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    Contracting.

    Getting smaller and smaller.
  2. Poll: What, the breakfast I didn't have?

    What, the breakfast I didn't have?
  3. Poll: And I had to skip breakfast and didn't even have...

    And I had to skip breakfast and didn't even have a coffee till 9:30. Why should not old men be mad?
  4. Poll: Play with yourself, bike-seat-sniffer!

    Play with yourself, bike-seat-sniffer!
  5. Poll: Bad government, yes. Bad as Margaret "Tomorrow...

    Bad government, yes. Bad as Margaret "Tomorrow Belongs To Me" "Thatcher's? :rollin:
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    rant

    rant
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    Sorry chaps, must dash, the caviare bar beckons...

    Sorry chaps, must dash, the caviare bar beckons :wave:
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    What the **** would you know?

    What the **** would you know?
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    I didn't have any money when I left. And I am not...

    I didn't have any money when I left. And I am not Tarkers. And she is evil.
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    Like what? I mean, just supposing that I had been...

    Like what? I mean, just supposing that I had been in the UK, what did she do that would have made me wealthy?


    BTW I didn't marry a wealthy businessman, as she did.
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    No, she didn't. I left the UK 5 days after she...

    No, she didn't. I left the UK 5 days after she was elected, and earned everything I have myself.
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    I know that and I didn't say otherwise. But whe...

    I know that and I didn't say otherwise. But whe she married wealthy "businessman" (what?) Dennis she joined the rich and started thinking only of them.

    Evil woman. I'm not a champagne socialist...
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    She was bigoted against the poor, then less...

    She was bigoted against the poor, then less fortunate, people from outside her cosy SE England area, and anyone who wasn't "our kind of people". She ruined the country for everyone except her rich...
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    No, I can think for myself just fine. I just...

    No, I can think for myself just fine. I just detest Thatcher for what she did to our society. She is a very bigoted woman.
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    And don't call me Tarkers!

    And don't call me Tarkers!
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    I'm just still stunned by the idea that the...

    I'm just still stunned by the idea that the future of the country could depend on one small (non-swearing) offhand comment happening to be caught by a microphone.

    At least Brown apologised in...
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    Really? Did you know this: If you are a US...

    Really? Did you know this:

    If you are a US citizen , and you have more than a certain net worth, if you leave the USA then it is officially presumed that you are doing so in order to escape tax....
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    No need for a wall. You simply keep track of...

    No need for a wall. You simply keep track of everyone. If they skip the country without paying the exit tax, you do the same as with any other criminal, issue an international arrest warrant.
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    That is why I would advocate an exit tax on those...

    That is why I would advocate an exit tax on those leaving the country, so that the State can safeguard its revenue rights.

    Someone leaving in order to evade tax should expect to be taxed before...
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    Why we are not Greece.

    Because we had Brown and Darling.

    Unlike Greece our accounts are accurate and every prediction for growth, borrowing etc Darling has made (and which has been abused as wildly optimistic) has been...
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    That's what Nick Clegg said. Then he changed his...

    That's what Nick Clegg said. Then he changed his mind.

    I agree with Nick.
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    Yes, that's what I mean. The rich should pay tax...

    Yes, that's what I mean. The rich should pay tax at a higher rate than the poor, since they are more able to pay a higher rate than the poor are. In fact the rich should pay a lot more. No way should...
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    I had the good fortune to be educated before...

    I had the good fortune to be educated before Thatcher the Milk Snatcher got her hands on state education. State education was good then.

    And I can't help being bright. It does seem to make some...
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    I don't have to "twist my upbringing around" at...

    I don't have to "twist my upbringing around" at all. I come from mining and farm-working stock and have benefitted from a good state education. I favour government that will provide a level...
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    I am not rich, I am merely comfortable. And that...

    I am not rich, I am merely comfortable. And that does not make me posh. You are a disingenuous public school boy type if you are trying to convince people that a decent income for a few years puts...
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    Yes. As long as they are British.

    Yes. As long as they are British.
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    I am. But I am not posh.

