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Forum: Politics Yesterday, 14:40
Replies: 84
Views: 2,117
Posted By Lateralthinking
Any individual who has had an annual income of...

Any individual who has had an annual income of more than 5000 over the national average for a period of at least 5 years. That may or may not include benefits - and is irrespective of current levels...
Forum: Politics 21-10-2014, 21:07
Replies: 105
Views: 2,248
Posted By Lateralthinking
How Nazi like of Matthew to describe large...

How Nazi like of Matthew to describe large numbers of ordinary people not like him as akin to suffering from a mental illness. If it does exist in his mind, perhaps he should consider the roots of...
Forum: Politics 21-10-2014, 14:37
Replies: 8
Views: 287
Posted By Lateralthinking
I could comment on Ms Villiers's odd sense of...

I could comment on Ms Villiers's odd sense of priorities with reference to a decision she made in June 2010, not that it is related to the topic in the OP. She is, of course, very much an...
Forum: Politics 21-10-2014, 14:13
Replies: 8
Views: 287
Posted By Lateralthinking
As they wish. In any absence of a proper inquiry,...

As they wish. In any absence of a proper inquiry, it would be naive of the Tories not to expect that the names of many senior figures now deceased will be discussed luridly in the tabloids just...
Forum: Politics 21-10-2014, 14:04
Replies: 66
Views: 1,430
Posted By Lateralthinking
I had in mind the vast western swathe around...

I had in mind the vast western swathe around Ayrshire, up to Glasgow and the western central belt, and further north. In 1975, it was the most lukewarm on EEC of any large area and now it is in love...
Forum: Politics 20-10-2014, 17:33
Replies: 246
Views: 5,964
Posted By Lateralthinking
DJs have produced dodgy white reggae style...

DJs have produced dodgy white reggae style records before:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Reggae
Forum: Politics 20-10-2014, 17:20
Replies: 66
Views: 1,430
Posted By Lateralthinking
So according to the map in the OP, most of the...

So according to the map in the OP, most of the Eurosceptic areas in 1975 are now SNP strongholds.

Go figure.
Forum: Politics 17-10-2014, 09:53
Replies: 213
Views: 5,588
Posted By Lateralthinking
Green.

Green.
Forum: Politics 12-10-2014, 01:14
Replies: 3,744
Views: 142,887
Posted By Lateralthinking
Further to this morning's one, Survation tonight...

Further to this morning's one, Survation tonight gives 128 seats to UKIP. This is wholly in line with my statement in the early hours of Friday morning that the likely range was 2 to 200 seats and it...
Forum: Politics 11-10-2014, 22:20
Replies: 101
Views: 2,578
Posted By Lateralthinking
No English or Welsh manager has won the English...

No English or Welsh manager has won the English and Welsh Premier League.

The 8 to have won the title comprise 2 Scots: Alex Ferguson (Man Utd, 13 wins) and Kenny Dalglish (Blackburn, 1 win), a...
Forum: Politics 11-10-2014, 20:25
Replies: 101
Views: 2,578
Posted By Lateralthinking
Isn't he a millionaire too? I would be surprised...

Isn't he a millionaire too? I would be surprised if he wasn't.
Forum: Politics 11-10-2014, 20:21
Replies: 7,854
Views: 295,524
Posted By Lateralthinking
Traditionally they have been based in science and...

Traditionally they have been based in science and there is no reason why they can't be now. The difference today is we are living in the century of lies used for self-interest. Part of it is...
Forum: Politics 11-10-2014, 20:10
Replies: 73
Views: 2,149
Posted By Lateralthinking
Not sure. Cristo on LBC came up with some...

Not sure. Cristo on LBC came up with some plausible arguments last night to counter the Farage line but many of his callers who supported Farage were at least equally plausible. I think my conclusion...
Forum: Politics 11-10-2014, 19:40
Replies: 101
Views: 2,578
Posted By Lateralthinking
This just proves to me that he is a dabbler. Talk...

