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  1. the next mandatory date is 2022. There may well be one before then if the govt calls one but no one knows really.
  2. Go for it, the UK public has rejected that idea at the ballot for half a century. I offer the same questions to you that i did to Car Boot in the event of Labour doing what you have recommended. Name 30 of the 60 seats that it will gain in order to give a majority whilst not losing any of their current seats. What reasoning do you have that would result in the UK overturning nearly 50 years of rejection of a socialist Labour Party in elections. I'll even go further than 50 years. Labour won the second 1974 election with a majority of........3. You have to go back to 1966 - 53 years ago to the last time Labour had a sizeable majority if you are not counting the Blair years. Since 18 year olds have been able to vote, a socialist Labour has not had a majority in double figures in Parliament. so how is JC going to change that in 3 years time?
  3. i'll bite, name 30 of the 60 seats that it will gain in order to give a majority whilst not losing any of their current seats. What reasoning do you have that would result in the UK overturning nearly 50 years of rejection of a socialist Labour Party in elections. I'll even go further than 50 years. Labour won the second 1974 election with a majority of........3. You have to go back to 1966 - 53 years ago to the last time Labour had a sizeable majority if you are not counting the Blair years. Since 18 year olds have been able to vote, a socialist Labour has not had a majority in double figures in Parliament. so how is JC going to change that in 3 years time?
  4. Is that your way of saying that Labour will win the next election?
  5. But isnt the point of taking part in a competition (and thats what a GE is when it comes down to it) to win? Because you can do more if you are the actual government then if you are in opposition.? Are you suggesting that Labour would rather have the "moral high socailist ground" but not be in power than actually be the government and try to change things from within.? Because the voting public don't seem to agree with socialist ideas for roughly half a century (by the time of the next GE) but did vote Labour when they were more liberal. Doesnt that tell the Labour party something?
  6. Which in turn enabled Labour to win general elections, something that the socialists haven't manged for 45 years
  7. like, wow, hang out the red bunting A poll nowhere near an election or a meaningful vote (council elections arent meaningful really, its only MP's that make a real difference) gives a lower figure for one party than another As Labour and remainers found out, the only poll that really counts is the one where people go put a cross on a piece of paper. Anything else is just a sample of opinion
  8. MPs salary is about to go up to a nugget short of 80K. that puts them in the top 5% of earners in the UK job market according to HMRC. Add on the expenses that they are "allowed" to claim then its a very good wage they receive in comparison to the majority of the people they are meant to represent.
  9. sheffbag

    Howard Street - How steep is it

    ah, i have strava but forgot it gave elevation - cheers TCH (see, we can get along)
  10. sheffbag

    Howard Street - How steep is it

    Thats what i'm doing. I did it in 29 seconds last year but going to try to beat it and wondered what the actual gradient is
  11. As a quick break from the norm, does anyone know how steep Howard Street is ?
  12. It still would be on the basis of imperfect information. No-one except the people who are making money out of it (MPs and Lawyers) understands the different deals and how it would affect the general public. Could you explain to me the full impact of May's deal and how it would affect me, never mind any of the others that were discussed yesterday? If not then how do you expect people to make an "informed decision" in a second vote? The whole point of democracy is to ask the public to make a decision, implement it and if it doesn't work, ask the public if they want to change it regardless whether it is a bad decision or not. Is that not more accurate?
  13. Sounds fair to me, by that logic, does not having Remain on a 2nd referendum sound the same. I note you didn't comment on the rest of my post. there was a comment yesterday during the debate "how can we have a 2nd referendum when we haven't implemented the first one yet" - that spoke sense
  14. sheffbag

    What the actual ..... (Breast ironing)

    Halibut and TCH - Do you agree that breast ironing (the subject here) is wrong Yes or No. simple answer
  15. TCH - Do you not accept that A vote was held for the eligible voters in the UK to decide whether to remain or leave The decision of the vote was to leave UK parliament voted to back the bill to leave by a majority of 384 including a three line whip by Labour to back it. UK parliament have accepted we have to leave and as they put it. "Our job is to find the best way to leave" The "majority of the population" (which isn't a majority regardless of how you try to manipulate figures) had their opportunity to vote. The winning vote was leave. More people that were eligible to vote put the tick in the leave box than those who ticked the remain box. you can argue all you like about people too young to vote not everyone voted old people who voted leave are now dead so their votes dont count all that matters not one jot. There was a vote, leave won, the government acknowledged and accepted this. If remainers are unhappy then sorry but vote out your mp at the next election is they voted to leave if you are eligible to vote. Thats how the electoral process. works. When there is a vote, the person with the most votes at that period of time wins. I was alive when the uk voted to join the common market, i can vote now, can i have a re-run please because i couldnt vote then?
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