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Message 1292183 - Posted: 6 Oct 2012, 19:58:05 UTC

There are reports on the local news (East Midlands of which Derbyshire is part) that this is being talked about (but not being implemented yer?).
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Message 1292505 - Posted: 7 Oct 2012, 19:02:02 UTC

Boris for PM

"Put simply, Dave looks like a loser, Boris looks like a winner." Couldn't have said it better myself!
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Message 1292509 - Posted: 7 Oct 2012, 19:08:10 UTC

It seems to be the fate of Conservative prime ministers to be stalked by flamboyantly ambitious blonds with connections to Henley, wild hair and untamed rhetoric. In the case of Margaret Thatcher, it was Michael Heseltine, For David Cameron it's Boris Johnson.

Both were/are precocious bimbos.

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Message 1292511 - Posted: 7 Oct 2012, 19:09:34 UTC - in response to Message 1292509.

It seems to be the fate of Conservative prime ministers to be stalked by flamboyantly ambitious blonds with connections to Henley, wild hair and untamed rhetoric. In the case of Margaret Thatcher, it was Michael Heseltine, For David Cameron it's Boris Johnson.

Both were/are precocious bimbos.



Gonna make you even more unsettled, got enough beer in?

Totally agree, but it's making for great "reality TV".
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Message 1292512 - Posted: 7 Oct 2012, 19:11:51 UTC

We could all do with a good laugh in these days of austerity. :-))

My corner shop has been asked to stock up on certain brands of ale....

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Message 1292520 - Posted: 7 Oct 2012, 19:28:32 UTC

Oy, Butch!

While at your annual "vacation", can you bring in strict rulings to protect whistleblowers?

It seems the snivel serpent mandarins are at it again....

Whistleblower sacked over BT broadband charges

hmmnn running short of cash are we Beattie? Where's Maureen Lipman when you need her!
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Message 1292618 - Posted: 8 Oct 2012, 0:28:59 UTC

Some very good points raised in this report....

£10 billion welfare cut needed

.....however, I have a simple answer & it saves £19.2 billion per annum.

Now if I could do it, why can't the government?

Simple answer is......

Withdraw from the EU as the current annual bill is £19.2 billion......

.....There you go Ozzie boy, so simple, it's making my eyes water!
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Message 1292620 - Posted: 8 Oct 2012, 0:46:29 UTC

Oh dear, the 1st day of the "Britain Can Deliver" conference, it seems that "Butch" finds it all a chore....


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Message 1292621 - Posted: 8 Oct 2012, 0:48:04 UTC

Ah, that's livened it up.....



Oh dear "Butch", just what will Samantha think when she sees that at the breakfast table later this morning?
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Message 1292798 - Posted: 8 Oct 2012, 14:47:41 UTC

Jeebers, is this guy sane?

Workers of the world unite.......

AND just what is that going to do for the economy?
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Message 1292803 - Posted: 8 Oct 2012, 15:05:48 UTC

The communities secretary says that "we Brits are increasingly proud to fly flags" but alleges that Brussels has been trying to make it compulsory to fly the EU flag from public buildings. Mr Pickles, former leader of Bradford Council, adds that "we will fly flags, but of our own choosing"

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Message 1292824 - Posted: 8 Oct 2012, 16:04:29 UTC

Benefits reductions, not cuts, should be implemented in the following areas for the savings. This will mainly impact people who are new to the benefit, like Council Tax payments.

1. Reduce the availability of Housing Benefit to those older than 25, unless they are in a firm relations and have responsibility for children;
2. Limit the total amount of Housing Benefit they can draw, a policy which I believe kicks in April next year. This will prevent the sort of abuses found in London where the claimant is getting support for rents on expensive homes;
3. Limit the total amount of benefit pay out (all sources) to that income the average UK worker earns before Tax (£26,000). I believe this has been implemented in the changes that will kick in next April;
4. Limit child credits and the additional benefit paid for each child to a family number with 3 children. If you have more children then there is no additional child benefit or allowances given. After all, a worker cannot go to their employer and say "pay me more as I now have another child", a position that is different for those currently on benefits as it is allowed under the rules.

