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David Ashford is a product of our political system. It is designed to attract mediocre egotists who can be elected without ever been selected as a candidate; can be elected on manifestos that never have to pass the tests of realism or deliverability; who can achieve ministerial positions by sucking up to the successful CM candidate; who can feign competence by constantly reading from prepared scripts written by somebody else; who don’t have to endure rigorous debate and examination from an organised opposition in parliament; who don’t have to contend with a broad, independent and investigative media and don’t have to appeal to a large and diverse electorate. The steps from parish to national politics are not that great and rarely require different skill sets. 
Add into this a lack of self-awareness, pomposity and an opportunist mentality and the ingredients are complete. The resulting dish should be scraped into the bin but will, no doubt,  be served up repeatedly to those that are happy to eat it. 

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On 6/26/2022 at 12:59 AM, Newsdesk said:

Dave has moved on. What you get with these sort of NLP trained psychopaths is that they eventually set new goals that are even better than the old goals that they hung on to. All the bollocks he said a few weeks ago has now totally gone from his head. He’s already gone through a Dr Who style rejuvenation where nothing he has said previously matters to him anymore. He believes that he’ll now be the best back bench MHK we’ve ever seen which he believes is now better than him being Treasury Minister! These people never fail they just reprogramme themselves to ignore past failure and set new goals. 

Spot on. Rinse and repeat. 

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2 hours ago, Declan said:

NLP?

Neuro-linguistic programming:

Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) is a pseudoscientific approach to communication, personal development, and psychotherapy created by Richard Bandler and John Grinder in California, United States, in the 1970s. NLP's creators claim there is a connection between neurological processes (neuro-), language (linguistic) and behavioral patterns learned through experience (programming), and that these can be changed to achieve specific goals in life.[...] They claim as well that, often in a single session, NLP can treat problems such as phobias, depression, tic disorders, psychosomatic illnesses, near-sightedness, allergy, the common cold, and learning disorders. NLP has been adopted by some hypnotherapists and also by companies that run seminars marketed as leadership training to businesses and government agencies.

There is no scientific evidence supporting the claims made by NLP advocates, and it has been discredited as a pseudoscience Scientific reviews state that NLP is based on outdated metaphors of how the brain works that are inconsistent with current neurological theory and contain numerous factual errors. Reviews also found that all of the supportive research on NLP contained significant methodological flaws and that there were three times as many studies of a much higher quality that failed to reproduce the "extraordinary claims" made by Bandler, Grinder, and other NLP practitioners.

Ashford believing pseudoscience - who could imagine such a thing?

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13 minutes ago, Roger Mexico said:

Ashford believing pseudoscience - who could imagine such a thing?

I personally don’t think Ashford would know about NLP if it came up and slapped him in the face (did you see what I did there?). 

But the rest of @Newsdesk’s post was spot on. 

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Methinks he has an eye on the new oversight Committee that is being set up to keep tabs on anything that is going to cost over 3 million. I see a back door into a ministerial position. If Alfie is that thick and short of ministerial material

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1 hour ago, Steady Eddie said:

😂😂This is the man who was Treasury Minster when the Liverpool Terminal went about £35 million over budget. 

People say that swearing is the sign of a limited vocabulary, but when it comes to Ashford I can't find anything in the OED more appropriate than "fucking wanker", sorry.

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1 hour ago, 2112 said:

Joker.

Part of the Establishment, never a cross word with other politicos or civil servants, suddenly he has a reforming zeal. 

He would appear to be trying to master the art of stating the bloody obvious and hoping the electorate will applaud his reforming zeal.

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5 minutes ago, ubbiali said:

He would appear to be trying to master the art of stating the bloody obvious and hoping the electorate will applaud his reforming zeal.

At the last election, practically every manifesto had reforming government and affordable housing at its core...all forgotten again.

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1 hour ago, Banker said:

I know that I have always referred to this odious politician as the Boy Vampire, but in view of how his head appears to have been growing vertically (look at that new photo), perhaps he might actually be one of the Aliens?

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He's also the muppet who said he didn't know how much all the Covid measures were costing either. Including the Unit built for the Oxygen supply up there. Ohh and the Vacination hubs built at a massive cost , totally unnecessary and on a whim with no limit on budget. How much again did the chairs cost for Chester street !?? 

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