Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Bullying: What they are saying

David Cameron - Did New Labour put an end to fagging? I don't know. You'll have to ask them. What I do know is that Brown looks the kind of fellow who could do with a damn good thrashing now and again.

Ed Balls - I can't remember the last time I threatened to kick the shit out of anybody. My wife takes care of that kind of thing nowadays.

Harriet Harman - Can I just make it very clear that there is a wealth of difference between bullying and the kind of pressure a working mum has to put on her partner in order to make the relationship work. I'm sure my husband Jack would agree.

Tony Benn - Well, of course m'father introduced me to a number of famous bullies: Lloyd George, Herbert Morrison, Mosley. And I worked with one or two m'self - Ernie Bevin and Jim Callaghan, to name but two. And y'know what? To a man they said to me "This is going to hurt me more than it will you." And they were right, y'know.

Ann Widdecombe - The Catholic Church should never have dispensed with torture. All it's led to is an orgy of sado-masochism and self-pity. Of course you'll get bullying if you're always telling people that they must 'turn the other cheek'.

11 comments:

  1. I would like to say that Harriet is right. Relationships are all about compromise. I realise that I sometimes have to do more of the compromising, as I started from a position of strength. (Although Harriet is more important than me.)

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  2. All this, its political correctness gone mad. I mean, how you supposed to get things done if you cant break a few omelettes now and then? He's the flaming Prime Minister for crying out loud.

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  3. A silver tongue slicing through many an ego - it's how I glided through the upper echelons and cut down those who stood before me.

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  4. Goes on all the time. In France they want to outlaw the non-physical kind of bullying as well

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  5. It is usually the culture of a place that breeds bullying. Male dominated, testosterone fuelled offices should be taken to task, for starters.

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  6. In my experience women bully in the work place as much as men. And often they bully their own sex. It is nonsense to say that it is a male problem - unless you're a feminist of course.

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  7. Since physical violence is rare in the workplace, men are no more likely to be bullies. A tongue-lashing from a woman is more common. Deal with that!

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  8. The Green movement is one big bullying organisation. Anyone who doesn't sign up is bullied and badgered

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  9. Why don't you stop deflecting? There is a huge difference between protest which the Green movement takes part in and victimisation.
    You are just twisting the truth

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  10. That hectoring style. Wouldn't that constitute bullying? Or just wingeing?

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  11. Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.............................................

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