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    No government listens to protests and theyre not going to change their whole economic policy by listening to a protest liek the one on saturday which was totally irrelevant. We need more deeper cuts to make this work. Even if the governement do change things they just wait until it quites down then when know1's watching they do it anyways. So to anarchists, unions and everyone your totally wasting your time because its not going to change anything.
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    Sorry, what?

    Thank you for pointing that out?
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    Say that to Egypt... or Tunisia...
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    (Original post by reaped)
    Say that to Egypt... or Tunisia...
    Amen
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    Well honestly, did you think the gov are going to pander to 250-500k public sector workers whinging about their gold-plated final salary pensions schemes being brought into line?

    The reality is.

    One million public sector jobs were created out of thin air under labour to trick the public into thinking they had reduced unemployment numbers.
    The same retric was used for the university sector.
    Public pensions are massively unfair on the private sector who have to pay for them.

    There are alot of people who actually support these cuts.
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    (Original post by The_Great_One)
    No government listens to protests and theyre not going to change their whole economic policy by listening to a protest liek the one on saturday which was totally irrelevant. We need more deeper cuts to make this work. Even if the governement do change things they just wait until it quites down then when know1's watching they do it anyways. So to anarchists, unions and everyone your totally wasting your time because its not going to change anything.
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    They did about the trees!
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    No **** Sherlock. :holmes:
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    (Original post by reaped)
    Say that to Egypt... or Tunisia...
    Whoa whoa, are you comparing oppressive middle eastern autocracies to democratically elected governments attempting to relieve national debt?

    These two protests have completely different motives, and cant be expected to have the same outcome
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    The government see that the cuts are absolutely necessary, and they have the backing of a lot of people. These student riots are just pish really. In fact, I bet the government are actually enjoying it because at least they know that whilst everyone is protesting the police are getting much needed experience and a bit of fresh-air to boot.

    Riot away! Unless, you get people in every city and town rioting against the cuts, the government are just not going to be too concerned.
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    (Original post by reaped)
    Say that to Egypt... or Tunisia...
    They had weak, failing goverments. We don't. These protests are pointless. Good fun to watch though
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    Of course they don't. But that is no reason why we should just bend over and take it.

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    Well honestly, did you think the gov are going to pander to 250-500k public sector workers whinging about their gold-plated final salary pensions schemes being brought into line?
    Are you really that naive?
    It isn't just about "gold plated pensions" being brought into line.
    Its about people who are worried about their jobs, their futures, their families futures. People who are worried about the affect these cuts will have on vital public services in this country.

    (Original post by sete)
    One million public sector jobs were created out of thin air under labour to trick the public into thinking they had reduced unemployment numbers.
    Right. Because you really think it is those "non jobs" that are being cut? Again, you really are naive. The people who are losing their jobs are generally those who work very hard providing front line vital services. The "fat cats" and the people in the "non jobs" will not be affected at all.
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    The Government is speaking to the TUC anyway. And its pretty clear how unions would feel anyway. Yesterdays protest was unneeded
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    (Original post by WelshBluebird)
    It isn't just about "gold plated pensions" being brought into line.
    Its about people who are worried about their jobs, their futures, their families futures.
    Well, the government has to protect the national interest rather than the personal interests of its employees - that's their job, not their employer's. The civil service and other public bodies are not some sort of extension of the welfare state.
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    Working for the public sector is the same as claiming benefits.
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    (Original post by sete)
    Well honestly, did you think the gov are going to pander to 250-500k public sector workers whinging about their gold-plated final salary pensions schemes being brought into line?
    The average pension in local government is just £4,000 a year, dropping to £2,600 for women.

    "gold plated pensions" are a myth drummed up by shitty tabloids like the mail based on a handful of cases.
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    (Original post by The_Great_One)
    Working for the public sector is the same as claiming benefits.
    A perfectly respectful way to spend your life?

    I don't think so.
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    (Original post by The_Great_One)
    Working for the public sector is the same as claiming benefits.
    Whatever :rolleyes:

    So you think everyone should work for a private company? Who will run the country? What about the many vital things that are not profitable?
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    (Original post by The_Great_One)
    No government listens to protests and theyre not going to change their whole economic policy by listening to a protest liek the one on saturday which was totally irrelevant. We need more deeper cuts to make this work. Even if the governement do change things they just wait until it quites down then when know1's watching they do it anyways. So to anarchists, unions and everyone your totally wasting your time because its not going to change anything.
    You have a point there, Captain Obvious!

    Now, let's take the ambiguity mobile to the Fortress of Stupidity to sort this mess out.
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    (Original post by davidmarsh01)
    They did about the trees!
    Yes but that's because that was a popular issue amongst the sorts of people who vote for the Conservatives.

    No party cares about people who wouldn't vote for them anyway. Hence why Labour couldn't give a rats arse about the countryside.

    Welcome to democracy.
 
 
 
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