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Ricardian what is it about"It is high time a good many politicians are exposed for the shallow individuals they really are! that you do not understand? You my friend are becoming a carbon copy of Sally Roberts!
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Boris blew his chances of ever becoming PM with that interview. It is high time a good many politicians are exposed for the shallow individuals they really are! We seen at first hand the real Boris warts and all. Well done Eddie Mair!
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Eric Joyce needs help as he has a serious problem with anger management!
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Reports claim that last Monday, the Prime Minister gathered his closest political allies at Chequers to plot his political strategy between now and the next Election. George Osborne was there as the Conservatives main electoral strategist and therein lies the problem. The Treasury ought to receive George Osborne's full time commitment not election strategy, or he should remain as Cameron’s full time electoral strategist, he cannot do both; our country is crying out for a full time Chancellor of the Exchequer who concentrates on growing our economy rather than a part time one who is taking his eye of the ball by focusing his attention to the point of distraction for no other reason than his and Cameron’s desire to win another term in office which I very much doubt they will achieve!!
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What's the big deal about that? At least nobody from labour will end up with egg on their face, unlike Cameron who had leaflets plastered all over the constituency where a by election was taking place with his airbrushed photo and that of Tony Lit and the caption was; "Vote for Tony Lit, a David Cameron Conservative" And nobody needs reminding what happened to Tony Lit and Cameron was made a laughing stock of!!
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According to the most recent MORI poll, Miliband has higher net personal ratings than either of the other party leaders; (Clegg -25, Cameron, -12, EM, -7). His personal ratings also stand at almost the same level as David Cameron after a year as leader; -7 vs -6 (Nov 2006), -5 (Dec 2006), -9 (Jan 2007). And he has a higher satisfaction number (36 per cent satisfied) than Cameron had at any time until October 2007, nearly two years after he became leader.
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It was an error on behalf of Ed Miliband, he meant to say a year!
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Well let's face it Patsy as the old saying goes "if you've got it flaunt it" and Yvette certainly has it in spadefuls....little green monster on your part perhaps?
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“Events across Europe have vindicated the Coalition's judgment that western countries are way past the point that extra borrowing could be justified” Tim you could be forgiven for those remarks if we were not borrowing extra, but how do you explain or justify your remarks when you are fully aware that Osborne's spending is going up not down and public debt is rising and growth is flat-lining?
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Ten out of ten for that one Helen, it sums Cameron up to a tee!!!
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I am appalled at your post!! Have you not the slightest modicum of respect, dignity, or decency for the deceased and the bereaved that you would talk about a replacement before this good man is cold. If you have no respect for the dead at least allow his bereaved family 24 hours to come to terms with their loved one’s death before touting for someone to take over his job.
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I could be wrong but I am rather under the impression that Ed Miliband deliberately chooses a subject he knows Cameron will already have answers for, in the hope that he Miliband can use the answers against Cameron a little later on. Mu gut feeling is just as Miliband taunted Cameron about Coulson and that has not all come home to roost as of yet, he is now doing similar with the Brodie Clarke affair and I am fairly certain Miliband knows more about this from other quarters that he has acknowledged today. I am rather under the impression he is playing this one for time.
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Andy Burnham has accused David Cameron of "bare-faced lies" on the NHS, after the closure of some services at a hospital which the Prime Minister had vowed to defend. The Shadow Health Secretary said that Mr Cameron's support for the King George Hospital in Ilford had been "a cynical ploy to win votes in marginal seats". Cameron is breaking far too many of his pre-election promises that one Burnham pointed out was just one of the many. Cameron cannot blame them all on the Coalition as anything to do with the NHS the Lib-Dems would readily support.
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Yesterday day during PMQ’s time David Cameron was downright rude towards Ed Miliband, like it or not Ed Miliband is the leader of HM opposition and not one of Cameron’s Eton fags. Cameron has a very bad habit of talking down to people in a haughty condescending manner and of personalising things. He uses character assassination as frequently as possible to deflect his own weaknesses. Cameron seems to forget that outright name-calling is adversarial to reasoned and constructive debate and Cameron fails to understand there is a difference between using pointed sarcasm and intelligent parody to undermine your opponent rather than making impulsive supercilious derogatory Flashmanesque remarks.
