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Forum: Politics Today, 09:53
Replies: 70
Views: 878
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 Today, 09:38
Replies: 70
Views: 878
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 Today, 09:30
Replies: 36
Views: 861
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: 49
Views: 955
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: 49
Views: 955
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: 877
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: 3,133
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...
Forum: Politics 08-08-2014, 10:21
Replies: 29
Views: 961
Posted By Mr Perks
All; in all, such shameless behaviour from all...

All; in all, such shameless behaviour from all parties, but especially the Tories and Labour, offer an excellent argument as to why the House of Lords should cease to exist in its present form.
Forum: Music 01-08-2014, 19:34
Replies: 75
Views: 3,564
Posted By Mr Perks
Rory Gallagher - Brute Force & Ignorance (my...

Rory Gallagher - Brute Force & Ignorance (my ringtone) and In Your Town
Forum: Politics 29-06-2014, 11:06
Replies: 75
Views: 2,035
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: 26
Views: 2,018
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: 727
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: 996
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: 382
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: 498
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: 1,287
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: 1,866
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: 1,287
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: 915
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: 1,307
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: 6,965
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: 1,566
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: 2,861
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: 279
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: 11,623
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...
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