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Forum: Radio 22-05-2015, 20:41
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Posted By clitheroe1
There are at least 3 Tories that have declared...

There are at least 3 Tories that have declared they are seeking to be their party's candidate: Andrew Boff, Stephen Stephen Greenhalgh and Ivan Massow. George Galloway said he would stand if he lost...
Forum: Radio 08-05-2015, 21:23
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Quite a few of the male MPs were dreadful too so...

Quite a few of the male MPs were dreadful too so why single out the female ones for particular criticism?

I agree gender shouldn't matter, and if it didn't, approximately 50% of MPs would be women.
Forum: Radio 08-05-2015, 20:34
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I'm not dissing anyone. I was disagreeing with...

I'm not dissing anyone. I was disagreeing with your implication that people outside of London couldn't understand AV.

The reason why the public rejected AV was because they preferred first part the...
Forum: Radio 08-05-2015, 20:29
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Posted By clitheroe1
It not AV though. In EU elections you vote for a...

It not AV though. In EU elections you vote for a party, not a candidate. In AV you vote for your first and second choice candidates.
Forum: Radio 08-05-2015, 18:08
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Posted By clitheroe1
People outside of London can't count to 2? That's...

People outside of London can't count to 2? That's basically the only skill you need to use the AV voting system.
Forum: Radio 08-05-2015, 16:57
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Posted By clitheroe1
It seemed straight forward enough to me and the...

It seemed straight forward enough to me and the London electorate don't seem to have any difficulty in using a similar system to elect their mayor.
Forum: Radio 08-05-2015, 16:49
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Posted By clitheroe1
Maybe because I'm worried about the plight of the...

Maybe because I'm worried about the plight of the most vulnerable (carers, disabled, families on low pay, the old, etc) that are now likely to have cuts to the support they need to survive. I'm...
Forum: Radio 08-05-2015, 15:44
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Views: 142,693
Posted By clitheroe1
If couldn't have had more publicity and it was a...

If couldn't have had more publicity and it was a major story on the news for weeks.

Maybe you just weren't bothered at the time but now that UKIP might benefit from the change, you have become...
Forum: Radio 08-05-2015, 14:33
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Views: 142,693
Posted By clitheroe1
If people felt that putting a "1" on the ballot...

If people felt that putting a "1" on the ballot paper against their first choice candidate and a "2" against their second choice was too complex, then god help the intelligence of the British...
Forum: Radio 08-05-2015, 13:46
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Posted By clitheroe1
People consider voting Tory to be such a...

People consider voting Tory to be such a shameful, selfish, self-centred act that they are ashamed to admit it.
Forum: Radio 08-05-2015, 13:43
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Views: 142,693
Posted By clitheroe1
Because you weren't engaged enough in the...

Because you weren't engaged enough in the political process to vote in the electoral reform referendum is no reason to re-run it so soon after it was comprehensively rejected by the electorate.

It...
Forum: Radio 08-05-2015, 12:19
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Views: 142,693
Posted By clitheroe1
The referendum was May 2011 and 68% of the...

The referendum was May 2011 and 68% of the electorate voted against changing the voting system.
Forum: Radio 08-05-2015, 12:09
Replies: 2,405
Views: 120,561
Posted By clitheroe1
It's still way short of 50% so there is a lot...

It's still way short of 50% so there is a lot more work the parties need to do to ensure greater equality for women, particularly the Tories who only have 20.5% female MPs.
Forum: Radio 08-05-2015, 11:37
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Views: 142,693
Posted By clitheroe1
Not right wing enough to be a presenter. LBC like...

Not right wing enough to be a presenter. LBC like to have a high quota of right wing presenters.
Forum: Radio 08-05-2015, 11:32
Replies: 2,886
Views: 142,693
Posted By clitheroe1
Of course it is democracy because that's the...

Of course it is democracy because that's the voting system the electorate overwhelmingly voted for. We had a chance a few years ago to move to a system that would give a more proportional but it was...
Forum: Radio 08-05-2015, 09:41
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Views: 120,561
Posted By clitheroe1
When the LibDems were more left leaning under...

When the LibDems were more left leaning under Paddy Ashdon and Charles Kennedy they increased their seats at every election. Clegg becomes leader, moves them to the right and they lost seats in 2010...
Forum: Radio 08-05-2015, 09:25
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Views: 120,561
Posted By clitheroe1
Clegg and his party were punished by voters for...

Clegg and his party were punished by voters for breaking their promises, including not scrapping tuition fees. I really feel sorry for Charles Kennedy who was the only LibDem MP to vote against going...
Forum: Radio 06-05-2015, 18:52
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Views: 142,693
Posted By clitheroe1
There was no more avid a Steve Allen fan that...

There was no more avid a Steve Allen fan that Paul and he provided material for Steve's show almost every day. It's really poor that Steve should have treated him the way he did just for expressing...
Forum: Radio 06-05-2015, 10:13
Replies: 2,405
Views: 120,561
Posted By clitheroe1
I did mean the deficit and the facts show that it...

I did mean the deficit and the facts show that it was higher under John Major than it was under the last Labour government until the international financial crash. Some people don't like the facts...
Forum: Radio 06-05-2015, 09:14
Replies: 2,405
Views: 120,561
Posted By clitheroe1
That's what the facts show. Labour cut the...

That's what the facts show. Labour cut the deficit until the global financial crisis hit. You may find the truth inconvenient because it doesn't fit in with the right-wing propaganda you have been...
Forum: Radio 06-05-2015, 05:43
Replies: 2,405
Views: 120,561
Posted By clitheroe1
Thanks :-) Newspapers are mainly owned by rich...

Thanks :-)

Newspapers are mainly owned by rich people who are largely interested in self-preservation. They have big incomes so they want to promote a party that will cut the top rate of income tax...
Forum: Radio 05-05-2015, 21:47
Replies: 2,405
Views: 120,561
Posted By clitheroe1
As Chinchin hasn't answered your questions, I...

As Chinchin hasn't answered your questions, I hope she won't mind if I do.

All things were not wonderful under the last Labour government but up to the global financial crisis, and also since it...
Forum: Radio 04-05-2015, 22:34
Replies: 2,405
Views: 120,561
Posted By clitheroe1
My comments were correct but I posted the wrong...

My comments were correct but I posted the wrong link to illustrate my point.
Forum: Radio 04-05-2015, 22:25
Replies: 2,886
Views: 142,693
Posted By clitheroe1
I completely agree with your comment that...

I completely agree with your comment that religions today should treat men and women equally but I don't think that segregation is more acceptable in one situation over the other, I think both are...
Forum: Radio 04-05-2015, 19:29
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Views: 142,693
Posted By clitheroe1
I don't remember Iain Dale complaining when David...

I don't remember Iain Dale complaining when David and Samantha Cameron were segregated when they attended a Sikh temple last month.

http://t.co/NaV6BMeqXP https://t.co/ajnP1Z4HOg

Maybe he can...
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