What Are They All Playing At?

Started by Raven, April 29, 2022, 11:55:58 AM

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Raven

This is a growing shame and concern for this Country, Not just the Tories but every party seems to be playing silly buggers these days. Not so long ago MPs were seen to be decent, hard working, and with a good reputation. Not one bit of this behaviour would have been accepted. SOOOOO What the Hell Happened?  [2080] [2030]


klondike

Quote from: Raven on April 29, 2022, 11:55:58 AMNot so long ago MPs were seen to be decent, hard working, and with a good reputation.
Pre war maybe. The Boer war.

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Alex

You beat me to it Klondy  :smiley:  You'd have to go a long way back to find any government or party without something to hide.  The earliest I can remember is John Profumo and Christine Keeler 1960 'ish.

GrannyMac

I remember the Profumo scandal, then we had John Stonehouse, who faked his own death.  Was he a spy?
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klondike


It's good to moan.

Raven

My point being, Today's governments are acting disgracefully and don't seem to give a damn. Past governments at least had a "sense" of decency about them.

Cassandra

Quote from: GrannyMac on April 29, 2022, 01:47:50 PM
I remember the Profumo scandal, then we had John Stonehouse, who faked his own death.  Was he a spy?

No, Burgess, Maclean Philby and Blunt all were. Thorpe was acquitted in 1979 for 'incitement to murder' along with three others. On the advice of George Carman QC, he famously chose to remain silent and not testify from the dock. A sound legal decision, that however rebounded on his public persona thereafter and "a fall unparalleled in British political history", according to the Daily Telegraph obituarist at the time.
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Scrumpy

It wasn't only the men..
Edwina Currie admitted having a four year affair with John Major.
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GrannyMac

Cyril Smith. 

There was no social media to publicise any hint of wrongdoing, unlike now. 
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hugh

Seems like Tory women MPs are having a campaign against men and I expect Sharmer loving it.
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