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Forum: Politics 24-02-2015, 17:39
Replies: 358
Views: 6,845
Posted By Nick1966
If the UK votes to leave the EU, while the...

If the UK votes to leave the EU, while the majority of Scots vote to remain in the EU, Scotland might then re-consider its position in the UK.

And expect the Irish government to lobby hard to keep...
Forum: Politics 29-01-2015, 10:39
Replies: 55
Views: 2,051
Posted By Nick1966
Name the other 15 seats which you think UKIP are...

Name the other 15 seats which you think UKIP are "on track" to win.
Forum: Politics 28-01-2015, 16:18
Replies: 129
Views: 4,204
Posted By Nick1966
A currency flight the night before Greece adopts...

A currency flight the night before Greece adopts the drachma. Anyone with savings in Greek banks will get their money out and move it somewhere safer. Before their savings are converted from euros to...
Forum: Politics 27-01-2015, 16:18
Replies: 23
Views: 582
Posted By Nick1966
Previous UK governments borrowed money. Currently...

Previous UK governments borrowed money. Currently public debt is now over 1,000 million. Annual interest payments are 50 billion.

Why should we have public spending cuts to pay of these...
Forum: Politics 27-01-2015, 16:15
Replies: 23
Views: 582
Posted By Nick1966
Then let's have that "small tax" and pay of the...

Then let's have that "small tax" and pay of the debts. Then it's all paid off and we won't pass on any financial burden to future generations.
Forum: Politics 27-01-2015, 14:54
Replies: 23
Views: 582
Posted By Nick1966
Will do anything ? Will that include agreeing to...

Will do anything ? Will that include agreeing to write off the money which the Greek government owes ?

And if the EU agrees to write off that Greek debt, voters in other EU countries might then...
Forum: Politics 27-01-2015, 13:15
Replies: 23
Views: 582
Posted By Nick1966
A Syriza for the UK ?

Greece elects an 'anti-austerity' party. And there's a possibility that Spain may do something similar with 'Podemos' at their general election later this year.

Now the UK's Office for Budget...
Forum: Politics 25-01-2015, 15:51
Replies: 90
Views: 3,042
Posted By Nick1966
Indeed. I'm willing to guess that at the May...

Indeed.

I'm willing to guess that at the May 2015 general election, UKIP will win about 1% of the Commons seats.
Forum: Politics 15-01-2015, 17:33
Replies: 41
Views: 1,672
Posted By Nick1966
Exactly. If the UK left the EU, people who've...

Exactly.

If the UK left the EU, people who've made it to Calais will still try and attempt to enter the UK illegally - as they do now. Or the could try get into the UK by travelling from France to...
Forum: Politics 14-01-2015, 17:43
Replies: 80
Views: 2,784
Posted By Nick1966
FPTP favours Labour for two reasons: turnout is...

FPTP favours Labour for two reasons:
turnout is lower in seats where Labour win
Labour's winning majorities are smaller

With FPTP, you only need one more vote than the runner up to win the seat....
Forum: Politics 14-01-2015, 15:29
Replies: 80
Views: 2,784
Posted By Nick1966
Until Thursday 7 May 2020. That's the date of the...

Until Thursday 7 May 2020. That's the date of the general election after next.

Unless the fixed term parliament act is repealed. And that would increase the chances of another general election...
Forum: Politics 14-01-2015, 13:32
Replies: 80
Views: 2,784
Posted By Nick1966
Nothing it in either way. Describing both Labour...

Nothing it in either way.

Describing both Labour and Conservative's winning prospects. And their policy differences.
Forum: Politics 12-01-2015, 13:24
Replies: 28
Views: 719
Posted By Nick1966
Under no circumstances should the parties set out...

Under no circumstances should the parties set out their plans in the event of a hung parliament. Otherwise it will weaken their positions in any negotiations after the general elections.

Of course...
Forum: Politics 09-01-2015, 10:08
Replies: 22
Views: 715
Posted By Nick1966
To be replaced by whom ? Somebody has got to run...

To be replaced by whom ?

Somebody has got to run the country.
Forum: Politics 23-12-2014, 19:34
Replies: 96
Views: 3,080
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: 3,080
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: 1,155
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: 2,236
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: 88
Views: 3,283
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: 4,373
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: 3,566
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: 4,345
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: 4,345
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: 3,566
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: 3,566
Posted By Nick1966
So we are not going to get our money back ?

So we are not going to get our money back ?
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