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1) Message boards : Politics : 7 days to go (Message 1674208)
Posted 1 day ago by Sirius B
I am well aware of the registration deadline as I am registered to vote as well.
As for your sneering at young people in general:
so yes. some of them will be listening to Russell Brand

Just stating a fact, not sneering. Bit funny though...endorsing Brand who calls people a tw*t yet castigate a fellow poster for doing that.

Just like Brand telling people not to vote & now saying vote Labour - learnt a lot in the past few weeks did he?
2) Message boards : Politics : 7 days to go (Message 1674132)
Posted 1 day ago by Sirius B
Not only is Russell Brand in favour of voting for Labour but so is Stephen Hawking.

Russell Brand urges support for Labour

Bit hypocritical of him isn't it? After it's not that long past where he urged people not to vote!

So which is it?

Especially since we're now a fortnight past the registration deadline.

Not sure Hev realised that :-)

The problems with people like Brand is that they don't realise they are much worse than any corrupt politician. With todays youth having their heads stuck in social media & idolising celebrities, many will listen to them rather than politicians.

As for communications from the "other" parties, not 5 minutes ago, received 2 flimsy leaflets - UKIP & Labour - still nothing from the blues...

...well as the "Blues" won the premier league on Sunday, let's hope that all the blues win this month :-)
3) Message boards : Politics : 7 days to go (Message 1673928)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
Not only is Russell Brand in favour of voting for Labour but so is Stephen Hawking.

Russell Brand urges support for Labour

Bit hypocritical of him isn't it? After it's not that long past where he urged people not to vote!

So which is it?
4) Message boards : Politics : 7 days to go (Message 1673861)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
You however, if what you have posted to date is correct, were lucky enough to join a now privatised public utility, so your bed was made & stuff the rest of the country?

I joined the company you referred to in 1975. At that time it was split into two halves, Postal services and Telephones, effectively I was a Civil Servant. The telephone side was privatised in 1981.

In that case, I apologise. I was under the impression you joined later than that.
5) Message boards : Politics : 7 days to go (Message 1673860)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
and have not made the best they could have of being in a coalition government.

Leaving aside the press for a moment, the question is, why didn't they make the best of it?

It's not as if they were new to the "political game".
6) Message boards : Politics : 7 days to go (Message 1673856)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
In the general election of 1979 The Conservative Party, led by Margaret Thatcher ousted the incumbent Labour government of James Callaghan with a parliamentary majority of 44 seats. her became the United Kingdom's and Europe's first female head of government.

The previous parliamentary term had begun in 1974, when Harold Wilson led Labour to a majority of three seats, but within 18 months he had resigned as prime minister to be succeeded by James Callaghan, and within a year the government's narrow parliamentary majority had gone. Callaghan had made agreements with the Liberals, the Ulster Unionists, as well as the Scottish and Welsh nationalists in order to remain in power.

Industrial disputes and widespread strikes in the 1978 "Winter of Discontent" made Callaghan's government unpopular, and the defeat of the referendum on devolution for Scotland led to the successful passage of a motion of no confidence in 1979. This was followed by a defeat in the ensuing general election.

You're doing it again. When asked for your own views on an issue, you refer to "educate" us with quotes from elsewhere. For once, how about providing your own personal views.

What your quote does not show is what Labour & their union minnows did to the pubic sector. You however, if what you have posted to date is correct, were lucky enough to join a now privatised public utility, so your bed was made & stuff the rest of the country?
7) Message boards : Politics : Cricket 2 (Message 1673824)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
:-) WI won but series drawn

Will this make a difference & England improve for the better?

Strauss set for ECB role

Unfortunately "Big mouth" Boycott puts his oars in muddying the water.

"Geoffrey Boycott told BBC Sport "things won't change" if Strauss is appointed."

The journalist Ian Wooldridge summed Boycott up nicely...

"Boycott, in short, walks alone"
8) Message boards : Politics : 7 days to go (Message 1673813)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
In 2010 the country needed a workable government, the numbers didn't stack up with Labour, the only answer was a coalition. Nobody "leapt" into bed with anybody. What was found upon taking office was earth shattering, nobody could believe how Labour had brought the country to its knees and had lied through their teeth about it.

Nobody could believe it? So you're saying that ALL politicians then were no older than 30 years old? You don't recall the mess that Labour left Maggie to clean up?
9) Message boards : Politics : 7 days to go (Message 1673475)
Posted 3 days ago by Sirius B
As far as I'm concerned & I've stated this often on this board, the Lib-Dems have some good policies but I do not like or trust their leader & until he's gone, I'll not vote for them.

How many more in the country feel the same way, that is the question not for the country but the Liberal Democrat Party to resolve.

I voted for Maggie twice because being a public sector worker at the time, wanted Labour out as they destroyed the country.

The current Tories are only out for themselves so they won't be getting my vote either...

