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Young, Bright and On The Right

Discussion in 'off topic' started by matthewr, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. matthewr

    matthewr spɹɐʍʞɔɐq spɹoɔǝɹ ɹnoʎ sʎɐld

  2. Mick P

    Mick P Retired and content


    Sometimes you are bloody useless.

    Young Tories like boozing, kinky sex and visiting High class brothels. This is a lifelong thing.

    Young socialist just learn how to take brown envelopes. The envelopes get bigger as time progresses.

    Young LibsDems like rentboys. They hit the bottle later in life.



    PS It was a rather good programme, guaranteed to piss off most of the old lefties here.

    PPS It gave me confidence in the future of GB.
  3. matthewr

    matthewr spɹɐʍʞɔɐq spɹoɔǝɹ ɹnoʎ sʎɐld

    If I might be serious for a moment, what started off as laughing at the toffs and wondering how Chris Monk the "outsider" might get on quickly turned quite disturbing. The two central characters are clearly both quite odd, if not damaged and I ended up feeling quite uncomfortable.
  4. zener

    zener fluff

    I watched a bit of that programme ... I'm not sure politics should be a career , but something you get into after experiencing life , ie working for a living or running a company . The people featured on that programme seemed lacking any worth , apart from their own ego.
  5. Mick P

    Mick P Retired and content


    Bright people are usually odd, it comes with the territory. The main thing is that they are bright and can think around problems.
  6. cliffpatte

    cliffpatte Speed camera anarchist

    34:07 - they're drinking beer :)
  7. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Off to watch this now. I'm expecting some folk so weird and out of touch with reality as to be unemployable in any context other than mainstream politics. Let's see if I'm right...
  8. zener

    zener fluff

    the alternative to politics would be rent boy and that would be it , the Royal Navy might take them on;)
  9. matthewr

    matthewr spɹɐʍʞɔɐq spɹoɔǝɹ ɹnoʎ sʎɐld

    "to be honest biscuit sourcing is quite a responsibility".
  10. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    That was the quote of the program for sure. Other than that a pretty routine multiple career-suicide via the medium of TV documentary. Michael Gove Falls Over times infinity.

    Yes, I felt that too - I was expecting odd, but not to quite that degree of Asperger's or whatever. I'm all for taking the piss out of Tories, but that felt uncomfortable / intrusive.
  11. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    The worrying thing though is that some of them go on to have a career in politics. Jacob Rees Mogg and John Redwood being obvious examples.
  12. Greg

    Greg 2t5b

    :-D true statement.
  13. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

    In the 1950s, membership of both main parties was in the millions. Now, it's around the 100,000 mark and falling year-on-year. So politics is for the few, and 'normal' people tend to not get involved.

    Indeed, though I haven't seen the programme, the description of would-be politicians as nerdy types with no life outside politics sounds remarkably like one Ed Miliband.
  14. sean99

    sean99 pfm Member

    I agree. There's something not right about someone who aspires to be a politician.
  15. sean99

    sean99 pfm Member

    I agree. There's something not right about someone who aspires to be a politician. It's even more disturbing to find someone young and passionately conservative.
  16. Anex

    Anex Señor Member

    I hope all of Oxford and Cambridge isn't like that. What a bunch of massive twats.
  17. MVV

    MVV pfm Member

    I came to this accidentally and thought it was a spoof. Then couldn't believe it then felt a little grubby. A nasty axe job. Luckily the hapless Chris had the sense to 'return to his studies' I really felt for the other guy- having a mental breakdown filmed for us to laugh at. There was also something quite sinister about the real entitled young right who you glimpsed in the shadows and who, you sensed, found the whole cruel thing even funnier than the left.
  18. matthewr

    matthewr spɹɐʍʞɔɐq spɹoɔǝɹ ɹnoʎ sʎɐld

    Only a truly hearltess ass would have laughed at Joe crying about his troubled childhood and I don't think that was the creators intention at all. Indeed I thought he came across as far more likeable as the film went on when he reverted to his Yorkshire accent and started talking about his family rather than the silly plots.

    And surely it's the blonde one from Cambridge was people would worry about regarding his mental condition. Although both were clearly vulnerable to some extent and, as I noted, it made me feel somewhat uncomfortable.
  19. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

    Let's face it, a BBC programme is hardly likely to picture young Tories in a positive light.

    It's telling that the only participant to opt out of the 'Seven Up' series was a bloke who worked in the media. He knew how editing worked.
  20. Greg

    Greg 2t5b

    (In the voice of James Earl Jones): "I sense the blue in you is growing, Joe"

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