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Forum: Politics 23-12-2014, 19:34
Replies: 96
Views: 2,846
Posted By Nick1966
That prediction seems entirely reasonable. Third...

That prediction seems entirely reasonable.

Third by share of vote, 5th behind LibDems and SNP. 3-10 seats.

There's going to be some interesting post-match analysis on Friday 8 May 2015.
Forum: Politics 23-12-2014, 17:15
Replies: 96
Views: 2,846
Posted By Nick1966
UKIP - how well will they do in the GE? Fewer...

UKIP - how well will they do in the GE?

Fewer than 10 seats. About 1% of the Commons' total.
Forum: Politics 22-12-2014, 16:54
Replies: 25
Views: 1,099
Posted By Nick1966
At that time and place, David Cameron's audience...

At that time and place, David Cameron's audience was probably Indian businesses looking to develop trade ties with the UK and vice versa.
Forum: Politics 22-12-2014, 15:36
Replies: 58
Views: 2,109
Posted By Nick1966
So let's see what does happen when politicians...

So let's see what does happen when politicians listen and follow what people want.

That's if we know what we want and the how the country should be run.
Forum: Politics 22-12-2014, 15:31
Replies: 87
Views: 2,838
Posted By Nick1966
Wars are a costly business and WW2 left the UK...

Wars are a costly business and WW2 left the UK government with some hefty national debt.

We paid down the debt with a combination of:

US Marshall Plan money given to the UK government. We were one...
Forum: Politics 19-12-2014, 12:38
Replies: 152
Views: 3,956
Posted By Nick1966
So if there's a hung parliament after the 7 May...

So if there's a hung parliament after the 7 May 2015 general election:

Neither Labour nor the Conservatives will want to do a deal with UKIP.

Conservatives might go for a minority administration...
Forum: Politics 19-12-2014, 11:00
Replies: 130
Views: 3,308
Posted By Nick1966
Be careful what you wish for. The Home Office...

Be careful what you wish for.

The Home Office made plans for this possibility:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-18216538

The Bank of England made...
Forum: Politics 19-12-2014, 09:58
Replies: 119
Views: 4,169
Posted By Nick1966
What 'other stuff' did you have in mind ?

What 'other stuff' did you have in mind ?
Forum: Politics 19-12-2014, 09:54
Replies: 119
Views: 4,169
Posted By Nick1966
At the 7 May 2015 general election, willing to...

At the 7 May 2015 general election, willing to guess that UKIP will get about 1% of the House of Commons seats.
Forum: Politics 19-12-2014, 09:49
Replies: 130
Views: 3,308
Posted By Nick1966
Yes, I did take a chance on a link from 2010....

Yes, I did take a chance on a link from 2010. :blush:

Earlier this year, there was a BBC Newsnight feature with Joe Lynam about the current state of the Icelandic economy. He did refer to growing...
Forum: Politics 19-12-2014, 09:45
Replies: 130
Views: 3,308
Posted By Nick1966
So we are not going to get our money back ?

So we are not going to get our money back ?
Forum: Politics 18-12-2014, 17:08
Replies: 48
Views: 1,895
Posted By Nick1966
David Cameron will not be offering UKIP a seat in...

David Cameron will not be offering UKIP a seat in the next government. He'd rather deal with the LibDems or Northern Ireland Unionists.
Forum: Politics 18-12-2014, 14:04
Replies: 87
Views: 2,838
Posted By Nick1966
and the UK's ability to print new money....

and the UK's ability to print new money.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4l06RhFoLE4
Forum: Politics 18-12-2014, 13:55
Replies: 87
Views: 2,838
Posted By Nick1966
Which is why the next chancellor of the exchequer...

Which is why the next chancellor of the exchequer will be only to happy to pass the problem on to the one after that.

I do not know why Labour in general and Ed Balls in particular want to have a go...
Forum: Politics 18-12-2014, 13:51
Replies: 87
Views: 2,838
Posted By Nick1966
If you look at these...

If you look at these figures
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_the_European_Union

Out of the 28 member states
UK - 8th highest outstanding government debt (as %age of GDP)
UK - 7th highest...
Forum: Politics 18-12-2014, 13:43
Replies: 87
Views: 2,838
Posted By Nick1966
Helped by low interest rates. Which in turn have...

Helped by low interest rates. Which in turn have been assisted by 375 billion of newly printed money. The Bank of England now holds a third of all UK government debt.

Maybe I'm cynic, but now both...
Forum: Politics 18-12-2014, 13:15
Replies: 82
Views: 2,902
Posted By Nick1966
Whoops. My maths isn't so good today....

Whoops. My maths isn't so good today. :blush:

Still $178,000 is a fair bit to give to each Norwegian from their oil revenue national piggy bank.
Forum: Politics 18-12-2014, 11:55
Replies: 37
Views: 1,167
Posted By Nick1966
Not in one part of the United Kingdom. From 1922...

Not in one part of the United Kingdom.

From 1922 to 1972, the London government allowed Northern Ireland to run their affairs with considerably autonomy. And look what happened:

- In 1920s, the...
Forum: Politics 18-12-2014, 10:59
Replies: 82
Views: 2,902
Posted By Nick1966
Norway spring to mind here. The Norwegians have...

Norway spring to mind here.

The Norwegians have put the proceeds from their oil revenue into a giant national pension savings fund. Currently, there's 500 billion in the fund - about 1 million per...
Forum: Politics 18-12-2014, 10:10
Replies: 87
Views: 2,838
Posted By Nick1966
The annual interest payments on this outstanding...

The annual interest payments on this outstanding debt is 53 billion.

This is 5 times the devolved budget for Northern Ireland.
And nearly twice the devolved budget for Scotland.
Forum: Politics 18-12-2014, 09:58
Replies: 87
Views: 2,838
Posted By Nick1966
What's the worry ? In this country, we can print...

What's the worry ?

In this country, we can print new money. Both the current and previous chancellors have done just that.
Forum: Politics 18-12-2014, 09:54
Replies: 130
Views: 3,308
Posted By Nick1966
When is the Icelandic government going to give us...

When is the Icelandic government going to give us the 2.35 billion which it owes us ?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Icesave_dispute

For many in Iceland the misery continues: currency controls, some...
Forum: Politics 18-12-2014, 09:48
Replies: 130
Views: 3,308
Posted By Nick1966
This is what is going to happen when a country...

This is what is going to happen when a country decides to replace the Euro with a new national currency. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01bwm1h
Forum: Politics 18-12-2014, 09:40
Replies: 130
Views: 3,308
Posted By Nick1966
Agreed. And here in the UK, the OBR suggest that...

Agreed.

And here in the UK, the OBR suggest that we are only 40% through our own austerity programme. The remaining 60% will take place in the next parliament.

It really doesn't matter whom you...
Forum: Politics 17-12-2014, 17:23
Replies: 208
Views: 2,359
Posted By Nick1966
Probably. It's seats what count. My guess is...

Probably.

It's seats what count. My guess is that UKIP will win about 1% of the House of Commons seats at the May 2015 GE.

FPTP will continue to deliver hung parliaments and wharped results. But to...
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