General Election June 8th

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Ric, 18 Apr 2017.

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Who will you vote for at the General Election?

  1. Conservatives

    135 vote(s)
    34.1%
  2. Labour

    190 vote(s)
    48.0%
  3. Liberal Democrats

    27 vote(s)
    6.8%
  4. SNP

    6 vote(s)
    1.5%
  5. UKIP

    13 vote(s)
    3.3%
  6. Other

    25 vote(s)
    6.3%
  1. Prestwich_Blue

    Prestwich_Blue

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    Getting interesting now.

    All this stuff about not having to sell your house while your partner/spouse lives there. Seems like there's a catch that hasn't been mentioned yet. To do that you'll need to buy an insurance policy that pays the fees and the premium will be reclaimed on the sale of the property. They've been taking to the Insurance industry about this for a while.

    But the insurer will have a lien on the property and can demand a quick sale, meaning the price will be lower than it would be if the family wanted to take their time to get the best price. All they're interested in is getting their premium back.

    And to cap it all, because Osborne fucked them over on annuities, the insurance companies have been given assurances that's there will be no cap on the premiums.
     
  2. Len Rum

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    Can be a bit chilly in places like Carlisle and Berwick on Tweed in the winter.
    Those English pensioners are going to be a bit pissed off that their Scottish counterparts are still receiving the full winter fuel payment allowance.
     
  3. 1.618034

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  4. bluethrunthru

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    hence you welcome the race to the bottom with all the issues that stores up? Poor pension provision and closure of schemes that provided good returns ( as much a result of firms taking pension holidays as any financial crash ) - maternity and paternity rights - paid holidays - paid sick leave and so on. Fact is you highlight a few bits that appeal to you - and employers - which are probably bound to stay anyway. Believe me given the change most employers would like to see employees rights to most of what I have listed curtailed if not outlawed
     
  5. Vic

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    Anyone hear Humphries on the Today programme interviewing John McDonnell? I know they like to do "hostile" interviews, but some of his questioning was either just ridiculously biased, or just dumb.
     
  6. bluethrunthru

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    should appeal to their hordes of pensioner supporters - not. When they stay at home ( they won't vote any other way ) its up to the other parties to get their vote out and Mays dreamed of 200 seat majority could remain a dream
     
  7. BigJoe#1

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    Trouble is Humphries, Noghty and Robinson all have to sink to the intellect of MCDonald and Abbot level to generate conversation.

    It's a bugger, it really is.
     
  8. sir baconface

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    Had to put my foot down, m'lud, as I needed a shit
    At least I can look at the shop assistant's tits when I make my purchase...















    (He really needs to lose weight.)
     
  9. sir baconface

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    Had to put my foot down, m'lud, as I needed a shit
    I'm one of them and I'm a paid-up RWNJ. Piss poor.

    Not literally switching over; just won't vote.
     
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  10. bluethrunthru

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    their problem won't be the switchers - there will be too few of them but their main worry must be stay at home voters who take victory for granted and stay at home in a "protest" to see the share of the vote is reduced but still bank on a landslide...... that coupled with the galvanising opposition votes by other parties could be her downfall and I am surprised that there are not pacts between opposition parties now as they could run Tory candidates out of town with a concerted effort on polling day
     

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