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Clive55



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 4:56 pm    Post subject: Labour Top New Poll Reply with quote

http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/Politics/Labour-Profit-From-Public-Spending-Cuts---Edge-Ahead-Of-Tories-In-New-Opinion-Poll/Article/201011115790193?lpos=Politics_News_Your_Way_Region_7&lid=NewsYourWay_ARTICLE_15790193_Labour_Profit_From_Public_Spending_Cuts_-_Edge_Ahead_Of_Tories_In_New_Opinion_Poll
Following Osbourne & Rodent Cuts the Tories have taken a knocking & Labour is ahead of the Tories for the first time since 2007
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

shouldn't it be higher?Everybody i know is moaning but there dosen't seem to be protests lined up.

The eton twins must be laughing kicking the """" out of the working class
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its not exactly surprising as all Governments tend to get the unpopular stuff out of the way early in the term of office hoping that things will get better in a few years time
Opinion polls at this point simply don't matter and are a waste of time
The polls in about 3 years time will give a better guide to the result of the next election
Margaret Thatcher was way behind in the opinion polls in 1981 but still went on to win a landslide in the 1983 election
I'm not a great fan of Cameron even though I vote Conservative but I think we need to keep a sense of realism when it comes to opinion polls
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

littlepieces wrote:
shouldn't it be higher?Everybody i know is moaning but there dosen't seem to be protests lined up.


Wait until the "big society" cuts start to really bite in the spring (redundancies, new year VAT increase to 20%, etc etc). And then local authority budgets have to kick in from April 5th......... 30% cuts all round? Yeah right!

I read somewhere that the main unions are seeing an increase in new subscriptions, so the level of discontent is evidently rising.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ColinB wrote:
littlepieces wrote:
shouldn't it be higher?Everybody i know is moaning but there dosen't seem to be protests lined up.


Wait until the "big society" cuts start to really bite in the spring (redundancies, new year VAT increase to 20%, etc etc). And then local authority budgets have to kick in from April 5th......... 30% cuts all round? Yeah right!

I read somewhere that the main unions are seeing an increase in new subscriptions, so the level of discontent is evidently rising.

It may be that Cameron-Clugg have inadvertently kick started a boom in Union Membership. Though a Labour supporter, I never joined a Union, mostly put off by their political posturing.
But by the new realities being wrought by the Coalition, it seems many workers are now finding it necessary to join a trade union for their own defence
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clive55 wrote:
But by the new realities being wrought by the Coalition, it seems many workers are now finding it necessary to join a trade union for their own defence


I don't want to see us back to how the unions were in the 60's and 70's but there isn't anyone else who will stand up for the rights of the workers.

Labour were in front up to and including Ed being elected leader. The Tories came back after their conference but didn't stay on top for long.

The real losers are the Lib Dem's who seem to be taking a real hit in the polls, but kind of expected if you go back (no matter how it is justified or not) on your manifesto.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, I agree. The Lib Dems are in real trouble. Rodents are the least of their worries
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of their biggest problems I believe is their leaders seat.
The first thing the government did was to cancel the loan to the Sheffield Forgemasters, will not do his image in Sheffield much good.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What did they expect when they are going to prune everything back. It's the back door to privatisation too. They are able to hire a photographer for 35k, but want to cut spending. It just doesn't add up. It be good to see which one would be on the left or right during the shoot.

http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/Politics/Prime-Ministers-Questions-Ed-Miliband-Challenges-David-Cameron-Over-Personal-Photographer-At-PMQs/Article/201011115793184?lpos=Politics_News_Your_Way_Region_4&lid=NewsYourWay_ARTICLE_15793184_Prime_Ministers_Questions%3A_Ed_Miliband_Challenges_David_Cameron_Over_Personal_Photographer_At_PMQs
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clive55 wrote:
Yep, I agree. The Lib Dems are in real trouble. Rodents are the least of their worries


It will be interesting to see what happens in the local elections next May, I suspect they will get a big boot in the face.
As for Labour being top, not suprising given all the cuts and so on but they would have been no different.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

undiscovered wrote:
The first thing the government did was to cancel the loan to the Sheffield Forgemasters, will not do his image in Sheffield much good.


I thought Labour cancelled the loan to Sheffield ForgeMasters? I may be wrong...
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LD's are already starting to lose their own candidates in local councils, some are changing to independant others are moving across to Labour.

One I read asked her electorate what she should do whether to stand down, go independant or join Labour, she was given a mandate to switch to Labour. That's a new one on me only weeks after an election.
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