...the remaining choices are, excluding Labour...
10) Message boards : Politics : 7 days to go (Message 1673456)
Posted 3 days ago by Sirius B
Locally the obvious choice is Bella Saltmarsh, she is also the Deputy Mayor.

Nationally well ..... At the present moment the bookies odds for your Constituency are these

4/9 Conservatives
13/8 Labour
25/1 UKIP
150/1 Liberal Democrats

I had an idea that Fower would be bottom of the list, but not by that much. I like a bet now & again, but no way betting on a dead horse :-)

As for local elections, I'm voting for Bella.
11) Message boards : Politics : 7 days to go (Message 1673428)
Posted 3 days ago by Sirius B
@Sirius B - I will have a response for you later,

Okay.

Our local elections: - Bella Saltmarsh (Liberal Party) as she is constantly out & about & doing the best she can for our local community (& that is a hell of a lot more than all the others combined).

General Election - I don't like wasting my vote but: -

Stewart Jackson (Conservative) Enjoys his trappings & has not done anywhere near enough for his city.

Chris Ash {Liberal) Has represented this Ward since 2000, yet in the 6 years I've lived in this ward, never seen him.

Lisa Forbes (Labour) Until today, never heard of her, yet she's lived here for 25 years?

Mary Herdman (UKIP) Until last week, never heard of her either. Lived in Thorney the past 18 years? Find that surprising as Thorney is a small but pleasant village. Have done countless deliveries there over the past 30 years, so the odds are that I should have bumped into her either on a home or retail delivery as she has her own property business.

Darren Fower {Lib-Dems) Professes to know all the areas of this city & for someone wanting to become this city's MP, only canvasses his local community (which btw is a "posh" area). It's not that big a city so could easily show his face other than his own local area.

So the question here for me is: -

Do I vote for the person or party?

If party, which one & why?
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Interesting place to visit in London (Message 1673006)
Posted 4 days ago by Sirius B
Definitely Covent Garden - Got a great museum there, London Transport Museum :-)
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Interesting place to visit in London (Message 1672751)
Posted 5 days ago by Sirius B
Why only the heart of London?

Other than the obvious ones, what are some interesting places in London?


London is a "very" big place. The OP asked for some interesting places, & to be frank Hounslow isn't all that interesting - Neither is Ealing for that matter :-)
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Interesting place to visit in London (Message 1672729)
Posted 5 days ago by Sirius B
Right in the heart of London are a few nice places to visit if one has the time & interested in those particular places.

While working for the London Evening News & then the Daily Mail(Northcliffe House) in the early 70's, I used to wander around This area

Much has changed in the area since then but the Temple area is still good especially as Fleet Street is not that far away as well as St Pauls & various other interesting spots in that area.

If just on a walkabout, practically that whole immediate area could be covered within 90 minutes or so with some nice pubs & restaurants should one wish to partake of food & drink :-)
15) Message boards : Politics : 7 days to go (Message 1672720)
Posted 5 days ago by Sirius B
Well, the good thing about that is that'll we'll know in 7 days what way the wind blows for the next 5 years...

...hopefully, it'll not be an ill wind.
16) Message boards : Politics : 7 days to go (Message 1672656)
Posted 5 days ago by Sirius B

Now then lets turn to you shall we? Brand new poster, only joined April 5th 2015, no country, no team, computers hidden, yet you seem to know quite a bit about my background and previous posts. So who are you really? An alter alias of someone, your style of writing is somewhat familiar. The clues are that you could well be UK based and of Uni student age, or the parent of one. You come across as female as well. So are we Fessing up or not?

You beat me to it :-)
17) Message boards : Politics : 7 days to go (Message 1672128)
Posted 6 days ago by Sirius B
The legalised corruption in British politics runs deep throughout all parties.

So what is your answer? There are many out there who think the same, so: -

1: WHO do we listen to & WHY?

2: WHO should we vote for & WHY?
18) Message boards : Politics : Should the west now send in the troops : ISIS & IRAN (Message 1672122)
Posted 6 days ago by Sirius B
Hi Bernie, perhaps my previous poll of whether the Politics forum should be closed is beginning to make more sense?

Give it a rest Chris, you're just as bad in inciting matters further...

...hidden agenda to actually prove your point?
19) Message boards : Politics : 7 days to go (Message 1672051)
Posted 6 days ago by Sirius B
Thanks. I agree with Farage, however, as a major party, they're not quite there yet - when or if they achieve that, then the other parties should start panicking, not worrying.

Unfortunately, just like all other parties at a local level, there are good & bad. Sorry Chris, I don't rate the Lib-Dem we have here so none of the major parties are getting my vote in the general election.
20) Message boards : Politics : Dishonest Bankers. (Message 1672040)
Posted 6 days ago by Sirius B
In other words " a well informed judgement" but it seems that the banking industry lost touch with that reality with the sub-prime issue so they've only got themselves to blame for the situation they now find themselves in.


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