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    Ermine Vermin

    SNP MP David Linden has been rapped on the knuckles for referring to the House of Lords as Ermine Vermin. Thank goodness he showed a bit of class and didn't call them Furred Turds.


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    Quote Originally Posted by snooky View Post
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    SNP MP David Linden has been rapped on the knuckles for referring to the House of Lords as Ermine Vermin. Thank goodness he showed a bit of class and didn't call them Furred Turds.
    Or, as in Foulkes case, Peers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CropleyWasGod View Post
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    Or, as in Foulkes case, Peers.
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    Vermin is a harsh word to use about fellow human beings.

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    Vermin is a harsh word to use about fellow human beings.
    Are they human?

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    Quote Originally Posted by heretoday View Post
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    Vermin is a harsh word to use about fellow human beings.
    Exactly.Such a yammish word.

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    What makes vermin a harsh word?

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    Quote Originally Posted by easty View Post
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    What makes vermin a harsh word?
    I'd say it's probably the connotation that it's acceptable to exterminate vermin.

    I can see why people think it's harsh.

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    Disappointing language. A reasoned adult debate about the House of Lords needs reasonable adults to hold it.

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    The type of dehumanising language that belongs on low class fitba forums like Kickback and Follow Follow.
    Every gimmick hungry yob,
    Digging gold from rock and roll
    Grabs the mic to tell us,
    He'll die before he's sold.

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    Agree with most on here. Vermin not a good word in this context.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snooky View Post
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    SNP MP David Linden has been rapped on the knuckles for referring to the House of Lords as Ermine Vermin. Thank goodness he showed a bit of class and didn't call them Furred Turds.
    Probably better words to use, for the Tories, and the Lab/Lib dem apologists in the HOL, but, I get his meaning, as many will do.


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    Possibly Mr Linden should have considered his words a bit more carefully, but I suspect many will share his feelings.

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    Surely the most offensive aspect is that he seems to think "vermin" rhymes with "ermine"?

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    At least it gives the moral outrage crew something to get all hot under the collar about on social media for the day.

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    Sick Burn!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Future17 View Post
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    Surely the most offensive aspect is that he seems to think "vermin" rhymes with "ermine"?
    They rhyme where I comfy.

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    It's not new, I'm not sure if it was originally his, but the phrase was used by Labour's John Prescott:

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news...rescott-234245

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    Quote Originally Posted by IGRIGI View Post
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    At least it gives the moral outrage crew something to get all hot under the collar about on social media for the day.
    Not really the point though is it? Any discussion will be about those comments rather than the subject matter and the lack of democratic accountability in the House of Lords needs to be addressed.

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    It looks like Corbyn has formally dropped his policy of not naming new Labour peers. Such a disappointment.

    "Corbyn is a long-time opponent of the unelected Lords and has stated during his first leadership campaign in 2015 that he saw ‘no case’ for extra Labour peerages".

    http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entr...ef=uk-homepage
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    It's the kind of embarrassing, juvenile language we've come to associate with the Nats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Pointer View Post
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    It's the kind of embarrassing, juvenile language we've come to associate with the Nats.
    Better language than your average Tory councillor mind

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