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David Cameron was well out of order today with that remark, he was addressing the leader of HM opposition not one of his Eton fags and he would do well to remember that. On top of that it was thoroughly bad mannered. As an onlooker, it strikes me Cameron is only interested in his own clique of Old Etonians and a small select faction of others.
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I do not see this as a split, I would like to have the chance to vote in a In/Out referendum, as would many of my Labour party friends and colleagues. The EU is not the monopoly of the Conservative Right Wing European sceptics a good many of Labour MP's and supporters do not like being in the EU. I would like to stay within the EU trading bloc only but I do not wish to have any more of their laws imposed on me and mine!!
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I was not referring to those in receipt of final salary and state pensions will be getting an increase of 5.2% in 2012 following a 3%+ increase in 2011. I was referring more to people like my Father and those less well off. My Father spent 20 years in the Guards leaving as a RSM, he then joined the Met Police, stayed with them until after the normal retirement date and accrued a decent pension along with savings. The savings are dwindling the Pensions are worth less and less on top of that my Mother requires the temperature of the "Granny Flat" which I had added on to my bungalow to be turned up really high. I am glad we have separate heating systems as I cannot stand the heat but the very elderly need it. Those bill would be prohibitive this year had they decided to remain in their own bungalow. I know others must be worse off than they and it was those people I had in mind when I composed my post. Elderly unlike the young cannot take on extra work to increase finances.
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I hope neither George Osborne or Danny Alexander take it upon themselves to drop the way Old Age Pensions are calculated after today's inflation figures show how high it has risen. Pensioners are suffering badly enough now and it will get only worse with the fuel rises and inflation along with low interest rates, unlike those in work they cannot do anything about it only suffer from all of it.
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I doubt if Cameron will ever reinstate Fox to another Ministerial post as there is a lot of justified discontent on the Conservative benches that good and capable MP’s are not being promoted due to other Government posts being taken by their Coalition partners. Peter Mandleson should have never been given a second chance, having said that when given that second chance he went onto do a sterling job and then had to resign again. The second time in my opinion was grossly unfair..but that’s politics!!
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Chris Huhne is the wrong type of person to be given any Secretary of State's job, he is so full of his own importance, nasty tempered and far too hasty dismissing people's fears as he did today with Eamon Holmes on Sky news. The man lacks the patience required to explain things in an uncomplicated manner for everybody to understand. He admitted that he did not understand all the different tariff and that they were complicated, if he did not fully understand them what chance has others?
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Spare a thought for the elderly and infirm that is getting left behind and are probably bearing the cost for no other reason than they do not understand the complicated conglomeration of tariffs to find better and cheaper deals. And what help is there for those who are unfamiliar with the workings of a computer and IT and others who unfortunately have no IT access? Simplification is required of the whole billing system to allow people to fully understand what all the different tariffs are all about. We need a route and branch sort out to make it easier to switch energy suppliers with information laid out in lay man’s terms taking into consideration that not everybody has IT access or understands it.
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It is to be hoped so, we are in dire need of new jobs in this Country and yesterday at PMQ's David Cameron misled the house with his claim about jobs being created in the private sector since the election, he has been very selective with the figures. I hope Miliband pulls him up about this as I feel sure he has pulled this stunt on a previous occasion. http://www.newstatesman.com/blogs/the-staggers/2011/10/private-sector-jobs-created
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Correct and at the Labour Party Conference, Ed Miliband did call for reform to the energy market to end the dominance of the big six and get a fairer deal for the people of Britain And as you so correctly say Scottish and Southern Energy have since decided to auction 100% of its power and have called on the other five big energy companies to follow suit. Miliband took on the all mighty NI and won, while it was generally accepted that Cameron followed events rather than leading them and he has failed to act to prevent sky-high energy price rises, Ed Miliband led the way on NI and now it seems he is leading the way on Energy. Can anyone claim that had Miliband not challenged the energy companies SSE would now be auctioning off 100% of their power?
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Sorry, my apologies that should have read minority and not majority.
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What has your question got to do with correcting Malcolm Dunn's incorrect comment about Labour having no plans for growth? You are of the opinion Labour's plan will not work, that does not make you right and Labour wrong, it means you do not share the same opinion! Are you suggesting that by following Osborne plan "A" unemployment is going to miraculously vanish in the very near future, if so you are in a majority of one!
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