I am sure there are other areas savings can be made, including pensioners (coffin dodgers) who pay the 40% tax rate that can give up the privilege of free winter fuel allowance, free bus passes and free TV licenses.
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Message 1292830 - Posted: 8 Oct 2012, 16:32:27 UTC

The problem today arises from those proliferate years where exercising
socialistic policies permitted governments to direct revenues to the
cause of buying votes. Had this not been the case then this miss-spent money
could have been invested into the framework, infrastructure, industries of
Great Britain so making us as competitive as Germany.....The chickens have come
home to roost and for some it is going to be painful. How much have we wasted
on this social spending, God knows, but we gave far too much away too easily and
to too many who really did not need or deserve it.


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Message 1292904 - Posted: 8 Oct 2012, 19:35:48 UTC

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Like all politicians implementing policy, the home flying chickens are roosting in Lib-Dem-Con territory and not the perps (Labour) who caused all the damage. That's twice in 30 year that light weight Socialist part has damaged the country's economy.

But, practice makes perfect ... at the end of the 1970, when Dennis (the eyebrows) Healey was the Chancellor they damaged the economy badly. This time they nearly bankrupted the UK. Another go and they will succeed in turning us all in to anarchists and survivalists.
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Message 1292919 - Posted: 8 Oct 2012, 20:15:48 UTC

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Labour cannot be trusted ever again to be allowed to run our country. Nor can the Conservatives on their own either. There is only one sensible way forward and that is for the Lib Dems to be used as a parliamentary policeman to curb their worst excesses. A coalition by definition is a second rate compromise, but better that than another 10 years of Tony Blair or equivalent.

The public have a choice on 7th May 2015, I hope it will be a coalition of the Lib Dems between either Labour or the Conservatives. If not, gawd help us all ....

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Message 1292923 - Posted: 8 Oct 2012, 20:33:28 UTC - in response to Message 1292919.

There's always the UKIP!
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Message 1292941 - Posted: 8 Oct 2012, 21:11:12 UTC

Lots support it, not many vote for it ...


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Message 1292956 - Posted: 8 Oct 2012, 21:28:24 UTC - in response to Message 1292941.

Lots support it, not many vote for it ...


With the cock-ups from the 3 main parties over the last 20 years, there's always a 1st time for everything.
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Message 1292964 - Posted: 8 Oct 2012, 21:48:35 UTC

Boris mania hits town.....



"OMG, just what have I got to do to get the country behind me?"



That's easy, Butch - Resign!
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Message 1292999 - Posted: 9 Oct 2012, 0:03:01 UTC - in response to Message 1292904.

Nick

Like all politicians implementing policy, the home flying chickens are roosting in Lib-Dem-Con territory and not the perps (Labour) who caused all the damage. That's twice in 30 year that light weight Socialist part has damaged the country's economy.

But, practice makes perfect ... at the end of the 1970, when Dennis (the eyebrows) Healey was the Chancellor they damaged the economy badly. This time they nearly bankrupted the UK. Another go and they will succeed in turning us all in to anarchists and survivalists.

Hi John,

Yes, you know it and I know it but do most of the electorate know this too.
Unfortunately it has all landed in the laps of the Con/Lib's to sort out.
The way forwards for the coalition to my mind is to tell the ECM that we're
not going to be signatories to any new treaties as we have enough problems at
home to deal with. Plus as regards getting any more money out of us then the
answer is no because we haven't got any to spare at the moment. So make do
with what you've got else cut back like we are trying to do. I do hope this
planned saving of £20 billion isn't so that the UK government can pass it
over to Brussels to help bail out the useless Southern Europeans. If they do
then the government needs to be given a Kenyan handshake, using a pair of
scissors.....see colonialism thread for the meaning behind this latter remark.




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