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Salisbury Plain, Wessex, England.
Interests: England,carpet bombing France,And Germany,And possibly Cumbernauld,Landrover 110 CSW,Fender guitars,Ledaig,
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Well youtubed sir. Eat this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EC__KZEbqYY The English are coming.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qps4fOCysg Call it 'plebiscitary presidentialism', or whatever. Whatever.
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100% agreed.
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Thanks for being smug. Relation of Dave's by any chance?
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Just had a bit of a straw poll. From the Shires the view is that: 'Cameron has just lost my vote' He lost mine a while ago, as an Englishman, but God knows who he represents now? Who? Anyone but Labour does not quite cut it. The Conservative Party? Death by a thousand cuts and could someone please take the Stanley knife away from this clueless edjit before it is too late.
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'meant much bigger in the sense there was stuff to do.' Que? Stuff to do? God we must destroy the plebs: 'council estate'? You, sir or possibly madam, are a moron.
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'The money was put towards a much bigger St Georges day event into the town park. Don't jump to conclusions when you don't know all the facts.' 'Thousands of people turned West Bromwich into a sea of red and white as Britain’s biggest St George’s Day parade took place. Yesterday’s event was hailed a resounding success after nearly 20,000 people turned up from all over the country. Police said the 1.7 mile walk went ahead without a hitch. The walk is the biggest of its kind in the country and attracted nearly double the amount of people that had turned out to the Sandwell Council-run St George’s Day fun day in Dartmouth Park on Saturday.' Comment is free, facts are sacred.
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'It is still hard to believe that 26% will vote Labour - it must be stamped on their dole entitlement documents - perhaps even on their birth certificate - Father's Occupation: Labour Voter.' Christ. Do you really think that? ............ Having been gravely disappointed by Dave and not wanting to do anything unsavoury on one's chips as the triumphant ascendency kicks in but there is another mood in this land, internet based, that will explode because the assumption of traditional party structures failed to catch up. Farting about with arcane party user-friendly product descriptions rather misses the point. And selling to Lord Ashcroft rather illustrates the point. Lots of Tory, yeah we're the bloggers but now we spread our legs for Dave and the kudos/salary, New Media is us (qualified), but who makes the newsrooms? Now? The English Defence League. Arguably ten bloggers and a cactus plant but far more newsworthy than yo dude we are the the Modern Conservatives what does progressive on t'interweb. A died-wool Tory.
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You are entirely correct. That's what England is for, it is our civic duty.
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Little known facts Part 293. Osborne's 'Sharing the pain'. The public sector 'pay freeze' in 2011. In 2005, falling behind Northern Ireland at one third of the workforce, the public sector in Scotland employed one quarter of the workforce. http://www.statistics.gov.uk/images/charts/1292A.gif Some 500,000 public sector employees in Scotland will not be subject to any pay freeze in 2011 as Phil Hammond acknowledges. Sharing the pain? The Scottish government has already stated that it will not impose a freeze.
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Speaking as a grass-rooted Tory I would tend to consider myself and my ilk as the target audience today but I am left less than moved and, actually, quite indignant having read the full text of today's call to smarms. It feels like we are locked together in a room full of petrol fumes and the sole objective of the political establishment is to keep the matches away from the children. The Janet and John guide to politics where heaven forfend we actually address that stench of explosive or at very least tell us where the fire extinguishers are. The unintelligible response to Lisbon 'in out shake it all about' is authoritarian at best and the way that Boris was 'warned off' the worst of Blairite control freakery. England went without a mention with the only discussion of the English Question being on R4 Today where the issue was discussed by our one and only Scottish MP and an SNP MP. On R4 Toady today we were informed that Scottish schoolchildren are worth up to 80% more than English schoolchildren in terms of state investment. And one of our flagship policies is to charge English pensioners £8000 a pop to live in their own homes whilst the Scottish get that by right and with an additional subsidy payment. How are English pensioners, English schoolchildren, English students, the English ill worth less to the state? Where is this justice and welfare equality? Inequality of provision of basic state services is not justice. Compassion should not be relative. My leader, my party, believes that it is.
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Do we like grey squirrels? I don't. Neither do red squirrels or trees. Red squirrels because they are thick and endangered and trees because they deforest by eating the new shoots. Double whammy! Grey squirrels make ANIMALS extinct and kill TREES thereby causing global warming. Leftie Armageddon on squirrels. But they look quite nice and are really bright. And some of them wear little velvet jackets and bow ties. And monocles. Tips on shooting them as follows: Poke their homes with long poles until they venture out then let them scuttle about for a bit in the canopy until they stop to have a look about (they always do). Then blow their little squirrel heads off with No.6 shot. I think that this ticks all the right boxes.
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'thge'? Is this a Klingon expression? I 'ceratinly' think so. The trouble with clearing up the [sic] is that one has to be doubly courtshess.
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Oh, but that Hannan/Johnson dream ticket so appeals. Precision bombing rather than carpeting the marginals with love-bombastic platitudes. But. It ain't gonna happen any time soon so let's do a Henry Mayhew and stand shoulder to doffed cap with Cameron and deny the enemy the ammunition.
