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    (Original post by Saoirse:3)
    Why was the BIOT Bill allowed to be withdrawn?
    Just a mistake in time keeping (blame me). I've spoken to Jarred and it's going up to vote today hopefully.
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    Are feelings more important than the absolute truth?
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    (Original post by Ultimate1)
    Are feelings more important than the absolute truth?
    Depends in what sense. If we're talking wiki leaks type stuff with governments dodgy laundry being exposed then yes I believe the people of said government deserve to know what horrific activities it is commiting.
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    Interesting.
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    Party Statement

    AspiringGenius has resigned from his MP position. There is currently an election underway within the party to fill the seat. The results will be announced on Saturday.
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    (Original post by Republic1)
    Party Statement

    AspiringGenius has resigned from his MP position. There is currently an election underway within the party to fill the seat. The results will be announced on Saturday.
    That was quick. Thanks for letting the House know, and good luck to any candidates who choose to stand.
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    (Original post by Ultimate1)
    Are feelings more important than the absolute truth?
    Whose feelings do you mean? If you're referring to the feelings of the few in power (governments, large corporation CEO's, wealthy upper classes) then the absolute truth is definitely more important since the majority deserve to know what's happening in society around them. If you mean the feelings of the majority of working class people (which can be influenced by the absolute truth) then the absolute truth is just as important as the peoples' feelings, because once the truth is widely known, the people can react accordingly, IMO.
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    Poor people have been voting for socialist policies for decades.

    Why are they still poor?
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    (Original post by Keckers)
    Poor people have been voting for socialist policies for decades.

    Why are they still poor?
    Because they are losers.
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    (Original post by Keckers)
    Poor people have been voting for socialist policies for decades.

    Why are they still poor?
    You tell me things have certainly gotten a lot better, I mean the NHS and its creation was remarkable (worth a watch of The Spirit of '45 if your interested) and has improved people's lives so much it is unreal. However I disagree that socialist policies have been implemented for decades, I can't even name a socialist government of this nation :confused:
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    (Original post by Keckers)
    Poor people have been voting for socialist policies for decades.

    Why are they still poor?
    Because politicians have been ignoring them.
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    (Original post by nixonsjellybeans)
    You tell me things have certainly gotten a lot better, I mean the NHS and its creation was remarkable (worth a watch of The Spirit of '45 if your interested) and has improved people's lives so much it is unreal. However I disagree that socialist policies have been implemented for decades, I can't even name a socialist government of this nation :confused:
    Is the NHS better now with its private elements than in 1945 or even 1975.
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    Is the NHS better now with its private elements than in 1945 or even 1975.
    I dunno it all depends on the person who you ask. Quite frankly the aspects of the the NHS which are private have only managed to cause inconvience to me and close family/friends. I think it has improved as it has expanded the level and range of treatments, although that may be down to other factors like the recognising of mental health issues. Still I'm not keen on the private elements.
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    (Original post by Keckers)
    Poor people have been voting for socialist policies for decades.

    Why are they still poor?
    Because the poor are not a significant enough proportion of the population compared to the middle class and upper class to effect our elections resulting in the string of Thatcher, Major, Blair, Brown, Cameron, none of whom are even remotely socialist.
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    Do any socialists agree with low tax?
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    What are your views of self-employment/ownership?
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    (Original post by Red Sea Syndrome)
    Because the poor are not a significant enough proportion of the population compared to the middle class and upper class to effect our elections resulting in the string of Thatcher, Major, Blair, Brown, Cameron, none of whom are even remotely socialist.
    The poor (that is the working poor, not the unemployed) actually voted for Thatcher, Major and Cameron over the alternative Labour government (C1/2 voters).

    Voting with your class really stopped in the 70's though was in decline post-war.
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    What are your views on nationalism?
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    Are you all angry?
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    The poor (that is the working poor, not the unemployed) actually voted for Thatcher, Major and Cameron over the alternative Labour government (C1/2 voters).

    Voting with your class really stopped in the 70's though was in decline post-war.
    Turkeys voting for Christmas!
 
 
 
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