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    TSR Conservative and Unionist Party
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    23.78%
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    12.97%
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    I implore the electorate to view this comment. Along with putting out a bill substantially increasing the deficit we now see a senior Labour figure calling for firms to be banned from opening on Sundays.. it is clear that Labour are not friends of the economy.

    Personally i am all for the abolition of Sunday trading restrictions, the state has no place telling either firms nor customers when they can and cannot purchase goods and services.
    Whilst I'm not necessarily in favour of strict sunday trading restrictions (I believe people should be able to work sundays if they want to, but they shouldn't feel obliged to), I don't see Sunday trading restrictions having a particularly negative effect on the economy. If you need to buy something, then you need to buy it; if not on Sunday, then you'll just buy it on Saturday or Monday. Of course that isn't the case for absolutely everything, but the types of businesses that would be affected like takeaways or whatever are generally exempt from sunday trading restrictions anyway.
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    (Original post by a noble chance)
    Spain stays open into the late evening to compensate for the siesta
    How late? Not very, I don't think.
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    (Original post by cranbrook_aspie)
    Sunday trading should be outlawed. Sunday is special and no-one should have to work on it.
    My opinion is that large stores should be restricted as to the hours they can open, as part of helping the high street and small shops generally, and having one day a week where more people can have a rest and if they want, a lie-in. I would also like to see a few days a year such as Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Easter Sunday with restrictions.

    In TSR land there are no such restrictions which I regret. I recognise that opening hours should be an issue of individual members' views and not a party matter myself. The working conditions of those who work is a party political issue though. There is no justification for large companies forcing people onto zero hours contracts.
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    Sunday trading hours are a silly limitation and I'm glad to see that people are finally coming to recognise that.
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    (Original post by Unown Uzer)
    How late? Not very, I don't think.
    Certainly enough to compensate for a couple of hours sleep in the afternoon
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    If I had my way, I'd abolish Sunday trading laws. If not enough people are willing to work on a Sunday, then that's up for businesses to close early or whatever, but I think enough people would be willing to work on Sunday in this day and age, that it wouldn't be a problem at all. And if you wish not to go out and shop on a Sunday, then don't...

    Similarly, I don't think we should put restrictions on Christmas Day, and other such days... again, it should be up to the shop.
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    (Original post by cranbrook_aspie)
    Sunday trading should be outlawed. Sunday is special and no-one should have to work on it.
    What makes Sunday special? It's a semi-arbitrarily assigned period of time.
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    (Original post by mobbsy91)
    If I had my way, I'd abolish Sunday trading laws. If not enough people are willing to work on a Sunday, then that's up for businesses to close early or whatever, but I think enough people would be willing to work on Sunday in this day and age, that it wouldn't be a problem at all. And if you wish not to go out and shop on a Sunday, then don't...

    Similarly, I don't think we should put restrictions on Christmas Day, and other such days... again, it should be up to the shop.
    (Original post by Mactotaur)
    What makes Sunday special? It's a semi-arbitrarily assigned period of time.
    Shall we have a joint Socialist-Tory Bill on this?
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    (Original post by TheDefiniteArticle)
    Shall we have a joint Socialist-Tory Bill on this?
    Haha, I wouldn't have a problem with that Should definitely get rid of Sunday trading laws!
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    (Original post by mobbsy91)
    Haha, I wouldn't have a problem with that Should definitely get rid of Sunday trading laws!
    (Original post by TheDefiniteArticle)
    Shall we have a joint Socialist-Tory Bill on this?
    Was there not an attempt term before last?

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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    Was there not an attempt term before last?

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    Will have a look one sec!

    EDIT: Oh yeh, Liberals did it and it passed!
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    (Original post by mobbsy91)
    Will have a look one sec!

    EDIT: Oh yeh, Liberals did it and it passed!
    I forgot we had! Though I looked at the date and I was snowed under at uni and not that active.
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    Oh, excellent! That ConSoc effort will have to wait then...
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    (Original post by barnetlad)
    My opinion is that large stores should be restricted as to the hours they can open, as part of helping the high street and small shops generally, and having one day a week where more people can have a rest and if they want, a lie-in. I would also like to see a few days a year such as Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Easter Sunday with restrictions.

    In TSR land there are no such restrictions which I regret. I recognise that opening hours should be an issue of individual members' views and not a party matter myself. The working conditions of those who work is a party political issue though. There is no justification for large companies forcing people onto zero hours contracts.
    I have concern that simply restricting large stores just causes the large corporations to open more small high street stores which in turn negatively affects the local businesses.

    As for zero hour contracts, they can be helpful to people in various circumstances. Obviously it becomes a problem when they start to form a large part of the economy where companies are reliant on them and they are the only jobs some people can get even though they want/need more fixed working hours. However I don't think an outright ban is the solution. Honestly, I don't know the solution.
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    How long does it take the results to come in after the polls close, usually?
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    (Original post by BenC1997)
    How long does it take the results to come in after the polls close, usually?
    If we get an exit poll, pretty much straight away, but I think it was the next day until we got the full results last year, because we waited for it to be checked for legit votes, and dupes.
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    (Original post by mobbsy91)
    If we get an exit poll, pretty much straight away, but I think it was the next day until we got the full results last year, because we waited for it to be checked for legit votes, and dupes.
    Could they not start checking for legit votes now?
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    (Original post by jamestg)
    Could they not start checking for legit votes now?
    If it's being done in the same way as last time, it's done by the CT (especially the dupe checks) and so not until tomorrow at the earliest, but I doubt they'd start before election is over anyway.
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    (Original post by mobbsy91)
    If we get an exit poll, pretty much straight away, but I think it was the next day until we got the full results last year, because we waited for it to be checked for legit votes, and dupes.
    Thanks.
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    (Original post by jamestg)
    Could they not start checking for legit votes now?
    I hope not.. still need a couple of posts before I hit the 100 mark.
 
 
 
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