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fasih

Member since Feb 2010 • Last active May 2017
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    Electoral reform - again another thing which is never going to happen under Tories. People have already forgotten the steps the Tories took to re-draw the constituencies in London 2010. So they could gain more seats at the last election. My example being Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea - 2 boroughs - got split into 3 seats. Hammersmith - Labour, Kensington - Conservative. Then Fulham and Chelsea - which then fell to the Conservatives. There are other examples.

    @diable - you live in Hammersmith, which is a Labour safe seat.

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    If you are visiting the Ship in Brentford I will drop by but not till quite late.

    Where is the Ship in Brentford?

    Sorry, not going to make it.

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    I live in Brentford. I am voting for Ruth Cadbury - the APPCC stuff is a bonus in my mind. Other than her standing against some of the plans the developers have for Brentford at the moment. I am voting for her because she is the Labour candidate, and I want to see Corbyn as our next leader.

    I think Labour and the SNP will make a deal since it is the only sensible thing to do. A part from the Lib Dems who have made the u-turning of Brexit a main campaign piece. I would love to sit the Lib Dems down and ask them how they plan to do this when all the other EU states have now said that Britain has no way back.

    Labour has actually done the right thing by not making any promises on that front. The reason why you don't get Corbyn saying whether he is for or against Brexit is simple. He doesn't think it is as important an issue, in relation to the actual problems we have.

    Student Fees - By scraping student fees we deal with the reality that the labour market is stagnant whilst the supply of graduates is going up. At least those graduates that don't get jobs won't have £30000+ of debt on their heads. - How can anyone be against that!

    End of Zero Hour Contract + £10 minimum wage - Again this helps those students that don't end up doing what they wanted coming out of uni.

    NHS - if the Tory get back in the NHS is finished, nothing else to be said on this point.

    Income Tax - higher rates for £80k and £123k bands. Again this is a good thing.

    Hire 10000 key workers - nurses, fireman and policeman. Perhaps some of those students will find there way in these services.

    Pension lock - helps all those 55+ year olds that voted for Brexit keep their pensions. All the pension funds for the people retiring in the next ten years are woeful, mainly due to the problems from 2007 on wards. Eventually helps everyone so not a bad thing.

    Renegotiate with the large corporate tax dodgers. A new government voids any deals a previous government made.

    Those are just some of the key points please look at all of the party manifestos. Here is the BBC summary for the Labour one. bbc.co.uk/news/election-2017-­39933116

    Brexit is and was a big diversion around the actual issues that plague us as a society. Don't get me wrong I was a 'remain' voter. But the reality is we have bigger problems. The list of priorities for any government should be - Employment, Housing, Healthcare and Education - everything else is just fluff.

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    Or it really was long ago.

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    Unfortunately have a work leaving do to attend.

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    I am down for an alternative weekend when the weather is better!

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    @T4NY4We did the catamaran in 2014 as well. In to and out off Ryde.

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    Just seen this thread, will try and make a plan for next weekend. Post early next week once I have re-arranged things.

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    Not going to make it now either. Sorry.

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    Will make an appearance tonight!

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