Tory MPs out of touch. Lack compassion! Let them eat steak

December 2020 Forums General discussion Tory MPs out of touch. Lack compassion! Let them eat steak

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    james19
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    Not a fan of the mans club. But I have to admit, rivalry aside. Well done Marcus Rashford MBE. Even the Daily Star has waded in. Can’t post their front page?

    Credits  BBC & Sky. Stroll down to view their front page

    Newspaper headlines: Test and trace ‘can’t cope’ and jobs aid ‘triples’ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-the-papers-54654115

     

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    #208506
    Young Master Smeet
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    I’m always wary of joining in these sorts of campaigns: the right can enjoy them just as much, after all, in a fascist dictatorship, there are o corrupt MPs.

    Lets remember, payment of MPs was a chartist demand, and MPs do need to earn enough to be independent.

    Lets not forget, that free school meals is a means tested benefit: why not free food for all children?  Let’s not get played by Labour’s “The Poor are always with us” schtick.

    #208507
    alanjjohnstone
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    “Lets not forget, that free school meals is a means tested benefit: why not free food for all children? “

    In Scotland universal  free school dinners was the demand of the SSP and our reply was given here

    School dinners and the class struggle

    #208514
    james19
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    Link above re Daily Star, front page doesn’t work? So I’ve added it here in reply to this tweet

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    #208517
    L.B. Neill
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    Thatcher, Thatcher, the milk snatcher!

    I have a vague memory as a little kid of this being played out.

    James: is the idea of herd management back on their books… Sterilise the unproductive, the criminal and the dependant!

    Take away the food and we become compliant, or more docile to idealogical induction due to nutrient denial.

    Give my ability to reproduce for a bowl of soup. Yet it seems to go against market numbers- big numbers requires population growth.

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    robbo203
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    #208519
    Young Master Smeet
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    Alan, I can’t see a name on that article, but it reads horribly like the sort of thing I would write…

    #208520
    ALB
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    This was a big issue at the time the party was formed in 1904. The first issue of the Socialist Standard in a article in “Physical Deterioration” pointed out;

    “We are told that over 100.000 school children in London alone go breakfastless to school. For them there is little hope for a sturdy manhood. Arrest the progress of physical deterioration amongst the children through the provision of meals by the State to all school children and you will do much to strengthen the physique and stamina of the race.”

    Why is it still a problem 116 years later?

    Not because the Tories are the nasty party and seem to revel in it but because capitalism is the nasty system.

    #208523
    L.B. Neill
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    It has been an issue for too long.

    Are the wigs the Tories don made of real real human hair? Kind of upset the idea of Tory vs Whig.

    This issue should not be argued in any democracy- food should not be political- not ever.

    If food is political in capital- then food security is a commodity.

    Some of us live on a diet of shite and onions, some live on lobster, and some live  on air plankton.

    It is still a problem 116 years later because the mode has not changed.

    #208525
    james19
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    While Marcus Rashford has a petition on this. It has 677,504 signatures on far.

    Another petition on Change.org has been made.  It has been said many times before, this is not what Change.org is for!😡

    Liverpool Fans Start Petition To Dismiss VAR Official In Charge During Game Vs Everton

    Following some controversial use of VAR, Liverpool fans have started a petition for the dismissal of the VAR official at the Everton vs Liverpool game.

    https://www.republicworld.com/sports-news/football-news/liverpool-fans-start-petition-to-dismiss-var-official-in-charge-during.html

     

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    #208575
    rodshaw
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    Petitions galore. So many outraged, well-meaning people. And yet not one glimmer of real socialist consciousness among them.

    We shouldn’t be petitioning our beloved leaders but telling them the time has come to get on their bikes.

    Time for an open letter to Mr Rashford maybe?

    #208589
    james19
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    Fake news? Why would the media (BBC for one) not mention that this UK terrorist was an ex Tory, ex UKIP member?

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    #208909
    james19
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    Hi Rodshaw, great idea. This was probably missed the deadline for the Socialist Standard to cover?
    Glad it was taken up brilliantly by comrades running Twitter page! 👏👏👏👏👏

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