Monday, June 21, 2021

Plebs and snobs

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Andrew Mitchell and Emily Thornberry are two unlikely bedfellows but their cases have a lot in common

 

This week, just as Emily Thornberry MP was branded a “snob” for tweeting a picture of the Rochester home of a “white van man”, Andrew Mitchell MP was in court dealing with the fallout of the ridiculous ‘Plebgate’ saga. Both are examples of storms in teacups and neither should have ever made front-page news.

 

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Andrew Mitchell MP: A man who will forever will be associated with the word “pleb”

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Emily Thornberry MP: A snob?

In the case of Thornberry, the overreaction from both politicians and the press has been ridiculous. That she has had to resign and has been condemned by Ed Miliband and others so publicly is ludicrous. Whilst one Labour MP, John Mann, stated that what she did was “horrendous” and insulting, the only voice of reason has been Alan Johnson MP. He commented:

 

“She’s not a stranger to council housing – it’s where she comes from. It doesn’t sound to me like a resignation scandal”.

 

Andrew Mitchell, meanwhile, found himself in the High Court both suing The Sun and being counter-sued by PC Toby Rowland last week over a silly incident in 2012 at the gates of Downing Street. That he had to resign over this and that it has even reached the courts is surprising but what it truly shows is how ludicrous this once great land has become. It is time for some sense and it time for some reason.

 

 

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    4 COMMENTS

    1. The term ‘ultimate power breeds ultimate corruption’ is what this is about. The establishment is no longer in touch with the people it is supposed to represent. Several years ago, the expenses scandal only just exposed the tip of an iceberg with these people. In past times, most ordinary people would have been happy to put up with these shenanigans, however in modern times, when the ordinary person is being trodden on by the now powerful and corrupt they will make a stand. It’s not rocket science, to get respect you have to earn it, just because you are a member of parliament does not automatically qualify you for respect and this should not be confused with common courtesy. The facts about this are simple, MP’s look down on the electorate with disdain and that is a sad truth.

    2. There is an obsession in society today to pick holes in whatever is said fuelled by the PC Brigade, keyboard warriors on the internet and the media generally. It is a great pity that all the energy expended in being offended by one thing or another is not channelled into really important things like homelessness, poverty, healthcare etc.

      I dread to think what might happen if ISIS grows in numbers and launches a full scale invasion not just from outside the country but more likely from within. Beating them off with a keyboard and announcing we are offended by what has been said is not actually going to cut it as far as defence is concerned. It really is time people reviewed their priorities and stopped relying on the Nanny State and the Law to protect them against things they don’t need protection from. If you don’t like something that is said simply ignore it or say something back that is equally as cutting or witty. Whatever happened to “sticks and stones will break my bones, but names will never hurt me”. My generation managed perfectly well without the aid of the PC Brigade.

    3. He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger. The superior man understands what is right, the inferior man understands what will sell. Never give a sword to a man who can’t dance. Sorry Ed Miliband, I can’t even give you a chance……….

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