Tuesday, July 21, 2009

An interview with Thomas Burridge

Via the LPUK blog, Future Radio has an interview with the UK Libertarian Party candidate for the Norwich North by-election, Thomas Burridge.

It's about 20 minutes long and generally I think that Thomas holds his own pretty well, to be honest: see what you think. He comes across confidently, and puts across the general policy ideas, whilst remaining coherent.

If you live in Norwich and believe that personal freedom is a good thing, then do turn out and vote for Thomas, and the UK Libertarian Party.

14 comments:

Sue said...

He looks like about 12 years old... I must be getting on :)

Wossat? said...

Does his teacher know he's wagging school?

Wearysider said...

I couldn't honestly care how well he comes across, Tony-The Grinning Bastard-Blair came across well, didn't change the fact he was despicable cunt!, he is a kid, he may well be well versed in the Libertarian ideology but that doesn't change the fact he has fuck all life experience.

Standing an inexperienced* teenager imho does not reflect well on the Libertarian Party, either this is a political 'don't give a fuck' prank or utterly retarded.



*Unless he's apparent youth is a disguise for the fact he is a several hundred year old vampire, in which case he should surely be a tory.

Anonymous said...

"he has fuck all life experience." Exactly. If you are going to treat the electorate with contempt, don't be surprised if they treat you likewise.

Idle Pen Pusher said...

A bit disappointing, to be honest. We don't need someone managing the NHS more efficiently, vouchers or otherwise. We need it abolishing full stop.

Still, better than the competition.

Rob said...

Not sure about this "life experience" thing. Is a thirty year old who has spent twelve years doing a mind-numbing menial job better than him?

Is a twenty-five year old bankrupt divorcee better? He/she will have more "life experience". What if your "life experience" is one long list of disastrous mistakes?

Is someone who has an FA Cup winner's medal a good choice as an MP?

If he is articulate, committed and honest then he would kick the shit out of 99% of the c*nts in Parliament today.

Wearysider said...

Rob, sure there are plenty of window lickers in this world not suitable to stand as a politician but at the age of 18 it is guaranteed Thomas has fuck all life experience which more than disqualifies him as being a suitable candidate,

A 30 year old basic wage drone no matter which way you cut it has more life experience, they have actually held a job no matter how shit, they have had to pay their own way in life so understand what the rest of us have to deal with beyond asking their parents for some more dosh.

A 25 year old bankrupt divorcee may have made some bad choices in their life but at least they've had choices to make and have seen that some are good some are bad, Thomas doesn't have a fucking clue one way or the other it's all concept.

I honestly do believe life experiences is an essential prerequisite.

DK on subject of Emily Benn
What makes this little shit think that, at 17, she knows fucking anything at all? I didn't. What bunch of lunatics selected her? She hasn't even been to university, or held down a proper job. She has no idea what tax is, or what living on your own is like. In short, she doesn't have a fucking clue what life is like;
Quoted from here and then this at the age of 19 .

Indeed.

SciFi25 said...

Well William Pitt the Younger managed pretty well didn't he?? The equivalent of PM at 24? Not too bad!

Anonymous said...

I see Craig Murray is also standing in the election. He’s the dude that, as ambassador to Uzbekistan, exposed the torture and human rights abuses commited over there. Since then, he’s become a leading activist against the war on terror and curtailments on our civil liberties.

If I were in Norwich North I think I’d probably vote for him over some suited, posh fetus standing on a platform of unreconstructed 19th century liberalism. Fuck it, I’d take my chances with the monster raving loony party candidate over your little wingnut.

the a&e charge nurse said...

Christ, this kid gives even the Milliband sisters a kind of gravitas.

Martin said...

I was going to post something on this candidate's extreme youth, then thought better of it; then thought better of it again.

What can they have learned of their party's ideology? What time can they have devoted to learning other systems? Are they yet sufficiently mature to be able to weigh the merits of each against their own experiences? Of course, both a lack of intellectual curiosity and a blind adherence to ideology are commonplaces sadly too common amongst too many of our representatives - but given the essential viciousness of libertarianism, or if not of libertarianism then certainly of many libertarians, towards the poor, the sick and the weak, I'm not sure that the prospect of an 18-year old espousing it is completely wholesome.

Anonymous said...

Stone cold last with 36 votes. (must have been his Mum & Dad & a few cousins). 0.1% of the vote! Brilliant....

haddock said...

idealistic student politics would work better if the target audience were old enough to vote....

what is it the yoof say ?....epic fail ?

the a&e charge nurse said...

Will the policy of putting forward children at byelections now quietly be shelved?