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Forum: Politics Today, 13:37
Replies: 97
Views: 2,048
Posted By Ultima Thule
Because, particularly when there is a shortage,...

Because, particularly when there is a shortage, social housing should be reserved for those who are truly in need?
Forum: Politics Today, 13:34
Replies: 228
Views: 6,975
Posted By Ultima Thule
It's all very well saying Greece should pay its...

It's all very well saying Greece should pay its debts. However, it is quite obvious that Greece is never going to be able to pay its debts. So what's the answer? I would suggest a compromise that...
Forum: Politics Today, 13:29
Replies: 97
Views: 2,048
Posted By Ultima Thule
Good point. The idea of reserving social housing...

Good point. The idea of reserving social housing for those in need (which I wouldn't disagree with in principle) doesn't seem to tally with the government's policy on right to buy.
Forum: Politics Today, 12:01
Replies: 26
Views: 1,007
Posted By Ultima Thule
Nope, can't be true: I recall Myleene Klass...

Nope, can't be true: I recall Myleene Klass saying you couldn't buy a garage for that. :)
Forum: Politics 03-07-2015, 16:20
Replies: 256
Views: 8,424
Posted By Ultima Thule
wrong about me being a left-winger –...

wrong about me being a left-winger – tick
hypocritical – tick
Forum: Politics 03-07-2015, 16:19
Replies: 256
Views: 8,424
Posted By Ultima Thule
Making a flippant response about not making a...

Making a flippant response about not making a point – tick (and I'll tick myself too :) )
Forum: Politics 03-07-2015, 13:34
Replies: 420
Views: 10,677
Posted By Ultima Thule
In fact, Churchill wrote that in 1899, when he...

In fact, Churchill wrote that in 1899, when he was still a young man. Notably, it was removed from the 1902 single-volume version of the book, which may suggest that he had already changed his views...
Forum: Politics 03-07-2015, 13:17
Replies: 256
Views: 8,424
Posted By Ultima Thule
rude – tick irrelevant – tick tiresome –...

rude – tick
irrelevant – tick
tiresome – tick
diversion – tick
Forum: Politics 03-07-2015, 13:09
Replies: 379
Views: 8,721
Posted By Ultima Thule
Never mind Sunnis protesting against IS (or...

Never mind Sunnis protesting against IS (or whatever you want to call it), I think you'll find that there are many of them in the region actually fighting against it.
Forum: Politics 26-06-2015, 14:20
Replies: 336
Views: 6,809
Posted By Ultima Thule
Anyone else want to dispute this? That the...

Anyone else want to dispute this? That the government expects the current measure to rise during this parliament? And therefore this means that, at the very least, lower-paid households are not...
Forum: Politics 26-06-2015, 14:15
Replies: 336
Views: 6,809
Posted By Ultima Thule
Good grief, another one. *rollseyes*

Good grief, another one. *rollseyes*
Forum: Politics 26-06-2015, 12:31
Replies: 336
Views: 6,809
Posted By Ultima Thule
The fact that the government want to change how...

The fact that the government want to change how it's measured speaks volumes. They clearly expect it (as currently measured) to rise during this parliament, which surely doesn't bode well for...
Forum: Politics 26-06-2015, 11:43
Replies: 336
Views: 6,809
Posted By Ultima Thule
How do you know it's not a true reflection?...

How do you know it's not a true reflection? Underlying, ‘real’ poverty could well follow the same pattern. That is, if those who are earning slightly more see a fall in their effective standard of...
Forum: Politics 26-06-2015, 11:24
Replies: 93
Views: 2,860
Posted By Ultima Thule
No surprise. The Guardian has traditionally been...

No surprise. The Guardian has traditionally been favoured by media types, probably because it publishes loads of job adverts in the sector in its Media section every Monday.
Forum: Politics 26-06-2015, 11:14
Replies: 336
Views: 6,809
Posted By Ultima Thule
Either way, I'm always suspicious when a...

Either way, I'm always suspicious when a government (of any colour) wants to change the way something is measured. You can bet your bottom dollar they're doing it to make the figures look worse.
Forum: Politics 26-06-2015, 11:11
Replies: 65
Views: 2,916
Posted By Ultima Thule
Logan's Run, that's what we need. ;-)

Logan's Run, that's what we need. ;-)
Forum: Politics 26-06-2015, 11:09
Replies: 336
Views: 6,809
Posted By Ultima Thule
Measuring relative poverty is the easiest way to...

Measuring relative poverty is the easiest way to do it and should also give a good idea of changing levels of absolute poverty. That's why most countries around the world use a similar system, even...
Forum: Politics 26-06-2015, 10:52
Replies: 336
Views: 6,809
Posted By Ultima Thule
Surely the whole point is having the ability to...

Surely the whole point is having the ability to measure poverty on a consistent basis over many years? So, by changing the methodology, for whatever reason, it makes it more difficult to compare...
Forum: Politics 26-06-2015, 10:45
Replies: 9
Views: 538
Posted By Ultima Thule
With any luck, he'll be remembered as the guy in...

With any luck, he'll be remembered as the guy in charge when the Tory party split into two rival factions: pro- and anti-EU. I have a feeling this could well happen when the referendum campaign...
Forum: Politics 25-06-2015, 15:03
Replies: 336
Views: 6,809
Posted By Ultima Thule
And you know this how? You seem to be on your own...

And you know this how? You seem to be on your own on this one. Most people, across the political spectrum, would agree that there is a degree of child poverty in the UK.
Forum: Politics 24-06-2015, 16:45
Replies: 88
Views: 2,303
Posted By Ultima Thule
How do you know they're legal? Some avoidances...

How do you know they're legal? Some avoidances schemes may well be declared invalid. All I know is that HMRC frowns upon avoidance schemes, which it claims are only used by a small minority of tax...
Forum: Politics 24-06-2015, 16:37
Replies: 58
Views: 1,712
Posted By Ultima Thule
Nice explanation, although since the term...

Nice explanation, although since the term 'progressive' can be taken by some to mean left-wing, may I suggest the alternative of ‘radical'?
Forum: Politics 24-06-2015, 16:27
Replies: 88
Views: 2,303
Posted By Ultima Thule
Could it also be because so many more people are...

Could it also be because so many more people are now self-employed (including me)?
Forum: Politics 24-06-2015, 16:23
Replies: 88
Views: 2,303
Posted By Ultima Thule
They could still aim to close the loopholes that...

They could still aim to close the loopholes that enable avoidance. Indeed, HMRC makes it very clear that avoidance is frowned upon and they are cracking down on it…
Forum: Politics 11-06-2015, 16:34
Replies: 240
Views: 4,529
Posted By Ultima Thule
So they're breaking the rule, since the economy...

So they're breaking the rule, since the economy is running ‘normally’?
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