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(Original post by CescaD96)
*stumbles into the bar carrying messy Religion notes* Evening all, what's being served drink wise?
I don't know Cesca drink wise it's been a while since I have been here,but I am sure they have the usual drinks on offer but then again they could have change it somewhat since last time
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I don't know Cesca drink wise it's been a while since I have been here,but I am sure they have the usual drinks on offer but then again they could have change it somewhat since last time
mobbsy is not about and he is the Head Barman now...a pity. Oh, I'll cope. Not meant to be drinking alcohol. Should be studying.
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But should we just be allowed to pay them dirt? The way public service strikes work especially in the cases of hospitals, people who aren't in urgent need aren't seen but if someone's life is in jeopardy the strike stops.
The thing is, they aren't paid dirt. If I'm honest, yes, doctors and nurses should be paid more, so I guess a strike is justified there.

But apart from that, I can't think of another public sector job that is underpaid imo.

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The thing is, they aren't paid dirt. If I'm honest, yes, doctors and nurses should be paid more, so I guess a strike is justified there.

But apart from that, I can't think of another public sector job that is underpaid imo.

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What about the firefighters strike over making them work until 70? Would you want a 70 year old coming to save you in a fire???

Strikes are important and shouldn't be stopped.
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I'm not the one that says that there should be no unions, just that their power needs further reducing.




Democratic, yes (I assume), but this is exactly what the problem with the unions are: so many people are part of them but only because they might need it, but otherwise don't really give a ****. How bad was that election turnout? Just like most strike ballots, dreadful (although clearly worse than dreadful).
Why do their powers need reducing?
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It is a great shame; it furthers the cause for voting reform which is good.

It is good to see you back here.
Thanks nebelbon I appreciate that.I still don't understand why RL UKIP received over 2 million votes at the general election but yet only return 1 Mp
I would have thought UKIP would have had at the very least 4 or 5 MPs at the very least but I suppose there is the plus side they have a lot of MEPs as well as I heard they taken control for the first time a council somewhere
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(Original post by CescaD96)
*stumbles into the bar carrying messy Religion notes* Evening all, what's being served drink wise?
If you're getting a drink, get yourself something and a thatchers for me. Put it on my tab
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Thanks nebelbon I appreciate that.I still don't understand why RL UKIP received over 2 million votes at the general election but yet only return 1 Mp
I would have thought UKIP would have had at the very least 4 or 5 MPs at the very least but I suppose there is the plus side they have a lot of MEPs as well as I heard they taken control for the first time a council somewhere
It is the 'wonders of FPTP' unfortunately. They are 2nd place in many places though which is good.
They have taken control of South Thanet council (Farage stood their as MP)>
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Good luck replacing all the nurses that could potentially strike. Its an extremely competitive recruitment market and would leave a huge gap if they were instantly sacked.
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(Original post by CescaD96)
mobbsy is not about and he is the Head Barman now...a pity. Oh, I'll cope. Not meant to be drinking alcohol. Should be studying.
You are allowed to enjoy yourself once in while Cesca and have a rest from all that studying too
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(Original post by Jammy Duel)
I'm not the one that says that there should be no unions, just that their power needs further reducing.




Democratic, yes (I assume), but this is exactly what the problem with the unions are: so many people are part of them but only because they might need it, but otherwise don't really give a ****. How bad was that election turnout? Just like most strike ballots, dreadful (although clearly worse than dreadful).
Many trade unionists aren't that interested in the politics, so many don't vote for political aspects such as the leader. However they join with the knowledge they will have a leader democratically elected and they can choose not to participate.

However when they are needed, the turnout is high.

Over 60% voted in the ballot for the rail strike and 92% voted in favour. That's a smililar turnout to a general election and a bigger mandate.
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(Original post by thehistorybore)
If you're getting a drink, get yourself something and a thatchers for me. Put it on my tab
My little Tory friend! How are you? And thanks, I'll just stick with a G&T.

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You are allowed to enjoy yourself once in while Cesca and have a rest from all that studying too
True but I've an exam in the morning and a university offer at stake.
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It is the 'wonders of FPTP' unfortunately. They are 2nd place in many places though which is good.
They have taken control of South Thanet council (Farage stood their as MP)>
Yes I am glad they have taken control of that council nebelbon at least that's a good result for the party and so is coming 2nd at various constituency as well (excuse the spelling of that word)
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(Original post by CescaD96)
My little Tory friend! How are you? And thanks, I'll just stick with a G&T.
Hullo! I'm well thank you, if not losing the plot a little thanks to revision, how are you? Begun exams yet?
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(Original post by CescaD96)
My little Tory friend! How are you? And thanks, I'll just stick with a G&T.



True but I've an exam in the morning and a university offer at stake.
Well good luck in your forthcoming exam Cesca,I am sure you will do well in it
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Many trade unionists aren't that interested in the politics, so many don't vote for political aspects such as the leader. However they join with the knowledge they will have a leader democratically elected and they can choose not to participate.

However when they are needed, the turnout is high.

Over 60% voted in the ballot for the rail strike and 92% voted in favour. That's a smililar turnout to a general election and a bigger mandate.
60% of how few?
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I agree with Nige, Ray is odds on to become Prime Minister of a minority government.

Unfortunately i fear that the last 9 months or so have seen the Liberals tainted by the left.

As for the term, i expect an unusually active one. I suspect that the Socialists will still be dead but i can see an active right, active government and active unrestrained Greens. I suspect that the right will clean up in by-elections as the left struggle to fill the seats.
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(Original post by thehistorybore)
Hullo! I'm well thank you, if not losing the plot a little thanks to revision, how are you? Begun exams yet?
I've lost the plot! And yup, 2 exams done, one tomorrow, what about you?

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Well good luck in your forthcoming exam Cesca,I am sure you will do well in it
thanks!

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I agree with Nige, Ray is odds on to become Prime Minister of a minority government.

Unfortunately i fear that the last 9 months or so have seen the Liberals tainted by the left.

As for the term, i expect an unusually active one. I suspect that the Socialists will still be dead but i can see an active right, active government and active unrestrained Greens. I suspect that the right will clean up in by-elections as the left struggle to fill the seats.
Well, aren't you lucky that the Liberals have me as their leader now? I've not been around for 9 months but I'm already working on steering the Liberals back to their rightful centre position.
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(Original post by Jammy Duel)
60% of how few?
I believe it is at least 70,000
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(Original post by CescaD96)
I've lost the plot! And yup, 2 exams done, one tomorrow, what about you?

thanks!

Well, aren't you lucky that the Liberals have me as their leader now? I've not been around for 9 months but I'm already working on steering the Liberals back to their rightful centre position.
I may apologise for my comment in about half an hour.
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