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Scott Carlton
nottinghamshire/derbyshire
A Traditional One Nation Tory
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The above saving could be made by scrapping the £25 billion promised to be spent on green projects. Let farmers and foresters produce us wood to burn in a carbon neutral cycle. In addition reign in spending on consultants, tickets to the olympics, and so on. Whilst were at it, why not sell off a few antiques that the state owns and invest it into rehab centres for our brave armed service personal that are injured in service. It creates job for builder, electricians and helps us rehab injured soldiers back into society. And lastly, let us leave the EU. That would immediately save us £50 million a day, and potentially alot more, whilst freeing up industries such as fishing to get on with their jobs effectively.
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Sign my petition if you agree with the above: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/10977
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Out of interest, I wonder what the Partys cash reserves are like? I know in Ruschliffe and across other constituencies there are declining numbers in people joing/rejoining the party. This fundamental question needs to be answered as a matter of urgency and I suspect it relates to the current direction of the party.
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Now is the time to implement a flat tax system!!!
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Mohan Kera and I, will be standing for the Party in Rushcliffe. We are fighting for the Musters Ward which currently has two seats of which both are held by the Liberal Democrats.
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As a party member I feel the Coalition have got this one wrong. It is further adding to the mess that the Labour government left behind in the higher education sector. It is just creating a lifestyle of debt, which is wrong, whilst destroying aspiration. I believe firmly that this country needs universities that are open to all. Perhaps it is time this country grew a pair and stopped passing millions and millions of pounds to the Europe Union and spent it on paying off the national debt so we didn't have to make cuts to sectors like higher education.
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I have actually recently emailed Graham Brady on this subject. I await a reply.
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Must of been an interesting day in Westminister, if this is one of the leading articles this evening ;)
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I hope to change that one day....
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I disagree with the centralising of power agenda running through our party, however I am not going to sit here and criticise but try to put forward a possible solution. Would it not be idea, for the party membership to vote in the Party Chairman and not for the Leader to choose. That way, there is direct link between the chairman and the membership. It certainly would drive up accountability, and party engagement. The Party Chairman for me must also be the person who represents policy suggestions to the Leader from the grassroots.
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Tim/Jonathen, After reading this article by Donal Blaney, I have to question Conservative Homes decision to host this piece. I acknowledge that as citizens of the UK, that we have the right to the freedom of expression, but when we sit and criticise Phil Woolas (quite rightly too) for his actions, don't you think this is a little bit hypocritical? I would appreciate a response and not for my posting to be simply deleted. Regards Conservative Party Member
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Ed Millibands apppointments smack of his own weak standing within his own party. I wonder how long characters like Darling, and his own brother are going to stay quite on the back benches.
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We have to remind people that Ed and David represent everything New Labour stand for. There no different to Blair and Brown and look how they've near bankrupted the country, and the mess that this government has to clear up.
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Didn't Mrs Thatcher once say, that privatising the Royal Mail was a step too far?! Privatising the Royal Mail will cause many problems within rural areas, who depend on the service.
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Such a big elephant in the room when it comes to spending cuts...*ahem EU Membership and withdrawl* Its unaffordable and completely flawed on so many levels. So lets come out and protect front line services that we really need. As for the Gurkas. Sorry, I am a Tory but the Government has got this one wrong.
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Now the Government needs to get bank lending going again. I have spoken to many small business leaders, (including my own business) that have been declined finance, yet present strong proposals. This is not new money but money already in the system, and lets face it, most of it is taxpayers money!!
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David Laws has handed David Cameron the perfect opportunity to call a Oct/Nov election, but wait we are going for a fixed term parliaments and 55% majority to dissolve parliament.
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Lord Prescott. Thats going to take abit of getting used to. I wonder out of the Labour dissolution peers, how many of them will serve in the shadow cabinet?! I still feel uneasy of having unelected ministers and shadow ministers. It does dilute democracy in my opinion. But then I guess under our parliamentary system , every minister is unelected, to a point. Difficult one really but we do rather shoot ourselves in the foot, by saying we want Lords reform but still have Peers sitting in Cabinet. Last year with Mandelson's unaccountability, it was a disgrace to Parliament.
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Speaking as an entrepreneur raising Capital Gains will choke off any private sector investment, and if this is the case then I would seriously consider moving my business affairs abroad. It will also discourage saving. I understand the public finances are in a poor state and that the deficit has to be reduced immediately to return confidence to the economy and investors. However, simply raising Capital Gains to a comparative level as Income Tax will be counterproductive. Do this, and we shall be back in recession by the end of the year. I do support, for the time being, that the top rate of Income Tax stays as it is. Personally to provide some cash flow into the governments coffer, the situation of Non-Doms needs sorting and the public money that went into the banking system, has to be started to be paid back gradually, with a profit as well. I am sure many may even support a windfall tax on the energy companies. As a businessman and Conservative party member, I want the party to return back to its original line of reducing the over inflated spending on public services and other wasteful spending. I am all for the state providing universal public services but a government like the rest of us, has to live within its means. We need an effective atmosphere in this country to pay for the public services that we enjoy and depend on. The current tax system does not work, it is totally flawed and in my opinion wastes money. We need to move to a Flat Tax System. Inheritance Tax has to be scrapped, firstly it’s immoral and secondly it’s expensive to collect. And lastly, I am going to stick to my own beliefs on this, but this country has to get out of the European Union. I’m sure doing that will bring the deficit down straight away, and I do not accept the line that it will cost thousands of jobs. Industry leaders, wherever in the world do not give a monkeys about the EU.
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What a load of utter tosh..... On a positive though, nice to see Dennis Skinner in his NEW place.
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Agreed Steve.
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Was they are not?! So how do you explain this then? http://www.akserps.com/aksderby/election/2010/index.html To: scott.carlton@live.co.uk
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Yes I take your point, Cameron has the right to start the discussions and I must admit Nick Clegg has proved himself most honorable today in keeping his word. Lets see what the morning brings. Hague seemed to be smiling when he left with Letwin and Osborne. I just think it seems odd when nationally the electorate have rejected labour but locally embraced them?! Even some of my Labour friends who have run campaigns this year are totally baffled by the results so far.
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I think it would of been positive for some of the councils with no overall control to come under Conservative control.
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