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Tory London Mayor candidate 22:18 - Jan 13 with 7033 viewstractordownsouth

... thinks that homeless people can afford a 5k deposit. EVen by today's standards, that's the most tone deaf political statement I've seen in a while.


https://www.theguardian.com/society/2021/jan/13/tory-london-mayor-candidate-home

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Tory London Mayor candidate on 22:22 - Jan 13 with 2107 viewsHerbivore


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Tory London Mayor candidate on 22:22 - Jan 13 with 2091 views26_Paz

Just read the article ... I don’t think he put it quite like that ...
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Tory London Mayor candidate on 22:24 - Jan 13 with 2100 viewsStokieBlue

Hard to really know what to say to that.

He did sofa surf though so clearly he's an expert on the subject.

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Tory London Mayor candidate on 22:27 - Jan 13 with 2075 viewsfooters

Tory London Mayor candidate on 22:22 - Jan 13 by 26_Paz

Just read the article ... I don’t think he put it quite like that ...


Pressed by the interviewer on whether he was suggesting a homeless family in bed and breakfast accommodation could afford a deposit, Bailey replied: “Not all of them, but some people could. A full proportion of people could.”

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Tory London Mayor candidate on 22:28 - Jan 13 with 2066 viewsStokieBlue

Tory London Mayor candidate on 22:22 - Jan 13 by 26_Paz

Just read the article ... I don’t think he put it quite like that ...


Except he did.

Then spent the rest of the article attempting to roll it back and reframe the statement when he realised it was stupid. He even tried the "I've been there gambit" before realising that he couldn't have afforded it either.

Come on Paz, you don't have to defend the idiotic just because it's blue.

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“You may not feel outstandingly robust, but if you are an average-sized adult you will contain within your modest frame no less than 7 X 10^18 joules of potential energy—enough to explode with the force of thirty very large hydrogen bombs, assuming you knew how to liberate it and really wished to make a point."

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Tory London Mayor candidate on 22:29 - Jan 13 with 2045 views26_Paz

Tory London Mayor candidate on 22:27 - Jan 13 by footers

Pressed by the interviewer on whether he was suggesting a homeless family in bed and breakfast accommodation could afford a deposit, Bailey replied: “Not all of them, but some people could. A full proportion of people could.”


Yeah so two things:
1) he’s not talking about a homeless guy sleeping in a shop doorway as the headline implies.
2) he says ‘not all of them’
I don’t necessarily agree with him on this one but the headline is a little sensationalist
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Tory London Mayor candidate on 22:31 - Jan 13 with 2042 viewsSpruceMoose

Tory London Mayor candidate on 22:29 - Jan 13 by 26_Paz

Yeah so two things:
1) he’s not talking about a homeless guy sleeping in a shop doorway as the headline implies.
2) he says ‘not all of them’
I don’t necessarily agree with him on this one but the headline is a little sensationalist


Always ready to swoop in with an an excuse.

Odious.

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Tory London Mayor candidate on 22:32 - Jan 13 with 2019 views26_Paz

Tory London Mayor candidate on 22:31 - Jan 13 by SpruceMoose

Always ready to swoop in with an an excuse.

Odious.


A bit much to call me ‘odious’ when I’ve merely observed that a headline is a little misleading.
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Tory London Mayor candidate on 22:32 - Jan 13 with 2037 viewsHerbivore

Tory London Mayor candidate on 22:29 - Jan 13 by 26_Paz

Yeah so two things:
1) he’s not talking about a homeless guy sleeping in a shop doorway as the headline implies.
2) he says ‘not all of them’
I don’t necessarily agree with him on this one but the headline is a little sensationalist


If you're a family staying in B&B accommodation you are homeless. Why do you feel the need to wear your ignorance as a badge of honour?

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Tory London Mayor candidate on 22:33 - Jan 13 with 2010 views26_Paz

Tory London Mayor candidate on 22:32 - Jan 13 by Herbivore

If you're a family staying in B&B accommodation you are homeless. Why do you feel the need to wear your ignorance as a badge of honour?


Where have I said they are not?
I merely point out that by using the term ‘homeless’ the headline invokes images of someone in a shop doorway
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Tory London Mayor candidate on 22:46 - Jan 13 with 1970 viewsSpruceMoose

Tory London Mayor candidate on 22:33 - Jan 13 by 26_Paz

Where have I said they are not?
I merely point out that by using the term ‘homeless’ the headline invokes images of someone in a shop doorway


Only in the mind of an unthinking Tory cheerleader. Most other intelligent people recognise that homelessness comes in several forms.

