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by stevenw888
February 16th, 2015, 3:28 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: 2015 UK General Election
Replies: 776
Views: 28599

Re: 2015 UK General Election

"Serious question: What do you expect unemployed people to live on if you limit their benefits further or do you think they get enough? Do you think the children of obese unemployed people should be punished for the 'gluttony' of the parents?" It's not the unemployed I object to, its all t...
by stevenw888
February 16th, 2015, 12:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: 2015 UK General Election
Replies: 776
Views: 28599

Re: 2015 UK General Election

I've thought long and hard about it for the last two months or so, and I've finally decided I will vote tory. I live in a marginal constituency, so I like to think that my vote will somehow help to decide the structure of a future goverment. I have never voted Tory before, but a number of things tha...
by stevenw888
February 11th, 2015, 2:32 pm
Forum: Comedy Club
Topic: Favourite humorous websites
Replies: 257
Views: 58227

Re: Favourite humorous websites

I'm not normally a big reader of the mumsnet website but this particular posting proved an exception.

http://www.mumsnet.com/Talk/mumsnet_cla ... r-children
by stevenw888
November 3rd, 2014, 2:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: British constitutional change
Replies: 49
Views: 5121

Re: British constitutional change

Not really. I never needed school on Saturdays or Sundays but it sure came in handy on Mondays through Fridays!
by stevenw888
November 3rd, 2014, 2:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: British constitutional change
Replies: 49
Views: 5121

Re: British constitutional change

True, but is that a bad thing? I personally think it's good to go 12 months without any swingeing legislation. Think of Belgium - they managed for 18 months without an effective parliament, or new laws, and no-one died!
by stevenw888
November 3rd, 2014, 12:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: British constitutional change
Replies: 49
Views: 5121

Re: British constitutional change

Very interesting article (the original one, covering the change to a fixed five year term). As I remember, this was agreed between Nick and Dave as part of the agreement to form a coalition. The other was to promise to hold a referendum on the "first past the post" system" vs proporti...
by stevenw888
August 11th, 2014, 1:07 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: What's the most interesting place you have visited?
Replies: 38
Views: 11518

Re: What's the most interesting place you have visited?

Maybe not the most interesting place I've ever visited, but certainly one of the most beautiful. I've just returned from being on holiday. Whilst away we visited a beautiful tiny little coastal village called Llanngrannog in mid Wales. It's an unspoiled beauty spot - there is only one road in and th...
by stevenw888
June 16th, 2014, 12:30 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Scottish Devolution
Replies: 924
Views: 48658

Re: Scottish Devolution

Altfish raises an interesting point. Do Scottish people pay the BBC licence fee? I presume they do. Will they continue to pay the licence fee after independence?
by stevenw888
June 16th, 2014, 12:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Scottish Devolution
Replies: 924
Views: 48658

Re: Scottish Devolution

I'm not sure whether these points have already been raised, but Scottish independence raises some really practical difficulties. For example I listen to Radio 2 a lot, and every hour they give a traffic report. These reports include things like - "The M74 is very busy this morning, due to a cra...
by stevenw888
June 9th, 2014, 3:13 pm
Forum: Comedy Club
Topic: Once you've 'had' a deity .....
Replies: 926
Views: 96492

Re: Once you've 'had' a deity .....

Interesting line of correspondence after guy receives invite to send his son to "Easter" event
Had me rolling about...
http://www.thepoke.co.uk/2014/06/01/dad-doesnt-want-kid-to-attend-church-presentation/
by stevenw888
June 2nd, 2014, 11:37 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Scottish Devolution
Replies: 924
Views: 48658

Re: Scottish Devolution

Rather appropriate image on the side of the London to Edinburgh express train...
by stevenw888
May 15th, 2014, 1:50 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Scottish Devolution
Replies: 924
Views: 48658

Re: Scottish Devolution

Well the majority of the people I know seem to be in favour of a united Europe, so perhaps he's barking up the wrong demograph.
It's no good trying to please the chavs as they don't bother voting when there is an election.
by stevenw888
May 15th, 2014, 11:18 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Scottish Devolution
Replies: 924
Views: 48658

Re: Scottish Devolution

Interesting. So you think that Cameron is "politically" inclined to favour the union of England and Scotland, despite that being detrimental to a potential Tory majority in an English parliament. Why then does he seem so opposed to a European Union? Surely the two things are very similar.
by stevenw888
May 13th, 2014, 2:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Scottish Devolution
Replies: 924
Views: 48658

Re: Scottish Devolution

I'm sorry, I haven't read all of the previous 16 pages of this thread. But there's a point that's been bothering me, that I can't find an answer to. If it's already been raised, then my apologies. Why is David Cameron opposed to a 'yes' vote in the independence for Scotland vote? The Tories currentl...
by stevenw888
April 3rd, 2014, 11:42 am
Forum: Comedy Club
Topic: Once you've 'had' a deity .....
Replies: 926
Views: 96492

Re: Once you've 'had' a deity .....

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by stevenw888
March 28th, 2014, 3:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Tony Benn dead
Replies: 32
Views: 2012

Re: Tony Benn dead

This is what I shall remember the great Tony Benn for.. From an internet article on the subject of Radio Caroline, which started broadcasting 50 years ago today... "Over the past 50 years much has changed. Caroline has come and gone in various guises (yes, it still exists today online and on sa...
by stevenw888
March 26th, 2014, 12:48 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Tony Benn dead
Replies: 32
Views: 2012

Re: Tony Benn dead

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this is supposed to be a face pointing upwards and laughing
by stevenw888
March 25th, 2014, 3:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Tony Benn dead
Replies: 32
Views: 2012

Re: Tony Benn dead

I would rather manage with the legacy of the odious beliefs of Thatcher than I would of Benn. I can't begin to imagine what kind of trouble we'd be in now if we'd followed the odious beliefs of Benn.
by stevenw888
March 25th, 2014, 12:29 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Tony Benn dead
Replies: 32
Views: 2012

Re: Tony Benn dead

Interesting. I’ve just read through this thread and noted the differing comments. I personally could not abide the political stance of Tony Benn, but I always admired him as a person, probably because he had the conviction of his convictions. However Matthew Paris raised a very interesting point in ...
by stevenw888
March 25th, 2014, 11:16 am
Forum: Comedy Club
Topic: Once you've 'had' a deity .....
Replies: 926
Views: 96492

Re: Once you've 'had' a deity .....

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