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    (Original post by Airmed)
    That's hard to achieve though. I went to a secondary school for my A Level Politics (as it wasn't offered at my grammar) and the quality of teaching differences was absurd. I hated going there because while the teachers tried, the students didn't give a ****, and so soon enough the teachers gave up.
    Welcome to how the other half live(d).
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    (Original post by Mactotaur)
    It's also difficult to convince someone when you're not speaking the same language as them.
    You should comment more often in the house, you're good.
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    (Original post by nebelbon)
    You should comment more often in the house, you're good.
    I've been watching it for a while, but with ugly words like 'coursework' and 'deadlines' I've been unable to make it a priority.

    They're still hanging over my head, but not to the same extent as they were six months ago.
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    (Original post by Mactotaur)
    I've been watching it for a while, but with ugly words like 'coursework' and 'deadlines' I've been unable to make it a priority.

    They're still hanging over my head, but not to the same extent as they were six months ago.
    A very valid reason!
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    (Original post by DMcGovern)
    I wouldn't say that Corbyn is a social democrat, he's definitely a democratic socialist. He subscribes to ideals such as nationalisation of industry and has been friendly towards the Socialist Party - social democracy would be Tony Blair's New Labour.
    Does he subscribe to state/collective ownership of the means of production? If not, he's a social democrat as far as I'm concerned. Being in favour of nationalising essential industries does not a socialist make.

    Both Corbyn and Sanders have showed support for the RA/their ideology over their careers, which most social democrats wouldn't. I think Sanders is more on the fence between SD and DS
    RA? Although I'll give you that Sanders is more social democratic than Corbyn and (thankfully) associates with fewer nutcases as a result. That might explain why I support Sanders but not Corbyn.
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    (Original post by Hydeman)
    Does he subscribe to state/collective ownership of the means of production? If not, he's a social democrat as far as I'm concerned. Being in favour of nationalising essential industries does not a socialist make.



    RA? Although I'll give you that Sanders is more social democratic than Corbyn and (thankfully) associates with fewer nutcases as a result. That might explain why I support Sanders but not Corbyn.
    Ummm - the state ownership of the means of production IS nationalisation...

    The RA is the PIRA.



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    (Original post by DMcGovern)
    Ummm - the state ownership of the means of production IS nationalisation...
    Yes, and does he support doing that to all industries or just a few that he considers essential?

    The RA is the PIRA.
    I'm just going to guess that this failure to avoid using acronyms means that the answer is, 'Irish Republican Army.'

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    Thanks, but I can't right now.
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    (Original post by Airmed)
    That's hard to achieve though. I went to a secondary school for my A Level Politics (as it wasn't offered at my grammar) and the quality of teaching differences was absurd. I hated going there because while the teachers tried, the students didn't give a ****, and so soon enough the teachers gave up.
    Let's be fair - you were in Derry.


    I actually had the opposite experience in the secondary schools I went to - at the private school nobody did any work and didn't care because they had tutors for every single subject, and the teachers weren't great either. It was almost the same at a secular school I went to, but then I went to a Catholic school and it was Heaven - only a couple of lads ****ed about and did nothing, the girls put them in check, most of the teachers were good.
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    (Original post by DMcGovern)
    Let's be fair - you were in Derry.


    I actually had the opposite experience in the secondary schools I went to - at the private school nobody did any work and didn't care because they had tutors for every single subject, and the teachers weren't great either. It was almost the same at a secular school I went to, but then I went to a Catholic school and it was Heaven - only a couple of lads ****ed about and did nothing, the girls put them in check, most of the teachers were good.
    Excuse me I went to one of the best grammar schools in N.Ireland - and it was a Catholic school!
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    (Original post by Hydeman)
    Yes, and does he support doing that to all industries or just a few that he considers essential?



    I'm just going to guess that this failure to avoid using acronyms means that the answer is, 'Irish Republican Army.'
    Yes. Actually the Ra is a nickname for the acronym

    (Original post by Hydeman)
    Thanks, but I can't right now.

