glitzfrau: (jesusgun)
[personal profile] glitzfrau
Why is no-one anonymising today? Here's anonycomments with a difference: if you met a member of the British cabinet or the Irish government on your commute home this afternoon, what would you say to them in person? Unpopular political opinions can be uttered without fear of personal retribution!

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Date: 2010-10-22 03:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] helixaspersa.livejournal.com
I would ask them how they see the future for non Russell-group universities in England and what they think their role could or should be.

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Date: 2010-10-22 03:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] helixaspersa.livejournal.com
P.S. Yes, weird lack of internet activity today. There must be something interesting happening somewhere that's totally passed us by . . .

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Date: 2010-10-22 03:42 pm (UTC)
ext_37604: (fion by oddcellist)
From: [identity profile] glitzfrau.livejournal.com
I know! Where's the party to which we were not invited?

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Date: 2010-10-22 03:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] helixaspersa.livejournal.com
Might be a half-term effect perhaps.

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Date: 2010-10-22 03:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] biascut.livejournal.com
I would utterly incapable of saying anything intelligent and would probably just sneer at them. Oh well!

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Date: 2010-10-22 03:41 pm (UTC)
ext_37604: (magdalene)
From: [identity profile] glitzfrau.livejournal.com
Like the time I ran into Gerry Adams in Parnell Square, and all I could think of to say was "GERRY ADAMS! GERRY ADAMS!".

Sigh. You are probably right.

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Date: 2010-10-22 03:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] helixaspersa.livejournal.com
Ah, to my small childish self - and no doubt to very many other small English children of the same age - Gerry Adams was the very height of glamorous wickedness on account of the weird BBC dubbing policy. They really didn't think that one through.

Look at me! I'm anonymoused!

Date: 2010-10-22 04:09 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I'd probably go "meh", given my present non-affiliation with Albion or Eire.

(More likely I wouldn't recognise them, even.)

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Date: 2010-10-22 04:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ms-siobhan.livejournal.com
I'd like to ask Nick Clegg if he can look at himself in a mirror and how is he sleeping at night.

I'd also like to ask Danny Alexander if his parents know where he is and Nadine Dorries if she was born that way or if she had to work hard to become the creature she is.

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Date: 2010-10-22 04:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] erotetica.livejournal.com
I once met Norman Lamont at a garden party at the British Embassy in Belgrade! Our conversation went thus:

ME: You're Norman Lamont!
HE: Yes, I am.
ME: ...great!

I didn't know what else to say. I mean, I couldn't do the whole 'oh I loved your work as a chancellor' because of the whole ERM debacle, so I was completely stumped. So awkward!

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Date: 2010-10-22 05:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] the0lady.livejournal.com
I'd ask them if tehy think there is a meaningful difference between deliberately punishing women, minorities and the poor for the bankers' failures, or only *appearing* to be doing so.

I think it's an interesting question - do tehy realise how gleefully cruel and fetishistically sadistic they seem? Or do they honest to goodness believe they're doing the best thing for people?

If the answer is the latter, I'd ask them how they're planning to achieve this, when they tell people to avoid teh terrible suffering of poverty by "getting on the bus" at the same time as cancelling bus company subsidies and taking the cap off the train ticket prices.

Beyond the blinding, eviscerating rage, I really am curious about how these guys reconcile the reality of what they do with what they say they mean the consequences to be.

I guess it's kind of like the same question disaffected Labour supporters want to ask of Tony Blair: "what the HELL were you thinking?" As Jay Leno said to Hugh Grant, etc.

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Date: 2010-10-22 05:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] puritybrown.livejournal.com
I would firmly advocate that Ireland adopt the same measures recently put into practice in Brazil: barring all politicians convicted of corruption from holding public office.

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Date: 2010-10-22 07:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] forthwritten.livejournal.com
"So, how does it feel to have fucked swathes of the population over?"

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Date: 2010-10-22 09:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blue-monday.livejournal.com
I'd probably ask them what they fuck they think they're playing at, screwing over large chunks of the country that put them into power int he first place. And maybe ask why they're letting Vodafone away with their massive tax bill, and if there were other companies that are also affected.

Unless that cabinet member I meet is the Hideous Osborne, in which case I might feel the need to punch him on the nose.

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Date: 2010-10-29 05:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] socmot.livejournal.com
I would say "I know. And I have solid evidence".

They'd all be terrified.