On 29 Mar 2017 at 11:20pm NikNak wrote:
Now that Article 50 has been invoked and southern rail is more or less back on track, could anyone suggest a policy a prospective liberal democrat candidate can back that puts all blame on the incumbent MP.
Preferably one that has no fear of retribution in case we find ourselves back in power and unable to back up said policy.
On 29 Mar 2017 at 11:40pm Busty bar maid wrote:
On 30 Mar 2017 at 7:27am Student of Lewes wrote:
They can go back to campaigning for the lower of University fees!
On 30 Mar 2017 at 8:23am Clarkson wrote:
On 30 Mar 2017 at 9:24am Republican wrote:
LibDem and policy? Surely an oxymoron!
On 30 Mar 2017 at 9:36am Pedro wrote:
@ republican, during their stint in the coalition government, they took over 3m of the countries lowest earners out of paying tax and also pushed through same-sex marriage. Sure, they have/had their faults, but they did achieve some positive things since 2010.
On 30 Mar 2017 at 1:56pm Lopster wrote:
Irrespective of national performance I always felt our LibDem MP was a man for the people and a good local Representative
On 30 Mar 2017 at 2:02pm Mr Sound Bite strikes wrote:
Same sex marriage an achievement? ffs
On 30 Mar 2017 at 2:38pm Pedro wrote:
Equality. Damn right its an achievement, and plenty more still to be done here and around the world.
On 30 Mar 2017 at 2:41pm Mr Sound Bite strikes wrote:
I don't agree with same sex marriage. It is frankly ridiculous. Wife and wife? Husband and husband? Utter politically correct tosh. How about tackling the plight of the elderly of this country?
On 30 Mar 2017 at 3:00pm Pedro wrote:
You may not agree with it, for whatever reason for trying to find a problem with two people in love getting married, but how exactly does it affect you otherwise?
And yea, governments should be doing more for supporting the elderly in need. I don't see how the passing of the Marriage Act of 2013 relates to that though in 2017.
On 30 Mar 2017 at 5:29pm Genesis 19 wrote:
To recognise two sodomites as married is absurd. Marriage is one man and one woman.
On 30 Mar 2017 at 5:37pm Bilbo wrote:
I love my Waifu
On 30 Mar 2017 at 5:48pm ar10642 wrote:
Good to see that the 1950s are back on this forum as well as the political stage.
On 30 Mar 2017 at 5:53pm Lewes Man wrote:
Brexit is now definite.
Trump is President for four years.
Maria is our MP until at least 2020.
Stop whingeing, and live with it, you pathetic Liberals.
On 30 Mar 2017 at 6:08pm Genesis 19 wrote:
Ironic you consider the talk and current political mood to be 1950's. The EU as a set of institutions is stuck in the 70's and 80's, which is why so many have become despondent.
Marriage between a man and a woman is eternal not something dreamt up in the mid 20th century. It will still be the same long after the EU is something our great grand-children learn about it in history books.
On 30 Mar 2017 at 7:41pm Hear Hear ! wrote:
Short and to the point - good job Sir !
Remoaners et al take note and divert your energies to something more constructive instead!
On 30 Mar 2017 at 9:44pm edofmund wrote:
"Southern Rail more or less back on track..." Not sure which southern rail you've been traveling on, but I can see this might be in the same parallel universe where we don't need marriage equality, immigrants, or Europe
On 30 Mar 2017 at 9:48pm Pedro wrote:
Its funny how people want to shut down debate and spend so much energy on doing so, instead of just ignoring it as most normal, sensible people might. Particularly as its utterly futile.
"Brexit is now definite.
Trump is President for four years.
Maria is our MP until at least 2020."
These things are likely to be the case, but things change in politics, and very fast. All 3 should be under close scrutiny from the first moment to the last as they will make an impact in all of our lives (and probably in that order!). I get why some might not be engaged or even believe their voice means more than others because of elections, but its not that simple. Farage and I'm sure some of his followers certainly wouldn't be giving up had the vote (as he initially feared) not gone their way - he would still be making a fuss and noise.
On 30 Mar 2017 at 11:04pm Niknak wrote:
We NEED marriage equality? No we don't. We need marriage equality as much as we need a bunch of middle class women taking over the turkish baths for art projects. Oh, I guess you'd be hugely supportive of that too.
On 31 Mar 2017 at 9:33am Pedro wrote:
We don't "NEED" many things, but marriage equality is fair and a positive step in the right direction, as it seems just common sense more than anything else. I do wonder why people are so opposed to something so basic as equality, even after all the hard parts of getting it passed into law has already happened. Its as if the happiness of others is troubling to them, even if it doesn't cause any direct consequences to them.
On 31 Mar 2017 at 10:14am @pot sniffer wrote:
Frankly it is scientifically and evolutionarily unnatural for 2 blokes to want to roger each other. Simple really. So why encourage such behaviour.
On 31 Mar 2017 at 11:00am Pedro wrote:
@ "pot sniffer" (wow, you can also sniff pot?? such an amazing plant!)
The rates of homosexual behaviour in non-human mammals appears to be about the same as in humans (and in some instances its higher). You can't call it "unnatural" as it appears a part of the natural world, even if some fail to see the purpose of it because there is no pro-creation at the end of it or they don't personally find members of the same sex attractive.
I thought this whole discussion was retired about 30 years ago but sadly not quite. Homosexuality in society is widely accepted, legal and perfectly natural and if this appalls you, then thats your problem as your mindset is of a bygone era. I always found it odd how some people get so worked up about what other adults do in the privacy of their bedroom. Seems a bit perverted. Focus on your own life and stop concerning yourself with things you simply can't change.
On 1 Apr 2017 at 7:49am Arthur Pound wrote:
Sanctimonious bore. You love telling people what they should think
On 1 Apr 2017 at 12:07pm Pedro wrote:
@arthur pound. I was only sharing scientific findings about mammals sexual behaviour and then pointing out how it seems a bit perverted to concern yourself with what people do in the privacy of their bedrooms. I accept we will always have bigots in society, and little will change their mindsets (as common sense and logic is overwhelmed by discomfort in change and fear), but there is no big issue in people like me exposing their bigoted views in the meantime. If you are a proud bigot, then have at it, just expect to be challenged on it.