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Forum: Politics 09-06-2014, 15:07
Replies: 54
Views: 1,339
Posted By Middleotroad
I wonder if you're actually pretty sure that...

I wonder if you're actually pretty sure that there is a strong correlation between these two factors :D



I wonder why the Independence polls are still showing a high number of "don't knows"? Why...
Forum: General Discussion 17-05-2014, 20:41
Replies: 67
Views: 2,619
Posted By Middleotroad
Perhaps those school children now sound like...

Perhaps those school children now sound like Danish versions of Julio Geordio, Newcastle United's record breaking Columbian signing; a footballer whose only English has been taught to him by his team...
Forum: Politics 03-05-2014, 11:44
Replies: 221
Views: 5,015
Posted By Middleotroad
A combination of housing benefit cap and rent...

A combination of housing benefit cap and rent controls set locally sounds like a sensible approach to what is a genuine problem.

As for the proposal about three year tenancy agreements - daresay the...
Forum: Politics 01-05-2014, 11:17
Replies: 221
Views: 5,015
Posted By Middleotroad
The spiralling "cost of housing benefit crisis"...

The spiralling "cost of housing benefit crisis" in a poorly regulated private rental market. A deadly legacy of Right to Buy.
Forum: Politics 01-05-2014, 11:07
Replies: 221
Views: 5,015
Posted By Middleotroad
A rent cap based on the average market rise would...

A rent cap based on the average market rise would entail that rents in Knightsbridge will be capped to be the same as those in Wigan?! That's not likely is it Ann? :D
Forum: Politics 01-05-2014, 10:52
Replies: 221
Views: 5,015
Posted By Middleotroad
Labour proposes annual rent-increase cap

Labour are to propose that private rent increases be limited to a benchmark figure based on the average market rise:

Annual rent-increase cap proposed by Labour
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Forum: Music 24-04-2014, 10:29
Replies: 177
Views: 11,576
Posted By Middleotroad
Abba were possibly the most unfashionable band of...

Abba were possibly the most unfashionable band of the 1980's. They were considered too mainstream, safe and being former Eurovision contestants didn't help matters. But anything associated with the...
Forum: General Discussion 21-03-2014, 01:48
Replies: 56
Views: 2,487
Posted By Middleotroad
Don't suppose anything. It happens, and it's very...

Don't suppose anything. It happens, and it's very stressful for all concerned.



They must hang on to the idea they have a degree of bisexuality and wish to have relationships with the opposite...
Forum: Politics 06-03-2014, 15:27
Replies: 10
Views: 902
Posted By Middleotroad
That's a bit harsh! Even if they have black...

That's a bit harsh! Even if they have black hearts, public interest could still be served in spite of it. Historical cases of child abuse are being investigated and the culprits brought to justice,...
Forum: Politics 06-03-2014, 14:44
Replies: 65
Views: 2,353
Posted By Middleotroad
Correct me if I'm wrong but trying to smear a...

Correct me if I'm wrong but trying to smear a party by way of using some mishap involving a very low ranking official, such as a councillor, seems much more popular than it used to be. It often...
Forum: Politics 06-03-2014, 14:30
Replies: 65
Views: 2,353
Posted By Middleotroad
Politicians are renowned hypocrites, so you have...

Politicians are renowned hypocrites, so you have to catch them being hypocritical and then generalise about their party. Make people think they're all the same. Something financial for Labour;...
Forum: Politics 06-03-2014, 14:18
Replies: 6,161
Views: 227,488
Posted By Middleotroad
The polls have been relatively stable. Labour...

The polls have been relatively stable. Labour lead of about 7% this year. The last few polls have produced more outliers than usual, possibly because the parties are already headed towards General...
Forum: Politics 05-03-2014, 15:33
Replies: 396
Views: 13,254
Posted By Middleotroad
One of my relatives visited Scotland and got...

