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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 6:54 am    Post subject: Sex Harassment Rife In Commons Reply with quote

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2602005/Sex-harassment-rife-Commons-Dozens-young-aides-claim-victims-drunken-MPs.html

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Cheap boozing is the problem. We get blamed for seeing anti social behaviour on the streets of the UK and even abroad. Why should we subsidies the bars in the House Of Commons with cheap drinks and even the Sandwiches. MP's don't subsidies our food and drink.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 7:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Daily Mail. Say no more.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think the problem is down to cheap booze Mark although I do agree about what you say

What really shocks me is what has been revealed about the extent of sexual harassment by men on men in or around the Commons which indicates to me that sadly our parliament seems to be stuffed full on people of a certain sexual orientation when it is supposed to be representative of our country as a whole
Bearing this in mind it's hardly surprising that we as a nation are forced to endure such abominable concepts as 'gay marriage' Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2014 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:
What really shocks me is what has been revealed about the extent of sexual harassment by men on men in or around the Commons which indicates to me that sadly our parliament seems to be stuffed full on people of a certain sexual orientation when it is supposed to be representative of our country as a whole


Given that the Commons has 650 or more seats, the composition probably is representative of the nation as a whole. After all, there's a lot of gay people in society.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2014 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Colin wrote:
ruddlescat wrote:
What really shocks me is what has been revealed about the extent of sexual harassment by men on men in or around the Commons which indicates to me that sadly our parliament seems to be stuffed full on people of a certain sexual orientation when it is supposed to be representative of our country as a whole


Given that the Commons has 650 or more seats, the composition probably is representative of the nation as a whole. After all, there's a lot of gay people in society.


Clearly not Colin because for example 52% of the current population is female but women form only around 20% of the present roster of MPs

Also just look at how many of today's members in all parties are privately educated compared to the population as a whole

Bearing this in mind if Parliament is not representative of the population in these areas that almost certainly equally applies in other areas including the one I mentioned Sad
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2014 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Colin wrote:
The Daily Mail. Say no more.

It was the front page story in The Independent too.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2014 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

becky sharp wrote:
Colin wrote:
The Daily Mail. Say no more.

It was the front page story in The Independent too.


But treated very differently.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2014 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Colin wrote:
becky sharp wrote:
Colin wrote:
The Daily Mail. Say no more.

It was the front page story in The Independent too.


But treated very differently.

So you read The Mail.

I hadn't read the piece in The Mail but had seen a similar piece in The Independent...that's why I mentioned it...looking at it just now I see they (The Mail) 'lifted' their story from Channel 4 News from the night before.

"The toxic claims were made last night by Channel 4 News in an investigation named The Palace of Sexminster

The Channel 4 investigation was screened last night to coincide with the end of the trial of Nigel Evans."
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

becky sharp wrote:

So you read The Mail.


No - I see front pages! They often give a clear hint as to the editorial leanings of the proprietorship.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Colin wrote:
becky sharp wrote:

So you read The Mail.


No - I see front pages!

Front pages are (in the main) just headlines...it takes time to read (if you so wish) the full story behind them to make a considered,fair judgement on the content.
Colin wrote:
They often give a clear hint as to the editorial leanings of the proprietorship.

As for the editorial leanings of the proprietorship I think (on this forum at least) we are all aware of which way (without looking at front pages) certain papers lean.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

becky sharp wrote:
Colin wrote:
becky sharp wrote:

So you read The Mail.


No - I see front pages!

Front pages are (in the main) just headlines...it takes time to read (if you so wish) the full story behind them to make a considered,fair judgement on the content.


I stongly disagree. The front pages of papers like The Mail tells me all I need to know - mostly about Lord Rothermere and Paul Dacre.

becky sharp wrote:
As for the editorial leanings of the proprietorship I think (on this forum at least) we are all aware of which way (without looking at front pages) certain papers lean.


A quick look at the front pages of the Mail, Express and other right-of-centre tabloids gives a very clear indication of the political leaning of the paper. I agree that this is the case with most papers, of course, but I'd rather trust Independent journalists and editors than I would those of the Mail.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Colin wrote:
becky sharp wrote:
Colin wrote:
becky sharp wrote:

So you read The Mail.


No - I see front pages!

Front pages are (in the main) just headlines...it takes time to read (if you so wish) the full story behind them to make a considered,fair judgement on the content.


I stongly disagree. The front pages of papers like The Mail tells me all I need to know - mostly about Lord Rothermere and Paul Dacre.

becky sharp wrote:
As for the editorial leanings of the proprietorship I think (on this forum at least) we are all aware of which way (without looking at front pages) certain papers lean.


A quick look at the front pages of the Mail, Express and other right-of-centre tabloids gives a very clear indication of the political leaning of the paper. I agree that this is the case with most papers, of course, but I'd rather trust Independent journalists and editors than I would those of the Mail.

I'm certainly not defending any paper ...in some cases they're all as bad as each other

I just commented on the fact that the Independent had also covered this story not just The Mail as you had intimated in your first post on this thread.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There simply aren't any 'independent journalists' - they're not allowed that basic right if their views don't suit their paymasters

Admittedly papers like The Independent and The Guardian might not appear on the surface to be as bad as their tabloid cousins but the fact is they are - they're just better at dressing things up Mad
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:
the surface to be as bad as their tabloid cousins but the fact is they are - they're just better at dressing things up Mad


I don't agree. In most cases they provide a different perspective - often a more rational and considered perspective. That's my opinion, anyhow.

And Jack Schofield's Technology column in the Guardian is one I've read for over 3 decades - and much more informative than anything remotely equivalent you'll find in The Right-Wing Rags.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not talking about things like technology or fashion or motoring features Colin

My comments are directed at the twisting and misreporting of day to day news stories often with life changing consequences for those unfortunate enough to be targeted Mad
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