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Everything posted by TheDimpleboy

  1. I'd nationalise the rail and utilities - the latter two have nothing to do with left v right.
  2. Them fuckers from 'Stop the War Campaign' I keep seeing shared all over my Newsfeed are literally the left's equivalent of Britain First. Some of the discourse and imagery being used by them on social media is nothing short of shameful. If they're so keen on entering negotiations with an organisation who are hell bent on the subjugation and murder of anyone who doesn't agree with their ideals, then may I suggest we fund their flights to Syria to begin peace talks. So far these enlightened individuals have: -Praised the 'internationalism and solidarity' of ISIS, drawing comparison with
  3. This. People that have a go at all Muslims are dicks, there's plenty of them on Facebook, generally their occupation is: 'works at footsoldier for North East INFIDELS' But at the same time there's a worrying number of people that think criticism of an idea is bad. Islam is an idea. It's an idea which fosters intolerance towards women, homosexuals, and people that don't follow Islam. For that reason I think it's pretty shit. The same of course is true of Christianity. The difference being, that Christians in this country have en mass drifted away from following their holy literatur
  4. The taxpayer pays for it mate. We already pay for a methadone treatment program for 150,000 people (that was in 2009, the number is almost certainly higher now), surely this would make more sense financially in the long run? Especially seeing as the methadone treatment programme doesn't seem to really be reducing the number of new addicts at all - where as this clinic in Liverpool did do just that, by removing the need for a dealer. Surely that's the thing that stops people getting into these new habits? I personally would never consider taking a drug like heroin even if it was legal and
  5. In fact on reflection, even the hardest drugs are better off legalised and regulated. This little excerpt is fascinating, I'd love to see the documentary itself if anyone knows where it can be found.
  6. Can see excellent arguments both for and against the airstrikes. I would point out one thing though. It would be nice if the anti-interventionists would refrain from attempting to hold a monopoly on 'compassion', and acknowledge the fact that inaction will result in just as much, if not more innocent blood being spilled than UK airstrikes. So calling people 'child killers' and 'evil' for agreeing with the strikes is a bit simplistic. I know the Kurds appreciated them a hell of a lot in Iraq.
  7. Of course drugs should be legalised/regulated. It's the most frustrating topic in the world to debate. No matter how much empirical, logical or medical evidence you put forward, you'll get shouted down with abuse/emotive blackmail/told you're wrong just 'because'. It's not because I think drugs are cool, or because of any underlying psuedo-libertarian ideals that 'the state shouldn't tell me what I can and can't put in my body!!!!' (although I do agree with that somewhat). It's because I want less people to die. Drug policy within a nation should focus on what has the best possible o
  8. Anyone that thinks Corbyn can win in 2020 - play around with this. https://moreknownthanproven.wordpress.com/2015/08/26/new-improved-model-to-see-if-corbyn-can-win-a-general-election/ You win elections by appealing to middle england - not the greens.
  9. It's fucking awful this, and the worst part is there isn't any obvious answer. Social media has went batshit mental. On the one hand we have groups of people making astonishing statements like 'these people have phone chargers - they are not refugees!!!!!' as if a middle class lifestyle and electrical goods mean they are safe from the threat of IS. On the other hand I've also seen plenty of people who have came to the conclusion that anyone who does not think allowing tens of thousands of Syrian refugees into the UK is a good idea is therefore a racist devoid of any compassion. The answer
  10. Was meant to be me but I gave it to a lad off Twitter as I was still feeling rough from the previous night.
  11. Getting pretty boring on Twitter seeing people that actively campaigned for/were members of the SWP, Greens, Communists, SPG, Respect etc at the general election act outraged at being denied a vote in the leadership election.
  12. Off to see Corbyn tonight in town, still no idea which way I'm going to be voting to be honest. There's no way Corbyn will win in 2020, however I wouldn't be adverse to him taking charge for a couple of years to challenge a lot of the one-sided rhetoric in the media, before parachuting someone a lot more electable in such as David Miliband or Dan Jarvis. The way he's portrayed in the media is his biggest problem, as someone earlier in the thread mentioned the majority of the public support nationalisation of key industries, but such a proposal by Mr Corbyn is being portrayed as 'extreme'
  13. If the Tories want a minimum % for a Union strike ballot to be valid then all they have to do is allow workplace ballots again, and I'd have no problem with it. They won't though - they want to have their cake and eat it. I'd understand if this was '77 and Jimmy from Leyland has just took the shopfloor outside because the coffee provided by the management wasn't up to scratch - but FFS it's 2015 and the Tube strike aside, the only other strikes that have occurred over the last 5 years have been in direct opposition to Tory policy, and have had full legitimacy. (FWIW I support the Tube strike a
  14. One sided clap-trap? Eh???? The Iraq war, along with PFI and the EU/immigration are the reasons I have decided not to vote for Labour, and instead have voted UKIP. If you are coming from a neutral perspective than criticising Labour's spending is perfectly rational - but it makes fuck all sense to use it as a stick to beat Labour with if you're defending a party who wanted to do EXACTLY the same with more deregulation. Unless of course you're suggesting that deregulation + the sub prime mortgage crisis weren't the key factors in the global recession? Would it be fair if the roles were
  15. But as I pointed out, when Osborne scrapped his own plan, at the end of 2012, and shifted closer to Darling's plan growth, growth actually began? Does this not tell you something? Aggressive cuts don't work - and we're getting the equivalent of the last 5 years in the next 2 years. That's absolute dogma. You keep mentioning the 'mess'. But we've already established we would have been in a worse state following the crash under a Tory government - who wanted to match Labour spending with further deregulation. Why do you keep dodging around, sniping, and occasionally reeling off selectiv
  16. I noticed you completely ignored my previous post in which I quoted you. Wonder why. Fancy addressing the points I made there? Particularly regarding the economy? The share of the vote is irrelevant - if they have a problem with the FPTP system then they can drive for electoral reform - they don't though. I have no tribal politics. I've already voted, by post, for UKIP, for reasons I've already outlined on this thread - but my god I'd rather a Labour government than a Tory one. For what it's worth, I think the SNP are tits, and I wouldn't feel comfortable if they had real influence in
  17. Miliband has played a blinder regarding the SNP - any accusations of Sturgeon holding him to ransom are now pure scaremongering propaganda. He can't go back on his word regarding coalitions/deals with the SNP - or Labour will be unelectable for a generation However assuming opinion polls are correct, the Conservative party, even with Lib Dem's, UKIP and the DUP totalled in, will fall short of the total needed for a majority. So Labour + the SNP (and quite likely the Lib Dems, although it's not necessary for them to do so) will vote down the Tory Queen Speech, allowing Miliband to prop
  18. I keep seeing this idea that the Conservative Party we currently have are one of absolute economic prudence, and how they have ‘fixed’ the ‘last lots mess’. Which is interesting, because as we know the last ‘mess’ was a result of a GLOBAL financial crisis, beyond the control of the Labour party – and the few countries which did escape from most of it (e.g. Australia), were ones with relatively small amount of exposure to financial services in comparison to ourselves. Now from a neutral perspective (UKIP, Lib Dem etc.), it would be absolutely fair to call out Labour on some economic mistakes th
  19. Be class if we go down, much better as a supporter.
  20. http://www.theguardian.com/business/ng-interactive/2015/apr/29/the-austerity-delusion
  21. No more than 40k in the ground today. Seen plenty images on Twitter of all stands during the 1st half. There's at least 10k empty seats
  22. From Sky it looked like around 10k missing I reckon, attendance of 42k sounds about right.
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