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« Reply #13140 on: Friday, March 22, 2024, 18:21:23 »

Exactly that, fucked either way!
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« Reply #13141 on: Friday, March 22, 2024, 22:41:48 »

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(to be fair, I used to like The Lotus Eaters,decent band
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« Reply #13142 on: Saturday, March 23, 2024, 14:19:04 »

Iím rather looking forward to Labour getting in. No really I am, and to help them along I wonít be voting at the next GE for the first time in my life.

Iím looking forward to massive spending with money we have not got. Taxing the Ďrichí ha, ha good luck with that. Any extra tax burden wonít come from the rich I can tell you that for nothing.

Massive pension increases, yay, Iíve only got four years to go. 🤣
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« Reply #13143 on: Saturday, March 23, 2024, 15:37:37 »

we are being taxed more now than we have in decades and getting fuck all for it.

Hopefully labour getting in will force a reset in the Tory party away from being utter cunts
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« Reply #13144 on: Saturday, March 23, 2024, 15:45:53 »

Both major parties are dire and I wonít be voting for either of them- though Labour in my experience would be worse.

They have long since been the party of the working classes as they continually penalise and tax tax tax just to give it to immigrants and benefit claimants

Them getting in will be amusing to watch though if nothing else. If the Tories were proper conservative then they would get re-elected
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« Reply #13145 on: Saturday, March 23, 2024, 16:42:09 »

They have long since been the party of the working classes as they continually penalise and tax tax tax just to give it to immigrants and benefit claimants
Read the Sun do we?  Roll Eyes No
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« Reply #13146 on: Saturday, March 23, 2024, 17:00:48 »

No donít read any newspaper tbh

Anyone who thinks Labour stand up for the working class and make work pay are in for a nasty shock
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« Reply #13147 on: Saturday, March 23, 2024, 17:21:47 »

we are being taxed more now than we have in decades and getting fuck all for it.

Hopefully labour getting in will force a reset in the Tory party away from being utter cunts

Yes and no. Weíre being taxed more, of course. No argument from me. You are getting something for it. Just not what think it should be spent on or in the amounts you think. I love the utter cunts comment, fantastic end to a reasoned comment. However, give Labour 10 years and you may think a bit differently. By then Iíll care even less than I do now because if youíre not within twenty years of retirement youíll be paying for it.
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« Reply #13148 on: Sunday, March 24, 2024, 10:15:05 »

Iím rather looking forward to Labour getting in. No really I am, and to help them along I wonít be voting at the next GE for the first time in my life.

Iím looking forward to massive spending with money we have not got.

Investing in public services helps in the moment and for many years into the future. You say that Labour are going to spend, but what have the tories done? Raised the national debt (as a % of GDP) to the highest levels since the 2nd world war whilst raising the personal tax burden (except those with offshore accounts), again to the highest levels since the end of WW2. And do we have good levels of public service in return for this? Do we fuck. They've fucked them all. NHS, police, education... it's all a mess. So where's the money gone? They've stolen it. It's gone to their mates, their business investments, the companies they sit on the boards of, the firms they 'advise', the businesses owned by tories that suddently popped up out of nowhere that they gave massive PPE contracts to, their shell companies, their offshore accounts in the Caribbean.

The greatest trick they have pulled and continue to pull is convincing the average person that they give two shits about them. They hate you. They look down on you and sneer and laugh.

And anyone that says, "The Conservatives and Labour, they're all the same! Either way we're fucked!" has fallen into another trap. The parties have very different interests, values and ideas.
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« Reply #13149 on: Sunday, March 24, 2024, 11:24:11 »

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Iím rather looking forward to Labour getting in. No really I am, and to help them along 'I wonít be voting at the next GE' 

What a loss that will be😂🤣
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« Reply #13150 on: Sunday, March 24, 2024, 14:18:40 »

It never ceases to amaze me how people think Labour will be some sort of utopia- it wonít.

They understand business even less than the Tories do and do not have a clue when it comes to managing the finances

Before someone jumps down my throat and says the Tories have increased the national debt- true yes they have but how much of that was down to spending on Covid- are you really telling me Labour wouldíve  been any different?

Both Sunak and Starmer are dire. Sunak is weak and Starmer just doesnít have principles he changes his position like the direction of the wind. How many of his pledges has he broken and he isnít even in power yet.

If there was a genuine centre right alternative available they would walk the next election
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« Reply #13151 on: Sunday, March 24, 2024, 14:43:34 »

Apart from the fact that "Left" leaning parties win 50%+ of the votes in the UK.  The quirks of the FPTP approach mean the Right of Centre tends to win a majority.
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« Reply #13152 on: Sunday, March 24, 2024, 15:03:31 »

The immediately adjacent to right of centre party are supposed to be the Conservatives are they not. Right?

Could be argued that Labour are competing for that ground as well.

It all boils down to the fact that there is no money to spend without a degree of borrowing.
Both main parties have to be seen as fiscally responsible to stand a chance.

Governing any country is more of a not for profit endeavour these days even after taking mates rates into account.
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Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
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« Reply #13153 on: Sunday, March 24, 2024, 15:27:03 »

A viable form of PR in UK elections might not be a bad thing.

An improvement on our current form of Democracy?

Reform would probably win seats in that scenario but both Conservatives & Labour could evolve into a number of left, right & centre flavourings that might give the electorate pause at the ballot box.

Coalition is not necessarily anathema.
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« Reply #13154 on: Sunday, March 24, 2024, 17:10:55 »

What a loss that will be😂🤣

Not for Labour, Iíve never voted for them😉
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