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Cameron attacked for "bunch of migrants" comment

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posted on Jan, 27 2016 @ 09:10 AM
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It just gets more insane doesn't it? It seems that anything anyone says these days get's jumped on. Don't get me wrong, I'm no fan of any party in government but this is just too pedantic for words as far as I'm concerned. Instead of playing with words and their use like two playground imbeciles, why not put the brain power into solving the issue(s)?



Mr Cameron brought the visit up as Mr Corbyn accused him of failing to stand up to Google over its tax deal with the government.
He said: "The shadow chancellor's pointing - the idea that those two right honourable gentlemen would stand up to anyone in this regard is laughable.

"Look at the record over the last week - they met with the unions and they gave them flying pickets.

"They met with the Argentinians, they gave them the Falkland Islands.

"They met with a bunch of migrants in Calais, they said they could all come to Britain.

"The only people they never stand up for are the British people and hard-working taxpayers."

Mr Cameron was accused by some opponents of using the "bunch of migrants" phrase to distract attention from criticism of the Google agreement.



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posted on Jan, 27 2016 @ 09:27 AM
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originally posted by: MrCrow
It just gets more insane doesn't it? It seems that anything anyone says these days get's jumped on. Don't get me wrong, I'm no fan of any party in government but this is just too pedantic for words as far as I'm concerned. Instead of playing with words and their use like two playground imbeciles, why not put the brain power into solving the issue(s)?



Mr Cameron brought the visit up as Mr Corbyn accused him of failing to stand up to Google over its tax deal with the government.
He said: "The shadow chancellor's pointing - the idea that those two right honourable gentlemen would stand up to anyone in this regard is laughable.

"Look at the record over the last week - they met with the unions and they gave them flying pickets.

"They met with the Argentinians, they gave them the Falkland Islands.

"They met with a bunch of migrants in Calais, they said they could all come to Britain.

"The only people they never stand up for are the British people and hard-working taxpayers."

Mr Cameron was accused by some opponents of using the "bunch of migrants" phrase to distract attention from criticism of the Google agreement.



www.bbc.co.uk...


In fairness, the criticism was that he was deflecting the question rather than the phrase "bunch of migrants" - if that was the criticism then it would be ridiculous as that's exactly what Corbyn and his crony had done, the word 'bunch' is hardly a derogatory word.



posted on Jan, 27 2016 @ 09:38 AM
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While I absolutely loathe Cameron and everything he and his ilk stand for, calling a spade a spade is not something I would call him up on

Would it be more PC to call them a collective of migrants ? A group of migrants ? A flock of migrants ? A cluster of migrants ?

I personally favour a shebang of migrants

If you've ever watched a PM Q's session it's no surprise they are calling him up on this as all they ever seem to do is act like children in a playground

It would be nice if they actually argued over real issues instead of resorting to childish comebacks on none issues like this



posted on Jan, 27 2016 @ 10:17 AM
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originally posted by: Discotech
Would it be more PC to call them a collective of migrants ? A group of migrants ? A flock of migrants ? A cluster of migrants ?

I personally favour a shebang of migrants

If you've ever watched a PM Q's session it's no surprise they are calling him up on this as all they ever seem to do is act like children in a playground


Much like a collection of Ravens, I like the term "Conspiracy of Migrants".

Or perhaps like crows, a "Murder of Migrants".

Okay okay, I'm not serious. Not 100% serious anyway.



posted on Jan, 27 2016 @ 10:26 AM
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Sounds like Cameron was just reading the most green arrowed comment from the daily mail for the day



posted on Jan, 27 2016 @ 11:02 AM
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I am not a conservative voter and never will be and I hate what Cameron & Co have done to this Country by putting the bulk of austerity on the poorest whilst letting their millionaire cronies and corporations off scot free however, on this one subject today I do think he has sensed the mood of the majority of British people who are sick to death of hearing the assortment of nationalities at Calais referred to as desperate Syrian refugees. If they are desperate as we keep being told then they are in a safe country France. All they need to do is show their paperwork, be vetted and fingerprinted and put in an application for asylum in France. The only reason they wont do this is becausd a lot know they wouldnt be successful as a lot are economic migrants. With regards to the squalor they are living in once again they can choose to change that by going through the proper procedures in France which would then mean they would be moved to proper reception centres.

The proportion of the migrants living in the Jungle at Calais refused to move from the squalor they were living in to the new better facilities because they didnt want to be vetted or to seek asylum in France. They all want to come to UK illegally so by that definition arent refugees/asylum seekers as asylum is safety. They are in a safe Country and would be in even safer surroundings if they would register. They therefore are migrants and not poor desperate refugees as Yvette Cooper and Corbyn try to portray. Somebody needs to point out to Corbyn & Co that they are paid to look after British people and that British people can soon get rid of them if they refuse to see the poverty and homelessness in their own Country. After being a lifelong Labour voter I would NEVER vote for them again they have ruined this Country and even now they arent in power continue to try and destruct the Country further. I dont think Cameron used this phrase by accident I think he just chose for once to state the truth they are migrants and for once he decided to serve the people who pay his wages something Corbyn and Cooper should learn a lesson from! ra reply to: MrCrow




posted on Jan, 27 2016 @ 11:34 AM
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originally posted by: woodwardjnr
Sounds like Cameron was just reading the most green arrowed comment from the daily mail for the day


Why? The people in the Calais 'camp' want to migrate to the UK so they are migrants. Bunch is a collective term as is group and Corbyn therefore met a bunch of migrants - what precisely did he say that was incorrect?



posted on Jan, 27 2016 @ 11:40 AM
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Libtards being a offended for the sake of being offended


1) There are a Bunch

2) they are Migrants. Even Refugee are "mogrants" as they have migrated.

