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Forum: Politics 07-10-2014, 14:59
Replies: 86
Views: 2,084
Posted By Mr Perks
Hammer the Unions! Abolish human rights! Leave...

Hammer the Unions!
Abolish human rights!
Leave the EU and all its pesky employment protection rules!
I can understand the leaders on the Right welcomign such outrages, greed is one of their prime...
Forum: Politics 04-10-2014, 20:32
Replies: 138
Views: 2,769
Posted By Mr Perks
But England is regional. The country is a mixture...

But England is regional. The country is a mixture of historical actions and geographical accident but nothing else. Inhabitants of different regions are not all the same, they feel different and...
Forum: Politics 04-10-2014, 20:06
Replies: 138
Views: 2,769
Posted By Mr Perks
An English parliament, elected by FPTP, would be...

An English parliament, elected by FPTP, would be the worst of all Worlds, with the neglected North and West being ruled by the metropolitan South East. One period of Tory majority rule and they would...
Forum: Politics 03-10-2014, 17:22
Replies: 24
Views: 1,338
Posted By Mr Perks
The writer has missed out... 11 We would all be...

The writer has missed out...
11 We would all be under the iron heel of extarterrestrial; invaders if Thatcher hadn't single-handed ly fought them off.

12 We would all be lost souls heading for hell...
Forum: Politics 28-09-2014, 14:23
Replies: 131
Views: 2,773
Posted By Mr Perks
As I envisage it, there is a basic level of tax...

As I envisage it, there is a basic level of tax that rises to balance the amount of benefits paid indirectly to the compamy to cover too low wages. Reduction in the tax take from a company is offset...
Forum: Politics 28-09-2014, 13:33
Replies: 131
Views: 2,773
Posted By Mr Perks
Why is it not sensible? Exploiting a company to...

Why is it not sensible? Exploiting a company to the same extent as they exploit their workforce seems fair to me.
There is a standard definition of a living wage, based upon the cost of living. It is...
Forum: Politics 28-09-2014, 13:15
Replies: 131
Views: 2,773
Posted By Mr Perks
The best plan would be to force companies to pay...

The best plan would be to force companies to pay a living wage. Pegging business taxes to the wages they pay would be one way to encourage such a move and help out the benefit bill. But, as a lot of...
Forum: Politics 28-09-2014, 11:11
Replies: 131
Views: 2,773
Posted By Mr Perks
The original post begins with repeating three...

The original post begins with repeating three myths, assiduously peddled by the government and their dupes. Only by making these lies common currency can jhe government justify their swingeing...
Forum: Politics 23-09-2014, 09:53
Replies: 97
Views: 2,010
Posted By Mr Perks
And I pointed out that the recent examples of a...

And I pointed out that the recent examples of a Labour majority in England were when they were led by a charismatic leader against a prety well uneelectable Tory party . Now we have two relatively...
Forum: Politics 23-09-2014, 09:38
Replies: 97
Views: 2,010
Posted By Mr Perks
If we have a simple English parliament it wil...

If we have a simple English parliament it wil lead to blood on the streets within a decade. Yes, Labour would have had a majority in its landslide governments, against a hapless Tory party that and...
Forum: Politics 23-09-2014, 09:30
Replies: 223
Views: 6,678
Posted By Mr Perks
He was also an alcoholic and probably a...

He was also an alcoholic and probably a psychopath. While it is iffy comparing historical figures with current standards and mores, it is also very iffy to try and squash discussion of a historical...
Forum: Politics 10-09-2014, 11:02
Replies: 49
Views: 981
Posted By Mr Perks
The problem with a vaccination is that TB vaccine...

The problem with a vaccination is that TB vaccine is a live vaccine and the cattle would test positive for TB and be unsellable under EU rules. Now, the rules could be changed and the testing made...
Forum: Politics 10-09-2014, 08:39
Replies: 49
Views: 981
Posted By Mr Perks
The farmers' response to any problem has long...

The farmers' response to any problem has long been to kill something. So, they have bovine TB and they want to kill badgers. The Tory governemnt, anxcious not to lose their free electoral advertising...
Forum: Politics 12-08-2014, 06:17
Replies: 7
Views: 879
Posted By Mr Perks
Nothing quite so heart-warming as the Tories at...

Nothing quite so heart-warming as the Tories at civil war. Have they copyrighted the word 'Conservative'? Or, even, the colour blue? Can't help feeling the only winners will be the lawyers fighting...
Forum: Politics 08-08-2014, 10:24
Replies: 106
Views: 3,165
Posted By Mr Perks
This is the DWP playing fast and loose with...

This is the DWP playing fast and loose with statistics. They were reprimanded a while back for making dodgy conclusions from the official statistics and it seems they are again. I expect the get-out...
Forum: Politics 08-08-2014, 10:21
Replies: 29
Views: 970
Posted By Mr Perks
All; in all, such shameless behaviour from all...

All; in all, such shameless behaviour from all parties, but especially the Tories and Labour, offer an excellent argument as to why the House of Lords should cease to exist in its present form.
Forum: Music 01-08-2014, 19:34
Replies: 75
Views: 3,614
Posted By Mr Perks
Rory Gallagher - Brute Force & Ignorance (my...

Rory Gallagher - Brute Force & Ignorance (my ringtone) and In Your Town
Forum: Politics 29-06-2014, 11:06
Replies: 75
Views: 2,043
Posted By Mr Perks
In the Euroelection less than 20% of the total...

In the Euroelection less than 20% of the total electorate voted Tory or UKIP. In a recent opinion poll there was an 8% majority in favour of staying in the EU. So the Europhobes have to keep stating...
Forum: Radio 28-06-2014, 08:52
Replies: 26
Views: 2,039
Posted By Mr Perks
Exeter's phonic.fm plays a very wide range of...

Exeter's phonic.fm plays a very wide range of music, much of which could be called alternative.
Forum: Radio 18-06-2014, 07:10
Replies: 9
Views: 733
Posted By Mr Perks
Apart from the old timers that still make me...

Apart from the old timers that still make me laugh, like JAM and ISIHAC, John Finnimore's Souvenir Programme has me laughing out loud more than most sketch comedies.
Forum: Politics 28-05-2014, 10:18
Replies: 18
Views: 1,003
Posted By Mr Perks
The trouble with what is a really good idea is...

The trouble with what is a really good idea is that the Tories, with the help of their propagandists in the popular media, have firmly implanted in the public mind the idea that nationalised...
Forum: Politics 28-05-2014, 10:10
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By Mr Perks
A four year term would mean even more...

A four year term would mean even more short-termism. Nothing demanding a broad vision and long-term planning would ever happen unless there was rock-solid cross party support.
Forum: Politics 31-03-2014, 22:13
Replies: 9
Views: 501
Posted By Mr Perks
Network Rail is, beneath the pseudo private...

Network Rail is, beneath the pseudo private company veneer, a government body. Where will the fine go? To the Treasury? Insanity or what?
Forum: Politics 05-03-2014, 09:14
Replies: 39
Views: 1,292
Posted By Mr Perks
I assume you are not one of those fat people, so...

I assume you are not one of those fat people, so you do not overindulge in sugar-laden foods, so you would not be too penalised by a sugar tax. The idea is not speaking to you.
Forum: Music 05-03-2014, 09:11
Replies: 32
Views: 1,871
Posted By Mr Perks
Speaking as a very long time Eurovision...

Speaking as a very long time Eurovision watcher/listener I reckon this is song is okay even, by our recent standards, fairly good...in parts. But overall it's a bit dreadful, mainly due to the...
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