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Old 1st May 2010, 23:29
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1. Approx 1 in 4 of all employees in the UK work for the government.
2. 5 million approx are on some form of welfare, dole, disability allowance.
This is Socialist Utopia, they have been working to wards it since 1945.

Aided and abetted by no sensible immigration policy and many, far too many, well left of centre unions, journalists and teachers.
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Old 1st May 2010, 23:57
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well, yes, breed your own voters, and import more when necessary. By and large, the white flight to Australia was mainly Tory, although some vulgar man from Scotland was running a union there, ISTR. I guess I'll go back again one day but could you please do something about the AUD? It's obscenely strong.

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Old 2nd May 2010, 02:38
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but could you please do something about the AUD? It's obscenely strong.
No. I'm visiting the UK shortly and want to lord it over you poor b*stards!
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Old 2nd May 2010, 04:05
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Yup, it will have to wait until Mrs P has visited Holland in a couple of weeks! Do what I can after that
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Old 2nd May 2010, 08:48
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I would have thought the dark lord would have had his black box of dirty tricks opened by now, surely this election isn't going to run without a smear campaign?
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Old 2nd May 2010, 08:58
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The days of labour for the dark lord are nearly over. he will never be a part of the balls' empire and it will be balls after brown. He will instead become an adviser to whoever wins the election in his capapcity as an ambassador to business.
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Old 2nd May 2010, 09:02
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I dont think a smear campaign is needed. They all seem to be as useless as each other.

The most unpopular government in the history of history and still David "call me Dave" Cameron can't land a killer blow, makes you wonder just how rubbish they would be in government.
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Old 2nd May 2010, 09:04
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I like Mrs. Duffy

Nor was Mrs Duffy impressed when he (Gordon Brown) came to her house, made a grovelling apology and invited her to No10 to visit him and his wife Sarah.

‘He asked, “Do you ever come down to London? If you ever come down you must come to No.10 and meet me and Sarah,”’ Mrs Duffy revealed. ‘Well, I just looked at him. I didn’t like to say it, but all I could think was, “I don’t think you’ll be there.”’
Read more: Gordon won't be getting my vote: Gillian Duffy reveals what REALLY upset her about that devastating exchange with PM | Mail Online
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Old 2nd May 2010, 09:58
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Originally Posted by G-AWZK View Post
I dont think a smear campaign is needed. They all seem to be as useless as each other.

The most unpopular government in the history of history and still David "call me Dave" Cameron can't land a killer blow, makes you wonder just how rubbish they would be in government.
I thought you said a smear campaign wasn't needed?
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Old 2nd May 2010, 12:05
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Wondered why thw BBC had a leftist bias? Nowt to do with policies, everything to do with preserving the licence fee to deal with this.....


Licence fee to plug BBC's £1bn pension hole - Times Online
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Old 2nd May 2010, 12:10
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On that pensions point, I really do not understand the issue with public sector pensions - BBC or Government.

Just pass a law that no state owned body can pay a pension of over, say, £75,000.

Then, the Govt., BBC, Local Authorities, NHS and etc simply apply this cap.

If someone has already "earnt" that amount of pension, tell them to retire within 6 months, without any prospect of further public sector employment, ever, or to simply accept the cap and work on

Simples.
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Old 2nd May 2010, 14:10
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I thought you said a smear campaign wasn't needed?
The opinion of one floating voter on an internet bulletin board is hardly a smear campaign. Is it?
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Old 2nd May 2010, 15:48
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I agree that Cameron's inability to expose Brown's poor performance on the economy first as Chancellor and now as PM is lamentable.

Brown was Navigator then Capt of the ship when it hit the rocks - this election is his Court Marshall - the knife should be pointing towards him.

But, if Labour's time has come and a new team is needed (and the Lib Dems won't win a landslide) then who are we left with? Best of a very bad job, I guess.

I think this campaign will be remembered as the one where not one of the parties had the courage to spell out what life in the UK will be like for the next 5 years, and that the winner will wish they had.

A bit like a dentists appointment I can't wait to get it over with, roll on Friday 7th

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Old 2nd May 2010, 16:54
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Saw a headline on Ceefax yesterday claiming that Hazel Blears had an illegal immigrant on her campaign team.

Probably discover that many illegals have somehow got the right to vote next.
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Old 2nd May 2010, 18:16
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I think this campaign will be remembered as the one where not one of the parties had the courage to spell out what life in the UK will be like for the next 5 years, and that the winner will wish they had.
Ah, the poisoned chalice theory.

One wonders if GB will be around to pick up the pieces. On e doubts it.

One rather suspects that the master of the black arts Mr M may be doing a Mr Mac Iavelli behind the scenes. Or am I creditin him with rather more political wit than he has?
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Old 2nd May 2010, 19:50
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Mandy has no wit, but wot he does have is nouse.

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Old 2nd May 2010, 21:43
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If the mass media are saying things like, "Too close to call" and "Hung Parliament" then it is probably safe to say the Conservatives will get in with a working majority.
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Old 2nd May 2010, 21:52
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So sick of the whole thing I don't care if they put a Chimp into number ten,whoever they put in I think this next decade is going to be a grim one for a lot of people,not the politicians themselves of course, they get their cut off the top, they will suffer no hardship.
"We must all tighten our belts" is going to be a much used phrase I suspect, mostly uttered by those who will need to tighten their belts the least.
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Old 2nd May 2010, 21:55
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a grim one for a lot of people,not the politicians themselves of course, they get their cut off the top, they will suffer no hardship
Do tell how this is to be achieved, I've obviously been missing out all these years.
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Old 2nd May 2010, 22:15
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then it is probably safe to say the Conservatives will get in with a working majority
I don't think it is. A minority government? Possible - but they will then need the minority parties to work with them to get anything through.
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