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February 26, 2012

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flyingrodent

Just you wait - they'll be putting sugar in our diesel and ground glass in our sausages in no time.

If only there was some place we could put these people, where society could be safe from their malcontent. Perhaps some kind of big prison, somewhere really cold.

ejh

According to Niall Ferguson, that's Scotland.

hellblazer

Lots of space, and plenty of cold, here in Canada...

Cian

Actually that thread on mumsnet sounds quite mild compared to some of the other posts. The ones on school "choice" and Gove for example. The threads on the cuts were quite interesting as well. Not quite as milquetoast

CMcM

Not sure we need travel quite so far back or quite so far afield to get the right historical parallel. For me, all this has the ring of ,"...the tight knit group of politically motivated men" one H.Wilson complained of, back in the mid 1960s. A sinister sounding group that included 2 Jags Prescott of course - I'm hoping there's a future Deputy Prime Minster being press-ganged into stacking shelves for benefits even as I type...

redpesto

"For me, all this has the ring of ,"...the tight knit group of politically motivated men" one H.Wilson complained of, back in the mid 1960s. "

...or of Thatcher's 'the enemy within' circa the miners' strike. Even though the Tories like to claim 'socialism lost' after 1989, it's interesting to note that they still keep a left-wing gimp in the basement for occasions such as these.

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