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Forum: Politics Yesterday, 13:23
Replies: 9,452
Views: 350,692
Posted By Phil 2804
He has to win Gordon first. Don't hold your...

He has to win Gordon first. Don't hold your breath.
Forum: Politics 26-12-2014, 11:40
Replies: 9,452
Views: 350,692
Posted By Phil 2804
They won a 3 seat majority in 1974 and managed to...

They won a 3 seat majority in 1974 and managed to hold out until May 1979, with a pact with the Lib Dems.

Major won a 21 seat majority in 1992 and went on for 5 years.

Heath won a 30 seat majority...
Forum: Politics 25-12-2014, 13:59
Replies: 8
Views: 807
Posted By Phil 2804
Essentially that's what has happened although...

Essentially that's what has happened although they've managed to get all their old school chums to mould the law so that their activities are now legal. Its the first ambition of every great crime to...
Forum: Politics 22-12-2014, 17:00
Replies: 36
Views: 1,905
Posted By Phil 2804
The economy is diversified yes, but you still...

The economy is diversified yes, but you still can't escape the fact that 40% of Scotland's GDP is generated in the North East of the country by 10% of population. This is a region that has been...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 19-12-2014, 12:23
Replies: 29
Views: 3,930
Posted By Phil 2804
I've always wondered about that too, I'd argue...

I've always wondered about that too, I'd argue that in an era when Radio 1 had 25 million listeners its influence would have been far greater than that of TOTP, and the biggest influence would be...
Forum: Politics 19-12-2014, 11:24
Replies: 82
Views: 2,907
Posted By Phil 2804
Wasn't it Sturgeon who said that massive job...

Wasn't it Sturgeon who said that massive job losses were a price worth paying to close the Faslane base? :o

Nobody wants to see the North East struggle as its not just the economic powerhouse of...
Forum: Politics 19-12-2014, 11:20
Replies: 82
Views: 2,907
Posted By Phil 2804
A bullet has been dodged indeed, as almost the...

A bullet has been dodged indeed, as almost the entire SNP Government plan revolves around leaching money from the North East of Scotland to the central belt. If the NE is not in a position to...
Forum: Politics 17-12-2014, 17:07
Replies: 110
Views: 2,318
Posted By Phil 2804
The IFS calculated a 1 per hour increase to the...

The IFS calculated a 1 per hour increase to the minimum wage could reduce the welfare bill by 3 billion. It isn't just about taxes its expecting employers to offer a fair days wage for a fair days...
Forum: Politics 17-12-2014, 17:05
Replies: 110
Views: 2,318
Posted By Phil 2804
Still well below RPI the normal benchmark used in...

Still well below RPI the normal benchmark used in pay negotiations and lets be honest a 1.6% pay award after a half decade or more of decline is hardly likely to make people think "they've never had...
Forum: Politics 17-12-2014, 16:53
Replies: 26
Views: 887
Posted By Phil 2804
Well that's just garbage, we weren't even running...

Well that's just garbage, we weren't even running a deficit when the gold was sold, one of the main reasons was that the price was in long term decline and market analysis pointed to it continuing to...
Forum: Politics 15-12-2014, 22:30
Replies: 27
Views: 825
Posted By Phil 2804
In the run up to the 2010 election the SNP made...

In the run up to the 2010 election the SNP made bold predictions about winning over 20 Westminster seats. They won 6, and they have never bettered the 11 they won back in 1973. I suspect they will...
Forum: Politics 14-12-2014, 14:39
Replies: 46
Views: 964
Posted By Phil 2804
If you actually remember the Tory Government...

If you actually remember the Tory Government between 1992 and 1997 you'd know why he won the two largest majorities of modern politics. Its at the very heart of the reason they still can't win a...
Forum: Politics 10-12-2014, 22:38
Replies: 21
Views: 757
Posted By Phil 2804
Gordon 1983, Aberdeenshire generally 1992,...

