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Tim Farron Warns Lib Dems Must Not Be 'Permanent See-Saw Coalition Partner'

Tim Farron Warns Lib Dems Must Not Be 'Permanent See-Saw Coalition Partner'

Commented Jul 19, 2014 at 20:32:12 in UK Politics

“The Bedroom tax was first introduced for private sector tenants by Labour under the Local Housing Allowance.

Although Student fees are in effect now a graduate tax with lower costs for student after they graduate and earn over £21k.

What I found despicable is that the people voted for a Labour and Conservative coalition of national unity, they got the most votes. However neither of them were prepared enough to compromise to make it work, this was short sighted and party political game playing in my view. So I for one was most gladdened to see those who would step forward to bring stable government.

Extinct? well I don't know any serious pundits who think so... I think you underestimate the power of incubancy under our archaic voting system, do check out the website political calculus and see what they suggest.”
Tim Farron Warns Lib Dems Must Not Be 'Permanent See-Saw Coalition Partner'

Tim Farron Warns Lib Dems Must Not Be 'Permanent See-Saw Coalition Partner'

Commented Jul 18, 2014 at 14:20:10 in UK Politics

“Tim is compelling...”

Gerry7944 on Jul 18, 2014 at 16:11:27

“Tim is a lier like all non dems and is complicit on the bedroom tax, going back on their word on student fees and all the other dispicable things they did for their little taste of power.

The only thing that is compelling about him is that he will be the member of an extinct species shortly.”
'Women Against Feminism' Is A Thing. And We're Confused.

'Women Against Feminism' Is A Thing. And We're Confused.

Commented Jul 18, 2014 at 04:12:04 in UK Lifestyle

“Well the dictionary definition of feminism doesn't strike me as evil, far from it, it strikes me as bring things back into balance...”
'Women Against Feminism' Is A Thing. And We're Confused.

'Women Against Feminism' Is A Thing. And We're Confused.

Commented Jul 18, 2014 at 04:10:53 in UK Lifestyle

“Thats not what the dictionary says...”
'Women Against Feminism' Is A Thing. And We're Confused.

'Women Against Feminism' Is A Thing. And We're Confused.

Commented Jul 15, 2014 at 13:04:40 in UK Lifestyle

“Feminism: I don't think that word means what you think it means...”

Daniel MIRL on Jul 15, 2014 at 17:47:01

“what do you think it is?”

Chef Jack Butler on Jul 15, 2014 at 13:07:09

“If they're defining feminism as a political doctrine under which men are demonized and no criticism of anything female is countenanced, then yes, they know precisely what it means.”
Nigel Farage Says MPs Should Be Paid £100,000

Nigel Farage Says MPs Should Be Paid £100,000

Commented Jul 11, 2014 at 02:10:10 in UK Politics

“The penultimate not should be omitted have reposted as I can't seem to delete, my error.”
Nigel Farage Says MPs Should Be Paid £100,000

Nigel Farage Says MPs Should Be Paid £100,000

Commented Jul 11, 2014 at 02:08:55 in UK Politics

“I personally think they should take a cut and use comparators with small charities rather than big business, then they are leading by example on Austerity. How can they justify a pay rise when the country is in deficit and not surplus!”
Nigel Farage Says MPs Should Be Paid £100,000

Nigel Farage Says MPs Should Be Paid £100,000

Commented Jul 11, 2014 at 02:07:33 in UK Politics

“I personally think they should take a cut and use comparators with small charities rather than big business, then they are leading by example on Austerity. How can they justify a pay rise when the country is not in deficit not surplus!”

