Project fear

 

Dispicable tag

used by bully Brexiteers

to stifle debate.

 

by very angry Scooj

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I am Stephen. I live in Bristol, UK. I decided to shorten my profile...to this: Wildlife, haiku, travel, streetart, psychogeography and my family. Not necessarily in that order.

12 thoughts on “Project fear”

  1. I haven’t been watching the news much lately and live in Australia and have completely lost track of what’s going on. However, I relate. Out PM was sacked by his own party last week. So, we’re onto our 7th Prime Minister in 11 years. Doesn’t speak much for stability. Indeed, if our government was going for a job interview, it would be deemed way too unstable. Easy to criticize from the couch, I know but I’m not the only voice calling out from the wilderness.
    Best wishes,
    Rowena

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    1. It is funny you should mention stability. I agree it is very important, however those in power have created a modern received wisdom that change is here to stay. I reject this dogma and am an advocate for stability.

      PS, nice to virtually meet you. Thanks for the follow, I have followed back (which is quite a rare thing for me). We have some things in common…I work in strategic communications in the public sector, my portfolio includes water. I have two children, a boy and a girl. I am sadly a little older than you, and am not comfortable with ageing.

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      1. I should stop finding it funny or odd that I bump into people I have something deeper in common with. I was working in Marketing Communications before my health nose-dived five years ago. I have worked in science communications and was Marketing Manager of the Australian Water Association and then moved onto a dot.com where I worked in science, biotech and others I can’t remember. Went to Science Meets Parliament and Science Week. Then, went onto work in HIV/AIDS prevention and reduction of stigma re Hep C with the local area health service. I would like to get my career back on deck on a part-time basis and working on important issues. I was working in an IT company for about 6 years after that and can’t go back. It’s not important anymore.
        A few years ago, after the terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo, a group of us started this global blogging movement: 1000 Voices for Compassion. We wrote once a month abut an aspect of compassion and it meant so much to be a part of something like that, but then it stopped. I think it became too much for the people running it as they expanded it into other platforms. However, I have made some ongoing friendships.
        A lot of people here are fed up with the revolving doors of Federal politics, but it’s hard to know quite how to stop it. Can the people legislate the legislators? It’s very tempting!
        Best wishes,
        Rowena

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      2. All very interesting indeed. I believe in a future where consensus politics will prevail. It may slow things down, but that in itself is no bad thing. Measuring prosperity through GDP will become meaningless as the world advances towards more pressing needs. It is our children where hope lies. I hope they do a better job of things.

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      3. Interesting what you say about GDP as a measure of prosperity, because I’ve been thinking about needing to revisit money as a determiner of social worth. That a social conscience is important.

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      4. GDP takes no account of quality of education, of healthcare, of public services, of happiness and so on, only the generation of money by whatever means. Drug dealers contribute to GDP…how weird is that? What an awful yardstick to measure prosperity by.

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      5. As terrible as it sounds, I did laugh about drug dealers contributing to GDP. They could well contribute more than our politicians. I am feeling rather jaded after our Prime Minister was ousted by his colleagues last week. We’re on our sixth change of Prime Minister since 2007. I wonder if some of them were even in office long enough to change their underwear.Not that I’m cynical, but could the Australian people have a Brexit of sort from our Federal politicians? It’s rather appealing atm.
        Best wishes,
        Rowena

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