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by roubaixtuesday
18 Dec 2019, 11:59am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Why Couldnt the Red Brick Wall stand Corbyn?
Replies: 225
Views: 4087

Re: Why Couldnt the Red Brick Wall stand Corbyn?

Is it 'hard left' to relieve the railway companies that that which they are failing to run as an effective and affordable means of transport,after all their sharholders have benefitted from their mismanagement and bad services for long enough. I did not mention railways. My understanding is that th...
by roubaixtuesday
18 Dec 2019, 11:29am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Why Couldnt the Red Brick Wall stand Corbyn?
Replies: 225
Views: 4087

Re: Why Couldnt the Red Brick Wall stand Corbyn?

Corbyn's policies would be regarded as mainstream and fairly centrist social democratic policies in most of Western Europe. Perhaps overall, but there are some aspects of policy which could be described as hard or extreme left. Specifically, nationalisation was promised with shareholder compensatio...
by roubaixtuesday
18 Dec 2019, 11:28am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Why Couldnt the Red Brick Wall stand Corbyn?
Replies: 225
Views: 4087

Re: Why Couldnt the Red Brick Wall stand Corbyn?

Corbyn's policies would be regarded as mainstream and fairly centrist social democratic policies in most of Western Europe. Perhaps overall, but there are some aspects of policy which could be described as hard or extreme left. Specifically, nationalisation was promised with shareholder compensatio...
by roubaixtuesday
18 Dec 2019, 10:59am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Why Couldnt the Red Brick Wall stand Corbyn?
Replies: 225
Views: 4087

Re: Why Couldnt the Red Brick Wall stand Corbyn?

I've never claimed the Labour party under Corbyn's leadership to be anything other than left of centre though not extreme left in any way, Corbyn's policies would be regarded as mainstream and fairly centrist social democratic policies in most of Western Europe. Perhaps overall, but there are some ...
by roubaixtuesday
17 Dec 2019, 6:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Why Couldnt the Red Brick Wall stand Corbyn?
Replies: 225
Views: 4087

Re: Why Couldnt the Red Brick Wall stand Corbyn?

I'm a Centrist (I suppose) and I see extremists either side of me. I concur that the Tories have been on the wrong side of history at various times over the years, but we should accept that the mainstream within the Party, as in society as a whole, is tolerant of minorities that it used to be oppos...
by roubaixtuesday
17 Dec 2019, 2:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1613
Views: 32372

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

The Tory Party is an interesting club. There is no room for. Ken Clarke or a Michael Heseltine, or David Gauke or Phil Hammond or Rory Stuart, bit there is room for Yaxley Hopkins and a number of similar new MPs. Enough of the conspiracy theories. Hopkins and Yaxley Lennon are not in the conservati...
by roubaixtuesday
17 Dec 2019, 1:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1613
Views: 32372

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

+1 The last of the courageous Tory MPs with an ounce of decency such as; Anna Soubry, Sarah Wollaston, Heidi Allen, Antoinette Sandbach etc, put good scruples and the good of the country before personal ambition, and they very bravely challenged incoming Tory Party Political extremism, they quit th...
by roubaixtuesday
17 Dec 2019, 1:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1613
Views: 32372

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

The referendum was set up by Act of Parliament. It could not be illegal. A number of funding issues broke electoral law and many untruths were told. But the referendum was not only legal but holding it became a legal requirement. The campaigning was illegal, and therefore the result holds no weight...
by roubaixtuesday
17 Dec 2019, 10:26am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21542
Views: 530968

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

The BBC headlined the rise in Sterling after the exit poll was published as "a surge". It went up a couple (3 for a while) of points. Now it has fallen back to almost pre election levels against many currencies. But there's no mention of it on the BBC Entirely untrue It's headlined here h...
by roubaixtuesday
17 Dec 2019, 10:24am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1613
Views: 32372

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

pete75 wrote:
The way the Tory party is going it's more like a case of the Tories joining them than the other way round. :lol:


This is the real issue.
by roubaixtuesday
17 Dec 2019, 10:24am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1613
Views: 32372

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

........However a denial from the Tories would lay the matter to rest. If it weren't true you'd think thw Tory party would be vehemently denying their membership loud and clear PDQ. You have no source for the claim other than the word of Hopkins and Yaxley Lennon. Your eagerness to believe these ap...
by roubaixtuesday
17 Dec 2019, 10:00am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1613
Views: 32372

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

You know it's not true - you have access to their membership lists? Our local District Councillor is a former BNP activist. The local Conservative party are full aware of this and not only did they let him join, they let him stand as a councilor and even made him a cabinet member. It's almost one o...
by roubaixtuesday
17 Dec 2019, 9:59am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21542
Views: 530968

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

So, exactly as predicted, far from Brexit being done, Sterling goes rapidly south as it dawns upon the markets that we’re immediately back to a cliff edge of uncertainty over the (lack of) extension to the transition. The Conservative’s absurd longstanding negotiation tactic of “give us what we want...
by roubaixtuesday
17 Dec 2019, 9:47am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1613
Views: 32372

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

Speaks volumes about Johnson's Conservative party if true. Kicking out Ken Clarke and Dominic Grieve and replacing them with that pair. Of course it's not true. People are very credulous believing the publicity seeking stories of publicity seekers. You know it's not true - you have access to their ...
by roubaixtuesday
17 Dec 2019, 9:21am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1613
Views: 32372

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

You’re conveniently ignoring the fact that the referendum was held to be illegal, and would have been annulled if it had been binding. I am (was) a strong remainer (and now rejoiner) but I am wondering who ruled the referendum as illegal? It wasn't. The Leave campaign broke electoral law. Both Vote...