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Tory London Mayor candidate on 22:48 - Jan 13 with 1962 viewstractordownsouth

Tory London Mayor candidate on 22:22 - Jan 13 by 26_Paz

Just read the article ... I don’t think he put it quite like that ...


Come on mate. I know the pile ons can get a bit heated on here sometimes but you don't help yourself by defending the indefensible.
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Tory London Mayor candidate on 22:50 - Jan 13 with 1947 viewsSpruceMoose

Tory London Mayor candidate on 22:48 - Jan 13 by tractordownsouth

Come on mate. I know the pile ons can get a bit heated on here sometimes but you don't help yourself by defending the indefensible.
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His first instinct is always to defend the Tory. He has absolutely no empathy for anyone who they may have wronged. It's sociopathic, and entirely predictable.

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Tory London Mayor candidate on 22:57 - Jan 13 with 1922 viewsJ2BLUE

You're all missing the point. He's going to offer shared ownership for as little as £100,000! He's practically giving them away. Just liquidate one of your trust funds.

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Tory London Mayor candidate on 23:06 - Jan 13 with 1884 viewstractordownsouth

Tory London Mayor candidate on 22:57 - Jan 13 by J2BLUE

You're all missing the point. He's going to offer shared ownership for as little as £100,000! He's practically giving them away. Just liquidate one of your trust funds.


Or buy some shares in Chartwells, they're raking in the profits at the moment.

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Tory London Mayor candidate on 23:15 - Jan 13 with 1866 viewsHerbivore

Tory London Mayor candidate on 22:33 - Jan 13 by 26_Paz

Where have I said they are not?
I merely point out that by using the term ‘homeless’ the headline invokes images of someone in a shop doorway


Only if you're entirely ignorant.

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Tory London Mayor candidate on 23:25 - Jan 13 with 1843 viewsfactual_blue

What's his favourite Bollywood film though?

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Tory London Mayor candidate on 07:40 - Jan 14 with 1668 viewsSteve_M

Are you not familiar with Shaun Bailey? This is very much the level of his political output. He makes Gavin Williamson look like Roy Jenkins.

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Tory London Mayor candidate on 07:44 - Jan 14 with 1643 views26_Paz

None of this really matters anyway. His chances of beating Khan are pretty much non existent
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Tory London Mayor candidate on 08:12 - Jan 14 with 1625 viewsChurchman

Tory London Mayor candidate on 22:27 - Jan 13 by footers

Pressed by the interviewer on whether he was suggesting a homeless family in bed and breakfast accommodation could afford a deposit, Bailey replied: “Not all of them, but some people could. A full proportion of people could.”


It was a very confusing set of responses from the Tory ‘candidate’. If the article is accurate, he quite frankly doesn’t know what he’s talking about and would have been better off avoiding the topic of housing or preparing better. I suspect his chances of getting elected are zilch regardless of what he mumbles.
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Tory London Mayor candidate on 08:13 - Jan 14 with 1624 viewsElmswell_Blue

Tory London Mayor candidate on 22:29 - Jan 13 by 26_Paz

Yeah so two things:
1) he’s not talking about a homeless guy sleeping in a shop doorway as the headline implies.
2) he says ‘not all of them’
I don’t necessarily agree with him on this one but the headline is a little sensationalist


How did you develop your world view? Genuinely interested.
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Tory London Mayor candidate on 08:23 - Jan 14 with 1602 viewsHerbivore

Tory London Mayor candidate on 07:44 - Jan 14 by 26_Paz

None of this really matters anyway. His chances of beating Khan are pretty much non existent


So your two contributions to the thread are that the headline is misleading and it doesn't matter what he said anyway. Great input as ever, Paz. Not a word pointing out what a total berk he is for thinking a homeless family in London can pull together a £5k deposit. Amazing stuff.

Fornicate this Tory government, and fornicate anyone who was stupid enough to vote for this bunch of sociopathic charlatans.

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Tory London Mayor candidate on 08:40 - Jan 14 with 1567 viewsGlasgowBlue

Tory London Mayor candidate on 07:44 - Jan 14 by 26_Paz

None of this really matters anyway. His chances of beating Khan are pretty much non existent


May as well put up Garry Glitter then. It’s not as if he’s going to win.

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Tory London Mayor candidate on 22:33 - Jan 13 by 26_Paz

Where have I said they are not?
I merely point out that by using the term ‘homeless’ the headline invokes images of someone in a shop doorway


I'm v happy with my "if Paz says it's alright, it's really not" stance.

It serves me well.

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Tory London Mayor candidate on 08:57 - Jan 14 with 1505 views26_Paz

Tory London Mayor candidate on 08:13 - Jan 14 by Elmswell_Blue

How did you develop your world view? Genuinely interested.


Independently ... unlike some I could mention
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