One of my relatives visited Scotland and got turned away from a place because he's English. We know because another business owner nearby confirmed that this fella can't stand English people and he...
Forum: Politics 05-03-2014, 15:02
Replies: 10
Views: 902
Posted By Middleotroad
Lately there's been controversy surrounding the...

Lately there's been controversy surrounding the Daily Mail as they surreptitiously did their best to paint veteran Labour MPs and by extension, the whole party as irresponsibly enabling paedophile...
Forum: General Discussion 24-02-2014, 11:47
Replies: 145
Views: 7,104
Posted By Middleotroad
Michael Douglas in Basic Instinct. A role which...

Michael Douglas in Basic Instinct. A role which needed to be given to someone at least half way to being sexy. It was a mis-casting made all the more awful by the perfect casting of his co-star...
Forum: General Discussion 13-02-2014, 15:32
Replies: 57
Views: 3,244
Posted By Middleotroad
This is a really excellent, thoughtful post and I...

This is a really excellent, thoughtful post and I think that some of the criticisms of it actually support rather than disprove the arguments.

I don't agree with your idea that LGB's could...
Forum: Politics 29-01-2014, 14:41
Replies: 139
Views: 3,160
Posted By Middleotroad
During the Leveson enquiry, Piers Morgan boasted...

During the Leveson enquiry, Piers Morgan boasted about his journalists rifling for information in peoples bins, saying they could do that as it wasn't illegal. The QC fella told him he was wrong,...
Forum: Politics 29-01-2014, 01:09
Replies: 25
Views: 1,099
Posted By Middleotroad
It's Miliband who's got the rope! Balls is set...

It's Miliband who's got the rope! Balls is set for the chop and over recent months his demeanour suggests he knows he's in trouble. Miliband is a wily political operator and I'd put money on Balls...
Forum: Politics 24-01-2014, 13:43
Replies: 260
Views: 7,732
Posted By Middleotroad
Unlike the Channel 4 programme, which is made by...

Unlike the Channel 4 programme, which is made by an old friend of Ed Miliband:

http://www.theguardian.com/media/2014/jan/12/benefits-street-richard-mckerrow-channel-4



He is? How disgusting! ;-)
Forum: Politics 23-01-2014, 16:17
Replies: 466
Views: 15,306
Posted By Middleotroad
The case currently making the headlines is just...

The case currently making the headlines is just the tip of the iceberg. Politicians of all main parties are currently biting their fingernails, hoping and praying that no others come to light and...
Forum: Politics 23-01-2014, 09:52
Replies: 466
Views: 15,306
Posted By Middleotroad
We have the allegations of the victims, with at...

We have the allegations of the victims, with at least one of them trying very hard to impress the view she was harassed in a criminal way - and yet their stories follow a similar pattern
Forum: Politics 23-01-2014, 09:36
Replies: 466
Views: 15,306
Posted By Middleotroad
For a workplace sexual harassment it wouldn't...

For a workplace sexual harassment it wouldn't normally be a super analogy, but in this particular case it looks like it is.

A senior male member of staff harassing a junior female is abuse of power,...
Forum: Politics 22-01-2014, 15:14
Replies: 466
Views: 15,306
Posted By Middleotroad
Conclusions were that there was no criminal case...

Conclusions were that there was no criminal case to answer. An apology is not what the women are after, it's justice! An apology, sincere or not, would not have satisfied them if it was made...
Forum: Politics 22-01-2014, 14:39
Replies: 466
Views: 15,306
Posted By Middleotroad
It's important to note that Rennard was in a...

It's important to note that Rennard was in a position of power, akin to the women's boss. Those that complained about his behaviour didn't get an adequate response. Any woman who has a sleazy boss...
Forum: Politics 22-01-2014, 13:12
Replies: 466
Views: 15,306
Posted By Middleotroad
The other side of the coin is there's at least...

The other side of the coin is there's at least one other woman who thought she was so seriously violated by Rennard that a criminal investigation had to take place. Amy's story provides a possible...
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