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Benja100

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  1. Yes well I dip in & out, if you see what I mean... like I did the night before the 2015 main sale!! hahahaha
  2. Hello sorry only just saw this, you buy 30 because it takes most normal people some time to get preganant and they cost £4 each in Boots so it quickly adds up. Because most people don't get pregnanat after having sex once, the day the woman comes off the pill!!! Eek
  3. I put mine back for 2015. Mrs came off the pill the day of my mate's wedding and we did the deed that night. Next morning was the sale & we all got tickets. Worked the dates out & realised if she got up the duff I wouldn't be able to go so didn't have sex for 2 months. In the meantime I'd bought 30 preg tests off eBay for £3. When they arrived I tried one out on her & it went straight to prgnant. We had literally had sex once, the day she came off the pill. Daughter's due date was July 8th so couldn't go & had to cancel my ticket. Pretty genuine reason I'd say but was gutted. Went again in 2016 and what a shit year that was!
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    Who would you say opposition supporters are? genuinely interested in your view I’ve not seen it get particularly heated but I think people on here are generally nicer than some forums probably as they’re festival goers who are a pleasant bunch in the main
  5. Boy is this the thread for you!
  6. Thanks everyone for the banter and vote Salted caramel was always going to win this one, whilst no one really loves it, it had all the big corporations behind it pushing its agenda, like Tesco’s, and people felt they had no choice even thou the other flavours did look more appealing
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    Ok but people were sick of Blair and Brown at that time. Credit crunch, growing concern over the national debt, iraq, bank bailouts etc. Its illogical to assume Labour failed in 2010 due to be centrists.
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    Centrism lost the argument in 2010? There was a coalition between Cameron who was pretty similar to Blair, and the Lib Dem’s. What’s centrist if that’s not?
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    It makes me very sad to read this and I demand you try to find something positive to focus on please you are a prisoner of your own perspective in that someone living a very similar life to you in your street is possibly the happiest person in your town The world is full of events beyond our control and the more you think about them the more unhappy you could get Labour losing the election is not the worst thing to happen in the world yesterday there will be victims of horrendous crimes and accidents and terrible injustices and circumstances The UK has a lot to offer. It is far from perfect but if you’re that down about an election result you’ll find misery anywhere with that attitude Think of the millions/billions of people in the world who would love to live here. If you earn £14k or more you’re in the top 4% of global income. Healthcare, education, services, social welfare.... not perfect but some countries don’t have any of it at all! Don't squander the opportunity to enjoy living here, have some resolve to help some others, make the difference you can, block out the things you can’t change, and enjoy your life
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    If the Tories fuck it all up, which they will, it wont matter how the votes are distributed or historic boundaries changing. Friday showed us that. All Labour need is to accept they got it badly wrong for a while and change direction. Please.
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    Yes this please However you can’t blame him for staying out of the toxic sludge that is UK politics The problem is I can’t see Momentum admitting they got it wrong and the project is over and they have a lot of influence in the party. Ed Miliband has a lot to answer for
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    Come on man. The Tories have now got a job ahead of them that will make Labours Brexit dilemma seem like child’s play. Tories have to do Brexit to an impossible timeline, keep a load of new voters happy who hate them, and deal with a coming recession. they will fuck it up and then I pray Labour aren’t still peddling a failed hard left ideology. Be ready with someone fantastic and untainted and a strong shadow cabinet. No boundary changes will stop them getting in!
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    No no no Mr Crazy. Nothing to worry about. Boundary changes are a reality of all governments. It didn’t keep Labour out of power for 13 of the last 22 years What has kept them out of power the rest of the time has been a combination of weak leaders and unpalatable policies. If Labour get a good leader and move away from this hard left experiment that has not worked, the voters will return I promise you
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    You’re assuming the young people won’t change their mind as they age, it’s a well established phenomenon That they do. Once people have kids, family, loans, mortgages, pensions, they might think differently, also the Tories might not be as shit by then. If Tories are more moderate and poverty is reduced and Food bank usage is reduced or gone, the NHS still hasn’t been sold, and Labour are still on a socialist tip, they might not be that appealing electorally. I’m not saying this will happen but I’m also saying you can’t just assume that people don’t swap sides, look what happened yesterday after all.