Mike Beckett on Jul 11, 2014 at 02:10:10

“The penultimate not should be omitted have reposted as I can't seem to delete, my error.”
12 Reasons Google+ Isn't As Bad As You Think

12 Reasons Google+ Isn't As Bad As You Think

Commented Jul 7, 2014 at 09:14:36 in Technology

“I have found Googleplus the most adaptable and open for multiple usage of the social networking sites, I dislike being limited which is why over time I have gravitated more towards G+, it gets my vote!”
Wedding Jewelry: 25 Pieces To Add Sparkle To Your Big Day (PHOTOS)

Wedding Jewelry: 25 Pieces To Add Sparkle To Your Big Day (PHOTOS)

Commented Jul 6, 2014 at 11:28:30 in Canada Style

“I think ones big day doesn't require gilding, having said that it's good to be able to afford nice things for a special day but this is peripheral to celebrating a couple going forward as one.”
David Cameron Demands Answers Over Westminster Paedophile Ring 'Missing' Dossier

David Cameron Demands Answers Over Westminster Paedophile Ring 'Missing' Dossier

Commented Jul 6, 2014 at 04:35:42 in UK Politics

“More words but WHY is Government resisting announcing a Child Sex Abuse Inquiry? Leon Brittan MP announced the paedophile dossier was handled appropriately... How is loosing it appropriate!!!

David Cameron says he wants answers on what happened to the dossier. I want answers on what abuse has happened and what cover up has happened and for those in positions of power and responsibility to be removed if they are perpetrators who have broken the public trust. How is the protection of future children, the intervention to stop those who abuse from freedom to continue to abuse and thirdly to focus more resources on support of those who have experienced Child Sexual Abuse going to happen without a #CSAInquiry?”
Nigel Farage Turns His Back On EU Anthem In Opening Ceremony (PICTURES)

Nigel Farage Turns His Back On EU Anthem In Opening Ceremony (PICTURES)

Commented Jul 2, 2014 at 07:00:49 in UK Politics

“It was also reacting to the do nothing productive, yet cause a fuss...”
Andy Coulson Blames Lawyers For Not Telling Him Phone Hacking Was A Crime, Old Bailey Hears

Andy Coulson Blames Lawyers For Not Telling Him Phone Hacking Was A Crime, Old Bailey Hears

Commented Jul 1, 2014 at 11:40:09 in UK

“In your example a diligent hosts might check, but such an occurrence would probably be misadventure and therefore an accident.
In the case of Mr Coulson, it was his job as Editor of a newspaper with the unique selling point of it's investigative journalism to know the law or to acquaint himself with it by checking if he was in doubt, not to do so is reckless. He was not lacking in the resources to find things out. Ignorance in this case seems more likely to have been willful blindness or contrived ignorance while he may think he has plausible deniability the jury did not.”

artisannes on Jul 1, 2014 at 12:10:08

“Oh yes I am not disagreeing with any of that but... with obvious exceptions such as things like murder I am sure there are some crimes we could all commit without a real awareness or reason to know there were crimes.”
Nigel Farage Turns His Back On EU Anthem In Opening Ceremony (PICTURES)

Nigel Farage Turns His Back On EU Anthem In Opening Ceremony (PICTURES)

Commented Jul 1, 2014 at 10:42:04 in UK Politics

“For once?”

Mizzuru on Jul 1, 2014 at 22:27:11

“Yeah, they have the lowest attendance rate of the parties in Europe.”
Nigel Farage Turns His Back On EU Anthem In Opening Ceremony (PICTURES)

Nigel Farage Turns His Back On EU Anthem In Opening Ceremony (PICTURES)

Commented Jul 1, 2014 at 10:41:15 in UK Politics

“How to win friends and influence people?”
Scottish Independence: Support For Break-Up Of UK Drops

Scottish Independence: Support For Break-Up Of UK Drops

Commented Jul 1, 2014 at 10:21:32 in UK Politics

“King Salmond?”
Andy Coulson Blames Lawyers For Not Telling Him Phone Hacking Was A Crime, Old Bailey Hears

Andy Coulson Blames Lawyers For Not Telling Him Phone Hacking Was A Crime, Old Bailey Hears

Commented Jul 1, 2014 at 10:17:29 in UK

“Ignorance is no defence...”

artisannes on Jul 1, 2014 at 11:25:25

“Although to be fair I have never understood why not. If you give someone a meal which contains peanuts and they have a peanut allergy and never told you for example, how could you be responsible.”
Two-Thirds Of Canadians Say They Love Their Country In New Poll

Two-Thirds Of Canadians Say They Love Their Country In New Poll

Commented Jul 1, 2014 at 10:04:49 in Canada

“I wonder how many love Canada mainly because it's not the United States...”

