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Re: Anne Widdicombe

Posted: 14:11 08 Jul 2019
by signalspast
Agreed she has never been the most diplomatic of persons and has jumped in with both feet many times in the past.

Re: Anne Widdicombe

Posted: 16:06 08 Jul 2019
by Ave_IT
It’s one thing being ‘undiplomatic’ but when your hyperbole disappears off into the realms of utter absurdity it becomes grossly offensive and therefore self defeating. The slave trade is right up there with the Holocaust as the most appalling examples of depravity and wicked cruelty in all of human History ….. to refer to it in the very same breath as talking about - (when all is said and done) - nothing but modern day petty politics in comparison is as disgraceful as it is ignorant and deeply embarrassing that she is a British MEP.

Re: Anne Widdicombe

Posted: 21:16 08 Jul 2019
by MickyD
Ave_IT wrote: My views on her are a bit more nuanced and difficult to put into words – but I’ll have a go.

Her opinions and her general views on life I find range from being well-meaning but a bit off-colour in the modern world through to utterly crass, stupid and offensive. The latter would certainly include that ludicrous remark about slavery and the EU – but there are many other things she has come out with that are gob-smackingly awful and repellent.

But I can also see the ‘cuddly Ann’ about her in some respect. She is like a creature from another age – a slightly dotty old aunt who flips erratically from being warm, funny and occasionally fascinating to being embarrassing and truly offensive. I honestly don’t believe there’s anything calculating in this. It’s just she has an absolute certainty about her and SHE KNOWS that right-is-right and wrong-is-wrong …….by her own definitions that is. No amount of reasoning, evidence, facts etc. will ever cut through that iron conviction and her particular view of morality. It is very scary – but oddly reassuring too. Put it this way – I would trust her with my wallet, kids, house, bank details etc… and she wouldn’t abuse that trust for fear of being caught but because it would offend her deep sense of what is true and decent. Now how many politicians (or anybody for that matter) can we really, really say that about ? She is the type who would go through Hell and high water and suffer anything rather than compromise her own sense of right and wrong.

Don’t get me wrong – I’m in no way defending her views. But there is an innocent sort of honesty about her entirely absent from other despicable creatures like Nigel Farage or Boris Johnson to name just two who have malice and self-interest driving everything they do.

I hear wot ya sayin', but I think the explanation is very simple: she's not just a Catholic, she's a Catholic convert - the worst kind of Catholic, just as a Born-Again is the worst kind of Christian. Right or wrong, doubtful or certain, you have to stick with it now - you can't change your mind again or you'll lose all remaining credibility and self-respect. As a result you're more pious than Greggs, who are very pie-ous indeed.

I was brought up a Catholic, having spent my schooling under the pervertedly sadistic nuns in my primary school and the similarly fcuked up Christian Brothers at Bonny Coll, so I know whereof I speak.

For the record, and for the avoidance of doubt, I haven't been a Catholic for a long, long time. Did you guess?

Re: Anne Widdicombe

Posted: 21:58 08 Jul 2019
by r4h4al
Surely her religion is irrelevant?

Re: Anne Widdicombe

Posted: 22:59 08 Jul 2019
by MickyD
Like it or not, religion is never irrelevant, especially to people like her.

As Ricky Jervais once put it: it's a pretty amazing coincidence that almost everyone's one true god is the Christian version if they happened to have been born in a Christian country, or Allah if they happened to have been born in a Moslem country... I could go on, but you get the gist.

Re: Anne Widdicombe

Posted: 10:33 09 Jul 2019
by Ave_IT
MickyD wrote: As a result you're more pious than Greggs, who are very pie-ous indeed.


THAT is just terrible :facepalm: ..... MODS - I demand MickyD is banned immediately.

Re: Anne Widdicombe

Posted: 11:03 09 Jul 2019
by MickyD
I thang yow.