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17 minutes ago, Bruce Banner said:

Same as Labour, LibDems, Greens et al......

A Pack of lies!

Spot on. They are all lying to grad power and OUR money.


The system is broken, voting for the same system wont fix it.

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6 minutes ago, TulipsFromThreadneedle said:

Anything on housing too busy to watch the news this morning.

Yes, they are going to stop  the bankers, lower house prices, help savers and sort out the economy...no wait, that was 2010.

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4 minutes ago, TheCountOfNowhere said:

Spot on. They are all lying to grad power and OUR money.


The system is broken, voting for the same system wont fix it.

Can we vote for another system? or do we have to vote a different way.

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13 minutes ago, TulipsFromThreadneedle said:

Anything on housing too busy to watch the news this morning.

"A chance to own a home and more affordable housing" - Theresa May in her manifesto speech just now :rolleyes:.

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2 minutes ago, Bruce Banner said:

"A chance to own a home and more affordable housing" - Theresa May in her manifesto speech just now :rolleyes:.

Anything on Motherhood and Apple Pie?

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31 minutes ago, Adrian Allen said:

Can we vote for another system? or do we have to vote a different way.

Mass spoiled vote? Sends a strong message if enough were prepared to do it imho.

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26 minutes ago, Bruce Banner said:

"A chance to own a home and more affordable housing" - Theresa May in her manifesto speech just now :rolleyes:.

I take it that means she's allowing that women to sell her ex council house via lottery after all, about the only chance most will get.

She is pathetic at least Dave and Gidiot gave us hope before stealing our future, she doesn't even do that.

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13 minutes ago, Frugal Git said:

Mass spoiled vote? Sends a strong message if enough were prepared to do it imho.

Politicians love spoiled votes.

It means they don't need to spend resources touting for the vote, and it satisfies the voter that they have done something to stick it to the man.

Even if 80% of cast votes were spoiled they would still claim to have a democratic mandate based on the valid ones, stick in a few wooly phrases about bringing people together and jobs a goodun.

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This is the only vaguely housing relating thing I can see from the Manifesto from the Daily Mail;

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4517736/May-unveils-tough-love-manifesto-vowing-shore-care.html?login#readerCommentsCommand-message-field

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THERESA MAY THE CONSUMER CHAMPION IS TO TARGET RAIL BOSSES, PHONE FIRMS, LANDLORDS AND LAWYERS

Theresa May will target rail bosses, phone firms, landlords and lawyers in the Tory manifesto.

The Prime Minister will pledge to create a fairer rail ticketing system and create a train Ombudsman to stand up for long-suffering passengers.  

She also plans to make the home-buying process easier and cheaper by cracking down on rip-off conveyancing and other legal fees.

Mrs May has set out measures to help out renters by ending unfair leaseholds and increasing the security of good tenants. 

Mobile firms will also be targeted, forcing them to make their billing fairer and make them offer customers cheaper deals when their phone contracts have been paid off, the Sun reported. 

Cold calling companies will be banned from urging people to make false personal injury claims, following cold-calling bans on pensions and charities.

There will also be a crackdown on bogus whiplash claims in order to reduce insurance costs for ordinary drivers.  

Mrs May is said to be gearing her manifesto towards helping 'ordinary working families'. 

 

Mrs May dubs them people 'who want to get on with their lives' but 'have been ignored by politicians for too long', the Sun reported. 

'Under my leadership, they will no longer be ignored,' she said. 

'That's why I am determined to cut the cost of living for ordinary working families and to intervene when markets are not working as they should.'

 

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28 minutes ago, Frugal Git said:

Mass spoiled vote? Sends a strong message if enough were prepared to do it imho.

 

Indeed - though difficult to get enough people mobilised.

The bottom line is that the system is totally unfit for (the stated) purpose (works great for it's actual purpose though, keeping the establishment comfortable and reaming everyone else).

If lots of people showed up at the ballot box and spoiled their vote, instead of staying at home, it would send a pretty strong message as the the legitimacy of the mandate that the political establishment stooges claim to have.

 

I was very impressed that so many voters in the French presidential election either left their ballots empty or spoiled them:

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/05/08/europe/french-voters-spoiled-ballots-abstained/

There should definitely be a 'none of the above' option on ballots.  If it 'wins', then the election has to be re-run until a candidate comes along who can actually top the poll.  I'd also couple that with some sort of carrot&stick regulations to encourage voters to go to the ballot boxes instead of staying at home.

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31 minutes ago, Bruce Banner said:

The French tried that and look where it got them.

Give it time.

The "people's revolution" won't happen overnight. Melenchon and the left will hopefully unite over the next 5 years. Send the liberal/neocon Socialist Party to its grave and to Macron.

I'm hopeful they'll get enough votes to make the 2nd round , next time. Then things will get interesting.

The French political system is different to the UK's, so more radical change is possible. The UK is stuck with Tories and their billionaire backers running the show for the foreseable future.

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Notice that she hasn't repeated the 2015 manifesto pledge to allow housing association tenants to purchase using right to buy, rather than right to acquire. Potentially a big impact there and not one the MSM seem to have picked up on yet. I thought we'd be discussing on here already actually. Surprised to be the first!

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1 hour ago, Bruce Banner said:

"A chance to own a home and more affordable housing" - Theresa May in her manifesto speech just now :rolleyes:.

'Chance' - isn't that one of the piles of cards in Monopoly

According to the Monopoly Wiki

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Chance cards are orange and are placed near the Go space. A Chance card is more likely (than a Community Chest card) to move players, often with lethal consequences.

 

Edited by LiveinHope

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1 hour ago, TheCountOfNowhere said:

Yes, they are going to stop  the bankers, lower house prices, help savers and sort out the economy...no wait, that was 2010.

Still promising to bring immigration down to the 'tens of thousands' even though Osborne admitted in the Standard that privately no Cabinet member supports the idea and nothing practical has ever been done to achieve it.

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