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Forum: Politics 26-07-2015, 10:00
Replies: 6,720
Views: 159,966
Posted By thorr
On Andrew Marr now. I can see the appeal, he is...

On Andrew Marr now. I can see the appeal, he is totally genuine and could win a great deal of support beyond the labour ranks. I don't think the Labour Party has much to worry about his electability,...
Forum: Politics 16-07-2015, 09:04
Replies: 6,720
Views: 159,966
Posted By thorr
As a Tory supporter, I recognise the need in...

As a Tory supporter, I recognise the need in politics for a strong opposition, and the clue is in the name "opposition". You are right in your assessment that Corbyn is someone who can provide that...
Forum: The X Factor 15-12-2010, 19:41
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By thorr
My Ideas for X Factor

A few ideas for changes in case Simon is looking in! :D

1. Categories remain - but each mentor will take two of each to the judges houses and then select one of each. Therefore, each mentor will go...
Forum: The X Factor 15-12-2010, 19:28
Replies: 26
Views: 2,843
Posted By thorr
What a shame about such cynicism! Do we apply...

What a shame about such cynicism! Do we apply this logic to every charity record ever released? Maybe it is the charity exploiting the situation - as far as I know this recording was done a number of...
Forum: The X Factor 15-12-2010, 19:24
Replies: 52
Views: 4,444
Posted By thorr
Here's a thought Maybe it was put in the...

Here's a thought

Maybe it was put in the envelope at last minute as a tempter for Gamu to apply again next year.

Cowell has already said that he wants Gamu to apply again and this small reveal may...
Forum: Politics 09-12-2010, 19:17
Replies: 19
Views: 748
Posted By thorr
My son is now just about to turn 3. He may wish...

My son is now just about to turn 3. He may wish to go to University when he is 18 he may not. If he does, he may not have the option of a free university place, like those went 20 years ago, however,...
Forum: Politics 09-12-2010, 19:11
Replies: 77
Views: 3,180
Posted By thorr
I hope we can now put this issue to bed - been...

I hope we can now put this issue to bed - been talking about it now for far too long. It is done, and I now hope that potential students take a far more objective look at the implications, not just...
Forum: Politics 09-12-2010, 19:05
Replies: 30
Views: 1,194
Posted By thorr
imo, the labour party back-tracking on their...

imo, the labour party back-tracking on their pledge for a referendum on the europe in their 2005 manifesto was far more deceitful and had greater implications on the country as a whole than the issue...
Forum: Politics 08-12-2010, 13:56
Replies: 157
Views: 6,122
Posted By thorr
Funny, I said the same thing myself. I now call...

Funny, I said the same thing myself.

I now call on the leader of the opposition, to test me on my latin vocab!
Forum: Politics 02-12-2010, 21:00
Replies: 8
Views: 643
Posted By thorr
A New Idea on Tuition Fees

Last night I had an epiphany. (but I did clean up afterwards! :p)

Anyway, the idea would be that child benefit would be withdrawn for all children privately educated (excluding bursaries)....
Forum: Politics 02-12-2010, 12:21
Replies: 70
Views: 2,968
Posted By thorr
And this from the Sun: To raucous laughter from...

And this from the Sun:

To raucous laughter from MPs, Mr Cameron replied: "I'd rather be a child of Thatcher than a son of Brown."
Labour backbenchers fell ominously silent during the exchanges,...
Forum: Politics 02-12-2010, 12:18
Replies: 70
Views: 2,968
Posted By thorr
And another opinion - they do seem to be stacking...

And another opinion - they do seem to be stacking up!

http://bp-pa.blogspot.com/2010/12/musing-about-ed-miliband-rip.html
Forum: Politics 02-12-2010, 12:15
Replies: 70
Views: 2,968
Posted By thorr
This headline from the left leaning Guardian to...

This headline from the left leaning Guardian to provide political balance.

"David Cameron gives Ed Miliband a wallop during...
Forum: Politics 02-12-2010, 12:13
Replies: 70
Views: 2,968
Posted By thorr
But I think most commentators would say that it...

But I think most commentators would say that it isn't just one bad week. It has been almost three months since he was elected leader and there seems to be a continual drip, drip, drip of negative...
Forum: Politics 02-12-2010, 00:08
Replies: 97
Views: 3,408
Posted By thorr
Mortgages are linked to earnings and an ability...

Mortgages are linked to earnings and an ability to pay, not on the size of a debt. If that debt only requires a modest repayment, then it will not greatly affect mortgage potential. How many people...
Forum: Politics 01-12-2010, 23:59
Replies: 70
Views: 2,968
Posted By thorr
Concerns over Ed Miliband

From an article in the Telegraph:

One Labour MP said: “It was far from good. It is difficult to know what sort of strategy he has.”
Another Labour front bencher claimed Mr Miliband’s performance was...
Forum: Politics 01-12-2010, 23:52
Replies: 97
Views: 3,408
Posted By thorr
You could argue the opposite that those who are...

You could argue the opposite that those who are against tuition fees are either; a) affected by the rise and b) want something for nothing.

We all have to pay our way in life, and it is a choice...
Forum: Politics 01-12-2010, 23:47
Replies: 115
Views: 3,754
Posted By thorr
The quotes that spring to mind... "actions speak...

The quotes that spring to mind...

"actions speak louder than words"
"talk is cheap"
"walk the walk, not talk the talk"

Many things are said, but it is action that we should judge people on....
Forum: Politics 01-12-2010, 23:42
Replies: 206
Views: 8,081
Posted By thorr
I don't think this is half-baked. As I understand...

I don't think this is half-baked. As I understand it, they are voting on the proposals recommended from the Brown Report - commissioned by the last government.
Forum: Politics 01-12-2010, 23:41
Replies: 6
Views: 597
Posted By thorr
We can't go on potentially subsidising up to 50%...

We can't go on potentially subsidising up to 50% of the population to attend University - its utter madness.
Forum: Politics 01-12-2010, 23:38
Replies: 206
Views: 8,081
Posted By thorr
An alternative view is that those will low grade...

An alternative view is that those will low grade A levels think twice about going - and go and get a job direct from school, rather than entering Uni as a rite of passage and then dropping out after...
Forum: Politics 01-12-2010, 23:34
Replies: 206
Views: 8,081
Posted By thorr
Agree with you on the need for greater technical...

Agree with you on the need for greater technical education. I am doing a technical masters degree at the moment, and in the course of my studies have been using youtube to gain more in-depth...
Forum: Politics 01-12-2010, 23:25
Replies: 97
Views: 3,408
Posted By thorr
But the funding through taxation was all well and...

But the funding through taxation was all well and good when only a select few went to University. With the aspiration for 50% of the population to go to University - how on earth can the country...
Forum: Politics 01-12-2010, 23:18
Replies: 206
Views: 8,081
Posted By thorr
I'm hoping it will deter some from going to...

I'm hoping it will deter some from going to University. The notion of 50% going to Uni is ridiculous. Time to increase the academic worth of a degree, by limiting it to the brightest 10%. If we do...
Forum: Politics 01-12-2010, 23:15
Replies: 129
Views: 4,570
Posted By thorr
Just watched the newsnight piece about Ed...

Just watched the newsnight piece about Ed Miliband, consensus seems to be that there is a big question mark against his performance to date. What does he stand for?

What happened to all that "new...
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