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In which I swim against the tide — 11 Comments

  1. “90% of people think…”

    No. They really don’t. 90% of people who take part in opinion polls ( and referendums) don’t think.

    • It’s the same with all opinion polls – most people tend to give the “correct” answer, which the answer they feel they should give.   It’s the same with tobacco, alcohol or food: they will understate their consumption because they feel ashamed to tell the truth.

      Also in the poll above there was no “let ’em drown” option which leaves the “no” voters apparently implying that the rescue services should continue to be put in danger.  Slanting the polls?!!

  2. Only stupid people do such things, and stupid people are who elect our officials. They are not worried about the people, they are worried about losing the votes. That’s why we have so many laws trying to protect people from their own actions.

    • It’s back to self determination again.  If there people want to place themselves in danger they should be allowed.  It’s their lives and their decisions so it’s really no one else’s business.  The likes of air-sea rescue should be there to help people who get into trouble through no fault of their own.  If people want to drown themselves then fair play, but others shouldn’t have to put their lives at risk as a consequence.

      • If there people want to place themselves in danger they should be allowed.  It’s their lives and their decisions so it’s really no one else’s business

        And where would that attitude lead? Even smokers would be allowed to merrily carry on KILLING themselves with their filthy addiction?!

        Ol’ Joe with his farting whippet who sits in the corner of The Ruptured Duck of a lunchtime should be allowed to POISON himself with his half of mild and perhaps even be allowed to commit slow suicide by eating that PIE full of Trans-fats (is that lard that doesn’t know whether it is a boy or girl?)!?

        Have you no feeling of responsibility for your fellow *insert old fashioned , unenlightened paternalistic, and offensive term for the non-female gender as a collective* ? We have a duty to save everyone from themselves.

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