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Forum: Politics 23-04-2014, 22:08
Replies: 4,742
Views: 171,607
Posted By MartinP
Well, quite.

Well, quite.
Forum: Politics 23-04-2014, 21:50
Replies: 4,742
Views: 171,607
Posted By MartinP
What a thoroughly reprehensible position to take.

What a thoroughly reprehensible position to take.
Forum: Politics 22-04-2014, 21:20
Replies: 37
Views: 1,212
Posted By MartinP
What has gone wrong? Will Ed fix it?

What has gone wrong? Will Ed fix it?
Forum: Politics 22-04-2014, 10:19
Replies: 223
Views: 4,122
Posted By MartinP
But you are commenting on their personal...

But you are commenting on their personal political views, do you have any evidence that their backgrounds have influenced editorial decisions at the BBC?
Forum: Politics 21-04-2014, 20:28
Replies: 223
Views: 4,122
Posted By MartinP
I don't think it's easy to pigeonhole the BBC in...

I don't think it's easy to pigeonhole the BBC in such simplistic left/right terms. In many areas it's liberal, pro-European, and achingly "right on", in others it's quite pro-establishment and small...
Forum: Politics 21-04-2014, 20:25
Replies: 223
Views: 4,122
Posted By MartinP
Why do you think it's not "all that...

Why do you think it's not "all that surprising"?
Forum: Politics 21-04-2014, 18:34
Replies: 13
Views: 384
Posted By MartinP
This is rather pathetic from Labour. I am sure...

This is rather pathetic from Labour. I am sure they were a serious party a few years back.
I guess this is what you have to come up with when you have no policies of your own.
Forum: Politics 18-04-2014, 21:06
Replies: 88
Views: 2,102
Posted By MartinP
As far as I can see from the link the charge is...

As far as I can see from the link the charge is the only part that was linked to an offshore bank, the company is UK registered.



Tax is also used for waste, wars and MP expenses. Perhaps she...
Forum: Politics 18-04-2014, 21:03
Replies: 88
Views: 2,102
Posted By MartinP
They "will"? Are you sure? Did you perhaps mean...

They "will"? Are you sure? Did you perhaps mean they "might"?
Forum: Politics 18-04-2014, 20:50
Replies: 88
Views: 2,102
Posted By MartinP
I don't expect a spokesman to deliberately lie as...

I don't expect a spokesman to deliberately lie as it will likely be found out, don't you think? That would be rather foolish and self-defeating.



I prefer "innocent until proven guilty". You...
Forum: Politics 18-04-2014, 20:42
Replies: 88
Views: 2,102
Posted By MartinP
We can never know, but if you had the choice of...

We can never know, but if you had the choice of giving your children 100 or 60 what would you do?

And can you also answer my earlier question - How exactly would creating the charge you mentioned...
Forum: Politics 18-04-2014, 20:32
Replies: 88
Views: 2,102
Posted By MartinP
Your post made my eyes hurt. How exactly would...

Your post made my eyes hurt. How exactly would creating this charge avoid tax? And from the link "this appears to have been switched to the London branch of the bank more recently."

And surely...
Forum: Politics 18-04-2014, 20:25
Replies: 88
Views: 2,102
Posted By MartinP
And from the Guardian link "A spokesman for...

And from the Guardian link

"A spokesman for Leadsom insisted there "is not, nor has there been any tax advantage whatsoever" from the arrangements.

"This is a completely UK company that is eligible...
Forum: Politics 18-04-2014, 19:00
Replies: 86
Views: 2,102
Posted By MartinP
I must say I don't follow the Daily Mail (why do...

I must say I don't follow the Daily Mail (why do you?) so you'll have to explain what on earth you are on about!
Forum: Politics 17-04-2014, 19:22
Replies: 101
Views: 2,625
Posted By MartinP
Far too early to judge Osborne. I voted for...

Far too early to judge Osborne. I voted for Lawson
Forum: Politics 16-04-2014, 20:52
Replies: 252
Views: 6,708
Posted By MartinP
And what would you do (apart from vote Labour...

And what would you do (apart from vote Labour forever)?
Forum: Politics 13-04-2014, 09:49
Replies: 329
Views: 7,585
Posted By MartinP
I think this emotive claptrap shows very clearly...

I think this emotive claptrap shows very clearly that you are unable to view the topoic in an objective and mature way.

You've already made your mind up and are wasting whole days of your life...
Forum: Politics 13-04-2014, 09:45
Replies: 329
Views: 7,585
Posted By MartinP
None of this invalidates my point. There were...

None of this invalidates my point. There were solutions available and at the time of "hindsight" we'd not even hit the credit crisis.

Do you really think the likes of B&B, NR and the ongoing losses...
Forum: Politics 13-04-2014, 09:42
Replies: 329
Views: 7,585
Posted By MartinP
An increased LGD ratio could have been used on...

An increased LGD ratio could have been used on all RMBS and CMBS portfolios could it not have?



I'm not sure, you tell me.



This has nothing to do with Osborne. If your only defence left is...
Forum: Politics 13-04-2014, 09:37
Replies: 329
Views: 7,585
Posted By MartinP
Yes, I have proved you are wrong and am not...

Yes, I have proved you are wrong and am not wasting my time doing it again. It's not my problem if you can't accept facts.
Forum: Politics 12-04-2014, 09:54
Replies: 329
Views: 7,585
Posted By MartinP
Windy, the topic was banking regulation at the...

Windy, the topic was banking regulation at the time of the crunch. I showed clearly what could have been done.

I have no idea why you are throwing in this irrelevant point.



Ah so now you have...
Forum: Politics 12-04-2014, 09:51
Replies: 329
Views: 7,585
Posted By MartinP
OK so know you know that the Conservatives...

OK so know you know that the Conservatives managed the national debt in a much more cautious and sustainable way in the 1980s vs Brown in the 2000 I can give you the answer to running a surplus. The...
Forum: Politics 12-04-2014, 09:33
Replies: 329
Views: 7,585
Posted By MartinP
"Throttled"? Who would have said that apart from...

"Throttled"? Who would have said that apart from some of the most aggressive banks? Other countries managed to do that, and a good politician is there to lead, not follow.
Forum: Politics 12-04-2014, 09:22
Replies: 329
Views: 7,585
Posted By MartinP
A good example is the period between the 1980 and...

A good example is the period between the 1980 and 1990 recessions where the debt to GDP ratio was brought down from around 45% to 25%. Brown increased the level of debt from a low of 29% around 2001...
Forum: Politics 12-04-2014, 09:20
Replies: 329
Views: 7,585
Posted By MartinP
A mix of things, but certainly debt is part of it.

A mix of things, but certainly debt is part of it.
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