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Tories Schmoories -

Telegraph | News | Conservatives: Please stop calling us Tories

The Conservative Party has appealed to broadcasters to stop describing its members as "Tories" in the run-up to the election.

The 17th-century term derives from the Irish "toraidhe", meaning outlaw or robber.

Most of the time they might as well be call "nu-nu-labour" for all the difference between the parties.

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poll tax, council tax, 17 1/2 per cent VAT and the wonerful fuel duty escalator - plus the government theft of legally held firearms when Howard was in office; I think the 'robber' description is pretty accurate.......

Looks like us Irish had them sussed a long time ago. Wonder if I can think up a nice Irish word for the Nu-Labour faithful....

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