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Forum: Politics 16-02-2015, 06:24
Replies: 58
Views: 2,073
Posted By Mr Perks
My abiding memory of IDS will be him laughing,...

My abiding memory of IDS will be him laughing, with panomimic hysteria, while a Labour MP recounts a story of a constituent dying, their death aided and abetted by benefit cuts. Quite why Labour are...
Forum: Politics 10-02-2015, 17:38
Replies: 35
Views: 1,012
Posted By Mr Perks
Austerity is nothing but a means to an end. That...

Austerity is nothing but a means to an end. That end being the neoliberal trasnformation of Britain, where government exists solely as a facilitator of private wealth and does as little else as it...
Forum: Politics 08-02-2015, 20:34
Replies: 108
Views: 2,259
Posted By Mr Perks
OIsborne's aim is twofold - to keep an often Tory...

OIsborne's aim is twofold - to keep an often Tory voting group happy and to lay a trap for Labour - how can they oppose it without being painted as anti-pensioner by every Tory tabloid in the...
Forum: Politics 08-02-2015, 18:20
Replies: 18
Views: 743
Posted By Mr Perks
Largely due to vast support the Tories have in...

Largely due to vast support the Tories have in the popular press, there is a pervading wisodm (a misnomer if I ever read one) that the Tory business policy is the only one available. This idicocy is...
Forum: Politics 08-02-2015, 18:16
Replies: 15
Views: 691
Posted By Mr Perks
The wellspring of all these poisonous, psychotic...

The wellspring of all these poisonous, psychotic idelogies is in Saudi Arabia. As long as we kowtow to the rulers of this hideous country and let their ISIS-lite methods carry on with impunity, we...
Forum: Politics 14-12-2014, 14:12
Replies: 28
Views: 971
Posted By Mr Perks
I was thinking more of clubs like the United and...

I was thinking more of clubs like the United and Cecil Club hat keep a low profile and funnel huge sums of money to the Tories, the provenance of which is not at all clear.
Forum: Politics 14-12-2014, 14:07
Replies: 28
Views: 971
Posted By Mr Perks
You dont think they will be pouring all that...

You dont think they will be pouring all that money into every constituency, do you? The election will be decided by a few thousand voters who chop and change their mind in the marginal constituencies...
Forum: Politics 14-12-2014, 13:17
Replies: 28
Views: 971
Posted By Mr Perks
Your small amount of money is nothing compared to...

Your small amount of money is nothing compared to the hundreds of thousands given to them by foreign millionaires and billionaires, like Russian oligarchs and Middle Eastern Sheikhs. Should these...
Forum: Politics 14-12-2014, 12:21
Replies: 28
Views: 971
Posted By Mr Perks
The Tories have vast sums of money, much more...

The Tories have vast sums of money, much more than Labour, raised from their secret lunch clubs, where British and foreign rich folk can pay a huge sume to get to meet Cameron or similar and buy...
Forum: Music 22-11-2014, 12:25
Replies: 41
Views: 1,894
Posted By Mr Perks
Very much of its day, reference wise, but still...

Very much of its day, reference wise, but still toitally relevant with its sentiments, my favourite solo Beatle song has to be

Gimme Some Truth by John Lennon

Plus many of George Harrison's solo...
Forum: Politics 07-10-2014, 14:59
Replies: 86
Views: 2,230
Posted By Mr Perks
Hammer the Unions! Abolish human rights! Leave...

Hammer the Unions!
Abolish human rights!
Leave the EU and all its pesky employment protection rules!
I can understand the leaders on the Right welcomign such outrages, greed is one of their prime...
Forum: Politics 04-10-2014, 20:32
Replies: 138
Views: 3,057
Posted By Mr Perks
But England is regional. The country is a mixture...

But England is regional. The country is a mixture of historical actions and geographical accident but nothing else. Inhabitants of different regions are not all the same, they feel different and...
Forum: Politics 04-10-2014, 20:06
Replies: 138
Views: 3,057
Posted By Mr Perks
An English parliament, elected by FPTP, would be...