    It's not an imperative statement so much as a drunken yell.
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    (Original post by Airmed)
    Excuse me I went to one of the best grammar schools in N.Ireland - and it was a Catholic school!
    I didn't mean the grammar school but it's still funny

    And what's with the 'N.' before Ireland?




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    (Original post by DMcGovern)
    Yes.
    Hmm. Another reason not to vote for him, in that case. Thanks for correcting me.

    Actually the Ra is a nickname for the acronym
    I live in Wales, and we definitely don't call it that here (actually I'm not sure what we call it here -- it's hardly something that you talk about while waiting at a bus stop).

    It's not an imperative statement so much as a drunken yell.
    Drunk while an election is underway. Shame. Shame on you. :noway:

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    (Original post by Airmed)
    Excuse me I went to one of the best grammar schools in N.Ireland - and it was a Catholic school!
    Check yer privilege, dear.
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    (Original post by Hydeman)
    Hmm. Another reason not to vote for him, in that case. Thanks for correcting me.



    I live in Wales, and we definitely don't call it that here (actually I'm not sure what we call it here -- it's hardly something that you talk about while waiting at a bus stop).



    Drunk as while an election is underway. Shame. Shame on you. :noway:
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    I kid.
    Oh I wasn't saying yes to that question actually I'd say essential industries - all of them would be very costly and wouldn't go down well

    Ahh Wales...well your paramilitary groups have had much simpler names in fairness - Free Wales Army, MAC (Mudiad Amdiffyn Cymru, if I remember correctly - this is my spelling without Google, I think it's right), MAC2 - rather like the movies, a less successful sequel

    They were very interesting, I have a book on them that the Sinn Fein Bookshop in Dublin were selling - a good read, very enlightening: I'd never heard of paramilitary/nationalist groups operating in the 60s/70s.
    There was another nationalist group that was infamous for setting fire to English holiday homes in Wales but I forget the name.
    Intriguing, to say the least

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    (Original post by DMcGovern)
    Oh I wasn't saying yes to that question actually I'd say essential industries - all of them would be very costly and wouldn't go down well
    Hmm, okay. Back to my original reasons for voting against him/his party, then.

    Ahh Wales...well your paramilitary groups have had much simpler names in fairness - Free Wales Army, MAC (Mudiad Amdiffyn Cymru, if I remember correctly - this is my spelling without Google, I think it's right), MAC2 - rather like the movies, a less successful sequel

    They were very interesting, I have a book on them that the Sinn Fein Bookshop in Dublin were selling - a good read, very enlightening: I'd never heard of paramilitary/nationalist groups operating in the 60s/70s.
    There was another nationalist group that was infamous for setting fire to English holiday homes in Wales but I forget the name.
    Intriguing, to say the least
    I don't care about nationalist groups/paramilitaries, so whatever floats your boat, I guess. :dontknow:
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    (Original post by DMcGovern)
    There was another nationalist group that was infamous for setting fire to English holiday homes in Wales but I forget the name.
    Meibion Glyndŵr
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    (Original post by Saracen's Fez)
    Meibion Glyndŵr

    That's it! They didn't exactly have the romanticism or resources like FWA and MAC had, but I found them all very interesting - apparently Plaid Cymru supported FWA/MAC for a while, understandable considering some of the things the English were doing even in the 60s and 70s like flooding Welsh valleys for the benefit of English cities

    (Original post by Hydeman)
    Hmm, okay. Back to my original reasons for voting against him/his party, then.

    I don't care about nationalist groups/paramilitaries, so whatever floats your boat, I guess. :dontknow:
    Haha

    Ah right - well it's an interesting part of a lot of countries' recent histories in fairness
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    (Original post by Hydeman)
    Check yer privilege, dear.
    I have a superiority complex.
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    So many controversies.

    #VoteJoe is the correct answer.
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    Joe has the best manifesto for the simple reason they've included actual, substantial policies rather than vague promises which will amount to nothing.
 
 
 
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