituent, the action which should have been taken after Jo Cox’s murder really has to be now.

  3. #23

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    I would imagine that meetings will become all virtual after this

  4. #24

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    It is so terrible that you go to work and do not return home to family.

  5. #25

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    Quote Originally Posted by Armitage Shanks View Post
    I would imagine that meetings will become all virtual after this
    I hope not. But politics does need cleaning up, especially the rhetoric on line.

  6. #26

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    Quote Originally Posted by the other bob wilson View Post
    I can remember him winning Basildon I think it was in 1983, it was one of the first results to come through and confirmed the Tories were on their way to as big a victory as the polls were predicting. So, he was an MP, and a backbencher, for nearly forty years and, based on stuff I’d heard about him before today’s tragedy, he was popular with not just members of his own party. Whether the murder was politically motivated or down to an unhinged constituent, the action which should have been taken after Jo Cox’s murder really has to be now.
    Well said. My understanding is he was a pretty honourable, joyous and hard working MP who seemingly put constituents first.

    Tremendously sad.

  7. #27

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    Quote Originally Posted by the other bob wilson View Post
    I can remember him winning Basildon I think it was in 1983, it was one of the first results to come through and confirmed the Tories were on their way to as big a victory as the polls were predicting. So, he was an MP, and a backbencher, for nearly forty years and, based on stuff I’d heard about him before today’s tragedy, he was popular with not just members of his own party. Whether the murder was politically motivated or down to an unhinged constituent, the action which should have been taken after Jo Cox’s murder really has to be now.
    It was 92 and was a sign that Major was going to pick up a surprise win.

  8. #28

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    Left wing tory , came over as a decent man

    Anti Abortionist , Pro animal rights

    I don't think this is anything to do with politics more to do with the internal schism of whoever did this

    As someone else has said that's the end of open gp surgeries

  9. #29

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    Very very sad day. A man of conviction and decency. I particularly admired his stance on animal rights. Whatever ones political beliefs this is a horrific tragedy and casts a shadow over all of us.

  10. #30

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    Terrible, terrible atrocity, devastating for his family and friends. I’d hope that MP surgeries can stay face to face though, it would seem like giving in to these nutters. Maybe a lot of MPs would agree. Evil bastards mustn’t win. RIP to a decent man.

  11. #31

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canton Kev View Post
    I believe the going salary for an MP these days is in the 80k-90k range. Easy money if you’re in a relatively unimportant safe seat. Most people would vote for your party without giving a damn what your policies are so minimal effort or campaigning needed.
    The intrusion, the pressure, the hostility, the constant watching over your shoulder, people looking into your expenses etc for effectively the salary of a middle manager

    Is it really worth it?

  12. #32

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorcus View Post
    Very very sad day. A man of conviction and decency. I particularly admired his stance on animal rights. Whatever ones political beliefs this is a horrific tragedy and casts a shadow over all of us.
    Indeed.

    I won't be having any political debate on here for a few days.

    Much of it seems somewhat shallow after a tragedy like this.

  13. #33

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLUDGE FACTORY View Post
    Left wing tory , came over as a decent man

    Anti Abortionist , Pro animal rights

    I don't think this is anything to do with politics more to do with the internal schism of whoever did this

    As someone else has said that's the end of open gp surgeries
    Maybe I’m being stupid but what’s left wing about being anti abortion? Looking at his voting record he wasn’t a left wing Tory at all.

    That doesn’t mean he wasn’t a decent man of course but I wouldn’t call him a left wing Tory. Anyway probably not the place to discuss.

  14. #34

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pearcey3 View Post
    It was 92 and was a sign that Major was going to pick up a surprise win.
    Stupid me, of course it was.

  15. #35

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    Quote Originally Posted by the other bob wilson View Post
    Stupid me, of course it was.
    I was surprised when you said 83...Michael Foot etc

  16. #36

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    Quote Originally Posted by Croesy Blue View Post
    Maybe I’m being stupid but what’s left wing about being anti abortion? Looking at his voting record he wasn’t a left wing Tory at all.

    That doesn’t mean he wasn’t a decent man of course but I wouldn’t call him a left wing Tory. Anyway probably not the place to discuss.
    Like a lot of religious Conservatives he was anti abortion

    But he was a moderate social Conservative compared to a lot of the party

  17. #37

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    Awful, sickening.

    RIP Sir David

  18. #38

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    Quote Originally Posted by the other bob wilson View Post
    Stupid me, of course it was.
    He won in 1983 as well Bob

  19. #39

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    Horrific events today. Yet another unhinged lunatic causes mayhem and heartbreak.
    Hopefully open surgeries will continue, but surely security and body searches have got to be introduced.

  20. #40

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwood Blues View Post
    Indeed.

    I won't be having any political debate on here for a few days.

    Much of it seems somewhat shallow after a tragedy like this.
    Not engaging in Debate would be disrespectful to the memory of this poor MP. Murdered by someone who had no intention in participating in discussion or listening to different view points. Keeping quiet would be a tragedy in my opinion.

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