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The government will not want to debate this in public, for the simple reason that none of them will have a clue what QE is or how it works.
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Fingers crossed for Rebecca Harris, I can't stand Bob Spink.
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Jill at 1508 Good comment. My instinct is to ascribe incompetence to the current shower, who live by the day and seem to have no discernable strategy. However, it should be remembered that the overpromoted NUS activists that constitute the current government will have been indoctrinated in the works of Foucault and Gramsci amongst others (Durkheim, Polanyi, etc). So, whilst this Government of all the comrades (excellent term BTW) are too incompetent to be deliberately destroying the liberal institutions of state, their instincts have led them down this path accidently, but predictably.
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Sunder. The police will never arrest a SHADOW MINISTER without top cover. Get over it. LABOUR have arrested an opposition politician for leaking details about immigrants getting jobs. This is not normal in a liberal society.
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I want my children taught science in science classes. As others have pointed out above: 1. God is outside of the realm of science because the existence of god cannot be proven. 2. Creationism is therefore not science. 3. What happened before the big bang? Might let you mention the concept of god then as purely hypothetical speculation. 4. Key to this is the principle of FALSIFIABILTY. This should be taught to students and shouted at creationists. If you don't know what this is, see http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/popper/
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Sally Roberts says the following: 'I fear that the attacks will not stop until those perceived as "rich" are reduced to living on the 20th floor of a Lambeth tower block with the smell of boiled cabbage and left-over chicken tikka masala wafting up the stairs, the lift out of action and stinking of urine and the small, burnt and dried up piece of grass outside covered in dog mess!' If you think that the worst that can happen to an MP is to be put up in a council flat, is it any wonder I'm the only tory on this humble estate of mine. Perhaps, Sally Roberts, if MPs were put up on a block, they might empathise with the people there and do something about it. Yours offended, The Only Tory in Peckham
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Well put Serf. The far left hate the far right (and vice-versa) with a passion only reserved for kith and kin.
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Agree that anyone who is thinking of using the threat of eviction on the jobless should be given a reality check. As a lad I had to walk past cardboard city in Waterloo every day on my way to school. Such a sight was a blight on our society and we should be ashamed of it. However, IDS is saying that the mono-tenure estates should be broken up. Indeed. But when the council is your landlord only those who can't afford to move remain. As someone who lives on council estate I'll be pleased to hear someone state that social housing provision does not mean that councils must be landlord. The dispersal of social tenants out of the current ghettoes will do much to alleviate many of the problems caused by council estates. Alas, this will also attack many vested interests in the council estate system who will use the fears of social tenants to protect their own interests. Care required.
Toggle Commented Jun 23, 2008 on Social apartheid and social housing at CentreRight
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Good point Graeme Archer. Liberal's are more inclined to ignore abusive comments and debate points. The telegraph is particularly dull and I'm a tory!
Toggle Commented Jun 20, 2008 on Abuse in the blogosphere at CentreRight
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Agreed that the blogosphere can get a bit nasty, but I think its part of the scene and will be impossible to stamp out. With regard to this follow up post, you say 'The majority of responses - perhaps like the majority of active right-of-centre bloggers - are libertarian in tone and disagree with me'. Needless to say I'm delighted with this fact, as the media would have us believe that the tories aren't really liberal. Thank you for confirming Alex, that in the main, we are.
Toggle Commented Jun 19, 2008 on Abuse in the blogosphere at CentreRight
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