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Forum: Politics Yesterday, 23:19
Replies: 167
Views: 3,010
Posted By Landis
1. A fair point. 2. We should wait for the...

1. A fair point.
2. We should wait for the Manifesto. If Labourlist are correctly reporting what has been announced there is (of course) a difference between "8 in 2020" and "8 by 2020".
3. The gap...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 21:27
Replies: 23
Views: 353
Posted By Landis
I hope that the next government will do just that...

I hope that the next government will do just that - Labour or Tory.
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 21:20
Replies: 167
Views: 3,010
Posted By Landis
I agree that a rise which simply mirrors...

I agree that a rise which simply mirrors inflation would be completely pointless as there would be no change.
Surely we should wait for the details in the Labour Manifesto. Labourlist are reporting...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 20:51
Replies: 167
Views: 3,010
Posted By Landis
I don't care what Labour do with the...

I don't care what Labour do with the recommendations. I want them to close the gap between the NMW and the Living Wage. How they administer the yearly increases....I don't care. I just want them to...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 20:44
Replies: 167
Views: 3,010
Posted By Landis
No - Not at all. Judge me over a longer period....

No - Not at all. Judge me over a longer period. If you still think that later I will listen carefully to you.
But I do respond to threads which contain angry posts. Feminism. Immigration. Asylum....
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 20:07
Replies: 167
Views: 3,010
Posted By Landis
I think it is pretty obvious to every person on...

I think it is pretty obvious to every person on this thread (except 1) than I am attacking Osbourne for telling us that 7 is affordable and then doing nothing about it. (FACT). He accepted the...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 16:27
Replies: 44
Views: 1,135
Posted By Landis
Amazing how some of you are jumping ahead to what...

Amazing how some of you are jumping ahead to what Labour may or may not do in the future in response to Cameron.
In some ways it is understandable that you do not wish to discuss the thread...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 15:41
Replies: 167
Views: 3,010
Posted By Landis
Now you are just playing ridiculous games. (I...

Now you are just playing ridiculous games. (I will not use the T word as it is rude).
If Labour keep the LPC I expect them to take the recommendations.
But we don't know what is in their Manifesto...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 15:25
Replies: 167
Views: 3,010
Posted By Landis
I agree with the first sentence. But if there are...

I agree with the first sentence. But if there are 5 million people on NMW and they all fight to get better jobs.....the 5 millions NMW jobs do not vanish. They are filled buy a different 5 millions...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 15:04
Replies: 44
Views: 1,135
Posted By Landis
The damage has been done. David Cameron cannot...

The damage has been done.
David Cameron cannot suck those words back in.

Tory Renegers could catch on in a truly horrific way. I am guessing there will be a few "promises" from the Tories in the...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 14:58
Replies: 167
Views: 3,010
Posted By Landis
I have not rubbished the LPC and I have no...

I have not rubbished the LPC and I have no intention of ignoring your question.
I am perfectly happy with New Labour setting up the LPC and allowing them to recommend changes to the initial NMW...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 14:33
Replies: 331
Views: 8,231
Posted By Landis
You are trying to airbrush Cameron's astonishing...

You are trying to airbrush Cameron's astonishing linking of the timetables by moving on quickly to how Labour might react!
Have patience!
It is much too soon to assume that Cameron's statement will...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 14:26
Replies: 331
Views: 8,231
Posted By Landis
Try to focus on the actual furore in Scotland...

Try to focus on the actual furore in Scotland over Cameron forgetting to link an English timetable in his pledge.
And not to focus on a furore that exists only in your head.

Labour have been talking...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 14:20
Replies: 331
Views: 8,231
Posted By Landis
Rubbish. You are trying to claim that Labour are...

Rubbish.
You are trying to claim that Labour are just as bad as Cameron/Crosby becasue they might react to the Tory stunt by pulling a stunt of their own.

Two wrongs don't make a right.

The Cameron...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 14:09
Replies: 331
Views: 8,231
Posted By Landis
Cameron cannot be trusted. He has removed all...

Cameron cannot be trusted. He has removed all doubt about that by not mentioning in his Vow that reform in England must be at the same pace as Scotland.
This is astonishing. It is going to be...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 13:44
Replies: 167
Views: 3,010
Posted By Landis
If George Osbourne (or a future Labour...

If George Osbourne (or a future Labour Chancellor) chooses not to accept the recommendations of the LPC they have 2 choices. They simply reject the recommendation and stick to their guns. Or they...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 13:07
Replies: 140
Views: 3,704
Posted By Landis
It would have had no impact on the perception of...

It would have had no impact on the perception of the Vow/statement in Scotland? That is your position?

Incredible.
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 13:04
Replies: 140
Views: 3,704
Posted By Landis
No I am not. I am commenting on Cameron's...

No I am not.
I am commenting on Cameron's statement on Friday morning which has triggered the comments from Salmond.

The damage is done.

I am not commenting on the desperate attempts to repair the...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 12:51
Replies: 140
Views: 3,704
Posted By Landis
Was is it you don't understand? If Cameron had...

Was is it you don't understand?

If Cameron had published a seperate Vow/pledge/statement saying that further powers for Scotland would take place at the same pace as huge constitutional changes in...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 12:32
Replies: 140
Views: 3,704
Posted By Landis
Wow! The whole world is talking about Cameron's...

Wow!
The whole world is talking about Cameron's dirty, grubby, devious, slimy, linking and conditionality that was not mentioned or even hinted at before Scotland voted.

But you haven't noticed? You...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 12:16
Replies: 140
Views: 3,704
Posted By Landis
So...the good news is that he has bought himself...

So...the good news is that he has bought himself a bit of time to deal with some angry MP's.

The bad news is that he will never be trusted on any promise. About anything. Ever. That cannot be...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 12:00
Replies: 140
Views: 3,704
Posted By Landis
On Friday morning the whole of the Uk was...

On Friday morning the whole of the Uk was thinking about the need for tensions in Scotland to gradually calm...

All except for 2 people that is. Lynton Crosby decided that this was a perfect moment...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 11:43
Replies: 167
Views: 3,010
Posted By Landis
I am glad we are now agreed that Osbourne's words...

I am glad we are now agreed that Osbourne's words were meaningless.

The function of the Low Pay Commission (in this area) is to review the level set by the government. Up to the point at which...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 11:03
Replies: 167
Views: 3,010
Posted By Landis
What point am I trying to make? :) Maybe that the...

What point am I trying to make? :)
Maybe that the Tory votes (count them) in favour of keeping sub-poverty level wages for millions of women was a better indication of their attitude and motivation...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 10:29
Replies: 167
Views: 3,010
Posted By Landis
:D Would you like me to "advocate" presenting you...

:D
Would you like me to "advocate" presenting you with a Moon on a Stick every year between now and 2025?
I reckon it is "affordable" and "the right time to do this"

The Tories fought to stop the...
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