On 6 Apr 2011 at 10:01pm Jobless wrote:
¬£650m to Pakistan to pay for teachers!!!! Where is he living! Obviously not in this country!!!
On 6 Apr 2011 at 10:22pm Deelite wrote:
On 6 Apr 2011 at 11:00pm Jobless wrote:
Not read the papers? Cameron has pledged ¬£650m to Pakistan to help employ teachers!
On 7 Apr 2011 at 6:44am expat two wrote:
And get this, he said (of Pakistan)...
"You are not raising the resources necessary to pay for things that a modern state and people require," he said. "Too few people pay tax. Too many of your richest people are getting away without paying much tax at all. And that's not fair."
As that neanderthal Littlejohn slurs, 'you couldn't make it up!'
On 7 Apr 2011 at 7:18am MC wrote:
There will be some deal going on, as there is with many aid packages, usually to do with buying of substantial amounts of arms or planes from UK companies. Nevertheless it is understandable to feel a little bitter when your average UK citizen is set to become substantially worse off in the coming few years and yet we finance yet more wars with no visible ending in sight, bail out other European countries to the tune of billions of pounds, failed bankers still get huge bonuses, and to top it off the country is run by a bunch of over-privileged silver-spoon Bullingdon club public-school toffs who have no comprehension or understanding of what economic hardship feels like.
A suspicion exists that we are being taken for mugs and that an important consequence of the next few years will be the transfer of large amounts of money from the increasingly impoverished average citizen to the already rich (and quickly getting richer).
On 7 Apr 2011 at 8:21am Paul Newman wrote:
Thats nothing International AID is increasing to 0.7% of GDP and is headed for £17 billion that's about ¬£800 per household and its not as if we have the money we are still headed for 100% of GDP debt even with the cuts . It is a quite astonishing waste that regularly polls as the item people most want to cut . ( It was offered as a sop to the Liberal voters who like giving other people`s money away to foreigners and as part of the re-branding of Conservatism)
We will also be on the hook for bailing out Portugal whatever they say . As far as taxing the rich is concerned we are over the Laffer curve at the top end and lose revenue currently( says the IFS). On bankers this Industry contributes iro ¬£40 billion to the exchequer annually , bonuses are iro ¬£7 billion. The notional value of an implicit guarantee is not far short of the difference though but its very notional.
Incidentally isn`1t itn rather funny that Mr. Fairness Ed Milliband snagged an intern ship at Tony Benn`s Office and his brother magically got into Corpus Christi Oxford with 1 D and 3 B`s .
On 7 Apr 2011 at 8:56am Disgusted of Malling wrote:
Ok. Please tell me what international aid has got to do with a forum that is supposed to be about Lewes???
This forum has become overrun with people obsessed about spouting their rather tedious political drivel and views.
According to the Lewes.co.uk home page the forum is for:
"Use the Lewes forum to discuss Lewes issues like Lewes people, parking, bonfire, Lewes house prices, local events, restaurants, football, Harveys, community, living in Lewes, council decisions etc. "
On 7 Apr 2011 at 9:12am MC wrote:
Unfortunately not enough happens in parochial Lewes to keep a forum solely concerned with local issues alive. The number of times Bills penchant for putting stuff on the pavement and the hobby shops can be discussed is finite (and has already been done here ad-tedium) and the football threads garner little interest. If you want to talk about particular local issues its probably best to start threads about them and avoid obviously polital ones with titles such as "Cameron!".
On 7 Apr 2011 at 9:55am Disgusted of Malling wrote:
it is becoming increasing difficult to find a sensible thread on this forum. There are some real crack pots on here with huge chips on their shoulders e.g. Emerson
On 7 Apr 2011 at 10:05am Hoist wrote:
Start your own thread then!
On 7 Apr 2011 at 10:23am Paul Newman wrote:
I rather agree 'Disgusted'. I think AV, for example, is fair enough, after all we will all be voting. Discussing the Economy is entirely pointless on a generalist unregulated forum and there are indeed plenty more appropriate places for that sort of thing.
Had enough of it myself anyway. I like the local bits music , funny stuff though and I don`t see why others shouldn`t talk about whatever they like . I shall not read it and I suggest you do the same
On 7 Apr 2011 at 11:23am Hoist wrote:
What's ruining this forum for me is the unbelievable bad manners of people who butt into other people's conversations and to tell them that they are boring and that they should talk about something else.
Go on - go into a pub tonight - go up to a group of people and tell them they are boring and tell them to talk about something else. See what happens.
I'm stuck at home at the moment and enjoy reading about other people's views on various issues. Why should anyone stop me?
Some people, such as Disgusted, won't be happy until we are all just talking about Superdrug's special offers or the new menu at the Pelham.
Is this because they are ill informed or because they have no opinions? Either way, maybe they should shut up.
On 7 Apr 2011 at 11:36am 'ere be monsters wrote:
Perhaps if Disgusted's two threads that they have started weren't so negative about Malling Fields and The Nature Reserve and more constructive about what could be done then they could be considered useful threads.
On 7 Apr 2011 at 11:37am Working Mum wrote:
get yourself a job you idle b*gger
On 7 Apr 2011 at 11:50am Joist wrote:
What's enhancing this forum for me is the lovely manners of people who read other people's conversations and don't tell them that they are boring or that they should talk about something else.
Go on - go into a toilet tonight - go up to a group of people and tell them they are lovely and tell them to talk about toilets. See what happens.
I'm stuck at home, cos I can't be arsed to work at the moment and enjoy reading about other people's views on various issues (very sad I know). Why should anyone stop me?
Some people, such as Disgusted are lovely people
Is this because they are informed or because they have opinions? Either way, maybe they should carry on
On 7 Apr 2011 at 11:52am Hoist wrote:
If you are talking about me - Working mum - or should I can you Sanctimonious Judgemental Twit - I am ill at the moment.
On 7 Apr 2011 at 11:54am 'ere be monsters wrote:
Keep taking the tablets.
On 7 Apr 2011 at 4:38pm bastian wrote:
hoist has a point but unless someone is really insistant let it go or we lose the thread,literally.cameron is a war hawk if you ask me,when he speaks of growth and industry that is what he's talking about,arms,there's very little money in tourism or welfare,that's where capitalism always meets a stumbling block...there is little money in looking after people but plenty where misery follows war,like a guardian angle he can sweep in and say there,there you poor victims,see how my government gives money so liberally to help...never mind that the mines that took your leg off were british.
On 7 Apr 2011 at 4:42pm bastian wrote:
oops! that was angel...not a 38 degree...although it might be
On 7 Apr 2011 at 6:24pm Jobless wrote:
Sorry. I thought Cameron does effect Lewes. Well, it does effect me anyway.....
On 8 Apr 2011 at 8:32pm Disgusted of pakistan wrote:
I'm getting really cheesed off with people butting in to talk about bloody boot fairs in lewes when I'm waiting for a few quid in international aid. We need more teachers. It'd either that or jihadis down the madrassa.