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Where are all the hearts in Lewes?

On 22 May 2017 at 12:51pm Young Voter wrote:
I am appalled by what I have seen on this forum in the past week regarding the June 8 election! What happened to a fair society? One comment concerning May's policy to end free school meals read: "its about time we cracked down on these freeloaders" - Oh yeah kids are definitely to blame for UK debt lets take their food away, oh and while we're at it lets raise university tuition fees even higher for the 18-25 year olds that have done nothing but be born into the mess of the previous generation. Many in this country are struggling - even if you aren't, have a heart and put yourself and your family in their shoes. Mrs May has the arrogance to refuse a public debate. Surely this speaks volumes about her leadership capacity. Please somebody restore my faith in humanity and share some liberal views! I thought Lewes was a liberal sanctuary in an otherwise tory filled constituency - was I wrong?
On 22 May 2017 at 12:59pm Bob wrote:
I think the trick is not to assume this forum as representative of the views of Lewes.
On 22 May 2017 at 1:36pm Attilla wrote:
@ Bob, so true...many of us hold views that are even further to the right ;-)
On 22 May 2017 at 1:41pm The Greek wrote:
Exactly, the financial transaction tax makes sense. About time the banks started to pay back for 2008.
On 22 May 2017 at 1:56pm YakketyClick wrote:
I think a lot of people posting on this site just try to be confrontational for the sake of it & because they thinks it's witty. It's not, wit involves intelligence.
These people would never have the bottle to say these things to your face.
On 22 May 2017 at 3:49pm Billy wrote:
Young Voter. Why should school meals be free? Would you expect to go to McDonalds and get a free meal? And if you want a university education why should you not pay for it? Plus, if you end up not earning enough, the debt is written off anyway.
On 22 May 2017 at 4:39pm Hush wrote:
So because have views different to yours that makes them wrong? I'm sick of people touting Corbyn as some kind of deity and shouting louder at anyone who dares have a different opinion. Take this forum for what it is, not the deciding factor of the general election.
On 22 May 2017 at 4:57pm Young Voter wrote:
School meals should be free because some parents cannot afford to pay for nutritious ingredients to feed their children - hence why many impoverished children grow up on ready meals and Mc. Donalds!!!
I have a university education and i'm now starting out in my career with 40,000 debt before you even consider getting onto the property ladder. My generation are the ones that are going to be living in the UK for the next 50/60 years. Why not tax those that already have a house/savings, have made their way in the world rather than crippling the generation that is yet to move up through the system. It makes sense for the government to invest in the younger generation, they will be running the country one day.
On 22 May 2017 at 6:31pm bobobob wrote:
For a bit of fairness and maybe for your own benefit.

Previous generations have enjoyed cheap housing, free uni education (grants even!), more comprehensive social services, cheaper utilities etc etc.

The generation just reaching 18 gets none of this but will soon be the ones in charge. Even if you can't find compassion or the veil of ignorance doesn't make sense to you imagine what they'll do to your pension if you continue to take from them?

Also, our generations have put the environment in a shocking state for them to deal with. Maybe think outside your pocket.
On 22 May 2017 at 7:09pm clickettyyak wrote:
Jeremy Corbyn & the Labour Party have great policies so please vote for them. Unless you live in Lewes, then vote Lib Dem to keep the Tories out. Theresa May will be a disaster.
On 23 May 2017 at 3:49pm Dripping Pan Stan wrote:
The removal of free school meals (as with the winter fuel allowance) will be means tested.
I can't but think that if this had been a Labour policy the usual left-wing wonks would be gathered around having a circle-jerk about it,

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