Sunday, November 24, 2019

How not to conduct a politicsl discussion

A sad reflection on the state of British politics provided today by a tweet from an SNP parliamentary candidate:

Now I have not always been the greatest fan of the Liberal Democrats and am seriously out of  sympathy with the platform on which they are fighting the current election.

But I cannot see that shouting obscenities at canvassers who you think are Lib/Dems - or any other party for that matter - is exactly constructive or commendable.

The fact that a parliamentary candidate thought it was OK to give a "Big shout out" to someone who did this - or for apologising when she realised she had shouted at the wrong party, which should make no difference at all - is a very good metaphor for the deplorable state of political discourse in this country.

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