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@Lynne you raise some really good points, Does it matter if countries don't intervene militarily in the middle east? They can intervene economically, politically via sanctions, punitive trade deals, debt reparations, etc and also culturally (western fashion, tourism or the media), religiously even, with missionaries, or the growth of secularism and a shift toward westen ways, abandoning customs, ...

26 May 2017

@Paul what 'decent people left'? By your logic some of them would be culpable of genocide. Categorizing people into two groups of either a) good and b) bad is very simplistic. And what if some of the 'good' people then turned 'bad'? Would the 'good' people then have to kill some more 'bad' people? Or should killing all the 'baddies' in one fell swoop do the job? And create a prosperous ...

@Lynne - I wouldn't reform the current system. I don't think it can be. I advocate transformational change. such as abolishing the house of lords for a second elected chamber and pr. having a few hard working, judicious lords doesn't justify a system that evloved from feudalism. But regarding financial remuneration and expenses scandals, etc. I think we need to put pressure on our government, ...

@Lynne , thanks for sharing that. it might be a delicate subject but you right to raise awareness of articles like this, more so after what happened in manchester. I think I've read about Wahhabism once before, somewhere. But you have to go looking for it. The Saudis are untouchable due to trade deals, especially the arms trade. Definitley the real 9/11 conspiracy. Trump's demonization of Iran ...

@SickOfIt is that it? Of course my posts are up for scrutiny like anyone else's. Some of my posts scrutinize a few local political figures and I believe it is justified given what's in the public domain. I haven't seen you scrutinize anything I've written so far. So I have nothing of any substance to like or dislike. Why personalize this when counter arguments about political ...

Yes, really funny but very apt too. Some wannabe career politicians are chomping at the bit to get into Westminster and get those allowances and a fat pension. I'm going to read the Daily Mash - daily. I like this one from 2010; http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/politics/politics-headlines/half-of-mps-lie-their-way-out-of-repaying-expenses-201002042439

i should have posted this article in the last post but couldn't find it. see the quote/reference. if social care is the responsibility of the local authority as @leatash writes, then central government is only responsible for for health care policy for those with 'cancer or acute illness' see below. The problem exists as most care homes closed years ago andf we now have the under-funded 'care ...

25 May 2017

@leatash , fair enough if you're a staunch blairite you're very unlikely to vote for a corbyn led labour. so thank you for clarifying as i did wonder if you were a socialist. @S i agree, if only voting was about listen to and weighing up policies, but unfortunately our right wing media has made it all about politician's personalities, with personal attacks, belittling and propaganda against ...

there is nothing bitter or showy about advocating a healthy and sustainable lifestyle, why would anyone take my previous post personally? i was writing in generalized terms and not about any individual, but the foodstuffs mentioned by @Lynne and @leatash are good examples of both costly and less healthy food items - this thread is about getting less for our money, but it is all also linked to ...

@leatash , if you're referring to terrorist attacks like the one in manchester yesterday then we'll only see more of the same if we elect a government that continues to meddle in the middle east. May is not a tough cookie, she's as clueless with counter-terrorism and foreign policy as she is with social care. She won't address the root causes, she's too much of a U-turning coward and the ...

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