EU Referendum – are you in or out?
Deliberate twisting information Is very bad for informed debate.
Other people on this thread can read and make up their minds who is “deliberately twisting information” and refusing to recognise the dreadful truths about what (mainly) Tory politicians have been saying and trying to do.
Sun’s out in paradise, my local taxes have paid to heat an oudoor 50m pool, best go and make the most of the generosity of my fellow citizens and being in a place where profit isn’t the only reason for doing anything and everything. Have a look around you, what do you see?Posted 2 months ago
They can indeed – your link doesn’t even address the topic under discussion. At best Fallon talks about how a lack of competition harms the supply of credit to smaller firms. You are making up the rest.
A lovely sunny view, and lots of hard working, talented people who are paid to tell he truth not make things up. Great panorama.Posted 2 months ago
Fallon also talks about markets and competition helping customers then illustrates it (as a good idea!) with an example where government interference allows less efficient but smaller companies to flourish.
Ed – I don’t think your link really addresses the earlier points. It does expose Fallon as an imbecile though.Posted 2 months ago
Amazed at Ed’s choice of website. Is that one on his favourites bar?!?
But no change in terms of distorting reality to make false points. Uk has been at the heart of EU regulation for financial services. London’s position as #1 global financial centre is based on other positive factorsPosted 2 months ago
Oh yes, Ninfan. Treaty of Brussels. NATO comes later.
Airtragic – WWI not as simple as you suggest. Multiple treaties forming a couple of loose webs that over the course of the war might come to be seen as alliances but didn’t start that way. Also my point was about peace within Western Europe (ie particularly UK, Germanic states, France) not going to war every 30 years. NATO does play a part along side ECHR, EU (and predecessors), but even there it arguably started as a political organisation that morphed into a military alliance.
Armies can win wars, they are less good at keeping people together other than by suppression.Posted 2 months ago
teamhurtmore – Member
Amazed at Ed’s choice of website. Is that one on his favourites bar?!?
Dunno. But I’m tempted to if they lampoon their own folk in that sort of high brow satirical way.
Oh wait a minute, Fallon wasn’t serious when he wrote something with that big a hole in the fundamental argument was he?Posted 2 months ago
On the contrary – genuine question. We have a gov in disarray on their usual blow up topic (EU) a weakening economy, stagnant real wage growth etc one would not expect polls to be indicating what the link suggests unless the oppo was very weak indeed
And what’s not to like with a Jobs First Brexshit?Posted 2 months ago
how bad must the oppo be??
at least as bad.
Genuine non-bickering question to the whole of STW. I haven’t got a UK vote but if I had, which party should some who believes in EU membership, a fair progressive tax system, equality in education and health, a high level of pulic services ans state owneership fo monopoly service providers vote for?
Britain needs a new political party. France got one in a year, surely this is a opportunity for some enlightened humanists to start a new party.Posted 2 months ago
THM – if that poll didn’t support your argument of the morning then you’d be cautioning against looking at one poll. That’s why I’m suggesting you’re playing.
On the other hand, when you check the right/wrong to leave polls (see questions below) they are all currently (and for many months) pro-remain.
The government is doing something the country doesn’t want.
Democracy needs to get its act together.
If there was another referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU, how would you vote?
In hindsight, do you think Britain was right or wrong to vote to leave the EU?
Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union, or leave the European Union?Posted 2 months agonickcSubscriber
surely this is a opportunity for some enlightened humanists to start a new party.
I genuinely think it wouldn’t get anywhere. Most people (not STW) have made their peace with the fact that we’re leaving. Most can see that there are up and down sides to this, and the “Utopian” views that both sides express on here is just a parlour game, rejoining the EU won’t solve everything (as some seem to think), and when we leave it will will impact the economy and people for 20+ years, and TBH anything could happen in that time, which may make leaving look like either the biggest act of self mutilation or the luckiest swerve in history.
It was a reckless gamble that history will rightly castigate Cameron for, but for lots of people the EU thing is done.Posted 2 months ago
SNP just need a wing that drops the nationalist part, and gets involved across the UK.
Unfortunately the masses are of the opinion that they were entirely to blame for every misdemeanour encountered during our brief flirtation with a coalition government.
Yep, those would be the binary thinkers.
So we end up with Labour delivering Brexshit – Jezza will be delighted at the strength of the underground momentum
When your only reason for carrying on with the current shambles is that the other lot would be worse it’s not a good sign.Posted 2 months agocraigxxlMember
Britain needs a new political party. France got one in a year, surely this is a opportunity for some enlightened humanists to start a new party.
