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Martin Marprelate- A Man in the Street!
England
Old Style Social and Moral Right-Winger but Economically Keynesian. For Scottish Independence. On the compassionate Christian Right NOT a Cameroon!
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Why not use Sterling in post Independence Scotland? They Pound Scots or "poond" if you like could be tied to the Pound Sterling and indeeed Eire could do the same, ditch the Euro and tie their Punt to our pound. All could have equal value and be usable in both islands, thus a Scots note or coin with say William Wallace on it would be usable in England, our notes with the Queen's head in all the other countries , and Punts, Ulster Pound Notes, Scots currency and those form the IOM and Channel Islands also legal tender in England etc. Thus we could have a mini-sterling area as the ROIs economy has long been close to ours.
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Just like Galtieri in Argentina with the Falklands War. Nothing like a war with Johhny Foreigner to take the minds of the folks back home off of domestic issues.
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None of our business, stay out! Dave, you have had your war, a milk run with no casualities fought from the air in Libya. Syria would NOT be so easy a fight and British lads would come home in body-bags. Forget the Imperial Echoes Cameron, save your fight for tackling Merkosy in the EU. As for those here who want a war with Syria, if you are young and fit enough, especially all those fresh faced young men in Think Tanks who post articles here from time to time, then quit your job, join the Armed Forces and go and fight for what you profess to believe in. It's easy to be an Armchair Warrior.
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I am building up a library of DVDs and now Blu-Ray disks to watch for the 2 weeks when the Olympics hits the screen and saturates all live broadcasts. I am already finding it a catastrophic bore and am fed up with the whining voice and smug face of Seb Coe. I only hope that London does NOT take a bath on this as most other host cities have done and am very pleased that, AFAIK, my home town of Reading is not involved to any great extent in this beanfeast.
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I agree wih Grahame Morris MP! Guns are made to kill or maim. Unless one is a member of the Armed Forces, a Police Officer or Security Services Officer authorised to hold and use them, a farmer who needs them for vermin control or a licenced Game Hunter then I simply cannot see any need for an ordinary person to own a firearm. Obviously we need stronger controls on those who have Firearm Certificates and Shotgun Licences and more regular checks on their mental stability etc.
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I totllay agree with PP on this! I have no problem with the person who perhaps uses a legacy to buy a single house or flat to let or who inherits their parents' home and let's it rather than sells it but these big operators that PP describes are the Property Barons who effectively block the first time buyer from being able to afford a flat/home of their own. The State should intervene to correct this distortion and ensure a level playing field.
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Specious argument! Those who OWN their homes be that outright or on a mortgage can let them out during Wimbledon etc. No doubt they will have to pay tax on this income. good luck to them! Those who sub-let a subsidised Council House without permission are cheats. They buck the system and deprive those entitled to such housing, from their points accrued and their housing need, of these homes. I hope Shapps does not back down on this and those caught are evicted and if needs be jailed! The Market does not exonorate those who are morally wrong. That is a very poor excuse.
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Totally with Shapps on this one! This is a bigger problem than some care to think and it cheats the decent applicant who has waited on the Housing List to amass sufficient points to qualify for a Council House the correct way. Buying a house to let is one thing, but having the subsidised tenancy of Social Housing to then make a profit at the "Ratepayers" expense is simply wrong. I hope that the Law against such activity will have Custodial Sentences for the worst offenders.
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https://twitter.com/#!/Telegraph/status/153232071937110016/photo/1 Yet last week when this story broke from France he dismissed it as a storm in a D Cup as it were. I am glad he is now to take this matter seriously but yet again a Cabinet Minister reacts the worng way to begin with and gives a bad impression.
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Nor any Tory MPs either! I think the old Wavertree seat was the last one and its MP Anthony Steen went to a seat in the West Country. The new Moseley Hill seat was Lib-Dem for a while but now all the Liverpool Seats are Labour.
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Heseltine's role after the Liverpool riots is well documented. Being alive and politically aware at the time I can well remember his involvement and stance on these events. Now did or did not Howe make these remarks about leaving Liverpool to "managed decline"? If he didn't then some person or organisation is defaming him. Howe is a lawyer and knows the remedies available to him in Court. If however he DID say or write this then he has to stand by his words. I cannot see how such an alledged statement can be spun to any positive meaning, but I am sure that some will try.
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You Cameroons just don't get it! This idea is the proverbial Dead Parrot. Launched 4 -or is it 5 times- by Cameron and it has sunk every time. Face up to it, it is a dead loss, this horse won't run, it's a flop. British people have seen through it as another Cameron Con-Trick, pay the same or even more, get less and do it yourself inn your precious leisure time. Sorry the voters aren't that stupid! A New Year Resolution for Cameron. Drop the Big Society and never use those two words again in any speech you make.
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This shows what a nation of emasculated whimps PC has made us. I despair of Modern Britain. I am partly deaf, myopic and obese yet I take no offence when called cloth ears, short sighted or fat unless offence was intended Why don't people especially grossly overpaid footballers Grow Up!
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"The best Prime Minister this country will ever have" ????????? I assume you will be waiting up for Santa on Xmas Eve too of you believe that!
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But is that actually written down anywhere? Why the Foreign Secretary, why not the Chancellor, or even the Leader of the House? We need a stated order of succession as they have in the USA should their President be killed or seriously incapacitated.
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Given how Left the "Red" Green Watermelon Party is I am very sceptical as to the veracity of this conversion. Had he he defected to Labour or even the Lib-Dems I might believe it but to the Cobservatives? What next, Catholic Orangemen?
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Vaclav Havel a Freedom Fighter against Communism and a Statesman as well as a reknowned author and playright, but I am not aware of any other great literary figure having died recently? May the soul of Vaclav Havel Rest in Peace and my condolences to the Czech People.
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Gross over-reaction yet again by Flashman Cameron! If Burley had worn an SS Uniform himself and toasted the Third Reich then that would be serious indeed. That he did not is the point. Just because other guests at this stag night, where young men get drunk and often do things they later regret, did this outwith of Burley's control does not make him a closet Nazi or are we using "Guilt by Association"? A strong "Rollocking" in private by the Chief Whip and a warning as to his future conduct and to seek more suitable friends would have been quite sufficient.
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Ken, I didn't realise theat the "British Israel Movement" is still going. Certainly I feel we are in the later days as we can see the signs foretold in Revelation and elsewhere in prophesy all slotting into place at this time.
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Tell me where I am commanded to pray for this Government please? I pray for Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family and for Our Archbshops, Bishops and Clergy but not for Cameron the Apostate nor his Party.
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Only in England could one have a ward called "Frisby on the Wreake". This is one of the quaint aspects I so love about our little country. In some countries it would be "Melton-Ward 6 or whatever".
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