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Lynne
Lynne
15 Nov 2019 07:34

NEWTON ABBOT

Megan Debenham (Green Party)

David Halpin (Independent)

Anne Marie Morris (Conservatives)

James Osben (Labour)

Martin Wrigley (Liberal Democrats)

 

To see who else is standing in the other Devon seats click on the link below and scroll down

https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/general-election-2019-confirmed-candidates-3540202

Lynne
Lynne
19 Nov 2019 09:29

Hustings

When - Friday 22nd November @ 7.30pm

Where - United Reform Church, Dawlish Street, T'mouth TQ14 8TB

Lynne
Lynne
20 Nov 2019 08:49

 More info:

7pm - Doors open - audience will be able to submit written questions for the candidates.

7.30 - prompt - the hustings will begin. - there will be an introduction of the panel by the chair

 candidates will be given 3 mins in turn to introduce themselves.

 each candidate will be given 1.5 minutes to answer the same question offered to each candidate by the chair.

 candidates will answer questions in rotation until all questions have been answered or until 8.30 

 questions may be taken from the floor if there is time after all written questions have been asked, if this is the case then the audience participants  will only be able to ask one question each.

8.30 - candidates will be given 1 minute each to sum up.

There will then be an informal "meet your candidate" session where candidates can mingle with the audience.

9.00pm Hustings close

1263
1263
21 Nov 2019 11:19

Roll Up Roll up ......listen to all the bulls**t promises

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DEEDOODLE
DEEDOODLE
21 Nov 2019 12:09

Same old hollow promises every GE. Either cons in power or lab in power and the other party just sits on the opposite benches.

As long as we have the current voting system we will continue to have the same issues.

Since the 2016 referendum we have seen the true colours of the majority of m.p's in all their 

technicolored self serving, self importantance.

Nothing will change after the GE. Which ever party gets into power will renounce most or all of their false promises.

They have always done this and always will.

 

Anyone who doubts me just use the internet to prove it for yourself.

 

If labour get in the UK will spiral downwards into more debt and if the cons get in the rich will just get richer.

 

One thing is guaranteed is that we will be tied to the EU in one form or another for a long time to come.

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burneside
burneside
21 Nov 2019 14:38

Let's hope the polls are right and Corbyn doesn't get handed the keys to No 10, if he does then big business will flee the country on December 13th.

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Carer
Carer
21 Nov 2019 18:38

I find it funny that there are many rich people (Lewis Hamilton for one) who live abroad and don't pay taxes  in the UK but everyone blames Labour that if they get into power, then the rich will leave.

Well, the news is, they have been living abroad for years and not been paying taxes in the UK for a long long time.

 

PS. 

@ burnside

Businesses have been leaving since the EU referendum result. Honda for one.

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leatash
leatash
24 Nov 2019 15:36
burneside
burneside
24 Nov 2019 17:45

"Honda said the move was due to global changes in the car industry and the need to launch electric vehicles, and it had nothing to do with Brexit."

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Carer
Carer
24 Nov 2019 18:52

@ burnside

 

Yes, @leatash had already pointed that out, so you are a bit late.

What about the other bit then, about the rich already living abroad and moving  out when Labour get in?

burneside
burneside
24 Nov 2019 19:14

It seems that businesses are far more worried about Jeremy Corbyn than Brexit, two power firms and two water companies have recently moved their ownership overseas to combat the threat of being snatched by the Marxists. 

 

Two of the UK’s largest power companies have quietly transferred the ownership of their British operations to offshore companies to protect themselves against Labour’s plan for renationalisation.

National Grid and SSE, which together own Britain’s gas and electricity transmission networks, confirmed on Sunday they had created overseas holding companies following Labour’s pledge to restore them to state ownership.

SSE has put its UK business into a new Swiss holding company while National Grid has shifted its gas and electricity businesses into subsidiaries in Luxembourg and Hong Kong.

The decisions, which follows a similar move by two water companies, are designed to protect their shareholders against any move to buy back the firms without paying what they would consider to be the full market value.

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/nov/24/power-firms-move-ownership-offshore-to-protect-against-labour-renationalisation

 
Carer
Carer
24 Nov 2019 20:12

@ burnside

 

Typical tories then, Profit before People.

burneside
burneside
24 Nov 2019 20:42

Pension funds invest their assets in the kind of companies Labour would destroy, so current and future pensioners will be hit.  Labour is a disaster for the country in every way.

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Lynne
Lynne
25 Nov 2019 07:27

On the subject of pensions - I'll post separately about the various parties attitude towards the WASPI cause (that's about how the state pension age for 1950s born women got raised, first in 1995 and then again in 2011, but many women affected were totally unaware as they were never personally told about the changes.) 

An example: I know a woman whose state pension age (SPA) in 1995  became 63 years and 10 months. In 2011, another 18 months was added, so that it then became 65 years and 4 months. 

No letters notifying that woman of these changes were ever sent out by the DWP.   

More info here: https://www.theguardian.com/money/2016/jan/09/state-pension-inequality-cost-women-20000-campaign

Lynne
Lynne
25 Nov 2019 12:43

There are some 6,700 women born in the 1950s and living in the constituency of Newton Abbot affected by the State Pension Age changes.

(source: Commons Briefing Papers CBP-7405) 

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