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Forum: Politics Yesterday, 18:45
Replies: 572
Views: 19,818
Posted By MARTYM8
Exactly - it all assumes uniform swings across...

Exactly - it all assumes uniform swings across the country. I doubt UKIP will increase their vote share in Islington at the same rate as in Kent?!
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 18:43
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By MARTYM8
Who created the chaos in Libya?

Who created the chaos in Libya?
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 18:41
Replies: 13
Views: 433
Posted By MARTYM8
Less seats maybe but more potential partners....

Less seats maybe but more potential partners. Cameron may come first but lose office.
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 16:45
Replies: 74
Views: 1,555
Posted By MARTYM8
Maybe instead of paying attention to what people...

Maybe instead of paying attention to what people are planning we should observe what they are doing. I expect we are all planning to be millionaires and retire at 50 when we are young - doesn't mean...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 16:39
Replies: 231
Views: 5,876
Posted By MARTYM8
In most polls I see the clear majority of people...

In most polls I see the clear majority of people want stronger controls on immigration - often on a more restrictive basis than even UKIP favours. Support is almost equally as strong amongst BME...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 14:06
Replies: 231
Views: 5,876
Posted By MARTYM8
I think that poll shows a lot of people are...

I think that poll shows a lot of people are rather dishonest and give the correct answer not what they really think.
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 14:00
Replies: 37
Views: 1,101
Posted By MARTYM8
Totally agree - housing benefit costs 25bn a...

Totally agree - housing benefit costs 25bn a year and there are more renters and fewer owners each year. If we carry on like this the HB bill will eventually exceed the NHS budget!

This is due to a...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 13:57
Replies: 325
Views: 10,044
Posted By MARTYM8
Yes - but voters are more volatile now and it has...

Yes - but voters are more volatile now and it has the effect of re confirming 2010 voting patterns which boosts the LDs and the Tories. The don't knows in the end usually follow the already decideds.
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 13:51
Replies: 74
Views: 1,555
Posted By MARTYM8
An analysis of any state school in London will...

An analysis of any state school in London will confirm this trend. You do wonder how many people can afford to have several children in London when the average house price is 600k.

A friend of my...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 13:44
Replies: 325
Views: 10,044
Posted By MARTYM8
Seems to me the pollsters are all converging....

Seems to me the pollsters are all converging. Better to all be wrong together than being the outlier that loses credibility on 8 May.

How much is fact and how much methodology?
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 13:42
Replies: 325
Views: 10,044
Posted By MARTYM8
So students aren't going to vote Green because...

So students aren't going to vote Green because they don't like Natalie Bennett. And they are voting Tory instead? Truly bizarre.
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 10:09
Replies: 231
Views: 5,876
Posted By MARTYM8
Yes - they go around harassing 72 year old...

Yes - they go around harassing 72 year old pensioners and then go crying like babies to the police when those pensioners stand up for themselves. Maybe they should get a proper job ?
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 09:51
Replies: 231
Views: 5,876
Posted By MARTYM8
Maybe some of them are recent arrivals to the UK...

Maybe some of them are recent arrivals to the UK and are in the process of learning English as a language including grammar and spelling?! It must be so wonderful to be so superior that you sneer at...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 09:14
Replies: 231
Views: 5,876
Posted By MARTYM8
You use the term being on benefits. Do you count...

You use the term being on benefits. Do you count tax credits costing us 35 billion a year to subsidise low wages, or the 25bn on housing benefit to subsidise low wages and high housing rents, or...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 01:28
Replies: 231
Views: 5,876
Posted By MARTYM8
So we have an 80bn deficit and are trillions in...

So we have an 80bn deficit and are trillions in debt and the problem is the government just isn't spending enough money?

How many more trillions do you suggest we borrow?

Are you also suggesting...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 01:07
Replies: 231
Views: 5,876
Posted By MARTYM8
Maybe you watched different debates. But maybe...

Maybe you watched different debates.

But maybe there might be something in the concept that if you:

You have a shortage of school places
Have to wait 2-3 weeks to see your GP
Have to wait hours to...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 00:56
Replies: 57
Views: 1,689
Posted By MARTYM8
I get the impression the OP is a lot more clued...

I get the impression the OP is a lot more clued up than they might first appear.

Pick the candidate on the ballot paper with the logo you like best?

It's a pity we can't get to vote for the German...
Forum: Politics 19-04-2015, 22:20
Replies: 325
Views: 10,044
Posted By MARTYM8
It's the one big variable to me in the polls -...

It's the one big variable to me in the polls - like the Greens the pollsters struggle to deal with this new factor and have different methodologies to account for it. UKIP won't win the election or...
Forum: Politics 19-04-2015, 22:18
Replies: 4,290
Views: 129,569
Posted By MARTYM8
I think you will find a lot of hateful things...

I think you will find a lot of hateful things going on across the parties - maybe you just hear more about some than others. It's a nasty business.

As for poor working class people - well Cheap...
Forum: Politics 19-04-2015, 22:10
Replies: 325
Views: 10,044
Posted By MARTYM8
Nothing quite beats 1983 - the SDP Liberal...

Nothing quite beats 1983 - the SDP Liberal Alliance won 25 per cent to Labours 27 per cent yet Labour won ten times as many seats (209 vs 23). Labours vote was concentrated whereas the Alliance vote...
Forum: Politics 19-04-2015, 22:05
Replies: 53
Views: 1,298
Posted By MARTYM8
Grant Shapps - by a long long way.

Grant Shapps - by a long long way.
Forum: Politics 19-04-2015, 22:04
Replies: 54
Views: 1,548
Posted By MARTYM8
Of course - but unlike the Irish we can still...

Of course - but unlike the Irish we can still print our own money, have our own currency and set our own interest rates. The Irish must follow the Germans.
Forum: Politics 19-04-2015, 22:02
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By MARTYM8
They have been over come by forcing councils to...

They have been over come by forcing councils to flog off their best homes and using the proceeds to bailout the housing associations. A thoroughly disgraceful policy - but it will no doubt win votes.
Forum: Politics 19-04-2015, 21:59
Replies: 51
Views: 1,204
Posted By MARTYM8
Seems harmless enough. They had another story...

Seems harmless enough.

They had another story today claiming a UKIP candidate made up her sons injuries he suffered while serving on the front line in Afghanistan. Seems the Mail story was untrue....
Forum: Politics 19-04-2015, 21:56
Replies: 12
Views: 261
Posted By MARTYM8
It may well be UKIP that saves Tessa in Wells -...

It may well be UKIP that saves Tessa in Wells - she seems decent enough.
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