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Forum: Politics 12-05-2015, 09:30
Replies: 96
Views: 3,312
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Not by a long shot......

Not by a long shot... http://leftfootforward.org/2013/06/everyone-should-know-who-owns-the-press-for-the-sake-of-our-democracy/
Forum: Politics 11-05-2015, 23:18
Replies: 12
Views: 392
Posted By howmanytimes
It's likely thete will be more QE following more...

It's likely thete will be more QE following more austerity... and you know where it will go with Tories in...
Forum: Politics 11-05-2015, 22:38
Replies: 115
Views: 2,654
Posted By howmanytimes
Where does this nonsense come from that they...

Where does this nonsense come from that they waged war on anyone with hope and aspirations? It's the Tories policies that make social mobility go backwards, it is them that undermine equality of...
Forum: Politics 11-05-2015, 20:39
Replies: 96
Views: 3,312
Posted By howmanytimes
What you haven't mentioned is the influence the...

What you haven't mentioned is the influence the media has on people's views and opinons and how they are daily telling people what they should be thinking. We have the most biased right wing gutter...
Forum: General Discussion 05-05-2015, 20:37
Replies: 49
Views: 1,438
Posted By howmanytimes
Participatory democracy and having an educated...

Participatory democracy and having an educated citizenry are crucial to holding power to account. Scotland are getting things done because the referendum campaign involved and educated huge numbers...
Forum: Politics 05-05-2015, 11:17
Replies: 200
Views: 5,744
Posted By howmanytimes
Interesting that a growing economy at the end of...

Interesting that a growing economy at the end of a Labour government turned into an economy going south at the end of a Tory government. The graph on this page shows 'GDP Growth last five quarters of...
Forum: Politics 04-05-2015, 16:49
Replies: 122
Views: 3,681
Posted By howmanytimes
It's not practical though, unless they have a...

It's not practical though, unless they have a strong chance of winning in your area.

There are more reasons to believe that Ed is serious about having a Green Plan...
Forum: Politics 04-05-2015, 14:12
Replies: 122
Views: 3,681
Posted By howmanytimes
It's pointless voting Green unless you're living...

It's pointless voting Green unless you're living in a place where the Greens are already strong, so unless he wanted Tories in power again he is following through with his convictions which are about...
Forum: Politics 22-04-2015, 05:14
Replies: 32
Views: 897
Posted By howmanytimes
Ed has publically stated that it will be scrapped...

Ed has publically stated that it will be scrapped within the first few weeks of a Labour government.
Forum: Politics 22-04-2015, 04:22
Replies: 293
Views: 5,770
Posted By howmanytimes
Yes, I'm by your side. Immediately scrapping the...

Yes, I'm by your side. Immediately scrapping the bedroom tax will help hundreds of thousands of people that were made to pay the price while bankers kept on rewarding themselves with billions in...
Forum: Politics 22-04-2015, 03:50
Replies: 293
Views: 5,770
Posted By howmanytimes
Damn right we don't. :) I agree, a lot of people...

Damn right we don't. :)

I agree, a lot of people shout down government in general but so much depends on what kind of people we elect to power and whether they abuse that power.

I want honest...
Forum: Politics 22-04-2015, 03:18
Replies: 293
Views: 5,770
Posted By howmanytimes
Yeah, she has shown she's got what it takes and...

Yeah, she has shown she's got what it takes and speaks from a point of view of serving the people not the corporate tax dodging elites, which is of course refrehing too.

I'm no fan of nationalism,...
Forum: Politics 22-04-2015, 02:57
Replies: 293
Views: 5,770
Posted By howmanytimes
This is an interesting read about public service...

This is an interesting read about public service broadcasting and it's fate in the modern era...



This is a long read, I've just quoted a part of it:...
Forum: Politics 22-04-2015, 02:16
Replies: 293
Views: 5,770
Posted By howmanytimes
Ed and Nicola could make a good team once the...

Ed and Nicola could make a good team once the Tories scare tactics die down.
Forum: Politics 20-04-2015, 19:06
Replies: 41
Views: 795
Posted By howmanytimes
I watched half of it and am going to watch the...

I watched half of it and am going to watch the other half when it's repeated later.

It seemed a good demonstration of how politics is often clear as mud to the common person - It started with the...
Forum: Politics 20-04-2015, 00:29
Replies: 40
Views: 1,244
Posted By howmanytimes
I'd like to think the magic button will...

I'd like to think the magic button will materialise when their is a shift in attitudes towards the accumulation of wealth beyond that which is necessary to live a comfortable life - I mean, who...
Forum: Politics 20-04-2015, 00:10
Replies: 40
Views: 1,244
Posted By howmanytimes
I agree it would be great if everybody thought...

I agree it would be great if everybody thought the same and as a result we collectively did something about the most damaging extremes of inequality, and the money in politics problem for instance,...
Forum: Politics 19-04-2015, 23:43
Replies: 51
Views: 4,184
Posted By howmanytimes
Me too - She was great in the debates... making...

Me too - She was great in the debates... making sensible points to counteract the five years of lies we've been bombarded with in favour of cuts and more cuts. She is right, for example, that we...
Forum: Politics 19-04-2015, 23:21
Replies: 40
Views: 1,244
Posted By howmanytimes
The system ever since then has been tailored for...

The system ever since then has been tailored for it, and with it the accumulation of social power. Most people are too zombified to acknowledge this puts us, the majority, in deep doo doo.
Forum: Politics 19-04-2015, 22:28
Replies: 40
Views: 1,244
Posted By howmanytimes
You will find some of the Green Party commitments...

You will find some of the Green Party commitments here (http://policy.greenparty.org.uk/record-of-policy-statements.html), under 'Mental Health Services,' 'Availability for Work' and 'Welfare Reform.'
Forum: Food and Drink 19-04-2015, 13:10
Replies: 6,545
Views: 211,724
Posted By howmanytimes
Just finished a pineapple mousse... yuuum!

Just finished a pineapple mousse... yuuum!
Forum: Politics 19-04-2015, 12:36
Replies: 40
Views: 1,244
Posted By howmanytimes
The econony hasn't grown on a per capita basis...

The econony hasn't grown on a per capita basis since 2008, i.e. we've been relying on immigration for a growing economy. Also, it was only when Osborne gave up on harsh austerity cuts that the...
Forum: Politics 19-04-2015, 12:05
Replies: 40
Views: 1,244
Posted By howmanytimes
They do create wealth and jobs, but the situation...

They do create wealth and jobs, but the situation we are facing is those at the top end of the income distribution scale have been keeping more of the profits for themselves. Billions has been...
Forum: Politics 19-04-2015, 11:34
Replies: 40
Views: 1,244
Posted By howmanytimes
The problem with that is we are not a country of...

The problem with that is we are not a country of equal opportunity and there is more to life than being an entrepreneur.

I heard Ruth Davidson making the false argument that Tories want to make sure...
Forum: Politics 19-04-2015, 11:03
Replies: 40
Views: 1,244
Posted By howmanytimes
If we don't invest in the skills we need as a...

If we don't invest in the skills we need as a country and instead allow poverty to keep rising, in the future there will be more people that fall through the cracks.
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