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the apolitical poor?

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On 20 Jul 2016 at 8:20am twitter checker wrote:
The Labour MP and plotter Steve Mcabe's defence of the £25 voting fee for the upcoming leadership contest:
'In my experience those trapped in poverty have little time to engage in party politics or see it as a priority.'
What he's done is actually to explain why Jeremy Corbyn has amassed such a following. He seems to be saying that politics is for the elite and not somewhere where ordinary people can battle for a better life.
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On 20 Jul 2016 at 8:55am Historian wrote:
Isn't there a Labour Party forum you can post on, where there may well be folk who could even be interested ?
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On 20 Jul 2016 at 8:55am Tingles wrote:
Anyone who really cares about politics can find £25. If they can't then they lack other resources as well as financial.
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On 20 Jul 2016 at 10:02am I actually thought... wrote:
I actually seem to remember reading last week that you had to of paid the £25 AND been a member for over 6 months (or similar timescale).
Makes perfect sense, they want full members voting not 100,000 people signing up at £3 a go and ruining the main opposition party (I wonder how many of those £3 member just did it for a laugh or were members of other parties).
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On 20 Jul 2016 at 1:08pm I thought too wrote:
That I was actually reading a correct posting. Then you had to of got it wrong. Have another go. Kind regards.
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On 20 Jul 2016 at 1:19pm I thought three wrote:
Got or gotten?
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On 20 Jul 2016 at 1:24pm Begotten wrote:
Got=UK Gotten=USA "you had to of paid" should be " you had to have paid" Kind regards. PS don't let the thread get too pedantic .Webbo WILL delete it.
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On 20 Jul 2016 at 1:26pm Bebuggered wrote:
WEBBO ! get your censors out PDQ.
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On 20 Jul 2016 at 2:06pm Mme B wrote:
I was told by an American that "gotten" was a rather low grade, uneducated usage.
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On 20 Jul 2016 at 2:54pm Old English wrote:
It's old English not American (but used by Americans), got and gotten have a different meaning, it's not a case of "low grade".
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On 20 Jul 2016 at 4:42pm I use it often wrote:
Don't we all, for example "Ill gotten gains" no?
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On 20 Jul 2016 at 6:52pm Apocryphal poor wrote:
I wouldn't waste my beer tokens on joining.
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On 21 Jul 2016 at 11:24pm unhappy american wrote:
Mme B is correct, it is low grade in USA.
I was only "middle grade" and "got" was frowned upon; "gotten" was a criminal offence. I lived all over the place, "have or had" will do but "get" was fine. I don't know why the future tense was fine but past tense was not.
I got into England, and got a good job, and I will be getting a raise soon... Doesn't really sound like a statement from (I was going to say Bush, but it kinda does), (I was going to say Trump, but it kinda does, too), Hil... I can't ; Obama, can you imagine Obama saying it?
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On 22 Jul 2016 at 12:15am wrote:
For Godís sake, thereís no such thing as future tense in English! 'Getí is present tense.
Future actions are indicated by auxiliary verbs; shall, will, mayÖ.
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On 22 Jul 2016 at 7:10am @ unhappy American wrote:
Why do they reply "I do" when asked "Have you ?" eg. Have you enough $ ? reply.... "I do " . We would say .... "Have you enough £ ?" reply ........ "I have. But it's worth less now due to Brexit".
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On 22 Jul 2016 at 11:21am The full sentence wrote:
The full sentence is "I do have enough money, thank you for asking" therefore "I do" "I have" are both fine, either way it's slang.
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On 22 Jul 2016 at 11:23am Pedantic wrote:
Do you have enough invokes the response "I do", have you enough invokes "I have"
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On 22 Jul 2016 at 9:18pm amy wrote:
I find the subversion of this post sad, small minded and elitist.
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On 22 Jul 2016 at 9:29pm Bebuggered wrote:
Webbo will soon censor it.


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