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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #45 on: 10 April, 2010, 08:36:37 pm »
In politics it is necessary either to betray one's country or the electorate. I prefer to betray the electorate.- Charles de Gaulle

Oh the cynicism! :)
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #46 on: 10 April, 2010, 08:51:29 pm »
In politics it is necessary either to betray one's country or the electorate. I prefer to betray the electorate.- Charles de Gaulle

Oh the cynicism! :)

These days its necessary to betray both.

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #47 on: 11 April, 2010, 08:25:34 pm »
I think I will vote BNP..just kidding.
UKIP.. oh god they are just as bad.
Monster raving luny party.. now they have some solid policies.
Labour.. arrgh I've just soiled my computer screen.
Lib Dem.. lets just sit on the fence.
Conservative.. more bad news but I suppose a change is better than letting Labour go even more stale.
Green Party.. Hmmmm, I will leave that to my tree hugging hippy inlaw's.

Just remember if you don't vote you diminish your right to moan about whoever is in power.


Fucking politics, causes as much grief as religion.

Lets see what hornets nest these comments bring up.








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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #48 on: 11 April, 2010, 08:55:08 pm »
We live in a soda pop democracy, I say. You can have Coke or Pepsi or Dr Pepper, or if you're in the minority you can have Dandelion & Burdock, Lucozade or Irn Bru. They're all fizzy and sweet with a slightly different taste, but all equally bad for your teeth.

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #49 on: 11 April, 2010, 09:05:37 pm »
I'll have Dr. Pepper, please. I'm tired of cola, and dandelion & burdock, Lucozade and Irn Bru are all yuk.
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #50 on: 11 April, 2010, 09:09:02 pm »
We live in a soda pop democracy, I say. You can have Coke or Pepsi or Dr Pepper, or if you're in the minority you can have Dandelion & Burdock, Lucozade or Irn Bru. They're all fizzy and sweet with a slightly different taste, but all equally bad for your teeth.

I like that - very well put.  :)

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #51 on: 11 April, 2010, 11:37:55 pm »
I think I will vote BNP..just kidding.
UKIP.. oh god they are just as bad.









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The fact is that is simply not true.

Even in the simplest terms UKIP dont have any problem appearing on Question Time and there has never been any objection to them appearing yet look what happened when Nick Griffin appeared on Question Time.

If you read a Wikipedia article on the BNP and then UKIP you will see that they have nothing in common beyond campaigning against immigration but for different reasons and if you read UKIPs immigration policies they are not racist.

LibDems have been imitating or adopting UKIP policies.

So if they are not Racist then why are they just as bad as the BNP ?
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #52 on: 12 April, 2010, 12:17:34 am »
I think the chief similarity between BNP and UKIP is that both of them are seeking and rely upon the reactionary vote, which they have stood to take from the Conservatives since the Tories decided to shift leftward to contest the centre ground the Labour Party moved onto when it abandoned any pretence of being interested in socialism.
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #53 on: 12 April, 2010, 12:32:17 am »
I contested your mom's centre ground many a time. (Sometimes I let your dad win).
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #54 on: 12 April, 2010, 12:38:52 am »
i'm voting the godpleton party :lol:

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #55 on: 12 April, 2010, 03:14:07 pm »
They're fluoridating milk, you know: http://www.borrowfoundation.org/index.asp  Fluoride disrupts endocrine functions.

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #56 on: 12 April, 2010, 04:25:21 pm »
Pete I am sure wikipedia is full of untainted information that can be relied upon,








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« Reply #57 on: 12 April, 2010, 06:13:39 pm »
So if they are not Racist then why are they just as bad as the BNP ?

If nothing else, the fuss they made about the veil earlier in the year was a calculated attempt to woo racists and stir up fear and prejudice for their own benefit.

And even should I choose to ignore seriously despicable behaviour like that, I still think they stink, because the tossers apparently want to restore imperial measurements, and are sceptical of climate change. I think this county is scientifically illiterate as it is, and really doesn't need a political party encouraging it.

What I don't understand, Peter, is why you're happy to spread the most outrageous conspiracy theories about the mainstream parties as though they might be true, yet can't accept that a party whose raison d'etre is fear of foreigners might be a wee bit racist.

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #58 on: 12 April, 2010, 06:41:54 pm »
I don't know enough about UK politics to be able to say whether or not the UKIP are racist. My concern is that if we use the words 'homophobic' and 'racist' too loosely, the terms themselves will become diluted.
 
In Northern Ireland, we've plenty of openly racist, homophobic assholes in power who would describe themselves as 'democratic'.

I would reject the UKIP's policy on immigration. Personally, I would like to see the borders open up more (totally, in fact) as opposed to closing. For one thing, research continues to demonstrate how a strong migrant workforce helps an economoy thrive rather than nose-dive. 

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #59 on: 12 April, 2010, 06:54:48 pm »
and are sceptical of climate change.

Dear God, let's not go down this road again ::)