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Re: Political: We're doomed, Captain Mannering...

From a personal point of view your statement in the second sentence is purely guesswork, and incorrect.

I'm glad you agree about the 8 years...
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Of course, why wouldn't they ? If the EU loses a member country it means less, or poorer quality slop, in the EU Trough they all stick their porcine snouts in.


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Whereas the UK politicians milk the system for all itís worth, and then some.

Probably already working out how to divide up the £350M for themselves...
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Not necessarily anything to do with Brexit, but I see that both Toshiba and Hitachi are giving up on Nuclear power plants in the U.K.

I know that the Government is full of good ideas, but have they considered that the Ukraine has a slightly used one that I'm sure they would be only too pleased for us to take of their hands at a knock down price!

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I've told you before - don't worry about it!

The right wing media tycoons that mould public opinion (including yours) won't let him win an election- so forget about the prospect.

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Are you including the Mirror and the Grauniad in your synopsis Jim?

I am all for fairness and meritocracy but Labour consistently fail to understand that you cannot help the poor, the disadvantaged, the NHS, education and so forth by bankrupting the country.

Likewise if you "squeeze the rich until the pips squeak" as proposed by a former Labour Chancellor, those rich b*******s will be on the first flight out of London City Airport!

Indeed, to quote the same Labour Chancellor they would have to be "out of their tiny Chinese minds" to stay.

Even Alistair Darling and Gordon Brown recognised this; which is why Labour kept the 40% upper tax rate for nearly thirteen years, and only increased to 45% it a few weeks before the 2010 General Election.

However, if Labour really wanted to help those on lower incomes they would not have done away with the 10% tax rate, which caused a great deal of hardship amongst the lower paid and took away the incentive for many to work.
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I donít think CC himself actually wants to get into #10, heíd be beyond useless anyway so perhaps itís a good thing.
IF CC ever gets into #10 dining room would he know how to hold his knife and fork, I wonder. Indeed, would he know which knife is for the fish? As fish may be off the menu due to economic constraints, the question becomes academic.
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IF CC ever gets into #10 dining room would he know how to hold his knife and fork, I wonder. Indeed, would he know which knife is for the fish? As fish may be off the menu due to economic constraints, the question becomes academic.
We have no shortage of fish in British waters Mark; we are just not allowed to fish most of it.
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Probably already working out how to divide up the £350M for themselves...
I agree ! Diane Abbott has already worn out 2 calculators and still not worked out what her share should be.
Her performance on QT last night was priceless.

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I agree ! Diane Abbott has already worn out 2 calculators and still not worked out what her share should be.
Her performance on QT last night was priceless.

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Defo going to watch on iPlayer, love a bit of comedy. She's the Princess of entertainment.
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Defo going to watch on iPlayer, love a bit of comedy. She's the Princess of entertainment.
If you haven't already seen it, this is worth a look. DA's Greatest Moments.

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...AEC9&FORM=VIRE

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Are you including the Mirror and the Grauniad in your synopsis Jim?
I said right wing media, Nigel. You must be way, way to the left of me if you consider the Mirror and Guardian to be right wing!

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Thanks - enjoyed every single minute: The Nick Ferrari interview... Piers Morgan, Countdown... Capped by not being able to walk off stage.

She's an embarrassment, complete and utter. But it's frightening to think she could, one day, become the Home Secretary. Or perhaps CC would maker her Chancellor of the Exchequer
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Re: Political: We're doomed, Captain Mannering...

Politicians have reached the point where they have to be made far more accountable to their electorate. Recall is no longer sufficient.
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Re: Political: We're doomed, Captain Mannering...

This is a cracking speech by our future Prime Minister, Michael Gove. It’s sure to go down in history and it won’t be too surprising if Comrade C was sorry he instigated a vote of no confidence.
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Re: Political: We're doomed, Captain Mannering...

Crikey, Gove was really on form was he not...……

Great speech, I also likes the smile from Vince Cable, he took his drumming well, another genuine good politician (IMHO)

Vince Cable has always been on my favourite list after his bringing chaos to order speech when Mr Brown was PM...…………….
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