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Forum: Politics 29-06-2014, 11:06
Replies: 75
Views: 1,816
Posted By Mr Perks
In the Euroelection less than 20% of the total...

In the Euroelection less than 20% of the total electorate voted Tory or UKIP. In a recent opinion poll there was an 8% majority in favour of staying in the EU. So the Europhobes have to keep stating...
Forum: Radio 28-06-2014, 08:52
Replies: 22
Views: 1,380
Posted By Mr Perks
Exeter's phonic.fm plays a very wide range of...

Exeter's phonic.fm plays a very wide range of music, much of which could be called alternative.
Forum: Radio 18-06-2014, 07:10
Replies: 9
Views: 655
Posted By Mr Perks
Apart from the old timers that still make me...

Apart from the old timers that still make me laugh, like JAM and ISIHAC, John Finnimore's Souvenir Programme has me laughing out loud more than most sketch comedies.
Forum: Politics 28-05-2014, 10:18
Replies: 18
Views: 938
Posted By Mr Perks
The trouble with what is a really good idea is...

The trouble with what is a really good idea is that the Tories, with the help of their propagandists in the popular media, have firmly implanted in the public mind the idea that nationalised...
Forum: Politics 28-05-2014, 10:10
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By Mr Perks
A four year term would mean even more...

A four year term would mean even more short-termism. Nothing demanding a broad vision and long-term planning would ever happen unless there was rock-solid cross party support.
Forum: Politics 31-03-2014, 22:13
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By Mr Perks
Network Rail is, beneath the pseudo private...

Network Rail is, beneath the pseudo private company veneer, a government body. Where will the fine go? To the Treasury? Insanity or what?
Forum: Politics 05-03-2014, 09:14
Replies: 39
Views: 1,238
Posted By Mr Perks
I assume you are not one of those fat people, so...

I assume you are not one of those fat people, so you do not overindulge in sugar-laden foods, so you would not be too penalised by a sugar tax. The idea is not speaking to you.
Forum: Music 05-03-2014, 09:11
Replies: 32
Views: 1,823
Posted By Mr Perks
Speaking as a very long time Eurovision...

Speaking as a very long time Eurovision watcher/listener I reckon this is song is okay even, by our recent standards, fairly good...in parts. But overall it's a bit dreadful, mainly due to the...
Forum: Politics 05-03-2014, 08:43
Replies: 39
Views: 1,238
Posted By Mr Perks
Taxation is a better solution than this...

Taxation is a better solution than this government's favourite solution to problems like this - voluntary agreements that amount to nothing other than a probable donation to Tory Party funds....
Forum: Politics 22-02-2014, 09:11
Replies: 20
Views: 888
Posted By Mr Perks
Reasons to scrap or reform PMQs... ...questions...

Reasons to scrap or reform PMQs...
...questions placed by whips with MPs anxious for promotion that serve no purpose except to allow the PM to shine over a piece of spun government news or some...
Forum: Politics 12-02-2014, 09:49
Replies: 43
Views: 1,256
Posted By Mr Perks
This is the Tory cunning plan. They pay lip...

This is the Tory cunning plan. They pay lip service and loyalty to the Union and then go out of their way to be as obnoxious and offputting to the Scots that they can possibly be, hoping to ensure a...
Forum: Politics 06-02-2014, 17:45
Replies: 155
Views: 6,674
Posted By Mr Perks
A bunch of knuckle-draggers rail against Middle...

A bunch of knuckle-draggers rail against Middle Eastern originated religion by pretending to be adherents of another Middle Eastern originated religion. If they had brains ...
Forum: Music 26-01-2014, 16:00
Replies: 34
Views: 1,527
Posted By Mr Perks
Kip of the Serenes...Dr Strangely Strange Anthems...

