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Bedford Roughyed

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#3179555 Labour leadership contest

Posted by Bedford Roughyed on 20 August 2015 - 01:16 PM

Seems like quite a few people are being denied a vote, some are full party members!

Oh Jeremy Hardy is on the list now!


#3175992 Labour leadership contest

Posted by Bedford Roughyed on 14 August 2015 - 09:30 AM

Anyone but Corbyn....

 

What she (and Burnham and Kendall) fail to realise that in 1997, Blair won by being hugely aggressive and positive over what they'd do in power.  I knew exactly what I was getting in 1997 and Blair delivered it, he not only promised clearly and specifically right against the Tory press briefing but he got the message right that hope comes from delivering change to the people, he won a massive landslide based on that message.

 

Compare the 5 pledges from 1997 to this year.  Blairs pledges were clear about what they would be doing, with numbers.  The 5 (then 6...) pledges this year were all aspirations, we will do better, etc.


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#3175016 Former minister says the UK is becoming a 'one-party state'

Posted by Bedford Roughyed on 12 August 2015 - 04:19 PM

And the power of the House of Lords is what exactly? Does anyone actually know?

 

It's messy!  Can send laws back to the commons, but ultimately the commons can force legislation through.  Hence the need for reform (rather than the 800+ member there is now!!).  Needs overhaul, partly so it acts as a proper revising chamber.




#3173106 Licence to kill.

Posted by Bedford Roughyed on 08 August 2015 - 10:00 PM

It does seem the one way of killing someone that receives the least consequences.




#3170993 Windows 10

Posted by Bedford Roughyed on 04 August 2015 - 05:29 PM

I'm looking at going to a mac... in fact I might make the plunge tonight...!




#3168410 Labour leadership contest

Posted by Bedford Roughyed on 31 July 2015 - 11:31 AM

Ha ha ha just imagine having Corbyn as PM, Gorgeous George as Chancellor with Degsy Hatton & Bob Crow as their spin doctors - Priceless !

 

Boris as PM, Rees-Mogg as Education secretary, Tredinnick as Health, Pickles as Sport and Culture.  Guido and Kelvin Mackenzie as spin doctors....




#3166268 Labour leadership contest

Posted by Bedford Roughyed on 27 July 2015 - 05:30 PM

Yougov/Times survey asked for reasons for labour losing, top 3 answers -

 

1 - Ed Miliband was not good enough as party leader

2 - Labour lost touch with its working class roots

3 - Labour did not provide a clear alternative to the austerity policies of the coalition.

 

In last place -

 

Labours policies were too left wing.


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#3164707 Labour leadership contest

Posted by Bedford Roughyed on 26 July 2015 - 07:18 AM

If you are poor with a view - Chippy, politics of envy.

If you are well off with a view - Champagne socialist.




#3163297 Random internet link of the day

Posted by Bedford Roughyed on 23 July 2015 - 09:39 PM

http://zenpencils.tu...worth-exploring


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#3162237 Labour leadership contest

Posted by Bedford Roughyed on 21 July 2015 - 11:19 PM

The SNP sat on the actual opposition front benches tonight.  Twisting the knife.




#3161691 Labour leadership contest

Posted by Bedford Roughyed on 20 July 2015 - 11:25 PM

It only comes in 2017

Never heard of family planning ?

 

Ahhh my mistake.  I didn't realise redundancies, death and rape would be outlawed before 2017.

 

Family planning for rape, you stay classy now.




#3160408 In Support Of Tube Drivers

Posted by Bedford Roughyed on 19 July 2015 - 07:53 AM

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

 

Held to ransom?  People used trains, buses, bikes and some even walked!   Life went on.

 

My London friends seemed to enjoy walking through parks and riding bikes to work...


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#3160379 10% pay rise for MPs

Posted by Bedford Roughyed on 18 July 2015 - 11:22 PM

Cost neutral..
We are going to have fewer MPs soon, in any case
Various "allowances" for MPs have been reduced.
MPs Pay has been in effect frozen for fear of adverse public reaction for many years.

Nevertheless, what a stupid thing to do at this time.

 

It's the timing that's a killer.  I don't really care about them being paid 74K, like I don't rely care if a tube driver gets 50K, If that's what they can earn, good for them.

 

The problem for MP's (and why they are in a mess), is that the timing will very rarely be right.




#3160378 10% pay rise for MPs

Posted by Bedford Roughyed on 18 July 2015 - 11:20 PM

To be honest, if I got a 10% payrise (and a reduction in pension), I'd take the money and run.




#3158852 Labour leadership contest

Posted by Bedford Roughyed on 16 July 2015 - 08:55 AM

Corbyn appears to believe in homeopathy... That should mean instant disqualification from the contest.