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by mrblackbat
Fri May 26, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: The Other Things in Life
Topic: General Election
Replies: 842
Views: 24192

Re: General Election

They will push it even if they don't meet the budget. They've done it before and I fully expect them to do it again. And the problem is that they won't meet the amount they want to raise because they've inadvertantly fucked the economy up. The problem isn't them not having enough to implement their ...
by mrblackbat
Fri May 26, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: The Other Things in Life
Topic: General Election
Replies: 842
Views: 24192

Re: General Election

Well, no, but then while I doubt that Labour will be able to deliver on all their promises, I think they'll push us in the right direction. I think the future under the Conservatives is infinitely more bleak, so I'll be using my vote against them. But you just said that unconditional spending is ba...
by mrblackbat
Fri May 26, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: The Other Things in Life
Topic: General Election
Replies: 842
Views: 24192

Re: General Election

But you just ruled them out, two minutes ago?
by mrblackbat
Fri May 26, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: The Other Things in Life
Topic: General Election
Replies: 842
Views: 24192

Re: General Election

Gibbon wrote:
Fri May 26, 2017 3:57 pm
Well yes. Good. Better not do that either then.
So now you've ruled out both parties that have any chance of being elected, who will you make your meaningless vote for?
by mrblackbat
Fri May 26, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: The Other Things in Life
Topic: General Election
Replies: 842
Views: 24192

Re: General Election

As does unconditional spending, when the size of loan repayments becomes greater than your economy. Even with Brexit, under the austerity measures put in place, we have come out of a recession, and the economy has recovered. I really don't think it's a clever idea to try and get back to that. Of cou...
by mrblackbat
Fri May 26, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: The Other Things in Life
Topic: General Election
Replies: 842
Views: 24192

Re: General Election

Just a slight note on the IFS... although Labour can't guarantee sustained growth in the face of increased taxation, neither can the tories guarantee it with 5 years of further austerity... its a shame that the same risks aren't highlighted. The fact is that brexit and the fallout from it will have...
by mrblackbat
Fri May 26, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: The Other Things in Life
Topic: General Election
Replies: 842
Views: 24192

Re: General Election

theadore wrote:
Fri May 26, 2017 3:14 pm

It's a difficult argument that requires grown-up debate that the government seems incapable of... no doubt an idiot from the left will be along in a minute to prove they're equally incapable.
Yeah, it's sad, given that's the whole point of politics in the first place: open debate.
by mrblackbat
Fri May 26, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: The Other Things in Life
Topic: General Election
Replies: 842
Views: 24192

Re: General Election

Labour brought in tuition fees under Tony Blair in 1998:- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teaching_and_Higher_Education_Act_1998 The heating allowance cuts for the elderly are also totally valid. The cuts basically say that if you can afford to pay for your heating, then you don't get an allowance, if...
by mrblackbat
Fri May 26, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: The Other Things in Life
Topic: General Election
Replies: 842
Views: 24192

Re: General Election

The IFS slam both manifestos:- http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40057115 Labour's spending described as a pretence:- For Labour, we can have pretty much everything - free higher education, free childcare, more spending on pay, health, infrastructure. And the pretence is that can all be funded by f...
by mrblackbat
Fri May 26, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Roverstalk
Topic: Relegation Stay or Go
Replies: 97
Views: 6946

Re: Relegation Stay or Go

Also, am I the only person that thinks he's a bit green yet? Over hyped at this stage.
by mrblackbat
Thu May 25, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: The Other Things in Life
Topic: Proud Papa.
Replies: 7
Views: 60

Re: Proud Papa.

Reticulated Neanderthal?
by mrblackbat
Tue May 23, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Transfer News & Speculation
Topic: Rumours, wishlists and general tomfoolery
Replies: 12994
Views: 484447

Re: Rumours, wishlists and general tomfoolery

I heard John Colby was coming out of retirement to play for us! :hyper:
by mrblackbat
Tue May 23, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Transfer News & Speculation
Topic: Rumours, wishlists and general tomfoolery
Replies: 12994
Views: 484447

Re: Rumours, wishlists and general tomfoolery

Oh it does, but transfer discussion must always come with a healthy dose of sarcasm, ridicule, cynicism and filthy Alan Noxin jibes.
by mrblackbat
Tue May 23, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: The Other Things in Life
Topic: Suicide bomb in Manchester
Replies: 2
Views: 40

Suicide bomb in Manchester

Hope everyone here and their loved ones from Manchester are safe this morning.

Bit shell shocked; was at the arena the night before to watch Brian Cox.

:|

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/ ... a-13075807
by mrblackbat
Mon May 22, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Transfer News & Speculation
Topic: Rumours, wishlists and general tomfoolery
Replies: 12994
Views: 484447

Re: Rumours, wishlists and general tomfoolery

Yes, or no, or maybe.