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Forum: Politics Yesterday, 21:52
Replies: 60
Views: 1,277
Posted By Steve9214
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0ZZJXw4MTA Yes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0ZZJXw4MTA

Yes Minister - where Sir Humphrey explains how to get any answer you want from an opinion poll, just ask the "right Questions" first.
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 18:24
Replies: 43
Views: 841
Posted By Steve9214
Erm this is what the old "Rates" used to be...

Erm this is what the old "Rates" used to be before Poll Tax/ council Tax came in.
People who lived in flats paid more then people who lived in big houses
Business rates still pay a version of this.
Forum: Politics 03-03-2015, 23:55
Replies: 43
Views: 841
Posted By Steve9214
The problem is interpretation. Things like...

The problem is interpretation.

Things like Comprehensive Education fall down because instead of saying "Everyone is equal" the mantra is subverted to "Everyone is the same".

Everyone should get an...
Forum: Politics 03-03-2015, 23:46
Replies: 36
Views: 949
Posted By Steve9214
This play was on TV starred John Thaw as the...

This play was on TV starred John Thaw as the fictional labour leader.

I just wonder what noise Ed Milliband would make if he repeated the Kinnock bellowing at the "triumphalist rally".

Probably...
Forum: Politics 03-03-2015, 23:38
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By Steve9214
If you get chance see the play "The Audience"...

If you get chance see the play "The Audience" about the weekly meetings between the PM and the Queen.

Kristin Scott Thomas is taking over the role of the Queen in the UK, Helen Mirren is repeating...
Forum: Politics 03-03-2015, 23:27
Replies: 92
Views: 2,568
Posted By Steve9214
Because Politicians insist we should be nice to...

Because Politicians insist we should be nice to "asylum seekers" - i.e. troublemakers.

We should be nasty to "economic migrants" - i.e. people who want to come to Britain to work for a living.

I...
Forum: Politics 03-03-2015, 23:19
Replies: 47
Views: 1,322
Posted By Steve9214
Wasn't it Aneurin Bevin who created a system we...

Wasn't it Aneurin Bevin who created a system we could never afford - as they assumed that the NHS would actually cost LESS in future, as the whole population's health improved.

Unfortunately they...
Forum: Politics 03-03-2015, 23:14
Replies: 37
Views: 905
Posted By Steve9214
I think it is very interesting that the Greens...

I think it is very interesting that the Greens policy proposals - or manifesto to be or whatever - look very like the Labour Manifesto of 1983 under Michael Foot.

Also interesting that Peter...
Forum: Strictly Come Dancing 03-03-2015, 23:06
Replies: 8
Views: 678
Posted By Steve9214
We thought Julien McDonald was bad !!!

We thought Julien McDonald was bad !!!
Forum: TV Shows: UK 02-03-2015, 21:13
Replies: 8
Views: 586
Posted By Steve9214
According to Wikipedia, She was also the Queen's...

According to Wikipedia, She was also the Queen's body double in the helicopter shots for the Olympics opening.
Forum: Politics 02-03-2015, 20:31
Replies: 147
Views: 3,682
Posted By Steve9214
The general belief is that the SNP would get a...

The general belief is that the SNP would get a way better deal for Scotland than the DUP would for NI.
Forum: Politics 02-03-2015, 18:38
Replies: 19
Views: 646
Posted By Steve9214
Probably the cases would get thrown out if the...

Probably the cases would get thrown out if the Parents claim it is their "human right" to pay someone to hack away at their daughters privates.
Forum: Politics 01-03-2015, 23:30
Replies: 794
Views: 17,174
Posted By Steve9214
Well John Stapleton is a bit of a bulldog as well...

Well John Stapleton is a bit of a bulldog as well - assume Susanna Reid will be asking her about whether it is OK to use fake tan.
Forum: Politics 01-03-2015, 23:26
Replies: 147
Views: 3,682
Posted By Steve9214
UKIP may do well in some Labour held seats like...

UKIP may do well in some Labour held seats like Grimsby - depends if Labour have learnt their lesson from the Heywood and Middleton by-election and take UKIP seriously as a threat.

If they do not -...
Forum: Politics 01-03-2015, 23:13
Replies: 794
Views: 17,174
Posted By Steve9214
Well if she can't cope with Phillip Schofield...

Well if she can't cope with Phillip Schofield then they are in trouble - although - he is a man so maybe she will refuse to answer any of his questions.
Forum: Politics 01-03-2015, 22:56
Replies: 147
Views: 3,682
Posted By Steve9214
Not if the Govt cannot hold a majority. If the...

Not if the Govt cannot hold a majority.

If the budget is defeated, then the Govt would have to resign, and the Queen would ask someone else to form a Government.
If they cannot command a majority...
Forum: Politics 01-03-2015, 21:55
Replies: 147
Views: 3,682
Posted By Steve9214
Libdems wiped out - Clegg loses seat Labour wiped...

Libdems wiped out - Clegg loses seat
Labour wiped out in Scotland - Salmond appointed SNP Leader in the Commons
Labour may lose some seats to UKIP
Conservatives lose some seats to UKIP
Greens lose...
Forum: Politics 01-03-2015, 21:37
Replies: 68
Views: 1,756
Posted By Steve9214
We won't have a choice if Ed sells us down the...

We won't have a choice if Ed sells us down the river to get into No. 10.
After all he will be doing it "for our benefit"



It does not really matter who the Elected leader of a party may be - they...
Forum: Politics 01-03-2015, 19:58
Replies: 68
Views: 1,756
Posted By Steve9214
Depends if they think it through, or just go for...

Depends if they think it through, or just go for any deal to get into No. 10 and hope it will all be alright in the end.

Alec Salmond is a wily operator - he will have a big part to play after the...
Forum: Politics 01-03-2015, 19:52
Replies: 68
Views: 1,756
Posted By Steve9214
Ed Milliband can only become PM with Scottish...

Ed Milliband can only become PM with Scottish seats - so would have to deal with Alec Salmond (probably Leader of the SNP in Parliament) who will make mincemeat out of him.. This assumes the Libdems...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 01-03-2015, 10:43
Replies: 9
Views: 399
Posted By Steve9214
I would keep an eye on the current plots - the...

I would keep an eye on the current plots - the BBC are probably planning the 50th storylines now.
Forum: Broadcasting 01-03-2015, 10:33
Replies: 54
Views: 3,829
Posted By Steve9214
No Coincidence that the two most notable...

No Coincidence that the two most notable producers of Soaps in Australia, Grundy television (Neighbours. Sons and Daughters, The Young Doctors, Prisoner Cell Block H) and Crawford Productions (The...
Forum: Politics 01-03-2015, 00:08
Replies: 31
Views: 1,178
Posted By Steve9214
I like the idea of an island - somewhere freezing...

I like the idea of an island - somewhere freezing cold.
Forum: Strictly Come Dancing 28-02-2015, 23:22
Replies: 261
Views: 26,691
Posted By Steve9214
New Tricks has been cancelled - as has...

New Tricks has been cancelled - as has Atlantis

Means that the following might be available

Tamsin Outhwaite - has done musicals and studied drama and dance - so might be a ringah
Denis Lawson -...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 28-02-2015, 23:03
Replies: 60
Views: 3,056
Posted By Steve9214
A "proper" Journalist would probably have had a...

A "proper" Journalist would probably have had a visit from one Savile's many "friends" in the Police, or "Establishment" and find themselves looking for a new job, or on remand for the kilo of...
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