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bashthebox

Member since Oct 2011 • Last active Apr 2017

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    Fucking hilarious! Oh dear oh dear.

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    I knew this discussion reminded me of something: taxresearch.org.uk/Blog/2016/­03/13/the-conservatives-have-been-the-bi­ggest-borrowers-over-the-last-70-years/

    TL;DR? Essentially Labour borrow less, repay more of the national debt than the Tories, which goes some way to disproving the oft-repeated myth that the Conservatives are the party of financial stability.

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    sending me emails of houses I don't want to buy and the odd snap of the garden.

    Are we related?

  • in Rides & Races
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    Well that makes sense - the chemistry between House and Flecha was good, but House's solo presentation is nothing to write home about.
    I mean, I'd argue that no one gives two hoots about the presentation and it would be far more beneficial for ES to work on the commentary during the races - Test Match Special style would make so much sense for me - but hey ho.

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    Jonathan Edwards isn't the most obscure choice ever - he's a keen cyclist, a decent presenter and has fronted some of the BBC's coverage of cycling events in the past if I remember - Olympics, Ride London Classic, etc. Does seem a bit harsh on Ashley House - I thought people rather enjoyed him and Flecha?

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    Well there's Murdoch, of course, who has admitted it's about power.

    edit: I should point out Murdoch has denied he ever said it was about power; however testimony and evidence to the contrary suggests he's a lying evil old ball sack who would sacrifice his own mother if he thought it would bring him more wealth, power and influence.
    theguardian.com/media/2016/d­ec/19/rupert-murdoch-ive-never-asked-any­-prime-minister-for-anything

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    Well the only way we'll be able to make Britain competitive on the international stage after Brexit decimates trade is to make ourselves a tax haven for the super rich. So there's that possibility they're hedging their bets on.

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    Maybe that's Corbyn's best bet. The tories want to keep spouting their self-made myth, perhaps he needs to keep pointing out the shambles that 'strong and stable' government has brought us.
    There's also the tory economy myth - that they always leave the economy stronger than Labour. Again, it's bullshit that's very easily refuted and yet for some reason that message is still allowed to be shouted.

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    What is this strong and stable shit the tories are being allowed to peddle? They're only strong in comparison to the utter shambles Labour are in, and they're about as stable as a picnic umbrella in a hurricane. It's all they keep repeating in every fucking interview in answer to every fucking question. This is the tactic in politics now, isn't it? Ignore the question, repeat your bullshit message, numb the electorate into dribbling antipathy.
    We've got the most incompetent leader and front bench in my lifetime, and they're set to win a landslide and change the political landscape in this country for ever.

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    This government - and its press - is unable to deal with complex arguments. Everything is broken down into reactionary bullshit. It's the only way they can force this whole thing through; if they were to admit that no one knows what the hell is going to happen and we're in for a rough and uncertain ride, then they would lose all that 'authority' and 'stability' that they're currently claiming.

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