An English parliament, elected by FPTP, would be the worst of all Worlds, with the neglected North and West being ruled by the metropolitan South East. One period of Tory majority rule and they would...
Forum: Politics 03-10-2014, 17:22
Replies: 24
Views: 1,444
Posted By Mr Perks
The writer has missed out... 11 We would all be...

The writer has missed out...
11 We would all be under the iron heel of extarterrestrial; invaders if Thatcher hadn't single-handed ly fought them off.

12 We would all be lost souls heading for hell...
Forum: Politics 28-09-2014, 14:23
Replies: 131
Views: 2,955
Posted By Mr Perks
As I envisage it, there is a basic level of tax...

As I envisage it, there is a basic level of tax that rises to balance the amount of benefits paid indirectly to the compamy to cover too low wages. Reduction in the tax take from a company is offset...
Forum: Politics 28-09-2014, 13:33
Replies: 131
Views: 2,955
Posted By Mr Perks
Why is it not sensible? Exploiting a company to...

Why is it not sensible? Exploiting a company to the same extent as they exploit their workforce seems fair to me.
There is a standard definition of a living wage, based upon the cost of living. It is...
Forum: Politics 28-09-2014, 13:15
Replies: 131
Views: 2,955
Posted By Mr Perks
The best plan would be to force companies to pay...

The best plan would be to force companies to pay a living wage. Pegging business taxes to the wages they pay would be one way to encourage such a move and help out the benefit bill. But, as a lot of...
Forum: Politics 28-09-2014, 11:11
Replies: 131
Views: 2,955
Posted By Mr Perks
The original post begins with repeating three...

The original post begins with repeating three myths, assiduously peddled by the government and their dupes. Only by making these lies common currency can jhe government justify their swingeing...
Forum: Politics 23-09-2014, 09:53
Replies: 97
Views: 2,181
Posted By Mr Perks
And I pointed out that the recent examples of a...

And I pointed out that the recent examples of a Labour majority in England were when they were led by a charismatic leader against a prety well uneelectable Tory party . Now we have two relatively...
Forum: Politics 23-09-2014, 09:38
Replies: 97
Views: 2,181
Posted By Mr Perks
If we have a simple English parliament it wil...

If we have a simple English parliament it wil lead to blood on the streets within a decade. Yes, Labour would have had a majority in its landslide governments, against a hapless Tory party that and...
Forum: Politics 23-09-2014, 09:30
Replies: 223
Views: 7,133
Posted By Mr Perks
He was also an alcoholic and probably a...

He was also an alcoholic and probably a psychopath. While it is iffy comparing historical figures with current standards and mores, it is also very iffy to try and squash discussion of a historical...
Forum: Politics 10-09-2014, 11:02
Replies: 52
Views: 1,263
Posted By Mr Perks
The problem with a vaccination is that TB vaccine...

The problem with a vaccination is that TB vaccine is a live vaccine and the cattle would test positive for TB and be unsellable under EU rules. Now, the rules could be changed and the testing made...
Forum: Politics 10-09-2014, 08:39
Replies: 52
Views: 1,263
Posted By Mr Perks
The farmers' response to any problem has long...

The farmers' response to any problem has long been to kill something. So, they have bovine TB and they want to kill badgers. The Tory governemnt, anxcious not to lose their free electoral advertising...
Forum: Politics 12-08-2014, 06:17
Replies: 7
Views: 920
Posted By Mr Perks
Nothing quite so heart-warming as the Tories at...

Nothing quite so heart-warming as the Tories at civil war. Have they copyrighted the word 'Conservative'? Or, even, the colour blue? Can't help feeling the only winners will be the lawyers fighting...
Forum: Politics 08-08-2014, 10:24
Replies: 106
Views: 3,351
Posted By Mr Perks
This is the DWP playing fast and loose with...

This is the DWP playing fast and loose with statistics. They were reprimanded a while back for making dodgy conclusions from the official statistics and it seems they are again. I expect the get-out...
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