“Would it not be better for the nation as a whole, if the money that is to be spent on HS2, was not spent on the entire rail network and benefit us all?
Rather than building this new line for an operator to charge an arm and a leg for the privilege of using something "we" paid for anyway.”
ZEB on Nov 16, 2013 at 09:09:37
“HS2 is a waste of money 50 billion for a train set that will be sold of to the private sector has soon that it has been built, the channel tunnel comes to my mind, there is some thing about the Tory party, they love to build train sets yet it was them that killed N Rail, the question is why should the tax payer pick up a very big bill, that most of us will not use like 99% of us, to save twenty mins on a rail trip,”
“I think the trouble with the "mainstream" political parties is that "we the people" are starting to look upon them as businesses.
They in turn tend to do what is good for their "own business" and not for the people that they are meant to represent.
This maybe one reason why the SNP are in government in Scotland.”
“It would be nice to see a few more people wearing a white poppy on the 15th of May each year, and remember those conscientious objectors who "done their bit" for king and country, and died doing duty in the process.”
“Rather a weak reason for not wearing a poppy, that said, it's not the law to wear one, however, most people do.
Most weekends there is a "flag day" of some description and most people will put something in the tin, we don't think too much about the other good causes that have missed out on our donation.
Not too charitable of those who have abused this woman, and her right to choose.”
“I think if I had the odd million or two in the bank, I would agree with him, but as I don't.
It seems to me a little perverse to be standing in a white tie at the Lord Mayor's Banquet spouting about a period of prolonged austerity.
We're all in it together though, I don't think so somehow, shameless.”
“Don't you just love this act of atonement prior to being installed in the upper house.
Can't see the government making too much of it though incase they get asked what they are doing about it in the three years they've been in office.”
seandobson201 on Nov 13, 2013 at 07:15:09
“He will just jump from one gravy train to another,nothing but Crocodile tears.”
“If you read my last comment properly, you would see education was pertaining to "they just don't know how to use it" in your previous comment.
As far as the derivation of apathy is concerned, this dependant of context.”
“If they do not know how to use it, education would help, and as for apathy, this sounds like a sense of hopelessness and feeling unable to better oneself.I think this is where this debate started, no.”
Beeem on Nov 11, 2013 at 09:57:32
“Apathy:- 1. absence of interest in or enthusiasm for things generally considered interesting or moving 2. absence of emotion.
“It has always been the case that the "educated" are against educating the ignorant, historically speaking.
They do not want to relinquish their power to those and such as those who would educate themselves above their "station" in life, or in business, or in politics at any level.”
Beeem on Nov 11, 2013 at 06:12:04
“As our country is a democracy - though I sometimes wonder how this word can be applied to us - how come the 'educated' are in power if the majority don't want them to be?”
“Wonder what the government spin on this will be, maybe, an excellent business opportunity to increase the number of B&B's.
Thereby increasing competition and driving down the prices, that and the bedroom tax, problem solved.
Now, about HS2.”
“It happened to me ONCE with a jar of my favorite marmalade, on the way to our family summer holiday.
It was treated as a joke then, as it has been EVERY YEAR since, but it's NEVER happened again.
Lighten up, life is too short, you won't do it again, EVERONE will remind you.”
“I could never be called a fan of Andrew Mitchell, however it's just as well he had the presence of mind to record the meeting he had with the three Fed Reps.
Can not believe that they did not do the the same, to review what had been said, hardly an alien concept, after all they are police.
Grow some and apologize, but I think it has went beyond that now.”
“A "question of credibility", my God these MP's have a very short memory, what is they say, people in glass houses, shouldn't fill their pockets with dodgy expenses money and take the electorate for fools.”
“I think you'll find it was implemented during wartime to help all farmers, not just the Scots, to feed the whole of the UK, and aid with massive fuel shortages.
Doesn't sound quite so glib when you know the real reason.”