Totally agree in that we need a centralist party, which is where the Lib Dems should be. I have no faith in any party at the moment so for the first time, since I’ve been able to vote, I can’t find a party I would vote for which would only give me the protest/blocking option which still gives credence to a party I don’t agree with either.Posted 2 months ago
The problem is that the UK needs a better standard of politician. There are politicians I admire from all parties but none enough to back their party.
Lib Dems failed nearly all my criteria the last time I looked at their manifesto and sided with the Conservatives who fulfil non of my criteria at present.
The SNP do better, TJ. The “N” in the middle makes me feel uncomfortable but Scotland is a lot better on public services, education in particular.Posted 2 months ago
Semi-playing of course!!
I’m a remainer – why would I change my vote? But think that you are being selective with your polls (not that it matters)
Doesn’t matter what I think. I was in the minority. My side lost.
Leave – we have had two votes on the issue – a referendum and a parliamentary vote – time to execute the results. Not my choice but as above, I’m in the minority here and my side lost the argument. Tant pis but I’m a democratPosted 2 months agotheotherjonvSubscriber
how bad must the oppo be??
The issue is deeper than that – Corbyn / Labour can’t / won’t stand on a policy of reversing Brexit because 1/ will of the people / undemocratic but particularly 2/ it will alienate swathes of their core vote, the hard-working man that is (gross oversimplification) putting control and immigration above economy and security. So that when the dust is settled they are still relevant to that section.
So for now they simply aren’t playing….. let the Tories screw it up, and then we’ll see what the polls say.
It’s wrong because despite understanding and respecting that as a nation we voted out, I’m still of the opinion that as the situation develops we should be able to reconsider if the path we’re following is the right one. And i know the libDems stood on a policy of cancelling the whole show and got no support but – I mean, the LibDems!
Ed’s calls for a new party are spot on – I said the same 18 months ago – but our politics is too ingrained, too 2 party tribal where people cannot allow themselves to consider other alternatives because it would be a betrayal of their working class / middle class / delete as applicable roots. I had hoped this might be the shake up that would change it, I now suspect not.Posted 2 months ago
Tant pis but I’m a democrat
Well, sort of.
Anyway, yes two votes, both prior to the fundamental heart beat of our democracy, the GE, so neither can claim primacy over the present parliament.
That said parliament are, as you pointed out, lacking in leadership so they will just muddle along on their present course, ignoring the apparent fact that public opinion has changed.
A link to those selective polls – they’re trackers across a variety of organisations and they’re surprisingly consistent.Posted 2 months ago
First 4 are probably most interesting.jambalayaSubscriber
Intersting to be getting pro-EU ads on YouTube “promoting EU diversity”, doubly interesting that the pro-EU news service Politco.eu is running a “so white” campaign highlighting the all white, all male make up of many EU bodies including those from Germany for example.Posted 2 months ago
Democracy and referendums etc.
The EU Referendum
Democracy and real life
One is a snapshot in time the other is time moving along and things changing (one could say a series of still images put together to create the illusion of movement)Posted 2 months ago
Stuff changes, you have to deal with it unless you’re a teacher/elbow patched lecturer who doesn’t want to update his handouts an acetate’s
N stands for not what we do (badly), only what we say (very different eg health and education inequality)
But at least the SNP might now be looking at raising income tax after all. Bit of a turnaround from being advocates of competing on lower tax rates than rUK. But consistency is not part of their DNA is it!Posted 2 months ago
5thElefant – Member
But at least the SNP might now be looking at raising income tax after all.
That’ll be the end of them next election. [/quote]
Two in three Brions are willing to pay higher taxes to order to properly fund the NHS, a new poll has found – a significant increase in the number previously prepared to do so.
The research, carried out by Ipsos Mori on behalf of the King’s Fund think tank, found 66 per cent of respondents would be happy to pay more “in order to maintain the level of spending needed” for the health service.”
In contrast, just 20 per cent are in favour of spending cuts to other key services such as welfare and education to boost funding for the NHS, while just ten per cent believe the health service should reduce either its range of services or the level of care to balance its books.Posted 2 months ago
Not everyone thinks just about themselves
the pro-EU news service Politco.eu
Jamba – the pro-EU news service Politico.eu (spelling) has according to Wikipedia “maintained an independent stance regarding the affairs of the European Union (EU)” at least under its former name.Posted 2 months ago
A quick scan of the articles suggest that’s not far off.
The fact you see it as pro-EU tells us more about you than it, though to be fair you’ve never really hidden your brextremist views (no deal, vote WTO, etc)
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