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    Stephen Fry's rant in support of MP's Expenses

    I bet Stephen Fry is feeling a fool now after his rant about MP's expenses - wisteria and all.

    He called the public opinion wrongly - with his 'plumb in his mouth, la-de-dah' accent.

    Mr Fry, you are a PLEASE FILL IN THE BLANK!

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    does it rhyme with james blunt
    or hillary swank?

    what did he say?

    Original Poster

    shosie;5203262

    does it rhyme with james bluntor hillary swank?



    Oh yes.

    Original Poster

    ClarityofMind;5203267

    what did he say?



    telegraph.co.uk/new…tml

    Link above.

    lady111;5203289

    Oh yes.



    though as much

    lady111;5203307

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/mps-expenses/5316651/MPs-expenses-Stephen-Fry-and-his-big-brain-dont-get-it.htmlLink above.



    thanks hon, will read x

    Have you listened or read the interview transcript that this "article" was based on?

    Banned

    Stephen Fry is a genius, a lovely man and one of the greatest people to have come out of this country for a long time.

    mbgringo;5203351

    Have you listened or read the interview transcript that this "article" … Have you listened or read the interview transcript that this "article" was based on?



    Don't be silly, why would anyone want to have something balanced and unbiased presented to them!??!?

    :-D

    Fry said that in terms of important things such as wars, people being … Fry said that in terms of important things such as wars, people being sent to die and the grand scheme of things, an MP exagerrating their expenses is not important.



    Not like a journalist to sensationalize and twist an interview is it :whistling:

    Sounds like he's upset a few journalists in his time and vice versa.

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    People go to prison for less.

    mbgringo;5203364

    Not like a journalist to sensationalize and twist an interview is it … Not like a journalist to sensationalize and twist an interview is it :whistling:



    Precisely my point. :thumbsup:
    Daggers drawn at sunrise lol

    lady111;5203378

    People go to prison for less.



    He's been already - 3 months for fraud :thumbsup:

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    mbgringo;5203394

    He's been already - 3 months for fraud :thumbsup:



    Really?

    for the actual interview...

    news.bbc.co.uk/1/h…stm

    Stephen Fry is great, have a read of his autobigraphy and then judge him instead of relying on the Telegraph who are trying to keep the expenses business going as long as possible to sell those papers

    lady111;5203424

    Really?



    Yep he has led quite the criminal life with his stealing and fraud

    If you follow Stephen Fry on twitter you'd see that he is very upset that he is being portrayed as sucking up to the MPs.

    "In his mid-teens, when he noticed he was drawn to boys instead of girls, Fry started getting into trouble. He was expelled from three schools, and attempted suicide at sixteen. At seventeen, he was found guilty of credit card fraud and spent three months in prison."

    nndb.com/peo…80/

    In light of this information the OP still stands . . . . . . . a bit unfair and indicative of how the media has control of our direction of thought. Shame.

    mbgringo;5203575

    In light of this information the OP still stands . . . . . . . a bit … In light of this information the OP still stands . . . . . . . a bit unfair and indicative of how the media has control of our direction of thought. Shame.



    +1 unfortunately some people (not directed at OP) will believe everything they read without seeking out the facts for themselves

    mbgringo;5203575

    In light of this information the OP still stands . . . . . . . a bit … In light of this information the OP still stands . . . . . . . a bit unfair and indicative of how the media has control of our direction of thought. Shame.



    +1

    But goes with the torries typical witch hunting when it comes to twisting the truth. Shame they came out just as bad.

    In a week when five british soldiers died a few quid here and there isnt that important,

    Stephen Fry is awesome!!!

    tonyg1962;5203640

    In a week when five british soldiers died a few quid here and there isnt … In a week when five british soldiers died a few quid here and there isnt that important,



    ^^^^^ That is what Stephen Fry's comparison of importance is about ^^^^^

    tonyg1962;5203640

    In a week when five british soldiers died a few quid here and there isnt … In a week when five british soldiers died a few quid here and there isnt that important,



    Any death is a priceless loss that causes untold grief and bereavement to the loved ones left behind, but that fact does not give MP's carte blanche to rob the taxpayers. They should pay back where they have taken liberties with expenses. But neither should the tax payer be mislead to believe this is just a one party problem or simply just a modern one. Where-ever there is a system, there will be those who seek to challenge it. No-one who seeks power should be allowed to attain it.

    Haha I love Telegraph readers...

