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Post by hopeful traveller » 22 Sep 2011, 16:58

Sorry, I'm right wing.

Let me explain my views, on which you can discuss:

Margaret Thatcher was a good prime minister.
Ed Miliband is the only man who thinks you can SPEND your way out of a debt crisis.
Nick Clegg is holding David Cameron back (bad thing).
George Osborne is an amazing man.
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Re: Politics

Post by The Raven » 22 Sep 2011, 17:52

Conservative?
Just when i though we could be friends! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Politics

Post by Going Underground » 22 Sep 2011, 18:35

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Re: Politics

Post by snudge27 » 22 Sep 2011, 19:29

hopeful traveller wrote:Sorry, I'm right wing.

Let me explain my views, on which you can discuss:

Margaret Thatcher was a good prime minister.
Ed Miliband is the only man who thinks you can SPEND your way out of a debt crisis.
Nick Clegg is holding David Cameron back (bad thing).
George Osborne is an amazing man.
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This!

Although I disagree about Maggie... she was the best Prime Minister this country has ever had. We could do with her back in Number 10 right now.

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Re: Politics

Post by hopeful traveller » 22 Sep 2011, 19:31

uefacup81 wrote:
hopeful traveller wrote:Sorry, I'm right wing.

Let me explain my views, on which you can discuss:

Margaret Thatcher was a good prime minister.
Ed Miliband is the only man who thinks you can SPEND your way out of a debt crisis.
Nick Clegg is holding David Cameron back (bad thing).
George Osborne is an amazing man.
^^
This!

Although I disagree about Maggie... she was the best Prime Minister this country has ever had. We could do with her back in Number 10 right now.
Aside from Churchy (Conservative - EPIC WIN!) of course.


My Maths teacher (yes, the same one who asked me how to get from Mile End to Totteridge and Whetstone) said that the oppposition has to be strong to make the government stronger. At which point, the right wingers in the class (Me and 2 others) piped up with "But not too strong or it's a landslide like '97."

And my Geography teacher told me off for being right wing! :x
Try to keep to the centre of the road, and not be right wing.
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Re: Politics

Post by snudge27 » 22 Sep 2011, 19:37

hopeful traveller wrote:
uefacup81 wrote:
hopeful traveller wrote:Sorry, I'm right wing.

Let me explain my views, on which you can discuss:

Margaret Thatcher was a good prime minister.
Ed Miliband is the only man who thinks you can SPEND your way out of a debt crisis.
Nick Clegg is holding David Cameron back (bad thing).
George Osborne is an amazing man.
^^
This!

Although I disagree about Maggie... she was the best Prime Minister this country has ever had. We could do with her back in Number 10 right now.
Aside from Churchy (Conservative - EPIC WIN!) of course.
Nope, even better than Churchill. Aside from the Second World War, he did nothing of note and was summarily turfed out of office by the electorate at the end of the war. Yes, he served a second term but achieved nothing of note. In fact, his second term was so anonymous that many casual observers do not even realise that he served a second term.

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Re: Politics

Post by hopeful traveller » 22 Sep 2011, 19:40

uefacup81 wrote:
hopeful traveller wrote:
uefacup81 wrote:
^^
This!

Although I disagree about Maggie... she was the best Prime Minister this country has ever had. We could do with her back in Number 10 right now.
Aside from Churchy (Conservative - EPIC WIN!) of course.


My Maths teacher (yes, the same one who asked me how to get from Mile End to Totteridge and Whetstone) said that the oppposition has to be strong to make the government stronger. At which point, the right wingers in the class (Me and 2 others) piped up with "But not too strong or it's a landslide like '97."

And my Geography teacher told me off for being right wing! :x
Try to keep to the centre of the road, and not be right wing.
:x :evil: :twisted:
Nope, even better than Churchill. Aside from the Second World War, he did nothing of note and was summarily turfed out of office by the electorate at the end of the war. Yes, he served a second term but achieved nothing of note. In fact, his second term was so anonymous that many casual observers do not even realise that he served a second term.
Ah, yes. Too true. In my opinion, the 4 worst politicians of history are (Not in Order): Gordon Brown, Tony Blair, James Callaghan, Ed Miliband.
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Re: Politics

Post by hopeful traveller » 24 Sep 2011, 09:12

Now more pressing matters - Who do you want for mayor?

Under RedKen, the record for the tube challenge was broken 7 times in 8 years.
Under Boris, the record has currently been broken 6 times in 3 years.

Die Hard tube enthusiasts should vote Boris!
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Re: Politics

Post by jamesthegill » 24 Sep 2011, 10:10

This may be me being a bit daft, but what part of tube challenging is dependent on the person in charge at City Hall? Or is that just two correlated stats that are completely unrelated?
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Re: Politics

Post by RichieG » 24 Sep 2011, 11:21

jamesthegill wrote:This may be me being a bit daft, but what part of tube challenging is dependent on the person in charge at City Hall? Or is that just two correlated stats that are completely unrelated?
That's politics for you :)
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Re: Politics

Post by hopeful traveller » 24 Sep 2011, 19:05

RichieG wrote:
jamesthegill wrote:This may be me being a bit daft, but what part of tube challenging is dependent on the person in charge at City Hall? Or is that just two correlated stats that are completely unrelated?
That's politics for you :)
It's the fact that the Tube Upgrade works.
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Re: Politics

Post by RichieG » 25 Sep 2011, 09:53

hopeful traveller wrote:
RichieG wrote:
jamesthegill wrote:This may be me being a bit daft, but what part of tube challenging is dependent on the person in charge at City Hall? Or is that just two correlated stats that are completely unrelated?
That's politics for you :)
It's the fact that the Tube Upgrade works.
But the way transport infrastructure upgrading works, a lot of the upgrades that have happened in the past three years were instigated under 'RedKen' and not 'BlueBoris' :)

(You can use statistics to prove anything - 86% of all people know that. 1 in 3 people make up 33.3% of the population)
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Re: Politics

Post by hopeful traveller » 28 Sep 2011, 20:10

Got this at HOTH today (or a representation of it):
BACK BORIS
Cut Crime, Keep Council Tax low and invest in our transport system

Join the campaign toady
BackBoris2012.com/volunteer
(Picture of BJ)
On the other side:
BORIS JOHNSON
DELIVERING ON MY PLEDGES

I PLEDGED TO...
Beef up police presence on our streets by cutting red tape and employing more officers
Implement serious strategies to tackle gun and knife crime, working closely with community groups
Make Transport safer by putting more uniformed officers on buses and station platforms
Protect our green, open spaces and encourage more recycling across the boroughs
Stretch the taxpayer pound, axe waste and overspending and make City Hall spending transparent

I DELIVERED...
A Cut in crime of 9% with robberies down 20%. By 2012 there will be more than 1,000,000 visible police patrols.
The Time for Action programme to tackle youth violence with youth violence down by 15% and over 10,000 knives taken off the streets.
An extra 500 transport police officers and banned alcohol on buses and tubes, reducing crime on the buses by 30% and on the DLR and Tube by 25%
Over 9,500 new Street Trees, created over 800 new green spaces for Londoners to grow their own food and set up the London Waste and Recycling Board.
A freeze in City Hall's share of council tax, published all City Hall spending over £500 and scrapped Ken's propaganda paper, The Londoner which cost £3,000,000 per year.
Gosh, formatting's hard!
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Re: Politics

Post by Root » 28 Sep 2011, 20:15

Youth violence down - really?
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Re: Politics

Post by tubeguru » 28 Sep 2011, 20:20

That formatting's hard on my eyes ... ouch.
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