Gordon 1983, Aberdeenshire generally 1992, Aberdeen West and Aberdeen South. At the last GE there was a 10% swing to the Tories and at the Euro's they were just 3000 votes behind the SNP.

I still...
Forum: Politics 09-12-2014, 22:55
Replies: 21
Views: 757
Posted By Phil 2804
Don't bet on it. Gordon remains a Tory leaning...

Don't bet on it. Gordon remains a Tory leaning constituency at heart and Aberdeenshire delivered one of the biggest and most decisive No votes in the referendum and lets not forget Salmond's massive...
Forum: Politics 07-12-2014, 21:44
Replies: 9,452
Views: 350,692
Posted By Phil 2804
Funny enough even as Northern Rock collapsed...

Funny enough even as Northern Rock collapsed George Osborne was giving TV interviews more or less promising to continue Labour's economic policy, and since he's been at No.11 he's borrowed about 200...
Forum: Politics 06-12-2014, 17:30
Replies: 216
Views: 5,527
Posted By Phil 2804
Our current debt to GDP ratio is about half what...

Our current debt to GDP ratio is about half what it was in 1935 and its Osborne who has to carry the blame for running a 100 billion plus deficit at this stage of the economic cycle. Its only fair.
Forum: Politics 27-11-2014, 11:39
Replies: 57
Views: 2,208
Posted By Phil 2804
Maybe you've forgotten what happened to the...

Maybe you've forgotten what happened to the housing market when interest rates touched 15%? Took about a decade for prices to recover.
Forum: Politics 27-11-2014, 01:54
Replies: 39
Views: 1,466
Posted By Phil 2804
The Tories actually increased the number of MPs...

The Tories actually increased the number of MPs they had after the poll tax was introduced in Scotland. The alternative will be local income tax, which is basically a fairer version of the poll tax....
Forum: Politics 24-11-2014, 12:00
Replies: 251
Views: 6,601
Posted By Phil 2804
We'll never get such a Government again as if it...

We'll never get such a Government again as if it was likely to be Labour the right wing press would tear it apart no matter how much sense it made, and ditto if it was Tory. Look at the way the...
Forum: Politics 22-11-2014, 20:59
Replies: 47
Views: 1,481
Posted By Phil 2804
As is in Scotland, Scottish Water is a state...

As is in Scotland, Scottish Water is a state owned company after the Tories bottled privatising it in the 1990s, rates are charged as an addition to your council tax bill. At present Scotland has...
Forum: Politics 20-11-2014, 11:00
Replies: 251
Views: 6,601
Posted By Phil 2804
Christ the secondary school I went to in Aberdeen...

Christ the secondary school I went to in Aberdeen during the 90s had one black and one Asian pupil out of a 1200 roll. I never realised that I had missed out, I guess being at one of the best...
Forum: Politics 18-11-2014, 14:46
Replies: 57
Views: 2,208
Posted By Phil 2804
Depending on your perspective house prices going...

Depending on your perspective house prices going down would be a good reason to vote UKIP for many.
Forum: Politics 17-11-2014, 21:32
Replies: 21
Views: 1,893
Posted By Phil 2804
The exact same thing was said before the 2010...

The exact same thing was said before the 2010 election, it was central to the Tory election campaign, and the fact is the Tories have ended up borrowing at least 200 billion more than was planned by...
Forum: Politics 17-11-2014, 21:25
Replies: 50
Views: 1,868
Posted By Phil 2804
FPTP doesn't represent any party fairly based on...

FPTP doesn't represent any party fairly based on its popular vote, the Tory whinge that it doesn't exaggerate their vote as much as Labour's is truly breathtaking in its hypocrisy, at any rate the...
Forum: Politics 15-11-2014, 12:09
Replies: 33
Views: 1,049
Posted By Phil 2804
Its been reduced but the fact remain Osborne has...

Its been reduced but the fact remain Osborne has missed every target he set in 2010 and is on course to out borrow the plans of the last Government by 200 billion probably more.

Plus for all the...
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