Donna MacCullouch on Jul 1, 2014 at 14:24:49

“Not true. We love our differences in so many areas. I believe we are more open in accepting different cultures, religions and sexualities. Canadians are proud of being diverse.”
Ed Miliband: Principles Not Photo Ops Will Get Me Elected Prime Minister

Ed Miliband: Principles Not Photo Ops Will Get Me Elected Prime Minister

Commented Jul 1, 2014 at 09:12:23 in UK Politics

“Ed Miliband can't seem to win on photo ops... Indeed so it would seem...
I am unclear as to what principles he is referring to?
Other than the principle perhaps of not being David Cameron?”
British Workers 'Don't Get Up Early Enough,' Says Lord Heseltine

British Workers 'Don't Get Up Early Enough,' Says Lord Heseltine

Commented Jul 1, 2014 at 09:00:29 in UK Politics

“Alarm clock Britain to stop using British Summer Time?”
Kate Barrett Pens Thank You Note To Burglars

Kate Barrett Pens Thank You Note To Burglars

Commented Nov 13, 2013 at 11:41:39 in UK

“Dear Miss Barrett and Mr Owens,

Unless I am very much mistaken the "naughty imps" are unlikely to apologise to you both. It is my personal opinion that you are both owed much more than such an apology. However as I can offer you an apology for what it is worth I hereby do so, "I am most sorry to you both that this occured!"

They were very wrong to break, take and also as yet not to appreciate your apology for your family not having "particularly expensive tastes" so I hereby acknowledging your apology.

I thank you for the entertainment value you have salvaged from this crisis with you're exquisitly written note, may your competence at managing communication become legendary and may I end wishing you both ever success for the future.

Warmest regards

Mike”
Ryanair Boss Michael O'Leary Says Ban The Burka, Brits 'Leaning Over Too Much' For Muslims

Ryanair Boss Michael O'Leary Says Ban The Burka, Brits 'Leaning Over Too Much' For Muslims

Commented Nov 12, 2013 at 11:12:40 in UK

“Ban the Niqab so we can arrest everyone for covering up in January and December during extra cold winter weather! Police who could be investigating rape, murder and arson instead are fashion police! really?!?”
Nick Clegg Says 'Tea Party Tories' Could Drive UK To 'Economic Suicide'

Nick Clegg Says 'Tea Party Tories' Could Drive UK To 'Economic Suicide'

Commented Oct 18, 2013 at 16:26:11 in UK Politics

“Well said Nick Clegg!”

igetitrite on Oct 18, 2013 at 20:21:29

“Nick (Custer) Clegg, admired by "Mike Becket", his only admirer in this country, no one believes a word any of the 3 so called leaders of this country never mind him,lol, If i were you i would jump ship while the going is good, have a word with our future Prime minister, if he thinks your genuine you might be admitted, but try not to mention Nick Clegg to much, he gets upset about him.”

Patriot Pigeon on Oct 18, 2013 at 16:59:30

“Tumbleweed.”
Conservative Councillor's Smackdown Of Offer To Advertise In The Mail

Conservative Councillor's Smackdown Of Offer To Advertise In The Mail

Commented Oct 4, 2013 at 13:50:48 in UK

“The #Mail's views are unbalanced and should its influence on our Nation achieve ascendancy we would be doomed to instability. ::sigh::”
Nick Clegg Should Have Ordered Inquiry Into Lord Rennard Allegations, Report Finds

Nick Clegg Should Have Ordered Inquiry Into Lord Rennard Allegations, Report Finds

Commented Jun 12, 2013 at 12:58:10 in UK Politics

“I like the admission the party made mistakes, coupled with transparency of the investigative process and the determination to improve processes to stop this happening again. Pragmatic effective and hopefully this will over time demonstrate the ideological commitment to put people first and care about their experience of interacting with the party.”

lordmak on Jun 12, 2013 at 17:46:18

“talk is cheap sir. especially from a politician.
from what i gather the whole establishment new about it.
no one did anything!
mr reynards wealth protects him. just like struass khan, though admittedly he paid more.
we have an evil lot running our country and lives.
this will explain why our churches are being shut down.”
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