So A "bunch of migrants" is true.


Storm in the a teacup over nothing

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posted on Jan, 27 2016 @ 11:48 AM
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a reply to: uncommitted
I never said there was anything wrong with what he said. He's just playing up to the right wing populism



posted on Jan, 27 2016 @ 11:52 AM
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a reply to: crazyewok

"Libtards"?

It's storm in a teacup



posted on Jan, 27 2016 @ 11:57 AM
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originally posted by: MrCrow
It just gets more insane doesn't it? It seems that anything anyone says these days get's jumped on. Don't get me wrong, I'm no fan of any party in government but this is just too pedantic for words as far as I'm concerned. Instead of playing with words and their use like two playground imbeciles, why not put the brain power into solving the issue(s)?


Because there isn't enough brain power between the two of them!?



Mr Cameron brought the visit up as Mr Corbyn accused him of failing to stand up to Google over its tax deal with the government.


Well the google deal it turned out to be derisible ...LOL!!

Not very promising for the EU deal he keeps promising? ......









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posted on Jan, 27 2016 @ 12:00 PM
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originally posted by: woodwardjnr
a reply to: crazyewok

"Libtards"?

It's storm in a teacup




Its called Iphone autospell get over it and get over a "bunch of Migrants" because thats what they are.



posted on Jan, 27 2016 @ 12:12 PM
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originally posted by: woodwardjnr
a reply to: uncommitted
I never said there was anything wrong with what he said. He's just playing up to the right wing populism


As does Corbyn for the left, as do SNP for Scottish voters, as do the lib dems for................ erm, I'll have to get back to you on that.



posted on Jan, 27 2016 @ 12:20 PM
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a reply to: uncommitted
He's just directing your ire away from his tax avoiding buddies, his failure to negotiate a deal with the eu and directing you to focus it on potential strikers, and the perfect scapegoat immigrants or a bunch of immigrants if you prefer

I thought you were all a little more politically savvy than that.



posted on Jan, 27 2016 @ 12:35 PM
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Oh I agree he is slippery as a eel but the PMQ's was relating to the bunch of migrants wasnt it? I didnt see PMQs today so admit I may be wrong but from the snippet I heard thats what it sounded like.a reply to: woodwardjnr



posted on Jan, 27 2016 @ 12:38 PM
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originally posted by: woodwardjnr
a reply to: uncommitted
He's just directing your ire away from his tax avoiding buddies, his failure to negotiate a deal with the eu and directing you to focus it on potential strikers, and the perfect scapegoat immigrants or a bunch of immigrants if you prefer

I thought you were all a little more politically savvy than that.


What was the goverment meant to do with Google? What would you expect your messiah Corbyn do?


Google for all intents and purporses OWN the intrenet. If the UK pissed them off they could wreck our economy worse than any country outside China and the USA giving us sanctions.

Here how the conversation with Obsorne likley went:

Obsorne: Guys you really should pay your taxes.

Google: We could but we wont, but have £200 million and go away.

Obsorne: Look we might have to procecute some of you guys

Goolgle: And we might start black UK business listings and "rearranging" Search results. Plus would be really unfortunate if we "accidently" leaked you and the PM porn history Oink Oink.

Obsorne: Ok the £200 million sounds good.

Google: Yeah on secounds thoughts its £130 million now because you have annoyed us plus you have to get on your knees and bark like a dog.

Obsorne gets on his knees

Obsorne: Woof woof.


It would likley have gone the same way with EVERY other chancellor Con or Labour unless they want to turn the UK into a internet dead zone.


Google have to much power.
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posted on Jan, 27 2016 @ 03:07 PM
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But apparently they paid France three times as much even though UK profits are double France's, I think that is what is getting people's backs up but apparently its because the tax on profits is 20% so Google have paid what is required under UK tax system. I csnt understand the 20% tax rate on a huge corporation like Google, surely like individual tax rates it should go higher the more the profits!a reply to: crazyewok



posted on Jan, 27 2016 @ 04:15 PM
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originally posted by: Discotech
I personally favour a shebang of migrants


Well, the collective noun for illegal immigrants is "an intermodal cargo trailer of illegal immigrants".

all-sorts.org...

To topic... Sadly politicians should concentrate on the issues and not the language. The fact is that the migrants in Calais are "a bunch of migrants". If they were genuine refugees then they would do the thing that desperate people do... Ask for asylum in the first safe country they get to.



posted on Jan, 27 2016 @ 08:48 PM
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What's just as annoying as people getting offended by what others say is people getting offended that others get offended by what others say.

Non-PC is slowly turning into PC.



posted on Jan, 27 2016 @ 10:06 PM
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a reply to: Discotech

A suicide bombing of migrants would be going too far, I think.



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