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Forum: Politics 01-05-2015, 20:34
Replies: 86
Views: 2,172
Posted By Ultima Thule
The nuclear option would be the discovery of a...

The nuclear option would be the discovery of a (fake) letter from Putin to Miliband. ;-) It's happened before (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zinoviev_letter).
Forum: Politics 01-05-2015, 20:27
Replies: 19
Views: 422
Posted By Ultima Thule
According to this 2012 Telegraph article...

According to this 2012 Telegraph article (http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/finance/thomaspascoe/100018367/revealed-why-gordon-brown-sold-britains-gold-at-a-knock-down-price/), Brown sold the gold to...
Forum: Politics 01-05-2015, 20:24
Replies: 301
Views: 7,424
Posted By Ultima Thule
Precisely. It appears to have been a very clumsy...

Precisely. It appears to have been a very clumsy attempt at pretending to be a floating voter so that she could then claim to have been persuaded to vote Tory.
Forum: Politics 01-05-2015, 20:18
Replies: 59
Views: 880
Posted By Ultima Thule
He resigned (probably before he was pushed) from...

He resigned (probably before he was pushed) from the Labour party in 2012, after assaulting politicians in the House of Commons bar. He's not standing this time so yes, he is a former MP.
Forum: Politics 01-05-2015, 20:15
Replies: 9
Views: 355
Posted By Ultima Thule
Conservative: Boris Johnson Labour: Ed Miliband...

Conservative: Boris Johnson
Labour: Ed Miliband (PM)
Liberal Democrats: Tim Farron
UKIP: Nigel Farage
Greens: Caroline Lucas
Forum: Politics 01-05-2015, 20:13
Replies: 20
Views: 576
Posted By Ultima Thule
From New Statesman:...

From New Statesman: (http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/2014/08/it-s-gcse-results-day-what-did-our-party-leaders-get-their-school-exams)
Forum: Politics 01-05-2015, 20:07
Replies: 20
Views: 576
Posted By Ultima Thule
He might need it to figure out how to form a...

He might need it to figure out how to form a workable coalition after this election.
Forum: Politics 01-05-2015, 20:03
Replies: 301
Views: 7,424
Posted By Ultima Thule
It still doesn't explain why she signed a clear...

It still doesn't explain why she signed a clear letter of support for the Conservatives (which mentioned the party and also Cameron and Osborne) and yet claims not to be a Conservative supporter....
Forum: Politics 01-05-2015, 19:44
Replies: 147
Views: 3,880
Posted By Ultima Thule
Again, the graphs look very similar. In fact,...

Again, the graphs look very similar.

In fact, you'll notice that in both countries, the ratio of debt to GDP fell during that period (pre-crash)

US: from 65% of GDP in 1997 to 62.8% in 2007
UK:...
Forum: Politics 01-05-2015, 19:31
Replies: 147
Views: 3,880
Posted By Ultima Thule
Would you have preferred a banking meltdown?...

Would you have preferred a banking meltdown? :confused:
Forum: Politics 01-05-2015, 19:28
Replies: 86
Views: 2,172
Posted By Ultima Thule
It was quite hilarious the way Cameron produced...

It was quite hilarious the way Cameron produced the note on the Question Time programme, as if it were some kind of last-minute evidence in a court case. Really desperate stuff.
Forum: Politics 01-05-2015, 15:38
Replies: 301
Views: 7,424
Posted By Ultima Thule
You are clearly getting confused now. That was a...

You are clearly getting confused now. That was a different letter (from big business leaders, many of them Tory party donors) and Bannatyne is a former Labour supporter.

Also, the letter Ms...
Forum: Politics 01-05-2015, 15:34
Replies: 88
Views: 1,735
Posted By Ultima Thule
According to...

According to http://aceproject.org/ace-en/topics/es/esd/esd02/esd02e/esd02e05:
Forum: Politics 01-05-2015, 15:31
Replies: 301
Views: 7,424
Posted By Ultima Thule
So, did she or did she not sign the letter? And...

So, did she or did she not sign the letter? And did it or did it not clearly express support for Cameron and Osborne remaining in charge? :confused:
Forum: Politics 01-05-2015, 15:30
Replies: 301
Views: 7,424
Posted By Ultima Thule
Politicians from all parties do it all the time....

Politicians from all parties do it all the time. I'm not condoning it, but they all do it.
Forum: Politics 01-05-2015, 15:28
Replies: 147
Views: 3,880
Posted By Ultima Thule
Do I think they overspent? Possibly a little ...

Do I think they overspent? Possibly a little and they should have financed extra spending through taxation, not borrowing. However, I was surprised to see that a graph of the annual deficit during...
Forum: Politics 01-05-2015, 15:24
Replies: 147
Views: 3,880
Posted By Ultima Thule
I understand that the rather strange...

I understand that the rather strange (pre-announced to the market) gold sell-off was done to help avoid a banking meltdown...
Forum: Politics 01-05-2015, 15:21
Replies: 301
Views: 7,424
Posted By Ultima Thule
Classic whataboutery and hair-splitting.

Classic whataboutery and hair-splitting.
Forum: Politics 01-05-2015, 14:33
Replies: 66
Views: 1,845
Posted By Ultima Thule
It is if Miliband ends up in number 10, as seems...

It is if Miliband ends up in number 10, as seems fairly likely.
Forum: Politics 01-05-2015, 14:31
Replies: 301
Views: 7,424
Posted By Ultima Thule
It may not be a straight answer, but it's still...

It may not be a straight answer, but it's still an answer. (As if other politicians don't do that kind of thing all the time.) *rolleyes*
Forum: Politics 01-05-2015, 14:20
Replies: 140
Views: 3,469
Posted By Ultima Thule
Children it's pretty obvious that the Tories...

Children it's pretty obvious that the Tories will be cutting/limiting child benefit and child tax credits.
Forum: Politics 01-05-2015, 14:18
Replies: 301
Views: 7,424
Posted By Ultima Thule
Well, since I'm not a Labour voter, that's no...

Well, since I'm not a Labour voter, that's no concern of mine! :D
Forum: Politics 01-05-2015, 14:17
Replies: 301
Views: 7,424
Posted By Ultima Thule
He gave an answer. Whether you like it or not is...

He gave an answer. Whether you like it or not is a different matter.
Forum: Politics 01-05-2015, 14:16
Replies: 301
Views: 7,424
Posted By Ultima Thule
Well, I've already decided that I will not vote...

Well, I've already decided that I will not vote for a party whose campaigners use such shabby tricks.
Forum: Politics 01-05-2015, 14:12
Replies: 301
Views: 7,424
Posted By Ultima Thule
He did give an answer although the Mail's video...

He did give an answer although the Mail's video cut it off, which is why you may be confused.
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