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PostSubject: The UK General Election 2015   Fri Mar 27, 2015 5:58 pm

I thought we could use this space to discuss the UK General Election 2015 as it is now a little over a month away.

So to start thew ball rolling, what did we all think of the Cameron/Miliband Q & A session last night broadcast by Sky and Channel 4?
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PostSubject: Re: The UK General Election 2015   Fri Mar 27, 2015 6:16 pm

Shame Pax isn't up for election, he was the best.
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PostSubject: Re: The UK General Election 2015   Fri Mar 27, 2015 6:17 pm

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Shame Pax isn't up for election, he was the best.

Yes, and apparently he wanted to stand for the Tories! I'm a Tory myself.
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PostSubject: Re: The UK General Election 2015   Fri Mar 27, 2015 10:07 pm

I don't know about the debates. I think the Q&A was interesting -certainly how they'd be seated (or Miliband standing at a rostrum looking like Elliot Carver or Colonel White) and then launch to their feet.

"Is it really that bad?"
"No, but it can be so much better!"

Paxo always seems to be on the verge of pulling his hair out. Cameron dodging questions, Miliband being Miliband. Would love to see him tackle Farage or the Green leader.
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PostSubject: Re: The UK General Election 2015   Fri Mar 27, 2015 11:36 pm

Paxman's just a miserable old cunt these days. Needs to be put out to pasture.
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PostSubject: Re: The UK General Election 2015   Fri Mar 27, 2015 11:41 pm

Something about Jeremy's really.
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PostSubject: Re: The UK General Election 2015   Sat Mar 28, 2015 10:55 am

Seems to defeat the purpose if the interviewer makes it more about himself than the candidates, no?
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PostSubject: Re: The UK General Election 2015   Sat Mar 28, 2015 11:39 am

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Seems to defeat the purpose if the interviewer makes it more about himself than the candidates, no?

Well the interviewer is more important. In 2006, the BBC was robbing the taxpayer of more than a million pounds a year to pay Paxman's salary.

Almost 10 years on, the British prime minister receives just a tenth as much.
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PostSubject: Re: The UK General Election 2015   Sat Mar 28, 2015 3:18 pm

Erica Ambler wrote:
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Seems to defeat the purpose if the interviewer makes it more about himself than the candidates, no?

Well the interviewer is more important. In 2006, the BBC was robbing the taxpayer of more than a million pounds a year to pay Paxman's salary.

Almost 10 years on, the British prime minister receives just a tenth as much.

Many Council heads receive much more than the prime minister too. It doesn't seem right as he has a very difficult job.
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PostSubject: Re: The UK General Election 2015   Sat Mar 28, 2015 6:21 pm

40 Days to the UK General Election today in fact.
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PostSubject: Re: The UK General Election 2015   Sat Mar 28, 2015 7:46 pm

It's clear that George Osborne is Britain's brightest politician despite his electoral unpopularity.  He's determined to put commerce back in the forefront of UK foreign policy, which we haven't seen since 1914. I'm so tired of child-politicians who go on spending sprees with no thought for how to pay. I hope that one day the British electorate realise that there's no such thing as free healthcare or free education and that everything must be paid for. The 'meek shall inherit the earth' bullshit has got to stop.

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George Osborne overrode strong objections from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office when he made the decision to join China’s Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank, the Financial Times has learnt.

Officials in China and the UK have told the FT that the chancellor rejected the concerns of British diplomats, who gave warning that the decision would alienate allies in Japan and the US. Mr Osborne only secured support for his stance by raising the issue at a meeting of the National Security Council, at which the prime minister gave his assent.

The announcement that Britain would join the bank, which some in the US see as a rival to the Washington-based World Bank, was quickly and sharply criticised by the Obama administration. But the government in London felt vindicated by the later decision of six other European countries to follow suit.

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/c256e788-d3bc-11e4-a9d3-00144feab7de.html#ixzz3Vi9MbcFd
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PostSubject: Re: The UK General Election 2015   Sun Mar 29, 2015 8:04 pm

Well they used to say that states only act in their own interests so a return to that is to be welcomed. I personally think that Osborne and Cameron have done a good job with the UK economy when one considers what they inherited from Gordon Brown in May 2010 but no doubt the old 'Blame the Tories' socialist mantra will be out in full swing as we creep ever nearer the day of the General Election. The sad thing is, many voters will believe it and instead of blaming Brown's Labour Government of 2007-2010 they will instead blame Osborne. It's maddening.
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PostSubject: Re: The UK General Election 2015   Wed Apr 01, 2015 7:44 pm

It's clear that both LibDems and Labour are going to lower the 40p tax threshold. These vampires are bringing forward my plans to emigrate.

