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Message 1640151 - Posted: 11 Feb 2015, 11:49:00 UTC
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Old burn your bra women everywhere.....

Harriet Harman is facing a social media backlash over her decision to use a pink van to launch a Labour campaign aimed at women voters. Labour's deputy leader said she "signed-off" on the "eye-catching" colour scheme for the minibus which will tour the UK. Twitter users have attacked the van as "patronising" and "sexist".

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Message 1641201 - Posted: 13 Feb 2015, 11:52:10 UTC

83 Days to go

With 2 1/2 months to go it is not surprising that the two major parties are getting down and dirty. It is also not surprising that the Daily Mail is also trying to profit in its usual down and dirty manner from politicians discomfort.

With all sides expecting another hung parliament, we will see a lot more of the same in the run up to the General election in May.

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Message 1641255 - Posted: 13 Feb 2015, 14:51:38 UTC - in response to Message 1641201.  

83 Days to go

83 politicians on the wall
83 politicians on the wall
we'll shoot one down ....
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Message 1641258 - Posted: 13 Feb 2015, 14:53:47 UTC - in response to Message 1641255.  

83 Days to go

650 politicians on the wall
650 politicians on the wall
we'll shoot all down ....
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Better that way :-)
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Message 1641369 - Posted: 13 Feb 2015, 18:55:51 UTC

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Message 1641378 - Posted: 13 Feb 2015, 19:09:42 UTC

The former home office minister was sacked from his job in 2013 and has since criticised his party for having failed to take credit for the economic recovery, bringing down crime or its education reforms.

‘We are in no man's land’, he said in an interview. ‘We don't have a distinctive proposition. We have sought to distance ourselves from a successful creation [the Coalition] which has required a huge amount of effort and sacrifice by us to make it successful. That is the sad irony of our position.’

Mr Browne, the MP for Taunton Deane, was once seen a rising star of the party and tipped as a future leader, but decided to stand down at the election and leave politics. Despite previous approaches by the Conservatives, he said he had ruled out joining another political party.

"Oh I am so out of here - flounce ....
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Message 1641385 - Posted: 13 Feb 2015, 19:18:47 UTC - in response to Message 1641378.  

Says a lot for the Lib-Dems then, doesn't it? Just as bad as your thoughts on UKIP, Labour & Tories, so...

...what's left?(pun intended).
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Message 1642372 - Posted: 15 Feb 2015, 14:21:59 UTC

Anyone care to put their money where their mouth is?

Betting odds
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Message 1642387 - Posted: 15 Feb 2015, 14:46:27 UTC - in response to Message 1642372.  

No overall majority but at those odds, not worth the bet!
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Message 1643241 - Posted: 17 Feb 2015, 11:38:39 UTC

78 days to go

I like Littlejohn's attitude, but why he works for a paper like the Mail really escapes me, he could do so much better.

Four decades later, most of our modern political class give the impression that they couldn’t run a bath, let alone a business.

Good observation.

‘I think the right thing to do if you are having someone trim your hedge for a tenner is to make sure that they give you their name and address and a receipt so there’s a record that you paid them,’ he said. ‘They’ve got the legal obligation to make sure they pay their taxes if it’s that kind of transaction.

The same goes for cleaners, handymen, electricians and window cleaners. If they won’t give you an invoice, they’re obviously serial tax-dodgers and you are aiding and abetting them.

Ooooh so all local self employed people trying to scrape a living are criminals then?

Balls and his wife Yvette Cooper were exposed as two of the most notorious expenses claimants at Westminster. Three times they ‘flipped’ their address to gain maximum allowances. They alleged that their ‘main’ home was in Yorkshire, even though their children were going to school near their house in London — which they maintained was their ‘second’ home for expenses purposes. With taxpayers picking up the lion’s share of his living costs, it’s hardly surprising that Balls is out of touch.

Hmmmmm ...

Confronted with such breathtaking stupidity, it’s difficult to know where to start. This is the man who expects us to entrust him with the nation’s finances in the event of Labour forming the next government.

Don't even jest about it Richard, the very thought is a nightmare. Ed Balls and his missus Yvette Cooper are the Laurel & Hardy of UK politics, just good for a laugh, and nothing much else. And would someone please tell her that she simply hasn't got the legs for the short skirts she wears. Not becoming for a woman of her age.

