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    Martin, when you get the chance, could you answer this please:

    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    So what does one get into politics for? Simply an ego trip?
    So, essentially what you're saying is that if you're a good, kind and caring person, don't get into politics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Martin, when you get the chance, could you answer this please:



    So, essentially what you're saying is that if you're a good, kind and caring person, don't get into politics?

    Marco.
    It's just a career choice. Always has been.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    So are you saying then we should simply assume that all politicians are lying disingenuous bastards, especially if they become PM? Probably so, certainly BJ-boy comes into that category.

    God help us then... What happened to getting into politics for the RIGHT REASONS (to do good) and to fight for what is right; the values you believe in and stand for - do such noble traits no longer exist? Is the whole thing simply a seedy quagmire of selfishness and corruption?

    No wonder I rarely vote these days.

    Marco.
    Sorry Marco, I can't tell if you are being serious (that's the trouble with posts, rather than a chat down the pub).

    The only genuine/sincere politician I can think of (in my lifetime) was Michael Foot - very disconcerting for me as I don't consider myself a socialist (I was fairly young at the time, but still remember being disgusted with the press attacks on his dress at the Cenotaph).

    Your phrase about "all politicians are lying disingenuous bastards" certainly hits the mark in my view - don't just look at Boris though, I wouldn't trust Corbyn, Spurgeon (just look at the in fighting there ) or, further afield Macron, Van Der Leyden or any of the other lying, self serving egoists.
    Very strange, but I appreciated Thatcher (Knew where you were with her) and Michael Foot (sincere) - strange combination
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jac Hawk View Post
    Thing is in England we don't have a classless society like they do in other countries, in England doors are always open to people who went to the right school and are related to the right people, complete idiots roll out of Eaton straight into a top uni, scrape through a piss pot degree course then land a 6 figure job in a top firm, these people can literally get away with murder, the rest of us can think we can climb this ladder but it will always be closed to us regardless of what we've attained
    I must be having a bad day - do you really believe that other countries don't have class systems that lead to people getting in to "top schools" preparing them for "gravy train jobs"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    It's just a career choice. Always has been.
    Which, as Guy has pointed out, sadly appears to attract the wrong type of people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guy View Post
    Sorry Marco, I can't tell if you are being serious (that's the trouble with posts, rather than a chat down the pub).

    The only genuine/sincere politician I can think of (in my lifetime) was Michael Foot - very disconcerting for me as I don't consider myself a socialist (I was fairly young at the time, but still remember being disgusted with the press attacks on his dress at the Cenotaph).

    Your phrase about "all politicians are lying disingenuous bastards" certainly hits the mark in my view - don't just look at Boris though, I wouldn't trust Corbyn, Spurgeon (just look at the in fighting there ) or, further afield Macron, Van Der Leyden or any of the other lying, self serving egoists.
    Very strange, but I appreciated Thatcher (Knew where you were with her) and Michael Foot (sincere) - strange combination
    Lol, I was being serious. I get what you're saying, and largely agree, but it's just alien to my way of thinking/how I'm wired. If I were getting into politics it would be to use it as a force for good, not evil. I don't really understand why it can't be like that.

    Maybe I've just led too sheltered a life?

    Marco.
    Main System

    Turntable: Heavily-modified Technics SL-1210MK5G [Mike New bearing/ETP platter/Paul Hynes SR7 PSU & reg mods]. Funk Firm APM Achromat/Nagaoka GL-601 Crystal Record Weight/Isonoe feet & boots/Ortofon RS-212D/Denon DL-103GL in Denon PCL-300 headshell with Funk Firm Houdini/Kondo SL-115 pure-silver cartridge leads.

    Paul Hynes MC head amp/SR5 PSU. Also modded Lentek head amp/Denon AU-310 SUT.

    Other Cartridges: Nippon Columbia (NOS 1987) Denon DL-103. USA-made Shure SC35C with NOS stylus. Goldring G820 with NOS stylus. Shure M55E with NOS stylus.

    CD Player: Audiocom-modified Sony X-777ES/DAS-R1 DAC.

    Tape Deck: Tandberg TCD 310, fully restored and recalibrated as new, by RDE, plus upgraded with heads from a TCD-420.

    Preamps: Heavily-modified Croft Charisma-X. LDR Stereo Coffee. Power Amps: Tube Distinctions Copper Amp fitted with Tungsol KT-150s. Quad 306.

    Cables & Sundries: Mark Grant HDX1 interconnects and digital coaxial cable, plus Mark Grant 6mm UP-LCOFC Van Damme speaker cable. MCRU 'Ultimate' mains leads. Lehmann clone headphone amp with vintage Koss PRO-4AAA headphones.

    Tube Distinctions digital noise filter. VPI HW16.5 record cleaning machine.

    Speakers: Tannoy 15MGs in Lockwood cabinets with modified crossovers. 1967 Celestion Ditton 15.


    Protect your HUMAN RIGHTS and REFUSE ANY *MANDATORY* VACCINE FOR COVID-19!

    Also **SAY NO** to unjust 'vaccine passports' or certificates, which are totally incompatible with a FREE society!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Which, as Guy has pointed out, sadly appears to attract the wrong type of people.

    Marco.
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    Quote Originally Posted by guy View Post
    I must be having a bad day - do you really believe that other countries don't have class systems that lead to people getting in to "top schools" preparing them for "gravy train jobs"
    By a wonderful coincidence tonight's 'Yes Minister' episode is 'Jobs For The Boys.' (BBC4 2000 hrs).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Lol, I was being serious. I get what you're saying, and largely agree, but it's just alien to my way of thinking/how I'm wired. If I were getting into politics it would be to use it as a force for good, not evil. I don't really understand why it can't be like that.

    Maybe I've just led too sheltered a life?

    Marco.
    One nice way on how this have been put on paper is by Kim Stanley Robinson in The Red Blue Green mars trilogy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    Lawyers mostly. Another reason I voted for Johnson is he's not a lawyer. Philosopher like me only he did Classical.
    Aye!

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    Paul Hynes MC head amp/SR5 PSU. Also modded Lentek head amp/Denon AU-310 SUT.

    Other Cartridges: Nippon Columbia (NOS 1987) Denon DL-103. USA-made Shure SC35C with NOS stylus. Goldring G820 with NOS stylus. Shure M55E with NOS stylus.

    CD Player: Audiocom-modified Sony X-777ES/DAS-R1 DAC.

    Tape Deck: Tandberg TCD 310, fully restored and recalibrated as new, by RDE, plus upgraded with heads from a TCD-420.

    Preamps: Heavily-modified Croft Charisma-X. LDR Stereo Coffee. Power Amps: Tube Distinctions Copper Amp fitted with Tungsol KT-150s. Quad 306.

    Cables & Sundries: Mark Grant HDX1 interconnects and digital coaxial cable, plus Mark Grant 6mm UP-LCOFC Van Damme speaker cable. MCRU 'Ultimate' mains leads. Lehmann clone headphone amp with vintage Koss PRO-4AAA headphones.

    Tube Distinctions digital noise filter. VPI HW16.5 record cleaning machine.

    Speakers: Tannoy 15MGs in Lockwood cabinets with modified crossovers. 1967 Celestion Ditton 15.


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