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Forum: Politics 29-07-2014, 14:48
Replies: 92
Views: 2,371
Posted By Nick1966
Agreed. Just how magnetic can a benefits system...

Agreed.

Just how magnetic can a benefits system be, where a single person gets 72.40 per week dole money to cover absolutely everything ? And if you sufficiently low savings, you might get some...
Forum: Politics 29-07-2014, 12:44
Replies: 92
Views: 2,371
Posted By Nick1966
Exactly. The prime minister also warned people...

Exactly.

The prime minister also warned people in the UK illegally: "We will find you, we will send you home."

Well, isn't that a given ?

And more specifically, exactly what additional steps...
Forum: Politics 29-07-2014, 12:02
Replies: 92
Views: 2,371
Posted By Nick1966
Migrant benefits to be tightened - Is David Cameron playing to the galleries ?

Looks as if David Cameron will announced a further tightening on the rules allowing EU migrants claiming some types of benefits.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-28537663

But is Mr Cameron...
Forum: Politics 25-07-2014, 16:40
Replies: 221
Views: 4,942
Posted By Nick1966
I do. Turnout in safe seats can be lower -...

I do.

Turnout in safe seats can be lower - especially in Labour ones, because the result is easier to predict.

FPTP is winner take all. If you vote for a losing candidate, your vote is...
Forum: Politics 25-07-2014, 16:32
Replies: 221
Views: 4,942
Posted By Nick1966
That corrects my earlier comment about marginal...

That corrects my earlier comment about marginal Labour seats.

Whoops. :blush:
Forum: Politics 25-07-2014, 13:58
Replies: 221
Views: 4,942
Posted By Nick1966
Overstated. Regardless of boundary sizes, FPTP...

Overstated.

Regardless of boundary sizes, FPTP has two current flaws both of which suit the Labour party.

Turnout in safe Labour seats is generally lower. At the May 2010 GE, in Labour's 10 safest...
Forum: Politics 25-07-2014, 10:35
Replies: 221
Views: 4,942
Posted By Nick1966
Since 1910, there have three occassions when the...

Since 1910, there have three occassions when the party with the most House of Commons seats were actually runners up in the popular UK vote.

And in 2005, Labour 'won' the general election and...
Forum: Politics 25-07-2014, 09:40
Replies: 193
Views: 4,825
Posted By Nick1966
Because of the size of government debt. And...

Because of the size of government debt.

And because single mothers claiming benefit make easy headlines for the papers.
Forum: Politics 24-07-2014, 17:14
Replies: 25
Views: 764
Posted By Nick1966
I may be wrong.... ....yes pension credit will...

I may be wrong....

....yes pension credit will abolished in 2016. But existing claimants will carry on receiving it for the rest of their lives. Or unless their financial circumstances change and...
Forum: Politics 24-07-2014, 17:10
Replies: 25
Views: 764
Posted By Nick1966
Sounds like the current situation. Where...

Sounds like the current situation.

Where politicians bribe the voters of today with money borrowed from the voters of tomorrow.
Forum: Politics 24-07-2014, 17:08
Replies: 221
Views: 4,942
Posted By Nick1966
For me, this is the single biggest flaw in FPTP....

For me, this is the single biggest flaw in FPTP.

At the May 2015 general election, it's likely that fewer than 70 seats will change hands. So expect the bulk of electioneering to take place in...
Forum: Politics 24-07-2014, 17:04
Replies: 25
Views: 764
Posted By Nick1966
for the unfamilar, exactly what is "sound money"...

for the unfamilar, exactly what is "sound money" ?
Forum: Politics 24-07-2014, 16:58
Replies: 25
Views: 764
Posted By Nick1966
Exactly. Or even earlier than that. When they...

Exactly.

Or even earlier than that. When they are a barey divided nucleus in their mother's womb.
Forum: Politics 24-07-2014, 16:53
Replies: 25
Views: 764
Posted By Nick1966
It isn't. Average UK salary - 26,500 per...

It isn't.

Average UK salary - 26,500 per annum.
Basic state pension for a single person - 5,881 per annum.
Forum: Politics 24-07-2014, 16:37
Replies: 25
Views: 764
Posted By Nick1966
Not quite. The figures quoted are in today's...

Not quite.

The figures quoted are in today's money. Any inflation will make things worse.

And when you look at the benefits for the old as a proportion of the nation's GDP, it's still...
Forum: Politics 24-07-2014, 16:06
Replies: 25
Views: 764
Posted By Nick1966
I wonder where the money is going to come from to...

I wonder where the money is going to come from to pay for my (and those of my age)pension and associated benefits when I am too old to work.

Because it's going to cost more. A lot more. 84 billion...
Forum: Politics 24-07-2014, 16:03
Replies: 28
Views: 961
Posted By Nick1966
It's illegal to be gay in 42 of 53 commonwealth...

It's illegal to be gay in 42 of 53 commonwealth countries.

At least the EU has made more effort to promote equality. With several EU states allowing same sex marriages.

I am not suggesting we stop...
Forum: Politics 24-07-2014, 15:58
Replies: 221
Views: 4,942
Posted By Nick1966
It's at the point that I wish the LibDems had...

It's at the point that I wish the LibDems had declined the Conservative's offer an AV referendum in return for a place in Coalition government.
Forum: Politics 24-07-2014, 15:44
Replies: 25
Views: 764
Posted By Nick1966
The rising cost of benefits for the old

Published in December 2013, the Office for National Statsitics "Pension Trends Chapter 5: State Pensions" make for sobering reading.

In particular, the future cost of benefits for the old section...
Forum: Politics 24-07-2014, 14:49
Replies: 28
Views: 961
Posted By Nick1966
What an excellent idea. Would make a welcome...

What an excellent idea.

Would make a welcome addition to the always popular annual Eurovision Song Contest. *


* Which is adminstered by the EBU, not by the EU.
Forum: Politics 24-07-2014, 13:57
Replies: 35
Views: 1,788
Posted By Nick1966
Sounds like you've given this some thought.

Sounds like you've given this some thought.
Forum: Politics 24-07-2014, 13:56
Replies: 35
Views: 1,788
Posted By Nick1966
Is there a particular method of execution, which...

Is there a particular method of execution, which you had in mind ?
Forum: Politics 24-07-2014, 13:33
Replies: 193
Views: 4,825
Posted By Nick1966
The annual child benefit bill is 12.2...

The annual child benefit bill is 12.2 billion

In context:
Job Seekers' Allowance: 4.9 billion
Housing benefit: 16.9 billion
Working tax credit: 29.9 billion
Pension credit: 8.1 billion
Basic...
Forum: Politics 22-07-2014, 14:17
Replies: 103
Views: 2,550
Posted By Nick1966
Exactly. And whoever wins the May 2015 general...

Exactly.

And whoever wins the May 2015 general election, willing to guess we will a new chancellor of the exchequor.

So George Osborne can pass the problem onto someone else.
Forum: Politics 22-07-2014, 12:19
Replies: 221
Views: 4,942
Posted By Nick1966
In the 2010 general election, the LibDems wanted...

In the 2010 general election, the LibDems wanted electoral reform without a referendum

Go to page 87-88 of their 2010...
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