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Phil

Member Since 20 Apr 2004
Offline Last Active Jul 29 2015 07:48 PM
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#3162560 Renewable energy

Posted by Phil on 22 July 2015 - 02:58 PM

Subsidies for Solar to be cut.


"You want coal power? We own the coal, you want nuclear power? We own the uranium, you want gas power? We own the gas, you want wind and solar power? We own the...... Oh they're not feasible"


#3161818 Lib Dem leadership contest

Posted by Phil on 21 July 2015 - 09:35 AM

The plain truth isthat the lib dems reinedin the the more extreme policies ofthe tories.

Thy deserve our thanks.

Nick Clegg did the right thing by going into coalition and he has suffered undeservedly for his brave decision.Would labour scrap the 5 year rule on elections?

 

Don't be fooled by the Lib Dems trying to reinvent themselves and saying that they held back the Tories and were a force for good. Those grubby little power-grabbing nobodies gave the nasty party a leg-up, gave them legitimacy, helped them sow the seed. Never, ever again trust a Liberal. Ever.




#3161173 In Support Of Tube Drivers

Posted by Phil on 20 July 2015 - 09:41 AM

That sums it up then a group of glorified well paid semi skilled bus drivers can hold the nations capital to ransom.

 

Yeah, good, in fact bloody fantastic!!!!




#3159010 £12bn in welfare cuts

Posted by Phil on 16 July 2015 - 02:25 PM

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. Of course these 'champions of the underclass' couldn't actually give a stuff about people at the bottom, not really, they need them to fail to satisfy their political theories. They'd probably faint if they ever set foot on a council estate.

 

No John, I was brought up on one, my dad still lives on one as do loads of my mates. I've never fainted although some of the drivel on this thread has made me nauseous ;)




#3158599 In Support Of Tube Drivers

Posted by Phil on 15 July 2015 - 01:19 PM

Not every level of employee was involved in the walkout. TFL were willing to discuss but not on the terms the Unions and vice versa. That deadline was not impossible, if it was the only reson being was that there was no genuine effort to avoid industrial action. Your 'proper consultation' ignores the reality of the situation, all the unions involved have previous form in this area.

Are you still sticking with your point that the strike was not chiefly about money?

Yeah absolutely, it was about an employer trying to impose new contractual terms on their employees


#3154185 Greece

Posted by Phil on 07 July 2015 - 01:22 PM

I'm beginning to think that the economist's biggest fear is not that Greece will collapse and take down parts of the Eurozone with it but that after a few months and a clean start they'll be a damn site better off than they are now.

 

Thus proving to the rest of us that the sky won't fall on our heads if we too tell the politicians and banks and moneylenders to ###### off. First Spain, then Italy and Portugal, maybe Ireland too and then who knows... maybe Greece will once again lead us into a new age of enlightenment.




#3154170 £12bn in welfare cuts

Posted by Phil on 07 July 2015 - 12:54 PM

I'm not sure that "spending it on education" will bring about what you wish for. Education is far more limited in its impact than most people realise.

 

The knee-jerk response to the situation is punishment, ie. remove the benefits. I don't think that will work either. We really need to try a more positive response, ie. make life with a decent job and a husband more attractive than life as a single mum on benefits. Sadly, I don't know how to effect this. Even more sadly, I'm not sure even that would work. It has to be worth trying somehow, though.

I meant "education" in its wider context, society wide in fact. Lets raise the aspirations and opportunities for these young women, show them that a council flat isn't the best they can hope for.




#3154057 Greece

Posted by Phil on 07 July 2015 - 09:41 AM

Not my words but sums it up to me

 

Rich people cause crisis

Rich people demand bail out from state for causing crisis

Rich people do better than ever before

Rich people demand "austerity" (a fancy word for cutting essential services for non rich people)

Rich people are angry because poor people still think they have the right to eat. poor people aren't doing austerity right.

Rich people blame poor people for crisis.

Rich people demand poor people stop doing whatever it is they do when they're not giving everything they own to rich people, to spend more time giving stuff to rich people

Poor people vote "No go ###### yourselves"




#3153648 Greece

Posted by Phil on 06 July 2015 - 02:06 PM

Greece did a terrible thing – it voted for sanity - Fleet Street Fox


Spot on although those that think balance sheets are more "real" than people will disagree


#3150356 Disciplinary - Ben Currie

Posted by Phil on 30 June 2015 - 08:56 PM

It's time the refs in the pro game started acting on this and on verbals they're badly letting down their colleagues in the amateur game.


#3141508 The Queen's Birthday Honours list (merged threads)

Posted by Phil on 16 June 2015 - 10:25 AM

I agree !
I hate the honours system, full stop, but we have it so I dont have a problem with people getting them who have done great things to get it such as Lenny Henry. When he was starting his career in the 70's places like the BBC were so institutionally racist it was inconcievable that any black person would get are career on TV. They were still making the Black & White minstrel show for gods sake !
You've also got to admire him for his charity work. He's probably done as much (if not more) than people like Bob Geldoff, but because he doesn't shout about it he doesn't get the same public recognition.

There are some others on that list though that you think WTF !
Jonny Wilkinson - thought he retired years ago. Just goes to show how much a*** kissing there still is between the Twickers elite and the Palace tax wasters.
Simon Hughes - Average politician who did well to keep his racism hidden from public scrutiny
Nicky Campbell - What the hell has he ever done thats worthy of recognition ? Do you think the Royals actually know he's from a family of born & bred IRA terrorists
Frank Lampard - He's just another ponsey, over-paid footballer


Campbell was adopted at birth his natural families IRA connections affect him just how?


#3137982 HSBC

Posted by Phil on 09 June 2015 - 10:34 PM

Is anyone surprised?


Nope


#3133748 Benjamin Garcia NRL Deal

Posted by Phil on 02 June 2015 - 01:05 PM

Me too. England must play France at least once a year maybe even twice a year with tests in France.


St George's day and Bastille day tests with the 3rd game decider rotated between France and Great Britain?


#3133668 Privilege

Posted by Phil on 02 June 2015 - 11:21 AM

A bit personal but here goes, I get a wee bit ticked off by the "all you need to do is work hard and you'll make it" line.

The hardest working guy I ever knew was my grandfather. He worked all the hours God sent, hod carrying, laying down the blackstuff not stopping for bad weather cos in the words of the song "no money if you stopped for rain".

We rarely saw him as kids, he was always away working on some construction site or other.

He died at the age of 63, absolutely broken by a life of unrelenting physical graft, and when he went there was just about enough money in his account to bury him.

Maybe he should have worked harder? He obviously hadn't "made it"


#3131431 Labour leadership contest

Posted by Phil on 29 May 2015 - 02:13 PM

 

As for the unions,do you want to return to the days when we had blackouts,bins not being emptied,schools shut,thankfully those days are long gone.I worked in North America in the 70/80s i was a Teamsters(largest in the world at the time) union member,the reps i met were horrified how our unions could hold our country to ransom,they were embarasssing to say the least,

And why should todays union members have their subs they pay fund labour,the majority dont vote labour,

I can see your bitter about the election result but you'll have to live with it for another 5 years

 

 

Of course if you hate the unions so much, maybe you'd like to give back the benefits they won for the working class?

 

So, you'll no doubt be working a 16 hour day 6 days a week? No minimum pay so your boss pays you what he likes, when he likes? don't get sick because there'll be no healthcare, unless you can afford it, want a holiday? mmm best ask your boss, I'm sure he'll be sympathetic.