This just proves to me that he is a dabbler. Talk about not focussing on the major issues. Further, while I have no huge issue with the Rooney Rule let's be clear about what he is really saying. That...
Forum: Politics 11-10-2014, 07:21
Replies: 7,854
Views: 295,524
Posted By Lateralthinking
Interesting when it is put in that way. 40 years...

Interesting when it is put in that way. 40 years for Real Labour. 22 years for the Tories.
Some might say that the UKIP thing has been a long-term inevitability waiting to happen.

As for the polls,...
Forum: Politics 11-10-2014, 07:11
Replies: 28
Views: 1,094
Posted By Lateralthinking
Government needs to get on with issuing public...

Government needs to get on with issuing public advice on this point.

And also on procedures and penalties re importing bush meat.

Perhaps divert money from the thousands of commercials about house...
Forum: Politics 11-10-2014, 06:03
Replies: 3,744
Views: 142,887
Posted By Lateralthinking
Until my recent posts on MH17, I had not...

Until my recent posts on MH17, I had not contributed to this thread for about a month. The contributions made in that time are interesting to read. It was, I think, around 3 September that senior ex...
Forum: Politics 10-10-2014, 21:03
Replies: 64
Views: 1,872
Posted By Lateralthinking
Yeah right....

Yeah right. :o

http://d.ibtimes.co.uk/en/full/1403442/jennifer-salisbury-jones.jpg?w=360&h=360&l=42&t=28

http://d.ibtimes.co.uk/en/full/1403440/sam-bowman.jpg?w=360&h=418&l=66&t=50
Forum: Politics 10-10-2014, 19:11
Replies: 39
Views: 2,069
Posted By Lateralthinking
Or a bundle? How many are in a...

Or a bundle?

How many are in a bundle?

Factually, I fully accept her word about the result.

And my sympathy is all on the counters' side. It isn't an easy process.

Obviously it wasn't close...
Forum: Politics 10-10-2014, 14:27
Replies: 386
Views: 10,505
Posted By Lateralthinking
Pretty much, yes. Other than a few votes for...

Pretty much, yes.

Other than a few votes for the remaining candidates.

Not many.
Forum: Politics 10-10-2014, 14:17
Replies: 35
Views: 876
Posted By Lateralthinking
None of the parties these days are anywhere near...

None of the parties these days are anywhere near the distinct centre.

So I might as well go for one that believes in the National Parks, AONBs etc - things I believe in very strongly.
Forum: Politics 10-10-2014, 04:17
Replies: 35
Views: 876
Posted By Lateralthinking
I agree with you on NE Scotland. I disagree on...

I agree with you on NE Scotland. I disagree on SWE. Flooding was a major issue there and is encouraging UKIP votes. My feeling is LDs will be better off where individual candidates are popular. Also,...
Forum: Politics 10-10-2014, 04:04
Replies: 386
Views: 10,505
Posted By Lateralthinking
Totals on the Night UKIP - 32,129 Lab -...

Totals on the Night

UKIP - 32,129
Lab - 15,590
Con - 12,205

LDem - 1,940
Green - 1,558
Forum: Politics 10-10-2014, 03:45
Replies: 35
Views: 876
Posted By Lateralthinking
As a pre Clegg LD - a Social Democrat really -...

As a pre Clegg LD - a Social Democrat really - and now voting Green, I have a clear opinion about this matter. In 1978, a time when all politics were more to the left, I argued vehemently with an...
Forum: Politics 10-10-2014, 03:27
Replies: 35
Views: 876
Posted By Lateralthinking
UKIP will definitely get more votes than the LDs....

UKIP will definitely get more votes than the LDs. I think the Greens stand a very good chance of pipping LDs on votes too. They did for EU. Seats - Greens - 1 or 0. LDs and UKIP - Each more than 1...
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