    Good article Liz!Stephen Fry should be fried up and served to pigs in a … Good article Liz!Stephen Fry should be fried up and served to pigs in a trough! How can a so called intelligent man make comments so at odds with public feeling?At the moment the Church should govern England on a temporary basis with a smattering of QCs to restore order and legality! Tom, M

    ClarityofMind;5203684

    Any death is a priceless loss that causes untold grief and bereavement to … Any death is a priceless loss that causes untold grief and bereavement to the loved ones left behind, but that fact does not give MP's carte blanche to rob the taxpayers. They should pay back where they have taken liberties with expenses. But neither should the tax payer be mislead to believe this is just a one party problem or simply just a modern one. Where-ever there is a system, there will be those who seek to challenge it. No-one who seeks power should be allowed to attain it.



    If your son had just given his life for his country would you think it would be headline news or the fact that someone had bought a trouser press with taxpayers money was much more important

    tonyg1962;5203707

    If your son had just given his life for his country would you think it … If your son had just given his life for his country would you think it would be headline news or the fact that someone had bought a trouser press with taxpayers money was much more important



    Definitely, never said that Journalism was an honourable way of life lol

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    ClarityofMind;5203684

    Any death is a priceless loss that causes untold grief and bereavement to … Any death is a priceless loss that causes untold grief and bereavement to the loved ones left behind, but that fact does not give MP's carte blanche to rob the taxpayers. They should pay back where they have taken liberties with expenses. But neither should the tax payer be mislead to believe this is just a one party problem or simply just a modern one. Where-ever there is a system, there will be those who seek to challenge it. No-one who seeks power should be allowed to attain it.



    Absolutely. Very well put.

    The fact MPs done it was wrong and good on the Telegraph for exposing it but why oh why do I need to constantly read about it and hear it? I couldn't care less now if a Lib Dem/ Labour/ Conserv claimed for someone to wipe their ****. There are much more important things to concentrate on

    cbryanp;5203751

    The fact MPs done it was wrongly and good on the Telegraph for exposing … The fact MPs done it was wrongly and good on the Telegraph for exposing it but why oh why do I need to constantly read about it and hear it? I couldn't care less now if a Lib Dem/ Labour/ Conserv claimed for someone to wipe their ****. There are much more important things to concentrate on



    Because of political scapegoating. If the people are busy thinking about the minutiae of day to day life, they aren't considering the main issues and so Brown stays in power....

    Hubby says its my ninights time.

    Good night all xx

    ClarityofMind;5203771

    Because of political scapegoating. If the people are busy thinking about … Because of political scapegoating. If the people are busy thinking about the minutiae of day to day life, they aren't considering the main issues and so Brown stays in power....Hubby says its my ninights time.Good night all xx



    Is that code lol

    Night

    ClarityofMind;5203684

    Any death is a priceless loss that causes untold grief and bereavement to … Any death is a priceless loss that causes untold grief and bereavement to the loved ones left behind, but that fact does not give MP's carte blanche to rob the taxpayers. They should pay back where they have taken liberties with expenses. But neither should the tax payer be mislead to believe this is just a one party problem or simply just a modern one. Where-ever there is a system, there will be those who seek to challenge it. No-one who seeks power should be allowed to attain it.



    I agree with all you state - however, dragging this back to the OP, this isn't about "turning a blind eye" to the situation of expenses, thats not what Mr Fry said, his interview was an observation on how there are more important things going on than an MP claiming £200 for a toilet seat. His statement was more an observation on the power the media holds and how less important topics can be built up to blind people from the bigger issues at hand.

    MP's are wrong, but they have been allowed to do this - as Clarity stated, wherever theres a system, there will be people who seek to challenge it, and this is no different, MP's will keep the public happy by paying cheques back, but as soon as this dies down, more "perks" (less dectectable perks) will be pushed through parliment and we'll be none the wiser till the next scandal . . . .


    lady111;5203717

    Absolutely. Very well put.



    Again, I agreed with Clarity's statement, however the OP is inaccurate and a diatribe based on sensationalist journalism by an attention seeking hack.

    ClarityofMind;5203771

    Because of political scapegoating. If the people are busy thinking about … Because of political scapegoating. If the people are busy thinking about the minutiae of day to day life, they aren't considering the main issues and so Brown stays in power....Hubby says its my ninights time.Good night all xx



    Night hun x

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    Oh, I forgot my mortgate was paid off......
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