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Old 17th March 2015
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By Any Other Name (Political)

Am I the only one, on Budget Day to be concerned about the "Chance" in Chancellor? Is he winging it? Is it in the job description?

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Re: By Any Other Name (Political)

I think a "cell" for the chanCellor would be more appropriate.

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Re: By Any Other Name (Political)

With the present incumbent I always wonder if some of the measurers are taken for economic reasons or ideological reasons.
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Re: By Any Other Name (Political)

all measures taken by chancellors regardless of their political hue are taken based on ideological reasons. The more left wing the chancellor the more ideological the reason.
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all measures taken by chancellors regardless of their political hue are taken based on ideological reasons. The more left wing the chancellor the more ideological the reason.
And the same can be said of the right.
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Re: By Any Other Name (Political)

A friend of mine never votes as after his first and only visit to the Polling Station 'The government got in!'

I've always disagreed with him, until recently. I'm now sure he's right. There's precious little to choose between the parties which is why the Raving Loonies* will get into a position to influence the major party that forms the government.

* Hint. No not the late Screaming Lord Sutch's mob.
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Re: By Any Other Name (Political)

'The Raving Loonies' might just be what current politics need. It's been an either or situation for far too long and the current incumbents haven't made much, if any difference.

I hope, that come this election, rather than see them continue to fill their bank accounts to see the laundry bill go through the roof as they fill their pants.

As for Screaming Lord Such, to give credit where it's due... they have at least been honest and up front about it.

The same can't be said about the other main party's.
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Re: By Any Other Name (Political)

Ah the budget.
The Blue one's are in power, so let me think how it will go:

Cuts in the welfair budget for the Disabled, Unemployed, and less well off in society.
Cuts in Nursing, Teaching the police and armed forces.
And Tax Breaks for the Multi-Billion pound Oil industry.

That sums it up.

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Re: By Any Other Name (Political)

Thing is, if those who don't usually vote did this time, what would the result be? Any different?
About 60% of eligible people do vote, if the other 40% turned out it could upset the apple cart.
I am beginning to think that it should be an offence not to vote.
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Re: By Any Other Name (Political)

It is an offence not to vote.

However it's even more of an offence that, unless you live in a marginal constituency, your vote doesn't count if you're voting against the party that has the majority in your constituency.

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Don't think so Sid. It is an moral offence, I think, but not a legal offence.
Re your other point, i agree, but I don't see the system changing.
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Re: By Any Other Name (Political)

Hi dave ,

However, if the smaller parties (and by implication their supporters) keep on getting their say in a minority government and it becomes the political landscape for the UK then the movement for PR may gather momentum!!

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I hope so Sid
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Re: By Any Other Name (Political)

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With the present incumbent I always wonder if some of the measurers are taken for economic reasons or ideological reasons.

He is no different from any of the other politicians, everything that is done is done for ideological reasons (and the good of the country can comfortably be ignored).

At least he has made a real difference to our economic situation vis a vis the rest of Europe and the rest of the world, even the IMF had to apologise for their criticisms of his policy (and that must have really stuck in their craw!
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Re: By Any Other Name (Political)

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Thing is, if those who don't usually vote did this time, what would the result be? Any different?
About 60% of eligible people do vote, if the other 40% turned out it could upset the apple cart.
I am beginning to think that it should be an offence not to vote.

I'd vote for that law on one condition. That every ballot has a 'None of the Above' box on it.
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