Jump to content
House Price Crash Forum

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

1929crash

Austin Mitchell Mp Calls Astrazeneca Takeover 'rape' - Feminists Hysterical

Recommended Posts

Veteran Labour MP Austin Mitchell has refused to apologise for comparing Pfizer's proposed takeover of AstraZeneca to rape.

The Great Grimsby MP took to Twitter to write: "Cameron dare not stop Pfizer because he dare not offend the US in any way. Roll up rapists."

Women's Minister Nicky Morgan described the tweet as "deeply offensive".

But Mr Mitchell condemned an "aura of political correctness" and said the row was a "storm in a teacup".

He defended his comments as "the truth", but he said he did apologise to his party leadership for "the trouble" he had caused.

"I didn't anticipate this kind of reaction," he told the BBC, adding that he feared jobs and research funding would be cut at the British firm if the takeover bid succeeded.

"You've got to bear in mind that one of the definitions of rape in the Oxford English Dictionary is to plunder and that I fear is what is going to happen to AstraZeneca at the hands of Pfizer," he said.

"People talk about the rape of the countryside and the rape of the rainforest, but it doesn't attract the tonne of abuse that has landed on my head.

"I do apologise for inconveniencing Ed Miliband and our chief whip because of all the trouble and all the reaction I've caused, but what I said was essentially the truth."

_74856621_74856620.jpg

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-27411712

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/rape

Rape:

noun
1.the unlawful compelling of a person through physical force or duress to have sexual intercourse.
2.any act of sexual intercourse that is forced upon a person.
4.an act of plunder, violent seizure, or abuse; despoliation; violation: the rape of the countryside.
5.Archaic. the act of seizing and carrying off by force.
verb (used with object), raped, rap·ing.
6.to force to have sexual intercourse.
7.to plunder (a place); despoil.
8.to seize, take, or carry off by force.
verb (used without object), raped, rap·ing.
9.to commit rape.

It seems the feminists want to take ownership of the word rape and rewrite the dictionary.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

One of the few MPs who talks sense. Good for him.

8.to seize, take, or carry off by force.

Quite apt for a hostlle takeover

Women's Minister Nicky Morgan described the tweet as "deeply offensive".

To whom? Pfizer lobbyists?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

One of the few MPs who talks sense. Good for him.

Quite apt for a hostlle takeover

ok so lets play devils advocate here.

maybe the politicians and corporate bigwigs over here have been "putting out" a bit too much.

...is it still rape if they have been slobbering all over you all night and taunting you teasingly by flashing their (lack of) underwear at you?./

they even invited you back to theirs at the end of the night, and let you have a quick fumble in the nightclub.

perhaps they need to learn not to **** on first dates the hard way.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

ok so lets play devils advocate here.

maybe the politicians and corporate bigwigs over here have been "putting out" a bit too much.

...is it still rape if they have been slobbering all over you all night and taunting you teasingly by flashing their (lack of) underwear at you?./

they even invited you back to theirs at the end of the night, and let you have a quick fumble in the nightclub.

perhaps they need to learn not to **** on first dates the hard way.

(actually,come to think of it, our political/corporate class seem not satisfied with a one-off shafting,but want the full gang-bang)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Feminists Hysterical

From what I just heard on the radio, it's actually Ed Balls who's hysterical over this.

Therefore I fully support Mitchell :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Austin Mitchell has always been one of the decent MPs in the Commons, he thinks for himself.

Yes I think so, too! Unlike many politicians, I wouldn't have to have a shower after shaking his hand, not that I've met him of course!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes I think so, too! Unlike many politicians, I wouldn't have to have a shower after shaking his hand, not that I've met him of course!

He's ploughed a long, unglamorous but incredibly valuable furrow in fighting the corner for sensible accounting standards in the UK and really knows his stuff.

He's worth a hundred Neil Hamiltons.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

cant say i give a fart either way. Its a private company. Whats it got to do with either party?

jobs, past subsidies, favours needing returning...etc etc

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I know these parties have whips and advisors and the rest of it - but he really should have told them just to ****** right off. I really do think politicians are missing a trick with all this - most people have had enough of this nonsense. This bloke would have gained a whole host of new supporters.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I know these parties have whips and advisors and the rest of it - but he really should have told them just to ****** right off. I really do think politicians are missing a trick with all this - most people have had enough of this nonsense. This bloke would have gained a whole host of new supporters.

whilst you are correct, the news isnt interested in anything other than sensation and conflict...they encourage idiots to make a fuss, they encourage leaders to get all het up, they encourage chaos where there is simply idiocy, prejudice or ignorance/mistake.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

whilst you are correct, the news isnt interested in anything other than sensation and conflict...they encourage idiots to make a fuss, they encourage leaders to get all het up, they encourage chaos where there is simply idiocy, prejudice or ignorance/mistake.

I was talking more about the political angle. These politicians are so out of touch they think the public WANT them to be condemning this sort of thing. The reality is the majority don't give a ****** and would love any mp who had the balls to agree with them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was talking more about the political angle. These politicians are so out of touch they think the public WANT them to be condemning this sort of thing. The reality is the majority don't give a ****** and would love any mp who had the balls to agree with them.

That being Farage.

The product of these "condemn everything" attitudes is bland personality-free politicians. Blair and Cameron both stand for nothing, they just agree with the majority consensus and then try to pass that off as their personal opinion.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • The Prime Minister stated that there were three Brexit options available to the UK:   224 members have voted

    1. 1. Which of the Prime Minister's options would you choose?


      • Leave with the negotiated deal
      • Remain
      • Leave with no deal

    Please sign in or register to vote in this poll. View topic


×

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.