On 18 May 2017 at 12:01pm Shakes head in disbelief wrote:
Facepalm..........May has just handed the election to Labour.
On 18 May 2017 at 12:10pm Malling Mum wrote:
Why would the tories take away school lunches?
Breakfasts won't be taken up if people have to arrive at school earlier
And if you put it as part of school day you lose teaching time.
We are average earners and free lunches really help for our kids from a financial point of view.
I'm so cynical about this - it's cuts dressed up as a benefit.
On 18 May 2017 at 12:15pm Wallands Mum wrote:
#MallingMum. This is a manifesto for strivers not spongers.If you can't afford to feed your own kids,keep your legs crossed in future.I will be voting Tory.
On 18 May 2017 at 12:40pm Always Rivalled, Seldom Equalled wrote:
Feeding a child is the responsibility of the parents, not the State.If you want free school meals, would you be prepared to hand back a percentage of your child benefit?
On 18 May 2017 at 1:04pm Voter wrote:
What a welcome change, to see rational realistic detailed plans rather than more of the pie-in-the-sky dreams put forward by Labour and the Libs.
Gravitas, not grasping for youngsters votes
On 18 May 2017 at 1:14pm Penguin wrote:
Whilst I disapprove of scroungers as much as anyone, claiming free school dinners doesn't make you one. Plenty of people could afford to have children when they had them, but often people's circumstances change beyond their control, e.g. through redundancy, illness etc.
It could happen to anyone, so don't jump to conclusions, you only make yourself look bad (or like a Tory)
On 18 May 2017 at 1:37pm Deja Vu wrote:
Personally I think half of you should be ashamed, disgusting answers.
Planning is so messed up that house prices, rents, rates, and all associated costs have spiralled beyond the costs of the average mortal.
This in turns means not everyone can't afford the basics.
When half of the average persons income is taken in taxes this isn't scrounging.
Typical Conservative mentality, nevermind the fact that good meal can make the difference in that child's results, meaning they are a higher earner (and tax payer) in the future, let's just worry about ourselves...
On 18 May 2017 at 1:55pm Malling Mum wrote:
Some of you on here are really horrible.I do my best for my kids.
On 18 May 2017 at 1:56pm Lewes resident wrote:
A child can still get free school meals if they meet the criteria.It's nonsense providing free school meals for all when the parents of some children are very rich.
On 18 May 2017 at 2:00pm greg wrote:
It's about time we cracked down on these freeloading scum.
On 18 May 2017 at 2:01pm Buzzard wrote:
Understand that Theres May actually WANTS to lose. That's why the manifesto is such a stinker. And why she's starting telling bare faced lies that everyone can check are false like "sterling started sliding before Brexit". Why? Because she knows the Brexit can only end in disaster. She's holding a poisioned chalice and she wants out. See, it's not the job she expected. The idea among tory MPs was that she would be a safe pair of hands to minimise the Brexit damage by ensuring the softest possible deal. But I think something happened. The Tory party was taken over behind the scenes by the same clique of hard-right billionaires and Putin cronies who control Trump. Suddenly her new bosses were telling to cause maximum damage to Britain to soften it up as a tax haven and source of cheap labour. She dare not deny them. There's only one way out for her: to lose. So be kind, put her out of her misery on June 8th.
On 18 May 2017 at 2:10pm Winterbourne mun wrote:
Having 4 kids when you cannot afford it is irresponsible
On 18 May 2017 at 2:53pm Tories wrote:
Tories are bunch of see you next Tuesday
On 18 May 2017 at 2:53pm Billy wrote:
Can anyone put their finger on when the "something for nothing" culture started in the UK? What happened to pride and personal responsibility? Maybe we should return to the days when men were real men and went out and earned money to provide for the family while mums stayed at home to look after the children. Real men were embarrassed to have to ask for help from the State. When I was growing up in the late 60's my dad earned £16 a week, my mum walked me 3 miles to school and back every day, we couldn't afford heating, wore jumpers to bed and we only went to A&E for broken bones and cuts. But we were happy.
On 18 May 2017 at 3:08pm Andymac wrote:
Buzzard - you accuse Theresa May of telling 'bare faced lies that everyone can check' in stating that sterling had started to slide before Brexit. So I thought I would check. Based on information on xe.com (link attached), the pound hit its highest point against the euro in last 5 years in July 2015, at around €1.44. By the end of 2015, it was trading at about €1.35. Immediately prior to the referendum vote in June 2016, it was around €1.30, having fallen as low as about €1.24 in April. So the simple fact is that sterling had started to fall against the euro almost a year before Brexit, falling by about 10%, roughly the same percentage as it has fallen by since Brexit. Theresa May is right and you are wrong, and I presume you will now apologise for calling her a liar.
Check it out here »
On 18 May 2017 at 3:19pm Wag wrote:
Theresa May strong and stable,stole the food from the children's table.
On 18 May 2017 at 3:22pm Dirty Mac wrote:
Just look at the size of my Brexit whoppers!
On 18 May 2017 at 3:33pm @Billy wrote:
I think you're asking the wrong question Billy, don't ask when the culture of "something for nothing started", ask when the concept of "all this is mine" started... Or maybe the culture "corporate tax avoidance".
Maybe we should rewind to the days of monarchs, and collecting taxes from local villages in payment for using the land?
"growing up in the late 60's", so you're basically saying you paid £40,000 for your first house and now you think that makes you a Conservative voter?
On 18 May 2017 at 4:05pm Buzzard wrote:
Andymac: chart shows upward trend from Apr 16 (1.24) to Brexit day (23 June, 1.31) when it fell off a cliff. It rose because it looked like Remain would win, and crashed when the Leave victory was known. So "sterling started sliding before Brexit" is clearly not true. Post Brexit inflation will really kick in later in the year which is why May has cut and run.
On 18 May 2017 at 4:45pm Andymac wrote:
Buzzard: very impressive selective use of data, but short term peaks and troughs based on your carefully chosen dates prove nothing. The basic fact is that in the year before Brexit, the pound was trending down against the euro and over the period its value fell by 10%. You were wrong to call Theresa May a liar, suck it up. I realise this doesn't fit with your lovingly created labyrinth of conspiracies, but hey, them's the breaks.
On 18 May 2017 at 4:46pm Billy wrote:
@@Billy. My parents rented. I had to save until 1988 before I could buy my first house. A one bed terrace in Eastbourne. It cost me £58k and I had to put down £18k deposit to the Eastbourne Mutaul Building Society - yes, big deposits are nothing new!
On 18 May 2017 at 5:49pm Voter3 wrote:
Buzzard - grow a pair, and admit you're a simpleton please
On 18 May 2017 at 7:21pm Chester Packov-Lyze wrote:
@Billy Recycling Monty Python sketches about the four Yorkshiremen does not help your cause
On 18 May 2017 at 7:52pm Billy wrote:
@Chester Packov-Lyle I have always found it better to tell the truth.
On 18 May 2017 at 10:04pm Pedro wrote:
Its amusing when stupid people utterly miss the point others are making.
Perhaps its down to consuming too much chateau de chasselas, or years of living in a rolled up newspaper in a septic tank. Luxury.