    I am. But I am not posh.
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    Absolutely not. The rich are more able to pay, so...

    Absolutely not. The rich are more able to pay, so it would be terribly unfair to make them pay the same as the poor.

    "Fair" is when people pay according to their ability. And receive according to...
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    No, I'm not, but I am fortunate enough and in no...

    No, I'm not, but I am fortunate enough and in no real hardship. Many people are.
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    Goodby posh boy thread

    It gets better and better.

    The Observer yesterday commented that Cameron must now fear not just defeat (which looks likely), but also that Labour will get back in with a deal with the LibDems, a...
  31. Poll: Thank God this bunch of right-wing crazies are...

    Thank God this bunch of right-wing crazies are not representative of the British people.

    Who I see are beginning to see through Posh Boy.
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    What hostile treatment of IT contractors? ...

    What hostile treatment of IT contractors?

    Hostile treatment of people trying to dodge NICs on their income, OK. I'm in favour of that.
  33. OK, I'm going to do what George Bernard Shaw...

    OK, I'm going to do what George Bernard Shaw suggested: never wrestle with a pig, you just get dirty and the pig enjoys it.

    I'll be back after the re-election to scoff.
  34. I care about other people, I think that...

    I care about other people, I think that government is instituted to secure certain civilised ends, that it represenst the community, and that it has an extensive range of tasks delegated by us to...
  35. Not really, I just dislike the Conservatives and...

    Not really, I just dislike the Conservatives and really detest the small-minded selfish moneygrubbing thoughtless hateful prejudiced fascists who populate this board. Not you of course.
  36. I'm Fartuhacus. And I an neither religious nor...

    I'm Fartuhacus.

    And I an neither religious nor a troll.
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    I thought Dave boy was looking a bit nervous. ...

    I thought Dave boy was looking a bit nervous.

    He is right to.
  38. Thread: Mrs T

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    The Golden Age that the Thatcherites remember is...

    The Golden Age that the Thatcherites remember is the bit between when she was still busy "cleaning up the mess left by Labour" and when she was under attack from traitors on her own side. Trouble is,...
  39. Thread: Mrs T

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    No, laddie, she made "her kind of people" rich,...

    No, laddie, she made "her kind of people" rich, most of the people poorer, and some in the middle think they were getting richer when actually they were getting poorer.
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    What are you complaining about? People go round...

    What are you complaining about? People go round saying that Brown never says sorry and never says he was wrong. Now he does, and you say he shouldn't!
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    You've never had it so good.

    VAT in most EU countries is over 20%. Only Cyprus and Luxembourg have a standard rate lower than the UK's 17.5%.

    Your taxes are low under Labour. What's to complain about?
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    Radio 4 Today had Posh Boy down to 3% in polls....

    Radio 4 Today had Posh Boy down to 3% in polls. And counting down ....
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    You will soon be laughing :laugh on the other...

    You will soon be laughing :laugh on the other side of your face :moon:
  44. Do you need to know who said something before you...

    Do you need to know who said something before you know what was said? Or is it just a quick way of fitting it into your predjudices?

    My original comment stands no matter who wrote the original, if...
  45. It was the bit about "those people who honk about...

    It was the bit about "those people who honk about ZaNuLiarBore in the mistaken belief that they're being arch" that reminded me of so many of you ....
  46. UKIP. You either have or you haven't got style.

    Anybody here recognise themselves?
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    Well, he did. The Brown/Darling plan is exactly...

    Well, he did. The Brown/Darling plan is exactly what the more successful economies have followed to save their economies. Why can you not be proud of a British government achievement for once?
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    2 words. David Cameron Or try Posh Boy

    2 words.
    David
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    Or try
    Posh
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  49. No, I'm just against discrimination in favour of...

    No, I'm just against discrimination in favour of Christians.
  50. What "rights" of Christians? Christians have...

    What "rights" of Christians? Christians have oppressed more people than any other group in history. They can stand aside now. They have the same rights as everyone else.
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