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Forum: Politics Yesterday, 20:49
Replies: 30
Views: 545
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Council tax up 100 a year every year, and a...

Council tax up 100 a year every year, and a penny a litre on fuel duty at regular intervals at least twice a year - probably more than this if the price of oil stays low.
Forum: Broadcasting Yesterday, 17:55
Replies: 139
Views: 2,551
Posted By Spot
That's why it's such a tough business....

That's why it's such a tough business. Advertisers know very well that many people fast forward through the ads, and are not prepared to pay anything like as much as they would in the days before...
Forum: Broadcasting Yesterday, 17:51
Replies: 139
Views: 2,551
Posted By Spot
How do you think the existing commercial...

How do you think the existing commercial broadcasters would feel about this, given that they already operate in an incredibly tough marketplace?

Or are you one of those people who think there is a...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 11:42
Replies: 10,805
Views: 409,533
Posted By Spot
Gordon Brown was the sitting PM in 2010 and it...

Gordon Brown was the sitting PM in 2010 and it was he who had the option of continuing with informal support from other parties and possibly going for a second election after a short time as Wilson...
Forum: Broadcasting 25-02-2015, 16:49
Replies: 200
Views: 5,999
Posted By Spot
The BBC isn't a broadcasting company - it's a...

The BBC isn't a broadcasting company - it's a public corporation.
Forum: Politics 25-02-2015, 12:32
Replies: 96
Views: 2,066
Posted By Spot
One of Labour's reasons for doing this, as I...

One of Labour's reasons for doing this, as I understand it, is that the present system where many graduates end up paying nothing back due to low incomes, is costing the Exchequer too much. Therefore...
Forum: Politics 25-02-2015, 12:21
Replies: 96
Views: 2,066
Posted By Spot
Those who end up with higher paying jobs will...

Those who end up with higher paying jobs will have less to pay back, and those who don't will almost certainly see their payments kick in at a lower level of earnings, meaning that they will end up...
Forum: Politics 25-02-2015, 11:17
Replies: 39
Views: 828
Posted By Spot
Many have already made that decision. Some...

Many have already made that decision.

Some would probably have been better MPs than the ones who are there now.
Forum: Politics 25-02-2015, 10:16
Replies: 108
Views: 2,293
Posted By Spot
I think many people voting Labour are expecting...

I think many people voting Labour are expecting another spending spree like the one under Blair/Brown. Whatever impression Miliband & Co are trying to create at the moment, the simple fact is that...
Forum: Politics 25-02-2015, 09:09
Replies: 683
Views: 14,255
Posted By Spot
I really don't think some of the Labour front...

I really don't think some of the Labour front bench are a great deal better to be honest - the likes of Flint, Reeves, Burnham, Leslie. I have seen all of them somewhat shaky when grilled on figures....
Forum: Politics 25-02-2015, 07:32
Replies: 39
Views: 828
Posted By Spot
It's what you make it. An MP could easily work...

It's what you make it. An MP could easily work full time and I suspect many put in hours well in excess of what many of their constituents would consider 'full time' and are regarded as good...
Forum: Politics 24-02-2015, 12:44
Replies: 683
Views: 14,255
Posted By Spot
Exactly.

Exactly.
Forum: Politics 24-02-2015, 12:37
Replies: 683
Views: 14,255
Posted By Spot
I wasn't aware that scrapping tuition fees made...

I wasn't aware that scrapping tuition fees made it into the coalition agreement.
Forum: Politics 24-02-2015, 12:26
Replies: 41
Views: 1,072
Posted By Spot
Having watched her on TV a few times, I think...

Having watched her on TV a few times, I think she'll have trouble with that unless it's a party handout which she has learnt verbatim, so let's hope they remember to send her a suitable statement...
Forum: Politics 24-02-2015, 12:14
Replies: 683
Views: 14,255
Posted By Spot
There are different people watching this...

There are different people watching this interview - they haven't all been following her round all morning!
Forum: Politics 24-02-2015, 12:10
Replies: 72
Views: 1,345
Posted By Spot
I am amazed by the reaction to this perfectly...

I am amazed by the reaction to this perfectly benign comment which is nothing out of the ordinary, could easily have been made in a similar political discussion thirty or forty years ago, and...
Forum: Politics 24-02-2015, 11:31
Replies: 683
Views: 14,255
Posted By Spot
Says at the bottom of that page she is going to...

Says at the bottom of that page she is going to be on with Duncan Barkes from 10 p.m. - is that tonight? Worth a listen if it is! :D
Forum: Politics 24-02-2015, 11:20
Replies: 72
Views: 1,345
Posted By Spot
There is nothing wrong with the language used....

There is nothing wrong with the language used. The words are not crude or offensive, nor is the employment of this sort of metaphor at all unusual in robust political discussion.
Forum: Politics 24-02-2015, 09:39
Replies: 72
Views: 1,345
Posted By Spot
You must have led a very sheltered life if you...

You must have led a very sheltered life if you think this is anything particularly new or unusual. It's standard political knockabout and I can't imagine it causing Ed Balls, of all people, any...
Forum: Politics 24-02-2015, 05:43
Replies: 72
Views: 1,345
Posted By Spot
Blimey - the Labour supporters really are worried...

Blimey - the Labour supporters really are worried if this upsets them!

So they should be, as anyone who saw that exchange yesterday knows full well that Osborne proved once again that he is more...
Forum: Politics 23-02-2015, 18:51
Replies: 83
Views: 2,164
Posted By Spot
And the daft thing is, Labour are now proposing...

And the daft thing is, Labour are now proposing to means test benefits such as winter fuel payment when they were the ones who brought this in - on a universal basis - in the first place!

Still, if...
Forum: General Discussion 23-02-2015, 07:54
Replies: 182
Views: 12,827
Posted By Spot
The singer Connie Francis.

The singer Connie Francis.
Forum: Politics 23-02-2015, 07:48
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Posted By Spot
I'm sure I heard that it was at his own request.

I'm sure I heard that it was at his own request.
Forum: Broadcasting 22-02-2015, 21:24
Replies: 200
Views: 5,999
Posted By Spot
This wastage of cash never started, except in...

This wastage of cash never started, except in your mind. :)
Forum: Politics 22-02-2015, 15:50
Replies: 152
Views: 3,476
Posted By Spot
Indeed, but that still wasn't the point being...

Indeed, but that still wasn't the point being made.
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