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    His record on association with extremely dubious controversial organisations and individuals, many of whom were / are deeply opposed to the West, the UK and the liberal values that we all share, was not manufactured by the media. They may have had a field day on it but they didn’t force him to meet them. His meetings are a matter of public record. Whilst people in denial about Corbyn’s associations that made him unelectable keep thinking / repeating that, lessons won’t be learned and Labour remain unelectable. And then the vulnerable suffer.
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    Broadband I think made Labour a laughing stock and here’s why If we believe in for the many not the few, then don’t spend billions of pounds giving away something that is not that expensive to start with to the entire population Don’t propose doing it by nationalising one provider what would have happened to all the other companies and their employees? Laid off? People do not want their broadband to be provided by the government wouldnt a better idea to be a broadband voucher redeemable with the major players that could be purchased in bulk at discount, given to those that meet a criteria such as they are on a specific benefit. It only needs to be done every 2 years so not that onerous and then spend money improving broadband in areas with poor coverage seems more sensible to me
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    Sorry not being confrontational but try telling that to the people trapped in years of negative equity or losing their homes when interest rates hit 15% in the early 90’s. My mortgage is £1300 a month. At 15% interest it would be over £3000. 2 months of that and we’re homeless. And the economy was not good then so it’s not like I’d just had a pay rise that could cover the £20,000 annual increase.
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    I think everyone can join me in saying FUCK KATIE HOPKINS
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    Hahaha see what you did there re the strikes.... it wasn’t like the strikes today. There were imposed 3 day weeks but only get paid 3 days, the power would keep going off, rubbish piling up in the streets. Imagine not having electricity in the UK today! Unthinkable. The U.K. had to get a bailout from the IMF! Quite extreme it wasn’t like the current SW train strike with 75% of services still running Don’t take my word for it, google Winter of Discontent and see what you think.
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    Quite. A moderate. And without the taint of Iraq, history would view that government very differently IMO. Good Friday agreement and minimum wage spring to mind.
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    Or, in the last 22 years, 13 of them had a Labour government is the other way to look at it
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    The main group who are massively pro Lab in those charts are the 18-24 who will likely be paying very little if any tax and are not minded for things like mortgages, pensions and families on the whole as they are too young. They do not remember the last disaster of a socialist government either. All those people will be in the next age range at the next GE. There is also an aging population in the UK as per most mature democracies due to declining birth rates so there will never be as many young voters in the 18-24 category as all the others. Labour needs to continue their focus on helping the vulnerable, social welfare, all that stuff we all love, but without demonising people who have a good job or aspirations - many wouldn't mind paying a bit more tax, I would imagine they would most likely want to do so with a cheery 'thanks' or just nothing, but not being told they are the rich elite, the few, a greedy c**t, selfish scum etc It doesn't need to be so extreme and polarising and a more moderate party and leader could achieve this and really help
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    Thanks for this detailed and insightful post which I will reflect on, I have not posted it all to keep the thread concise 'Tory scum' is a general theme that to be fair I haven't seen on here and am not saying you said but I'm using it to make a point here. I think whilst there are very many selfish people out there and they will likely vote Tory, there are very many more who see it as a social responsibility to not get the country into huge debt again. Lots of Labour's manifesto was laudable. And some of it was absolutely not. I don't think it is helpful to get into the ins and outs and specific arguments about things but as an example a lot of voters and maybe less so on here due to age, remember the unions being overbearing, the railways not working well under nationalisation, and in some extreme cases things like rubbish piling up in the street and even unburied bodies due to strikes. People looking to avoid a re-run of this are not selfish. A lot of people associate austerity with an overspend. I know the banking crisis was the trigger but public spending funded by borrowing was also factor, borroeing rose sharply in the Brown years. Say that is 100% incorrect as some of you will believe. Even if so, a vote motivated by that, is not selfish vote. All I am saying is, if you are against predujuce, do not tar 14 million people with one brush. As for Liverpool, I will defer to your comments about it - I have visited the city quite a few times and I have some family there who in fairness are pretty scathing about the 1980's, my views on it are shaped through a relatively narrow window of experience and seeing a boarded up street and having a man follow me down the main shopping street selling drugs was quite shocking to me at the time so it possibly over-colored my views so I will reflect on your comments and be less bullish with my opinion on this
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    And how many vulnerable people will that approach help? This is what is wrong with a so called principled but uncompromising politician. There are too many different power groups and opinions in a political party for a one size fits all solution. The trick isn't to not compromise, the trick is to not compromise too much.
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