Think we should declare a moratorium on calling people a Tory


#141

Bone, Hollobone and Pursglove are the worst MPs in the country and they’re all in Northants.

Bone, Hollobone and Pursglove sounds very Dickensian, doesn’t it.


#142

I think there was a weird naive thing about being young through the 2000s for me (as a white man) that we were winning the culture battle and sexism and racism were going away so it was ok to make stupid ironic edgy jokes. Crazy


#143

i think (not always obv) a lot of the former paves the way for flippant targeting of people leading to the latter. perhaps you don’t. that’s absolutely fine.*

*you fucking commie


#144

informed by the stupid comedies on TV, stuff like south park and family guy and buzzcocks where people were just dicks to everyone all the time as if none of it really mattered.


#145

I think I’m an anarchist now


#146

how does Peter Bone keep getting elected?! Who is he serving?!

Maybe voter turnout in my area is just particularly poor


#147

i think it was a ginormous hipster backslapping bubble tbh. It probably still is but much less offensively


#148

NortHOPEtonshire


#149

gross as shit, going hand in hand with being in bands and the sort of laddy banter and hedonism that was glorified.

I hope people in their late teens/early twenties now are more conscious of this stuff


#150

People on here are very happy to talk a lot about how normalising a particular type of discourse in a society starts allowing unacceptable creep into casually oppressive language, but that doesn’t seem to apply here to terms that are pejorative of non-lefties.


#151

it’s a difficult to find what you are comfortable with in your heart when you really feel like being on the right is fundamentally harmful to people. I mean, I don’t want people to be on the right, I don’t want people to feel that way about the world, it makes me sad and angry


#152

it doesn’t matter if it’s difficult though does it? it’s just pure hypocrisy


#153

At the 2017 General Election turnout in Wellingborough was 67% - just under the overall turnout of 68%. So not especially low.


#154

I don’t see the hypocrisy I’m afraid


#155

so much for the tolerant leftist DiS posters


#156

Only been Tory since 2005 though - was a pretty swinging marginal before that.


Thread for posts that are funnier out of context
#157

How do you know that?


#158

shocker <3


#159

Probably for the best. In my experience the average lifetime of a Dreamcast is about 5 minutes before v it self destructs.


#160

what isn’t hypocritical about the stance raan is underlining here? beyond ‘ah but it’s hard for me because i don’t agree with them’