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In Topic: Random internet link of the day

Yesterday, 06:30 PM

Living history:  Jim Murphy, Saviour of the Union.

In Topic: Technical help with this forum

Yesterday, 06:14 PM

I get it as well occasionally on the mobile site but the main site works fine.

In Topic: Labour leadership contest

21 May 2015 - 10:41 PM

For those is the constituencies of Southern England, I believe the answer is yes. The people in the Thames valley and further south were disillusioned by what (to them) seemed the failure of Tory policy on Black Wednesday, and beset by negative equity. They blamed the Tories I doubt John Smith would have gone as far to pander to the Tories as Blair did, but we shall never know. I do know that Roy Hattersley, hardly a left wing fire brand, found the Blair project distasteful.

The main message in 1997 was about hope. Huge investment in the NHS. Minimum wage. Education funding increases. And so on. And they delivered. 2001 is when Blair's god complex started in earnest.

In Topic: The Human Rights Act

21 May 2015 - 07:53 PM

I think there has to be a balance of justice test somewhere.  If you're genuinely likely to suffer torture or death by being sent home then that's different but there are plenty of genuine cases where families are split up because they've innocently tripped one of the bureaucratic nonsensities and one parent has been deported.


Even then, my very libertarian views are tested by people coming here and committing crimes then demanding that we honour their rights.

In Topic: Labour leadership contest

21 May 2015 - 07:25 PM

To be fair, it's only been two weeks since the defeat, and there aren't any instant solutions.

Yes, there are, interim ones.  They could say that they need to learn the lessons rather than jumping right into "the Tory press were right!"