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Forum: Politics Yesterday, 15:27
Replies: 118
Views: 3,122
Posted By The Turk
Exactly. I heard someone on 5 Live pointing this...

Exactly. I heard someone on 5 Live pointing this out earlier today as well. So it looks to me if Brand is genuinely hoping his fans go and vote Labour then he made a massive blunder in not telling...
Forum: Politics 03-05-2015, 22:39
Replies: 3
Views: 166
Posted By The Turk
Good post. I'm in favour of federalism too and...

Good post. I'm in favour of federalism too and like you say the "we don't want more politicians" line the politicians and some forum members here come out with doesn't cut it as an argument against...
Forum: Politics 02-05-2015, 23:53
Replies: 37
Views: 788
Posted By The Turk
OK, I admit I was being flippant about socialism...

OK, I admit I was being flippant about socialism but my point was Labour while not having been true socialists in decades were at least more inclined that way even under Blair than the Tories ever...
Forum: Politics 02-05-2015, 23:32
Replies: 44
Views: 1,036
Posted By The Turk
Does anyone know why you can't vote for a British...

Does anyone know why you can't vote for a British party in N.Ireland? Are British parties banned from fielding candidates in N.ireland or do they simply choose not to because they feel they wouldn't...
Forum: Politics 02-05-2015, 23:18
Replies: 37
Views: 788
Posted By The Turk
Easily the most sensible post in this thread so...

Easily the most sensible post in this thread so far. Agree with everything here but especially BiB.

Personally I can't stand Labour for various reasons including the way they handled the economy but...
Forum: Broadcasting 29-04-2015, 13:55
Replies: 8
Views: 1,224
Posted By The Turk
Sounds like you're thinking of Rachel Mackley....

Sounds like you're thinking of Rachel Mackley. She's quite a hottie!:D
https://www.google.co.uk/?gws_rd=ssl#q=rachel+mackley
Forum: Politics 23-04-2015, 23:36
Replies: 54
Views: 1,642
Posted By The Turk
It was 1992 not 1993 and it was just over two...

It was 1992 not 1993 and it was just over two decades ago, not three. 1993 isn't THAT long ago, yet. I agree with your point though. The Tories ain't getting a majority going by the polls and recent...
Forum: Politics 21-04-2015, 14:23
Replies: 48
Views: 1,321
Posted By The Turk
I personally don't see why a Tory Lab pact...

I personally don't see why a Tory Lab pact wouldn't be possible. Not as if the two parties are politically miles apart from each other nowadays anyway.
Forum: Politics 14-04-2015, 23:25
Replies: 27
Views: 1,002
Posted By The Turk
So the Executive is not answerable to the...

So the Executive is not answerable to the Legislative. Interesting! Does that mean the President doesn't have to answer to any opposition politicians? How our PM would love that!:D

Is your system...
Forum: Politics 14-04-2015, 23:11
Replies: 27
Views: 1,002
Posted By The Turk
So their system of opposition to the government...

So their system of opposition to the government is quite different from ours! I'm finding all this majority leader, minority leader and separation of powers quite hard to get my head round! Has the...
Forum: Politics 14-04-2015, 22:45
Replies: 27
Views: 1,002
Posted By The Turk
Thanks for the replies. Ok so there are...

Thanks for the replies. Ok so there are definitely other parties in the US then! Why does no-one in the media seem to mention them at all? I was watching BBC and Sky news talk about Hillary Clinton...
Forum: Politics 13-04-2015, 23:25
Replies: 27
Views: 1,002
Posted By The Turk
Thanks for the replies. Ok so I stand corrected...

Thanks for the replies. Ok so I stand corrected and I know I should've googled the answers myself but I was almost sure there were no third parties in the US as in all the time I've followed US...
Forum: Politics 13-04-2015, 00:06
Replies: 27
Views: 1,002
Posted By The Turk
Questions about America's political system

There are two things that puzzle me about America's political system. The first is the fact they have precisely two parties: The Democrats, The Republicans and that's it. I know of no other country...
Forum: Politics 06-04-2015, 18:48
Replies: 46
Views: 1,465
Posted By The Turk
I was under the impression each German state had...

I was under the impression each German state had a lot of power rather like Scotland, Wales and N.Ireland do. Then again I don't really know the details in this aspect of German politics so maybe you...
Forum: Politics 05-04-2015, 18:05
Replies: 51
Views: 1,835
Posted By The Turk
I see. So Sturgeon showed she was more than just...

I see. So Sturgeon showed she was more than just another leftie whereas Wood was making more simplistic arguments against austerity without proposing an alternative way to balance the books.

This...
Forum: Politics 03-04-2015, 22:01
Replies: 36
Views: 1,808
Posted By The Turk
Fair enough about the tuition fees but why should...

Fair enough about the tuition fees but why should they have gone into opposition yet again when for once they had an opportunity to go into government for the first time since the Lib Dems were...
Forum: Politics 03-04-2015, 21:28
Replies: 51
Views: 1,835
Posted By The Turk
I'm a bit puzzled. The polls generally seem to be...

I'm a bit puzzled. The polls generally seem to be showing Leanne Wood was nowhere near as impressive as Nicola Sturgeon in last night's tv debates yet I saw the debates and I agree that Sturgeon...
Forum: Politics 01-04-2015, 22:27
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By The Turk
Devolution in the West Midlands

With talk gathering pace on how best to devolve power in England, I've been starting threads asking people in each English region about how they'd like devolution in their region to look like. So far...
Forum: Politics 29-03-2015, 19:50
Replies: 25
Views: 598
Posted By The Turk
Do you think its been nightmare for Germany,...

Do you think its been nightmare for Germany, Sweden and other countries which have used PR?
Forum: Football 28-03-2015, 16:14
Replies: 901
Views: 28,242
Posted By The Turk
Dunno why people are still so pessimistic about...

Dunno why people are still so pessimistic about England. We just put four past little anus or whatever they're called. What more proof do we need that things are on the up for our team!
Forum: Politics 11-03-2015, 23:59
Replies: 29
Views: 1,243
Posted By The Turk
Let them. I'm sure they'd be rather good at...

Let them. I'm sure they'd be rather good at having an empire. What's the worst that can happen?
Forum: Politics 07-03-2015, 00:31
Replies: 730
Views: 14,872
Posted By The Turk
I get why the Scots have abandoned Labour for the...

I get why the Scots have abandoned Labour for the SNP. I'm no fan of Labour myself for similar reasons. What I don't get is why so many of them including in DS threads like this one said they felt...
Forum: Broadcasting 07-03-2015, 00:15
Replies: 26
Views: 1,385
Posted By The Turk
Exactly. Why don't ITV go back to how they used...

Exactly. Why don't ITV go back to how they used to do it but with a few modifications? For one thing it was a federation of regional networks with ITV itself being just a commissioning broadcaster...
Forum: Politics 03-03-2015, 22:14
Replies: 12
Views: 688
Posted By The Turk
I agree its absurd but then we're talking about...

I agree its absurd but then we're talking about Putin who's been doing the absurd and still is as we speak. He's been taking chunks out of Ukraine and the Baltic states have reason to fear they're...
Forum: Politics 03-03-2015, 14:20
Replies: 12
Views: 688
Posted By The Turk
I know I'm bumping up a thread I started a long...

I know I'm bumping up a thread I started a long time ago but with everything that's been going on with Putin and Russia recently I felt it appropriate to use this thread about Putin and Russia rather...
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