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Salisbury Fox

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  1. Salisbury Fox

    Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    So do I, but unfortunately I can't see anything changing soon given the planet's diminishing resources, population increases, unpredictable extreme weather and the number of despotic regimes around the world. We need a new planet to mess up quick
  2. Salisbury Fox

    Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    As you point out the covenant has to exist if we are to have a military from a moral point of view. Given that there will always be despots and regimes that will not mind doing us harm either directly or indirectly, no amount of disarmament by us is ever going to change that.
  3. Salisbury Fox

    Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    It is politicians that direct the military to be used and it is those same politicians that many will have voted for. I suppose that this is where these students cannot be blamed as most will not have voted for a party that sent troops into war. It is sad that people do not really understand the military covenant that needs to be in place. If the military are ever going to be placed in harms way then there has to be an assurance that if injured or killed then these people and their families should be looked after. I believe that this extends to having a day of remembrance for those fallen out of respect if nothing else. I don't get outraged by this nonsense to be honest, but it is indicative of the loosening of the links with the military which has taken a knock due to falling numbers and what are perceived to be 'unjust' wars. I do however believe that we live in a potentially far more dangerous time in which a strong military is required, which makes the degradation of our capabilities more concerning.
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    Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    And not a Palestinian flag in sight, the horror
  5. Salisbury Fox

    Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    But you haven't really posted any of Diane's achievements yourself. All you have presented is something that was probably written by Jeremy. I do agree with the sentiment that people should not get personal with MPs, but come on, this must apply to all and not just those on your side.
  6. Salisbury Fox

    Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    Yep, illegal too as it would come under secondary action: https://www.gov.uk/industrial-action-strikes
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    Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    Not quite, if there are signicantly more people using the service (which we should be able to agree that there has been a signicant population increase) then clearly the costs are going to be exponentially increased too. That and the crossrail, HS2 costs being factored in make it an unfair comparison.
  8. Salisbury Fox

    Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    So by definition it will cost more
  9. Salisbury Fox

    Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    That article indicates that we are now using the railways far more than in the 80s and so accepts that costs would be more. It also takes an average over 5 years, but this still includes massive one off costs of crossrail and HS2.
  10. Salisbury Fox

    Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    Rubbish, Venezuela is a fair comparison as the model being proposed is not one of a current Western European government. Taking over a business without offering compensation is not being done by anywhere else in Western Europe unless you can provide an example? I seem to remember Argentina expropriating Repsol and look at how that country is doing now (I accept that they did agree to pay around half the price originally demanded). A mix of nationalisation and privatisation would be the right approach by both leading parties, but to suggest that a nationalised service offers a better service than a privatised one is disengenious as that was certainly not the case with British Rail.
  11. Salisbury Fox

    Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    I can see why this would appeal to those who do not really appreciate that this policy would decimate investment in this country. Unemployment therefore rise meaning inequality will still be there. People laugh when the comparisons are made with Venezuela, but I feel that this sort of policy aligned with a huge nationalisation programme is a far bigger risk than Brexit
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    Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    If you had a business of under 250 employees why on earth would you expand to give 10% of your business away. The lack of compensation for enforced nationalisation is just as crazy, I believe that a lot of pension schemes are tied into some of these companies and so I am sure that that will end well too. I hope that greater scrutiny is given to these mad policies if an election is called. No wonder he was proposing measures to deal with capital flight, I mean they are not even hiding it anymore. It really is shit or bust.
  13. Salisbury Fox

    Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-45621361 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-45609604 i would prefer to stay in the EU, but I do find it strange that people berate brexit on here, but still express a willingness to vote for a party whose economic plans going to lead to a huge drop in investment in this country. Giving workers up to 10% of your company and possibly terminating a contract with no compensation are not really going to make the UK an attractive proposition no matter how you try to spin it.
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    Salisbury, Skripal, Poison and Russia.

    But it is distrust in our intelligence services being dressed up as being idealism. Corbyn is helping to bring credibility to Russian propaganda. The fact that he is still suggesting that they should be given a sample actually goes beyond niavity in my opinion.
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    Salisbury, Skripal, Poison and Russia.

    And what good would have come of it. If your assertion is true It shows monumental niaivity which he is rightfully getting some stick for. Personnaly I believe that he just distrusts our own intelligence services, just as his handler Seamus Milne does.
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