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at 08:53 18 May 2013
Checking my twitter feed I see that a senior Labour politician has called Tory activists swivel-eyed loons.
Now, I am no fan if the Tories but they are one of our major parties and their members and activists deserve to be treated with respect. These men and women are the bedrock on which our democracy is founded.
Dismissing them so flippantly in such an insulting manner is unbecoming of a senior politician, and Ed should sack this man or woman immediately. I don't care who he (or she) is.
(I have got this right, haven't I?)
[Post edited 18 May 8:55]
|What the Championship should threaten to do to the PL|
at 09:04 16 May 2013
The Premier League (well Scudamore) are threatening to reduce the solidarity payments. They think they have the Football League by the balls. Do they?
Would a suitable retaliatory action by the FL be to threaten to stop promotion/relegation between the Championship and the PL?
The FL would suffer to a certain extent as there would "only" be the glory of the Championship title to play for, and the battle for the play-offs and runner-up spot would disappear.
I think the PL would be completely f****ed though. They'll have the battle for the title and Europe, but for teams outside of ManU, ManC, Arsenal, Spurs, Chelsea and possibly Everton and Liverpool the league season would be absolutely meaningless. The annual battle to stay up would disappear, and that is the sole focus of at least half and possibly two-thirds of the PL.
The PL need the FL a lot more than they are thinking and I think more than the FL need the PL.
|Speaking of paedophile [How the world has changed]|
at 14:04 1 May 2013
When I listen to some of the debate of paedophilia now and how people's attitudes have changed (which youngsters can't quite understand) I remember this event.
Myself, two other men and one woman were driving to Alton towers. We were all in our twenties. Me - the youngest - being about 20. So this puts us in the early 90s.
We had to set off early for the trip as it was quite a way. On the drive up we went through a number of villages at the time that kids were waiting at bus stops to get the bus to secondary school.
There were quite a few comments in the car that one of the other males making the trip would find the sight of the younger ones waiting in their uniforms quite erotic. He chuckled along and confirmed this. This was all news to me.
Looking back it seems so odd that someone should be so open about their prediliction for younger teenagers and that his friends should be happy joking about it. I can't remember my reaction clearly, but it was probably little more than a feeling that this chap was a little odd. The conversation turned to how open the Germans were about sex and how they had hard core porn openly for sale. This was pre-internet (image that kids!).
This was only 20 years ago. I shudder to think of the number of blind eyes that were turned to avoid seeing things in the 1970s.