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'Yes can we please nail this crap. The money sent to Scotland, Wales etc is allocated by those devolved areas. It's still the same amount, there isn't extra sent for free prescriptions.' 'The Scottish decision leaves English ministers with an embarrassing problem. They have made it clear they are not prepared to pay the £1bn that it would cost to introduce a similar scheme but are under strong pressure from organisations representing elderly people to ensure equitable treatment across the United Kingdom.' Are you a bit thick?
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Very well said Gitmo Kid. The arrogance of our political elite is that they will offer bread to one citizen in an expression of smug vote grubbing benevolence whilst entirely ignoring the cake already available to others in exactly the same country. And charge £8,000 for the kindness. Why should an Englishman/woman be of less value to the state than a Scotsman? We will be told that it is unaffordable but somehow affordable when it is is anyone but us. And charge us for the means for making it affordable for anyone but us. Anyone but England.
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'ITS A CHOICE THAT ALL PARTS OF THE UK MAKE WHEN DECIDING WHERE TO PLACE FUNDING.' Hello Mr. Shouty. How does England make that choice? Exactly? 'In the event 52% of English MPs voted against the Government, 48% with the Government. But MPs elected outside England were a different matter altogether, of these MPs only 29% voted against the Government, with a whopping 71% supporting the building of a new £13bn runway on top of the ancient English village of Sipson.' Sound cool to you? WE ARE A LITTLE BIT ANNOYED-ISH
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http://tinyurl.com/643j9v Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation Tuesday 23 March 1999 [Mr. Edward O'Hara in the Chair] Draft Scottish Adjacent Waters Boundaries Order 1999 This was when the English surrendered our oil under the direction of a subsequent First Minister. Oliver Letwin was present at the shafting.
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'Scotlands liberal government do things differently to the things our government would.' Before having a pop at Mr. Gitmo do some understanding oneself. There is no legal entity called the Scottish Government. It is an executive. It can call itself the Most Glorious Empire of Scotland the Brave or the Eternal Birthplace of Gordon Brown if it wants to but it is still an executive. Scotland Act 1998. The British state remains, de jure, unitary with Westminster retaining the power to cancel Scotland. Which I am surprised didn't happen with the muppets releasing terrorists willy-nilly Who is 'our government'? If there is a distinction between Westminster and Holyrood then this implies that there is an English equivalent. Which there isn't. There is a UK Government but England as a nation state has neither national status nor government even though we invented both concepts. And in the Guinness Book of Records as the world's oldest nation state. The asymmetric nature of the current devolution settlement that presents a serious threat to the Union. 'a few english people crying about things they do not even understand.' What we do not understand is why the Conservative Party, the Party of England. Isn't. And will do everything within its power to silence the voice of England. Oh, UKIP's up for an English Parliament being the dreadful populists that they are. When last asked, 68% of England wanted an English Parliament. 'Moreover, in a recent study of the Union, McLean and McMillan concluded more or less as Dicey had predicted: that England would lose patience with asymmetric devolution. The future of the Union, they argued, is likely to replicate the ‘Slovak scenario’, a scenario that ‘would be driven from England’ and by an ‘English backlash’.' Arthur Aughey. University of Ulster. 2007.
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Manchesterism They'll be applying an ism to a whole nation next.
Toggle Commented Oct 3, 2009 on Manchesterism at CentreRight
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From 1 July (2002) people in xxxxxxxx who are assessed as requiring personal and nursing care will have their costs met by the state if they live at home and will receive payments of £145-£210 ($216-$313; €225-€327) a week, depending on their needs, if they are in care homes. It will leave elderly people in xxxxxxxx better off than those in the rest of the United Kingdom, where personal care will continue to be means tested with the family home forming the means to be mean. This seems like a good idea. Can we apply to England, Wales and NI?
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Connection Interrupted 'The document contains no data.' I do hope that Resident Leftie or Northern Monkey do not make references to our manifesto.
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Five hopes for the Tories in Manchester Chris Grayling MP talking to ConHome at 9am on Monday on the theme of patriotic renewal. England is 'renewed' but will the E word get a mention? No hope and the other one's Bob. If officially promise to eat my own head if England even vaguely features in Manchester (England).
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Worth having a peek at Milly's vid. He seems only one gulp of helium away from both looking and sounding like Mr. Bean. Poor chap. So nearly PM and now looking at a bus pass before his next pop at the top.
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"Yes, we may be the underdog but we will not be bullied. This underdog is biting back." This is the more interesting development rather than Harman's vapid outpourings. We need to expose this tactic before it embeds. So let's go football. It is the appeal to the British value of the underdog that tends to aspire to the last minute winner in extra time rather than the assured arrogance of the Germanic approach. We like being write-offs and no hopers confounding expectation with a late rally and the sweetness of unexpected triumph. Mandelson will have calculated the appeal of the underdog and the potential for arrogance from the Tories as evidenced in much of the this thread. The bullying. Guido's accusation of prescription drug dependency, Andrew Marr's attack, Brown's fear of total blindness and the Murdoch empire turning upon a man who is more sinned against than sinning. From weakness and failure we have opportunity, as they say.
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