On 22 Mar 2015 at 11:58am Red ken wrote:
On the politics show just now. She seems clueless. Baker made a lot of sense. Just saying.
On 22 Mar 2015 at 12:05pm feline wrote:
Just had Russell Moye round. Robust discussion. He was good but I despair of the Labour party generally.
On 22 Mar 2015 at 12:32pm Mark wrote:
Utterly astonished that
On 22 Mar 2015 at 12:56pm Mark wrote:
Utterly astonished that one of Norm's canvassers put a bill through my letterbox yesterday invited me to a local debate that he was going to be involved in about drug policy. That's far from being a "motherhood" issue. Remarkably brave and spot on, exactly what a constituency Mp is meant to do: find out about local opinion and represent it (when he can and when it interfaces in the right sort of way with his views). Thomas Paine would certainly want to clasp his hand warmly. Much more appealing than an opportunity to listen to MC spinning neo-liberal policy fed to her directly by Rupert Murdoch central about toeing the tory line in the name of much needed austerity. Mostly needed by Rupert Murdoch.
On 22 Mar 2015 at 2:24pm Paul Newman wrote:
I think the worst interview of the year (Natalie Bennet) is unlikely to be trumped
The Greens ( with whom Baker cooperated on this ) want to decriminalise the possession, trade and cultivation of cannabis but to put it in context in Green world it would be a criminal offence, with “significant fines”, to stop a woman from breastfeeding in a restaurant or shop
On the other hand the sex industry would be entirely decriminalised as will being a member of al-Qaeda or the IRA . Prison sentences for actual criminals, will be reduced and as prisoners will get the vote they are guaranteed at least one supportive Constituency
On Drugs the point for Baker was a matter of positioning as we know .He talked a good game about how he "might resign" over tuition but hung on to his red box and voted to triple fees.
If it was principle it would have been that. Obviously he is trying to further identify himself with the Green hippy constituency and with Farron virtually enthroned as the new Lib Dem leader a vote Baker is a vote for Alex Salmon and Len Mcluskie.
Btw The BBC's grasp of media dwarfs Murdochs, only yesterday I had to listen to a New Statesman hack interviewing Stephanie Flanders (* Labour )and Mark Pack( Lib Dem Voice ) for this week in Parliament . I have to pay for this , you can buy the Guardian .
On 22 Mar 2015 at 2:56pm Gallup Poll wrote:
On 22 Mar 2015 at 4:36pm belladonna wrote:
Paul newman - Hello ??? Nick Robinson = Tory.
Maria Caulfield - was that the first time she has stepped into Lewes?
Baker really should stick to being a local MP. Very disingenuous or out of touch to suggest that people in the constituency were 'undestanding' about why the LibDems had gone into Coalition and were not angry at all (Spoken to any REAL people recently Norman??)
Could someone please remind me when there is going to be a candidate hustings in town ?? I know there was one adverstised but cant find any details
On 22 Mar 2015 at 4:58pm Normans Wisdom wrote:
Well done Norman. He came out of that interview very well. Mind you, having that lying Tory toad Michael Howard sitting next to you would make anyone look good.
On 22 Mar 2015 at 5:47pm Paul Newman wrote:
Belladonna - I have nothing against Baker and if I could vote for the coalition again I would be happy with that. Unfortunately , Norman has stated he is just as likely to support Ed and Balls and with 40 -50 SNP MPs sitting around its hard to see how they can do anything other than go into coalition with Green / SNP and Labour. Its a night mare
On 22 Mar 2015 at 6:31pm trooper wrote:
If Ms Caulfield is expecting to win the Lewes constituency for the Tory party then she is going to have to do a great deal better than she is now. As I have said before here, that she is INVISIBLE in Lewes, does she actually know where it is ?? it would seem not.I have asked her office to inform me of the dates that she will canvassing in Lewes,the answer "she is speaking in various parts of the constituency"The month of May is fast approaching.
On 22 Mar 2015 at 7:33pm Boris wrote:
Change the record trooper, why should she waste her time here in Lewes, she is being much more sensible spending her time in places where she might be able to gain some votes rather than coming into to Lewes and getting champagne socialiasts like yourself shouting at her.
On 22 Mar 2015 at 8:02pm Ed Can Do wrote:
Look at Paul Newman talking about decriminalising cannabis like it's a bad thing. Also like it being illegal has ever stopped anyone doing it. It's pretty much the most pointless law we have at this point, including the ones about not parking in front of a church on a Sunday and being obliged to contribute to the repairs of the local church roof if you own a house in the parish.
That the Tories are so vehemently against it is yet further indication of how far out of touch with the rest of the population they are.
On 22 Mar 2015 at 8:21pm The Colonel wrote:
That comes from a man who clearly thinks that the Green party is in touch with the population.
Ed the watermelon.
On 22 Mar 2015 at 8:33pm Paul Newman wrote:
I don`t have especially strong views on cannabis ECD. I am just not convinced that there is any point in disturbing the current workable arrangement for the greater convenience of Green Party bong-heads
On 22 Mar 2015 at 8:55pm Brady wrote:
It might just be that Baker has principles and after a lot of work and research putting a document with recommendations together (Which Cameron threw out despite his own personal views on it but was too scared of upsetting DM readers)he is well informed on the subject.
Just putting it out there
On 22 Mar 2015 at 9:19pm Zzz.. wrote:
Quite happy to be a watermelon. Much more honourable than kowtowing to the self-servatives.
On 22 Mar 2015 at 10:00pm Local wrote:
Is this the same Norman Baker as the Norman Baker who ignored his constituents, specifically the victims of
'a vote for Labour is a vote for the Tories' ones for the past 5 years?
On 22 Mar 2015 at 10:18pm Mme B wrote:
If she would stop talking with a rising inflection (i.e. making a statement sound like a question) it would be a help. That spoken affectation doesn't inspire confidence.
On 22 Mar 2015 at 10:19pm Pork Sword wrote:
"The BBC's grasp of media dwarfs Murdochs....."
Yeh!, Right on. Aint that the truth.
Fight the Power Paul.
You utter Biff!
On 23 Mar 2015 at 7:07am Rising Inrlection wrote:
Mme B you cause me to rise early in the morning . I think you are a woman of charm and mystery
On 23 Mar 2015 at 9:51am LewesHustings2015 wrote:
Come and question your prospective parliamentary candidates at the All Saints at 7pm on Thursday 8th April. Buy a ticket online to guarantee a seat. Doors will close at 7.30pm. Tickets selling fast, and only covers the cost of the hall hire.
Check it out here »
On 23 Mar 2015 at 6:54pm Belladonna wrote:
Isn't Thursday the 9th April ?
On 23 Mar 2015 at 9:10pm Ed Can Do wrote:
Yep, the 8th is a Wednesday. The linked page says it's Wednesday the 8th so go with the date, not the day of the week. 50p a ticket apparently.
On 24 Mar 2015 at 9:16pm Belladonna wrote:
Are you going Ed ? I'd like to see you grill a few of the candidates, your views are always very coherent and spot on IMO
On 24 Mar 2015 at 11:10pm Ed Can Do wrote:
I might do, if I can get back from work in time. Sadly I can't see it selling out in advance.
On 26 Mar 2015 at 11:54pm Belladonna wrote:
Just realised I'll be away that Wednesday. Anyone know if there are any other hustings or is that the only one ?