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    (Original post by usainlightning)
    The tories supported all the bank nationalisations except northern rock.
    Wow, so they managed to do a U-turn without even being in government... that must be a first...

    By which I mean they realised that it was in fact the right thing to do, and quickly changed tune, hoping nobody would notice...
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    (Original post by No Future)
    Those are viable options.

    Cannabis is less harmful to health than alcohol.

    Legalizing and regulating the sex industry would make it safe for the prostitutes, clients and wives of the clients.

    The tax revenues raised from both would help.
    Believe it or not prostitution is already taxed. (if the source of income is declared/known to HMRC)

    There was a case reported a number of years ago where an officer of HMRC became very accommodating regarding a lady's "business affairs" and the tax she was due in exchange for the provision to him of certain services she habitually provided to others.
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    (Original post by Barden)
    Wow, so they managed to do a U-turn without even being in government... that must be a first...

    By which I mean they realised that it was in fact the right thing to do, and quickly changed tune, hoping nobody would notice...
    ? If you manage to find Alistair Darling's statement after the bailouts and then George Osborne's reply, let me know.
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    (Original post by CandyFlipper)
    - Legalise drugs
    - Legalise brothels
    - Withdraw from the EU (our EU contribution has doubled in the last couple of years)
    - Withdraw from Afghanistan
    - No more wars!
    - No foreign aid, but don't put tariffs up against developing nations
    - Simplify and cut benefits

    That ought to go a long way towards eliminating the deficit whilst keeping quite a lot of the public on side.
    How smaller a state would you want to see?
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    (Original post by usainlightning)
    ? If you manage to find Alistair Darling's statement after the bailouts and then George Osborne's reply, let me know.
    On Darling announcing the first bank nationalisation:

    http://www.parliament.the-stationery...80218-0004.htm

    Osbounes reponse:

    'Nationalising a high street bank is not the way to begin, and we will oppose it tomorrow.'

    This isn't taken out of context, if you read the transcript provided it wasn't Tory policy to support the market interventions.

    This thawed to 'its wrong but we have no other answers' (my interprutation, when it came to the Nov '09 capital injections to Lloyds and RBS:

    http://www.conservatives.com/News/Sp...y_country.aspx
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    Asking everyone to give up a years pay. After that deficit = sorted
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    (Original post by Quady)
    On Darling announcing the first bank nationalisation:

    http://www.parliament.the-stationery...80218-0004.htm

    Osbounes reponse:

    'Nationalising a high street bank is not the way to begin, and we will oppose it tomorrow.'

    This isn't taken out of context, if you read the transcript provided it wasn't Tory policy to support the market interventions.

    This thawed to 'its wrong but we have no other answers' (my interprutation, when it came to the Nov '09 capital injections to Lloyds and RBS:

    http://www.conservatives.com/News/Sp...y_country.aspx
    LOL you can't hold Osborne to what he was saying in 2007, he also said he would match Labour's spending plans for the next three years: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne...-spending.html

    This was also the same era when he was looking to Ireland for an economic model: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/com...icle733821.ece

    I always enjoy it now when Osborne says Labour were spending too much for 'years' and we face financial ruin 'like Ireland'. Before the first banks went to the wall he was a fan of Irish economic policy and Gordon Brown's spending levels!
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    (Original post by MagicNMedicine)
    LOL you can't hold Osborne to what he was saying in 2007, he also said he would match Labour's spending plans for the next three years: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne...-spending.html

    This was also the same era when he was looking to Ireland for an economic model: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/com...icle733821.ece

    I always enjoy it now when Osborne says Labour were spending too much for 'years' and we face financial ruin 'like Ireland'. Before the first banks went to the wall he was a fan of Irish economic policy and Gordon Brown's spending levels!
    USAlightning was suggesting a u-trun wasn't made. It was. I wasn't holding Osbourne to his original policy, just informing someone there had ben a change in policy.
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    (Original post by darknessbehold)
    Asking everyone to give up a years pay. After that deficit = sorted
    Hows the deficit sorted after that?
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    (Original post by darknessbehold)
    Asking everyone to give up a years pay. After that deficit = sorted
    Some of us need our wages for food and shelter and stuff!
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    (Original post by hypocriticaljap)
    Some of us need our wages for food and shelter and stuff!
    yh well, I can hunt deer and make a fire. Get with the times son.
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    Quick and easy way to earn money? Deport anyone who recieves any money directly into their bank account from the government that is not a loan/wage - this includes the Royal Family. Deport all prisoners. Deport all dumb kids. By "deport" I mean buy them a £1 ferry ticket to france and put them all on the UK terrorism list.

    Unfortunately this is highly unlikely to happen.
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    (Original post by charlotte-rose)
    Quick and easy way to earn money? Deport anyone who recieves any money directly into their bank account from the government that is not a loan/wage - this includes the Royal Family. Deport all prisoners. Deport all dumb kids. By "deport" I mean buy them a £1 ferry ticket to france and put them all on the UK terrorism list.

    Unfortunately this is highly unlikely to happen.
    So deport all men over 65 and all women over 60?

    Guess you don't like your parents and grandparents much...
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    (Original post by Aphotic Cosmos)
    He only needs to buy ~13m to win, surely?
    Yes, 49C6 = 13,983,816
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    (Original post by Aj12)
    How smaller a state would you want to see?
    Honestly? I don't know, I'd need to see what happens as reductions happen gradually. I do know that I'm 100% behind reducing it to 30% of GDP for starters and seeing what thats like.
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    (Original post by Quady)
    On Darling announcing the first bank nationalisation:

    http://www.parliament.the-stationery...80218-0004.htm

    Osbounes reponse:

    'Nationalising a high street bank is not the way to begin, and we will oppose it tomorrow.'

    This isn't taken out of context, if you read the transcript provided it wasn't Tory policy to support the market interventions.

    This thawed to 'its wrong but we have no other answers' (my interprutation, when it came to the Nov '09 capital injections to Lloyds and RBS:

    http://www.conservatives.com/News/Sp...y_country.aspx
    My original post states that the tories opposed the nationalisation of northern rock.
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    (Original post by CandyFlipper)
    Honestly? I don't know, I'd need to see what happens as reductions happen gradually. I do know that I'm 100% behind reducing it to 30% of GDP for starters and seeing what thats like.
    I had a look at that video on 4OD and it was a thought of mine to cap public sector to 1/3, would this seem a decent figure to you?
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    (Original post by No Future)
    Those are viable options.

    Cannabis is less harmful to health than alcohol.

    Legalizing and regulating the sex industry would make it safe for the prostitutes, clients and wives of the clients.

    The tax revenues raised from both would help.
    You're right, Cannabis should be legalized. Millions are dying from alcohol annually whereas nobody has died from ganja yet. Curious, do you smoke yourself?
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    Put Ed Miliband in Charge...

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHA!!!

    When is that guy leaving anyway?
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    (Original post by Quady)
    So deport all men over 65 and all women over 60?

    Guess you don't like your parents and grandparents much...
    ... Take a joke.
 
 
 
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