Registered On: December 24, 2013
I don’t agree with LK and nor would the vast majority of Tories, Deerey. The foreign aid budget hasn’t been cut for any reason other than the country simply can’t afford it. When we can it will come back.
Your idea of a typical Conservative is so way off as to be comical. Patriotic, yes, and nothing wrong with that. As for the Tories being “nationalistic” that would be comical except that it isn’t funny. You’re entitled to your opinion, of course, but Starmer’s no fool and he knows the reality.
But why make your last comment? Why do you have to “play” the victim? I’m no angel but I’ve never claimed to be. I know I can be incredibly irritating but so can everyone on this board. The difference is that I don’t have others coming on to “thank” or agree with me all the time.
All I’ve ever done is fight back. That’s why I’ve made those comments. No more, no less. The comments made about me — and my family — by some on this board have been truly appalling. I’ve been called a liar on numerous occasions for doing nothing other than offering an opinion, a fascist and, most recent of all, had “the Hitler” comment thrown at me. Well, as those who understand social networks will know, anyone who lowers themselves to that has lost the argument.
But it’s the comments made about mental health that have been the truly low point. It doesn’t bother me personally because, as I’ve said on many occasions, I don’t come on this board to be liked and I genuinely don’t care what any of you think about me personally.
The reason it hurts so much is because it creates the very stigma around mental health that we desperately need to overcome. Mental health is a physical illness like any other. Would people make the same comments about someone with cancer, or about someone with a disability? Would someone make the same comments about a black person?
Some would, but they’d be rightly chastised for doing so. Yet somehow with mental health it’s “OK”. Well, it isn’t OK. It’s never been OK and it never will be. It isn’t just sad it’s sick.
If nothing else I sincerely hope we’ll never see any of those comments on here ever again.