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Forum: Politics Today, 07:29
Replies: 169
Views: 3,752
Posted By rusty123
Unless bees are feeling offended by the use of...

Unless bees are feeling offended by the use of the word "swarm" I wouldn't worry.

Personally speaking (and completely devoid of any concern for the world's locust population), I'd have used a...
Forum: Politics 29-07-2015, 18:41
Replies: 162
Views: 4,198
Posted By rusty123
That open border agreement is only for EU...

That open border agreement is only for EU nationals. These migrants aren't European.

Best revisit your drawing board
Forum: Politics 19-07-2015, 00:44
Replies: 17
Views: 666
Posted By rusty123
Publically no, but privately highly likely imo

Publically no, but privately highly likely imo
Forum: Politics 19-07-2015, 00:33
Replies: 193
Views: 4,419
Posted By rusty123
My understanding is that they are only looking at...

My understanding is that they are only looking at the rules regarding strike ballots - is that not the case?
Forum: Politics 19-07-2015, 00:22
Replies: 204
Views: 8,034
Posted By rusty123
I doubt they care. I'm surprized they didn't go...

I doubt they care.

I'm surprized they didn't go all in and dig up other cringe worthy photos like Idi Amin enjoying a cuppa with Lizzie at a Buckingham Palace garden party or the grandkids choice of...
Forum: Politics 17-07-2015, 14:06
Replies: 48
Views: 1,054
Posted By rusty123
What lie will that be? From memory, the last...

What lie will that be?

From memory, the last time the independent body mentioned an above inflation payrise for MP's I don't recall any talk of it being offset by a reduction in expense allowances...
Forum: Politics 17-07-2015, 13:52
Replies: 193
Views: 4,419
Posted By rusty123
No, It's a fact. At a general election the voter...

No, It's a fact. At a general election the voter isn't determining whether or not the UK will have a government, merely who, from a multitude of options, they would like to see form it. A government...
Forum: Politics 17-07-2015, 09:24
Replies: 193
Views: 4,419
Posted By rusty123
Fact actually.

Fact actually.
Forum: Politics 17-07-2015, 09:20
Replies: 91
Views: 2,576
Posted By rusty123
I'm going by an actual interview he gave on the...

I'm going by an actual interview he gave on the radio yesterday not the pre match briefing. The point about the consultants is just one aspect of the reforms he wants to bring about.

Cost rather...
Forum: Politics 17-07-2015, 07:39
Replies: 193
Views: 4,419
Posted By rusty123
But how general elections are statistically won...

But how general elections are statistically won and lost has no bearing on a strike ballot, so why do they insist on bringing it up as a comparative argument?

It's not an attack on the unions. it's...
Forum: Politics 17-07-2015, 07:27
Replies: 91
Views: 2,576
Posted By rusty123
He isn't attacking doctors. That's just typical...

He isn't attacking doctors. That's just typical union BS wording. He's not only looking at consultants either. He pretty much wants hospitals to provide full access to services 7 days a week.........
Forum: Politics 16-07-2015, 10:00
Replies: 193
Views: 4,419
Posted By rusty123
Mps aren't elected on a two option yes/no ballot...

Mps aren't elected on a two option yes/no ballot which is why I squirm with embarrassment for the apologists of the more militant unions who try to deflect by using that irrelevant argument.
Forum: Politics 16-07-2015, 09:54
Replies: 1,795
Views: 48,549
Posted By rusty123
Corbyn would be the dream Labour leader for the...

Corbyn would be the dream Labour leader for the tories particularly set against the backdrop of what's going on in the Eurozone - particularly in Greece, because the Tories basic economic message...
Forum: Politics 16-07-2015, 09:34
Replies: 1,795
Views: 48,549
Posted By rusty123
Up until the last week or so I'd never heard of...

Up until the last week or so I'd never heard of Jeremy Corbyn so don't have a great deal to judge him by, but from what I've seen my first impression is that he makes Ed Miliband look a credible PM...
Forum: Politics 30-06-2015, 08:42
Replies: 487
Views: 11,424
Posted By rusty123
Methinks you're barking up the wrong tree a bit....

Methinks you're barking up the wrong tree a bit. It's about the notion of being a State not being a Muslim.
Forum: Politics 30-06-2015, 08:27
Replies: 31
Views: 1,270
Posted By rusty123
Originally deciding not to bring a case against a...

Originally deciding not to bring a case against a frail 86 year old who isn't mentally fit to stand trial to court doesn't sound like a reason to throw oneself on ones sword to my way of...
Forum: Politics 30-06-2015, 08:07
Replies: 35
Views: 1,062
Posted By rusty123
Quite the opposite. The casual observer could be...

Quite the opposite. The casual observer could be forgiven for thinking that the RMT getting waspy is a sign that the EU must be doing something right :)
Forum: Politics 30-06-2015, 08:00
Replies: 35
Views: 1,062
Posted By rusty123
What exactly are these "aspirations" the RMT...

What exactly are these "aspirations" the RMT union are worried about regarding the direction of travel of the EU?
Forum: Politics 25-06-2015, 16:58
Replies: 336
Views: 7,016
Posted By rusty123
Not many people buy a nice four bedroomed...

Not many people buy a nice four bedroomed detached as a first property. I certainly didn't so I don't know why you keep focusing on that aspect of my post.
Bottom line is that my kids would have been...
Forum: Politics 25-06-2015, 16:50
Replies: 67
Views: 1,834
Posted By rusty123
Ditto. Spending billions on HS2 just doesn't...

Ditto.

Spending billions on HS2 just doesn't stack up for me when all it'll do is shave up to half an hour off a journey between two points most of us won't ever have need to travel.

A straw poll...
Forum: Politics 25-06-2015, 16:33
Replies: 336
Views: 7,016
Posted By rusty123
To clarify it was the arse end of the eighties...

To clarify it was the arse end of the eighties with double digit interest rates. We had a functioning kitchen, second hand functioning furniture and a lot of decorating and about 2 years of DIY to do...
Forum: Politics 25-06-2015, 16:22
Replies: 336
Views: 7,016
Posted By rusty123
I have NO mortgage, NO loans, NO credit cards, so...

I have NO mortgage, NO loans, NO credit cards, so no I'm not in debt - and it's not my definition of what constitutes poverty that counts, it's the states definition that does hence why by my...
Forum: Politics 25-06-2015, 10:49
Replies: 336
Views: 7,016
Posted By rusty123
I managed it. Admittedly I doubt I could do it...

I managed it. Admittedly I doubt I could do it again if I was thirty years younger looking at today's market but that's not the point. Statistically my kids were raised in relative poverty for all...
Forum: Politics 25-06-2015, 10:35
Replies: 117
Views: 3,323
Posted By rusty123
All flawed with varying degrees of pros...

All flawed with varying degrees of pros offsetting their cons defining their time on office. Blair had the potential to top the chart, a less draconian Thatcher might have as well. Major's term kinda...
Forum: Politics 25-06-2015, 10:18
Replies: 88
Views: 2,364
Posted By rusty123
After a (admittedly) brief glance at their...

After a (admittedly) brief glance at their website the first (clean) one word to spring to mind was....

...Muppets.
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