David_McD

David_McD

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1 day ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Davies forced out as C... · 0 replies · +1 points

Which is even more crazy. But he has, I understand, been a professional politician since an early age and is therefore but a manifestation of the same problem.

1 day ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Mario Laghos: More sup... · 0 replies · +1 points

You mean like Chinese personal protection equipment and foreign vaccines?

1 day ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Davies forced out as C... · 2 replies · +1 points

Unlike so many of our MPs, Tubby, you seem sensible and level headed. So maybe you did not make the right decision after all.

I think that one of fundamental problems may be due to the modern worships worship of “yoof”. Those in the twenties, or in early middle age, who are any good are far too busy developing their careers, paying the mortgage, education their children, fulfilling demanding responsibilities at work and so on to spend much time on politics, much less as councillors or parliamentary candidates. Such people might, in their middle to late 50s, have fulfilled their career goals, made enough money to feel secure and have much valuable experience to be deployed in Parliament. But by then it’s too late; they are no longer “sexy”, were not SpAds and don’t know the right people.

1 day ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Julian Brazier: A sing... · 0 replies · +1 points

You, and those like you, are the salt of the earth but sadly unloved or, at least ignored, by politicians of all parties.

I salute you.

1 day ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Davies forced out as C... · 5 replies · +1 points

As so often, I really cannot understand where the Conservatives, and other political parties too, find their candidates and hence their MPs. Was there no-one better?

1 day ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Mario Laghos: More sup... · 0 replies · +1 points

Even in the 21st century the sun does not shine much in winter and not at all after sunset, whilst there are periods of up to several days when there is very little wind. Our 11th century ancestors understood this well in spite of not having the advantage of and expensive education culminating in 3 or 4 years at a university studying an ology.

1 day ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Julian Brazier: A sing... · 0 replies · +1 points

If the state confiscates all, or even s high proption, of your wealth when you die then you will have little incentive to invest sensibly but rather you will squander it on expensive holidsys and high living. Also, a higher and ever high proportion of the nation's wealth will be owned by overseas investors from countries where there is no or less inheritance tax.

1 day ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Johnson should be deep... · 11 replies · +1 points

Maybe off topic but relevant nevertheless. If we truly believe in climate change we should not be buying more food from abroad than we really need to do.

1 day ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Julian Brazier: A sing... · 0 replies · +1 points

My point was intended to be that strong traditional families tend to look after their own better and thus ease the social care burden on society and make for happier old people. Few are going to look after someone else's granny as well as they are their own granny. The virtues of freedom need to be balanced by the virtues of duty and responsibility.

1 day ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Julian Brazier: A sing... · 2 replies · +1 points

Does " independent minded, freedom loving" - selfish and self absorbed? In some cases yes, judging by the divorce statistics for a minority of these people. Divorce often complicates relationships with children which is a problem for about 30% of this "cohort". Actions have consequences.