The Tories would be mad to call an election now The Tories would be mad to call an election now - Page 2
Page 2 of 7 FirstFirst 1234 ... LastLast
Posts 11 to 20 of 66
  1. #11

    Super poster

    The_Equalizer is NOT a disguised employee

    The_Equalizer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Back end of UK PLC
    Posts
    2,569

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by BrilloPad View Post
    Never seems to bother the LibDEms? Tuition fees 2011? Or is that too long ago now?
    Trouble with those fees is the numbers going to university make it impossible to return to the days where it would be free. It's been mentioned here - and all over the place - but why not make core (say STEM) degrees have free places? It would also increase competition for these places and therefore standards too. Double win.

  2. #12

    Godlike

    jamesbrown is a fount of knowledge

    jamesbrown's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    7,225

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Equalizer View Post
    In which case it works both ways. To ensure they have a technicial majority why not butter up the DUP given the 'cost' isn't that great?
    Because the cost will be larger than most anticipate in terms of bungs to the DUP, and the arrangement is deeply unpopular when polled.

  3. #13

    Super poster

    The_Equalizer is NOT a disguised employee

    The_Equalizer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Back end of UK PLC
    Posts
    2,569

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesbrown View Post
    Because the cost will be larger than most anticipate in terms of bungs to the DUP, and the arrangement is deeply unpopular when polled.
    The latter is important. I still suspect they'll be some kind of arrangement even if it isn't 'formally agreed'.

  4. #14

    King of updation

    TestMangler - scorchio!

    TestMangler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Ardbeg, Isle Of Bute, Jock Land.
    Posts
    6,796

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by BrilloPad View Post
    Never seems to bother the LibDEms? Tuition fees 2011? Or is that too long ago now?
    I detest the Lib Dems. When they first went into coalition with labour in the first Scottish parliament, they said they were 100% going to 'abolish tuition fees'. What they did was move them to the point of graduation, but still continued to loudly proclaim that they had 'abolished tuition fees' and in fact, they regularly still say it was them that made uni tuition free in Scotland.
    On Desolation Boulevard, they'd light the faded lights.....

  5. #15

    I Am Legend

    BrilloPad has reached the peak. Play again?


    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    103,718

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by TestMangler View Post
    I detest the Lib Dems. When they first went into coalition with labour in the first Scottish parliament, they said they were 100% going to 'abolish tuition fees'. What they did was move them to the point of graduation, but still continued to loudly proclaim that they had 'abolished tuition fees' and in fact, they regularly still say it was them that made uni tuition free in Scotland.
    I detest all political parties. I often wonder which I detest the least.

  6. #16

    Banned

    Big Blue Plymouth is NOT a disguised employee


    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Posts
    1,099

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Equalizer View Post
    Trouble with those fees is the numbers going to university make it impossible to return to the days where it would be free. It's been mentioned here - and all over the place - but why not make core (say STEM) degrees have free places? It would also increase competition for these places and therefore standards too. Double win.
    Corbyn plans to reintroduce maintenance grants too.

    That has to be a huge sum of money - did they ever tell us how they were going to pay for it?

  7. #17

    More fingers than teeth

    scooterscot is a fount of knowledge

    scooterscot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Anywhere that is not broken Brexit Britain
    Posts
    19,554

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Equalizer View Post
    Which is why the DUP is the better option.
    A new GE would be the better option.

    This minority government cannot agree who should sit round the table after nearly two weeks. What the heck are they going to achieve during the exit negotiations? The EU have all the cards.
    “We've always defined ourselves by the ability to overcome the impossible. And we count these moments. These moments when we dare to aim higher, to break barriers, to reach for the stars, to make the unknown known. We count these moments as our proudest achievements. But we lost all that. Or perhaps we've just forgotten that we are still pioneers. And we've barely begun. And that our greatest accomplishments cannot be behind us, because our destiny lies above us.”

  8. #18

    More fingers than teeth

    scooterscot is a fount of knowledge

    scooterscot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Anywhere that is not broken Brexit Britain
    Posts
    19,554

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Blue Plymouth View Post
    Corbyn plans to reintroduce maintenance grants too.

    That has to be a huge sum of money - did they ever tell us how they were going to pay for it?
    Same way as we paid for illegal wars I guess.
    “We've always defined ourselves by the ability to overcome the impossible. And we count these moments. These moments when we dare to aim higher, to break barriers, to reach for the stars, to make the unknown known. We count these moments as our proudest achievements. But we lost all that. Or perhaps we've just forgotten that we are still pioneers. And we've barely begun. And that our greatest accomplishments cannot be behind us, because our destiny lies above us.”

  9. #19

    Super poster

    The_Equalizer is NOT a disguised employee

    The_Equalizer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Back end of UK PLC
    Posts
    2,569

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by scooterscot View Post
    A new GE would be the better option.

    This minority government cannot agree who should sit round the table after nearly two weeks. What the heck are they going to achieve during the exit negotiations? The EU have all the cards.
    With the aim of getting a Labour/SNP coalition? Good try sunshine.

  10. #20

    Super poster

    SlipTheJab is NOT a disguised employee


    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Posts
    2,193

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by BlasterBates View Post
    That's why they're holding talks with the Lib-Dems.

    Tories hold talks with the Lib-Dems about a possible coalition
    If they do they will have to trade in their minibus which they use to transport their ENTIRE number of UK MPs around for maybe a motorbike with side car , and the can then also hold their conference after the next election in a telephone box

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •