Post Referendum Turmoil
6 Posts Last Activity 01/12/2017
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Few can have failed to hear of the political turmoil in Westminster in the year or so - parties both decided and undecided which way to vote, MPs clearly shouting and voting against the public's wishes declared at the referendum. In subsequent opinion polls as many as 74% of people polled go with Brexit; last week, I think, almost as many wanted to exit the EU without a trade deal. The public's requirement of their politicians and lawmakers is unmistakeable. Brexit. Yet so many are fighting the will of this nation's people. How do we react to being largely ignored by the ruling elite in the Westminster bubble? Does anyone have any confidence in these people? Should our politicians so publicly ignore the will of the people, sometimes to their own benefit?
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Vince Cable
2 Posts Last Activity 11/07/2017
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Is it time for Vince Cable to retire, or do you agree with him that Brexit may never happen?
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I am going to vote UKIP in the election
8 Posts Last Activity 12/05/2017
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As I did in the last General Election ... what are your views?
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Scottish Independence
3 Posts Last Activity 18/05/2017
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I am fed up with the very mention of this subject. Nicola S________ is a total pest I can't spell nucance. She does not give a toss about government only her one track subject. My wife is English and worries sometimes about our hard-line element, o' to get back to a normal politic life as before.
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A Snap Election - It's On The Cards
4 Posts Last Activity 07/11/2016
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What do we think about a snap General Election? Could be good, or it could be bad, depending on your point of view.
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Brexit court judgement?? Is democracy dead?????
18 Posts Last Activity 23/12/2016
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Our MP's are so arrogant that they feel we the people of the UK yes Scotland as well , haven't got the brain capacity to vote for what we the people believe and want. Democracy is dead in Britain if these idiots get there way. My question to people is that any MP that votes against us leaving the EU should not be vote back in to there constituencies as they would be defying the will of democracy within Great Britain Shame on them!
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Trump, Clinton, too much hand wringing?
6 Posts Last Activity 28/10/2016
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What has changed since The Roman Empire? It was easily one of the most debauched, murderous and sexually abusive political structures, which then collapsed. Same thing today, different actors. Whether in America, United Kingdom, Russia, China or any other country: there is a similar pattern. It is as if this type of behaviour is expected of them. Scandalous behaviour of the so called Elite is rife. How many Cocaine induced decisions are made on the public's behalf? Power is supposedly an aphrodisiac, and having the power to do or buy what you want at will, only serves to feed the beast. It was always so and will always be. We are eons away from expecting anything other than the status quo. Trumps remarks dredged up from the past are in the spotlight. It is clear he thinks with his "other" brain. Hillary Clinton is a nightmare, cleverer at keeping dirty secrets than Donald. Her crimes are far worse than any off the cuff sexual remark. She manages to bury her and her husband Bill's heinous crimes where they may never see the light of day. Neither of them is fit for Office in my view, betting aside, she will win. She has had so much more experience and time to surround herself with corrupt paid off lackeys in well placed organisations such as the media. Donald, in spite of his lecherous remarks has a sort of sincerity about him (do not mention the tax avoidance and bankruptcies). In my view, such as it is, we are engaging in too much hand wringing, and missing the big picture. I challenge any person who says they have never made a derogatory remark about a person of the opposite sex. There may be one or two out there. Remarks usually off the cuff, meant sometimes in a humorous way, but sometimes in a more sinister way. I suspect nearly all of us are guilty.
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Syria
4 Posts Last Activity 13/10/2016
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I think the current situation in Syria is outrageous but what exactly can we do to stop this madness and all the poor innocent people being killed there?
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Should Trump quit now?
31 Posts Last Activity 05/12/2016
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A video of Trump in 2005 has just been released where he is being rude and offensive about women. If it was the UK he would have gone by now. Should he quit or should the Republican party fire him I womder? What do all the Silversurfers say?
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We will take care of ourselves thank you
5 Posts Last Activity 03/10/2016
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Like most people as we grow older my friend Mo and I have pondered on our future, especially if we acquire age related diseases. Its been well documented making good and the right decisions decline as we get older and then we have to rest on our children, relatives or social workers to make those decisions for us. I have four lovely children but i want to make those decisions for myself. We who have worked in many Care Homes over the years from the average home to the very expensive Residential Homes they are nearly always under staffed. Those residents that can speak up for themselves, will always fair better than those who cannot. The staff can see to all their personal needs and make sure they have their food, but every thing is hurried, because of the shortage of staff. I was employed as a activity co-ordinator, but luckily for the residents I worked full time there. Mo has worked as a carer and was brilliant even with the most confused person, she would always leave them with a big smile, she had very little time to spend with them. When she worked in clients own homes she would be just helping some one with their breakfast when her mobile would ring telling her she was wanted at Mrs smith house 2 miles up the road. We have decided we are going to choose at least eight others who have the same values has us, to rent or buy a house, so we can take care of one another, and to employ our own staff if ever needed. We wont mind any age providing they are kind and thoughtful. We are both laid back and can often see the funny side of any obstacle that has cropped up.We are both socialists, and members of the Labour Party but not very active these days.We care for others deeply, whether here in this country or abroad. Now I know many would ask why I have mentioned this, you see I want to be with like minded people, and share some of their interest too,also there are many residents who dislike other residents because they would not have mixed with them prior to them coming in to the same home. It would be like me sitting opposite a real right wing Tory, what a nightmare. Of coarse they can do the same thing. I want tranquility and optimism, still challenging the world to the end. Residential homes are closing down every week. Some councils are now auctioning the elderly of like cattle at a market. The government has no answers, so we must come up with ideas ourselves.
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