On 2 Feb 2017 at 10:35am The Greek wrote:
Makes for pretty grim reading... on climate change, the railways, war, nuclear weapons, tax, local authority funding.... well done Lewes.
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On 2 Feb 2017 at 10:53am el greco wrote:
It makes terrible reading! What a shame to have the good fortune to be given some power and then just use it to make the lives of those around you worse.
To summarise, she's in favour of bad stuff, and strongly opposed to good stuff. Which is weird because she seems perfectly pleasant.
She is in favour of fewer mps though and I for one will be voting to dispose of her at the first opportunity.
On 2 Feb 2017 at 11:30am Tom Pain wrote:
A vote for anyone is a legally binding approval of an utterly corrupt system of government. Just say no.
On 2 Feb 2017 at 11:42am Shocked wrote:
She is doing what we the average constituents want. Most of us aren't lecturer's, teachers, holders of sociology degrees or champagne socialists , green party larpers etc.
We hold productivity as a high value. We pay taxes, stay married and understand that people are not equal.
She is not exactly an intellectual but then neither are we. When the opposition get off their high horse they might make some inroads but at the moment they failing bigtime.
On 2 Feb 2017 at 12:47pm Normans Wisdom wrote:
Let's get her OUT.
On 2 Feb 2017 at 12:51pm Zzzz.. wrote:
Strictly speaking it was not 'well done Lewes' as the majority of 'Lewes' did not vote for her.
On 2 Feb 2017 at 12:59pm Dexter wrote:
Shocked, you should be. Did you bother to look at her voting record? As you are speaking for the 'average constituent', would you care to tell us which policies that she has voted on that you (and thereby the average voter) agree with. I think her record is unremarkable & unsurprising. I see a walking Conservative automaton, no doubt feathering her own bed and career. One of many (along with the last New Labour government) who over the years have sold this country and its assets offshore leaving the current shambles. Robbers & cut-throats the lot of them and for those who disagree, just look at the mess they've made.
On 2 Feb 2017 at 1:38pm Clifford wrote:
Shocked wrote: 'We hold productivity as a high value.'
What contribution do you think the Tory/LibDem austerity policy from 2010-15 made to increase productivity, Shocked. I suspect you don't really understand what productivity is.
On 2 Feb 2017 at 1:56pm Newms wrote:
The referendum caused a mini revolution in the Conservative Party. During the Blair period the Party swung to the right and people like Ian Duncan Smith were rejected by the country. These people have been sulking on the back benches whilst Cameron and Osbourne ran the show . As they were the Brexit team they now have all the power . Labour has been entirely dismissed
Getting on , means getting on with them. Caulfield is getting on.
She was in the Telegraph yesterday banging the Brexit drum, she is on the Brexit committee and is clearly seen as reliably right wing. She was an early supporter of Andrea ( no more workers rights ) Leadsom establishing ultra-right credentials .She wrote a some length about “immigration” ( as in blaming immigrants for everything ) after she rejected Cameron`s deal and came out for Brexit immediately. I can hardly imagine a more toxic individual.
She is climbing the greasy pole a terrifying rate .You would think, in a Remain constituency, she would moderate her hard line, but I notice she is conspicuously going further. Perhaps she is relying on the split of the progressive vote or , more likely , she expects to make inroads into those 5000 UKIP votes .
To defeat her will take a coordinated and unified Liberal vote , there is no other way. Green Votes and Labour votes are just Maria Caulfield votes . I hate this system but that is what we have got
I will be campaigning for the Liberal Party, I am still dithering about whether to join or not but I like the candidate and I feel she would represent Lewes well.
On 2 Feb 2017 at 3:01pm Billy wrote:
Of course, there is nothing stopping any of those who pontificate on this forum to stand for election either locally or nationally.
"Those who can do, those that can't etc".
On 2 Feb 2017 at 4:32pm Clifford wrote:
So what do you do Billy, keep your opinion to yourself because you're not a candidate? The essence of democracy is that we can criticise those who have the nerve to presume to rule us. Perhaps you'd be happier in North Korea or China.
On 2 Feb 2017 at 4:38pm Billy wrote:
I express an opinion when I know what I am talking about.
On 2 Feb 2017 at 7:00pm Clifford wrote:
Billy wrote: 'I express an opinion when I know what I am talking about.'
Ah, that explains why we don't hear much from you.
On 2 Feb 2017 at 7:05pm Whip wrote:
Why should anyone be surprised when a Tory MP votes in line with Tory policy? The time to get worried is when MPs don't follow part policies. How the hell are their constituents expected to deal with that?
On 2 Feb 2017 at 7:36pm Billy wrote:
@Clifford, probably more a reflection of the dominance of non local political issues by the shining wits on here.
On 2 Feb 2017 at 7:40pm Elector wrote:
Brexit is Brexit. A referendum is a national vote by all the electors. It's a pity that the voting patterns of each constituency were published- putting MPs' on the spot. And, the percentage of those who did not vote should be discounted.
The fact is more voted out than remain, and we saw democracy at work in parliament yesterday when something like 80% of MPs allowed us to proceed with article 50.
On 3 Feb 2017 at 9:23am ballot box wrote:
Lewes was overdue for a change -storming Norman was frankly running out of steam and more interested in Lewes than anywhere else (not unlike some forumites on here)
Try to remermber is the consdtituency and not just Lewes.
As far as i'm concerned Ms Caulfield isn't perfect (find me an mp who is) but she hasn't done a too bad job so far paticularly with her brexit stance (cue - remainers whingeing) and other areas in the constituency.
I should imagine if someone cared to pull up Norman Baker's voting record it would make for similar "grim reading".
On 3 Feb 2017 at 12:11pm Red Ken wrote:
Not too bad a job? That is simply not good enough. It's more like she's not up to the job.
On 3 Feb 2017 at 2:09pm Deja Vu wrote:
I have to say it's a bit unfair to go through the voting record and judge her legacy.
However having done that, it is pretty damning reading.
I would (and I expect most "normal" people) pretty much of voted the opposite to her on most issues - someone link this before the next general election to remind us all just what a pathetic excuse for a human being she is please.
On 3 Feb 2017 at 5:01pm Red Ken wrote:
Whoa!!!!! That is way out of order. She might be a Tory and a hopeless MP but to say she is a "pathetic excuse for a human being" is just plain nasty. There is no need for that.
On 4 Feb 2017 at 11:33am Deja vu wrote:
To be fair no it isn't me being nasty, she voted on some issues in a way that serves no useful purpose to society. Why would you not want to clamp down on tax avoidance for example? Self serving good for nothing pathetic excuse of a human being. I judge a persons worht by what they add to the world, she is adding misery and injustice all so she can protect the tax dodgers, I'm happy why my verdict.