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Forum: Politics Yesterday, 22:25
Replies: 4,639
Views: 168,485
Posted By Phil 2804
The national swing to Labour in 1997 was 10.5%...

The national swing to Labour in 1997 was 10.5% and in the marginals around 13% and Mrs Thatcher trailed Jim Callaghan by 20% on personal ratings a week before the 1979 election.
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 10:35
Replies: 96
Views: 2,295
Posted By Phil 2804
As did Nigel Lawson and lets not forget the Bust...

As did Nigel Lawson and lets not forget the Bust he left us with, inflation at 10.5%, double digit interest rates, Government borrowing reaching 9% of GDP, and unemployment at 3 million for the...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 10:28
Replies: 96
Views: 2,295
Posted By Phil 2804
So basically Gordon is guilty for not have the...

So basically Gordon is guilty for not have the power to see the future? :o

In hindsight selling the gold at that value was a bad deal, but lets not forget at the time it was $275 it had been...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 10:04
Replies: 45
Views: 1,203
Posted By Phil 2804
What do you want them to say?

What do you want them to say?
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 10:03
Replies: 45
Views: 1,203
Posted By Phil 2804
Its not that long ago senior members of the Tory...

Its not that long ago senior members of the Tory front bench were hailing the Co-Operative as the model for future business in the UK.

I do however wonder why so many right wingers are taking such...
Forum: Politics 18-04-2014, 23:45
Replies: 145
Views: 2,567
Posted By Phil 2804
I suggest you read up on carbon capture. Coal may...

I suggest you read up on carbon capture. Coal may yet be an energy of the future and Britain is leading the way.
Forum: Politics 18-04-2014, 16:10
Replies: 145
Views: 2,567
Posted By Phil 2804
But none of that happened. You cannot convict...

But none of that happened. You cannot convict someone because they might have done something in a fictional scenario. The site was closed but the protesters presence there did not itself force its...
Forum: Politics 18-04-2014, 11:57
Replies: 96
Views: 2,295
Posted By Phil 2804
I find it interesting that the two most popular...

I find it interesting that the two most popular are the two who stoked enormous economic booms based on debt and mortgage lending that led to equally big busts and left the public finances in pretty...
Forum: Politics 18-04-2014, 11:50
Replies: 145
Views: 2,567
Posted By Phil 2804
Again that's a whim, not an actual fact. If you...

Again that's a whim, not an actual fact. If you decide not to go to a particular place because of a protest that's a decision you made, you were not forced to make that decision its one you make of...
Forum: Politics 18-04-2014, 11:42
Replies: 145
Views: 2,567
Posted By Phil 2804
...are you qualified to interpret article 11? The...

...are you qualified to interpret article 11? The bottom line is the case went to court, the evidence, or lack of it, was presented and ultimately the Magistrate was not satisfied that the accused...
Forum: Politics 17-04-2014, 22:19
Replies: 96
Views: 2,295
Posted By Phil 2804
So that's what Heath handed over in 1974 was it a...

So that's what Heath handed over in 1974 was it a repaired economy? Except of course he didn't, Heath handed over an economy in deep recession, with runaway inflation, rising unemployment and of...
Forum: Politics 17-04-2014, 19:13
Replies: 145
Views: 2,567
Posted By Phil 2804
That's conjecture. That's like saying "I avoided...

That's conjecture. That's like saying "I avoided the town centre because I heard there was a protest going on and I thought there might be trouble" Nobody actually physically stopped you going...
Forum: Politics 17-04-2014, 18:59
Replies: 55
Views: 1,457
Posted By Phil 2804
Well the recession lasted longer than anyone had...

Well the recession lasted longer than anyone had predicted back in 2010, including George hence why he's about 200 billion off his original borrowing targets for this parliament. As I mentioned I...
Forum: Politics 17-04-2014, 18:53
Replies: 96
Views: 2,295
Posted By Phil 2804
Maybe, but I don't think Gordon was the only one...

Maybe, but I don't think Gordon was the only one who deluded themselves into thinking the boom could last forever, hence George's foolish promise in 2007. In fact prior to Northern Rock collapsing I...
Forum: Politics 17-04-2014, 18:43
Replies: 55
Views: 1,457
Posted By Phil 2804
You only have to go back to 1993 to find a period...

You only have to go back to 1993 to find a period where the Government was running a deficit as big as 2011.

Isn't there the alternative train of thought that cutting spending too early in a...
Forum: Politics 17-04-2014, 18:38
Replies: 96
Views: 2,295
Posted By Phil 2804
Britain had its longest ever unbroken run of...

Britain had its longest ever unbroken run of economic growth while Brown was at No. 11 and unemployment was sustained at its lowest levels since the mid 1970s. Even George and Dave were fans at one...
Forum: Politics 17-04-2014, 18:31
Replies: 145
Views: 2,567
Posted By Phil 2804
She has a lawful civil right to protest, we all...

She has a lawful civil right to protest, we all do, and as she pointed out they'd been out there lawfully protesting for five hours that day without any issue with the Police and then suddenly,...
Forum: Politics 17-04-2014, 16:17
Replies: 145
Views: 2,567
Posted By Phil 2804
Good. The right to peaceful protest is...

Good. The right to peaceful protest is fundamental to every free and democratic society and moves to curtail that right for political or business interests mark a dangerous step towards...
Forum: Politics 17-04-2014, 15:27
Replies: 55
Views: 1,457
Posted By Phil 2804
The only chancellor in history double the UK...

The only chancellor in history double the UK national debt inside of one parliamentary term and preside over one of the longest slumps in living standards ever recorded you mean?
Forum: Politics 17-04-2014, 15:24
Replies: 55
Views: 1,457
Posted By Phil 2804
Well the UK economy is actually smaller than...

Well the UK economy is actually smaller than predicted back in 2010 and he's borrowed to date about 200 billion more than than even the most pessimistic forecast in 2010. We are in fact the last...
Forum: Politics 15-04-2014, 21:02
Replies: 96
Views: 3,216
Posted By Phil 2804
Yes they are. They are a taxpayer funded welfare...

Yes they are. They are a taxpayer funded welfare benefit, paid out on the basis that as a society we don't believe people should be forced to "work until they drop" although with the death of final...
Forum: Politics 12-04-2014, 17:04
Replies: 95
Views: 2,688
Posted By Phil 2804
Egged on by George Osborne who promised to match...

Egged on by George Osborne who promised to match Labour spending plans in 2007. I'd also point out that since the 1970's the Tories have balanced the books less often than Labour and borrowed far...
Forum: Politics 12-04-2014, 16:56
Replies: 25
Views: 881
Posted By Phil 2804
There are a lot of reasons for that and...

There are a lot of reasons for that and differential turnout is one of them, Tory voters turn out in much higher numbers in safe Tory seats than Labour voters in their safe seats. However Labour are...
Forum: Politics 12-04-2014, 08:59
Replies: 25
Views: 881
Posted By Phil 2804
Rubbish, Labour won majorities in England at...

Rubbish, Labour won majorities in England at every election between 1997 and 2005, and currently hold more English seats than the Tories did after 1997. Labour are the only party since 1945 to hold...
Forum: Politics 12-04-2014, 08:56
Replies: 25
Views: 881
Posted By Phil 2804
Not true. The Conservatives are the only party to...

Not true. The Conservatives are the only party to have topped 50% of the vote in Scotland and even in the Thatcher/Major years there were 10-20 Scottish Tory MP's, in fact the Tories wouldn't have...
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