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Forum: Politics Yesterday, 13:00
Replies: 75
Views: 1,863
Posted By paulschapman
Yes please - should see the end of Labour...

Yes please - should see the end of Labour government's for a generation. After all Labour 'elected' him leader after polls suggested that getting rid of Blair (a man who had delivered three election...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 12:57
Replies: 59
Views: 2,540
Posted By paulschapman
Actually I can as part of my job requires me to...

Actually I can as part of my job requires me to sought out documents into types and sometimes you do put the wrong type of document on the wrong pile. That means you need to go back and make sure...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 12:50
Replies: 59
Views: 2,540
Posted By paulschapman
You are aware that counts are attended by...

You are aware that counts are attended by representatives of those being elected and they can highlight any issues they wish
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 12:48
Replies: 77
Views: 1,930
Posted By paulschapman
No, rather it demonstrates that he was the wrong...

No, rather it demonstrates that he was the wrong person to be PM.

Gordon Brown has always been good at detail but this does not sit well with PM where he needs to delegate. But another side of this...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 12:10
Replies: 122
Views: 3,372
Posted By paulschapman
The first reason that stands out is that Salmond...

The first reason that stands out is that Salmond looked like someone who had not throught passed getting independence and not about what was going to happen afterwards. The Currency issue was just...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 10:50
Replies: 35
Views: 913
Posted By paulschapman
But the vote was not by an electoral college but...

But the vote was not by an electoral college but simply by a majority of voters - and 45/55 is close enough.

Personally I have mixed feelings - Scotland remaining means that we will have Scottish...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 09:46
Replies: 608
Views: 15,024
Posted By paulschapman
However with 'disk' - this specifically refers to...

However with 'disk' - this specifically refers to those you used to put into a computer (back in the days when you did) with 'disc' for every other kind and 'program' refers to a computer program and...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 09:39
Replies: 34
Views: 811
Posted By paulschapman
and Milliband, and Clegg - who have both...

and Milliband, and Clegg - who have both agreed.

The result of the referendum is some very fundamental ways in the way the UK is run - with Scotland and Wales having far more powers. While I hate to...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 09:23
Replies: 53
Views: 1,085
Posted By paulschapman
Because there is no way his coalition partners...

Because there is no way his coalition partners would let him - hence the referendum after the election. Nor do I think he would get the requisite legislation through the House.

I seriously doubt you...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 09:12
Replies: 35
Views: 913
Posted By paulschapman
That was always going to be the case with such a...

That was always going to be the case with such a narrow loss - Salmon thinks that with just a little push he could swing it - so I he will not go quietly into the night.
Forum: Politics 18-09-2014, 14:59
Replies: 82
Views: 3,026
Posted By paulschapman
Think it will be close. The interesting thing...

Think it will be close. The interesting thing will be the postal votes - since postal votes have been associated with increased voter fraud. If it is really close there could be lots of argument over...
Forum: Politics 18-09-2014, 13:14
Replies: 59
Views: 1,424
Posted By paulschapman
Labour have only really been in power since WWII...

Labour have only really been in power since WWII (IIIRC they were only minority governments (Ramsey Macdonald 1929). Before WWI it was between Liberal and Labour. There is no reason why another party...
Forum: Politics 18-09-2014, 12:37
Replies: 38
Views: 1,014
Posted By paulschapman
They will be dancing to the tune of bondholders...

They will be dancing to the tune of bondholders in order to pay for the things that the SNP want people to get in an independent Scotland. Not only that those bond holders will be charging a lot...
Forum: Politics 18-09-2014, 11:49
Replies: 32
Views: 775
Posted By paulschapman
The only reason the Spanish are doing that is...

The only reason the Spanish are doing that is because they don't want there own regions to ask for independents. They have had a long running dispute with Basque Separatists.



He would not be in a...
Forum: Politics 18-09-2014, 10:59
Replies: 38
Views: 1,014
Posted By paulschapman
This is the trouble with free - speech, people...

This is the trouble with free - speech, people are allowed to say annoying things, to an extent they are allowed to be rude and insulting. People can be ignorant, forthright and together they make up...
Forum: Politics 18-09-2014, 10:41
Replies: 97
Views: 6,687
Posted By paulschapman
I'm not sure anyone from News Corp can complain...

I'm not sure anyone from News Corp can complain about a threat to high quality content - not with Fox News in it's stable. Perhaps if people are buying their content from elsewhere then they value it...
Forum: Politics 18-09-2014, 10:37
Replies: 19
Views: 582
Posted By paulschapman
But you would be counted - every time we have...

But you would be counted - every time we have employment figures this myth is raised. You would not be in the claimant figures but you would be in the unemployment figures which is an estimate of...
Forum: Politics 18-09-2014, 09:34
Replies: 32
Views: 775
Posted By paulschapman
Not very good on their constitutional advice are...

Not very good on their constitutional advice are they - David Cameron cannot force the Queen to take his advice and it is very unlikely that he would force the issue either. The Scottish are voting...
Forum: Politics 18-09-2014, 09:29
Replies: 9
Views: 176
Posted By paulschapman
Went to one council meeting and was told flatly I...

Went to one council meeting and was told flatly I had no rights to be there as I was not a council house resident. Pity that said person picked on someone who knew a little about local government -...
Forum: Politics 17-09-2014, 16:21
Replies: 77
Views: 1,810
Posted By paulschapman
If the man has any saving grace (this is going to...

If the man has any saving grace (this is going to be painful crediting that man with anything) - he is very good at detail. It is this very thing which made him a bad PM. Meaning he can argue a point...
Forum: General Discussion 17-09-2014, 15:53
Replies: 608
Views: 15,024
Posted By paulschapman
Roundabouts at Junctions - Mythbusters did a test...

Roundabouts at Junctions - Mythbusters did a test of which was more efficient - a cross roads and a roundabout - the roundabout was a clear winner.
Forum: Politics 17-09-2014, 14:17
Replies: 252
Views: 4,980
Posted By paulschapman
As nottinghamc has already I did not say the BoE...

As nottinghamc has already I did not say the BoE gave the banks anything - I said lend, and it allows the bank to continue to trade until a rescue package is created.

It is however a red herring...
Forum: Politics 17-09-2014, 13:48
Replies: 252
Views: 4,980
Posted By paulschapman
It is hardly just a formality - it is literally...

It is hardly just a formality - it is literally the Lender of last resort - it is where banks can go should they not be able to cover their own liabilities. It is literally the lender of last resort....
Forum: Politics 17-09-2014, 13:44
Replies: 56
Views: 824
Posted By paulschapman
Limited cost? If you ask me we should be...

Limited cost?

If you ask me we should be introducing electric power buses with induction charging points at various points on the route - say start and end stop, bus stands and possibly major stops....
Forum: Politics 17-09-2014, 13:37
Replies: 54
Views: 1,116
Posted By paulschapman
I would not vote Gordon Brown to be in charge of...

I would not vote Gordon Brown to be in charge of a whelk store.
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