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Forum: Broadcasting 22-05-2015, 00:46
Replies: 25
Views: 1,976
Posted By heskethbang
So does Boston - population 600,000. It can work...

So does Boston - population 600,000. It can work here, but you have to offer people telly that's relevant to them - some live breaking news would make it watchable at least. Smaller stories often...
Forum: Politics 18-05-2015, 23:29
Replies: 169
Views: 4,987
Posted By heskethbang
I sometimes wonder what would've happened if...

I sometimes wonder what would've happened if Labour, after abandoning Ken Clarke's spending plans after 2001, had instead reverted to Keynesian economics, and actually cut spending during the boom...
Forum: Politics 14-05-2015, 10:04
Replies: 79
Views: 2,614
Posted By heskethbang
That's pretty much where I stand on all of this....

That's pretty much where I stand on all of this. Whoever you voted for, it is in the national interest for Britain to have a strong and effective opposition.
And if you're Labour, you need a leader...
Forum: Politics 13-05-2015, 19:52
Replies: 79
Views: 2,614
Posted By heskethbang
What a terrible set of candidates. Ummuna is...

What a terrible set of candidates. Ummuna is probably quite competent, as is Yvette Cooper but in interviews they both seem to embody the very 'we know what's best for you' sort of smugness that I...
Forum: Politics 11-05-2015, 23:18
Replies: 18
Views: 1,026
Posted By heskethbang
Speaking as a former Labour Party member and...

Speaking as a former Labour Party member and voter back in the 90s, I have to say Stella Creasy is exactly the kind of metropolitan elitist that we could well do without.
It's unfortunate that Dan...
Forum: Politics 08-05-2015, 02:36
Replies: 143
Views: 2,843
Posted By heskethbang
What a bitter miserable bunch lol

What a bitter miserable bunch lol
Forum: Politics 08-05-2015, 01:38
Replies: 93
Views: 3,224
Posted By heskethbang
No, all is not lost for Labour, but they need to...

No, all is not lost for Labour, but they need to ask themselves who they stand for.
If it is the working class, then they need a fair, robust and credible policy for dealing with mass immigration of...
Forum: Politics 08-05-2015, 01:22
Replies: 143
Views: 2,843
Posted By heskethbang
Didn't you know - in pigeon hole land,if you're...

Didn't you know - in pigeon hole land,if you're disabled, that must mean you love Labour, and hate those heartless Tories!

The idea of a person being disabled AND voting Conservative - Labour want...
Forum: Politics 08-05-2015, 01:08
Replies: 143
Views: 2,843
Posted By heskethbang
Yes - dare I say more than you do - think...

Yes - dare I say more than you do - think Bannerman, Asquith & Lloyd George - for it was the Liberals who introduced welfare to Britain, not your beloved socialists.
However, you are quite right,...
Forum: Politics 08-05-2015, 00:41
Replies: 143
Views: 2,843
Posted By heskethbang
I know! The truth is no one party has the...

I know! The truth is no one party has the monopoly on benevolence, altruism, honesty, dishonesty, worldliness or bigotry.

If only the world was divided into simple little Blue and Red boxes, with...
Forum: Politics 08-05-2015, 00:30
Replies: 143
Views: 2,843
Posted By heskethbang
I'm not a great lover of the Tories, but of the...

I'm not a great lover of the Tories, but of the options available they were the least worst option. The economy is improving and that matters more than anything. Healthcare, Education and Welfare...
Forum: Politics 08-05-2015, 00:24
Replies: 143
Views: 2,843
Posted By heskethbang
Didn't you know? Labour are sweet and lovely,...

Didn't you know? Labour are sweet and lovely, with special rules of economics that make deficits disappear, whereas those nasty Tories sit in posh houses laughing at the plight of the poor, and...
Forum: Politics 07-05-2015, 23:59
Replies: 41
Views: 1,567
Posted By heskethbang
Lovely stuff....remember all narcotics leave...

Lovely stuff....remember all narcotics leave their mark in one form or another. Enjoy!
Forum: Politics 07-05-2015, 23:57
Replies: 31
Views: 1,767
Posted By heskethbang
That was Nick Robinson quoting a local journalist.

That was Nick Robinson quoting a local journalist.
Forum: Politics 07-05-2015, 23:46
Replies: 19
Views: 505
Posted By heskethbang
If Blair had not backed the war in Iraq, raided...

If Blair had not backed the war in Iraq, raided private pension funds or started running a deficit during the boom times, I think Labour could have won in 2010 - despite the return to the politics of...
Forum: Politics 07-05-2015, 23:42
Replies: 46
Views: 1,723
Posted By heskethbang
Even Andrew Marr considers the BBC as...

Even Andrew Marr considers the BBC as institutionally left wing. I think they do their best to be impartial, but there are inevitable lapses, and just as one must take Sky News's coverage with a...
Forum: Politics 07-05-2015, 23:21
Replies: 90
Views: 2,642
Posted By heskethbang
What happened to people taking responsibility for...

What happened to people taking responsibility for their own lot in life? We've had 5 years of people moaning, expecting government to solve all their problems. They don't, they won't, and never will...
Forum: Politics 07-05-2015, 23:11
Replies: 117
Views: 4,294
Posted By heskethbang
Well at least he could do sums, and was straight...

Well at least he could do sums, and was straight with the electorate.
Forum: Politics 07-05-2015, 23:09
Replies: 7
Views: 526
Posted By heskethbang
I'm sure you're right. By the caring Champagne...

I'm sure you're right. By the caring Champagne Socialists no doubt...
Forum: Politics 07-05-2015, 23:06
Replies: 46
Views: 1,723
Posted By heskethbang
That's why they mustn't be allowed anywhere near...

That's why they mustn't be allowed anywhere near the levers of power lol
Forum: Politics 07-05-2015, 22:58
Replies: 46
Views: 1,723
Posted By heskethbang
Irony alert :-) On what evidence do you believe...

Irony alert :-)

On what evidence do you believe the exit poll is inaccurate? 22,000 voters across 130 constituencies - the same constituencies that got the 2010 exit poll spot on.

That's about 20...
Forum: Politics 07-05-2015, 22:41
Replies: 37
Views: 1,725
Posted By heskethbang
Apparently, the Exit Poll surveyed 22000 voters...

Apparently, the Exit Poll surveyed 22000 voters in around 130 constituencies, at the same polling stations as in 2010 - when they got it spot on.

While it's quite possible that we may have a 1992...
Forum: Politics 07-05-2015, 22:37
Replies: 117
Views: 4,294
Posted By heskethbang
It would be hilarious for Balls to lose his...

It would be hilarious for Balls to lose his seat.... Unfortunately it appears Labour are increasing their showing in individual seats by just enough to save Balls.
Forum: Politics 07-05-2015, 22:20
Replies: 37
Views: 1,725
Posted By heskethbang
Got to admit, I didn't know who I was going to...

Got to admit, I didn't know who I was going to vote for until I reached the ballot box today. It was between 2 parties.
Also, my profession is so anti-Tory that it could cost me work if I told people...
Forum: Politics 07-05-2015, 21:59
Replies: 125
Views: 5,100
Posted By heskethbang
She looks like a female Ed Milliband. Strangely...

She looks like a female Ed Milliband. Strangely attractive...
UKIP taking votes from Labour and bringing themselves up to 2nd place. Not entirely unexpected...
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