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Vive la différence

Posted by oasis - Created: 6 months ago
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Posted by Renovata - 6 months ago

I find Southern Guy's response to Country Dweller quite extraordinary, why would you assume that such horrible facts re pornography could only be written by someone from the so called Bible Brigade !!!

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Posted by Southern Guy - 6 months ago

Now it seems to all be about johnny hallyday who was actually born in belgium...

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Posted by tifossi33 - 6 months ago

Oasis - yup, different 'tangents' can be funny to follow sometimes.   In order of importance - the copper's testimony is dodgy;  he's now facing prosecution - and it's going to come down to a 'he says this; the cop says another' - wouldn't trust the words of either of them.  But I thought the UK had the principle of 'innocent until proven guilty' - and yet the facebook/twitterati screaming and shouting and nastiness that now goes on I find deeply worrying.   Seems there are more and more nasty people out there who just can't help venting their nastiness and vileness at anyone.

As for watching UK tv;  oh how I love the sanctimonious 'you're in France - why 'want UK foods, UK papers, UK tv etc etc....'

Does anyone honestly think that the Polish people living in the UK don't watch their Polish tv.

Or the French ?

Or the Dutch ?

That any other european citizens don't long for their 'taste of their home' - go and look at the food aisles in British supermarkets - whole aisles devoted to foods from Poland, Greece, etc etc.

People are the same the world over;  their homeland is their homeland and most because of family ties will want to keep in touch.

Most people miss their own 'cultural food tastes' - so what's wrong with that.


As for the different priorities on 'first news item' - yes, of course it's funny.   But don't forget, wasn't France the country where the press kept quiet about the open secret of d'Estang's french mistress and family - only to be 'revealed' after his death !!    So the french press treat such sexual pecadillos by their own politicians with the 'gallic shrug' - and the UK press love nothing better than a sex scandal.   You know what - I find the french attitude hypocritical and the British attitude to sexual pecadillos of their 'better's' to be more honest.

Even though the 'innocent until proven otherwise' really seems to have been overturned, and I feel it's become far more a political vendetta from a very corrupt Met police force.    Just look at the short-comings of the Staffs Police force - and others. 

Oh dear - think I'm going to hide......!!!   

Posted by oasis - 6 months ago

My post seems to have gone off on a tangent. I was just amused by the different priorities for news headlines. Today, it is different again. France is entering into a period of national mourning, UK is again focused on Brexit and the Irish border.

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Posted by countrydweller - 6 months ago

THe porn in question was actually declared to be illegal a few weeks after the initial seizure due to its extreme nature and the fact that several rapes and murders had been committed by people viewing such material and yes it can be proved that the material was on the computer and on the MPs personal laptop too If the MP in question had not tried to bluster his way out of a hand on knee allegation he would not be in the position he is now He should have done a Fallon 

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Posted by Doddles - 6 months ago

The issue for the copper was that the politician denied it happened and called the police liars! Reputation and integrity so impugned, other cops step into the mess in support. Politicians get away with a lot, but you can’t call a policeman a liar and not expect them seeking redress..... especially when they have the proof! 

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Posted by Daniel H - 6 months ago

Ahh, so we were supposed to be angry about the ex-policeman's lack of integrity rather than the porn itself!?

So many angles of upset...

Out of interest, what news sources do people read?

Personally I read the BBC and also have a few peaks at Russia Today and Sud Ouest for local stuff.

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Posted by francophile-881373 - 6 months ago

My understanding of this event is a little different.

1.  So far no proof has been supplied that the offending images were actually on the computer when it was seized. Nor any proof that the politician in the spotlight actually downloaded the images himself.  Several politicians have now admitted to sharing their passwords amongst their staff.

2.  The Police now admit that the pornography was ‘legal’.  So what were they doing holding onto a copy of legal material for so long?

3.  The computer was seized following a leak of information which embarrassed the Labour Government.  I think that is all one needs to know.

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Posted by Daniel H - 6 months ago

Ahh, the news is reporting that it was the hard stuff now is it? It was soft core stuff when they first got hold of this 'story' from 9 years ago. Funny how their facts never stay the same...

The MP in question just needs to wait it out. The general public will be in outrage about something quite different next week. Maybe John Terry or David Beckham will have an affair or something...

IMHO there is no one news source that is completely free of bias. To get a rounded view, I think one needs to view multiple sources, ideally from different countries or stand points.

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Posted by countrydweller - 6 months ago

Or in my case the Koranic brigade You get your hand chopped off for theft so for porn??????