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Now is the time....

On 22 Oct 2010 at 8:06pm Matt Kent wrote:
...if you a disenchanted LibDem (or even a Tory) supporter, to come and join the Green Party.
On 22 Oct 2010 at 9:06pm drone wrote:
And when you get disenchanted with them, try socialism.
On 22 Oct 2010 at 9:40pm MC wrote:
The time is becoming right for a dictatorship. Democracy and capitalism fails us as much as it succeeds (and the UKs bipolar first past the post system us particularly deficient). The Chinese system seems quite attractive.... and as it the only country to ever succesfully manage wholesale population control the system has got my vote (ironic pun intended).
On 22 Oct 2010 at 11:24pm Newmania wrote:
I have felt some pride in our country this week.While the jabbering French Greeks and Irish are behaving like a collection of over -tired children this great Nation has rolled its sleeves up and supported the coalition's common sense policies.
Important that ,because political stablity is directly related to the rates at which we can borrow .People often mistake the wealth of a Nation for the wealth of its subjects. Lenders do not, and the moderate stoic and law abiding subjects of her Majesty are the reason that, despite annual deficits as high as any developed Nation, our borrowing costs remain manageable . We are one of only four countries never to default . We grumble but pay our taxes, we pull together, we queue.
Of course ultra low interest rates are not a reason to go out and aquire a spare house and you don't know how thin the ice is until you go through it . Oh no ,we are not out of danger which is all the more reason ignore peripheral malcontents and their utopian fairy stories. Those who ferment selfish sectionalism envy and extremism should be shunned.
The Green Party are such people and ignoring them and,in particular Matt Kent, is a patriotic duty we must all discharge with quiet but implacable determination.
It will turn out nice again.
On 22 Oct 2010 at 11:33pm Brixtonbelle wrote:
Haha. That's brilliant Newmania. Ever thought of joining the comedy circuit ?
On 22 Oct 2010 at 11:39pm Newmania wrote:
Brixtonbelle is also on the list
On 23 Oct 2010 at 12:09am Capt Mannering. wrote:
German u-boat captain: "You're name will also go on the list. What is it?"

Capt. Mannering: "Don't tell him Pike!"
On 23 Oct 2010 at 9:01am Matt Kent wrote:
As Newmania seems to think that he is an authority in his own right on this forum, maybe he should consider starting his own party as he seems to have all the answers.
On 23 Oct 2010 at 9:07am Matt Kent wrote:
...lets smoother him with forum love.
On 23 Oct 2010 at 10:02am sashimi wrote:
If Newmania starts a new party will Matt, out of admiration for his ideas and steadfast leadership be prepared to join it? There's every reason for anyone with any economic sense to bail out of the Greens. The three major parties, business people and almost all economists are agreed that the deficit needs to be addressed urgently by a mix of cuts and tax rises. Exactly what mix should be applied is what divides them. The Greens who are just Old Labour in disguise want to increase public expenditure to grow the economy out of deficit. But, I thought the Greens were against continuous growth because it will untimately destroy the planet.
On 23 Oct 2010 at 11:43am It's not my party ... wrote:
The Greens are as bonkers as UKIP, Just in the other direction and without the xenophobia. Incidentally there's a UKIP blogger called Junius who points out the frauds and hypocrisy of the the leaders and higher echelons of his own party. If anyone still votes UKIP after reading Junius they are part of the Bonkers brigade too. See h++p://juniusonukip.blogspot.com/
On 23 Oct 2010 at 12:21pm Shaymus wrote:
Er, you know all those billions we tax payers pumped in to save the banks? When are we getting repaid? Oh I forgot, bonuses first for the rich scum.
On 23 Oct 2010 at 12:45pm A change from the Norm wrote:
Whether you like or dislike Green Party, at least they aren't a bunch of U-turning hypocrites like the coalition. What General Election Policies are the LibDems actually going realise? And same old Tories, keep the rich happy, bash the poor!
On 23 Oct 2010 at 2:49pm supporter wrote:
Make me happy and stick the bugger on top the bonfire.
On 23 Oct 2010 at 3:16pm Clifford wrote:
The Greens in Germany went into coalition with the Social Democrats we saw that they were no different to any other party and even supported the war in Afghanistan. The Greens in Ireland are backing a government that is cutting even more harshly than the Tories here. I somehow don't think the Greens here would be any different if they had a sniff of office.
On 23 Oct 2010 at 3:54pm Matt Kent wrote:
@ Supporter. Stick to the original point and stop being so nasty.
On 23 Oct 2010 at 5:52pm sashimi wrote:
Matt, supporter may not be very polite, but you aren't exactly responding to the points raised in this thread that you've started. The Greens may be much nicer than UKIP but are they completely bonkers?
On 23 Oct 2010 at 6:11pm Brixtonbelle wrote:
Wow. I'm on Newmania's list. Honoured , privileged and er, puzzled. What can it possibly mean ?
On 23 Oct 2010 at 7:10pm WilliamDyer wrote:
I'm with Newmania on this. Strong medicine, but an opportunity to fix some longstanding issues should not be missed. Next step: integrating social and health care (perhaps some savings to be made there?) and addressing the question of old-age provision.
On 23 Oct 2010 at 8:10pm Old cynic wrote:
I'm all for a good old riot a la Francais!
On 23 Oct 2010 at 10:26pm Peter Byron wrote:
Trust me friends, my PARTY is the best. Peter
On 24 Oct 2010 at 2:34pm supporter wrote:
Stop your bloody spouting on here Kent I don't need or want it.
On 24 Oct 2010 at 2:54pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
I think Matt's "spoutings" are as valid as yours or anyone else's on here, Supporter. If you don't like what he has to say, don't read his posts.
On 24 Oct 2010 at 4:47pm MC wrote:
Speak for yourself supporter. I am glad for the posts of Matt Kent (and all the others I don't agree with) but much less appreciate of abusive posts from people whose main claim to fame is that they support a parochial football club, and especially when these posts are aimed at a person who has got off his rear to fight for something he believes is right and necessary for the general good.

Don't suppose you'd just come back from a lunch time pint or 3?
On 24 Oct 2010 at 5:39pm supporter wrote:
No I have not just got back from the pub just speaking my mind like everyone else here.
On 26 Oct 2010 at 8:46pm lewestrousers wrote:
According to Labour, they all joined them at one a minute. The local lot reckon to have doubled their membership, and it is the largest party by memebership in the area ( no councillors though for the last 25 years by my reckoning) However if we look at memebership then Green I am afraid is mainly the colour of envy.
On 27 Oct 2010 at 9:34pm Peter Byron wrote:
Agree with old Cynic, let's play some Brel and smoke some some some, sorry forgot what I was going to say. Oh well, ce'st le vie and bonne nuit to you all. Peter B-)

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