How can anyone watching this fuckwit vote Labour? I'd really like to know.



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PostSubject: Re: The UK General Election 2015   Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:40 pm

this latest debate feels like it should have Bruce Forsyth hosting or William G. Stewart.
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PostSubject: Re: The UK General Election 2015   Thu Apr 02, 2015 10:03 pm

I was quite impressed by Leanne Wood and Nicola Sturgeon. Both good performers, much stronger than Natalie Bennett. Mind you, with Natalie and 'Hell, yes!" Ed, a speech impediment is clearly becoming a  must-have accessory in British politics.

Clegg didn't have much to say, but nailed it when he accused Miliband of piety; there's an interesting crossover between foaming-at-the-mouth socialists and fundamentalist Christians that has gone unnoticed for far too long. Ed's a phony cunt, too, with his straight-to-camera stance.

Cameron under-performed as usual. His charisma goes walkabout whenever it matters most . As for Farage, his honest, couldn't-give-a-fuck stuff won't appeal to many people.

Farage and Sturgeon were the stars. Everyone else was bland, cuntish or incompetent.


Last edited by Erica Ambler on Sun Apr 19, 2015 10:58 am; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : Natalie not Nicola. Too many Ns, too many drinks ...)
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PostSubject: Re: The UK General Election 2015   Thu Apr 02, 2015 10:07 pm

Yes, that straight to camera stuff by Miliband grated in the extreme. "The people at home..."

Sort of see based on this performance why Cameron differed and shrank from them. Kind of liked how Farage just stood there for the most part seemingly bemused. Sturgeon like some attack dog, relentless.
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PostSubject: Re: The UK General Election 2015   Thu Apr 02, 2015 10:28 pm



Amusing to see that Natalie appears to subsist on chips rather than tofu. She's in pretty bad shape compared to the others.


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PostSubject: Re: The UK General Election 2015   Thu Apr 02, 2015 11:39 pm

More like deep-fried Mars bars.
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PostSubject: Re: The UK General Election 2015   Thu Apr 02, 2015 11:44 pm

Erica Ambler wrote:
Amusing to see that Nicola appears to subsist on chips rather than tofu. She's in pretty bad shape compared to the others.

Largo's Shark wrote:
More like deep-fried Mars bars.

I meant Natalie. Nicola's a trim little thing.
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PostSubject: Re: The UK General Election 2015   Fri Apr 03, 2015 2:37 am

Erica Ambler wrote:
Erica Ambler wrote:
Amusing to see that Nicola appears to subsist on chips rather than tofu. She's in pretty bad shape compared to the others.

Largo's Shark wrote:
More like deep-fried Mars bars.

I meant Natalie. Nicola's a trim little thing.

She's no Natasha that's for sure. Maybe she's consuming our green house gasses?
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PostSubject: Re: The UK General Election 2015   Fri Apr 03, 2015 10:01 am

Largo's Shark wrote:
Erica Ambler wrote:
Erica Ambler wrote:
Amusing to see that Nicola appears to subsist on chips rather than tofu. She's in pretty bad shape compared to the others.

Largo's Shark wrote:
More like deep-fried Mars bars.

I meant Natalie. Nicola's a trim little thing.

She's no Natasha that's for sure. Maybe she's consuming our green house gasses?

Or creating them... colgate
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PostSubject: Re: The UK General Election 2015   Tue Apr 07, 2015 8:38 pm

30 Days to go then which David Cameron has spent in a whistle-stop tour of the UK (Northern Ireland and Wales).
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PostSubject: Re: The UK General Election 2015   Tue Apr 14, 2015 6:23 pm

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PostSubject: Re: The UK General Election 2015   Tue Apr 14, 2015 10:37 pm

Dave wants me to have the Good Life apparently. Not sure if Felicity Kendal's up for it though.
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PostSubject: Re: The UK General Election 2015   Fri Apr 17, 2015 6:04 pm

20 days and counting to the General Election...
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