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DIZZI

DIZZI Report 2 Apr 2013 11:05

CYNTHIA
AT LAST SOMEONE I AGREE WITH
I DONT TRUST ANY PARTY''''''''''''''POLOTION''''''''''COUNCELLOR

I THINK THEY SHOULD LIVE WITH THEIR CONSTITUANTS THEN PREACH
HOW LIFE IS

Cynthia

Cynthia Report 2 Apr 2013 08:50

Not guilty M'lud Dizzi.

Politics, whilst admittedly of great importance, do not hold any fascination for me personally. I always exercise my right to vote, but I have great difficulty in deciding where to place my X.

I also have great difficulties in placing my trust in ANY politicians from whichever party they represent.


Now faith issues on the other hand...........:-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D ;-)

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 2 Apr 2013 08:43

Vera. I think the Tories concentrate on the Home Counties. That is where their seats are and that is where people have traditionally right wing views. They feel they have the majority on their side. A lot are saying "a third of budget on welfare - ridiculous". But same people are complaining bitterly that they can't retire at 65 or 60 any more.

I think most people in Labour areas like I live in are very opposed to what is happening. It is a wait and see for those getting welfare and those putting in. But the put ins round here will soon come round to these protests if their neighbours are obviously struggling.

For the right and wrong reasons imo. Right reasons because we are a community and if one bleeds, we all bleed. Wrong because much of our economy relies on welfare - and if people have very little money to spend round here, cafes, shops, home improvement businesses, building workers etc will all suffer. It will destroy our communities almost as much as Thatcher's decision to wage war with the coal miners. With no compo this time. :-( :-(

Guinevere

Guinevere Report 2 Apr 2013 08:36

I've always been politically minded, as have lots of GR members. There have always been political threads amongst the other stuff.

Politics is part of everybody's life.

vera2010

vera2010 Report 2 Apr 2013 05:16

I hope you didn't stand too close to Roy Hattersley John.

I too feel let down by all parties at the moment. Haven't a clue who I will vote for
the next time. Can't see anyone turning this country round but must vote nevertheless.

I am a little disappointed in the Labour party at the moment. No great outcry about these disgusting cuts for the already impoverished. I also feel that maybe we who oppose these cuts in benefits are in a minority, which doesn't say very much for the ordinairy woman/man.

Vera

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 2 Apr 2013 00:50

Like Rose, I have been passionately interested in politics. I remember once popping into the House of Commons and a young opposition member was speaking with such brilliance and authority. I was mesmerised - it was Roy Hattersley.

I just feel very let down. In England and Wales, Labour will clearly win in 2015. But what good will it do. Labour will inherit the same financial mess and will still have to make more swingeing cuts. They seem to be no more in touch or sympathetic than the Tories. Thye try to talk the talk, but in no way walk the walk - except to well paid jobs in America. I am very depressed for the future. Personaly, am probably ok. But my children and those I know in next generation - not much to look forward to :-( :-(

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 2 Apr 2013 00:31

And it is difficult to side with the Liberals with all their anti-Royalist Whig traditions. They are there to stir and goad like a bumble bee. And I don't like the ginger one very much.

Have talked myself into the only solution in 2015. If SNP puts up a candidate in Rhondda against Chris Bryant, I will vote SNP.

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 2 Apr 2013 00:27

That's interesting John, I read his niece's book 'Little Boy Lost' many years ago...good read for the soft hearted :-)

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 2 Apr 2013 00:24

;-) Eeyore , one of these days we'll get that cake!

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 2 Apr 2013 00:24

"Throughout the early history of the Labour Party, from the participation of the Social Democratic Federation in its founding to the expulsion of Militant Tendency in the 1980s, there were radical Marxist trends in the Party. In 1947, the Labour Party published a reprint of the Communist Manifesto with an introduction by Harold Laski"

Not too easy to find a "nice" party to vote for if you are a caring, open-minded, even-handed sort of person.

Eeyore13

Eeyore13 Report 2 Apr 2013 00:21

@RamblingRose...I like that :-D

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 2 Apr 2013 00:18

Tory (n.)
1566, "an outlaw," specifically "a robber," from Irish toruighe "plunderer

"plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose."

The more things change, the more they stay the same. :-D

Eeyore13

Eeyore13 Report 2 Apr 2013 00:14

Why give mud?...give a bulldozer! You know it makes sense ;-)

Susan10146857

Susan10146857 Report 2 Apr 2013 00:10

:-D

supercrutch

supercrutch Report 2 Apr 2013 00:09

lolol @ Eeyore I personally see him as a daffodil with thin green legs ;-)

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 2 Apr 2013 00:08

Here's a copy and paste from Wikipedia
"The modern Conservative Party of the United Kingdom, also known as the Unionist Party in the early 20th century, traces its origins back to the "Tory" supporters of Duke of York, later King James VII&II, during the 1678-1681 exclusion. The name was originally meant as a pejorative—a 'Tory' was a type of Irish bandit."

When these ancient insults are levied against Plaid Cymru, we so easily forget what has happened recently to very many MPs of all parties. And Plaid Cymru are not exempt - Bethan Jenkins was fined recently for drink driving :-( :-(

I honestly cannot think of much more mud to give you to throw at my party. Don't think what happened in 1927 will sway too many voters to UKIP or Respect in the Principality.

Eeyore13

Eeyore13 Report 2 Apr 2013 00:06

that'll be a leek costume then? :-D

supercrutch

supercrutch Report 2 Apr 2013 00:01

ROFLMAO I do believe, cos I ain't senile just yet, that you admitted to being part of protests/demonstrations dressed appropriately (and I don't mean in Noddy outfits)

MR_MAGOO

MR_MAGOO Report 1 Apr 2013 23:51

Not this time Eeyore i don't think............. :-D

Eeyore13

Eeyore13 Report 1 Apr 2013 23:37

& Mr Magoo goes for his daily RR.......sits awaiting :-D