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  1. There were over 55,000 Tory voters in the 2017 in Sheffield (Brightside and Hillsborough, Central, Hallam, Heeley and South East). That's a lots of yachts. A £500b bank bailout package was announced in 2008. Remind me who was in government in 2008 again? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_United_Kingdom_bank_rescue_package
  2. The quote is from the Tory manifesto, but your interpretation of the quote is incorrect. They are saying that they want 80% of trade to be covered by FTA within 3 years. Why do you think that means binning 20% of the UK trade? Do you think 100% of UK trade is currently done under FTAs?
  3. I think you have to use them for at least 7-10 years for it to be the same (and then better) than getting a live Christmas Tree, although even then how you dispose of it remains an issue as it should be recycled. Unfortunately a lot of people replace their artificial trees more regularly than that, (and they then end up in landfill) although I don’t know what the average time is across the UK. I would hope it’s more than 10 years.
  4. And the environmental cost of those are....?
  5. Whilst technically true, that's a rather alarming way of looking at it. When the manifestoes are put together, nobody knows which party is going to get the most votes. It therefore behoves every party to make sure their manifesto is as accurate as possible. It seems like you're suggesting that parties that don't stand a chance of winning can just fill their manifesto with claptrap and rubbish. I hope you don't think that.
  6. I don't have a 'favourite' misleading half truth, from any manifesto.
  7. "When the Labour party, announced its new policy to nationalise Openreach and roll out full fibre broadband nationwide, it incorrectly said the cost of maintaining the network would be £230 million a year. This was based on a misreading of analysis and Labour has since corrected the figure to estimate operating costs would be around £580 million per year." https://fullfact.org/election-2019/labour-broadband-maintenance/ This is still the lowest estimate, which ranges from £580m to £1.1b a year. Still no explanation where the cost of paying the £800m in salaries on top of that is coming from.
  8. From whose manifesto? I imagine you are only interested when it's done by the Tory Party.
  9. If you believe that to be justification for the payout to the WASPI women, why is it going to such a narrow group of people. Women older than the WASPI age bracket would have suffered the same discrimination, if not even worse. Where is their payout? What about those younger? Ethnic minorities, gay people, the disabled. Where is their payout to right historic (and ongoing) discrimination? Just like every manifesto from every political party from every election ever then.
  10. Plus all the other legalisation that has been brought in, such as the Equal Pay Act 1970, the Sex Discrimination Act 1975, the Race Relations Act 1976, the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, the Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) Regulations 2003, the Employment Equality (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2003, the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006, the Equality Act 2006, Part 2 the Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2007. Men's retirement age has been increased. My retirement age went up by 3 years 'in one go'. Nobodies retirement age went up by 6 years in one go. There may be a six year difference between what they thought and the new age, but that's because they didn't check their retirement age for over 16 years.
  11. Can you provide a link? I can't see anywhere where it states the word rescued, but you've implied you are quoting something. What are you quoting?
  12. Is that what it means? If they say they aim to have 80% of UK trade covered by free trade agreements within the next three years, and you say that means binning 20% of UK trade deals, that means that we currently have 100% of trade covered by free trade agreements at the the moment. That isn't true.
  13. Yes, but the majority of those changes (the rise to 65) were advertised back in 1995. The further rise by one year was announced in 2011. The pension age when you last checked was 60, but that does mean that you didn't check your pension age since before 1995, as if you did it would have told you that it was no longer 60. My pension age used to be 65. It is now 68 (and likely to increase). If I hadn't checked my pension age, I could have got to 65 and been in for a shock. Does the government owe me money too?
  14. So the ads are targeted. You're right to say it's the people paying for the adverts that decide where they're targeted, rather than Facebook themselves, but I'm not wrong to say that they are targeted.
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