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Message 1643247 - Posted: 17 Feb 2015, 11:54:22 UTC

There was a program about what might happen if ukip wins the election it was a drama / doc on channel 4 and if it comes true the sh#8e will hit the fan big time and unfortunately I can see what happened coming true. I am going to vote but who for I don't know yet , only thing I do know it wont be for ukip or labour . Bring back Maggie , she wernt perfect but she had more balls than the bunch of tw#ts in politics now from every party !!!
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Message 1643249 - Posted: 17 Feb 2015, 12:01:25 UTC

There was a fantastic Op Ed piece in the Telegraph a week or so ago.

Ed Miliband knows all about politics but nothing about life

I think she has a point. Politics is all Ed Miliband can talk about, every interview, every Q&A, whatever the question, he always comes back round to politics within half a sentence.
Life on earth is the global equivalent of not storing things in the fridge.
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Message 1643254 - Posted: 17 Feb 2015, 12:31:46 UTC

Bring back Maggie , she wernt perfect but she had more balls than the bunch of tw#ts in politics now from every party !!!

The problem with Labour is that there are too many Balls on their front bench, and not enough in their leader !!!

U Kip if you want to, I am staying wide awake and definitely on the Ball!!
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Message 1643292 - Posted: 17 Feb 2015, 14:23:43 UTC

SSDD. It sells papers & broadcast time.
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Message 1643699 - Posted: 18 Feb 2015, 11:22:27 UTC

This will gain Labour a few votes.

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Message 1643970 - Posted: 19 Feb 2015, 7:47:00 UTC

Those involved in local government have been fully aware that Central Government funding to the 400 Local Councils has dropped by 10% the last three years running. That continued reduction of funds was simply not sustainable, and a survey has confirmed that. The Government may run the country but it's the Local Authority that provides the schools, housing, street cleaning and rubbish collection etc.

Be careful also of the 1% extra rise offer to freeze Council Tax. Our Council rejected this 2 years ago because it gave the Government extra powers to reduce other funding to cover it. It was give with one hand, take more away with the other. This could become an election issue.

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Message 1645330 - Posted: 22 Feb 2015, 16:41:30 UTC

74 days to go & some hilarious ideas/comments...

Campaign countdown(wot? no Carol Vorderman?)

"Tomorrow we'll be getting a big speech from Nick Clegg on crime and justice, in particular his plans to reverse the seemingly inexorable rise in the prison population.

He concludes: "Remember when Labour used to be cool Britannia? Now it's more Wallace and Forget it."

A Liberal Democrat candidate has apologised for taking a selfie in front of a crematorium furnace and posting it to a dating app. Josh Mason expressed "deep regret" for his actions.

John Prescott - "But as well as advising Ed I'm also prepared to work with the current UK government. This should be above politics - we need to work together."

Now for something completely different. Calls by Labour to renationalise sections of the railways have been dismissed by a transport expert.

Labour's Austin Mitchell MP is involved in a bit of a row after saying a "raving alcoholic sex paedophile" could get elected in his Grimbsy seat if they wore a Labour badge.

"We're in a position where, when the French president and German chancellor are going to Minsk, the British prime minister is going awol.""
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Message 1645979 - Posted: 24 Feb 2015, 12:32:35 UTC
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The man did wrong, he was found out. He knew his position was totally untenable, he has jumped before he was pushed, with all the usual platitudes from both sides.

Resignation

This general election is getting really down and dirty. With a still predicted 50/50 hung parliament, anything and everything goes. Expect more of the same leading up to 7th May.

Not a pretty sight.
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Message 1646039 - Posted: 24 Feb 2015, 15:48:42 UTC

I'm quite angry about this.

Religion in the UK has little or nothing to do with real day to day life in this country in the 21C. If people wish to purse a religous interest in their spare time that is up to them. What gives these people the right to try to influence the country's voters? The political future of the United Kingdom is far to important to be meddled with by church people who are out of date, and out of touch.

Religion poking it's nose in
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Message 1646869 - Posted: 26 Feb 2015, 14:26:08 UTC

Blaming others, never themselves

Oh dear...

EU & Lib-Dems at fault

...now why isn't that a surprise?
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