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UK Election 2015 (part II)

Discussion in 'off topic' started by cooky1257, Apr 22, 2015.

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  1. SteveG

    SteveG pfm Member

    You can't make election promises legally binding as only those parties that have a realistic chance of being elected (i.e. only the Tories and Labour in the UK) would need to comply. Fringe parties like the LibDem's etc. could and would say anything they liked as they know there would be no danger of having to try and implement any of them.
     
  2. matthewr

    matthewr spɹɐʍʞɔɐq spɹoɔǝɹ ɹnoʎ sʎɐld

    Cameron's had his hair done I see. Still not as good as Osborne's Fascist Lesbian Chic cut though.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    I assume Cameron is 'flicking the V' in the general direction of the poor in the pic above.
     
  4. Brian

    Brian Eating fat, staying slim

    :D:D

    Add the disabled, the sick, the elderly, students and single mothers...
     
  5. notaclue

    notaclue pfm Member

    The nuclear option. I vote on the basis of which party leader has the best haircut so will have to have a serious rethink now.
     
  6. Mick P

    Mick P Retired and content

    Brian

    The Tories have looked after the elderly very well with the annual triple lock increase on their pensions every year. That is one of the reasons why the elderly always take the trouble to vote and very often vote Tory.

    The disabled and sick get welfare if they are genuinely sick or disabled and the Students were shat on by Clegg, the Darling of pseudo intellectuals back in 2010 by reneging on his promise to reduce student debt. The single mothers should either keep a packet of condoms in their handbag or chase the father for maintenance, so no sympathy there.

    Reduced welfare expenditure is actually a vote winner so you cannot blame the parties for tightening the screw.

    Regards

    Mick
     
  7. The Far North

    The Far North pfm Member

    You may well both be right, but it's actually directed at the SNP with the phrase "even if you win ALL of the seats in Scotland!" :rolleyes:
     
  8. deanf

    deanf pfm Member

    I presume by that you mean affluent pensioners rather than all pensioners; and that pensioners on the whole haven't done well under the coalition, they've just done less bad compared to other demographics. In which case you would be correct.

    http://www.ifs.org.uk/uploads/publications/bns/BN159.pdf
     
  9. simeon

    simeon No fixed engagements

    I think he's saying, 'I am a passionate supporter of one of these two football teams, Pancho Villa or Eastham or somesuch. I don't know, does it matter?'
     
  10. cooky1257

    cooky1257 pfm Member

    "These are how many f ucks I couldn't give about the poor and disabled"
     
  11. Greg

    Greg 2t5b

    Mick, you seem to be completely ignoring the crisis in social care provision, particularly for the infirm elderly. It's another unmitigated disaster.
     
  12. jackbarron

    jackbarron Chelsea, London

    The UK needs some sound Communist politicians. They'd sort out the monetary, raving, loony party and we could happily give the finger to the American government.

    Jack
     
  13. jackbarron

    jackbarron Chelsea, London

    Mick,

    This is precisely why The Greens, the SNP and Plaid Cymru, are the only relevant parties. They have good policies and will hold the balance of power.

    I won't include UKIP, because they are the neo-Nazi wing of the Tories, and I hope the Lib-Dems lose all of their seats.

    Jack
     
  14. Cloth-Ears

    Cloth-Ears pfm Member

    That's dumb.
     
  15. NeilR

    NeilR pfm Member

    Judging by the fact that Jack is 100% wrong all of the time, it looks to be a working majority for the Tories then ;)
     
  16. Mick P

    Mick P Retired and content

    What you call an mitigated disaster is what I would call a problem, no more and no less.

    Cut back somewhere else and put the money into care for the infirm elderly. It's hardly rocket science.
     
  17. Mark EJ

    Mark EJ Fails to comply

    Indeed. But what an interesting picture -- with particular regard to the eyebrows, which appear to be self-replicating. Either it's a Photoshop cockup, or (more likely, perhaps) the lizard-concealing one-piece hood has slipped a bit. And his shadow's "on the wrong side, Dr. Van Helsing".

    He does, more often than not, appear to favour applying something to his hair. It would be revealing to know how he views himself in this context -- is he, for example a "greaser"? Or a "tonician"? Or perhaps a "lotioneer". Or maybe it's just bacon fat, the better to lubricate a hasty escape.
     
  18. notaclue

    notaclue pfm Member

    The general consensus was that Miliband would be the liability going into this election, but it's actually Cameron who really is underperforming badly.
     
  19. matthewr

    matthewr spɹɐʍʞɔɐq spɹoɔǝɹ ɹnoʎ sʎɐld

    Although the "somewhere else" is the hard bit. And what does one do when there isn't anywhere else? And vague answers like "identify more efficiency savings" don't really count as answers.
     
  20. Mark EJ

    Mark EJ Fails to comply

    We already have plenty of those governing the UK, just not from Parliament. Most of them are in opinion-proof, unaccountable public institutions, quangos, the media, and pressure groups funded by government for the purpose of lobbying government. Sock-puppetry at its finest.
     
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