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Forum: Politics Today, 00:19
Replies: 63
Views: 1,548
Posted By Phil 2804
The Tories were defending a 100 seat majority...

The Tories were defending a 100 seat majority going into 1992 and remember they lost over 40 seats at the 1992 election. A 0.5% additional swing was all it would have taken for Major to lose his...
Forum: Politics Today, 00:16
Replies: 63
Views: 1,548
Posted By Phil 2804
I have no problem with working for a living, I do...

I have no problem with working for a living, I do have a problem with the habit of virtually every British business to try and pressure or even outright threaten employees into pay freezes and pay...
Forum: Politics Today, 00:10
Replies: 9
Views: 354
Posted By Phil 2804
Greece is running a large primary budget surplus....

Greece is running a large primary budget surplus. The only reason they are having to borrow money is to service interest on their debt. That essentially is what Carney is getting at.

The situation...
Forum: Politics 26-01-2015, 14:13
Replies: 44
Views: 1,358
Posted By Phil 2804
Or maybe their just not falling for the rhetoric...

Or maybe their just not falling for the rhetoric that it was office cleaners and the likes who caused Greece's woes and should have to pay for it.

Some of the news coverage about what's been...
Forum: Politics 26-01-2015, 13:19
Replies: 24
Views: 545
Posted By Phil 2804
That was the argument used against the...

That was the argument used against the introduction of the NMW when it was set at 3.60 an hour, at the time job advertisements offering as little as 2 an hour were common. Along with "people on...
Forum: Politics 26-01-2015, 12:19
Replies: 317
Views: 6,003
Posted By Phil 2804
When the UK minimum wage was introduced the...

When the UK minimum wage was introduced the average UK salary expressed as an hourly rate was two and half times the minimum wage. Come 2015 the average UK salary is now barely double the minimum...
Forum: Politics 26-01-2015, 11:58
Replies: 48
Views: 1,274
Posted By Phil 2804
Do nothing. Adults are mature enough to decide...

Do nothing. Adults are mature enough to decide for themselves the content they see on the internet and parents should be monitoring what their children access and when they access it. That's what...
Forum: Politics 22-01-2015, 11:05
Replies: 96
Views: 1,874
Posted By Phil 2804
That's generally the argument used by employers...

That's generally the argument used by employers to justify pay cuts to staff "everyone else is doing it".

It isn't actually an argument its a cop out from people who can't actually give a coherent...
Forum: Politics 20-01-2015, 12:31
Replies: 94
Views: 1,976
Posted By Phil 2804
Well the state not interfering isn't helping the...

Well the state not interfering isn't helping the situation is it?

What we have at the moment across the entire British economy is a race to the bottom. We have two choices we either accept that for...
Forum: Politics 18-01-2015, 22:46
Replies: 114
Views: 2,538
Posted By Phil 2804
We lost our triple A. The Government has...

We lost our triple A.

The Government has borrowed at least 200 billion more than any party expected back in 2010.

The deficit is still over 100 billion per annum.

The Government has overshot...
Forum: Politics 18-01-2015, 22:23
Replies: 114
Views: 2,538
Posted By Phil 2804
Unless it stops the relentless attacks by...

Unless it stops the relentless attacks by employers on the pay, conditions and pensions of their employees then I very much doubt it.

People are not stupid.
Forum: Politics 18-01-2015, 21:20
Replies: 79
Views: 2,214
Posted By Phil 2804
Then your boss makes you redundant because your...

Then your boss makes you redundant because your salary is too high and they can hire someone for 5k less per year.

Welcome to modern Tory Britain.
Forum: Politics 18-01-2015, 21:18
Replies: 79
Views: 2,214
Posted By Phil 2804
When did they do that? As far as I can tell even...

When did they do that? As far as I can tell even with the recession UK GDP doubled under the last Government.

If your going to post hysterical right wing nonsense at least make it believable. :D
Forum: Politics 18-01-2015, 21:11
Replies: 45
Views: 1,684
Posted By Phil 2804
How about the perpetual attacks on the pay and...

How about the perpetual attacks on the pay and conditions of ordinary people? The Tories take the piss out of the living standards attack but its real and its happening and they've almost nothing to...
Forum: Politics 17-01-2015, 10:51
Replies: 79
Views: 2,214
Posted By Phil 2804
Be as childish as you want but this is a big...

Be as childish as you want but this is a big problem for the Tories once people believe a particular party is their enemy it becomes harder and harder to persuade them later in life that that is not...
Forum: Politics 15-01-2015, 21:00
Replies: 108
Views: 3,502
Posted By Phil 2804
Well they've doubled that enormous debt since...

Well they've doubled that enormous debt since they took office so the point is how will they repay the equally massive and continuing to rise debt they themselves have racked up? :D

Of course they...
Forum: Politics 15-01-2015, 10:19
Replies: 108
Views: 3,502
Posted By Phil 2804
Clutching at straws are you not. :o The entire...

Clutching at straws are you not. :o

The entire SNP plan was and is based on leaching off the North Sea and NE economy look at their new property tax. They seriously need to be challenged on how they...
Forum: Politics 15-01-2015, 10:17
Replies: 53
Views: 1,951
Posted By Phil 2804
Why ban encryption, you are entitled to your...

Why ban encryption, you are entitled to your privacy? Surely banning these sorts of things shows clearly the Government is terrified of the terrorist threat and they have in fact achieved their...
Forum: Politics 13-01-2015, 15:12
Replies: 67
Views: 1,707
Posted By Phil 2804
The Tories have already borrowed 200 billion...

The Tories have already borrowed 200 billion more than even Labour planned in 2010. If they hadn't failed so spectacularly in the thing the put at the heart of their pitch for Government in 2010 we...
Forum: Politics 12-01-2015, 11:00
Replies: 79
Views: 2,724
Posted By Phil 2804
Scotland is a legally distinct state from...

Scotland is a legally distinct state from England, always has been hence why its legal, education and governance systems have always been separated.

Prior to devolution the old Scottish Office...
Forum: Politics 12-01-2015, 10:55
Replies: 79
Views: 2,724
Posted By Phil 2804
Yes, because they are legal tender and are backed...

Yes, because they are legal tender and are backed by the Bank of England so are as secure as an actual BofE note.
Forum: Politics 08-01-2015, 22:35
Replies: 103
Views: 2,340
Posted By Phil 2804
Now that I do agree with, as I mentioned the UK...

Now that I do agree with, as I mentioned the UK spends less in GDP terms on healthcare than virtually all the countries we consider having better healthcare than us. Compared to say France of Germany...
Forum: Politics 08-01-2015, 19:38
Replies: 37
Views: 987
Posted By Phil 2804
Every company I've ever worked for both with and...

Every company I've ever worked for both with and without trade union presence has used RPI when assessing pay awards. Its also the figure that is used by most final salary pension funds.

CPI was a...
Forum: Politics 08-01-2015, 15:58
Replies: 37
Views: 987
Posted By Phil 2804
We don't need to, we have RPI. CPI was...

We don't need to, we have RPI.

CPI was introduced by the last Tory Government when RPI reached double figures in early 1990. It is a fact that RPI was higher on the day Mrs Thatcher left office in...
Forum: Politics 06-01-2015, 17:50
Replies: 103
Views: 2,340
Posted By Phil 2804
You only have to look at the state our care homes...

You only have to look at the state our care homes to see the dangers of allowing the private sector free reign to profit out of "caring" for the sick and vulnerable.
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