Kip of the Serenes...Dr Strangely Strange
Anthems in Eden...Shirley & Dolly Collins
Penguin Eggs...Nic Jones
Smiling Men With Bad Reputations...Mike Heron
Mr Fox...Mr Fox

That's the folky list,...
Forum: Politics 24-11-2013, 21:21
Replies: 45
Views: 2,766
Posted By Mr Perks
I asume the lecture is based upon Owen Jones...

I asume the lecture is based upon Owen Jones recent book on a similar subject, a book I doubt if any of his detractors have read. Unfortunately, for sensible discourse, Owen Jones is up there with...
Forum: Politics 24-11-2013, 21:16
Replies: 2
Views: 275
Posted By Mr Perks
It can only be a matter of time before we will...

It can only be a matter of time before we will have to collect our mail from the nearest sorting office, post offices being a thing of the past along with postmen. This will entail having to join a...
Forum: Doctor Who 24-11-2013, 18:39
Replies: 94
Views: 11,477
Posted By Mr Perks
I might have totally misheard but didn't Peter...

I might have totally misheard but didn't Peter Capaldi introduce himself as the 14th Doctor?
And, judging by the serious, committed look in his eyes I suspect there might be not many laughs in the...
Forum: Politics 08-11-2013, 12:16
Replies: 75
Views: 3,108
Posted By Mr Perks
Firstly, in the original post, the EU have ruled...

Firstly, in the original post, the EU have ruled nothing, the ECHR has said being gay is grounds for asylum in those European countries that come under its purvioew. Thus, a failed asylum request on...
Forum: Politics 08-11-2013, 11:50
Replies: 150
Views: 6,298
Posted By Mr Perks
It hasn't worked and will never work until such...

It hasn't worked and will never work until such time as there are a lot of small council or housing association houses. As it is, people are being forced into the arms of Wonga (Tory donors) and...
Forum: Politics 08-11-2013, 09:34
Replies: 11
Views: 719
Posted By Mr Perks
Obviously, anything that simplifies and,...

Obviously, anything that simplifies and, comsequently, reduces the costy of benefit provision has to be a good idea. However, when you inject an unhealthy dose of neo-liberal ideology into the mix...
Forum: Politics 08-11-2013, 08:58
Replies: 64
Views: 2,552
Posted By Mr Perks
That 'officially' only comes from the established...

That 'officially' only comes from the established church in the form of the ever diminishing Church of England. Away from officialdom, the reality is far more mixed as I said before. The sooner the...
Forum: Politics 08-11-2013, 08:55
Replies: 64
Views: 2,552
Posted By Mr Perks
Er...do you have to be religious to celebrate a...

Er...do you have to be religious to celebrate a religious festival? :confused: Unless you wish to demean it to a ridiculous level, yes, you do. However, I don't recall the New Testament recommending...
Forum: Politics 08-11-2013, 08:00
Replies: 64
Views: 2,552
Posted By Mr Perks
We have an established religion that is Christian...

We have an established religion that is Christian but that doe not reflect the population. Most call themselves Christian but wouldn't be able to accurately relate any Christian tenets let alone live...
Forum: Politics 08-11-2013, 07:40
Replies: 64
Views: 2,552
Posted By Mr Perks
The UK is a multifaith country, like it or not....

The UK is a multifaith country, like it or not. Most faiths have some sort of Midwinter festival, so using a general term is more inclusive, as it covers everyone and leaves everyone to use whatever...
Forum: Politics 08-11-2013, 06:43
Replies: 53
Views: 3,175
Posted By Mr Perks
860000 sanctions means 860000 people not claiming...

860000 sanctions means 860000 people not claiming benefit which means an 860000 drop in the unemployment figures as the official meaning of that statistic is people unemployed and claiming benefits....
Forum: Politics 20-10-2013, 11:21
Replies: 14
Views: 1,204
Posted By Mr Perks
Never forget that ATOS are doing nothing werong....

Never forget that ATOS are doing nothing werong. They are merely following the brief this appalling government has given them.
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