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Forum: Politics Today, 12:57
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Posted By Nick1966
There shouldn't, but there is. Over the next 15...

There shouldn't, but there is.

Over the next 15 years, the triple lock is going to add 45 billion to the state pension bill.
Forum: Politics Today, 09:44
Replies: 177
Views: 3,533
Posted By Nick1966
I don't know about the previous financial or work...

I don't know about the previous financial or work circumstances of those over 65s. Some may have worked some of their lives. Some may rent their homes. And others may fit your description. I am not...
Forum: Politics Today, 09:29
Replies: 177
Views: 3,533
Posted By Nick1966
My previous experiences of claiming job seekers'...

My previous experiences of claiming job seekers' allowance are entirely consistent with your comments. It's a miserable experience and the Job Centre offers no help in looking for work.

Frankly, for...
Forum: Politics Today, 09:11
Replies: 177
Views: 3,533
Posted By Nick1966
Agreed. Three quarters of the over 65s vote in...

Agreed.

Three quarters of the over 65s vote in elections are rewarded with the triple lock state pension benefit handout.
Forum: Politics Today, 08:59
Replies: 177
Views: 3,533
Posted By Nick1966
Exactly who has said that seeking work is...

Exactly who has said that seeking work is inhumane ?
Forum: Politics Today, 08:41
Replies: 177
Views: 3,533
Posted By Nick1966
To claim job seeker's allowance, you must...

To claim job seeker's allowance, you must demonstrate to your benefits adviser that you actively seeking work.

Would "an even harder line of enforcement" mean you even more actively seeking work ?
Forum: Politics 12-04-2015, 15:54
Replies: 4,486
Views: 138,479
Posted By Nick1966
Interesting commentary on a post general election...

Interesting commentary on a post general election UKIP here from "Conservative...
Forum: Politics 18-03-2015, 12:53
Replies: 4,486
Views: 138,479
Posted By Nick1966
I think Mr Clegg's connections with Sheffield...

I think Mr Clegg's connections with Sheffield Hallam will end on 7 May 2015.

If he does lose his Sheffield Hallam seat, be interesting if he'll still be the Deputy Prime Minister on Friday 8 May,...
Forum: Politics 26-11-2014, 15:36
Replies: 4,486
Views: 138,479
Posted By Nick1966
So do I. Because re-negotiation assumes that the...

So do I.

Because re-negotiation assumes that the other 27 member states' national governments have either the time or stomach for endless meetings with either David Cameron or Ed Milliband.

It's...
Forum: Politics 26-11-2014, 12:41
Replies: 4,486
Views: 138,479
Posted By Nick1966
Even the Chinese adopted VAT back 1984. And their...

Even the Chinese adopted VAT back 1984. And their VAT rates are remarkably close to the EU rates. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Value-added_tax#China
Forum: Politics 19-11-2014, 12:51
Replies: 4,486
Views: 138,479
Posted By Nick1966
Following the Good Friday Agreement, anyone in...

Following the Good Friday Agreement, anyone in Northern Ireland can adopt Republic of Ireland citizenship and carry a Republic of Ireland passport. And having been to Derry, it seems that many...
Forum: Politics 23-10-2014, 10:26
Replies: 4,486
Views: 138,479
Posted By Nick1966
For once we agree. Chuka Umunna is slick on...

For once we agree.

Chuka Umunna is slick on presentation. But lacks substance.

So imagine my astonishment when I discovered that he's the shadow business secretary. If Labour win the next general...
Forum: Politics 14-10-2014, 09:52
Replies: 4,486
Views: 138,479
Posted By Nick1966
Instead of doing his job has an elected...

Instead of doing his job has an elected politician.
Forum: Politics 09-10-2014, 15:13
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Views: 138,479
Posted By Nick1966
"We would review all legislation and regulations...

"We would review all legislation and regulations from the EU (3,600 new laws since 2010) and remove those which hamper British prosperity and competitiveness."
Expect British business to lobby hard a...
Forum: Politics 09-10-2014, 14:57
Replies: 4,486
Views: 138,479
Posted By Nick1966
Agreed. If we do pull out of the EU, expect...

Agreed.

If we do pull out of the EU, expect British business to lobby hard for us to stay in the EU single market and for numerous exceptions to made allowing EU nationals to continuing working and...
Forum: Politics 09-10-2014, 12:28
Replies: 4,486
Views: 138,479
Posted By Nick1966
Meanwhile, an agreement has been made between the...

Meanwhile, an agreement has been made between the UK and the Republic of Ireland for non-EU nationalities to travel freely between the two countries on a single...
Forum: Politics 09-10-2014, 12:03
Replies: 4,486
Views: 138,479
Posted By Nick1966
Quite possibly. Because when the UK leaves the...

Quite possibly. Because when the UK leaves the EU, word is sure to spread out about open border between the UK and rest of the EU in Northern Ireland.

Are you a Romanian keen to get into the UK at...
Forum: Politics 09-10-2014, 11:57
Replies: 4,486
Views: 138,479
Posted By Nick1966
In practice how would this work ? Because I am...

In practice how would this work ?

Because I am at a struggle to know how you'd make this effective. You'd either annoy the nationalists or annoy the unionists.

I'm open to ideas....
Forum: Politics 09-10-2014, 11:54
Replies: 4,486
Views: 138,479
Posted By Nick1966
But how we would stop it ? I've been to one of...

But how we would stop it ?

I've been to one of the UK / Republic of Ireland international border points. Specifically to a little town called Bridge End just outside Derry/Londonderry. This...
Forum: Politics 09-10-2014, 11:31
Replies: 4,486
Views: 138,479
Posted By Nick1966
Are you expecting either a future Conservative or...

Are you expecting either a future Conservative or Labour PM to offer UKIP MPs seats in government in return for their support ?
Forum: Politics 09-10-2014, 11:29
Replies: 4,486
Views: 138,479
Posted By Nick1966
So when the UK leaves the EU, exactly how are you...

So when the UK leaves the EU, exactly how are you going to stop people illegally migrating into the UK from the Republic of Ireland and across the border into Northern Ireland ?
Forum: Politics 21-08-2014, 15:46
Replies: 4,486
Views: 138,479
Posted By Nick1966
The Daily Mail wants foreign aid to be reduced...

The Daily Mail wants foreign aid to be reduced and are finding stories to justify their views. And to manufacture outrage among the paper's devotees.
Forum: Politics 16-04-2014, 15:30
Replies: 4,486
Views: 138,479
Posted By Nick1966
UKIP are certainly not working for British...

UKIP are certainly not working for British consumers.

UKIP belong to the EU parlimentary grouping European Freedom and Democracy. This group has 35 MEPs. All 9 UKIP MEPs either didn't vote or voted...
Forum: Politics 16-04-2014, 15:22
Replies: 4,486
Views: 138,479
Posted By Nick1966
Please explain why you need UKIP representation...

Please explain why you need UKIP representation in the EU parliament to acheive this objective ?

What exactly can UKIP can do in EU parliament to get the UK out of the EU, and which cannot be...
Forum: Politics 14-04-2014, 13:37
Replies: 4,486
Views: 138,479
Posted By Nick1966
So did the Lib Dems. But David Cameron offered...

So did the Lib Dems.

But David Cameron offered the LibDems a referendum on the alternative vote - in return for supporting the Conservatives in government.
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