Tuesday, 6 October 2015

The Nasty Party

I love enthusiasts, passionate people but I hate nastiness. For quite some time the Nasty Party has been a phrase. People have used it on my timeline. The Nasty Party is cross party. Yesterday a wheelchair using Independent newspaper reporter was viilified by the crowd at GMEX. Other neutrals were affected. The protests outside GMEX do not impress me, if they have a good case, they do not need nastiness, nor egg throwing. There is a lobby that use Facebook thinking they can call either for a new election now, or Scottish independence quick time. All of which is a refusal to accept democracy. It is fair to say some Tory politicians are out of touch, many might say the Corbynites are too (and will be disappointed as their leader does a Tsipras). Teresa May apparently spent £1,400 on her conference dress complete with gold zip. Totally out of touch and her speech whilst right to worry about the scale of immigration and the challenge of cohesiveness was wrong on the matter of economic effect and since it attracted the ire of the Institute of Directors who called it irresponsible, not serious politics beyond her pitching for leadership. So I don't like Mrs May but it is not about nastiness, it is about reasonable debate. In her audience were immigrants and the children of immigrants. Two Tory MPs in my consciousness refer to that heritage Boris Johnson and Guy Opperman. Wrapping up, honestly, if being nasty gives you a hit, if you think this party or that is The Nasty Party, quietly remove yourself from my Facebook friend list. http://i100.independent.co.uk/article/this-is-everyone-whos-been-called-tory-scum-at-the-conservative-party-conference--bJOodGsNvl
(from my Facebook timeline)

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