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Re: Blue Labour

Posted: Sun Oct 04, 2020 6:29 pm
by Boiler
I have heard a story of someone being derided by his own family for choosing to "get dirt under his fingernails" rather than follow the rest of them into their profession: law.

Re: Blue Labour

Posted: Sun Oct 04, 2020 7:39 pm
by Tubby Isaacs
Blue Labour are irrelevant but I'm wondering what this apparently new breed of "Red Wall" Tory MP makes of all this stuff.

Re: Blue Labour

Posted: Sun Oct 04, 2020 7:44 pm
by youngian
Boiler wrote:
Sun Oct 04, 2020 6:29 pm
I have heard a story of someone being derided by his own family for choosing to "get dirt under his fingernails" rather than follow the rest of them into their profession: law.

Re: Blue Labour

Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:02 pm
by Tubby Isaacs


In fairness, a friend of mine who lecturers in philosophy said some of Scruton's stuff in his field was surprisingly good. Reckon Paul's read it?

Re: Blue Labour

Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:47 pm
by Tubby Isaacs
Quotation marks but no quotation. Who's the most significant person who's said this? Marcus Rashford? The Labour Party front bench? Jonathan Portes? Polly Toynbee?


Re: Blue Labour

Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:49 pm
by Tubby Isaacs
Ah, I've got the Yorkshire Post saying "starve" (though not to death).

Re: Blue Labour

Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:40 pm
by Tubby Isaacs
I should be fair to Paul that he did retweet something about the system that produced hungry kids being bad. So he's engaged more than some others.

Re: Blue Labour

Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:19 pm
by youngian
Paul makes a valid point on a problem that doesn’t exist.

Re: Blue Labour

Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2020 7:43 pm
by Tubby Isaacs
Good Lord. How does he think these two things are alike? Did he just think "Starmer.... Thatcher"?


Re: Blue Labour

Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2020 7:50 pm
by Tubby Isaacs
I reckon Paul probably likes a fair bit of Mail content. Whatever, if he's going to force himself to go there, make it somebody less stupid than Hitchens.


Re: Blue Labour

Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2020 7:53 pm
by Boiler
If the safety valves are blocked it'll stop when the boiler explodes anyway. Assuming the plugs don't drop and douse the fire first.

Re: Blue Labour

Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:47 pm
by youngian
What a dim imagination Hitchens has. More Day Today live cartoonist Brant than Armando Ianucci.

Re: Blue Labour

Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2020 9:01 pm
by Tubby Isaacs
The logic of it is bollocks anyway, however good or bad the metaphor. It was much easier for the government to stick with local lockdowns and keep eg Devon and Cornwall open to save face.

Re: Blue Labour

Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:16 pm
by Tubby Isaacs
Yeah, Paul, these things are exactly the same thing.


Re: Blue Labour

Posted: Sun Dec 06, 2020 6:55 pm
by Tubby Isaacs
More from Paul.