On 15 Mar 2014 at 8:32am Sjep76 wrote:
Just read on Twitter that Lewes and Rye have been named 2 of the best 100 towns to live in the Uk. Totally agree!!
On 15 Mar 2014 at 10:42am Border Control wrote:
Just proves exactly how BAD everywhere else is, not especially how good it is here !
On 15 Mar 2014 at 3:20pm Matt Kent wrote:
Lewes is a great town and needs to be kept that way, but I wonder how high the Council Tax in Rye is compared to Lewes?
On 15 Mar 2014 at 5:43pm kev wrote:
well I love living in Lewes, and wouldn't have it any other way. Taxes are always going to go up, look at Brighton parking charges since the greens got in. its nearly £5ph now. to put that into perspective, my wife and I went for a stroll last weekend along brighton seafront, we stopped for something to eat and it took 50 mins for our food to arrive as they were very (very busy) due to the lovely weather. meaning I had paid £5 to sit down and wait for our food. lol
On 15 Mar 2014 at 8:50pm Boris wrote:
Considering it hasn't gone up for 3 years I'll happily pay £7 a month more to live in this great town.
On 17 Mar 2014 at 8:10pm Andrew James wrote:
You'd be even happier if you cleared off to Russia or some other right wing utopia.
On 17 Mar 2014 at 9:43pm Boris wrote:
I think you'll find Russia is more of a far left utopia Andrew.
On 17 Mar 2014 at 10:46pm Andrew James wrote:
Runaway capitalism, illiberal oppression of minorities, nationalist expansionism - all common aspects of left wing government?
That explains much about you, you really don't know what you're talking about.
On 17 Mar 2014 at 11:50pm Zzz.. wrote:
Russia far left!! Bl**din' heck Boris. Do keep up. Where do you get your news from? The Soviet Union collapsed decades ago and all the state industries got sold off to the top politicos, their families and their mates. Russia is now as right wing as it gets and has been for a long time. Putin even hates gays. You'd love the place.
On 18 Mar 2014 at 12:19am Andrew James wrote:
He gets his news from Daily Mail, wherein anything terrible happening in the world is left wing.
On 18 Mar 2014 at 7:18am Boris wrote:
There's a hairs width between the extremities of left and right politics. Putin still lives in the cold war years, this is the problem we have at the moment. Russia is caught between capitalism and state control with the latter probably edging it. Putin would not consider his ideology to be that of the far right a point proved by the fact that this is how he has painted the new authorities in Kiev.
Putin runs Russia and Putin is a staunch Communist.
On 18 Mar 2014 at 7:52am cowboy wrote:
There"s some thick prat"s on here Russia right wing! haha!!!!
On 18 Mar 2014 at 9:00am Mike wrote:
Cowboy - you're illiterate.
On 18 Mar 2014 at 3:11pm ken wrote:
Andrew James and Zzzz you've just made yourselves look very silly.
On 18 Mar 2014 at 6:48pm Clifford wrote:
What Boris hasn't caught up with is that the division also runs 'libertarian'/'authoritarian'. You can be right-wing and authoritarian and right-wing and libertarian. Youcan be left-wing and authoritarian and left-wing and libertarian. Once Boris understands that he may begin to see more clearly. Then he'll need to sort out what left and right means.
On 18 Mar 2014 at 7:08pm Andrew James wrote:
Perhaps one of you geniuses can give us an example of Putin's 'left wing' politics?
On 18 Mar 2014 at 7:57pm Clifford wrote:
Andrew - by 'left wing' they mean 'not approved by Ukip', the latest fad for bitter old miserabilists. Putin is foreign therefore he is 'left wing'.
On 19 Mar 2014 at 12:19am Andrew James wrote:
I'm left wondering if Boris is in fact that notoriously stupid failed Tory candidate Paul Newton, who used to come on this site and post as similarly absurd statements as "Putin is a staunch Communist"
On 19 Mar 2014 at 6:21am ken wrote:
How would you describe Putin's politics Andrew. One word answer please.
On 19 Mar 2014 at 11:14am Bony Tenn wrote:
Putin is on the right of Russian politics. Anyone who thinks Putin is far-left (I'm looking at you Boris and Ken) is simply ignorant.
In one word the politics of Russia under Putin can best be described as Putinism. (Google it)
The Soviet Union is long dead and the politics of that time has been consigned to history just like the Monarchism that preceded it. Putin's political party is United Russia. They are ostensibly a centre-right party and hold a majority in th Duma. The Communist party are part of the opposition.
If anything Putinism is closer to National Socialism (Nazi) than anything else. Putin's economic polices are far from left-wing that are more like right-wing corporatism. Putin introduced a flat-rate tax of 13%, something a good many right-wingers in the country have been talking about.
Overall Putin's Russia is characterized by the word 'cronyism'. Putin was former KGB and has put former KGB people in position of power and influence.
On 19 Mar 2014 at 9:28pm Cillit Bang wrote:
Bang! And the original thread is gone.
On 20 Mar 2014 at 8:10am Sjep76 wrote:
How on earth has my original post turned into a slanging match about Russia? Very dissapointed, if you want to discuss foreign politics make a new thread or I'm sure there is actually one going on this subject!!!