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Forum: Politics Today, 07:43
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Views: 1,413
Posted By smudges dad
You've missed the point. Lobbying needs to...

You've missed the point. Lobbying needs to continue but companies or other organisations funding parties leads to the party following their donors rather than their members. Parties should be...
Forum: Politics Today, 07:23
Replies: 84
Views: 1,413
Posted By smudges dad
Isn't that what already happens? Cosy lunches...

Isn't that what already happens? Cosy lunches with Cameron / Osborne etc followed by policy changes or tax cuts. Obviously all total coincidences.
Forum: Politics Today, 06:32
Replies: 84
Views: 1,413
Posted By smudges dad
There should be a limit of 10,000 in a year and...

There should be a limit of 10,000 in a year and only individuals should be allowed to donate, not unions, companies or charities or any other organisations.
Forum: Politics Today, 06:02
Replies: 84
Views: 1,413
Posted By smudges dad
Maybe the could add shareholders having to vote...

Maybe the could add shareholders having to vote for political donations with the same criteria as the unions voting to strike. Otherwise it will just look like a partisan attack on Labour funding.
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 22:16
Replies: 263
Views: 5,307
Posted By smudges dad
That would have been the case if Scotland had...

That would have been the case if Scotland had become independent, but if rUK is leaving and a newly independent Scotland is staying in the EU then the situation would be reversed.
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 20:36
Replies: 263
Views: 5,307
Posted By smudges dad
If the UK voted to leave the EU and then Scotland...

If the UK voted to leave the EU and then Scotland voted to leave the UK but stay in the EU, then Scotland would be the successor state, much as rUK would have been if Scotland had voted for...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 20:09
Replies: 593
Views: 15,700
Posted By smudges dad
I prefer it to the vandalism and demeanour of the...

I prefer it to the vandalism and demeanour of the Bullingdon Club.
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 20:06
Replies: 263
Views: 5,307
Posted By smudges dad
Fifty years ago the Tories used to get 50%+ of...

Fifty years ago the Tories used to get 50%+ of the Scottish vote, now it's in the mid teens. I can't see either Labour or the Lib Dems recovering quickly (especially with the liar Carmichael...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 20:00
Replies: 593
Views: 15,700
Posted By smudges dad
Any evidence that I am racist, or should I press...

Any evidence that I am racist, or should I press the alert button?
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 19:54
Replies: 593
Views: 15,700
Posted By smudges dad
I think her constituents are better judges than...

I think her constituents are better judges than an Internet mysogenist.
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 19:28
Replies: 593
Views: 15,700
Posted By smudges dad
That was Uxbridge

That was Uxbridge
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 07:52
Replies: 9
Views: 289
Posted By smudges dad
There is no justification in any way for...

There is no justification in any way for hereditary peers and some of the appointments are total jokes although some specialist expertise is needed. I would go with a fully PR system (maybe on a...
Forum: Food and Drink Yesterday, 07:43
Replies: 18
Views: 1,215
Posted By smudges dad
I always use a thermometer when cooking steaks. ...

I always use a thermometer when cooking steaks. As soon as the middle touches 45 deg, then it's off the heat and resting (that's blue to rare).
Forum: Politics 26-05-2015, 21:55
Replies: 263
Views: 5,307
Posted By smudges dad
75% didn't vote for the Conservatives, so what's...

75% didn't vote for the Conservatives, so what's your point?

The SNP is the only party apart from the Greens and PC that is opposing austerity, so they are concerned with the plight of everyone in...
Forum: Politics 26-05-2015, 21:12
Replies: 263
Views: 5,307
Posted By smudges dad
I think it's about 37% (assuming 75% turnout and...

I think it's about 37% (assuming 75% turnout and average 50% of the vote). I think turnout was lower in other parts of the UK which pushes The Conservatives down to about 25%
Forum: Politics 26-05-2015, 20:37
Replies: 263
Views: 5,307
Posted By smudges dad
They should really get back in their box and not...

They should really get back in their box and not cause trouble for the establishment. Representing their constituents is really not on as those Scots are just not capable of understanding big issues...
Forum: Politics 26-05-2015, 19:51
Replies: 263
Views: 5,307
Posted By smudges dad
Is it democratic to have a government elected by...

Is it democratic to have a government elected by only 25% of registered voters? Some people only want democracy when it suits them.

Maybe the answer is to have the 40% rule for this referendum like...
Forum: Politics 26-05-2015, 17:27
Replies: 104
Views: 3,587
Posted By smudges dad
Nice to see that Malcolm Bruce has strong...

Nice to see that Malcolm Bruce has strong opinions about MPs who lie to win elections

http://malcolmbruce.org.uk/en/article/2010/0023877/november-column-3

STOP PRESS
Only applies to other parties,...
Forum: Politics 25-05-2015, 22:37
Replies: 41
Views: 1,595
Posted By smudges dad
Just teach them to open a dos window and type...

Just teach them to open a dos window and type "del *.*"
Forum: Politics 25-05-2015, 07:19
Replies: 11
Views: 488
Posted By smudges dad
Probably about a quarter - the proportion of...

Probably about a quarter - the proportion of those able to vote who supported them.
Forum: Politics 25-05-2015, 07:16
Replies: 27
Views: 775
Posted By smudges dad
How are the Tories going to blame Labour for this?

How are the Tories going to blame Labour for this?
Forum: Politics 24-05-2015, 22:09
Replies: 55
Views: 1,825
Posted By smudges dad
Mainly the south and midland, but the point...

Mainly the south and midland, but the point remains
Forum: Politics 24-05-2015, 19:06
Replies: 104
Views: 3,587
Posted By smudges dad
http://www.libdemvoice.org/breakingwillie-rennie-i...

http://www.libdemvoice.org/breakingwillie-rennie-i-hope-that-fair-minded-people-will-give-alistair-carmichael-a-second-chance-46095.html
How about giving the voters of Orkney and Shetland a second...
Forum: Politics 24-05-2015, 18:42
Replies: 10
Views: 367
Posted By smudges dad
Ukippers won't like that one :D The amoral use...

Ukippers won't like that one :D

The amoral use of spin = Loonies far up Thames = Houses of parliament
Forum: Politics 24-05-2015, 17:36
Replies: 55
Views: 1,825
Posted By smudges dad
All Scottish projects come out of money allocated...

All Scottish projects come out of money allocated to Scotland, which is historically less than the money Scotland sends down South. Projects in England come from the general budget which means that...
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