David_McD

David_McD

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1 hour ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Graham Gudgin: Has Joh... · 1 reply · +1 points

it is equally binding on the Irish Republic and does not require us to put a border between mainland GB and NI.

2 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Iain Dale: The arrogan... · 0 replies · +1 points

Dirt is a generic term and that is how I meant it. And London is a large city some parts of which are certainly very dirty, some less so.

3 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Iain Dale: The arrogan... · 2 replies · +1 points

It is also "bad form" to tell people what they were thinking. Captain Hook would certainly not approve!

Of course airborne pollution is one form of visible "dirt" since the particles, both large and small, land everywhere including on washing hanging on the line.

4 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Iain Dale: The arrogan... · 0 replies · +1 points

I did not use the phrase you quoted and; misquoting people is bad from" as Captain Hook would say.

I did not write that London is more violent or more dirty than all other cities but it is undeniable that large parts of London are both dirty and violent. My point about who Londoners are was made to illustrate just what a wide variety of people might fit that description. Some of these I would like if I met them and others I would try very hard not to meet.

4 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Iain Dale: The arrogan... · 4 replies · +1 points

I recall, John, that only recently you were writing about the high levels of airborne pollution in London, currently mitigated by the "lockdown". Is not airborne pollution a form of "dirt"? I rest my case.

4 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Iain Dale: The arrogan... · 0 replies · +1 points

That is true. I try to avoid London but our foolish children have ended up living there.

4 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Tom Tugendhat: With th... · 0 replies · +1 points

Wise words and made even wiser by a lack of "easy" solutions. An armed clash with China, perhaps triggered by a Chinese invasion of Taiwan, would be bloody indeed so we should do all we can to avoid such a war. How is a more difficult question.

5 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Iain Dale: The arrogan... · 0 replies · +1 points

Quite so.

5 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Iain Dale: The arrogan... · 4 replies · +1 points

Nowhere did I state that Londoners are dirty. I don't even know who is a Londoner any longer; is it someone I did not write that Londoners (what is a Londoner anyway? Is it still someone born within the sound of Bow Bells or do oligarchs who came to launder their stolen money count too?) But parts of Londo, large parts, are filthy dirty as a journey around the North Circular Road will illustrate, or a visit to Mile End.

5 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Why the Cabinet Office... · 0 replies · +1 points

Very perceptive comment. All Prime Ministers in recent decades seem ro have had great trouble in getting their policies implemented and this is only partly due explained by the fact many of their policies were impracticable.