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i just love these tory airheads, male and female, posting on NS, where us 'steetwise guys and gals' can tear them down, to tittle tiny-winnie pieces. It's like shooting fish in the barrel, it shoorly is.
ey, Jimmy. He was a coalminer in Yorkshire, don't you know.
i expect you to return next year
vengeance in your heart ,bloodlust on your mind
watch the girl with the dragon tattoo for ideas
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISEcCWpPeUk more jimmy
I'm male, and have had my arse grabbed by ahem! mature women in my local workingmans club in time in memoriam. Well, when I say old, five years older always, throughout life. I am sure it is is the same few women, to tell you the truth, when I am in where I am from, that is. Never happened elsewhere, apart from horsey blue women, in SE England. the bluddy disgusting animals, very enjoyable.
If you cant put your thoughts into words, lets hope it wasnt you who was one of the people in the hustings eh ;)
oh no i was just listening to them.
and i am hoping to improve on that putting thoughts into words thing though. practice makes perfect right?
Imagine if a dude wrote this article, or if an old lady wrote this article.
A private social event with no press? Seems sensible to me, but at MAHIKI?!!!?
Obviously, Future Britons/CF were just a little bit embarrassed by holding an event at the playground of the rich and feckless.
Yes, there are posh boys and girls in all political parties, and the poses they strike are often playing up to stereotypes. We now have less social mobility than at any time since 1900 - so politics is fast becoming the reserve of those with time and money to spare. In consequence what the rest of us deem necessary is thrown away in the rush to play silly little games a'la the Eighteenth Century.
When I was at UWE in the early 90s, Labour affected the "son of toil" look, Tories went for Alan B'stard, Lib Dems were in dungarees. SWP (to my shame and regret) went around in leather jackets, trying to look like "streetfighting man". It was all so silly, and I doubt if any of us would want to revisit our younger selves.
Laurie, it was a fantastic article, but not earth-shattering news to find some reactionaries in the Tory Party.
Belated apologies to anyone I upset between 1989 and 1992 at Bristol with my arrogant thoughtless posturing.
A footnote - back in the 1950s, my Father, who came from a long line of Communists, joined the Young Conservatives. Why? Simply for the social life and to meet "nice young girls". Has always voted Labour, always will, young people, with hormones raging, will always put libido above principle!
Positive discrimination is still discrimination...
Evidently Helen is a bit slow on the uptake.
the thought that such petulant morons could one day run this country makes me feel somewhat sick, as if the current batch of Tories werent detestable enough, this lot sound even worse.
'I'm just saying what i know to be true.'
Well ... ok lol. You seem to have come to a war of words armed with a rattle. With that I bid you goodnight and good luck :)
Beatrix Potter, where she got her imagination from from watching the rabbits on the downs mext to the sea between Tenby and Amroth/Saundersfot, in Wales. A true story,
Another song to keep the Young Consevatives going, in pushing those high-up girls away.
OOPS, think I have got it the wrong way around here. Ah well! Tory ladies shag as well, I've heard. Song.
"You guys then respond by calling me ugly and unfuckable on the internet"
I would fuck you darlin Laurie. Heck I'd place Ole Glory over them lil piggy eyes and fuk ya fer Uncle Sam.
The classic Matt Monro, and the BMC Mini Cooper S, later in the film,
Good article. And that's exactly why most people who are young and Tory don't go to the parties laid on for young Tories...
By the way, I'm writing my MSc dissertation on Conservative feminism -- dispite the reaction you had from Posh Frock, there are quite a few Tory feminists. I'll send you a link to it once I've got my marks and posted it online.
Laurie, CHR, as you probably know by now, are not legally binding. It's only a figure of speech. It's a gentleman's agreement. You can't be sued for breaking one.
Though defaming a gentleman or a gentleman's business, can get you in big trouble - even if you've told the truth - even if you can prove it. Something tells me you're going to find that out the hard way. If you're going to be an outlaw, learn a little about the law. Rule number one: Never trust what a lawyer says and if a lawyer thinks you don't know the law, they'll try to trick you with spurious threats. Rule number two: Never trust a lawyer. Even if it's your own lawyer.
The conservative youth could try to sue you for defamation. They won't; it would make them look really bad and you really good. It would do wonders for your career. Journalists skate on thin ice all the time. A wealthy individual or organisation can use libel law to bankrupt you or scare you into silence. Defamation law is the gentleman's law.
Laurie, you're not meant to be out looking for boyfriends. You're on a mission...In this case; a secret mission.
If you do find one who is politically unacceptable. Do you mind keeping it to yourself. Or do you want to deliver the enemy a propaganda victory.
This is not good. I really don't care what you do in your spare time. There is such a thing as letting the side down.
This could get really awful. Like that made for TV movie in the 80s, where the radical feminist infiltrates the beauty pageant. And then she wins the pageant and cries and takes the tiara. And realises all her feminist ideas were just silly.
Laurie, I know you've got your needs. Can't you do it discreetly. Don't risk blowing your credibility on a little honey.
So we replace prejudice based on sexism to prejudice based on inverted snobbery and class warfare....yeah there's progress Laurie!!
Reminds me of "The Yes Men", they go to The Heritage Society (a conservative/corporate think tank) expo to peddle some mythical product..I thinnk it was human rights crediots trading scheme, and they meet one and only one person who gets the joke, and is on to them, like your pink shirt. Then they begin to suspect that every single person there is from a satirical comedy troupe, as all the ideas are so outlandish. Unfortunately this didn't turn out to be true, and most exhibits were in fact genuine.
Ladytrons runaway!?! Is it?
... but positive action is not, and so to be recommended.
@ H - thanks! Its sad to think that social mores amongst young politicos have not got any better. At least from York you can escape to the relative sanity of Leeds!
Tartan Tory - Class warfare is simply what your government is prosecuting in the name of "The National Interest".
As for snobbery,what a shock! My partner went to a public school and Cambridge, and yes, there is a lot of it about. But it is not snobbery to point out a government by the rich for the rich.
That she still wishes o be with a Comprehensive boy without a Higher Education Degree shows that snobbery is not all one-sided, that she is in a relationship with (gasp!) a Socialist shows her more credit than many.
Anyway TT, admire your bravery for being an "out" Tory in Scotland, a bit like growing up a Socialist in Suffolk I expect...
Bullingdon boy is the achetypical politician/stockbroker/corporate executive etc. The capitalist machine is oiled by such laddish vulgarity.
Laurie Penny is a contributing editor to the New Statesman.