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Not everyone's cup of tea, and, arguably, not a great topic for tea parties - a lot of us love nothing more than a good political debate. So if you want to put the world to rights, or simply air your political beliefs, broadcast them here!
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.
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!
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.
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?
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.
My wife was born in January 1954 which means she has been made to work over 5 years longer than expected to draw state pension. And since the first increase an extra two years. Many of her peers born slightly earlier have to wait considerably less time. She knows that a rise in age is needed but the second rise is unfair on women like her. There is an organisation Women against state pension increase WASPI. if you agree with the points please consider looking on the website and support fairness
Do not support the proposed strike, at all - and would like to hear more from those poor people who will have their long awaited operations and appointments cancelled. Not one person on the news this morning, apart from Jeremy Hunt, mentioned how awful this strike will be for the people they are supposed to be caring for.
As the reality of the post-Brexit world begins to unwind are we beginning to develop a tad of buyers remorse ? Should silversurfers now press for a meaningful public enquiry to assess whether the Brexit was mis-sold ? Bankers were held to account for PPI mis-selling. Shouldn't we expect politicians to be subject to similar same rules of conduct ? Should they not also be held to account if guilty of misrepresentation or misleading statements that affect the national and public interest ?