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Old 12th Apr 2010, 17:34
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As the UK Hamster Wheel has been closed

This seems to be the alternative.

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Old 12th Apr 2010, 17:43
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A bit premature perhaps, there again, possibly not with some of the performances to-date of the erstwhile "leaders"....... as seen on TV.

So, select from Brown, Cameron or Clegg....pre or post May 6th.....personally, I would go for Cosmetic Cameron....

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Old 12th Apr 2010, 17:58
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Just heard someone complaining (on the radio) that the Green Party should make the price of food lower . . .
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Old 13th Apr 2010, 02:45
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I notice an oddity about the polls. They all add up to 100%. Now, if they only publish the opinions of those who say how they will vote, those polls are seriously skewed. "Use and Abuse of Statistics" tells one that a proper poll would include all the "don't knows" and "won't votes". On the doorstep, I'm finding about half of those canvassed fall into this category. (That's when one calls the MP over to chat with them.) Also, its mostly the younger folks - students and such - who say they're not interested and won't be voting. Its gonna be a grey election, in our constituency at least.

Blacksheep - Norman Tebbit says something quite interesting about the polls and why you need to beware of them in his blog here.

Interesting to see that he also has a good argument against the "consensus" view that Tory votes went to New Labour in the last elections - the numbers that he shows demonstrate that they simply stopped voting.
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Old 13th Apr 2010, 05:24
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Old 13th Apr 2010, 06:55
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The Great ( non ) Debate (s).....coming soon to an avid public...or not as the case may be.

Watched the Beeb 2 prog last night about political debates as seen on TV over the years showing gaffes various plus some memorable moments.

Now, as we all know, our erstwhile "leaders" have finally condescended to appear on television in a series of live debates, hence it was the last part of the prog that was of great interest. It's been quite well publicised that these "debates" have more strings and T's and C's attached than your average insurance policy, all enshrined by various advisors looking after their charges to ensure they appear in the best possible light ( sounds more like Crufts actually rather than a debate ) but it was the emphasis on the "it's about policies not personalities" that seems to be the most inane excuse contrived.....surely, it is about the personalities who determine the policies that is relevant here...and lets face it, if some of those personalities show their true nature, then the general public are not going to be overly impressed...hence the non debate title. Not to mention the equally sanitised audience ( no questions, boo's, cheering, clapping etc) who, it seems, have been carefully selected ( First question for selection "Have you ever posted on JB?"..Ans "WTF has it got to do with you sunshine!" would probably ensure non attendance ) and no doubt vetted.

There is also another little mantra that gets trotted out that is applicable here "Nothing to hide, nothing to fear"...in which case, no reason not to have a serious and open debate now is there ?.
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Old 13th Apr 2010, 09:06
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Brown would have made Nixon look honest.
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Old 13th Apr 2010, 13:26
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Was that funny face pulled by Brown at the launch of Mandy's manifesto the best "smile" that all these million-dollar consultants could get out of him?
With a smile like that, all children would be very, very, scared.
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Old 13th Apr 2010, 14:56
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Brown doesn't look scary to me, he just looks like "I'm not a crook" Nixon.

If its scary you're after, take a look at that Ed Balls character. He frightens the crap out of me!
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Old 13th Apr 2010, 15:12
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A bit out of date, but on the whole it's like something out of a Tim Burton film.
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Old 13th Apr 2010, 15:16
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Oh for half a dozen of those chaps who lurk on grassy knolls.
Think they have all been recalled to the colonies though,their skills are badly needed at home.
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Old 13th Apr 2010, 16:35
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A bit out of date, but on the whole it's like something out of a Tim Burton film.

Perhaps the armed forces could use enlargements of the full photo for target practice.
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Old 13th Apr 2010, 17:43
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the guy at the back far right, is that cameron?
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Old 13th Apr 2010, 17:54
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The one (out of several) I find repugnant is Miliband.

He looks like the sort of kid we used to beat up at school because of his looks.
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Old 13th Apr 2010, 18:01
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"Power to the People ! "....er, no.

Only a cynic ( moi for example ) would perceive this as a neat bit of re-branding. Now where I have heard "Market forces" and " the market will prevail" before ?.......which, in essence is what this is.

Strangely, I don't see vox populi as being the new Tory mantra.....
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Old 13th Apr 2010, 18:03
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The one (out of several) I find repugnant is Miliband.
Which one?
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Old 13th Apr 2010, 18:15
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Agree about that Balls bloke, he has the kind of face that should be peering through a splintered door shouting "Here's Johnny!!!"

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Old 13th Apr 2010, 18:33
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Now, as we all know, our erstwhile "leaders" have finally condescended to appear on television in a series of live debates
Blair, Thatcher - er - Callaghan?

SO
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Old 13th Apr 2010, 18:54
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Debates? no they are certainly NOT debates.....
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Ed Miliband

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